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03/10/2012 Sabbath Meeting Transcript


"Spiritual Meanings of Passover"


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EliYah's message:

We are coming up very soon on the new year! I know, I know. Some of you have already celebrated your new year, but that really wasn't the new year; that was the middle of winter. The real new year is coming very soon. We are anticipating it arriving on what is called the night of the 23rd of March.

That evening we are going to take a look outside just after sunset in the western sky and we should see a very beautiful little sliver of a new moon that will appear. We are looking forward to that mark of the new year and of course, a new month. In scripture, the moon determines the new month, which is either a 29 or 30 day month.

When you look in the sky you know when a new month has begun. That is Yahweh's calendar in the heavens and this one coming up is the one that marks the new year. So I encourage you; get your family's together and if you can find some people to gather with, and go out to look for the new moon. Rejoice and be glad in it, as they say.

That is what we're looking forward to here coming up and then about 2 weeks after that we will be celebrating Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This is a very awesome, picturesque and imagery filled time of year. You know, people make their new year's resolutions in January.

Well, this is a good time of year to “resolve” to make things different in your life. Now, I'm not talking about losing weight or some of these other things. Although you can do that, we're talking about in your spiritual walk. What are the things that seem to tie us down and keep us from growing?

What sin do we find ourselves involved in; that we find ourselves weak in? Seek a time of renewal and as it says, “let a man examine himself and then partake of the body of Messiah and the fruit of the vine.” I think we can take that to heart.

I really feel that one of the greatest testimonies in the scriptures which shows how great and awesome Yahweh is and which shows the undeniable proof of the inspiration of scripture, is the fact that the plan that Yahweh has for our salvation today and the salvation of every man woman and child on the planet.

This is the plan that is literally written in the history of the nation of Israel. That's one of the most amazing things about what really solidifies for me, the inspiration of what is called the New Testament and the Messiah.

We're going to look at this in great detail, but there is just so many awesome things that only Yahweh could do as to write His plan of salvation through the things that He does with a specific nation, so that when the Messiah would come they would recognize Him.

He instituted the animal sacrifices and so on, so that, when Israel would see Yahushua dying on the tree they could relate to it in some way. If He had never done any kind of sacrifices or any offerings and all of a sudden there's a Messiah who died for their sins, they wouldn't comprehend it and maybe we wouldn't either.

Why did somebody else have to die because we sinned? But when they look at the animal sacrifices that were done, they can make an immediate connection. Especially Isaiah 53:10, where it says you make His soul a guilt offering. This suffering servant of Isaiah 53.

Isaiah 53:10 - Yet it pleased YAHWEH to bruise Him; He has put [Him] to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see [His] seed, He shall prolong [His] days, And the pleasure of YAHWEH shall prosper in His hand.

You know you look at that and somebody was an offering. Of course, no one tied Yahushua to an altar and forced Him into it. He gave his life willingly. He laid down His life for us willingly. Now, we're going to discuss the topic of the spiritual meanings of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

We talked last week about the physicality of it and some of the spiritual as well and some of the actual things that are done during that week of Passover. This week were going to go more into how this all fits into the things that Yahushua has done for us and how our own walk is seen in this. It can really hit home and apply right now to our hearts.

We're going to look at that in great detail today. We talked last week about the importance of realizing and accepting that we are Israel. We are grafted into and a part of – not a replacement for – but a part of, the nation of Israel. This is very important. Now all of a sudden, the feast days makes sense.

Now all of a sudden, the feast days have an application that we can grab onto. If we're willing to believe in what the Messiah has done for us. What has he done for us?

Hebrews 4:2 - For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard [it].

It says that the gospel was preached to the nation of Israel as well as to us. And the reason why, was the feast days and the other things He told them. We can relate to it. It is not something foreign to us. It is not something new to us. It is something that we should readily recognize.

As a side note, you can find the feast dates at: http://www.EliYah.com/calendar. Since we are Israel, then we need to live like Israel, right? But first of all, we need to realize that the work of the Messiah in us, is that we become sons of Abraham. That is the work of the Messiah in us.

Galatians 3:7 - Therefore know that [only] those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.

Galatians 3:29 - And if you [are] Messiah's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

And so, when we look at Israel, we don't think of them as "those people over there." We think of Israel as "that is our heritage. That is our background." And there is no difference between me telling you "hi, I'm Abraham's seed" and me telling you that "I'm Israel." Because, Israel is Abraham's seed.

And it's through Yahushua living in us and no longer being we who live. We take on His identity and His heritage. At the same time, since we're doing that, then we need to cleave to the promises and to the Commandments that were given to Israel.

We need to take on that identity and be willing to forgo our own pride and whatever we think we are and cleave to the Messiah and our identity in Him. Because, the enemy wants to commit identity theft and steal our identity by getting you to think that you're just some Gentile.

No, no. That's not what my Bible says. We are beyond that. We were once Gentiles; strangers from the Commonwealth of Israel. But, through Messiah Yahushua, we are brought near. So, we read this book of Exodus and we're going to review a little bit. But, we're going to look at it in a different light this week.

Exodus 1:9 - And he said to his people, "Look, the people of the children of Israel [are] more and mightier than we;

Exodus 1:10 - "come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and [so] go up out of the land."

And so, they were concerned that Israel would leave. I think that they may have recognized that they were being blessed because of Israel. They did not want Israel to leave the land. And so, you think that once they recognized this, that they wouldn't have oppressed them. But, they did.

I think that in the nation we live in – the United States – it seems like there's a percentage of people who are preventing the humanist and the secularist from being able to accomplish their goals, of basically, a society that has no biblical respect at all.

And so, probably, some of the blessing that we're still receiving in our nation today, is because of those who are faithful to the word of Yahweh. Sort of a similar situation. But, spiritually speaking Egypt would represent the world. The sin laden world that we live in. Both then and today.

And we know that all of us at one time were in bondage to the elements of the world. We were in bondage to the enemy; to sin; we were enslaved to sin. And we needed to be delivered from that bondage that we were in. You know, you're a slave to someone.

You might think you're autonomous, but you are a slave to someone. And the question is, who do you want to own you? You didn't make yourself. You didn't create yourself. So, who owns you? You can choose to give yourself over to Pharaoh – Satan – spiritually speaking; the ruler of this world or you can recognize that Yahweh owns everything.

He's the creator and you can act like He's your owner. Some people think that they own themselves by the way they act. But they don't. Even when they think they're living for themselves, they're actually living for Yahweh's enemy. That is what the enemy is all about. That's his doctrine. Now, Satan is called the ruler of this world:

John 16:8 - "And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

John 16:9 - "of sin, because they do not believe in Me;

John 16:10 - "of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;

Now, who is the ruler of this world? Satan. The ruler of this world is judged. Satan is called the Prince of this world; the Elohim of this world.

John 12:31 - "Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

Because of what Yahushua was about to do.

2Corinthians 4:3 - But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,

2Corinthians 4:4 - whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of Elohim, should shine on them.

So Pharaoh, at the time the children of Israel were in Egypt, basically, was in that role of Satan. He was afflicting them and bringing them under slavery and trying to destroy Israel. We know, Satan is always trying to destroy us – the predestined children of Israel. He doesn't want us to be large in number either.

He doesn't like it when there are groups of people who are giving praise to Yahweh and keeping his word. He tries to come in and create division. He wants to put everybody on an island so he can pick them off at will. He's working against us. He's our enemy. He doesn't want us to go out from underneath his control and authority.

He doesn't want us to submit to the true King of Israel – Yahweh Eloheinu – Yahweh our Elohim. And so, we're called to be careful.

1Peter 5:8 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

And so, he's looking around for someone that he can devour, like a lion does. Always hunting for prey. So, we have to be aware and make sure that we are under the Good Shepherd's care. If we are straying from the Shepherd, we're subject to being devoured by animals; the wild beasts of the land; Satan and his minions.

Now, the only reason why Satan has any authority in this world, is because people give it to him. When Yahweh created the heavens and the earth, he didn't say to Satan "okay, now Satan you have power over everything.” No, he gave that to Adam. He said, "Adam you take Dominion and subdue the Earth."

But there was one creature he did not subdue and that was the serpent. The serpent came and he chose to obey the serpent. And of course, it was Satan who was dwelling in it. So, he chose to obey the serpent rather than Yahweh. Adam gave that position of authority to Satan, rather than letting Yahweh be the king of his life.

He let satan be ruler of his life. How many of us have made that decision in our walk. We decided to let him rule our life and walk in his image of selfishness and pride rather than walking in the image of Elohim.

If people would choose Yahweh to be the ruler of their life, Satan would have no power over them to do anything, except that Yahweh would allow it. We are able to overcome him if we cleave to Yahweh, who is greater than all.

1John 4:4 - You are of Elohim, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

So, we are able to overcome him and not succumb and be helpless in our temptations and trials. So when the opportunity comes, we need to choose life; we need to choose to allow Yahweh to be our ruler, rather than his enemy.

The children of Israel were oppressed; they were afflicted; they were in bondage thru slavery to the Egyptians and the taskmasters, which were under Satan. Like the demons who are under Satan. The taskmasters under Pharaoh were afflicting the children of Israel, trying to keep them in bondage all the time by doing the work of Yahweh's enemy – Pharaoh.

Same way. Satan is using taskmasters and his agents – other people – to try and keep us in bondage; to try and keep us in slavery. He has lots of people willing to help. Even simple things, such as women dressed immodestly,who don't realize they are damning souls as they go around parading themselves. They are creating stumbling blocks.

Also, false prophets amongst the churches and so on, who think they're doing the work of Yahweh, but instead are actually doing the work of the enemy by keeping the people in bondage to the prison houses of the denominations; saying, “you only come to us and us only." There are all kinds of stumbling blocks such as television.

All kinds of taskmasters to get a grip on you and keep you from growing and being unfruitful. Yahweh help us to recognize what those are. The deceitfulness of riches is a taskmaster and quite a cruel one too. But it's all centered around two things – pride and selfishness.

In this case, Moshe was called by Yahweh to deliver the children of Israel out of the land of bondage; out of the land of slavery. He promised to bring them into a good land; a land flowing with milk and honey; a land that would be a blessing. I went over there a few years ago and I would love to go again with my family.

But so many people, when they think of it, think of a pile of rocks, but there is some really, really beautiful areas. Green lush carpeted mountains if you can imagine, up on the Golan Heights; the Sea of Galilee is very beautiful. All kinds of things growing there such as bananas, oranges and a lot of wonderful things.

I just kept thinking to myself, "Israel has it all, it just has everything." It has the Sea of Galilee; the Mediterranean Sea; the Dead Sea; freshwater rivers; tall snowcapped mountains to ski on; the lowest spot on the face of the earth in the Jordan Valley by the dead sea.

Just everything. In one area that we drove through it looked like Pennsylvania. There were oak trees all around us and even a McDonald's there on the corner. Of course, that won't be there in the future. You know, it's a good land. A good land! We have to see it through Yahweh's eyes.

He gave us a good sample of all the topography that's in the world in that one spot, that you can drive it all in a day. Just amazing. But he wanted to bring them out of Mitsrayim and into this land of Israel. Well, Yahweh wants to do the same to us! He wants to draw us out of the Mitsrayim that we're in.

The United States of America is not the land of milk and honey. Okay. I hate to break it to you but the land flowing with milk and honey is over there. Now, it's not always going to necessarily always be pleasant to live there until righteousness is fully able to rule. But, Messiah is going to set up His kingdom from Jerusalem.

He's going to bring His Saints there and we're going to rule their for a 1000 years. So, He's calling people out of Egypt now! Saying, come! Rule with me in the land of Israel! And we will rule the world from there and that was really Yahweh's ultimate plan when he brought the children of Israel into that land.

And to influence all the nations around them for righteousness. We see this imagery in Hebrews:

Hebrews 3:14 - For we have become partakers of Messiah if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

Hebrews 3:15 - while it is said: "Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."

Hebrews 3:16 - For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, [was it] not all who came out of Egypt, [led] by Moses?

What is He talking about? He is talking about the children of Israel. Don't harden your hearts. They all rebelled except two - Joshua and Caleb. They all failed except two.

Hebrews 3:17 - Now with whom was He angry forty years? [Was it] not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness?

Hebrews 3:18 - And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?

Hebrews 3:19 - So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

They did not obey him. So we see they could not enter because of unbelief. Do you see how unbelief and lack of obedience are actually connected? Faith and obedience are perfectly intertwined and connected. You cannot separate the two. They go hand-in-hand.

Faith and works; they go together. And faith without works really isn't faith. So they did not enter because they did not obey him. So, we do have to keep the Commandments and we will of course, if we have faith. Do we have faith? That is the question. What they did, is what we do today.

This analogy is being drawn between them and what they went through and us and what we go through. Unbelief today is related to lack of obedience. If we are not being obedient, we are lacking in our faith. They are intertwined with one another.

Hebrews 4:1 - Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.

We're admonished here to not do what they did. Because the promise remains, even unto this day. He's saying come and enter into my rest. Yahushua says take my yoke upon you and you will find rest for your souls. And so we're called to enter into that rest of the Messiah.

Now, that rest is ultimately going to be seen when we reign with him for 1000 years. This Scripture helps us to see that their trek through the wilderness is very much like our own walk in our life today.

We can actually look into the Torah and read about some of the things that caused them to stumble and take that as lessons for our own walk in our own life and the way we live today. We can take those things to heart and we can relate with them in many ways.

We really can. So, when you look at the Old Testament don't think "oh, that's the old stuff, we don't follow that old stuff." Do you see how the old is really pretty much the new and the new is pretty much the old? It's all intertwined. It's all Yahweh's word.

We're admonished not to rebel and disobey Yahweh as they did, but to overcome and inherit the land. In this wilderness that we are in today, we are called to be obedient in spite of the dry and barren land that we live in and cleave to his word and the heavenly things instead of the earthly things.

When Yahweh brought them through, he showed them Torah and He's doing the same for us today. So they were in bondage and cried out to Yahweh. They recognized He was greater; they cried out to Him. They wanted to be delivered from the bondage that they were in.

Exodus 3:7 - And YAHWEH said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who [are] in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

How did Yahweh know their sorrows? Well, He could look into the future and know Yahushua Hamashiach bore our sorrows; our griefs upon him. Now, how many of us understand the bondage that Sin actually brings into our life. We were enslaved to it.

It seems like we couldn't stop and the same way Yahweh delivers us, He also delivered them. Now Moshe was Yahweh's spokesperson. he was the mediator of the old covenant. Yahushua is a prophet like Moshe, but a mediator of the new covenant.

And Pharaoh did not want them to go out of Egypt and Satan doesn't want us to leave his side either. Every time we sin we are advancing his kingdom; the kingdom of our enemy. Every time we sin, we are causing the kingdom of Yahweh's enemy to advance, move forward and take ground. We want to turn away from doing that.

Now we want our actions to take in Yahweh’s spirit and take ground and cause our works to do work for Him. But we've been delivered from the bondage; we don't have to sin now. We've been set free from that. Through Messiah we realize that we are able to overcome because it's not we who live; it's Messiah who lives in us.

Now, if He lives in us, we can overcome and it's not hopeless. We're not hopelessly bound to any sin. Before Yahweh brought them out of Egypt He had to first demonstrate his superiority over all the Idols of Egypt. So He sent down the 10 plagues.

At some point in our walk Yahweh showed us that His ways were superior than all the gods that we were involved in worshiping; whether it be lust, pride, drugs, money or whatever.

Whatever sins came between us and Yahweh, Yahweh revealed to us His ways are superior and He is superior to anything that this world has to offer. The final plague that he brought:

Exodus 11:4 - Then Moses said, "Thus says YAHWEH: `About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt;

Exodus 11:5 - `and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who [is] behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.

Yahweh delivered them by the blood of the Lamb, did He not? He delivered them by the blood of the Lamb. We went over this last week, you will select the lamb out of your flock. It's through Him that the enemy lets us go. He says, "go ahead, because of Him I have to set you free."

When Yahushua came, John the Baptist told them:

John 1:29 - The next day John saw Yahushua coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of Elohim who takes away the sin of the world!

So in the same way that they were delivered from having to stay in Egypt and being bound to Pharaoh, we are also delivered from the enemy (Satan) through the Lamb of Elohim.

So Yahushua is our Passover that was offered for us; and delivers us; and saves us; and keeps us from having to live under the bondage of sin. That's why he's always called “the Lamb.” Did you ever notice all those Scriptures where Yahushua is called "the Lamb."

Revelation 5:11 - Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,

Revelation 5:12 - saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!"

Why is He called the Lamb? He's called the Lamb because He is our passover.

1Corinthians 5:7 - Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

Purging out leaven! You hear Christian music and you hear "worthy is the Lamb!" It's one of their favorite things that they say – "worthy is the Lamb!" How many of them really understand what they're saying? Why is He called the Lamb? Because, He's the Passover Lamb.

He's the Passover Lamb that delivered us from bondage to Pharaoh and to Satan. Many people call him Lamb today but they don't pay attention to Passover. Instead they choose a day named after an Idol – Istarte; Easter. I know what they're trying to do.

They are trying to celebrate His resurrection, which is good, but that didn't occur on this "Easter" thing with the bunnies; candies; pagan rituals and so on. No, this occurred on The Day of Firstfruits when the barley was waived before Yahweh and Yahushua became “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Therefore, we recognize Him as our firstfruits offering up to Yahweh. But all these people, they call him "the Lamb," and they don't know why or at least don't recognize the source of that. It's very important for us to understand that because when we see the connection with Passover we'll see the need to keep Passover.

When we understand that Messiah is our Passover Lamb. And He's the unblemished Lamb!

Exodus 12:5 - `Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take [it] from the sheep or from the goats.

Exodus 12:6 - `Now 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.

So on the 10th day of that month of Abib, that lamb was set aside to be inspected to make sure it was without blemish. They looked at it to make sure it wasn't sick, diseased or had things on it that were not perfect.

If you research it, you find that right around the 10th of Abib Yahushua was anointed by Mary with that very expensive oil in which the smell filled the whole room. It probably was the day that was the 10th of Abib and He was selected to be the Lamb.

Yahushua even said "she did this for my burial and wherever you hear the good news preached the story of this woman will be told." It appears that after that he went into Jerusalem where he was examined.

He was examined by the Priests, Scribes and Pharisees who questioned him to find out if he was a “lamb without blemish.” But they could find no fault in Him. Really they couldn't. He was faultless. Therefore, the Lamb of Yahweh – Yahushua Messiah – was without blemish; without fault.

1Peter 1:18 - knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, [like] silver or gold, from your aimless conduct [received] by tradition from your fathers,

1Peter 1:19 - but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

So Yahushua was our Lamb and is our Lamb today. This is what I was talking about. No one could have made this up. This is the history of a nation. An observance that He gave them.

With Yahushua; the 10th of Abib; getting questioned; prepared to enter Jerusalem; three days later, they hang him right at the time of Passover. So, He was examined all these times and we can also examine Yahushua and find that He was a perfect man, without blemish.

In the same way, they chose their lamb making sure it was without blemish and then they would offer up that lamb unto Yahweh. Now, today when we think of sacrificing, we think - devil worship! I know when I was growing up, I was really spooked by some of the stories I heard, like Satanic ritual things going on out in the woods and stuff.

Such as animals being killed and sacrificed etc. To me it all seemed very spooky. So when I read about it in the Bible I was a little bit surprised. OK, Well? But, it's not really that way. Someone could slaughter a sheep, eat the meat and no one would think anything of it.

So when you take one of your animals and instead of letting the blood drip out on the ground, you sprinkle it on the doorpost or in the case of ancient Israel - on the altar. It's just where you put the blood. You still partake of the meat and the priest would get a portion of the meat also in a normal sacrifice.

But in the Passover sacrifice the meat is shared by everyone participating in the Passover. There is no spooky thing about it, really. Actually a sacrifice was a sacrifice. You had to give up one of your male lambs unto Yahweh. It cost you something. So Yahweh provided the lambs. He provides the lambs today.

I have sheep and if our sheep have lamb's it's because of Yahweh's provision. So, nothing for him to get back, right? But, Yahweh also provided Yahushua, our Passover lamb so that we can be delivered from slavery to Egypt. That we might not fall into death and damnation. Now, consider the example of Abraham:

Genesis 22:6 - So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid [it] on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.

Genesis 22:7 - But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, "My father!" And he said, "Here I am, my son." Then he said, "Look, the fire and the wood, but where [is] the lamb for a burnt offering?"

Genesis 22:8 - And Abraham said, "My son, Elohim will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering." So the two of them went together.

There is a tremendous amount of imagery here. We all know the story. Abraham did not ultimately have to offer up his son, Isaac on the altar. He was ready to do so in his heart but they discovered this grown RAM whose horns were caught in the thicket. This week I had to pull a Lamb out of a pit in which it was driven by wild dogs.

I tried to do it by myself but I ended up having to get my wife's help. The poor thing had blood everywhere from the dogs nipping at it and I felt horrible about it. Something happened in which we got an opening in our fence which allowed the sheep to get out, giving the dogs opportunity to attack it.

We got rid of our dog watchman because he wasn't watching the sheep anymore. Now we have a Llama who is supposed to be very good about guarding against wild dogs. Anyway, the point of my story is every year it's hard to do, with the sheep that you're attached too, see them hurting.

So, I would think that the Israelite's would feel a little hole in their heart that they are having to give up one of their lambs. I know that when I think of the Messiah Yahushua; that he had to die for me; that he had to suffer for me because of what I've done, it causes something in my heart to cringe.

The same thing with the sheep that was down in the pit. Because of my failure to protect, the sheep was straddled across a log in a pit full of thorns and was really a sad thing.

A normal Shepherd would experience these things and would have to ward off enemies against attack. Yahushua was surrounded by dogs. "Dogs encompass me," he said. He wore a crown of thorns. As we shared in a recent broadcast, the thorns represent the sins of this world.

So, the sin of the world was upon him, but it was Him bearing the sins that made him King. It caused him to reign as King and to be our King because of the thorns that he bore. So here's this RAM in the thicket and I'm sure his head was all bloody from all the thorns and the things he was caught in.

Abraham said "to his son "Elohim Himself will provide the Lamb." I don't know how old it was, but it could have been a yearling because their horns start to grow out pretty quick. Anyways, it was caught in the thicket! Again, you can't make this story up. Yahushua is that RAM.

He is that Lamb that was amongst and wounded by the thorns and offered up for us. Imagine, there was probably blood all over the face and the head of that RAM as Abraham took and offered it up upon the altar in place of his own son Isaac. Yahushua is that Lamb. To me that's pretty remarkable.

I do really believe that when Yahweh saw that Abraham was willing to give up his own son, that is why he is our father and we are all the seed of Abraham. Since Abraham was like an intercessor, willing to give up his own son to be obedient to Yahweh.

Then Yahweh said “okay, if your willing to give up your own son then your offspring, Yahushua Messiah, will be given up.” So, through that we are all saved.

Hebrews 11:17 - By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten [son],

Hebrews 11:18 - of whom it was said, "In Isaac your seed shall be called,"

Hebrews 11:19 - concluding that Elohim [was] able to raise [him] up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.

So even though Isaac wasn't literally killed and raised up, in Abraham's heart he was willing to yield him up knowing that Isaac would be resurrected. In The Same Way, Yahweh was able to give up His son knowing that Yahushua would be resurrected. But Abraham, basically, went through the motions in his heart.

That's all that Yahweh needs to see; is a heart of obedience.

Exodus 12:6 - `Now 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.

So, the whole assembly would kill the lamb and place the blood on the lentil, the doorpost of their homes and we also, as part of the nation of Israel now; we're the ones who brought about the need for Yahushua's death because we allowed ourselves to be enslaved by Satan and his minions and through Yahushua's death we are delivered from Egypt.

Now, if it wasn't for our sin Yahushua would never have had to die for us. In a similar manner, it says “the whole assembly shall kill the Passover lamb between the evenings." In the same way, it was the crowds that demanded the Passover Lamb, Yahushua Messiah, would be offered up.

Matthew 27:24 - When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather [that] a tumult was rising, he took water and washed [his] hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see [to it]."

Matthew 27:25 - And all the people answered and said, "His blood [be] on us and on our children."

So the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel took part in the killing of the Passover Lamb, Yahushua Messiah.

Very anti-Semitic Gentiles have used this verse through the ages to persecute the Jews, saying, "the Jews deserve to be killed, persecuted and hated because they killed Yahushua." Now how ridiculous is that, because it was through Yahushua that they all got saved. So why are they all upset about that.

It's a blessing for Yahushua's blood to be upon us in one sense, and that we are able to be delivered and saved, right? Anyway, they would take the lamb, offer it up and then they would strike the doorpost of their houses and through that be delivered through the blood of the lamb. Yahushua says, "I am the door.”

Now, we're the household of Yahweh and Yahushua is that door through which we can enter the house of Yahweh.

When we look at all the imagery here of the feast, the Passover and that Yahushua actually died between the evenings at the ninth hour of the day; a time when it is actually recorded in the book of Josephus that Passover lambs were offered in Jerusalem, to me, that is just “the icing on the cake." No question at all.

Yahushua is what is pictured in the Passover festival. He is our Passover Lamb. To me, one of the clearest evidences that we should be keeping Passover is in the memorial supper that Yahushua instituted when He said “take and eat this bread and drink this cup." Because, what is it that He is doing?

What He is doing, is Passover! That is what He is doing. He is explaining to them, "this is how I want you to keep Passover." Yet the church does this every Sunday, every so often or once a year at Easter. But most of them don't even realize what they're doing.

Because in the same way the children of Israel after they had offered up their Passover lamb; they would eat the Passover lamb. In the same way the Messiah was offered up and we partake of His body and of His blood. Of course they didn't eat the blood but we do, spiritually not literally and I'll explain that here in a minute.

But we partake of that because that's where His life is; it's in the blood. So what is all this? What does the bread really represent? What is the grape juice, fruit of the vine, wine or whatever you want to call it? What does that represent?

Modern theology wants to divorce Passover from the partaking of the Messiah and call it the "Eucharist." But that's not truth.

Luke 22:15 - Then He said to them, "With [fervent] desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;

Luke 22:16 - "for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of Elohim."

Luke 22:17 - Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide [it] among yourselves;

Luke 22:18 - "for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of Elohim comes."

Luke 22:19 - And He took bread, gave thanks and broke [it], and gave [it] to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

That's why it's called Memorial; to remember Him. The true Passover is eaten here with unleavened bread. We partake of Him (Yahushua) through unleavened bread because the Passover of Exodus 12 was to be partaken with unleavened bread. The leavening represents sin. Now, we know that there is no sin in Yahushua.

Yahushua is commanding men to do this in remembrance of Him. Now, when did He die? He died on the day of Passover and so when we partake of this bread, which is broken – He says “this is my body which was broken for you – we are doing this to remember Yahushua the Messiah. Through Him we become "unleavened.”

Through Him we become without sin. When we partake of Him it is no longer we who live, it's Messiah who lives in us. We are the body of Messiah so when we partake of His body we become a part of His body. And the breaking of that bread to remember that broken body. He didn't die for us every Sunday. He didn't die for us at Easter.

He died for us on Passover. All of a sudden, Passover becomes significant

1Corinthians 5:7 - Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

1Corinthians 5:8 - Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.

Because the Messiah died at the exact hour when Passover lambs were being offered in Jerusalem, I believe that is why He is called our Passover Lamb. In the same way, the Passover saved the children of Israel from bondage and death, the Messiah, our Savior saves us from death as well. Christianity has a little bit of trouble with this.

They don't know when to put it. They don't know where to put it. But when you no longer divorce this command of Yahushua to partake of Him for Passover, it all comes into focus. He didn't invent this service out of thin air. He made it a part of the Passover service and He said “do this in remembrance of Him,” as a memorial of his death.

What good is it if He is called our Passover lamb and we don't even keep Passover. I mean we have the lamb, we have the observance in place to partake of the Passover lamb, but then most people ignore Passover itself; which is the anniversary of his death. The most significant thing in the eyes of many Christians is the cross.

“Oh, the cross! The cross! The cross! The cross! The cross!” I don't believe it was a cross but the time he died for our sins - “Oh, He died for our sins! He died for our sins!” We hear that over and over again and yet no one does anything to commemorate that. But Yahushua gave us something to commemorate that – His death.

To memorialize His death. Therefore, we need to do that. We need to pay attention to it and regard it as being something significant and important. But most people do not.

One of the reasons why Yahweh instituted this Passover observance was because He wanted to teach the children so that they would realize that by His strength and by the hand of Yahweh they were delivered from Egypt.

Exodus 13:14 - "So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, `What [is] this?' that you shall say to him, `By strength of hand YAHWEH brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

And so when we partake of the Messiah and our children ask us "what does this mean?," well, in the same way Yahweh brought the children of Israel out of Egypt by the blood of the lamb, we also identify ourselves as being grafted into the olive tree of Israel and we commemorate that act.

But, we also relate to having been in slavery and bondage ourselves. In bondage to the enemy; in bondage to Pharaoh (Satan) and we don't want to live under his rule. We want to live under Yahweh's rule. How many of us can identify with the heavy burdens placed on us by demonic forces.

Just as the children of Israel were inflicted by taskmasters, we were afflicted. How many of us remember times in our life that we realized Yahweh is greater. How many of us can remember the day we chose to turn away from Egypt and all its gods and all its elohim's.

How many of us remember the day we turned to Yahweh and decided that we wanted to be saved by the blood of the Lamb. Just as the children of Israel turned away from Egypt, we can identify with them and identify with that time.

How many of us can identify with their baptism as they are baptized into the sea in the cloud; we were baptized in the water and the Holy Spirit. How many of us identify the time we felt after baptism that we were safe, finally freed from the enemy's grasp – just as they did.

Just as the children of Israel had a testimony to share with their children, we also have a testimony to share with our children; that we were saved by the blood of the lamb, just as they were.

When we put this Passover observance; this memorial supper back in its proper context of being something that identifies with the children of Israel, the Passover and the things that they went through, it creates an indelible imprint in the hearts of our children of just what Yahushua has done for us.

To me, that is something worth commemorating. With that in mind, I want to examine a little bit more of what this is – this Passover – the partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine. What is this? Really, what is it? He says "this is my body which is broken for you."

You know, in Scripture that bread is often symbolically representing Yahweh's word.

John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

So the word of Yahweh convicts us of our sins. Yahushua's life convicts us of our sins. It shows us what our sin is. So when we partake of Yahushua's body we are partaking of Him and hence partaking of the word. He is the bread of life.

John 6:47 - "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

John 6:48 - "I am the bread of life.

John 6:49 - "Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

So, when we partake of the Messiah, we can partake of the word and still not die. He is that bread that came down from heaven.

Isaiah 55:1 - "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.

Isaiah 55:2 - Why do you spend money for [what is] not bread, And your wages for [what] does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat [what is] good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.

Isaiah 55:3 - Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you -- The sure mercies of David.

That's the new covenant. Even the sure mercies of David. So we partake of the bread; the word of Yahweh. We know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh.

Revelation 10:8 - Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, "Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth."

Revelation 10:9 - So I went to the angel and said to him, "Give me the little book." And he said to me, "Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth."

Revelation 10:10 - Then I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.

Revelation 10:11 - And he said to me, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings."

So partaking of the words is what it's all about.

John 6:49 - "Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

John 6:50 - "This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.

John 6:51 - "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."

So, knowing this, that the word of Yahweh is represented in the partaking of the body of the Messiah, Yahushua. When you partake of the unleavened bread, you are partaking symbolically the word. Unleavened bread consists of flour, maybe olive oil if you want and water.

But you'll notice something, when you partake of that bread there is no yeast. So it soaks up all the wetness in your mouth and you feel dry which gives us an analogy here. The word of Yahweh teaches us what sin is. When we partake of the word of Yahweh we learn what sin is and we discover that we have been sinners.

Romans 7:7 - What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet."

So the law reveals our sin and once we have our sin revealed to us, we realize we need redemption. We need salvation. And we begin to hunger and thirst for something to cleanse us of our sin. When we partake of the unleavened bread, it makes us to where we thirst. We want something to wash it down.

Something that will enable us to not have this dryness of mouth. That's why we partake of the fruit of the vine; symbolizing the blood of MessiahYahushua. Because once the word convicts us, it points us to the need for Yahushua's blood to cover us and cleanse us from all sin that the word of Yahweh has revealed to us.

So the body and the blood of the lamb are applied to our personal dwelling place – the earthen vessel that we live in. We are putting the body and the blood of Messiah on the doorpost of our hearts and we are applying it there. Galatians says "the law is our tutor to bring us to Messiah."

The words of Yahweh teach us the need for the Messiah's redemption so that we may be justified by faith. Yahushua said that this blood he offered us is the blood of the new covenant which cleanses us from all sin.

Luke 22:15 - Then He said to them, "With [fervent] desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;

Luke 22:16 - "for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of Elohim."

Luke 22:17 - Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide [it] among yourselves;

Luke 22:18 - "for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of Elohim comes."

Luke 22:19 - And He took bread, gave thanks and broke [it], and gave [it] to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

This cup is the cup of the new covenant In His blood that is shed for us.

Matthew 26:27 - Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.

Matthew 26:28 - "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Now, the new covenant promises the following:

Jeremiah 31:34 - "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, `Know YAHWEH,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says YAHWEH. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."

So Yahushua's blood that we're partaking in spiritually speaking – Not literally – is in this fruit of the vine. That's why it's called the cup of the new covenant, because we enter in that new covenant through the partaking of the Messiah.

If you look in Scripture it says "the life is in the blood." Now, if the life is in the blood, then Yahushua's life is represented in His blood. Our faith in Messiah brings us to cleansing, to justification, no matter what our sins were. It does that through the blood of the Lamb. Ever heard of the term "blood of grapes?"

It was something that was actually seen even in the Old Testament. When Yahushua came, it made perfect sense that his blood would be represented through the blood of grapes. It's His blood that flows through us because He is the vine and we are the branches and we are the ones bearing the fruit.

When we bear fruit, it's because of the Messiah's blood, because of Him; He's the one giving us the fruit that we bear. Yahushua said:

John 15:2 - "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every [branch] that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Have you ever been pruned? When I was in Israel a few years ago, we were pruning some vines on Mt. Gerizim. When you're done pruning the vine, it looks like someone destroyed it. There's nothing left to it. The vine goes up, branches off, and there's a few nubs along it. You would think that you just destroyed the vine.

So when we are pruned it may look like there's no way we are ever going to bear fruit again. I got myself a pruning a few years ago. After I had pruned the vines in Israel, my life got pruned. I went on a sabbatical and it was an experience. Well, I thought the pruning was over for a while. But, I went on a ministry trip.

Just before I went on the ministry trip someone said to me as I was explaining this to him "do you know that there's something called a second pruning?" I replied "what? Did you say a second pruning? I haven't heard this one; tell me more."

I guess after the branches begin to grow, it becomes evident that there are some branches that are not going to bear any fruit, so they just cut those off and that way the fruit bearing branches will bear even more fruit. So, I got my second pruning and I'm still experiencing it to some degree.

But, you know, every year Israel will prune these vines prior to Passover. That's a lesson for us. We're bearing fruit here on the Earth and just because we're bearing fruit doesn't mean we won't get pruned. In fact, if we are bearing fruit we probably are going to get pruned so that we can bear even more fruit!

And that will glorify our Father in heaven. We are part of the body of Messiah; we partake of his bread; the blood of the grapes and we become connected to Him symbolically through that. So, praise Yahweh! Now, in Exodus chapter 12:

Exodus 12:46 - "In one house it shall be eaten; you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house, nor shall you break one of its bones.

Exodus 12:47 - "All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

So, they were instructed specifically not to break any of the bones of the Passover lamb. Why? Well, we find in John 19:

Very interesting. So it makes sense why Yahweh told them not to do that. Brothers, we're talking the detail here of even not having his bones broken! You can see Yahushua written all over the Passover. You can't escape it. He's written all over it! Now, they were told to eat the Passover in haste.

Exodus 12:11 - `And thus you shall eat it: [with] a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It [is] YAHWEH'S Passover.

So, the lamb itself is called "Passover." That's why the day itself is called "Passover," because that's when they killed the Passover. The Passover is the one who died for us; the Passover lamb is what died for the children of Israel and so Yahushua is our Passover.

They were told to eat it quickly because they were going to be departing from Egypt that night. Therefore, we also need to be quick to want to leave Egypt. That is, quick to leave the world and have a willingness to partake of the Passover lamb and trust that His blood is going to deliver us from Egypt – from this world, from death and damnation.

When we actually partake of the fruit of the vine and the unleavened bread, I actually instruct my family to eat it quickly. And we actually have a staff in our hand; a belt around our waist; sandals on our feet. And we're ready. Ready to leave this world and let Yahushua the Messiah come and take us to the promised land. Hallelujah!

Right? So, we eat it in haste! We readily accept our Passover Lamb, Yahushua. Through that we become unleavened.

Leviticus 23:5 - `On the fourteenth [day] of the first month at twilight [is] YAHWEH'S Passover.

Leviticus 23:6 - `And on the fifteenth day of the same month [is] the Feast of Unleavened Bread to YAHWEH; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.

Leviticus 23:7 - `On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.

Leviticus 23:8 - `But you shall offer an offering made by fire to YAHWEH for seven days. The seventh day [shall be] a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work [on it].'"

We're not priests; we don't offer offerings made by fire, but we do the rest. We get the leavening out of our house. We don't eat any leaven bread during the feast. We don't eat any leavening. No leavening is found in our house during the feast. Yahweh actually doesn't want to see any leavening during the feast in our homes. During this time.

Exodus 12:18 - `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.

Exodus 12:19 - `For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether [he is] a stranger or a native of the land.

Exodus 12:20 - `You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.'"

Exodus 12:16 - `On the first day [there shall be] a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation for you. No manner of work shall be done on them; but [that] which everyone must eat -- that only may be prepared by you.

So, whether you're a Gentile or whether you're an Israelite, you are going to eat unleavened bread – that's what it says here. I gave this last week and I'm going to give it once more. These are leavening agents that we need to avoid and not partake of:

Baker' yeast (yeast), Active dried yeast, Baking powder (sodium bicarbonate), Cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate), Sourdough, Ammonium carbonate, Ammonium bicarbonate, Potassium carbonate, Potassium bicarbonate, Dipotassium carbonate.

We want to keep the feast of Yahweh and get these leavening agents out of our houses, right? What's so beautiful is that it's the Messiah's blood and the partaking of Him that makes us unleavened. Therefore, we eat no leavening for seven days because we have Yahushua dwelling in us. Why is it seven days and not the whole year?

Again, this is all symbolically speaking. If you believe like I do, that there will be 7000 years of mankind on the Earth – from Adam till the time of the ending of the 1000 year reign – in which during this time, man will need the blood of the Lamb to cleanse him of his sin.

Hence, 7 days of the feast of unleavened bread; seven days manifesting 7000 years. We also partake of this “Blood of the lamb” with bitter herbs. “With bitter herbs you shall eat it.” I looked up the word in the Scriptures for bitter and it's the word “mer-ore,” which is basically myrrh. It's not horse radish its myrhh.

So we partake of the myrrh as part of our Passover service as well. Why myrrh? Why bitter herbs? I'm not sure because it doesn't specifically say, but we know the bitterness of sin, don't we? So, it's to remember the bitterness of that sin and the need for Yahushua to come and deliver us by the blood of the Lamb.

So, it's not all good. There are some things about it that are unpleasant and I can tell you myrrh is very very bitter. Through this we are brought out of Mitsrayim (Egypt).

Coming up on what's called 6th of April, take a look at your sunrise times and your sunset times in the last fourth of that time period will be the 9th, 11th, and 12th hours of the day. So, when you think of that, at the ninth hour of the day if you can remember take a moment and read this Scripture:

Matthew 27:46 - And about the ninth hour Yahushua cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My Elohim, My Elohim, why have You forsaken Me?"

Then read psalm 22; it's powerful.

Matthew 27:47 - Some of those who stood there, when they heard [that], said, "This Man is calling for Elijah!"

Matthew 27:48 - Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled [it] with sour wine and put [it] on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.

Matthew 27:49 - The rest said, "Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him."

Boy, they were really playing with fire, weren't they?

Matthew 27:50 - And Yahushua cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

That was his last breath. Yahushua was that spotless. The slain Lamb

Isaiah 53:7 - He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.

Isaiah 53:8 - He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

Isaiah 53:9 - And they made His grave with the wicked -- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor [was any] deceit in His mouth.

For the transgression of Yahweh's people He was stricken, yet, as we know, it pleased Yahweh to bruise Him. He became that sin offering. So brothers, we need to be very very thankful to Yahweh for what He has done for us and it all starts with recognizing who we are. Then we know how to thank him for it.

Through imagery and through analogies and this connection with Israel that He created. No pagan bunny rabbits and painted eggs. No! It's imagery He created that connect us to Him in a powerful way. That's Passover! That's Pesach! This new covenant through which we have our sins, our iniquity forgiven.

It says "their sin I will remember no more." Forgiveness of iniquity and blotting out of sin is very connected to the new covenant. That's exactly what Yahushua made possible for us; because we are Israel we become partakers of this covenant. Who's He making the covenant with? The house of Israel in those days, right?

Jeremiah 31:33 - "But this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says YAHWEH: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

So, as the nation of Israel we partake of the Messiah. I don't believe in killing a literal lamb. I believe that's wrong to do that; unless there is a context, you know, a priesthood; a Temple; sprinkling of the blood on the altar. That's the way it was done.

In Deuteronomy 16 He says “you may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates; you go To the place Yahweh chooses.”

Deuteronomy 16:5 - "You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates which YAHWEH your Elohim gives you;

Deuteronomy 16:6 - "but at the place where YAHWEH your Elohim chooses to make His name abide, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at twilight, at the going down of the sun, at the time you came out of Egypt.

And we read later that there the priest would do it. They would take their Passover lambs to Jerusalem and the person would slay the lamb. The priest would take the blood and sprinkle it on the altar and so, Yahushua, He being our Passover lamb was offered up already and it's through him that we are delivered and saved from death.

We are partakers of the new covenant and then we become unleavened, as it says:

1Corinthians 5:8 - Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.

We ought to keep the feast! It says so! Once we've been cleansed and washed of our sins His life is manifested – just like baptism. You don't say baptism is abolished because He came and died for our sins. Passover's not abolished because He died for our sins. He's revealed in it! He's glorified in it! He's pictured in it!

Therefore, it's not something we do away with, it's something we embrace as a wonderful illustration and picture of Yahushua the Messiah. After this we become baptized. We're going to talk more about baptism and Passover and things like this next week because we are running out of time.

We're going to continue this discussion on the Passover next week and I want to get more into the imagery here in the things that we need to do as believer's in Yahweh to prepare our hearts for Passover. Because we are called not to partake of this in an unworthy manner. So, we need to prepare our hearts for Pesach (Passover).

So, I want to continue talking about this; I want to talk more about baptism and how through baptism we are raised up with Him and He becomes us. It is no longer we who live but He who lives in us. Looking forward to sharing that in the next broadcast.

Until then my brothers and sisters if you want to watch such a Passover service, I actually have one posted on the website. On EliYah.com/passoverservice.html which is also linked from the main page.

You can watch how I've come to understand the Passover service and if you don't have anybody to meet with at home you can set the video in front of you or you can burn it to a DVD and just follow along. You can have the Passover service with me.

In the meantime, brothers and sisters may Yahweh bless you and may Yahweh have mercy on us all.