Leviticus 7 – 8

Leviticus 7

Who may eat the offerings

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; tail fat, kidneys, lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys are to be burned on the altar, the remaining flesh is to be eaten by the priests in the Holy Place.  The individual 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 altar 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? 9:14  Even 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 which is wholly consumed on the altar the officiating 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 what is not burned.

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 his 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, picturing the sinful being rejected by Christ on the spiritual level.

In spiritual terms this means that any person willfully sinning, or equating loyalty to men and organizations as loyalty to God, and obeying them and not being zealous to wash themselves clean from sin by internalizing the whole Word of God: Cannot be at peace with Jesus Christ or with 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 to live by every 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 behavior has separated us from Jesus Christ our espoused Husband and  from God our Father in heaven. It is for this reason that:

Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, [we are  hot for our own ways, and cold for the ways of God.] 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? 3:17 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:

3:18 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

3:19 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 in unity with Jesus Christ and with 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 if it is not killed in sacrifice it can be used for other purposes.

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 and 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.

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 must give the breast, fat and kidneys to the priest so that he may “wave” it; lifting it up and down to be accepted by God for the offerer.  This speaks to the resurrection and rising to heaven of the Lamb of God to be accepted for us like the Wave Offering,  reconciling us to peace with God 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 are to be burned on the altar and the right foreleg given to officiating priest (heave offering) the rump and ribs are 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 eating the 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 [when the priesthood was established], 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 live by every Word of God!

We are to internalize the very nature of God the Father and Jesus Christ into ourselves, and then teach others to do likewise; and to serve and teach others to serve God the Father and Jesus Christ; with patient Christ-like dedicated wholehearted living by every Word of 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 Consecration of the Priesthood  and Tabernacle

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 at Sinai.

The priesthood of Aaron was an instructional allegory of the  priesthood of Jesus Christ; ALL of the first fruits are called into the priesthood of Jesus Christ [Melchizedek].  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 of 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 just as the priesthood of Aaron was dressed in priestly garments, the priesthood of Melchizedek [Jesus Christ] 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 olive oil representing the Holy Spirit was used to sanctify the tabernacle and all the holy things. 

The pure olive oil used to sanctify the Aaronic priesthood and tabernacle represents the Holy Spirit and the very nature of God the Father in heaven being placed on and in the spiritual priesthood of Melchizedek, and 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 were sanctified [set apart to the Aaronic priesthood by the oil, which represents the spiritual priesthood of Melchizedek being set apart to God by 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 [bonnets or “lesser crowns,”  the high priest having the High Crown, this being an allegory of the spiritual High Priest Jesus Christ [Melchizedek] as King over all the resurrected first fruits who will be kings and priests under him] 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 them in the Mosaic Covenant, and was an instructional allegory of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God our Sin Offering being applied to the sincerely repentant and reconciling them to God the Father in heaven.  This speaks of Jesus Christ in his capacity as the Sin Offering for the called out 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 sin and reconciling the repentant 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 for the priests, picturing the complete dedicated wholehearted service of Messiah to God the Father; which example the priests [ALL of the first fruits are called to be priests of Jesus Christ; Melchizedek ] 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; 5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 5:27  That 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. 

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 then 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 had internalized 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 the Peace Offering of the priests 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 that the called out and chosen New Covenant priesthood will be consecrated and covered by the blood of Jesus Christ.  The olive oil was also sprinkled on then as representative that the called out and chosen priests of the order of [Melchizedek] 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 most will fail to overcome and 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 of the priests with its unleavened bread offering is to be eaten by the priests being sanctified.  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 (John 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.

The priests being sanctified were 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.

 

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