Leviticus 17 is one of the most difficult chapters in that book to understand. One of the main phrases that people question in this chapter is the phrase “that man [person] shall be cut off from among his people.” This chapter is not about how people were to slaughter animals for their daily meal. It is about God’s instructions about sacrifices and how sacrifices were not to be made by the people themselves, but they were to be brought to the priests so the different sacrifices were performed properly under priestly supervision.
The sacrifices of the day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) are not about the animals but about the Messiah and the people they represent. There’s so much beauty and hope in Sukkot. All 70 nations that came into being after the Flood, represented by the 70 bulls sacrificed during the entire feast, will be brought back to God.
Learn how to see Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) in the קרבנות qorbanot (offerings, sacrifices) presented in the Tabernacle on the מועדים moedim (appointed times, festivals) of יום תרעה Yom Teruah (Day of Blowing Trumpets), יום כפרים Yom haKippurim (Day of Atonement) and סכות Sukkot (Tabernacles).
These annual memorials of God’s action pointed forward to what Yeshua would do, has done, is doing and will do in the last days.
- What patterns are there in which sacrifices are offer on which Holy Day? What do those patterns tell us?
- Why must each grain/minhakh offering have salt, and what does it have to do with Abraham?
- Should we “count the omer” between Firstfruits or count the weeks heading to Shavuot (Feast of Weeks or Pentecost)?
- What’s the significance of 14 lambs offered each day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)? How does that relate to apostle Paul’s statement in Romans 8:36 that he was like sheep “killed all day long”?
- Where did the animals for the sacrifices come from? How many animals did each family have? What responsibility did the leadership have in this regard?
- What do each of the offerings represent?
- What happens to a priest who acts contrary to the will of the LORD?
- How are the leaders reconciled? Why are five different offerings required of errant leaders? What if there is not “peace” between a leader, and God when the leader approaches with a peace/fellowship offering?
- Why were there so many dynasties in the Kingdom of Israel (the northern kingdom) and only one in the Kingdom of Judah (the southern kingdom)?
- How do these offerings relate to us today?What do we offer God for sin today?
- Chol offering = whole body, all of us
- Minhakh/grain offering = sincerity & truth
- Sin/guilt offering = eliminate half of the offering and burn the rest on the altar to eliminate it from your life
- Repentance/fellowship offering = turn around
- What’s the process for reconciliation with our High Priest, Messiah Yeshua?
- How does this relate to the two greatest commandments?
- Can Yeshua offer us without repentence of sin, transgression and iniquity, if the high priests of Israel couldn’t do so?
- What is the object of the Holy Days? How much does God require of us?
Learn how to see Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) in the קרבנות qorbanot (offerings, sacrifices) presented at the Tabernacle of Israel on each ראש חדש Rosh Chodesh (New Moon), פסח Pesakh (Passover) and שבעות Shavu’ot (Pentecost).
These monthly and annual memorials of God’s action pointed forward to what Yeshua would do.
Learn how to see Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) in the תמיד tamid (continual, morning and evening) and שבת Shabbat (Sabbath) offerings.
These daily and weekly memorials of God’s action pointed forward to what Yeshua would do and is doing.