by Richard Aaron Honorof
When God first announced through His prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 31:31-34 that He would be making a New Covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah, which would be very different from their existing Mosaic Covenant, and which would also change from the existing Aaronic priesthood to a new priesthood. God did this out of His great Love and Mercy for all the people of Israel, and also for all the peoples of the earth.
Because the Aaronic priests had broken God’s Covenant many times, God had announced that He would make a New Covenant where the Torah and the Tanakh being placed inside the heart of each new believer in this New Covenant. And also that God would place His own Holy Spirit inside each believer in this New Covenant, so that it would be so a lot easier for everyone to keep and obey this New and Everlasting Covenant with the God of Israel.
But in order for the Holy Spirit to be placed on the inside, in the heart of each new believer, this New Covenant would have to be ratified with blood, not with the blood of sheep or goats, but this New Covenant would have to be ratified with the special blood of a special lamb, the Lamb of God! The perfect sinless Blood of Israel’s Messiah, Yeshua, who as both the Son of Man and also the Son of God would be born from the two families of the virgin Miriam, Yeshua’s mother. He would then live a perfect sinless life and then die in our place for all of our sins, as the Lamb of God, the Passover Lamb, so that each one of us would be able to have Eternal Life with Yeshua and with His Father, now also our Abba Father, the Almighty God!
After God announced that He would make a New Covenant and the first major change that God did in forming this New Covenant was in Ezekiel 44:11-14, where God said to all the Aaronic priests, expect to only one family, “Goodbye!” To never again come into God’s presence in the Temple, to never again offer any animal blood sacrifices to God …
Ezekiel 44:10 “And the Levites who went far from Me, when Israel went astray, who strayed away from Me after their idols, they shall bear their iniquity. 44:11 Yet they shall be ministers in My Sanctuary, as gatekeepers of the house and ministers of the House; they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them. 44:12 Because they ministered to them before their idols and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity, therefore I have raised My hand in an oath against them,” says the Lord GOD, “that they shall bear their iniquity. 44:13 And they shall not come near Me to minister to Me as priest, nor come near any of My holy things, nor into the Most Holy Place; but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. 44:14 Nevertheless I will make them keep charge of the Temple, for all its work, and for all that has to be done in it.”
Only this one family of all the Aaronic priest families would ever be allowed to come and minister in God’s Presence, and to allowed do any animal blood sacrifices which God would honor, and that was only the sons from the Zadokite high priest family.
Ezekiel 44:15 “But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood,” says the Lord GOD. 44:16 “They shall enter My Sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge.”
But long before God had made that change in the Aaronic priesthood, God had announced to Israel about the coming Messiah, telling Israel that their Messiah would be born on earth through the virgin, in Isaiah 7:13, 14. That the Messiah would be born from the family of king David, of the tribe of Judah …
Isaiah 7:13 Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanu El (God with us)!
And God had also announced to Israel that this promised Messiah would also be called, the Branch, Tzemach in Hebrew! And then God announced in two different Scriptures that Tzemach would really be the God of Israel coming to earth through king David’s family.
Jeremiah 23:5 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I will raise to David a Branch (Tzemach) of Righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. 23:6 In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely. Now this is His name by which He will be called, The LORD our Righteousness!”
Then just after God had made that announcement to Israel, God told Israel more about this Mystery of the Messiah in Jeremiah 33 versus 14 through 26, that the Messiah, the Branch would be born to earth through the two families of the virgin, both king David’s family and also the family of the Zadokite high priests.
And this promised Messiah, though He would also be from the Zadokite high priest family of Aaron through His virgin mother mother’s family, still He would never be an Aaronic priest! Why? Simply because being born through the virgin, He would have no biological earthly father, the requirement for being an Aaronic priest. Yeshua, our Messiah, is always from the two families of His virgin mother.
Jeremiah 33:14 ‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘that I will perform that good thing which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. 33:15 ‘In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David a Branch (Tzemach) of Righteousness. He shall execute Judgment and righteousness in the earth. 33:16 In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell safely. And this is the name by which He will be called in her, The LORD our Righteousness!’ 33:17 “For thus says the LORD, ‘David shall never lack a Man to sit on the throne of the House of Israel; 33:18 nor shall the priests, the Levites, lack a Man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to kindle grain offerings, and to sacrifice [‘zebach’, Strong’s # 2077, a slaughter,animal blood sacrifice (of the Lamb of God!)] continually (Hebrew word is ‘kol ha yamin’, ‘for all days’.).’ ” 33:19 And the Word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, 33:20 “Thus says the LORD, ‘If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that there will not be day and night in their season, 33:21 then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levites, the priests, My ministers. 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.’ 33:23 Moreover the Word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, 33:24 “Have you not considered what these people have spoken, saying, ‘The two families which the LORD has chosen, He has also cast them off’? Thus they have despised My people, as if they should no more be a nation before them. 33:25 “Thus says the LORD: ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, 33:26 then I will cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ ”
The whole passage of Jeremiah 33:14-26 is primarily a future prophesy about the coming Messiah, referring to Yeshua’s two divine titles, as a Branch of Righteousness and the LORD our Righteousness. 1) And very importantly about the two families of the virgin and 2) the Man who would be coming to earth from king David’s family and also from high priest Aaron’s family.
The Jeremiah 33:14-17 passage is basically a repeat of Jeremiah 23:5, 6. It is again about the two divine titles of Yeshua, a Branch of Righteousness and the LORD our Righteousness, and a certain Man (Yeshua) who will be coming from David’s family, the One who will reign as King over the house of David and the house of Israel forever. The Man in verse 17 is definitely Yeshua, who would be born from virgin Miriam, here seen coming through her father’s family.
In Jeremiah 33:18, at first it seems that this sentence is talking about the Aaronic priests. But it is not, but only about a Man who is from the family of Aaron and not priest. The qualifying words, ‘a Man’ before Me, relate to one specific Man who is before God, from one Aaronic priest family, the family of the sons of Zadok; the only family of Aaron which was allowed to come before God to offer a blood sacrifice. The Man is Yeshua, as Melchi Zedek, High Priest of Heaven, who from the Zadokite high priest family, does the zebach (Strong # 2077, slaughter, animal blood sacrifice) the Blood Sacrifice is of the Lamb of God, ‘kol ha yamim,’ ‘for all days!’ The Eternal Blood Sacrifice! This Man is ‘before Me,’ (Hebrew, lifanay), which means that He stands before God!
Isaiah 53:7, a lamb to the slaughter … Revelation 5:6, a Lamb stood as though slain … Revelation 13:8, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world!
All other Aaronic priest families were commanded by God to leave, to never again come into God’s presence in the Temple, and to never again do an animal blood sacrifice before God, except for only sons from the Zadokite high priest family. Read Ezekiel 44:11-14 All of the other Aaronic priests from all of the other priest families were commanded by God to minister only to the people.
This Zadokite high priest family is mentioned in six places in the book of Ezekiel: Ezekiel 40:46; Ezekiel 42:13; Ezekiel 43:18, 19; Ezeliel 44:15, 16; Ezekiel 45:4; and Ezekiel 48:10, 11.
We know in Jeremiah 33:17, the Man from David who reigns as King is Yeshua. So then the Man mentioned in verse 18 is also really only about one specific Son from Zadok, Yeshua, who is always before God, (אִישׁ מִלְּפָנָי), and the One who does the Sacrifice‘for all days’ (זֶּבַח כָּל-הַיָּמִים), the Eternal Blood Sacrifice!
This Man can only be Yeshua, seen here coming from the Zadokite high priest family, from Miriam’s mother’s family.
If one could superimpose Yeshuaover these two Jeremiah 33: 17 and 18 verses, we can see that Yeshua perfectly fits these verses. If Yeshua is the Man being talked about in verse 17, then Yeshua must also be the Man of verse 18, who was prophesied to be also coming from the Zadok high priest family. He, as the High Priest of Heaven, Melchi Zedek,coming from the two families, does the Eternal Blood Sacrifice! Read Psalm 110:1, 4 and Ezekiel 44:15, 16.
Remember that angel Gabriel told Miriam that her Son Yeshua would Reign on the Throne of His father David, and would Reign over the house of Israel forever. And indirectly that Yeshua would also be from the same family of Aaron (Luke 1:36, 5) as Miriam’s (close) relatives, Elisheva and Zechariah, whom God had said in Luke 1:6, were both righteous (what Zadok means) before God!
These were the qualifying words showing that both her relatives were from this Zadokite high priest family, which was Yeshua’s own blood kin family through His mother, virgin Miriam.
Yeshua‘s mother being a virgin, meant that her Son Yeshua could never be an Aaronic priest, since He had no earthly father. Also He could only be from one tribe, the tribe of Miriam’s father, which was the tribe of Judah. Yeshua was therefore never from the tribe of Miriam’s mother, Levi. But still not taught, our Lord Yeshua is always from the two families of His virgin mother!
This whole passage in Jeremiah 33:14 through 26, is a future prophetic Messianic passage, with Yeshua’s two divine titles as the Branch (Tzemach) of Righteousness and the LORD our Righteousnes! “The days are coming…”, this is future!
Alsothis whole passage is about the two families of the Messiah, king David’s family and also the Aaronic priest family, which God had specifically repeats three different times in verses 17 – 24, to make sure that nobody would miss this key point of verse 33:24.
Jeremiah 33:24, is about the two familieswhich God had chosen, David’s family and Aaron’s family.
Chosen for what? Chosen, related to the coming Messiah, these two divine titles of Yeshua, as the Branch of Righteousness, and the LORD our Righteousness. That these two families had been specially chosen by Father God for His Son Yeshua to come to earth through the virgin!
We know this from Luke 1: 5, 6, and Luke 1:29-36, that Yeshua is from these two families, David’s and high priest Zadok’s family of Aaron. This is what the Jeremiah 33:24 verse is really telling us.
There is another major mystery which has also been overlooked … In 70 A.D., at the destruction of the Jerusalem’s 2nd Temple, all the genealogy records of the Aaronic priests were destroyed when the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed. Therefore no records exist today of who is from the Zadokite’s high priest family of Aaron.
Therefore this whole Jeremiah 33:14-26 Scripture passage can only be about Yeshua, and cannot be the Aaronic priests, for only Yeshua’s Blood Sacrifice fits perfectly this Jeremiah 33:18 verse.
Yeshua has to be the Man being referred to in verse 33:18,
the One who does the Blood Sacrifice “for all days!” All that means that only Yeshua is the fulfillment of this whole prophetic Messianic passage, from Jeremiah 33:14 through 33:26.
In Jeremiah 33:18, Yeshua is the Man from the Zadokite family of Aaron who does this Eternal Blood Sacrifice!
This Truth about Yeshua’s Blood Sacrifice is not taught today!
God had said originally to all the Aaronic priests the following … Numbers 18:20 Then the LORD said to (high priest) Aaron, “… ‘I am your portion and I am your inheritance’ …”
Then God later repeated this Promise again in Ezekiel 44:28 but to only sons of the Zadokite high priests, “I am their inheritance … I am their possession!”
Yeshua wants to be the Eternal Salvation for the all Aaronic priest!
Except for only the sons of Zadok, God had told all Aaronic priests to never again come into God’s Presence in the Jerusalem Temple. Read Ezekiel 44:11-14
In Yeshua’s 1000 year Millennial Kingdom reign we find only the sons of Zadok serving God as the only Aaronic priests in God’s Sanctuary. This can be found in two Scriptures in the book of Ezekiel, in Ezekiel 45:4 and Ezekiel 48:10, 11.
Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel, with His Eternal Blood Sacrifice has opened wide the door of Salvation, not only for all the Aaronic priest families to now have Salvation and to have their Eternal inheritance and their Eternal possessions with their true Messiah Yeshua, and also with Yeshua’s Father, Almighty God of Israel. But Yeshua has also opened wide this door of Salvation for all the people of Israel, and also for all the peoples of the earth.
In Jeremiah 33:18, when Yeshua, as Melchi Zedek, My King of Righteousness, the Great High Priest of Heaven, born as the Son of Man, coming from the two families of His mother, the virgin Miriam, did the Eternal Blood Sacrifice of Himself, this Blood that was shed was truly a slaughter, the blood sacrifice of an animal, but not just of any animal, but the slaughter of the Lamb of God.
Revelation 13:8 The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Isaiah 53:7 The Lamb led to the slaughter.
Revelation 5:6 a Lamb stood as though it had been slain.
How can we forget the Lamb that was prophesied in Genesis 22:7, 8, when Abraham was asked by God to offer up his son Isaac on Mount Moriah, and then Isaac had asked his father Abraham, “Where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” And Abraham had responded, “God will provide Himself as the Lamb for the burnt offering (done in Jeremiah 33:18)!”
This Eternal Blood Sacrifice in Jeremiah 33:18, is actually the prophetic picture prophesied in Scripture of the Eternal Blood Sacrifice done by the Son of God, the Priest of God Most High, Melchi Zedek, (My King of Righteousness), the Man who is always standing before God in Heaven. He as a Son was also born from the Zadokite high priest family of Aaron, and as the Son of Man, would offer up Himself and His own sinless Blood offering, to ratify God’s New and Eternal Covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah, and also with all the peoples of the earth!
Yeshua’s Eternal Blood Sacrifice was also prophesied in Isaiah 52:11-13 and Isaiah 53:4, 5, 11.
Isaiah 52:13 Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high. 52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, so His visage was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men; 52:15 So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; for what had not been told them they shall see …
Isaiah 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 53:11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My Righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.
Yeshua said in John 12:32 “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all peoples to Myself!”
John 17:3 “And this is Eternal Life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Yeshua the Messiah whom You have sent.”
Salvation and Eternal Life are free gifts from God! But you must ask God for them just by accepting God’s Son Yeshua as your Lord and Savior. Yeshua paid the ultimate price, by dying in your place on the Cross for all of your sins, and by taking all of your sins upon Himself.
Whether you are one of the most religious Orthodox Jewish persons or simply a Jew who has never believed in the God of Israel, if you do not personally know Yeshua, the King and High Priest of Heaven, your Creator, as your own personal Savior then say the following prayer, meaning it with all of your heart. And you will be able to know Him and you will be saved, and also when you die, you can be assured that you will be going to Heaven. And you will experience the Love of God from Yeshua, the God of Love!
Dear Lord Yeshua, I ask You to be my Lord and Savior, my Messiah! I confess that I am a sinner, and that I have broken Your commandments and Your laws. That I need you as my Savior. I repent for all of my sins. Please forgive me of all my sins, and come and live in my heart. Fill me with Your love, and Your forgiveness, and with Your wonderful Holy Spirit! Amen.
Revealing Greater Revelations about the Passover Lamb!
Copyright © by Richard Aaron Honorof
Feed My Sheep Jerusalem
March 30th, 2023
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