Leviticus

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“In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession.” (Leviticus 25:13 NKJV).

March 1, 2020

JESUS IS OUR JUBILEE Every seven years the Israelites were to keep a Sabbath for the land. God promised to bless their land with such abundance in the sixth year that it would provide enough for three years (Lev. 25:21-22). After seven of these cycles (49 years), in the fiftieth year they were to declare

“‘Therefore you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am the LORD your God.’” (Leviticus 18:30 NKJV).

February 25, 2020

OUR SEXUAL PURITY MATTERS TO GOD Leviticus 18:1-30 essentially expands on the 7th commandment, which is “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” (Ex. 20:14). Much of the book of Leviticus is just that, an expansion on the Ten Commandments, so that Israel could see the specific application of each commandment.   In answer to the question

“Tell Aaron your brother not to come at just any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat” (Leviticus 16:2 NKJV).

February 24, 2020

WHO IS ABLE TO STAND BEFORE THE LORD? The Lord gave Moses instructions to Tell Aaron his brother that he couldn’t approach the Ark, which represented the throne of God, at just any time he wanted. A veil separated the place called the Holy of Holies where the Ark rested, so that no one might

“So when Moses heard that, he was content” (Leviticus 10:20 NKJV).

February 20, 2020

MOTIVES MATTER TO GOD At the very first worship service in the newly ordained Tabernacle. The Lord was so pleased that He caused His glory to appear to all the people, and sent fire that consumed the offering that Aaron had placed on the altar. The people let out a great shout at this display

“A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out” (Leviticus 6:13 NKJV).

February 18, 2020

WHOSE JOB IS IT TO MAINTAIN YOUR PASSION FOR GOD? Aaron and his sons were commanded to always keep the fire burning on the altar in the Tabernacle. This fire was the divinely appointed symbol of their uninterrupted worship of Yahweh. As such, they were to never let the fire of their worship of Yahweh

“The priest shall burn them on the altar as food, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma; all the fat is the LORD’s” (Leviticus 3:16 NKJV).

February 16, 2020

THE FAT IS THE LORD’S The priests were to burn the fat off of the offering as a sweet aroma to the LORD. Although a portion of the offerings belonged to the priests for their food, the fat was not to be eaten, for it belonged to the LORD.   Anyone who has smelled bacon

“One-tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord and must be set apart to him as holy” (Leviticus 27:30 NLT).

March 3, 2019

THE PRINCIPLE OF THE TITHE The first principle of the tithe, which is ten percent of the harvest, is that it “belongs to the Lord.” Therefore, bringing the tithe to the Temple was not an offering, but an obligation. To do otherwise would be “robbery” (Mal. 3:8). It reminded the people that God is owner

“This is the lampstand that stands in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant. Aaron must keep the lamps burning in the Lord’s presence all night” (Leviticus 24:3 NLT).

March 1, 2019

WHAT IS THE CALLING OF THE CHURCH AS LAMPSTAND? The golden Lampstand stood in the Tabernacle with its seven lamps filled with olive oil overlooking the Table of Presence. It was to be kept continuously lit by the high priest. Its light was to shine on the Bread of Presence and throughout the holy place.

‘The Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as official days for holy assembly.”‘ (Leviticus 23:1-2 NLT).

February 28, 2019

HOW THE JEWISH FESTIVALS POINT TO JESUS The Lord instituted seven feasts for Israel. These feasts were to remind Israel of God’s provision and to prepare them for the Messiah. It can get a little overwhelming reading the description of these feasts, but they are worthy of our meditation as we see how they point

“You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy” (Leviticus 19:2 NLT).

February 26, 2019

HOLINESS A MARK OF BELONGING TO GOD’S FAMILY God explained to Moses the purpose behind the laws of personal conduct for the people of Israel, namely: Holiness. The Hebrew word for “holy” is qadosh (קָדוֹשׁ), literally meaning to be set apart for special use, to be consecrated, sacred, holy. God had chosen the Israelites to