Daily Tidbits 4/1 – Examination of the Lamb
Exo 12:3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month, they shall each take for themselves an animal of the flock for a father’s house, a flock animal for a house.
Exo 12:4 And if the house is too small for a flock animal, he and his neighbor next to his house shall take according to the number of souls, each one according to the mouth of his eating, you shall count concerning the flock animal.
Exo 12:5 A flock animal, a male without blemish, a yearling, shall be to you. You shall take from the sheep or from the goats.
Exo 12:6 And it shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month. And all the assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it between the evenings.
The lamb was hidden for four days and examined for blemishes, and then brought forth for sacrifice.
Yahshua came into Jerusalem riding on a donkey (Matthew 21:9), which was a proclamation of Him being King (Zechariah 9:9), and then was examined for 4 days, just as the Passover Lambs of old.
High Priest examined Him
Joh 18:12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,
Joh 18:13 And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
The Chief Priests and Elders examined Him
Mat 21:23 And He having come into the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came near to Him as He was teaching, saying, By what authority do You do these things? And who gave this authority to You?
Mat 22:15 Then going, the Pharisees took counsel so as they might trap Him in words.
Mat 22:16 And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth, and it does not concern You about anyone, for You do not look to the face of men.
Mat 22:17 Then tell us, what do You think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
The Sadducees examined Him
Mat 22:23 On that day, Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him. And they questioned Him,
Mat 22:24 saying, Teacher, Moses said, If any should die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and shall raise up seed to his brother. Deut. 25:5
Mat 22:25 And seven brothers were with us. And having married, the first expired, and not having seed left his wife to his brother.
Mat 22:26 In the same way also the second, and the third, until the seven.
Mat 22:27 And last of all, the woman also died.
Mat 22:28 Then in the resurrection, of which of the seven will she be wife? For all had her.
The Pharisees examined Him
Mat 22:34 But hearing that He had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees were gathered together.
Mat 22:35 And one of them, a lawyer, questioned Him, testing Him, and saying,
Mat 22:36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?
Mat 22:37 And Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Deut. 6:5
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Lev. 19:18
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments all the Law and the Prophets hang.
Mat 22:41 But the Pharisees having been gathered, Jesus questioned them,
Mat 22:42 saying, What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is He? They say to Him, David’s.
Mat 22:43 He said to them, Then how does David in Spirit call Him Lord, saying,
Mat 22:44 “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit off My right until I should put Your hostile ones as a footstool for Your feet?” LXX-Psa. 109:1; MT-Psa. 110:1
Mat 22:45 Then if David calls Him Lord, how is He his son?
Mat 22:46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day to question Him any more.
Pilate examined Him
Mat 27:1 And early morning occurring, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel together against Jesus, so as to put Him to death.
Mat 27:2 And binding Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Mat 27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor questioned Him, saying, Are You the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, You say it.
Mat 27:12 And when He was accused by the chief priests and the elders, He answered nothing.
Mat 27:24 And seeing that nothing is gained, but rather an uproar occurs, taking water, Pilate washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous one; you will see.
Joh 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.
He was found with no blemishes
1Pe 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
4 Days before Passover Yahshua rode into Jerusalem
Mat 21:9 And the crowd, the ones going before and the ones following, were crying out, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! “Blessed is He coming in the name of the Lord”! Hosanna in the highest! Psa. 118:26
Mat 21:10 And as He entered into Jerusalem, all the city was shaken, saying, Who is this?
Mat 21:11 And the crowds said, This is Jesus, the Prophet, the One from Nazareth of Galilee.
Mat 21:12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God and threw out all those selling and buying in the temple. And He overthrew the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling the doves.
Mat 21:13 And He said to them, It has been written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer,” but you have “made it a den of plunderers.” Isa. 56:7; Jer. 7:11
Yahshua was in Bethany before His ‘triumphal entry’ (Luke 19:29) and returned there afterwards (Matthew 21:17). Messiah ascended from Bethany as well. Bethany means house of dates, which come from date palm trees. It was at the ‘triumphal entry’ of Messiah, proclaiming Him as King, that branches of the palm tree were waived.
Luk 19:29 And it happened as He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany toward the Mount called Of Olives, He sent two of the disciples,
Luk 19:30 saying, Go into the village opposite you, in which having entered you will find a colt having been tied up, on which no one of men ever yet sat. Untying it, bring it.
Luk 19:31 And if anyone asks, Why do you untie it? you shall say to them, The Lord has need of it.
Luk 19:32 And going, those having been sent found as He told them.
Luk 19:33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, Why do you untie the colt?
Luk 19:34 And they said, The Lord has need of it.
Luk 19:35 And they led it to Jesus. And throwing their garments on the colt, they put Jesus on it.
Luk 19:36 And as He went, they were spreading their garments in the highway.
Luk 19:37 And as He was already drawing near to the descent of the Mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples began rejoicing, to praise God with a loud voice concerning all the works of power which they saw,
Luk 19:38 saying, “Blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord,” the King. Peace in Heaven, and glory in the highest! Psa. 118:26
Joh 12:12 On the morrow, coming to the Feast, hearing that Jesus is coming to Jerusalem, a great crowd
Joh 12:13 took palm branches and went out to a meeting with Him, and they were crying out, Hosanna! “Being blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” Psa. 118:26
Joh 12:14 And finding an ass colt, Jesus sat on it, even as it had been written,
Joh 12:15 “Do not fear,” “daughter of Zion. Behold, your King comes” “sitting on” “the foal of an ass.” Isa. 40:9; Zech. 9:9
Bethany is where Messiah ascended into Heaven. His ascension is linked with Him being King.
Luk 24:50 He led them out as far as to Bethany. And lifting up His hands, He blessed them.
Luk 24:51 And it happened as He blessed them, He withdrew from them and was carried into Heaven.
Psa 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Heb 1:3 who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, having made purification of our sins through Himself, He sat down on the right of the Majesty on high, Psa. 110:1
Heb 1:4 having become so much better than the angels, He has inherited a name more excellent than they.
Heb 1:5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, “You are My Son; today I have begotten You”? And again, “I will be a Father to Him, and He shall be a Son to Me.” Psalm 2:7
Psa 2:6 Yea, I have set My king on My holy mount on Zion.
Psa 2:7 I will declare concerning the statute of Jehovah: He said to Me, You are My Son. Today I have begotten You.
Rev 7:9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great crowd which no one was able to number them, out of every nation, even tribes and peoples and tongues, standing in front of the throne, and before the Lamb, having been clothed with white robes, and in their hands palm branches.
Rev 7:10 And they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation to our God sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb.
70 Palms for 70 nations
Exo 15:27 And they came to Elim. And there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees. And they camped by the waters.
Deu 32:8 when the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance; when He separated the sons of Adam, He set up the bounds of the peoples, according to the number of the sons of Israel.
The Hebrew word for the branch of a palm tree is כפה ‘kapheh’ which comes from the root כף ‘kaph’ which means the palm of the hand.
The hand = body of Messiah: Lines drawn into the ‘hand’ of the Most High…
Isa 49:15 Can a woman forget her suckling child, from pitying the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will surely not forget you.
Isa 49:16 Behold, I have carved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are always before Me.
WALLS=Lines on Hands=12 Walls of Israel (Revelation 21:12-27). 12 lines on the 4 fingers=12 tribes, 12 walls.
One word for in Hebrew, חקר ‘chaqar’ comes from the root כר which means the palm of a man, the palm being a hollow place. כר is also translated as lamb, as a lamb feeds in a pasture in a hollow.
Another word for examine in Hebrew is בחן ‘bachan’ which has the meaning of examination through trial and scrutiny. בחן comes from the root בח which means to select a choice one for sacrifice. Who is the chosen one? Messiah.
Isa 42:1 Behold My Servant; I will uphold Him; My Elect in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit on Him; He shall bring forth justice to the nations.
Luk 23:35 And the people stood watching. And the rulers with them also scoffed, saying, He saved others; let Him save Himself, if this One is the Christ, the Elect of God.