Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation
P.O. Box 335761
N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033
Shalom. Our teaching this morning will continue from the Torah, GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. And our reading will be from Leviticus 6.24-30. In the Hebrew Bible the verses are Leviticus 6.17-23. And the Title of our teaching is, “What Is The Law Of The Sin Offering?”
So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 6.24-30, or in the Hebrew Bible Leviticus 6.17-23.
LEVITICUS 6.24-30 (H. LEVITICUS 6.17-23) VERSE 24,25(17,18) And The LORD spoke to Moses saying, speak to Aaron and his sons saying, this is the Law of the sin offering.
The word Law in Hebrew is TORAH, meaning in this passage, The Laws, Instructions, Teachings, and Guidance of GOD Almighty that all must follow. JOSHUA 1.8, ISAIAH 8.20, ISAIAH 42.21, LUKE 16.29-31, ROMANS 3.31, etc.
(LUKE 16.29-31) Obeying The Law of Moses and the Prophets together with Faith in Messiah Yeshua must be obeyed to stay out of hell.
Let’s continue with the Law of the sin offering.
VERSE 25(18) In the Place where the burnt offering is killed, The LORD said, the sin offering shall also be killed before The LORD. It is most Holy.
The burnt offering was also an animal sacrifice. It was burned upon the altar all night until the morning. The altar was before the door of the Tabernacle or the Temple in the courtyard. And the burnt offering was a sweet savor or sweet aroma made by fire to The LORD. The sin offering was for atonement, for the forgiveness of sins. LEVITICUS 6.8-9 (H. 6.1-2), EXODUS 29.18, EXODUS 40.6.
The LORD says, the sin offering is Most Holy. Most Holy in Hebrew is KODESH KAH’DAH’SHEEM. meaning the animal sacrificed for the sin offering for atonement is consecrated to The LORD. That is to say, the sin offering is Appointed by GOD, Sanctified and made Holy by GOD, and Dedicated to The LORD GOD. The sin offering for atonement is KODESH KAH’DAH’SHEEM. Most Holy.
VERSE 26(19) The Priest who offered the sin offering for sin to The LORD ate it in the Tabernacle or in the Temple called the Holy Place. It was eaten in the courtyard.
Sin is breaking any Law that is written in The Law of Moses. All GOD’S Laws are for all mankind. And all GOD’S Laws are written in The Law of Moses. 1 JOHN 3.4, ROMANS 6.12, 1 CORINTHIANS 15.34, JOHN 8.11, JOHN 5.14
VERSE 27(20) Whatsoever, and whosoever touched the flesh of the sin offering became Holy. And when any blood of the sin offering was sprinkled upon any garment, the part where the blood was sprinkled was washed in the Tabernacle, or in The Temple.
VERSE 28(21) But the earthen vessel, that is a clay pot in which the animal sacrificed for the sin offering was cooked, was broken. Or if the sin offering was cooked in a brass pot, that pot had to be cleansed thoroughly and rinsed with water. I believe because of the Holiness of the sin offering, nothing was to be left and become impure in those vessels.
VERSE 29(22) All the males among the Priests ate the sin offering after it was cooked on the altar. It is most Holy. Keep this in mind at The Passover Seder of Messiah Yeshua that Christianity calls the Last Supper.
VERSE 30(23) No animal sacrificed for the sin offering for atonement that had any blood remaining in it was allowed to be eaten. The blood and the sin offering was burned completely.
Thus the Law of the sin offering is a Law of GOD that is written in The Law of Moses for all mankind to follow. The sin offering was a sacrificed animal that was clean according to GOD’S food Laws. It was killed and its blood shed for atonement for the forgiveness of sins. Clean and unclean animals are described in LEVITICUS 11 and DEUTERONOMY 14.
Two very important Laws from GOD that are written in The Bible, in the Law of Moses; 1/ The animal sacrifice must cease when there is no Temple in Jerusalem. 2/ But blood must be shed to make atonement for the forgiveness of sins. GOD’S Word and His Laws never change. LEVITICUS 17.1-9, 10-11, ISAIAH 40.8, MALACHI 3.6
So without an animal sacrifice today because there is no Temple in Jerusalem, how is atonement accomplished? The Bible has the answer in the Prophets. ISAIAH 52.13-15
(ISAIAH 52.13) Many Jewish scholars contend that GOD’S Servant in this passage symbolized the entire Jewish People, or a pious minority within the Jewish People who suffer as a result of the sins committed by the Nation Israel. Supporting these interpretations, the scholars say, is the fact that the term Servant generally refers to the Nation Israel as a whole, or a perfect representation of the Nation Israel. Other scholars argue that the Servant in this passage is a specific individual. Targum, the Aramaic translation of The Bible, that is The Tnakh, The Old Testament, and various Midrashim, Jewish commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, identify the Servant in this passage as Messiah, but not Yeshua The Messiah.
The scholarly rejections of The Messiah Yeshua as GOD’S Servant are many, and wrong. The Messiah Yeshua is GOD’S Servant in this passage.
Certainly we Jewish people are GOD’S Servant, chosen to be His witnesses to know GOD, and believe GOD, and understand that GOD alone is GOD, and there are no other gods besides Him. And that GOD has chosen the Jewish People to be a Holy People and a Special People to Himself above all the people that are upon the face of the earth. But the Servant in this passage is not the Jewish People, nor is the Servant Israel. The Servant is The Messiah Yeshua. ISAIAH 43.1, 10, DEUTERONOMY 7.6
So yes, in Isaiah 52.13, GOD’s Servant shall deal prudently. In Hebrew, the word for prudently is S’KEEL, or as many Jewish people say, saykhel.
Prudently or saykhel means having wisdom, intelligence, and understanding. And GOD’S Servant will be exalted, that is raised high. And extolled, meaning lifted up. And He will be very high. Yes, GOD’s servant, the Jewish people Israel are exalted and extolled, and very high in the eyes of GOD. But we Jewish People have not always dealt prudently with wisdom, intelligence, and understanding. Oftentimes we have not listened to our GOD or obeyed Him when The LORD sent His servants the Prophets daily, rising up early and sending them, commanding them to say to His Jewish People, Obey My Voice and I will be your GOD, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you that it may be well unto you. But they would not obey The LORD their GOD, nor incline their ear, but walked in the counsels, and the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward. JEREMIAH 7.23-28
Thus The LORD our GOD exiled us from the Land of Israel three times. In 722 B.C.E. to Assyria, 586 B.C.E. to Babylon, and 70 C.E. throughout the world because of our sins and transgressions against The LORD our GOD, because of our lack of wisdom.
The Servant The LORD GOD is prophesying of in Isaiah 52.13 is The Messiah Yeshua Who was GOD Himself in the flesh, Anointed by GOD to be our Atonement. He and only He is The One Who dealt prudently with wisdom, Who is exalted and extolled, and very high.
(ISAIAH 52.14) Many were astonished and bewildered seeing Messiah’s brutal death on a Roman cross because His appearance was so marred and disfigured, more than any man. And His Form and His Face more than the sons of men.
(ISAIAH 52.15) So shall He sprinkle many nations. The Hebrew word for sprinkle is YAH’ZAY meaning to atone.
GOD says in prophesy, The Messiah Yeshua will atone for many nations. Messiah Yeshua will make atonement for many people, Jewish and Gentile. And He did 2,000 years ago.
Continuing in Verse 15, kings will shut their mouths at Him. That is kings and rulers did not say a word when Messiah was killed. For that which had not been told them shall they see. And that which they had not heard shall they consider. I believe these words mean that the kings and rulers, especially the Jewish kings and rulers will recognize Him, and know Him when and if they enter The Millennial Kingdom in Israel. They will consider and understand Who this Servant of GOD is. None other than Their Messiah Yeshua Who gave His Life for their atonement. And they will learn a lesson in love from The One they despised and rejected. Isaiah 53.3.
Today, without the animal sacrifice for atonement, Messiah Yeshua is GOD’S Sin Offering. Messiah Yeshua was Anointed by GOD to be our Sin Offering, to be killed, and shed His Blood to make Atonement for the nations, for you and me. ISAIAH 53.10, LEVITICUS 17.11
Most people have no idea what sin is. Sin is breaking The Law of Moses, any one of His Laws. 1 John 3.4. And most people don’t consider the consequence of sin. Without having GOD’S Atonement, the consequence of sin is hell. EXODUS 32.33, REVELATION 20.15
GOD destroyed the world by a flood in the days of Noah because of sin. And GOD saved only eight people, Noah and his family because Noah was a just man and perfect who obeyed GOD and kept His Laws. GENESIS 6.1-9
(GENISIS 6.9) The word Just in Hebrew, as in Noah was a Just man, is STAH’DEEK meaning Law abiding, obeying GOD’S Laws. That is being perfect in the sight of GOD.
And GOD will destroy the world some time in the future for the very same reason, sin, the sin that fills the world today. Transgressing GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, changing GOD’S Ordinance, and breaking GOD’S Everlasting Covenant, His Word and His Law. And few will be left. Few will be left to enter The Millennium. ISAIAH 24.5-6, PSALM 105.8-10
At this point in our teaching, let’s quickly look at Messiah’s Life and Death, and some of His Teachings leading up to Him being our Sin Offering for our Atonement.
Messiah Yeshua is GOD Almighty. He is Jewish, the Son of David, The Son of Abraham. And 2,000 years ago, GOD made Himself a human being. His given name Yeshua meaning Deliverance and Salvation. And GOD Anointed HIM Messiah to be our Atonement to Deliver us from our sins. MATTHEW 1.1, 21, JOEL 2.32 (H. 3.5)
(MATTHEW 1.21) The word save in Greek is SOZO also meaning deliver. Messiah will deliver His Jewish People from their sins.
Yeshua forecasts His death. MATTHEW 12.38-40
Yeshua taught Repentance, because without Biblical Repentance, one will not see the Kingdom of Heaven. MATTHEW 4.17, EZEKIEL 18.20-24
Repent means turning from your sins of breaking GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, and turning to GOD and obeying them, all of them.
Without Biblical Repentance, belief in Yeshua The Messiah, or Jesus Christ is in vain. MATTHEW 4.4
Messiah teaches that Salvation is of the Jews because Salvation comes by obeying every Word, Law, and Commandment GOD gave to the Jewish People, together with faith in The Jewish Messiah Yeshua. JOHN 4.22
Yeshua teaches us in the sermon on the mount that He did not come to destroy The Law or the Prophets. He came to complete The Law and the Prophets. MATTHEW 5.17
The Greek word for fulfill is PLEROO meaning complete. Messiah came to Complete The Law and the Prophets. Not end them.
Messiah teaches that only those who do the Will of The Father will enter Heaven. The Will of The Father is to obey His Laws that are written in the Law of Moses. Those who do not do the Will of The Father, Messiah will say to them, Depart from Me you that work lawlessness (as in breaking the Law of Moses). MATTHEW 7.21-23, MATTHEW 12.50, PSALM 40.8
Yeshua was asked, what is the great Commandment in The Law? MATTHEW 22.36-40
It is critical to understand and believe that Yeshua is GOD Almighty Who gave all His Laws to Moses for everyone to follow. Proof of loving Messiah or GOD is obeying His Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses. And then GOD will give you The Holy Spirit. JOHN 14.15-18, DEUTERONOMY 7.9
Yeshua teaches Gentiles that the blessing for blessing Jewish People is Eternal Life in The Kingdom of GOD. And the curse for cursing Jewish People is everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. MATTHEW 25.31-46, GENESIS 12.3
At Messiah’s Passover Seder that Christianity calls the Last Supper, Yeshua teaches the world that He is The Law of The Sin Offering that forgives our sins according to the teaching of The LORD in The Law of Moses. MATTHEW 26.17, 26-28
(MATTHEW 26.26) Messiah Yeshua regarded His Disciples at the Seder as Priests. Messiah Yeshua is our Sin Offering. Eating the matzah symbolized His Body as the sacrificed Sin Offering that was eaten by the Priests in Tabernacle and Temple times. LEVITICUS 6.29, (H. LEVITICUS 6.22)
(MATTHEW 26.27-28) The Blood of The New Covenant is Messiah Yeshua. He is our Atonement that forgives our sins. That is The Law of The Sin Offering. And Yeshua The Messiah is The Law of The Sin Offering. LEVITICUS 6.30(H. LEVITICUS 6.23)
Then Judas Iscariot came to betray Yeshua so GOD’S plan for Atonement would be carried out. And Messiah was killed, and He shed His blood making Atonement for all who receive Him correctly by turning to GOD and being obedient His Laws that are written in Torah, The Law of Moses. And like Jonah, He was in the grave three days and three nights, and raised from the dead. And before He ascended into Heaven, He had another teaching for His Disciples. Teach The Word of GOD, He said. Teach The Law of Moses as I taught you. And baptize them in The Name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. And His Name is Yeshua The Messiah, GOD Almighty Who is The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. MATTHEW 28.16-20
So GOD’S Law of The Sin Offering today is Messiah Yeshua through His sacrificial death, and shed blood on a Roman cross in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. To be our Atonement. To deliver us from our sins. To start our Walk with The Lord in newness of Life. In Righteousness. Obeying GOD and His Law of Moses. That is the Will of GOD. And that is what GOD requires to enter The Millennium and Heaven, and to have Eternal Life.
Shalom. Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader