Cecilia (6 Apr 2014)
"Passover Watch"

  
Hi John & Doves

I believe the Lord in His mercy and grace has focussed our attention on the upcoming Passover through many signs, namely, the Tetrad Blood Moons, the current earthquakes and solar events, etc, so that we will be especially watchful during this appointed time.

In studying Exodus 32, I have come across some interesting insights that point to the Passover as being the critical watch period.  Please prayerfully discern the following.

Note:  My comments are in {green}.

Exodus 12 (NASB)

11 Now [kakah - just so; after this manner, thus] you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins [mothen - loins; to be slender {prayer and fasting?}] girded [chagar - “to gird on”; to be afraid, restrained, appointed], your sandals [naal - bolt, enclose, lock; to fasten up] on your feet [ragel - to be able to endure, to go about on foot {steadfast}], and your staff [maqqel - a rod, staff; “to germinate”] in your hand [yad - “a open hand”; power, means, direction]; and you shall eat it in haste [chippazon - hurried flight; chaphaz - to be in trepidation, hurry, alarm, to start up suddenly, to hasten away {the rapture?}]—it is the Lord’s Passover.

Note:  Exodus 12:11 explains the manner in which we are to prepare for the Passover - prayer and fasting, repentance and holiness, steadfast and resolute, filled with the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit and with a prepared and willing heart to "hasten away" (remember Lot's wife).

12 For I will go [abar - to pass over, alienate, alter] through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the Lord. 13 The blood shall be a sign [oth - miracle; “avah” - describe with a mark; “uwth” - to consent, agree, to come] for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over [pacach - halt, skip] you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

25 When you enter the land which the Lord will give you, as He has promised, you shall observe this rite. 26 And when your children say to you, ‘What does this rite mean to you?’ 27 you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to the Lord who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared [natsal - to snatch away all, defend, deliver self, escape, without fail, pluck] our homes.’” And the people bowed low and worshiped.

28 Then the sons of Israel went and did so; just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.

29 Now it came about at midnight [chatsi - half, middle, midnight]  [layil - midnight; lul - to fold back a spiral step or winding stair; a shaft or enclosed space with steps or ladder {see further notes on "Lul" below}] that the Lord struck all the firstborn [bekor - firstborn; bakar - to burst the womb, to bear new fruit] in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne [kisse - throne, seat of honor; kacah - properly covered, concealed, cover self, run to hide] to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon [bowr - cistern, pit hole, dungeon, well, pit], and all the firstborn of cattle. 30 Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry [tseaqah - outcry; tsaaq - to gather selves together] in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead. 31 Then he called [qara - something bidden, to call out; accosting a person met to call out] for Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Rise up [qum - arise, stand up], get out [yatsa - break out] from among my people, both you and the sons [ben - anointed one, appointed to] of Israel; and go, worship the Lord, as you have said. 32 Take both your flocks [tson - “to migrate”; sheep] and your herds, as you have said, and go, and bless me also.”

Note:  

(1)      Exodus 12:29 describes Pharoah "who sat on this throne" as running to hide, covering and concealing himself and the captives as "in the dungeon" - pit holes, wells and cisterns.

Revelation 6:15   Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they *said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” 

(2)     In Exodus 12:29, two Hebrew words "chatsi" and "layil" used are
translated into "midnight".

See "layil"                      -  http://biblehub.com/hebrew/3915.htm

See "luwl" or "lul"           - http://biblehub.com/hebrew/3883.htm

This term "lul" Strongs 3883 only appears 1 time in the Bible in:

1 Kings 6 
6 The lowest story was five cubits wide, and the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he made offsets in the wall of the house all around in order that the beams would not be inserted in the walls of the house.  7 The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.  8 The doorway for the lowest side chamber was on the right side of the house; and they would go up by winding stairs to the middle story, and from the middle to the third. 9 So he built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar. 10 He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits high; and they were fastened to the house with timbers of cedar.


1 Kings 6:8 Interlinear translation:     http://biblehub.com/text/1_kings/6-8.htm

1 Kings 6:8
The door [pethach - door, opening; pathach - appear, break forth, draw out, let go free, loose self] chamber [tsela - rib, side; tsala’ - figuratively - of a door; leaf of a door; or the sky; architecturally, a floor or ceiling] for the middle [tikon - middle; tavek - to sever, a bisection] in side [katheph - “to clothe”; shoulderpiece, shoulder, arm, corner, side] of the house [was] right [yemani - on the right hand] and with the winding stairs [lul - to fold back a spiral step or winding stair; a shaft or enclosed space with steps or ladder] they went up [alah - to to up, ascend, climb] into the middle and out of [chamber] the middle into [el - denoting motion towards] the third [shelishi - third; shalosh - a triad, a third; shaliysh - captain, great lord, prince, three]


It is interesting that the only occurence of "lul" is found in 1 Kings 6:8 which describes Solomon's Temple.  Could this possibly be a description of the rapture itself?

Exodus 12
Ordinance of the Passover

42 It is a night to be observed [shimmur - a watching, a vigil] for the Lord for having brought them out from the land of Egypt; this night is for the Lord, to be observed by all the sons of Israel throughout their generations.

43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner is to eat of it; 44 but every man’s slave [ebed - servant, slave, bondservant] purchased with money [keseph - silver], after you have circumcised him, then [az - at that time] he may eat of it.

50 Then all the sons of Israel did so; they did just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron. 51 And on that same day the Lord brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts [tsaba - appointed time, army, battalion, host, waiting upon; tsaba - to wage war, serve].

Keep watching, our redemption draws near.

Shalom
Cecilia