(EXODUS 10:1-13:16) Week 15
BO: GO The Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them.”
QASHAH: HARDENED – CRUEL – STUBBORN Describing the deep heart-throb of Pharaoh! Adonai prophesied that Pharaoh would react cruelly and stubbornly, because of the inner condition of his heart. Adonai sees us from the inside-out.
CHOCHEK: TOTAL DARKNESS, OBSCURITY Describes the three days of the plague of total darkness. (Darkness one could feel) A darkness one can feel is a punishment. This is a foreshadowing of eternal darkness and separation from Adonai, for those whose hearts remain stubbornly resistant to the Lord and His truth and love.
MAGGEPAH: PLAGUE The Hebrew word plague means to strike, to smite, to slaughter.
Moses and Aaron invoked the Mitzrayim! Moses and Aaron, the prophets of God, acted in behalf of YHVH, completely covered by His power and protection as they served under God’s authority during the judgement period of Egypt.
AVIV: SPRING The original word for the first month of the Jewish calendar, which commemorates the deliverance of the Hebrew nation along with a “mixed multitude” of Egyptians who obeyed the instructions from Adonai by the sacrifice of the lamb and its blood on their doorposts. This was an obedience in the HEARTS of the people. The blood covered the doorposts of their homes and their hearts for Adonai. To commemorate this faith in action, God used Passover as the beginning of the journey for the new Nation of Israel, with a new Calendar as the sign of a new beginning as His nation.
ROSH CHODASHIM: AVIV The first physical month of the Hebrew Calendar. (The Head of the Months) now termed NISAN.
The important first month of the Jewish Calendar commemorates the blood atonement sacrifice of the spotless lamb, and the passing over of the Angel of the Lord during the tenth plague. This life for life principal was fulfilled once and for all, in the sacrificial atoning death of Se Ha Elohym, Lamb of God.
MATZAH: Unleavened Bread (Leaven means Yeast) Yeast is a symbol of sin because of the character of yeast; it grows and spreads! Unleavened bread is a symbol of how fast the new nation of Israel had to prepare the Passover Meal and eat it, while standing! This meal was a symbol of partaking of the sinless life of the little lambs; the foreshadow of the Se Ha Elohym!
RA’AH: Evil The Hebrew word for Evil is similar to Egypt’s sun god: Amon-Ra
SHARAV: Hebrew for Desert Storm or the type of storm bringing in the Locust Swarms in Egypt.
MARROR: BITTER HERBS (Parsley-like greens) A symbol of the bitterness of slavery in Egypt! Marror is on every Passover Seder table.
SE HA ELOHYM: LAMB OF GOD On Passover night, the sacrifice of the little lambs was the first commanded sacrifice by Adonai to the new Nation of Israel, as part of their covenant worship, into eternity.
PIDYON HA BEN: First – Born Male Redemption The Passover Night was the redeeming of the first-born sons saved out of every obedient household of Israel and all who would obey! The Hebrews were not immune to the last plague! They had been blessed to witness their protection from the other 9 plagues, BUT ON THE 10th STRIKE, ALL HAD TO MAKE A CHOICE TO OBEY ADONAI!
THIS WAS A CHOICE! All of Egypt was included in this protective command to slay the lamb and smear its blood over their doorposts as a sign of the new covenant relationship with Adonai. This is why there was a mixed multitude at the rear of the guard who followed the new Nation of Israel into the Red Sea! The first-born son of each Hebrew home was pledged as a priest to Adonai. This promise is linked historically throughout the scriptures of all the patriarchs and their sons and is a foreshadow of the First-born Son of God, sacrificed for all of mankind. (Jesus, our Kohen Ha Gadol or Great High Priest)
We are the MIXED MULTITUDE! Unless you find Jewish blood in your ancestry, you are part of the mixed multitude or Gentile believers. (The Wild Olive Branch) Hebrews 11:21-24!
The Great Exodus: The Israelites left Egypt in a hurry. They were EXPULSED from Egypt by Pharaoh! 600,000 Israeli males, plus their wives, children, and the mixed multitude of new believers in Adonai, out of the culture of Egypt and all who belonged to them.
NISSAN 14: The day the Passover lamb was to be slain, and its blood smeared on the doorposts and lintels, (top, and the sides) of every Hebrew door, and all who would agree and obey God’s command! Nisan 14 is the day of PASSOVER! The angel of the Lord (Yeshua Incarnate) passed over those homes and did not bring death into their lives…but protected LIFE. Remember, Passover is a foreshadow of Yeshua’s implementation of Adonai’s wrath in the Alcharit Hayamim or End of Days!
Ritually, the head of households conducted each detail for the Passover directives by Adonai.
- The FATHER chose a spotless lamb to be the sacrifice for their family
- The FAMILY cared for the lamb, shared the love of it, grieved over its coming sacrifice
- The MOTHER prepared the Passover meal of Unleavened bread (pierced and broken pieces) that she served to her family, along with the partaking by the entire household of their family lamb, slain and poured out, its blood covering their household door…and then taken in and eaten by each person in the house…eaten with tears of sorrow for the sacrifice of the spotless lamb, which was the redemption from death of their first born sons.
The Passover Meal: Unleavened bread, roasted lamb, bitter herbs
“You shall observe this rite as a statute for you and for your sons forever”.
Please Consider: Are we, as The Wild Olive Branch, to observe Passover each year?
May we see with new eyes, the love of God and His overarching good plans for the sons of Isra’el and the Nation of Israel. Through Isra’el the whole world will be blessed!
May we see with new eyes, the impact of Passover and the symbolic shadow of Yeshua in the little lambs of Passover. The Last Supper, as churches refer to it today, was the final Passover Seder Meal in the upper room, for Yeshua before his crucifixion.
Please Consider: Jesus, Se Ha Elohym or Lamb of God, could hear the sounds of the lambs in the Temple being slaughtered as he hung on the cross, slaughtered for the sins of the world. It was the Passover Celebration on that day, and like the perfection in Adonai’s word, the timing of the crucifixion was perfectly aligned with the slaughter of the Temple Lambs for the Sins of Israel!
Hinei Se Ha Elohym ha-nosei et chatat ha’olam…
Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. (John 1:29)
HAFTARAH (Old Covenant) READING: Jeremiah 46:13-28: Don’t be afraid Ya’akov my servant”, says Adonai, “For I am with you.” “I will finish off all the nations where I have scattered you. However, I will discipline you as you deserve, but not completely destroy you.”
The Lord is in control of all the nations! He is King, of all nations! This portion in Jeremiah exhorts the Nation of Israel to FEAR NOT for the Lord will SAVE THEM from their scattering, and RETURN THEM to the Covenant land of Jerusalem. Shalom Israel!
BRIT CHADASHAH (New Covenant) READING: Luke 22:7-30; Cor. 11:20-34: The THIRD Cup of Redemption or the Inaugural Cup of the NEW Covenant, is identified by Yeshua as: The fulfillment of his shed blood for the sins of the world.
The act of smearing sacrificial blood of the lamb around the door posts of each home is linked to the New Covenant Faith in the shed blood of Yeshua, to save mankind from the second death and ensure eternal life by the redemptive sacrifice of Yeshua’s life, for our lives.
(The Life for Life principle!)
“This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me”. Likewise, He took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death, until he comes.” 1 Cor. 11:23-26