A year after Yisharal’s departure from Egypt, YAHUSHA spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai and in the first month, saying, “Tell the Yisharalites to celebrate the Passover at the appointed time at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. Be sure to follow all My Instructions and regulations concerning this celebration.”
ALTHOUGH THE PASSOVER INSTRUCTIONS WERE GIVEN ONLY TO YISHARAL, ANY FAMILY LIVING IN EGYPT OF ANY NATIONALITY WHO TRUSTED YAHUSHA ENOUGH TO APPLY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB TO THEIR DOORPOSTS WERE SPARED DEATH, AND THE OPPOSITE IS ALSO TRUE.
So Moses told the people to celebrate the Passover in the wilderness of Sinai as twilight fell on the fourteenth day of the month. And they celebrated the festival there, just as YAHUSHA had instructed Moses. But some of the men had been ceremonially defiled by touching a dead body, (meaning they couldn’t celebrate the Passover that day).
So they came to Moses and Aaron, saying, “We’ve become unclean by touching a dead body, but why should we miss out? We want to present an offering to Yahuah at the proper time along with the rest of Yisharal, so what should we do?”
ACCORDING TO YAHUSHA’S INSTRUCTIONS, ANYONE WHO IS IN AN UNCLEAN STATE IS NOT ALLOWED TO COME ANYWHERE NEAR HIS SANCTUARY.
Moses answered, “Wait here and give me a moment and I’ll ask Yahuah what to do about your situation”.
And this was YAHUSHA’S reply to Moses “If any of the people are ceremonially unclean at Passover time because of touching a dead body, or if they’re on a faraway journey and cannot be present at the ceremony, they may still celebrate My Passover a month later, at twilight on the fourteenth day of the second month. They must eat the Passover lamb at that time with bitter herbs and bread made without yeast. They must not leave any of the lamb until the next morning, and they must not break any of its bones. They must follow all the normal regulations concerning the Passover. But those who neglect to celebrate the Passover at the regular time, even though they are ceremonially clean and not away on a trip, will be cut off from the community of Yisharal. If they fail to present My offerings at the proper time, they will suffer the consequences of their guilt. And if foreigners living among you want to celebrate the Passover with Me, they must follow these same Instructions and regulations, for the same Instructions apply both to native-born Yisharalites and to the foreigners living among you.
THERE WERE BASICALLY THREE CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE WHO LEFT EGYPT:
- THE NATIVE-BORN HEBREWS,
- GENTILES (NATIONS) WHO WISHED TO CHANGE THEIR IDENTITY AND ENGRAFT INTO YISHARAL
- GENTILES (NATIONS) WHO DIDN'T WANT TO CONVERT BUT STILL WANTED TO LIVE AMONG YISHARAL.
And this Passover Instruction actually applied to BOTH the Gentile converts and the foreigners who didn’t want to convert but still wanted to live in Yisharal, and FROM HERE ON OUT, ALL PASSOVERS WILL BE REMEMBRANCES of the actual historical event that took place when Yahusha slew all the unprotected firstborns in Egypt. Remember that the real first Passover which took place was NOT a “memorial observance“. IT WAS THE REAL THING!!
The main difference between the first Passover in Egypt and the second Passover here in Wilderness is the fact that the Instructions (Marriage Covenant) were lifted up at Sinai. Yisharal now had a formal code of behaviour, a priesthood and tabernacle and as a result, the observance of Passover underwent a bit of a transformation and a couple of key differences came about.
FIRST, the Passover Lamb would be taken to the Tabernacle and the Levitical Priests would officiate over its slaughter. A part of the lamb was to be offered on the Brazen Altar and then afterwards some of the blood was to be taken back home and dabbed on the entranceway of their homes.
SECOND, the firstborns (who up until now had served as the family priests), had been replaced by the Levites.