Passover Thoughts #10

The Second Passover

‘Last Call’ for the Bride–the last opportunity for the Bride to participate in Passover for a given year. We recall from previous thoughts, that Passover and the other Feasts are not exclusively for our Jewish Brethren, but for all of Yahuweh’s Redeemed people, including those grafted-in by Faith.

Recap: The Importance of Passover

The Feast of Passover is such an important Feast for New Covenant Believers, that Yahushua has given us two opportunities each year to observe it. First let’s see why Passover is so important.

The New Covenant: What it is — Scripture has many passages that define various aspects of the New Covenant, found in both Old and New Testaments. We will look at two of these passages.

The first passage is:

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law (‘Torah’) in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Jeremiah 31:31-33)

Here we are told that the New Covenant is the writing of the Torah on the heart of His people (those who had earlier been Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb).

The second passage defining the New Covenant can be seen in several of the Gospels, one of which is:

And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover… 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 22:13, 19-20)

Here we see the New Covenant is the Passover Cup, the familiar third Cup of Redemption of the Passover meal. At the Last Supper, Yahushua identifies for the first time that the familiar Blood of the Passover Lamb signifies His Blood, telling us that He is the familiar Passover Lamb.

The Significance of Passover

Now we will look at the significance and great importance of Passover.

First, the sharing of the Body and Blood of Passover simply signifies to all parties that the New Covenant — the writing of Torah on the heart of the recipient — has been received and embraced, and ratified by the Blood of the Covenant, in accordance with Scripture.

Second, the taking of the Passover Cup likewise signifies that the New Covenant Bridegroom’s offer of Betrothal has been received and agreed to by the recipient, in agreement with the Betrothal requirements of the traditional Jewish Wedding.

As we have mentioned in other writings, the Passover cup is the New Covenant in Yahushua’s Blood, and is Mankind’s acceptance of the Betrothal agreement between Yahushua and His Redeemed people! Those who are Born-Again, and who drink of this Passover cup, are those who have chosen to participate in Yahushua’s New and Eternal Covenant, the ‘beriyth owlam’ mentioned 16 times throughout Scripture, and once again in Hebrews 13:20.

Thus for Yahuweh’s people who have been Redeemed by the Blood of the Passover Lamb, the Passover Bread and cup is most significant — and not merely symbolic. Now let’s notice the dates for Passover.

The ‘Last Chance’ Second Passover

The First Passover of each year is on the 14th day of the First Biblical month (Lev 23:5). We are then told (Numbers 9:11) that anyone who missed the first Passover, by reason of being unclean or on a journey, may have one last opportunity for the year to keep the 2nd Passover.

The Second Passover is to be on the the 14th day of the Second Biblical month. Depending on the sighting of the new moon, this date is likely to occur in late April to early May. Look for updates and for the posted date of this event.

We have seen the great importance of Passover. Now we see the Second Passover is indeed the ‘Last Chance’ Passover!

Conclusion

The Passover and other Feasts are not exclusively for our Jewish Brethren, but for all of Yahuweh’s Redeemed people, including those grafted-in by Faith. The Passover is such a vital part of the New Covenant, that Yahuweh has made provision for a second- chance Passover date, so that all may have opportunity to choose to be among the Bride- Company!

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