Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning from Torah, GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses will be from Leviticus 7.22-27.  And The Title of our message is, “For the Day Of The LORD Is Near Upon All The Heathen.”

So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 7.22-27.

To summarize those verses;

VERSES 22 & 23  The LORD spoke to Moses saying, speak to the Children of Israel saying, you shall eat no manner of fat of an ox, or a sheep, or of a goat.  That is to say, you shall not eat the fat of an ox, or a bull, or a cow, or steer, or a sheep, or goat.

VERSE 24  And the fat of any dead animal that dies of itself, and the fat of the animal that was killed by animals may be used for any other use, but it shall not be eaten.

VERSE 25  Whosoever ate the fat of animals that was offered by fire for sacrifice unto The LORD, even that person was cut off from his people.

VERSE 26  Also, you must not eat any blood of a bird or animal in any of your dwellings.  That is, wherever you live, in any of your homes, wherever you are, you must never eat the blood of a bird or animal.

VERSE 27  Whosoever eats any manner of blood, even that person will be cut off from his people.  Being cut off from one’s people is being removed by death inflicted by GOD.  LEVITICUS 3.17

I read the other day in the Book of the Prophet Obadiah these words.  “For the day of The LORD is near upon all the heathen.”  OBADIAH 15

And I thought on these words from The LORD GOD for quite some time.  GOD will destroy all the nations and their people for the crimes they have perpetrated against GOD’S Jewish people during the past thousands of years.  And for the crimes they are guilty of today, and the evil they will do to the Jewish People and Israel in the future.  And that in addition to the coming destruction of the world because of what the nations have committed against GOD.  They have transgressed His Laws.  That is they have sinned against GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  The heathen have changed His ordinance.  They have changed GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And they have broken GOD’S Everlasting Covenant, His Word which He commanded for a thousand generations, and His Laws that are written in Torah, The Law of Moses.  For the day of The LORD is near upon all the heathen.

For at least those two reasons, GOD will destroy the heathen nations and their people because of the crimes they continually commit against GOD’S Jewish People, and their Homeland, The Land Of Israel.  And the continued disobedience of the heathen against GOD by rejecting His Laws that are written in the Law of Moses.  ISAIAH 26.21, ISAIAH 24.5-6, OBADIAH15-17.

What is The Day of The LORD?  The Day of The LORD is the destruction of the earth by The LORD GOD Almighty Who is Yeshua The Messiah, Who by His Spirit fills Heaven and earth.  ISAIAH 13.6-11, ZEPHANIAH 1.14-18, JOEL 2.1-3, JEREMIAH 23.24

(Joel 2.1-3)  While GOD destroys the world by fire, The LORD will change the Land of Israel in a moment to be like the Garden of Eden at His Return.  And the time of the age of peace, the 1,000 year Millennium will begin.

Yes, GOD will destroy the earth because of the sin of the people in it.  Sin, evil, wickedness and iniquity are all sin.  The people sin against GOD by continuously breaking The Laws that GOD gave to Moses Face to face for all the world to follow.  But on the contrary, the world rejects GOD’S Laws.  And The Day of The LORD will be upon them.

The Hebrew word for heathen as in, The Day of The LORD is near upon all the heathen, is GOYIM.  GOYIM has a variety of meanings such as Gentiles, or all nations other than Israel, any people not Jewish.  And heathen means pagan.

And The Day of The LORD is near upon all the heathen because of their countless crimes against GOD’S Chosen People, the Jewish People, and their Homeland the Land Of Israel that GOD gave to the Jewish People for an everlasting possession.  DEUTERONOMY 7.6, ISAIAH 43.10, GENESIS 17.7-8.

The crimes are upon the heads of the Christians of Europe, and the Muslims of the Middle East.  But their crimes will end when all the nations attack Israel with the intent of destroying Her from the face of the earth.  But instead, the nations will be destroyed by The LORD GOD Almighty, and Israel will become as the Garden of Eden.

Christian Europeans committed pogroms against the Jewish People for thousands of years slaughtering Jewish People only because they were Jewish.  And then driving them out of their towns and countries.  And then the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the Holocaust in Europe that killed millions of Jewish People because they were Jewish.  And Europe continues their assault on Judaism with their attempts to divide the Land of Israel with outside help from Muslim countries and other nations.  But GOD warns these nations over and over again with His Words in His Bible.  But The Word of GOD falls mostly on deaf ears.  ZECHARIAH 14.1-9, 12

The end most certainly will come, and The Day of The LORD will fall upon the heathen with great destruction from The Almighty GOD because of their crimes against Jewish People and their continued disobedience to GOD.  So I decided to search out the reasons the Church opposes and rejects The Law of Moses, GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses for all the world to follow.  And the Church, knowing all these things because they are written in The Bible, that GOD will destroy the earth and its people in it because they have transgressed GOD’S Laws, changed His Ordinance, and broken His Everlasting Covenant.  So I searched for the answers in the best place I knew.  A Christian Bible Dictionary.  And the one I chose was the Wycliffe Bible Dictionary.

But before giving you some of the reasons the Church rejects The Law of Moses, here are just a few Scriptures written in The Bible where The GOD of Creation charges all the nations to obey His Word and His Laws.  DEUTERONOMY 32.1-2, ECCLESIASTES 12.13, MATTHEW 5.48

The Church says, The Law of Moses is legalistic in tone.  The word legalistic, according to the Oxford English Dictionary means excessive adherence to the details of Law.  That is what The GOD of Creation intended, excessive adherence to His Word and His Laws that are written in The Bible.  And by so doing, you will live and not die, and The LORD will bless you.  DEUTERONOMY 28.1-2, 15, LUKE 4.4, MATTHEW 13.37-43

(Matthew 13.41)  Offend in Greek is SKANDALON meaning sin.  Sin is breaking GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  1 JOHN 3.4.

Iniquity in Greek is ANOMIA meaning transgressing The Law of Moses.  Those who transgress The Law of Moses will be cast into the furnace of fire.  At the Day Of The Lord.

(Matthew 13.43) Righteous in Greek is DIKAIOS meaning innocent, holy, just and right, all because of obeying The Law of Moses.  Those People will shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father.  “Who has ears to hear, let him hear,” Yeshua said.

While the Church calls The Law of Moses legalistic, they teach the Gospel of John to be all love and grace.  Yes, the Gospel of John is all love and grace, but to receive GOD’S love and grace, you must obey GOD.  You must obey His Law of Moses.

Grace is taught in the person of Noah.  GENESIS 6.8-9.

Just, perfect, and walking with GOD are the results of obeying GOD and His Laws.  Then you will find grace in the eyes of GOD as Noah did.

The LORD gives His grace to those who walk uprightly, obeying GOD’S Law of Moses.  PSALM 84.11 (Hebrew Bible, verse 12)

The GODLY receive the love of GOD by obeying His Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.  And His Commandments are not grievous.  1JOHN 5.3

GOD’S love and grace are not unconditional.  GOD has conditions for His love and grace, obedience to His Laws that are written in the Law of Moses, along with your Atonement in Messiah Yeshua.

The Church teaches that when the Christian receives The New Covenant, The New Covenant is Jesus for the atonement of your sins, GOD writes His Law in their hearts.  And yes, that is correct.  But the Church teaches that the Christian is not required to obey GOD’S Law of Moses.  Thus the Christian is taught to continue in their sin against GOD by breaking His Law continually.

Yes, GOD writes His Law of Moses in your heart when you receive The Messiah Yeshua.  Your sins are forgiven, and you have Atonement through Messiah’s atoning death.  When GOD writes His Law in your heart, He expects you to stop sinning against Him by obeying His Law.  JEREMIAH 31.31-34, ACTS 15.19-21, EZEKIEL 11.17-20, EZEKIEL 36.25-28, EZEKIEL 37.23.28, 1 JOHN 1.9

The Church also teaches that man is not able to obey The Law Of Moses.  But yet The Bible teaches that The Commandments of GOD which are collectively The Law of Moses are not difficult.  1 John 5.3.  How hard is it, because you love The LORD Your GOD, to keep His Sabbath on Saturday, or not eat pork and other abominations the LORD commands you not to eat?  Or to observe GOD’S Festivals that are written in Leviticus 23?  Yeshua the Messiah said, This do, and you shall live.  LUKE 10.28

For Jewish people and non-Jewish People to enter the Kingdom of GOD,  the Millennium, and Eternal Life in Heaven, we must have Atonement for our sins through the sacrificial death of The Messiah Yeshua.  And we must walk in GOD’S Statutes and keep His Ordinances that are written in The Law of Moses, and do them.  And you will be GOD’S People, and GOD will be your GOD, and you will inherit the Kingdom of GOD, the Land of Israel during the days of the 1,000 year Millennium, and Eternal Life in Heaven forever.

I think this is not taught in the Church.  Yeshua The Messiah says, Salvation is of the Jews.  Salvation can only be accomplished by faith in the Jewish Messiah Yeshua, and living your life by every Word, Law, and Commandment GOD gave to the Jewish People in The Bible.  And you will have Salvation.  JOHN 4.22

Fortunately, there are some Churches that teach the blessings for blessing Israel and the Jewish People, and that also leads to Salvation.  GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-46

The Church teaches that GOD’S Law is only the Ten Commandments.  GOD’S Laws are much more extensive.  The Ten Commandments were spoken by GOD to the Children of Israel at Mt. Sinai.  After that great event, GOD gave Moses additional Laws Face to face.  All those Laws of GOD are The Law of Moses.  Yeshua The Messiah is GOD.

And the Church must realize that Yeshua The Messiah is GOD Almighty Who gave The Law of Moses for all the world, including the Church to do them.  Yeshua The Messiah is not another GOD, nor is He a separate and distinct person in the trinity.  Yeshua The Messiah IS THE ONE GOD.

Paul teaches that The Law of Moses reveals sin.  ROMANS 7.7

Paul also teaches that the doers of The Law are justified.  ROMANS 2.13

And Paul teaches that we should establish The Law in our lives.  ROMANS 3.31

Why does the Church oppose The Law of Moses which is sin against GOD?  Because The LORD told Moses, whosoever has sinned against Me, Him will I blot out of My Book, which is The Book of Life.  The Church, by opposing and rejecting The Law of Moses in its doctrine, causes the Christian to be blotted out of GOD’S Book of Life, which is Eternal Life.  By rejecting The Law of Moses, there is no repentance but continued sinning against GOD.  EXODUS 32.33, REVELATION 20.15

This, I believe, is long established Church doctrine even though GOD never changes, nor does His Word or Law ever change or end.  The Church says that GOD’s Laws, The Law of Moses were valid up until the cross.  The Scripture often used is MATTHEW 27.51

But Yeshua The Messiah will say to the Lawless, those who disobey The Law Of Moses, Depart from Me, you that work iniquity, you that violate The Law of Moses.  MATTHEW 7.23, MATTHEW 5.18, MATTHEW 24.35, 1 PETER 1.23-25, ISAIAH 40.8, MALACHI 3.6, PSALM 119.89, 152

The Church teaches that Jesus fulfilled and ended the ceremonial laws by observing its rites.  And He fulfilled and ended the civil or judicial laws by obeying the Roman laws.  And He fulfilled and ended the moral laws by perfectly obeying GOD’S Commandments and Laws by which obedience He became the sinners perfect righteousness for the broken Law, the Church says.  Thus some Churches say that Jesus is the abolisher of the ceremonial laws.  Right then and there when you hear those words, run for the doors and don’t look back.

So in conclusion, the Church must start teaching The Truth of The Bible for Salvation.  It’s not difficult, it’s in their Bible they hold in their hands every Sunday in Church.  And they must repent and turn from all their sins of breaking GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses that they have committed, and keep all GOD’S Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses, and do that which is Lawful and Right.  And they will surely live.  They will not die.  Those words are written in Ezekiel 18.21.

Shalom.  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom and Happy Hanukkah.  Today is the fourth day of Hanukkah.  It’s an eight day Holiday, and although it is not a commanded Festival of The LORD’S Feasts written in Leviticus 23, Hanukkah is a celebrated and important time for Israel and all Jewish people, and all those who love Israel and the Jewish People.  And there is a lesson to be learned from the events that lead up to Hanukkah, not only for Jewish People, but for everybody.

Thus our message this morning will be about Hanukkah and the events found in prophecy that led to the Jewish Holiday Hanukkah, and the heroism and bravery that brought it about.  But first, let’s look at some background on Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights.

– Hanukkah in Hebrew means Dedication.

– It’s also known as hag-ha-urim, the Festival of Lights.

– Hanukkah honors the memory of the rededication of the second Temple in 165 B.C.E., B.C., the same Temple Yeshua The Messiah walked in, and taught in.

– The rededication took place immediately after the Jewish People were victorious over the Syrian armies who persecuted the Jews, killing thousands and auctioning thousands into slavery.  This is the Hanukkah story.

– The Syrians polluted the Temple of GOD with their Greek idols and pig sacrifices inside the Temple, the House of The Holy One Of Israel.

– The King of Syria, Antiochus Epiphanes also ordered the end of all Torah observance including Saturday Sabbath observance and the end of circumcision, as some European nations are trying to enforce today.  Possession of a Torah scroll was unlawful, all punishable by death.  These atrocities are called pogroms.  Pogroms, which are organized massacres especially against Jews have been committed against the Jewish People for thousands of years throughout Europe.

The Holocaust killed six million Jews in Europe, almost 1/2 of Judaism.  Its Nazi hatred destroyed and burned one thousand Synagogues.  Seven thousand Jewish businesses were destroyed or damaged, Jews were beaten to death by Nazis while many Jews were forced to watch.  Jewish cemeteries were destroyed.  Torah scrolls, prayer books, Jewish artwork and philosophy books, and the works of Talmud were burned.

– Antiochus Epiphanes, the king of Syria in the days of Hanukkah was not the first.  Thus the historical ethical failure of various organized religions of the nations.

– No wonder Israel is concerned about a nuclear treaty with Iran and the major powers of the world.  Iran threatens to wipe Israel off the map.

– It is interesting to note that the Torah scrolls which contain the Laws GOD gave to Moses for the Jewish People and all mankind is still rejected, and hated by much of the world’s population today.  All a work of satan who was the engine of Antiochus Epiphanes, and Hitler and all anti-Semites.

– However Hanukkah, remembering the rededication of the Temple,  is an eight day holiday, and a time of joy and thanksgiving because of the Jewish victory over the Syrians, and the miracle that The GOD Of Israel brought about for the Jewish People in The Land of Israel .

– Hanukkah is not a commanded Festival of GOD.  It is not a fast or a Sabbath, except the Sabbath from Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown during the Hanukkah week.

– Hanukkah became a great holiday when the Maccabees defeated the Syrian armies and drove them out of Israel on the 25th of Kislev, 165 B.C.E., B.C.  The 25th of the Hebrew month Kislev was this past Wednesday.

– The Hanukkah Menorah, the eight branched candlestick is lit every evening for eight days starting with one candle and adding a candle every evening.  Why?  Because when the Temple was rededicated, pure oil that was found in the Temple was only sufficient to burn the great menorah inside the Temple for one day.  But miraculously, the oil burned for eight days until other oil was provided for the Menorah to burn continuously.

– Spinning the dreidel and giving little gifts to children are popular during Hanukkah.  The Sephardim, Jewish People originally from Spain and Portugal recite Psalm 30 on Hanukkah, while Psalms 113-118 called The Hallel or Praise, are read by most Jewish People on the Holiday, because GOD is our Salvation Who delivers us from the enemy.  Let’s read PSALM 30.

Hanukkah is about an historical event and a maniacal Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes, a forewarning of Adolph Hitler and the soon coming anti-Christ who hated the Jewish People, and despised The Torah, The Word of GOD that contains GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses for the world.  And Antiochus Epiphanes sought to convert the Jewish People to his own religion.  Somewhat like the great anti-Semite, Martin Luther in the 1500s.

Antiochus Epiphanes killed thousands of Jews, but finally the Jewish Maccabees, a guerilla warfare group, defeated the Syrian army in Israel, and booted them out of the land.

The historical source of Hanukkah is found in 1 Maccabees in the apocrypha, meaning “hidden” in Greek.  And Hanukkah is prophesied in Daniel chapter 8.

Let’s examine that prophecy.

DANIEL 8.1  King Belshazzar was the king of Babylon.  The time of the prophecy was around 535 B.C.E., B.C. some 370 years before Hanukkah.  The Babylonian empire consisted of today’s Israel, Syria, and Iraq up to and north of the Tigris River.  And the Jews were in exile in Babylon because all the officers of the Priests, and the People committed many trespasses following the abominable practices of the nations.  And they polluted the House Of The LORD which He had hallowed in Jerusalem.  2 Chronicles 36.14 .


DANIEL 8.2  Shushan was a palace in Elam, today’s Iran.

DANIEL 8.3  The ram, explained later, is symbolic of the great Persian empire, 2,500 years ago.

– The 2 horns are symbolic of the kings of Persia and Media.  Media was northern Iran.  Persia is today’s Iran.

– The Persian empire included the entire middle east including Israel and Ethiopia to India.  Today’s Iran was the head of the empire.

– The one horn higher than the other symbolizes Cyrus the great, the founder of the Persian empire.

DANIEL 8.4  No army could stand against the great Persian empire.  Persia, under Cyrus the great, conquered the Babylonian empire in 539 B.C.E., B.C.

DANIEL 8.5  The he goat explained later is symbolic for Greece which is west of Persia/Iran.  The notable or great horn was Alexander the great.

DANIEL 8.6-7  The Persian empire, the ram, was defeated by the Greek armies, the he goat, led by Alexander the great who was 20 years old at the time.  This prophecy of GOD was given to Daniel some 200 years before Alexander the great was born.  DANIEL 4.17, DANIEL 5.21

DANIEL 8.8  These events all lead to Hanukkah and the maniac Antiochus Epiphanes, who persecuted the Jews.

– Greece became a great empire.

– The great horn that was broken was Alexander.  He died at 33 years of age.

– The four notable or great horns that took Alexander’s place were four of his generals that ruled four kingdoms.

General Cassander ruled Macedonia – N.W. Greece, and S. Albania north of Greece.

General Lysimachos ruled N.E. Greece and N.E. Turkey

General Seleucus ruled Syria, Babylon, today’s Iraq, Phonecia, today’s Lebanon, and Israel.

General Ptolomy ruled Egypt.

Toward the four winds of Heaven.  Perhaps meaning GOD gave them power to be the most powerful kingdoms on earth.

DANIEL 8.9  The little horn came out of Seleucus, the king of Syria.

– This little horn is not the anti-Christ, but he is like the anti-Christ  of the future.  This little horn is Antiochus Epiphanes, the Jew hater, and madman who persecuted Israel, despised Torah, and desecrated The Temple.  The same evil spirit as the future anti-Christ.  And the Pleasant Land is Israel, ruled then by the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes.

DANIEL 8.10  It, Antiochus the tyrant became great.  Host also means a host or mass of persons and servants.  This host of Heaven is the Jewish People who Antiochus Epiphanes and his armies stomped upon.  They killed and persecuted the Jews, and sold them into slavery.  REVELATION 12.1-17

BACK TO DANIEL 8.11  Antiochus magnified himself saying he was theos Epiphanes, GOD manifested.

– The Prince of the Host is GOD Almighty, The Holy One of Israel.

– And Antiochus stopped the daily sacrifice which GOD commanded should be offered daily at The Temple.  NUMBERS 28.1-4

– The place of his sanctuary was cast down.  I believe Antiochus had his offices in the sanctuary inside The Temple.  And he polluted The Temple with his idolatry, and pig sacrifices, and pagan worship.  And the anti-Christ also will set up his idols in The Temple that will be built during the future seven year peace treaty.  DANIEL 9.27, MATTHEW 24.11-15, 31

– Antiochus dedicated The Temple to his Greek gods, Olympia and Zeus.  He abominated it with idols.

DANIEL 8.12  A host was given to the Syrian king.  The host were the Jewish People.  40,000 killed, and 40,000 auctioned into slavery.

– Against the daily sacrifice means the Syrians were given the charge of the daily sacrifice; they used pigs for sacrifice.

– By reason of transgression.  GOD brought this judgment upon the Jewish People because of their transgression against The LORD their GOD.  They disobeyed The Law of Moses.  Transgression is sin, breaking GOD’S Laws that are written in the Law of Moses. The only religion in the world that teaches the Law Of Moses is Judaism.  All the other religions reject it.

Thus Hanukkah is a lesson for the world to take to heart including Judaism because of the repercussions of transgressing against the LORD GOD Of Creation.  And every human being requires atonement for theirs sins.  Yeshua, The Jewish Messiah is that atonement.  That was His purpose 2,000 years ago.

– It cast down the truth.  Antiochus abolished the truth, GOD’s Law of Moses.  Who obeys Torah today?  Very few.

– It practiced and prospered.  Antiochus had success in killing and persecuting Jews, and polluting The Temple, because of Jewish disobedience to GOD.  1 SAMUEL 12.14-15 applies to all humanity.

DANIEL 8.13-14  How long will the Jews be persecuted?  2,300 days.  For 6 1/2 years, and then The Temple will be cleansed of all its idolatry.  When it was cleansed, Hanukkah was declared.

DANIEL 8.15-17  Gabriel and Michael are two of Israel’s Guardian Angels.  The time of the end is the end of Syrian rule, and persecution of the Jewish People in Israel.

DANIEL 8.18-19  this indignation is GOD’S fury and anger because of Jewish disobedience to The LORD Their GOD.  GOD’S indignation can be seen throughout the world today because of man’s disobedience to GOD.

DANIEL 8.20-22  The power is the power of GOD.  The first king is Alexander the great.  The four are the four generals of Alexander.  DANIEL 8.8

DANIEL 8.23  When the transgressors are come to the full.  When Israel’s sin is full and complete in a  bad sense, and GOD has had enough, The LORD will bring Antiochus the madman to judge GOD’S Jewish People with persecution because of their continuous sinning against The LORD their GOD, transgressing The Law of Moses.  And this Antiochus was of fierce countenance.  He was ugly, strong, harsh, greedy, and rough leading up to Hanukkah.

– And he understood dark sentences, tricks, deceit, dishonesty, the characteristics of satan.  And he, Antiochus will stand up.  Antiochus was appointed by GOD to judge GOD’S Jewish People because of their disobedience to Him.

DANIEL 8.24  Antiochus’ power was from satan, and all power is from GOD.  You will know any anti-Christ.  They reject The Law of Moses.  Thus Antiochus prospered destroying the Mighty and Holy Jewish People  2 THESSALONIANS 2.8-13

BACK TO DANIEL 8.25  His policy, that is Antiochus, his evil wisdom and understanding, caused craft to prosper.  His lies and deceit succeeded.  His peace was a false peace.  And he stood up against the Prince of Princes, The Messiah Yeshua, The Almighty GOD, The GOD Of Israel.  And he was broken without hand.  GOD killed Antiochus by disease one year after the first Hanukkah.

DANIEL 8.26-27  The vision was from evening to morning.  And no one understood it.  But we understand it because it’s history.  It is Hanukkah.  The vision was 370 years before Hanukkah.

The Maccabees, Judah Maccabee, and Jonathan, Johanan, Eleazar, and Simon formed a guerilla army of fighters, and defeated the Syrians, and kicked them out of Israel.  And the People returned to The Temple and saw pigs on altars, and idols, and torn Torah scrolls, and they cleansed it, and rededicated The Temple to their GOD, The GOD of Israel, Who is Messiah Yeshua.

“For His anger endures but a moment; in His favor is life.  Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. ” Psalm 30.5


Shalom.  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning will continue from Torah, GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law Of Moses, from the verses of Leviticus 7.11-21.  And the Title of our message is, “What Does The LORD Mean When He Says, “Even That Soul Shall Be Cut Off From His People”?

So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 7.11-21.

VERSE 11  the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings is the law of a voluntary offering to The LORD for thanksgiving, giving thanks to The LORD.

The Hebrew word for law, as in the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings is Torah.  Meaning that GOD’S Laws and Instructions must be followed concerning the sacrifice of the peace offerings, the sacrifice of the trespass offering, Leviticus 7.1, and the sacrifice of the sin offering,  Leviticus 6.25.  And the law of these offerings is critical to keep in mind because the same laws that applied to the animal sacrifices apply to our relationship with The Messiah Yeshua, Who gave Himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice to GOD to atone for our sins.  GOD’S Laws of the sacrifice are of serious importance because GOD’S laws never change nor do they end.  MATTHEW 5.18, EPHESIANS 5.1-2, HEBREWS 9.26

VERSES 16-17  If the sacrifice of peace offering was for a vow, that is to say a promise to GOD, or a voluntary offering by an individual, The LORD commanded that the meat of the sacrificed animal be eaten the same day it was offered.  And the remainder eaten the following day.  But on the third day, any remaining meat from the sacrificed animal was to be burned with fire.

VERSE 18  And if any meat of the peace offering was eaten on the third day, the sacrifice was not accepted by The LORD, nor was it counted as a sacrifice, but rejected.  It was an abomination to The LORD, and the person who ate it was guilty of sin and bore his iniquity.

VERSE 19  And the meat of the sacrifice that touched anything unclean according to Torah written in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, or anything impure according to Torah such as touching a dead body or touching anything that was in contact with  menstruation, that meat of the sacrifice was not to be eaten but burned with fire.  And only the Clean, that is the Holy Person was allowed to eat the meat of the sacrifice.  A Clean or Holy Person is obedient to GOD obeying GOD’S Torah, His Law of Moses.  Clean in Hebrew is TAH’HOR meaning Clean, Pure and Holy.  Today, the Holy Person is like Messiah Yeshua, obeying GOD and His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses together with your faith in Messiah Yeshua.

VERSE 20  But the person who is in the state of uncleanness, that is a person who is unholy, ungodly, disobedient to GOD, not living in accordance to GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, and eats the flesh from The LORD’S sacrifice of peace offerings, GOD says, even that person shall be Cut Off from His people.

VERSE 21  And if the person eating the meat of the sacrifice of peace offerings touches any unclean thing, being human uncleanness or any unclean animal, or any abominable unclean creature that is described in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, and eats the meat of The LORD’S sacrifice, that person shall be Cut Off from his people.  All very serious business when applied to your relationship with Messiah Yeshua Who is your Sacrifice for sin and peace.

So I decided to look into the meaning of these two words, Cut Off, and they’re not pretty.  Cut Off in Hebrew is KAH’RAHT meaning destroyed by death, or removed by death inflicted by GOD.

And being Cut Off by GOD, and being removed by death is because of disobedience.  Disobedience to GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  Except in the case of Messiah Yeshua Who was Cut Off out of the land of the living for the transgression of His people was He stricken.  ISAIAH 53.8

The Hebrew for Cut Off in this passage is GAH’ZAHR that also means killed and destroyed.  And interestingly, this Hebrew word for Cut Off also means decree.  That is, Messiah Yeshua’s death was according to law, GOD’S Law, foreordained by GOD by His decree.

But other occasions of being Cut Off by The LORD GOD are because of disobedience to GOD.  Disobeying His Torah that contain all His Laws in The Law of Moses.  Thus the Bible teaches us to Fear GOD, and Keep His Commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  Follow those instructions and you will never be Cut Off by The LORD Your GOD.   ECCLESIASTES 12.13

GOD said He will not cut off all humanity by the waters of a flood.  Remember, GOD brought on the flood because of disobedience to GOD, killing the entire population except eight people, Noah and his family.  GENESIS 9.11

(GENESIS 6. 8-9)  GOD will Never Cut Off anyone who is Just and Perfect, who Walk with GOD as Noah Walked with GOD.

Just in Hebrew is TSAH’DEEK meaning righteous, living by GOD’S Laws and Statutes through faith in GOD Who is Messiah Yeshua.  Thus making that person Perfect in the eyes of GOD.  Obedience to Torah, GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses is of utmost importance in life together with your faith in Messiah Yeshua.  It is written.

GOD will Cut Off a Jewish man who is not circumcised.  That is disobedience to GOD.  GENESIS 17.14, EXODUS 4.24-26, GENESIS 17.10-13, LUKE 2.21

Those who keep GOD’S Sabbath on Saturday, and the Sabbaths of GOD’S Festivals written in Leviticus 23, and keep His Covenant, that is His Word and Law of Moses, will Never Be Cut Off.  And their sacrifice of Messiah Yeshua for Atonement will be accepted by The LORD.  ISAIAH 56.4-7, PSALM 105.8-10

Pharoah was Cut Off and destroyed because he disobeyed GOD.  EXODUS 9.15, EXODUS 14.5-8, 28-30

But those who Fear GOD and keep His Commandments will Never Be Cut Off.  PROVERBS 23.17-18

Eating leaven during the seven days of Passover is an act of disobedience to GOD, and a violation of His Law of Moses.  EXODUS 12.14-15

Being Cut Off from Israel is a study in itself.  But in order to be saved and have eternal life in Messiah Yeshua, one must be joined with Israel and be part of Israel because Yeshua says,
“Salvation  is of the Jews.”, John 4.22  Salvation is obtained by doing everything GOD commanded the Jewish people.  That includes obeying The Law of Moses together with your faith in Messiah Yeshua.

In the days of the animal sacrifice, not bringing the animal sacrifice to The Temple, but sacrificing it in another place, or today, sacrificing an animal when there is no Temple in Jerusalem is disobedience to GOD, and a violation of His Law.  LEVITICUS 17.1-4, 8-9

Thus GOD’S anointing of Messiah Yeshua to be our Sacrifice for the atonement of our sins.  DANIEL 9.26, ISAIAH 53.10

The person who continuously and routinely disobeys GOD by violating His Law of Moses, whether that person is Jewish or not, will be Cut Off from his people.  NUMBERS 15.29-31

PRESUMPTUOUSLY means being bold in disobedience to GOD, doing wrong.

REPROACHES THE LORD means that person dishonors GOD, lacks belief in The LORD, and disgraces GOD.

Faith in Messiah Yeshua is your Atonement.  GOD has forgiven you all your sins.  And now The LORD requires you to obey Him, His Law of Moses, that prevents you from sinning against Him.  That is repentance.  EZEKIEL 18.21, 1 John 3.4

Paul gives a brief study of Gentiles in Messiah joining in with Israel and the Jewish People and receiving the great benefits of GOD.  But falling away from GOD’S Laws and Commandments that He gave to the Jewish people to obey, results in being Cut Off.  ROMANS 11.16-22

VERSE 16  The lump is the dough of the Showbread in the Temple.  The root of the Olive Tree (Israel) is GOD ALMIGHTY, YESHUA THE MESSIAH.

VERSE 17 The branches are symbolic of Jewish People who do not believe in their Messiah Yeshua. The wild olive tree branches are Gentile Believers in the Messiah Yeshua who obey Torah, the Law of Moses that The Lord commands the Jewish People to obey.  And those Gentile Believers in Messiah who obey Torah partake in all the blessing, covenants and promises of GOD promised to Israel, including The New Covenant promised in Jeremiah 31.31-34.

VERSE 18   Don’t be foolish thinking yourself better then those Jewish People who don’t believe.  GOD supports you. You don’t support GOD.

VERSE 19  You will say then, the branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.

VERSE 20  Correct.  Because of unbelief, they were broken off, and you stand by faith.  Don’t be highminded, but Fear GOD. (Remember, Faith is Belief in Messiah and Obedience to Torah, The Law of Moses.)

Verse 21  Because if GOD did not spare the natural branches, be very careful lest He will also not spare you.

VERSE 22 is key to our topic.  Goodness, as in, if you continue in GOD’S goodness, otherwise you will be Cut Off.  Goodness in Greek is CHRESTOTES meaning moral excellence, GOD’S moral excellence.  GOD’S moral excellence is being good, upright, righteous, and law-abiding, living by every Word of GOD, and by GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  Those who do not continue in GOD’S goodness, His moral excellence, and please listen to Paul’s teaching, and do not obey GOD’S Laws written in The Law of Moses that Israel must obey, those Gentiles will be Cut Off.  And Paul’s teaching is correct because it lines up with Torah, The Law of Moses.  Leviticus 7. 20-21, Matthew 4.4, Luke 4.4, Matthew 5.17

But so many, so many wrest The Scriptures.  They pervert The Scriptures and corrupt The Word of GOD, especially rejecting The Law of Moses.  The Law of Moses contains all GOD’S Laws.  The Law of Moses is not the personal laws of Moses.  The Law of Moses is GOD’S Laws for all humanity.  These people who teach you to reject The Law of Moses are doing you no favor because the result is disobedience to GOD and being Cut Off by GOD, and that is Not excommunication.  Being Cut Off is death because of disobedience to GOD.  Disobedience to His Laws.  Life and eternal Life come from obeying GOD and His Law of Moses, along with your Faith in The Messiah Yeshua.  And GOD’S Law is not difficult but it takes courage to obey it in the face of so much opposition.  2 PETER 3.14-18

(2PETER 3.14)  Being blameless and without spot comes by having your sins forgiven in Yeshua The Messiah, and obeying His Law of Moses.  Yeshua is GOD Almighty Who gave The Law to Moses for all the world to obey.  EXODUS 25.21-22

(2 PETER 3.17)  The wicked are the lawless who reject The Law of Moses, thus rejecting GOD.  Beware, Peter cautions, lest the lawless lead you away from your own stedfastness.

(2 PETER 3.18)  Learn about GOD Who is Messiah Yeshua.  Learn His Word and His Law and do it and choose Life.  ACTS 15.21, JOSHUA 1.7, 1 JOHN 5.3

Being born-again is living a new life because your sins are forgiven by your Faith in Messiah Yeshua.  He is your Atonement.  And you have repented, turning from all your sins of disobeying GOD’S Laws, and you have turned to GOD obeying His Laws and Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses.  You are born-again, living a new Life in GOD, in Messiah Yeshua, no longer serving sin.  You are like Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Moses, the Prophets, the Apostles, and Messiah Yeshua Himself, and all the Great Holy Ones of The Bible.  That is being born-again, being GODLY and HOLY as GOD commands you.  And that is Life and Eternal Life.  And you will Never be cut off from your people.

Shalom.  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  This morning we are continuing our teaching in the Torah, The Law Of Moses, from Leviticus 7.1-10.  And the Title of our message is “A Peek Into Heaven”.

So with that said, let’s read LEVITICUS 7.1-10.

The trespass offering is a perfect animal sacrifice for atonement.  It is a sacrifice for the forgiveness of the sins of the People, the same type of sacrifice as the sin offering and the burnt offering that were also offered to make atonement for the People.

Trespass offering in Hebrew is AH’SHAHM meaning sin or guilt offering, the same Hebrew word used in prophesy for the Messiah Yeshua being our offering for sin in ISAIAH 53.10

The trespass offering was offered to The LORD for having committed sin against GOD, against His Law or Laws that are all written in The Law of Moses.  Today, as you know, Yeshua The Messiah is our trespass offering and sin offering replacing the animal sacrifice because it is unlawful according to The Law of Moses to sacrifice animals without a Temple in Jerusalem.  LEVITICUS 17.1-11.

Thus we can say with confidence that sin no longer rules in our life because our sins are forgiven through our belief in The Messiah Yeshua and His death on a Roman cross.  And you and I have repented of our sins and have turned to The LORD our GOD.  We have turned away from all our sins that we have committed, and now keep all GOD’S Statutes and Laws that are written in The Law of Moses doing that which is Lawful and right.  Therefore sin no longer rules in our life.  EZEKIEL 18.21

And that is the definition of being righteous.

Let’s simplify the words of LEVITICUS 7.1-10.

LEVITICUS 7.1  The LORD spoke to Moses saying (Leviticus 6.24(17)) This is the law of the trespass offering.  It is Most Holy.  VERSE 2  The animal sacrificed for the trespass offering was killed in the Tabernacle or the Temple courtyard as was the animal sacrificed for the burnt offering.  And the blood of the trespass offering was sprinkled on all sides of the altar according to the law of the trespass offering.

VERSES 3-5  And The LORD prescribed in detail the portions of the sacrificed animal that were to be burned on the altar for an offering to The LORD.  That is a trespass offering.  VERSE 6  Every male among the Priests ate the meat of the sacrificed animal, and as a point of interest, the Priests ate the best of the best animals because those animals had to be perfect, without blemish.  LEVITICUS 1.1-3

The trespass offering was eaten by the Priests in the Tabernacle or the Temple called the Holy Place.  It is Most Holy as Yeshua The Messiah is Most Holy.  VERSE 7  As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering.  Both are offered to The LORD for atonement for the sins of an individual, or for the sins of Israel, the Jewish People.

And Messiah Yeshua is our trespass offering for out atonement.  That is His Anointing.  At His Passover Seder, or the Last Supper, Messiah said to His Disciples when He took matza, unleavened bread, and broke it and gave it to His Disciples, “Take, eat, this is My Body.” (Symbolic for the Priests eating the trespass offering).  And He took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to them saying, “Drink all of it, for this is My Blood of The New Testament”.  I believe He said this is my blood of The New Covenant (Jeremiah 31.31-34) which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Messiah’s life, teachings, and even His death for our atonement are all according to GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  MATTHEW 26.26-28

Continuing with Leviticus 7.1-10, in VERSES 8-10, the Priest who offered the burnt offering for an individual kept the skin of the animal for himself.  And for the grain offering that was baked in a pan, and all that was dressed in the frying pan, or any pan, belonged to the Priest who offered the grain offering to The LORD.  And every grain offering mingled with oil that was dry belonged to the sons of Aaron the Priests equally.

The grain offering was made by fire for a sweet savor to The LORD.  And as all offerings to The LORD, the grain offering was seasoned with salt symbolizing that all GOD’S Covenants are preserved forever.  Our atonement in Messiah Yeshua The New Covenant is seasoned with salt, preserved forever.  LEVITICUS 2.13

The offerings to The LORD are described throughout The Bible, in the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, the Prophets and just about every Book in The Tnakh, The Old Testament, and The New Testament that follows GOD’S Laws written in The Law of Moses.  Thus giving evidence of the great importance for atonement and drawing near to The LORD in obedience to His written Word in The Bible, and to His Laws and Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses.  And atonement and drawing near to GOD can only be accomplished through belief in Messiah Yeshua and true repentance.  EZEKIEL 18.21

Here at Beth Elohenu, we have often taught that The LORD GOD Anointed the Messiah Yeshua to be our sin offering for the atonement of our sins.  There is no other atonement available.  Messiah in Hebrew is MAH’SHE’AKH, meaning Anointed.  Messiah Yeshua was Anointed by The LORD to be our Atonement in place of the animal sacrifice.  Peter writes that Messiah Yeshua was foreordained, that is to say, GOD knew and chose Messiah before the Creation of the world, to be our Atonement.

As we all know, The Messiah Yeshua, The LORD OUR GOD, ELOHIM was 100% human at the moment He was killed 2,000 years ago on a Roman cross in Jerusalem.  Thus, in fact, our Atonement is GOD ALMIGHTY.  And He is YESHUA THE MESSIAH.  1 PETER 1.19-20, ISAIAH 43.11, 14-15, PSALM 22.1

To better understand the Bible and GOD Himself, It is key to understand the Hebrew word ELOHIM.  ELOHIM is a plural word for The GOD of Creation meaning GODS.  However when speaking of the GOD of Creation, ELOHIM is GOD singular. GOD is ELOHIM because He is GOD our Father, The Son, The Messiah, The Spirit, The Holy Spirit, and often The Angel of GOD, The Angel of The LORD, The Glory of GOD, and so much more. “Let us make man in our Image”, Genesis 1.26, speaks of The One GOD and all that He is.  Understanding ELOHIM is key to a better understanding of GOD and the Bible.

Messiah’s voluntary death to be our Atonement is the grace of GOD.  Our Atonement in Yeshua The Messiah is GOD’S freely given, unmerited kindness and love.  We did nothing to deserve such a Gift.  That is the grace of GOD.  But GOD’S grace doesn’t stop there.

After receiving Atonement for our sins through belief in Messiah Yeshua, GOD gives us another Gift.  And that Gift is a new heart, and a new spirit.  And He takes away the stony heart out of our flesh and gives us a heart of flesh.  And GOD puts His Spirit in us and causes us to walk in His Statutes and keep His judgments that are written in The Law of Moses to do them.  That is also the Grace of GOD.  But most people who have received Messiah Yeshua for Atonement of their sins are “taught” to reject GOD’S Grace and His Gift of a new heart, and a new spirit that would cause them to walk in GOD’S Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses to do them.  Thus by rejecting GOD’S Grace and His Gift of a new heart and a new spirit that would cause them to walk in GOD’S Statutes and keep His judgments that are written in The Law of Moses, they have rejected the Messiah Yeshua who Is GOD ALMIGHTY, and have believed in vain.

But those of us, the few in Messiah Yeshua who receive His Gift of Grace, the new heart and new Spirit that GOD has given to us, and walk in His Statutes, and keep His Judgments that are written in The Law of Moses, and do them, that is the road to eternal life in Heaven.  EZEKIEL 36.26-28, 1 CORINTHIANS 15.1-2, MATTHEW 7.13-14

(1 CORINTHIANS 15.1)  The Gospel is The Word of GOD from Tnakh, The Old Testament, especially from The Law of Moses and the Prophets concerning the Good News of The Messiah Yeshua.  And some of those Scriptures can be found in LEVITICUS 17, ISAIAH 52.13-15, ISAIAH 53, PSALM 22, and DANIEL 9.20-27

So now that we know the Biblical road to eternal life in Heaven, let’s peek into our eternal home with The LORD our GOD, Messiah Yeshua.

Yeshua said to His Disciples, and that includes you and me, “In My Father’s House are many mansions.”  The Father’s House is Heaven, and Kings live in mansions.  And we will be Kings with Messiah in Heaven forever.  And Messiah said, “I go to prepare a place for you.”  JOHN 14.2-3

Messiah is talking about The Millennium in Israel that will be like the Garden of Eden and Heaven.  Heaven is forever.  MATTHEW 6.9, REVELATION 22.1-5, ISAIAH 51.1-3

But not all of us will be alive at Messiah’s return.  Some will die before He comes to take the Remnant to Israel for The Millennium.  But those of us who die before His return will be like Lazarus who died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom that I believe is Heaven.  Abraham is certainly in Heaven, and we will be taken into Heaven immediately at our death.  LUKE 16.22

And when we are with The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, Yeshua The Messiah in Heaven, we will be like Him.  We will have the same Heavenly Body as GOD ALMIGHTY.  We will be in His likeness.  We don’t know what that will be, but when we are with Him we will be like Him in His likeness.  PSALM 17.15, 1 JOHN 3.2

And our reward in Heaven is great, Messiah said.  MATTHEW 5.12.

This word Reward in Greek is MISTHOS that means, our reward is paid for service.  That service we perform as Servants of GOD is believing in The Messiah Yeshua for Atonement, and repenting and doing that which GOD requires of us.  That is, fearing The LORD our GOD, walking in all His Ways, loving Him, serving the Lord Our GOD with all our heart, and with all our soul, keeping the Commandments of the LORD and His Statutes which GOD commands us for our good.  For Salvation is of The Jews, Messiah said.  Salvation is accomplished by doing every Word and everything GOD commanded the Jewish People to do.  And your reward in Heaven will be great, The Messiah said.  DEUTERONOMY 10.12-14, JOHN 4.22

Here are some of the great rewards awaiting you in Heaven.  GOD will dwell with you forever, and you will be His.  And GOD Himself will be your GOD.  And GOD will wipe away all your tears from your eyes.  And there will be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for all the tsuris of the past, that is all the hardships of the past will be gone.  And everything that belongs to GOD, Yeshua The Messiah, you will inherit.  And you will sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the great Holy Ones of GOD, the Saints of GOD in the Paradise of GOD where there will be no sin and no curse, but only joy, gladness, thanksgiving, praise, and the voice of melody.  REVELATION 21.1-4, 1 PETER 1.3-5, REVELATION 2.7, MATTHEW 8.11, ISAIAH 35.10

And we will be part of the great Assembly of GOD in Heaven with an innumerable company of angels.  HEBREWS 12.22-23, NEHEMIAH 9.6

And Heaven is a place of absolute beauty and peace.  And The LORD GOD gives us a peek into what Heaven will look like.  REVELATION 21.10-27, REVELATION 22.1-5

Just to prove a very important point, John describes that the road to Heaven is by DOING GOD’S Commandments, His Law of Moses.  And this passage of Scripture is correctly translated in The King James Bible, The New King James Bible, The Scriptures Bible, The Interlinear Bible, and The Holy Bible from the ancient Eastern text.  The Scripture is in REVELATION 22.14 that reads:

“Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.”

Commandments in Greek is Entolay meaning Precepts, GOD’S Law of Moses.  The City is New Jerusalem, The Heavenly City.  It is written.

Shalom.  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader