Week #26 - Shemini (Eighth)

March 24th - 30th
Leviticus 9:1 - 11:47

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
Galatians 2:11-16
1 Peter 1:14-16

2 Sam 6:1 - 7:17
Mark 7:1-23
Acts 5:1-11; 10:1-35

Look at the “Pattern”. There is a process to coming into HIS presence, it hasn’t changed. Nadab and Abihu didn’t follow the prescribed procedure, the “Pattern” and they came in with their agenda and their way. There is only one way to come into HIS presence. So what has been your approach, your pattern or “strange sacrifice”?? This picture is filled with Yeshua. The priests are given directions to make atonement; Yeshua is the atonement for us! We have the results if we don’t follow His procedures (“Choose Life”). Then we have directions for Kashrut, showing two things:

(1) The areas of physical “Clean” & “Unclean”. Tahor & Tamei
(2) The areas of Spiritual Tables that we eat from today of “Clean’ & “Unclean”.

A Few Hebrew Definitions

  • Fire, H784 שׁ א' esh (Aysh or Aish): Used 378 times in the Tanakh. Generally refers to God’s judgment, God’s revelation to man (theophany), or man’s approach to God (worship & sacrifice). It is the fire that you must pass through to get to the tree of life (Gen 3:24); Nadab and Abihu (Lev 10:1), Sodom/Gomorrah (Gen 19:24); Korah (Num 16:1); Cleansing as you pass thru (Num 31:21-24); God’s presence (Isa 6, and Lev 9:24); Refiner’s Fire (Mal 3:2). To one this is eternal judgment, and to another it is Eternal Life—blessings, cleansing, the refiner’s Fire. All of us must pass through the “Fire” to receive the tree of Life (Gen 3:24).

  • Strange, H2114 זוּר zûr: 1) to be strange (r), estranged, loathsome, strange woman, harlot, Foreign to Yah.

  • Congregation, H4150 מועד mo‛ed: (pl. Moedim) Appointed place, time, sacred season, feast, rehearsals (for what?)

  • Anointing, H4888 משׁח mishchah: Consecrated unto HIM. Notice the root similarities to the other Hebrew words we have studied: Mishkan, mishpachah, mishpatim.

  • Clean, H288 ר ו ה ט tahor: To be made clean physically and spiritually.

  • Unclean, H2930 א מ ט tamei: To become defiled. These are realms of Life and Death.

  • Abomination, H8263, ץ ק ◌ׁש sheqets: Detestable thing or unclean thing; spiritually an idol.

  • Kindness, H2617 חסד chesed: Kindness. (Ahavas Chesed = Loving kindness)

  • Grace, favor H2580 חן chane: Favor, grace, acceptance.