Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation
P.O. Box 335761
N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033
Shalom. Our teaching this morning from Torah, The Law of Moses, will be from Leviticus 3.1-5 and further. And the Title of our Message is Peace Offerings, The End Times, The Millennium and Heaven. So with that said, let’s read LEVITICUS 3.1-5.
These Words that we read are Words that The LORD GOD spoke to Moses Face to face in The Tabernacle of the Congregation in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Holy of Holies, from above the Mercy Seat between the two Cherubim which are upon The Ark of The Covenant behind the veil. And the Words that GOD spoke to Moses over the forty year journey from the time of the Exodus to the land of Canaan which GOD renamed the Land of Israel are the Laws of The GOD of Heaven that are written in The Law of Moses for Israel and all Mankind to live by. LEVITICUS 1.1, EXODUS 25.21-22
LEVITICUS 3.1-3 An oblation is an offering. The Hebrew for oblation is KAR’BAHN. But what is a peace offering?
Peace offering in Hebrew is SH’LA’MEEM. And the peace offering is a sacrifice from the herd or the flock, which would be an ox, bull, cow, a calf, or a lamb, sheep, or goat. The animal could be either male or female, without blemish. Meaning, the animal had to be perfect without any imperfections. And the animal was offered before The LORD, and killed at the door of the Congregation.
The offering was voluntary. Any person could bring the peace offering, that is any person could bring the animal sacrifice to the Priest at The Tabernacle, or later The Temple.
The sacrifice of the peace offering was NOT for atonement. The purpose for the peace offering by the owner of the animal was to offer a gift to The LORD their GOD. It was an overpowering way to express their love for The LORD. Their joy and gladness, and gratitude in thanksgiving. Perhaps even for relief from deliverance from harm and danger, and now their comfort. The peace offering to The LORD their GOD in Hebrew means to be at peace, to be safe, and to reciprocate. To make amends, and give thanks, and much more.
The individual owner brought the animal to the Priest at The Tabernacle for the peace offering. And the sacrifice was in this way. The owner put his hand on the animal’s head and it was killed. And the Priest sprinkled its blood on the sides of the Altar. It was an offering made by fire unto The LORD.
As a point of information, the procedure for sacrificing animals was similar to slaughtering animals today for our food. It was designed to be quick and as painless as possible.
Let’s talk about sacrifices for atonement for a moment because The LORD says in Torah, “For it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Leviticus 17.11.
Unfortunately Judaism is taught to deny that the blood of a sacrifice must be shed to make atonement. Judaism teaches that there are other ways for atonement such as prayer, charity, and good deeds. That doctrine is in violation of Torah, GOD’s Law of Moses. For GOD says, “It is the blood that makes atonement for the soul”. Thus, much of Judaism, by rejecting their Messiah Yeshua Who voluntarily gave His Life and shed His Blood for the purpose of our atonement are without atonement. Atonement means that The GOD of Creation has forgiven all our sins, and we have reconciliation with GOD. Something we all need, even Israel, GOD’s Chosen People.
LEVITICUS 3.4-5 It is suggested in Rabbinic commentary that burning the fat of the animal sacrifice on the Altar provided a dense smoke of a sweet, meaty fragrance, suggesting that The LORD received pleasure from its aroma.
However, I think of GOD’s Words written in prophesy concerning the Sin Offering Death of The Jewish Messiah Yeshua for our atonement, for Israel and all the world. And Messiah’s death PLEASED The LORD.
ISAIAH 53.10 reads, Yet it PLEASED The LORD to bruise Him. The word bruise in Hebrew is Dah’kar meaning Destroy and Crush. GOD was PLEASED to Destroy Messiah on a Roman cross in Jerusalem because His death was for our atonement, to forgive us our sins. It is written. And it was spoken by GOD to the Prophet Isaiah.
It’s true. Sin brings punishment and death. See the great flood in Noah’s day, GENESIS 6-8. Sin brings separation from GOD, and exile from The LORD. See ISAIAH 59.2 and 2 KINGS 17.7. And sin brings hardship, GENESIS 3.15-19. The soul that sins, it shall die, the LORD says. EZEKIEL 18.4. Sin brings evil into our lives, JEREMIAH 11.8-11. And sin is breaking GOD’s Law of Moses, 1 JOHN 3.4. All Jewish teaching. And all the reason we all need atonement for GOD to forgive us our sins, all of them, and be reconciled to GOD. And then we must repent and turn from all our sins, and lead a Lawful Life in accordance with GOD’s Law of Moses. And all our transgressions that we have committed, they shall not be mentioned to us. In our righteousness that we have done we shall live, thus saith the LORD. EZEKIEL 18.22.
And GOD made His decision to be our Atonement sometime in eternity. He made that decision that He, Himself in The Person of Yeshua The Messiah would be our Atonement to forgive us all our sins and reconcile us with Him. It PLEASED The LORD to bruise Him, to destroy Him, even Himself that He, The Mighty GOD of Jacob, Elohim would be our Atonement so we could start to lead a GODLY life as the Shema reads in Deuteronomy 6.4-5, Obey GOD, His every Word, Matthew 4.4. Know and believe there is Only One GOD, and love The LORD with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. That is the pathway to a good and GODLY life. That is the pathway to Heaven.
Back to Leviticus Chapter 3. As with the animals from the herd for the peace offering, the same sacrifice for the peace offerings was made from the flock, the lamb, sheep, and goat. LEVITICUS 3.6-16
(LEVITICUS 3.11&16) After the sacrificed animal was prepared properly on the Altar, an offering made by fire unto The LORD, it was eaten by the Priests, the owner of the animal, and perhaps the owner’s invited guests.
LEVITICUS 3.17 The peace offering is a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings. That you eat neither fat nor blood is also a perpetual statute. A perpetual statute in Hebrew is KHOO’KAHT O’LAM, meaning a Law Forever. The peace offering is a Law Forever.
A perpetual statute means that in the future 1,000 year Millennium, the Age Of Peace, when The GOD of Israel, The Messiah Yeshua returns to Israel, and builds The Temple in Jerusalem, and sits and rules on His Throne, and reigns over all the earth, all the offerings and sacrifices will be reinstated. ZECHARIAH 6.12-13, ZECHARIAH 14.1-9, 21, EZEKIEL 41.1, 4, EZEKIEL 45.15.
EZEKIEL 41 GOD showed Ezekiel in a vision the future Temple that will be built in The Millennium, and perhaps a view of the Age Of Peace.
And the borders of Israel in the 1,000 year Millennium will spread to the Euphrates River according to the Covenant GOD made with Abraham and the Jewish People. Israel, the Home of The Millennium, will be about one-third the size of the United States. And the non-Jewish people whom GOD will bring into The Millennium among the Jewish people, your inheritance of the Land of Israel will be among the Tribes of Israel. EZEKIEL 47.21-23, EZEKIEL 47.13-23, GENESIS 15.18-21
The animal sacrifices will be brought back in The Millennium because GOD’s Law requires animal sacrifices when there is a Temple in Jerusalem. And there will be a Temple in Jerusalem in The Millennium. It is a Statute forever. LEVITICUS 3.17. And many people, especially Jewish People, I believe, will enter the Land of Israel without atonement, and perhaps still in sin. The animal sacrifices for atonement will atone for their sins, and most will turn to GOD and live by GOD’s Covenant, His Word, and His Law of Moses. But others will not turn to GOD, and will die a sinner. ISAIAH 65.20, EZEKIEL 18.21-24
Those of us in the past, present, and future who are The Children of The GOD Of Heaven, who in the past before Messiah, believed in GOD, and obeyed His Commandments, Statutes and Laws, Genesis 26.5, and those from the time of Messiah Yeshua who believe in The Messiah Yeshua, and obey GOD’S Commandments, Statutes, and Laws that are written in The Law of Moses are saved and have atonement in Messiah Yeshua FOREVER. The sacrifices for atonement will not concern us. Our sins are atoned for FOREVER in The Messiah Yeshua. We will either be resurrected, or raised up alive in the Last Day to meet The LORD in the air. And with The Messiah, and The Family of GOD, we will proceed to the Land of Israel, The Jewish Homeland where The Age Of Peace will be. And we will forever be with The LORD. 1 THESSALONIANS 4.13-18, 2 Kings 2.1
But prior to the Age Of Peace, the 1,000 year Millennium in Israel, as we all know, there will be a time of great trouble, and great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time. And there will be nothing like it again. Those are Yeshua’s Words in Matthew 24.21.
And GOD will raise up an enemy to make war with the Saints, the Jewish People in Israel and throughout the world. And the enemy will prevail against Israel. And this enemy will devour the whole earth, tread it down, and break it in pieces. I believe this day is fast approaching. But GOD will defeat him. This will happen in the second half of the seven year peace treaty prophesied by Daniel the Prophet. And then The LORD, Yeshua the Messiah will return and destroy those anti Semites and all who disobey God’s Covenant, His Word, and His Law of Moses, and few will be left. DANIEL 7.15-28, DANIEL 9.27, ZECHARIAH 14. 1-5,12, ISAIAH 24. 4-6
(Daniel 7.20) The ten horns in the dragon’s head are ten Nations that are like satan, anti-Semetic and dreadful. Perhaps Arab Nations and Christian Nations that have a dark history of persecuting and killing Jews. The one who speaks great things, whose look is more stout or greater than the others, I believe will be the supreme leader of these demonic Nations. He is the anti-Christ. And along with these ten nations, all the nations of the world will attack Jerusalem under their supreme demonic leader, the anti Christ. ZECHARIAH 14.1-2
But The LORD GOD, The Messiah Yeshua will crush this satanic enemy that will end the three and half years of terrible tribulation. And the Kingdom and Dominion and Greatness of the Kingdom under the whole Heaven will be given to The People of the Saints of the Most High, The Jewish People. Whose Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and all Dominions will serve and obey Him, The LORD GOD Of CREATION, YESHUA THE MESSIAH. And that Kingdom is the Land of Israel, the Home of the 1,000 year Millennium, the Age Of Peace. And the non-Jewish people who are saved in Messiah Yeshua, and obedient to GOD, will have their inheritance in The Millennium among the Tribes of Israel. And you shall be as born in the country among the Children of Israel. And after the 1,000 years, The Kingdom will proceed into Heaven. EZEKIEL 47.21-23
Let’s peek into The Millennium. ZECHARIAH 8.1-8, ZECHARIAH 12.10, ZEPHANIAH 3.14-20
After the 1,000 years of peace in the Land of Israel that will be transformed into a Paradise, The Kingdom will proceed into Heaven. The Holy City, New Jerusalem will come down from GOD out of Heaven. Magnificent and beautiful, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. The Holy City, New Jerusalem is Heaven where we, The Family Of GOD will spend eternity with The LORD our GOD, Yeshua The Messiah forever and ever. DANIEL 12.1-3, REVELATION 20.1-3, 7-15, REVELATION 21.1-4
Inheriting eternal life is explained in The Bible by GOD, Elohim, The GOD of Israel Who is Yeshua The Messiah. And it is not difficult.
Believe in Messiah Yeshua for atonement. Repent. Turn from your sins and obey GOD’s Law that are written in The Law of Moses.
And as the Priests of old were immersed in water as a sign that they were clean from their sins, you too must be immersed in water as a sign that you are clean of your sins.
And continue to lead your life according to GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. That is GOD’S path to eternal life, and it is not difficult.
Shalom, Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader