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Leviticus 1-13

 

Updated Jan, 2016

Leviticus Introduction

The Book of Genesis was written as a general history up to Jacob; Exodus was about the calling out from Egypt as a type of the calling out from bondage to sin; Numbers was a history of the wonderings of Israel in the wilderness; Deuteronomy was a warning that only those who learn and keep the whole word of God will enter and remain in the physical Promised Land; as an example for us, that only those who are zealous to learn and keep the whole word of God will be chosen to enter and remain in the spiritual Promised Land of eternal life.

Leviticus is instructions to the priesthood and Levites, and since we are all called to be priests of Melchezidek; Leviticus is a Book that we are to learn and take to heart, each sacrifice is a description of an aspect of the ministry and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

What is the spiritual meaning behind the physical sacrifices and laws?

Every aspect of every offering is a picture of a part of the ministry and atoning work of Jesus Christ!

If we are to be priests of Christ it is important to understand everything about him and every aspect of his ministry. Indeed if we do not understand the sacrifices, we cannot understand much about Jesus Christ or prophecy.

I will take this Leviticus study slow and easy, as each detail merits much thought.

 

Leviticus 1: The Personal Burnt Offering

All sacrifices were representative of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and were to be  specific and  clean animals out of their own herds and flocks; signifying that Christ would come out from their own nation. The specified animal must be without blemish; picturing the perfection and purity; the complete holiness and freedom from sin and any defilement of association with sin; of Jesus Christ!

We are to follow the lead of Jesus Christ and are to diligently work to learn and keep the whole Word of God and to be ONE in complete unity with God the Father and the Son; to be fully ONE with the whole Word of God.

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Leviticus 11:44 For I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

45 For I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

Leviticus 1 is about personal burnt offerings brought by individuals and is not about national offerings brought by the high priest on behalf of the whole nation; hence the offering individual must place his hands on the offering and not the priest. 

The burnt offering represents Jesus Christ the Lamb of God, giving himself voluntarily and wholly in service to God. 

In addition the voluntary burnt offering brought by individuals, represents the voluntary whole hearted zeal of the individual bringing the offering, to live by every Word of God as Jesus Christ does (Mat 4:4). 

Leviticus 1:1 And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 1:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

The burnt offering is to be wholly consumed by the fire. This pictures Jesus Christ serving God the Father, giving himself completely in service to God the Father. As the whole animal was consumed by the fire, so Jesus Christ was and is completely consumed with zeal for God the Father.

The smoke of the Burnt Offering ascending in the air, represented a sweet savor to God the Father because it represented the wholehearted love and dedication to God.  The offering must be voluntary because it represents the voluntary  Christ-like zeal of the individual bringing the offering.

1:3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.

The burnt offering was to be a male because it represented the zeal of Jesus Christ. The offerer [not the priest] shall place his hands on the head of the sacrifice and the Burnt Offering shall be accepted as an example of the offerer’s wholehearted Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God.

1:4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Notice that it is the offerer and not the priest who kills the Burnt Offering; thus plainly showing that Christ died for each one of us, and that the priest cannot atone for us.  Only our own sincere repentance and then our working diligently to go and sin no more in Christ-like zeal for God the Father and the whole Word of God, will reconcile us to the Father.

Our relationship with our sacrifice [the Lamb of God] is a personal one, and we must follow men ONLY as they follow Christ.

1:5 And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

The blood of atonement is sprinkled on the alter. This is significant of ratifying a covenant with Messiah through his blood, signifying the blood of Messiah shed for all of us and for each of us; it signifies the work of Christ in reconciling men to a wholehearted zeal for God the Father, to live by every Word of God.

1:6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces. 1:7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire: 1:8 And the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:

The inner parts and the legs are to be washed in water; which is symbolic of the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God which the Spirit gives understanding of.

When the spear was thrust into Jesus and blood and water came out, it was a reminder of what he had taught in the temple.

John 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

The smoke of the offering which was entirely burned, rose up as a sweet savor to the Father, not because the Father likes the smell of burned flesh, but because the smoke represented the wholehearted dedication of Jesus Christ and His faithful to do the Father’s will and to live by every Word of God.

Leviticus 1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

The Burnt Offering of the “lesser cattle” [sheep and goats]

1:10 And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish.

It was a pagan custom and it still is common today to face the east when worshipping, which comes from sun worship and the sun rise. You will notice in every Masonic temple, that the meeting is set up so that the people face the east [the sun rise] of the sun god. This is because the masons teach that they are the descendants of the Egyptian Mysteries.

This direction thing may seem strange to some but it is highly symbolic to the Mystery Religion and to God. The next time your group meets in a Masonic Temple or church of a false religion, to worship facing the rising sun [the east], think on this.

God’s temple was set up to that the people worshipped facing the west with their backs to the rising sun; and the north was always the place in the heavens where the Father in heaven dwelled.

The sacrifice being done in the NORTH was directly pointing to reconciliation to God the Father in his heavenly temple.

1:11 And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar.

The offering of sheep or goats is the same as for the bullock and has the same meaning.

1:12 And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: 1:13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

A Burnt Offering of doves or pigeons

This offering of birds enables the poor of the people who cannot afford a bullock or sheep to also make an offering.

1:14 And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

1:15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar:

The crop is not to be burned because of the diet of these birds, the crop may contain some unclean insects; the feathers may also have unclean inhabitants.

1:16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part [the offal is cast to the east, the place of the rising sun], by the place of the ashes:

The breast shall be split but not the back; thereby exposing the innards.

1:17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

The Burnt Offering represented the wholehearted voluntary Christ-like zeal of the offerer to serve and live by every Word of God the Father; it also represents the wholehearted love and service that WE are to have for God the Father and the whole Word of God.

It is a wholehearted zeal to learn and keep the whole Word of God that is a sweet perfume to God the Father; and it is the cooling of that zeal that quenches the Holy Spirit and separates us from God!

Is it really zeal for God; to call his Sabbath holy and then to pollute it for our own pleasure?

 

Leviticus 2: The Meat [Unleavened Bread] Offering

In 1611 all food was called meat, which is different from our modern definition of meat as flesh only. The biblical Meat Offering was the offering of unleavened bread accompanying the drink [wine] and animal offerings.

All meat [unleavened bread] offerings are to be unleavened, picturing Christ as the Bread of Life: except one, The Pentecost offering.

The Pentecost offering represents the first fruits still having sin, but having that sin covered by a sin offering. The Pentecost Offering was waved before God but not burned on the alter.

The flesh offering [the lamb] and the drink offering [the wine, representing the shed blood of Christ] of Passover, shall be eaten with unleavened bread which is a special meat [unleavened bread] offering that is to be consumed by the people, picturing internalizing the Word of God, which is Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life, and every day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread we are to eat unleavened bread, picturing the eating or internalizing of the nature of God the Father and Christ and the whole Word and will of God.

As the sacrificial animals picture aspects of the atoning death of Christ, the meat [unleavened bread] offerings picture Christ as the Bread of Life which must be eaten and internalized daily during the seven day Feast of Unleavened Bread; picturing the need to internalize the nature of Christ [THE WORD] and God the Father through a diligent study to learn and live by the whole Word of God in Christ-like zeal.

Anyone who does not partake of the unleavened bread every day of the Feast of ULB is sinning against the commandment of God; which is intended to teach us a zeal for the whole word of God to learn it and live by it.

Those who teach that it is not necessary to eat unleavened every day of the Feast, are in rebellion against the Word of God.

Unleavened bread offerings are always to have pure olive oil in it or to have that oil poured out upon it representative of God’s Holy Spirit.  The sacrificial unleavened bread is to also have frankincense put on it. The oil being representative of the Holy Spirit and the frankincense picturing the sweet perfume of wholehearted service and UNITY with GOD! and the WORD of God!

Leviticus 2:1 And when any will offer a meat [unleavened bread] offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour [modern chemical fertilizers and milled flour has only existed a little over 100 years; this is a reference to what we would call organic stone ground whole grain, ground very fine]; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:

The meat [unleavened bread] offering, which accompanies the animal offerings, shall be burned on the alter; picturing Jesus Christ as the pure sinless the Bread of Life, the Word of God. 

The entire written Word of God from Genesis to Revelation was inspired by Jesus Christ and is the nature of God the Father and Jesus Christ in print

The smoke of the burnt offering ascending upward; pictures the dedication of Jesus Christ, and his zeal for the whole Word of God; and is representative of the Christ-like zeal of the individual offerer to learn and live by every Word of God, and so internalize the very nature of Jesus Christ and God the Father. And representing such dedicated zeal and service is a sweet wonderful, acceptable perfume to God the Father.

The unleavened bread as a burnt offering pictures the wholehearted dedication of the individual offerer to live in Christ-like zeal to be at ONE and in TOTAL UNITY with God the Father.

For us to eat the unleavened bread at the Passover and the Feast, pictures following the example of Jesus Christ and internalizing the very nature of God through a dedicated eating [study, keeping and fully internalizing] of the whole Word of God.

2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:

2:3 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.

Whether baked in the oven or cooked in the pan the meat [unleavened bread] offering shall be offered the same way.

2:4 And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

2:5 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil. 2:6 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.

2:7 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.

2:8 And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.

The meat [unleavened bread] offering is a MEMORIAL before God the Father of the dedicated loving service and faithful Christ-like voluntary zealous obedience of the offerer. The dedication of the Lamb of God to live by every Word of God is an example which we should be most diligent to follow.

2:9 And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

2:10 And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.

Leaven represents the pride and vanity that sin brings, as we think we know best; and honey was used by the pagans as a symbol of knowledge that comes by the wisdom of man.

Today the Ekklesia is full of pride and vanity, thinking that they are the fountain of all wisdom and truth; turning AWAY from the Word of God to keep their own ways (Rev 3:16).

2:11 No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.

2:12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits [Pentecost], ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour [because the two Pentecost bread pieces are made with leaven].

Salt, which represents ZEAL for the whole Word of God, to learn and to keep it; must not be lacking in the meat [unleavened bread] offering. As Jesus Christ was consumed with zeal for God the Father, so we should follow his example and also be filled with zeal for God the Father and the Word of God.

Consider the recipe for the unleavened bread of Passover and the Feast of ULB that I post each year. It has all these elements; except that frankincense is only to be poured out upon that offering which is to be burned.

2:13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

All Unleavened Bread for Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the sacrifices  is to be seasoned with salt as commanded in Lev 2:13.

Salt is a preservative which is added to indicate the eternal everlasting nature of our Covenant with God and our faithful everlasting abiding in that Covenant (Numbers 18:19). 

The term “Covenant of Salt” in terms of adding salt to the unleavened bread of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the sacrifices and then eating it, symbolizes that we are internalizing the nature of God within ourselves in an eternal Covenant with our LORD.

The salting of the unleavened bread of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the sacrifices means that we are entering a “Covenant of Salt,” an enduring everlasting covenant with our LORD.  

2 Chronicles 13:5:  In this particular passage God gave the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever through a “covenant of salt;”  meaning an enduring everlasting covenant.

God is very specific and insistent that unleavened bread for religious purpose contain pure olive oil [Holy Spirit] and salt [representative of zeal].  Does your Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, unleavened bread, contain salt and pure olive oil? 

First fruits offerings by individuals

2:14 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits [the Wave Offering] unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn [grain] dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears. 2:15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.

2:16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn [grain] thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

Just before Passover Jesus brought up the subject of “bread” and explained to the people the spiritual meaning of the unleavened bread of the Passover, the Feast of ULB, and the meat [unleavened bread] burnt offerings.

John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread fromheaven.

33For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

34Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

36But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

38For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

39And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?

43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

46Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

48 I am that bread of life.

49Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Anyone who internalizes the very nature of Jesus Christ, internalizing him as one would eat bread; being diligent to learn and keep the whole Word of God just as a starving person seeks to eat bread; Shall become like Christ and God the Father; and shall inherit eternal life.

Those who have a certain zeal for an appearance of godliness and no zeal to live by every Word of God; shall find themselves in strong correction to bring us to sincere repentance; for it is the will of God the Father that none whom he has called should be lost.

 

Leviticus 3: The Peace Offering

All offerings are to be without blemish because blemishes are imperfections representative of sin. These offerings are to be without any blemish, as the sacrificial animals represent the absolute purity from sin and all uncleanness of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God.

1 Peter 1: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

As Christ was pure from all blemishes of sin; so we are to be free from the blemishes of sin. For us to become perfect as God the Father is perfect, we must be diligent and zealous to work hard to learn and keep the whole word of God which defines the nature of God.

We must follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth and we must NEVER follow any man contrary to the Word of God. We must be consumed the zeal for God the Father as Jesus Christ was totally dedicated to God the Father and was in TOTAL UNITY with the Father and the whole Word of God.

Living by every Word of God brings reconciliation and PEACE between us and God the Father; which is what the Peace Offering represents; Being ONE with, and at peace in TOTAL COMPLETE UNITY with God the Father; as Jesus Christ was ONE with, and in TOTAL COMPLETE UNITY with God the Father.

Those, who lack the zeal of Christ for God the Father and the whole Word of God; will not be among the chosen at the resurrection to spirit.

Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish [any sin].

The Peace Offering of Cattle

Leviticus 3:1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.

The laying on of hands sanctifies the sacrifice; and from this we have the doctrine of the laying on of hands. I will cover this doctrine another time, but I will say that men can and often do wrongfully lay hands on others; and that God does call people to jobs personally and the laying on of men’s hands is not always present on God’s true servants.

3:2 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.

In the Peace Offering the fat on the innards and the kidneys must be removed and burned in the fire on the altar.

The fat symbolizes all of the energy and strength of Christ for God the Father! An example of dedication which we are to follow; being totally zealous for the will of the Father, to learn and keep the whole Word of God; in zealous energetic passionate enthusiasm for the Father and the whole Word of God.

The kidney’s being the most sensitive part of the body, besides the genitals [which sensitivity is brought by circumcision as a type of spiritual circumcision of the heart (Jer 4:4)], represents a sensitivity to please the Father by learning and keeping his Word and internalizing his nature to become LIKE God the Father! To grow into complete and total UNITY and ONENESS with the Father; to become ONE with God the Father as Christ was and is ONE with the Father!

We are NOT to seek unity with men! We are to seek UNITY with God the Father, and by doing so, we will be in UNITY will all those also seeking ONENESS with God the Father!

The blood signifying the shed blood of Christ is cast on the sides of the altar.

3:3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, 3:4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.

The kidneys and the fat on the internal organs is burned in the Peace Offering. The Peace Offering also rises to heaven in the smoke and represents complete Reconciliation and Peace between the offerer and God the Father and the Word, as a sweet savor acceptable and most pleasing to the Father. 

The Plan of Salvation in the Sacrifices

First, the sin-trespass offerings represent the sacrifice of the Lamb of God atoning for all past sincerely repented  sin, then

Second, the burnt offering represents a dedicated wholehearted living by every Word of God in passionate voluntary zeal, then

Third,  the peace and freewill offerings represent complete reconciliation of the offerer with God

3:5 And Aaron’s sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

3:6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the LORD be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.

The Lamb Peace Offering

3:7 If he offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it before the LORD. 3:8 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof round about upon the altar.

The rump of the lamb, the fat and the two kidneys shall be burned as the Peace Offering.

3:9 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat thereof, and the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, 3:10 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.

3:11 And the priest shall burn it [the specified parts of the lamb] upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto the LORD.

The Peace Offering of a Goat

3:12 And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD.

3:13 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.

3:14 And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, 3:15 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.

3:16 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD’s.

The burning of the fat and kidneys in the Peace Offering indicates that the fat and kidneys belong to God. The eating of fat or blood is expressly forbidden for the people of God.

3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

We need not work to remove every speck of marbling, however we should trim off obvious fat from meat and buy extra lean ground meat. The extra lean ground meat can be improved by adding an egg and bread crumbs, or a dash of olive oil and our favorite spice. It would also be proper to avoid deliberately high animal fat products like sausages.

We should wash our meat and remove all possible blood.

 

Leviticus 4: The Sin Offering

Trespass:  to pass over, to go beyond one’s right in place or action; to injure another; to do that which annoys or inconveniences another; any violation of law, civil or moral; it may relate to a person, a community, or the state, or to offenses against God.

The Sin-Trespass Offering was to atone for transgressions and uncleanness.

The Trespass Offering was also prescribed in the cases of healed lepers in Leviticus 14:12, since leprosy [the term leprosy included all skin diseases and blemishes] was considered as an imperfection and as such was a type of sin.

The Sin and Trespass Offerings were the most important of all sacrifices. It symbolized the application of the sacrifice of Christ to those sincerely repenting of breaking any part of the Word of God, which is the law of God for the Called Out into his family.

The difference between the Sin and Trespass Offerings

The Sin Offering made atonement for all past sins repented of by the offender; whereas the Trespass Offering only atoned for one special specific offense or for uncleanness.

The Sin Offering

The Sin Offering on behalf of a Priest, or for the whole congregation; is a male bull or bullock. This pictures the patient dedicated service of Christ to God the Father; which is the whole duty of the ministry and the congregation of the Called Out.

The offering for the ruler, judge or king was to offer a MALE goat, signifying his position as leader of the flock, but of lesser degree than the priest of God; and also showing that the congregation are to exalt God and the faithful priest: Above the king, judge or other ruler.

Individuals are to offer FEMALE animals signifying their position as the wife of Christ.

The highest kind of sin offering was to sacrifice a bullock, when the High Priest had sinned, or if the whole congregation had sinned.

The next kind would be a male goat for the ruler.

The third kind consisted of a female goat for individual Israelites.

The lowest grade was turtle-doves or young pigeons as a substitute for other sacrifices in case of poverty.

The male for the ruler and the female for the ruled; has its obvious connotations

Both of these offerings speak to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ applied for our sincerely repented sins.

In addition to these, the Drink Offering of wine portrayed the pouring out of the blood of Christ for the repentant.

 

The Sin Offering

Leviticus 4:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 4:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:

The Sin  Offering for a Priest

4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.

The bullock as an animal pictures strength and the powerful dedicated patience service of Christ [including the priesthood of Christ] to God the Father. The hands upon the head of the Offering picture the placing of the sin on the sacrifice and the bearing of that sin by the sacrifice.

The offender bringing the sacrificial animal in the sin and trespass offering; therefore pictures repentance and the application of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to bear the sins of the repentant.

4:4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock’s head, and kill the bullock before the LORD.

The animal is to be killed before the Lord, as Jesus was killed before the Father, and the blood was to be sprinkled seven times before God to demonstrate a complete bearing of sin.

4:5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation: 4:6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary.

The blood was sprinkled on the altar of incense; the incense picturing the prayers of the people ascending. The sprinkling of blood on the altar of incense indicated the rising up of prayers of repentance.

In other words, atonement had been made for sin, in response to sincere repentance,  by the sacrifice of Christ, which this offering pointed to; thereby reconciling the priest to God the Father and removing the sin that had separated him from the Father.

The remaining blood was poured out at the base of the alter of Burnt Offering to signify that Christ had poured himself out to wholeheartedly serve God the Father unto death.

4:7 And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

The fat and the kidneys shall be burned on the altar

4:8 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, 4:9 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away, 4:10 As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering.

The remainder of the  Sin Offering must be burned outside the camp, or later outside the city of Jerusalem. This just as Jesus Christ was killed outside the city gates as the perfect sin offering that these animals pointed to. This removal outside the camp represented the removal of sin from the dwellings of the people.

4:11 And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung, 4:12 Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.

A Sin Offering for the Whole Congregation

4:13 And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty; 4:14When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.

4:15 And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before the LORD: and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD.

Here the blood [of Christ] is to be sprinkled seven tine [symbolizing COMPLETE covering of sin] before the Most Holy Place; the hidden throne room of God the Father. In this case no blood is to be placed on the altar of incense.

4:16 And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock’s blood to the tabernacle of the congregation: 4:17 And the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, even before the vail.

4:18 And he shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar which is before the LORD, that is in the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

The fat of the Sin Offering for the whole Assembly shall be burned on the altar and the remainder of the animal burned outside the city, as for the Sin and Trespass Offering for the priest,

4:19 And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn it upon the altar.

The Sin and the Trespass Offerings are to be burned outside the camp [city], only the fat and kidneys being burned on the altar.

4:20 And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them. 4:21 And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned the first bullock: it is a sin offering for the congregation.

The Sin Offering for a Ruler

4:22 When a ruler [a judge or king] hath sinned, and done somewhat through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD his God concerning things which should not be done, and is guilty;

4:23 Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish: 4:24 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it is a sin offering. 4:25 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering.

4:26 And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.

The Sin  Offering for the Common People

4:27 And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;

This offering may be a female goat or lamb which is distinct from the Passover where a male goat or lamb is killed.

4:28 Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.

4:29 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.

4:30 And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar.

4:31 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

The Lamb Sin Offering for the Common People

4:32 And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish.

4:33 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.

4:34 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar: 4:35 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

Hands were laid on the head of the sacrifice to sanctify [set apart] the sacrifice to bear the sins of the offerer. The sacrifice is a type of Jesus Christ bearing the sins of those who repent and commit to “go and sin no more”.

The sin offerings have as their foundation the fact that the offerer comes admitting his/her sin and seeking atonement for his sin. The foundation of the offering is the sincere  repentance of the offerer; because if the offerer was not repentant why would he make the offering?

Later this was perverted as people would make an offering, not to express repentance, but to FEEL righteous.  They would offer and then continue or return to their sin, just as many today pray a prayer of repentance and feeling justified then rise up to continue in their sin..

This is a picture of many today who proclaim that the Word of God must be kept and then go their way to justify NOT keeping it, with their reasoning’s and false traditions, just like the apostate Pharisees.

God will not be mocked and repentance must be wholeheartedly sincere; or Christ will NOT apply his sacrifice to the seeker.

Repentance means a dedicated commitment  to “Go and sin no more”! It does not mean to pray and speak of God to feel good about ourselves, which is self righteousness; and then to do what we or some apostate decides is right. We are to learn and live by the whole Word of God.

Ignorance is NO excuse for sin. It is our duty to study diligently and to learn the whole Word of God to keep it.

If we see sin; it is our duty to try to resolve it and if that is not possible to expose it to the brethren.

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

 

Leviticus 5

Leviticus 5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing [the words of the witnesses against him], and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it [even if he was ignorant of his sin]; if he do not utter it [refuses to repent at the hearing of two or three witnesses], then he shall bear his iniquity.

When a person has their sin revealed to them, then they are convicted of guilt and must sincerely repent before God.

Uncleanness pictures any association with sin.

5:2 Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle [that which dies of itself or is killed by wild beasts], or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty. 5:3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.

If a person makes a vow and forgets it, when it is brought to his attention he must acknowledge the sin of not fulfilling that vow.

5:4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty [repent of his guilt as soon as he knows the matter] in one of these.

When a person has his sin pointed out to him, he is to repent and make an offering for his sin; The physical sin and trespass offerings picture the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ! and are to teach us that when we sin we are to sincerely repent and seek the application of the atoning sacrifice of the Lamb of God; and then STOP SINNING!

Leviticus 5:5  is the Sin Offering for the ordinary person. We know this because the offering required is a female lamb or goat.

Here the previous Sin Offering instructions in Lev 4:27 are repeated and amplified by the instructions to add a Burnt Offering to the Sin Offering, and the addition of the turtle dove offering for the very poor.

5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess [repent before God] that he hath sinned in that thing: 5:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

5:7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

The Sin or Trespass Offering pictures atonement for sin and the Burnt Offering pictures following the example of Christ in becoming filled with dedicated zeal to learn and keep the whole word and will of God.

5:8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder: 5:9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.

We must first have our eyes opened to our sins, and then sincerely repent; before having the sacrifice of Christ applied to us in atonement for our sin, reconciling us with the FATHER, before we can have the Burnt Offering, representing the zeal of the Holy Spirit given to us.

5:10 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.

If in a state of abject poverty, God in his tender mercy allows a person may bring a portion of flour as his Sin Offering. This is a Sin Offering and therefore does NOT have the oil representing the Holy Spirit, nor the frankincense representing the acceptable and sweet service of the offerer, which is not given until after sincere repentance and the application of the sacrifice of Christ.

5:11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.

If in abject poverty God will allow a handful of the flour is to be burnt on the altar as a memorial of the atoning sacrifice of Christ as the unleavened Bread of Life, applied to the offerer.

5:12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: it is a sin offering.

5:13 And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest’s, as a meat [unleavened bread] offering.

 

The Trespass Offering for Holy Things

The Trespass Offering for any trespass against holy things.

This would include conduct such as that of Eli’s sons beginning in 1 Samuel 12 or any other conduct that brings disrepute on the ways of God. The Trespass Offering is about wrongs that may not be the breaking of any specific commandment.

5:14 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering.

5:16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.

Ignorance of the commandments and the Word of God, is a lack of zeal for God and is itself a trespass against God the Father.

5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.

5:18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him.

5:19 It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD.

One of the greatest trespasses today is elders deceiving the brethren.

 

Leviticus 6

Leviticus 6:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour; 6:3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:

Those elders and leaders who have led the flock to follow themselves and not be zealous to follow God the Father, the owner of the flock; must quickly repent and shall surely be required to make amends.

6:4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.

6:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: 6:7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.

 

The Burnt Offering

6:8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.

In the morning the priest shall carry the ashes of the Burnt Offering which had burned all night to a place outside the camp. The selected priest shall do this in a very explicit manner, removing the ashes from the alter while wearing holy garments and then changing out of his holy garments to take the ashes out of the camp or city.

6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

6:11 And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.

In the morning after the ashes have been removed, the wood shall be placed on the alter along with the morning sacrifice.

The Daily Sacrifice pictures the continual Intercession by the Lamb of God for the Called Out of Egypt, and in spiritual terms his dedicated service as Mediator and High Priest for Spiritual Israel.

Understanding this is vital as very many think that a physical sacrifice must be started before the tribulation can begin. This is NOT true, as the Daily in this dispensation is the daily work of Jesus Christ at the throne of God the Father in heaven, interceding for his espoused bride; and it is the rejection of the Laodiceans by Christ, for their departure from zeal of the whole Word of God (Rev 3:16), which is the stopping of the spiritual daily sacrifice at the end time.

6:12 And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.

The fire of the morning and evening Daily Burnt Offering shall be continual and shall never be put out. That fire represents the consuming zeal of Jesus Christ for God the Father and the whole Word of God; while the offering of the lamb itself pictures the Lamb of God giving himself willingly and FULLY in service to God the Father.

The Offering in the evening and the morning, pictures a 24 hour day [ Gen 1, the evening and the morning are a complete day] and the CONTINUAL service by Jesus Christ to God the Father in all things, and in particular interceding and covering the sincerely repented sins of the Called Out.

It is because Laodicea will not repent, thinking that they are spiritually rich and in need of nothing that they will be rejected by Christ into the correction of great tribulation.

6:13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

 

The Meat [Unleavened Bread] Offering

6:14 And this is the law of the meat [unleavened bread] offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar.

The flour, represents Jesus Christ as the pure unleavened  “Bread of Life” for the repentant; the oil represents the presence of the Holy Spirit; the frankincense represents the sweet perfume of zeal for God the Father; and each of these burned on the altar and rising up as smoke into the sky, represents the Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God, of the offerer. 

6:15 And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.

No leaven is permitted; showing the sinlessness of Christ. For all leaven is a type of sin.

This unleavened flour or bread representing Christ, is holy to God the Father, shall be eaten by those consecrated in the priesthood and pure from all sin and uncleanness; representing the Called Out of the New Covenant internalizing the very nature of Jesus Christ and God the Father.

6:16 And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.

This next verse reveals that the flour is not to remain and be eaten as simple flour but is baked into unleavened bread; this unleavened bread symbolizing the purity from all sin and uncleanness of Jesus Christ.

6:17 It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.

This is to be eaten by males only, meaning that it is the priests who eat the unleavened bread of the Meat Offering. Spiritually this refers to all those Called Out to become priests of Jesus Christ after the order of Melchesidek, internalizing the sinless nature of Jesus Christ through internalizing the whole perfect Word of God.

The sacrificial offerings “Made by Fire” [burned on the alter] are holy; and the New Covenant Called Out are to be holy, sinless, with out any blemish of sin.

1 Peter 1;16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Leviticus 6:18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy.

The Daily Sacrifice, Meat Offering  [Grain, or Unleavened Bread]

This identifies the Daily morning and evening Offering, as an Offering by the High Priest; representing the work of Jesus Christ as the High Priest of the New Covenant on behalf of the whole nation.

The morning and evening picturing a complete day, Gen 1; the lambs picturing Christ as humbly serving God the Father unto death and giving himself fully to the Father as the Lamb of God; the Unleavened Bread picturing Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life; who’s nature of wholehearted loyalty to God the Father and of living by every Word of God is to be internalized by all those Called Out into the New Covenant.

This offering begins with the anointing of Aaron as high priest and is to be continued perpetually as an allegory of the eternal work of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ as the High Priest of the New Covenant forever after of the order of Melchesidek.

It is this spiritual daily offering that is to be stopped to set up the abomination; this is the work of Christ which restrains Satan and the final abomination; and it will be stopped because of the overspreading wickedness of Laodicea who have lost their zeal to live by every Word of God and instead are zealous for idols of men and organizations (Rev 3:16).

It is NOT necessary for any physical Daily to be started and then stopped before the tribulation!

6:19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:20 This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.

6:21 In a pan it shall be made with oil [symbolizing the Holy Spirit] ; and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour [burned to smoke rising to the Father a wonderful perfume of the Intercessory work of our high Priest Jesus Christ] unto the LORD.

6:22 And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for ever unto the LORD; it shall be wholly burnt.

Every unleavened Bread Offering accompanying the Daily morning and evening sacrifice of the lambs shall be wholly burned.

6:23 For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.

Further instructions on the Sin Offering

6:24 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:25 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD: it is most holy.

No part of a sin offering for a priest or the general congregation could be eaten;

A portion of a sin offering for a ruler or an individual could be eaten by the priests.

6:26 The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.

The sin offering pictures the atoning sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ; therefore whoever touches it becomes holy as Christ is holy. This pictures the blood of Christ covering and atoning for sin; and the repentant person to whom that sacrifice is applied becoming holy as Christ is holy, through his sacrifice applied to the sincerely repentant person. As Christ continues in sinless holiness; we are also to continue in sinless holiness; going forward to learn and keep the whole Word of God in Christ-like zeal for God the Father and the whole Word of God.

6:27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.

Even the vessels and utensils touching any part of this sacrifice are holy and are not to be put to any other purpose.

6:28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.

Again only the males may eat of this sacrifice; spiritually this refers to all those Called Out to become priests of Jesus Christ after the order of Melchesidek internalizing the sinless nature of Jesus Christ through internalizing the whole perfect word of God.

6:29 All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.

NO Sin Offering to atone for a priest or for the congregation as a whole; may be eaten.

6:30 And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.

 

Leviticus 7

The Trespass Offering

Leviticus 7:1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy. 7:2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.

The Trespass offering is a Ram

7:3 And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, 7:4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away: 7:5 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a trespass offering.

The fat covering inner parts; fat tail, kidneys, lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys are to be burned on the alter, the remaining flesh is to be eaten by the priests in the Holy Place. The offerer may not eat any part of the offering

7:6 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy.

In the case of a sin offering for the high priest or the whole congregation: none of the Offering may be eaten. The fat covering inner parts; fat tail, kidneys, lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys are to be burned on the alter and the remainder of the animal is to be taken and burned completely outside the camp or city.

The priest that conducts the Sin and Trespass sacrifices for individuals and for the ruler [judge or king] shall have all that which is not burned on the altar.

1 Corinthians  9:13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? 14Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

Leviticus 7:7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.

When someone offers a Burnt Offering the priest shall have the hide as his wages. Otherwise the entire animal is to be burned to ashes.

7:8 And the priest that offereth any man’s burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.

The priest that prepares a Meat [Unleavened Bread] offering shall have it

7:9 And all the meat [Unleavened Bread] offering that is baken in the oven, and all that is dressed in the fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the priest’s that offereth it.

7:10 And every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.

Peace Offerings

In addition please see: Leviticus 3: The Peace Offering

7:11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.

7:12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving [in gratitude and rejoicing over having the atonement of the Sin Offering of Christ applied to him and being reconciled to God], then he shall offer with the [animal] sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.

The unleavened bread pictures the sinlessness of Christ and the leavened pictures the sin and imperfection of the offerer which required a Sin Offering.

7:13 Besides the [unleavened] cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.

The leavened bread shall be lifted up towards God by the priest and then brought back down: It shall NOT be burned on the altar as holy, because the leaven represents the imperfection of sin in the offerer; it shall be eaten by the priest.

7:14 And of it he shall offer one [cake of unleavened bread] out of the whole [the several cakes of the Offering] oblation for an heave offering unto the LORD, and it shall be [belong to] the priest’s that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.

7:15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.

7:16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten: 7:17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire.

7:18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.

If a part of the sacrifice becomes unclean it must be destroyed in the fire; however any clean person may eat of the Peace Offering and the offerer may eat and rejoice with family. This speaks of the eternal community among the faithful zealous godly, and their ONENESS and UNITY with God.

7:19 And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.

Any person who eats of the peace offering while having sin or being unclean and polluted; shall be utterly rejected by Christ.

In spiritual terms this means that any person willfully sinning, or equating loyalty to men and organizations as loyalty to God, obeying them and not being zealous to wash themselves clean from sin by internalizing the whole Word of God: Cannot be at peace with Christ or God the Father!

Today the Ekklesia is unclean through their idolatry in being zealous in following men and their organizations; and not being zealous to learn and keep the whole Word of God. Those blemishes on the bride; that uncleanness and sin: Have separated us from our God!

Therefore we cannot have a peaceable harmonious relationship with our God or his zealous servants!

This is a very serious matter. We have rejected any zeal for our God and his Word to follow whatever men say. That has separated us from Jesus Christ our espoused Husband and  from God our Father in haven. It is for this reason that:

Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, [we are a mixture of being hot for our own ways, and cold for the ways of God. Hot and cold mixed is lukewarm overall.] I will spue thee out of my mouth.

The latter day Ekklesia, who are overwhelmingly Laodicean, are going to be forcefully rejected by Jesus Christ, who will no longer intercede for us with his Father. The Daily Sacrificial work of our High Priest Jesus Christ is going to be stopped for Laodicea; who has lost any zeal to learn and keep the whole Word of God! Preferring instead to idolize men and organizations as little gods instead of the Mighty One of Jacob!

We have turned away from any zeal for the whole Word of God and we have become an unclean thing to be rejected by the Eternal

1 Corinthians 3:17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

Revelation 3:17 Because [we are proud and think we are the source of all wisdom and truth] thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art [spiritually] wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire [of the correction of great tribulation], that thou mayest be rich [in spiritual things]; and white raiment [which is the righteousness that comes from internalizing and keeping the whole word of God], that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness [that our sins are not revealed] do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve [seek the understanding of the holy spirit which is given to the repentant who are zealous to learn and keep the whole word of God] , that thou mayest see.

The tribulation is now imminent to correct the fallen away

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Leviticus 7:20 But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

7:21 Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

We cannot be at ONE with Jesus Christ and God the Father while teaching compromise with the Word of God.

Those who claim to be at One with God and justify sin [like polluting the Sabbath] are false wolves among the flock

General Laws of the Sacrifice

We must not eat any animal fat, but it can be used for other purposes; if it is not killed in sacrifice.

7:22 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 7:23 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. 7:24 And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it.

This is not some light thing to God but is the same as if one refused to fast on the Fast of Atonement.

7:25 For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people.

The same is true of eating any blood

7:26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. 7:27 Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

 

Peace Offerings

7:28 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 7:29 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his peace offerings unto the LORD shall bring his oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of his peace offerings.

The offerer of the Peace Offering shall give the breast, fat and kidneys to the priest that he may “wave” it; lifting it up and down to be accepted by God for the offerer. This speaks to the lifting of the Lamb of God to be accepted as reconciling us to peace with the Father.

7:30 His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD. 7:31 And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.

The breast is to be given to the priest for the wave offering, to be lifted and brought back down and then to belong to the priest, the fatty parts to be burned on the alter and right foreleg given to officiating priest (heave offering) the rump and ribs for the offerer.

7:32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings. 7:33 He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part.

7:34 For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel.

Please notice that these parts of the sacrifices were in addition to the tithes which is another subject.

The granting of these parts to the priests was much more than physical sustenance; it was an admonition that the priests [the Aaronic priesthood was replaced by the High Priesthood of Jesus Christ] MUST be partakers of the offerings; that the ministry must consume the sacrifices as an allegory, that they must fully internalize the nature of Jesus Christ which teh sacrifice represents.

7:35 This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the LORD in the priest’s office; 7:36 Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them [anointed the priest to service , by a statute for ever throughout their generations.

The sacrificial system sums up the work of Jesus Christ and the example of service that we are to follow!

This is the job of the ministry and brethren of Jesus Christ today:

To internalize the whole Word of God; and to bring ourselves and the people into a peaceful reconciled relationship with God the Father; by rebuking sin and teaching true sincere repentance, by teaching a passionate zeal to learn and to keep the whole Word of God!

By internalizing the very nature of Jesus Christ ourselves, and then teaching others to do likewise; and by serving and teaching others to serve God the Father and Jesus Christ;with patient Christ-like dedicated wholehearted service to God.

7:37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings; 7:38 Which the LORD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai.

 

Leviticus 8

The Priesthood  and Tabernacle consecrated

Leviticus 8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 8:2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread; 8:3 And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

8:4 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 8:5 And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the LORD commanded to be done.

This event is the initial consecration of the priesthood of Aaron and the Tabernacle of God.

This was an instructional allegory of the  priesthood of Jesus Christ; [which priesthood we are ALL called into].  We  must first repent and be baptized, committing to “go and sin no more;”  then the blood of the sacrifice is applied to cover our sins, and then being washed clean [so that no blemish or sin exist] by the water of the whole Word of God, we can then be  sanctified by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 

8:6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.

Then we can be dressed in the royal robes of righteousness; which is the whole Word of God.

Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Leviticus 8:7 And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith. 8:8 And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.

8:9 And he put the mitre [crown] upon his head; also upon the mitre, even upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Then the oil representing the Holy Spirit was used to sanctify the tabernacle [temple] and all the holy things. The pure olive oil represents the Holy Spirit and the very nature of God the Father in heaven, being placed on and in us, and sanctifying those things upon which it is put; setting them apart to the service of God the Father in heaven.

8:10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them. 8:11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.

Aaron and the priesthood sanctified by the oil representing the Holy Spirit

8:12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him [to set him apart for the service of God].

8:13 And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets [“lesser crowns,” Aaron the high priest of the Mosaic Covenant, an allegory of Jesus Christ the High Priest of the New Covenant; and the priests, an allegory of the called out and chosen to be priests of the New Covenant] upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.

The sin offering covering the sins of the priesthood is offered for them

8:14 And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.

The blood of the Sin Offering for the priests, was poured out to purify from sin and reconcile the offerer’s to God the Father in heaven. This speaks of Jesus Christ in his capacity as the Sin Offering for the called out and chosen to his priesthood.

8:15 And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.

The fat was burned on the altar, for the Sin Offering for the priests, picturing the energy of Christ in atoning for the sins of the priests and reconciling them to God the Father in heaven.

8:16 And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses burned it upon the altar.

The remainder of the bullock was taken and burned completely, outside the camp; according to the instructions for a Sin Offering for the priests.

8:17 But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire without the camp; as the LORD commanded Moses.

The Burnt Offering

Sin having been atoned for, a Burnt Offering was then offered, picturing the complete dedicated wholehearted service of Messiah to the Father; which example the priests [we are ALL called to be priests] are to follow.

The Ram, pictures leadership of the flock in the strong power of dedicated godliness and zeal for the whole Word of God

8:18 And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. 8:19 And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. 8:20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, and the fat.

Washing the inward parts of the ram was still another indication that we are to fully internalize the Word and nature of God into the very heart of our beings.

Ephesians 5:25 . . . . even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, [any uncleanness or sin] or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Leviticus 8:21 And he washed the inwards and the legs in water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon the altar: it was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, and an offering made by fire unto the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.

The Ram of Consecration for the priests: This appears to be a kind of Peace Offering

8:22 And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. 8:23 And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood of it, and put it upon the tip of Aaron’s right ear [representing that he should always be attentive to HEAR the Word of God], and upon the thumb of his right hand [representing that he should always be attentive to keep and live by every Word of God with all the strength of his hand], and upon the great toe of his right foot [representing that he should be attentive to walk (live) by every Word of God]. 8:24 And he brought Aaron’s sons, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.

The fat, kidneys, the right foreleg and a piece of unleavened bread were waved to God the Father; being lifted up and then brought back down; by the priests.

8:25 And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right shoulder: 8:26 And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before the LORD, he took one unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled [unleavened] bread, and one [unleavened] wafer, and put them on the fat, and upon the right shoulder: 8:27 And he put all upon Aaron’s hands, and upon his sons’ hands, and waved them for a wave offering before the LORD.

These parts were then burned on the altar the smoke rising up into the air, as a demonstration that these men had been reconciled to God the Father through the Sin Offering, and internalizing the unleavened bread of the nature of God and the oil of the Holy Spirit so that peace now reigned between God and the consecrated priesthood.

This being an allegory that we are reconciled to God the Father by sincere repentance, the application of the Sin Offering of Jesus Christ, and the washing of the water of the whole Word of God; gained by diligently learning and zealously living by every Word of God; and we will then receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower us to live by every Word of God.

8:28 And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the altar upon the burnt offering: they were consecrations for a sweet savour: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

Moses as the mediator of the Mosaic Covenant, was given the breast of the Ram of consecration.  Jesus Christ is the Mediator of the New Covenant and his part is the leadership of the called out as pictured by the breast of the ram given to Moses.  The Ram is symbolic of leadership of the flock.

8:29 And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave offering before the LORD: for of the ram of consecration it was Moses’ part; as the LORD commanded Moses.

The blood was sprinkled on the priests, indicating the called out and chosen New Covenant priesthood will be consecrated and covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. The oil was also sprinkled on then as representative that the called out and chosen priests of the order of [Melchesidek] Jesus Christ, will be filled with the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ and God the Father.

Many have been called to become priests of Jesus Christ but only a very small number will be Chosen (Mat 20:16, 22:14).

8:30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

The Ram of Consecration with its unleavened bread offering is to be eaten by the offerers [the priests].  This is a reference to the fact that the called out priests of Jesus Christ must internalize the Ram [Jesus Christ the head of the Ekklesia (1 Cor 11:3)] and the Bread of Life {Jesus Christ the Word of God (Joh 6:35)].

8:31 And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it. 8:32 And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread [until morning] shall ye burn with fire.

They are to remain in the tabernacle for seven days. These seven days picture completeness, and the New Covenant Chosen for the priesthood of Jesus Christ, will consist of only those who have proved their complete devotion to God and the whole Word of God.

8:33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.

8:34 As he hath done this day, so the LORD hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

8:35 Therefore shall ye abide at [inside of] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

8:36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

 

Leviticus 9

After the seven days of consecration in the tabernacle the priests were brought out on the Eighth Day. The Eighth Day always represents a new beginning and the newly consecrated high priest was presented to the people on the Eighth Day, beginning the Mosaic Aaronic priesthood.

The new priesthood then offered a sin offering because they were physical and although priests of God were capable of sin. A Burnt Offering also being made to once again impress upon the Called Out priests that they were to be wholeheartedly zealous for learning, keeping and teaching the whole Word of God; as Jesus Christ dedicated himself to keep God the Father’s Word and Will and to live by every Word of God the Father (Mat 4:4).

Leviticus 9:1 And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel; 9:2 And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before the LORD.

Then Aaron was to make  Sin and Burnt Offerings on the day that the priests were fully consecrated.

Following the offerings for the priests a Sin and Burnt Offering was to be made for the entire congregation, followed by a peace offering for the entire congregation; to indicate that they had been reconciled to God the Father.   

The work and priesthood of Aaron was an allegory of the work and priesthood of the High Priest of the New Covenant, Jesus Christ; who gave himself as our Sin Offering to reconcile us with God the Father.

The people were to bring a Peace Offering showing that: Through the application of the Sin Offering of the High Priest Jesus Christ, and our sincere repentance to turn from sin to zealously keep the whole Word of God, we are reconciled to become UNITED and of ONE mind and totally at Peace with God the Father and the Son.

9:3 And unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a kid of the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering; 9:4 Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD; and a meat [unleavened bread] offering mingled with oil: for to day the LORD will appear unto you.

9:5 And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation: and all the congregation drew near and stood before the LORD.

If we repent of sin and the Sin Offering of Jesus Christ is applied to us, and we commit ourselves to go and sin no more by the power of the Holy Spirit [represented by the oil]; if we commit ourselves to learn and to live by every Word of God with dedicated zeal, which is the washing of water of the Word of God, the Burnt Offering: then we are reconciled and at Peace with God the Father, as represented by the Peace Offering.

Then the glory of God shall be in you and among all those who live by every Word of God with passionate love and dedicated zeal! Then you shall be the children of God!

9:6 And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you.

Aaron being a fallible man had to make atonement for himself and the people, but we have a perfect High Priest who was without sin and had no need to atone for himself; and offered himself to atone for the sins of the repentant (Heb 7).

The Mosaic high priest was an allegory to teach us about the eternal High Priesthood of Jesus Christ; the entire book of Hebrews. The Priesthood of God: Hebrews Part One and The Priesthood of God: Hebrews: Part Two

9:7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the LORD commanded.

Aaron then offered the Sin Offering for himself

9:8 Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.

9:9 And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him: and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar: 9:10 But the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar; as the LORD commanded Moses.

9:11 And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire without the camp.

This burning outside the camp, symbolized the total rejection from the body of believers, of sin and of the unrepentant sinful.

After the Sin Offering for himself  Aaron then presented the Burnt Offering symbolizing Christ-like dedicated zeal, to wholeheartedly learn and keep the whole Word of God as Jesus Christ did.

After Aaron had killed the Burnt Offering his sons assisted him with the details of the Offering. Even so, we are called out to become priests of Melchesidek and to assist our High Priest Jesus Christ, to teach and bring humanity into a proper relationship with God the Father.

9:12 And he slew the burnt offering; and Aaron’s sons presented unto him the blood, which he sprinkled round about upon the altar.

9:13 And they presented the burnt offering unto him, with the pieces thereof, and the head: and he burnt them upon the altar. 9:14 And he did wash the inwards and the legs, and burnt them upon the burnt offering on the altar.

Aaron offered the Sin and Burnt Offerings for himself, because he was a high priest subject to sin; this being required of the physical high priest, but a Sin Offering was not required to be offered for our sinless sacrifice and High Priest, Jesus Christ, because he had no sin.

The atoning offerings were then made by the physical high priest on behalf of the people called out of Egypt; picturing the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the repentant Called Out of spiritual Egypt.

9:15 And he brought the people’s offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it, and offered it for sin, as the first.

After the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is applied to atone for the sins of the sincerely repentant, they are then to dedicate themselves to Christ-like wholehearted service to God the Father as pictured by the Burnt Offering.

9:16 And he brought the burnt offering, and offered it according to the manner.

The Unleavened Bread Offering pictures Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life. The handful burned on the altar picturing Christ as the Bread of Life, the Word of God  sent and consecrated by God the Father; and the remainder to be eaten picturing the internalizing of the very nature of Christ by the repentant called out (John 6).

9:17 And he brought the meat offering, and took an handful thereof, and burnt it upon the altar, beside the burnt sacrifice of the morning.

Then with sin sincerely repented of and atoned for, and the repentant being zealous to learn and keep the whole Word of God; which is to internalize the way to life eternal, the Bread of Life, to internalize the very nature of Jesus Christ and God the Father as revealed in the whole Word of God: We are reconciled to peace with God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ!

The Peace offerings are then made according to the commandments previously studied

9:18 He slew also the bullock and the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings, which was for the people: and Aaron’s sons presented unto him the blood, which he sprinkled upon the altar round about, 9:19 And the fat of the bullock and of the ram, the rump, and that which covereth the inwards, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver: 9:20 And they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the altar: 9:21 And the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for a wave offering before the LORD; as Moses commanded.

9:22 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings.

When all these things were done according to the instructions of Messiah as delivered to Moses; the glory of the presence of God fell on the tabernacle in the sight of all the people, and the fire of God consumed the offerings. Thus demonstrating that God will be present through his Holy Spirit, in his temple of the sincerely repentant Called Out of Sin!

Repentance [represented by the obedience of bringing the offerings] and the application of atonement for sin; followed by a dedicated zeal to serve God and to learn and keep God’s Word and to “go and sin no more” reconciles us to God the Father and brings the gift of forgiveness and the Holy Spirit which will lead us into the truth of the whole Word of God, to become like our Father in heaven! 

God is not divided against himself!  and God’s Spirit will NEVER lead anyone to go against or to compromise with the Word of God!  That is how we discern the Spirit of God from every counterfeit spirit; by consistency with the Word of God!

9:23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people. 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

 

Leviticus 10

This chapter concerns events on the Eighth Day after the seven days of Consecration of the priests in Chapter 9. This concerns the sacrifices of the Eighth Day and the events of the sin of Nadab and Abihu in placing strange fire on the altar in defiance of the command of God.

The fire of God represents the Holy Spirit [See Acts 2) and the strange fire represented any false spirit; therefore Nadab and Abihu were killed for our example; that being of any spirit, other than the Spirit of God brings death. It is God alone that gives the fire of the Holy Spirit to the repentant, covered by the Sin Offering.

God’s Holy Spirit will not coexist with the false spirit of sin and rebellion against the Word of God; further what these men did was contrary to the commandments of God. They did what they thought was right, instead of living by every Word of God. 

Anyone who teaches anything different from the Word of God or compromises with God’s Word is not being led by the Holy Spirit; no matter what they claim. 

Today many claim that God’s Spirit has led them to do this or to believe that which is contrary to God’s Word;  such people are deceived not understanding that God’s Spirit is in full unity with the Word of God. 

Leviticus 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. 10:2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

Moses pointed out to his brother that Aaron’s two sons had rebelled against the Word of God and had brought this upon themselves, by NOT glorifying God through obedience to the Word of God.

It is for this same reason of deciding our own ways for ourselves and not being zealous to obey the whole Word of God, that the Ekklesia, their leaders and elders and the people who follow them in place of following God; will be rejected by Jesus Christ and cast into physical destruction that the spirit may be saved.

Those who seek to learn and live by every Word of God in repentant zeal, will be sanctified [Set Apart to godliness] by God; while those who are not zealous to learn and keep the whole Word of God will be rejected by him; they will NOT be among the chosen.

10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

There are some who may not understand the difference between priests and Levites. Aaron and his descendants were to be the priesthood, while all other descendants  of Levi were called to be Levites. The function of the Levites was to support the priesthood, by performing the physical duties required in the tabernacle/temple and to help insulate the priests from any uncleanness.

The Levites were then tasked with removing the bodies of the two rebels, that the priests would not become unclean by a dead body. The two rebels were carried outside the camp, symbolizing that rebels and sinners against obeying the whole Word of God are rejected out of the body of believers who do live by every Word of God.

In today’s spiritual terms this refers to the rejection by Christ of all those obeying and following men and organizations [or any other] and being zealous for a man or “church;” instead of being zealous to live by every Word of God.

A few years ago someone wrote to me saying “I love [a church] so much:” and that is the problem: People loving corporations or men more than they love the Word of God to learn and to live by it. Instead they love and make idols of men and their organizations.

10:4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron [not of the Aaronic priesthood but still Levites], and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp. 10:5 So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said.

Aaron is told NOT to mourn publically for his sons, because they had died by the hand of God for their sin of rebellion and disobedience; for to publically mourn for sinners was not consistent with the office of the priests. Yet the congregation could mourn for these men; which pictures a mourning over the sin that brought their deaths.

Shaving the beard [most often the whole head] and rending clothes was a demonstration of being in mourning in those days.

10:6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover [shave] not your heads [for the dead], neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.

The priests [we are ALL called to be priests of the New Covenant High Priesthood of Jesus Christ] are not to turn to the right or left, and are not to blemish their calling to the priesthood and anointing with the Holy Spirit, for ANY reason!

We, as people called out to become priests of the New Covenant priesthood of Jesus Christ are to be passionately zealous for our calling to learn and live by and teach every Word of God; at ALL tines FOREVER!

Those who are zealous for their own ways, and are not zealous to live by every Word of God; those who equate loyalty to some man or organization as loyalty to God: shall be rejected by Jesus Christ!

Once we have committed ourselves at baptism; we are to continually grow towards complete total UNITY with God the Father; turning AWAY from what we think is right: To do what GOD says is right.

10:7 And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.

The priests were forbidden to drink alcohol when they were serving in their offices, lest the alcohol pervert their judgment.

The elders and brotherhood of the Called Out are not to be given to wine or alcohol, lest their judgment be perverted and they forget the differences between the holy and the profane, between the Word of God and the ways of men. There is far too much alcohol; and alcoholism in the Ekklesia today.

Many brethren and very many elders need to repent of excessive alcohol consumption. I challenge you to record every time you drink and how many hours you waste doing so, and compare that with how much time you spend studying and thinking on the Word of God. Let’s get back to the correct focus in our lives.

10:8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

Intoxicants including but not limited to alcohol often pervert sound judgment and lead us away from a good understanding of the whole Word of God. 

10:10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean; 10:11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

Aaron and his remaining sons were to eat the unleavened bread of the offerings continually [not just during the Feast of Unleavened Bread] while in active service at the Tabernacle/Temple, typifying the internalizing of the Bread of Life, the Logos; Jesus Christ in print; the whole Word of God. 

10:12 And Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the meat [unleavened bread] offering that remaineth of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and eat it without leaven beside the altar: for it is most holy: 10:13 And ye shall eat it in the holy place, because it is thy due, and thy sons’ due, of the sacrifices of the LORD made by fire: for so I am commanded.

10:14 And the wave breast and heave shoulder shall ye eat in a clean place; thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with thee: for they be thy due, and thy sons’ due, which are given out of the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of Israel.

When the priesthood was changed from the Levitical priesthood to the High Priesthood of Melchesidek [Jesus Christ]; the right to take tithes of the congregation and to partake of the offerings was also transferred to the priesthood of Jesus Christ.

10:15 The heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be thine, and thy sons’ with thee, by a statute for ever; as the LORD hath commanded.

The goat Sin Offering on behalf of the people was burned by Aaron, instead of being eaten by the priests, for Aaron could not eat of it when his two sons had died.

10:16 And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron which were left alive, saying, 10:17 Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy, and God hath given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD? 10:18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the holy place: ye should indeed have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded.

Aaron said that he held himself responsible for the sin of his sons, and therefore he had not eaten the Sin Offering of the people, but had burnt the Sin Offering outside the camp as was to be done for the sin of a priest.

10:19 And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD? 10:20 And when Moses heard that, he was content.

 

Leviticus 11

Before I begin Lev 11, I want to point out that the modern Rabbinic movement is an outgrowth of the Hellenic Pharisees of Babylon and Egypt. These folks have used their own reasoning to create their own traditions that made the commandments of God of no effect.

A classic example of this is their views on the clean and the unclean.

While we are commanded to not even touch a dead unclean animal, many sects claim that the commandment is only concerned with eating the flesh. Using that false premise they say that any other products from dead unclean creatures may be used at will. Some Orthodox sects insist on wearing hats made of dog skin/fur for their members, yet they will not walk on the same side of the street with a woman lest she be unclean.

All kosher certifying agencies are not the same.  There are several Rabbinic Kosher certifying organizations and some will certify as kosher any product of dead unclean animals except the actual flesh. they will accept anything made from skin and bone such as gelatin, soap etc and label it kosher.

The word kosher means fit or proper and blessed by a Christ rejecting Rabbi.

Do NOT assume that a kosher mark means that the product is clean by biblical standards unless you know the agency doing the certifying.  Such things as kosher marshmallow only mean that it was blessed by a Rabbi; it may contain gelatin from biblically unclean sources.

We must not trust the apostate from Moses rabbinate to be our guide. It would be far better to trust the scriptures themselves and learn to discern between the clean and the unclean for ourselves.

As far as source labeling, look buy gelatin made from sea weed like Agar gelatin. Vegan vegetarian labeling is far more credible than kosher such matters.

God separated certain animals as clean and others as unclean to teach us the object lesson that there is a difference between the holy and the profane.

Living “unclean” animals are not unclean to touch and neither is the hair or wool sheared from living animals; it is the DEAD animals that are unclean and not to by eaten or even touched. That means that the skin and furs of dead unclean animals are not to be touched.

Paul admonished the New Covenant faithful to obey the laws of clean and unclean, and to eat only those things sanctified by scripture; which sanctification is listed in Leviticus 11.

We may eat or use with thanks for God’s provision to us, the dead bodies of those creatures SANCTIFIED by the word of God ONLY!

1 Timothy 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Leviticus 11:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, 11:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. 11:3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud [both], among the beasts, that shall ye eat.

We may not eat, use or touch the dead body of any creature that does not BOTH chew the cud and split the hoof among animals, or any under water creature that does not have BOTH fins and scales at the time we take it. We may not eat, use or touch the dead body of any bird that does not have a crop and is not able to fly, nor can we eat any insect that does not have both legs for leaping and wings for flying.

11:4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

11:5 And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. 11:6 And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

11:8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

The waters

11:9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. 11:10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: 11:11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

11:12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

 

Birds

11:13 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, 11:14 And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; 11:15 Every raven after his kind; 11:16 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, 11:17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, 11:18 And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, 11:19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

 

Insects

11:20 All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.

11:21 Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth; 11:22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind. 11:23 But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet [but do not have legs to leap with], shall be an abomination unto you.

To even touch the carcass [dead body] of an unclean creature; becomes unclean and must bathe and be unclean until the sun is set.

11:24 And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even. 11:25 And whosoever beareth ought of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

11:26 The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean. 11:27 And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.

To touch the dead body makes one unclean and if we wear skins and furs from unclean creatures it is as if we have eaten them; for both acts make us unclean.

11:28 And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash [himself and] his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.

11:29 These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, 11:30 And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole. 11:31 These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.

11:32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.

11:33 And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.

11:34 Of all meat [food] which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.

11:35 And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean and shall be unclean unto you.

11:36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.

11:37 And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed [which is dry and not germinating] which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

11:38 But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

11:39 And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die [of itself]; he that toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even. 11:40 And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

11:41 And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten. 11:42 Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.

Those who make themselves unclean are an abomination to God. WHY? to teach us the difference between spiritually holy things and spiritually profane things.

The physically unclean thing is a picture of the death of the wicked in their unrepented sin, who are not in UNITY and AT ONE in holiness with God the Father!

The clean thing that is killed by man; is a picture of the perfection, purity and sinlessness of Christ who was killed by men, and who’s very nature is to be internalized by the called out of bondage to sin in physical and spiritual Egypt; being clean and pure from all sin, and fully at ONE with God the Father and Jesus Christ!

11:43 Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.

11:44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Physical defilement is a picture of spiritual defilement; by association with and being partakers of the sins of others.

1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.

Leviticus 11:45 For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

This is the kind of priests ; the kind of ministry of the High Priesthood of Jesus Christ that God wants:

Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the [physically and spiritually] unclean and the clean. 24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

We should be zealous to be physically clean, in our overwhelmingly unclean world; and we should go forward from the physical; to be zealous to become spiritually clean, without any spot, blemish or wrinkle of spiritual uncleanness or sin.

We should be as shocked, disgusted and appalled at the very idea of eating some scripturally unclean thing, or for some spiritual uncleanness and sin like calling the Sabbath holy and then paying others to serve us; as we would be if we were served a bowl of sewage.

Leviticus 11:46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth: 11:47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.

 

Leviticus 12

Leviticus 12 is about things associated with childbirth

Leviticus 12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 12:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.

We are commanded to circumcise our sons on the eighth day of their life. The eighth day represents a new beginning.

 Circumcision removes a piece of skin covering a most sensitive area and is an allegory of the removal of the sin that separates people from God, making people sensitive to the whole Word of God.

Physical circumcision is an allegory of the spiritual circumcision of the heart which is sincere repentance 

Jeremiah 4:4  Circumcise yourselves to the Lord [sincerely repent], and take away the foreskins of your heart [remove the sin which separates us from God], ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord‘s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Circumcision of the flesh is an allegory of circumcision of the  heart which is the sincere repentance which truly reconciles all humanity to God the Father.

Circumcision pictures the Eighth Day Feast [after Tabernacles] representing all humanity being harvested and changed to spirit, going forward into eternity with God the Father, sensitive to and living by every Word of God.

12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

Paul tells us that adult converts need not be circumcised for they are already circumcised in heart; that in no way obviates the command to circumcise our male children on the eighth day; as they are not circumcised in heart. We are to circumcise all of our male children on their eighth ay of life.

Seclusion of mother and child

After the first seven days the mother must remain in seclusion for another 33 days making the total of 40 days. The forty days being the period of purifying before entering the presence of God [the tabernacle, temple or any holy place].

Let me also say that such a seclusion is of great benefit to the mother and child; giving them time in a close family home environment to bond and to recover from the birth and develop immunity to disease. Breast feeding is highly important for this bonding and natural immunization process.

One should never allow the child to be artificially immunized by physicians since this is known to cause autism and a variety of other issues like SIDS; and  baby formulas should be avoided unless the mother cannot nurse; then the first choice should be a converted wet nurse [with a biblical diet] and not formula. 

Commercial prepared baby foods which are high in starch and preservatives [a ticking time bomb for future diabetes] should also be avoided.

12:4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.

If the child is female the mother’s separation shall be double that of a male child

12:5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six [66] days.

66 days plus two weeks is 80 days. My wife and I practiced this by mutual consent for our three sons and one daughter.

We make these specified sacrificial offerings today, by going to God the Father in prayer and asking that the sacrifice of Christ be applied to us and to the child, setting apart the child through our faithfulness, and asking for an understanding of these things.

A sin offering for the shed blood; which goes back to Eden where sin and bloodshed entered the world and a burden was placed on women for that sin, as a perpetual reminder of sin (Gen 3:16); the sin offering for the mother, being the application of Christ’s sacrifice for the repentant obedient woman. And a burnt offering to demonstrate the wholehearted faithful service to God the Father and Jesus Christ and those of like-mind.

For the woman is commanded to reproduce, and childbearing is a great service to God the Father, for a woman gave birth to Messiah the Christ, the Deliverer of humanity.

12:6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest: 12:7 Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her that hath born a male or a female.

12:8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles [turtle doves], or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

 

Leviticus 13

Introduction

The leper was unclean and could not enter the tabernacle / temple or be touched by anyone until he / she was made clean. Biblical leprosy is not the same as today’s disease called leprosy, but was generally any disfiguring skin disease. Any disfiguring disease of the skin was lumped together under the general heading of leprosy.

The main issue of the various skin diseases lumped together under the title “leprosy” was disfigurement which prevented a clean and wholesome appearance; rather than contagion.

The issue of leprosy was the same as that of any sacrificial animal having to be without blemish; imperfection in either was a type of being blemished by sin. 

As a type of sin they could not enter the temple, this was an instructional allegory that no one having any sin could be a part of  the spiritual Temple of the Holy Spirit or be associated with any godly person.  The issue of clean unclean was an instructional allegory for us that God will have absolutely NOTHING to do with sin, and that NO uncleansed sinner [not made clean by sincere repentance and the sacrifice of Christ and going forward to live by every Word of God] can inherit eternal life.

Jesus cleansed lepers to demonstrate that He could remove the blemishes of the flesh, as an instructional example that he could remove the blemishes of sin as well.  He healed the physically sick to reveal that he would heal the spiritually sick and opened the eyes and ears of the blind and deaf to demonstrate that he would open the eyes and ears of spiritual understanding

Ephesians 5:25 . . . . even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word [to learn and keep the whole word of God thus removing the spots and blemishes of sin], 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

The wicked who lack zeal to make themselves perfect, as Christ and God the Father are perfect; through the diligent study and keeping of every Word of God, are likened to spots and blemishes on the garments of righteousness.

2 Peter 2 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

The law of the uncleanness of disfiguring skin diseases, is an allegory of the need to be healed of the spotting and blemishes of sin.

As any sacrificial animal must be without blemish, because it represents the purity, perfection and sinlessness of Christ; so the law of uncleanness from disfiguring skin diseases is an allegory that those people who enter into the presence of God must also be pure, perfect and free from sin.

Perfection [and the removal of all spots and blemishes of sin] comes through the internalizing of the whole Word of God to learn it and to live by it.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

There are many different skin diseases labeled as leprosy, which is why Leviticus 13 is so long, it identifies the symptoms of many such diseases. I am not going to go into the symptoms of every disfiguring skin disease except the occasional comment.

It is the big picture of the meaning of assigning the status of uncleanness to those who are not physical perfect in the Mosaic dispensation; as an allegory of those who are not clean and are spotted by the blemishes of sin in the New Covenant which is the point.

Those who are not diligent to learn, live by  and teach the whole Word of God, and instead rely on their own ways and follow idols of men and organizations contrary to scripture; are full of the spiritual leprosy of the spots and blemishes of sin.

Leviticus 13:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying, 13:2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests: 13:3 And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.

13:4 If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days: 13:5 And the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague in his sight be at a stay, and the plague spread not in the skin; then the priest shall shut him up seven days more: 13:6 And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague be somewhat dark, and the plague spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is but a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

Scabs that grow to cover injury do not make anyone unclean, since they will fall away when the wound heals; only a genuine disfiguring disease makes one unclean.

13:7 But if the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after that he hath been seen of the priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen of the priest again. 13:8 And if the priest see that, behold, the scab spreadeth in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a leprosy.

The spreading and growth of any encrustment on the skin indicates that it is more than a simple scab.

13:9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest; 13:10 And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the rising be white in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising; 13:11 It is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut him up [for examination after a period of time]: for he is unclean.

Here we have a key that it is the spotting and blemishes that make the person unclean, for a person completely covered with every part looking the same having no outstanding spots or blemishes; is considered clean even if he has a disease.

13:12 And if a leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of him that hath the plague from his head even to his foot, wheresoever the priest looketh; 13:13 Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: it is all turned white: he is clean.

It is the spots and blemishes that make a person unclean, because they are analogous of the spotting, blemishes and the imperfection of sin.

13:14 But when raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be unclean. 13:15 And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean: it is a leprosy.

13:16 Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto white, he shall come unto the priest; 13:17 And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the plague be turned into white; then the priest shall pronounce him clean [if his whole body is white and not spotted] that hath the plague: he is clean.

13:18 The flesh also, in which, even in the skin thereof, was a boil, and is healed, 13:19 And in the place of the boil there be a white rising, or a bright spot, white, and somewhat reddish, and it be shewed to the priest; 13:20 And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it be in sight lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white; the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy broken out of the boil.

13:21 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs therein, and if it be not lower than the skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days: 13:22 And if it spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague.

Healed boils do not make one unclean unless they become infected and spread; like sin grows and spreads. 

13:23 But if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not, it is a burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

13:24 Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a hot burning, and the quick flesh that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white; 13:25 Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and it be in sight deeper than the skin; it is a leprosy broken out of the burning: wherefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.

13:26 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days: 13:27 And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: and if it be spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.

13:28 And if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not in the skin, but it be somewhat dark; it is a rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is an inflammation of the burning.

Diseases of the hair and scalp

13:29 If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the beard; 13:30 Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin hair; then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a dry scall, even a leprosy upon the head or beard.

13:31 And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, it be not in sight deeper than the skin, and that there is no black hair in it; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague of the scall seven days: 13:32 And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague: and, behold, if the scall spread not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the scall be not in sight deeper than the skin; 13:33 He shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up him that hath the scall seven days more: 13:34 And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall: and, behold, if the scall be not spread in the skin, nor be in sight deeper than the skin; then the priest shall pronounce him clean: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

13:35 But if the scall spread much in the skin after his cleansing; 13:36 Then the priest shall look on him: and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for yellow hair; he is unclean.

13:37 But if the scall be in his sight at a stay [stopped from spreading], and that there is black hair grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

Freckles do not make one unclean since they are natural and not a disease

13:38 If a man also or a woman have in the skin of their flesh bright spots, even white bright spots; 13:39 Then the priest shall look: and, behold, if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be darkish white; it is a freckled spot that groweth in the skin; he is clean.

Balding does not make one unclean, it is natural and not a disease

13:40 And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean. 13:41 And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean.

If the baldness be caused by a disease, the balding person is unclean

13:42 And if there be in the bald head, or bald forehead, a white reddish sore; it is a leprosy sprung up in his bald head, or his bald forehead. 13:43 Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the rising of the sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh; 13:44 He is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague is in his head.

The unclean by reason of a skin disease [a spot, blemish, skin cancer etc] shall be kept outside the congregation until he is healed. This pictures the truth that a person having been spotted by the blemish of sin, cannot enter the Body of Christ, the congregation of God, without the cleansing of sincere repentance and the application of the atoning sacrifice of Christ to remove the uncleanness [blemish of sin].

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

Leviticus 13:45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.

13:46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.

Cloth and leather which are spotted by an infection are unclean and are to be destroyed if the piece cannot be cleansed.

13:47 The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment; 13:48 Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin; 13:49 And if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a plague of leprosy, and shall be shewed unto the priest: 13:50 And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up it that hath the plague seven days: 13:51 And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean.

13:52 He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.

13:53 And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; 13:54 Then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more: 13:55 And the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is washed: and, behold, if the plague have not changed his colour, and the plague be not spread; it is unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; it is fret inward, whether it be bare within or without.

13:56 And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be somewhat dark after the washing of it; then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof: 13:57 And if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a spreading plague: thou shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire.

13:58 And the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, which thou shalt wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.

13:59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

 

 

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