Numbers 27 – 29

Numbers 27

A judgment is sought regarding inheritance of land. A judgment in the context of the scriptural law, is a request for God to decide a matter, which is then recorded in the scriptures.

Numbers 27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.

27:2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 27:3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons. 27:4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.

27:5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.

27:6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 27:7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.

The judgment of Christ

This is in regards to the inheritance of the perpetual possession of farmland, to keep every tribe on its own land.  If a man die without a son; the inheritance should be given to his daughters, and if he also have no daughters, then his inheritance should go to his brothers; and if he have no brothers then the inheritance shall go to his father’s brothers.

27:8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. 27:9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren. 27:10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father’s brethren.

27:11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Moses may not go in, but is allowed to see the promised land before he dies

27:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 27:13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

Moses could not enter the physical promised land because he struck a rock instead of speaking to it. Will Jesus Christ not also hold us fully accountable for our lack of zeal to fully and correctly perform his Word? Our entry into the Promised Land of eternity is directly contingent upon our zeal to learn and to live by every Word of God.

27:14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.

Moses then asks Christ to appoint a leader to replace him

27:15 And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying, 27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, 27:17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

Jesus Christ commands Moses to lay hands on Joshua before all the people, from this comes the concept of the laying on of hands. However notice that Moses laid hands on the person who was selected by GOD! 

He did not lay hands on anyone because they finished a course or had proved organizationally loyal; hands are to be laid on those who have proved themselves to be absolutely loyal to God and full of the Holy Spirit that leads us into the zealous keeping of the every Word of God.

Today, very many of those who have had the hands of men laid on them, are not qualified and are not faithful to live by every Word of God.

27:18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him; 27:19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. 27:20 And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

27:22 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: 27:23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

 

Numbers 28

Jesus Christ here commands the offerings ot be made by the high priest on behalf of the whole congregation, as differentiated from individual personal offerings. This includes the Daily evening and morning offering. The Daily consists of a lamb in its first year for a burnt offering, accompanied by unleavened bread made with oil and salt.

1. The Daily pictures the Lamb of God giving himself wholly and completely, in service to the Father as the Mediator between God the Father and the whole congregation.

2. The term evening and morning refers to a whole 24 day of service, as the evening and the morning are one whole day.

3. The unleavened bread pictures Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life for the whole collective called out, of physical and spiritual Egypt.

4. These things are to be wholly burned in the fire and the smoke ascends upward as symbolic of the service on behalf of the nation being very sweet and acceptable to the Father.

5. This is to be done continually day by day, demonstrating that it is the Lamb of God which reconciles the assembly of the called out to God the Father in Heaven.

6. The physical Daily is symbolic of the spiritual daily service of Christ as the Intercessor for the spiritually called out of bondage to sin.

7. In this latter day the spiritual Daily of the intercession of Jesus Christ for the collective body of the called out with God the Father will be halted, because of the overspreading of our idolatry, spiritual adultery and our many sins, like Sabbath pollution and rejecting any zeal to live by every Word of God in favor of zeal to follow the words of men.

The stopping of the spiritual daily, means the stopping of the intercession of Christ for the called out as a collective body of people, and their rejection by Christ for all their sins; so that they may be cast out from any relationship with God the Father and Christ (Rev 3:15), into great tribulation for the affliction of the flesh, in the hope of humbling to repentance and saving the spirit.

While the collective body is cast out; individuals can still have a good relationship with God the Father and Christ by their individual zeal for the whole Word of God.

The reestablishment of the physical Daily before the tribulation is NOT necessary

Numbers 28:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 28:2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My offering, and my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in their due season.

28:3 And thou shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering. 28:4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt thou offer at even; 28:5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil.

28:6 It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.

The wine or drink offering represents the blood, the poured out life of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

28:7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the LORD for a drink offering.

28:8 And the other lamb shalt thou offer at even: as the meat offering of the morning, and as the drink offering thereof, thou shalt offer it, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

The special Sabbath offering in addition to the daily sacrifice

28:9 And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering thereof: 28:10 This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

The new moons beginning the months are to be sanctified by special offerings

28:11 And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot; 28:12 And three tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram; 28:13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a meat offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD. 28:14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.

A sin offering shall also be made on the new moon, besides the continual Daily offering and the new moon burnt offerings and if applicable the Sabbath offering.

28:15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering unto the LORD shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

The Passover in on the 14th day of the first month, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th day of the first month.

28:16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD. 28:17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

The first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which is the 15th day of the first month, is a holy convocation.

28:18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work [work of any kind] therein:

The special offerings of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. These are heavy with meaning and help to give us an understanding of this High Day.

28:19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish: 28:20 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram; 28:21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

28:22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.

28:23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.

The burnt offerings and the unleavened bread offerings shall be offered daily for the seven days of this Feast.

28:24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat [the Burnt and ULB offering] of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

28:25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

The sacrifices of the Feast of First Fruits, sometimes called Pentecost.

28:26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat [Bread] offering unto the LORD, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work [work of any kind]:

28:27 But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year; 28:28 And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram, 28:29 A several tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven lambs; 28:30 And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement for you.

28:31 Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat [Bread] offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their drink [wine] offerings.

 

Numbers 29

Special sacrifices for the Feast of Trumpets

Numbers 29:1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work [work of any kind]: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.

29:2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish: 29:3 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram, 29:4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs: 29:5 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you:

The above offerings are in addition to the Daily and to the New Moon offerings, and where this Feast falls on a weekly Sabbath, the Sabbath offerings.

29:6 Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.

The Fast of Atonement special offerings

29:7 And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any work therein: 29:8 But ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD for a sweet savour; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish: 29:9 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals to a bullock, and two tenth deals to one ram, 29:10 A several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the

seven lambs: 29:11 One kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering of it, and their drink offerings.

The Burnt and Unleavened Bread Offerings of the Feast of Tabernacles

The first day is a High Holy Day, followed by six more days for a complete seven day fall Feast

29:12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work [no work of any kind], and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:

The acknowledged expert on the Temple and its services is Albert Edersheim. Here is an extraction of his comments on the Feast of Tabernacles, Notice that the Last Great Day is clearly identified as the seventh day of Tabernacles and it is NOT the Eighth Day Feast.

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES, BURNT OFFERINGS AND THE SEVENTY NATIONS OF MANKIND

“The Tabernacles Offerings were altogether unique. The sin-offering for each of the seven days was ‘one kid of the goats.’ A parallel of the Fast of Atonement, with a goat [typical of the of the main harvest, as the lamb was the sin offering for the early harvest called out.

The burnt-offerings consisted of bullocks, rams, and lambs, with their appropriate meat [ULB]- and drink-offerings. But, whereas the number of the rams and lambs remained the same on each day of the festival, that of the bullocks decreased every day by one— thirteen on the first to seven bullocks on the seventh and last day of Tabernacles, ‘that great day of the feast.’

As no special injunctions are given about the drink-offering, we infer that it was, as usually (Num 15:1-10), 1/4 of a hin of wine for each lamb, 1/3 for each ram, and 1/2 for each bullock (the hin = 1 gallon 2 pints). The ‘meat-offering’ is expressly fixed (Num 19:12, etc.) at 1/10 of an ephah of flour, mixed with 1/4 of a hin of oil, for each lamb; 2/10 of an ephah with 1/3 hin of oil, for each ram; and 3/10 of an ephah, with 1/2 hin of oil, for each bullock.

The offerings for Tabernacles are greatly increased for those of the Feast of Unleavened bread, this signifying the main fall harvest as opposed to the small early harvest in the spring.

Three things are remarkable about these burnt-offerings.

First, they are evidently the characteristic sacrifice of the Feast of Tabernacles. As compared with the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the number of the rams and lambs is double, while that of the bullocks is fivefold (14 during the Passover week, 5 x 14 during that of Tabernacles).

Second, the number of the burnt-sacrifices, whether taking each kind by itself or all of them together, is always divisible by the sacred number seven. We have for the week 70 bullocks, 14 rams, and 98 lambs, or altogether 182 sacrifices (26 x 7), to which must be added 336 (48 x 7) tenths of ephahs of flour for the meat-offering; whereas the sacred number 7 appeared at the Feast of Unleavened Bread only in the number of its days, and at Pentecost in the period up to its observance (7 x 7 days after Passover), the Feast of Tabernacles lasted seven days, took place when the seventh month was at its full height, and had the number 7 impressed on its characteristic sacrifices.

Third, is the daily diminution in the number of bullocks offered. and that these sacrifices were offered, not for Israel, but for the nations of the world: ‘There were seventy bullocks, to correspond to the number of the seventy nations in the world.”

At Babel mankind was divided into seventy basic nations.

The burnt offering of a bullock pictures the strength and patient labour of the ox; as an example of the powerful and patient service of Jesus Christ, in this case to reconcile all of humanity to God the Father.

The burning of the whole bullock and its smoke rising up, is indicative of the sweetness to the Father of the strong patient labour and dedication of Christ to the Father; in labouring to reconcile humanity to God the Father. The work of Christ is much more than an atonement for past sin; his work is also to spiritually heal the people, that they go and sin no more.

This is a fall Festival and the sacrifice of the seventy bullocks, pictures the labor and strength of Christ to bring in the seventy families of mankind into the Family of God.

The lambs in Burnt Offerings picture the meek child-like trust and dedication of Christ to serve God the Father; and the rams in Burnt Offerings, picture Jesus Christ as the head of the flock [the Ekklesia] under God the Father [the owner of the flock], leading the flock to keep the whole Word of God, and into internalizing the nature of God the Father, and into eternal Salvation.

The goat of the sin offering like the goat of Atonement, is a sin offering for all those not covered by the Lamb sin offerings of the spring Festivals. The Passover was for the called out of the early harvest, and the goat sin offering was for those of the main fall harvest of humanity.

29:13 And ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; thirteen young bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish: 29:14 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth deals to each ram of the two rams, 29:15 And a several tenth deal to each lamb of the fourteen lambs: 29:16 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:17 And on the second day ye shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot: 29:18 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner: 29:19 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering thereof, and their drink offerings.

29:20 And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish; 29:21 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner: 29:22 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:23 And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish: 29:24 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner: 29:25 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:26 And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without spot: 29:27 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner: 29:28 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:29 And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish: 29:30 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner: 29:31 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish: 29:33 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner: 29:34 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

The Feast of the Eighth Day and its special sacrifices

29:35 On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work [no work of any kind] therein: 29:36 But ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: one bullock, one ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish: 29:37 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner: 29:38 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:39 These things ye shall do unto the LORD in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat [Unleavened Bread] offerings, and for your drink [wine] offerings, and for your peace offerings.

29:40 And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.

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