And on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. And having entered, they did not find the body of the Master יהושע. And it came to be, as they were perplexed about this, that see, two men stood by them in glittering garments. And becoming frightened and bowing their faces to the earth, these said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? “He is not here, but has been raised up! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galil, saying, ‘The Son of Aḏam has to be delivered into the hands of sinners, and be impaled, and the third day rise again.’ ” And they remembered His words. And having returned from the tomb they reported all this to the eleven and to all the rest. And it was Miryam from Mag̅dala, and Yoḥanah, and Miryam the mother of Ya‛aqoḇ, and the rest with them, who told this to the emissaries. And their words appeared to them to be nonsense, and they did not believe them. But Kĕpha arose and ran to the tomb. And stooping down, he saw the linen wrappings lying by themselves. And he went away home, marvelling at what took place. And see, two of them were going that same day to a village called Amma’us, which was twelve kilometres from Yerushalayim. And they were talking to each other of all this which had taken place. And it came to be, as they were talking and reasoning, that יהושע Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him. And He said to them, “What are these words you are exchanging with each other as you are walking – and you are sad?” And the one whose name was Qleophas answering, said to Him, “Are You the lone visitor in Yerushalayim who does not know what took place in it these days?” And He said to them, “What?” And they said to Him, “Concerning יהושע of Natsareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before Elohim and all the people, and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and impaled Him. “We, however, were expecting that it was He who was going to redeem Yisra’ĕl. But besides all this, today is the third day since these matters took place. “But certain women of ours, who arrived at the tomb early, also astonished us, when they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of messengers who said He was alive. “And some of those with us went to the tomb and found it, as also the women had said, but they did not see Him.” And He said to them, “O thoughtless ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! “Was it not necessary for the Messiah to suffer these and to enter into His esteem?” And beginning at Mosheh and all the Prophets, He was explaining to them in all the Scriptures the matters concerning Himself. And they approached the village where they were going, and He seemed to be going on. But they urged Him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening, and the day has declined.” And He went in to stay with them. And it came to be, when He sat at the table with them, having taken the bread, He blessed, and having broken, He was giving it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognised Him. And He disappeared from their sight. And they said to each other, “Was not our heart burning within us as He was speaking to us on the way, and as He was opening the Scriptures to us?” And rising up that same hour they returned to Yerushalayim, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, “The Master was truly raised, and has appeared to Shim‛on!” And they related what took place on the way, and how He was recognised by them in the breaking of the bread. And as they were saying this, יהושע Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” And being startled and frightened, they thought they had seen a spirit. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? “See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” And saying this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they were still not believing for joy, and marvelling, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. And taking it He ate in their presence. And He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all have to be filled that were written in the Torah of Mosheh and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it has been written, and so it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His Name to all nations, beginning at Yerushalayim. “And you are witnesses of these matters. “And see, I am sending the Promise of My Father upon you, but you are to remain in the city of Yerushalayim until you are clothed with power from on high.” And He led them out as far as Bĕyth Anyah, and lifting up His hands He blessed them. And it came to be, while He was blessing them, that He was parted from them and was taken up into the heaven. And they, having bowed down to Him, returned to Yerushalayim with great joy, and were continually in the Set-apart Place praising and blessing Elohim. Amĕn.
Luke 24:1-53 (ISR98)
This section in Luke that I have chosen is to address certain ideas that are prevalent among many who claim that they follow Y’shua and believe his words. The question in my mind has always been – do people actually know what Y’shua said? Discernment is always a major factor in understanding the themes in scripture, if we do not look at the context in which something is mentioned we can jump to the wrong conclusion. We can develop perspectives, if we fall into this error, which may be totally contrary to the mindset that the speakers and writers intended.
Do we say that Y’shua is our Mashiach and then totally ignore what he said? One of my personal issues with people’s discernment of scripture is when they defer to another source such as Sha’ul/Paul. First and foremost Y’shua is the Mashiach not Sha’ul, who himself said that he imitated Y’shua. Unfortunately those who try to use Sha’ul to speak against Torah do not understand our brother at all, as he in all his writings constantly confirms he is a follower of the Way; which is one of the terms used to describe Torah. A personal desire of my own would be to see someone place Sha’ul’s writings in their proper sequence chronologically. This would greatly help many realize that several of our brothers writings are out of sequence historically on the timeline of the events he has recorded. The letter to the Romans is in all likelihood his final letter at least as far as those collected for the B’rit Chadashah/New Testament are concerned. My personal opinion is that his letter to the Romans is much more stern than some of his other letters pertaining to the content and understanding of the point he is trying to get across to each group that he writes to. As long as people read the B’rit Chadashah and divorce it from the Torah and the Prophets they will never know Y’shua.
In the current series we are presenting ideas about the exiles/galuts and how they are being dealt with by Yah, we will be pointing out how the 10 tribes are basically ignorant of Yah’s will. Please do not think that we are separating ourselves from those who read this material as we ourselves are predominantly descended from these same tribes. Personally I must be grateful to Yah for having the information presented to me early in my life in the church. This is one of the points which has always perplexed me, as some of the very people, who attended the same congregations with me, did not seem to digest this information. As Y’shua is a Mashiach for Isra’el then the renewed covenant that he makes with his talmidim/disciples is the one Yirma’yahu/Jeremiah is referring to in his writing to the house of Y’hudah/Judah. The Prophet is trying to encourage the Jews by telling them that their exile in Babylon will come to an end, and that it is not the end of the restoration of Israel. Yirmeyahu is continuing with the theme Yah has given to all the prophets concerning the re-gathering of the descendants of Ya’akov to once again form one united people. One of the important aspects of this timeframe in which Yirmeyahu is living concerns the fact that both he and Yechezk’el/Ezekiel are kohenim/priests whose duties relate to keeping the 12 tribes in line with Torah.
Resurrection or restoration is the promise that Y’shua is telling us the Father has promised for the 12 tribes of Isra’el and in the greater all of humanity. We lost our place and our immortality in the garden and Yah has been trying to offer us the way back ever since. Stubbornness is why we continue in the quagmire of sin and lawlessness that prevent us from returning to paradise. The garden is on a physical planet, earth, and is not some mystical/ethereal location without any defined parameters. As long as humanity insist that we are immortal souls we will continue to believe a false report about death. In the following verse we will see that Sha’ul is pointing back to the beginning of the story of the Adam/human being: For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (ASV) and this thought line he is referring to is so misunderstood because it is not connected with the beginning. The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.” B’reshit/Genesis 2:15-17 (HCSB) Immortality is not a permanent state but one which requires obedience in order to eat from the tree of life which is also presented to us in the Chazon/Revelation chapter 22:1-2; Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. (NIV)
In verses five and six of Luke 24 the messengers at the tomb ask the women why they are seeking the living among the dead as the Master has already been raised up. Once again it is pointed out in the first century writings that Y’shua, the human being, did not bring himself back from the dead but the Father brought him back to life by giving him breath again. Most people struggle with the idea that the man Y’shua is not “god” as so many seem to believe, this quandary does not allow them to see that the son of man is a human being. The problem with holding this thought line deprives us of realizing something had to die for our sins and the creator cannot die … only humanity suffers death because of our rebellion against His Ways. Our designer and maker is immortal and we are not, therefore we will never be equal to Him; which makes us depend on Him for our very survival. This is the fear/respect of Yah spoken of by the Prophets.
“Now not with you alone am I making this covenant and this oath, but both with those who stand here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God and with those who are not with us here today (for you know how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the midst of the nations through which you passed; moreover, you have seen their abominations and their idols of wood, stone, silver, and gold, which they had with them); so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood. “It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, ‘I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.’ “The LORD shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather * the anger of the LORD and His jealousy will burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will rest on him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven. “Then the LORD will single him out for adversity from all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant which are written in this book of the law. “Now the generation to come, your sons who rise up after * you and the foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues of the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it, will say, D’varim/Deuteronomy 29:14-22 (NASB) This warning from Moshe to the 12 tribes of Isra’el is violated so frequently that it leads to 10 of the tribes eventually being cut off from their people via exile. This does not eliminate Y’hudah suffering the consequences of its own actions by its punishment and captivity under the Babylonians. The difference between these two events is that the Y’hudim returned to the land after 70 years but the northern kingdom is still yet to come home. If you remember an incident in his instructions to his talmidim, Y’shua is asked by Kefa/Simon Peter how many times are we required to forgive someone … is it seven times but Y’shua responds with seventy times seven is how many times we are to forgive. How many realize this is how the 70 years for Y’hudah’s punishment is determined according to the Sh’mitah violations which took four hundred and ninety years to build up to the judgment Yah handed down to them. Seventy times seven years is four hundred and ninety total. The house of Israel is also enduring the seven year scenario which continues to manifest itself in the in the duration of its exile. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn is delving into this process in his writings concerning the fictional presentation of the Harbinger that he has written pertaining to America and its judgment equaling what happened to Efraim prior to the sentence Yah handed down against him.
The Prophet Yesha’yahu questioned our forefathers when he asked who has believed our report, the our in this scenario is referring to himself and the other prophets of Yah. A prophet is so misunderstood, as so many believe performing miracles and telling us dreams or visions, these are not what makes that individual a prophet; but calling our people back to Torah is the mission that makes someone a prophet. Remember our father Avraham was described by Yah as a prophet because he taught his family and servants Yah’s ways. This was to be the mission taken up by his descendants especially those descended from Yitz’chak and Ya’akov so that they might be examples to the other peoples of the world. A light that shines in the darkness, isn’t this what Y’shua referred to when he spoke on the hill in the Galil/Galilee to the multitudes that day? Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Tehillim/Psalm 119:105 (HRB) A declaration of Yahweh to my lord, “Sit at my right [hand] until I make your enemies your footstool.” Tehillim 110:1 (LEB) In this previous verse, lord is referring to Y’shua the obedient human being who is considered Yah’s son. Many never stop and think that the Father is promising Y’shua that the sons enemies will be subjugated to the Torah. The Word Yochanan has defined is what spoke into creation all that exists and is also the voice that spoke at Mount Sinai the Torah for Isra’el.
In the section of Luke 24 verses 13 through 35 two talmidim, outside of the 12, had left Yerushalayim/Jerusalem obviously prior to the realization that the Master was alive again. As they are going to a certain village the teacher joins them in their walk and begins to have a conversation which causes the two men to ask him – do you not know the events that have happened in Yerushalayim? In response Y’shua begins to talk with them going back to Moshe and the Prophets telling them that scripture had proclaimed all these events would happen exactly the way they had been foretold. When they arrive at the village of their destination they sat down with the Master to eat and he breaks the bread and they realize who he is. In recognizing him as he breaks the bread there is only one explanation how they knew it was Y’shua, which would mean they had been at the meal along with the 12. This once again points to information that is discerned only by reading all the material and using a logical mind to come to the proper conclusion.
The events recorded after the resurrection of Y’shua are vital to understanding that we need to be much more concerned with indepth study then simply perusing the material. We should only skim when looking for a certain piece within the material pertaining to a specific aspect contained therein. Skimming should never be the method to look at scripture to obtain a proper perspective and understanding of the record available. We will now move on within the confines of what we’ve already presented to direct your attention to what Y’shua addresses as he speaks to those listeners about 2000 years ago.
In Christianity, the Pesach/Passover Lamb is thought of as a sin offering but this is incorrect. The Pesach Lamb is actually a salvation offering which is different than a sin offering. Misunderstanding the sacrifices is why so many mistakenly believe that all the sacrifices were basically the same. In addressing this ignorance the following sections of Torah need to be read and processed in your mind to get the proper perspective pertaining to their purpose. The readers of the B’rit Chadashah need to understand Mashiach did not do away with the Father’s rules, but provided restoration for the sinner to the Kingdom of Yah.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 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: 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. 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. And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation: 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. 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. 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, 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, 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. And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung, 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. 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; When 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. 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. And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock’s blood to the tabernacle of the congregation: And the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, even before the vail. 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. And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn it upon the altar. 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. 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. When a ruler 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; 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: 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. 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. 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. 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; 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. 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. 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. 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. And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish. 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. 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: 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. Vayikra/Leviticus 4:1-35 (KJV)
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, The feasts of the Lord which ye shall call the holy assemblies, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done, but in the seventh day shall be the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation: ye shall do no work therein, it is the Sabbath of the Lord, in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of the Lord, and holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. In the first month and in the fourteenth day of the month at evening shall be the Passover of the Lord. And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Also ye shall offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord seven days, and in the seventh day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the Priest, And he shall shake the sheaf before the Lord, that it may be acceptable for you: the morrow after the Sabbath, the Priest shall shake it. And that day when ye shake the sheaf, shall ye prepare a lamb without blemish of a year old, for a burnt offering unto the Lord: And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, for a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord of sweet savor: and the drink offering thereof the fourth part of an Hin of wine. And ye shall eat neither bread nor parched corn, nor green ears until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: this shall be a Law forever in your generations and in all your dwellings. Ye shall count also to you from the morrow after the Sabbath, even from the day that ye shall bring the sheaf of the shake offering, seven Sabbaths, they shall be complete. Unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days: then ye shall bring a new meat offering unto the Lord. Ye shall bring out of your habitations bread for the shake offering: they shall be two loaves of two tenth deals of fine flour, which shall be baken with leaven for firstfruits unto the Lord. Also ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of one year old, and a young bullock and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the Lord, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, for a sacrifice made by fire of a sweet savor unto the Lord. Then ye shall prepare an he goat for a sin offering, and two lambs of one year old for peace offerings. And the Priest shall shake them to and fro with the bread of the firstfruits before the Lord, and with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the Lord, for the Priest. So ye shall proclaim the same day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be an ordinance forever in all your dwellings, throughout your generations. And when you reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not rid clean the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou make any aftergathering of thy harvest, but shalt leave them unto the poor and to the stranger, I am the Lord your God. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, In the seventh month, and in the first day of the month shall ye have a Sabbath, for the remembrance of blowing the trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein, but offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, The tenth also of this seventh month, shall be a day of reconciliation: it shall be an holy convocation unto you, and ye shall humble your souls, and offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord. And ye shall do no work that same day: for it is a day of reconciliation, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. For every person that humbleth not himself that same day, shall even be cut off from his people. And every person that shall do any work that same day, the same person also will I destroy from among his people. Ye shall do no manner work therefore: this shall be a law forever in your generations, throughout all your dwellings. This shall be unto you a Sabbath of rest, and ye shall humble your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even to even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, In the fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be for seven days the feast of Tabernacles unto the Lord. In the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, and in the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you, and ye shall offer sacrifices made by fire unto the Lord: it is the solemn assembly, ye shall do no servile work therein. These are the feasts of the Lord (which ye shall call holy convocations) to offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, as burnt offering, and meat offering, sacrifice, and drink offerings, every one upon his day, Beside the Sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your free offerings, which ye shall give unto the Lord. But in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep an holy feast unto the Lord seven days: in the first day shall be a Sabbath: likewise in the eighth day shall be a Sabbath. And ye shall take you in the first day the fruit of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook, and shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. So ye shall keep this feast unto the Lord seven days in the year, by a perpetual ordinance through your generations: in the seventh month shall you keep it. Ye shall dwell in booths seven days: all that are Israelites born, shall dwell in booths, That your posterity may know that I have made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. So Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord. Vayikra/Leviticus 23:1-44 (GNV)
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, “Command the children of Yisra’ĕl, and you shall say to them, ‘Take heed to bring My offering, My food for My offerings made by fire as a sweet fragrance to Me, at their appointed time.’ “And you shall say to them, ‘This is the offering made by fire which you bring to יהוה: two male lambs a year old, perfect ones, daily, a continual burnt offering. ‘The one lamb you prepare in the morning, and the other lamb you prepare between the evenings, with one-tenth of an ĕphah of fine flour as a grain offering mixed with one-fourth of a hin of pressed oil, a continual burnt offering which was offered at Mount Sinai for a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה, and its drink offering, one-fourth of a hin for each lamb. Pour out the drink to יהוה as an offering in the set-apart place. ‘And the other lamb you prepare between the evenings. As the morning grain offering and its drink offering, you prepare it as an offering made by fire, a sweet fragrance to יהוה. ‘And on the Sabbath day two lambs a year old, perfect ones, and two-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with oil, with its drink offering, the burnt offering for every Sabbath, besides the continual burnt offering with its drink offering. ‘And on the beginnings of your months you bring near a burnt offering to יהוה : two young bulls and one ram, and seven lambs a year old, perfect ones; three-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with oil, for each bull; two-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with oil, for the one ram; and one-tenth of an ĕphah of fine flour, mixed with oil, as a grain offering for each lamb, as a burnt offering of sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה. ‘And their drink offering is half a hin of wine for a bull, and one-third of a hin for a ram, and one-fourth of a hin for a lamb. This is the burnt offering for each month throughout the months of the year, and one male goat as a sin offering to יהוה is prepared, besides the continual burnt offering and its drink offering. ‘And in the first month, on the fourteenth day, is the Passover of יהוה, and on the fifteenth day of this month is a festival. For seven days unleavened bread is eaten. ‘On the first day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. ‘And you shall bring near an offering made by fire as a burnt offering to יהוה: two young bulls and one ram, and seven lambs a year old, perfect ones they are for you, and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil. Prepare three-tenths of an ĕphah for a bull, and two-tenths for a ram. ‘Prepare one-tenth of an ĕphah for each of the seven lambs, and one goat as a sin offering, to make atonement for you. ‘Prepare these besides the burnt offering of the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering. ‘According to these you are to prepare the food of the offering made by fire daily for seven days, as a sweet fragrance to יהוה. It is prepared besides the continual burnt offering and its drink offering. ‘And on the seventh day you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. ‘And on the day of the first-fruits, when you bring a new grain offering to יהוה at your Festival of Weeks, you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. ‘And you shall bring near a burnt offering as a sweet fragrance to יהוה : two young bulls, one ram, and seven lambs a year old, with their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ĕphah for each bull, two-tenths for the one ram, one-tenth for each of the seven lambs, one male goat to make atonement for you, perfect ones they are for you. Prepare them with their drink offerings, besides the continual burnt offering with its grain offering.
‘And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work, it is a day of blowing the trumpets for you. ‘And you shall prepare a burnt offering as a sweet fragrance to יהוה : one young bull, one ram, seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and their grain offering: fine flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of an ĕphah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram, and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs, and one male goat as a sin offering, to make atonement for you, besides the burnt offering with its grain offering for the New Moon, the continual burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their right-ruling, as a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה. ‘And on the tenth day of this seventh month you have a set-apart gathering, and you shall afflict your beings, you do no work. ‘And you shall bring near a burnt offering to יהוה, a sweet fragrance: one young bull, one ram, seven lambs a year old, perfect ones they are for you, and their grain offering: fine flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of an ĕphah for the bull, two-tenths for the one ram, one-tenth for each of the seven lambs, one male goat as a sin offering, besides the sin offering for atonement, the continual burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings. ‘And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. And you shall observe a festival to יהוה seven days, and you shall bring near a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a sweet fragrance to יהוה : thirteen young bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs a year old, perfect ones they are, and their grain offering: fine flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of an ĕphah for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams, and one-tenth for each of the fourteen lambs, and one male goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering. ‘Then on the second day: twelve young bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs a year old, perfect ones, and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the right-ruling, and one male goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings. ‘And on the third day eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs a year old, perfect ones, and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the right-ruling, and one goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering. ‘Then on the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs a year old, perfect ones, and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the right-ruling, and one male goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering. ‘Then on the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs a year old, perfect ones, and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the right-ruling, and one goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering. ‘Then on the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs a year old, perfect ones, and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the right-ruling, and one goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering. ‘Then on the seventh day: seven bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs a year old, perfect ones, and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the right-ruling, and one goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering. ‘On the eighth day you have an assembly, you do no servile work, and you shall bring near a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a sweet fragrance to יהוה : one bull, one ram, seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the right-ruling, and one goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering. ‘These you prepare to יהוה at your appointed times, besides your vowed offerings and your voluntary offerings, as your burnt offerings and your grain offerings, as your drink offerings and your peace offerings.’ ” And Mosheh spoke to the children of Yisra’ĕl according to all יהוה had commanded Mosheh. B’midbar/Numbers 28:1-29:40 (ISR98)
Curiously how many pay attention to the above sections of the Torah and apply them the way they are written, especially those of us who believe that Y’shua is the promised one of Yah. If the Ben Adam is, as our brother Sha’ul states the second Adam, then we must go back and see who is the first Adam because if there is a second it requires that there be a first. And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth. B’reshit 1:26-28 (DRA) In the passage above man actually is the Hebrew word Adam/human being not the gender male. This makes a huge difference in understanding the Tanakh as the word man is more frequently an interpretation of the word humanity and is not masculine. In fact the Hebrew word ish is the word most languages translated for the male of the species. This Hebrew word ish does not appear until the 23rd verse of the second chapter of B’reshit. In the English, which is my daily language, man too frequently is translated for the word which means mankind; which includes females. I am sure that many of you from around the world have a little better distinction between these two because your native languages contain both masculine and feminine within the very words you speak. Even though English is one of the most common languages spoken on the planet earth most realize its gramatic limitations pertaining to detail oriented explanations when it translates from other languages.
Sin offerings are broken down categorically therefore one offering can never substitute for another. In the Torah sections of Vayikra and B’midbar above, a male goat is frequently mentioned as the sin offering; we find that the male is only used for the Kohenim, the leaders and the community. For our individual sin a female is required as our atonement. Yom Kippur has nothing to do with my personal sin being taken care of. How do I know this … this I am told in the Torah.
Why is the Northern Kingdom so confused over who its authority is? Y’shua is the embodiment of the Torah and those who try to live in opposition to what Y’shua said, are his enemies. In order for someone to be sent away for being lawless there must be rules to define righteousness and unrighteousness. Yah does not have two different sets of rules for those who are in covenant, however all covenants do not have the same rules. If you are unaware of what I’m referring to maybe you need to read the entirety of the Bible in order to realize what covenant each of us is in. The cup Y’shua drank and gave to his talmidim is a much higher level than of the other covenants, with more responsibilities to be adhered to. This is addressed by Sha’ul when he speaks of each person will have to answer to the Torah they know. Everyone on the face of the earth is in a covenant, but which one?
Too often teachers proclaim that scripture says things that it does not say, and this is overstepping their rights, it is usurping authority from Yah. This is stealing from a proper authority/elohim which only belongs to the Father and any who will faithfully implement his instructions. Y’shua stated over and over that everything he did was because it is what he saw his Father do. A son who misrepresents his father is a thief and a liar, if you believe Y’shua changed the rules then you have made him an anti messiah. Do we stand up and proclaim from our bodies authority and show disdain such as Sha’ul describes in the man of lawlessness? I personally am not looking for only one anti messiah and/or false prophet. Y’shua said many would come in his name that they would be lawless, who are they? Let us not misrepresent the Kingdom by walking contrary to its very ideals. Why do so many fear and loathe the government of Yah?
Many times I have heard people proclaim how did Yah have the right to judge the generation of the flood, the tower of Babel generation, and Sodom and Gomorrah; unless they had rules to abide by. Yah is not unjust and would not judge those who did not know the rules that they were to live by. Why would anyone presume that judgment for those who know the rules, and disregard them, would think it will not happen to them also? Kefa warned us that judgment begins with Elohim’s people, it does not skip us. Prayer is not a substitute for obedience, in fact to use it in that manner is witchcraft. What does the Torah say to do to witches? Witchcraft is compared to the hissing of a snake, and implies someone convincing another to do something they know is wrong. It is okay to cheat someone financially or not? What does Torah say about this? Let us stop and think about the Kingdom and Yah’s ways before we act on any matter.
With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh, written by Rabbi Danny Palmer
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- Do Ewe Know The Word? The Prophets clearly tell us that Scripture is not some mystical, magical experience, but a real one on one relationship with our Creator. We also are supposed to seek a communal relationship among ourselves and with Him. If we leave out either one we diminish that relationship.
- Do Ewe Respect יהוה ??? The Word of Yah is the Way to the Kingdom. All other paths leave us outside the city gates. The Kingdom is a Government, not a metaphor. What is your Authority?
- Do Ewe Know Where Ewe Are Going To?What are we agreeing to when we eat the bread and drink the cup? What is the promise? There are many misconceptions about the promise.
- What Should Matter To Ewe? Do we have a right to expect something different they what Yah promised? Do we know what the promise is … or have we been misled? Have we what Scripture actually says or have imposed a different meaning on it?
- Are Ewe In Y’shua’s Flock, Or Not? Do people really know what the Good News, commonly called the Gospel, really is?
- What Is The Good News To Ewe? Do people really know what the Good News, commonly called the Gospel, really is?
- Do Ewe Know Y’shua Or Not? What does my offering mean & what does it cover?
- The King & Ewe What is and what does it take to maintain a Covenant?
Who are we in Covenant with, is it who we think it is?
- How Did Ewe Get Here? Consequences of you and your ancestors actions. Home is where the heart is, where is yours?
- Where are you? Where is home? Are you there? If not, where are you?
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