Patterns: Tabernacle, Sacrifice-Offering, Holy Spirit

Tabernacle

Yahuvah is holy [qadash, set apart for specific purpose],  and only he can make us holy via sanctification. Those wanting to be holy must be removed from all thats ‘common’ else contact with impurities, unclean things will cause them to lose their status as holy.

The tabernacle was the place were Yahowah dwelled among men. Men however of course cannot match the holiness of Yahowah so they polluted it with their presence. The day of atonement was a day when the tabernacle was purified. The sanctuary of God after Yahouwshuas coming and resurrection is the body i.e. our body is a temple, it is the temple of where the holy spirit of God dwells.

Patterns of Yahovah

Please read the post on patterns so that the following makes more sense

The following roots are in ohel

AH – A strong sigh, as when looking at a great sight; can be a sigh as when searching [an ox would let out a snort when they desire food]

AL – the strong authority, anyone who carries  staff on the shoulders [yoke – Isaiah 9:4] which harnesses power via pulling loads [wagon, plow]. Often two oxen were yoked together. A older more experienced ox would b teamed up with a younger. less experienced ox. The elder is the strong authority who via the yoke, teaches the younger ox. It refers to power i.e. one holding authority over others such as a chief, judge, God

AW – Adding something out of desire; what is good or bad that is desired [alternatives, options]

HL – A looking toward something, such as the looking toward a light or greta sight in the distance. The stars have always been used to guide the traveller or shepherd to find his home or destination.

Hebrew Words

Ohel

Dwelling place i.e. Tent, Tabernacle

Was the nomad’s tent, thus symbolic of wilderness life, transience. It was also the sacred tent of Yahovah (the tabernacle)

‘ahal

to be clear/shine; to pitch/move a tent

NB AWHL refers to the shining light of the campfire next to the tent in the distance as a guide, which points out the direction to travel for those returning home late. AW are also in the words avah i.e. to yearn, have an earnest r strong desire; Owr meaning to shine with intense light, irradiate

Aholibah

“woman of the tent” or “the tent is in her”

Metaphor for Jerusalem as the adulterous wife of Yahovah

Root for the word Holy

QD – this is the bowing down of the head in respect. Also refers to the heat given off the top of the head

QSh – Bring together and press. Once straw/grain stalks have been harvested from the field, it is gathered into bundles and secured with a cord in the middle. While the middle is firmly pressed together, the top and bottom bend outward. The bundle is hardy. Also a snare is constructed of a bent branch and tied to the trap.

DSh

Qadash

Set apart for a specific function

This is something which has been given the quality of ‘specialness’, whether for a good or bad reason. It has been separated from the rest for a special purpose. Please note that to be holy does not mean to be a righteous, pure person [they gave this name to prostitutes who were set apart]. It is about ‘setting apart’ i.e. Yahovah set Israel apart from other nations. He chose Noah and his family to repopulate the Earth. Certain animals are clean, domesticated [set apart] and others are dirty and wild [common, unholy – not special], Certain people are holy [those with faith [others are unholy [wild, reckless].

Qedem

East

Thy believed east was ahead, thus refers to the sunrise direction which they would face in the ‘east’

Patterns in Leviticus

Please go to the following site and listen to the Leviticus audio if you want further information

Sacrifice is an important part of creation established as early as the Garden of Eden.There was sacrifice at Mount. Sinai, and further at the Wilderness Tabernacle. Yahuwshua was a sacrifice for mankind.;

The Wilderness Tabernacle represented a visible form of holiness and was divided into three zones:

  1. The Holy of Holies – the innermost part where Gods presence resides. Only His appointed servant, the High Priest, can enter. A barrier, a curtain, divides this holiest place from
  2. The Holy Place – lesser holiness. The common priests may go there [acting as intermdiaries with the people and Yahovah – via the high priest]. Finally, outside another barrier called
  3. The door into the tent – the courtyard that surrounds the Tabernacle – ordinary people of God, Israel, are welcome to enter in order to bring their sacrifices to Yahovah. NB ONLY Israelites were permitted as by definition a gentile hadnt been declared holy by the Lord.

The Tabernacle, was constructed by instructions given to Moses by Yahovah Himself and modelled Mount. Sinai [which Yahovah had created himself].

  1. The summit – where Gods presence rested and ONLY Moses was allowed there. This was the HOLIEST place on planet Earth.
  2. The slope on the side of the mountain – Only Aaron and his sons, [the future High Priest] and common priests (and on occasion the 70 elders who were the government of Israel), were allowed
  3. At the bottom of the mountain was a barrier of a rock wall which separated the Holiest and the Holy zones from the area of least holiness at the bottom where Gods people, the ordinary Israelites could congregate and worship.

Some of this information is in Leviticus.

The body of the sacrificial animal is also divided into three holy zones. The following is done for the olah [burnt] offering [which was for our sin nature, now fulfilled by Yahuwshua]. It was about getting right with Yahovah i.e. a real need to please him. People were not forced to do this, it was from their own free will.They couldnt give flawed animals, that defeated the purpose, this required a perfect unblemished animal. There was nothing tangible for them to gain, but what was priceless was the fact that Yahovah atoned for their sin nature.

  1. Entrails, the inner most parts of the body are most holy [a certain fat was saved only for Yahovah]
  2. Fat [could otherwise be eaten]
  3. Head, further from the barrier of the holiest fat [‘outside’].

The first holy space on earth was the Garden of Eden. Later that holy space would be Mount. Sinai. After that, holy space on earth would be embodied in that portable Tabernacle that could go wherever Gods people went. Next holy space became the Temple that was built at the God-designated location of Mount. Moriah in Jerusalem. And finally holy space was given to us in a portable form like the Tabernacle but in a Temple called the body and the holy Spirit dwells within our innermost parts. We are high priests in Gods presence. We become common priests when we act as intermediaries for Gods people who are outside our ‘temple’ in a place of unholiness [Earth]. At times ‘common people’ look upon others wondering why they shine with Gods grace whilst they’re on the ‘outside of the camp’. Is because they haven’t let the holy spirit dwell inside them, they are in darkness but do not know it. When we sin, we put ourselves on the outside. When we use ‘our heads’ i.e. start thinking we know best, no trusting God etc, we put ourselves outside. Thankfully, Yahuwshua is the door by which we can get back to Gods presence within us. All we can be is a shining light to such people. It is up to them whether they accept the holy spirit, and if they do, they shall become holy. Its all about what we allow similar to animals. Animals that allow us to care for them will be cared for, and animals that dot will not as they refuse to accept it. When we accept we are his and enter his holy presence through our sanctification, he will fight to protect us, otherwise we are simply ‘outside’.

NB Leviticus 1:

2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

This offering is entirely optional, Yahovah didnt want people to feel forced, he wanted them to give it from their free will, their hearts. Yahovah doesnt want you to feel like its a duty of yours or to feel forced or compelled to do his will, he wants your heart and your love, else you are better off keeping whats yours. Why put a price [effort, ‘wasted’ time, money etc] on something priceless [of so much value – a virtue, Gods will etc]?

I dont like how people are misusing the reap what you sow idea for tithing. Whatever happened to giving from the goodness of your heart, now we have giving in order to receive something bigger. We are putting a price on something that should be priceless here. I think that is horrible and misguided. That is not how Yahovah wanted that phrase to be used, this is a very selfish way of thinking, and quite conniving. You are better off saying i’m not going to give today i dont have it, than saying if i give today ill get something back [like its some sort of business investment]. To give is a great trait to have, it shows generosity, kindness, care etc and not many do it for these reasons. Can anyone really trade generosity for a reward? It cannot have been generosity then. I guess you could see the situation as trusting in the Lord i.e. i’ll give this thing of value and i know the Lord will provide, but there are other ways to show your trust, why not allow offerings to be from the goodness of your heart with no strings attached rather than a  method to show your trust or gain something for yourself. The Lord would rather know you trust him by going leaving the world and following him and only him regardless of what people think, or say. Trust is keeping your faith in him even when times are rough.

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