Pesach - A Week Of Remembrance
(Pesach = Hebrew For Passover)
YeshaYah (Isaiah) 52: 7 How pleasant on the mountains are the feet of Him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings good news, who proclaims DELIVERANCE, who says to Tsiyon, "Your Elohim Reigns!"
vs. 8 The voice of your watchmen! They shall lift up their voices, together they SHOUT FOR JOY, because eye to eye they see THE RETURN OF YAHWEH to Tsiyon.
Notice that YHWH Himself returns to Tsiyon [Zion] at the advents of the Messiah. This is the message of YHWH the Messiah, the message of Luke 2:11 and others. (Peshitta Aramaic NT, Write us or see the www.JoyInTheWorld.info website for more info.)
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Yahrushalayim! For YHWH shall comfort His people, HE SHALL REDEEM YAHRUSHALAYIM.
10 YHWH shall lay bare His set-apart Arm in the eyes of all the nations. And all the ends of the earth shall see the deliverance of our Elohim.
11 Turn aside! Turn aside! Come out from there, touch not the unclean. Come out of her midst, be clean, you who bear the vessels of YHWH.
Where do we come out form on this Pesach (Passover) Exodus journey? Revelation 11:8 is our answer. "...The great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Mitsrayim [Egypt] (a.k.a. Babylon), WHERE ALSO THE MASTER WAS IMPALED"
This same call we see later on in the call to "Come out of her, My people" [Rev 18:4]
12 For you shall NOT come out [of spiritual Sodom and Mitsrayim] in haste, nor go in flight. For YHWH is going before you, and the Elohim of Yisrael is your rear guard.
Indeed, it is a PROCESS to come out of Egypt today; it is even a process just learning what to come out from!!!!! But we are doing it with YHWH's help, slow but sure. :-)
13 See, My Servant works wisely, He shall be exalted and LIFTED UP AND VERY HIGH.
Indeed, He shall be lifed up high, and already has been lifted up high; even much further than the stake!!! Yohanan (Jn) 12:32, 33. "And I, if I am lifed up FROM THE EARTH, shall draw ALL men unto Myself. This He said, signifying by what death He was about to die."
14 As many were astonished at You - so the disfigurement beyond any man's and HIS FORM BEYOND THE SONS OF MEN.
So be it! The Messianic Message, that His form is BEYOND the sons of men. MESSIAH IS MORE THAN A MAN. HalleluYAH!!!!!
15a. He shall likewise STARTLE MANY NATIONS. Sovereigns shut their mouths at Him, for what had not been recounted to them they shall see, and WHAT THEY HAD NOT HEARD THEY SHALL UNDERSTAND.
Today YHWH is pouring out upon us, a spirit of knowledge and understanding. Knowledge is being increased!!! Daniel 12:4. "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." This is happening TODAY!!! We are living in the latter times, nearing the time of the end, and of a NEW BEGINNING.
15b. Who has believed our report, and to whom has the arm of YHWH been revealed?
YHWH is asking this question of us TODAY, as we are observing Pesach; asking us to search our hearts that we do not partake of the emblems of His offering unworthily.
YeshaYah (Isa) 53:1 For He grew up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or splendour that wwe should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should desire Him -
vs 2 Despised and rejected by men, a man of pains and knowing sickness. And as one from whom the face is hidden, being despised, and WE DID NOT CONSIDER HIM.
3 Truly, HE HAS BORN OUR SICKNESSES AND CARRIED OUR PAINS. Yet we reckoned Him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted.
4 But HE WAS PIERCED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, He was CRUSHED FOR OUR CROOKEDNESS. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
5 WE ALL LIKE SHEEP HAD GONE ASTRAY, each one of us has turned to his own way. And YHWH has laid on Him the crookedness of us all.
6 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, but He did not open His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is slient, but He did not open His mouth.
7 He was taken from prison and from judgment. And as for His generation, who considered that He shall be cut off from the land of the living? FOR THE TRANSGRESSION OF MY PEOPLE HE WAS STRICKEN.
8 And He was appointed a grave with the wrong, and with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was deceit in His mouth.
9 But YHWH was pleased to crush Him, He laid sickness on Him, that when He made Himself an offering for guilt, He would see a seed, He would prolong His days, and the pleasure of YHWH prosper in His hand.
10 He would see the result of the suffering of His life and be satisfied. Through His knowledge My righteous Servant makes many righteous, and He bears their crookedness.
11 Therefore I give Him a portion among the great, and He divides the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His being unto death, and He was counted with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
1 Corinthians 5:7. Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump, as you are unleavened. FOR ALSO MESSIAH OUR PASSOVER WAS OFFERED FOR US.
8. So then let us observe the festival, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision. For the day of YHWH is near in the valley of decision." (Yoel 3:14) YHWH is calling us to REMEMBRANCE of the price which EmmanuEL paid for US; calling us to REPENTANCE so that he can blot out the remembrance of our sins with His offering of blood. Repentance means to TURN, and the call this Pesach season is to TURN from all manner of sin to WORSHIP YAH'shua Messi'YAH because of the price which He paid for us!
Shalom and Kavod Pesach. May you have a peacful and splendourous seven days of Passover and Chag HaMotzoh, Feast Of Unleavened bread.*
Shalom B'Shem Yahshua HaMoshiach
*Based on our observation (S. Central PA) and sightings of the new moon crescent and barley in Yahrushalyim, Abib 14 arrived the evening of 4/4/2004, Sunday evening, Roman time. This marks 4/5/04 (Monday) as being Passover day.
Our studies indicate that the Passover / Unleavened Bread celebration is a seven day event, Pesach marking the first day. For our year 2000 study of Passover, please see our article on Passover