Messiah in Pesach Chapter 2

  1. Set free by Pesach
  2. In the fullness of time there will be unity

Set free by Pesach:

The meaning of Passover appears at the center of the entire grand design of the Torah.

In the night of the Passover our ancestors were miraculously preserved and set free by the direct intervention of Adonai. In addition to the Tanakh the Brit Chadashah makes frequent allusions to the Exodus, the Paschal Lamb (Korban Pesach), the Paschal Supper (the Seder), and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

In the fullness of time there will be unity:

They (the gentiles) will also hear My Voice.

וְצֹאן אֲחֵרוֹת יֶשׁ־לִי אֲשֶׁר אֵינָן מִן־הַמִּכְלָה הַזֹּאת וְעָלַי לְנַהֵל גַּם־אֹתָן וְתִשְׁמַעְנָה קוֹלִי וְהָיָה עֵדֶר אֶחָד וְרֹעֶה אֶחָד׃ עַל־כֵּן אֹהֵב אֹתִי אָבִי כִּי אֶת־נַפְשִׁי אֶתֵּן לְמַעַן אָשׁוּב וְאֶקָּחֶהָ׃ וְאִישׁ לֹא יִקָּחֶנָּה מֵאִתִּי כִּי אִם־אֲנִי מֵעַצְמִי אֶתְּנֶנָּה יֶשׁ־בְּיָדִי לָתֵת אֹתָהּ וּבְיָדִי לָשׁוּב לְקַחְתָּהּ הַמִּצְוָה הַזֹּאת קִבַּלְתִּי מֵעִם אָבִי׃

גם צאן אחרות יש לי, אשר אינן מן המכלא הזה. עלי להנהיג גם אותן. הן את קולי תשמענה ויהיה עדר אחד ורועה אחד. משום כך אוהב אותי האב: משום שאני נותן את נפשי ואקח אותה שוב. איש לא נטל אותה ממני, אלא שאני נותן אותה מעצמי. יש לי סמכות לתת אותה ויש לי סמכות לקחת אותה שוב. את המצוה הזאת קבלתי מאת אבי. פ

“I also have other sheep, which are not from this sheepfold (the gentiles). I must lead them as well. They (the gentiles) will (also) hear My Voice, and there will be one flock and one shepherd (i.e. Jew and Gentile will exist together in shalom as one unity, echad-אֶחָד). That’s why My Father loves Me because I give My soul (life) and take it again. No one will take it from Me, but I give it of myself. I have authority to give it and I have the authority to take it again. I received this mitzvah from My Father (אָבִי-Avi).”

The gentiles will also hear the Voice of Adonai ( ה’קולו של) [in these last days spoken to us in His Son], and there will be one flock and one shepherd. Then Jew and Gentile will exist together as one unity (echad-אֶחָד). When the Creator bound up the future of all nations in the history of Abraham and his seed, He made that history prophetic (Genesis). Each event and every rite became a bud, destined to open in blossom, and ripen into fruit on the one national tree of Messiah (Israel); under the shadow of which all nations (the Commonwealth of Israel) are to one day be gathered together in peaceful unity (Leviticus):

בַּחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשֹׁון בְּאַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר לַחֹדֶשׁ בֵּין הָעַרְבָּיִם פֶּסַח לַיהוָֽה׃ וּבַחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יֹום לַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה חַג הַמַּצֹּות לַיהוָה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים מַצֹּות תֹּאכֵֽלוּ׃ בַּיֹּום הָֽרִאשֹׁון מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם כָּל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשֽׂוּ׃

“In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month between the two evenings is Adonai’s Pesach. And on the fifteenth day of the month is Chag Ha-Matzot to Adonai; seven days you shall eat Unleavened Bread. In the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no manner of laborious work. And you shall bring an offering made by fire unto Adonai seven days; in the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.”

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