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Saturday, February 23 2019

A Bible Journey, 126: Passover - From The Elders To The Priests

"For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ"

The Passover was first observed in Egypt, on the eve of the Exodus (see A Bible Journey, 62: Why Is It Called Passover?; see also A Bible Journey, 61: The Natural Law Of The Passover Moon).

Passover

The next year, after the Israelites had received the Law of the LORD at Mount Sinai (see A Bible Journey, 69: The Camp At Mount Sinai and A Bible Journey, 70: The Christian Ten Commandments), they observed Passover on the Creation-calendar date (see Creation Day 4: The Calendar).

"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, 9:2 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season. 9:3 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." (Numbers 9:1-3 KJV)

Sinai

The directions for Passover also thereafter included a postponement dispensation for anyone who was innocently unable to observe Passover because of some other stipulation of the Law e.g. "there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day."

"9:4 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover. 9:5 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.

9:6 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:

9:7 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?

9:8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you. 9:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 9:10 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. 9:11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 9:12 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. 9:13 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.

9:14 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." (Numbers 4-14 KJV)

The LORD God was and is Jesus Christ (see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name). Everything that was given to ancient Israel was prophetic of Christianity (see A Bible Journey, 113: True Holy Days or Fake Holidays - Which Do You Choose?).

"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV)

Sinai

The Israelites were led on their journey to the Promised Land by the LORD: "whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed" (see also A Bible Journey, 110: The Strait And Narrow Way).

"9:15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning. 9:16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

9:17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. 9:18 At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. 9:19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not. 9:20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed. 9:21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. 9:22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.

9:23 At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses." (Numbers 9:15-23 KJV)

Fact Finder: How is it that the first Passover in the Sinai was also the first Passover in which the Levites conducted the observance and sacrifices? Why did the elders do it for the original Passover in Egypt?
See What Did The Elders Of Israel Do?


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This Day In History, February 23

303: Prior to its creation of a corrupted version of Christianity for itself (see Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy), Emperor Diocletian began the persecution of unspecified "Christians" in Rome (see also The Church Of God At Rome).

532: Byzantine (he Eastern Roman Empire) Emperor Justinian I proclaimed the construction of a new Orthodox "Christian" basilica in Constantinople (today known as Istanbul, Turkey). It became known as the Hagia Sophia. It later became mosque (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy) and is today a museum.

Roman Empire

1455: Johannes Gutenberg printed the first book with the newly-invented process of movable type - the Bible (see also Thursday September 21 2017 - The Feast Of Trumpets: The Father's Scroll For The Messiah's Return).

Gutenberg Bible

1554: Mapuche forces under Lautaro defeated the Spanish at the Battle of Marihuenu in Chile.

1574: The Fifth War of Religion began in France.

1820: The Cato Street Conspiracy, an attempt to assassinate British Cabinet ministers, was foiled with only hours to spare.

1861: After seceding from Mexico in 1836, and then being annexed by the U.S. in 1845, Texas became the 7th state to secede from the U.S. and join the Confederates States of America.

Mexico

1887: An earthquake killed about 2,000 people in the French Riviera.

1898: In France, novelist Emile Zola was imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Captain Alfred Dreyfus.

1903: While under U.S. military occupation, the puppet government of Cuba at the time leased Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. "in perpetuity." It is today the site of the infamous U.S. concentration camp (Legal Definition: "A penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined, usually under harsh conditions") where prisoners have been tortured, killed or indefinitely incarcerated without charge or trial. Outside of the walls of the Nazi-like camp is a bizarre official sign that proclaims "Honor Bound To Defend Freedom."

Cuba

Concentration camp

1919: Benito Mussolini left the Socialists and founded the Fasci del Comattimento (Fascist) party in Italy (see What Did A Father Of Democracy Predict About It? and Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right? and Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative?).

Mussolini
1934: Leopold III became King of Belgium.

1942: A Japanese submarine shelled an oil refinery in Santa Barbara, California, the first Japanese bombs to hit U.S. the continental U.S. during the Second World War (see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).

Japanese Empire
1944: Russia's Josef Stalin forced 1 million Chechens into exile. He dissolved their republic while accusing them of collaboration with Nazi Germany.

1970: Guyana, formerly British Guiana, became an independent republic within the British Commonwealth.

1987: Ian Shelton, a Canadian astronomer from Winnipeg, discovered the first supernova since Kepler's observation in 1604 while working at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The star, Sanduleak 69 202 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, is estimated to be 160,000 light years away i.e. the image of it that is seen today left 160,000 years ago.

1996: Pope John Paul II issued an updated code for electing popes, introducing modern comforts for cardinals in conclave and reaffirming rules against electronic bugging to safeguard their secrecy.

1998: Osama bin Laden (born in Saudi Arabia) published a fatwa of jihad against all Jews and "Crusaders" (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).


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