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None of these sacrifices or offerings of the Tabernacle or Temple of ancient Israel apply to us today, yet all of them apply to us today. That paradox comes to us because forgiveness for diverging from the Creator’s plan has always come to mankind the same way: the old way of life must die. Offerings of blood and food never accomplished that — and never were meant to.
So then, what’s the deal with all the detailed instructions in the Bible about killing animals, pouring and sprinkling blood, burning carcasses and bringing in offerings of produce? Yeshua the Mashiakh taught in parables, and the Word of God teaches through the parable of the Tabernacle.
The punchline of the parable: When we sin, something has to die. The offerings that involved death of the animal teach that the contrite person — humble and seeking change — is transformed on the approach toward God, ultimately coming face to face with the Creator by way of the blood of the perfectly pure and innocent presented at the Tabernacle doorway. This parable memorializes Heaven’s mercy in forgiving humanity’s oopsies, carelessness, wanton disregard and even rebellion against the LORD by the Offering that only needed to be offered “once for all” (Heb. 9:11–14; 10:8–10).
Continue reading Leviticus 1:1-6:7: Entering God’s Presence via the sacrifice of a contrite heart
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The entire book of Leviticus is about the function of Israel’s high priest. Yeshua is our High Priest, and as we study Leviticus, we learn more about what Yeshua is doing for us in God’s presence.
Leviticus 1-3 starts with instructions about how to give free will offerings to God. These are not offerings of punishment but offerings of gratitude and love of God. We also learn how the High Priest prepares and gives these offerings to God. We can see the New Testament fulfillment in Yeshua as we read through Hebrews 5.
Continue reading Leviticus 1-3: Meanings of the burnt, grain and peace offerings
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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?