|* Exodus 12
Exodus 12 is a wonderful Chapter in Father's Word, as, it is in this Chapter that the Tenth Plague is carried out upon the Egyptians by Father; and, more importantly, it is in this Chapter that Father will institute His Passover, The Highest Sabbath for the Israelites and we Christians today. The first nine plagues have already been effected upon pharaoh and the Egyptians. Father had hardened pharaoh's heart to where he would not let the children of Israel leave Egypt, as Father told Moses He would do. The reason for this was, to fulfill what He told Abraham He was going to do over 400 hundred years ago, back in Genesis 15: Genesis 15:8 And he (Abram) said, "Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?" -> Abram was asking Father about the land Father Promised He was going to give to his children, even though, at this point, Abram didn't have children. 15:9] And He said unto him, "Take Me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a pigeon" -> Take Me=I.e. take for me an offering and all these animals are animals used in sacrifice. And this is what Father is showing Abram here, to make sacrifice to Him. There are some that focus on the age of the animals - three years old. The focus on such and try to compare the age of three years to the length of time of Jesus' ministry on earth - three years. [15:10] And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. -> All these=Three animals and two birds - five, the Biblical number of Grace, and Father's Covenant with man is unconditional. This does not take away every if that Father issues in His Word. Divided in the midst - Abram split them in half, except for the birds, which he left whole. [15:11] And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. -> These sacrifices were to Father, and, therefore, they became His property. Abram laid them out to be placed upon the altar, where they would have been burnt and then consumed by Father. Hawks, vultures or other birds of prey had come down on the sacrifice to devour them, so Abram drove them away. Our sacrifice to Father today, is the circumcision of our hearts - our love to Him, and to His Word. It is also for us to likewise drive away the birds who like to prey upon Father's Word to distort it and therefore falsely preach it. If you see these vultures moving in to destroy that sacrifice, do you likewise fight to drive them away? Or, do you allow them to feed upon his sheep? When Father opens your eyes to a Truth in His Word and gives you an understanding of part of His Word, do you allow some false prophet, some "man of the cloth" pushing traditions of men, to discredit the precious seed of understanding given by the Spirit of God. It is high time we protect our sacrifice to God, for that property must come first in our lives. We must follow Abram's example, for, because of his faith and works, he set a good pattern for our lives. [15:12] And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. -> Don't be frightened or otherwise confused by this phrase "an horror of great darkness." In the Hebrew manuscripts is states that a deep sleep or trance came upon Abram, and Father did this to show us that Abram had no part in the sleep or the Covenant process - meaning - The Covenant was by YHVH to Abram and was unconditional. YHVH was and is the contracting or issuing party, and as such, it comes from YHVH. [15:13] And He said unto Abram, "Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, (and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them) four hundred years; -> The four hundred years in reality became four hundred thirty years. The difference of the 430 years comes in here: 430 to the exodus - Exodus 12:40 from Genesis 12:4, when Abram was 75 years old: it would be 25 years until Isaac's birth; and now, 5 to his recognition as the seed, thus equaling 30 years, and then when the Israelites went down into Egypt because of the famine, they were there 400 years bringing to total 430. Thy seed=Isaac and then all Abram's descendants. In Acts 7, Stephen gives a wonderful accounting of the incident of Genesis 15 to the counsels. Sharpen up for me, for, the upcoming verse tells us why Father will sent Abram's descendants down to Egypt. [15:4] And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. -> Father wanted to judge the Egyptians. Why? Because they were serving other, false gods - lower case "g."
So, now it is time to bring forth and institute His Passover, and to teach it to His children, so they, can then pass it down to their children who will partake of it forever.
With that introduction being said, let's go to Father and ask Him for His Blessings on our Study of His Word: "Father, we come to you right now to thank you for inviting us to Your table in order that we might be able to partake of and receive Your Spiritual Meat, and Father, as we prepare to dine on the sustenance which sustains our inner man, we ask that You O LORD open our ears and eyes, that we might be able to hear and see your Truths, open our hearts and minds and prepare us in order that we may receive Your Truth. We Pray for Your understanding of Your Word, we seek Your knowledge in Your Word and most importantly Father, we Pray for and desire Your Wisdom from Your Word, in Jesus' Precious name we Pray, thank You Father, Amen."
6:9-12:30 MOSES AND AARON IN EGYPT (Repeated Alternation.).
11:1-12:30 Commission. Tenth plague effectual.
11:1-12:30 COMMISSION FOR TENTH PLAGUE (Introversion.).
12:1-20 Passover commanded.
12:1-20 THE PASSOVER INSTITUTED. (Introversion and Alternation).
12:1 The month.
Exodus 12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, -> Father is about to command Moses and Aaron to direct the Children of Israel how to prepare for their leaving the land of Egypt and their 400 year bondage to the Egyptians.
12:2 The month.
Exodus 12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. -> As we can see, it is YHVH Who is setting the date, time and schedule, I mean after all, He did create all things, so it is His right to do so. It is now the time of the Spring Vernal Equinox and He is telling Moses and Aaron that the beginning of the Calendar New Year for the Israelites will now be the month of Abib (green ears) and later changed to Nisan.
12:3-11 The symbol.
Exodus 12:3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every an a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: -> Here in this verse Father is directing Moses to tell the Children of Israel that on the tenth day of the month they were to select the lamb that they would use in their sacrifice during the Passover. It was thought that it would take approximately ten people to consume a lamb so as well see, they had to ensure that there would be no waste.
They were to start preparing their lamb on the tenth day of the month, four days prior to their consumption of it. Why four? In Biblical Numerics four is the number of the Earth - "Created Works." On earth we have the four directions on the compass, the four winds, the four seasons and so on. This lamb being prepared for the sacrifice then, "four" days prior, is for the sins that are committed during this earth age, not the one prior, nor the one to come (Christ's Millennium).
Exodus 12:4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. -> If a family didn't have enough people within that family to completely consume their lamb, then, they were to get with the family next door and share it with them, so that there would be no waste. Why wouldn't YHVH want you to waste any portion of this lamb? Remember, it was and is His Passover, His sacrifice and His Lamb and you don't ever want to waste any part of the Lamb of God, as, that would be an abomination to Father.
Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: -> Notice that their sacrifice could be taken from either the sheep or the goats but, it had to be a male of the first year (first fruits) and without blemish - we can see the "type" for Christ within this lamb.
How do we partake of the Passover sacrifice today? By the taking of the unleavened broken bread or cracker - Body of Christ and of the wine - Blood of Christ. All Christians, unless for medical reasons, should partake of the wine and not juice. For further explanation of this, see my study "Wine or Swine." Speaking of which, there is another abomination man has adopted in which just has to poke Father right in His eye, and sadden Him terribly! The eating of swine on the High Sabbath. Again, go and read my Study on this very subject.
Exodus 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation shall kill it in the evening. -> Moses is directing that the Israelites keep their lamb until at even time (dawn) on the fourteenth day of the first month, then shall they slay their sacrificial lamb. All members of the family were to be present during the slaying of their sacrifice; it wasn't to be hid even from the children. Likewise today, we should be explaining to our children the "Who," "What," "Why," and "When" of our Creator's death in the flesh for our sins.
As for the "who," - do you know and understand just who it was that crucified Christ on that cross? In Father's Word (Matthew 27, Mark 15, and John 19) they are called, or labeled, "the Jews." But, was it really those of the House of Judah - "Jews?" No, it was not. It was they that identified themselves with the House of Judah but were not BY BIRTH of the House of Judah, these had mixed themselves in with the people of the House of Judah in order to fulfill their father's (lower case "f") plan. We can read of who these peoples were in I Chronicles 2:55, Ezra 8:15-17 and Nehemiah 3, 7, 10 and 11.
The "why" is the reason they wanted to kill Christ. They, like their father - satan (see Matthew 13, Matthew 23, John 8:44, Revelation 2:9 and 3:9) thought that if they killed Christ, then their father satan would disrupt Father's plan of salvation, and that since Christ would now be dead, satan would also defeat Father's Word and plan, and, he would then win in his controversy with Father. What they didn't know was that it was Father's plan to come in the flesh in order to die for the sins of all His children, and in satan's offspring then fulfilling "their father's" plan they actually fulfilled Father's plan.
Exodus 12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. -> After the Israelites had slain their sacrificial lamb, they were to take hyssop and dip it into the blood of the lamb and then put it on the door post of the house that they were living in, they were then to go into that house and await for the death angel to "passover" their house.
Today we put the blood of the Lamb upon the door posts of our hearts - we have to voluntarily give our hearts to Christ because He covered our sins with His blood. We partake of the lamb today by partaking of the Holy Sacraments of the unleavened cracker and the cup when we take Communion.
Today we also take the oil of our people, the "Pure Virgin Olive Oil" and we anoint ourselves and our houses with that oil. We anoint ourselves to help prevent sickness both physically and spiritually, we anoint our homes to help prevent sickness (negativity, evilness and perverseness) from entering into our homes and lives either through the Internet, television or the mail.
Exodus 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. -> Father is always specific how He wants us to do things, and, we are to follow His instructions very closely.
Bitter herbs=This was to remind our forefathers of how bitter their stay in Egypt was, and, how badly they had been treated by people who do not follow Father or His Commandments, Laws, Ordinances and Statutes.
Exodus 12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. -> Father was directing that their sacrificial lamb was to be eaten roasted over a fire, not boiled in water or fried in oil. They were to eat it with unleavened bread (YHVH was showing them that they wouldn't have the time that it took for the leaven to rise to make the bread and leaven is also symbolical of sin,) and bitter herbs (the bitter herbs was to remind the children of Israel of the bitter treatment they received at the hands of the Egyptians for the past 400 years).
The were to eat as much of their sacrifice as possible leaving none to be discarded in the trash for that would have been an abomination to Father, whatever they could not eat would then have to be completely burnt in the fire the next morning.
Exodus 12:10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. -> This portion of the lamb that is left had to be completely destroyed and consumed in the fire, and as we can read in Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire., in the New Testament, our loving Father is also a consuming fire and sadly at the end of Christ's 1,000 year millennial reign, that is exactly what He will have to do to some of His children - destroy them in the Lake of Fire.
Exodus 12:11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover. -> They were to be prepared, having everything completed and their clothes on their backs for the leaving of their bondage to the Egyptians and the land of Egypt.
These were the instructions that Father gave to Moses and Aaron to give to the Israelites about following Father's commandments\instructions concerning their slaying and eating of His Passover. Did you notice that there'll be no hunting of eggs, no bunnies (an unclean animal Father will direct not to eat) and no orgies; all symbolic of fertility and the celebrating of the goddess ishtar, involved in this - His Passover. We Christians do not celebrate "easter." Do you realize that word is only mentioned once in Father's Word, in Acts 12:4; and even there, it was\is a mis-translation, for, in the KJV though it is translated that word, in the manuscripts it is PASSOVER, and, if you were to research, the other word, the one in the KJV, you will find it even is in the Strong's Concordance, Greek word number G3957 - πάσχα, pascha, pronounced - pas'-khah, and means: Of Chaldee origin (compare [H6453]); the Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it): - Easter, Passover., though the Greek word is of Chaldee orgin, it still goes back to Hebrew; so, now let’s look at the Hebrew word, it is word number H6453 - פּסח, pesach, pronounced - peh'-sakh, and means: From H6452; a pretermission, that is, exemption; used only technically of the Jewish Passover (the festival or the victim): - passover (offering).. The other word is derived from the pagan celebration of ishtar, the fertility goddess held every spring, to give thanks to "the gods" of fertility. How did they celebrate this abominable ugliness? By hunting eggs, and giving rabbits, and dressing in colorful spring clothing. So, what did they do after celebrating the goddess of ishtar? The sacrificed their children by throwing them into the fire: think abortion today. Go ahead, do some research on it.
12:12 The signification and reason.
Exodus 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. -> This is the whole reason Father told Abram way back in Genesis 15 that He was going to send Abram's children down here to Egypt, in order to execute judgment upon them for their worshipping false gods. Remember also, all one has to do is turn from following and worshipping a false god, and then your judgment is rewards, not punishment. Father cannot be any more loving than that; love and worship Him and it will be well with you, love and worship false gods - self, money, material things, etc. and it will not be well for you.
12:13 The signification and reason.
Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are:and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. -> The blood shall be to you for a token=For man, Father requires we "walk by Faith, and, not by sight;" however, by the Israelites complying, Father saw their faith. The blood was a token for YHVH. Faith in the fact that it had been sprinkled gave peace to all within. It was (and is) not the act of faith which secured, but, the truth that was believed. If no blood, believe that it was there gave no security. If blood there, doubt as to the fact would destroy peace, but, could not destroy the security, because that was grounded on YHVH'S Word, and faith consists in "hearing" that.
When I see the blood=Not when you "feel," or, even believe. So the scarlet cord of Joshua 2:18-19 was for Joshua to see, not for those within Rahab's house. Feelings useless apart from faith.
I will pass over=This is where, and, how, Father names His PASSOVER Holy Day; because, when saw the blood of the lamb on the door posts of the Israelites--and even Egyptians who complied--then His death angel PASSED OVER their houses and everybody who was covered by the "Blood of the Lamb" was saved.
Today, we too need to be covered by the Blood of the Lamb; only, we place the symbolical blood over our hearts, but also, by the taking of the Holy Sacraments of Communion, we do indeed partake of the Blood of the Lamb, each time we partake in Communion.
12:14-17 The symbol.
Exodus 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. -> The Israelites were never to forget this day and that Father led them out of their bondage to the Egyptians, and we today, likewise are never to forget that Christ's sacrifice removed the bondage of sin from us, thus making this day, The PASSOVER the High Day of Christianity. We are never to forget this day, and celebrate it year-after-year forever.
No, today we don't select a lamb and slaughter it on the 10th day of the month, as, that would be sacrilegious and a abomination to Father, for, He already paid the price for one and all times by offering up His body as His sacrifice.
Exodus 12:15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. -> Unleavened bread=Today our leaven equates to sin, our sin. We are to put sin away from us. Yes, we partake of the unleavened cracker when we partake of Communion; but, today we partake of Christ every day and we repent of our sins every day, thereby putting out sin away from us.
Leaven=This is the first occurrence of this word, and, it significantly marks it as something to be "put away" from us. There is no dispute as to the meaning of the word itself, which is sour or fermenting dough. The difference though lies in its interpretation. (1) This can be gathered only from its usage by the Holy Spirit: It is used of its work in permeating the whole of that with which it is mixed (Hosea 7:4; Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21; I Corinthians 5:6; and Galatians 5:9); (2) it is used of the bread which is made from the meal so permeated (Exodus 12:15,19,20,34,39; and 13:7); (3) it is used in connection with sacrifices, as never to be offered to God with any offering made by fire (Leviticus 2:11; 6:17; and 10:12); (4) it is used by Metaphor for doctrine (Matthew 16:12; Mark 8:15; and Galatians 5:9); (5) it is used of the effects of evildoers (I Corinthians 5:6-8; and 15:33); (6) in Leviticus 23:17 it is used in that which symbolizes mankind, and in a proper sense of being corrupted. The sin-offering associated with the leaven in the two wave-loaves corresponds with this;( 7) and in Amos 4:4,5 it is either the language or Figure of Irony; or, it shows that the "thanksgiving with leaven" is symbolical of the sin which is ever present even in the worshippers of God. - Thus in every instance it is associated with, and symbolical of, only that which is evil.
Exodus 12:16 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you. -> No manner of work=A whole lot of preachers and people get this verse wrong today. People argue which day is the sabbath: Saturday or Sunday? Today, we no longer set aside just one day, every day single day should be set aside for Father and Christ. Every day we should be walking with Them: talking, loving and worshipping Them and Studying the Letter Father gave to us in order to learn more about Him and His plan. Yes, from the day Father led our forefathers out of Egypt, to the day of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross, our forefathers had to keep this day wherein only the Priests were allowed to work, what was their work? Bringing forth Father's Word to the people. The families themselves were not allowed to work, i.e. they were not allowed to do make money: employment. They were allowed to fed the herds and cattle and themselves, but, no employment. Why? Because, as, I said, the Priests were to bring forth Father's Word, and everybody was to gather together at one time to hear it. This is what Father demanded on His Feast Days, three times a year they were to all gather as a whole and hear the Word of Father: the Law.
12:17 The signification and reason.
Exodus 12:17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever. -> Feast of Unleavened Bread=In the Strong's Concordance this is Hebrew word number H4682 - מצּה, - matstsâh, pronounced - mats-tsaw', and means: From H4711 in the sense of greedily devouring for sweetness; properly sweetness; concretely sweet (that is, not soured or bittered with yeast); specifically an unfermented cake or loaf, or (elliptically) the festival of Passover (because no leaven was then used): - unleavened (bread, cake), without leaven., so, we are to get the sin out, and it is a sin to worship any man-made pagan celebrations, especially on Father's High Sabbath. Let's go and look at what Jesus said: Matthew 15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, -> Here come the “boys from downtown” and they’re again about to—like their father satan—attempt to tempt The Living Word, as though that can be done. [15:2] Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. -> Can you think of any other traditions of man? How about the very one we’re discussing in this Chapter of Exodus 12, or, maybe, ash-wednesday, lent, good friday, rapture doctrines, snake handling, or the drinking of poisons? Let’s listen to how our Lord handles the pharisees and sadducees (and those today who practice and celebrate these things): [15:3] But He answered and said unto them, “Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition”? -> Man-made traditions and holidays which purport to celebrate the things of our Father when He didn’t sanction them, only transgress Father’s Commandments, Laws, Ordinances and Statutes, offend Him and are an abomination to Him. Let’s skip down a few verses and hear what Jesus says: [15:6] And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. -> What else does He say? [15:7] Ye hypocrites (play actors; are you one?), well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, [15:8] “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me." -> Though you may think you are doing something holy by celebrating “easter” or any other man-made traditions; in reality, they only serve to draw us away from Father. [15:9] But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. -> They teach for doctrine the commandments of man. Brethren, it awful late in the game, meaning, we’re drawing close to the end of this Age, and it’s time to put away the traditions of man and stick with Truth in Father’s Word! In other words, if Father didn't tell us to celebrate it don't.
Let's go now and listen to Paul tell of this: I Corinthians 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. [10:21] Ye cannot drink the cup of the LORD, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the LORD’S table, and of the table of devils. -> Paul is telling us that the two just do not mix. Let’s turn to Timothy and listen in one more time: I Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; -> Stay away from these seducing spirits, for them come from satan himself.
12:18-20 The month.
Exodus 12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. -> The first month=It was and is, Father, Who established when the year began, and, He said it begins on the Spring Vernal Equinox. Think of that for a moment. Father is not the author of confusion, and, to start the year on any other day, would mean that the day changes--much like easter does every year--every year and there would be no set day; however, with the day set, then the day of Passover is the same every year: no confusion - like there is with that pagan celebration.
So, we are to count 14 days from the Spring Vernal Equinox, and at sunset begins the next day, so, at sunset on the 14th day begins the day of Passover. It is the same day year-after-year, never changing. It cannot get any more simpler than that.
Exodus 12:19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. -> Then they had to comply with the physical bread, and it had to be unleavened; today, we comply by putting sin out of our lives for the seven days. Of course, nobody can completely comply with this, as, we all fall short of the Glory of our Father, and He knows this. So, we go to him at night and repent and ask for His forgiveness, and therefore we have complied.
What are some of the things we can do though to try and comply? How about putting away false teachings and traditions of man? What about turning off the TV or computer, or, at least, programs which are not wholesome or do not bring glory to Father? Those are things we can do to get the leaven out of our lives for this seven day period.
Exodus 12:20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.’” -> Forever and ever, we are to put the sin out of our lives for these seven days.
Think also brethren, when Jesus' disciples asked Him how we are to pray to Father, He answered them, and said to pray this way: Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. -> then later in John 6 He told His disciples: John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but My Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. [6:33] For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” [6:34] Then said they unto Him, “LORD, evermore give us this bread.” -> How about you brethren, do you ask for This Bread? [6:35] And Jesus said unto them, “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst. -> Jesus Christ is our bread today, completely free from all leaven, but if you eat of any other spiritual bread; i.e., listen to any false preachers or follow any other god or religious beliefs, you are eating leavened bread. Father knows that there is a True Lamb, and, He warned us in Revelation 13:11 that there is another lamb: Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. -> The pretend-to-be-jesus comes before the True, have you been taught this, and are you prepared?
12:21-28 Passover command communicated.
12:21-28 PASSOVER COMMAND COMMUNICATED (Alternation.).
12:21 The symbol.
Exodus 12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, "Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. -> This is now the 14th day after the Spring Vernal Equinox and Moses has gathered all the elders of the tribes of Israel and is directing them that they are to slay their lamb before evening and have it ready to be eaten this night for in the morning they'll be leaving Egypt.
12:22 The symbol.
Exodus 12:22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. -> They were to take this plant that the top was like a brush and dip it into a basin in which they had saved the blood of their slain lamb and then put some of that blood upon the top of the door posts and the two side posts and then take all of their family inside the house and wait until morning before going outside their house, by that time Father's death angel would have passed over their house and they would be safe to go outside.
12:23 The signification.
Exodus 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. -> Father is going to send His death angel this night to pass over all the land of Egypt taking all the first born in the land of Egypt. Before we go any further, let's again look at some of the reasons why YHVH was going to do this. Genesis 15:13 And He said unto Abram, know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, (and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them) four hundred years; [15:14] And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance., OK let's see why else, He already told us earlier in this chapter of Exodus 12: Exodus 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt will I execute judgment: I am the LORD. -> Father was showing all the world that He judges all other false gods, and let's look one more place, Exodus 14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so. -> So Father was executing His judgment on the Egyptians and their gods so that the Egyptians and all the world would know that He and He alone is God. So then, all the Israelites were to put this blood of the lamb upon their door posts and He would passover them and keep them in safety and any that would come under the blood of the lamb, even any of the Egyptians.
12:24 The symbol.
Exodus 12:24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and thy sons forever. -> The Israelites, and us living even to this day, were to continue to observe His Passover throughout all their generations (offspring, posterity and\or ages of time). Father's Passover IS the High Sabbath of all Christianity and to belittle it and demean it by following after heathen customs and practices is an abomination to our Father. Which would you rather do, please man by following him or please our Loving Father by listening to what He is teaching us. Let's see what Jesus taught in the New Testament: Matthew 26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto Him, “Where wilt Thou that we prepare for Thee to eat the passover?” -> Jesus' pupils knew that they were to observe and keep the Passover and they knew also that Jesus observed the Passover, and so they asked Him where He would like to celebrate it. [26:18] And He said, “Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, ‘The Master saith, ‘My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with My disciples.’ ’ ” [26:19] And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. -> He answers (and notice this is already pre-arranged) and tells them to go to a certain man's house and tell him that Jesus' time to be crucified is about to come to pass and He will celebrate the Passover at the man's house. The disciples didn't find this unusual nor did they question Jesus, they did as they were told. We too should be so obedient.
12:25-28 The signification.
Exodus 12:25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as He hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. -> No matter what land they were in, or where YHVH moved them, they were to observe and keep His Passover every year. Think of this, YHVH had them perform His Passover in Egypt, while wandering in the Wilderness for those forty years, when they entered in to the Promised Land - the land of Canaan, and even when He had the House of Israel captured by the Assyrians and then later scattered and then the House of Judah when He had them captured by the Babylonians.
Exodus 12:26 And it shall come to pass, when your children say unto you, 'What mean ye this service?' -> There is going to come a time in the future when your children are going to ask you “why you are observing the Passover?”, and it is then, that, you shall reply, “because it is the LORD'S Passover”. There is even going to come a time when every other Christian who is observing "easter" while you observe the LORD'S Passover, that, they will ask you why you are observing the Passover and not "easter," and, you shall say to them, "It is the LORD’S Passover, we have no right to change it, to rename it, to change the date we are to celebrate it, nor to change from serving our GOD to serving the false gods and idols like ishtar.
Exodus 12:27 That ye shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S Passover, Who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.’ ” And the People bowed the head and worshipped. -> Father knew that there was going to come a day when His children would forsake Him, it had happened in the past during satan's rebellion in the first earth age, so it was no surprise to Him that is was going to happen again and He wanted these children - the seedline through which He Himself would come in the flesh, to keep this and pass it down to their children, in order to show the rest of His children - all the other races how to serve and worship Him.
Exodus 12:28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. -> After receiving their instructions from YHVH, the children of Israel did as they were told, and, they also worshipped Father.
The apostle Paul stated in I Corinthians 5:6-8 that Jesus became our Passover, can you show me in Father's Word where Jesus became our easter? The answer is "No you cannot, because, it is NOT in Father's Word that Jesus became our easter. We celebrate our sins being covered by the Blood of The LAMB, not by His resurrection. The miracle wasn't in the resurrection, as, of course He resurrected, He wouldn't be ELOHIM if He didn't resurrect. We read in Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 that all return to the Father when we die, so, we all resurrect - ascend up to Father.
Passover=There are ten recorded Passovers in Father's Word: (Ten Denotes Ordinal perfection. Another new first; after the ninth digit, when numeration commences anew) Exodus 12:28; Numbers 9:5; Joshua 5:10; I Chronicles 30:13-15; II Kings 23:22 (II chronicles 35:1); Ezra 6:19; Matthew 26:17; Luke 2:41; John 2:13; 6:4; that pagan holiday is only mentioned once in Acts 12:4.
12:29 Tenth plague inflicted.
Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. -> At midnight=Father told this to Moses, who then repeated it to the Israelites in Exodus 11:4, so, now it is coming to pass., Incidentally, this was the 14th of Abib.
The Egyptians had slaughtered all the male children born unto the Hebrews after they grew to be too many and the Egyptians feared that they would grow stronger than the Egyptians and overthrow them; but, here, Father is slaughtering all the firstborn, both male and female of both man and animals.
12:30 Tenth plague inflicted.
Exodus 12:30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. -> Every Egyptian family from the pharaoh tp the lowest man in their prison lost either a loved one or one of their head of cattle for, the death angel passed throughout Egypt on that fourteenth night after the Spring Vernal Equinox. Every single family lost a loved one. stop and think of this for a moment; how many families will sadly lose loved ones to the lake of fire at the end of Jesus' 1,000 Millennium? In most of the world today, religion is like a game to the people, it is something that they gamble with on a win or lose basis. However Christianity is not a religion; but a reality, a way of life. It is the process of learning the instructions from our heavenly Father, and following those instructions in all parts of our lives. It is exactly like Moses giving our forefathers the detailed instructions for survival of that night of the Passover, and the people listening and obeying each and every detail which was given them.
12:31-14:31 YHVH’S DELIVERANCE OF ISRAEL. (Introversion and Alternation.)
12:31-36 Dismissal, and Spoiling of Egyptians.
Exodus 12:31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said. -> As Father's death angel was passing throughout all the land that night, pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and told them to gather all the Israelites and "just get." Pharaoh had now had enough of Father fulfilling His purpose for sending Abram's offspring down here: the judging of the Egyptian's gods. Though, as they and we're about to find out, they haven't yet had quite enough, as, Father is going to harden pharaoh's heart one more time, and, he and his army are going to chase after our forefathers all the way to the sea where they will meet their demise.
Exodus 12:32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.” -> Pharaoh continues, and, tells Moses and Aaron to get all their people, all their belongings and "go." Notice he also asks for a blessing from them before they depart. Father got pharaoh's attention; but, again, as he and we're about to find out in the near future, he is still susceptible to listening to satan, and, it won't take much for Father to again harden his heart.
Exodus 12:33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the People, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, “We be all dead men.” -> The Egyptians had had enough of Father's punishment and had gone to pharaoh to beg him to let our forefathers go, they had had enough of their children and herds dying and now knew that the sooner the Hebrews were gone, the better it would be for them, as, the dying would then cease, and, at this point, that is all that was now on their minds.
Exodus 12:34 And the People took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. -> As Father had told Moses and Aaron to tell the People that they were to eat their bread unleavened, that is exactly what they did. Now, they are taking the remaining dough and the box in which they put their dough to allow it to rise, and then they gathered the rest of their belongings so they can now depart Egypt.
Exodus 12:35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: -> Father had told Abram in Genesis 15:14 that He would bring them out with great substance: Genesis 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; [15:14] And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. -> Why was Father taking from the Egyptians, was it just to rob them of their wealth?. No, if you'll recall, Father had Blessed Abram and made him a wealthy man, that wealth had been passed to Isaac, Isaac passed it down to Esau and Jacob, Jacob passed it down to 12 his sons, and Jacob and his 12 sons went into Egypt with great wealth which the Egyptians took from them when they made them slaves. So, they are now just getting back, what was rightfully theirs.
Exodus 12:36 And the LORD gave the People favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians. -> The Egyptians were more than happy to give the children of Israel their pay of gold and jewels just to have them leave Egypt. Whatever they wanted, they allowed the Israelites to take. They wanted YHVH off their backs and the Israelites out of their land, and they were given much in that night to the point of “spoiling the Egyptians.” Did the Egyptians learn anything and were they saved? Father knows, however, this much we know, the Egyptians now knew that there was a God of the children of Israel, and, that, He was and IS the only True Living God.
Lent=Gladly gave. The verb is in hiphil mood and = caused them to ask, i.e. the Egyptians pressed them to take.
As far as our forefathers; they also learned to listen to YHVH, and to follow His instructions. Father allowed all this to happen, so, that, you and I living in this, the final generation, could also come to know the One and Only True Living God.
12:37-39 Departure from Egypt to Succoth.
Exodus 12:37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses (city of the sun) to Succoth (booths), about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. -> That night they left Egypt, came to Rameses, and then to Succoth where they would camp that first night. They were 600,000 war-fighting aged men strong. This number doesn't include the older men, the women or the children, altogether they were over 2 to 2 1/2 million strong.
Rameses=So said to be called because it was supposedly built by Rameses II; however, this is not documented, and therefore cannot be proved.
Rameses=“A city and district of lower Egypt Genesis 47:11; Exodus 12:37; Numbers 33:3-5. This land of Rameses either corresponds to the land of Goshen or was a district of it, more probably the former. The city was one of the two store-cities built for the Pharaoh who first oppressed the children of Israel Exodus 1:11, (it was probably the capital of Goshen and situated in the valley of the Pelusiac mouth of the Nile. McClintock and Strong say that its location is indicated by the present Tell Ramsis , a quadrangular mound near Belbeis. Dr. Brugsch thinks that it was at Zoan-Tanis, the modern San, on the Tanitic branch of the Nile, and that it was built or enlarged by Rameses II and made his capital. --ED.)”.
Succoth=“The first camping-place of the Israelites when they left Egypt Exodus 12:37; 13:20; Numbers 33:5-6. This place was apparently reached at the close of the first days march. Rameses, the starting-place, was probably near the western end of the Wadi-t-Tumeylat . The distance traversed in each day's journey was about fifteen miles.”.
Exodus 12:38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. -> Mixed multitude=See who came out our forefathers? Some of the Egyptians; fled their homeland to join onto the Israelites in order to come to know and then worship Father. Sadly though, some of these, when the going will get a little tough, they'll whine and desire to return home to Egypt, see Numbers 11:1-6: Numbers 11:1 And when the People complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and His anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. -> All that Father has even up to this point done for them, and here, some stand and murmur against Him. Can you imagine?! But, this is Old Testament times, and, He has only just brought our forefathers and this mixed multitude of Egyptians, up, out of the land of Egypt, it isn’t New Testament times yet, therefore, He has not yet gone to the cross for us His children. But, now that we are 2,000 years since He has been crucified on the cross, is it any different? No, the people today still murmur. Perhaps it’s because it has been almost 2,000 years since He went to the cross for us and the people have forgotten His Promises. The fire=those before the Law not were punished, Exodus 14:11 And they said unto Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? -> No matter what, the people just cannot stop their whining and complaining. [14:12] Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.” -> They never said one iota about wanting to stay in Egypt; except, when the pharaoh took away their straw to make bricks; or, when things got too hard, even then they complained. This is what happens when you coddled, much like we're seeing with some in this Country (USA) today. Of course, that is the way our current usurper-in-charge government wants it, and, as it shall be at the end of this Age. [14:13] And Moses said unto the People, “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. -> This verse too shows how it will be at the end of the Age, as, there will be some—Father's Elect—who'll say just as Moses said here in this verse: "stand still, and see the Salvation of the LORD." [14:14] The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. -> The LORD shall fight for you=Brethren, think Gog and Magog, for the fight at the end of the Age is there and it is Father that does that fighting. [14:15] And the LORD said unto Moses, “Wherefore criest thou unto Me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: -> see also, Exodus 15:24 And the People murmured against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” -> No matter what Father did for them, no matter where He led and brought them to, no matter what He did or gave to them, they just could not stop their incessant whining. [15:25] And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: There he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, -> Moses, about fed up with this people, now cries to Father and Father then revealed to him a tree which would turn the water from bitterness of the water, and make it sweet. Father used this bitter water as a test for His people, to see what they would do. Just as Father would test Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness, He will also test us in our daily lives. When it appears that nothing is going right for you, and the weight of the world is heavy upon you, there is another tree which we can use to correct the bitter waters of our lives. This tree was there in the Garden of Eden, right alongside Father, and is called “The Tree of Life.” Jesus can turn the “bitter waters in your life” into a “fountain of sweet waters of eternal life,” whereby, we will never thirst against when we partake of those waters that He offers us. Jesus paid the price on a tree: the cross, and when we turn to that cross, our Heavenly Father will make life sweet again. we can also read of Jesus being the tree of life in the Book of Revelation, there, in verse v22:2, we read Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. -> So, apply the spiritual application to this verse. Though the thoughts from the manuscripts are hard to get the actual translation into English, that the medicine produced by the leaves of the tree, yielded fruit twelve times a year, one for each month, and each a different kind of manner of fruits. The point to this verse is that there is no way to be bored or disgusted with yourself, when you partake of this medicine. This is why during the entire never ending time in the eternity; the eternal spiritual life will be such a blessing, whether in the first year, of untold millennia of years later. There is no ending to life in Father's kingdom, and each day in that kingdom will be blissful with Father, His Holy Spirit, and Christ. Father will see to it that you have purpose to life continually. This of course is an example of the going out, that, when you find yourself in that bitter water of Meribah, never forget to turn to that tree, the cross of Christ, to put sense of purpose and duty back into your life. It requires action on your part; that is sustained by your belief and confidence that God is able to keep His promises. But you must participate one day at a time, one step at a time walking down the path that is laid out completely in His Word. Nobody is going to make that walk for you; it is only you that can set the pace and direction for your life. That cross, that tree makes the bitter water sweet and bearable. The peace of mind that comes with that sweet water, gives you the ability to get through anything. [15:26] And said, “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” -> Moses now turns to the people and tells them to put their trust and faith in Father, to hear, obey, and do His Commandments,Laws, Ordinances and Statutes, and it will be well with, and for them; and, then again in: Exodus 16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: -> The whole congregation murmured=In hindsight, it's almost hard to believe that every one of our forefathers complained and whined against Father about His bringing them out from under their bondage to the Egyptians. [16:3] And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” -> Here are our forefathers out in the desert, free as birds, and yet they think they are starving to death. So, of course, their minds go back to those times in bondage that they sat by their flesh pots with bread on their table. Brethren, when these hard times came, their minds forgot about being in the bondage that they were in; and, instead, focused only on the cries of their bellies. Put this in the spiritual application, and apply it to the churches of today. Today we have an enormous number of churches, “cafes of spiritual food” around our land; however, they are all locked and closed for giving out spiritual food in the form as Father intended it to be given out. There are very few of them that teach chapter by chapter and verse by verse, giving the truth of the entire Word. Do you ever wonder why churches fail? Take a look at what spiritual food was given out in that church. We are living in the latter days, in the very end times, and Amos warned us of this in Amos 8:11: Amos 8:11 Behold the days come, Saith the LORD GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: -> This is God's warning to us, the generation living in the latter day. Stop and look around. How many of those preachers know who the Kenites are, or what really happened in the Garden of Eden? How many are prepared to meet Satan, when he arrives at the sixth trump, and are they preparing their congregations for that time? Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. -> You can run from coast to coast, and to any country in the world, and the truth is just not given out. People seek the truth, but there are only lies, fairy-tales and so called traditional doctrine. Sure they read a verse or two from the Word, but then go off in their sermons that come from man's traditions. Their fairy-tales and fly-away doctrine goes against the Word of God, or their sermons are geared to the tithe to relate to their money needs. Hunger is what people all over the world will lack in the end times, and it is very biblical. It is one of the signs that we are in the latter days. The people need to be fed when they are hungry, or they will start to Murmur, and it is no different whether the shortage is from physical food or spiritual food. Will God feed them? Yes, just as He will feed you when you are starved for the truth, and seek the truth from His Word. [16:4] Then said the LORD unto Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the People shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or no. -> Listen to how loving our Father was and is. Instead of being angry--which He had every right to be--He instead, tells Moses and Aaron that He will provide their daily portion: the daily bread from heaven. Though, in doing so, He is testing them to see whether they love Him and will obey Him or not. Skip down to verse v16:9 with me: Exodus 16:9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, “Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.’ ” -> Anytime Father is going to speak to the congregation, it is important to listen and understand exactly what He is saying. When you offer your prayers to Father, He listens closely to every word and thought from your mind. Here, Father is telling Moses what He will do for the people, and Moses will relate that information to Aaron. Now, down to verse v16:20: Exodus 16:20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them. -> They didn't pay attention, nor did they trust Father enough to know that He would provide for them every day. He told them to take only enough for one day's need. Did they do that? No, they had to do things their way and try and keep some for the next day too. What happened? It was filled with worms. Again, put this in the spiritual sense for today and what the congregations hear in the church houses. Now to Exodus 16:27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the People on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. [16:28] And the LORD said unto Moses, “How long refuse ye to keep My commandments and My laws?” -> They murmured, and, acted out, again when Moses was up on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments from Father, as can be read in Exodus 32: Father told Moses that his--Moses--children had made the golden calf and were worshipping it. Before turning to leave, Moses told Father that the Israelites were His children; however, he would go down and straighten them out, only Father needed to allow him to do so before He destroyed them. Exodus 32:27 And he said unto them, “Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, ‘Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.’ ” -> Moses came down from the mount, angry, and said to the Israelites "who is on the Lord's side?" Only the Priests, the Levites gathered themselves to Moses, who then told them to put their swords on and go through all Israel and slay everyone who would not stop doing the evilness they were doing. [32:28] And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the People that day about three thousand men. -> The Levites didn't hesitate to obey Moses and Father. Sadly, today, we do hesitate and do not obey Father. The Christians tell our politicians that we want to live as closely to Father as we can--and out Constitution guarantees that we can--however, the other people in this country want nothing to do with Father and that is who our politicians listen to, telling us that we need to "lighten up" and work with the heathen in order to get along. No, we need more Christians to act like the Levites and dawn their swords and make that stand for Father. [32:29] For Moses had said, “Consecrate yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that He may bestow upon you a blessing this day.” -> Here is how we receive our Blessing from Father. By consecrating ourselves to Father by hearing, obeying and doing His Commandments, Laws, Ordinances and Statutes. [32:30] And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the People, “Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.” -> Today, and ever since Jesus went to the cross and when He gave up the Spirit and rent the veil from top to bottom, we can go boldly in before Father and repent of our sins and ask His forgiveness. We no longer need an intercessor, as, Jesus became our intercessor and when we go to Father, He is standing right beside us. [32:31] And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, “Oh, this People have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. [32:32] Yet now, if Thou wilt forgive their sin — ; and if not, blot me, I pray Thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written.” -> After sending the Levites out and their slaying 3,000 of their countrymen who decided to not follow after Father, and then returning to Moses to report what they had completed. Moses then returned to father to ask for forgiveness for the remainder of the congregation. Moses actually put out a fleece before Father saying, that, if Father could not forgive the Israelites their sin, then instead of slaying them, call him Home to Father in their steed. [32:33] And the LORD said unto Moses, “Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book. -> This happens at the end of Jesus' 1,000 Millennium and not before as far as the soul is concerned; however, Father was angry enough to call those souls which had sinned there at the base of Mount Sinai to Him right then and there. [32:34] Therefore now go, lead the People unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, Mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.” -> Time after time our forefathers sinned against Father which angered and saddened Him. [32:35] And the LORD plagued the People, because they made the calf, which Aaron made. -> They made the calf which they lied--even to themselves--and claimed that it was the calf--which they made with their own hands--that brought them up, out of Egypt. In doing thus, they broke Father's law, and we can compare with: Romans 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.. Numbers 11:2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched. -> Over and over again they’ll murmur about YHVH bringing them up out of the land of Egypt and then cry unto Moses for God to stop being angry with them. All their crying is evil in the ears of the LORD. And time and again Moses prayer unto YHVH will quench the fire. It’s the same today, so many people don’t believe in YHVH and so many “Christians” don’t have the truth of God even though the Word is right there in front of them, my goodness how it must hurt and anger Him. Numbers 11:3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them. -> After the fire of the Father burnt there, Moses called that place “burning” which is what Taberah means. Numbers 11:4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, “Who shall give us flesh to eat? -> Remember, here in this verse of Exodus 12:38 that many other peoples are coming up out of Egypt with the Israelites, and, it is these camp followers that who now doing murmuring. Fell a lusting=lusted exceedingly, we can compare this with: Psalms 78:18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust. [78:19] Yea, they spake against God; they said, "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? [78:20] Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?" -> All that Father did for them and still only out of their mouths, not praise; but, unbelief, and now: Psalms 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. -> This is why He caused them to wander the wilderness for those 38 years: their unbelief. Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: -> Notice all the “ands” in this verse? It is to emphasize the “six” items of food that were mentioned. We can compare these six items of food here while in Egypt with the seven items of food they’ll have when they arrive in the land that YHVH is going to give them; Deuteronomy 8:8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; -> Notice also the chapter and verse number in this verse? "8:8," "new beginnings." Numbers 11:6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.” -> All He is doing for them and giving them and all they can do is whine.
Exodus 12:39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual. -> They left Egypt so quickly that there wasn't even time for the leaven in the bread to rise. We know that as the Israelites traveled through the wilderness, Father fed them daily with manna from heaven, and quail. This is a type of the manna which we eat today, which is to say Christ. Our Heavenly Father was complete in His instructions to His people, so that we could find peace of mind, and feast on the blessings that He sends our way. As you read the unleavened cakes from heaven, the truths that flow from Father’s Word, allow His Holy Spirit to comfort your soul, and give you peace from those troubles that face each of us in our daily lives. It is Father's grace is sufficient for each person that will take the time to allow Father's Spirit to seal your and my mind with His truths.
12:40-42 Fulfillment of prophesy.
Exodus 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, (who dwelt in Egypt), was four hundred and thirty years. -> It was 430 years from the call of Abraham, to the night of the Passover, exactly 430 years to the day. This is based upon the solar calendar for accuracy. In Dr. Bullinger’s Companion Bible, in Appendix 50 helps to give us the documentation on this. When we try to figure out dates from the scriptures it’s easy to become confused; but, the Book of Daniel gives us clues why this is. We like to use Satan's measurements to do our figuring by months and moons; however, Father's time schedule goes by solar calendar. Father told Daniel; "Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end." No wonder those teachers from centuries past were off in their predictions, and prophecies. The prophecies couldn't be understood, because the signs for those times had not happened. People had no idea what the world would be like, for the past hundred years have unshed people into a realm of time that was unthinkable one hundred years ago.
Exodus 12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. -> All the hosts of the LORD went out=They left Egypt that very night, on the anniversary of the 430 years that Father told Abraham that his offspring would serve a strange people in a strange land in order that He judge them and their false gods, so that they would know that He and He alone is YHVH.
Exodus 12:42 It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations. -> A night to be much observed=In the Strong's Concordance this is Hebrew word number H8107 - שׁמּר, - shimmûr, pronounced - shim-moor', and means: From H8104; an observance: - X be (much) observed., now let’s look at H8104 - שׁמר, - shâmar, pronounced - shaw-mar', and means: A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.: - beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man)., so in other words, always observed, preserved and reserved, thus remembered and celebrated, never forgotten. Year after year, never changing, never ceasing they were—and we are—to celebrate what Father did for them, and, us, so, that, we too know that He is YHVH. Again, it is His Passover, therefore we have no right to change it.
Night of the LORD=This "night of the LORD" spoken of here is "the night of the destroyer". This is what was addressed in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, when the disciples asked Jesus what it would be like just prior His return. Jesus then gives us the seven signs which are to take place before He returns at the sounding of the seventh trumpet, so that His disciples will not be deceived, and taken by the destroyer satan. Those seven warning events are the same as the seven seals, seven vials and the seven trumpets of the Book of Revelation. Jesus has told us exactly how the end of our Flesh Age would come to pass, and, the events of this generation will come into being. We are to be watchmen for those times, so that we will not be taken out of season. In our generation many people come to you from all different denominations, telling you that they are coming to you in the name of Jesus; however, Jesus told us to look out for them and take heed of them: Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you. [24:5] For many shall come in My name, saying `I am Christ;' and shall deceive many. -> The apostle Paul even warned us of this in II Thessalonians 2: II Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, and by our gathering back unto Him, -> Paul is pleading with the Thessalonians and us, to listen to what he is saying about Jesus' return, and how we will be gathered back to Him. This gathering takes place, as we'll read about here in this letter, right here on earth. [2:2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. -> Like Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 24:4, Mark 13:5 and Luke 21:8 "be careful who you listen to and pay attention to, otherwise you could be deceived into believing false doctrines," He also said the same thing but in a different way, in Matthew 16:5-12. [2:3] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, -> Paul is telling them and us to pay attention, because many men will come with false doctrines and will deceive many so as to confuse, and lead people to the wrong Christ. But, Christ will not return until the apostasy (lack of hearing Father's Word, Amos 8:11) is in full swing and satan, as the anti-christ, (or instead of christ as this reads in the Greek) stands in Jerusalem, proclaiming that he is Christ and then he will be revealed as the false christ. We are beginning to see the falling away and the apostasy take place now, as Father's Word is being attacked on a daily basis. Christianity and the name Christ, the ONLY means by which we can be saved and have eternal life with Father, is being supplanted by many false doctrines, idols and other religions, the muslim being one of them. [2:4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. -> Does this sound like he'll be coming in and destroying the earth? No! Satan will be right there in the temple saying, I am Christ and I have returned, so you can now stop taking communion in My absence. This is the abomination of desolation that Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14, where He was quoting from Daniel 11:31 and 12:11, satan saying and portraying himself as God. If you still believe that there is a rapture of the church, you obviously cannot comprehend what you read, because verses v2:1-4 of this chapter make it very plain and clear that satan comes first. Remember, the sixth trumpet sounds before the seventh, and the night of the Lord comes before the day of the Lord. On the night of the Lord, Satan will arrive and the world will follow him, believing him to the the true Christ, many Christians included. but after Satan as exalted himself to be called God, by those living on the earth in their flesh bodies, Satan the destroyer will sit in the temple of God in Jerusalem, to show that he is God. Do you believe him when he does that? Not if you are sealed in your mind with the truth. Many Christians will be so steeped in the tradition of men that Satan will look good to them, and they will fall over themselves to give Satan their souls. That will be the Exodus of the end times. So, this fourteenth night of the Lord comes before the fifteenth day of the year comes. Brethren, if you are going to be one of those ten virgins waiting to the coming of the bridegroom, you had better have enough oil in your lamp to see you all the way through the night, to the coming of the true Christ. That oil is the truth from God's Word, and the lamp is your mind. Without enough oil you will be walking in the darkness, and taken by the destroyer.
12:43-50 Ordinance of PASSOVER.
Exodus 12:43 And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: -> All of the things which happened from the establishment of the new year by the vernal Equinox, to the meal, the slaughtering of the lamb, and everything which was done on that night and day, are all part of this ordinance of the Passover. Only Israelites and those who would from this day forward: Love, Serve and Worship Father. Yes, a stranger could be folded in, so long as, they serve only Father; observing His Commandments, Laws, Ordinances and Statutes; and, forsook all other false gods. If one—be it Israelite or a stranger brought in—was found to serve other gods, they were to be put out, and therefore they were also cast out from the Promise. These were and are His requirements, His Law, we are not to change them.
Today we see certain Denominational church houses deciding who can and cannot partake of Father's Table, When Jesus gave up The Spirit, the veil was rent from top to bottom, meaning that it was Father Who rent it; not, man, and therefore, today, we have the authority to be able to go boldly into the inner sanctuary, right to Father, no longer needing a High Priest; because, our High Priest is standing on the Right Hand of Father. Now, with this being said, man does not have the right to say who can and cannot partake of Father's Table; however, if one refuses to strictly adhere to—or at least make a True Heartfelt attempt thereof—His Commandments, Laws, Ordinances and Statutes, then they should not partake. By this I mean this: one cannot support abortion: the murder of children while yet in their mother's womb, nor the condoning or homosexuality: calling Father a liar, or that He erred, because, the transgressor states that they "were made that way;" when, in fact, Father's says it's an abomination, therefore He did not and would not make something so.
Exodus 12:44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. -> Again, the stranger may be folded in; however, they must meet the requirements. Many, many hundreds of years from this time, the third man king of Israel, Solomon, will fail to adhere to Father requirements and cause Israel to fall into sin, therefore, Father will rend the kingdom into 2 separate and distinct Nations of Houses.
Circumcised=At the time, this was for males, at Father required all those who served Him to circumcise the foreskins of the penises, today, it is for everybody and requires a circumcision of the heart. This means that we are to serve Father only, and we do this by the hearing, obeying and doing of His Commandments, Laws, Ordinances and Statutes. Father laid out the Laws for His covenant which included the circumcision back in Genesis 17: Genesis 17:10 This is My covenant, which ye shall keep, between Me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. -> This is My covenant=Just like it’s His Passover; man, His creation, has no right to change it or to break it, if we do; then there are consequences to pay: i.e. being cut off. Remember, His-story is about the seedline through which He will be born in the flesh, it isn’t about any of the other races, otherwise known as the sixth day creation, who were created—not formed—on the day before Father rested, He looked—on His creation—and it was very good, and it was the sixth day Genesis 1:31. Adam—eth-Ha-Adam, the man Adam—wasn’t formed until the day after Father rested Genesis 2:1-8. Therefore, the covenant was with the Adamic seedline, and didn’t fully start until Abram, then went to his son Isaac; not to Ishmael, nor to any of his other sons who he had with Keturah or his other concubines. Father re-established it with Isaac, who passed it to his son Jacob, and it continued through Jacob’s seedline: the twelve patriarchs: Reuben; Simeon; Levi; Judah, Dan; Naphtali; Gad; Asher; Issachar; Zebulun; Joseph and Benjamin. [17:11] And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt Me and you. -> The covenant was made by Father to Abraham. [17:12] And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. -> All the males born into the seedline fell under the covenant and therefore had to be circumcised. Those brought in under Abraham’s roof had also to partake of the circumcision, if they did not; they were not allowed to stay. [17:13] He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. -> If they agreed to be circumcised, they too fell under the covenant. [17:14] And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken My covenant.” -> Again, today the circumcision is of the heart and is for both male and female. If any refuse to Love, Serve and Worship Father, they will be cut off. Though, Father is so loving toward us, that, this cutting off will not take place until the end of Jesus' 1,000 year Millennium, when the Great White Throne Judgment takes place. Today, the only one named who is going to be cut off is satan, and the seven thousand angels who refused to be born of the womb.
Exodus 12:45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof. -> Foreigner=A foreigner is the same as a stranger: one who does not believe in Father of His Son Jesus Christ, and, therefore refuses to follow His Commandments, Laws, Ordinances and Statutes, this also puts them into the category of serving other, false gods.
Exodus 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. -> This verse is the prophecy of the perfect sacrifice which could not, and, did not have, a broken bone, and this young lamb the Israelites were to take on this night, likewise also, could not have any broken bones. Just prior to giving up The Spirit Jesus' thigh was pierced, rather than his leg bones broken, as the two malfactors were. Jesus gave up the Spirit before it became necessary to break His body. For us today, we don't carry it abroad, because our Holy Communion is sacred; we take the Communion Bread and Cup with respect and authority. Father Blesses those who take the Communion Table in proper manner.
Exodus 12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. -> From the youngest to the eldest, the entire assembly was to take and keep Father's Passover. Today, the congregation of Israel is the many membered body of Christ, made up of all the believers. Father is commanding and demanding that you take His Passover, His Communion; and, if you are a believer, this is not given to you as a choice.
Exodus 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. -> When strangers come into you church house and are with you when you are about to partake of the Lord's Table, and they understand and believe on the Lord just like you do, then, they also partake, just as you do. The circumcision is of the heart only, and today it is entirely spiritual, and, not of the flesh. Therefore, it applies to both men and women alike, as it is dealing with the truth which is taken into your mind, and believed and respected by that person. When you believe the truth, the Word of God, and allow His Word to lead you in your life, then, you are circumcised in your mind and required to partake of the Communion Table. You show your obedience to Father, and His only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ.
Exodus 12:49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.” -> This Law here concerns the Law of Passover and when those who now are believers join with you, they then likewise also fall under Father's Law. There is not one law for you and a different law for them. Just as when a man leaves his parents for a woman and a woman leaves her parents for a man, the two then be twain together and are one.
There is another set of Father's Laws that, like the Law concerning Father's Passover, these laws too are observed for the us and the stranger who lives with us. But, sadly, today, we have corrupted; those are His Commandments, His Laws, His Ordinances and His Statutes to the point that people barely recognize them anymore. B We have people who believe say that committing murder aborting a fetus in the womb is OK, who say that two man and two women can be married, who refuse to follow His Law concerning the murderer by sending them back Home to Him; but, instead require the country to pay for them for the rest of their lives, while they live in comfort and just shy of luxury.
Exodus 12:50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. -> Thus did=Did you read that. They were not just hearers; no, they were doers too, and, likewise, we too must be doers, for, our works do follow us, and, it is our Works which make up our fine linen as can be read in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead which die in the LORD from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.’” -> Father doesn't like laziness. We all have work to do, even when we return Home to Him in heaven. For now though, our righteousness, or equitable deeds are what will clothe us: Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints..
12:51-13:2 Fulfillment of prophesy.
Exodus 12:51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies. -> That self same day=This was the fifteenth day after the Spring Vernal Equinox, and Father brought the children of Israel out of their captivity. They were prepared to move out quickly, and they went out far richer than when they went into Egypt. Father brought them out by their hosts, for they did not have an army at this time. The hosts, means, their families, their congregation. This entire chapter has been a lesson teaching us a lesson that happened some thirty five hundred years ago, that would allow us to understand all the prophecies that dealt with our Lord Jesus Christ, coming to earth to be our perfect Sacrifice for the remission of our sins.
Father forewarned the children of Israel of exactly what He would do, before He brought those plagues to pass. Then as the plagues came down on the land of Egypt, Father protected each and every child of Israel through those times of trial. As we read of these events and saw the protection of Father's People, it should give each of us comfort to know that this same Father will protect His own today, just as He did in the time of Moses. Even to the time of Jesus' crucifixion, Jesus and His disciples took the Passover, but on that night before Jesus' death, He established the New Covenant with us, and that covenant is established in the Communion Table.
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