Parashah Studies

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Exodus 10:1 - 13:16; Jeremiah 46:13-28; Romans 9:14-29


 

Exo 10:1  Then Adonai said to Mosheh, "Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them,
Exo 10:2  and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am Adonai."

Exo 10:10  But he said to them, "Adonai be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Look, you have some evil purpose in mind.
Exo 10:11  No! Go, the men among you, and serve Adonai, for that is what you are asking." And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Exo 10:24  Then Pharaoh called Mosheh and said, "Go, serve Adonai; your little ones also may go with you; only let your flocks and your herds remain behind."


Beware of Compromises!

Compromise – negotiate, give in, bargain, concede, allow, give up, forfeit

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Genesis 25  Esau / birthright / soup
1 Samuel 15:10-11 King Saul / Amalek
2 Samuel 11:1-2  David / Bathsheba
1 Kings 13:1-10  Man of G-d / Bethel / Josiah / Prophet / Lion
Numbers 20:7-12  Mosheh / striking the rock



The Blood of the Lamb

Exo 12:1  Adonai said to Mosheh and Aaron in the land of Egypt,
Exo 12:2  "This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you.
Exo 12:3  Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household.
Exo 12:4  And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.
Exo 12:5  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats,
Exo 12:6  and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight.
Exo 12:7  "Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
Exo 12:8  They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Exo 12:13  The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

Acts 20:28 Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of Adonai and G-d which he purchased with his own blood.

Rom 3:23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of G-d;
Rom 3:24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Messiah Yeshua;
Rom 3:25 whom G-d set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in G-d’s forbearance;

Eph 1:7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

Eph 2:13 But now in Messiah Yeshua you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Messiah.

Col 1:13 who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love;
Col 1:14 in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins;

Pesach (picture of Messiah)

  1. The death angel comes at midnight (Exod. 11:4; 12:29).
    The “death angel” comes for Yeshua late at night (after the Passover Seder) in the Garden of Gethsemane where he is betrayed and arrested (Luke 22:53).
  2. The first born to die (Exod. 11:5).
    Yeshua is the firstborn of Elohim and the first man born of the Ruach haKodesh. The firstborn is the head, priest and patriarch of his household and thus bore the judgment meted out, so Yeshua bore the judgment of our sin which is death which is the wages of sin (Rom. 6:23; 1 Cor. 15:56).
  3. A perfect, blemish-free lamb was to be chosen for the Passover lamb.
     Yeshua in accordance with Torah-law was selected four days before Passover and anointed (set apart) as the Lamb (John 12:1).
    The people of Israel examined and accepted Yeshua at his triumphal entry in Jerusalem (John 12:2).
  4. This perfect lamb was marked for death and was set aside for a special purpose (Exod. 12:3-6) Yeshua was such a lamb (Isa. 53:7; 1 Pet. 1:19-20).
  5. The lamb was to be a year old; i.e., a mature adult (Exod. 12:5).
    Yeshua died for our redemption in the fullness of his manhood.
  6. The lamb was separated out on the tenth day of the first month (the Passover was on the fourteenth day of the first month) (Exod. 12:3).
    On the same day Yeshua came to Bethany (John 12:1) where on the evening of the tenth day of the month Mary anointed Yeshua with spikenard, the very day the Passover lamb was to be separated.
  7. The lamb was to dwell with the Israelites in the family’s house until the Passover day when the lamb was then slaughtered (Exod. 12:5-6).
    Yeshua dwelt with the Jews during this time, including a meal in Bethany, the triumphal entry, turning over the money changer’s tables at the Temple, and his trials.
    Yeshua, our Passover Lamb, wants to dwell in our spiritual house.
  8. The blood from the lamb was to be painted on the doorposts and lintels of each family’s house (Exod. 12: 22-23).
    So Messiah’s blood (mark) must be placed on our foreheads (thoughts) and hands (actions) for us to be redeemed from the penalty of sin and protected from the destroying angel of death, which is Elohim’s judgment against.
  9. In order for one to be saved from the death angel on Passover eve, one had to enter the blood-painted door and be inside the house (Exod. 12:22).
    Yeshua is the door to salvation and to the Father in heaven and no one can be saved without coming through His blood for the remission of sins. There is salvation through no other “door”.
  10. Hyssop was used to paint the blood onto the doorposts.
    Yeshua was given sour wine (a figurative symbol of blood) on hyssop while hanging on the cross. Hyssop was an aromatic “paint brush”-like herb. It was used in purification ceremonies in the tabernacle (Lev. 14:4, 6, 51-52) and was used as a metaphor of inner cleansing in Psalms 51:7. Blood can symbolized many things, yet add to it hyssop and its cleansing powers from the stain and condemnation of sin and death are emphasized.
  11. Later, a lamb was taken to the tabernacle/temple to be sacrificed.
    Yeshua was condemned to die by the Jewish priests in the temple in Jerusalem.
  12. The lamb was roasted by fire (Exod. 12:8-9)
    Fire is a metaphor for judgment. Yeshua suffered the fire of his Heavenly Father’s wrath and judg¬ment for man’s sins (Matt. 27:46; 2 Cor. 5:21).
  13. No bones of the lamb were broken, or else it would not have been blemish-free.
    No bones of Yeshua were broken while hanging on the cross, although it was customary for the Romans to break the legs of the crucified to expedite their death (John 19:31-33).
  14. Each Israelite was commanded to take a lamb and eat of it (Exod. 12:3).
    Salvation is an individual matter. Each must partake of the Lamb of Adonai individually.
  15. The Passover lamb was roasted whole over an open fire spit with a pomegranate skewer running through in its mouth and out its vent (like a rotisserie).
    Yeshua was “impaled” on a wooden cross—whole, and suffered the “flames” of sin’s judgment.
  16. The Pesach lamb’s blood was placed on the lintel and doorposts of the Israelite’s doors.
    Yeshua was pierced in the hands and head and bled therefrom. The blood on the door was a per¬fect outline of the blood on Messiah’s body while he was hanging on the tree.


The Seder  (means order of service)
At the Seder a haggadah is used. This is a booklet that is used to tell the Passover story to our children. The word haggadah means telling or recounting and it is following the command Adonai gave to the Is¬raelites in Exodus 10:2, “And that you may tell in the ears of your son, and of your son’s son, what things I have done in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know how that I am Adonai.”


Four Cups of Wine Are Central to the Seder
The four cups of wine are based on the four “I wills” of Exodus 6:6-8.
The four cups are not only commemorative, but also celebratory and prophetic. We drink the wine to remember and to celebrate.

  • The First Cup: The Cup of Sanctification points to Believers/Israelites being set apart from the world.
  • The Second Cup: The Cup of Deliverance pictures Believers/Israelites being delivered by the strong arm of Adonai the Redeemer from the world, flesh and the devil.
  • The Third Cup: The Cup of Redemption points to the Believers salvation. This is the “communion cup” or Cup of Acceptance (first of two cups of wine) of the Jewish wedding ceremony and corresponds to Romans 10:9-10 when the new Believer says “I do” to Yeshua. These first three cups point to Yeshua's first coming as the Suffering Servant, Messiah Son of Yoseph. The Cup of Elijah points to preparing the way for Messiah's coming again.
  • The Fourth Cup: The Cup of Praise or Completion points prophetically to Yeshua's second coming as Bridegroom to his bride and as King of kings. This cup speaks to the millennial marriage feast of the Lamb.



The hand of Mosheh & the staff of Mosheh
The acts of jugement from Elohim were issued by Mosheh by lifting up his hands and his staff. The lifting up of the hands represents faith, prayer, praise and worship. The lifting up of the staff represents Torah and the Word of Eloheem.

The first Miracle of Mosheh & the first Miracle of Messiah
Turning the water to blood.
Turning the water to wine.

Judgement is coming
Rev 8:6 The seven angels who had the seven shofars prepared themselves to sound.
Rev 8:7 The first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. One third of the earth was burnt up, and one third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Rev 8:8 The second angel sounded, and something like a great burning mountain was thrown into the sea. One third of the sea became blood,
Rev 8:9 and one third of the living creatures which were in the sea died. One third of the ships were destroyed.

Rev 8:10 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch, and it fell on one third of the rivers, and on the springs of the waters.
Rev 8:11 The name of the star is called “Wormwood.” One third of the waters became wormwood. Many people died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

Rev 8:12 The fourth angel sounded, and one third of the sun was struck, and one third of the moon, and one third of the stars; so that one third of them would be darkened, and the day wouldn’t shine for one third of it, and the night in the same way.
Rev 8:13 I saw, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe for those who dwell on the earth, because of the other voices of the shofars of the three angels, who are yet to sound!”

Rev 9:1 The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from the sky which had fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him.
Rev 9:2 He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
Rev 9:3 Then out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Rev 9:4 They were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those people who don’t have G-d’s seal on their foreheads.
Rev 9:5 They were given power not to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a person.
Rev 9:6 In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
Rev 9:7 The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like golden crowns, and their faces were like people’s faces.
Rev 9:8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.
Rev 9:9 They had breastplates, like breastplates of iron. The sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, or of many horses rushing to war.
Rev 9:10 They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months.
Rev 9:11 They have over them as king the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is “Abaddon,” but in Greek, he has the name “Apollyon."
Rev 9:12 The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.

Rev 9:13 The sixth angel sounded. I heard a voice from the horns of the golden altar which is before G-d,
Rev 9:14 saying to the sixth angel who had one shofar, “Free the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates!”

Rev 9:15 The four angels were freed who had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year, so that they might kill one third of mankind.
Rev 9:16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard the number of them.
Rev 9:17 Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.
Rev 9:18 By these three plagues were one third of mankind killed: by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur, which proceeded out of their mouths.
Rev 9:19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For their tails are like serpents, and have heads, and with them they harm.
Rev 9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn’t repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn’t worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.
Rev 9:21 They didn’t repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their sexual immorality, nor of their thefts.

Rev 16:1 I heard a loud voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of G-d on the earth!”

Rev 16:2 The first went, and poured out his bowl into the earth, and it became a harmful and evil sore on the people who had the mark of the beast, and who worshiped his image.

Rev 16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man. Every living thing in the sea died.

Rev 16:4 The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.
Rev 16:5 I heard the angel of the waters saying, “You are righteous, who are and who were, you Holy One, because you have judged these things.
Rev 16:6 For they poured out the blood of the holy ones and the prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this.”
Rev 16:7 I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Adonai G-d, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.”

Rev 16:8 The fourth poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was given to him to scorch men with fire.
Rev 16:9 People were scorched with great heat, and people blasphemed the name of G-d who has the power over these plagues. They didn’t repent and give him glory.

Rev 16:10 The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was darkened. They gnawed their tongues because of the pain,
Rev 16:11 and they blasphemed the G-d of heaven because of their pains and their sores. They didn’t repent of their works.

Rev 16:12 The sixth poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates. Its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings that come from the sunrise.
Rev 16:13 I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, something like frogs;
Rev 16:14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs; which go forth to the kings of the whole inhabited earth, to gather them together for the war of that great day of G-d, the Almighty.

Rev 16:15 “Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn’t walk naked, and they see his shame.”
Rev 16:16 He gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew, Har-Megiddo.

Rev 16:17 The seventh poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came forth out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!”
Rev 16:18 There were lightnings, sounds, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men on the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty.
Rev 16:19 The great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of G-d, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Rev 16:20 Every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
Rev 16:21 Great hailstones, about the weight of a talent, came down out of the sky on people. People blasphemed G-d because of the plague of the hail, for this plague is exceedingly severe.




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