Messiah in Rosh HaShanah II & Chanukkah II Chapter 6

  1. First Cleansing of the Temple at the beginning of Messiah’s ministry
  2. Second Cleansing of the Temple at the end of Messiah’s ministry
  3. Nisan 1 is the coronation date of kings
  4. Ezekiel 45:18-20
  5. One human family united together under the rule of our heavenly Father
  6. The 4 Faces of Messiah depicted in Ezekiel and revealed in the 4 Jewish Gospels
  7. The Fourth Face of Messiah in Ezekiel’s Vision of the Heavenly Court
  8. A compare & contrast of the Messiah’s Two Cleansings of the Temple
  9. The House of the Father and the Cave full of Robbers
  10. After the First Temple Cleansing
  11. Messiah knew His People were not yet ready to receive His Teaching
  12. After the Second Temple Cleansing
  13. The Anointing of the eternal High Priest and King on the 8th Day of Nisan
  14. The future Coronation of the Glorified Messiah, our High Priest & King forever!

MESSIAH IN EZEKIEL’S NEW FESTIVAL OF ROSH HASHANAH AND CHANUKKAH II

First Cleansing of the Temple at the beginning of Messiah’s ministry:

The Pesach (הַפֶּסַח) of the Yehudim was near (Nisan 1) and the Salvation of Adonai, Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ), went up to Yerushalayim. And He found in the Beit Hamikdash (בְּבֵית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ) those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. And He made a whip of cords (שׁוֹט מֵחֲבָלִים), and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers  and overturned their tables; and to those who were selling the doves He said:

קְחוּ אֶת אֵלֶּה מִכָּאן. אַל תַּעֲשׂוּ אֶת בֵּית אָבִי לְבֵית מִסְחָר.” פ

“Take these things away. Stop making My Father’s house a house of business.”

His disciples remembered that it was written, ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME. The Yehudim then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?” Yeshua answered them:

הִרְסוּ אֶת הַהֵיכָל הַזֶּה וּבִשְׁלוֹשָׁה יָמִים אָקִים אוֹתוֹ.”פ

“Destroy this  temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

The Yehudim then said, “It took forty-six years to build this  temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Yeshua had spoken.

Second Cleansing of the Temple at the end of Messiah’s ministry:

And Yeshua entered the temple (Nisan 8) and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. And He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple. And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS;’ but you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.” (לִמְעָרַת פָּרִיצִים-literally, “DARK CAVE OF THIEVES”).

Nisan 1 is the coronation date of kings:

The first cleansing of the Temple occurred on Nisan 1. Nisan 1 is a Rosh Chodesh (New Moon). Rosh Chodesh is the first day of any new month. If a month is thirty days long, then the thirtieth day is treated as part of the Rosh Chodesh for the next month, and the Rosh Chodesh for the next month extends for two days (the 30th of the earlier month and the 1st of the later month). The Shaliach (sent one) Yochanan Ben Zebedee knew when he wrote this account late in his life (around age 90) that the first cleansing of the Second Temple by Messiah in the first century will correspond exactly with the future annual cleansing of the Fourth Temple prophesied by Ezekiel. On this day (Nisan 1):

  • The Flood Waters dried up (Genesis 8:13);
  • The Tabernacle was set up (Exodus 40:2, 17);
  • Ezra began his journey from Babylon to Jerusalem (Ezra 7:9);
  • King Hezekiah began consecrating the second Temple (2 Chronicles 29:17);
  • The prophet Ezekiel received a prophecy against Egypt (Ezekiel 29:17);
  • The first of Nisan is the coronation date of kings that marks the birthday of a kings’s reign;
  • The first of Nisan is the date when Herod Antipas ruled that the prophet Yochanan Ben Zechariah be beheaded;
  • The first of Nisan is the date of the new Rosh HaShanah  (and Chanukkah II; i.e. annual rededication of the Temple);
  • This is the first day when Aaron began his consecration (for seven days, Nisan 1-7) to become the first high priest serving (on the eighth day) in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) on behalf of all the people of Israel.
  • This is the first day when the Messiah will begin consecrating (for seven days) the final future temple, the Millennial Fourth Temple in Shiloh (Nisan 1-7); so that (on the eighth day) He might be presented to all of the nations and peoples of the world as their High Priest forever (according to the priesthood of Malki-Tzedekמַלְכִּי־צֶֽדֶק)
  • Thereafter, the Millennial Temple will be purified (כִפַּרְתֶּ֖ם-atone, cancel, nullify sin) annually on the first (and if you missed the first cleansing there is a second-chance to go to a ‘second cleansing’ on the seventh) day of Nisan (Ezekiel 45:18-20).

Ezekiel 45:18-20:

Thus says Adonai Elohim, “In the first month, on the first of the month (Nisan 1), you shall take a young bull without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary. The priest shall take some of the blood from the sin offering and put it on the door posts of the house, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar and on the posts of the gate of the inner court. Thus you shall do on the seventh day of the month (Nisan 7) for everyone who goes astray or is naive; so you shall make atonement for the house.” Because of Adonai’s holiness Ezekiel told the nation, identified as a rebellious house (cf. 2:5-6, 8; 3;9, 26-27; 12:3, 9, 25; 17:12; 24:3) that the Holy One said:

רַב־לָכֶם מִֽכָּל־תֹּועֲבֹֽותֵיכֶם בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

“Enough of your detestable practices, O house of Israel!”

Abba Avinu expects His people to purify themselves. We are the Temple of Adonai HaShem (אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֑ה). The building is a symbol of what we should be and do. Therefore, the New Year’s day celebration of Nisan 1 is about our annually celebrating the coronation of the Messiah our High Priest and King by our ridding ourselves of anything that would compromise our relationship with the Messiah and therefore, the rule of the Holy One. The Rosh HaShanah day celebration on Nisan 1 in the messianic age (March to April) will be to “purify the sanctuary” (of Man the reality and not just the ‘symbol’ of the sacred building). It will be a reminder that our sins, the sins of the Temple of the People of Israel (and of the believing Gentiles; i.e. all nations and peoples) are “atoned” for:

וְכִפַּרְתֶּם אֶת־הַבָּֽיִת׃

“So you shall make atonement for the house.”

We are the eternal house of Adonai! The Temple is a sacred symbol of what we are supposed to be. If someone sins unintentionally, a second purification will be offered “on the seventh day of the month.” This offering of remembrance of the atoning sacrifice of the Mashiach will replace Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) that is presently observed on the tenth day of the seventh month of Tishri (in the fall September to October). These ‘two days’ (Nisan 1 & Nisan 7) of First & Second Temple Cleansings and Re-Dedication will also replace our present observances of Chanukkah in the winter and Rosh HaShanah in the fall. These two dates of first cleansing and second cleansing are done in remembrance of the once-in-eternity sacrifice of Messiah our Korban Pesach. Messiah is the Lamb of the Holy One (Seh HaElohim) who was sacrificed so that our sins might be forever atoned for.

The rituals are not what saves us. The Messiah is our Salvation.

Adonai manifesting His saving-Strength (יָכִין-yachin and בֹּעַז-boaz: therefore, by His strength we are established) through the Messiah Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) who is our salvation (is our יְשׁוּעָה ‘yeshuah’). So if Yom Kippur (in the Fall) is fulfilled in Messiah, “Why is there still a ritual observance of an atonement (cleansing) for the Temple in the future messianic age?” As stated previously, the rituals in the future Temple during the messianic age are a means of teaching holiness. The sacrifices are illustrations, reminders of the once-in-eternity sacrifice of the Messiah. These lessons are not a substitute for real holiness. Real Holiness is made available to us only when we believe in the atonement the Messiah who was made sin for us that we might be cleansed and become the righteousness of Adonai (through the Mashiach):

אֶת זֶה אֲשֶׁר לֹא יָדַע חַטָּאת עָשָׂה לְחַטָּאת בַּעֲדֵנוּ, כְּדֵי שֶׁאָנוּ נִלְבַּשׁ אֶת הַצְּדָקָה שֶׁל אֱלֹהִים בּוֹ.פ

“Adonai (Elohim) made Him who knew no sin (Ha-Mashiach) to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of Adonai in Him.”

The Messiah became sin on our behalf so we could be cleansed of our sin (cf. in Hebrew literally, de-sinned-כִפַּרְתֶּם). Our sin was removed so that it might be replaced with the life of the One who “knew no sin.” This means the righteousness of the Messiah that replaces our de-sinned lives is what makes us holy. Real Holiness is the Life of the Messiah. Why were we cleansed? We were cleansed from sin so that Messiah’s inner life, the Life of the Spirit of Holiness, might then be applied first to our inner-life, our spirit and soul and then to our ‘outer-being’ (brain-body). It this inner life of Messiah that over time will lead to positive behavioral and relational changes in our lives. Therefore, if we rightly apply the lessons (spiritual meanings) of the rituals then real holiness, the cleansing and maturing Presence of the Holy One, will permeate all of our being, heart, soul, mind and strength. In short, this means the lessons of the Temple (rituals) are completely useless if their Divinely intended messianic meanings are not properly understood and applied.

One human family united together under the rule of our heavenly Father:

Messiah came to redeem Israel and through Israel the Gentiles. This future union of Jew and Gentile in the messianic kingdom, under the canopy of the house of David, is celebrated  so that He might one day present all of us together as one united family to our Righteous, Holy Father in heaven (without spot, wrinkle or blemish). This promised international state of safety, security, prosperity, and happiness (שִׁילֹה-shiloh)requires that our individual and collective consciousness be thoroughly cleansed and that our physical being be one day transformed sufficient for us to be remade into likeness of our Righteous Father in heaven. Our heavenly Father (Avinu Shebashamayim) has always intended for us to live in a state of continuous, eternal completeness (shalom) and happiness (ashrei). This is so even though we have temporarily lost our way and fallen from His original high calling for us. It is solely by the power and grace (loving-kindness) of Adonai that His children will prevail. With the help of the Holy One we will one day become “perfect (shalom), as our Father in heaven is perfect (Shalom).”

The 4 Faces of Messiah depicted in Ezekiel and revealed in the 4 Jewish Gospels:

The Divine initiative of the Father is to thoroughly cleanse us of our experience of evil and sin. Our pursuit of this initiative is still in process. This process is described in symbolic form by the prophet Ezekiel in his vision of the Proceedings of the Heavenly Court. In historical form the process of our salvation (yeshuah) is clearly defined and illustrated in the Besorah (Good News) of the four Jewish Gospels. In the vision of the four Faces of the Messiah depicted in Ezekiel we see a prophetic glimpse of  the entire Testimony of Messiah that is historically revealed in detail in the four Jewish Gospels. The four witnesses of Messiah are:

Face #1 of the Messiah in Ezekiel. The Testimony of Messiah in the Face of the Lion, the Lion King of Judah (that is Given of the Al-Mighty One; i.e. Matthew);

Face #2 of the Messiah in Ezekiel. The Testimony of Messiah in the Face of the Man, the Perfect Man (who is the Hammer of the Grace of Adonai; i.e. Yochanan Markos; whose second name possesses the same meaning as Maccabees);

Face #3 of the Messiah in Ezekiel.  The Testimony of Messiah in the the Face of the Ox, the Suffering Servant (who is the Bringer of Light; i.e. Luke; whose name possesses the same meaning as Aaron);

Face #4 of the Messiah in Ezekiel. The Testimony of Messiah in the Face of the Eagle, the Spirit of Holiness (who is the Endowment of the Grace of Adonai; i.e. Yochanan ben Zebedee).

The Fourth Face of Messiah in the Proceedings of the Heavenly Court:

Presently, in our studies of the Twelve Festivals of Messiah we are relying most heavily (and nearly exclusively) on the Testimony of Messiah found in the Fourth Face of Ezekiel (in his vision of the Proceedings of the Heavenly Court). We are of course referring to the Besorah of Yochanan Ben Zebedee (Jewish Gospel of the Endowment of the Grace of Adonai) that clearly attests to the fact that in the Messiah (Ben Elohim, the Last Adam) all of the fullness of Adonai dwells bodily. This means that for now we will with few exceptions attempt to limit our commentary on the Festivals of Messiah to the use of the Tanakh and the Besorah of the Fourth Face of Ezekiel’s vision, the Fourth Jewish Gospel of the Messiah; that is alluded to in Ezekiel and fully revealed to us in the Brit HaChadashah.

Eventually, however, we will incorporate more and more of the Testimony of Messiah found in the rest of Ezekiel’s vision of the Four Faces of Messiah. Therefore, I pray someday we will be most blessed to study the other three Jewish Gospels in as much detail and depth as we presently are attempting to study the Besorah of Yochanan.

Therefore, what follows today is a continuation of our study of the new future Festival of Messiah that will occur annually on the dates of first, Nisan 1 and second, Nisan 7. I am absolutely certain that these two opportunities to receive annual cleansing, both of one on time cleansing and one late cleansing are connected to the first coming and second coming of the Messiah. Faith in Messiah’s first visitation to eretz Israel is the ‘on time’ cleansing. Faith in Messiah’s second visitation to eretz Israel is the ‘late’ (make-up) cleansing (i.e. atonement). Why are there two opportunities for cleansing? There are two opportunities for cleansing because our Father of Mercies (Avi HaRachamim) is gracious to give us multiple opportunities to get our lives right with Him. There also are two opportunities for cleansing because there were two cleansings of the second Temple by Messiah during His first earthly visitation (there will be a second visitation in the future).

A compare & contrast of the Messiah’s Two Cleansings of the Temple:

In the first cleansing of the Second Temple the Master said “stop making.” Here is the sin of man in two words! The sin of man is to usurp the will of the Father and to do that which seems right in His own eyes. There is one Creator and that is not Man. Adonai is the One who creates. Not you and I. There is no free will apart from the will of the Holy One. For us to reject the Will of Adonai leads to bondage. Not freedom. STOP MAKING AND LET ADONAI DO THE MAKING is the Message of the First Cleansing. Our liberty depends upon our putting our trust in the gracious works of the Holy One and not in our putting our faith in our own works. In contrast to the first cleansing order of  “Stop making,” in the last cleansing of the Temple the Messiah says, “You have made.” The latter remark quite clearly indicates the warning (made three years earlier) was not heeded. What have we made? We have made a substitute religion full of man’s unending mental inventions.

The first century Prushim rabbinate (and their almost two millennia of orthodox successors) have replaced the prophets of the Tanakh (the Written Torah), the Messiah (who is the rightful interpreter of all Torah), and the Spirit of Holiness (who is the true Oral Torah). These men have replaced the Torah, the Messiah, and the Spirit with the their own (idolatrous) unending mental inventions. The graven mental and written images of these men have usurped the authority of the D’var HaShem and the Messiah. Their writings have robbed the nation and our people of the gracious help of the Spirit of the Holy One. These false teachers have caused a majority of Israel to doubt and even cease to believe in the existence of our Father in heaven.

Therefore, this Tent of David has fallen down because the will of the LORD G-d of David (Adonai Elohei David) was replaced long ago with the will of the Prushim rabbinate. Those blind religious leaders led our people out the true safety, security, and worship of Adonai into the proverbial ditch of rabbi worship.

When the Messiah returns He will liberate us from the bondage of the religious rules and ramblings of men.

The Messiah will return us to the freedom of the Grace of Adonai (chesed and chen). With the Hammer of His Grace (Yochanan Markos-Maccabees) Adonai will tear down the ridiculous, boring false teachings of the rabbinates. Good riddance to the Bramble Bush who would be Prophet, Priest and King of all the institutions (trees) of Israel!

Thereafter, Messiah will also tear down the wall of enmity that the hyper-orthodox rabbis have “made” between the Jewish people and the Gentile peoples and nations of the world. This enmity will end when the legalistic false teachings of our false teachers are replaced by the truth of the Grace of Adonai; as is clearly indicated in the many prophecies that are associated with the observance of Sukkot (cf. Messiah in Sukkot).

The House of the Father and the Cave full of Robbers:

Therefore: The first Cleansing of the Temple that occurs at the beginning of Messiah’s ministry (just a few days before Pesach 27 CE) focuses on the Tzaddik’s (Righteous One’s) forcibly removing the merchandisers and the merchandise from the Court of the Gentiles. [I believe this cleansing applies to all religions, not just Orthodox Judaism (i.e. Christian false teaching and practice is included in this universal Divine demand for cleansing)] In this act of cleansing, the Messiah’s prophetic accusations are specifically directed at the merchandisers and not the people. The Messiah’s appeal, however, for everyone to (quite literally) “stop” making ‘His’ Father’s house a place of business is directed generally at both the merchandisers and both their Jewish and gentile clients.

The gentiles are included in the gracious provisions of Adonai. They were supposed to be able to visit the Temple via their own appointed Court of the Gentiles but they could not. They were being crowded out by all the corrupt business practices. The Messiah was stopping these corrupt practices. He was restoring the Jewish religion to its original intended purpose. This prophetic appeal at the very beginning of Messiah’s ministry left our ancestors plenty of time to stop their illicit practices and restore the house of the Father to its rightful status as a House of Prayer. Tragically, in the second Temple Cleansing (Nisan 8, 30 CE), the people had not heeded the Divine warning. By that that time the Messiah’s earthly ministry was coming to an end and it was too late for change. So, at the second and final temple cleansing the Messiah changed His hopeful words of warning of “stop making” to an open indictment of:

YOU HAVE MADE THE HOUSE OF THE FATHER A DEN (A CAVE, HIDING-PLACE) OF ROBBERS!

After the First Temple Cleansing:

The Jewish physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who are called to live a lifestyle of the “Praise of Adonai” (i.e. the intrinsic meaning of the word Yehudim, ‘Jew’) then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?” (What authority do you have for Cleansing the Temple?) The Salvation of Adonai (Messiah Yeshua) answered them, “Destroy THIS TEMPLE, and in three days I will raise it up.” The (Messiah’s own People the) Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple (19 BCE-27 CE), and will You raise it up in three days?” But He (the Kinsman Redeemer, Ha-Boaz Ben Judah) was speaking of THE TEMPLE OF HIS BODY. So when He was raised from the dead (after purchasing our Redemption) His Jewish talmidin remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Yeshua had spoken.

Messiah knew His People were not yet ready to receive His Teaching:

Now when He was in Jerusalem at Pesach at the Passover that followed the prophetic-symbolic Cleansing of the Temple, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing. But the Salvation of Adonai (Messiah Yeshua) on His part, was not entrusting Himself at that time to them (to His fellow Jews) for He knew all men that in our hearts, without sincere repentance, we do not really choose to love Adonai but rather to love the things of this world and He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He knew all of us have been corrupted in our hearts and have gone astray, for He Himself knew what was in man that we are everyone sinners in need of a Savior; lost sheep, all of us in need of a Shepherd.

After the Second Temple Cleansing:

And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and heard the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant and they said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” And the Messiah said to them, “Yes; have you never read,

OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF?

And the chief priests and the scribes began seeking how to destroy Him; but they could not find anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging on to every word He said. And when evening came, He left them and went out of the city (of Jerusalem) to Bethany, and spent the night there.

The Anointing of the eternal High Priest and King on the 8th Day of Nisan:

As already stated the prophet Ezekiel assigns a great deal of historic value to the dates Nisan 1-7 and Nisan 8. My contention is that Nisan 1-7 (the times of ‘on time’ and ‘late,’ first and second cleansing of the Temple; i.e. atonement) and Nisan 8 (the time ‘after’ the Temple is cleansed; i.e. consecrated, dedicated) are not only a testimony to the future dedication of the Millennial (Fourth) Temple (Nisan 1-7) and the public international coronation of the Messiah (completed on Nisan 8) but these dates are also strongly connected to (Moses’) dedication of the Mishkan erected on Nisan 1 (cf. Exodus 40:2) and ordination of Aaron (completed on Nisan 8). However, it must be pointed out that the Bramble Bush King (the rabbinates who have replaced the Messiah) have a different view. Their chronology is as follows. During the last week of Adar Moses set up the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and Aaron and his sons began to present their dedicatory sacrifices. Then on the eighth day the dedication sacrifices of Aaron and his sons were completed and the Divine cloud of glory (the Shekinah) descended upon the Mishkan. In other words, the rabbis contend that Nisan 1 is not the bginning (first day) of the seven day dedication rites, but rather Nisan 1 is the day after Moses and Aaron completed the process of dedication of the Mishkan and the consecration of the priests in its entirety. This makes no sense in light of the following three verses (Leviticus 8:35-37).

וּמִפֶּתַח אֹהֶל מֹועֵד לֹא תֵֽצְאוּ שִׁבְעַת יָמִים עַד יֹום מְלֹאת יְמֵי מִלֻּאֵיכֶם כִּי שִׁבְעַת יָמִים יְמַלֵּא אֶת־יֶדְכֶֽם׃

“You shall not go outside the doorway of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the day that the period of your ordination is fulfilled; for he will ordain (consecrate, literally ‘filll the hands’) you through seven days. (Leviticus 8:33)

כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה בַּיֹּום הַזֶּה צִוָּה יְהוָה לַעֲשֹׂת לְכַפֵּר עֲלֵיכֶֽם׃

“Adonai has commanded to do as has been done this day, to make atonement on your behalf. (Leviticus 8:34)

וּפֶתַח אֹהֶל מֹועֵד תֵּשְׁבוּ יֹומָם וָלַיְלָה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם אֶת־מִשְׁמֶרֶת יְהוָה וְלֹא תָמוּתוּ כִּי־כֵן צֻוֵּֽיתִי׃

“At the doorway of the tent of meeting, moreover, you shall remain day and night for seven days and keep the charge of Adonai, so that you will not die, for so I have been commanded.” (Leviticus 8:35).

So if the Tent of the Miskan was erected on Nisan 1 how does Aaron and his sons remain inside the non-erected tent awaiting consecration of himself and his sons for seven days in the last week of Adar? This makes absolutely no sense to me. Therefore, the written Torah reveals the ‘opposite’ of what the rabbis have claimed. Nisan 1 is the beginning (first day) of the seven day dedication rites. This means the day after Moses and Aaron completed the process of dedication of the Mishkan and the consecration of the priests in its entirety (Nisan 1-7) was Nisan 8. As stated before, this means the dedication of the Mishkan  (of Moses) and the consecration of the temporal high priest Aaron (lit. the Light-bringer) on Nisan 8 is a perfect foreshadowing of the Fourth Temple (of Ezekiel) and the consecration of the eternal High Priest Messiah Yeshua on Nisan 8 (who is the Light of the World).

The future Coronation of the Glorified Messiah, our High Priest & King forever!

The anointing of the Messiah by Miryam in the Brit Chadashah is reported by three of the  four Jewish Gospels (Mattai; Markos; and Yochanan). All three accounts report that the Mashiach Yeshua was anointed with expensive perfume by a woman (Miryam). Miryam poured the contents of an alabastrom jar of “nard” (very expensive perfume) over the feet of the Messiah.

Insight #1.  This specific act of anointing Yeshua (the Salvation of Adonai) on the 8th day of Nisan is so significant that Messiah said of Miryam that her act of devotion would be remembered and honored forever: “Amen (truly) I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”

Insight #2.  The Messiah explained that the perfume symbolic of His atoning death: “For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.” Therefore, the anointing of the Messiah is a symbol of His perpetual glorification for His once-in-eternity atoning death on the accursed tree. The Messiah forever will be glorified by us because His sacrifice has led to the ‘forgiveness’ of all of the sins of redeemed Israel and of all  redeemed humankind (believing Gentiles; as well as Jews).

Insight #3.  This means the Temple of Man has been thoroughly cleansed (de-sinned; our sins past, present and future are all ‘atoned’ for).

Insight #4.  The anointing of the Messiah is highly prophetic. In the future the second anointing of the Messiah will occur on exactly the same date as His first anointing by Miryam. On the 8th day of Nisan the Messiah will be anointed as the glorified High Priest of all of the nations, peoples, and families of the earth. Therefore, in the future Golden Age of Israel, when the Messiah returns to earth a second time, this exceptional historical act of Miryam anointing the Messiah will be re-enacted. Except this time every man, woman, and child in the world will participate. This observance of international devotion to the Savior of the World (Moshia HaOlam), the Savior of all Humankind (HaMoshia l’chol Adam) will joyously occur on the 8th day of Nisan when all of the world populace will observe both the final Dedication of the Millennial Temple and the formal installation of the Messiah as the High Priest of all the nations, peoples, and families of the earth (cf. Psalm).

NEXT, MESSIAH’S TEACHING OF THE “FIVE BARLEY LOAVES AND TWO FISHES…”

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