The Messiah could not be “sin free” from birth and fulfill The Passover Lamb requirements
“Yahusha had to be sin free from birth to be The Passover Lamb!”… no it is the other way around!
One of the main objections to the fact that Yahusha was a sinful human being that had to be perfected in Righteousness through Mikveh is that he could not have been a Spotless Passover Lamb.
The Passover Lamb required a yearling or a “young lamb of about a year” to fulfill that rehearsal which was pointing to Yahusha. Yahusha could not have been “sin free from birth” and be The Passover Lamb of about a year without being born-again!
Yahusha was declared The Passover Lamb upon his Mikveh by John when his sin was forgiven and he was perfected walking The Way and Yahuah forgave his iniquity and remembered his sin no more.
John 1:29 The next day John saw Yahusha coming toward him (to be Mikveh'd for the remission of his sin to set Yahusha's path straight Mark 1:3-5) and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Mark 1 3 “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the King, make straight paths for Him (to fulfill all Righteousness Matthew 3:14).’” 4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (to fulfill Ezekiel 36, The Way). 5 People went out to him from all of Jerusalem and the countryside of Judea. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.… Matthew 3 14 But John tried to prevent Him (from repenting of his sin and being washed clean with Living Water), saying, “I need to be Mikveh’d by You, and do You come to me (for the remission of your sin, that is John's commission Mark 1:3-5)?” 15 “Let it be so now (let me repent and be washed clean with Living Water), Yahusha replied. “It is fitting for us to fulfill all the righteous requirements of The Law (this is The Doctrine of Righteousness and how he literally fulfilled The Law)” in this, THE WAY. Then John permitted Him (to repent and be Mikveh'd). 16 As soon as Yahusha was washed clean with Living Water (Mikveh’d), He went up out of the living water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of Yahuah descending like a dove and resting on Him (he was born again and adopted and filled in his body with the fullness of deity the Ruach).…
Yahusha was around 30 years old at that time. Sheep live up to 20 years so he would have been a mature Sheep not a “yearling” at that point. He had to be born-again and once his sin was forgiven and he was PERFECTED the count started over as his ministry as The Passover Lamb began that day.
John 3 5 Yahusha answered “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water (through Mikveh) and the Spirit (Mikveh'd by Fire when the dove descended upon him). 6 Flesh is born of flesh (he was born "according to the flesh"), but spirit is born of the Spirit (he was born again by the Ruach upon his Mikveh). 7 Do not be amazed that I said, ‘You must be born again. (he was speaking from personal experience! That is The Way)’…
Humans live an average of 70 years so 1 year in the life of a lamb would be about 3-4 human years (at a lambs 20 years at 3.5 human years each is exactly 70 years the lifespan of man Psalm 90:10) . So by the time he offered his life as The Passover Lamb 3.5 years later he would have been exactly “a yearling” in the life of a lamb since he was born again, perfected, and anointed The Passover Lamb by John the High Priest.
So the requirement of a “yearling” was put into place pointing to the fact that The Messiah serve as Passover Lamb without spot or blemish after being Mikveh’d clean for about 3-4 years the duration of his ministry.
For Yahusha to fulfill that requirement, he could not have been “spotless lamb” since birth but “with no sin as High Priest”… which is exactly what happened as we learn in Zechariah Chapter 3 Yahuah forgave his sin after Mikveh and then required him to walk with no sin as High Priest. Sha’ul confirms that Yahusha was “with no sin” as High Priest…
Hebrews 4 14 Therefore, since we have such a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Yahusha the Son of Yahuah, let us hold firmly to what we profess. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have a High Priest who was tempted in every way that we are (as High Priest in the desert after he was perfected through Mikveh), yet was without sin (fulfilling Zechariah Chapter 3). Zechariah 3 Yahusha's sin forgiven through Mikveh, Yahuah consecrates Yahusha High Priest directly, and enters into The Yahushaic Covenant to "forgive our sin" ________________________________________________ 1 Then he showed me Yahusha the high priest standing before the angel of YHVH, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. 2 YHVH (through His proxy The Angel before whom stood Yahusha and Satan) said to Satan, “YHVH rebuke you, Satan! YHVH, who has chosen Jerusalem (because Satan is attempting to get Yahusha NOT to empty himself of his right to the throne and take the kingdom by force Matthew 4:9), rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire (Yahusha had been in the desert for 40 days with little food Matthew 4:2)?” 3 Now Yahusha was dressed in filthy clothes (metaphor of sin Isaiah 64:6) as he stood before the angel. 4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then YHVH said to Yahusha, “See, I have taken away your sin (Yahusha had just been Mikveh'd clean of his sin by John to fulfill the Righteous Requirements of The Law Matthew 3:13-17), and I will put fine garments (of the High Priest) on you.” 5 Then I said, “Put a clean turban (of the High Priest Hebrews 4:15) on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him (in the garments of the High Priest), while the angel of YHVH stood by. 6 The angel of YHVH gave this charge to Yahusha (here is The Yahushaic Covenant!) 7 “This is what YHVH Almighty says: ‘IF (YHVH makes a conditional promise, a COVENANT) you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements (of The Branch foretold in The Heavenly Scroll to come FIRST as Suffering Servant and die THEN Conquering King rule), THEN (here is the promise if he fulfills The Heavenly Scroll as The Glorious Righteous Branch Virgo) you will govern my house (i.e. King over the government that will govern creation Isaiah 9:6 and Constellation LEO) and have charge of my courts (Eternal Judge 2 Cor 5:10), and I will give you a place (right hand of YHVH Mark 16:19) among these standing here. 8 “‘Listen, High Priest Yahusha, you and your associates seated (who came) before you (probably Adam, Enoch, Moses, Elijah, etc.), who (those seated before him) are men symbolic of things to come (they were not The Branch just shadows/prototypes): I am going to bring (you) My servant (Isaiah 61 from this point forward), The Branch (he is The Messiah and fulfillment of The Heavenly Scroll Virgo). 9 See, the stone I have set in front of Yahusha! There are seven streams of living water (eyes) on that one stone (witness written in stone as Yahusha was full of the 7 Spirits Revelation 5:6), and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says YHVH Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day (Yahuah will fulfill His promise to "forgive our iniquity and remember our sin no more" in covenant with Yahusha).
Yahusha was not born perfect or obedient he had to be perfected in Righteous Obedience and he BECAME upon His Mikveh the PERFECTED sacrifice for 3.5 years “about a year” in the life of a lamb… a YEARLING. He showed us The Way that we too are to walk as WE are to give our own lives as Spotless Passover Lamb just like he did!
Hebrews 5 During the days of Yahusha’s life on earth (when he was imperfect, disobedient and LEARNING obedience Hebrews 5:8-9), he offered up prayers and petitions (repentance) with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death (the penalty of sin/disobedience and he was scared to death to die Matthew 36:28), and he was heard because of his reverent submission to Yahuah (he walked The Way!). 8 though he was a son, yet he LEARNED (G1097) OBEDIENCE (was not born obedient but "in the flesh" apposed to Yahuah 'sarki') by the things (discipline by a loving Father Hebrews 12:5-7) which he suffered (for disobedience). 9 And HAVING BEEN PERFECTED (through the process of sanctification John 17:19… he was not born that way, he was born disobedient and opposed to Yahuah which is the definition of “in the flesh” Sarki), He BECAME the author (life example and Spotless Passover Lamb) of (how we obtain) eternal salvation to all who obey him (and follow his example and give their lives as Living Spotless Sacrificial Lambs Romans 12:1).
Romans 12 1 Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of Yahuah's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices (as Passover Lambs without spot or blemish 2 Peter 3), holy and pleasing to Yahuah (by walking The Way of Mikveh, Circumcision, and Offering), which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 Peter 3 14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things (the Appointed Times of Yahuah specifically Passover), be diligent to be found (Faithful to the Spiritual Truth of Passover) by Him in peace, without spot and blameless (referring to our bodies as living sacrificial lambs removing the leaven and giving your lives as living sacrificial lambs Romans 12:1); 15 and consider that the longsuffering (on Passover) of our King is Salvation (through THE Passover Lamb who has granted us access to the Altar) —as also our beloved brother Sha’ul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you (about Passover 1 Cor. 1:23), 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things (specifically Passover see 1 Corinthians 1:23), in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. (1 Cor. 1:23)
We are to walk The Way of Mikveh, Circumcision, and Offering on Passover which is The Narrow Gate just like Yahusha did and give our OWN lives as Spotless Passover Lambs. We are perfected just like Yahusha was!
Yahusha had to repent of his own sin as High Priest and turn from it to live eternally… which is what Yahusha was required to do in covenant as High Priest per Zechariah Chapter 3…
Hebrews 5:2-3 2 Yahusha as High Priest is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and misguided, since he himself is beset by weakness (flesh 'Sarki' g4561: Thayer's def =#4 - born to two human parents, outside ANY Divine Influence, prone to sin, and opposed to Yahuah). 3 That is why he is OBLIGATED to offer sacrifices FOR HIS OWN SIN, as well as for the sins of the people. 4 No one takes this honor (of atoning for sin as High Priest) upon himself; he must be called by Yahuah (Zechariah Chapter 3), just as Aaron was (and be of The House of Zadok)
We see that to be given eternal life you do not have to be perfect from birth, but PERFECTED in life…
Ezekiel 18 21 "But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die.…
Through the process of sanctification…
Hebrews 2:10-18 10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that Yahuah, for whom and through whom everything exists, (Yahuah) should (through discipline Hebrews 12:4-11) MAKE (sanctify) the pioneer of their salvation (he shows us The Way and went before us, he is the Forefather of Everlasting Life Isaiah 6:9) PERFECT (he was not born perfect, Yahuah MADE him perfect through sanctification John 19:19-21) through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy (Yahuah) and those who are made holy (Yahusha and all his brother/sisters) are of the same family. John 17:19-21 “And for their sakes I sanctify myself (Yahusha had to be perfected through sanctification, he is The Way we all follow), that they also might be sanctified through the truth (by following his example which is the True Way that leads to Eternal Life John 14:6). Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word (enter into covenant with him as the Bride); That they all may be one (family); as you, Father, are in (covenant with) me (to be adopted then begotten as Your first born-again son), and I in (covenant with) you (crying out Abba Father Galatians 4:6), that they also may be one in (covenant with) us (and adopted then begotten too): that the world may believe that you hast sent me (to prove The Way works where Yahuah perfects our sinful flesh and forgives our iniquity and remembers our sin no more through Mikveh).” Hebrews 2 11 For both He who sanctifies (Yahuah) and those who are sanctified (Yahusha and the rest of the sons John 17:19-21) are all from one Father; for which reason Yahusha is not ashamed to call them brothers
Excerpt from my book The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1: The Mediator
Rav Sha’ul (The Nazarene)