Numbers 9:1-14 …. Passover

9:1 And the Lord spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

Let the children of Israel also keep the Passover at his appointed season.

Here is a key God-principle to understand: 1] Any family whom a circumcised male led as a sign of joining Israel (no matter their nationality) could participate. 2] that while this instruction was primarily aimed at Israel, ANY family living in Egypt, no matter their nationality, who worshipped Yehoveh and obeyed and followed this command was passed-over by death.

In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.

And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the Passover.

And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.

And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the Passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:

And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the Lord in his appointed season among the children of Israel?

And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the Passover unto the Lord.

11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it.

Remember the Hebrew day begins and ends in the evening not the morning like it is among the pagan controlled Greco-Roman ideology of today. More specifically it is not at DARK that the day ends but when that final edge of the sun disappears over the horizon. Even MORE so, Hebrews said it’s when 3 stars in the sky can be seen that the current day ends and the new one begins.

Yeshua embodied the Passover celebration, not only is it a remembrance of Israel’s redemption from Egyptian slavery, but also, to a remembrance of HIM and the unmatched redemption that He offered. He tells the disciples to do this (the Passover Seder with unleavened bread and wine representing his body and blood) in remembrance of ME.

13 But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the Passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the Lord in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.

The curse of the Law is not the Law itself, the curse of the Law is the consequence of breaking the Law. And that consequence is death. The curse of sinning is not sin itself, the curse of sinning is the consequence (or wages) of sinning: death.

Romans 6.23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

What defines sin? What tell us which behaviors and attitudes are in line with His will and which are not? God says it is His Law….. the Torah.

1 John 3:4 “Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of law.”

For the Giver of the Law is God, the Law is good, and God does not change. The Lord does not give us what is bad and then tell us to be obedient to it, only to turn around later and say that it was actually bad and that to obey it is wrong.

Matthew 7:9 “What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?”

Luke 11:11 “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?”

14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the Passover unto the Lord; according to the ordinance of the Passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.

The second Passover, for those unable to participate in the first, is established. Also YHVH says to reinforce a principle set down in Genesis: that among Israel there is one law for everyone whether Hebrew or foreign born.

All the Torah applies to them and they are under the same requirements and the same blessings and the same curses. This is the central theme of Romans 11.

Look at verse 24 just for the moment then go back and read the whole chapter. “For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?”


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  1. Amen!!! While we cannot KEEP the Passover, we can memorialize it. And, it is truly a blessing. If anyone wants my notes on how it relates to ‘the last supper’ which was NOT on Passover, let me know.
    Correction: The dat beginning at evening was not a Hebrew day, it was established in Genesis 1.


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