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




Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning will be from Leviticus 6.19-23.  In the Hebrew Bible, the verses are Leviticus 6.12-16.  And the Title of the teaching is, “Are There Others With The Title Messiah Besides Messiah Yeshua?”

So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 6.19-23, or in the Hebrew Bible, Leviticus 6.12-16.

LEVITICUS 6.19-23 (H. 6.12-16)  In the day when the Priest was Anointed, The LORD commanded Aaron and his sons, or in later generations, the High Priest and his sons to offer a grain offering to The LORD.  This Statute is perpetual.  That is forever when there is a Temple in Jerusalem and The Priesthood to serve The LORD in the Temple.  Half of the grain offering was offered in the morning, and the other half in the evening.  And The LORD prescribed the exact amount of fine flour for the offering.

LEVITICUS 6.21 (H. 14)  The grain offering was prepared with oil in a baking pan.  And when the offering was fully baked, the baked pieces were offered to The LORD for a sweet savor, or a sweet aroma to The LORD.  This was all done in the Tabernacle and later the Temple.

All the various offerings will be offered in the Millennial Temple.

LEVITICUS 6.22 (H.15)  And the  Priest who was Anointed from among the sons of the High Priest to succeed the High Priest, that son prepared the grain offering and offered it to The LORD.  It is a Statute forever unto The LORD throughout the generations of the Priesthood.  And the entire grain offering was made to go up in smoke.

LEVITICUS 6.23 (H.16)  So too, every grain offering of the Priest was to be burned entirely, and it was not to be eaten.

Let’s address GOD’s Anointing, and what it means to be Anointed by The LORD.

The word Anoint in Hebrew is MAH’SHAKH that means to rub with oil, and to consecrate.  Consecrate means appointed, sanctified and holy.

Thus when The LORD GOD has someone Anointed, that person is appointed by GOD to a special service for The LORD.  And Anointing oil is rubbed on, or even poured on the person who is Anointed as was Aaron when he was Anointed High Priest.  LEVITICUS 8.1-12

The ephod is similar to an apron that was worn over the High Priest’s robe and coat.  It was made of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen and needlework.  Exodus 28.6

The curious girdle is a decorated band or belt of the ephod that was made of the same materials of the ephod.  Exodus 28.8

The breastplate, also called the breastplate of judgment was made of the same materials as the ephod with gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen and needlework.  It was four square and doubled, and approximately nine inches square.  Twelve stones were set in gold settings of four rows of three having the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.  The first row of stones was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle which is a red stone.  The second row had an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.  The third row had a ligure.  Perhaps the ligure is a golden sapphire or an orange zircon.  Also in the third row of the breastplate was an agate, and an amethyst that is a clear purple stone.  The fourth row had a beryl, an onyx stone, and a jasper stone.  Exodus 28.15-21.

And the urim and thummim were put inside the breastplate.  In Hebrew, urim and thummim mean lights and perfections.  And the urim and thummim were on Aaron’s heart when he went before The LORD.  Exodus 28.30.

The urim and thummim were used for obtaining GOD’s decision on important questions of which human judgment was found inadequate, such as military actions, allocations of land, legal verdicts in absence of evidence, and the choice of a leader.  And GOD answered the High Priest, most often.  1 SAMUEL 28.6

The Holy Anointing oil was a special formula prescribed by The LORD, and it had a scent of sweet perfume.  It was only to be used as The LORD commanded and not for everyday hygienic or cosmetic anointing.  Nor did The LORD allow the oil to be duplicated for unauthorized use.  Exodus 30.22-33.

Let’s address the Anointing of Kings.  When a prophet of GOD Anointed a certain man chosen by The LORD to be King of Israel, it was an indication that that person was indeed chosen by GOD to reign over His people Israel.

Now the King of Israel is The LORD GOD Almighty.  But the people rejected The LORD to reign over them in the days of the Prophet Samuel.  They wanted a king like all the nations to judge them, and go out before them and fight their battles.  ISAIAH 43.15, ISAIAH 44.6, 1 SAMUEL 8.1-22

And The LORD had the Prophet Samuel Anoint Saul King of Israel.  1 SAMUEL 9.1-27, 1 SAMUEL 10.1

Shortly after King Saul disobeyed GOD, The LORD had the prophet Samuel Anoint David King of Israel to replace Saul.  1 SAMUEL 16.1-13

Now to the question, are there others with the title Messiah besides Messiah Yeshua?  Yes, there are.

The Hebrew word for Messiah is MAH’SHEE’AKH and MAH’SHEE’AKH comes from the Hebrew word MAH’SHAKH that means Anoint or Anointed.

MAH’SHEE’AKH or Messiah also means Anointed.

Remember, the Anointed of GOD are chosen by GOD and appointed by GOD to a special service for The LORD.  And Anointing oil is rubbed on, even poured on the Anointed.

Now listen to this.  The Hebrew word MAH’SHEE’AKH or Messiah is a Title given to those whom GOD commanded to be Anointed to be Priests, Kings, Prophets, and even the King of Persia, Cyrus The Great.

King Saul was GOD’S Anointed.  He was GOD’s Messiah.  1 SAMUEL 24.6(7)

In Hebrew, The LORD’S Anointed, or The LORD’S Messiah is MAH’SHEE’AKH  YEHOVAH

King David is GOD’S Anointed,  GOD’s Messiah.  2 SAMUEL 23.1

In Hebrew, The Anointed of The GOD of Jacob reads, M’SHEE’AKH  EH’LO’HAY  YAH’AH’KOVE

Thus, the Kings of Israel who were Anointed at the command of The LORD were Messiahs of GOD because they were Anointed  by GOD to be King over His People.

And once the Title of Messiah was used for Cyrus, King of Persia, today’s Iran, because GOD appointed Cyrus to allow the Jewish exiles in Babylon to return to Israel.  ISAIAH 45.1

In Hebrew, Thus saith The LORD to His Anointed to Cyrus is; KO AHMAR  YEHOVAH  LE’M’SHEE’KHO  LE’KORESH. LE’M’SHEE’KHO in Hebrew is, To His Anointed, or to His Messiah.  This prophesy was spoken by GOD before Cyrus was born, some 200 years before Cyrus became King of Persia.

GOD’s Anointed Priests were called MAH’SHEE’AKH or Messiah because GOD appointed them Priests to serve The LORD in the Temple.  LEVITICUS 6.22 (H.15)

In Hebrew, the Priest that is Anointed is, V’HA KOHAYNE  HA MAHSHEEAKH.  And GOD’S Prophets are called Messiah because The LORD GOD Appointed them to be His Prophets.  1 CHRONICLES 16.22

My Anointed in Hebrew is, BE’M’SHEE’KHY.  My Anointed, or My Messiah.

Which brings us to The Messiah Yeshua Who is called Messiah The Prince, or Messiah The Leader.  DANIEL 9.25

In Hebrew, Messiah The Prince, or Messiah The Leader is MAH’SHEE’AKH  NAHGEED

Also, Messiah Yeshua is Anointed and Appointed to give His Life to make Atonement for us, to forgive us our sins.  DANIEL 9.26

Let’s examine the Hebrew in this verse.  But first, some Bibles read (but not for Himself).  Those words are not in the original Hebrew manuscript.  But these words are, and they are important.  They read, Messiah shall be cut off.  In Hebrew, Messiah shall be cut off reads, YEE’KAH’RATE MAHSHEEAKH.

Cut off in Hebrew is KAH’RATE that means, to be destroyed, killed, and to make a Covenant.  Messiah was killed to make a Covenant.  That Covenant is The New Covenant that makes Atonement for us and forgives our iniquity and remembers our sin no more.  JEREMIAH 31.31-34,  THE NEW TESTAMENT, LEVITICUS 17.11

Look, I know we all know this, but there are skeptics out there who question or reject the truth that Messiah Yeshua is our Atonement, and also our Messiah, and also GOD Almighty.  Messiah Yeshua is GOD’S Anointed, GOD’s Messiah to be our Atonement.  That was His Anointing and purpose the first time He came 2,000 years ago, to be our Atonement.

The second time He comes, Messiah is Anointed to destroy the heathen, set up The Millennial period of 1,000 years in Israel, build The Temple, and sit and rule upon His throne, and be a Priest on His throne.  PSALM 2.1-12 focusing on VERSES 2, 8 AND 9

VERSE 2  His Anointed in Hebrew is M’SHEE’KHO, His Anointed, His Messiah.

ZECHARIAH 6.12-13  The Branch is Messiah The Prince, Messiah The Leader, Messiah The King, and Messiah The Priest.  His Name is Yeshua.  His Title is Messiah.  He is all these.

Let’s look at some Prophesies concerning The Messiah Yeshua.

Messiah Yeshua is GOD, The Mighty GOD.  As a human being He was born in Bethlehem.  ISAIAH 9.6-7(H.5-6), MICAH 5.2(H.1)

(MICAH 5.2(1)) Being from of old, from everlasting means Messiah  has no beginning or end.  He, the Messiah Yeshua is GOD ALMIGHTY, THE EVERLASTING FATHER.

And when MESSIAH YESHUA returns and destroys all the heathen who are the enemies of Israel, He, The LORD GOD YEHOVAH, HASHEM, THE MESSIAH YESHUA will be King over all the earth.  ZECHARIAH 14.9-13

So yes, there are others with the title of Messiah, GOD’S Anointed Kings, Priests, and Prophets.  But Messiah Yeshua, The Prince was anointed 2,000 years ago to be our Atonement.  And He is also Anointed King and Priest over all the earth at His future return, to establish the 1,000 year Millennial period in Israel that will become like the Garden of Eden, without sin, without curse.  And He will build the Temple and destroy the heathen who are the enemies of Israel, and the enemies of the Jewish people.

And Messiah Yeshua is GOD ALMIGHTY, The Creator of Heaven and earth and all that is in them.  And Messiah Yeshua is Jewish.

Shalom,  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader




Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning will be from Leviticus 6.14-18.  In the Hebrew Bible, the reading is from Leviticus 6.7-11.  And the title of our message is, Follow Peace With All Men, And Holiness, Without Which No Man Shall See The LORD.

So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 6.14-18, or in the Hebrew Bible, Leviticus 6.7-11.

LEVITICUS 6.14-18 (H. LEVITICUS 6.7-11)  In Hebrew, The Law of The Meat Offering, which actually is a grain offering is TORAT HA MEEN’KHA

The law of the grain offering is a bloodless sacrifice to The LORD.  It is a gift to The LORD expressing gratitude and esteem, or thankfulness, respect and admiration for The LORD our GOD.  The grain offering was not for atonement.  And the sons of Aaron offered the grain offering before The LORD in front of the altar.

VERSE 15(8)  The Priest took a handful of the choice flour of the grain offering, and the oil of the offering, and frankincense which was upon the grain offering, and turned it into smoke on the altar as a pleasing odor,  a sweet savour to The LORD.  Frankincense has a fragrant odor of balsam.

VERSE 16(9)  The remaining portion of the grain offering was eaten by Aaron and his sons with matzah, that is unleavened bread.  It was eaten in the Sanctuary, also called the Holy Place, in the Courtyard of the Tabernacle.  And GOD’S Law of Aaron and his sons eating the remaining portion of the grain offering continued in following generations in The Temple with the current High Priest and his sons.

VERSE 17(10)  The grain offering was not to be baked with leaven.  The LORD said, I have given it to the Priests for their portion of My offerings made by fire.  It is most Holy, GOD said, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.

VERSE 18(11) Only the males among the children of Aaron and of the generations of the Priesthood to follow ate of the sacrifice.  It is a Statute forever, The LORD said concerning the offerings of The LORD made by fire.  And that Statute is only in force when there is a Temple in Jerusalem.  And everyone that touched these offerings, The LORD said, became Holy.

I thought this would be an excellent time to address the word Holy.  What Holy means, and its great importance.  The words Holy and Holiness are taught in The Bible 623 times.  The words Sanctify, Sanctified, and Sanctification, words that are similar to Holy are written in The Bible 143 times.  Thus the words Holy, Holiness, Sanctify, Sanctified, and Sanctification are written and taught in The Bible 766 times.  But what makes the word Holy so very important is because The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, speak to all the Congregation of the Children of Israel and say to them, you shall be Holy for I The LORD your GOD am Holy.  And because Peter teaches in The New Testament these words, But as He which has called you is Holy, so you be Holy in all manner of behavior, because it is written, be Holy, for I am Holy.  Also taught in The New Testament are these words.  Without Holiness, No Man Will See The LORD.  LEVITICUS 19.1-2, 1 PETER 1.15-16, HEBREWS 12.14

I used to think, how can I teach Christians and other Gentiles from The Bible where The LORD spoke words like, speak to all the Congregation of the Children of Israel and say to them such and such.  Or words like, and now Israel, what does The LORD your GOD require of you?  I would think that Christians and other Gentiles are not Israel, nor are they the Children of Israel, nor are they Jewish.  After all, I thought, Christians and other Gentiles observe very little of what GOD teaches in The Bible.  I thought that Christians and other Gentiles don’t observe GOD’S weekly Sabbath on Saturday.  Some do.  Christians and other Gentiles don’t observe GOD’S Festivals written in Leviticus 23.  They have their own man made holidays like Christmas, and Easter and Halloween, and others.  I thought that because Christians and other Gentiles don’t observe GOD’S food laws written in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, why would they receive what GOD said to Israel and do it?  And I thought, Christianity teaches that GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses are no longer in force, dead and gone in Christ’s death.  So, I thought, why will Christians and other Gentiles receive anything I teach when GOD commanded Israel to obey His Laws, and do them for their good?

Then I realized what brought me to The Bible.  To search out why the Jewish People are GOD’S Chosen People.  First I read that GOD chose the Jewish People because He said, “For you are a Holy People unto The LORD your GOD.  The LORD your GOD has Chosen you to be a Special People unto Himself above all people that are upon the face of the earth.  And I thought that is incredibly special to be Holy to The LORD, to be a Special People to The LORD above all people that are upon the face of the earth.  But I thought there must be more to it than that.  And finally I found the answer I was looking for in the Prophets.  GOD also chose the Jewish People to be His Witnesses.  To be GOD’S Witnesses to the world.  To give all mankind firsthand accounts about The GOD of Creation.  To reveal to the world, to Christians and to all other Gentiles what GOD and Messiah Yeshua has taught us, and shown us in His Word and in His Laws that are written from Genesis through Revelation.  And we Jewish People have carried out GOD’S mission by writing in The Bible what GOD requires from His creation, Jewish People, Christians, and all other Gentiles.  And that is to Hear what GOD says in The Bible, and Obey His every Word, Matthew 4.4.  That there is Only One GOD, and Yeshua The Messiah is that One GOD.  He is The Almighty,  Elohim.  And We Jewish People have taught mankind about GOD’S love, and the importance for us to love the LORD our GOD, and so much more that is written in The Bible.

Then I realized that when GOD spoke to Moses and the Prophets saying, speak to all the Congregation of the Children of Israel, and say to them.  Or when GOD said, and now Israel, what does The LORD your GOD require of you?  Those words that GOD spoke to Israel are for all mankind to hear and obey.  And that makes us Holy to The LORD our GOD.  But so few will hear GOD’S Word.  And so few will obey it and be Holy.

Paul, whose name is Saul, is an excellent example of being a Jewish witness to the world.  GOD chose Paul among the Jewish People to be a chosen vessel of GOD Who is The Messiah Yeshua, to bear His Name before the Gentiles, Kings, and the Children of Israel.  And Paul teaches in The New Testament that Messiah Yeshua is GOD.  And Paul teaches that GOD and Messiah Yeshua, and The Word of GOD, and GOD’S Law of Moses Are For Everyone, The Gentiles, Kings, and the Children of Israel, who are the Jewish People.  DEUTERONOMY 7.6, ISAIAH 43.10-12, ACTS 9.15

The Bible teaches that GOD is The GOD of the Jewish People, and also the Gentiles.  Meaning that GOD, His Word, His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, and His Messiah Yeshua, and GOD’S love are for all GOD’S creation.  Not just for the Jewish People, but for Christians and other Gentiles also.  Gentiles are any people not Jewish.  A Gentile is a person who is not Jewish.

Let’s look at some Scriptures that teach that GOD is The GOD of the Jewish People and also the Gentiles.  GOD does not have one Law for the Jewish People, and no law for the Gentiles.  GOD has one Law for everybody.  And all GOD’s Laws are written in The Law of Moses for the world to obey, for their good.

Yeshua The Messiah, Who is GOD Almighty, Elohim, tells us to teach all nations, that is everybody, to observe all things whatsoever He has commanded us.  Those things He has commanded us are about GOD, His Word, His teachings, His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And Messiah also teaches us about Atonement,  Matthew 26.28, and Salvation, and love, and The Messiah Yeshua Himself, and so much more.  And those things that Messiah taught to observe are for Jewish People and Gentiles.  MATTHEW 28.19-20

MARK 16.15  The Gospel is a good message, announcing good news especially about The Messiah Yeshua.  And The Gospel comes from the Tnakh, The Old Testament.  And The Gospel is explained in The New Testament of what Yeshua taught and did.  The true Gospel does not change one word, one law, one commandment, or one yud, or one tittle that is written in The Old Testament.  Today’s Gospel is full of holes, eliminating The Word of GOD in exchange for man’s fiction.

Here are some additional Scriptures again teaching that GOD is The GOD of the Jewish People and also the Gentiles.  And  everyone must serve GOD and obey Him according to every Word He spoke to His witnesses, the Jewish People in The Bible.  And That Is Holiness.  JEREMIAH 16.19, JEREMIAH 31.31-34

DEUTERONOMY 32.1-2  GOD’S Word and His Law of Moses are for the angels in Heaven, and GOD Himself, and all people that are upon the face of the earth.

PSALM 22.27, PSALM 67.1-2, ISAIAH 54.5, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

The New Testament was not written when Yeshua spoke those words in Matthew 4.4 and Luke 4.4.  ECCLESIASTES 12.13, ROMANS 3.29 and 31, ACTS 15.21

If what you are being taught, or what you are reading does not line up with Old Testament teaching, you are not being taught the truth.

Now to the word Holy, and the great importance of being Holy. Because The Bible says in Hebrews 12.14, Without Holiness, no person will see GOD.  And so few teach Holiness correctly.

The Hebrew word for Holy is KAH’DOSH.

Being Holy is obeying GOD.  Obeying every Law that is written in the Law of Moses because those Laws are GOD’S Laws.  And being Holy is Obeying every Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of GOD.  And that is being pure and clean from sin.  And being pure and clean from sin can only be accomplished by obeying GOD, His every Word, and His Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.

Being Holy is being like GOD, for GOD is Holy.  For you and me, being Holy is having atonement, having our sins forgiven through our faith in Messiah Yeshua, and living by Every Word Of GOD in The Bible, and Every Law Of GOD that is written in The Law Of Moses.  Being Holy means being like Yeshua Who did no sin, 1 Peter  2.22, because Messiah Yeshua obeyed Every Word of GOD and Every Law of GOD written in the Law of Moses.  And Messiah Yeshua is GOD Himself, Elohim, The Almighty.  Being Holy is being like the Prophets, The Apostles and Messiah Himself.

Yeshua The Messiah says, Be therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.  And that is Holiness.  MATTHEW 5.48

Being Holy is being set apart from sin, not breaking GOD’S Law of Moses in your walk with Messiah Yeshua.  Sin is breaking The Law of Moses.  1 John 3.4.

Thus serving GOD in your faith in Messiah Yeshua, obeying all GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, makes you Holy unto The LORD your GOD, Chosen and Special to The LORD your GOD, above all the people that are upon the face of the earth.  And you have become GOD’S Witness, and you will see The LORD.

Holiness is by no means a withdrawal from the world, but by The Holy Spirit of Truth in you that GOD has given you because of your faith in Messiah Yeshua, and your obedience to Torah, The Law of Moses,  Acts 5.32, John 14.23.  You are a Child of GOD in the world, dedicated to The LORD your GOD as were the Prophets, the Apostles, and Yeshua The Messiah Himself.

Let’s look at some teaching from The LORD GOD Who Sanctifies you to be Holy.  Sanctify comes from the Hebrew word KAH’DAHSH  meaning to be clean from sin, and Holy because you are Obedient to the LORD your GOD.  LEVITICUS 20.7-8

LEVITICUS 20.26 Being Holy means GOD has separated you from sinful people that you should be His.  How great is that?

The Law of Moses is Holy, Just and Good.  ROMANS 7.12, PSALM 19.7-11

Holiness comes from obedience to GOD along with your faith in Messiah Yeshua.  DEUTERONOMY 28.9, ROMANS 6.19, 22-23, 2 CORINTHIANS 7.1, DEUTERONOMY 14.1-3

Yes, we all sin from time to time, and GOD has given us the gift of confessing our sins to Him for the forgiveness of our sins.  1 JOHN 1.8-10

Holiness is New Testament teaching.  1 THESSALONIANS 4.7, LUKE 1.49, 74-75, EPHESIANS 4.22-24

Holiness is beautiful.  PSALM 29.2

Being Holy is a Commandment of GOD.  LEVITICUS 11.45

The LORD GOD, Yeshua The Messiah, The Almighty is Holy, and we also must be Holy.  REVELATION 4.8

And the Holy are blessed.  We will go up in the first Resurrection to meet The LORD in the air.  And we will be Priests of GOD and Messiah, and we will reign as kings 1,000 years in The Millennium in Israel that will be like The Garden of Eden.  REVELATION 20.6, ISAIAH 51.3

And after the 1,000 year Millennium, the Holy will live in the Holy City New Jerusalem which is the New Heaven and the New Earth.  And we will be with The LORD GOD forever and ever.  And we Will see The LORD Face to face, and we will be in His likeness.  REVELATION 21.1-4, REVELATION 22.1-5, 1 JOHN 3.2,  PSALM 17.15.

As a point of interest.  The word Saint in Hebrew is K’dosh meaning Holy One. Think on that for a moment.  One can be a Saint or a Holy One, but a Saint must be Holy.

So without Holiness, no person will see The LORD.  But being Holy as taught by the LORD GOD in the Bible, you Will see the LORD, and you will dwell with Him forever and ever here on earth, in the Millennium and in Heaven.

Shalom. Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader




Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning will be from Leviticus 6.8-13 or in the Hebrew Bible, Leviticus 6.1-6.  And the title of our message is, How Can We Have Messiah’s Peace in a World Filled With Grief and Tribulation?

And with that said, let’s read Leviticus 6.8-13, or in the Hebrew Scriptures Leviticus 6.1-6.

LEVITICUS 6.8-9 (H. 6.1-2)  The LORD calls this sacrifice The Law of The Burnt Offering because the animal sacrificed remained burning on the altar all night to the morning while the fire continued burning the sacrifice.

I believe that the continual burning of the burnt offering was a reminder to the People of GOD’S requirement for atonement for the forgiveness of their sins.  Atonement is necessary today, daily, and forever for everybody.

LEVITICUS 6.10-11 (H. 6.3-4) The Priest wore linen clothing and linen underwear.  Linen underwear prevented him from sweating.  The Priest wore the linen clothing when he took up the ashes from off the altar that consumed the burnt offering, and put them beside the altar.  He then took off his linen garments and put on other clothing and carried the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.  Since the ashes were from the burnt offering offered to The LORD GOD, I assume that the clean place was a pure spot appointed by either The LORD or the Priests outside the camp.  EZEKIEL 44.18

The burnt offering was a voluntary offering by the people, and it was for their atonement.  LEVITICUS 1.1-4

When The LORD called Moses up to Mt. Sinai to come near The LORD, Moses had young men offer burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to The LORD.  EXODUS 24.1-5

It’s uncertain what peace offerings mean.  The Hebrew for peace offerings is SHELAMIN.  But it’s possible that animals sacrificed for peace offerings to The LORD were for giving thanks to The LORD, and to praise Him.

Yeshua The Messiah is our Atonement.  He is The New Covenant. And Messiah Yeshua is our peace, even our peace offering that forgives our iniquity and remembers our sin no more.  This is the Word of GOD.  Upon receiving The New Covenant that is Messiah Yeshua, GOD puts His Law, that is His Law Of Moses in our inward parts and writes it in our heart To Obey Him, to obey His Law.  And through Messiah Yeshua, and obeying GOD’S Law, GOD is our GOD, and we are His People.  And that is Eternal Life that keeps us in GOD’S Book Of Life. JEREMIAH 31.31-34

And Messiah Yeshua is The Prince of Peace, The King of Peace, and The GOD of Peace.  ISAIAH 9.6(5), HEBREWS 7.1-3, 1 THESSALONIANS 5.23

LEVITICUS 6.12-13 (H. 6.5-6)  Again, I believe the continued burning of fire upon the altar never to be put out was to remind the People that The LORD required atonement for their sins continually and forever.  Without Atonement our sins are not forgiven.  Sin is breaking The Law of Moses 1 John 3.4, and everybody has sinned against GOD.  GOD promises to blot us out of His Book of Life without Atonement and toss us into the lake of fire.  But with Atonement, having our sins forgiven, and living our life in accordance to GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, GOD assures us that we have eternal life in Heaven.  Our Atonement today is The Jewish Messiah Yeshua Whom GOD ordained to be our offering for sin, Isaiah 53.10 when Messiah as a human being laid down His Life on a Roman cross in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago to be our Atonement for you and me.  EXODUS 32.33, LEVITICUS 17.8, 9, 11, DEUTERONOMY 10.12-13, ISAIAH 56.6-7, REVELATION 20.15, REVELATION 21.27, JOHN 4.22

The Bible teaches that The LORD of Peace Himself gives us peace at all times, and in all ways, under all circumstances and conditions.  2 THESSALONIANS 3.16

And since we are teaching about burnt offerings and peace offerings, I thought that this would be a good time to address the Words of Yeshua The Messiah when He said, “Peace I leave with you.  My peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

My question is, How can we have Yeshua’s peace, but at the same time deal with the tribulation, grief and pain that surround us, and at times, enter into our lives?   I’ll try my best to answer that question.

Let’s look at JOHN 14.27

Peace comes from GOD.  And GOD makes peace.  GOD formed the Light, He creates darkness.  GOD makes peace, and creates evil.  The LORD does all those things.  ISAIAH 45.7.  And Yeshua is The LORD.  Messiah Yeshua is The Prince of Peace.  He is The Mighty GOD, The Everlasting Father, and when Messiah returns, peace will have no end.  ISAIAH 9.6-7(5-6).  The chastisement of our peace was upon Messiah.  And with His stripes we are healed.  That is, the punishment that Messiah endured to make Atonement for us, obtained peace for us.  ISAIAH 53.5.  Mercy and truth are met together.  Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.  That is, GOD’s mercy is given to those who live by GOD’s Truth.  And the righteous by being obedient to GOD and His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses receive GOD’S peace.  PSALM 85.10.

Yeshua says, We might have peace in Him.  But in the world we will have tribulation.  But how can we have peace in Messiah with so much tribulation and trouble in the world?

Let’s look at JOHN 16.33.

We will address Messiah overcoming the world later in the message.

Yeshua is The GOD of peace.  HEBREWS 13.20.  But yet the Bible says we might suffer great things for The Name of Messiah Yeshua.  When Messiah blinded Saul for three days, Messiah said to a certain disciple in Damascus named Ananias in a vision, “Arise and go into a street called Straight and inquire in the house of Judah about Saul of Tarsus.  And put your hands on him and he will receive his sight.”  But Ananias questioned The LORD because of the trouble Saul brought on the Jewish People who received Messiah Yeshua.  But The LORD said to Ananias, “Go your way for he is a chosen vessel to Me to bear My Name before the Gentiles and kings, and the Children of Israel.  For I will show him great things he must suffer for My Name’s sake.”  ACTS 9.9-16

But yet we have peace in Messiah.  How?

The Bible continues speaking of peace.  “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, that announce peace, that bring good tidings of good, that announce Salvation, that say unto Zion, thy GOD reigns.”  ISAIAH 52.7.  And The LORD continues speaking peace saying, “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith The LORD that has mercy on you.”  ISAIAH 54.10.  And The LORD assures us that the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.  ISAIAH 32.17.  And yes, GOD will keep us in perfect peace when our mind is stayed on Him because we trust in Him.  “For You LORD will ordain peace for us, for You also have made all our works in us.”  ISAIAH 26.3, 12

But how do we grab hold of GOD’s peace in a world of pain, and tribulation, and grief?  How can we have GOD’S peace when there is no peace in the world when the whole world lies in wickedness?

There are conditions for GOD’S peace as there are conditions for GOD’S love.  GOD’s love and His peace are NOT unconditional.  GOD’S peace and His love require action on our part.  GOD’S peace and His Love require works on our behalf.

And here are GOD’s conditions for His peace and His love.  Judaism calls the words written in Deuteronomy 6.4 The Shema.  Shema is a Hebrew word that means to hear intelligently, and obey.  When speaking of The LORD GOD, Shema means to hear GOD intelligently, every word He speaks in The Bible, and obey Him.  The Shema is, “Hear O Israel, The LORD our GOD, The LORD is One.”  In Hebrew, Shema Yisrael Adonay Elohaynu Adonay Ekhad.  These words are the central most important teaching in The Bible.  Obey every Word GOD speaks in The Bible, Israel, and there is only ONE GOD.

And believing in Messiah Yeshua is obeying Torah, for Messiah Yeshua is Elohim.  DEUTERONOMY 6.4, DEUTERONOMY 7.9, JOHN 14.15

I would like to make this shocking but true statement to Gentiles who believe in Yeshua The Messiah, or Jesus Christ.  Yeshua says in John 4.22, “Salvation is from the Jews.”  He also says in Matthew 7.13 and14, ” Enter in at the strait (narrow) gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and Many there be which go in by it.  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leads unto life, and Few there be that find it.”  Salvation comes from the Jews, Messiah says. Meaning that salvation is given to the Gentile Believers by living their lives according to every word that GOD gave the Jewish People in the Bible.  Gentile Believers must live by every Law that GOD gave to Moses that includes the Saturday Sabbath, The Festivals of the Lord written in Leviticus 23, the food laws written in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 and every other Law that GOD gave to Moses.  Those are GOD’S Laws.  And they are not grievous. 1 John 5.3.  And all GOD’S Laws are written in The Law of Moses. That is why the gate is narrow which leads to Life and so few find it because so few obey GOD.  So few obey His Laws.  Gentiles are taught their own man made laws, thus rejecting GOD’S Laws that prevent Gentiles from entering Eternal Life.  However GOD will save you if you bless The Jewish People.  GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-46.

So when we obey GOD according to The Shema written in Deuteronomy 6.4, by obeying His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, knowing and believing there is only ONE GOD, and Yeshua The Messiah is that ONE GOD, Elohim, we have peace from GOD and we have peace with GOD.  And for Christians and all Gentiles, Paul teaches, “Is He The GOD of the Jews only?  Is He not also of the Gentiles?  Yes, of the Gentiles also.”  Thus The Shema is for Christians and all Gentiles also.  ROMANS 3.29,31

So, how do we have peace in GOD with so much grief in this world?

PEACE COMES FROM BELIEVING AND HAVING CONFIDENCE  THAT GOD WILL DELIVER YOU FROM EVERY PROBLEM, EVERY AFFLICTION, EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE AND EVERY CONDITION THAT COMES YOUR WAY.  Because you love The LORD your GOD, and you keep His Commandments, The Law of Moses, and you obey The Shema written in Deuteronomy 6.4,and you know that Yeshua The Messiah is your Atonement.  That is GOD’s promise that He will deliver you from every problem.  And  that is your peace.  PSALM 34.19, PSALM 119.165, ISAIAH 48.18, JOHN 14.1, 27, ACTS 15.21, JOHN 16.33

(John 16.33)  What does Yeshua mean when He says, “I have overcome the world”?  Yeshua The Messiah is GOD Almighty.  He created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them.  JOHN 1.3.  He created satan and his demons and He rules over them.  EZEKIEL 28.13.  GOD overcame the world and all the evil that is in it a long time ago.  Evil in His Presence is nothing to defeat.  And by defeating and ruling over evil, you and I can be of good cheer, that is of good courage.  We can believe The LORD knowing He will always deliver us, and give us peace.  Therefore Yeshua says in John 14.27, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”   And that is peace.

But GOD does test us from time to time with trials to know what is in our heart whether we will obey His Law or not.  And after the trial, GOD will give us peace.  And The LORD chastens us from time to time because of some wrong we are doing.  But after we correct our sin, GOD will give us peace.  And The Bible assures us that those who follow Yeshua The Messiah and The Shema of Deuteronomy 6.4 will go through much tribulation to enter the Kingdom of GOD.  But know for sure that GOD will deliver you from every problem and every circumstance and give you peace just as every great one in The Bible experienced tribulation, and then peace.  That is GOD’S promise to you.  DEUTERONOMY 8.2, PROVERBS 3.11-12, ACTS 14.22, PSALM 34.17

We have peace in The LORD because He always helps us.  We have peace in The LORD because He always delivers us from our fears.  PSALM 34.4.  We have peace in The LORD because The LORD has set His love upon us and delivers us.  We have peace in The LORD because He answers us in times of difficulty and trouble.  PSALM 91.14-15.  We have peace in The LORD because we need not fear evil news, PSALM 112.7.  We have peace in the LORD because GOD is our Salvation.  ISAIAH 12.2.  We have peace in The LORD because GOD is with us.  ISAIAH 7.14, ISAIAH 41.40.  We have peace in The LORD because we can boldly say, The LORD is My Helper, and we will not fear what man or anything shall do to us.  HEBREWS 13.6.  The only ONE we fear is GOD Himself.  MATTHEW 10.28.

So to repeat what Yeshua says to comfort us, and give us confidence and courage, “Peace I leave with you.  My peace I give unto you.  Not as the world gives do I give unto you.  LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID.”  And that is your peace.

Shalom,  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader




Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning will be from Leviticus 6.1-7.  In the Hebrew Bible, those Scriptures are in Leviticus 5.20-26.  And the title of our message is, Sinning Against The LORD, And Atonement.

So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 6.1-7, or in the Hebrew Bible, Leviticus 5.20-26.

Sin, sinning and sinners are written in The Bible 732 times.  Transgress, transgressed, transgression, transgressor and transgressors are written 195 times in The Bible.  Iniquity and iniquities are spoken of 336 times in The Bible.  Evil is spoken of 644 times in The Bible.  Wicked and wickedness are written in The Bible 498 times.  Unrighteous and unrighteousness mean evil, iniquity, sin, perverseness, wicked and wickedness, and the words unrighteous and unrighteousness are written in The Bible 31 times.  Ungodly and ungodliness are written in The Bible 54 times.  Unholy, unjust, and unlawful are written 25 times in The Bible.  Thus sin and those  words equivalent or equal to sin are written 2,515 times in The Bible.  Yet  the explanation of sin is rarely taught, and most people have no idea what sin is whether sin is called sin or transgression, or iniquity, or evil, or wickedness, or unrighteousness, ungodly, unholy, unjust or unlawful, they are all sin.  Sin is almost never explained though GOD says, Whosoever has sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My Book of Life.  Meaning,  him will I blot out from having eternal life in Heaven.  Exodus 32.33.

Sin is breaking The Law of Moses.  Webster’s Dictionary describes sin as transgression of the Divine Law.  The Divine Law is The Law of Moses.  The Bible teaches that sin is the transgression of The Law.  And The Law is The Law of Moses.  I John 3.4.  And sin is committing anything that is forbidden to be done by the Commandments of The LORD.  The Commandments of The LORD are collectively The Law of Moses.  The Laws that GOD gave to Moses for Israel and all mankind to live by.  LEVITICUS 5.17

Paul wrote to the Romans, “What shall we say then?  Shal we continue to sin that grace may abound?  GOD forbid.”  Paul is saying, Shall we continue to break GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses that grace may abound?  GOD forbid, Paul writes. Never.  ROMANS 6.1-2

The leader of a Messianic Fellowship told his Congregation, “I never speak about sin because if I do, my entire congregation will leave.”  Perhaps he was right, and perhaps that’s the reason sin is not taught.  John writes, the whole world lies in wickedness.  1 John 5.19.  Perhaps there would be less wickedness in the world if sin was taught from the pulpit, teaching that sin is transgressing GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And that would require those in the pulpit to teach The Law of Moses along with our faith in The Messiah Yeshua.  That might change the world.  And there would be less wickedness and more obedience to GOD.

But by the grace of GOD, The LORD has given us the gift of atonement for the forgiveness of our sins.  Not according to the teaching of man, but according to The Laws of GOD.  And GOD’S atonement for the forgiveness of sins is faith in Messiah Yeshua, followed by obedience to GOD’S Law of Moses.  Without obedience to The Law of Moses, there is no atonement.  Likewise, without faith in Messiah Yeshua, there is no forgiveness of sins.

Let’s return to LEVITICUS 6.1-7, or in the Hebrew Bible, Leviticus 5.20-26.

I’ll try to simplify those verses of Scripture.

LEVITICUS 6.1(5.20)  And The LORD spoke to Moses saying.  The Hebrew for the word spoke as when GOD speaks is DAH’BAYR, meaning that which GOD speaks is His Decree.  GOD’S Spoken Word in the Bible is His authoritative order having the force of Law.  As written laws in the United States and other countries must be obeyed, the written Laws of GOD that are written in The Law of Moses must be obeyed by all peoples.  Paul writes, Is He the GOD of the Jews only?  Is He not also of the Gentiles?  Yes, of the Gentiles also.  ROMANS 3.29

VERSE 2 (5.21)  If a soul sins and commits a trespass, a trespass is a sin against GOD, and lies to his or her neighbor, that is, he or she lies to anyone regarding a deposit or payment for something given to him, or a loan, or robbery, and has deceived his neighbor by defrauding him, VERSE 3(5.22) or he found something lost and lied about it, and swears falsely about anything that a person can sin by, VERSE 4 (5.23) then it shall be because he has sinned and is guilty because of robbery, fraud, or the deposit that was entrusted to him, or the lost thing that was found, VERSE 5(5.24) or anything else about which he swore falsely by lying.  He shall return it to the owner, or repay the full amount, and shall add 20% to it in the day of his trespass offering.

Our trespass offering is the sacrificial atoning death of The Messiah Yeshua.  Isaiah 53.10. Thus the guilty person should return whatever was stolen, lost, or the deposit money that was entrusted to him plus 20% of the value without delay.

LEVITICUS 6.6(5.25)  When restoring what he stole to its rightful owner with his trespass offering, that was his animal to be sacrificed for atonement; Today, however, GOD has ordained Yeshua The Messiah to be our Atonement and High Priest.  In fact, our High Priest, Yeshua The Messiah is the same Melchizedek Who blessed Abraham.  Yeshua The Messiah, our High Priest, is Melchizedek. GENESIS 14.17-20, HEBREWS 7.1-3, HEBREWS 2.16-18

LEVITICUS 6.7(5.26)  Thus in Messiah Yeshua, the guilty person has atonement before The LORD.  His sins are forgiven.  But this is key.  The guilty person must turn from his or her sins and begin to lead a Holy and GODLY life in obedience to The LORD GOD by obeying all His Statutes, Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.  And he must confess his sins and repent.  LEVITICUS 22.31-33, 1 JOHN 1.9, ZECHARIAH 5.1-4, EZEKIEL 18.27

The misuse of GOD’S Name is probably the most common form of violating and dishonoring GOD.  Swearing falsely using GOD’S Name makes GOD a party to the lie.  The most important Biblical Names of GOD are Yehovah, Elohim, and Yeshua The Messiah.  Yehovah is The Name of GOD among many of His Great Names.  Yeshua The Messiah, or Jesus, or Christ are spoken often defaming GOD.

ELOHIM is GOD.  However, ELOHIM in Hebrew is the plural for GOD meaning GODS.  But when speaking of The GOD of Creation, The Holy One of Israel, ELOHIM is always used in the singular, GOD.  ELOHIM is GODS because ELOHIM is The ONE  GOD. ELOHIM is The Father, The Son, The Messiah, The Spirit, The Holy Spirit.  He is Melchizedek.  ELOHIM is often The Angel of GOD, The Glory of GOD, and so much more.  But all THE ONE GOD and THE SAME GOD.  And Messiah Yeshua is ELOHIM.  And misusing GOD’S Name violates Him, and dishonors Him.  Thus it is dangerous to use The LORD’s Name in vain, or swear falsely by The Name of The LORD your GOD.

EXODUS 20.7 is the third Commandment in The Ten Commandments.  Let’s read it.

Some Bibles read, You shall not swear falsely by The Name of The LORD your GOD, for The LORD will not clear him who swears falsely by His Name. The LORD holds that person guilty.

Taking The Name of The LORD your GOD in vain means using GOD’S Name to lie, or swear falsely.  That person is guilty.  A false oath, or a false statement using GOD’S Name shows contempt toward GOD, and willful disobedience to GOD, and open disrespect to The LORD GOD.  LEVITICUS 19.11-12

Profaning The Name of The LORD is to defile His Name, and pollute it.

Then there is blaspheming GOD which is cursing The LORD, and that is terrifying.  LEVITICUS 24.10-16

So one might ask, teacher, do you have any advise?  Yes, I do.  Don’t use The LORD’s Name in vain, ever.  Don’t swear falsely using GOD’s Name ever.  Don’t blaspheme GOD ever.  That is cursing The LORD GOD.  And if you speak foolishly, repent quickly, and start living an obedient life to The LORD your GOD.  And here are some Scriptures to remember for the rest of your life.  JOSHUA 1.6-9, PSALM 1.1-6, DEUTERONOMY 28.1-16, etc.

Certainly GOD by His grace has given us the gift of confessing our sins to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, 1 John 1.9.  But the problem is, GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses are almost never taught anywhere but in the Synagogue where The Law of Moses is preached and taught every Satuday on the Sabbath Day.  Acts 15.21.  Thus most people who receive The Messiah Yeshua Who is ELOHIM have no clue what sin is because they are never taught what sin is.  Thus, they never confess their sins of breaking GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And the people are never taught correctly what repentance is.  GOD’S instructions for repentance is turning from all your sins of breaking GOD’S Law of Moses, and then turning to GOD by keeping all GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses in The Bible.  That is GOD’S repentance.  EZEKIEL 18.21

Most people who believe in The Messiah Yeshua fall away.  They backslide and continue in their sinful behavior of disobeying GOD because they continue to break GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And that person is in grave danger of losing their Salvation.  HEBREWS 6.4-6

Enlightened means that the person came to believe in Yeshua The Messiah, and trusted in the Heavenly Gift of Atonement, and became partakers of The Holy Spirit Whom GOD gives to those who obey Him by keeping His Law of Moses.  ACTS 5.32, JOHN 14.23, and have tasted the good Word of GOD, and the powers of the world to come.  I would have to say, having the knowledge of eternal life.  But if they fall away by backsliding, returning to, or continuing in their old sinful habits of continuously breaking The Law of Moses, or denying The LORD Yeshua The Messiah, they are in grave danger of losing their Salvation.  The writer uses the word impossible.

The same loss of Salvation is taught in Yeshua’s parable of the sower.  Yeshua teaches that the wicked one takes away that which was sown in his heart, The Word of GOD, or because there is no root in the person, and when tribulation or persecution arise because of The Word of GOD, they are offended and fall away into sin.  Or the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke The Word and they become unfruitful.  They lose their Salvation.

But those who receive the seed, or The Word of GOD into the good ground, that is their heart, and hear The Word of GOD, and obey The Word of GOD, and understand it, they bear fruit.  Some more than others.  But they bear good, GODLY fruit.  They are the Righteous who shine as the sun in The Kingdom of our Father.  MATTHEW 13.18-23, 43

And again, The LORD GOD teaches how Salvation can be lost in EZEKIEL 18.20-32.

Other than Judaism, every religion in the world disregards GOD’S Law of Moses, or reject GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  But GOD in His Mercy has another way to eternal life in Heaven for those Gentiles who turn a blind eye to GOD’S Laws and live in disobedience to Him.  And that way is blessing the Jewish People.  GENESIS 12.3

GOD blesses those Gentiles who bless the Jewish People.  And that blessing includes eternal life in Heaven and Atonement in Yeshua The Messiah.  And Yeshua confirms this teaching in The New Testament.  MATTHEW 25.31-46

MATTHEW 25.31 The setting is Messiah’s return to establish His Messianic Kingdom in Israel that will be like The Garden of Eden, whose borders will extend to The Euphrates River, and to a river in Egypt.  And Messiah Yeshua will sit upon The Throne of His Glory, King over all the earth.  ISAIAH 51.3, GENESIS 15.18-21, ZECHARIAH 14.9

MATTHEW 25.32  All the nations are all the Gentiles.

MATTHEW 25.33-34  The Blessed of The Father are those who Blessed His Jewish People.  They too will inherit The Kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world.  And they will receive Atonement for their sins when they see and receive The Messiah Yeshua sitting on His Throne of Glory.

MATTHEW 25.35-39  These Gentiles inherit eternal life because they Blessed the Jewish people.

MATTHEW 25.40  And The King, Messiah Yeshua will answer them,  “Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these My Brethren, you have done it unto Me”.  Messiah Yeshua’s Brethren are the Jewish People.  MATTHEW 1.1-6, etc.

MATTHEW 25.41-45  The cursed are all the Gentiles who cursed the Jewish People.  And there are many.  Those who cursed the Jewish People will be sent into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

MATTHEW 25.46  Those who cursed the Jewish People will go away into everlasting punishment.  But the Righteous, those who Blessed the Jewish People into Life Eternal.

SHALOM,  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader