Our study from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue from Numbers 35.1-8.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, DO NOT DEFILE THE LAND IN WHICH YOU ABIDE, AND IN WHICH I ABIDE, FOR I THE LORD ABIDE AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.
And with that said, let’s read Numbers 35.1-8.
Just prior to entering into and conquering Canaan, The LORD spoke to Moses in the Plains of Moab. The Plains of Moab are the flat lands of current-day Jordan by the Jordan River near Jericho.
And The LORD Commanded the twelve Tribes of Israel to give the Levites Cities to live in from the Land they inherited in Canaan that GOD renamed Israel. And also suburbs or pasture lands with those Cities for their livestock, and for growing crops, and for all their animals.
And The LORD Commanded that the pasture lands of the Levitical Cities should be 1,500 feet from outside the City. And should measure 3,000 feet on the east side, 3,000 feet on the south side, 3,000 feet on the west side, and 3,000 feet on the north side. And the city was in the center. NUMBERS 35.1-5
The Cities and pasture lands that were given to the Levites by each Tribe were proportional to the size of Land each Tribe inherited in the land of Canaan. That is, from the Tribes that inherited many Cities, they gave many Cities to the Levites. But from the tribes that inherited few Cities, they gave few Cities to the Levites. Every Tribe gave to the Levites according to their inheritance of Land in Canaan. NUMBERS 35.8
So The LORD gave the Children of Israel great and good Cities in Canaan that Israel did not build, and houses full of good things that Israel did not fill. And wells that Israel did not dig. And vineyards and olive trees that Israel did not plant. DEUTERONOMY 6.10-12
And among those Cities which you give to the Levites, The LORD said, there shall be six Cities for refuge which you Moses shall appoint for the person who kills someone unintentionally to flee to.
And to those six Cities of refuge within the Levitical Cities you shall add an additional forty-two Cities. Thus the Cities you give to the Levites shall be forty-eight Cities along with their pasture lands. NUMBERS 35.6-7
The Levites did not inherit any Land in Canaan for their inheritance as did the other Tribes.
However, having the Levites live throughout Israel, The Jewish People, and the non-Jewish People living among them were taught by the Levites about The LORD Their GOD, and His Torah that contains all GOD’S Laws, Teachings and Instructions. The Torah is The Law of Moses. NUMBERS 18.20-24, DEUTERONOMY 33.8-10, 2 CHRONICLES 17.8-9
Let’s read Numbers 35.9-15
So again, The LORD spoke to Moses about the Levitical Cities of refuge.
When Israel crosses the Jordan River into the land of Canaan, you shall provide Cities of refuge for a man slayer, a killer who has killed a person unintentionally to flee to. The Cities of refuge will serve as a refuge for the man slayer from the avenger. The avenger of blood was a close family member of the one killed. So the killer will not die until he or she stands trial before the Congregation.
And of the Cities you assign to the Levites, The LORD said, six Cities shall be for refuge.
Three Cities of refuge shall be on the other side of the Jordan River, and three Cities shall be in the land of Canaan. The Land that the Tribes of Gad, Reuben, and the half Tribe of Manasseh inherited on the other side of the Jordan River was not in Canaan but in Gilead, in current day Jordan.
The six Cities of refuge were for the Children of Israel and the non-Jewish People who lived among the Jewish People. For those who killed a person unintentionally to flee there.
And The LORD applies specific Laws and Judgments for the murderer who is guilty of death, and the killer who is innocent because the death was unintentional.
And these are GOD’S Laws and Judgments:
If a person strikes another with an iron object so that death results, he is a murderer. The murderer must be put to death. NUMBERS 35.16
If the killer hit the person with a stone that caused death, he is a murderer, and the murderer must be put to death. NUMBERS 35.17
Or if the killer struck a person with a wooden object that caused death, he is a murderer and the murderer must be put to death. NUMBERS 35.18
The blood avenger himself, that is the close family member of the one killed shall put the murderer to death. NUMBERS 35.19
So too, if a person violently pushes another because of hatred, or hurled something at him or her on purpose and kills that person, or in hatred struck that person with his hand and the person dies, the killer must be put to death. He is a murderer. The revenger of blood, the close family member shall put the murderer to death when he meets him. NUMBERS 35.20-21
But if the person pushed another without hatred, or threw an object at the person unintentionally. Or inadvertently dropped any deadly object of stone upon the person, and death resulted, though the person was not an enemy of his, and did not seek to harm the person, in such cases the Congregation must decide according to Torah, GOD’S Laws Written in The Law of Moses, between the slayer and the avenger of blood, the close family member.
And the Congregation must protect the man slayer. And the Congregation must restore the slayer to the City of refuge to where he fled. And he must remain there until the death of the High Priest who was anointed with the sacred oil. NUMBERS 35.22-25
But if the one who killed the person by accident goes outside the City limits of the City of refuge where he or she fled before the High Priest died, and the avenger of blood finds that person outside the limits of the City of refuge, and the avenger kills that person, the avenger is not guilty of blood.
Why is the family member who killed him not guilty? Because the Commandment of GOD says the slayer should have remained in the City of refuge until the death of the High Priest. That is Law from GOD ALMIGHTY.
But after the death of the High Priest, according to the Commandment of The LORD, the slayer was then allowed to return to his or her home of possession. NUMBERS 35.25-28
This is Torah, GOD’S Law. All that is Spoken by THE LORD GOD concerning murder, and the Cities of refuge, and guilt or innocence is Law forever throughout the generations of The Jewish People.
Now, are these Laws of The LORD GOD followed in any Country, even Israel? I don’t know. NUMBERS 35.29
Whoever kills a person, the murderer must be put to death by the evidence of witnesses. But one witness against a person is not sufficient against any person to cause him or her to die. Two or more witnesses are required to sentence a person to death. NUMBERS 35.30
You must not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death. The murderer must surely be put to death.
A ransom is a payoff to free the one guilty of death. NUMBERS 35.31
Nor shall you accept a ransom that would allow the slayer who is innocent who fled to the City of refuge to return to his home before the death of the High Priest. NUMBERS 35.32
You shall not pollute the Land in which you live in, for the blood of murder pollutes the Land.
And the Land cannot be cleansed, atoned for, or pardoned of the blood that is shed in the Land, but by the blood of him who shed it. NUMBERS 35.33
Bloodshed and all sin pollute every nation in the world, and threatens the people who live in those nations with the judgments and wrath of GOD.
Murder and all sins of disobedience to GOD’S Word, His Laws and His Commandments written in The Bible bring curses upon the world and all mankind.
Because Adam and Eve did as satan told them, and disobeyed The Commandment of The LORD GOD, The LORD cursed satan and brought upon mankind the sorrows of life. GENESIS 2.15-17, GENESIS 3.4, 9-19, GENESIS 4.1-12, 1 JOHN 3.4
Learn the sins of the Canaanites who defiled every Law of GOD. And do not do them. Do not do as the Canaanites did. For GOD killed them and drove them out of their land because of their sins against GOD. LEVITICUS 18.24-30
Israel defiled their own Land by the way they lived in the sight of GOD, and their sinful acts brought upon them the fury of THE LORD THEIR GOD. EZEKIEL 36.16-38
The LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL says, My People are destroyed for lack of knowledge. They have forgotten The Law of their GOD. HOSEA 4.6
NUMBERS 35.34 You shall not defile the Land in which you abide, and in which I abide, for I THE LORD abide among The Children of Israel.
For a long time I thought, Why will The LORD destroy the world? And I found the answer from The Word of GOD in The Bible.
The reason GOD will destroy the world is because of sin.
Sin is violating The Word of GOD and breaking His Laws that are written in the Law of Moses. GOD’S Law is The Word of GOD.
GOD will destroy the world because the earth is defiled by the people who live in it.
Because the people throughout the world sin by turning away from GOD’S Word and His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.
And GOD will destroy the world because the people throughout the world have changed GOD’S Ordinance. His Decrees, His Commandments, His Sabbaths, His Festivals, His food laws, and it doesn’t stop there.
And GOD will destroy the world because the peoples of the earth have broken GOD’S Everlasting Covenant.
GOD’S Everlasting Covenant is His Word that is written in The Bible, and His Laws, Teachings, and Instructions that are written in The Law of Moses in the first five Books of The Bible.
And for those reasons GOD will one day in the future destroy the world. ISAIAH 24.1-6, ISAIAH 26.21, ISAIAH 13.11, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, PSALM 105.8-10, 1 JOHN 3.4, ETC.
And The Bible says, a time is coming that GOD will cause the earth and the heavens to flee away and vanish. To be replaced by New Heavens and a New Earth, The Holy City New Jerusalem that is Heaven which will remain forever. REVELATION 20.7-11, REVELATION 21.1-2
And like the New Heavens and the New Earth, Israel and the Jewish People, not all but a remnant will remain before GOD forever. Along with those non-Jewish People who have joined in with The Jewish People, living their lives as GOD Commands His Jewish People in the Bible and all the world to live; Obeying every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible. Believing in ONE GOD. And that ONE GOD is The Jewish Messiah Yeshua Who is The Mighty GOD, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. And having Atonement for all your sins through faith in The Messiah Yeshua. ISAIAH 66.22, JEREMIAH 31.35-37, ROMANS 11.26
So in conclusion;
If anyone tells you through teaching or conversation, or in reading a book, or reading a website, or by any other form of communication that The Law of Moses is no longer in effect, Do not believe it. Because that teaching is not of GOD, but of satan. (Read Genesis 3.4)
And receiving satan’s false doctrine and disobeying GOD will rob you of your Salvation.
If you are told that The Law of Moses is only for the Jewish People, do not believe it. The Law of Moses is The Word of GOD, and The LORD GOD of Creation requires everyone to observe and Obey His Word.
If anyone tells you that Yeshua The Messiah is a created being. Do not believe it. It is foolishness.
If anyone tells you that The Messiah Yeshua is not the Father. Do not believe it.
Messiah Yeshua is the Father. He is THE ONE GOD OF CREATION. He is The Everlasting Father, The Son, The Messiah, The Spirit, The Holy Spirit, Melchizedek, and so much more. Messiah Yeshua is GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM, THE ONE AND ONLY GOD OF CREATION.
If anyone tells you that Christianity has replaced the Jewish People as GOD’S Chosen People. Do not believe it. Like all false doctrine, that too is a lie and nowhere written in The Bible.
Salvation unto Eternal Life in Heaven is easy to understand and do;
1/ Obey Every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD that is Written in The Bible. That includes GOD’S Laws that are written in the Law of Moses.
2/ Know, Believe and Understand that there is ONLY ONE GOD. HE IS MESSIAH YESHUA.
3/ Have Atonement for all your sins through faith in The Messiah Yeshua. Then follow steps 1 and 2.
DEUTERONOMY 28, DEUTERONOMY 32.1-2, ISAIAH 40.8, MATTHEW 4.4, MATTHEW 7.21-23, LUKE 4.4, LUKE 8.21, LUKE 16.17, ACTS 5.32, 1 PETER 1.23-25, 1 JOHN 3.4, 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