HaMashiach in Pesach   Shemot 12
Written on 04/20/19 at 10:14:58 EST by BenAvraham
MESSIAH YESHUA IN THE PASSOVER, From Exodus 12:1-13

                                               
Vs 2; “THIS MONTH SHALL BE THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS, IT SHALL BE THE
FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR TO YOU”  

    So where does January 1st fit in? It doesn’t!  This was an
invention of man, to change the calendar that God had already given
us.  God operates on a lunar calendar, and the Gregorian calendar
uses the sun.  But if we are going to understand the events and dates
that events occur in the Bible, we need to be familiar with the lunar
calendar. The month of “Nisan” which usually starts in April, is the
“New Year” for us.  This year, 2019, “New Year’s Day” was on April
6th.
It is also interesting that the original Hebrew word for Springtime
is "Aviv" and that used to be the name for this month. After the
return of the Israelites from captivity in Babylon, the name was
changed to "Nisan" (almost like the name of the car)


Vss 3-5; ON THE TENTH OF THIS MONTH, EVERY MAN SHALL TAKE FOR HIMSELF
A LAMB………………….YOUR LAMB WILL BE WITHOUT BLEMISH…FROM
THE SHEEP OR FROM THE GOATS.


   Something tremendous is about to happen, a joyous occasion, an
event of “Thanksgiving” sort of speaking.  In the USA we are
accustomed to celebrating “Thanksgiving” in November, with turkeys,
and we invite all family and relatives over to eat.  In Egypt, the
Israelites were slaves and were about to be freed.  This
“Thanksgiving” occasion called for “lambs” perfect lambs without
illness, or deformities, one of the names of “Yeshua” our Messiah is
the “Lamb of God” who was also, and still is “without blemish” what
happened on the 10th day of the month of Nisan two thousand years
ago? Yeshua entered Jerusalem on a donkey, to be known as Messiah, to
heal the sick, and teach the Torah, to be known by the people,
everyone greeted him with palm branches and shouted “Hosanna to the
Son of David” and five days later shouted “Crucify him” (well, not
all shouted that) many wept and many understood Daniel's prophecy
that the “Messiah would be “cut off” (crucified) in Daniel chapter 8.  
This date is commonly known as “Palm Sunday” in the Christian
communities.  


Vss 6-7; YOU SHALL KEEP IT UNTIL THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF THE SAME
MONTH, THEN THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY OF THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL SHALL
KILL IT AT TWILIGHT. AND THEY SHALL TAKE SOME OF THE BLOOD AND PUT IT
ON THE TWO DOORPOSTS AND ON THE LINTEL OF THE HOUSES WHERE THEY EAT
IT”


    A day begins at “Twilight” when the sun goes down, it is the
start of a new day.  So, five days after the lamb was in the houses,
being inspected to see if it had any blemishes, it was slaughtered at
“Twilight” and the blood was placed on the two side beams of the
houses, and on the top beam.
    When we see Yeshua in this, we see him in Jerusalem, comes in on
the tenth of Nisan, then on the 14th day of Nisan, five days later
(ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and fourteen) he is crucified on the
cross of Calvary, for our sins, once and for all time,  The blood on
the doorposts and lintel form a “cross” we can imagine the head of
Yeshua at the top, wet with the blood from his head where the crown
of thorns was, and the two side posts where his hands were nailed,
and the blood ran down to the base of the cross.


Vs 8; AND THEY SHALL EAT THE FLESH ON THAT NIGHT, ROASTED WITH FIRE,
AND WITH UNLEAVENED BREAD AND WITH BITTER HERBS, THEY SHALL EAT IT”


   We often see this done in parks, on BBQ pits, families bring
hamburgers, hot dogs, fajitas, sausage, etc and roast them over an
open fire, well in Goshen, the lambs were roasted over open fires on
spits, we look at the symbolism of “fire” and we are reminded of
“heat, light, destruction, purification, zeal, and judgment.  Yeshua
was “roasted” on Calvary's cross in the fire of judgment, being
judged for all of our sins, past, present, and future.  Yeshua is
also known by the name “The Bread of Life” who was born in the “House
of Bread” (Beit-Lechem) or in English “Bethlehem” it is only fitting
that the “Bread of Life” would be born in the “House of Bread”
Unleavened bread symbolizes “without sin” leaven symbolizes “sin” as
“leaven or yeast” puffs up the dough, and so we get bread made with
flour and yeast, sin often makes us “swell or puff up with false
pride” . The “bitter herbs” remind us of the slavery that the
Israelites went through in Egypt for 400 years.  We are reminded of
the “slavery to sin” being bound to Ha Satan.  We don't know exactly
what kind of bitter herbs were used back then, but today, we use
horseradish.  The bitterness of sin is passed when we come to Yeshua
and accept Him as LORD and Savior.


Vss 11-13:  ……” YOU SHALL EAT IT IN HASTE, IT IS THE LORD'S
PASSOVER, FOR I WILL PASS THROUGH THE LAND OF EGYPT ON THAT NIGHT AND
WILL STRIKE ALL THE FIRST BORN OF EGYPT, BOTH MAN AND BEAST AND
AGAINST ALL THE GODS OF EGYPT, I WILL EXECUTE JUDGMENT, I AM YHVH.
NOW THE BLOOD WILL BE A SIGN FOR YOU ON THE HOUSES WHERE YOU ARE, AND
WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD, I WILL “PASS OVER” YOU, AND THE PLAGUE SHALL
NOT BE ON YOU TO DESTROY YOU WHEN I STRIKE THE LAND OF EGYPT”


 This is the night when the Egyptians get paid back for all their
abuse and cruelty.  In one night, Egypt was ruined. And a few days
later, Egypt's army found itself on the bottom of the Red Sea. Egypt
never quite recovered from the blow.  Adonai-Elohim was saying to
Pharaoh “I AM the LORD God, and YOU are not ME!” nor were the gods,
any kind of gods, if anything, demonic entities.  Each plague was
against one of the many gods.  “darkness” came against “Ra” the sun
god.  The death of the cattle came against “Apis” a god with the head
of a bull.  The Nile turned to blood, against the Nile goddess, and
so forth.  But the “Blood Standard” would “save” all who found
themselves behind the closed doors of the houses where the blood was.  
Even the Egyptians

    Many who “woke up and smelled the coffee” sort of speaking, who
realized they were on the losing side, if they put blood on their
doors, they would also be saved.  This shows that we serve a just God
who is not racist.  He accepts ALL people of ALL NATIONS and RACES.
Who would trust in the shed blood of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus the
Christ) that is why we see a “mixed multitude” that left Egypt
together with the Israelites, it consisted of Egyptians and Nubians
(people from Ethiopia and Sudan) who were living in Egypt at that
time.  The LORD would PASS OVER those houses where the blood of the
lambs was placed.  Today when we trust in the one-time sacrifice of
Yeshua (Jesus) who shed his blood on Calvary's cross, we are saved
from eternal destruction, eternal death, and separation from our
creator.  Just as the blood standard was in effect back then, it is
still in effect NOW, and always will be.

Happy Peach  "Hag Sameach Pesach"

Rabbi Ben Avraham

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