Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation
P.O. Box 335761
N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033
Shalom. Our teaching this morning will continue from Torah, The Law of Moses. Our teaching will come from Numbers 5.1-10, and will continue through the end of the Chapter.
The Title of our message is, THE LAW OF THE LORD IS PURE.
And with that said, let’s read Numbers 5.1-10.
NUMBERS 5.1-4 The LORD said to Moses, Command the Children of Israel to remove from the camp every leper, and everyone that has an issue, that is an abnormal sexual discharge, and those who are defiled by touching a dead corpse.
Both female and male alike were put outside the camp in order not to defile the camp where The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY dwelled among His People. And the Children of Israel did so as The LORD commanded Moses, and they removed the unclean from the camp.
I think of Messiah Yeshua, Who is the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, say, I AM only sent to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. MATTHEW 15.21-24
The Children of Israel, who are the Jewish People, were responsible then as they are today for making their camp, and the Land of Israel today, and everywhere Jewish People live a place of purity for themselves, and for The LORD THEIR GOD TO LIVE AMONG THEM. That was true in the days of Moses. And it’s true today.
To be pure in the sight of GOD is to live a Holy life. Living according to GOD’S Law of Moses, and having atonement in your Messiah Yeshua. Because the LORD YOUR GOD DWELLS AMONG HIS PEOPLE. EXODUS 25.8, EXODUS 29.45-56, EXODUS 33.12-14, LEVITICUS 26.11-12, DEUTERONOMY 20.1, DEUTERONOMY 23.14, ISAIAH 12.6, ISAIAH 43.1-2, ZECHARIAH 2.10
And GOD lives among those non-Jewish People who live according to GOD’S Law of purity, His Law of Moses. And who have Atonement in The Messiah Yeshua. For Messiah says, “Salvation is of the Jews”. JOHN 4.22
The Holiness of the Tabernacle that sat in the center of the camp where the Priests served The LORD, and GOD met with Moses to give him His Laws known as The Law of Moses, required purity and not uncleanness.
For GOD to dwell with People today, The LORD requires purity in your lives, and not uncleanness. And the only way to have purity in your life is to have Atonement in The Messiah Yeshua, and live your life according to GOD’S Law Of Purity, The Law of Moses. And then GOD will live with You, and give You His Holy Spirit. ACTS 5.32
When The LORD removed the unclean from the camp He had Laws that had to be satisfied for them to return.
For lepers, LEVITICUS 13.45-46
All the days of his or her leprosy they were unclean. When the person was healed and in health and fulfilled other requirements of The LORD, the person was allowed to return to the camp.
Those having an issue, an abnormal sexual discharge, GOD’S Laws are in LEVITICUS 15.13-15
When the person was healed of their issue, he or she numbered seven days from the day he was healed, along with other requirements, and on the eighth day the Priest made atonement for the person before The LORD for his issue. Then he or she was allowed to return to the camp.
NUMBERS 19.11-13 speaks of defilement from touching a dead corpse.
He or she was unclean for seven days. And was required to carry out certain Laws of GOD. Then the individual was allowed to return to the camp.
How do we, having Atonement in The Messiah Yeshua, observe these Laws, without a Temple, Priesthood, or animal sacrifice?
HAVING ATONEMENT IN MESSIAH YESHUA MEANS YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN. BUT NOW YOU ARE REQUIRED TO LEAD A NEW LIFE ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF MOSES THAT GOD HAS PUT IN YOUR HEART, TO OBEY IT. JEREMIAH 31.31-34, HEBREWS, 8.10-12, HEBREWS 10.16-17.
The leper, and everyone that has an issue, an abnormal sexual discharge, must remain out of their Congregation Sanctuary until they are healed. And then number the days before returning to the Congregation Sanctuary according to the days numbered by The LORD in Leviticus 13.45-46, and Leviticus 15.13-15.
Those unclean from touching a dead body, I believe, must remain out of the Congregation Sanctuary during the time written in Numbers 19.11-13. After that, the person is allowed to return to the Congregation Sanctuary.
PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO CLAIM FAITH IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA/JESUS CHRIST, ARE NOT AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PURE IN THE EYES OF GOD. BEING PURE IN THE EYES OF GOD COMES FROM OBEYING GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVING ATONEMENT IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA. THAT IS SALVATION, DELIVERANCE FROM SIN, AND ETERNAL LIFE.
Salvation, Deliverance from sins, and Eternal Life did not begin in The New Testament. Salvation, Deliverance from sins, and Eternal Life began in The Tnakh, The Old Testament Scriptures by believing in GOD, having atonement through the daily sacrifice for sin, and obeying all GOD’S Laws before The Law of Moses, and after. GENESIS 15.6, LEVITICUS 17.11, GENESIS 26.5, ISAIAH 42.1, MATTHEW 12.15-18
ISAIAH 42.1 AND MATTHEW 12.18 ARE KEY TO YOUR WALK WITH THE MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS HA SHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY. AND KEY TO YOUR SALVATION.
ISAIAH 42.1 IS PROPHESY. MATTHEW 12.18 IS FULFILLMENT OF THAT PROPHESY.
The word judgment means Law, GOD’S Law of Moses. “He shall show “judgment” to the Gentiles” means that Messiah Yeshua explained The Law, and taught The Law of Moses to the Gentiles, and was an example to the Gentiles by living His Life according to the Law of Moses.
And Messiah continues to teach the Gentiles today in The New Testament that they should learn The Law of Moses, and do it. The Jewish People already have The Law of Moses to obey. All for our good when we live our life according to GOD’S Law of Moses.
NUMBERS 5.5-6 Committing sin is trespassing or sinning against The LORD, and that is being guilty before The LORD. Sin is breaking any of GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.
Sin is also not obeying The Word of GOD that GOD speaks in The Bible. BECAUSE EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS LAW.
For example, sin is not observing GOD’S Saturday Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Sin is not observing The LORD’S Festivals that are written in Leviticus 23. Sin is eating what GOD commands you NOT to eat such as ham, pork, bacon, sausage, all pig products, shrimp, clams, lobster, etc. according to GOD’S dietary Laws that are written in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.
Yeshua The Messiah, Jesus Christ, never ate pork nor did He break any of GOD’S Laws in The Law of Moses. That is the example The Messiah has set for us. And Yeshua The Messiah is GOD ALMIGHTY.
Yeshua said, “Be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” Being perfect in GOD’S eyes is obeying every Law in His Law of Moses. And His Law is not difficult, John writes. And we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves. And The LORD YOUR GOD will pour His blessings upon you and your children that there will not be room enough to receive them. 1 KINGS 8.61, MATTHEW 5.48, 1 JOHN 3.4, 1 JOHN 5.3, LEVITICUS 19.18, 1 PETER 2.21-22
(1 PETER 2.21-22) Messiah Yeshua suffered for us, leaving us an example to follow His steps. His example that He left us, as we said, is to obey The Law of Moses. That prevents you from sinning against GOD. Thereby living a pure and perfect life in the eyes of THE LORD YOUR GOD. And that’s when the blessings come. When you obey THE LORD YOUR GOD, HIS LAW OF MOSES, THE LAW OF PURITY. THAT IS BIBLICAL TEACHING.
NUMBERS 5.5-8 The first thing we must do when we sin is confess our sin to The LORD, and the person we sinned against. Remember sin is breaking The Law of Moses. And we must repay the person we sinned against if we have stolen anything from that person. We must pay the total value of what was stolen, plus another 20% of its value. Or return the stolen item plus 20% of its value.
If the person who was sinned against had died and had no family member, restitution, or payment for the stolen article(s) was given to The LORD by giving the payment to the Priest in addition to the ram for atonement. Thus atonement was made for the guilty who sinned, and he or she was forgiven.
Again, without the Temple, Priesthood and sacrifice for atonement, confession of the sin must still be made to The LORD and to the one sinned against. And payment must still be made for the stolen article(s) plus another 20% of its value to the person we sinned against. And if the person we sinned against is dead and has no relative to receive the payment, the payment of money should be given to the poor. And our Atonement is in Messiah Yeshua. LUKE 19.8-10, EZEKIEL 33.14-16
If the sin is not robbery, confession of our sin must be made to The LORD and the one we sinned against. PROVERBS 28.13, 1 JOHN 1.9, PSALM 32.1-11
NUMBERS 5.9-10 Every offering or sacrifice of all The Holy Things of the Children of Israel which they brought to the Priest, belonged to the Priest. And every person’s Holy Things that were brought to the Priest, belonged to the Priest.
Today, since there is no Temple, Priesthood or sacrifice, what we should offer to The LORD since He is a Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek, is our love and obedience to The LORD OUR GOD by obeying all His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. PSALM 110.1, 4, 1 PETER 2.5
( 1 PETER 2.5) The spiritual sacrifices acceptable to GOD in Messiah Yeshua is obedience to The LORD YOUR GOD. Obedience to His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. That is acceptable to The LORD. That is living your life in purity for GOD. And that is the way of Salvation that leads to eternal life in Heaven with The LORD YOUR GOD.
HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS LADIES. LET’S READ NUMBERS 5.11-31.
The woman behaved in an unseemly manner that gave her husband good reason to suspect her of adultery. But there is no proof of guilt or innocence. The Torah provided a miraculous process in the days of the Tabernacle that would prove that his wife sinned, or revealed that she was faithful to her husband. And thereby restore trust and love in the marriage. Because it is GOD alone Who can reveal the truth when there is no evidence. Was she in sin or not?
If she was guilty of adultery, her belly swelled, her thigh rotted, and she was a curse among her People. If she was pure and innocent, she was able to have children, and was free.
Again, there is no Tabernacle, Priesthood, or animal sacrifice for atonement. But there is counsel and instruction from The Word of GOD in The Bible. 1 THESSALONIANS 5.22, HEBREWS 13.4, PROVERBS 31.10-31
IN CONCLUSION, THE LAW OF THE LORD IS PURE. AND ALONG WITH YOUR FAITH AND ATONEMENT IN MESSIAH YESHUA , THE PURE LAW MUST BE PART OF YOUR LIFE. THAT IS SALVATION, DELIVERANCE FROM SIN, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD, YESHUA HA MASHIAKH, YESHUA THE MESSIAH.
Shalom. Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader