Apr 24, 2016


The commandment to observe the Passover "ritte" by partaking of the symbolic sacrificial lamb, blood of redemption, and unleavened bread of affliction is often misunderstood and neglected. Yahweh Elohim desires to lead mankind out of the darkness of sin and into the light of salvation. Behold the Lamb of Yahweh that takes away the sin of the world.

Exodus 12:1-2; (NASB95) — 1 Now the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. 
[Genesis 1:5; Yehawah established that each day begins at evening with 12 hours of darkness and later 12 hours of daylight to complete one day. The setting of the sun establishes the end of one day and the beginning of another. As the sun disappears beneath the horizon than the evening twilight is the start of a new day. There is only one twilight  associated with the evening of each new day.]
(John 11:9; )
see also:  NEW MOON n COUNTING

{ESL 997 בֵּין [beyn /bane/] prep. translates as “between”  “among”...This word would be better translated as, "within" to describe a specific occurrence "within" a limited event or time period. 
 ESL 6153 עֶרֶב [ʿereb /eh·reb/] n m. translates as “evening”, “night”, "twilight",}

{ESL  935 בֹּוא, לָבֹא [bowʾ /bo/] v. translates as, “bring… in” , “enter” , “go… down”, “pass… out”. 
 ESL 8121 שֶׁמֶשׁ [shemesh /sheh·mesh/] translates; as Sun, in Deut 16:6; it is Sunset }

Deuteronomy 16:6 NASB; Yehawah instructed Moses to command the Israelites, to kill the Passover lamb "within" the “twilight” of the evening of the 14th just after “sunset.”

Exodus 12:3; 4; 5; “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household. 4 ‘Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb. 5 ‘Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
 [ In the 1st month of ABiB on the 10th day the Israelites select a lamb for Passover. Messiah Yeshua entered Jerusalem on Friday the preparation day before the weekly Sabbath, exactly 5 days before Passover. That year the Sabbath would be the 10th day of the month of  ABiB. By counting the four days of Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, will reach the evening of the 14th. As the sun sets at the end of Tuesday, then the evening of the 14th of Passover began. Messiah Yeshua shared Passover supper with his disciples at the appointed time before His suffering and crucifixion. There are many prophetic scriptures that reveal the suffering and death of Messiah the Lamb of Yahweh.]
(John 2:13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 12:1; 3; 7; 12; 13; 15; 16; 17; 27; 28; 32; 34; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; Psa 22:1; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 69:9; 13; 16; 20; 21; Isa 52:13; 14; 53:1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; Lk 2:49; )

Exodus 12:6; 7; 8; 9; 10; ‘You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at " twilight." 7 ‘Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8 ‘They shall eat the flesh that " same night," roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 9 ‘Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with its entrails. 10 ‘And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire. 
[As the 13th day came to an end at sunset, then the evening of the 14th began. During the " twilight" hour just after sunset the Israelites killed the Passover lamb and placed the blood on their doorpost. The whole lamb was quickly roasted and brought within the house for the Passover supper, "that same night." The Passover lamb was to be eaten with, "Unleavened Bread." The Israelites were instructed to eat "Unleavened Bread" in " Preparation" for their Exodus from Egypt.]

Exodus 12:11; 12; 13; ‘Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the Lord’s Passover. 12 ‘For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the Lord. 13 ‘The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. 
[ As the evening "twilight" of the 14th became "night," the Israelites entered their homes to eat the Passover lamb. That " night" Yahweh's destroyer killed the firstborn of Egypt, but passed over the homes of the Israelites where their doorpost were marked by the blood of the lamb. The Israelites were commanded to remain in their houses until morning. At daylight the Israelites would complete their, "Preparation" before their Exodus from Egypt.]

The following verses begin a reference to the Memorial of Israel's departure from Egypt, which did not occur until the following evening of the 15th of ABiB. The Passover Preparation for Exodus would be completed as the daylight hours of the 14th diminished at sunset. The evening of the 15th begins the 1st day of Unleavened Bread and is called a High Holy Sabbath Feast Day. Passover is a Preparation day and not a High Sabbath Feast day. 

Exodus 12:14; 15; 16; 17; ‘Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance. 15 ‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats any leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16 ‘On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you. 17 ‘You shall also observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a permanent ordinance. 
[The Israelites departure from Egypt began on the evening of the 15th and is memorialized with the command to celebrate the 1st day of Unleavened Bread as a High Holy Sabbath of Rest. Seven days of Unleavened Bread are commanded to memorialize Israel's Exodus from Egypt.]

Exodus 12:8; states that the Passover Lamb was to be eaten with Unleavened Bread. It is important to remember that the eve of the 14th of Passover is a commanded Preparation day that occurs before the eve of the 15th Sabbath that begins the seven days of Unleavened Bread. There are eight days of Unleavened Bread, when counting from the 14th day of Passover to the 21st last day of Unleavened Bread.

Exodus 12:18; 19; 20; ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19 ‘Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land. 20 ‘You shall not eat anything leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.’ ” 
[Unleavened Bread is eaten on Passover and the seven days of Unleavened Bread.]

Moses continues to instruct the Israelites in the importance of following the Passover commandment.

Exodus 12:21; 22; 23; 24; 25; Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go and take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb. 22 “You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning. 23 “For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you. 24 “And you shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever. 25 “When you enter the land which the Lord will give you, as He has promised, you shall observe this " rite."
[Exodus 12:6; The Israelites were commanded to kill the Passover lamb just after sunset as the evening of the 14th began at twilight. The eve of the 14th of Passover is to be celebrated at the appointed time for all future generations. The Israelites were also commanded to remain in their house all night and wait until morning to prepare for their Exodus from Egypt. It is important to understand that the Israelites could not leave Egypt on the night of Passover when the destroyer went through the land and killed the firstborn. Israel's Exodus would not occur until the following evening of the 15th.]

Passover is described as a " rite." The word " rite;" refers to a required act of service or a duty that is performed through work. The Passover "rite" is the preparation of the Passover lamb and the work of removing leaven from their homes. Unleavened Bread is to be eaten with the Passover Lamb. The Passover Preparation " rite" is not the High Holy Sabbath Festival of Unleavened Bread.

{ESL 5656 עֲבֹדָה [ʿabodah, ʿabowdah /ab·o·daw/] translates as “service”, “servile”, “work”, “bondage”, “act” , “serve” twice, “servitude” . 1 labour, service. 1a labour, work. 1b labour (of servant or slave). 1c labour, service (of captives or subjects). 1d service (of God)}

Exodus 12:26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; “And when your children say to you, ‘What does this " rite" mean to you?’ 27 you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to the Lord who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared our homes.’ ” And the people bowed low and worshiped. 28 Then the sons of Israel went and did so; just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. 29 Now it came about at midnight that the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle. 30 Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead. 31 Then he called for Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the sons of Israel; and go, worship the Lord, as you have said. 32 “Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and go, and bless me also.” 33 The Egyptians urged the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, “We will all be dead.”
(Lev 23:4; 5; Nu 28:16; )
[On the " night" of Passover the destroyer killed the firstborn of Egypt and passed over the homes of the Israelites. By daylight the Egyptians were demanding that the Israelites depart. Approximately 2 million Israelites began packing their carts and gathering their animals. The Israelites also plundered the Egyptians by asking for gold, silver, and other possessions to enrich their Exodus from slavery. A tremendous amount of work was needed to organize Israel's departure. The Israelites "Preparation for Exodus" would not be complete until the sun began to set on the 14th of ABiB.]

Exodus 12:34; 35; 36; So the people took their dough before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls bound up in the clothes on their shoulders. 35 Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; 36 and the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. 

The Israelites departed as the sun began to set on the 14th and the evening of the 15th began.

Exodus 12:37; 38; 39; Now the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from children. 38 A mixed multitude also went up with them, along with flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock. 39 They baked the dough which they had brought out of Egypt into cakes of unleavened bread. For it had not become leavened, since they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they prepared any provisions for themselves. 

Genesis 15:12; 13; 14; The evening that Abraham received the vision of Israel's Exodus occurred 430 years earlier on the evening of the 15th, the very " night" of their departure. It should be obvious at this point that the night of the 14th of Passover occurred on the evening that is 24 hours before Israel's Exodus from Egypt on the night of the 15th.
Exodus 12:40; 41; 42; Now the time that the sons of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. 42 It is a " night" to be observed for the Lord for having brought them out from the land of Egypt; this " night" is for the Lord, to be observed by all the sons of Israel throughout their generations.
(Lev 23:6; Nu 28:17; 33:3; 4; 5; )
[Israel's Exodus from Egypt occurred on the eve of the 15th which begins the first day of Unleavened Bread that is called a High Holy Sabbath. The eve of the 15th is also called Seder by the Jews as a " night" of observance to remember Israel's Exodus.]

Yehawah commands that only circumcised men may lead their families in the ordained Passover "rite" on the eve of the 14th at the appointed time.

Exodus 12:43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49 (NASB95) — 43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner is to eat of it; 44 but every man’s slave purchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it. 45 “A sojourner or a hired servant shall not eat of it. 46 “It is to be eaten in a single house; you are not to bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, nor are you to break any bone of it. 47 “All the congregation of Israel are to celebrate this. 48 “But if a stranger sojourns with you, and celebrates the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to celebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat of it. 49 “The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.”

Exodus 12:50; 51 (NASB95) — 50 Then all the sons of Israel did so; they did just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron. 51 And on that same day the Lord brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.

Moses records one more important part of the Passover "rite." The Passover blood of the lamb has redeemed the firstborn of Israel and they belong to Yahweh. Moses reminds the Israelites to eat unleavened bread with the Passover lamb. The Passover “rite" is to be memorialized because it is the night that they were redeemed and are "about to go" out of slavery.

Exodus 13:1; 2; 3; 4; 5; (NASB95) — 1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and beast; it belongs to Me.” 3 Moses said to the people, “Remember this day in which you went out from Egypt, from the house of slavery; for by a powerful hand the Lord brought you out from this place. And nothing leavened shall be eaten. 4 “On this day in the month of Abib, you are " about to go" forth. 5 “It shall be when the Lord brings you to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall observe this " rite" in this month.

Moses continues with instruction for future generations to memorialize Israel's Exodus from Egypt on the night of the 15th of ABiB.

Exodus 13:6; 7; 8; 9; 10; (NASB95) — 6 “For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the Lord. 7 “Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and nothing leavened shall be seen among you, nor shall any leaven be seen among you in all your borders. 8 “You shall tell your son on that day, saying, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ 9 “And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt. 10 “Therefore, you shall keep this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year.
[The seven days of unleavened bread commemorates Israel's Exodus from Egypt. ]

Leviticus 23:5; 6; (NASB95) — 5 ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. 6 ‘Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
[As the sun is setting on the 13th day of the month of ABiB, then the evening of the 14th day begins with the Passover "rite". According to Genesis there was evening and then morning one day, completing a 24 hour period. When the sun sets on the 14th day than the evening of the 15th day begins with the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The evening of the 15th commemorates Israel's exodus from Egypt at night.]
see also:  PASSOVER or SEDER ?

Numbers 28:16; 17; 18; (NASB95) — 16 ‘Then on the fourteenth day of the first month shall be the Lord’s Passover. 17 ‘On the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast, unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days. 18 ‘On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.
[The 24 hours of Passover that begin at twilight on the 14th are completely separate from the seven day Festival of Unleavened Bread that begins on the eve of the 15th.]

Numbers 33:3; (NASB95) — 3 They journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the next day after the Passover the sons of Israel started out boldly in the sight of all the Egyptians,
[The night of Passover on the 14th occurred 24 hours before Israel's Exodus from Egypt on the night of the 15th.]

Deuteronomy 16:1; (NASB95) — 1 “Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the Lord your God, for in the month of Abib the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
[The Passover Lamb Is Sacrificed "within" the "twilight" at the beginning of the 14th of ABiB. Israel's Exodus from Egypt occurred 24 hours later on the following "night" of the 15th of ABiB.]

Deuteronomy 16:2; 3; 4; 5; (NASB95) — 2 “You shall sacrifice the Passover to the Lord your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where the Lord chooses to establish His name. 3 “You shall not eat leavened bread, (unleavened bread will continue to be eaten for seven more days after Passover) with it; seven days you shall eat with it unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), so that you may remember all the days of your life the day when you came out of the land of Egypt. 4 “For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the flesh which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning. 5 “You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover in any of your towns which the Lord your God is giving you;
[The Israelites were commanded to sacrifice their own Passover lamb, where Yahweh chose to place His name. The Levitical priests were not required to sacrifice the Passover lambs for the people. Verse 4; also states that the Passover is eaten with unleavened bread, just as the following seven days will continue to be unleavened. ]

Deuteronomy 16:6; (NASB95) — 6 but at the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt.
[ The Passover lamb is to be sacrificed "within" the "twilight" just after " sunset " on the 14th day of ABiB. ]

Messiah Yeshua shared Passover with His disciples.

Luke 22:1; should read, Approaching near the Feast of Unleavened Bread, is that which is called the Passover.
[This verse is intended to say, that the Festival of Unleavened Bread was approaching, because the day called Passover had arrived. It should be obvious that 14th of Passover occurs before the 15th High Holy Sabbath of Unleavened Bread.]

Luke 22:7; 8; 9; the word "first" does not exist in this sentence, it should read, Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it.” 9 They said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare it?”
[Mk 14:12; 13; 14; 15. 16; 17-18; Then the evening of the 14th of ABiB approached when the, Passover lamb is sacrificed at twilight. The Passover lamb is eaten with unleavened bread, but it is not the "first" High Holy Sabbath of Unleavened Bread that begins on the eve of the 15th. Yeshua commanded Peter and John to go and prepare the Passover so that they could eat it.
Deuteronomy 16:1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; The Levitical priests are not required to sacrifice the lambs for the people. ]

Luke 22:15; 1;6 (NASB95) — 15 And He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
[ Messiah Yeshua faithfully followed Yahweh's instruction just as the prophet Moses did. Yeshua is completely honest with His disciples and is committed to eating the Passover with them. Yeshua's death and resurrection would prove that He is the True Messiah. Yeshua would not eat the Passover again until He eats it anew when He brings the Kingdom of Yahweh to earth.]

John 13:1; should read, Now before the Feast, the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
[John 13:1; is stating that Passover is before the Feast. 
Exodus 12:25; 26; 27; clearly defines the Passover on the 14th as a "rite" that is a personal service in Preparation before the 1st High Holy Sabbath of Unleavened Bread. Messiah Yeshua demonstrated His Love to the disciples during the evening Passover "rite.”]

John 13:27; 28; 29; (NASB95) — 27 After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” 28 Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him. 29 For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we have need of for the feast”; or else, that he should give something to the poor.
[During the Passover "rite", Yeshua told Judas to go quickly. The disciples thought Judas might buy something for the 1st day of the Festival. The disciples knew it was still lawful to purchase something on the Preparation day, before the evening of the 15th when the High Holy Sabbath of Unleavened Bread would begin. ]

John 19:14; should read, It was, now "Preparation" the "Passover." It was about the ( sixth hour = 12:00 noon). And he said to the Jews, “Behold, your King!”
[ Passover is a 24 hour Preparation day before the beginning of the 1st day High Holy Sabbath Festival of Unleavened Bread… Messiah Yeshua ate the Passover at evening with His disciples. The 12 hours of night would pass, as Yeshua is arrested, unjustly judged, and condemned to death. Yeshua was crucified at noon during the daylight hours of the Passover Preparation day.] 

John 19:31; (NASB95) — 31 Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
[At approximately 3:00 in the afternoon on the 14th, Yeshua died on the Passover Preparation day. The Jews wanted the bodies buried before the 15th day began the 1st High Sabbath of Unleavened. Bread ]

John 19:42; (NASB95) — 42 Therefore because of the Jewish day of preparation, since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
[The body of Messiah was laid in a tomb before sunset at the end of the 14th day, which was Wednesday that year. Messiah Yeshua said that He would arise from the dead on the third day,  within exactly 3 days and three nights. Counting from day 1. Thursday to day 2. Friday then day 3. Sabbath when Messiah Yeshua arose from the dead just before sunset. Just after sunset, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb as it became dark, early on the first day of the week. Mary Magdalene found the tomb unguarded and already empty. For more info about the empty tomb please visit: " UN-EASTER STORY" ]

John 15:9; 10; Messiah Yeshua perfectly obeyed His Heavenly Father's commandments and remains in His Love forever. But some people may ask: How can Yeshua eat the Passover with His disciples and be the lamb, if He is crucified 12 hours later at noon during the daylight hours of the Preparation day? The answer exists within the symbols of the Passover " rite."
see also:  BLOOD of the LAMB

John 1:24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33;  John the Baptist identified Yeshua as the Lamb of Yahweh. The Passover lamb represents the Messiah and His work of redemption. Yeshua shared Passover with His disciples on exactly the appointed time that is commanded by Yahweh. During the supper Messiah Yeshua took the familiar symbol of Unleavened Bread and broke it. 

Matthew 26:26; Yeshua said, " take and eat it, this is my body."
[some people wonder if the bread was unleavened, the answer is, yes. Only unleavened bread is brittle and breaks. Also, unleavened bread his commanded to be eaten with the Passover. The unleavened bread represents Messiah's sinless body that was broken.]; 
Matthew 26:27; 28; Yeshua also took a cup and said, “take and drink, all of you, this is my blood of the covenant that is poured out for many, for the forgiveness of sins.”
 [The unleavened bread and wine would be a familiar part of the Passover “ rite.” Messiah Yeshua transferred the importance of eating the Passover lamb to the symbols of eating the unleavened bread of His sinless body. The Passover blood of redemption transitions to symbolically drinking His blood of the covenant that will be Spiritually poured out on Pentecost. 
1 Corinthians 11:24; 25; Eating the Passover symbols are commanded remembrances and signs that identify the people that are being redeemed by Yahweh.]

John 6:53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; (NASB95) — 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. 58 “This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.”
[Messiah Yeshua compared his body and blood; to Food and drink. Messiah Yeshua also said that he is the heavenly manna that comes from the Father. These metaphor of food symbolize the Revelation of Redemption that would come through the sharing of Messiah Yeshua's Spirit and the Father's words of Truth that unite believers in the Covenant of Eternal Life. 
John 4:34; Mt 4:4; Heb 10:4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 15; 16; 17; The words that Messiah Yeshua speaks come from the Father and His disciples must live by them to remain in the Covenant forever.]
see also:  YESHUA n FATHER r ONE 

John 6:61; 62; 63; (NASB95) — 61 But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble? 62 “What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before? 63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
[Messiah Yeshua explains that physical food and even heavenly manna does not give Eternal Life. It was also obvious to the disciples that they could not literally eat Messiah Yeshua's body or drink His blood. At this point in the conversation it is important to ask the question: Did anyone really eat Messiah Yeshua the Passover Lamb? The answer is: No, the disciples ate the unleavened bread and drank the wine that are symbols of the Covenant in the promised pouring out of the Spirit of Holiness that would cleanse the truly repentant from sins. The Mystery of Salvation requires a detailed explanation. An added note: When Messiah Yeshua shared the Passover symbols of unleavened bread and wine, the disciples did not really understand, but they receive them in faith.]

John 1:1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 10; 11; 12; 13; 18; Heb 5:7; 8; 9; 10; 12; 13; 14; Messiah Yeshua became the source of salvation for everyone who believes that he is the Son of Yahweh the Father. But, the Pharisees and teachers of the law led the Jewish people to reject the Promised Messiah.

John 8:24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; (NASB95) — 24 “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” 25 So they were saying to Him, “Who are You?” Jesus said to them, “What have I been saying to you from the beginning? 26 “I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.” 27 They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father. 28 So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. 29 “And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”
[Mark 14:60; 61; 62; 63; 64; Jn 5:39; 40;During the daylight hours of Passover, Yeshua was condemned to death for saying He is the Christ the Son of the Almighty One. Yeshua's death on a cross and His resurrection to eternal life would prove that He is the True Messiah and source of Eternal Life.]
see also:  NAILED to the CROSS

Acts 2:1; 2; 3; (NASB95) — 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
[The Spirit of Holiness was poured out to Yeshua's disciples on the day of Pentecost. 
Hebrews 9:1-15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; Pentecost is the same time when Yahweh spoke from Mount Sinai, the words of the Covenant 10 Commandments into the hearts and minds of all Israel. Moses also sprinkled sacrificial blood on a copy of the Covenant and the people and said, "this is the Covenant you must keep."]

Acts 2:22; 23; (NASB95) — 22 “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— 23 this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.
Acts 2:32; 33; (NASB95) — 32 “This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. 33 “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.
Acts 2:36; 37; 38; (NASB95) — 36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
[Just before sunset on the Sabbath, Yeshua arose from the dead and on the following day He became the wave sheaf offering of firstfruits as he ascended to the Heavenly Father. 
see also:  THE WORD ROSE or AROSE ?

John 16:7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 1 Jn 1:9; 10; Messiah Yeshua became the source of Salvation to everyone who truly turns away from sinful lawlessness. Messiah Yeshua promises to forgive and cleanse disciples by renewing their hearts and minds with His Spirit of Holiness that will lead them into all Truth.]

The Levitical priests were ordained to carry out ceremonial sacrifices as offerings for the forgiveness of sins that were committed in ignorance. The sacrificial offerings became food for the Levitical priests and the people. The sacrificial offerings were considered holy and represented Yahweh's merciful forgiveness and cleansing of the people from their sins.

Hebrews 13:9; 10; 11; 12; 13; (NASB95) — 9 Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
[ Just as the sacrificial offerings performed by the Levitical priests were considered holy sanctified food. So also, the Passover lamb was sacrificed and eaten by each family. But when Messiah Yeshua came as the true Passover lamb He was rejected by the priests and the people. Messiah Yeshua shared the Passover symbols of His broken body and sacrificial redeeming blood with His disciples at the appointed time.]
Exodus 12:6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 10; according to the Passover " rite" the lamb must be eaten before sunrise and anything remaining must be burned with fire. The apostle Paul states that the Messiah was rejected and crucified outside the city where the animal carcasses are burned. Paul identifies the sin of the people as a rejection of the Passover lamb and they are not worthy to eat of His sacrifice. Only the true disciples of Messiah Yeshua shared in the Passover Covenant of Redemption. The symbols of unleavened bread of affliction and wine of sacrificial blood became the Spiritual food that was poured out on Pentecost when believers became the body of Messiah Yeshua's Spirit of Holiness. 
see also:  CURSE of the LAW

1 Peter 2:21; 22; 23; 24; 25;  Jn 14:16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 17:21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 1 Cor 6:19; 20; 2 Cor 3:14; 15; 16; 17; 18; Truly obedient worshipers of Messiah Yeshua will bear the same burden of suffering and reproach, caused by sinful and lawless mankind.]
see also:  BEARiNG SiN 
(Hebrews 5:1;  9:9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; Colossians  2:16; 17; ) 

[A note: no one is saved by Messiah Yeshua's death on a cross… This may be a shocking statement, but it is true. If Yeshua did not arise from the dead, then He is not the Messiah. But, Messiah Yeshua did arise from the dead and ascended to the Heavenly Father. Then He received the promised Spirit of Holiness that is poured out to cleanse and free repentant worshipers from sin. No one is saved by His death. Everyone may be saved by His Spirit of Eternal Life, living within them. Messiah Yeshua is the True Passover Lamb and the food of Redemption.]

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