Our Teaching this morning from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue from Numbers 31.19-24. And we will also complete the Chapter.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE WEALTH OF THE SINNER IS LAID UP FOR THE RIGHTEOUS.
And with that said, let’s read Numbers 31.19-24.
There was a Divine Command by The LORD GOD to punish and kill the Midianites because the Midianites led the Children of Israel into sinful abominations.
The Midianites seduced Israel into idol worship, fornication, witchcraft and no doubt a whole lot more of their homegrown sin.
And the results of the sins of Midian and Israel were of tragic proportion.
Because of Israel’s sin, GOD plagued His People, and 24,000 of the Children of Israel died. NUMBERS 25.9
Sin is breaking The Law of Moses and violating The Word of GOD.
Or as GOD says, Because they have despised The Word of The LORD and have broken His Commandment. NUMBERS 15.15-16, 29-31, 1 JOHN 3.4
And because of the sins of the Midianites, GOD Commanded Moses to send the Children of Israel to war against the Midianites.
And Israel killed all the Midianite males. And they killed the Kings of Midian, and Balaam because he caused the Children of Israel to sin against The LORD Their GOD through his teachings.
And the Children of Israel took all the Midianite women captives.
But The Children of Israel were commanded by Moses to kill all the Midianite women that had known any man, because through the counsel of Balaam, those women caused the Children of Israel to sin by joining themselves to the false god baal-peor by bowing down to the idol and worshiping it.
But of all the women children captives that had not known a man by lying with him, they were kept alive for the People of Israel.
Also Moses commanded the Children of Israel to kill every male of the little ones of the captives because they would grow up and continue to cause Israel to sin against The LORD Their GOD.
Also the Children of Israel seized all their cattle, and all their flocks and all their goods. And they burned all their cities where they lived, and all their castles.
ALL THESE TRAGEDIES BECAUSE OF SIN, DESPISING THE WORD OF THE LORD AND BREAKING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS. NUMBERS 31.1-18
NUMBERS 31.19 This is part of Torah, The Law of Moses. Those of the Israeli Army who killed any person, and whosoever touched any dead person were commanded by Moses to stay outside the camp for seven days. To purify themselves on the third day and on the seventh day. That applied to both the Israeli Army and their captives.
NUMBERS 31.20 They were commanded to purify all their clothing, and all that were made of skins, and everything of goat’s hair, and all things of wood.
NUMBERS 31.21 And Eleazar the Priest told the Israeli men of war, This is the Ordinance of The Law, The Torah that is The Law of Moses that The LORD Commanded Moses.
And the Law of Purification is written in NUMBERS 19.1-22.
Here is how the Law of Purification works.
The Children of Israel brought a red heifer, that is a red cow without spot, and without blemish that never had a yoke on it. It never worked in the field.
And the heifer was given to the Priest, and the Priest brought it outside the camp. And the heifer was killed in the presence of the Priest.
And the Priest took of the heifer’s blood with his finger, and sprinkled the blood directly before the Tabernacle or the Temple seven times.
And the heifer was burned in the presence of the Priest. Her skin, her flesh, and her blood with its dung.
And the Priest took cedar wood, and hysop, and scarlet, and tossed it into the burning heifer.
And the Priest washed his clothes, and he bathed in fresh water. And afterward he came into the camp. And he was unclean, that is he was defiled until the evening.
And a man that was clean, who had no contact with a corpse, gathered up the ashes of the heifer and placed them outside the camp in a pure place. And it was kept for the Congregation of the Children of Israel for a water of separation for the purification of sin.
It is sin to touch a corpse.
And the one who gathered the ashes of the heifer washed his clothes, and was unclean until the evening.
And the water of separation for the purification of sin is for the Children of Israel and the Stranger who lived among the People. And this Statute is forever.
The person who touched the body of a dead person was unclean for seven days.
That person, according to Law, must purify himself or herself with the water of separation for the purification of sin on the third day. And on the seventh day that person was clean.
But if that person did not purify himself or herself on the third day, that person remained unclean.
WHOSOEVER TOUCHED THE DEAD BODY OF ANY PERSON AND DID NOT PURIFY HIMSELF, DEFILED THE TABERNACLE OR THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD. AND THAT PERSON WAS CUT OFF FROM ISRAEL. BECAUSE THE WATER OF SEPARATION FOR PURIFICATION WAS NOT SPRINKLED UPON HIM. HE WAS UNCLEAN. HIS UNCLEANNESS REMAINED UPON HIM.
This is Law. When a man died in a tent, or a house, all that came into the tent or the house, and all that were in the tent or the house were unclean seven days.
And every open vessel that had no cover on it was unclean. And whoever touched one that was killed in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave was unclean seven days.
And for the unclean person who was defiled by touching a dead body, they took the ashes of the burnt heifer for purification of sin. And put some of the ashes in a vessel. And running water was poured into the vessel. And a clean person who had not touched a dead corpse took hysop and dipped it into the water and sprinkled it upon the person or persons who touched a dead corpse, and on the tent or home, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons who were there in the tent or house, and upon any person who touched a bone of a dead person, or touched one who was killed, or who touched a grave.
And the clean person sprinkled the water of purification on the unclean person on the third day, and on the seventh day. Thus cleansing him or her on the seventh day. Then the person being cleansed washed his clothes, and bathed himself in water, and was clean at evening.
But the person that remained unclean and did not purify himself or herself, that person was cut off from among the Congregation because he or she defiled the Sanctuary or the Temple of The LORD. The water of purification was not sprinkled upon him or her. That person remained unclean.
This Law is a perpetual Statute for the Jewish People, and the Stranger among them that he that sprinkles the water of purification must wash his clothes. And he that touches the water of purification is unclean until evening.
And whatever the unclean person touches is unclean, and the person that touches it is unclean until evening.
That is the Law of Purification that Moses Commanded everyone in The Israeli Army who killed any person, or whoever touched a dead person. And the captives also were to be purified on the third day and on the seventh day also.
However like the animal sacrifice, without the Temple and the Priesthood, I believe this Law of Purification has temporarily come to an end until the building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem and the reinstatement of the Priesthood.
NUMBERS 31.22-23 And of the spoil, that is all the goods and valuables that the Israeli Army seized during the battle, every article that was able to withstand fire went through the fire to be clean. And then the article was cleansed with the water of purification.
And everything that was not able to withstand fire went through the water of purification.
NUMBERS 31.24 And the Israeli Army and the captives washed their clothes on the seventh day, and were clean in the Sight of GOD. And were allowed to come into the camp.
NUMBERS 31.25-27 All the people that were taken captive, and all the animals were divided equally in two parts between those in the Israeli Army who fought in the battle, and all the Congregation of the Children of Israel.
NUMBERS 31.28-29 The Israeli soldiers were commanded to dedicate one out of every 500 captured, both of the captives and of the cattle, and the donkeys, and of the sheep, and they were given to The LORD to be given to Eleazar the Priest for a portion set apart for The LORD.
According to Torah, The Law of Moses, GOD Commanded that everything dedicated to The LORD was given to the Priests. NUMBERS 18.8-14
NUMBERS 31.30 And the Children of Israel were commanded according to Torah, The Law of Moses, to take one of every fifty captives, one of every fifty of the cattle, of the bulls, donkeys and of the flocks. And one of fifty of all the other animals, and give them to the Levites who attended to the duties of the Tabernacle of The LORD. NUMBERS 18.21-32
NUMBERS 31.31-54 And Moses and Eleazar the Priest did as The LORD Commanded Moses.
VERSE 32 The booty that the Israeli men of war had taken was 675,000 sheep.
VERSE 33 72,000 cattle including bulls.
VERSE 34 61,000 donkeys
VERSE 35 32,000 women captives that had not known man by lying with them.
VERSE 36 And half the portion of sheep that was given to the men of war was 337,500 sheep.
VERSE 37 And The LORD’S Portion that was given to Him of the sheep was 675.
VERSE 38 The cattle totaled 36,000 of which The LORD received 72.
VERSE 39 The donkeys were 30,500, of which The LORD received 61.
VERSE 40 The Midianite captives were 16,000, of which The LORD’S Portion was 32 persons.
VERSE 41 And Moses gave the Portion that was The LORD’S to Eleazar the Priest, as The LORD Commanded Moses.
VERSES 42-43 And the portion of sheep given to the Children of Israel was 337,500.
VERSE 44 And 36,000 cattle.
VERSE 45 30,500 donkeys.
VERSE 46 And 16,000 captives.
VERSE 47 Of the Children of Israel’s portion, Moses took one of fifty, both of the captives and animals and gave them to the Levites who kept the charge of the Tabernacle of The LORD, as The LORD Commanded Moses.
VERSES 48-54 And the Officers of thousands in the Israeli Army, and the Captains of thousands, and the Captains of hundreds came to Moses and said, We have brought an offering for The LORD which every man has gotten of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and an assortment of other jewelry to make an atonement for our souls before The LORD.
Perhaps the men thought they might have been in sin for some reason.
And Moses and Eleazar the Priest took the gold and all the jewels. And all that they offered to The LORD was 16,750 Shekels that weighed perhaps 420 pounds.
And Moses and Eleazar the Priest took the gold into the Tabernacle of the Congregation for a Memorial for the Children of Israel before the LORD.
NOW, THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE WEALTH OF THE SINNER IS LAID UP FOR THE RIGHTEOUS. PROVERBS 13.22
A RIGHTEOUS PERSON IN THE SIGHT OF GOD IS EXPLAINED IN TORAH.
THE RIGHTEOUS PERSON HEARS WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, AND DOES WHAT GOD SAYS. DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, LUKE 8.21
AND THE RIGHTEOUS PERSON BELIEVES IN ONE GOD WHO IS ONE PERSON, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.
THE MESSIAH YESHUSA IS THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE, THE JEWISH MESSIAH, THE SPIRIT OF GOD,THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND SO MUCH MORE.
MESSIAH YESHUA IS ELOHIM.
AND THE RIGHTEOUS PERSON HAS ATONEMENT IN MESSIAH YESHUA. FOR IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL. DEUTERONOMY 6.4, MARK 12.29, LEVITICUS 17.11
AS WE WITNESSED IN THIS STUDY, THE LORD MIGHT HAVE SEEN HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL, THOSE WHO DID NOT ENTER INTO SIN WITH THE MIDIANITES AS RIGHTEOUS. AND THEY RECEIVED THE WEALTH OF THE SINNERS, THE MIDIANITE PEOPLE.
THE SAME COULD VERY WELL HAPPEN TO YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. YOU ALSO MIGHT RECEIVE THE WEALTH OT THE SINNER.
BUT YOU CERTAINLY WILL RECEIVE MUCH MORE.
YESHUA THE MESSIAH TOLD A STORY ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IN MATTHEW 25.14-30
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS GOD ALMIGHTY WHO RULES OVER ALL AND EVERYTHING.
And Messiah compares GOD with a man traveling to a far Country who called his servants and entrusted them with his goods. His goods were his money. And the man gave one of his servants five talents. A talent is a sum of money.
To another servant he gave two talents. And to another he gave one talent. These men were to invest his money. And The Bible says, To every man according to his own ability. And then the man took his journey.
Well you know the story. The one who received five talents went and traded, or invested the money and made another five talents.
The one that received two talents made another two talents.
And the one who received one talent dug a hole in the ground and hid his lord’s money.
After a long while, the lord of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. And to the one who received five talents, and made another five talents, his lord said to him, Well done you good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.
And the lord said the same to the servant who received two talents and made another two talents. Well done you good and faithful servant, You have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.
But the one who received one talent hid his lord’s money in the ground. And he had all kinds of excuses about how hard his lord is. And he was afraid so he hid the talent in the ground. And he gave his lord back the one talent.
And his lord said to him, You wicked and lazy servant. You know that I am a hard man. You should have put my money in a bank and then when I returned I should have received my talent with interest.
TAKE THEREFORE THE TALENT FROM HIM, THE LORD SAID, AND GIVE IT TO HIM WHO HAS TEN TALENTS.
FOR EVERYONE THAT HAS SHALL BE GIVEN, AND HE SHALL HAVE ABUNDANCE.
BUT FROM HIM THAT HAS NOT SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY EVEN THAT WHICH HE HAS.
AND TOSS THE UNPROFITABLE SERVANT INTO OUTER DARKNESS WHERE PEOPLE WEEP AND GRIND THEIR TEETH IN PAIN AND RAGE.
I BELIEVE THE TALENT IN MESSIAH’S STORY IS SYMBOLIC OF THE SIMPLE AND PURE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD.
THE WORD OF GOD THAT IS SPOKEN IN THE BIBLE AND NOT THE LIES TAUGHT BY MAN.
THAT WE AS GOD’S SERVANTS MUST LIVE OUR LIVES BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD SPOKEN IN THE BIBLE.
AND TEACH AND SPEAK THE TRUTH OF GOD AS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
THAT INCLUDES EVERY WORD GOD COMMANDS IN HIS LAW OF MOSES WRITTEN IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.
AND BELIEVING IN ONE GOD WHO IS ONE PERSON, YESHUA THE MESSIAH, WHO IS THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE, THE SPIRIT OF GOD, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND SO MUCH MORE.
MESSIAH YESHUA IS ELOHIM.
AND WE MUST HAVE ATONEMENT FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA.
HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, HEBREW BIBLE MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MICAH 5.2, JOHN 12.45,49, JOHN 14.9
AND WHEN YOU OPEN YOURSELF TO OTHERS AND SPEAK THE THE TRUTH, THE PURE AND SIMPLE TRUTH OF THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD FROM THE SCRIPTURES, THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL GIVE YOU, HIS RIGHTEOUS SERVANT, GREAT ABUNDANCE. MORE OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS HE IS PLEASED TO GIVE YOU.
AND THE LORD YOUR GOD SEES YOU AS HIS GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. YOU ARE THE JOY OF THE LORD.
AND THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL GIVE YOU TREASURES IN HEAVEN. AND MAYBE EVEN WEALTH ON EARTH.
FOR MESSIAH YESHUA IS YOUR SALVATION AND DELIVERANCE FROM SIN. HE IS YOUR ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
HE IS YOUR LIFE.
ADD TO THAT THESE WORDS OF PROPHESY THE LORD SPOKE TO HIS PROPHET ISAIAH. “YOUR PEOPLE (THE JEWISH PEOPLE) SHALL BE ALL RIGHTEOUS. THEY SHALL INHERIT THE LAND (THE LAND OF ISRAEL) FOREVER. THE BRANCH OF MY PLANTING, THE WORK OF MY HANDS, THAT I MAY BE GLORIFIED.” ISAIAH 60.21
THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, THE LORD GAVE THE LAND OF CANAAN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE THE JEWISH HOMELAND FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION THAT IS NAMED THE LAND OF ISRAEL. GENESIS 17.8
THE WEALTH OF THE SINNER IS LAID UP FOR THE RIGHTEOUS. GENESIS 15.16-21, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, EZEKIEL 20.6
BUT THOSE WHO SIN AND TEACH LIES, OR KNOW THE TRUTH OF GOD AND HIDE IT, AND DON’T TEACH THE TRUTH OF GOD, THE GOOD THEY RECEIVED FROM GOD WILL BE TAKEN FROM THEM AND GIVEN TO THE RIGHTEOUS.
MATTHEW 6.19-21, ECCLESIASTES 2.26, ECCLESIASTES 12.13, PSALM 37.9, ROMANS 11.26