Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The MEAT of the Second Passover

There are some powerful scriptures which speak about the time we are in, but in order to understand it, you must have a grasp on certain things:
1. Messiah fulfills Torah. Those of you that have studied the Feasts(given in Leviticus 23)should understand how Yahshua fulfilled the Spring feasts(1st passover, unleavened bread, Firstfruits), how He will fulfill the Sabbath, etc. This fulfilling is part of the greater picture of heaven and earth coming together as ONE...ECHAD.
2. The parables that Yahshua taught are given in the Old testament. As He is the living Torah, He gave us examples of things He wanted to show us. One of the best examples is that of the marriage supper in Matthew 22. I would suggest you read that parable, then look upon 2Chronicles 29-31, with the thought in mind that another TWO WEEK festival that occurred in scripture was the marriage of Jacob to Leah and Rachel. The parable then combines both thoughts...the marriage party to the SECOND PASSOVER.
3. The command for the second passover is in Numbers 9. Notice it is for those who are UNCLEAN by contact with a dead body OR for those who have been on a FAR OFF JOURNEY, who could not observe the passover in the land at the appointed TIME.

With that general understanding, consider another observation: in the Book of Revelation, nothing is referenced to Egypt, at least that I can see(although some may say the 'plagues' have the 'style' to what was done in Egypt). However, there are NUMEROUS references to BABYLON, including the cry to COME OUT OF BABYLON, MY PEOPLE! The reason is that the final gathering before the 7th day sabbath is for the tribes that were SCATTERED into all different parts of the world.
Here are some passages to consider, and this first one is very important because it indicates a CHANGE in the understanding of the passover. Remember, Jeremiah wrote this for the EXILES who were thrown into the first Babylon:

Jer 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith YHWH.
Jer 23:2 Therefore thus saith YHWH Elohim of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith YHWH.
Jer 23:3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
Jer 23:4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith YHWH.
Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith YHWH, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Jer 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, YHWH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS(tzedek).
Jer 23:7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith YHWH, that they shall no more say, YHWH liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Jer 23:8 But, YHWH liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

As we've just come out of the 1st passover, the bold type should be echoing in your ears. Is Israel STILL saying about being brought out of Egypt? Is the MARRIAGE SUPPER now taking on NEW LIGHT? Jeremiah writes later on more about the coming out of Babylon....I would encourage you to read Jeremiah 31 in its entirety. Here is a portion of it....

Jer 31:6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto YHWH Elohim.
Jer 31:7 For thus saith YHWH; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O YHWH, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
Jer 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
Jer 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
Jer 31:10 Hear the word of YHWH, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
Jer 31:11 For YHWH hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
Jer 31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of YHWH, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
Jer 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
Jer 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith YHWH.....

Now, remember that its not about EGYPT ANYMORE?

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith YHWH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith YHWH:
Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith YHWH, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Jer 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know YHWH: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith YHWH: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Do we still have TEACHERS on every corner? So, is the NEW COVENANT been FULFILLED YET?
There is yet MORE to is scripture that I feel applies to TODAY, in the fact that the 'state of Israel' is NOT allowing true Torah/Yahshua believers into the land. This is a warning to THEM....

Mal 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and ADON (the Lord), whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith YHWH Tzevaot.
Mal 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
Mal 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto YHWH an offering in righteousness. Mal 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto YHWH, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
Mal 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith YHWH tzevaot.
Mal 3:6 For I am YHWH, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Mal 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith YHWH tzevaot. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
Mal 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Mal 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith YHWH tzevaot, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Mal 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith YHWH tzevaot.
Mal 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith YHWH tzevaot.
Mal 3:13 Your words have been stout against me, saith YHWH. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
Mal 3:14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before YHWH tzevaot?
Mal 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
Mal 3:16 Then they that feared YHWH spake often one to another: and YHWH hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared YHWH, and that thought upon his name.
Mal 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith YHWH tzevaot, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Mal 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

You are probably familiar with the part about the tithes given here, as most 'churches' use this passage to gain mammon in their collection plates. But hopefully, with some of what I've given you here, you can see that the tithe for YHWH is not of MONEY, but of BELIEVERS, those who FEAR HIM, and who think upon His NAME. This is the stick of EPHRAIM, which needs to come into the land. Then MESSIAH WILL APPEAR, because His BRIDE WILL BE READY.
Are you ready?


Alchemist2012 said...


Susan said...

Hi Michael,

I'm confused, I'm sorry, your post just wasn't clear to me. Are you saying you think the rapture is after the 1000 years but before the Gog/Magog battle....? and what are you saying the two battles are exactly? Could you say it so that even I can understand it? This is an area (Millenium) that I'm real weak on, so I relly have no clue what you are trying to say.

Thank you :)

Also, could you explain why you call Jesus Yah? Where is He called that? Have have heard the name YHWH, but not Yah, where does that originate?

Susan said...

Oops, posted it on the wrong post, I'll see if I can get it onto the right one....