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Melchizedek and the Passover Lamb

The Yahushaic Covenant volume iii
Melchizedek and the Passover Lamb

Rav Sha'ul

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The righteous requirements and meaning of the Mikveh
by Rav Sha'ul


Now that we understand that John the Baptist, Yahusha, Paul, and pretty much all of the disciples and apostles were all Notri or Nazarenes “keepers of The Torah’. We must then, look to The Torah to understand what John was doing “baptizing” Jews in the Jordan river. He was not creating a “new” institution or ritual called “baptism” he was performing the Mikveh in living water.

Mikveh is the process of total immersion in "living" or flowing water (not stagnant water) to ritually cleanse a person for various reasons such as sickness, sin, consecration of a priest, etc. To understand the significance of John, the Nazarene Zadok High Priest, Mikveh'ing the Nazarene Zadok High Priest Yahusha in the desert... we must know the reason behind the Mikveh ritual as defined in The Torah.

After Herold killed the High Priest Yahusha III and appointed another High Priest, John lived a very excluded Essene lifestyle in the wilderness (probably avoiding Herod) and had disavowed the corrupt Temple Priestly System in Jerusalem. The same path Yahusha would later take as a follower of John. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls indicate many of Yahusha's teachings were inspired by John, the "Essene Teacher of Righteousness". No wonder Yahusha gave John such high accolades as:

Matthew 11:11

“I tell you the truth, among those born of women, no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist.

In the face of YHVH’s chosen lineage of High Priests, Herod had “chosen” his own and those Temple Priests had stopped honoring the Torah requirements of laying on of hands at Mikveh, this is just one of the things that drove John into the wilderness to serve the people as High Priest. Yahusha had to have all the Aaronic Priestly Authority transferred to him as THE RIGHTEOUS HIGH PRIEST/KING (Melchizedek) by the process of Mikveh and laying on of hands by YHVH’s chosen High Priest. Yahusha had to be cleansed of sin and consecrated by Mikveh to "fulfill all righteousness". Remember, righteousness is obedience to The Law. What Yahusha was saying to John was that he had to be Mikveh'd to fulfill The Law and become High Priest.

Luke 3

13 Then Yahusha came from Galilee to the Jordan to be Mikveh'd by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be Mikveh'd by you, and do you come to me?”

15 Yahusha replied, Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all requirements in The Law.” Then John consented.

Yahusha could not be mikveh'd by just any other High Priest, it had to be John who was prophesied to do just that:

Malachi 3:1

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly YHVH (whom) you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant (the Great Notsri), whom you desire, will come,” says YHVH Almighty.

Yahusha said Malachi and Isaiah were speaking of John:

Matthew 17:11-13

"Yahusha replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands." Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist"

Everything mentioned in the vision of Zachariah 3 concerning The High Priest Yahusha has come to pass in the life of The Messiah. The doctrine of Yahusha's Mikveh by John is so paramount, it is THE ELEMENTARY teaching that you cannot progress in knowledge of the Messiah without it.

Mikveh to ritually cleanse

Mikveh is a righteous requirement of The Law. This is why Yahusha demanded John go forward with it even though John recognized Yahusha's authority over him as a the Ruling Zadok. Yahusha being Melchizedek there simply was no human above him qualified to Mikveh Yahusha accept John. It was John who YHVH prophesied and gave the authority to do so as “Elijah” the anointed High Priest and mentor of Yahusha.

Mikveh was established by YHVH in The Law for many reasons but the one important to this chapter is the consecration of priests, for more info:


Yahusha's ministry as High Priest (who would later offer the final Passover Sacrifice) began with his consecration (Mikveh) by the ordained High Priest John (who preceded him in the House of Zadok). John laid hands on Yahusha's head, transferred all authority of the Priesthood to the Zadok High Priest Yahusha then immersed him in water making him ritually clean of all sin before YHVH. Just as we see in the vision of Zachariah 3! Now, Yahusha was ready to begin his ministry as The Messiah and was prepped as The Passover Lamb and the sins of the world had just been transferred on his shoulders.

We see in The Jewish Encyclopedia that an Aaronic High Priest was required to lay hands on the "scapegoat" thereby transferring the sins of the people onto the spotless lamb on Passover and the goat on the Day of Atonement.

"When the offering, if a quadruped, had been brought within the precincts of the sanctuary, and after examination had been found qualified, the offerer laid one hand upon the victim's head (Lev. i. 4; iii. 2, 8, 13; iv. 5, 15). On the scape-goat, the high priest laid both of his hands (ib. xvi. 21). This "laying on of hands" ("semikah") might not be performed by a substitute. Read more: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=35&letter=S#ixzz1alhnHOY8

No wonder Yahusha "ran off into the desert" just like the scapegoats did! What would you do if the sins of the entire world were just placed on YOUR shoulders and you were made the “scapegoat/sin offering” for the entire human race? I know I would do the same thing and seek the face of YHVH. I would not come out of that desert until I was reassured by YHVH that I was in fact The Messiah! That is exactly what Yahusha did and it took 40 days/nights to get that assurance (I would probably only last about 24 hours). We see what happened in that desert in Zachariah Chapter 3 in detail. YHVH dressed Yahusha as High Priest, and brought forth out of that desert The Branch or “Notsri”… Yahusha the Nazarene, now leaving that desert as the reigning High Priest and King of Israel by blood through inheritance!

We must understand that it is recorded in the days of Malachi that the High Priests in the Temple had stopped the process of laying on of hands. To restore this righteous process, the High Priest John (the “Baptist”) had to withdraw into the desert to the Jordan River to sanctify himself from the general population and properly serve as a High Priest. This was necessary to restore the role of the High Priest by Torah Standards. Yahusha could not go to the Temple for consecration or preparation as the Passover Lamb because that system had been corrupted. Yahusha went to John who was ordained by YHVH to consecrate and prepare Yahusha as High Priest and Passover Lamb. John knew that was his job and as soon as he saw Yahusha he just couldn't contain himself any longer and belted out to all the Nazarenes following him:

"Behold! The Lamb who will take away the sin of the world!"

Exactly John... Exactly how I feel. Behold... my King, my Passover Lamb, my Yom Kippur, my High Priest, my brother... Yahusha who is my Messiah! HalleluYahuah! YHVH prophetic "word" or Plan had become "flesh"... YHVH had fulfilled His promise in Yahusha to send us a human Messiah to take away our sin and fulfill the metaphor of Abraham sacrificing Isaac. Isaac being spared by a substitute. Yahusha as The Eternal High Priest from the House of Zadok woulc sacrificed himself, the first born son of YHVH, to put an end to the yearly substitute of a lamb on Passover. That is why his sacrifice was once for all time. We no longer need a yearly substitute. The life of the first born has satisfied the penalty of sin… DEATH.

Death cannot hold an “innocent man” so it could not hold Yahusha. I am in covenant with YHVH through the blood of Yahusha and through his sacrifice death will not hold me as I am restored to perfect obedience and found innocent as well. The Divine Decrees within The Law that would have condemned me have been satisfied and I will inherit the promises found in The Law for obedience… all of them.

The righteous requirement of ritual cleansing before building the Temple of YHVH

Yahusha is the chief architect and corner stone of the Temple. In that role, he must be Mikveh'd to be ritually clean. YHVH made the High Priest Yahusha III the High Priest (who watched over the construction of the Second Temple) a foreshadowing of Yahusha the Messiah - It would be his grandson Yahusha the Messiah who would be the Chief Architect and cornerstone of the 3rd and final Temple of YHVH.

Just like Yahusha son of Nun was chosen by YHVH to take over for Moses and lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land, the entire nation of Israel had to be Mikveh'd in the Red Sea crossing. All these are types and shadows of the coming Messiah.

Yahusha, the Living Water - The Feast of Succot

Yahusha spoke some very specific words on the last day during the Feast of Succot that sent shockwaves thru the Temple courts. The verse John 7:37 reads:

In the last day, that great day of the feast (of Succot), Yahusha stood and cried out in a loud voice, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

Can you imagine a man standing up in the midst of the Temple on Succot and yelling THAT just as the High Priest was drawing water from a well? Yahusha knew he was the anointed High Priest and rightful heir of Yahusha III not those “appointed by Herod” who were imposters in the office of High Priest.

There was a water ceremony done on The Altar that day Yahusha spoke these words. Do you know what the significance of this ceremony was? Do you know from which well in Jerusalem they would get the water from? Did you know that the waters of the well had a Name? Which Psalms were sung during this Temple service Ritual? I want to encourage the reader to know these things but that is not the focus of this chapter or book. To understand all these things, see:


A few comments about “Christian Baptism”

In the Christian Church, the entire concept was taken from pagan rituals. There is but a small mention of the Mikveh and not one word of the reasoning behind Yahusha's Mikveh when you research “baptism”. It is taught as a "new rite" establishes by "Jesus" and they call it a "sacrament" or "religious rite of Jesus Christ". The false church with its false messiah has literally hijacked every critical component of YHVH’s Plan of Salvation and replaced it with pagan rites.

No, Yahusha did not institute a "new rite". This could not be further from the truth and Yahusha admitted it when he said he had to do it to fulfill all righteousness which is The Torah. It was not “new” and Yahusha did not establish anything that was not already defined in The Torah by YHVH.

From Christian Baptism candidates being tapped 3 times (to represent their God, the pagan Trinity) on the forehead with water… to infants being "sprinkled" and given a name... it is all taken from paganism. True to Christian form, as with all their doctrines, the doctrine of baptism is a constant source of confusion and bickering between denominations. Remember, who is the author of "confusion"? Exactly. There is NO confusion unless you "abolish The Law of YHVH".

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptism you see one small confusing paragraph about the "Jewish Ritual" of Mikveh lost in a sea of human tradition. Mikveh isn’t even a "Jewish Ritual" at all. They say that because Christianity has done all it can convince us not to be “Judaised”, but it is actually a Hebrew Ritual of YHVH given to Moses who was not even a Jew!


Now that we have established what really happened when John performed the Mikveh consecrating Yahusha as High Priest in succession to him and transferred the sin of the world onto Yahusha making him the Passover Lamb. Let us now look closer at The Passover Lamb and the Daily Sacrifices that are required of The High Priest Yahusha.

Next: Paul teaches Yahusha's Mikveh as elementary



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