The Bridegroom has made an offer of Betrothal to the Bride. He is now waiting for the Bride to accept, or not accept, His Betrothal offer. That acceptance is to be made by drinking of the same Passover “cup” the Bridegroom drank from, both literally and figuratively. The Bridegroom has stated this very clearly:
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (Matthew 26:26-28 )
And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. (Mark 14:22-24)
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. (Luke 22:19-20)
In each of these passages, Yahshua is revealing to His Disciples the “prophetic” meaning of the well-known Passover meal, practiced for centuries by all of Yahweh’s people. Yahshua did not institute anything new, or change anything. He merely revealed the “true” meaning of Passover .
The Blood Sprinkles the Tabernacle
The great importance of our participation in the Passover meal can be seen in the following passage:
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. (Hebrews 9:20-21)
First, we see that the original offer of Betrothal came at Mt. Sinai, where the Covenant Promise of Betrothal was sealed in the “Blood of the Testament” which prefigured the Blood of Messiah. (To see the account in Scripture of the Betrothal Agreement, see The Two Witnesses of Devarim.) Most importantly, the blood was sprinkled on the “Tabernacle” and all the “vessels of the ministry.” Beloved, this pictures the physical Blood touching the physical items of the tabernacle.
We are now in the “Tabernacle” of this fleshly body, the dwelling-place of Yahweh (1Co 6:19), and as such we must be sprinkled by the physical Blood of the Covenant, again representing Messiah’s Blood. This covenant “sprinkling” is done when we participate in the Body and Blood of the “Passover” meal. When we drink of the Passover cup, the “Blood” of Yahshua goes down into “this tabernacle” of our body (2 Co 5:4). Our drinking of the Passover cup, just as the Bridegroom did, becomes our “half” of the Betrothal agreement.
This participation is so important, that Yahshua tells us a frighteningly important bit of news:
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:53-54)
Beloved, unless we “accept” the Betrothal offer of the Bridegroom, by taking the Passover Body and Blood, we have no “eternal Life” in us; indeed, it is “Messiah-in-us” who prompts us to participate in the Passover!
It is likewise the lack of Messiah-in-us, that causes us to reject this Passover participation. This rejection of the True Passover is perhaps the origin of thecounterfeit Passover, called communion and Lord’s Supper, that most of us in the Evangelical world have embraced as a substitute for the True!
The keeping of “Passover” is the eating of His Flesh (His “Life” per John 6:51), and the drinking of His “Blood” (His “Life” per Lev 17:11).
Yahshua is telling us: “No Passover, no Life.”
It is a “Passover” meal only if it is done at the time prescribed by Yahweh — on the 14th day of either the first or second Biblical month. Any other time is a “counterfeit.”
The Final Opportunity
The Second Passover of this season is the final opportunity for the Bride. This will occur on the 14th day of the Second Biblical Month, on a calendar date determined in mid- to late- March of each year. Beloved, the Bridegroom wishes you to become Betrothed!! Find several others, or have the Passover alone. Let us keep the Feast! (1Co 5:7-8).
Unless the Bride Candidate takes the Flesh and Blood of Passover, she demonstrates she has “no Life” in her. Participation in the True Passover demonstrates the presence of the “Life” of Messiah-in-us, who gives us the ‘Grace’ for the obedience we need to “enter in” to the presence of the King.
For Pastors and Leaders
Pastors, direct yourself and your people toward the Scriptural practices, and away from practices and Doctrines of Men that you may have picked up in your Theological Cemetery, Bible School or Denomination. We will each be held accountable for our respective works! (Rev 2:23).