Deuteronomy 16 And Passover

Deuteronomy 16, Passover, time of life, Deuteronomy 16:5, Exodus 12Deuteronomy 16 is about the feasts of Yehovah; but sadly, I doubt there is a single chapter in Torah that has done more to prevent people from Celebrating A True Passover than Deuteronomy 16.

In His instructions given to His men, while they were still in Egypt, Yehovah 4 times says that these instructions are for an everlasting ordinance throughout your generations.

‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to Yehovah throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. (Exo 12:14)

So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance. (Exo 12:17)

And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever. (Exo 12:24)

It is a night of solemn observance to Yehovah for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of Yehovah, a solemn observance for all Israel’s son/seed throughout their generations. (Exo 12:42)

Yet Yehovah’s called-out men are not supposed to keep the Passover today? Where else does Yehovah repeats Himself 4 times in the same chapter? I say – Ridiculous! If Yehovah’s men do not keep the Passover each year, they get kicked out of Israel and their sins remain on them. See Numbers 9.

Deuteronomy 16 Has Many Problems

Many do not understand that the instructions given to Israel in Deuteronomy are for us once we are in our land which has a place where Yehovah’s presence may be seen; AND they do not understand that much in Deuteronomy 16, including some things in 12, 14 and 15 are just flat-out perversions which do not agree with the rest of Torah. There are even mistakes in this first section of Deuteronomy 16 concerning Yehovah’s first appointment with His men, at His Passover each year.

Verse 2 says that Israel can take their slaughter (ze-vach) from the flocks (tze-on – sheep and goats) AND the herd.

And thou shall ze-vach the Passover to Yehovah,thy Elohim, from a tze-on or a  herd, in the place where Yehovah chooses to put His name. (Deu 16:2)

Yet, look what Yehovah says in Exodus.

Thy lamb shall be whole, a male of the first year. Thou may take it from the sheep or from the goats. (Exo 12:5)

Does Yehovah change? Can we also use cattle for Passover once we are in the land? Does it have to be a male; or can we now use a female animal as well? Is its age no longer important? Much of Deuteronomy is just not crisp in its instructions, and seems many times to be just plain wrong. But fortunately, while this is very disturbing, I take solace in knowing that all these instructions are for after we are in the land. And before that happens Yehovah’s watchmen (the 144,000 servants of Yehovah) will be able to give us the clarity we need; for they will all see eye to eye when Yehovah brings back Zion. Not to mention the Levites and the Priests who will also be able to give additional understandings once they are raised up from that same called-out group of servants when His temple is rebuilt.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “your Elohim reigns!” Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall see eye to eye when Yehovah brings back Zion. (Isa 52:7-8)

Here is yet another unclear passage. Those who came out of their Egypt, Israel, are to have a holy convocation on the 1st day of Unleavened Bread and on the 7th day. Exodus 12 says,

On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation for you. No manner of work shall be done on them; but that which everyone must eat–that only may be prepared by you. (Exo 12:16)

And Leviticus says,

On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is Yehovah’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Yehovah; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. But you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yehovah for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’ ” (Lev 23:5-8)

Yet Look What Deuteronomy 16 Has To Say

Six days thou shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a sacred assembly to Yehovah, thy Elohim. You shall do no work on it. (Deu 16:8)

What about the 1st day? How come we only eat unleavened bread for six days? Do we eat leavened bread on the 7th day?  Deuteronomy is not “crisp” in its instructions and it has many inaccuracies. Augh – I hate that!

And what about this location where Yehovah places His name?

We, Israelite men (with our families), were kicked out of the land because we failed to make Yehovah our only Elohim (lawmaker and judge) and went and served other elohim, the elohim of the nations. And when the ark of the testimonies left,  so did His visible presence on the earth. Show me, by His visible presence, where Yehovah resides today!

But Yehovah loves His Ezrach men who have left the kingdom of their birth and then, at Passover, have entered into covenant with Him. Concerning them He says.

Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, YET I SHALL BE A LITTLE SANCTUARY FOR THEM in the countries where they have gone.” ‘ Therefore say, ‘Thus says my master Yehovah: “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.” (Eze 11:16-18)

The place where Yehovah puts His name today is with His Ezrach men, Israel’s seed. Yehovah is not a “little sanctuary” for any of the Gentiles; and there are no Gentiles on His “do not destroy from the earth” list, for the last days. We either become His people or we will continue to be “dead men walking.”  This is why I put together my “Becoming as one born in the land” series and why I constantly write and talk about the Ger and the Ezrach.

You, my precious readers, will not be able to come before Yehovah in the last days and say “I never had a chance to learn how I could become Your spiritual seed and son;” because you did have the chance, but chose not to invest the time and energy to learn more than the doctrines and tradition that the Gentiles love so much; false images in their minds that they love even more than truth.

So much to learn, so little time.

Deuteronomy 16 and Passover

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