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Before explaining what the Messiah was doing by partaking in the so-called Last Supper we must declare His true name of Yahshua. Yahshua means Yahweh is salvation. The name of the Father is Yahweh and the name of the Holy Spirit in or out of a physical body is Yahshua (John 14:26). The name of the Savior is important because it manifests the mission of the Messiah. In other words Yahweh gave the Redeemer of the world "a name above every name" (Philippians 2:9). Moreover, "At the name of Yahshua every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Yahshua the Messiah is King to the glory of Elohim the Father." So in this discourse the true name of the Father, Yahweh, the true title of the Word or Son, Elohim, and the true name of the Holy Spirit, Yahshua, will be used and must be used in order for the reader to receive a true understanding of the topic at hand.
As recorded in Matthew, the name is so important that Mary and Joseph could not name the child. Yahweh named the child by the hand of an angel. As recorded in Mathew 1:21, the angel told Mary that the name of the child she was carrying was to be Yahshua: "for He will save His people from their sins." Jesus is a perversion of the true name of Yahshua the Messiah.
One must understand that Yahshua was on a mission to finish or accomplish the purpose of His Father Yahweh. His mission was two-fold for not only would He save His people for their sins but He would also fulfill the Law (Genesis through Deuteronomy tells the 613 laws and ordinances which He Himself said He came to fulfill: Matt 3:15, 5:17; Luke 24:44) and the Prophets (Joshua through Malachi) or the SCRIPTURES (the Old Testament).
The importance of going back to the Old Testament which are the Scriptures
Yahweh declares the importance of the Scriptures through His prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 8:20 says, "To the Law and the testimony (prophets), if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light (Holy Spirit) in them."
The Messiah Himself told Israel at the time he walked the earth plane that he did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets (the Scriptures) but to fulfill. (Mathew 5:17-18 KJV) Fulfill means to bring to an end, to stop or to finish and to translate into reality (check any dictionary). The Messiah then announces that he has accomplished fulfilling those things concerning Himself in a physical body under the dispensation of the law when He is on the cross and says, "It is finished." (John 19:30) This statement was not a reference to the end of His life but a declaration that he had completed his mission concerning those things written about him in the Law and Prophets. It is important to know the mission of the Messiah so you can discern between what is good and evil in the eyesight of Yahweh rather than in the eyesight of man.
It is also necessary to understand that Yahshua the Messiah came into the flesh in the tribe of Judah and the House of David (He was an Israelite, a Jew) and therefore He was bound to keep the Mosaic Law just as all of Israel was supposed to do the things contained in that Law (although all but Yahshua failed to do so). As Galatians 4:4 says, "...when the fullness of times was come, Yahweh sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law that we might receive the adoption of sons."
The books referred to by Christianity in the New Testament as the Gospels are a biography of the Messiah under the dispensation of the Mosaic Law. They are a biographical account of Yahshua the Messiah by the apostles Matthew and John and by the companions of the apostles, Mark and Luke, concerning Yahshua's mission of fulfilling the Scriptures. The Messiah affirms His mission of fulfilling the Law and the Prophets again in Luke 24:25, 44. This affirmation of His mission was stated after His death, burial and resurrection. That means this: He is The Truth therefore He cannot lie or change the story after Yahweh raises Him from the grave.
If Yahshua was fulfilling, then the so-called Lord's Supper in some form must be found being instituted in the Law and Prophets (Scriptures)
So in order to discuss Lord's Suppers we must go back to the law and the prophets. Since the Messiah has already established that he is not instituting anything but rather is fulfilling the Scriptures, then He must be fulfilling something in the law and the prophets that Yahweh had given to Israel and Israel alone.
Please note that Yahweh spoke down a body of law from Mt Sinai to Israel (the 10 commandments, Exodus 20) and through Moses (Exodus 20:22 through 23:19) all 613 laws and ordinances they were told to keep. Further, no Gentiles were present at these exchanges. All the similar sacraments and orders of service that Christians are told to practice (such as baptisms and suppers) have been stolen or copied from the Israelites, now called the Jews. Yahweh gave His commandments to Israel and Israel only. "For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel which He commanded our fathers that they should make them known to their children (Psalms 78:5-7)." "He sheweth his word unto Jacob. His statues and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation and as for his judgments, they have not known them (Psalms 147:19)."
The Christian practice of the sacrament called the "Lord's Supper" in its liturgy, is a form or derivative of the carnal ordinance given to Israel called the "Passover". The word carnal means of the flesh or physical. The Passover was given to Israel down in the land of Egypt where they were in bondage to Pharaoh. The children of Israel or the Jews as they are referred to today, were the only people given the Ten Commandments and the additional 603 ordinances. These 613 laws and ordinances were given to the children of Israel only. No gentiles were present and there is no Scripture to support the gentiles receiving the commandment to keep the Passover and yet it is being done, but not correctly, by the name of the Lord's Supper. Yahshua kept the Passover (so-called Last's Supper) because he was a Jew and on a mission to fulfill the carnal law and the prophets.
In Luke 24:24, Yahshua the Messiah tells the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, "O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken, ought not the messiah to suffer these things and to enter into His Glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." So let's begin at Moses the way that Yahshua the Messiah did.
In the 3rd chapter of the book of Exodus, Yahweh Elohim (the name of the Father) instructed Moses who had been gone from Egypt for 40 years, to go back down into Egypt, for it was time for the children of Israel to be delivered from the bondage inflicted upon them by Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. The 12th Chapter of Exodus is a recounting of the instructions Yahweh gave Moses for the Passover which would preceed their exodus from Egypt. It was a holy feast the children of Israel were to eat which involved taking a lamb out on the 10th day of the first month of the year (the month of Abib), holding it over for 4 days, and then sacrificing it and eating it during the night of the 10th plague, the plague of the death of the first born in Egypt. At this time, Yahweh also established His scared calendar with Israel with the first month of a new year being named Abib for which the contemporary equivalent month is April.
By the time of the Passover, Yahweh had poured out nine devastating plagues on the land of Egypt. The ninth plague was stygian darkness for three days (Exodus 10:23). However, the children of Israel who dwelt in an area called Goshen, were the only people in Egypt in light - the rest of Egypt was in a darkness that could be felt. At a meeting with Pharaoh right after the three days of darkness ended (Exodus 10:23 through 11:8), Pharaoh announces that Moses will never see his face again to which Moses concurs (Ex10:28-29). Moses was told by Yahweh there would be a 10th plague (of death of the first born at midnight).
At that final meeting with Pharaoh, Moses announces there will be a 10th plague (Exodus 11:4-5) about midnight: the death of the firstborn in Egypt. Fourteen days before Moses went to this last meeting, Israel had started to prepare for the Passover which was implemented the evening following the last day and night of the stygian darkness of the 9th plague. The Passover instructions included that when Pharaoh finally says they can leave Egypt, the Israelites were to be ready to do it immediately by first going to the Egyptians to "demand" jewels of silver and gold (Ex 3:22; 11:1-2;12:36). At midnight, just as prophesied by Moses (Exodus 11:4-5), the death plague happened and Pharoah and all the Egyptians cried out for Israel to leave (Exodus 12:29-34) and Israel immediately left. They spoiled the Egyptians by taking whatever they demanded of them and a "mixed multitude went...at the end of the 430 years...the self-same day...from the land of Egypt (Exodus 12:30-41)."
To leave successfuly with Yahweh's power each Israelite household must have first taken out a lamb on the10th of April and held it over until the 14th. They held the lamb over for 4 days. The lamb had to be without spot or blemish and could be taken from the sheep or the goats. Then on April 14th which was the evening after the end of the 9th plague of darkness and Moses' last meeting with Pharoah, the whole congregation of Israel together, but in their own houses, had to kill the lambs. Each household had to take the blood of its sacrificial lamb and strike it on the top of the door of their houses (lintel), strike the two sideposts of the door, dipping the blood with hyssop from a basin at the foot of the door (Exodus12:22). Yahweh told them they were to roast the lamb with fire, eat it with unleavened bread and to drink bitter herbs with it. All of these points are important.
The carnal ordinance of Passover was given to the children of Israel down in the land of Egypt before the Ten Commandments were spoken by Yahweh to Israel from Mount Sinai in Arabia (Exodus 20). The Passover was a commandment of Yahweh which Israel had to keep in order for their first born not to die during the 10th plague. Please note there were no Gentiles present when Yahweh gave the Passover as an ordinance to Israel but in fact the gentiles in Egypt suffered the death of their first born, both of man and animal, during the Passover. In the next Lesson we will break down the Passover principles explained in Exodus the 12th chapter to see how they point to Yahshua the Messiah. Then we can see how He fulfilled the carnal Passover during the LAST supper of it which brought it to an end and by being the perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind (John 1:29).
First, let's look at the day the Israelites were to hold this feast in Egypt and throughout their generations. On the 10th day of Abib (English equivalent April), the children of Israel chose a lamb without spot and without blemish, in other words it had to be a perfect sacrifice. The lamb, as with all the sacrifices that Israel had to offer up for sin under the law of carnal ordinances, was a type: a shadow that pointed to the true sacrifice, the only sacrifice accepted by Yahweh for the atonement of sin, and that is Yahshua the Messiah.
All those sacrifices were given as witnesses by Yahweh,so that Israel could go on living physically and bearing offspring. They were types and shadows for the true, spiritual forgiveness of sin, so one would be able to identify the true Elohim and Savior and worship Him in spirit and in truth as the Son of Yahweh. John the Baptist identified the Messiah as the lamb of Yahweh after baptizing Him in the river Jordan. In John 1:36 it says, "And looking upon Yahshua as He walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of Yahweh". Since He was the Lamb of Yahweh sent to take away the sins of the world, for eternal spiritual salvation, there could be no spot or blemish in Him either, as confirmed in John 18:37, which reports that when Yahshua was brought before Pilate, the Roman Governor, he stated he found no fault in Yahshua.
The lamb taken out in Egypt had to be roasted with fire until it was completely consumed. When Yahshua walked among His own people, He was also roasted by Pharisees and Sadducees that questioned Him. In Webster's dictionary, one of the definitions of roast is "to subject to severe criticism or ridicule". The Messiah was always being criticized by the religious sects of that time. Also, when it was discovered Yahshua had resurrected there was no sign of His body remaining...it was entirely consumed to fulfill that it was said Yahweh would not suffer Him to see corruption.
The Passover lamb was killed. It was pierced in the side and the blood drained into a basin (Ex 12:22). Yahshua the Messiah was also pierced in the side and blood and water came out of His side, after He had given up His Holy Spirit or was dead physically. The blood of the Passover lamb poured into a basin and hyssop was used to transfer it from the basin in order to strike the top of the door of an Israelite's dwelling and then striking the two side posts of the door. This putting of the lamb's blood on the door made a four point configuration of blood (basin at the bottom of the door, top of the door marked by blood, the two side posts marked by blood). In like manner, Yahshua was placed on a cross in a four point configuration. In John 10:9, Yahshua told His disciples, "I am the door: by Me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." The Door (Yahshua), had a crown of thorns placed on His head which was signified by the 1st point of blood on the top of the door at the first Passover feast. Yahshua was then nailed to the cross through each of His hands, 2nd and 3rd points of blood, that was signified at Passover by the striking of the lamb's blood on the two side posts. And the last or 4th point of blood was the lamb's blood in a basin at the bottom of the door signifying Yahshua's feet nailed to the cross. His feet were placed one on top of the other and a nail driven through both.
Israel ate the lamb or goat with unleavened bread (Ex 12:8). Leaven is an ingredient that makes bread rise. Thus, the bread eaten with the sacrificed Passover lamb was bread made without leaven. Yahshua the Messiah was also the bread that came down from heaven (John 6:51). In the Passover, however, it pointed to Yahshua before His death burial and resurrection. In other words, while he walked the earth plane He was fulfilling that he was the bread that had not risen yet from the grave. In Exodus 12:8, the children of Israel are also told to drink bitter herbs with the lamb and unleavened bread. Yahshua fulfills this in Matthew 27: 33-34 when He is offered gall or bitter herbs to drink at His crucifixion.
Yahshua fulfilled the Passover when He had that Last Supper with His Disciples. There would never be a need to have such a supper again because He was about to usher in a New Covenant written in His own blood for us in our hearts and minds and the death of His physical sacrificial body if we receive the good news or report of what He did and then the Holy Spirit opens our minds and hearts to the Truth of Yahweh: His Plan, Pattern, and Purpose.
That New Covenant was for Israel first and seven years later opened to the Gentiles when Peter did as he was instructed and went to Cornelius' house to preach the Gospel of Salvation and the Holy Spirit fell on them as it had on the Disciples in the upper room in Acts 2:1-4. When one believes in the report of the True Gospel of Yahshua the Messiah one receives the Holy Spirit which feeds us (reveals to us) information about what our Father has been doing, proving it all by witnesses in the Law and the Prophets, the old Covenant. His Purpose as stated in Ephesians 2:9-10 is to gather all back into Yahshua. Some unto honor and some unto dishonor. If you eat of His spiritual food and accept the blood of His atonement you are saved from Yahweh's wrath that Peter speaks of in II Pet 3:8-14 and II Thess mentions in 1:7&8. This coming destruction of the earthplane is mentioned many times in the Old Testatment in prophecies to Israel. Being saved from that wrath is eternal life in Yahshua the Messiah who is Yahweh Elohim, our Creator in whose shape and form we are made, Yahweh manifesting in a super incorporeal body at the appointed times to various Hebrew Israelites to reveal Himsef to them as Elohim whose Name is Yahshua, the Holy Spirit.
Then Yahweh manifested in the earthplane as Yahshua the Messiah to save His people: first those in Israel who would believe nnd then seven years later the gentiles. He is still being manifested in those who believe the report. This website provides information and links on every page to preach the True Gospel to anyone who is seeking Yahweh, the only true Elohim (God he is called by many) who actually came to earth to save His people, those vessels He created unto honor and know Him.
Since Pentecost the only true passover from spiritual death to life is to learn the Gospel by the evidence in the Old Testament. Faith comes by His grace and faith is evidence and substance - Heb 11:1 - and the only thing that will please Yahweh, faith in Yahshua, Heb 11:6 - in order to receive eternal life in the Kingdom of our Savior Yahshua the Messiah, which Kingdom is within you, your soul, if ye be in Him and He in you. There is a wrath coming when Yahweh will recompense for all that has been done in the earthplance that is evil, a judgment. To avoid His wrath one must be forgiven and covered, symbolically, in the blood of Yahshua the Messiah, the only hope of salvation. That status is a spiritual passover from being dead or separated from Yahweh to life reconciled with Him through our Savior Yahshua the Messiah. The whole thing is a great and beautiful mystery.
Learning about the Tabernacle Pattern, instiituion and fulfillment, looking to Yahshua the Messiah for salvation from anything and ultimately that terrible wrath which is to come is the faith-building education we need know Yahshua, Yahweh Elohim, and Yahweh are one (John 17:3, Deu 6:4)) so we may enter into eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven which is a spiritual place that is typified by the migration of the Children of Israel from Egypt, through the Wilderness of Sin, into the promised land in the earth plane and their highest achievement, Solomon's reign, before they were dispersed throughout the earth for disobedience. Those who do not know Yahshua will be dispersed into the Lake of Fire when the Universal Revelation of Yahshua is made and everyone bows in great fear. Those who know Him and are known of Him will be as He is, in glorified bodies coming with Him. One must have bowed already in his/her own spirit pleading forgiveness before that event - recognize Yahshua as their Savior before that happens. The PASSOVER now is to believe the report of Yahshua by seeing all the proof taught by Yahshua Himself through those vessels having that ability and Yahshua opening a person's eyes and ears to it so they may believe before it is forever too late.