Pesach Sheni (2nd Passover)
Today, Iyar 14 (May 15), is another opportunity through the blood of Yeshua to repent and decide to be cleansed of all sin and to be ready for the upcoming Shavuot (Pentecost) to receive a double portion of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament Pesach Sheni (The Second Passover) was God’s way of showing mercy to those who were not able to participate in the first Pesach due to honest reasons such as having been made unclean by coming into contact with a corpse or having been away on a long journey (Numbers 9:6-14). Not to observe Pesach back then and not give the proper offering meant you did not receive atonement or forgiveness for your sins which was a huge deal as you were then completely cut off from amongst the people and forced to bear your sin.
The mystery of Pesach Sheni lies in the desperation and hunger of those who missed the first one to re-tune themselves to the frequency of the heart of the Father by observing the commandment of Pesach. In Israel we celebrate it today, and it also marks the entering into the 5th week of the counting of the Omer (Leviticus 23:15-16) the 30th day between the first Pesach and Shavuot at the end of the 7 weeks on Sivan 5 (June 4-6).
Even the foreigners who observed Pesach Sheni with the Israelites were also told to observe it the same exact way the Israelites did, sharing in the forgiveness of sin, a picture of the New Covenant both Jews and Gentiles share today through the blood of the Lamb, Yeshua as one new man. And what’s more, in that command it specifically says that when eating the Pesach lamb, not to break any of its bones, a picture of Yeshua on the cross and fulfillment of prophecy that none of His bones would be broken (Numbers 9:12, Psalm 32:40, Exodus 12:46, John 19:33,36). This Pesach Sheni is another opportunity to come into a time of repentance just like in the first Pesach, as well as aligning, reaffirming, and giving once again our lives afresh wholeheartedly to Yeshua. As we enter into Pesach Sheni together, it is time to focus on where our feet are taking us, what is the lamp for our feet, Scripture led by the Holy Spirit or something else?
This is the time to walk on the new foundations of this month. Read more here about the month of Iyar. For those who were unable or even unaware of the importance of this special time in the Biblical calendar, or have hesitated in an assignment given by the King of kings to you, now is the time to say yes, and know that it is blessed and still available for you to enter into. YHWH is a God of second chances. So great is His love for us that He gives us such an opportunity to say yes to Him even if we have rejected Him and even hated Him before. It is time to tune our ears to hear and eyes to see only what the Father is saying and doing away from the confusion of the world. Let’s get synchronized with the heart of the Father once more and get re-aligned with our destiny in Him on the individual level, in our families, congregations, nations and as the global body and family of Yeshua. Adonai bless you and keep you!