One in Messiah Congregation

Shabbat Shalom

 

March 15, 2008 - Adar 2, 7th day

 

God has His own calendar

 

Esth.9 [1] Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar

אדר a-dar - A primitive root; to expand, that is, be great or (figuratively) magnificent: - (become) glorious, honorable (Purim)

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Why are we here today?

The 4th Commandment is a part of the covenant given to us at mount Sinai

We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath. Sixth times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath.

Acts 13 [13] Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. [14] But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. [15] And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

 

[27] For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

 

[42] And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

[44]And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God

 

Acts 15 [21] For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

 

Luke 4 [16] And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.[17] And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.

 

Part of a Torah Portion - KI TISA ( When thou take- to lift, bear up, carry)

 

Exod. 31 [13] Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

 

[16] Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant . [17] It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

 

Ezek. 20 [12] Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

[20] And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

 

Luke 23 [56] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

 

Messiah Yeshua speaking of the future: Matt.24 [20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

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Torah portion - Vayikra

Leviticus וַיִּקְרָא and he called, chapters 1 to 5

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Topic for today:

 

The Lord calls and speaks pertaining to:

Types of offerings

 

Types of sacrifices

 

Ignorant sin and their offerings

 

Something dies so something can live

 

Atonement

 

We all need the Saviour

קרבּן qorban - something brought near the altar, that is, a sacrificial present: - oblation, that is offered

 

Lev. 1 to 3

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Sins in Ignorance and their Sacrifice

Lev. 4

[3] If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people;

[13] And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance,

[22] When a ruler hath sinned

[27] And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance

Ecc.7 [20] For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

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Lev. 5

Confessions of guilt and the Trespass offering done in ignorance

Lev. 5 [1] And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Lev. 19 [17] Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

back to Lev. 5

[15] If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD;

[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.
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Out of the land - in exile

1Kgs. 8

[31] If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:
[32] Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
[33] When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:
[34] Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.
[35] When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:
[36] Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
[37] If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
[38] What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
[39] Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
[40] That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
[41] Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;
[42] (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;
[43] Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
[44] If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name:
[45] Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
[46] If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
[47] Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
[48] And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:
[49] Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
[50] And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:
[51] For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:
[52] That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.
[53] For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.
[54] And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
[55] And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
[56] Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
[57] The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
[58] That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.
[59] And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:
[60] That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.
[61] Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

Pss. 14 [3] They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

Pss. 53 [3] Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

Rom. 3 [10] As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

[12] They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

[23] For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

Ecc.7 [20] For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

 

1 John 2 - ignorant sin

[1] My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.

And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Yeshua the Messiah / Jesus Christ the righteous:

[2] And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

[3] And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

[4] He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

[5] But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
[6] He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

propitiation - the act of conciliation, an expiatory (place, thing, person), an atoning victim - sin sacrifice

advocate - a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor, consoler, comforter.

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Just to show you what Judaism will not tell you, they speak of The Messiah taking on the sins of Israel

 

Talmud - Mas. Mo'ed Katan 28a

R. Eleazar said, Wherefore is [the account of] Aaron's death closely followed by [the account of the disposal of] the priestly vestments?6 [To inform you] that just as the priest's vestments were [means] to effect atonement,7 so is the death of the righteous [conducive to procuring] atonement.

 

Talmud - Mas. Berachoth 62b -

(29) According to the dictum that the death of the righteous is an atonement.

 

Soncino Zohar, Shemoth, Section 2, Page 212a

The souls in Lower Paradise, on every New Moon and Sabbath day, go about and ascend to the spot called Walls of Jerusalem, where there are a great many chieftains and legions mounting guard, as written: I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem (Isa. LXII, 6). They mount up as far as that spot, but do not enter it until their purging is complete. There they prostrate themselves, drink in ecstatically of the celestial radiance, and then return into Paradise. They also at times go forth, roaming about the world and viewing the bodies of the sinners undergoing their punishment. So Scripture says: And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have rebelled against me; for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh (Ibid. LXVI, 24). They continue to roam about, casting their glance on those who are victims of pain and disease, who suffer for their belief in the unity of their Master. They then return and make all this known to the Messiah. When the Messiah hears of the great suffering of Israel in their dispersion, and of the wicked amongst them who seek not to know their Master, he weeps aloud on account of those wicked ones amongst them, as it is written: But he was wounded because of our transgression, he was crushed because of our iniquities” (Ibid. LIII, 5). The souls then return to their place. The Messiah, on his part, enters a certain Hall in the Garden of Eden, called the Hall of the Afflicted. There he calls for all the diseases and pains and sufferings of Israel, bidding them settle on himself, which they do. And were it not that he thus eases the burden from Israel, taking it on himself, no one could endure the sufferings meted out to Israel in expiation on account of their neglect of the Torah . So Scripture says; “Surely our diseases he did bear”, etc. (Ibid. LIII, 4).

 

Isa.53[ 5] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

[11] He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities

[12] Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

1John.2 [2] And he ( Messiah ) is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

 

Heb.2[ 17] Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest ( Messiah ) in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

 

Heb.9[ 28] So Christ ( Messiah ) was once offered to bear the sins of many ; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

 

Rom.5[ 8] But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ ( Messiah ) died for us.

 

1Thes.5[ 10] Who ( Messiah ) died for us , that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

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Recap - ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOREVER

No more daily sacrifice needed

Heb.7[ 27] Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once , when he offered up himself.

 

Heb.9[ 12] Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

[26] For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

[28] So Messiah / Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many ; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

 

Heb.10 [10] By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

 

[11] And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

[12] But this man, Yeshua, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

 

Rom.6[ 10] For in that he died, he died unto sin once

 

1Cor.5 [7] Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah / Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

 

Eph. 5 [2] And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Phil. 4 [18] But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

 

Heb. 13 [16] But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

 

1Pet. 2 [5] Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices,

 

Rom. 12 [1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

 

LEVITES ARE A SHADOW OF MESSIAH'S PRIESTHOOD

Exod.40[ 13] And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him , and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.[ 14] And thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe them with coats:[15 ] And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office : for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations .

Num.25[ 10] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,[11] Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.[12 ] Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:[ 13] And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.

 

New Priesthood , other priesthoods

 

Heb.7

[1] For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
[2] To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
[3] Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually .
[4] Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

[5] And verily they that are of the sons of Levi , who receive the office of the priesthood , have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
[6] But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
[7] And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
[8] And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
[9] And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
[10] For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

[11] If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

[12] For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
[13] For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
[14] For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda ; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
[15] And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest ,
[16] Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

[17] For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

 

Pss.110 [4] The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

 

Heb.7 [18 ] For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
[19] For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
[20] And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
[21] (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
[22] By so much was Yeshua - Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

[23] And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
[24] But this man, because he continueth ever , hath an unchangeable priesthood.
[25] Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
[26] For such an high priest became ( for ) us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
[27] Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
[28] For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

We are priests, Yeshua is the high priest, we offer up spiritual sacrifices

 

1Pet.2[ 5] Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood , to offer up spiritual sacrifices , acceptable to God by Jesus Christ .

[9] But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood , an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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Hos.14[ 2] Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips . *( calves are meant here as spiritual sacrifices )

 

Heb.13 [15] By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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Rev.1[ 6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Rev.5[ 10] And hast made us unto our God kings and priests : and we shall reign on the earth.

 

Rev.20[ 6] Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

 

We are the TEMPLE of God

 

1Cor.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.

 

1Cor.6[ 19] What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

 

2Cor.6[ 14] Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?[15 ] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?[16 ] And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.[17 ] Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,[ 18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Messiah is our offering

 

Acts.21 [26 ] Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purifcation, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

 

Rom.15 [16 ] That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

 

Eph.5 [2] And walk in love, as Messiah / Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

 

Heb.10 [5 ] Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

[8] Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; [9 ] Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first ( animal scarifices ), that he may establish the second.

[10] By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of "the body of Yeshua the Messiah - Jesus Christ" once for all.

[14] For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

 

[18] Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin . ( We don't need any more animal sacrifices )

 

Shalom all, follow Jews who have the Messiah, the Word of God made flesh

 

Zech.8 [ 23] Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Shalom

 

 

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