Shalom. Our teaching this morning will be about that special and unique holy anointing oil that was used exclusively to anoint the Tabernacle and all that was in it, such as the ark of the covenant, the menorah, and the altars. This special anointing oil is a sweet-smelling fragrance that is not to be copied for any purpose other than what is described by The LORD. And it is not to be used for the anointing of human beings at the cost of being cut off from the Jewish people. And these passages describe the formula for this special anointing oil.
READ EXODUS 30.22-38
Before entering the Tabernacle, or coming near the altar to burn the offering made by fire, the High Priest and the Priests were required by The LORD GOD to wash their hands and their feet in a basin that was between the Tabernacle and the altar. This washing was for the ceremonial purpose of cleansing them from their sins. Sin is breaking The Law of Moses, 1 John 3.4. This washing some 3,400 years ago was the beginning of baptism which Judaism calls mikveh. John the baptizer came 1,400 years later preaching the baptism of repentance which is a ceremonial cleansing in water to turn from all our sins of breaking GOD’s Law of Moses, and turning to GOD and Obeying His Law of Moses, doing that which is lawful and right. And GOD says, you will surely live. You will not die. Ezekiel 18.21.
Now The LORD GOD instructed Moses to make a special anointing oil for the Sanctuary.
EXODUS 30.22-23 Here The LORD explains to Moses the formula for the special anointing oil.
VERSE 23 Three principal spices are three of the finest spices. Spices in Hebrew is B’SAH’MEEM meaning fragrances for a sweet smell.
Besides the anointing, The LORD also required that His sanctuary have a sweet fragrant aroma always.
Pure myrrh of 500 shekels in weight is a sweet-smelling incense. The formula called for 12 1/2 pounds of myrrh.
And sweet cinnamon of 6 1/4 pounds, and sweet calamus with a weight of 6 1/4 pounds. Calamus is a sweet-smelling fragrance that comes from certain reeds and stalks that are found in rivers and marshes in the region.
EXODUS 30.24 Cassia is sweet-scented like cinnamon, and the formula calls for a weight of 500 shekels or 12 1/2 pounds of cassia.
And a hin of olive oil is a liquid measure of 1 1/2 gallons of olive oil.
EXODUS 30.25 So this mixture of ingredients made the holy anointing oil for the Tabernacle. And it was prepared by an expert perfume maker.
EXODUS 30.26-28 The word anoint in Hebrew is MAH’SHAKH, meaning to rub with oil and to consecrate. Consecrate, like the word anoint means to make and declare someone or something holy, and dedicated to the service of The LORD. Thus the Tabernacle, and everything pertaining to it, the ark of the covenant, and the table for the showbread, and all its utensils, and the menorah, the seven branch candlestick, and its utensils, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offering, and all its utensils, and the basin for washing, and all its utensils were anointed with this special anointing oil.
As a point of information, Messiah in Hebrew is MAH’SHEE’AKH. And MAH’SHEE’AKH comes from the Hebrew word MAH’SHAKH which is the Hebrew word for anoint, again, meaning to rub with oil, and to dedicate someone, or something to the service of The LORD.
YESHUA THE MESSIAH in Hebrew is YESHUA HA MAH’SHEE’AKH, meaning Yeshua is THE Anointed One Who is given a special mission for the service of The LORD. And Messiah Yeshua is GOD Himself. Messiah has many special and great missions, but His primary mission at His first coming 2,000 years ago was to be our Atonement for the forgiveness of our sins. That was preordained and accomplished by the LORD GOD by His death, and shed blood. Isaiah 53.10, Leviticus 17.11.
At Messiah’s return some time in the future, His anointed mission will be to save Israel and the Jewish people from all the nations that will gather against Jerusalem to battle. And Messiah will destroy all those who fight against Jerusalem, Zechariah 14. And He will return with all His Holy Ones to establish the 1,000 year Millennium when He will usher in the ingathering of Israel and the Jewish people, and all who are GOD’s people into His Messianic Kingdom in Israel. It will be an era of righteousness and peace, everlasting joy and gladness, where sorrow and sighing will flee away. And Messiah Yeshua, The LORD our GOD will be King over all the earth. Zechariah 14.9.
And when the 1,000 years are ended, this earth and the Heaven will flee away, and vanish, and a new Heaven, and a new earth will come down from GOD out of Heaven; a beautiful city and earth called New Jerusalem prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband. And GOD will dwell with us in New Jerusalem, that is also Heaven. And He will wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things will have passed away. And we will inherit all things in Heaven where the streets are made of pure gold, as transparent glass. And we will reign as kings and priests forever, and ever with Messiah. Revelation 20-22.
EXODUS 30.29 And you shall sanctify, make Holy the Tabernacle and all pertaining to it. Whatsoever touches them shall be Holy.
EXODUS 30.30 Now in Exodus 30.32, GOD says that this special holy anointing oil for the sanctuary shall NOT be poured on man’s flesh. That is his body or his person.
Thus Aaron and his sons, the High Priest and the Priests were not anointed with the anointing oil for the Sanctuary, but another oil was used for their anointing. LEVITICUS 8.12
Anointing oil in Hebrew is MEE’SHEH’MEN HA’MEESH’KHA. This was perfumed olive oil that Aaron and his sons were anointed with, and NOT the anointing oil used for the Tabernacle.
EXODUS 30.31 The holy anointing oil unto The LORD for the Sanctuary is to be used throughout the generations of the Jewish People, when there is a Temple in Jerusalem. And Judaism will remain forever, Isaiah 66.22.
There will be no Temple in Heaven. REVELATION 21.1-2, 22-23
EXODUS 30.32 The special anointing oil for the Sanctuary is not to be poured on any human being, The LORD said. Neither shall you make anything like it for any other purpose. It is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
EXODUS 30.33 Being cut off from their people, the Children of Israel, might mean separation, or death.
EXODUS 30.34-36 GOD commanded Moses to make another perfumed incense. Stacte, onycha, and galbanum are sweet-smelling spices from different plants. And pure frankincense is another sweet incense. All together, the ingredients made a perfume of sweet incense that was made by an expert perfume maker.
And this sweet incense was put before the ark of the covenant where GOD met with Moses. The incense is most holy, The LORD said. And The LORD GOD is Messiah Yeshua Who met with Moses Face to face during Israel’s forty years in the wilderness. EXODUS 33.11
Messiah Yeshua is The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
There is no Savior but The LORD GOD Who is Yesh
ua. ISAIAH 43.11, LUKE 2.10-11
Yeshua is The Father. JOHN 14.9
JOHN 14.15 If you love Messiah, Who is The Father, you will keep His Commandments which collectively are The Law of Moses.
JOHN 14.21 Keeping Messiah’s Commandments, and Messiah is The Father, means obeying GOD’s Law of Moses. And that is proof of loving Messiah. You prove your love by obeying His Commandments, The Law of Moses. And you will be loved by The Father and Messiah, Who is GOD. And He will give you a greater understanding of Him.
JOHN 14.23 If you love Messiah, you will keep His Commandments, The Law of Moses, and The Father will love you, and WE, being The Holy Spirit, will make our abode, or home with you.
JOHN 14.24 He or she that DOES NOT love Me, DOES NOT keep My sayings, The Law of Moses, and the word that you hear is not Mine but The Father’s which sent Me. In other words, the word which you hear is The Word of GOD.
All fulfilling Old Testament Prophesies. YESHUA THE MESSIAH IS THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE. ISAIAH 9.6(5)
EXODUS 30.37-38 The special perfumed incense that was used at the ark of the covenant where Yeshua met with Moses is most holy, and must not be duplicated, not even to smell it, for the penalty is being cut off from the Jewish people.
The Bible tells us that the prayers of the Saints, GOD’s Holy People are precious to HIM, and ascend up to GOD as incense, as a perfumed aroma. REVELATION 5.8
Golden vials are golden cups or bowls. And the odors are fragrant incense, a sweet perfume which are the prayers of the Saints. The Saints are the Holy Ones and GODly. Our prayers come up to GOD as sweet-smelling perfume.
And The Bible also tells us that GOD created all things, all humanity, even us for His Pleasure. REVELATION 4.11
And GOD’s plan for His entire Creation that He created out of nothing is complete and finished. His plan is being played out day by day; past, present, and future, and throughout eternity that has no end. Our GOD is beyond awesome. His great power and understanding are infinite, boundless, unlimited, and endless, Psalm 147.5. And our prayers are important to Him, and precious. HEBREWS 4.3
So I thought we would spend a few moments on prayer. And we all know what prayer is, an outpouring of our heart to GOD. But according to GOD’s Word, there is a certain condition for answered prayer. And that condition is obedience to GOD. And obedience to GOD is obedience to all His Laws, instructions, and teachings that are written in The Law of Moses. And unless we obey GOD, He will not hear our prayers. ISAIAH 59.2
Messiah teaches us how to pray. And a portion of His prayer is to deliver us from evil. Evil is the devil who TEACHES us to sin. Sin is breaking The Law of Moses, 1 John 3.4. The devil teaches us that we don’t have to obey GOD’s Law of Moses giving us all kinds of ungodly, unbiblical lies. And satan has been tricking us into disobedience since the days or Adam and Eve. GENESIS 2-3, MATTHEW 6.9-13
But GOD hears the prayers of the righteous, those who are law-abiding, who obey GOD and His Law of Moses. PSALM 34.15, 17, 19
Another Psalm reads, I know that GOD will not hear my prayer when I live a life of disobedience to GOD, NOT regarding His Law of Moses. But GOD hears me because I do obey His Law of Moses. PSALM 66.18-20
GOD is near to them who do not forget His Law, and He delivers them. PSALM 119.151-155
GOD magnifies His Word, that is His Laws, teachings, and instructions above all His Name. And The LORD will answer you, and strengthen you. PSALM 138.2-3
Blessed is the person who delights in GOD’s Law, His Law of Moses. PSALM 1.1-6
Yeshua says, “If you ask anything in My Name, I will do it”. But it may not be immediately. In your patience you possess your soul. You stay focused, trusting in The LORD, and obedient, and The LORD will deliver you in His perfect timing. JOHN 14.14
Prayer is so important in life. GOD says, trust in The LORD with all your heart. But yet, GOD sets a very important condition to answer us. Obedience to Him, and His Law of Moses. The righteous cry, The Bible says, and The LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. Psalm 34.19. Being righteous is being law-abiding, doing that which is lawful and right according to GOD’s Law of Moses. And He will answer ALL your prayers.
Shalom, Ira Weinstein
SWEET SMELLING AROMA, AND PRAYER.