First of all "Passover" has and will always point to Yeshua (The Salvation of Yah) HaMashiach ("Jesus The Christ"). Passover is centered around atonement by blood (Lev.17:11).
Deut.30:15-16 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;In that I command thee this day to , to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
The Father wants our Love: Rev.4:11/ Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Yeshua says (in *Jn.14): If ye love me, keep my commandments.(1 Sam.15:22/ Proverbs 21:3/ Jn 14/ Col.3:14/* Jer.9:23-24/ Mk.12:29-31/...)
All have sinned and fallen short of the the Glory of G-d. If we had always shown perfect love (like Yeshua/ Jesus) we wouldn't have needed atonement, however when we Return (Teshuvah/ Repent) to YHVH we are forgiven through the atonements fullfiled in Messiah. Atonement is how we as sinners are able to fulfill Torah and live even though we have transgressed The Law.
There are 3 states of Pesach (Passover)- Past/ Current/& Future
(1) Past/ A "Memorial" of Israel being freed from the bondage of Egypt.
Ex.12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance .(Historical) Passover which is "a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ" Col.2:17, much like the binding of Isaac/ Those who live according to God's covenant are given a promise of inheritance or "entering into" a(the) Kingdom prepared for G-d's people (related to Abraham and Israel).(Gen.13:15/ Ex.12:25/ Ex.32:13/... Acts.7:5/ 2 Chronicles 20:7/...Gal. 3:24-29... )
(2) Current/- Fulfilment(s)
To partake of the LORD's table today is to enter into the Kingdom and the Kingdom to enter into you Spiritually (To overcome death and self through Yeshua HaMashiach!/ Kingdom- King and His dominion)
Today the observance of Pesach (Passover) is done in Remembrance (1 Cor.11:24-25/ 1 Cor.5:6-8 (Lk.22:19-20 Heb.2:14/ Is.53:3-11 (Jn.19:14-16/ Ps.22/ Jn.11:50/Jn.1:11) of the Atonements made by Messiah (for those who walk with Messiah). The Perfect sacrifice that all sacrifices pointed to (Heb.10:14/ Jn.6:47-58/ Matt.26:26-29/ Rom.5:9/ Rev.1:5/ Jn.11:49-53/ Eph.1:7/ Is.53). Redemption from Bondage for whomsoever /*Rom.6:16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23(Jn.8:34)/ Gen.3:22/ Jn.3:16/ Heb.10:34-39)!
1 Cor.5:7-8 "Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; 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" (Heb.2:14). Yeshua has set us free from the wage of sin if you will choose life.
We have some that observe Pesach without knowing Mashiach in detail. These observances are simular to ours in that they look Forward to The Lord's Day (Messiah's Kingdom), in which His people shall enter Rest and Peace free from any evil (Eturnally:)!
Note: Phy. Isreal was scattered following the crusifixtion. Delievered back into bondage, the temple and priesthood became defiled and desolate. Those who recieved the peace of Christ were told The Kingdom is within you(r midsts)! Jn.14/ Lk.17:21/... and shall be established defacto when Messiah returns,and we prepare ourselves for that time by living according to the Word.
Preparation prior to observing The Feast of Unleaven Bread (and or Shabbat) has always been VERY IMPORTANT (Yeshua was crusified On Preperation Day). To prepare for The Feast of Unleavened Bread (The 1st day of the feast is a High Shabbat) shows you honor it. You really can't properly enter into Shabbat Without preparation. This is profoundly stressed in the Israeli culture (not so much in mainstream Christianity). (Preparation day ends at sundown on the 14th which begins the High Sabbath/ Not gonna get into the different Jewish(Christian) interpretations of the calander here in this blog.)
Prior to the feast of unleaven bread one does what we call "spring cleaning" with such interests as cleansing your kitchen (house) of all leaven. Many throw away anything with leaven and clean their kitchens good to ensure no leaven enters the matza (unleavened bread) or anything during the feast of unleavened bread (Chag HaMatzot). Doing away with any ties to things considered to be unedifying. Examples: you may clean out contact lists of people that haven't been instruments of light in the past year, take things out of your home that have made there way in that do not belong,.... BUT Most Importantly you: (2 Cor.13:5) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
To come to The LORD's table without a circumcised heart (repentance) is an insult to The LORD your God and shows disreguard for the sacrifice before Him. You can't come before the LORD with a rebellious spirit and exspect blessings.
1 Cor.11:27-34 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
Matt.26:26-29 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. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the (re)new(ed) testament(covenant), which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 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 (future).
(The Last cup of the seder table, which this was is known as the cup of Acceptance. The conformation of acceptance will come at harvest. Leading up to that His people known when they are in good standing as well)
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Once they arrived at The Mount of Olives Messiah told them to watch while he prayed (Matt 26:36-46/ Mk.14:32-42/ Lk.22:40-46). The disciples failed to keep watch. Yeshua's first responce to finding them asleep was (Matt 26:40-41) "Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" (discipline).
There is reason to Remain Watchful Today as we look forward to The Day of The LORD. Just as Apostacy infested Israel before, an even greater Apostacy is coming prior to Messiah's return. It comes in the form of (FALSE) Peace. This Apostacy is known as The Great Tribulation and consists of The Anti(instead of)Christ calling the people of the world unto him. He will stand in the holy place (temple mount) claiming to be Messiah. He comes in peacefully and proserously & with observation. He will cause the daily oblation to cease and set up the Abomination of Desolation (which is a substitute for the sacrifice/ He will pervert the Lord's (Seder) Table (Communion/ Feast of UnLeaven Bread). This will be a version of false sacrifice that will be embraced by the masses in the name of Peace. Those that are to be spiritual virgins will be impregnanted (with lies/ "with child") and ("give suck") nursing along their rebellion. They will deliver their family members up to death (another name for the devil Heb.2:14) thinking he is Christ. The "pre trib rapture" doctrine is the Same message he will have (come to me while you can before judgement comes, the whole time this Apostacy IS the great tribulation) That is why all those OF (not in) the world shall bare the mark In their right hand (works) and foreheads (Spirit). Cause they seek "peace" and for some reason think the anti will come with a pitch fork and red underwear (When scripture clearly states he and his angels come disguised and messengers of light). His discription is the same as the postive figure in islam and his standards will meet those of political and rabbinic Judaism. He will show signs to draw in the non believers. God's people have a relationship with Messiah Today! We dont seek someone to come with observation calling us unto his version of sacrifice (communion).
Matt .24:40,42-44 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken (G#3880), and the other left(G#575) Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
to receive near, that is, associate with oneself (in any familiar or intimate act or relation); by analogy to assume an office; figuratively to learn: - receive, take (unto, with).
"Left"- Greek #575-
to send forth, in various applications: - cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up.
So this passage isnt saying that some fly away while some are left on the earth (Thats doctrines of men and women like the "Left Behind" book and Marget McDonald). It simpley says there is a seperation of those in the covenant and those not in the covenant at harvest. Both grow together until the harvest and Then gather First the tares (Matt 13:30). This is the same throughout the scriptures. The tares are gathered unto the anti(instead of)Christ by means of the Apostacy (Great tribulation) that comes Before the return of Christ (2 Thess2/ Matt 24/...). This is why we are told "in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh", They already Have a Christ. They think the anti Is Christ. Everything they have associated with Yahoshua (-Salvation of Yah) they have given to another (breaking the greatest of all commands).
Matt.25:13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh
Heb.9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
We will all PASSOVER physically (even those here at the 7th trumpet are changed /shed flesh/ in an instant (*1 Cor.15:50-58/ 1 Thess.4:16-17 air- breath/ Not atmosphere and "cloud" is used by Paul in Hebrews to describe a large group)
2 Cor.5:7-10 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
When Messiah comes we will no longer have to observe Pesach in "rememberance" of him! He told us thats when he will partake of that cup (of acceptance) with us (Matt.26)! Thats when we True Partake of that sacrifice like never before cause its that sacrifice that allows us to appear before YHVH free of sin!
So since we have clearly been told that flesh doesnt inherite the Kingdom (1 Cor.15,...),
why do we see mention of sacrifices in areas that relate to The LORD's Day?
Zech.14:21 "Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts."
The literal meaning of "sacrifice" (H#2076) to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice): - kill, offer, (do) sacrifice, slay.
This is that form of Pesach Yeshua was telling the disciples that he would partake with them in the kingdom. It's his fruits (Word) returning unto him through us (not void). They that sacrifice is us in our love for YHVH (dying of self). This is why there is no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord! (Canaanite representing the heathan in the promised land/ kingdom). We will no longer be effected by evil/ the uncircumcised.
Yeshua left us with a way to relate to the physical sacrifice in a Spiritual sense (Lk.22:19-20/ 1 Cor.11:23,24,25/ again Matt 26:29 no longer in remembrance after 7th trumpet (Col.2:17). The reason Yeshua is partaking of the cup (of acceptance) at this time is to observe our Fruits of The Vine. Selah
As for Eze.40-48 It is written in relation to the temple of old as well as the Lord's Day. Those of us that relate Eze.40-48 to the Lord's Day have to do so indirectly. This perhaps helps us in understanding other areas in which seemingly physical sacrifices are in refferance to areas of which we are in the Spirit (during the Lord's Day)./ (Eze.43:20,26; 45:15,17,20)
mentions those of all peoples who devote their lives (fruits of the vine) to a relationship (Communion) with G-d. We then get to Is.56:7 where it says He will bring them to his Holy mountain! That they will be joyful in his Hous of Prayer.Their burnt offerings & their sacrifices shall be accepted upon His altar. Prayers were said to ascend with burnt offerings and incense (communication is open) and their sacrifices shall be "Accepted" upon His alter (before him).
These sacrifices pertain to:
Ps.51:16-17 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, (Hosea 6:6)
Jer.33:11 pertains to the Lord's day as well and mentions "sacrifice of praise"! (Rev.4:11)
Abraham's faith was counted to him for Righteousness. YHVH provided the (lamb) sacrifice then (yesterday, Today and Forever). The sacrifices we make are those of returning His love unto Him, Baring fruits of The Spirit, Putting Him 1st, showing love to our fellow man. Yeshua remains the perfect sacrifice cause he came not to do his own will but that of The Father who sent him.
The breath (spirits) of beasts also have a glory other than the physical one Ecc.3:19 (Is.65:25/ 1 Cor.15:39-40).
Following the Great White Throne of Judgement, we read of New Jerusalem:
Rev.21:23-24 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.