- Back to the Future
- Take care not to break any of the Lamb’s bones
- Eternal Life
Back to the Future:
Messiah has given us the means to reverse the process of sin, lawlessness, and death that is in the world today. He is making all things new. In the future new heavens and earth Messiah will get rid of the taint of our even remembering what sin is. There will be no chametz in all the righteous house of the Creator.
In the New Creation there will only exist the fruit of the knowledge of Good. In the New Creation the knowledge of evil will completely be removed (swept away) from all of the Creator’s House of Righteousness. Therefore, we must go forward to a time and place where the taint of the evil one and his false-counterfeit torah no longer exist; or as the sages rightly say, we must go “back” to a time when the taint of evil did not even exist at all. We must go to a time and place where the knowledge of evil is completely blotted out.
This means we must return to the righteous state of existence that our Creator originally intended for us (back to Gan Eden). The Word (הַדָּבָר-HaDavar) of Adonai has assured us in the future we will turn back to Adonai. We will be restored to being made in the perfect likeness of the heavenly Father. Only our Father in Heaven can exodus us out of this imperfect existence into a new glorified body, to live in a new heaven and a new earth where the reappearance of evil is made forever impossible.
Take care not to break any of the Lamb’s bones:
The Passover meal: if a Jewish family was too small to finish eating the entire Pesach sacrifice in one sitting, an offering was made for a group of families. The lamb could not be slaughtered while one was in possession of leaven. It was required that the sacrificed lamb had to be roasted, without its head, feet, or inner organs being removed, and eaten together with matzo (unleavened bread) and maror, bitter herbs (1, 2). One had to be careful not to break any “bones” from the offering, and none of the meat could be left over by morning (Exodus 12:10, 46; 23:18):
In the Torah the bones are a symbol of our souls.
The command to leave the bones of the sacrifice unbroken reveals that the Messiah’s soul was bruised (injured) but not broken. Messiah is the Strong One. Messiah alone is strong enough to overcome the defilement of our sin being placed upon Him. Messiah alone is strong enough to endure the torment of the Father’s judgment that was poured out upon Him as our Boaz (בֹּעַז-meaning “by Strength,” בֹּ -עַז), our Kinsman Redeemer.
All must observe Pesach.
It is mandatory for anyone’s salvation (Gentile; as well as Jew). Otherwise, our sins would remain upon us. With Messiah our souls find Divine strength to conquer sin and embrace the righteousness of Adonai Avinu. Faith in Messiah’s sacrifice translates into our soul remaining unbroken. We are permanently delivered from the judgment that the evil one brought upon us by the strong Right Arm of Adonai.
Symbol #1. The Blood of Messiah speaks of His eternal virtue that is at work in His ministry of redemption. It speaks of Messiah’s perfect life (His spiritual being). The new blood (life) that exists in Messiah’s present glorified body is the Holy Spirit. After our resurrection our immortal bodies will no longer be made out of (mortal) flesh and blood but out of new (immortal) material that will be solely produced out of the eternal, invincible, incorruptible life of the Spirit.
Symbol #2. The term flesh is a symbol of Messiah’s past physical being that included His Word, His Teaching. The phrases drink my blood and eat my flesh are a memorial reference to the Messiah’s past once-in-eternity work of redemption and at present the hearing, understanding, and obeying of His teaching. Therefore, to be a talmid of the Messiah is to remember His sacrifice (drink the cup of wine) and daily meditate on His Word (eat the bread; i.e. hear, understand, and obey).
Symbol #3. The bones are a symbol of the soul of Messiah (i.e. content: His accumulation of righteous deeds). Feeding on the flesh of the Messiah our Pesach symbolizes our consuming His Teaching, His innate virtue (both temporal and eternal). For this reason it is a true saying we have One G-d the Father, Avinu Shebashamayim and we have one Rabbi, Rabbeinu Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.
Classical & Mishnaic Hebrew
וְעֹשִׂים אֶת־כָּל־מַעֲשֵׂיהֶם לְהֵרָאוֹת בָּהֶם לִבְנֵי אָדָם כִּי מַרְחִיבִים אֶת־תְּפִלֵּיהֶם וּמַאֲרִיכִים אֶת־צִיצִיּוֹתֵיהֶם׃ וְאֹהֲבִים לְהָסֵב רִאשֹׁנִים בַּסְּעוּדוֹת וְלָשֶׁבֶת רִאשֹׁנִים בְּבָתֵּי כְנֵסִיּוֹת׃ וְשֶׁיִּשְׁאֲלוּ בִשְׁלוֹמָם בַּשְׁוָקִים וְשֶׁיִּקְרְאוּ לָהֶם בְּנֵי הָאָדָם רַבִּי רַבִּי׃ וְאַתֶּם אַל־יִקָּרֵא לָכֶם רַבִּי כִּי אֶחָד הוּא מוֹרֵיכֶם הַמָּשִׁיחַ וְאַתֶּם אַחִים כֻּלְּכֶם׃ וְאַל־תִּקְרְאוּ אָב לְאִישׁ מִכֶּם בָּאָרֶץ כִּי אֶחָד הוּא אֲבִיכֶם אֲשֶׁר בַּשָׁמָיִם׃ גַּם אַל־יִקָּרֵא לָכֶם מוֹרֶה כִּי מוֹרֶה אֶחָד לָכֶם הַמָּשִׁיחַ׃
ועושים את כל מעשיהם כדי להראות לבני אדם, בהרחיבם את תפליהם ובהאריכם את ציציותיהם. אוהבים הם את מושב הראש בסעודות ואת המושבים הראשונים בבתי הכנסת וברכות שלום בשוקים ולהקרא ‘רבי’ על-ידי אנשים. אך אתם אל יקרא לכם ‘רבי’, כי אחד הוא רבכם ואתם אחים כלכם. ואל תקראו ‘אב’ לאיש מכם בארץ, כי אחד הוא אביכם שבשמים. גם אל תקראו ‘מורי תורה’, כי אחד הוא המורה שלכם – המשיח. פ
They [the scholars and the Prushim and their successors who sit in the seat of Mosheh] do all their deeds to be seen by sons of men. For they widen their tefillin (תפילין) and lengthen their tzitziyot (ציציות-fringes). They love to be seated first (Head) at meals and to sit first in synagogues, for others to ask of their shalom in the shukim (markets), and for sons of men to call them “Rabbi.” But as for you, do not be called “Rabbi,” for one is your rabbi, and you are all brothers. And do not call “Father” to any of you on earth, for one is your Avinu Shebashamayim (Father who is in Heaven). Also do not be called “Teachers of the Torah” because one is your Teacher -The Messiah.
The Great Soul of Messiah contains (like a treasure box) all of the righteous works of Adonai that have been (or ever will be) accomplished through the Messiah and His talmadin. The Spirit of the Messiah is the Spirit of Adonai. In the glorified state of Messiah, after His death and resurrection, we discover that He is flesh and bones but He no longer possesses a body containing blood. Why is this? Messiah’s glorified body, like our future resurrected bodies, will be immortal; this immortality will be made possible by the eternal life of the Indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit (not physical blood).
In our temporal mortal bodies the life is in “the blood.” However, in our eternal immortal bodies the life is solely in the Indwelling Presence of the Spirit (which is our new life-blood). When Messiah poured out the life of His blood as a sacrifice of obedience to the Father, He was rewarded with a new body and a new life (that replaced His mortal life-blood). This reward of eternal life empowered by the Holy Spirit is extended to all who put their faith in the Korban Pesach; in the Lamb of G-d (Seh Ha-Elohim) who takes away the sin of the world and who replaces our sin with the eternal life and righteousness of the Spirit of Grace (chesed, chen).
Therefore, our attendance at Pesach is mandatory.
If we do not put our faith in the sacrifice of Messiah, our Pesach, accept His redemption (drink His Cup of Redemption) and hear, understand and obey His teaching (meditate on and obey His Word) then our sins will “remain” upon us. Then we will lose the gift of the Holy Spirit. We will lose the gift of eternal life.