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Christ, God's Passover is the Unleavened Bread of Heaven.

Love/Agapao covers the multitude of sins.

The wise of heart, will hear the whole of the matter, before coming to a final conclusion.  (See Proverbs 18 verse 13.)

Menu of God's Passover 

  1. The First and the Last Adam. The Truth of the Infinite God Almighty that is Passed Over in the finite mind of man.

  2. Ground Work with Weed Puling.

  3. The Removal of Chometz (Yeast).

  4. The Preparation for the Passover for the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  At His last Passover Seder with His Jewish disciples, Jesus/Yeshua participates fully in the Jewish Feast and closes the old Covenant in the blood of animals; for while His disciples were yet eating the Passover, Jesus institutes God's New Covenant in His Flesh and Life Blood.

  5. Confusion in the Preparations. There are two preparations for the Jewish Feast. The first was for the Lord's Passover (the lamb).  The second was for the presentation offering of the people on the following day after the slaying of the Passover (lamb).

  6. Jesus Christ, The Crucified Unleavened Bread of our Passover.  To fulfill His Word, the True Bread of Heaven, the Christ of God, the Son of Man must be in the grave 3 days and 3 nights, and not the 2 and a half days that are determined from good Friday. For Jesus/Yeshua to arise in Triumph on the morning of the first day of the week, then He would have been crucified to death on the 5th day (Thursday) of the week.  The Truth of God trumps the trite human tradition of a Friday crucifixion, death and burial of Christ Jesus.

  7. John's Gospel has no conflict with the Synoptic Gospels

The First and the Last Adam

The first Adam, being made or created to be a son of God, committed high treason against his Maker, and brought the seed of death to all of his generational seed of mankind.  Rebellious sin was conceived in the mind and heart of Adam, and now the love of God was displaced with Adam's own self satisfaction, being set first.  Adam's self conceived rebellion also caused all of his prodigy to be born into the same confused nature of self determination over what the individual chooses to believe what is good or evil, for self's own gratification. 

However the Second or the Last Adam, is the Word of Yahweh God, and that True Seed of the Almighty was conceived in the ovum of the Hebrew virgin Mary, who was of the pure genetic lineage of the first Man/Adam. (See Isaiah 7 verse 14.) And the Word of God was made flesh, and was fully Man.  In the genetic order of the first Man, Jesus would also have had the free will of a Man, nevertheless, the incarnate Jesus/Yeshua Loved and trusted His Holy Father God Almighty, perfectly, even unto submitting His Own Will in total obedience to His Father's Will that brought Jesus to a sacrificial death on the cross for the Salvation of corrupted humanity.  (See Isaiah 53 verse 10 thru 12.)

The first Adam, in his rebellion against His Maker, made all of mankind enemies of God.  The last Adam, Jesus the Christ of God, Who was sinless, gave Himself as a sin and peace offering to God, for the sake of all of sinful humanity.  The only God of the Living, gave proof of His absolute satisfaction with Christ's perfect atoning sacrifice of His Agapao/Love, by bodily resurrecting the Son of Adam, the Christ of God, in glorious victory over our rebellious sin with its affixed death sentence.   God has accepted Jesus Christ, the Man, the Last Adam, as a piece offering to God; for God the Father offered His only begotten Son as His own offering of mercy to make a Way of Peace to those who would accept His Peace Offering (Chagigah) that is in the Person of Christ Jesus.  Jesus, the Incarnate Son of the first Man/Adam, was before all time, the undefiled Word of His Father God, Who created all things very good.  Now as the Word of God made the flesh of Adam, Jesus/Yeshua has with His perfect obedience of Love for His Father, brought forth a New Creation of Life with His resurrection by God's Spirit, and as such, is the First Fruit of the new order of Man.  The Holy Spirit of the Living God has seeded His Word of Salvation, within the soul of those who would have repentance towards God, and would live by faith within the New Covenant Grace of their Savior, the Prince of Peace. (See Acts 20 verse 21.)

Ground Work with Weed Pulling.

God is not the author of confusion, but the Author of Peace, as [Peace within His Word should be reigning] in all the churches/ecclesia of the saved (1st Corinthians 14 verse 33.) Who then is the author of confusion and the breeder of lies?  If you know of this entity, then what other handles is this author of confusion known by?  If any person is a party to, or a conveyor of confusion, even unknowingly, then that person's mind would be in collusion with the source of confusion?  If we are not having True Communion with the Prince of Peace and with each other in participating in the True Bread of Life, then every form of confusion is reigning, both in the pulpit, and with the people of the pews.  Confusion with its gross errors, brings divisions of unbelief in the Truth of the Word of God.  However the incarnate Christ of God, as the Son of Man, is One Essence of Heart with His Father God, and prays to this end: And the Glory which Thou has given to Me, I have given them that they may be one. even as We are One.  I in them and Thou in Me(See John 17 verse 22 thru 23.) Hear again Paul's exhortation that speaks of this One Essence: Now I beseech you, brethren, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. (1st Corinthians 1 verse 10.) With the seeding of confusion in the flesh of the mind of man, the enemy has deceptive pathways with stumbling blocks that disrupt the mind of even the saved.

Now, to the point of the controversy with its confusion.  There have been in yester years, and today, pious individuals, Christian Jew and Gentile alike, who, with their human understanding of language, culture and the scriptures, have thought and taught that in God's Sovereignty,  the Lord, Jesus/Yeshua would have abrogated or circumvented Passover with its conjunction with God's Torah appointed  Feast of Unleavened Bread.  To justify their human logic, these bright individuals have reasoned that the Lord Jesus/Yeshua, would have been crucified on the 14th of Abib/Nisan, at the same time when the Passover lambs were being slaughtered.  So then, from their logical point of view, it is reasoned that for the Lord Jesus Christ to commemorate His last supper on earth, He would have had to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread at the sunset close of the beginning of the 14th of Abib/Nisan, 24 hours earlier than the celebratory Feast of the Passover with the Jew's permanent Feast of Unleavened Bread.  With such reasoning, there are many church leaders that erroneously believe and teach that Christ would have instituted His Supper of His Father's Grace, on a different day and with the forbidden leavened bread, thereby breaking the Law of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Commanded by the Word of YHVH God for the children of Israel  

We can appreciate the zeal of the authors of error, but the whole assumed concept is a gross misrepresentation of scriptures that creates holes in the continuity of the writings of the Gospel accounts that cannot be filled with the distorted zeal of the interpreters.  You cannot rip away the fabric of any one of the Gospel accounts, to piecemeal together snippets of selected script, and then with twisted commentary, justify a position of error.  In our minds of flesh, we are all leavened little gods, and will justify our errors with more puffed up errors, and the cycle of confusion continues.

For beginning clarity, the First Month of the Lord's lunar calendar year was called Abib, and then many years later and after the Babylonian captivity, the first month became known as the Babylonian month of Nisan.  Also, a day of the Lord begins at evening when the sun goes down (approximately 6:00 PM) and that day would end at the following evening sun set (approximately 6:00 PM) with the beginning of another day. (See Genesis 1 verse 3 thru 5.)

At this point within our defense of the Word of God, it is important that the instructions for the Torah's prerequisite Feast of the Jewish Passover with Unleavened Bread, would be known in its completeness, with the understanding that God's New Covenant Word would be totally fulfilled in Jesus Christ/Yeshua haMashiach.  God does not change His Covenant Word of Justification and Sanctification of man-kind, just to accommodate the persons that give birth to ill-conceived assumptions!

The King James Version, along with some other English bible translations, have the passover lambs killed "in the evening", as they transliterate the Hebrew language with: And you shall keep it (the lamb) until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole congregation shall kill the lamb ?in the evening?. (Exodus 12 verse 5.) There is ambiguity in this translation leading to confusions in timeliness; where as the translated word "in" according to Strong's Concordance, is the Hebrew Word  "beyn" meaning "between" the evenings. The following text is taken from the Jubilee Bible, because it tends too a more correct understanding of the killing of the lambs allowing time for the Passover Feast with Unleavened Bread that would soon follow at sun down during the evening change to the 15th day of Abib. The lamb shall be without blemish, a male of one year; ye shall take it out from the sheep or from the goats; and ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month, and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it 'between the two evenings'. (Exodus 12 verse 5 thru 6.) Leviticus chapter 23 verse 5 in the Septuagint, transliterated into English, would also confirm that the two evening are between the hours of the evening of the 14th and the evening of the 15th of Abib, for:  In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evening times is the Lord’s Passover

The male lambs, to be for the Passover would naturally have been slaughtered in the day light hours between the rising of the sun until 3PM of the 14th day of the first month of Abib/Nisan. The timing was appropriate for the slaying of the Passover so that slain lamb would be eaten with the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  This Feast would occur during the beginning evening hours of the 15th day of Abib/Nisan.  Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them: Draw out and take of you a lamb and "kill the Passover". Thou shall eat no leavened bread with it; [the it is the  sacrificed lamb or Passover.]  (See Exodus 12 verse 21 thru 22.). Thou shall therefore sacrifice the Passover unto the Lord thy God, [out] of the flock and the herd, in the place which the Lord shall choose to place His name there. (Deuteronomy 16 verse 2 thru 3.) From rightly dividing scripture, we can deduct from Moses' command that the lamb when it is slain for the Feast is now called the Passover, whose sacrificial blood and flesh is tied to the whole event of the Lord's angel of death passing over the marked homes of the Israelites. The Passover is the lamb that was slain, and not the event when the lamb was slain. Witness again in the following scriptures: And it shall come to pass when you come into the land which the Lord will give you according as He has promised, that you keep this service. Then when your children shall say unto you: What mean you by this service?  You shall say: It is the sacrifice of the Lord's Passover, Who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt; (See Exodus 12 verse 25 thru 28.)

The Scriptures in Numbers 33 verse 2 thru 3 would also legitimize our thoughts on the timing of the Feast when we understand that the Passover is interpreted to be the slaughtered lamb rather than the day itself: And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the Lord -- And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month, on the morrow after the [slaughter] of the Passover [lamb], the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians

You shall also observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this "very day" I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a permanent ordinance(Exodus 12 verse 17.) The observance of the Passover with Unleavened Bread is set in the very day that the Lord delivered Israel from the house of Egyptian bondage. That very day of deliverance is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and in the Lord's Calendar is the 15th of Abib/Nisan, and not the 14th.

Witness God's Command for all of Israel: In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. (Exodus 12 verse 17 thru 18.) Seven Days shall you eat unleavened bread: even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses.  The evening of the first day of the 14th of Abib, is when the yeast was forbidden and removed from each house hold.  Then on the same day of the 14th, a portion of unleavened dough, was baked or pan fried sufficient for the households need for that day of fasting, and more specifically for the coming evening Feast of the Passover of Unleavened Bread that God had commanded Israel to eat on the full moon of the 15th day of the first month of Abib/ Nisan.  The rest of the unleavened dough was to be suffient for the six following days until the evening of the 21st day of Abib/Nisan. From the 15th day until the 21st day is Seven Days.

So then, God's Passover is a Feast with Unleavened Bread that begins at the sunset close of Abib the 14th, which immediately became Abib the 15th, the evening of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  The Feast of Unleavened Bread would always begin with a full moon and would end seven days later at the High Sabbath evening of the 21st of Abib.  Please observe in the scripture text that the Lord God brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt in the day light of the High Sabbath Feast day, before the evening of the 16th day of Abib.  Again the 15th of Nisan, is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread as it is tied to the Passover/lamb. God Almighty declares that the Feast of Unleavened Bread is to be observed as a permanent ordinance, and not the slaying of the animal Passover lamb. God's new permanent covenant is coming, for that covenant was already conceived before the foundation of the World. (See Jeremiah 31 verse 31 thru 36.) The 15th of the first month/Abib is God's High Sabbath Passover day, and not on the 14th when both the multitude of lambs were being slain, and the unleavened bread was being prepared for the evening High Sabbath Feast of the 15th of Abib/Nisan.  At His Passover Table of Unleavened Bread, Jesus/Yeshua the Messiah, initiates a new Covenant with His Body sealed in His Life Blood.

The Removal of Chometz (Yeast)

Jesus/Yeshua, is the incarnate Christ of Holy, Holy, Holy God Almighty, and is not yeasted bread with puffed up holes in the essence of His Being.  The Messiah is the One Living True Bread of Heaven, and at His Father's will, the Word came down from on high, to humbly be born of the seed of a Hebrew virgin woman, and became the Son of Adam/Man.  This Son of Adam was full of the Spirit of Grace and Truth, for in His incarnate conception, He was in the likeness of His Father God, and yet as the last genetic Man was in the form or image of sinful flesh.  The first Adam revealed his lack of love for Elohim which brought forth the corruption of sin into death, while the second Adam, Jesus Christ, God's Passover, Loved His Father God Perfectly and was obedient even unto death.  God was well pleased with the Perfection of the Love of the incarnate Son of Man, and brought forth in Christ's resurrection from the dead, Life to those of human kind who would believe in the Truth, the Way and the Life of men that is Christ Jesus.

The Passover/lamb with the Feast of Unleavened Bread, became a Feast of great celebration for Israel, for it commemorated that day of Abib/Nisan the 15th, when Israel was delivered by the Hand of God from Egypt's slavery.  The preparation, for that day of God's Passover, began early on the evening of Abib/Nisan the 14th, and required that all of the yeast (leaven, Chometz) would be physically removed from the dwellings of the Israelites.  Then after the removal of the leaven, and the baking of the bread without the yeast, there were the many lambs that were to be slain in the mid-afternoon of Abib/Nisan the 14th.  One lamb for each household.  Then the blood of each innocent lamb was applied with a branch of hyssop on the lintel and two door post of the entrances of Israel's dwellings, so that the angel of death when seeing the blood of the lamb, would pass over the occupants.  However, in the climax of God's 10th judgment against the idolatrous sins of Egypt, if the sign of the lamb's blood was not on the entrance of any home, then the first born male of that house was slain by the angel of death during the darkness of Abib/Nisan the 15th. 

In the finality of God's judgment's against Egypt's slavery to idolatry, the first born male of Egypt, and the strength of the house of Ham, was slain during the evening of the day of God's Passover that occurred on Abib/Nisan the 15th, and secured the release of Israel from the slavery of Egypt in the latter part of that day and before the evening of the next day. 

Consider that the evening of the 15th, when the sun went down, would have extended beyond 12:00 Midnight: For it came to pass that at midnight the Lord smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh; etc. (See Exodus 12 verse 29.) Beginning at midnight, of the 15th of Abib/Nisan, the angel of the Lord would have passed over the houses of Israel that were sealed in the blood of the passover lamb, as the angle proceeded to bring sin's destruction of death to the first born males within the houses of Egypt. Perhaps with the exception of Pharaoh's first born son, the total discovery of all of the first born of Egypt having been slain, probably did not take place until the morning sun had begun to shine. 

Now in God's final judgment for all of the world's slavery to sin, the First Born of God's creation, His only begotten Son, Yeshua/Jesus, conceived as the Son of Man/Adam, was slain on the cross, in the afternoon darkness of the 15th of Abib/Nisan, to secure the greater deliverance and release of all of the slaves of sin and death, who would follow in the Faith of the Lord our Righteousness. 

The first logical thought that should definitely be established in our minds, is that the Jewish Man of Hebrew Blood, Jesus the Messiah and Word of God, Who knew not the leaven/yeast of sin, would not have broken with God's law of the Feast of Unleavened Bread with God's Passover.  Jesus, the True Unleavened Bread of Heaven would not have breached God's Covenant Word with the Jews.  Neither would the Lord Jesus Christ cause His own Jewish disciples to break God's Commands in the Torah, concerning Yahweh's established Feast with Unleavened Bread. (See Exodus 12 verse 14 thru 20.) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I AM not come to destroy, but to fulfill. (Matthew 5 verse 17.) To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the Truth.

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty does not ever break Covenant with His Word of Truth, for God's beginning Covenant Word is immutable, and the One Holy God Almighty is One with His Holy Word, for He was the True Unleavened Bread of Heaven that His Holy Father Yahweh would send to be conceived within the genetic flesh of Adam.  That which Elohim proclaimed in the Garden of Eden, He brought to pass exactly as He said He would: (See Genesis 3 verse 15.) Christ Jesus, the incarnate Son of Man, was born of the genetic seed of a virgin woman, from the preceding Hebraic generations of the first Adam.   Simple logic would deduct that it would make no sense that the Christ of God, as the Son of Man, knowing that He is facing the brutality of the cross for the sins of mankind, would now fail in the least of the Law and break Covenant with God's Torah that reveals the Holy One of God's True Passover. Not one jot or title will pass from the law until all is fulfilled.  When coming to the finish line, how could the Holy Word of God, fail to finish His Perfect Work of Agapao/Love and trusting obedience that His Father had sent Him to fulfill?  Every one that is of the Truth hears My Voice. I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life of men. No one comes to the Father but by Me.

According to the Mishna, leaven (Chometz) was permitted on the day of Nisan the 14th, thru the early hours of 10:00 or 11:00 A.M. in the morning.  The multitude of lambs apparently were slaughtered later in the day after all of the leaven had been removed from the households of Israel.  Now if the Christ of God would have been crucified on Nisan the 14th, at the third hour of the preparation day, 9:00 A.M. our time. then God would have set an illegal precedence in allowing for the violation of His own Torah command of Exodus 23 verse 18: Thou shall not offer the blood of My Sacrifice with leavened bread:  Neither shall the fat [choice part] of MY SACRIFICE remain until the morning. The evening and the morning constituted a day.  And again we see in another chapter the same Word of YHVH God given in Exodus 34 verse 25: Thou shall not offer the Blood of MY SACRIFICE with leaven.  The false assumptions of the human mind discredits the Truth of the Word of God.  Jesus Christ is the Truth, and the Master of His disciples, therefore, it is impossible that the Lord would have desecrated the Divine proclamation, by leading His disciples into gross violation of God's established Word, by celebrating the Feast of God a day earlier than what YHVH had designated.  The day of the Feast of Passover with Unleavened Bread was set by the Word of God as an ordinance, occurring at the latter hours of the day of Nisan the 14th becoming the evening of the beginning of the 15th day of Abib/Nisan.  "Three times thou shall keep a feast unto Me in the year.  Thou shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days, as I Commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib: for in it you came out from Egypt: And none shall appear before Me empty." (Exodus 23 verse 14 thru 15.)

The Gospel of Luke confirms the absolute significance of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and how God's Passover is tied to the first day of the seven day Feast, and not how the seven day feast is tied to the prior one day of the slaughter of the lambs.  Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. (Luke 22 verse 1.) Then came the day of the Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed.  Yes, the Passover lamb would be killed, but the unleavened bread must also be prepared and baked without the yeast that was forbidden within that day and the following 7 days. And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying: Go and prepare for us the Passover that we may eat. (See Luke 22 verse 7 thru 8.) The Gospel of Matthew concurs: Now the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him: Where will you have us to prepare for you to eat the Passover(See Matthew 26 verse 17 thru 19.)

Your glorying is not good.  Know you not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. (See 1st Corinthians 5 verse 6 thru 7.) You can not take the least little bit of yeast out of the dough once it is there.  The flesh of our being is leavened with sin's corruption. Save for the incarnate Son of Man, sin, like yeast, resides in the corrupted flesh of all of mankind, but the Body of Christ Jesus did not see corruption, for He overcame mankind's sin, with the perfection of His Love, and was Holy Resurrected, as the Son of Adam/Man, through the Holy Spirit of the Eternal Life of His Father God Almighty.  Humanity's flesh is totally corrupted with the law of sin and death, with no redeeming qualities what so ever.  For human kind to live, the soul must be born brand new from the Spirit of God that raised up Jesus the Christ of God.  The soul can be born again, but their remains the unruly mind of flesh of human kind that needs sanctification through God's Spirit of Grace and Life that resides in Jesus Christ, the risen Son of Man/Adam.

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump [of dough], as you are [to be] unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: (See 1st Corinthians 5 verse 6 thru 7.)

The leaven of sin can not be the driving force in our lives, for even Christ Jesus is our Unleavened Passover Bread that is sacrificed for us. The heart's repentance from sin is a prerequisite before we partake of God's Gift of Righteousness in Christ Jesus. (See 1st Corinthians 11 verse 27 thru 30.)

So then, Jesus Christ, the True Bread of Heaven, as the Son of Man, did not violate one jot or tittle of the Torah nor the Words of the prophets!  Jesus the Messiah, is the True Bread, the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, Who came down to be born of the flesh of Man/Adam, and as the only begotten Son of God, He would fulfill the Will of His Father.  Yes, Jesus Christ is as an innocent lamb God's Passover that is led to the slaughter, but He is our daily Unleavened Bread of Life! 

The Preparation for the Passover for the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

And when the hour was come, He (Jesus) sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.  And He said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover (lamb) with you before I suffer:  For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. (Luke 22 verse 14 thru 16.)

As His time drew near, the Lord speaks of eating this specific Passover:  With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. Let us remember again that the literal Passover is the sacrificed lamb of the old covenant that the Lord Jesus desires to eat with his disciples.   Jesus/Yeshua, the Hebrew Son of Man/Adam, would fulfill precisely the whole heart of the Torah, as required by the Almighty's instructions given to all of Israel.   Not one jot or tittle will fail.   The Commands of the old Covenant must be fulfilled, and are totally fulfilled in Christ Jesus, the Hebrew Son of Man as He eats with His disciples the prepared Passover (lamb) at the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Now, the former Covenant is brought to an end, for God's final Passover, Jesus/Yeshua, inaugurates at His Passover Table His Father's New Covenant in His Blood, as spoken by the prophet Jeremiah. (See Jeremiah 31 verse 31 thru 36.)

While Jesus, the Christ of God was living on the earth, as the last genetic Son of Adam, He was physically present with His disciples, and spoke the Covenant Words and Salvation Doctrine of His Father: For indeed the Holy Spirit of His Holy Father God was leading without measure His Word that is within His only Begotten and Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. 

The setting now is the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.  The Lord, in speaking to His disciples, had just finished given warnings of the signs and severe distresses that would come upon the world before His return.  But now the hour of Christ's Passover is fast approaching, and the Lord Jesus/Yeshuah prepares His disciples saying: You know that after two days is the Feast of the Passover, and [then] the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified(Matthew 26 verse 2.) Mind you, this is the Feast, as in the eating of the Passover lamb and the provisions that the Lord our Passover is speaking about.  It should be apparent, from this conjoined sentence with the conjunction "and, a transliteration of the Greek conjunction kai", that the Lord is betrayed, and then is crucified after the meal of the Feast of Passover and certainly not before the Christ of God had fulfilled the heart of the Torah.  Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover [lamb] must be killed.  Then Jesus sent Peter and John, saying Go and prepare us the Passover meal, that we may eat. (See Luke 22 verse 7 thru 16.)

We continue with the Lord's final feast in the eating of the Passover (lamb) with Unleavened Bread, and the additional preparations that was custom to the table that Jesus made through His disciples:  Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread [speaking of Nisan the 14th and the removal of leaven] the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to 'eat' the Passover?  And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near; I AM to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples. The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover. (Matthew 26 verse 17 thru 19.)  We remind you again the Passover is the slain lamb that is to be eaten, and not a feast day.  The Feast that is spoken of, is that of Unleavened Bread.

The disciples prepared the Passover with the accustomed details for the Feast of Unleavened Bread; and not another beforehand dinner feast, as the misinformed have presented.  Part of the preparation for the Feast of Unleavened Bread was to see that all of the natural leaven was removed from the house before the noon day of Nisan the 14th.  Thou shall not offer the Blood of My Sacrifice with leaven/yeast; neither shall the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left unto the morning.  (Exodus 34 verse 25.) There was to be no leaven present what so ever that would adulterate the blood of God's sacrificed Passover.  The yeast, representing sin, was to be found and removed in repentance to God.   And so in the Lord's Passover Table of our fellowship, neither was there to be any leaven/yeast in the Communion Bread of Life to adulterate Christ's Blood of the new Covenant that was poured out for the many repentant sinners who have believed on His Word of Grace.

Again, our Lord Jesus Christ, speaks specifically of this Passover that He desired to eat with His disciples; and then, after the supper was ending, He would ratify the Truth of the New Covenant in His Blood with His Word as the Unleavened Bread of Heaven. (See Luke 22 verse 7, and verses 14 thru 15.) Again, it cannot be an earlier day such as Nisan the 13th that circumvented the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for that would be a contradiction to Christ's Words to His disciples, with the Lord creating a dinner that would be less than the fulfillment of the Torah's appointed Passover Feast of Unleavened Bread that occurs after the sacrifices of the lambs before sundown of Nisan the 15th.  As we have implied previously, if Jesus, the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, would go against the heart of the Torah, then the perfection of our sinless/unleavened Lord is voided, for He would not be Yahweh God's sinless propitiation for sinful mankind.  Truth would have been broken; for Christ Jesus, the Truth of God, would have perpetrated a lie in allowing for the breaking of the instructive Word of the Torah, rather than fulfilling the whole of God's Word.  Not one jot or tittle shall pass from the Torah until all is fulfilled, says the Christ of God, and the True Bread of Heaven. 

So now, at the beginning of Nisan the 15th, and after the Paschal meal, and prior to the Lord's crucifixion and death, the Lord Jesus Christ instituted His Holy Supper, as the Word of His Holy Father God, and the Word of His Father God Almighty is Infinitely Pure, for Yahweh demanded that no hint of leaven, indicative of sin, would be present in the Offering of His Blood Sacrifice. (Again See Exodus 34 verse 25.)  Such was the purity of the Holy Communion Table of our Lord Jesus Christ; for He is the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, and the Word of His Father, Whose Holy Covenant Blood was offered for the remission of the sins of flesh for all of His followers into Life.  I AM the Bread of Life.  Whosoever eats My Flesh, and drinks My Blood has eternal Life.  As the Living Father has sent Me, and I live by the Father; so he that eats [of] Me, even he shall live by Me.  Amen!  Unless you eat of the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood you have no life in you.  This is the Bread that came down from Heaven: Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead.  He that eats of this Bread shall live forever. (See John 6 verse 53 thru 58.)

And while His disciples were eating, [of the old covenant Passover lamb] Jesus (the Son of Man) took unleavened bread and gave thanks [to His Father], and broke it, and gave the Unleavened Bread to His disciples, and said: Take and eat; this IS My Body.  It was impossible for the Christ of God to give thanks to His Holy Father for leavened (yeasted) bread, for that would break God's original Covenant Word.  Jesus is the Father's Unleavened Bread Who ushers in the New Covenant Passover in His Blood.  Behold the Days come says Adonai, that I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel, and the house of Judah;  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day (Nisan the 15th nearing sunset) that I took them out of the land of Egypt; which My Covenant they broke, although I was a husband unto them, says Adonai: But this shall be the Covenant that I will make with the house of Israel:  After those days, says Adonai, I will put My Law [of Agapao] in their inward parts [by My Spirit], and write it in their hearts [by My Spirit], and will be their God, and they shall be My people. (Jeremiah 31 verse 31 thru 33.) The old Covenant in the sacrifice of Passover lambs is totally supplanted by Jesus at His last Passover Feast of unleavened Bread, for God's New Covenant is forever established in the Flesh and Blood of the incarnate Son of Man, Yeshua haMashiach, the only Begotten Son of His Eternal Father God Almighty.  All is accomplished by the Word of God even before Christ's physical death, burial and resurrection from the dead.  For Jesus/Yeshua was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world.

Jesus/Yeshua haMashiach, Who knew not the leavening of any sin, was God's Passover, with the Perfection of Love and the Trust of a Son, so that like a trusting lamb of sacrifice,  Jesus would be led away and crucified to death, for the unloving sins of the world.  For He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before his shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation?  For He was cut off, out of the land of the living, for the transgression of My people was He stricken.  And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death, because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.  (See Isaiah 53 verse 4 thru 12.)  And from the abundance of His Heart, Jesus cries from the cross of His suffering: "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do!"

The Covenant Word of God, Jesus the Son of Man, Who is One with the Spirit of His Holy Father, said to His disciples; Take and drink all of you; for this is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin.  In our sinful flesh, we are the many who break covenant with God, but God's Covenant Grace of forgiveness and cleansing of sin is extended to all members of His Covenant through the New Covenant Blood that is administered through the Spirit of God's Holy Word.  (See John 3 verse 16 thru 17.) Jesus closes the old covenant, with its sacrifice of the paschal lamb and the eating of its flesh, and institutes His Father's New Covenant of Salvation and Sanctification, with His disciples partaking of His Father's Supreme Gift of the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, and the drinking of Christ Jesus' Holy Life sustaining Blood for the remission of sins.  The Word's that I speak unto you they are [of the] Spirit [of Grace] and they are [of] Life.  But there are some of you that believe not.   (John 6 verse 63 thru 64.)  Will you also go away.  O Man, where are you?  How is it that you are naked?  Have you eaten of that forbidden tree of the confusion of good and evil?

At this point of the Truth, and as we continue, it will be come clear that those that suggest that the Christ of God would break with this Feast of God, are unwise in the vanity of their own minds.  The mindset of all of humanity, Jew or Gentile, is ingrained with idolatrous self, and is subject to our own vain opinions engendered within corrupted flesh, and that flesh is in opposition to the only Holy Lord God of Infinity. (See Romans 8 verse 20 thru 23.) For we are all right in our own eyes, but God is the Judge of the heart.  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do. If we say that we have no sin, then we deceive ourselves and the Truth is not in us.  God is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance: For as many that are led by the Spirit of Truth, they are the sons of God(See Proverbs 21 verse 2, Hebrews+4:13,1 John 1 verse 8,and Romans 8 verse 14 thru 17.) If the Word/Yeshua had failed in one jot or tittle of the Torah, then the heavens and the earth would have passed away, and the Foundational WORD of GOD is not the Truth, the Way and the Life of men, and therefore, we do not exist.  (See Matthew 5 verse 18.)

Confusion in the Preparation's

The word "preparation", as found in the written Gospel accounts, is part of the confusion, and needs to be examined in the context, in which the word is communicating the completion of the full essence of the Gospel Scriptures as they are linked to the Torah.  Now during those 7 days of the Passover Celebration of Unleavened Bread, there were two additional Sabbaths, as in most of God's specified Feast.  The exception would be for the one Sabbath day, which would fall in the natural course of time being God's traditional seventh day of Sabbath rest.  The first High Sabbath day would be the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and then of course the Sabbath day of rest that falls on Saturday, followed by the ending of another High Sabbath.  In this time scheme, the Synoptic Gospels will reveal the timing of the Crucifixion and the three days  that the Lord was in the heart of the earth.  We will see thru Scripture that God's Passover event, with the death and resurrection of our Lord, the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, logically happened in the order of the three Synoptic Gospels. John's Gospel, is misinterpreted by many, including the Messianics, but is in no way a contradiction to the other Gospel accounts, but reveals that the day of Christ's crucifixion is on the High Holy Sabbath day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Nisan the 15th.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: Behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having Salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. (See Zechariah 9 verse 9 thru 11.) The King and Lord of the Sabbath, came riding into Jerusalem, apparently positioned upon both the donkey and its foal, and that on the Sabbath Day of Abib/Nisan the 10th.  The Lord of the Sabbath rest, came in the Peace of His Father, as signified by His riding on the lowest of the beast of burden. (See Matthew 21 verse 1-11.)

Jesus Christ, The Crucified Unleavened Bread of God's Passover.

1. The prelude to our Lord's passion and death begins on the 3rd day (Wednesday), Nisan the 14th, after the multitude of lambs had been slaughtered and prepared to be the Passover (lamb) that was eaten as part of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  This day of Nisan the 14th would conclude at sundown, which leads into the beginning of Lord's Passover observance with Unleavened Bread that the Jewish Jesus kept with His disciples.  As soon as the hour of the Feast had come, beginning with the setting of the sun, it was now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, being the evening of Thursday of Nisan the 15th, a Sabbath High Holy Day unto the Lord God Yahweh.  The Lord our Passover and the Eternal Word of God had previously said:  I AM the Bread of Life.  I AM the Living Bread which came down from heaven; If any man eat of this Bread, he shall live for ever Truly, absolutely, I say unto you; Except you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood you have no Life in you(See again John 6 verse 43 thru 57.)

And when the hour of the feast had come, Jesus sat down with His disciples, and He said to them: "With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I sufferThe Lord Yeshuah/Jesus, as the Master and Mediator of His Table, would have conducted this entire Feast until its consummate ending. The old must be completed, so that the new can begin. We will see in both Matthew's and Mark's Scripture writings that the Word makes an absolute distinction between the eating of the Passover of the old covenant and the eating of Passover of the New Covenant.  Before the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples had asked Jesus: Where would you like us to prepare for you to eat the Passover (lamb).   So we note that while His disciples were yet eating the Pascal lamb of the old covenant, the Lord Yeshua takes the afficomen (unleavened matzo) and institutes His Passover Provisions of God's New Covenant: For while they were eating (the Passover lamb), Jesus took [unleavened] bread [the afficomen], and gave thanks for it (to His Father God), and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said: "Take and eat; This is My Body".  And He took the (portion of wine for the third) cup, and gave thanks (to His Father God), and gave it to them, saying:  "All of you drink of it; for this is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins".  It is God's Holy Spirit of Grace that gives Life to the heavy burdened. Come unto Me all of you that labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. (See Matthew 11 verse 28 thru 30.) The old has past and behold the new has come. The eating of the slain Passover lambs of the Mosaic covenant was brought to an end, for Jesus the Christ of God, as the Son of Man, inaugurated God's New Covenant in His Communion Table with His disciples by declaring that the Unleavened Bread was and is His Body, and the wine was and is His Blood of the New Covenant.

2.  Later in the evening after the God ordained Feast of Unleavened Bread, Jesus Christ and His Disciples removed themselves to the Garden of Olives.  It was here that the Lord was betrayed by a kiss from Judas Iscariot and was taken captive by the guards of the temple.  From the Garden of Olives Jesus was taken prisoner to stand before the awaiting late night convening Sanhedrin.  The Sanhedrin priest, not wanting to dirty their hands during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the presentation offering, sent Jesus to Pilot seeking the governor's judgment to satisfy their false accusations of Jesus Christ.

3.  Pilot not wanting any involvement in the affairs of the Jews, sent Jesus to Herod, where Herod scourged the Lord Jesus and then sent Jesus back to Pilot. 

In preparation for the Chagigah, and not desiring to defile themselves in uncleanness, the priests of the temple separated themselves outside of the judgment seat of Pilot, in order that they would be able to eat of the Chagigah peace offering portion that God returned to the priesthood.  (See Leviticus 7 verse 28 thru 38.) After the 1st day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and at the evening of Abib/Nisan the 16th, the Jewish men were required by the Law of God to present to God, a presentation gift of sacrifice when they would come before the Almighty. (See Deuteronomy 16 verse 16.) This is the preparation of the Jews that John's Gospel is referring to in Chapter 19 verse 31 and see verse 42.  This required event took place after the crucifixion of Christ, where the Gospel writer Mark gives an account of the preparation that is to take place in chapter 15 verse 42. "And now when the even was come because it was the preparation, that is the day before the Sabbath (referring to the 7th Sabbath day rest)." The 7th day of the Sabbath rest began on the evening of what we should know is the beginning of Friday.  Christ Jesus is already in the grave before the end of the day of His crucifixion on Thursday Nisan the 15th.

Although the Law allowed for the Jewish men to present themselves with their yearly Chagigah peace offering to God on any one of the remaining days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the priest would do the Law's requirement on the first day following the High Sabbath of Abib/Nisan the 15th. The Holy One of God, Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of Man, presented himself to God in His crucifixion death, as a Chagigah Offering to God, for both the sins of the world, and as the peace offering that would be acceptable to Holy, Holy, Holy God Almighty.

4.  The reluctant Pilot then acquiesced to the loudest cries of the people and sent Jesus, the Christ of God to be crucified to death.  Around 9:00, the 3rd hour of the morning of Nisan the 15th, Jesus Christ was crucified and then died at 3:00 PM that afternoon at the time of the evening sacrifice.  The Christ of God was buried, before the sun went down on that Thursday of Nisan the 15th.  The crucifixion and the death of our Lord Jesus/Yeshuah has taken place on Nisan the 15th, and then Joseph of Aramathea secures from Pilot the dead body of Jesus, and seals Him in his own tomb, sometime before sundown of Nisan the 15th.  The Torah required that the body of one hung on a tree be buried that day, before sundown that marked the coming day.  And if a man have commit a sin worthy of death, and he be put death, and you hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but you shall absolutely bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God). (See Deuteronomy 21 verse 22 thru 23.) At sun down the required Chagigah peace offering would be presented by the high priest as a wave offering to God, and then the God ordained portion of the Chagigah was eaten by the Levitical priesthood. 

Given the Burial Law of the one hung on a tree, then the first day that the Lord Yeshuah/Jesus was buried in the bowls of the earth, was at the latter hours of Nisan the 15th (the 4th day of the week that we know as Thursday): The burial of the Messiah directly preceded the evening of the Chagigah offering on Nisan the 16th.  The evening of the 16th until the following evening of the 17th constituted the first night and the second day of the Lord's entombment.

5.  So then, later on during the day light hours of Nisan the 16th, the same being the 5th day of the week (Friday) was now the day of preparation for the Sabbath day of rest.

     A. Matthew 27 verse 62 thru 63Now the next day, that followed [the crucifixion of Christ: and that next day being] the day of the preparation before the Sabbath [day of rest; the seventh day of the week], the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying: Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while He was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.  For clarity of thought, a distinguishing comma pause would be appropriate after the transliterated word "followed"

    B. See  Mark 15 verse 42
 
   C. Luke 23 verse 54 thru 56: And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on. [The Sabbath that drew on, was the Day of Rest, when no servile work was allowed.  As was the Jewish custom, their food for the Sabbath day of rest would have been prepared on the Friday that was to be eaten on the next day of the Sabbath of YHVH God.]  And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulcher, and how His body was laid.  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the Commandment.  On Saturday, the Sabbath day of rest, no work was allowed, and the women, who knew where the Lord was laid, also rested on the Sabbath, according to the Law in Commandments. 

The third day and the second night of the entombment of the Lord's Body is completed in the evening and morning, within the fullness of that Saturday Sabbath, from dusk to dusk.

6.  The first day of the week, now known as Sunday, began on the evening tide, following the 7th day of the week (Saturday) the Sabbath day of rest. 

Now the prophetic day is come, and the third night of entombment is finished as the Lord of our Salvation, and the Light of the world, has risen in the early part of that 1st day (Sunday) morning at the day's breaking of the dawn.  And God said: Let there be light, and there was Light. And the evening and the morning was the first day.  (See Genesis 1 verse 3 thru 5.)  And Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, prophesized of his son being the preparer of the Way: To give knowledge of Salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the Dayspring from on High has visited us, To give Light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the Way of Peace. (See Luke 1 verse 67 thru 80.) The seven days of the week of God's creation are obviously book ended by the 1st day of the week (Sunday), through the Sabbath and 7th day of the week (Saturday).  All seven days of the week are days of the Creator, and all belong to Him.  Think on that!

7.  When the Lord Yeshua/Jesus was resurrected on the third day of the morning of the 1st day (Sunday), the first day of the week of creation, He first appeared to Mary Magdalene and said to her:  Touch Me not, for I AM not yet ascended to My Father.  The Lord Yeshua/Jesus, having conquered the darkness of our sin and death with the purity of His Agapao/Love and obedience to His Father, could not be defiled with the touch of sinful flesh, for He IS the Representation of Man kind, being Himself the sacrificial Presentation Gift (Chagigah) to The Almighty God.  I AM the Light of the world; he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life

8.  Being the third day of Jesus' resurrection from the dead, and after our Lord's acceptable Presentation Offering of Himself, to His God and Father, as a Living Sacrifice, it was still within the seven day Feast of unleavened Bread, with 4 more days remaining until its conclusion.  That first day of His resurrection, the Lord Yeshua then appeared unto the two Jewish men on the road to Emmaus, and when they had stopped at their abode, and because it was late in the day, they invited Jesus in.  And it came to pass as He sat at dinner with them, He took [the unleavened] bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to them.  And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him, and He vanished out of their sight.  And they rose up that same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and they told the disciples what things were done in the way, [to Emmaus] and how He [Yeshua] was known to them in the breaking of the [unleavened] Bread.  (See Luke 24 verse 13 thru 35.)

9.  Even as Christ is our Peace offering to God, and the souls of the  redeemed are in Him, then while we yet exist these bodies of flesh, we should  present ourselves as [a Chagigah] living sacrifice, [even daily] pleasing and acceptable to God, which is our worshipful service(Romans 12 verse 1.)  Peter is saying essentially the same thing, with the presentation of ourselves as living sacrifice to God through Christ Jesus, God's Peace Offering: You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” (1st Peter 2 verse 5.)

In the third hour of the morning of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Nisan the 15th, the Life Blood of Jesus/Yeshua, the incarnate Son of Man, was being sacrificed as an atonement for the sins of the world.  The First day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, as well as the Last day of the seven days of the Feast, are both high holy days, and are distinguished as the high Sabbaths of the Lord.  Jesus, the Word and incarnate Son of God, is the True Bread that came down from heaven, and by God's Holy Spirit, became a Man of Adam's blood, from the seed of a virgin woman, and as a Man, was sacrificed as the only True Lamb of God, on the first High Sabbath day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Yahweh's Sacrifice of His Son was in the morning of Nisan the 15th at the 3rd hour of day light.  The 3rd hour is approximately 9:00 AM our time, when the daily morning sacrifice of an unblemished lamb would be offered. (See Mark 15 verse 25 thru 34.) At the 6th hour or 12:00 noon, the day was darkened upon the land, until the 9th hour, when the Lord cried out in the darkness of the hour, and gave up His Spirit in His bodily death.  The brutalized form of our Lord Jesus languished on the cross for 6 hours, between the 3rd hour/9:00 AM, until the 9th hour/3:00 PM.  The writings of Josephus in Antiquities 14, 4, 3, would confirm in our minds that Jesus Christ, the Man, would have died sacrificially, at the time that the evening sacrificial lamb was offered at the 9th hour or 3:00 pm our standard of time. (See Mark 15 verse 33 thru 38.)

John's Gospel

Is there a conflict in John's Gospel, or is there harmony with understanding ?   And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release Him: but the Jews cried out saying;  If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend:  Whosoever makes himself a king, speaks against Caesar.  When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.  And it was the preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he [Pilot] says unto the Jews: Behold your King! (John 19:13-14.) 

Note the distinction of time in the Gospels: The Synoptic Gospels have Jesus crucified on the cross on that High Holy Sabbath day, at the Hebrew 3rd hour of the day, approximately 9:00 AM universal time.  However John's Gospel has Jesus being examined by Pilot at the 6th hour, which if it were in Jewish time would be about 12:00 noon as transliterated in the Gospel of John.  The only possible explanation is that the Gospel of John written in the Greek, was translated in English creating time anomaly by using the Julian or Gregorian time of the day, but intending it to be 6:00 AM of the morning of the Lord's High Sabbath day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Outside of the transliterate time anomaly, we sill see that John's Gospel concurs with the synoptic Gospels: The Jews, therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (for that Sabbath day was a High Day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. (See John 19 verse 31 thru 37.) Note that that Sabbath Day was the High Sabbath Day of the Lord's Feast of Unleavened Bread, and is when the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and died and was buried.  Jesus was the kernel of barley that was God's Covenant Seed of a woman, Who was planted in death, to bring forth the abundance of God's Harvest of souls.  (See John 12 verse 23 thru 24.) (See again Edersheim's Chagigah for a clarification of John's reference to the preparation that was necessitated on the High Sabbath day of this Feast of Unleavened Bread that took place on 15th of Nisan). 

The preparation of the Passover is for the Jewish Chagigah/Hagigah at the ending of God's High Holy Sabbath that began in the evening of Nisan the 15th.  This preparation for the presentation offering was God's mandatory requirement for all the males of Israel to appear before the Lord God with their prepared thanks offering, for indeed, the presentation offering was mandatory: Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which He shall choose; within the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and within the Feast of Weeks, and within the Feast of Tabernacles: and they shall 'not appear' before the Lord empty.  Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which He has given thee. (Deuteronomy 16 verse 16.)  At each of the Feast of the Lord, a grown son of Israel was required to appear before the Lord during the Feast, preferably the first High Sabbath day, and to bring, as he was able, a peace offering of thanksgiving, the Chagigah/Hagigah, that was to be sacrificed to God.  It is quite apparent in John 18 verse 28 that for the priest to participate in the Chagigah that they must be ritually clean, and therefore would not enter into the Roman judgment hall.  Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. Again the Passover is not a day, but in this case it is the Passover (lamb) that the priest might eat of, being the required Peace Offering Chagigah portions of the breast wave offering given to the sons of Aaron, and the right shoulder heave offering given to the priest.  (See Leviticus 7 verse 28 thru 34.) Later in the Day of that High Sabbath, and with the crucifixion death of Jesus Christ, the priest were looking to ritually prepare themselves for their presentation offering of the mandatory Chagigah, and would need to wash themselves thru emersion in water, as part of their preparation.

On this Nisan the 15th, there would be only the One Chosen and Perfect Lamb of God, slain from before the foundation of the world that would be acceptable to God for the full reparation for the sin of mankind.  Yahweh God's Passover, Jesus/Yeshua the Lamb of God, would present Himself (Chagigah) to His Holy Father, and the Almighty God accepted the Man Jesus/Yeshua's pleasing sacrifice, Chagigah/Hagigah, that would propitiate humanity's sin's that demands death.  The demands of death are paid for in the Life Blood of the incarnate Son of Man, Jesus the Christ of God, Who knew not sin, for He Loved His Holy Father God even unto death by the cross.  Behold, the days come, says the Lord, that I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:  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, even though I was a husband unto them, says the Lord:  But this shall be the Covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says the Lord, 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.  (Jeremiah 21 verse 31 thru 33.) And Jesus/Yeshua says: I have many things to say unto you, but you can not receive them now.  Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you unto all Truth, for He shall not speak of Himself, but whatever He shall hear that shall He speak, and He will show you things to come. (See John 16 verse 7 thru 15.) God provided the New Covenant of Life, not in the blood of animals, but in the Life Blood of the Perfect Lamb that is His only begotten Son, Whom He sacrificed; not only for the sins of Israel, but for the sins of the whole world, Jew and Gentile alike.

Christ Jesus is the Unleavened Presentation Bread of Life that is always before the Almighty.  No one comes to the Father but by Me. (See John 14 verse 6.) Yeshua/Jesus is the True Unleavened Bread that came down from Heaven, that whosoever eats in repentance the Truth of the Father's Heavenly Unleavened Bread, and Drinks of His Son's Holy Life giving Blood given by the Almighty's Holy Spirit of Grace, then that person shall know the Light of Life Eternal. (See John 6 verse 43 thru 51.) God's Holy Spirit of Grace would be bearing witness with the spirit of our minds, that we are born again as His children of faith, and if such, then we would all be saying and doing the same Truth in Love, even as that of the Almighty's Unleavened Word of Salvation, Jesus, the Sacrificed Christ of God. (See John 17 verse 21 thru 23.) Jesus/Yeshua is the heart of the Torah.

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