A brief pause from my diary blog posts with this post, as I follow my Father’s instructions to share some brief videos on preparing and making altar offerings on the sabbath (which are essentially the same on new moon days). Before I share the videos, here are the relevant scriptures, starting with Number 28:9-10:
On the Sabbath day, present two unblemished year-old male lambs, accompanied by a grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, as well as a drink offering.
10This is the burnt offering for every Sabbath, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.
The following verses explain the new moon offerings:
At the beginning of every month, you are to present to Yehovah a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old, all unblemished, 12along with three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with each bull, two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with the ram, 13and a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with each lamb. This is a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma, an offering made by fire to Yehovah.
14Their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine with each bull, a third of a hin with the ram, and a quarter hin with each lamb. This is the monthly burnt offering to be made at each new moon throughout the year.
As I have mentioned before, we are currently living within a global Babylon, and in modern times, when not many of us are farmers with very large herds and flocks. So, for us to make the offerings precisely as prescribed in the law above is pretty much impossible. So, that doesn’t mean that we just don’t bother at all, but to please my Father we do the best we can in our current situation.
I did do some reading about the measurements of ephahs and hins, and I recall immediately thinking that they were very large amounts, so again, I just offer what I can in my situation. We all should know through the teachings of the Lord Yahshua that the letter of the law is of less import than the spirit of the law. If we are devoted to God and want to please Him with an offering AND are otherwise living righteous lives through our faith and the holy spirit, thanks to the blood of Yahshua, then He will be delighted with our offering, even if it isn’t to the precise quantity instructions given to Israel in the days when they did have huge flocks and herds, and the land and facilities and time to make the offerings in much larger quantities.
So, when I make my grain offering, I use seven table spoons of fine flour, as seven is my favourite number, and is special to my Father too, and I add 3-4 table spoons of olive oil, enough to get a good consistency for the ‘cake’. I also add several drops of frankincense oil, which I bought purely as an extra offering gift to my Father, but this isn’t part of the law. I use some wine, around half a coffee mug full, as I don’t use wine glasses, not being a wine drinker, other than a mouthful or two sometimes for my stomach. As for the meat, I offer a lamb steak on Sabbath and a beef steak on new moon days. The steaks are just what I can buy in the supermarkets near me.
We are also told to add salt to our offerings in Leviticus 2:
No grain offering that you present to Yehovah may be made with leaven, for you are not to burn any leaven or honey as an offering made by fire to Yehovah. 12You may bring them to Yehovah as an offering of firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma. 13And you shall season each of your grain offerings with salt. You must not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offering; you are to add salt to each of your offerings.
I add salt to the fine flour cake and I also grind salt on to the steaks too. The salt is added for the same reason we add salt to our own food, to make it taste better, and (somehow) my Father is able to enjoy the taste and the sweet savour of the burnt offerings, and the taste of the wine poured alongside the altar. So don’t forget to salt the offerings. For the sake of absolute clarity, we do not eat the burnt offerings, they just burn until the fire goes out, by which time the meat will likely be black. I have had a few occasions when the meat wasn’t black, and once found some hedgehogs later in the night eating the burnt remains, and on another occasion my local fox arrived as the fire was going out and the steak was not that black, so the fox had a prime ribeye for its dinner that night. If you think that sounds somehow wrong, to feed offered food to animals, ask yourself is it lawful to do good with the remains of the offering? Once the fire is out, the offering is over, but we don’t eat the food ourselves, but a wild animal having it, that’s helping an animal out, not an issue.
Some may say that we can’t make offerings because there’s no temple. Well, there was no temple or tabernacle when Abraham made offerings, the law was well known to Abraham, from his youth. We are clearly told that the temple of the Holy Spirit is our bodies in 1 Corinthians 6:
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.
Also in 1 Corinthians 3:
Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
A Jewish man argued with me that Deuteronomy 12:13-14 precludes us from making offerings:
Be careful not to offer your burnt offerings in just any place you see; 14you must offer them only in the place Yehovah will choose in one of your tribal territories, and there you shall do all that I command you.
I can understand his argument, from a judaist perspective, they don’t have anywhere to make offerings, as my Father is no longer with them at all. But for us who are in the messiah Yahshua, verses 10-12 of Deuteronomy 12 tell us we have a green light to make offerings:
When you cross the Jordan and live in the land that Yehovah your God is giving you as an inheritance, and He gives you rest from all the enemies around you and you dwell securely, 11then Yehovah your God will choose a dwelling for His Name. And there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice offerings you vow to Yehovah. 12And you shall rejoice before Yehovah your God—you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levite within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance among you.
Whilst not all of those verses are pertinent to our current situations, we do know that Yehovah has chosen a dwelling for His Name, and it’s in our bodies, as we are told in 1 Corinthians 3. So, there are no excuses for not doing it, other than ignorance or bad teaching. I will confirm at this point that as my Father’s anointed man for these times, I was the first man (as far as I know) that He nudged to make regular offerings, and He has given me the authority to teach the elect 144,000 and the saints too. The spirit of God will lead you here to this website and to this post, and you will offer as required, when the time comes.
We need to offer on an altar, and there a couple of instructions on how and where to build your altar. However, if you literally have no land whatsoever where you can build an altar (including just the great outdoors as well as your garden/backyard) then an offering burning on some wood on the top of a stove would still be an acceptable offering, rather than not making one at all. But I somehow doubt that any of you would be able to find somewhere outdoors to build a proper altar, which won’t be large, just a small circle of uncut stones, as you will see in my videos. So, here are the scriptures on altar rules, starting with Exodus 20, when the Ten Commandments were given no less:
Now if you make an altar of stones for Me, you must not build it with stones shaped by tools; for if you use a chisel on it, you will defile it. 26And you must not go up to My altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.’
(An aside, this is one little piece of scriptural evidence for an upside-down flat earth, with my Father in the waters of heaven down below the ocean floor. He would run the risk of seeing up Israel’s cloaks/gowns if they built steps up to the altar). So, use unhewn stones, natural stones only. I found mine out in the lane, forests and hedgerows, and put them in my rucksack and staggered back home with them. Other altar rules are NOT to build your altar in any high place, nor next to any pole to another god, but I am sure neither of these would be in your mind anyway. (A high place isn’t just a hill, or the top of a hill, it’s a place chosen for idol worship because of its height, so modern churches are all pretty much high places).
So, those are the rules. I will briefly mention the commanded daily offerings, which are required. To date, my Father hasn’t asked me to make daily offerings, and I believe the reason is simply that it would be too time-consuming for me. I could do it, but He hasn’t asked me to, yet. If and when He does, I will report it here at the blog, but I suspect that daily offerings will be re-introduced in a few years’ time, when I am no longer working for a living, or maybe they won’t be re-introduced until the second exodus is established after March 2029, or maybe they won’t be re-introduced until the Millennium period, or maybe not at all. We will see, but for now, I am not told to make them, but if you are able and want to, feel free to do so.
So, that’s the pertinent scriptures, so I will put the brief videos down below, and if you have any questions, please leave a comment below the post:
I look forward to hearing of many more people making these offerings, and those required for the holy feast days. May you bless my Father greatly by doing so.