There are great lessons to be learned in the second Passover.
Both Passover and second Passover are about the personal redemption of a man and his family back to his heavenly Father. I find it very interesting that it is the only feast of Yehovah where we have a chance to become as “one born in the land” a second time, if we were unclean or on a journey (away from our family) in the first month.
The one thing that Yehovah promised Abraham over and over again was that his ‘seed’ would be united with the ‘land’. Passover is our one chance per year to become Abraham’s true ‘seed’, his heir; and we get two chances to do it. Israel’s seed, perversely known as “the children of Israel”, became as “one born in the land” by partaking in the Passover according to Yehovah’s ways just before they left Egypt and the great majority of them had never even seen the land. This is the “Born Again‘ experience!
Numbers Chapter Nine Describes This Second Passover
And Yehovah spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, let Israel’s seed [perversely known as “the children of Israel”] also keep the Passover at His appointed season. In the fourteenth day of this month, at evening, ye shall keep it in His appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.
And Moses spake unto Israel’s seed, that they should keep the Passover. And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that Yehovah commanded Moses, so did Israel’s seed.
And there were men, who were defiled by a dead body, that they could not keep the Passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day: and those men said unto him, ‘We are defiled by the dead body: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not bring an offering of Yehovah in its appointed season for Israel’s seed?’
And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what Yehovah will command concerning you. And Yehovah spake unto Moses, saying, ‘Speak unto Israel’s seed, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the Passover unto Yehovah. The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it.
But the man [eesh] who is clean, and is not in a journey, and refuses to keep the Passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of Yehovah in its appointed season, that man shall bear his sin. And if a Stranger [Ger] shall sojourn among you, and will keep the Passover unto Yehovah; according to the ordinance of the Passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger [Ger], and for him that was ‘born in the land‘ [Israel’s seed, the Ezrach]! (Num 9:1-14)
Passover and Second Passover Is Not A Seder Or A Foot-washing
Do we really believe that Yehovah does not change and that His word endures forever; or is it all just our lip service. I fear, for most (at least concerning Passover) it is the latter. even Yeshua, quoting Isaiah, said:
“Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of Elohim [the law-maker and Judge}, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups [your Seder, your communion, your foot-washing, your Easter]: and many other such like things you do. And he said unto them, full well you reject the commandment of Elohim, that you may keep your own traditions.” (Mar 7:6-9)
Passover And Second Passover Is Where A Man’s Sin Is Forgiven
I was writing about the man who refuses to keep the Passover a few days ago, making note that that man is to be cut off from among his people (Israel). But while I meditated on the verse as I was falling asleep I was shocked by what I had read. For this portion in Numbers chapter 9 (quoted above) said that man shall bear his own sin because He failed to keep the Passover.
Think about it! That means the man who keeps a Passover according to the ordinances of Yehovah then, will NOT bear his own sin.
And the man who refuses to keep the Passover each year is not allowed to remain as one of Yehovah’s people (Israel) and that man bears his own sin. That is not going to happen to me! How about you?
Passover is the Time Of Life, the time that the spiritual man is born.
Here is my Sabbath teaching on this subject.
Second Passover Observation
2N04 Numbers 7:9-14 – Second Passover Observation
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