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Passover, entering into Life through the Blood


When Israel left Egypt under the leadership of Moses, it foretold the message that Yeshua would become the Lamb of God. They had to slaughter a lamb without blemish and take the blood and paint it on their doorposts so that the Angel of Death could pass them over; from this the name Passover. Egypt is the Hebrew word “Mitsrayim”, which means ‘Bondage’. This is a picture of when you become ’Born-Again’ and you leave the ruler ship of Pharaoh (Satan) and come into the Kingdom and Ruler ship of God through Yeshua the Passover Lamb. They had to paint the blood on the doorposts and it looked like the Hebrew letter “Chet” Yeshua is our Sacrifice and the High Priest - Water In The Desert, and this letter means “Life”.

Exo 12:7-8
(7) And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. (8) And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Rom 5:10
For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by His Life.

There are two things that stand out here; the Blood (Death/Life) and the Lamb (flesh/food). The Blood of Yeshua is for death to pass you by so that you might live when the Angel of death will come. When will this be? At Yeshua’ Second Coming, He will come to judge the world and those who have His Blood on their hearts and on their minds will enter into His Kingdom of Life. This was not the actual sin sacrifice because at Passover, there were no sacrifices made; the people had to slaughter the lamb and eat it and put the blood on their doorposts. In the same way, we must “eat the Lamb”, He is the Bread of Life (the Word), so that we can be filled spiritually and sustain our spiritual life through studying and knowing His Word.

Joh 6:54-55
(54) Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (55) For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.

You apply the Blood of Yeshua to your “doorpost” of your life if you partake of His Body and His Blood and this will be a sign that “death will pass you over” and you will be raised into Life on the last day. Today this is known as Communion but it is actually Passover, the feast Yeshua and His Disciples celebrated it just before His death.

Mat 26:26-28
(26) And as they were eating, Yeshua took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. (27) And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; (28) For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

1Co 11:25-26
(25) After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. (26) For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

We should celebrate the Passover in remembrance of what Yeshua did. Every Feast is there for the Bride to help her and to remind her of the wonderful things Yeshua did for us, and we should do it in remembrance of Him, until He comes again. Sin offering for unintentional sin Another place where a Lamb was used was for the sin offering or “chatat”. The person had to bring his lamb [Lev 4:34], to the Priest and put his hands on the head of the animal and believe that he should be the one that had to die, but through God’s grace, the animal would die in his place. He pressed lightly on the animal’s head as an act of faith, transferring his sins to the animal. The animal is then killed and the blood was sprinkled on the Golden Altar of incense in the Holy Place. The animal is then burned on the Brazen Altar before God as atonement for the person’s sin. This sin offering dealt with unintentional sin. [Lev 4:13]. We need to put our faith in Yeshua, “leaning on Him”, and know that it should have been us that had to die, but He died in our place. Yeshua fulfilled the “chatat” offering and is the Lamb of God and paid the price for our unintentional sin. But what about intentional sin, was there forgiveness?


The Red Heifer

Yeshua is our Sacrifice and the High Priest - Water In The Desert

The Red Heifer was a red cow that was sacrificed outside the City of Jerusalem. The Red Heifer was a special sacrificial animal whose ashes were used in cleansing ceremonies. No one ever understood the meaning of this offering, not even King Solomon with all his wisdom. Even the Jewish Rabbi’s today don’t understand what the significance of this offering was. We as believers today who believe in the Messiah understand what this is all about, but before we lay out the meaning of this sacrifice, lets look at the detail of this offering and what the cleansing ceremony was for. The heifer must be red all over. If there were only two hairs which were, for example, black or white, the heifer was rejected. Similarly, there were other conditions: it was forbidden that a yoke be placed on it. The ashes of the Red Heifer were mixed with water and the mixture consecrated by the priests. The Cleansing Ritual The ritual of the red heifer (in Hebrew, parah adumah) is part of one of the most mysterious rituals described in the Word. The purpose of this ritual was to purify people from the defilement caused by contact with the dead. The ritual is discussed in Numbers 19:1-22:

Num 19:2
This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:

The offering of the Red Heifer occurs on the Shabbat following Purim, and marks the beginning of formal preparations for Pesach (Passover). The passage in Numbers 19 is chosen for reading this time because of the need to purify oneself for Pesach, in preparation for pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Temple.Specifically, the ritual purifies people from the ritual impurity that comes from contact with the dead. At the end of the ritual, the people are purified, but the person who performed the ritual becomes temporarily impure. The rabbis (teachers) speak of the ritual of Parah Adumah (Red Heifer) as the greatest of mysteries: it makes the impure pure, and makes the pure impure. It is believed by many (Jews) that this ritual will be performed by the Messiah when he comes, because we have all suffered the defilement of contact with the dead. They believe that the existence of a red heifer is a possible sign of the coming of the Messiah. The red heifer was taken outside the camp to be slaughtered, to the place where they took the Scapegoat (will be discussed in the next session). Yeshua was also taken outside Jerusalem and died on the same place the Red Heifer and the Atonement goat died, fulfilling both these offerings. The heifer was to be burned with all its blood, flesh, hide and refuse. Cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet material cast into the fire and burned also. After burning, the ashes were beaten and then gathered. There was approximately four gallons of ashes. The ashes were then mixed with water and all in the Temple was sprinkled with this mixture. Everything that could be immersed was but what could not be immersed was sprinkled for purification if in contact with death.

Num 19:13
Whosoever touches the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifies not himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation (set apartness, holyness) was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

Num 19:11-12
(11) He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. (12) He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean. But if he does not purify himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

The water with the ashes of the Red Heifer, is called the water of separation or Holiness. This water has to be sprinkled on an “unclean” person on the third day (Yeshua’ death) so that the person could be cleansed on the seventh day (seventh Millennium). Because the Jews do not believe in the Messiah, they do not understand that Yeshua fulfilled this prophetic sign of ritual purification for us through the water that came from His side, which is a symbol of the living water of the Word. This is also a sign to us that Yeshua came to cleanse His Word from the death (oral traditions), so that we can only drink His Living water. We have looked at the washing with the Water of the Word in the previous session where the Church is to be clean without Spot or Blemish. The Red Heifer also had to be without spot of blemish and this shows us that Yeshua was holy and without sin. We also saw that spot has to do with our unclean lips and blemish has to do with ignorance of God’s things and Ways. May we be enlightened and may our lips be pure before our King.

The Miracle at the Marriage Feast


Another fascinating thing that happened that links to the Seventh Millennium is the Marriage Feast. We, as the Bride will enter the Marriage Feast (five virgins with oil) so that we can celebrate it with Yeshua for a thousand years. The first miracle Yeshua did was to turn water into wine at the marriage festival, …interesting. He told them to bring water so that He could perform the miracle, and guess which water did they bring?


Joh 2:6
And there were six stone waterpots there, according to the purification of the Jews, each containing two or three measures.

The purification of the Jews refers to the water with the ashes of the Red Heifer in it, used for purification purposes. The man was unclean for seven days and has to be sprinkled on the third day to be clean on the seventh day. Yeshua turned this water into whine. Wine means “Joy”, and He came to bring the sweetness and the joy of His Salvation to all mankind (number six means man), for those who will enter into the Marriage Festival on the Seventh Millennium. If you do not accept His purifying water (Holy Spirit) He gave on the third day (He was raised from the dead on the third day by the power of the Spirit – Life), you do not have the oil (anointing) in your lamp to enter the Marriage Feast and the Spirit is sign of the Covenant that will let you enter.

Mat 25:1-4,10-13
(1) Then shall the kingdom of Heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. (2) And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. (3) The foolish ones took their lamps, but took no oil with them. (4) But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. (10) And while they (foolish) went to buy, the bridegroom came. And they who were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. (11) Afterwards the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. (12) But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you. (13) Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of Man comes.

Building of the Third Temple


According to Judaic holy law, it is forbidden for Jews to set foot on the Temple Mount until it has been purified by sprinkling the ashes of a pure-bred red heifer over the site. There can only be a functioning priesthood in Israel once a red heifer has been sacrificed and its ashes used for purification. The priesthood cannot function without the ceremony of the red heifer's ashes mixed with water from the pool of being sprinkled on each of the individual priests. You may recently have heard that such a Red Heifer was found in Israel for the first time in 2000 years. This was regarded as a sign to some religious Jews, that the Third Temple was to be reconstructed shortly. Such a Red heifer will be required for the Temple System. Temple-sacrifices may only be started once purification ceremonies using the ashes of a kosher red heifer have been completed. The starting of daily sacrifices as prophesied in the Word will signal the beginning of the end. This will happen when they stop the daily sacrifices and put up the image of the Antichrist in the Temple or on the Altar.

Dan 12:11
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the desolating abomination set up, a thousand two hundred and ninety days shall occur (tribulation).

Mar 13:14-19
(14) But when you see the abomination of desolation, that spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let him who reads understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (19) For in those days shall be affliction (tribulation), such as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never shall be.


Two Goats for Atonement – Sin Offering for intentional sin

Yeshua is our Sacrifice and the High Priest - Water In The Desert

This is the most important offering for the house of Israel because it dealt with intentional sin. Intentional sin or sin out of rebellion is translated as ‘transgressions’ in the King James Version. Think about the sin you do, is it intentional or unintentional sin. Most of the time it is intentional sin. What then, was there no sacrifice for intentional sin? Yes there was. There were regular sin offerings for unintentional sin during the year but only one offering once a year for intentional sin, because God knows man and that His grace extended to cover even rebellious sin. This sin offering for intentional sin was done during the Festival called: “The Day of Atonement”. What happened on that Day? There were two goats brought for this sacrifice. The Priest cast lots between these two goats to see which one would be sacrificed and which one would be released into the wilderness.



The goat that was released was called the “Scapegoat” or the Azzazel. The first goat was sacrificed and its blood was sprinkled on the Eastern side of the Mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant. The High Priest did this because only he was allowed to enter the Holy of Holies once a year, on the Day of Atonement. The blood of the first goat atoned for the sin of the people. Then the Priest put his hands on the head of the second goat and transferred the sins of the people on the Scapegoat, and it was chased into the Wilderness to die. This is a picture of God taking our sin from us as far as the east is from the west. This was not a personal offering as the normal sin offering but was a national offering for all people of Israel. After all the sacrificial duties the Priest went into the Holy Place and light the Menorah, and this is a picture of receiving His Spirit after accepting His Offering (re-birth). Yeshua is a picture of both the goats and the High Priest. The first goat shed its blood and it was sprinkled on the Mercy Seat to make atonement for our sins. The second goat carried the sins of the people into the wilderness. The High Priest was the one who fulfilled all the duties and to make this Offering possible. The High Priest had to be “clean” or without sin and went through a cleansing process.

Isa 53:4-5
(4) Surely he has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted. (5) But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.

Eze 14:11
That the house of Israel may no more go astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, says the Lord GOD.

Heb 9:6-7
(6) Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God: (7) But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:





Heb 10:14-19
(14) For by one offering he has perfected for ever them that are sanctified. (15) Of this the Holy Spirit also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, (16) This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; (17) And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. (18) Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. (19) Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Yeshua,

We have access to the Holy of Holies and can enter the presence of the father in the Spirit. Yeshua is the mediator that restored us back to the Father so that we can be called children of God. Yeshua was declared to be the Lamb of God by a Levitical priest (John the Baptist). Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. He was purchased (30 pieces of silver) and presented for slaughter by the elders of the temple in Jerusalem. He was handed over to the fit man (the Centurion) like the Scapegoat. He was taken out of Jerusalem directly across from the temple mount to the Mount of Olives, where the altar for the red heifer, the bull and goat of “day of Atonement” is set. His head was caught in the thicket of thorns and He was offered just like the ram Abraham did in place of Isaac. Abraham said that "in that place" the Lamb would be provided by the Lord Himself.

The differences between Passover and Day of Atonement


Passover – no mention of sin – flesh side, what we need to do, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) dealswith spiritual side what Yeshua did for us. Passover sacrifice was done in Egypt, “Day of Atonement” sacrifice done in Temple. These are two halves of same event; physical and spiritual side. Blood were placed on door for all to see, the blood of goat taken into Holy of Holies where only God could see it. Three animals died on that day, two of these animal’s blood were taken into the Holy of Holies, one animal’s blood (scapegoat) were not. Three men died on the day Yeshua was crucified; Yeshua and one man was taken into paradise, the other man did not enter Paradise. This is how wonderful the sacrifices foretold the work of the Messiah and what He did for us.


Our High Priest

Yeshua is our Sacrifice and the High Priest - Water In The Desert

The Children of Israel have put their faith in the High Priest for their sins to be forgiven. Faith in High Priest was the key issue because he was the one who did the work of redemption for them. Yeshua is our High Priest and we have to have faith in our High Priest for the redemption work He has done for us.

Lev 16:30
For on that day shall the priest make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD.

Heb 2:17
Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like his brethren; that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Heb 4:14-16
(14) Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed into the heavens, Yeshua the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (15) For we do not have a high priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted just as we are, yet without sin. (16) Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Heb 7:26-27
(26) For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners and made higher than the heavens, (27) who does not need, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice daily, first for his own sins and then for the people's sins. For He did this once for all, when He offered up Himself "(sin offering).


Yeshua is our Sacrifice and the High Priest - Water In The Desert




Summery

  • Yeshua is the Lamb of God Who’s Blood is a sign on our hearts so that Death can pass us by on the Day of Judgment. We apply His Blood to our lives, every time we partake of the bread and the wine at Passover.
  • Yeshua is the Lamb of God Who is the Sin offering Who paid for unintentional sin.
  • Yeshua is the Red Heifer Who’s death makes us clean and He took our uncleanness (sin) upon Himself. His Cleansing Water is the Holy Spirit Who help us to be washed in the Water of the Word so that we can be without Spot (unclean lips) and Blemish (ignorance of His Word and Ways)
  • Yeshua is the two goats offered on the Day of Atonement Who’s blood was presented on the mercy Seat and Who took our sin away from us as far as the East is from the West. He paid the price for intentional sin.
  • Yeshua is our High Priest Who did all the work to prepare the offerings, and we put our trust (faith) in our High Priest to perform the Sacrifices on our behalf, perfectly.




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