Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation
P.O. Box 335761
N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033
Shalom. This morning we are continuing our teaching in the Torah, The Law Of Moses, from Leviticus 7.1-10. And the Title of our message is “A Peek Into Heaven”.
So with that said, let’s read LEVITICUS 7.1-10.
The trespass offering is a perfect animal sacrifice for atonement. It is a sacrifice for the forgiveness of the sins of the People, the same type of sacrifice as the sin offering and the burnt offering that were also offered to make atonement for the People.
Trespass offering in Hebrew is AH’SHAHM meaning sin or guilt offering, the same Hebrew word used in prophesy for the Messiah Yeshua being our offering for sin in ISAIAH 53.10
The trespass offering was offered to The LORD for having committed sin against GOD, against His Law or Laws that are all written in The Law of Moses. Today, as you know, Yeshua The Messiah is our trespass offering and sin offering replacing the animal sacrifice because it is unlawful according to The Law of Moses to sacrifice animals without a Temple in Jerusalem. LEVITICUS 17.1-11.
Thus we can say with confidence that sin no longer rules in our life because our sins are forgiven through our belief in The Messiah Yeshua and His death on a Roman cross. And you and I have repented of our sins and have turned to The LORD our GOD. We have turned away from all our sins that we have committed, and now keep all GOD’S Statutes and Laws that are written in The Law of Moses doing that which is Lawful and right. Therefore sin no longer rules in our life. EZEKIEL 18.21
And that is the definition of being righteous.
Let’s simplify the words of LEVITICUS 7.1-10.
LEVITICUS 7.1 The LORD spoke to Moses saying (Leviticus 6.24(17)) This is the law of the trespass offering. It is Most Holy. VERSE 2 The animal sacrificed for the trespass offering was killed in the Tabernacle or the Temple courtyard as was the animal sacrificed for the burnt offering. And the blood of the trespass offering was sprinkled on all sides of the altar according to the law of the trespass offering.
VERSES 3-5 And The LORD prescribed in detail the portions of the sacrificed animal that were to be burned on the altar for an offering to The LORD. That is a trespass offering. VERSE 6 Every male among the Priests ate the meat of the sacrificed animal, and as a point of interest, the Priests ate the best of the best animals because those animals had to be perfect, without blemish. LEVITICUS 1.1-3
The trespass offering was eaten by the Priests in the Tabernacle or the Temple called the Holy Place. It is Most Holy as Yeshua The Messiah is Most Holy. VERSE 7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering. Both are offered to The LORD for atonement for the sins of an individual, or for the sins of Israel, the Jewish People.
And Messiah Yeshua is our trespass offering for out atonement. That is His Anointing. At His Passover Seder, or the Last Supper, Messiah said to His Disciples when He took matza, unleavened bread, and broke it and gave it to His Disciples, “Take, eat, this is My Body.” (Symbolic for the Priests eating the trespass offering). And He took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to them saying, “Drink all of it, for this is My Blood of The New Testament”. I believe He said this is my blood of The New Covenant (Jeremiah 31.31-34) which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Messiah’s life, teachings, and even His death for our atonement are all according to GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. MATTHEW 26.26-28
Continuing with Leviticus 7.1-10, in VERSES 8-10, the Priest who offered the burnt offering for an individual kept the skin of the animal for himself. And for the grain offering that was baked in a pan, and all that was dressed in the frying pan, or any pan, belonged to the Priest who offered the grain offering to The LORD. And every grain offering mingled with oil that was dry belonged to the sons of Aaron the Priests equally.
The grain offering was made by fire for a sweet savor to The LORD. And as all offerings to The LORD, the grain offering was seasoned with salt symbolizing that all GOD’S Covenants are preserved forever. Our atonement in Messiah Yeshua The New Covenant is seasoned with salt, preserved forever. LEVITICUS 2.13
The offerings to The LORD are described throughout The Bible, in the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, the Prophets and just about every Book in The Tnakh, The Old Testament, and The New Testament that follows GOD’S Laws written in The Law of Moses. Thus giving evidence of the great importance for atonement and drawing near to The LORD in obedience to His written Word in The Bible, and to His Laws and Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses. And atonement and drawing near to GOD can only be accomplished through belief in Messiah Yeshua and true repentance. EZEKIEL 18.21
Here at Beth Elohenu, we have often taught that The LORD GOD Anointed the Messiah Yeshua to be our sin offering for the atonement of our sins. There is no other atonement available. Messiah in Hebrew is MAH’SHE’AKH, meaning Anointed. Messiah Yeshua was Anointed by The LORD to be our Atonement in place of the animal sacrifice. Peter writes that Messiah Yeshua was foreordained, that is to say, GOD knew and chose Messiah before the Creation of the world, to be our Atonement.
As we all know, The Messiah Yeshua, The LORD OUR GOD, ELOHIM was 100% human at the moment He was killed 2,000 years ago on a Roman cross in Jerusalem. Thus, in fact, our Atonement is GOD ALMIGHTY. And He is YESHUA THE MESSIAH. 1 PETER 1.19-20, ISAIAH 43.11, 14-15, PSALM 22.1
To better understand the Bible and GOD Himself, It is key to understand the Hebrew word ELOHIM. ELOHIM is a plural word for The GOD of Creation meaning GODS. However when speaking of the GOD of Creation, ELOHIM is GOD singular. GOD is ELOHIM because He is GOD our Father, The Son, The Messiah, The Spirit, The Holy Spirit, and often The Angel of GOD, The Angel of The LORD, The Glory of GOD, and so much more. “Let us make man in our Image”, Genesis 1.26, speaks of The One GOD and all that He is. Understanding ELOHIM is key to a better understanding of GOD and the Bible.
Messiah’s voluntary death to be our Atonement is the grace of GOD. Our Atonement in Yeshua The Messiah is GOD’S freely given, unmerited kindness and love. We did nothing to deserve such a Gift. That is the grace of GOD. But GOD’S grace doesn’t stop there.
After receiving Atonement for our sins through belief in Messiah Yeshua, GOD gives us another Gift. And that Gift is a new heart, and a new spirit. And He takes away the stony heart out of our flesh and gives us a heart of flesh. And GOD puts His Spirit in us and causes us to walk in His Statutes and keep His judgments that are written in The Law of Moses to do them. That is also the Grace of GOD. But most people who have received Messiah Yeshua for Atonement of their sins are “taught” to reject GOD’S Grace and His Gift of a new heart, and a new spirit that would cause them to walk in GOD’S Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses to do them. Thus by rejecting GOD’S Grace and His Gift of a new heart and a new spirit that would cause them to walk in GOD’S Statutes and keep His judgments that are written in The Law of Moses, they have rejected the Messiah Yeshua who Is GOD ALMIGHTY, and have believed in vain.
But those of us, the few in Messiah Yeshua who receive His Gift of Grace, the new heart and new Spirit that GOD has given to us, and walk in His Statutes, and keep His Judgments that are written in The Law of Moses, and do them, that is the road to eternal life in Heaven. EZEKIEL 36.26-28, 1 CORINTHIANS 15.1-2, MATTHEW 7.13-14
(1 CORINTHIANS 15.1) The Gospel is The Word of GOD from Tnakh, The Old Testament, especially from The Law of Moses and the Prophets concerning the Good News of The Messiah Yeshua. And some of those Scriptures can be found in LEVITICUS 17, ISAIAH 52.13-15, ISAIAH 53, PSALM 22, and DANIEL 9.20-27
So now that we know the Biblical road to eternal life in Heaven, let’s peek into our eternal home with The LORD our GOD, Messiah Yeshua.
Yeshua said to His Disciples, and that includes you and me, “In My Father’s House are many mansions.” The Father’s House is Heaven, and Kings live in mansions. And we will be Kings with Messiah in Heaven forever. And Messiah said, “I go to prepare a place for you.” JOHN 14.2-3
Messiah is talking about The Millennium in Israel that will be like the Garden of Eden and Heaven. Heaven is forever. MATTHEW 6.9, REVELATION 22.1-5, ISAIAH 51.1-3
But not all of us will be alive at Messiah’s return. Some will die before He comes to take the Remnant to Israel for The Millennium. But those of us who die before His return will be like Lazarus who died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom that I believe is Heaven. Abraham is certainly in Heaven, and we will be taken into Heaven immediately at our death. LUKE 16.22
And when we are with The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, Yeshua The Messiah in Heaven, we will be like Him. We will have the same Heavenly Body as GOD ALMIGHTY. We will be in His likeness. We don’t know what that will be, but when we are with Him we will be like Him in His likeness. PSALM 17.15, 1 JOHN 3.2
And our reward in Heaven is great, Messiah said. MATTHEW 5.12.
This word Reward in Greek is MISTHOS that means, our reward is paid for service. That service we perform as Servants of GOD is believing in The Messiah Yeshua for Atonement, and repenting and doing that which GOD requires of us. That is, fearing The LORD our GOD, walking in all His Ways, loving Him, serving the Lord Our GOD with all our heart, and with all our soul, keeping the Commandments of the LORD and His Statutes which GOD commands us for our good. For Salvation is of The Jews, Messiah said. Salvation is accomplished by doing every Word and everything GOD commanded the Jewish People to do. And your reward in Heaven will be great, The Messiah said. DEUTERONOMY 10.12-14, JOHN 4.22
Here are some of the great rewards awaiting you in Heaven. GOD will dwell with you forever, and you will be His. And GOD Himself will be your GOD. And GOD will wipe away all your tears from your eyes. And there will be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for all the tsuris of the past, that is all the hardships of the past will be gone. And everything that belongs to GOD, Yeshua The Messiah, you will inherit. And you will sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the great Holy Ones of GOD, the Saints of GOD in the Paradise of GOD where there will be no sin and no curse, but only joy, gladness, thanksgiving, praise, and the voice of melody. REVELATION 21.1-4, 1 PETER 1.3-5, REVELATION 2.7, MATTHEW 8.11, ISAIAH 35.10
And we will be part of the great Assembly of GOD in Heaven with an innumerable company of angels. HEBREWS 12.22-23, NEHEMIAH 9.6
And Heaven is a place of absolute beauty and peace. And The LORD GOD gives us a peek into what Heaven will look like. REVELATION 21.10-27, REVELATION 22.1-5
Just to prove a very important point, John describes that the road to Heaven is by DOING GOD’S Commandments, His Law of Moses. And this passage of Scripture is correctly translated in The King James Bible, The New King James Bible, The Scriptures Bible, The Interlinear Bible, and The Holy Bible from the ancient Eastern text. The Scripture is in REVELATION 22.14 that reads:
“Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.”
Commandments in Greek is Entolay meaning Precepts, GOD’S Law of Moses. The City is New Jerusalem, The Heavenly City. It is written.
Shalom. Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader