Updated: May 19
What is the significance of Passover?
In Exodus 12, we see YAH restarting time for the Israelites after bringing them out of bondage. The first month is Abib, which is springtime. Sheep were usually born between November and March, so it would make sense for baby lambs to be sacrificed in the month of Abib.
The Hebrew word for Passover is Pecach, which means Passover, sacrifice, paschal lamb, sacrificial lamb. This is a reference to Cain and Abel in Genesis 4. The blood of the lamb is the covering so that you will be passed over by the death angel.
How to keep Passover according to statute
On the 10th day, take an unblemished male lamb of the first year and keep it until the 14th day of the month. It will be killed by the whole assembly that evening. They had to strike the blood of the lamb on two side posts and the upper door post. They were then instructed to roast the lamb with fire and serve it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Nothing was to be left until the morning and whatever was left had to be burned with fire. They had to eat the meal fully dressed with staffs in hand indicative of eating it in haste. According to Torah, Yisrael is the Passover Lamb. Yisrael is YAH's first fruits, Jeremiah 2:3.
3 Israel was holiness unto the Lord, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the Lord.
According to the New Testament, Christ is the Passover Lamb and Yisrael is the first fruits to be harvested, the wheats and the tares, and must live without leaven, or sin.
What would happen if commandments weren't kept according to statutes?
In 1 Samuel 15:22, we know that obedience is better than sacrifice.
22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
YAH is supposed to be able to walk amongst us and dwell amongst us. The deliverance we are waiting for is for us to be taken out of the house of bondage.
Yawitazah & Dejyah contributed this article.
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