(The Passover Lamb)
On the doorposts of every Jewish Home you will find a Mezuzah. They will be found on the entrances to the house, as well as on every doorframe inside the home. They are small receptacle that holds verses of the Torah (Five Books of Moses or first five books of the Old Testament). On the outside you usually find the word Shaddai hsa ”Almighty” one of the names of God. In Hebrew it also stands for the letters “Shem” Shomer “Daled” Daltot “Yod” Yisra’el, or translated into English “Guardian of Israel’s doors”. The Mezuzah is usually 3” to 4” long but they vary in size.
In every Muzuzah you will find two Scriptures. They are the “Shema” Deut. 6:4-9 and the “Vehaya” Deut. 11:13-21 that expresses God’s assurance to us of compensation that will follow our observance of the Torah’s precepts, and warns of retribution for disobedience to them. In both of these Scriptures we find the commandment (Mitzvob) “And thou shalt write them upon the door-post of thy house and upon thy gates.” What I am about to suggest is sure to get me in hot water with more of my Jewish friends. In the Jewish world because a Rabbi or a Scribe appointed by a Rabbi hand writes the scroll that goes inside the Mezuzah or parchment. But for the Believer who wants to place Mezuzah’s on his door frames declaring God is worshipped in this house. He or She can write the Scriptures in English if you don’t know how to do it in Hebrew and place it inside the Mezuzah. In fact, I can see in the spirit how this would be quiet pleasing to God. Not to mention being more meaningful to the Believer.
There is a traditional blessing in Hebrew for the placing of the Mezuzah on the door frame. But in English it goes like this; (Blessed art Thou, O God King of the Universe, who hath sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to affix a Mezuzah).
The Mezzah on the Jewish home proclaims that it is an entrance to a place where the Unity of God is being proclaimed by every phase of every-day. That it is a place in which God dwells and God is worshipped; thus rendering your entire life, your whole activity, to be a longing to God: this is the commandment of Mezuzah.
It is interesting to note, and I may get into trouble with some of my Jewish friends who will say I am building a case where there isn’t one. But let the reader who is lead by the Spirit be the judge. For if we read on in Deut. 6: 10-25 we find that God not only alludes to the Blood of the lamb on the doorpost of every Jewish home in Egypt that caused the Angle of death to pass over. But is referring to it in regards to the commandment of Mezuzah.
The Blood of the Lamb of God on the doorpost of our souls is what it takes for the Angle of death to pass over us as well. When God commanded the Hebrews to place the blood of the lamb on their door post He was showing the way to Yeshua His Son, who would shed His Blood that would cover our sins, giving us entrance to most Holy Place. And giving us eternal life defeating death once again, with the Blood of the Lamb.
So Mezuzah to me points directly to the Messiah Himself, and the shedding of His Blood for our sins. He is our Passover Lamb. For those who chose to place a Mezuzah on their doorpost will find a certain witness and closeness to God possibly never felt before.
Just one more step in discovering your Jewish Roots.
Shalom, jerry golden