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Updated 12-29-17

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TP 12

VaYechi – and he lived

Genesis - 47:28 50:26

Haftarah Melechim Aleph 2:1 1-12

Brit Chadasha Ivrim 11:21 -22 and Kepha Aleph 2:11 -17

Chapter 47

28 And Yaakov lived in the land of Mitzrayim seventeen years: so the full age of Yaakov was a hundred forty seven years.

29 And the time drew near that Yisrael must die: and he called his son Yoseph, and said to him, if now I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh for the oath, and deal in chesed and emet with me. Please do not bury me in Mitzrayim:

30 But I will lie with my ahvot, and you shall carry me out of Mitzrayim, and bury me in their burial-place. And he said, I will do as you have said.

31 And he said, swear to me. And he swore to him. And Yisrael bowed himself upon the bed's head. (Father bowing to the son)

Chapter 48

1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Yoseph, see, your abba is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Efrayim.

2 And one told Yaakov, and said, see, your son Yoseph comes to you: and Yisrael strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

3 And Yaakov said to Yoseph, El-Shaddai appeared to me at Luz in the land of Kanaan, and blessed me,

4 And said to me, see, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make you into a congregation of nations – kahal amim; and will give this land to your zera after you for an everlasting possession.

5 And now your two sons, Efrayim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Mitzrayim before I came to you in Mitzrayim, are mine; as Reuven and Shimeon, they shall be mine.

6 And your issue, which you beget after them, shall be yours, and shall be called after the name of their brothers in their inheritance.

7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died next to me in the land of Kanaan on the way, when yet there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and I buried her there in the derech of Ephrath; the same is Beth-Lechem.

8 And Yisrael beheld Yoseph's sons, and said who are these?

9 And Yoseph said to his abba, they are my sons, whom Elohim has given me in this place. And he said, please bring them to me, and I will bless them.

10 Now the eyes of Yisrael were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

11 And Yisrael said to Yoseph, I had not thought to see your face ever again: and, see, Elohim has shown me also your zera.

12 And Yoseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

13 And Yoseph took them both, Efrayim in his right hand toward Yisrael's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Yisrael's right hand, and brought them near to him.

14 And Yisrael stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands knowingly; for Manasseh was the bachor.

15 And he blessed Yoseph, and said, Elohim, before whom my ahvot Avraham and Yitzchak did have their Halacha, the Elohim who fed me all my chayim long to this day,

16 The Malach who redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name-Yisrael be named on them, and the name of my ahvot Avraham and Yitzchak; and let them grow into a multitude like fish vayi-dag-oo lerov in the midst of the earth.

17 And when Yoseph saw that his abba laid his right hand upon the head of Efrayim, it displeased him: and he held up his abba's hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head.

18 And Yoseph said to his abba, not so, my abba: for this is the bachor; put your right hand upon his head.

19 And his abba refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than him, and his zera shall become the fullness of the gentile nations – melo ha-goyim.   (Our heritage is from him)   (the two houses)

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, in you shall Yisrael bless, saying, Elohim make you as Efrayim and as Manasseh: and he set Efrayim before Manasseh.

21 And Yisrael said to Yoseph, see, I die: but Elohim The Malach who redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name-Yisrael be named on them, and the name of my ahvot Avraham and Yitzchak; and let them grow into a multitude like fish –vayi-dag-oo lerov in the midst of the earth.

Note: why do it this way? It will protect and preserve the House of Israel – until the last generation, us, and then we will really see an exodus, this time out of the world!

22 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers that I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

Chapter 49

Here Moshe prophesies, and we can see it coming to pass very quickly now. Notice to the symbols of the tribes come to be.

1 And Yaakov called to his sons, and said; gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.

2 Gather yourselves together, and listen, you sons of Yaakov, and listen to Yisrael your abba.

3 Reuven, (Warrior) you are my bachor, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

4 Unstable as mayim, you shall not excel; because you went up to your abba's bed; then you defiled it: he went up to my couch.

5 Shimeon (Castle) and Lewi (Royal Breastplate) are brothers; instruments of cruelty are in their dwellings.

6 O my being, come not into their secret; let not my honor, be united to their congregation: for in their anger they killed a man, and in their displeasure and self will they hamstrung an ox in pleasure.

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their anger, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Yaakov, and scatter them in Yisrael.

8 Yahudah, (Lion) you are he whom your brothers shall hallel: your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your abba's children shall bow down before you.

9 Yahudah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you have gone up: he stooped down; he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

10 The scepter shall not depart from Yahudah nor a lawgiver from between His feet, until Shiloh comes; to Him shall the gathering of the nations be.   (the prophecy of YaShua’s coming)

11 Binding his foal to the vine, and his donkey's colt to the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the dahm of grapes: (what YaShua did)

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

13 Zevulun (Ship) shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be to Tzidon.

14 Yissacher (Donkey) is a strong donkey couching down between two burdens:

15 And he saw that rest was tov, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became an eved to tribute.

16 Dan (Horse) shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Yisrael.

17 Dan shall be a serpent in the Way, an adder in the path that bites the horse’s heels, so that its Rider shall fall backward.

18 I have waited for Your Yahshua, O YHWH.

19 Gad, (General) a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the end.

20 Out of Asher (Incense Bowl) his lechem shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

21 Naphtali (Deer) is a deer let loose: he gives beautiful words.

22 Yoseph (Green Bough) is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

23 The archers have severely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty Elohim of Yaakov; (from there comes the Shepherd, the Stone of Yisrael)

25 Even by the El of your abba, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with brachot of the shamayim above, brachot of the deep that lies beneath, brachot of the breasts, and of the womb:

26 The brachot of your abba have prevailed above the brachot of my ancestors to the utmost border of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Yoseph, and on the keter of the head of him that was separate from his brothers.

27 Benyamin (Wolf) shall tear as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the plunder.

28 All these are the twelve tribes of Yisrael: and this is what their abba spoke to them, and blessed them; every one according to their bracha, he blessed them.

29 And he charged them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people: bury me with my ahvot in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

30 In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Kanaan, that Avraham bought along with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession for a burial-place.

31 There they buried Avraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Yitzchak and Rivkah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is there was from the children of Cheth.

33 And when Yaakov had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ruach, and was gathered to his people.

Chapter 50

1And Yoseph fell upon his abba's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

2 And Yoseph commanded his avadim the physicians to embalm his abba: and the physicians embalmed Yisrael.   (An Egyptian custom)

3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those who are embalmed: and the Mitzrim mourned for him seventy days.

4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Yoseph spoke to the bayit of Pharaoh, saying, if now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak to Pharaoh, saying,

5 My abba made me swear, saying, see, I desire to die in my grave that I have dug for myself in the land of Kanaan, there shall you bury me. Now therefore let me go up, please, and bury my abba, and I will return again.

6 And Pharaoh said, go up, and bury your abba, even as he made you swear.

From the Book of Yasher Chapter 56

1 And Yaakov lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, and the days of Yaakov, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty seven years.

2 At that time Yaakov was with the illness from which he died, he called for his son Yoseph from Egypt, and Yoseph his son came from Egypt and Yoseph came to his father.

3 And Yaakov said to Yoseph and his sons, see I die, and YHWH Elohim of your ancestors will visit you, and bring you back to the Land, which YHWH swore to give you and your children after you, now; when I am dead, bury me in the cave which is in Machpelah in Hebron in the land of Canaan, near my ancestors.

4 And Yaakov made his sons swear to bury him in Machpelah, in Hebron, and his sons swore to him their promise.

5 And he commanded them, saying, serve YHWH your ELOHIM, for HE who delivered your fathers will also deliver you from all trouble.

6 And Yaakov said, call your children to me, and all the children of Yaakov's sons came and sat before him, and Yaakov blessed them, and he said to them, YHWH Elohim of your fathers shall grant you a thousand times as much and bless you, and may he give you the blessing of your father Abraham; and all the children of Yaakov's sons went forth on that day after he had blessed them.

7 And on the next day Yaakov again called for his sons, and they all assembled and came to him and sat before him, and Yaakov on that day blessed his sons before his death, each man he did bless according to his blessing; see it is written in the book of the Torah of YHWH pertaining to Yisrael.

8 And Yaakov said to Yahudah, I know my son that you are a mighty man for your brothers; reign over them, and your sons shall rein over their sons forever.

9 Just teach your sons the bow and all the weapons of war, in order that they may fight the battles of their brother who will rule over his enemies.

10 And Yaakov again commanded his sons on that day, saying, behold I shall be this day gathered to my people; carry me up from Egypt, and bury me in the cave of Machpelah as I have commanded you.

11 So be it take heed I ask, you that none of your sons carry me, only yourselves, and this is the manner you shall do for me, when you carry my body to go with it to the land of Canaan to bury me,

12 Yahudah, Issachar and Zebulun shall carry my bier at the eastern side; Reuben, Simeon and Gad at the south, Ephraim, Manasseh and Benjamin at the west, Dan, Asher and Naphtali at the north.

13 Let not Levi carry with you, for he and his sons will carry the ark of the covenant of YHWH with the Israelites in the camp, neither let Yoseph my son carry, for as a king so let his splendor be; so be it, Ephraim and Manasseh shall be in their stead.

14 Thus shall you do to me when you carry me away; do not neglect any thing of all that I command you; and it shall come to pass when you do this to me, that YHWH will remember you favorably and your children after you forever.

15 And you my sons, honor each his brother and his relative, and command your children and your children's children after you to serve YHWH Elohim of your ancestors all the days.

16 In order that you may prolong your days in the land, you and your children and your children's children for ever, when you do what is good and upright in the sight of YHWH your ELOHIM, to go in all his ways.

17 And you, Yoseph my son, forgive I ask you, the wrongs of your brothers and all their misdeeds in the injury that they did to you, for YHWH intended it for your and your children's benefit.

18 O my son do not leave your brothers to the inhabitants of Egypt, neither hurt their feelings, for behold I assign them to the hand of YHWH and your hand to guard them from the Egyptians; and the sons of Yaakov answered their father saying, O, our father, all that you have commanded us, so will we do; may YHWH only be with us.

19 And Yaakov said to his sons, so may YHWH be with you when you keep all HIS ways; turn not from his ways either to the right or the left in performing what is good and upright in HIS sight.

20 For I know that many and grievous troubles will befall you in the latter days in the land, yes, may your children and children's children, only serve YHWH and HE will save you from all trouble.

21 And it shall come to pass when you go after YHWH to serve HIM and you will teach your children after you, and your children's children, to know YHWH, then will YHWH raise up you and your children a servant from among your children, and YHWH will deliver you through his hand from all affliction, and bring you out of Egypt and bring you back to the land of your fathers to inherit it securely.

22 And Yaakov ceased commanding his sons, and he drew his feet into the bed, he died and was gathered to his people.

23 And Yoseph fell upon his father and he cried out and wept over him and he kissed him, and he called out in a bitter voice, and he said, O my father, my father.

24 And his son's wives and his entire household came and fell upon Yaakov, and they wept over him, and cried in a very loud voice concerning Yaakov.

25 And all the sons of Yaakov rose up together, and they tore their garments, and they put sackcloth upon their loins, and they fell upon their faces, and they cast dust upon their heads toward the heavens.

26 And the thing was told to Osnath Yoseph's wife, and she rose up and put on a sack and she with the Egyptian women with her came and mourned and wept for Yaakov.

27 And also all the people of Egypt who knew Yaakov came on that day when they heard this thing, and all Egypt wept for many days.

28 And also from the land of Canaan did the women come to Egypt when they heard that Yaakov was dead, and they wept for him in Egypt for seventy days.

29 And it came to pass after this that Yoseph commanded his servants the doctors to embalm his father with myrrh and frankincense and all manner of incense and perfume, and the doctors embalmed Yaakov as Yoseph had commanded them.

30 And all the people of Egypt and the elders and all the inhabitants of the land of Goshen wept and mourned over Yaakov, and all his sons and the children of his household lamented and mourned over their father Yaakov many days.

31 And after the days of his weeping had passed away, at the end of seventy days, Yoseph said to Pharaoh, I will go up and bury my father in the land of Canaan as he made me swear, and then I will return.

32 And Pharaoh sent Yoseph, saying, go up and bury your father as he said, as he made you swear; and Yoseph with all his brothers went to the land of Canaan to bury their father Yaakov as he commanded them.

33 And Pharaoh commanded that it should be proclaimed throughout Egypt, saying, whoever goes not with Yoseph and his brothers to the land of Canaan to bury Yaakov shall die.

34 And all Egypt heard of Pharaoh's proclamation, and they, the servants of Pharaoh, and the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt went up with Yoseph, and all the officers and nobles of Pharaoh went as the servants of Yoseph, to bury Yaakov in the land of Canaan.

35 And the sons of Yaakov carried his bier; according to all that their father commanded them.

36 And the bier was pure gold, and it was inlaid round about with onyx stones and bdellium; and it’s covering was gold woven work, joined with threads, and over them were hooks of onyx stones and bdellium.

37 And Yoseph placed upon the head of his father Yaakov a large golden crown, and he put a golden scepter in his hand, and they surrounded the bier as the custom of kings during their lives.

38 And all the troops of Egypt went before him in this array, first the mighty men of Pharaoh, and the mighty men of Yoseph, and after them the rest of the inhabitants of Egypt, and they were all girded with swords and equipped with coats of mail, and the trappings of war were upon them.

39 And all the weepers and mourners went at a distance opposite to the bier, going and weeping and lamenting, and the rest of the people went after the bier.

40 And Yoseph and his household went together near the bier barefooted and weeping and the rest of Yoseph's servants went around him; each man had his ornaments upon him, and they were all armed with their weapons of war.

41 And fifty of Yaakov's servants went in front of the bier, and they strewed along the way myrrh and aloes, and all manner of perfume and the sons of Yaakov that carried the bier walked on the perfumery.

42 And Yoseph went with a heavy camp, and they did this every day until they reached the land of Canaan, and they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which was on the other side of Yarden, and they mourned exceedingly heavy mourning at that place.

43 And all the kings of Canaan heard of this thing and they went forth, each man, thirty-one kings of Canaan, and they came with their men to mourn and weep over Yaakov.

44 And all these kings saw Yaakov's bier, and behold Yoseph's crown was on it, and they also put their crowns upon the bier, and encircled it with crowns.

45 And all these kings made a heavy mourning with the sons of Yaakov and Egypt over Yaakov, for all the kings of Canaan knew the valor of Yaakov and his sons.

46 And the report reached Esau, saying; Yaakov died in Egypt, and his sons and all Egypt are conveying him to the land of Canaan to bury him.

47 And Esau heard this thing, he was dwelling in mount Seir, and he, his sons, his people, and his household, an exceedingly great number, came to mourn and weep over Yaakov.

48 And it came to pass, when Esau came, he mourned for his brother Yaakov, and all Egypt and Canaan again mourned a great mourning with Esau over Yaakov in that place.

49 And Yoseph and his brothers took their father Yaakov from that place, and they went to Hebron to bury him in the cave by his fathers.

50 And they came to Kireath-arba, to the cave, Esau and his sons, stood against Yoseph and his brothers in front of the cave, saying; Yaakov shall not be buried here, for it belongs to us and our father.

51 When Yoseph and his brothers heard Esau's sons, and they were exceedingly wroth, and Yoseph approached Esau, saying; what is this they speak? Surely my father Yaakov bought it from you for great riches after the death of Yitzchak, five and twenty years ago, and also the land of Canaan he bought from you.

52 And Yaakov bought it for his sons and his seed after him for an inheritance forever and why do you speak these things this day?

53 And Esau answered, saying; you speak falsely and utter lies, for I sold nothing belonging to me in this land, as you say, neither did my brother Yaakov buy anything from me in this land.

54 And Esau spoke these things, in order to deceive Yoseph, for Esau knew that Yoseph was not present in that day when Esau sold everything belonging to him in the land of Canaan to Yaakov.

55 And Yoseph said to Esau, surely my father inserted these things with you in the record of purchase, and testified the record with witnesses, and behold it is with us in Egypt.

56 And Esau answered him, bring the record, and all that you will find in the record, so will we do.

57 And Yoseph called Naphtali his brother, and he said, hurry quickly, and run to Egypt and bring all the records; the record of the purchase, the sealed record and the open record, and also all the first records in which all the transactions of the birth-right are written, bring them.

58 And you shall bring them to us, so we may know from them the words of Esau and his sons which they spoke this day.

59 So Naphtali listened to Yoseph and he hurried to Egypt, and Naphtali was lighter on foot than any of the stags that were in the wilderness, for he would go upon ears of corn without crushing them.

60 And when Esau saw that Naphtali had gone to get the records, he and his sons increased their resistance of the cave, and Esau and his people came against Yoseph and his brothers to battle.

61 And the sons of Yaakov and the people of Egypt fought with Esau and his men, and the sons of Esau and his people were defeated by the sons of Yaakov, and the sons of Yaakov killed of Esau's, forty men.

62 And Chushim the son of Dan, the son of Yaakov, was with Yaakov's sons, but he was about a hundred cubits from the place of battle, and he remained with the children of Yaakov's sons by Yaakov's bier to guard it.

63 And Chushim was dumb and deaf; still he understood the voice of consternation among men.

64 And he asked, why don’t you bury the dead, and what is this great consternation? And they told him what Esau and his sons had said; and he ran to Esau in the midst of the battle, and he killed Esau with a sword, cutting off his head, and it threw a distance, and Esau fell among the people of the battle.

65 And when Chushim did this thing the sons of Yaakov withheld the sons of Esau, and the sons of Yaakov buried their father Yaakov by force in the cave, and the sons of Esau saw it.

66 And Yaakov was buried in Hebron, in the cave of Machpelah which Abraham had bought from the sons of Heth for a burial place.

67 And no king had such honor paid him as Yoseph paid his father at his death, for he buried him with great honor like the burial of kings.

68 And Yoseph and his brothers made a mourning of seven days for their father.

7 And Yoseph went up to bury his abba: and with him went up all the avadim of Pharaoh, the shamashim of his bayit, and all the shamashim of the land of Mitzrayim, (quite an entourage)

8 And all of Beit Yoseph, and his brothers, and his abba's bayit: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

9 And there went up with him both mirkavot and horsemen: and it was a very great company.

10 And they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Yarden River, and there they mourned with a great and very severe lamentation: and he mourned for his abba sheva yamim.

11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Kanaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, this is a severe mourning for the Mitzrim: Therefore the name of it was called Havel-Mitzrayim, which is beyond the Yarden.

12 And his sons did to him according to all he commanded them:

13 For his sons carried him into the land of Kanaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, that Avraham bought along with the field as a possession for a burial-place from Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

14 And Yoseph returned into Mitzrayim, he, and his brothers, and all that went up with him to bury his abba, after he had buried his abba.

15 And when Yoseph's brothers saw that their abba was dead, they said, Yoseph maybe will hate us, and will certainly repay us all the evil that we did to him.

16 And they sent a messenger to Yoseph, saying, your abba did command before he died, saying,

17 So shall you say to Yoseph, please forgive the trespass of your brothers, for their sin; for they did to you evil: and now, we beg you; forgive the trespass of the avadim of the Elohim of your abba. And Yoseph wept when they spoke to him.

18 And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, see, we will be your avadim.

19 And Yoseph said to them, fear not: for am I in the place of Elohim?

20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but Elohim meant it for tov, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

21 Now therefore fear not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.

22 And Yoseph dwelt in Mitzrayim, he, and his abba's bayit: and Yoseph lived one hundred ten years.

23 And Yoseph saw Ephraim’s children until the third generation: the children also of Machir, the son Manasseh, were brought up upon Yoseph's knees.

24 And Yoseph said to his brothers, I will soon die: and Elohim will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land which he swore to Avraham, to Yitzchak, and to Yaakov.

25 And Yoseph took an oath from the children of Yisrael, saying, Elohim will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.

26 So Yoseph died, being one hundred ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Mitzrayim. (an Egyptian custom)

Chazak Chazak VeNitchazak

Be Strong Be Strong!

And May We Be Strengthened!

Haftarah

Melechim Aleph 2:1 -12

1 Now the days of Dawid’s death drew near; and he commanded Shlomo his son, saying,

2 I go the way of all the earth: be strong therefore, and show yourself a man;

3 And shomer the command of YHWH your Elohim, to have your halacha in His halachot, to keep His chukim, and His mishpatim, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Torah of Moshe, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you go:

4 That YHWH may continue His word which He spoke concerning me, saying, if your children take heed to their halacha, to have their halacha before Me in emet with all their lev and with all their being saying, there shall not cease from you a man to sit on the kesay of Yisrael.

5 Moreover you know also what Yoav the son of Tzeruyah did to me, and also what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Yisrael, to Avner the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Yether, whom he killed, and shed the dahm of war in a time of shalom, and put the dahm of war upon his belt that was around his loins, and on his sandals that were on his feet.

6 Do therefore according to your chochmah, and let not his gray hair go down to Sheol in shalom.

7 But show chesed to the sons of Barzillai the Giladi, and let them be of those that eat at your shulchan: for so they came to me when I fled because of Avshalom your brother.

8 And, see, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benyamite of Bachurim, who cursed me with a hard curse in the day when I went to Machanayim: but he came down to meet me at the River Yarden, and I swore to him by YHWH, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword.

9 So now do not hold him guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do to him; but his gray head bring down to Sheol with dahm.

10 So Dawid slept with his ahvot, and was buried in the city of Dawid.

11 And the days that Dawid reigned over Yisrael were forty years: seven years he reigned in Hevron, and thirty-three years he reigned in Yahrushalayim.

12 Then Shlomo sat upon the kesay of Dawid his abba; and his malchut was established greatly.

Brit Chadasha

Ivrim 11:21 -22

21 By emunah Yaakov, when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Yoseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By emunah Yoseph, when he died, made mention of the exodus of b’nai Yisrael; and gave them a commandment concerning his bones.

Kepha Aleph 2:11 -17

 

 

 

 

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Messianic Hagadah

Pre prep: have 3 matzos in the bag; break the middle one later.

 

KIDDISH

Welcome. There are many elements and shadow pictures that will be displayed here tonight, a remembrance of a long ago exodus out of Mitzrayim, and Moshe, a type of Messiah, and the story for us today, the story of our Messiah YaShua.

We are commanded to rid our homes of all Chametz and clean up our dwelling in honor of the arrival of our Honored Guest; YHWH/YaShua. So, let us pray at this time to YHWH our Elohim that we are found free of any leaven that might blind us and mar our relationship with HIM.

 

Pray -

We are gathered here again, another Seder or Order, keeping the Commandment of YHWH that each year we are to observe and tell the Exodus story throughout our generations. It is the story of how Israel called out to the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov, to deliver them from out of the bondage of Mitzrayim into the Promised Land; HE heard their cries, and HE redeemed them from slavery. Yes, HE redeemed HIS chosen people. It is so important that it happens to be the very first Commandment and it reads; Exodus chapter 20:2 I am YHWH your Elohim, Who brought you out of the land of Mitzrayim, out of the house of slaves. This is a time of thanksgiving before HIM and realize that there is coming an even greater Exodus; out of the nations, when our Messiah YaShua leads US home to the Promised Land! Today, know that HIS Torah is a great “shadow picture” of good things to come, as the Apostle Shaul wrote. Today YaShua Messiah, will hear our cry and redeem us from death unto life eternal, when we receive mercy instead of death for breaking HIS Torah Commandments and releases us from the bondage of sin. I ask tonight that you consider each of the scriptures and prayers that you will hear this evening.

 

At this time we will light the lights, of this Seder celebration.

 

Candle Lighting: Bharuch Atah yom tov. Blessed are you, YHWH, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us by your commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the Festival lights. Amen. Bharuch Atah YHWH Eloheynu Melekh ha'olam asher she-he-kan-nu v'-ki-yi-mo-nu v'-hi-gi-anu l'zman ha-zey. Blessed are you, YHWH, King of the Universe, who has kept us in life and has preserved us, and has enabled us to reach this season. Amen.

 

Let us look at the elements we will use during the Seder;

During the Passover Seder we will drink three glasses of wine: The Cup of Sanctification, The Cup of Redemption and the Cup of Praise. We will say the traditional Hebrew prayers before drinking each cup.

 

The CUPS:

SANCTIFICATION:

Traditional - We are to be clean of leaven.

- Yochanan 13:31 When, Yuda went out, Rebbe Melech Ha Moshiach says; now the Ben HaAdam receives kavod and YHWH is given kavod in him. “and the room then was clean of leaven.”

Fulfillment - We are to be clean of sin -- YaShua is the only way to be cleansed of our sins.

PLAGUES:

Traditional - Remembrance of the Plagues in Egypt (We don’t drink this cup)

Fulfillment - Remembrance of our trials and tribulations - develops perseverance, humility and maturity in our walk with YaShua

REDEMPTION:

Traditional - Symbolizes the blood of the Passover lamb who saved the Israelites from death

Fulfillment - YaShua is our Passover Lamb whose blood saves us from death.

This cup is the cup used in communion or YHWH's Supper.

PRAISE:

Traditional - Give thanks to YHWH for guiding the Israelites out of Egypt

Fulfillment - We are to always have praise on our lips for our salvation that is given through YaShua Messiah.

 

The Torah teaches us that there are four things under Heaven that cannot be separated, and they are as follows:

YHWH / Torah = they are echad, or one

YHWH / YaShua = they too are echad, one

Mercy / grace = they go hand in hand, one magnifying the other

Faith / Torah obedience = one is the witness of the other

 

1st CUP – Sanctification

Bless YHWH for the wine.

 

(At this time we drink the first cup)

 

The KARPAS (Parsley)

Exodus 2:23-25

23 The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help, because of their slavery, went up to YHWH.

24 YHWH heard their groaning and He remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.

25 So YHWH looked on the Israelites with compassion.

 

Eating the Karpas - Take the parsley, called kar-pas dip it into the salt water twice and eat it. We do this to symbolize the salty bitter tears of our slavery.

 

At this time we break the middle matzo

The broken piece is called "the bread of affliction or Afikomen."

 

(Remove and break the middle matzah in two relatively equal pieces.)

We will eat one half and the other half, called the Afikomen, or the dessert we place in the Afikomen bag or pouch.

 

(we put it in the Afikomen pouch.)

 

MAGGID - the “messenger” who says: Shema Yisrael (Hear O’Israel and obey)

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

4 Hear, O Israel: YHWH your Elohim is Echad.

5 Love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

6 These commandments that I give you today are to be written on your heart.

7 Impress them on your children. Talk of them when you sit at home and when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up.

8 bind them on your arm and on your foreheads.

9 Write them on the door posts and on your gates.

 

Deuteronomy 6:20-25;

20 in the future, when your sons ask you, "What is the meaning of the laws that YHWH our Elohim has commanded you?"

21 Tell him: "We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but YHWH Elohim brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

22 Before our eyes YHWH sent miraculous signs and wonders--great and terrible--upon Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.

23 But he brought us out from there, to give us the land that he promised to our forefathers.

24 YHWH commanded us to obey Torah and to fear YHWH our Elohim, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.

25 And if we are obedient to obey Torah before YHWH our Elohim, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness."

AND:

Exodus 12:26-27;

26 and it shall come to pass, when your banim shall say unto you, Mah ha avodah hazot lachem (What is this service to you)?

27 That you shall say, It is the zevach of YHWH's Pesach, (who passed over or spared) the batim (households) of the Bnei Yisrael in Mitzrayim, when HE struck down the Egyptians, and spared bateinu (our houses). And the people bowed down and worshiped.

 

THE FOUR QUESTIONS:

Ma nish-ta-nah ha-lai-lah ha-zeh mi-kol ha-ley-lot! She-be-khol ha-ley-lot a-nu okh-lin kha-meytz u-ma-tzah.

Ha-lai-lah ha-zeh ku-lo ma-tzah. She-be-khol ha-ley-lot a-nu okh-lin she'ar yerakot. Ha-lai-lah ha-zeh a-ror.

She-be-khol ha-ley-lot eyn a-nu mat-bi-lin a-fi-lu pa-'am e-khet. Ha-lai-lah ha-zeh shtey f'a-min.

She-be-khol ha-ley-lot a-nu okh-lin beyn yo-she-vin u-veyn me-su-bin. Ha-lai-lah ha-zeh ku-la-nu me-su-bin.

 

How different this night is from all other nights!

On all other nights we eat bread or matzah. On this night why do we eat only matzah?

On all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables. On this night why do we eat only bitter herbs?

On all other nights we do not dip our vegetables even once. On this night why do we dip them twice?

On all other nights we eat our meals sitting or reclining. On this night why do we eat only reclining?

Tonight is different from all other nights because tonight we will remember what YHWH has done for his people.

 

We the story of Passover.

A long time had gone by and the Pharaoh who remembered Yoseph, died. Out of fear of our great number, the new Pharaoh feared we would rise up against them, so they put us under harsh bondage. For four-hundred years the Israelites groaned under bondage and cried out to YHWH and HE heard their cries. YHWH chose Moshe (a type of Messiah) who was raised up in Pharaoh’s house, was destined to lead us out of Egypt. Later YHWH appeared to Moses in a burning bush and told him that he would use him to lead HIS people out of Egypt and into a land "flowing with milk and honey." So Moses returned to Egypt riding on a donkey. We see a shadow picture of Our Messiah who came into Yahrushalayim “riding on a donkey.”

The Egyptians worshipped many gods, and YHWH sent 10 plagues upon Egypt’s gods showing Pharaoh that they were not gods at all, but there was only ONE true Elohim, and that was the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov. With each plague Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go, the land of Egypt came under a great plague a tenth and awful plague, where the heart of Pharaoh would be pierced. The death of the “first-born.” The Pesach or Passover of Yisrael!

Exodus 12:12 on that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn--both men and animals--and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am YHWH.

 

Exodus 12:13 and the blood on the houses where you are staying shall be a sign for you: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, so that no plague will destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

 

2nd CUP - CUP OF PLAGUES: Let us fill our cups a second time.

Bless our Father for the wine.

A full cup is a sign of joy and on this night we are filled with joy in remembrance of YHWH's mighty deliverance. We must also remember the great sacrifice at which redemption was purchased. Lives were sacrificed to bring the Israelites out of the bondage of Egypt. As we recite each plague, let us dip our little finger into the cup, allowing a drop of wine to fall, reducing the fullness of our cup of joy this night.

ALL recite:

Blood!

Frogs!

Gnats!

Wild Beasts!

Disease to Livestock!

Boils!

Hail!

Locusts!

Darkness!

Death of the Firstborn!

 

PASSOVER: It is YHWH that we honor in remembering that HE passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when HE struck the Egyptians. (Lifting the shank bone of a lamb) The shank bone reminds us of the lamb whose blood marked the doors of the Israelites. We read in Exodus that the lamb was to be of its first year, without defect, and brought into the household and cared for. It was then between the evenings, on the fourteenth day of the month, that the Israelites were to kill the lamb and put the blood on the sides and tops of the door frames. YHWH gave HIS people instructions that only through obedience would they be spared from the angel of death. Isaiah told of the coming Messiah, that HE would be led like a lamb to the slaughter. We know that YaShua was our final blood atonement so that we would be freed from the bondage of sin and we would be passed over and spared from the death penalty for breaking YHWH’s Torah Commandments, receiving mercy instead of death.

Revelation 5:12 "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!"

 

SHANK BONE

We remember that YHWH commanded that no bones were to be broken – hence this also was the commandment that no bone of YaShua was to be broken.

The Israelites were saved by YHWH. For it is written:

Exodus 12:12 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn--both men and animals--and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am YHWH your Elohim"

 

MATZAH

(Holding up the matzah plate)

Exodus 12:39 Why do we eat this unleavened bread? The dough did not have time to rise before YHWH revealed himself to them and redeemed them.

(Do not eat the Matzah at this time.)

 

MAROR (Horseradish) why do we eat bitter herbs? We eat bitter herbs because of the hardship that the Israelites had to bear. As it is written:

Exodus 1:14 They made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labor the Egyptians used them ruthlessly.

(Everyone eat Matzah with Maror, bitter herbs.)

 

KORECH how we are to eat the Pesach

Exodus 12:11 this is how you are to eat the Passover: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is YHWH's Passover.

Numbers 9:11 they are to celebrate it on the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight. They are to eat the lamb, together with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

 

Third CUP (the cup of Redemption)

Fill your cup! This is the cup of Redemption

We do not drink at this time!

 

CHAROSET (the mortar we used to lay the bricks we made)

Charoset is a mixture of honey, apples, nuts, cinnamon, and wine. With this we see the sweetness of HIS mercy and grace.

- Let us now eat matzah, Charoset, and Maror and remember the bitterness /sweetness of the grace, mercy and love that YHWH has for each of us, for HE sent YaShua, our Messiah, to be our Passover Lamb. We too, like the Israelites released from the bondage of slavery, can be saved from the bondage of sin.

Eat the Matzah with Maror and Charoset.) with of course the wine!

How great is YHWH's goodness to us! For each of HIS acts of mercy and kindness we declare dayenu [die-YAY-new] - it would have been sufficient.

 

If YHWH had merely rescued us, but had not judged the Egyptians.

day-ye-nu!

If HE had only destroyed their gods, but had not parted the Red Sea.

Day-ye-nu!

If HE had only drowned our enemies, but had not fed us with manna.

Day-ye-nu!

If HE had only led us through the desert, but had not given us the Sabbath.

day-ye-nu!

If HE had only given us the Torah, but not the land of Israel.

day-ye-nu!

SHULCHAN ORECH

A prayer. Break to eat the Passover Supper. LET’S EAT

Everyone returns to finish reading the Haggadah.

Save room for the dessert -- the Afikomen.

After dinner:

Lifting the Afikomen

We will now eat the Afikomen, the dessert. The taste of the Afikomen should linger in our mouths. It is about the Afikomen that YaShua said "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." (Luke 22:19) The Passover cannot be completed without the Afikomen, nor can our redemption be complete without YaShua, the Bread of Life, and our Messiah!

Bless our Father for the Bread

(All eat the Afikomen)

 

THE 4th CUP Praise

Bless our Father for the wine

Fill your cup this fourth time! This is the Cup of Redemption, symbolizing the blood of the Passover Lamb. It was this cup "after supper", with which Yeshua identified himself –

Luke 22:20 “This cup is the new covenant in MY blood, which is poured out for you."

 

(Drink the fourth cup of wine.)

 

(Lifting the extra cup for Elijah)

If you’ve noticed, we have a place setting which no one used. This was set for Elijah who was to come before Messiah. An old tradition was to have a child get up and go open the door and look for Elijah who was to come ahead of Messiah. But in the Messianic redemption, we open the door, indicating our readiness to receive the Prophet Elijah, the herald of the Messiah. We must also now open our hearts to the truth.

Matthew who spoke of Yochanan the immerser;

Matthew 11:14And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come."

 

This same Yochanan said;

Yochanan/John 1:29 it was John who saw YaShua and declared, "Look, the Lamb of YHWH, who takes away the sin of the world!"

 

NIRTZAH paid for, or pardoned

Yirmeyahu 31:31-34)

31 "The time is coming," declares YHWH, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, “declares YHWH.

33 "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares YHWH. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their Elohim, and they will be my people.

34 No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know YHWH,' because they will all know ME, from the least of them to the greatest," declares YHWH. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

 

We have now finished our Passover Seder. I encourage each one of you to take the time during the remaining Passover holiday to read the story of Passover in Exodus. La-sha-nah ha-ba-'ah bi Yahrushalayim! Next year in Jerusalem!

** remember do not eat any leavened items for the next eight days.