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Chapter 2



The Passover Season

The Plan of Salvation (through a Passover Lamb) written into the stars is held secure in the Heavenly Scroll.

Psalms 119

O Yahuah, your instructions endure; they stand secure in heaven (shamayim - written in the stars, untouched by human hands).

This Plan is not only foretold in The Heavenly Scroll, but that scroll is a Divine clock by which this Plan is rehearsed each year through the Ordained Times of Yahuah. The Plan of Salvation is laid out in a cycle of two sets of rehearsals. The Spring and the Fall Feasts of Yahuah.

The Spring Season of Passover includes 3 Ordained Times of Yahuah, and is a celebration of the “Engagement.” Again, as with all things, we have been taught errors and lies. Very few people understand these most important moedim (rehearsals), how to rehearse them, or when they are to be rehearsed. That is what we are going to figure out in this book:

1.    What are we supposed to actually “do” during the season of Passover?


2.    What did Yahusha do by example that we are to follow?


3.    What are the Spiritual truths of the Physical rehearsals?


4.    When are we to rehearse them each year?


In this book, I am going to explore the Spiritual lessons that the Physical rehearsal of Passover (defined in The Torah), and the Physical example (Yahusha set on Passover) were designed to teach us. You see, Passover is far more than we ever realized, and we (as the children of Yahuah) are falling far short of our calling and responsibility on Passover. Just as Yahusha has a role to play in the Wedding, so do we as his Bride!

The Christian Church is in total denial (and disobedience) as is Judaism. Both have ritualized and Hellenized Passover leaving The Messiah out of the celebration altogether. Messianic Christians (Christians pretending to be Jews) have simply adopted The Jewish Seder with a few changes. In this book, I am going to clearly define the true meaning of the Passover Season:

·         The Chagigah (Hebrew) the end of the 13th day of Abib to begin the Preparation Day on the 14th of Abib with a meal of “remembrance.”


·         The Passover or Preparation Day on the 14th day of Abib when the lambs were slaughtered.


·         The Feast of Unleavened Bread Abib 15-21 - 7 Days. At the close of the Passover at the end of the 14th of Abib and beginning of the 15th day of Abib when the Passover Dinner is eaten and the Passover Lamb is served.


·         First Fruits/The Wave Sheaf Offering beginning the 50-day count to Shav’uot

·         Shav’uot The Engagement


The question “what do we do today to celebrate the Passover Season?” is one we should all be asking. I will explain each of these vital aspects of Passover teaching them from a Physical to Spiritual parallel perspective of a Nazarene. Why? Because there is no other perspective from which to view these mysteries of Yahuah. We are living now in Covenant with Yahuah through Yahusha (The Yahushaic Covenant) and we, by this time, should have learned the Spiritual lessons as they pertain to His Kingdom. However, here we are 2000 years later still in bondage to “self” and human ritualistic empty worship… keeping The Seder or Easter.

Hebrews 5

12 For even though by this time (of keeping the letter of the Law) you ought to be teaching others (the Spiritual Intent of the Law), you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles (behind the letter) of Yahuah’s Word. You have come to need milk (physical adherence to the letter of The Law), not solid food (Spiritual Meat which is the intent behind the letter). 13 For everyone who continues to feed on milk (requiring ritual observance to the letter) is obviously inexperienced and unskilled in the doctrine of righteousness (spiritual intent), for he (who is stuck on the milk/letter of the Law) is a mere infant (not ready for spiritual meat not understanding intent) 14 But solid food (intent behind the letter) is for full-grown men (mature sons/daughters), for those whose senses and mental faculties (spiritual eyes/ears) are trained by practice (keeping the letter) to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.

Once I have fully developed each of the vital aspects of the Passover Season (by explaining the Physical examples set in The Torah and then elevating them to their Spiritual truths in The Yahushaic Covenant), I will provide a very simple “guide to keeping the Passover” … the way it should be kept today in light of The Yahushaic Covenant. I will provide an introduction to Yahuah’s Calendar whereby we set His Appointed Times. I will also provide a very powerful look (back into history) at what actually occurred on that Sabbatical Passover when Yahusha laid down his example. It is a revealing look at how Yahusha gave his life to tear the Veil, and give us direct access to the Altar and Mercy Seat of The Most High.

As with most of my teaching, this one is going to require “eyes to see and ears to hear”, as I am going to explain the mysteries of The Kingdom of Yahuah, as they pertain to the annual Spring Festivals in The Kingdom of Yahuah within The Yahushaic Covenant. I pray that Yahuah give us all Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding, as we seek His Will for our lives and truly follow the example set by Yahusha the Messiah… The Way.

1 John 2:6

whoever says he abides in (covenant with) him (Yahusha) ought to walk in the same way in which he walked (follow Yahusha’s example).

Yes, even following his example in offering ourselves as Passover Lambs on Passover! In this book, we are going to examine the Jewish Seder and then look back at how and what Yahusha the Messiah did during Passover. Because it is his example, not the traditions of men, that we are to follow.

What does it mean to “abide in covenant with Yahusha?” Very few people truly understand the covenant we are supposed to ‘enter into with Yahuah’ called The Yahushaic Covenant or Renewed Covenant. I encourage everyone to read my book, The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1 – The Mediator carefully.

The Central Theme of the Renewed Covenant

What is THE most central theme of The Renewed Covenant? So fundamental to the Kingdom, that if you don't get it down solid, Yahuah will not let you move on to more mature doctrines? Without this foundation, you will be stuck sucking milk and never develop teeth for the weightier matters in The Law? Keeping in mind that Sha’ul’s basic message was the Passover Lamb sacrifice of Yahusha, and that message was a stumbling block to the Jews and total foolishness to the Gentiles (Greeks).

1 Corinthians 1 – The Passover is The Point and it is VERY NARROW

20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not Yahuah made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the Wisdom of Yahuah, the world (the pagan Roman Empire) through wisdom did not know Yahuah, it pleased Yahuah through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom (through philosophy); 23 but we preach the Passover sacrifice of Yahusha (THAT is the Gospel Message that leads to The Kingdom of Yahuah), to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,

In Hebrews 5, Sha’ul is trying to explain that Yahusha is Melchizedek, then finally in Hebrews 6:1, Sha’ul spells it out, and STILL, we don't see it! Below is what Hebrews 6:1 is talking about

Hebrews 6
1 Therefore let us move forward and mature in our understanding about the things concerning Yahusha, not laying again (having to relearn over and over) the basic teaching about Yahusha (everything mentioned below is talking “about Yahusha”):
· About Yahusha's foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death (referring to Yahusha’s Mikveh for repentance by John)
· and of Yahusha's faith in YAHUAH (to wipe away his sin through Mikveh Zachariah 3)
· 2 "instructions" about "cleansing rites" (i.e. we must know Torah requirements concerning Mikveh to know the significance of what was happening to Yahusha)
· and (Torah requirements) of washing and the laying on of hands (at Yahusha's Mikveh, the ritual to transfer priestly authority and pass the sins of the world on to Yahusha as the Passover Lamb Zachariah 3)
· How Yahusha was resurrected from the dead by YAHUAH who heard his cries because of his piety in life (Hebrews 5:7 and Zachariah 3) and how Yahuah promised to forgive the sins of the world in one day, the day of his execution IF Yahusha would obey (Zachariah 3).
· and how Yahusha now reigns as eternal judge over the House of YAHUAH (Zechariah 3:7)
3 And YAHUAH will only permit us to move on to maturity (concerning Yahusha) once we lay this foundation firmly.

OK... let me summarize... THE most pivotal event in the life of the Messiah, when he literally became The High Priest of Israel consecrated by Yahuah Himself, when his sin was forgiven, and he became "without sin and knew no sin" in the eyes of Yahuah. The event where he entered into The Renewed Covenant to serve us all as The Branch and offer his life for ours was...


His Mikveh!


This is what Sha’ul was trying to tell everyone that no one understood. They had become dull of hearing. This is what Sha’ul describes in Hebrews 6:1, to be so fundamental, that if we don't get it right, we will never mature. Yahusha described it in parables about the Good Shepherd and stated:

John 10:3-4

For I have given you an example (Spiritual Path), that you should do as I have done (offer our own lives as living sacrificial lambs on Passover).

It is THE WAY; it is The Narrow Gate.... and it has never changed. The New Testament should be understood in context of the Passover, because that is what he came to fulfill the first time:


·         That which was written of him in the Heavenly Scroll


·         To empty himself of his inherited position as King of Israel and take on the form of the suffering servant, Messiah ben Joseph.


·         To introduce The Mystery of the Ages, that Yahuah is begetting a family.


·         And to walk in obedience to Yahuah, and show us The Way to our Father by example.


That is what the writers in the NT were explaining. That is what the entire NT is written about… The Passover is The Narrow Gate, and Yahusha "showed us The Way" on Passover that we must follow and walk in his footsteps to be joined to “The Commonwealth of Remnant Israel, the New Bride.


Passover and the Greater Exodus

The Exodus and the Passover are central themes of Salvation found in The Bible. In the Bible, there are 3 Physical “Passover” examples to help us understand the 4th Spiritual Passover:


1.    Isaac is “Passed Over” by death by a sacrificial ram.


2.    The first born sons of the Hebrews are “Passed Over” from the Angel of Death by the blood of a Lamb on their doorposts


3.    The sins of the nation of Israel are “Passed Over” each year by the sacrifice of the spotless

Passover Lamb sacrifice


These 3 examples in Scripture are Physical portraits that help us understand the meaning of the Messiah’s Sacrifice, and how Faith in the blood of the Passover Lamb (Yahusha) will save us from ultimate death (not the first death, we all still pay the price of sin in our bodies). They are Physical to Spiritual parallels.

The Passover’s central theme is The Mountain of Yahuah, called Mariah, as Yahuah establishes His Throne on Earth. It was there that Abraham first attempted to fulfill the secrets preserved in The Heavenly Scroll by sacrificing his son Isaac. It would be there that Yahusha went to satisfy the requirements for entry into the family of Yahuah.

The first “Passover” is found in the story of Abraham and Isaac. Abraham is instructed to take Isaac, his only son, and build an Altar to Yahuah on a specific mountain called Mount Mariah and sacrifice his first born son by fire. A ram (male lamb) is provided to take Isaac’s place, and Isaac is “passed over” death by fire. This is a Physical to Spiritual parallel; Abraham is a shadow of Yahuah, Isaac, a shadow of the sons of Yahusha, the lamb a shadow of Yahusha, and the fire, is a shadow of The Law of Yahuah that is an “all-consuming fire” by which all will be judged.

Fire is a Physical metaphor of The Law of Yahuah. The Word of Yahuah is the all-consuming fire…

Jeremiah 23:29
"Is not My Word like fire," declares Yahuah”


Hebrews 12:29

for our "God is a Consuming Fire."


Exodus 24:17

The sight of the Glory of Yahuah (giving His Law to Moses) was like a Consuming Fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.


Deuteronomy 4:24

For Yahuah your God is a Consuming Fire, a jealous God.


Deuteronomy 9:3

Therefore, understand today that Yahuah your God is He who goes over before you as a Consuming Fire.

The Israelites later left that land and were taken into captivity in Egypt. Moses then delivered the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery through the second Passover and led the Israelites back into that same land they had left. King David later conquered that same mountain called Mount Mariah. There Yahuah instructed David’s son, Solomon, to build His Temple and erect His Altar. It was there, at the Altar of Yahuah, that the Passover Lambs were sacrificed, up until the time the Messiah came. It was on top of Mount Mariah that The Messiah was crucified, as Yahusha gave his life as the Firstborn Son, fulfilling the portrait of Abraham and Isaac.

The first Passover

In the first portrait of the Passover, Abraham obeyed Yahuah’s instruction to sacrifice his firstborn son. This was a very specific test of Faith, as the entire Promise of Yahuah to mankind relied on the life of Isaac. Yahuah had Promised Abraham that he would be the father of many great nations, and that all the people of the world would be blessed through Abraham’s son (referring to the Messiah who would come from the family of Abraham). So Yahuah literally put Abraham’s Faith to the test asking him to sacrifice Isaac. Isaac was no ordinary boy… he was the very Promise the entire blessing of Yahuah to mankind rested upon!

Just as he was about to slay his son Isaac, an angel stopped him and Yahuah provided a “ram” in Isaac’s place, as we entered the Age of Aries the Ram. This is the first “portrait” or “picture” of what Yahuah would later do; Sacrifice His Firstborn son as the “Lamb” in our place, and death would “Pass Over” us just like death passed over Isaac.

The second Passover

The next Physical example or “portrait” given to us of the Passover is during Israel’s Exodus out of Egypt. As the story unfolds; Moses is risen up by Yahuah to deliver His people Israel out of Egyptian slavery. After performing many miracles and bringing on many different plagues upon Egypt, the final plague Yahuah pronounces on Egypt is the Angel of Death. This plague would come and strike down every first-born male of every home, even every first born male animal would die. Moses instructs the children of Israel to sacrifice a spotless lamb and put the blood of that lamb on their doorpost the night the Angel of Death was coming to kill the first-born male of every home. The homes with the blood of the lamb on their door would be “Passed Over” by the Angel of Death and the first born would be spared.

The first exodus out of Egypt

The story of the Exodus is a story of how Yahuah delivered His people Israel out of the hands of the Egyptians and how His people were delivered out of bondage to one nation and brought into the “Promise Land.”  The Passover Feast was instituted by Yahuah so that we would remember the first Exodus and look forward to the Greater Exodus!

The third Passover

The third Passover found in the Bible is The Commandment to ‘keep’ Passover and to sacrifice a spotless lamb of about a year old every year for the sins of the nation of Israel. It is called the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hebrew hag hamatzot) in the Hebrew Bible; The Commandment to keep Passover is recorded in the Book of Leviticus:

Leviticus 23:5

In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month between the two evenings is Yahuah’s

Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto Yahuah; seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have a Holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work. And ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the Yahuah seven days; in the seventh day is a Holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work. Israel was instructed to keep Passover and sacrifice a spotless lamb as a “rehearsal” that was designed to teach them a greater Spiritual Truth concerning the coming Messiah. This rehearsal was designed to remind Israel that a debt was still owed on Mount Mariah.


The fourth Passover

The Messiah was the fourth and final fulfillment of The Passover. Yahusha would be to Yahuah what Isaac was to Abraham, his Firstborn Son. He would be to Israel what the Passover Lamb was… their sacrificial Lamb who would die in their place. The blood of the Messiah on the hearts of believers, would serve as the final Passover from Death to Life, just like the blood of the lamb saved Isaac and the firstborn of every household in Egypt. By keeping the Festival of Passover, those who believed were to recognize the true Messiah when he came and fulfilled the Festival in detail. He kept the first Passover meal of remembrance, (Chagigah), with his disciples on the eve of the 13/14th of Abib as Commanded by Yahuah.


He then left and went to the Garden to pray and was arrested on Passover (preparation day) the 14th. 


He was tried early that morning of Passover, the 14th of Abib, and tortured; the Bible says that by the stripes on his skin from the lashes he took… we are healed!



He was then executed on a stake at the exact time the Passover Lambs were sacrificed in the Temple the afternoon of the 14th.



The Greater Exodus

There is an event prophesied by Yahuah to occur at the end of 6,000 years known as The Greater Exodus:

Jeremiah 23:7-8

"Therefore behold, days are coming," declares Yahuah, "when it will no longer be said, ‘As Yahuah lives, Who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,' but, 'As Yahuah lives, Who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.' For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers."

Ezekiel speaks of this same event:

Ezekiel 20:33-38

"As I live," declares Yahuah, "surely with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I shall be King over you. I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out; and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face. As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into Judgment with you," declares Yahuah.

This final Exodus will begin just like the first… with the Passover. Only those who ‘keep’ Passover will partake in the Greater Exodus.


The Final Passover
The Second Death has no power

Finally, on Passover, we look ahead to the ultimate meaning of the Passover. The Bible declares that those who have Faith in Yahusha (that he is The Messiah and fulfillment of the Passover Lamb) will partake in the first resurrection of the dead. And only those who have the blood of the Lamb on the “doorposts” of their hearts (have Faith and keep Passover in light of Yahusha) will be “passed over” by the Angel of Death at Judgment and not suffer The Second Death.

Revelation 2:11

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the called out ones. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.


Revelation 20:6

Blessed and Holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of Yahuah and of Yahusha and will reign with him for a thousand years.


Revelation 20:14

Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire


Revelation 21:8

8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars— they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.


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