Leviticus: The Book of Holiness, An Overview, " And He Called"









Leviticus The Calling



Leviticus Overview

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Special Proclamation Prayer for Today

Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

Your Word declares that if we, Your people, who are called by Your name, will humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, then will You hear from heaven and You will forgive our sin and will heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

We bow before Your sacred throne and humbly ask Your forgiveness for the sin of idolatry! Your word demands; “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me”, yet we have, under the banner of pluralism and hedonism, embraced and worshipped the gods of this world. Take us back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! (Exodus 20:3)

Through moral and spiritual compromise and complacency, we have allowed our nation to conform to the ways of the world by turning away from our spiritual roots found in Your Word. (Romans 12:2)

Our silence has produced a secular nation and all nations that forget You, shall be forsaken. We ask that You hear our cry, for we need You, in these desperate times, to lead us out of our politically correct fog of constant confusion and take us back to Your moral clarity. (Psalm 9:17)

O Lord our God, King of the Universe, we confess that America cannot survive without Your presence. Your statutes founded this blessed land and we look to You, Father God, to preserve it, for “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” (Psalm 33:12)

As commanded in scripture, we pray for all who are in authority who govern our nation; may their decisions be led by the perfect compass of your Holy Word which clearly discerns right from wrong. (I Timothy 2:1-3)

O Lord our God, You have promised to raise up righteous leaders into high places and to remove those who have displayed unrighteous authority. We earnestly pray that You will once again exalt the righteous and expose the deeds of the ungodly. (Proverbs 14:33-35)

America must have spiritual renewal for moral survival! In this season of prayer, we unite in humble heartfelt hope and ask that You forgive us and deliver us from the folly of our transgressions. Guide and sustain our nation as we turn from our sin and return to You, the God of our fathers. (Psalm 51:1-17)

The time has come to declare our trust in You to heal our land. (2 Samuel 22:2-4; Psalm 5:11-12; Psalm 57:1-3)

We pledge to exercise our God given rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in voting for future leaders from the county courthouse to the White House who obey and honor Your Word. (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 119:44-48; Psalm5:11)

We pledge to vote the Bible in selecting those that will govern our country. (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, for You are good and Your mercy endures forever. We petition heaven with our united prayers as we seek Your blessing, Your peace and Your protection for America. (I Chronicles 16:34; Numbers 6:22-26; Romans 15:13; Psalm 5:11)

May the Lord our God, be with us, as He was with our forefathers; may He not leave us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways... that all peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other. (1 Kings 8:57-60)

Amen

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Leviticus Overview and other resources




Leviticus The Third Book of Moses: And He Called

The Third Book of Moses: "And He Callled"

Referance: "The Compodemium of History", by Dr. Hoeh

A Book of Holiness

The Sacrificial System

Priesthood and Offerings

Direction and Focus to be Like God

Demands Ultimate Physical Goals

Meaning

Pertaining to Levi

From the Septuagent to Greek

Jews called: "And He Called"

Book of Priests, Law of Priests

Law of Offerings

Writer: Moses (1443-1403 B.C.)

The Exodus in 1443 B.C. Time Frame

The New Testament Verifys Moses as Writer:

Leviticus 14:4-32; Mathew 8:3-4 "...Then the priest shall command to take for him who is to be cleansed two living and clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet and hyssop. And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water. As for the living bird, he shall take it, the cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water.

And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose in the open field. He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days.

But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows--all his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean. And on the eighth day he shall take two male lambs wikthout blemish, one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish, three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and one log of oil.

Then the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean, and those things, before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. And the priest shall take one male lamb and offer it as a trespass offering, and the log of oil, and wave them as a wave offering before the Lord. Then he shall kill the lamb in the place where he kills the sin offering and the burnt offering, in a holy place; for as the sin offering is the priest's, so is the trespass offering. It is most holy.

The priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot. And the priest shall take some of the log oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand. Then the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before the Lord.

And the rest of the oil in his hand, the priest shall put some on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the trespass offering. The rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed. So the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord. Then the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make atonement for him who is to be cleansed from his uncleannesss. Afterward he shall kill the burnt offering.

And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar. So the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean. But if he is poor and cannot afford it, then he shall take one male lamb as a trespass offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, one-tenth of an ephah of fne flour mixed with oil as a grain offering , a log of oil, and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford: one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

He shall bring them to the priest on the eighth day for his cleansing, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, before the Lord. And the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before the Lord. Then he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering and put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

And the priest shall pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand. Then the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before the Lord. And the priest shall put some of the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of the right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the trespass offering.

The rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before the Lord. And he shall offer one of the turtledoves or young pigeons, such as he can afford--such as he is able to afford, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, with the grain offering,. So the priest shall make atonement for him who is to be cleansed before the Lord. This is the law for one who had a leprous sore, who cannot afford the usual cleansing..."

Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them..." (Moses as writer confirmed by Christ)

Leviticus 20:9; Mark 7:10 "...For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him..." "...For Moses said, (Exodus 21:17) "...Honor your father and mother...And he who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death...'He who curses his father or mother, let him be put to death'..." (Confirmed by Christ)

Exodus 20:10; John 8: 4-5 "...The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death...they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. (Confirmed by Christ) Now Moses, in the Law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?...."

When Given?

Pentacost, 1443 B. C.

Exodus 24: 12-18 "...Then the Lord said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mouintain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the law and commandments which I have written, that you may teach them." So Moses arose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up to the mountain of God. And he said to the elders, "Wait here for us until we come back to you. Indeed, Aaron and Hur are with you. If any man has a dificulty, let him go to them." Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain.

Now the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the dust of the cloud. The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights..."

Revelations of God to Moses

Exodus 25-30

Offerings for the Sanctuary

The Ark of the Testimony

The Table for the Showbread

The Gold Lampstand

The Tabernacle

The Altar of Burnt Offering

The Court of the Tabernacle

The Care of the Lampstand

Garments for the Priesthood

The Ephod

The Breastplate

Other Priestly Garments

Aaron and His Sons Consecrated

The Daily Offeings

The Altar of Incense

The Ransom Money

The Bronze Laver

The Holy Anointing Oil

The Incense

Exodus 31:18 "...And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God..."

Leviticus 7:37-38 "...This is the law of the burnt offering, the grain offering, the trespass offering, the consecrations, and the sacrifice of the peace offering. which the Lord commanded Moses on Mount Sinai, on the day when He commanded the children of Israel to offer their offerings to the Lord in the Wilderness of Sinai..." (During or around the forty days Moses was on the Mount)

Leviticus 25:1-2 "...And the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: "When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord..."

Leviticus 31:12-18 (The Sabbath Law) "...And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know tht I am the Lord who sanctifies you. You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.

Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he surely be put to death. Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to obsrve the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed. And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mouint Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God..."

Leviticus 26:46 "...These are the statutes and judgments and laws which the Lord made betwen Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses..."

Leviticus 27:34 "...These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai..."

THEME: Holiness, Perfected Character Fulfilled, How to Worship God Effectively

Leviticus 11:44-45 "...For I am the Lord your God. You therefore shall sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth. For I am the Lord who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy..."

Leviticus 19:2 "...Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, "You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy..."

Leviticus 20:7, 26 "...Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God...And you shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine..."

1 Peter 2:9 "...then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment..."

Romans 6:19, 22: 12:1 "...I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleaness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness...But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life...I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service..."

2 Corinthians 7:1 "...Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God..."

Ephesians 1:4 "...just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love..."

Leviticus 23: 2-3 "...Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts. Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

The Passover and Unleavened Bread

Leviticus 23: 4-5 "...These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the appointed times. On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord's Passover..."

Leviticus 23: 7-8 "...On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it..."

The Feast of Firstfruits

Leviticus 23: 21 "...And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations..."

The Feast of Trumpets

Leviticus 23: 24 "...Speak to the children of Israel, saying: "In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation..."

The Day of Atonement

Leviticus 23: 27 "...Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord..."

Leviticus 16:29 "...This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who sojourns among you..."

The Feast of Tabernacles and The Great White Throne Judgment

Leviticus 23: 35-36 "...On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacrerd assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it..."

Purpose:

(1) Establishment of the sacrificial system

(2) Consecration of cleanliness; setting apart of our mind to serve God

(3) The meaning of Atonement

(4) Regulation of relationsips with God and humans

(5) All festivals and Sabbaths

Organization

The Law of Offerings

Leviticus 1-7 (The burnt offering; the grain offering; The peace offering; The sin offering; The trespass offering; Offerings with restitution; The law of the burnt offering; The law of the grain offering; The law of the sin offering; The law of the trespass offering; The law of the peace offerings; Fat and blood may not be eaten; The portion of Aaron and his sons)

Leviticus 17 (The Sanctiy of Blood)

Leviticus 8-10 (Aaron and his sons consecrated; The priestly ministry begins; The profane fire of Nadab and Abihu; Conduct prescribed for priests)

Leviticus 21-22 ( Regulations for conduct of Priests; Offerings accepted and not accepted)

Leviticus 11-15 (Foods permitted and forbidden; Unclean animals; The ritual after childbirth; The law concerning leprosy; The law concerning leprous garments; The ritual for cleansing healed lepers; The law concerning leprous houses; The law concerning bodily discharges.)

Leviticus 20:25 "...You shall therefore distinguish between clean beasts and unclean, between unclean birds and clean, and you shall not make yourselves abominable (detestable, or loathsome) by beast or by bird, or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean..."

Leviticus 18-20 (Laws of sexual morality; Moral and ceremonial laws; Penalties for breaking the law)

Leviticus 16, 23 (Day of Atonement; The feasts of the Lord; The Sabbath; The Passover and Unleavened Bread; The feast of Firstfruits; The feast of Weeks; The feast of Trumpets; The Day of Atonement; The feast of Tabernacles)

Leviticus 24-27 Care of the Tabernacle lamps; The bread of the Tabernacle; The Sabbath of the seventh year; The year of Jubilee; Provisions for the seventh year; Redemption of property; Lending to the poor; The law concerning slavery; Promise of blessing and retribution; Redeeming persons and property dedicated to God)

Leviticus 19:18 "...You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord..."

Matthew 19:19 "...Honor your father and your mother, and, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself..."

Luke 10:27 "...So he answered and said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself..."

Mark 12:31 "...And the second, like it, is this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these..."

Romans 13:9 "...For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not commit murder, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet, and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself..."

Galatians 5:14 "...For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself..."

Luke 6:31 "...And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likwise..." (The Golden Rule)

Exodus 12:40-41 "...Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years--on that very same day--it came to pass that all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt..." (The Days of Unleavened Bread)

Exodus 19:11 "...And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people..." (Pentacost)

Exodus 24:18 "...So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights..."

Exodus 40:17 "...And it came to pass in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the Tabernacle was raised up..." (Took nine months to build)

Leviticus 8:33-36 "...And you shall not go outside the door of the Tabernacle of meeting for seven days, until the days of your consecration are ended. For seven days he shall consecrate you. (The consecration of the Priesthood after the the Tabernacle was built) As he has done this day, so the Lord has commanded to do, to make atonement for you. Therefore you shall abide at the door of the Tabernacle of Meeting day and night for seven days, and keep the charge of the Lord, so that you may not die; for so I have been commanded. So Aaron and his sons did all the things that the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses..." (Week into the second year, week before the Passover)

Leviticus 9:1 "...It came to pass on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel..."

Leviticus 9:5 "...So they brought what Moses commanded before the Tabernacle of Meeting. And all the congregation drew near and stood before the Lord..."

Leviticus 10:1 "...Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them..." (Ninth or tenth day of the second year)

Leviticus 10: 9-10 "...Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the Tabernacle of Meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, that you may distinguish between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean..."

Numbers 10:11 "...Now it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from above the Tabernacle of the Testimony..."

Hebrews 9:11-15 "...But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect Tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh how much more shall the blood of Christ who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenat, that those who are called may receive the pormise of the eternal inheritance..."

Hebrews 10:9-14 "...Then He said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God. He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands ministerng daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man Jesus, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified..."

Key Chapters

Chapter 11: Clean and Unclean Meats

Chapter 16: Day of Atonement

Chapter 23: The Eight Feasts of God

Chapter 26: Blessings and Cursings

This ends the Overview of Leviticus

Till we meet again, and pick up on The Overview of Numbers, God bless!

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