Deuteronomy – Deu 16:1-8 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD

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Deuteronomy – Deu 16:1-8 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD

[Study Aired June 5, 2020]

Deu 16:1  Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
Deu 16:2  Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.
Deu 16:3  Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.
Deu 16:4  And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
Deu 16:5  Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:
Deu 16:6  But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.
Deu 16:7  And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.
Deu 16:8  Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.

This study will now concentrate on Christ’s last few days in flesh as the sacrifical Lamb of the passover and how it all connects to what we have already covered. The main thing we want to concentrate on is His words at the last supper, which is a type of the Israelites being in their house with the door shut and eating the Lamb THEY HAD KILLED. Although Christ had not literally died yet, He was still the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, and we are those whom the LORD our God has chosen to put His name. We are “The PLACE” in which He has chosen to place His name and the place where we are to eat The Lamb of God.

Rev 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 

These are Christ’s words at that last super, at the beginning of the feast of unleavened bread, which relates to our verses in Deuteronomy 16:3-4.

Mat 26:17  Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
Mat 26:18  And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.

Verse 18 is the fulfillment of our verses today in Deuteronomy 16:3-6. If you will notice the disciples asked Christ where to prepare the sacrifice, and that question correlates to Deuteronomy 16:5-6 where we are told specifically not to sacrifice the passover within any of “THY GATES” but in the place where The LORD thy God shall choose. We are also the “man” in the city where the Master is telling us “I will keep the passover AT THY HOUSE with my disciples”.

Deu 16:3  Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.  [This is an aorist tense statement, “all the days of your life”.]
Deu 16:4  And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
Deu 16:5  Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:
Deu 16:6  But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.

Now listen to the words of Christ, specifically on the matter of eating the sacrifice and who the sacrifice was.

Mat 26:26  And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
Mat 26:27  And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Mat 26:29  But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

Luk 22:19  And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Luk 22:20  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

Joh 6:48  I am that bread of life.

Joh 6:53  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his bloodye have no life in you.
Joh 6:54  Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:55  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Joh 6:56  He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
Joh 6:57  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
Joh 6:58  This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

We have discussed the meaning of the passover in the last two studies. We have understood that the blood on the door posts was the blood of Christ over our hearts, but if we are Christ’s body (Eph 5:30-32), then that blood is ours, being spilt daily in the death of the Lamb. Daily we see why Christ died, because daily we see sin in our lives. When we are challenged with a trial, where do we confess that trial originates, whether that trial comes from sin being manifested in the flesh, a health trial, a family trial, a work trial, etc? if we say it is because of something we have done wrong of our own freewill or if we say it was because of “what I ate all my life” or if we say “it was from someone else” and we leave those thoughts on the table, then we are eating leavened bread. If we confess that all things are from God, Who has predestined each trial and each moment of life as part of our creation process, then we are eating the unleavened bread of affliction; we are eating the flesh of the Son of man.

Deu 16:3  Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.

This bread of affliction is unleavened because we have been dragged to the truth (Joh 6:44), eliminating any thoughts of freewill to the trials we must suffer as the process of our creation into the image of the Son of God.

Mar 4:17  And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended (This is the beginning of our creation process).

1Th 1:6  And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

Mar 13:19  For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

A Brother made a statement in a recent email that really encapsulates this thought of the bread of affliction, and I thank God He used our Brother to say these words. His words are from a heart that is eating the unleavened bread of affliction and eating it fully dressed in Christ.

I have tried to encapsulate what the passover really means to us, and this Brother described in four short sentences what theologians have tried to explain for the past 2000 years. This is what the passover means. This is what it means to eat the flesh of the Son of man and to drink His blood. The afflicted man is hungry for the flesh of the Son of man. The afflicted man desires to eat the unleavened bread of affliction. It is an affliction to die to the first born, carnal mind and to give all glory to God. It is afflicting to the flesh not to take any glory from Who has planned this life. As the verse above says, in case you missed it, the affliction starts with our creation, “from the beginning of the Creation WHICH God created”, but gets worse as we grow “UNTO THIS TIME”. “In those days shall be affliction”, but in those days is speaking of when we have grown past the beginning of our creation.

As we grow, the trials get worse and worse because we begin to confess where the trials are coming from and why they are coming….from God the Father as part of our creating process into the image of His Son. When I was a child I never knew many trials as trials. I ate, I drank milk, I pooped my cloth diaper, and Mommy washed it. As I grew I played in the dirt with my plastic army men or cowboy men, and all was good. But as we grow up, the trials of life start to come. We have trials as children depending on where you lived and how you lived, but you really don’t see them as trials until you begin to grow.

The truth is that is how we are to see ourselves in Christ. From our beginning we don’t have as many trials because we are babes in Christ. As we grow, we see more trials and more trials, and we begin to think we are doing something wrong. “Wait a minute, I thought things were going to get better now that I know the truth.” That is a misconception, a lie from the Devil, who wants you to trust in the prosperity gospel where all things are said to come easily. However, if you are growing in your creation process, then the truth will separate you from the leavened bread of the enemy and bring trials of affliction to harden your mettle and feed you unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Lev 26:19  And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

1Co 5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

When Christ ate at the last supper, He showed us that He ate of what His Father had prepared for Him to eat.  He was the very Lamb that was to be slaughtered. With that same mind frame, we eat of the lamb, die to self and take up our cross (death) and follow Christ.

Mat 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mat 16:25  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

If we are seeing the truth, then we give all glory to Christ for what we have in store for our lives. The trials of the death of the old man must come, but we can be of good cheer because Christ has overcome the world in us by giving us the knowledge of truth, that He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and ending of all things in our individual world or eon (age).

Joh 16:33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

We all want to believe we are following Christ, and we all desire to know truth. The truth we desire is in affliction, in pain, in suffering, not in prosperity, not in houses or cars or mates or whatever our flesh desires. The truth is in this truth we all have, are and will deny Christ in some way or other, and the truth of that fact is brought out in our words while going through trials. These words spoken by Christ apply to us just as much as it did to the disciples, if not more so.

Joh 16:31  Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
Joh 16:32  Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
Joh 16:33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Why did He add those words I underlined? He was speaking to us of our denying Him, of us scattering to our own thoughts, to our own self-preservation, to our carnal mind which falsely tells us Christ does not want us to die to our self but live unto ourself. The flesh does not want to die, the flesh wants to live and to live well. We have, are and will be taught to eat the flesh of the Son of God and to drink His blood by the many trials by which we must be created. Christ never promised us a rose garden in this life. No, He promised just the opposite, but we are to learn to thank Him for these trials. By thanking Him we are eating the flesh of the Son of God and drinking His blood. Christ’s foretelling of His humiliation and death to the disciples was a foretelling of their own humilation and death.

Mat 16:21  From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Mat 26:53  Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
Mat 26:54  But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

This is the passover, to die to self and to live unto God through Jesus Christ. To know that my first born old man must die and my new man shall live. My new man will only live by the death of my old man. We cannot live unto Christ unless we die unto self. One cannot have the One without the death of the other.

1Co 11:23  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
1Co 11:24  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

“Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me“. We are His body.

Eph 5:30  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Eph 5:31  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

This body is being broken, and we are to be broken for the rest of the world. “This do.” What does that mean? Should we be eating wafers? No. It means we are to be broken for the rest of the world. We are to be crucified for the life of the rest of creation. We are to eat the flesh of the Son of God by dying to self as we see ourselves sacrificed for the rest of the world. We must die to self that the life of Christ in us will be used to bring the rest of the creation to the knowledge of truth; that God is, was and will be the All in all.

1Co 15:25  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:27  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1Co 15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

When we are given to die to the flesh through the knowledge of what the crucifixion means to us, we will become one with the Head, and when we become one with The Head we will become THE FULLNESS OF HIM to the rest of His creation.

Eph 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him [revelation of How Christ died to self, so that we can live by dying to our self]:
Eph 1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, [His inheritance is through the saints (the church), because through it (the church, the fullness of Him), does the rest of humanity come.]
Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

The spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, is knowing what it meant when He died to self, so that we could live. When we have this knowledge we know that we must eat that same flesh and by eating of that same flesh we partake of the power of God and are resurrected daily in knowledge and truth. We are resurrected far above everything our own world throws at us, the world and all it contains. We are resurrected daily far above all principalities, powers, might, dominion, and every name that is named in this our world, the world outside us, and the world to come. We are the feet of Christ that everything must be put under, because we are His fullness and we being His feet, we are under Him, The Head. All things in this aion and in the aions to come will be put into subjection to us as the fullness of Him, Who fills all in all. Adam and Eve together are called one flesh, not just Adam or just Eve, together they are one and together they make one.

Gen 1:27  And creating is the Elohim humanity in His image. In the image of the Elohim He creates it. Male and female He creates them. (CLV)

Gen 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Gen 2:24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Christ was first created, we are taken from His rib (Joh 19:34) and made the woman. For two thousand years Christ/Adam has been in a “deep sleep” to the world, and while the world sees Him as out somewhere in space, we know He lives; He lives in us, and together we are one. I know the deep sleep is a reference to His death and from that death the church came, but she was not completed two thousand years ago. She is “being made” still and when she is fully grown, she will be “brought…unto The Man”.

Gen 2:21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Gen 2:22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

We must learn to eat the flesh of the Son of God and to drink His blood is by going through the same creation process He went through. It is through much suffering do we enter the kingdom of God.

Act 14:22  Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

When a woman conceives a child, carries it in pregnancy, goes through the labor pains, and then actually gives birth to the child, there is much suffering. The child is being created during this time and so is the mother. The mother is being created to be a mother during this time of suffering. She is being taught through those nine months of judgment until the child is delievered. So, too, with us. We are in the stage of being created to bring to life the rest of humanity in the lake of fire. They are our offspring, and we are to care for them and train them up in the knowledge of the truth of Who their Father is, was and will be to them in the lake of fire.

Pro 31:26  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Pro 31:27  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Pro 31:28  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Fifty days after the crucifixion of Christ, (50 meaning chastening grace unto the completion of the flesh), the Spirit of Christ is sent to indwell His people. We know from scripture that the day of pentecost is the restoring of all things.

Lev 25:8  And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.
Lev 25:9  Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
Lev 25:10  And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
Lev 25:11  A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed.
Lev 25:12  For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.
Lev 25:13  In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.

These verses were fulfilled on the day of pentecost after Christ resurrected. He had opened our eyes to the truth of Who He is and who we are. In doing so, He has opened the door for us to see ourselves as He sees us, and we are now in the process of being created, “restored” into a knowledge of truth. In the eyes of Christ it is a finished work, but in our eyes it is in the aorist tense, being created. This is the passover. Passing over the old man in the shadow of death and in his death giving light and life to the new man.  Every man will experience this “JUBILE” in their own time, we are hoping to experience it now in this life. May The LORD grant us the privilege to experience the jubile in this life, by the death of the old man.

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