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SHOULD THE "OTHER
SHEEP" TAKE OVER CHARACTERS?
accomplish some actions, it is peculiar to a reasonable person to consider,
why (on what reason or what for) to accomplish them, and what can happen
otherwise. It is impossible for a great crowd to decide the question about
taking or not taking over characters, if not to understand the following:
1) What does it mean for a mortal man to take over
characters of perfect flesh and blood of Jesus?
2) What can happen with a mortal man in case he does not do
20 years ago this question arose among Jehovah`s
witnesses: the Watchtower from 15.02.85 in the article “Other sheep and the
Lord`s Supper” explained on one hand, that the great crowd shouldn`t take
over characters at Supper and explained, why:
a) Ancient Easter was not the exact prototype of
b) Blood of Easter Lamb of old days was not eaten
at Supper, but Jesus told to drink His blood, represented with the red wine;
c) The “other sheep” belong to the class of
“new-comers” (foreigners), who could become neither priests nor kings in
ancient Israel. And as the New Testament and appointment on kingdom Jehovah
concluded only with the anointed sovereigns, the “other sheep” do not have
an advantage to become the participants of the New Testament and to take
That is, on one hand, WTS connects taking over characters exceptionally with
the conclusion of the New Testament and appointment on kingdom, putting
aside the function of Christ as Easter, saying, that ancient Easter was not
EXACT PROTOTYPE of Supper and Covenants were made only with the anointed
On the other hand, this WT gave some proofs that
certain elements of ancient Easter were however CARRIED OUT on Christ. That
is, simultaneously both “yes” and “no” in favor of Easter - Christ; but that
is impossible with the God.
If to take into account the biblical fact, that
Jesus is EASTER of the New Testament – 1Cor 5:7 and was slaughtered exactly
on 14 Nissan, it seems, that in the New Testament it was necessary to
celebrate the holiday of Easter in the same way as it was celebrated in the
Old Testament: ALL Israel society, not only priests - anointed sovereigns,
participated in taking of blood and flesh of the slaughtered lamb – Ex
12:47,48. If ALL the people of Jehovah in the New Testament don`t use blood
and flesh of Easter – Christ, it means, they don`t consider Him Easter. And
if they do however, why don`t they take over characters? Is it CORRECT from
the point of view of the Bible?
At least one thing is clear: there is certain connection between taking over
characters, Easter, Supper, blood of Christ and the New Testament. We will
make an attempt to find this connection, taking into account the following:
first, Mose`s law was just shadow or prototype of future
events – Hebr10:1;
second, establishments of Mose`s law had to be carried out
with the arrival of Christ, because Jesus came in order to carry them out –
Mat5:17, Rom 10:4;
third, the perfect law and its promises through Christ cannot
have inexact prototypes or half-prototypes, as well as there can not be
“yes” and “no” at the same time – 2Cor1:19,20; Ps18:8. It means that the
events of the Old Testament are prototypes of the events of the New
Testament – Hebr 9:1,9,10.
We will consider with the help of the
Bible as far arguments of WTS, forbidding to take over characters to ALL the
people of Jehovah – explain this prohibition. We will make an attempt to
find out the answers to the questions for all the arguments of WTS:
If the Easter of
law was not the prototype of the events of Supper, the prototype of what
event of the times of Christ it was?
Do the “manipulations” with blood of Easter of
the Old Testament and with blood of Easter of the New Testament differ on
spiritual essence? (Easter means a lamb, intended for slaughtering, whose
blood is of benefit – Ex12:21; 1Cor5:7)
Is the ‘class’ of new-comers (foreigners) of the
Old Testament a prototype of the “class of earthly “ of the New Testament?
Who and with whom concluded the New Testament
and the “agreement on kingdom” (expression of WTS)?
Answer to the 1st question:
If the Easter of law was not the
prototype of the events of Supper, the prototype of which event of the times
of Christ it was?
If the Easter of law was not the
prototype of the events of Supper, the prototype of which events of the
times of Christ it was?
Because it goes about one of the holidays,
founded by Jehovah through Mose`s law, one should consider the well-known
Biblical fact: none of 4 holidays, devoted to the Ruler, was fantasy of
Jehovah or casual set of procedures – Acts15:18. Each of 4 holidays had the
spiritual meaning hidden at that period and was the exact prototype of
future events, related to the arrival of Christ which had to assist the
execution of the law – Hebr10:1; Mat5:17; Rom10:4.
The execution of Mose`s law by Christ
implied the execution of 3 fundamental establishments:
1. execution of rules of behavior in
society, based on love to Jehovah and close people – Marc12:30,31;
2 .execution of spiritual sense of 4
holidays, devoted to Jehovah
3. synchronous execution of spiritual
sense of all types of – in one.
This article studies the role of Christ in
execution of Mose`s law as for holidays, although Jesus with His death
CARRIED OUT the essence of both – high priest on the Day of atonement and
the essence of sacrifice of atonement from Adam`s sin, and also the essence
of sacrifice of reconciliation, burnt offerings and duties for the
From 4 holidays to
Jehovah – the first three, beginning with the Easter, were meant for all the
people. The representatives of people in front of Jehovah were men who had
to come for celebration of these holidays to Jerusalem 3 times a year –
The 4th holiday was meant for
the anointed high priest who once a year had to “clean” all Jehovah`s people
from dirt of Adam`s sin (imperfection) through certain procedures with blood
of sacrificial animal – Lev 16:32,34. The other people of Jehovah, including
new-comers, had not to be involved in vain business, useless for their
spirituality on that day, but to consider of the state of their sinfulness
and actions of the anointed sovereign in connection with it – Lev 16:29-31;
We will consider more detailed, how Jesus
assisted the execution of spiritual essence of ancient holidays of the Old
Testament (See also WT 01.01.2007)
– is the lamb, intended for slaughtering, blood of which was used by Israel
of old days on leaving from Egyptian slavery for the maintenance of life to
their first-borns; the other society of Israel, as well as not first-borns
of strangers, did not suffer from the trial of Jehovah over the gods of
BUT!!! They got rid of Egyptian slavery
due to expiation of first-borns – Ex 12:12,21-24.
Seeing the marks on jambs, the angel-ruiner
passed by the houses of Israel, and Jehovah called Easter the holiday,
reminding these events, which meant “pass by”. That is Easter means a lamb,
whose blood can rescue from death that person who uses it.
Along with Easter the people had to eat
unleavened bread which also was a prototype of the saint (without a ferment
– character of vice, imperfection) body of Jesus – 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Cor
5:6,7; Mat 26:26. It was not allowed to slaughter on any place, but only on
that place at which Jehovah pointed – Deut 16:5,6. Since the times of judges
Israel stopped to celebrate Easter, in the epoch of Solomon – it was
celebrated not in accordance with law, however Hezekiah revived the
celebration of Easter in all tribes; and Josiah revived the correct
celebration – 2Kings 23:21-23; 2 Chron 30; 1,5,21,26. By the time of Jesus
Christ Easter was celebrated in Jerusalem temple, where all the Israel
people flowed down – Luke 2:41.
had to be celebrated till the arrival of Christ in commemoration about the
function of saving blood of ancient Easter (lamb) - Ex.12:26,27 - so that
those who live to see the times of Christ can understand the meaning of His
saving blood, which is in the possibility for all the persons interested in
serving to God - to go out from the slavery of sin and death through the
blood of Christ and expiation of spiritual first-borns - Rom.7:14, 8:20 – 23
With the arrival of Christ Jesus Himself became the Easter lamb for
all the participants of the New Testament –1Cor.5:7, John:29, 1Tim.4:10.
And the holiday of commemoration of EASTER of the NEW TESTAMENT had
to be celebrated also in the New Testament till the parousia of Christ –
This holiday was carried out on the 14 Nissan 33AD.
Unlike Easter of the Old Testament, which was supposed to be
celebrated in the temple of Jehovah, Jesus Christ appointed the other place
for celebration of Easter of the New Testament - in the dwelling of some
Hebrew - Mat.26:17,18, showing to His disciples, that from now on - since
the conclusion of the New Testament - for Jehovah not a place is
holy but the essence of holiday which was carried
out on the faithful followers of Christ, "taking" from the
Easter of the New Testament – John 6:56,57. Therefore the disciples of
Christ gathered on this holiday where there was the possibility to do it,
"for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the
midst of them" - Mat.18:20 1Cor.11:33
of Easter of the Old Testament enabled the ancient people of Jehovah to
CONCLUDE COVENANT with the Lord, to find their territory of earth, to work
on it and to get two harvests: early - in spring and late - at the end of
summer – Deut.4:5.8:7-10. Two next holidays of harvests helped Israel to
remember that Jehovah – their Lord - blesses labour of His people with great
Also the events of EASTER of the New Testament enabled the new
people of Jehovah to CONCLUDE the New Testament with their Lord, to find the
«spiritual territory» and to wait for «ripening» of spiritual harvests on
2. HOLIDAY of
REAPING of FIRST-FRUIT from the first spring harvest
- Ex.23:16a is a glad certificate of
successful labor and benediction of Jehovah to the harvest of cereals. It
was conducted on the earth of Jehovah after 50 days after Easter of the New
Testament and after reaping of the earliest cereal culture - barley -
Deut.16:9-11, Lev.23:10,15,16. Reaping of wheat began on the 50th day, and a
process of its collection into barns was very long: the reaped wheat- ears -
were brought together on a threshing-floor, where grain of high quality was
threshed and winnowed (WT from 1.03 98. p.8, par.3,5) The process
of gathering the first crops took place in the period, when a future late
harvest was growing up yet and "waiting for its time". A holiday of the
first harvest was the prototype of holiday of the greater first "harvest" in
figurative sense: collection of spiritual first-fruits is the first result
of spiritual "tilling" of earth of Jehovah by His main sewer - Jesus Christ
Christ assisted to execution of this holiday, as well as Easter, -
John.16:7, 15:26, 14:16,26, when after 50 days after EASTER of the New
Testament of 33 A.D. the first from 144000 - 120 "ears" of spiritual "wheat"
"grew up" on the spiritual earth of Jehovah – Acts 2:1-4. These first
anointed sovereigns "grew up", that is "regenerated" from the God`s word
sewn by Christ (His imperishable seed) -1 Peter 1:23. Therefore, they were
like "born" from above from Jehovah and since the moment of the "repeated
birth" are the "first-fruits" of His spiritual sons, but not sons of carnal
parents - Jac.1:18, John 3:3, 1:12,13, 1John 3:9.
Getting "the elements" of spirit of Father, the anointed sovereigns
like got a "mortgage" in proof, that they had become the first from
imperfect people spiritual sons of Jehovah, and it means, - the youngest
brothers of Jesus Christ – 2Cor.1:22, 5:5, Mat.25:40. Jehovah "adopted" the
anointed sovereigns "before the appointed time", not waiting for their
release from the death imperfect body - Rom.8:14,16,23,29,30. Gathering the
first spiritual crops into the depositories of Jehovah began from them.
To them and to each next anointed sovereign whom Jehovah called
during the long period of time, since the moment of chrism with a holy
spirit a chance was given, at first, to become faithful "labourers" (workers
for God) and to continue spiritual "tilling" of earth of Jehovah - Mat.9:37,
38, John 4:35-37, 1Cor.3:9. Secondly, to remain faithful till death, and to
become the members of celestial government of Christ after their death -
As well as
harvest of wheat, all of the called anointed sovereigns who will work to
ripen and to become the grain of high "quality", will be collected by
Jehovah in His "celestial depositories" - will rise in the first
resurrection, and will not suffer harm from the second death - Rev.20:6.
There is a question: during which period of time, since 33AD,
will the faithful anointed sovereigns be gathered for the first
The Scriptures report that, at least, for conducting of
Armageddon, all the faithful anointed sovereigns - first-borns - in amount
of 144000 spiritual personalities are to gather at Christ in the skies -
Rev.14:1, Mat.25:31,32. Consequently, the calling and sealing by the holy
spirit of the last anointed sovereigns who are to "be killed" before
Armageddon in order to complement 144000 – is to happen before Armageddon
-Rev.7:4, 6:11, 11:1,2 . And more precisely - somewhere in the period of
"day of Lord’, which events - the beginning of lawlessness in the
congregations of veritable Christians and "murder" of the last anointed
sovereigns - is described in Revelation. Because the last anointed
sovereigns have to "prophesy" till the moment of "murder", their age in the
period of prophecy must be neither infantile nor deeply senile. (about
the day of Lord - see the article "Revelation. The new version")
Thus, reaping of first-borns - spiritual sheaves of "wheat" of
Jehovah and "threshing" the grain of high quality of them for the first
productive "harvest" - first resurrection - lasts since 33AD and till the
moment of "sealing" up of last anointed Christians, which will happen
shortly before Armageddon, but not in 1935, as it was assumed before -
Note: It was said to Daniel: ‘seal the book to the time of the end’
-12:4. It meant that the book would be "closed" for understanding. Like
that, "sealed" composition of the anointed sovereigns is "closed", the
sealing and gathering are over.
Finally this holiday will be carried out at the moment of
collection of all 144000 first-borns with Christ shortly before Armageddon.
HOLIDAY of BUSHES - the last fruits of harvest at the end of summer- is the
holiday to Jehovah after all crops are taken - from a threshing-floor and
from a grindstone, that is vine juice of the latest fruit is pressed out –
Ex 32:16 á, Deut.16:13-17
This holiday was a prototype on the greater late harvest of
spiritual fruits, ripening the last. A spiritual "vine" is a later result of
spiritual tilling of the earth by the sewers of Lord`s word - they are
people of Jehovah, who have a chance to live in the system of things of
Jehovah on the earth - Rev.21:3,4.
Unlike the holiday of "first-fruits", which will lose its essence
and will "gather" all "harvest" of first-borns before Armageddon, holiday of
the "last fruits" - bushes - will be "conducted" also during a 1000 year
rule – Zak. 14:16-20. Consequently, complete ripening of "earthly" and
collection of all resurrected "just and unfair", who will appear deserving
tellurians of Jehovah, will be completed after the last test at the end of
1000year rule - Rev. 20:7,8, 21:3,4, Acts.24:15. Because for 1000 years the
second death will exist for those resurrected people, who will have no
desire to live in the system of things of Jehovah - Rev. 20 : 12-15.
When did the collection of people with the earthly
We will consider three Biblical grounds of beginning of collection of
According to prophet
Amos, "Surely the Lord will do nothing but he revealed his secret unto his
servants, the prophets" (to the anointed sovereigns) - Am.3:7. Consequently,
before to begin collecting the late "vine", Jehovah is to declare the
anointed sovereigns about the beginning of this "collection".
Since 33 AD and till 1933-35 the sense of Christ`s words that the
"meek will inherit earth" - Mat.5:5 - was like concealed from understanding
to all the anointed sovereigns, probing the Scriptures at this period of
According to the words of Daniel, very much in understanding of the
Scriptures on will of Jehovah had to be confided to the anointed sovereigns
only in the period of the last days of this system of things - Dan.12:4.
In 1933-35 the anointed sovereigns "saw", finally, these words of
Jesus and "opened" the people of earth, whom they are to organize in a 1000
year management of Christ. Consequently, at first, these years belong to the
period of the "last days", and secondly, Jehovah opened the understanding of
future tellurians in this period and warned the anointed sovereigns about
the beginning of their gathering. (WT from 15.02.06, p.29, par.14).
Thus, since 1933-35 "gathering" of future members of "great crowd"
of paradisial Earth began, which will proceed in the 1000year rule of Christ
and will be finished in later terms - in the second and last spiritual
resurrection, when imperfect tellurians will become perfect and will finally
come back to eternal life on a paradisial planet.
According to Rev.11:1,2, shortly before Armageddon the representatives of
"external court" of the spiritual temple of Jehovah will trample the last of
the 144000 anointed sovereigns. Because in the external court the people of
Jehovah with the earthly hope worship, consequently, by this period of time
this group of people must "be gathered".
Because Jehovah is
the God of order – 1Cor.14:33(NW) - in the construction of His "house on
Earth" - tabernacle and temple - His "house" was erected first – the Holy of
Holies, being in a tabernacle and the temple with an internal court -
Ex.40:2,28,33, 1Kings 6:1,5,14,36 and WT from 1May 2002, p.30. According to
this principle, the spiritual temple of Jehovah was erected : at first a
corner stone was laid into the "foundation" of spiritual temple - Jesus
Christ, then on this foundation the anointed sovereigns are "built" into the
spiritual house of Jehovah, making the "internal court" of spiritual temple
of Jehovah - Eph.2:20.
Then, when the internal court is "built" – all the remaining on
Earth anointed sovereigns are gathered and sealed - a mountain of spiritual
"house of Lord" will be established on the top of the mountains, and all the
people will flow onto it - an external court will begin to be "built’ of
people with the earthly hope - Micah 4:1,WT September, 1 2006, p.25,
According to the prophecy of Micah, the "building" of the external
court must take place in the last days of this system of things, not
earlier. The final "finishing" of the building will happen at the end of
1000 year rule.
holiday will be carried out at the end of 1000 year rule of Christ
Thus, these two harvest holidays were the
prototypes of spiritual execution of gathering not the literal earthly
crops, but of gathering on earth the worshippers of the God`s way of life,
above all things, anointed "sovereigns" – co-rulers of Christ, in the last
turn - those habitants of Earth who will need the celestial government for
the complete "ripening" - Hebr. 11: 40, as it is written: "that they without
us (anointed sovereigns) should not be made perfect".
DAY OF EXPIATION -
Leviticus 16 – a special holiday to Jehovah – it was meant,
above all things, for a high priest - Leviticus 16:34,32.
Therefore it was deeply and in detail explained only to the Leviticus - to
the priest tribe of the anointed sovereigns (on leaving the Egypt this
holiday was not mentioned - Ex.23:13-17). A day of expiation was the tenth
day of the 7th month, but it had to become Saturday for the people of
Jehovah – the edifying day – the time of teaching, free of domestic fuss -
This holiday was an important event, first for a high priest, second
- for other Israelites and new-comers, who were not supposed to be engaged
in vain business, unavailing for their spirituality on that day, and it was
supposed to think and consider of the state of the sinfulness and actions of
the anointed sovereigns in connection with it - Levit.16:29-31, Numbers
To the high priest Jehovah trusted the unique solemn ceremony : it
was required of him on that day to "atone" all the sins of Israel and his
own ones through the blood of sacrificial animals. (both priests and all the
people of Jehovah were sinful -Rom.3:23). Day of expiation
became later the 4th holiday - Leviticus 23:27-30 and was a
measure of Jehovah
on expiation of all the humanity from death through blood of Christ as a
result of which every believer has a chance to live in the system of things
of Jehovah - John 3:16, 1Tim.4:10.
B) This holiday also explained the sense of clearing effect
of sacrificial blood of Christ, due to which Jehovah forgives the
imperfection of every Christian, clears the "dirt" of Adam`s sin from him –
1John 1:7, 2:2 and allows to approached to Himself, because Lord is far from
the wicked - Prov 15:29.
C) This holiday explains also the execution by Christ the
prototype of high priest of ancient Israel as the only clean from the sin
mediator between Jehovah and imperfect people, who is allowed to atone
humanity from the sin through His sacrificial blood, "taken" to Jehovah in
Holy of Holies as ransom - Hebr.9:11-15, 24-26, 1Tim.2:4
This holiday was carried out at the moment when
resurrected Jesus as high Priest "entered… into heaven itself – into the
sky" - in order to give Father the sacrificial blood - Hebr.9:24-26,8:1,2
Now, we will find out, using the method of comparison, which
of all 4 holidays looks like the events of Supper and will answer to the
If Easter of law was not a prototype on the
events of Supper, the prototype of which event of the times of Christ it
obviously, that from 4 holidays to Jehovah, on its sense only ancient Easter
looked like events of Supper which happened in the days of Jesus, because
all, that was to happen with Him according to the Scriptures, happened
exactly on the first day of Easter of the Old Testament which began with the
Supper - Easter of the Old Testament and finished with the sacrificial
death of Christ - Easter of the New Testament. (a day in Israel lasts from
evening till evening).
The Bible also confirms this fact. Let us consider the known for
today additional proofs:
1. Jesus was slaughtered exactly on the first day of Easter, when
they had to slaughter a lamb - Luke 22:7.
2. Apostle Paul specified on Christ, as on Easter lamb: "Christ, our
Passover, is sacrificed for us"- 1Cor.5:7, above all things, for the
"first-borns" – anointed sovereigns. Other texts of the Scriptures simply
say that Jesus is a lamb, slaughtered for the sins of the whole world - John
3. The bones of a lamb were not to be smashed, that was also carried
out on Christ - Ex.12:46, Psal.33:21, John 19:36.
4. Flesh of Easter had not to remain from evening till morning, that
was also carried out on Christ. -Ex.34:25, Deut.16:4:b, Mat.27:57,62
researchers consider that Day of expiation could also suit for the prototype
of Supper. However, if to probe the procedure of conducting of Day of
expiation attentively - Leviticus 16, it becomes obvious, that neither
priests nor the other Israelites, were not supposed to take from the flesh
of the sacrificed animal of Day of expiation and to use its blood for the
personal aims: the rests of flesh of a sacrificed animal were carried
outside Israel society and burnt, and blood in satisfaction of sins" was
carried" to Jehovah by a high priest to Holy of Holies to the ark,
symbolizing the presence of Jehovah - Levit16:27, 6:3, 16:11-16. As a
sacrifice for a sin a priest used a calf - for priestly tribe, and two
trestles - for the sins of people (not lambs).
As for unleavened bread, on this day it was not present at all among
the attributes of procedure of celebration.
A day of expiation, undoubtedly, also was the prototype of future
events, but it was carried out not on the 14 Nissan - on the day of Easter ,
but after the resurrection of Christ and His ascension to the sky - see
the 4th holiday.
Thus, the detailed Biblical research of answer to the question on the first
argument helps to set the direct connection and true likeness between the
necessity of celebration of Easter of the Old Testament and necessity of
celebration of Supper - Easter of the New Testament. We will summarize the
elements of similarity (except for those which were already brought over):
1. If the
events of ancient Easter promoted The LIBERATION from slavery of Egyptian
gods, the CONCLUSION of the Old Testament with Jehovah and appearance of
holidays of harvest on the literal earth of Jehovah, events of Supper and
Easter of the New Testament – favoured the liberation from slavery of god of
this age, to the conclusion of the New Testament and execution of intentions
of Jehovah on gathering the spiritual harvest on spiritual earth of Jehovah
- admirers of His way of life, anointed sovereigns and great crowd in the
future - Ex.9:16
2. The Easter of the Old Testament was an innocent male lamb, the Easter of
the New Testament was Jesus Christ – 1Cor.5:7
3 If on the holiday of the Old Testament Easter Israelites accomplished
service (observed a certain procedural ritual ) " in commemoration" of
"saving blood" of Easter lamb, releasing from Egyptian slavery -Ex.12:26,27,
the service at Supper it is necessary to accomplish in commemoration of
"saving blood" of a greater lamb - Christ, releasing from slavery of sin and
death – 1Cor. 11:24-26, Rom.7:14, 5:17
4. If during celebration of Easter of the Old Testament people had to eat
the flesh of Passover-lamb, at Supper they should eat the "flesh" of Easter
- Christ ( about the using of blood is the next answer)
In connection with the flesh of Christ there can the additional
question arise: why not flesh of lamb, but unleavened bread became the
character of flesh of Christ?
Jesus explained it Himself: flesh of Christ, though it contained the
saving blood of Easter, but was not earthly, unlike the flesh of lamb,
because He got off from skies - John 6:38,62; in order to save life to many
people - to the whole world – but not only to the first-borns - anointed
sovereigns - John 6:51.
In old days the celestial bread - manna - saved life to all of
Israelites, going out from Egyptian slavery, unlike blood of Easter for
first-borns - Ex.16:32. It was a prototype on greater bread, going down from
skies, "He that eats of this bread will live forever" – John 6:48-50,58.
Because Jesus through characters explained to His disciples the
essence of His mission, all the characters had to be clear to them. The
flesh of lamb would not explain the celestial origin of Christ and
maintenance of life to all the Christians. Not by chance from old days
an obligatory addition to Easter was unleavened bread .
We will probe now, whether there is connection between using the blood
of Easter of the Old Testament and the way of using blood of Easter of the
New Testament, answering to the second question
Answer to the 2nd question:
Does the "manipulation" with blood of Easter of the Old Testament and with
blood of Easter of the New Testament differ on spiritual essence? (Easter -
means lamb, intended for sacrifice which blood is used in good aims -
In order to
answer this question, it is necessary to study more detailed the
spiritual sense of holiday "Easter". Israel did not have to forget
about three things:
1. How difficult it
was for them to be the slaves in Egyptian slavery
2. Who freed them from this burden
3. In what way they were exempt
All of the stages of this historical going out of Israel from Egyptian
slavery had also symbolic meaning, all the characters or
prototypes of Easter are explained in the Bible in its later books. For
answers to the question about the using of blood and the question of our
article, the understanding of the following prototypes will be necessary:
slavery is the
symbol of slavery of sin and death. Adam sold all of us, having chosen the
way of disobedience to Jehovah - Rom.5:12,7:14, 8:20-23. Because of that
nobody from people living on the earth can go the way of Jehovah properly,
being the slaves of sin - Rom.6:16
male lamb without
the vice, who was sacrificed before an exit from Egyptian slavery, is a
prototype on greater Lamb - Jesus Christ who was sacrificed in order to
enable all the wishing people in the future to go out from the slavery of
sin and death – 1Cor.5:7, John 1:29, 1.1:7
Israel did not eat
the blood of lamb indeed - did not use it as food -
and they could not eat it, because Jehovah forbade to use blood as food yet
from the times of Noah - Gen 9:4,5, Lev 17:10-14. However they used it for
the saving of life for the first-borns. Blood - or life of Easter
lamb (Gen 9:4,5)- symbolized that "price" which Israel paid to God
for life of their first-borns. Due to using of His blood, inflicted on the
jambs of doors, Angel of death could see, who of people gave life of
Passover as an exchange on life of first-borns. Through blood of Easter lamb
of old days Jehovah "purchased" Himself the first-borns of Israel – Numb
3:13 for His aims, leaving them life - Ex.13:13.
In similar way, for blood of greater Easter - Jesus Christ, spilled
on the first day of holiday of Israel Passover- Mat.26:17,18, Jehovah
"purchased" for Him larger first-borns - the future anointed sovereigns,
younger brothers of Christ - basic "first-borns" - Kol.1:18. The anointed
sovereigns are first atoned from the slavery of sin
-1Peter1:18-20,1Cor.7:23. Consequently, prototype of "redemption" from death
of first-borns of ancient Easter - carried out on "buying" of spiritual
first-borns back from slavery of death by cost of Christ`s blood -
The command of Jesus to "drink His blood" as blood of Passover of the New
Testament - Mat.26:27,28 - also did not mean the literal using it as food,
but meant the following: it was necessary to apply blood of ancient Passover
in useful aims - to use it. All of Christians, both anointed sovereigns and
not anointed sovereigns who will apply or will use His blood for saving of
their life - symbolically will "smear the jambs" with His blood - will not
die, will be taken out of slavery of sin and death, and the angel of death
will pass by their doors on the day of trial of Jehovah over the god of this
age - Rev. 7:14, Acts.10:43
Those 144000 "first-borns" will come from AMONG the Christians. It those,
who, making efforts, will be the FIRST to win the sin within their lifetime
in a physical body - to "go out from slavery of sin and death" and «REACH»
the age of Christ - will take part in the first resurrection, will get rid
of death and will govern with Christ for 1000 years - Rev.20:6. The other
people of God, taken out of slavery of sin and death by the Easter – Christ
– are to «come» to the age of Christ – to struggle against the sin and to
get RID of influence of death - 1000 years more left - Rev.20:5, Rom.6:23.
Due to "using" the blood of Christ - ransom, given for them as well, -
reconciliation with Jehovah and approaching to him will be possible for all,
who was not able for some reason to win the sin in this system of things
like first 144000 Christians – 1John 2:2, Prov 15:29.
How was it possible to apply or use the blood of Christ? At first,
to get to know and estimate, what was done by Jehovah and Jesus for them -
John 17:3. Secondly, to show faith in its saving force – John 3:16, third,
to save this belief till the end - Mat. 24:13,Hebr.3:14.
Celebrating the last Easter, in order to explain His disciples their
destiny, Jesus used the well known attributes of ancient Passover –
unleavened bread, red wine and fried lamb - Luke22:15-20. The color of red
wine had to remind them of necessity of "using" of Christ`s blood.
As for red wine, reminding blood with its color, an interesting
detail became clear which was nowhere reported before: if Jesus, celebrating
the ancient Easter with His disciples, used the red wine, which was on the
table, it means that wine was among the attributes of Easter the same as
unleavened bread. It is logically also to conclude that, because about
saving force of blood of Easter Israel should remember in all generations,
and a duty to smear the jambs of the doors did not belong to celebration of
Easter (except Egyptian), about blood of lamb probably reminded the color of
red wine which Jesus drank with His disciples at Easter, because blood of
Easter sacrifice, as well as blood of any sacrifice to Jehovah, was used by
the priests according to the instructions of Jehovah - Ex.12:27, Leviticus
It is interesting also to pay attention to the circumstance that
Jesus wished to eat Easter with His closest disciples - apostles -
Luke22:14,15, the others of His disciples -Luke10:1- celebrated Easter
supper in their houses - WT.15.07.91, p.31. The
apostles at the moment of taking over characters were not oiled with the
holy spirit of Jehovah yet, it was poured out on them and other disciples
after the resurrection of Jesus – John 7:39, 20:22, Acts 2:4.
the Bible, a difference between "manipulations" with blood of Easter in Old
and New Testaments is not that in the Old Testament it was not drunk, and in
the New one - it is supposed to "be drunk". The difference - is that blood
of Easter of the New Testament "atones" from slavery of death not only
Israel on flesh, but ALL, who WISHES to get free from its captivity . In the
Old Testament as well as in the New Testament blood of Easter-Christ FREES
from slavery of god of this age - ALL worshippers of Jehovah and disciples
of His son, beginning from the time of death of Christ and till the end of
this age – Rom. 6:16-18. Only from among free brothers of Christ - the class
of future «celestial» rulers can be gathered. Due to Easter of the New
Testament " Lord of hosts will make unto all people a feast of fat
things…And the God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." -Is.25:6-8,
In order to answer the following question,
understanding of the following stage of ancient Easter may also be
4. Exit of
Israel society from Egypt:
Not only survived first-borns, but also other Israel went out from Egypt.
Moreover, on their way many strangers joined them - Ex.12:38. That is from
the using of blood of ancient Easter not only the first-borns of Israel got
benefit. Jehovah in general did not plan to kill the others on the day of
His trial over gods of Egypt - neither from among the Israelites nor from
among the strangers. They only got POSSIBILITY to GET RID of Egyptian
slavery due to expiation of THEIR first-borns through blood of Easter of the
It should be noted that Jehovah was especially interested in
first-borns - those on whom He looked at with the right of "purchase",
because they owed Him their lives. The rest of Israel was suitable as
ENVIRONMENT, "producing" the future first-borns for His intentions.
However, taking out the first-borns of Israel for Him, He allowed to
go out from Egypt in general to all people interested in His guidance - Ex.
12:38. This fact is also not casual. From answer to the 3rd question we will
know, why Jehovah appreciated the first-borns more, who were the other
Israelites and new-comers in His eyes, and we will also know about execution
of these prototypes in the New Testament.
Answer to the 3rd question:
Is there a "class" of new-comers of the Old Testament a prototype of the
"class" of future earthly sheep of the New Testament?
We will find out,
which "position" the "class" of new-comers had in the state Israel:
Easter of the Old Testament served as the beginning of origin of
close relations between Jehovah and people of old days, who agreed
to submit His requirements. After Easter of the Old Testament and exit from
Egypt Jehovah organized society of those who wished His guidance in a
definite way - through the agreement – the Old Testament. The Old Testament
was concluded with all Israel people, including new-comers. The conditions
of the agreement had to be observed by the first-borns, other Israel and
strangers - new-comers - Ex.19:5,6, Numb 15:15,16.
Jehovah planned to make this society, going out from Egypt, the
kingdom of priests and saint people, separated from other peoples. Thus He
like "divided" all the people into two classes: the class of
"celestial" - especially close to celestial Ruler priests-rulers,
and the class of "earthly" - citizens of the state -
Lev.20:26, Ex. 19:5,6.
The uniquity of the
state where the priests of Jehovah governed included the following:
1. Jehovah looked after this state - Deut.11:11,12, 8:7-9.
2. The citizens of this state were "cleaner" in the eyes of Jehovah as
compared to the heathens - other people, who did not know Jehovah, because
the class of anointed priests "cleared" them. As a result, they reflected
the justness of Jehovah - His cleanness -Deut.4:6-8.
3. The class of anointed priests is appointed by Jehovah in order to
organize the vital functions of citizens of Jehovah and teach people to
carry out His will - Mal.2:7.
4. With the class of anointed priests Jehovah separately concluded an
additional "appointment on kingdom": only they could be suitable for
management of the earthly state of Jehovah - Israel. Because the celestial
Ruler - Jehovah communicated directly with them – Ex.25:22, Lev16:2, it may
be said, that anointed priests belonged to the class of "the celestial",
symbolizing the future celestial rulers of the New Testament.
Thus, the Bible teaches that the new-comers - strangers (foreigners)
-belonged to the state Israel, to the class of "earthly" citizens of this
state, they submitted its laws and lived on its territory. However their
role in Israel in the days of the Old Testament considerably differed from
the role of hereditary Israel:
From among Israel, using the Easter of the Old Testament, the
first-borns, belonging to Jehovah by right of "buyer" - Numb 3:13, had to be
born. Later the environment of "delivery" of first-borns - the anointed
sovereigns for Jehovah came into one tribe - to the Leviticus, because this
tribe of Israel wished to belong to Jehovah not on duty, but on their own
free will -Ex.32:26, Numb 8:14-18. Replacement of first-borns on Leviticus
showed Israel, that Jehovah considers first-borns not those, who are born
first, but those, who zealously serve to Him – that is they become the
first-borns on their own free will.
New-comers of the times of the Old Testament were an unsuitable
environment for the anointed sovereigns of the Old Testament, but not
because Israel was more just, and the strangers - inferior, but because from
the deserving first-borns of Abraham - hereditary Israel - Jehovah promised
to make Christ - Deut.21:17, Gen 22:18, Deut.9:5,6, Gal.3:16.
However the "hurt" role of new-comers in the New Testament, according
to the prediction of Jehovah, with arrival of Christ – had to change
considerably : the class of "new-comers" in the New Testament was in general
not foreseen: they had to belong both to the future class of "the earthly" -
people of Jehovah with the earthly hope and the future class of "the
celestial" - anointed sovereigns with celestial hope.
We will give the Biblical proofs to it:
- à) the class of "the earthly" : Ezekiel predicted, that in the recovered
worship to Jehovah Israel and new-comers (except for priests) will also get
earthly destiny, as it is written: “So shall you divide this land unto you
according to the tribes of Israel and it shall come to pass, that you shall
divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that
sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you" - Ezek. 47:21-23
- b) the class of "the celestial": only the tribe of Levi in Israel did
not have the earthly destiny, because to the priestly sort of ancient
anointed sovereigns Jehovah allotted in destiny the service in the temple in
the direct closeness with Him, living in the "celestial monastery" -
Deut.18:1,2, Joshua13:33 In the New Testament the new-comers got the
possibility to become the anointed sovereigns of Jehovah with the celestial
hope and to serve in His celestial monastery too, as it is written: "Neither
let the son of the stranger that has joined himself to the Lord, speak,
saying, the Lord has utterly separated me from his people…Even unto them
will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than
of sons and of daughters…And I will also take of them for priests and for
Levites" - Is.56:3-7, 66:21, Rev. 1:6 .
Therefore, in the New Testament the "new-comers" had also to become a
deserving environment from which Jehovah wished to elect the anointed
sovereigns of the New Testament on His own will - Is.56:3-5, 66:18,20,21.
Apostles Paul and Peter confirmed the execution of this prophecy - Rom.
15:16 á, Acts.11:17-18.
The people of Jehovah of the New Testament will still be divided de
bene esse into two classes : the class of "the celestial" – the future oiled
celestial co-rulers of Christ, and the class of "the earthly" - future
citizens of the system of things of Jehovah . The New Testament does not
provide for the "class of new-comers", but foresees the abolition of
national exceptional nature of hereditary Israel.
Consequently, the "new-comers" of ancient Israel can not be a
prototype of future earthly "sheep" - people of Jehovah with the earthly
hope (as WT Society teaches). New-comers of the Old Testament are the
prototype of heathens, through whom in the New Testament Jehovah showed that
he is unprejudiced -Acts 10:35.
However there is a question:
Did the future "great crowd" have a prototype?
According to the Bible – such a prototype had to exist, if it appeared in
the times of the New Testament.
prototype of the future "sheep" of Jehovah with the earthly hope of the New
Testament was the class of "the earthly" of the Old Testament - the citizens
of the state Israel with the earthly destiny (new-comers and Israel) -
Numbers 33:54, Jez.47:21-23.
We remind that a prototype of the modern anointed sovereigns - the
class of "celestial" spiritual first-borns - were the oiled priests and
Leviticus, who did not have the earthly destiny – Num.18:20-23, Deut.
We will answer the following question:
Answer to the 4th question:
Who and with whom concluded the New Testament and «Appointment on kingdom» ?
(the expression of WTS)
Ancient Easter, having
FREED the descendants of Jacob from slavery, worked a way for them to the
conclusion of the Old Testament with Jehovah : for the conclusion of
agreement with God this people had to become free. At first Jehovah took
them out of Egyptian slavery, THEN - approximately after 50 days
(Ex.16:1,19:1) – made an agreement with free people – by the mountain Sina,
because the Covenant with God can`t be concluded with the slaves of other
mister - pharaoh of Egypt.
According to the Bible, the Old Testament was concluded with all ancient
people of Jehovah, not only with the oiled priests - Ex.19:5,6, Lev.20:26.
In order that all people of Jehovah, going out from Egyptian slavery
through EASTER - become the PARTICIPANTS of Precept with Jehovah, Moses
"took blood of a sacrificial animal, sprinkled it on the people and said:
Behold the blood of the covenant, with the Lord has made with you
concerning all these words" -Ex.24:8. Thus ALL people of Jehovah outside
Egypt became the participants of the Old Testament and they also became the
ENVIRONMENT, producing the first-borns-priests for the God.
Similarly, in order to conclude the New Testament with His new future
people Jehovah AT FIRST through Jesus (Easter) – vividly freed all potential
future disciples of Christ from slavery of sin and domination of devil, in
order to give them the chance to become finally the slaves of justness –
Rom.6:16-18, 1Tim.4:10, and AFTERWORDS - after 50 days - marked the
beginning of action of the EPOCH of the New Testament with Him for ALL
future DISCIPLES of Christ regardless of the fact, if they appear
«first-borns» or not, Israel people or not – Acts 2:1-4, because Christ
sacrificed Himself for EXPIATION of ALL-1Tim.2:6.
ALL disciples of Christ are vividly FREED by the God from the SLAVERY
of GOD of THIS AGE and have the chance due to new relationship with Jehovah
in the New Testament - to BECOME righteous men and to find eternal life.
This was actually the reason why the New Testament was concluded, because
the God does not want anyone to perish – 1Tim.4:10, 2:4, Hebr.9:15, John
12:50. New FREE people of Jehovah, being with Him in the New Testament are
the ENVIRONMENT, producing the future co-rulers of Christ – Rev.7:4-8.
During last Supper Jesus said that wine symbolized His blood for the
conclusion of the New Testament, BUT!!! it was not spilled yet at the moment
of Supper, sacrifice to Jehovah was not brought yet, the New Testament was
not clamped yet with the blood of the sacrifice, what was necessary while
concluding of Precepts with God – Hebr. 9:16-22. And that is why – during
Supper the New Testament WAS not concluded yet - Jesus only told His
disciples about their future entering in the New Testament with God, because
the New Testament is in HIS BLOOD, and without spilling of his blood this
Precept would not take place.
So, the conclusion of the NEW Testament spreads on ALL future people
of Jehovah, but not only on the oiled priests, as it is written: «I will
make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah» -
Jer.- 31:31,33. And spiritual Israel and Judas are not only the oiled
celestial priests but in general ALL people of Jehovah of the EPOCH of
action of the New Testament.
As the prophet explains, the "novelty" of the New Testament consists
not in the fact that it will be concluded only with the anointed sovereigns,
but that it will be "written on the hearts" of ALL new people of Jehovah,
for whom the national exceptional nature of hereditary Israel will have no
value in the eyes of the Ruler. From two "hostile" people - Israel –
celestial people - and heathens, not knowing the God of Israel, Jesus Christ
by means of His blood formed one new people of Jehovah, not "outwardly"
worshiping Jehovah, but "inwardly" - Eph.2:12-19, Rom.2:28,29.
To His "old" people Jehovah said : "You are not my people. I will not
be your God" – Os. 1:9. About the future "new" people Jehovah reported the
following: "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of
the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered ( much more, what
144000)…Then shall the children of Judas
and the children of Israel be gathered together ( all of
the Divine people), and appoint themselves one head (Jesus)
and they shall come up out of the land (from the captivity of sin)…and
I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to
you: you are my people" – Os 1:10,11, 2:23.
Jesus Christ confirmed this idea, saying to His disciples, that His
blood is the blood of the New Testament, for MANY spilled - not only for the
anointed sovereigns and for 11 apostles who, as we found out above - by the
moment of Supper were not the anointed sovereigns yet - Mat.26:28,
Mark14:24, 1John 2:2.
As for the New Testament: the acceptance of EASTER of the New
Testament RELEASES from slavery of the god of this age and only AFTER it
makes POSSIBLE joining the New Testament with Jehovah to each person, who
WISHES to have close relationship with the God. Jehovah, not Christ
concluded the New Testament with people.
Now we will talk about a covenant on the future government of Christ,
because the New Testament and APPOINTMENT ON KINGDOM (terminology of WTS) –
are not the same.
Jesus, knowing about His future celestial government from Father -
PROMISED His disciples who took part in HIS MISFORTUNES - also the
participation with Him in the future celestial government - Luke 21:28. That
is JESUS CONCLUDED «appointment on kingdom» with all of His disciples, who
will participate in Christ`s sufferings and will go this way to the end –
This event happened after leaving of Judas, because Jesus could not
promise the kingdom to him. But Supper with acceptance of bread and wine was
accomplished in Judas`s presence - Luke 22:19-21, that is before Jesus gave
His promise to the apostles to sit on thrones.
So, as for appointment on kingdom: JESUS, but not Jehovah, concluded the
«ADDITIONAL» agreement «on kingdom» with His future co-rulers –
kings-priests, to whom, as well as to the priests of the Old Testament - it
was trusted to organize the vital functions of the new people of Jehovah,
living on the earth: in the period after Jesus Christ`s death, as a
«faithful and prudent slave», and in the 1000 year kingdom of Christ - as
His helpers - Rev.14:1,4, 20:4 á.
Apostle Peter, speaking to the anointed sovereigns, in his words : «You are
a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people»
explained them their BASIC FUNCTION as «NEW priests» - to be ANNOUNCERS of
Jehovah, to OPEN to the whole world the TRUTH of Jehovah due to which His
people will «multiply» in the conditions of the New Testament to the
countless great number-1Peter 2:9, Is.61:6.
And ALL the people of Jehovah of the New Testament, accepting the
Easter of the New Testament, became the DESERVING ENVIRONMENT, «giving» to
Jehovah celestial first-borns - future kings – priests, regardless of their
nationality – Rev. 5:9,10.
It is necessary to mention another group of people, which is atoned by the
Easter of the New Testament, although since the conclusion of the New
Testament – it could not appear on the Earth and make efforts in order to be
with Christ in His misfortunes and in the future - to sit down with Him on
celestial thrones –Luke 22:28-30, 16:16. They were the faithful servants of
the Old Testament, who had died before Christ`s arrival. Abraham, for
example, was atoned and expected the Promised Land under the rule of
celestial city of Jehovah -
Is.29:22, Deut.1:8, Hebr.11: 13-16.
Job, for example, whose faith in Jehovah was exposed to the serious
test, had the hard earthly hope. Job knew that he will be atoned from death
and from ashes – he will go back to life on the Earth in his own recovered
and renewed flesh, as it is written: "For I know that my redeemer lives, and
that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth, and though after my
skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall
see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins
be consumed within me" - Job19:25-27.
Thus, the complete list of participants of the New Testament is like
that: they are both future celestial, and future earthly children of
Jehovah, including the resurrected habitants of the Old Testament.
The conclusion as for celebration of 14 Nissan: taking over characters is
OBEDIANCE to God`s will about celebration of EASTER which was carried out on
Christ, but not conclusion of covenants.
AT FIRST EASTER (payment for liberation) – then LIBERATION - then the NEW
TESTAMENT (with free people) - from free are elected 144000 FIRST sons
(first harvest) - then the OTHERS (the last harvest after 1000 years).
We are also to
answer the questions of the beginning of the article and the main question
of the article.
What does it mean
for the mortal man to take over characters of
perfect flesh and blood of Jesus?
à) confirmation of the fact that Jehovah through
Easter-Christ releases from slavery of god of this age, gives the
possibility to enter into Covenant with Him and gives the possibility to
become His spiritual first-born and future co-rulers of Christ.
b) receiving the Eucharist to blood and flesh of Christ. Later apostle
Paul explained the meaning of this service to the Lord: the using of red
wine of color of blood means -"communication " to Christ`s blood, which
saves life to many people. The using of unleavened bread means the
"attaching" to the body of Christ" – 1Kor.10:16,17.
That does it mean -"Eucharist" or receiving "communion"? It means to
have something common with Christ, some common part – 2 Peter 1:4b.
Because perfect blood of Christ symbolizes eternal life (life of a
perfect man), to "use" some part of Christ`s blood means: to "complete" the
missing part to eternal life of a mortal man.
Because unleavened bread symbolizes the perfect body of Christ, to
"use" some part of His body means: to fill the failing part to the perfect
body for an imperfect human body.
anointed sovereigns and great crowd have mortal imperfect bodies in this
system, Jesus Christ, giving to the God His perfect saintly body and
possibility to live forever as a ransom, in the eyes of Jehovah "adds" to
everybody, who is interested in being the servant of Jehovah, THAT
PART, which is missing to reach perfection and eternal life exactly
for that person. The part "added" to perfection from Christ makes a sinful
servant of the God – both earthly and celestial just - Kol.1:14,19-22,
Eph.1:10, John 1:29, "washed" in His eyes from dirt of Adam`s sin -1John
And it, in its turn, enables the impure imperfect earthly people to
approach Jehovah, to socialize with Him, having a confidence, that Jehovah
listens to them and reacts on their prayers, because God is distant from
"the dirty" – “The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of
the righteous”- Prov. 5:29, Jac.1:8, 1John 5:14.
Every member of congregation to whom Christ "adds" the failing to
perfection part from His "body" - fills him to plenitude of Dominical -
Eph.1:23 - becomes "part of Christ`s body"- the member of His congregation.
All members of the congregation, complementing each other in a measure of
perfection, make altogether one large just body in the eyes of Jehovah –
1Cor.12:12-27, Eph.1:22,23, united by one God`s spirit.
(More detailed about that, who are "parts of Christ`s body"-
see the next article " The great mystery of God`s church"). OUT OF Christ`s
body, being not His PART - nobody can approach Jehovah, because He is
distant from the wicked.
a mortal man in case if he does not do it?
receive the Eucharist and communicate to greater Easter - body and blood of
Christ – is very IMPORTANT - for each baptized
Christian, who decided to devote his life to the service to Jehovah
through water christening and to promise Him a kind conscience -1Peter
3:21. Some Christians
suppose that the water baptizing is enough, however the Scriptures teach
that not water purifies from the state of sinfulness, but "blood of Jesus
Christ, His son cleanseth us from all sin" and makes POSSIBLE the
APPROACHING to Jehovah, who is distant from the unjust – 1John 1:7,
Whoever avoids "eating flesh of Christ and to drink His blood" - that does
not COVER his defect of imperfection in the eyes of Jehovah, does not become
the PART of Christ and does not have the hope on eternal life, because only
"He that eateth His flesh, and drinketh His blood" - has such hope – John
Reconciliation with Jehovah is possible only through acceptance of Christ.
And acceptance of Christ, in its turn, a Christian must confirm by symbolic
taking over characters of body and blood of Jesus -1Cor.11:24-26, Rom 5:10,
because «doing this», every Christian «do shew the Lord`s death till he
comes» - announces to the God about his belief in Jesus Christ, in the fact,
that exactly HE was sent by Jehovah and died for our sins, that there will
be no other Christ, and that exactly HIS death justifies us in the eyes of
Jehovah and reconciles with Him.
3) Should the other sheep take over characters at Supper?
society of old days – Ex.12:47,48, including priestly tribe - the anointed
sovereigns, the rest of Israel and new-comers - took part in the service at
Easter - Numbers 9:14.
That is, ALL «Israel society» nowadays, including the anointed sovereigns
and other sheep, MUST PARTICIPATE in the service at Supper. Otherwise -
there IS no LIBERATION, there are no chances to enter in the New Testament
with Jehovah, there are no chances to become one of the first-borns of
In ancient Israel all, who CONSCIOUSLY did not accomplish Easter service,
being undefiled accidentally with some impurity, was supposed to be
exterminated from the environment of Jehovah`s people - Numbers 9:13. To
the defiled it was allowed to postpone Easter service, but it was not
permitted not to carry it out - Numb 9:10,11.
Partly in WT from 15.09.03, p.30 a necessity is explained for ALL to
drink Christ`s blood and eat His flesh - John 53-56. However the WT does not
link these words of Christ with taking over characters at all.
Although by these words, said almost a year before His last Easter,
Jesus prepared His disciples beforehand to explanation of His mission on the
earth, because He has come to give His perfect life (blood) for the future
blessing of all people - John 3:16. At Supper He exactly repeated them,
fastening the sense of these words, and explained that this procedure of
symbolic using of His flesh and blood would mark the new stage in mutual
relationship with Jehovah and will REMIND all Christians of LIBERATION from
the slavery of sin and death, about entering the New Testament with the God
and that their liberation and new relationship with Him - became POSSIBLE
due to bloodshed of Christ.
There remains only to add about greater responsibility of the
anointed sovereigns to Jehovah: because Jesus concluded with them
an appointment on kingdom - Luke 22:28-30, the responsibility lies exactly
on them as for correct explanation of spiritual essence of Jehovah`s
truth and organization of vital functions of great crowd in the
best for their spirituality way.
Lives and spiritual prosperity of millions of meek sheep of Jehovah
depend on their correct exposition of truth – Jac3:1,
For convenience of
studying of similarity of events of antiquity and contemporaneity the chart
of these similarities will be presented.
CHART OF SIMILARITIES OF EASTER
Slavery of Egypt
– Ex. 6:6
Slavery of sin and death
– Rom. 5:12; 7:14
Exit from slavery
Exit from slavery
Ex 12:21-23 Easter
sacrifice – lamb; Easter
Easter sacrifice - greater Lamb –
1 Cor 5:7; John 1:29
Beginning of relationship between
Jehovah and His people
Beginning of relationship between
Jehovah and His people
Anointed priests of literal temple
earthly lot – the environment for anointed priests – Gen 22:17,18 –
foreigners of the earthly lot
Anointed priests of the spiritual
earthly lot and heathens - environment for anointed priests – Is.56:3-8
Appointment on kingdom
- Numb 18:20-23 (celestial management)
Appointment on kingdom-
Purchasing by the people the literal
land of Jehovah and working on it
Purchasing by the people the spiritual
land of Jehovah and working on it
Deut 16:9 – Holiday of first fruits of
literal harvest. The first harvest after Easter
First fruits of spiritual harvest. 33
AD - the first of 144 000 anointed priests after greater Easter
Deut 16:13 – Holiday of last fruits of
the literal harvest
The last fruits of spiritual harvest
since 1933-35 until the end of 1000 year management – gathering of great
The end of gathering the whole
The end of gathering the spiritual
harvest, rest in the system of things of Jehovah; at last, the 7th