20 2I am Yehovah thy God, who hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of slavery. 3‘Thou shalt hath no other gods before Me.
The first law given to Israel starts with God telling us who He is, and what He had just done for them. The instruction then follows, and ‘gods’ shouldn’t be capitalised, as there is only one living God, our Creator and Father in heaven.
So, we shouldn’t put any lesser gods before Him and His ways. Here are some examples that could easily lead to you putting false ‘gods’ (which means rulers/judges) ahead of the living Almighty God, who is in heaven:
- Political leaders, and their laws, taking precedence over God and His laws. If it became illegal to wear tassels (to remind us of God’s laws) for example, we would ignore the laws of men, and obey the laws of God, even if it cost us our lives.
- Ourselves, family, and friends. If we followed out own desires, even if that meant breaking God’s laws, we would be elevating our own desires above God, for example if we worked on the Sabbath day. We would be making ourself into a little god, thinking we know better than the real living God who created us. Similarly, if we went along with family and friends in eating unclean meats, or in not making offerings, we would be elevating our social position and convenience above God and His ways.
- Media and sports celebrities. Many people these days engage in forms of worship of famous people, and follow their vapid pagan teachings on life. These people are doing their best to lead believers away from following God and obeying His laws.
- The Pope, rabbis, priests, pastors. All of these, every one, are just men, and they all teach contrary to God’s ways and laws. If you place these men and their traditions above God’s Word, and His laws, you are having other gods before Him.
I could provide other examples, but those will suffice. In every matter of your life, you need to be holy and obedient, faithful and righteous, and to always put God first in everything. Inevitably in the world today, where no nations on earth live according to all of His laws, you will find this causes you difficulty, either with the earthly governments, or with employers, or with friends or family, who make think you are very odd. Whatever happens, whatever the personal cost, you need to put God first, and trust that He will help you with any difficulties.
As we enter the last few years of these times of sorrows (beginning in early 2029), many will have the ultimate test of putting God first, when they will be required to take the mark of the beast. Trusting God and putting Him first at that time will likely mean that you die as a martyr. But, he who loses his life for God, will gain it forever. Always put God first, nothing matters more than Him, so have no other gods before Him. Trust Him, and al will be well in the long run.
4‘Thou dost not make to thyself a graven image, or any likeness which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth. 5Thou dost not bow thyself to them, nor serve them: for I, Yehovah thy God, am a
jealous God, charging iniquity of fathers on sons, on the third generation, and on the fourth, of those hating Me, 6and doing kindness to thousands, of those loving Me and keeping My commands.
This law has two parts, and the majority of people completely miss the first part, ands o break the law. The first part tells us not to have anything which is fabricated to look like anything which is the skies (heavens), on the earth, or in the seas. Yet most people have fabricated items which are in the likeness of animals, or birds, or humans. Go and look in your display cabinet, or on your mantelpiece, it is likely you will find something. Things like children’s or pet’s toys are often in the likeness of animals or birds. Imitation flowers and plants are very common too.
In many churches you will find graven images of men and women, including of Yahshua, and the church that is in front of my own home has a golden cockerel as a weather vane up on its roof. All of these items break this law, obviously, and these churches know that very well, as they mock God (a most unwise practice).
The second part of the law is not to bow down to any of these fabricated images. It does not provide a get-out to the first part of the command if you don’t bow down to your graven/made images. It’s an additional part of the command not to bow down to them.
We are told that God is a jealous God, and as we have seen in the scriptures, if fathers turn away from Him, their children and grandchildren often suffer because of it, for example when Israel went into exile in Babylon.
We are also told that God is very kind and loving to those who love Him, and keep His commands. So, everyone should be clear which is the best way to behave, in regard to all of God’s laws, and if we love Him, we will obey Him, through faith. If we hate Him, we will disobey Him.
7‘Thou dost not take the Word of God, the name of Yehovah thy God for a vain thing, for Yehovah shalt not free him from
guilt by the Word of God, those who take the Word of God and His name for a vain thing.
This is the first law that mentions the Word of God, the Hebrew word Eth, an aleph and a tav, the same as the Greek alpha and omega, the first and the last letters, just as the Word of God is the beginning and ending of everything (if you are curious, check the Hebrew for Genesis 1, and you will read about the Eth, the Word of God, doing the creating).
That somewhat changes the command, as the Word of God is the entirety of the scriptures, not just the name Yehovah. So, we must not take the scriptures as falsehood, or as something pointless, to be ignored. They are the story of our God’s interaction with humanity, they are a guide to how we should love our lives, and it would be highly offensive to God to ignore His history, our own history, and to dismiss the scriptures as fiction. It’s also very arrogant and foolish to dismiss our history, especially as the internet these days allows us to verify so many of the stories in the scriptures, thanks to records from archaeological finds, and fulfilled prophecies (which are ongoing).
We are warned that we will be deemed guilty by God for treating His Word and His name as worthless, suffering torment in the pits of the earth for at least a thousand years, with some having been down there for nearly six thousand years.
24‘An altar on the ground thou dost make for Me, and thou hast sacrificed on it to the Word of God thy burnt-offerings according to the Word of God, and thy peace-offerings for the Word of God, of thy flock and thy herd; in every place where ye do remember the Word of God, My name, I shalt come unto thee, and shalt bless thee.
25‘And when an altar of stones thou dost make to Me, thou dost not build them for the Word of God of hewn work; for if thy tool thou hast used on it, then thou dost profane it;
26neither dost thou go up by steps on Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not revealed upon it’.
This is one of the laws of God that had probably been totally ignored by the whole of humanity for a very long time, until I built an altar here at my home last year and started making the commanded offerings. (I would be very interested to hear from anyone that was making offerings on an altar in recent years though).
We are also told in Deuteronomy 27:5-6 not to use any iron tool on the stones. They must be natural stones only. I found mine out in the local hedgerows.
We are also told the following in Deuteronomy 16:
‘21Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole next to the altar you will build for Yehovah thy God, 22and do not set up for yourselves a sacred pillar, which Yehovah thy God hates.’
Here is my altar, it’s not very large, but I can get a steak or two on there, and the cakes of fine flour and olive oil too. The instruction for no steps up to the altar may seem strange, but it’s because we are upside-down on our flat earth (this is why God emits gravity for us), and God is in heaven above us, which is down in the depths of the ocean somewhere, and so He would be able to see up a skirt or robe if we had steps up to our altars, and He doesn’t want to be doing that.
So, my advice is to keep your altar small and simple, except perhaps if you are a farmer, and will be offering whole animals, in which case you’ll need a larger altar.
20‘He who is sacrificing to a god is to be destroyed, except if for Yehovah alone.
Have no other gods before Yehovah, and therefore do not sacrifice anything to another god. Anyone guilty of doing so is to be put to death. Sacrifices to my Father however are welcomed, and indeed are commanded for special days and festivals.
29‘Thy crops and thy wine thou dost not keep back; the firstborn males thou dost give to Me; 30so thou dost to thine ox, and to thy sheep; seven days it is with its mother, on the eighth-day thou dost give it to Me.
There is more detail provided elsewhere in the law on tithing, and the requirements as regards first-born animals and children, so I will explain in detail when I reach those laws. We are commanded not to scrimp on anything though, remember that God sees everything, so He will know if you have kept something back that should be His.
13And in all that which I hath said unto thee, thou dost take heed; and the name of other gods thou dost not mention; it is not heard on thy mouth.
Because we are a holy nation, we should not even mention the name of other gods, let alone bow down to them.
14‘Three times thou dost keep a festival to Me in a year; 15by the Word of God, the festival of unleavened bread thou dost keep; seven days thou dost eat unleavened bread, as I hath commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month of Abib; for in it thou hast come forth out of Egypt, and ye dost not appear in My presence empty; 16and the festival of harvest, the first fruits of thy labours which thou hast sown in the field; and
the festival of the ingathering, at the turn of the year, in thy gathering by the Word of God thy produce out of the field.
17‘Three times in a year do all thy males appear before the face of the Lord God Yehovah.
We are commanded to keep three festivals for my Father each year. The first is the festival of unleavened bread, which follows Passover evening. Other chapters and verses give details of what we are to offer to God during this festival, including tithes to the Levites, the poor, widows and sojourners. I will provide details when I explain those chapters.
The second festival is first-fruits, which is the time of harvest when the first produce is available from the fields. The date of this festival has caused confusion I believe, but I have been given the method of calculating the date, counting on from the festival of unleavened bread.
The third festival is when the final produce of the fields is gathered in, and this in the festival of tabernacles, as detailed in Leviticus 23: 33-39, with verse 39 confirming that the festival follows the in-gathering of the produce of our fields.
These three festivals are when tithes are given, tithes are not every three years, as stated in most (if not all) modern translations. That would mean the starvation of Levites, the poor, widows and orphans. They receive food three times a year, at the time of the festivals (see my translation of the law, Deuteronomy 14: 22-29, for details).
All males must appear before God at these festival, so that gives an indication of how important these festivals are to my Father.
18‘Thou dost not offer leavened bread with the blood of My sacrifice and the choice parts of My festival offerings doth not remain till morning.
Leaven is symbolic of the pride of men, leaven causes bread to become ‘puffed-up’, and ‘puffed-up’ men, haughty men, proud men, are haters of God. So, bread offered, or cakes made with olive oil and fine flour, must not contain leaven.
The choice parts of the offerings are as detailed in my translation of Leviticus 3:9-17. It includes some fat, but the Hebrew word ‘cheleb’ generally means ‘choice parts’, unlike the Hebrew word ‘peder’, which always just means fat, or suet. So, Those are the choice parts, and they must always be burnt for God the same day, not left until the morning. (Leviticus 3:17 also tells us we must not eat these ‘choice parts’, they are reserved to God).
19The best of the first-fruits of thy land thou dost bring into the house of Yehovah thy God; thou dost not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.
We must always give the best of our produce to my Father, rather than keeping it for ourselves and giving Him second-best. When I used to offer just one lamb steak on Sabbath day from a pack of two, I would always check which one looked the best, and would offer that one, and eat the other one myself. The opposite approach is described in Malachi 1:13, as some of Israel were offering lame or diseased animals to God.
Did they think He wouldn’t notice?
As we have been discussing tithes and offerings, you should note Malachi 3:8-12, for details of how we, Israel, have been robbing God for so long, many centuries I would imagine.
Verse 19 finishes with an unusual law against boiling a kid (baby goat) in its mother’s milk. There are a couple of laws along these lines, and all of them show that my Father has a love for animals, and a love of animals’ offspring too, and He never allows anything that could be considered cruel or perverse to happen to His creatures or their young, such as boiling a baby goat in its own mother’s milk. It is wonderful to know that my Father is an animal-lover, He loves all of His creation.
18‘By the Word of God, the festival of unleavened bread thou dost keep; seven days thou dost eat unleavened bread, as I hath commanded thee, at an appointed time, the month of Abib: for in the month of Abib thou hast come out from Egypt.
I wrote some guidance for how to know when the year starts in this post:
In very simple terms, it’s the first new moon day after the Spring equinox, and once again, the sun and the moon guide my Father’s days, times and seasons.
19‘All opening a womb are Mine of all thine livestock, remember every first-born of thy herd or flock; 20and the firstling of an ass thou dost redeem with a lamb; and if thou dost not redeem it, then thou hast broken its neck; every firstborn of thy sons thou dost redeem, and thou dost not appear before Me empty-handed.
Every animal that is the first-born from its mother belongs to God. My Father has no use for an ass, so He offers us the chance to swap it for a lamb. If we decide not to take the swap, we must break the ass’s neck, and we’re down by a baby ass. Better to take the swap.
Also, first-born sons belong to God, but He very kindly commands us to redeem our first-born son, with the amounts specified in Numbers
When any of the people of Israel appeared before God, who was in their midst for forty years, they were expected to make an offering, or a tithe, but never to be empty-handed.
25‘Thou dost not offer with anything leavened the blood of My sacrifice; and the sacrifice of the feast of the passover doth not remain till morning.
Once again we are told not to offer anything leavened with the blood of sacrifice.
We are also told that we must eat the Passover sacrifice meal immediately it is roasted, in haste is mentioned in other verses, and none of it is allowed to remain until the following morning.
26The best of the first-fruits of the land thou dost bring into the house of Yehovah thy God; thou dost not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.’
A repeat of Exodus 23:19
1And called unto Moses, and spoke Yehovah unto him out of the sacred tabernacle, at the place of meeting, saying, 2‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, ‘Any of thee, when he doth bring near an offering to Yehovah, out of the cattle, out of the herd, or out of the flock, ye dost bring near for the Word of God thy offering.
3‘If his offering is a burnt-offering out of the herd, a male, a perfect one, he doth bring near, unto the opening of the sacred tabernacle at the appointed place he doth bring it near to the Word of God, to be acceptable before Yehovah; 6‘And he hath stripped the burnt-offering, and hath cut it according to the Word of God into its pieces; 7and the sons of Aaron the priest hath put fire on the altar, and arranged wood on the fire; 8and hath arranged the sons of Aaron, the priests of the Word of God, the pieces, with the head and according to the Word of God, the fat, on the wood which is on the fire, which is on the altar; 9and its innards and its legs he doth wash with water; and the priest hath burnt for the Word of God all of it on the altar, as a burnt-offering, a fire-offering for a soothing aroma to Yehovah.
10‘And if his offering is out of the flock, from the sheep or from
the goats, for a burnt-offering, a male, a perfect one, he doth bring near, 11and he hath slaughtered it according to the Word of God by the side of the altar northward, before Yehovah. 12And he hath cut it for the Word of God into its pieces, with its head and according to the Word of God, its fat, and the priest hath arranged them before the Word of God, on the wood, which is on the fire, which is on the altar; 13and its innards and its legs he doth wash with water, and bring near doth the priest to the Word of God, and all of it he doth burn on the altar; it is a burnt-offering, an offering made with fire, for a soothing aroma to Yehovah.
14‘And if his offering is a burnt-offering out of the fowl to Yehovah, than he hath brought near his offering out of the doves or out of the young pigeons to the Word of God as his offering, 15and the priest hath brought it near unto the altar, and hath wrung off by the Word of God its head, and hath burnt it on the altar, and its blood hath been drained out by the side of the altar; 16and he hath removed by the Word of God its crop, with its feathers, and hath cast it according to the Word of God beside the altar, eastward, unto the place of ashes; 17and he hath divided it at its wings (but he doth not separate it), and it shalt be burnt for the Word of God by the priest, on the altar, on the wood, which is on the fire; it is a burnt-offering, an offering made with fire, for a soothing aroma to Yehovah.
You will notice that verses 4, 5, and 6 are missing from this chapter, because they refer to burnt offerings made to atone for sin, and we don’t need to do that any more, as Yahshua was the one-time payment for the world’s sins (see Hebrews 9:25-28).
In later chapters I will explain peace offerings and thank offerings, which are both versions of burnt offerings, where some meat and (ideally) some choice parts are burnt on some wood that’s on your altar, in order to provide a soothing aroma to my Father in heaven.
For now I will just mention that the spirit of the law is much more
important currently than the letter of the law. We don’t need the tabernacle or a priest, because God has chosen our bodies as tabernacles (see 1 Corinthians 6:19). We also know that the Levitical priesthood was not necessary for the sacrifice of Yahshua, who is now the eternal high priest, but is not from the tribe of Levi, instead being from the tribe of Judah. (see Hebrews 7:11-28), so it is most unlikely that the Levitical priesthood will see a return.
Also, as we are all scattered in global Babylon, we are not likely to own our own flocks or herds, so we do our best with any kind of burnt offering. You could use a steak or something similar, I use lamb and beef myself. If you can get lambs’ or cows’ kidneys and livers, these are ideal for a soothing aroma for my Father, as they are the choice parts in His opinion.
That’s all I will say on this chapter, but I will provide more details when I cover peace and thanks offerings, and in the meantime you can watch
some videos and read about what I do in this blog post (although this covers Sabbath day and new moon day offerings, the principles are the same):
1‘And when one doth bring near a grain offering for Yehovah, of fine flour is his offering, and he hath poured on it oil, and hath put on it frankincense.
2And he hath brought it in unto the sons of Aaron, the priests, and he hath taken from thence a handful of the flour and of the oil, besides all the frankincense, and the priest shalt burn for the Word of God, a memorial offering on the altar, a burnt
offering as a soothing aroma to Yehovah;
3and the remnant of the grain offering is for Aaron and for his sons as holy, it is the holy burnt offering to Yehovah.
4‘And when thou dost bring near an offering, a grain offering baked in an oven of fine flour, as unleavened cakes mixed with olive oil, or wafers unleavened anointed with olive oil.
5‘And if thy grain offering is made on a griddle, thy offering shalt be of fine flour, mixed with olive oil, unleavened it shalt be.
6Break it according to the Word of God into pieces, and thou dost pour on it olive oil; it is a grain offering.
7‘And if thy offering is a grain offering made in the saucepan, of flour with olive oil it is made.
8And thou dost bring to the Word of God the grain offerings which are made of these things, and to Yehovah doth the priest
draw nigh, and he doth bring it nigh unto the altar,
9and the priest shalt raise up from the grain offering to the Word of God a memorial portion, and hath burnt it on the altar, a burnt offering of a soothing aroma to Yehovah.
10And the remnant of the grain offering is for Aaron and for his sons as holy, it is the holy burnt offering to Yehovah.
11No grain offering which ye bring near to Yehovah is to be made with leaven, for no leaven nor any honey do ye burn as a burnt offering to Yehovah.
12‘And so the best parts of these offerings (with leaven) shalt be brought near according to the Word of God to Yehovah, but on the altar, they go not up for a soothing aroma.
13And every offering, thy grain offerings, with salt thou dost season, and thou dost not let the salt of the covenant of thy God lack from thy grain offerings; with all thine offerings thou dost bring near salt.
14‘And if thou bring near a grain offering of first-ripe grain to Yehovah, of green ears of corn roasted with fire, beaten out
corn of a fruitful field thou dost offer to the Word of God, a grain offering of thy first-ripe grain,
15and thou dost put on it olive oil, and lay on it frankincense, with thy grain offering;
16and shalt burn the priest to the Word of God the memorial portion from the beaten out corn, and of its olive oil, and all of its frankincense, as a burnt offering to Yehovah.
I have never made a stand-alone grain offering, preferring to use beef or lamb when I make a peace or thank offering.
I did decide to buy some frankincense oil for the cakes I make for Sabbath and new moon day offerings. But it is very expensive, and I can imagine it is difficult to obtain in some countries. So, do the best you can.
My cakes are made of flour, olive oil, salted, and with decent squirt of frankincense oil using a syringe. All mixed together until it’s a nice consistency, not dry, not too moist, and I shape it as best I can with the palms of my hands. Then it gets burnt like that, I don’t pre-cook it at all.
We are able to offer pan or oven cooked bread, cakes, and wafers/crispbread, it’s your choice, the instructions above are clear.
We never use leaven on anything that is to be burnt, and verse 12 mentions that leavened bread is not to be burnt, we would just wave it in front of the altar.
Because there are no priests, we don’t need to keep back any portion of our grain offerings, we burn it all.
1‘And when a sacrifice is offered, a peace-offering, if out of the herd it is brought, whether male or female, a perfect one thou dost bring near before Yehovah, 2and thou shalt lay thy hand on the head of his offering, and thou dost slaughter it at the entrance of the sacred Tabernacle as appointed, and the sons of Aaron shalt sprinkle, the priests, to the Word of God, the blood on the altar, on all sides. 3‘And he doth bring near from the sacrifice of the peace-offerings a burnt offering to Yehovah, the Word of God, the choice parts that are hidden, by the Word
of God, the inner parts according to the Word of God, all of the choice parts of the innards, 4 according to the Word of God the two kidneys, and the fat which is on them, which is by the flanks, and according to the Word of God, the caul of the liver, in addition to the kidneys, he doth remove them.
5And these are burnt for the Word of God, by the sons of Aaron on the altar, as a burnt-offering which is on the wood, which is on the fire, as a burnt offering of a soothing aroma to Yehovah.
6‘And if his offering is out of the flock for a sacrifice, as a peace-offering to Yehovah, male or female, a perfect one he doth bring near. 7If he brings near a lamb for the Word of God for his offering, then he hath brought it near to the Word of God, before Yehovah, 8and he doth lay by the Word of God his hand on the head of his offering, and doth sacrifice it to the Word of God before the sacred tabernacle as appointed, and the sons of Aaron shalt sprinkle by the Word of God its blood on the altar, on all sides.
9‘And he doth bring near from the sacrifice of the peace offering a burnt offering to Yehovah, its fat in the whole fat tail alongside the back-bone, they shalt be removed according to the Word of God, and the choice parts which are hidden by the Word of God, the inner parts according to the Word of God, and all the choice parts which surround the innards.
10According to the Word of God, the two kidneys, and according to the Word of God, the choice parts which are around them, that which is on the flanks, and according to the Word of God, the caul of the liver, in addition to the kidneys he doth remove them, 11and the priest shalt burn them on the altar, for food, as a burnt offering to Yehovah.
12‘And if his offering is a goat, then he hath brought it near before Yehovah, 13and shalt lay by the Word of God his hand on its head, and shalt slaughter it to the Word of God, before the sacred tabernacle as appointed, and the sons of Aaron shalt sprinkle by the Word of God its blood on the altar, on all sides; 14and he shalt bring near from it his offering, a burnt offering to Yehovah, by the Word of God, the choice parts which are hidden, by the Word of God, and the inner parts according to the Word of God, and all the choice parts which surround the innards. 15According to the Word of God the two kidneys, and according to the Word of God, the choice parts which are around them, that which is on the flanks, and according to the Word of God, the caul of the liver, in addition to the kidneys he doth remove them, 16and the priest shalt burn them on the altar, for food, as a burnt offering, for a soothing aroma; all of the best parts are to be for Yehovah.
17‘This is to be a statute forever, in all thy dwellings: all of the choice parts (of an animal) nor any blood, ye doth not eat.’
Instructions for how to make peace offerings and thank offerings are provided in Leviticus 11, so this chapter just covers the types of animals, and confirms that the flesh is to be burnt, and that my Father really likes the ‘choice parts’, as described.
Most importantly, we are told that we can’t eat those ‘choice parts’ ourselves, they are God’s favourites, so (ideally) we should offer them to Him, but we certainly mustn’t eat them ourselves, and we must never eat blood either.
There’s no need to use a whole animal, or to slaughter it yourself, very few of us will have our own flocks and herds these days. Some nice steaks with some liver or kidneys, all well salted, accompanied by a grain offering or two, that will suffice to provide a nice offering and will send a soothing aroma up to God in heaven.
Most importantly of course, He will feel blessed that His righteous faithful children on earth are offering out of love for Him. For me, the offerings are always a very nice time, the preparation, the offering itself, the eating of some of the meat that has been grilled over the top of the altar, it’s just like having dinner with my Father, even though He’s physically in heaven. More details to follow in Leviticus 7.
11‘And this is the law of the sacrifice of the peace-offerings which are brought to Yehovah:
12if a thank-offering is brought near, then is brought near with the sacrifice of thank-offering unleavened cakes mixed with olive oil, and thin unleavened cakes anointed with oil, the cakes are to be of fine flour, mixed with olive oil.
13Besides the cakes, leavened bread he doth bring near with his offering, besides the sacrifice of thank-offering of his peace- offerings;
14and he hath brought near one of each of all of the offerings, an offering to Yehovah; to the priest who sprinkles by the Word of God the blood of the peace-offerings, it shalt be his. The peace offering is described throughout this chapter. A thank offering is one of the peace offering options, you will see below there are also vow and free-will offerings. Do not worry if these distinctions are confusing to you. If you make a free-will offering, it is simply a gift to God, to bless Him. If you make a peace offering to God, it would to make peace with Him, perhaps if you have had some issues in your walk with God, as can sometimes happen. If you make a thank offering, you are simply offering to show your thanks for something, whatever that may be. As verses12-13 make clear, if your offering is a thank offering, ideally you should be including some grain offerings as specified. I would make my usual cake, which would be burnt. I would also wave in front of the altar some leavened bread, although I often don’t have any in the house, as I eat gluten-free bread that has no leaven in it. Once again, as the Lord taught us, it is the act of doing something for God that matters far more than the letter of the law. A grain offering is not required for any other of the peace offerings, and please note these offerings are entirely separate from the Sabbath day and new moon day offerings and the rules that apply to them. IMPORTANT: when making a peace offering, some of the blood must be sprinkled on the altar stones as you make the offering, I suggest doing it before lighting the fire to reduce the risk of singed fingers. I choose to sprinkle some blood onto seven altar stones, but that’s just because of mmy love of the number seven.
15As to the flesh of the sacrifice of the thank-offering of his peace-offerings, in the day of his offering it is eaten; he doth
not leave any of it till morning. 16‘And if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow or free-will offering, in the day of his bringing it near the Word of God is his sacrifice eaten; and on the morrow also the remainder of it is eaten; 17and the remnant of the flesh of the sacrifice, on the third day with fire it shalt be burnt. 18And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offerings be eaten on the third day, it is not acceptable to be brought to the Word of God; it is not accounted to him; it shalt be as a foul thing, and the person who doth eat of it, his iniquity he doth bear. When we make a peace offering or thank offering, we are allowed to eat some of it. I have always cooked my offered steaks on a wire mesh over the wood and some charcoal, and I grill some vegetables too. You can cook the portion you are going to eat inside your house too, it’s just something I find nice to do, cooking it over the altar, then putting some of it to burn to my Father on the wood and coals too. I have always eaten my offering there and then, as it’s just a steak, but the rules above tell us which offerings can be eaten on the following day. None of the flesh may be eaten later than the following day, and although the punishment is not mentioned above, you will see below that it is quite likely to be death by stoning. If any of the flesh remains on the third day, it can just be burnt. So, I suggest only offering an amount that you know you are going to eat and burn on the altar on the same day, to be on the safe side.
19‘And any flesh which comes against any unclean thing is not to be eaten; with fire it is burnt; as to the flesh that is clean, all that are clean doth eat of this flesh. 20And the person who eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of the peace-offerings which are Yehovah’s, and his uncleanness is upon him, even that person shalt be cut off from his people. 21‘And when a person comes against anything unclean, of the uncleanness of man, or of the uncleanness of beasts, or of any
unclean abomination, and doth eat of the flesh of the sacrificen of the peace-offerings which are Yehovah’s, then that person hath been cut off from his people.’
Other laws tell us what can make a person unclean, and I will cover those under the appropriate chapter. One or two examples I will give here though, briefly. Do not handle any dead animal on a day you are making man offering. If you absolutely have to handle a dead animal corpse, use gloves, but best avoided altogether. Do not emit semen on the day you are making an offering. Do not make an offering if you have some kind of bodily discharge, which includes the monthly discharge of women, but also sores, boils, or any other kind of affliction that causes a discharge from your body. I will provide more detail in the chapters on cleanness. Always remember the altar you build to God is a very holy place too, don’t let kids play around it, keep it clean and tidy, do what you need to do to keep it holy.
22And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 23‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, ‘any of the choice parts of the ox and sheep and goat ye shalt not eat; 24and the fat of a carcass, and the fat of a torn animal may be used in other ways, but ye doth certainly not eat it; 25for whoever eats of the choice parts of the beast, which is brought near as a burnt offering to Yehovah, the person who eats it shalt be cut off from his people. So, we have already seen the choice parts defined in an earlier chapter. That includes the fat within an animal’s carcass. We aren’t allowed to eat that. But there’s no problem with eating a ribeye that has some fat running through it, we just aren’t allowed to eat chunks of fat.
26‘And any blood ye doth not eat in all thy dwellings, of fowl, or of beast; 27any person who eats any blood, then that person shalt be cut off from his people.’
Similarly, we are never allowed to eat blood, but we all know that any piece of meat is going to have some blood within the flesh, even after washing, it’s inevitable, and it’s not a problem. Even a rare steak isn’t a problem, but a raw steak with blood on it would be breaking the law. As usual, it’s the spirit of the law, God is not a judaistic Pharisee, He really isn’t bothered if there’s a spot of something that may be blood in an egg, but He is bothered by those who eat black pudding (which is made of congealed blood).
28And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 29‘Speak unto thesons of Israel, saying, He who brings near to the Word of God the sacrifice of his peace-offerings to Yehovah doth bring to the Word of God his offering to Yehovah, the sacrifice of his peace-offerings; 30his own hands dost bring by the Word of
God the burnt offerings for Yehovah, the choice parts, and the breast, it he doth bring in, by the Word of God, the breast is mwaved before the Word of God, a wave-offering in the presencen of Yehovah. 31‘And the priest shalt burn by the Word of God the choice parts on the altar, and the breast shalt be Aaron and
his sons’. 32And ye shalt give the right thigh to the priest as a contribution from thy peace offerings. 33He who brings near the Word of God the blood of the peace offering and the choice parts, from the sons of Aaron, he shalt hath the right thigh for his portion. 34Because, by the Word of God, the breast is the wave offering and according to the Word of God the thigh is the contribution taken on behalf of the Word of God, of the children of Israel’s sacrifices of peace offerings, and I hath given them according to the Word of God, to Aaron the priest and his sons as a statute forever on behalf of the Word of God, from the children of Israel.’ 35This is the consecrated portion for Aaron and his sons of the burnt offerings to Yehovah, in the days they draw near to the Word of God to minister as priests to Yehovah. 36This did Yehovah command be given them on the day He anointed them according to the Word of God, on behalf of the Word of God by the children of Israel. It is a statute forever for all of thine generations. We don’t have priests, so none of the above currently applies.
37These are the laws for burnt-offering, grain offering, and for the dedicated sacrifices, and for the sacrifice of the peaceofferings, 38which Yehovah hath commanded by the Word of God to Moses on Mount Sinai, in the day He commanded by
the Word of God to the sons of Israel to bring near to the Word of God their offerings to Yehovah, in the wilderness of Sinai. It’s all very simple and plain, I am sure you will enjoy making offerings, and I am sure my Father will be delighted to receive them from His children on earth, especially after so many years with nothing at all.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, ‘a woman when she hath given birth, and hath born a male, then she shalt be unclean seven days, as in the days of her customary illness, she is unclean.
4And thirty and three days she doth abide in the blood, to be cleansed; anything holy thing she doth not touch, and unto the sanctuary of the temple she doth not go in, til the fulfilment of the days of her cleansing.
5‘And if a female she dost bear, then she shalt be unclean seven days, as in her menstrual separation; and sixty and six days she doth abide in the blood, to be cleansed.
6‘And when are fulfilled the days of her cleansing, for her son or daughter, she shalt bring a lamb of the first year as a burnt offering and a young pigeon or turtle dove as a purification offering, to the door of the sacred tabernacle, to the appointed place, for the priest. 7‘And he shalt offer it before Yehovah to cover for her uncleanness, from the flow of her blood. This is the law for her who has borne a male or a female. 8‘And if doth
not reach her hand enough for a lamb, she may bring two turtle doves or two young pigeons, one as a burnt offering, and one as a purification offering, to cover for her (uncleanness) doth
the priest, and she is then clean.
A woman is deemed unclean for seven days after having given birth, as she is during her menstrual period. After seven days, she can’t touch anything holy for a period of thirty-three days for a boy, or sixty-six days for a girl.
As we don’t have a temple, the only obvious impact of this law on a woman in these times is that she would need to avoid preparing offerings for the periods specified. If there are other items you might deem as holy, she should avoid them too.
There is also a purification offering required of her, which can be made on your own altar of course. Once again, offer as much as you can manage, according to the size of your altar and other practical considerations. After the offering, she becomes clean again.
29‘And it shalt be to thee for a statute forever, in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye doth afflict by the Word of God thy souls, and do no work at all, the native, and the sojourner who is sojourning in thy midst; 30for on this day ye shalt remember the atoning sacrifice of the messiah Yahshua, who hath made atonement for thee in his death, to cleanse thee according to the Word of God from all thy sins before Yehovah, ye are made clean.
This was one of the very few (maybe the only) part of any law that I didn’t simply translate, but I re-wrote it, to account for the sacrifice by God of His only-begotten son, to pay for our sins, and indeed the sins of the world.
There are more details in Leviticus 23, notably around the ‘evening to evening’ period of time, which refers only to the period when we are afflicting our bodies, not to the Sabbath on the 10th day of the seventh month.
I afflicted my body by not having food or drink of any kind for 24 hours, and last year I also spent time swimming in a chilly sea, and then climbing back up a 400 foot cliff afterwards. But you can choose what you do. Even if you are living sin-free, it is a chance to remember Yahshua’s faith and bravery, and our own prior sins, and God’s grace, and the terribly sinful nature of the rest of the world these days. My Father afflicts Himself daily by seeing the evil in the world and having patience, and still making His grace available to so many.
31It is to thee a sabbath of sacred rest, and ye hath afflicted by the Word of God thy souls, as a statute forever. 32‘He hath made atonement, the eternal high priest who is anointed with the Word of God, and who is filled with the Word of God, and is forever by His Hand to minister as high priest before The Father, and hath put on by the Word of God the sacred white linen garments.
33And he hath made atonement by the Word of God for the holy sanctuary; and by the Word of God for the sacred appointed tabernacle, and by the Word of God for the altar he hath made atonement; for the priests, and for all the assembled nation, he hath made atonement.
34‘And this hath been to thee for a statute forever, to make matonement for the sons of Israel, for of all their sins, atoned for by the blood of the messiah Yahshua once and for all;’ And so was done, as commanded Yehovah by the Word of God, so did Moses.
It is a statute forever, so even though Yahshua paid the price, once and for all, we should all still want to afflict ourselves for a brief 24 hour period.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying,
2‘Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and thou dost say unto them, ‘Ye are to be holy, for holy am I, Yehovah, thy God. 3‘All people, thy mother and thy father ye doth revere according to the Word of God, and My sabbaths ye doth keep; I am Yehovah, thy God. 4‘Ye doth not turn toward worthless idols, and molten gods ye doth not make to thyselves; I am Yehovah, thy God.
5‘And when ye offer a sacrifice of peace-offerings to Yehovah, at thine own free will ye doth sacrifice it; 6in the day of thy sacrificing it is eaten, and on the morrow, and that which is left unto the third day, with fire is burnt.
7And if any of it be eaten on the third day, it is an abomination, it shalt not be accepted, 8and he who eats it, his own iniquity he doth bear, for the Word of God is a holy thing, of Yehovah, which he hath profaned, and that person shalt be cut off from his people.
All of the above commands and laws are repeated from earlier chapters and verses.
23‘And when ye come in unto the land, and hath planted all kinds of trees for food, then ye doth not strip the foreskin by the Word of God of its fruit, three years it is to thee uncircumcised, it is not eaten. 24And in the fourth year all its fruit is sacred, for praise to Yehovah. 25And in the fifth year ye doth eat by the Word of God its fruit, to add to thee its increase; I am Yehovah, thy God.
This won’t affect us in these times of sorrows, as we are stuck in a global Babylon, but I imagine it will be a law we need to keep when we inherit the earth and are given lands. We would trust God to feed us during the first four years, and of course this law only applies to fruit from trees, not to animals or to vegetables.
37And ye shalt observe the Word of God, all of My statutes, and according to the Word of God all of my judgments, and ye shalt do them for the Word of God; I am Yehovah.’
The inclusion of ‘the Word of God’ (Eth in Hebrew) makes the laws of God much more personal, I hope you agree. He tells us to obey His Word, not just His statutes. And we obey them for His Word, His Word is God, so please do all He has commanded us to do. He will bless you if you do that, you will be very pleasantly surprised.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Concerning the children of Israel thou dost say to the people, ‘Any person of the children of Israel, and of the sojourners who sojourn in Israel, who gives of his children to Molech, shalt surely die, ye shalt put him to death; the people of the land shalt stone him with stones; 3and I shalt set the Word of God, My face, against that man, and he shalt be cut off by the Word of God from the
midst of his people, for of his offspring he hath given to Molech, so as to defile the Word of God and My sacred tabernacle, he hath defiled the Word of God, My holy name.
4‘And if the people of the land do conceal by the Word of God or shut their eyes from that man, in his giving of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death according to the Word of God, 5then I shalt set the Word of God, My face, against that man, and against his family, and I shalt cut him off by the Word of God, and according to the Word of God all who are whoring themselves with him, even going a-whoring after Molech, in the
midst of their people.
We were commanded to have no other gods before my Father, so it follows that if anyone then sacrifices his or her children to another god, that God will be very angry, and these verses explain the consequences.
Also, we are instructed not to conceal such a sin, if we become aware of a neighbour or family member committing this kind of crime, we should speak up and ensure the evil is removed from our nation. Anyone that keeps silent will suffer God’s anger and will be cut off, meaning to suffer death as a punishment.
22‘Give heed to the Word of God, all My statutes, and according to the Word of God, all My judgments, and ye shalt do them for the Word of God, and I shalt not spew thee out by the Word of God from the land into which I am bringing thee, by the Word of God, to dwell in it there; 23and ye doth walk not in the statutes of the nation which I am sending away from before thee, for by the Word of God, all these they hath done, so that I loathe them.
We must give heed to and carry out and obey all of God’s statutes and judgements, and we must not walk in the statutes of the nations where we live, because my Father loathes their laws, and I am sure we can all understand why, in these times. Laws that permit sodomy, abortions, divorce, adultery, eating unclean meats, ignoring the Sabbath. That’s where we are today, and that’s why a restoration is necessary, for those with ears to hear. It’s also why the wrath of God approaches, every nation is defiled, utterly defiled.
24And I say to thee, ‘ye shalt inherit by the Word of God their land, and I give it to thee to possess it according to the Word of God, a land flowing with milk and honey; I am Yehovah, thy God, who hath set thee apart according to the Word of God, from the nations.
Once the wrath of my Father has passed, and the earth has been thoroughly cleansed of evil, then the meek shall inherit the whole of the earth, and because every nation will then live according to the righteous ways of God, there will be peace and bountiful blessings. This is why we are set apart, to show my Father that it can be done, humans can all live as He wishes, once He has rid us of Satan and the other hateful angels and the demons.
26And ye shalt be holy to Me; for holy am I, Yehovah; and I hath set thee apart according to the Word of God, that thy nation shalt be Mine.
It’s always worth remembering why God set Israel apart, as His own nation. It was simply because Abraham, and then Isaac, and then Jacob, all loved God and kept His commands. So, He made them all a promise, and here we are today, the scattered tribes will shortly be regathered, and the final ingrafting of those of other nations will take place, through the blood and life and death of Yahshua, and through my ministry
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, ‘Speak unto the priests, the sons of Aaron, and thou dost say unto them, ‘they are not to become unclean among My people, 2except for his near kin, those near unto him, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother. 3and for his sister, the virgin, who is near kin unto him, who hath not been taken by a man; for her he may become unclean. 4‘Ye doth not defile thyself, as a ruler amongst thy people, thou shalt not become unclean; 5they doth not make baldness on their head, and the edges of their beard they doth not shave, and in their flesh they doth not make a cutting; 6they are holy to their God, and they shalt not profane the name of their God, for, by the Word of God, the burnt-offerings of Yehovah and the food of their God they are offering, and they are to be holy.
7‘A wife who is a whore, or defiled, they doth not take, and a woman cast out from her husband they doth not take, for he is holy to his God; 8he shalt be consecrated surely by the Word of God, for the food of thy God he is bringing near; he is holy to thee; for holy am I, Yehovah, who doth sanctify thee.
9‘And a daughter of any priest when she defiles herself by going a-whoring, the Word of God and her father she defiles; with fire she is burnt.
10‘And the high priest of his brethren, on whose head is poured the anointing oil, and who is filled by the Word of God, his hand doth dress by the Word of God in the holy garments, (so by) the Word of God, he doth not lose control of his head, nor tear his garments, 11nor beside any dead person doth he come; not for his father or for his mother, he doth not defile himself; 12nor from the sacred tabernacle doth he go out, nor doth he profane the Word of God, in the holy place of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him; I am Yehovah.
13‘And he doth take a wife in her virginity; 14a widow, or one that has been cast out, or one defiled, or a whore, by the Word of God, these he doth not take, but a virgin of his own people he doth take for a wife, 15so that he doth not defile his seed among his people; for I am Yehovah, I am holy.’
16And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 17‘Speak unto Aaron, saying, ‘no man of thy seed to their generations in whom there is a defect doth draw near to bring near the bread of his God, 18for no man in whom is a defect doth draw near, a man blind, or lame, or disfigured, or deformed, 19or a man with a broken foot, or a broken hand, 20or hump-backed, or a dwarf, or with a defect in his eye, or with scabbed skin, or with sores, or with crushed testicles.
21‘No man in whom there is blemish (of the seed of Aaron the priest) doth draw near and approach the Word of God, for the burnt offerings of Yehovah; if any defect is in him, by the Word of God, the food of his God he doth not come near to approach.
22‘The food of his God, of the most holy things, and of the most sacred, of it the holy doth eat; 23only, unto the veil he doth not go in, and unto the altar he doth not draw near; for defect is in him; and he doth not defile the Word of God, My sacred tabernacle; for I am Yehovah, I am holy.’ 24And Moses commanded this unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the sons of Israel.
I included this chapter because at some point between March 2029 and 7th September 2032 the scattered tribes will be regathered in the mountains of Israel as prophesy foretells, and the tabernacle will be re-built, probably the exact same tabernacle, which was dismantled and is hidden somewhere up there, in a cave probably. Until then, the chapter does not apply to our lives at all. If you are born again, and want to make offerings (as you should), and you are lame or in some other way deformed, then please make offerings. The Holy Spirit dwells within you remember.
Slightly different rules apply when my Father is physically present, because of His level of holiness, He can’t be close to imperfections at all. This was the reason why I had to make a burnt offering for sin before I met Him in April 2020, as I was still not complying with all of the law at that time, and it would have been impossible for Him to be in my presence whilst I was impure. That does not in any way negate the payment for sins through the death of Yahshua, it’s a physical-only rule for being in God’s presence.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Command unto Aaron, and unto his sons, that they are consecrated and holy ones of the sons of Israel, and they defile not the Word of God, My holy name, as they are consecrated to Me; I am Yehovah.
3‘Say unto them, throughout thy generations, any man who draws near, out of all thy seed, the holy ones which are consecrated from the sons of Israel, to Yehovah, and he is unclean, therefore that person shalt be cut off from My presence; I am Yehovah.
We are now consecrated and holy ones, so we must be careful not to defile the Word of God, His holy name. So, we must be careful not present offerings to God whilst unclean, so please ensure you understand the laws already covered on what can make us unclean.
4‘Any man, who is a man of the seed of Aaron, who is leprous or hath a discharge, of the sacred foods he doth not eat until when he is clean; and if he doth touch any uncleanness, of a person, or if his seed of copulation hath gone out from him, 5or a man who touches any creeping thing which is unclean to him, or touches a person who is unclean, with any uncleanness, 6the person who touches it shalt be unclean till the evening, and doth not eat of the holy things, but hath bathed his flesh with water, 7and the sun hath gone down, and he shalt be clean, and afterwards he doth eat of the holy things, for it is his food.
Just two days ago (31st July 2021), I had prepared a peace offering for my Father. I was offering Him half a beef steak and some lamb’s liver and a cake, and I was going to eat the other half of the beef steak for lunch myself.
Before I made the offering, I noticed a tired-out bee land in the back yard. I gave it some sugar water, which it ignored. So, I nudged it onto a kitchen towel and took it to the front garden and put it onto a flower. I assume it recovered, as it had gone just ten minutes later. I realised that by nudging the back of the bee with my finger, that I would be unable to eat half of the beef steak, as is commanded in the law noted above.
I still made the offering, but my Father had all of the steak. On days that I know I am going to be offering, for Sabbaths and new moons and festival days, I avoid emitting semen, and I have been taught to wear gloves for removing dead rodents (caught by my cats) from the house.
8A corpse or anything torn by beasts he doth not eat, to become unclean with it; I am Yehovah. 9‘Give heed to the Word of God, thy obligations, and bear no sin on account of this, that they die for it when they become defiled; I am Yehovah, I am holy.
10‘And no stranger doth eat of the holy thing; a sojourner with the priest or a hireling doth not eat of the holy thing; 11but if a priest buys a person, with his money, he may eat of it, also one born in his house; they doth eat of the food.
Don’t use animal corpses (natural deaths), or animals torn by wild beasts to make your offerings. Do not allow friends or family to attend your offerings, not unless they are baptised into the blood of Yahshua. No heathen has any right or place at an altar for God.
12‘And a priest’s daughter, when she hath become the wife of a nforeigner, she doth not eat of the sacred offerings of the holy things; 13and a priest’s daughter, if she is a widow, or cast out, and hath no children, and hath returned back unto the house of her father, as in her youth, of her father’s food she doth eat; but no stranger doth eat of it.
14‘And when a man doth eat of a holy thing through ignorance, then he hath added its fifth part to it, and hath replaced it, to the priest, by the Word of God, it is sacred; 15and ye doth not profane the Word of God, the holy sons of Israel, the Word of God which they exalt, to Yehovah, 16they shalt bear according to the Word of God the iniquity of their guilt, in their eating by the Word of God the holy things; for I am Yehovah, I am holy.’
17And Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 18‘Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the sons of Israel, and thou dost say unto them, any man of the house of Israel, or of the sojourners in Israel, who presents an offering, for his vows, or of all his freewill offerings, which they bring near to Yehovah for a burnt-offering; 19it will be acceptable if it is a perfect one, a male of the herd, of the sheep or of the goats; 20nothing in which is a defect doth ye bring near, for it is not for a pleasing thing for thee.
21‘And when a man doth offer a sacrifice of a peace-offering to Yehovah, to fulfil a vow, or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it shalt be perfect, to be a pleasing thing: no defect there shalt be in it; 22blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a running sore, or scabs, or sores, ye doth not bring these near to Yehovah, and a burnt offering ye doth not make of them on the altar to Yehovah. 23‘As to an ox or a sheep enlarged or dwarfed, as a freewill offering made according to the Word of God, or to fulfil a vow, these are not pleasing. 24As to one crushed, or beaten, or torn, or cut down, ye doth not bring it near to Yehovah; in thy land, ye doth not offer these.
As best as you can, offer good quality animal flesh to my Father. As I buy only steaks, it is impossible for me to tell what the overall condition of the animal was, but we all live in a global Babylon, and most of us do not have our own herds or flocks. If the meat you have bought looks bad in any way, or you think it may have gone off, err on the side of caution and don’t use it for an offering.
25And the hand of the children of a foreigner doth not come near to the Word of God, with food for thy God, none of these, for their corruption is in them; defect is in them; they are not pleasing on thy behalf.’
A foreigner in these times is someone who hasn’t been baptised into Yahshua.
26And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 27‘When ox or lamb or goat is born, it hath been seven days under its mother, then from the eighth day and thereafter, it is pleasing for an offering, made by fire to Yehovah. 28When it is a cow or a ewe for the Word of God, according to the Word of God, her young ye doth not slaughter on the same day. 29‘And when ye sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Yehovah, thy sacrifice shalt be pleasing, 30on that day it is eaten by thee, ye doth not leave of it til morning; I am Yehovah; 31and ye doth keep my commands, and do according to the Word of God; I am Yehovah.
Thanksgiving offerings are to eaten on the same day that you make the offering. It’s up to you whether or not you cook your portion over the altar or not. I have cooked mine on the altar nearly every time, because it feels more like a shared meal with my Father.
32And ye doth not profane the Word of God, My name is holy, and I shalt be hallowed in the midst of the sons of Israel; I am Yehovah, I am holy, 33I brought thee up by the Word of God, out of the land of Egypt, to be thy God; I am Yehovah.’
We must revere and hallow (make holy) the Word of God, my Father’s name is holy, He is holy.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, and command them about the appointed seasons of Yehovah, which ye shalt proclaim according to the Word of God, holy sacred assemblies, are these: they are My appointed seasons.
You will note that the date of every festival of God is given as a day of a moon cycle.
3Six days is work done, and on the seventh day is a sabbath of rest, a holy sacred assembly; ye shalt do no work; it is a sabbath to Yehovah in all thy dwellings.
Please see the explanations of Exodus 20 for the dates and the method of keeping the Sabbath holy, including the commanded offering.
4‘These are the appointed seasons of Yehovah, holy sacred assemblies, which ye doth proclaim according to the Word of God, His appointed seasons: 5in the first new moon, on the fourteenth day of the moon, in the evening, is the passover to Yehovah; 6and on the fifteenth day of this month is the feast of unleavened things to Yehovah; for seven days unleavened things ye doth eat; 7on the first day ye hath a holy sacredm assembly. Ye shalt do no work or labour.
8And ye doth bring near a burnt offering to Yehovah for seven days; on the seventh day is a holy sacred assembly. Ye shalt do no work or labour.’
Here are the instructions for how to calculate the start of the year using my Father’s calendar, and once you have the first new moon day of the year you can celebrate Passover evening on 14th of that first month:
I won’t explain the details of Passover evening here, as I will do that when the law covers the requirements in later chapters, notably Deuteronomy 16. Similarly, more details of the offerings required are provided in Numbers 28, so I will cover that when I reach that chapter.
The whole of the festival of unleavened bread is a period of Sabbath rest. Bad translations have only previously noted the first and seventh day as Sabbaths, but that is incorrect. Families travelled to Jerusalem to celebrate this festival and they rested and rejoiced for the whole period. My translation of the timeline of Yahshua’s death and resurrection shows that every day was a Sabbath:
Remember, there was no rolling seven-day week in God’s calendar which was observed by all of Israel when Yahshua was on the earth.
You will of course recall that the day of Yahshua’s crucifixion was known as a ‘high sabbath’. In fact, it was the first day of the festival of unleavened bread, a sabbath day in its own right (as it was the 15th of the month), and it was also a day for there to be a holy sacred assembly. So, it was especially egregious of the Pharisees and their followers to kill an innocent man on this day, how ironic that after Yahshua had taught them that is was lawful to do good on the Sabbath day, that they committed murder on a Sabbath day.
The seventh day of the festival also needs to contain a holy sacred assembly. As I am alone, I can’t assemble with anyone at all, but I do my best to keep the day sacred, and enjoy listening to the Exodus scriptures and reflecting on the power and might of my Father, and how He brought His people out from oppression in Egypt with His outstretched arm, and how He will do the same again in early 2029.
9And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 10‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, and say unto them, ‘When ye come in unto the land which I am giving to thee, and hath reaped by the Word of God its harvest, thou shalt bring in to the Word of God the sheaf, the first-fruits of thy harvest unto the priest, 11then he hath waved by the Word of God the sheaf in the presence of Yehovah for His pleasure; on the morrow after the sabbath doth the priest wave it’.
12‘And ye hath prepared in the day of thy waving the sheaf a lamb, a perfect one, a son of that year, for a burnt-offering to Yehovah.
13And its grain offering shalt be a cake of two tenth deals of fine flour mixed with olive oil, a burnt offering to Yehovah, a soothing aroma, and its drink-offering, wine, a fourth of the hin. 14‘And bread and roasted corn and full ears ye doth not eat until the substance this day hath been brought to the Word of God, an offering to thy God, this is a statute forever to thy generations, in all thy dwellings.
In current times, it is impossible for us to know exactly when the first wheat harvest is made. So, I designated the first day of the festival of unleavened bread as a day when I waved a grain offering before the altar, as I was making the other required offerings, and because it is also a ‘morrow after the Sabbath’. I didn’t have any sheafs of wheat, so I waved the usual loaf that I eat. As usual, do what you can, and if you are knowledgeable in farming matters, or know a wheat farmer, perhaps you can obtain some nice sheafs.
Verse 14 is also impossible to keep at the moment for those of us who do not grow and eat our own grains, because we currently have bread available to us all year round, and my Father doesn’t want to deprive us of our daily bread. As long as you make some kind of wave offering, to thank God for your bread throughout the year, I am sure my Father will appreciate the gesture.
15‘And ye doth number to thee from the seventh day sabbath (of the festival of unleavened bread), from the day of thy bringing in to the Word of God the sheaf of the wave-offering: they are seven complete sabbaths; 16until the morrow after the seventh seven, ye doth count exactly fifty days, and then ye doth bring near a new grain offering to Yehovah; 17out of thy dwellings ye shalt bring bread of a wave-offering, two (loaves), of two tenth ephas of fine flour they are, with leaven they are baked, first-fruits to Yehovah.
18‘And ye hath brought near, with the bread, seven lambs, perfect ones, sons of a year, and one bullock, a son of the herd, and two rams; they are a burnt-offering to Yehovah, with thy grain offering and thy drink offering, a burnt-offering of sweet aroma to Yehovah. 19‘And ye hath prepared two lambs, sons of a year, for a sacrifice of peace-offerings, 20and the priest hath waved them, besides the bread of the first-fruits, as a wave offering before Yehovah, although the two lambs; they are holy to Yehovah for the priest; 21and ye hath proclaimed on this self-same day a holy sacred assembly to thee, ye shalt do no customary work, this is a statute forever in all thy dwellings, for thy generations.
I had designated the 16th of the first month as the date for waving first-fruits before my Father. I then counted forward 49 days (seven sevens), and the following day, which was day 50, was the day that I waved a bread wave offering (actually, I messed it up in 2021, and made the bread wave offering on day 49). This is the festival of sevens, sometimes called Pentecost. The festival of sevens is its proper name though. These dates are something that I think we will all stick to each year until we get to the other side in 2033, the dates noted above, then once we are growing wheat in Israel itself, we can base it on the harvest instead.
I offered a lamb steak, and a beef steak, as well as a large drink offering of wine, which was poured around the altar, and it was a Sabbath day with a sacred assembly, which was me treating it as a sacred day, here on my own.
23And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 24‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye dost hath a sabbath, a memorial of blowing the horns for battle, a holy sacred assembly; 25ye doth no customary work, and ye hath brought near a burnt offering to Yehovah.’
This date is commonly known as the feast of trumpets. I have a ram’s horn, which I struggle to blow in a way to produce a satisfactory war blast, and I haven’t spent much time practicing. But there is some great shofar music on youtube, or you can blow an actual trumpet, or some other musical instrument. The aim of the day is to celebrate God’s eventual victory and our eventual victory, not in a physical battle, but in the battle to stay on the narrow path, to keep one’s faith, and to suffer whatever comes our way as part of our testing. In the end, we do prevail, and so does my Father, His kingdom on earth will be here in September 2032.
26And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 27‘Surely, on the tenth day of the seventh month, this is a day of atonement; ye shalt hath a holy sacred assembly, and ye hath afflicted thyselves by the Word of God, and hath brought near a burnt offering to Yehovah; 28and ye doth no work in the substance of this day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for thee, in the presence of Yehovah, thy God. 29‘For any person who is not afflicted in their substance on this day hath even been cut off from his people; 30and any person who doth any work in the substance of this day, I shalt destroy by the Word of God that person from the midst of his people.
31Ye shalt do no work at all, this is a statute forever to thy generations in all thy dwellings. 32It is a sabbath of solemn rest to thee, and ye shalt afflict by the Word of God thy souls from the ninth day of the month at even; from sunset til sunset. And ye shalt rest on thy sabbath.’
This date is the day of atonement. We are instructed to afflict ourselves, and the period of affliction is mentioned in verse 32, and it is a twenty-four hour period, from sunset on the ninth day, until sunset on the tenth day. That period is not the Sabbath day, which is always a day-time event, from first light to last light. Bad translations have led many astray on the Sabbath day command, as they use this verse to insist that all Sabbaths start as darkness arrives, and run through the following twenty-four hours, which is ludicrous (please see the Sabbath day teaching for Exodus 20 for details).
You can choose how to afflict yourselves. I chose to have a twenty-four hour dry fast last year, and I also went to the beach on the day and swam in a cold sea, with nice waves, and if felt like having multiple re-baptisms as I ducked under the waves. The affliction came afterwards, as I had to climb back up a 400 foot cliff, with no energy from food, and no water to drink, but that’s the whole point of the day. Being in the sea is always special for me, because I know that my Father is down there, at the bottom of the oceans, in heaven.
Please note the requirement to make a burnt offering on this day, which is not a sin offering (please see Leviticus 16:3). A ram is mentioned, but use whatever you can get, as usual I used a beef steak I recall.
33And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 34‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, ‘on the fifteenth day of the seventh month is a festival of tabernacles for seven days to Yehovah. 35On the first day is a holy sacred assembly, ye shalt do no customary work, 36 for seven days ye shalt bring near a burnt offering to Yehovah, on the eighth day ye shalt hath a holy sacred assembly, and ye doth offer a burnt offering to Yehovah. Assemble thyselves, all manner of business or labour shalt not be done.
The final festival of the year is the festival of tabernacles (or booths). More details are provided in later verses, but we are supposed to dwell in a booth/tabernacle or something similar for seven days, and do no work for that period, then have an assembly on the eighth day and make an offering.
37‘These are the appointed seasons of Yehovah, which are proclaimed according to the Word of God, holy and sacred assemblies, to bring near burnt offerings to Yehovah, burnt offerings, and grain offerings, sacrifices, and drink offerings, as spoken, on their days appointed, 38apart from the sabbaths of Yehovah, and apart from thy gifts, and apart from all thy vow offerings, and apart from all thy freewill offerings, which ye give to Yehovah.
Just confirmation that this is a list of all of my Father’s festivals. There is no mention of Christmas, or Easter, or Ramadan, or Hannukah, because they are all inventions of men, and we should avoid them all like the plague. Avoid all pagan and judaistic festivals and traditions, and just stick to those commanded by God.
Also, we are gently reminded that we can also make freewill offerings, and gift offerings, as well as vow offerings, to God, whenever we want to do so. If your heart is full of love for Him and you are living righteous lives as a result, He will be highly delighted by your offerings.
39‘Surely, on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when thou hast gathered by the Word of God the produce of the land, ye shalt keep by the Word of God the festival of Yehovah for seven days; the first day is a sabbath for thee, and the eighth day is a sabbath for thee; 40and ye hast taken to thyselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palms, and boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the valley, and hath rejoiced in the presence of Yehovah, thy God, for seven days. 41‘And ye hath kept it according to the Word of God as a festival to Yehovah, seven days each year, this is a statute forever to thy generations; in the seventh month ye doth hold this festival, according to the Word of God.
42‘In shelters ye shalt dwell for seven days; all who are the people of Israel shalt dwell in shelters, 43so that thy generations do know that in shelters dwelled the Word of God and the sons of Israel, when I brought them with the Word of God out of the land of Egypt; I am Yehovah, thy God.’
44And Moses commanded by the Word of God the appointed seasons of Yehovah unto the sons of Israel.
The festival of tabernacles coincides with the autumn harvest-time. We are commanded to take fruit of trees, as well as leafy boughs, and willows, and to rejoice before God. We are also told to dwell in shelters for the whole of the festival. I spent at least a couple of hours each day sitting in my garden shed (I was working on the law translation at the time). You may choose to live in a tent for the whole period, or some other temporary dwelling, as long as you do something to mark the festival. When we are all gathered together, I am sure we will all be able to make tabernacles and live in them for the whole seven days. This is a reminder that the Word of God also dwelled in a tabernacle with Israel for forty years after the exodus from Egypt.
The commanded offerings for the festival of tabernacles are given in Numbers 29: 13-39, and ideally would include lamb, beef and goat, in the quantities described, but as with other offerings, we all should do the best that we can in current times, in global Babylon, and with most of not having lands, flocks or herds.
Those are the festivals of God, they are part of the foundations of our living righteous lives, and most of them have been ignored for centuries now, so it will be nice to see them all restored, probably starting in 2022 I hope.
10And a son of an Israelite woman and an Egyptian man went out, in the midst of the sons of Israel, and fought in the camp with a man of Israel, 11and the son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Word of God and His name, and cursed Him, and they brought him before the Word of God, in unto Moses; and the name of his mother is Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan; 12and they kept him in custody, so that it might be declared to them from the mouth of Yehovah.
13And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 14‘Bring out by the Word of God the blasphemer unto the outside of the camp; and all those hearing the Word of God hath laid their hands on his head, and stone him to death, according to the Word of God, all of the congregation. 15‘And unto children of Israel thou dost command, saying, ‘thy people, any man who doth blaspheme his God, then he hath borne his sin, 16and he who blasphemes the name of Yehovah shalt die, he shalt be put to death by stoning, all the congregation do certainly stone him, the sojourner and those native (to Israel), for blaspheming the Name (of God), he is put to death.’
In the verses above we learn the penalty for blaspheming the Name of God. The Hebrew word used actually means ‘to pierce’ (https://biblehub.com/hebrew/5344.htm), so anything that is an attack on the Name of God, His reputation, or His character, would constitute a blasphemous piercing, and would be punishable by death. This is much the same as taking His Name for a vain thing, as mentioned in Exodus 20.
23And spoke Moses unto the sons of Israel, and they brought out by the Word of God the blasphemer unto the outside of the camp, and stoned him according to the Word of God with stones; and the children of Israel hath done as Yehovah hath commanded by the Word of God to Moses.
1‘Thou dost not make or acquire for thyselves worthless graven images, and sacred pillars ye doth not set up to thyselves; and a graven stone ye doth not put in thy land, to bow thyselves to it; for I am Yehovah, thy God. 2‘By the Word of God, My sabbath days and years ye doth keep, and My sacred tabernacle ye doth revere; I am Yehovah.
The Exodus 20 graven image command is repeated, and sacred pillars are also prohibited. Some religions still use sacred pillars I believe, having just looked at the results of a web search on the phrase. Hard to understand why anyone would bow to a piece of stone, but in England the sun-worshippers seem to love Stonehenge. Crazy pagan beliefs, offensive to my Father, who created everything we enjoy, and every human too.
Sabbath days being kept is mentioned again, as well as the Sabbath years we’ve already seen mentioned in earlier chapters. We don’t have the sacred tabernacle to revere, but the Holy Spirit dwells within us, so keep yourselves holy and pure.
3‘If in My statutes thou dost walk, and according to the Word of God, My commands thou dost keep, and hath done them by the Word of God, 4then I shalt give thee thy rains in their season, and the land hath given her produce, and the tree of the field doth give its fruit; 5and thy threshing doth last by the Word of God until the gathering, and the gathering doth last, by the Word of God, until the sowing time; and thou dost eat thy bread to fullness, and doth dwell confidently in thy land.
Another kind promise of my Father here, that if we obey His Word do His commands and keep them, He will give us good weather to grow our crops, and the lands and the trees will furnish produce for us, enough to last until our sowing produces another harvest.
We will eat until we are full, and we are promised that we will dwell confidently in our nations, because God will protect us. Britain had all of these blessings for 1000+ years, living under God’s laws. But not any more, sadly.
6‘And I shalt give thee peace in the land, and thou dost rest, and there is none causing trembling; and I hath caused evil beasts to cease out of the land, and the sword doth not pass over into thy land. 7‘And thou hast pursued, by the Word of God, thine enemies, and they hath fallen before thee by the sword; 8and five of thee hath pursued a hundred, and a hundred of thee doth pursue ten thousands; and thine enemies doth fall before thee by the sword.
9‘And I hath turned toward thee, and hath made thee fruitful according to the Word of God, and hath multiplied thee according to the Word of God, and hath established, by the Word of God, My covenant with thee. 10And thou dost eat the old store, it shalt be stored for a long time, and the old (because of the new) ye shalt take out.
Yet more promised blessings for simply obeying God’s laws and commands, which include peace in our lands, rest, and nothing to cause us to fear, not even evil beasts. No enemy attacks, instead we would be able to scare off our enemies with few men, and would be able to destroy them with ease if need be.
We are promised large families, and a growing nation, and so much food that we would need to remove some of it from storage just to make space for the new yield of crops.
11‘And I shalt make My tabernacle in thy midst, and thy souls I shalt not loathe, according to the Word of God; 12and I shalt walk in thy midst, and be thy God, and thou shalt become My people.
13I am Yehovah, thy God, who hast brought thee by the Word of God out of the land of the Egyptians, from being their slaves; and I broke the bars of thy yoke, and made thee walk, by the Word of God, uprightly.
Israel was blessed with the physical presence of my Father in their midst for many years. We certainly would prefer that to having God loathe our souls. With God behind us, we should hold our head uprightly, not out of pride in ourselves, but in confidence in Him being with us.
14‘And if thou dost not obey Me, and dost not do the Word of God, all of these commandments; 15and if My statutes thou reject, and if the Word of God, My judgments, thy soul abhors, so as not to do the Word of God, all of My commands, if thou dost break the Word of God, My covenant, 16Yea then, I shalt then do this to thee, and I will appoint over thee the terror of the Word of God, the wasting diseases according to the Word of God, and the fever, the wasting of thine eyes, and the pining away of thy soul; and thy children will be delivered in vain, for thine enemies shalt destroy them.
Leviticus 26 is a chapter I refer to very often in my ministry work online, as well as Deuteronomy 28. Sadly, these promised curses are already starting to affect nations that were formerly faithful and (mostly) righteous.
People ask often ‘why has cancer suddenly become a problem in the past seventy years or so?’. Well, there is your answer in verse 16 above. Why are so many people depressed these days (even before the fake pandemic arrived)? There is your answer in verse 16. Why do so many children go off to university and turn into Marxist transexuals? There is your answer in verse 16. We may not see enemies at war with us, but be assured, the enemy is within our borders, and my Father allows them to wreak havoc with your health, your quality of life, and the lives of your children. These matters will only worsen over the next eleven years, unless there is a widespread global repentance.
17And I shalt set My face against thee, and thou shalt be smitten before thine enemies; and those hating thee shalt rule over thee, and thou shalt flee when nothing pursues, according to the Word of God. 18‘And if after this thou dost hearken not to Me, then I shalt add to thy punishments, according to the Word of God, seven-fold for thy sins; 19and I shalt break by the Word of God thy pride and thy strength, and shalt make by the Word of God the skies as iron, and according to the Word of God, the earth as brass; 20and consumed hath been thy strength in vain, and thy land doth not give by the Word of God her produce, and the tree of the land doth not give its fruit.
It should be very obvious these days that people that hate us now rule over us. We have politicians that have all sold their souls to those with money who desire a smaller global population. We should not feel angry about this situation, we should feel very sad, that our nations are so far away from God and His righteous ways.
We can see all around us these days the fear of a fictional virus. The world will be given a warning now, via my ministry, and verses 18-20 tell us what will happen if people do not repent of their sins. Sadly, their punishments will be increased seven-fold, to break their pride and their strength. That increase in punishments will include the land and the trees not giving their produce and fruit, so famine would ensue very quickly, on a global scale. I see signs this is already happening around the world, as crops yields are falling due to droughts, floods, frost, and even plagues of mice (in Australia). Also, recently there have been mysterious supply-chain issues affecting food and other goods.
Currently the world has no idea why these things are happening, but my Father will give the whole world notice, through me, starting very soon I think (August 2021 as I write).
21‘And if thou dost walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to hearken to Me, then I shalt bring upon thee slaughter sevenfold, according to thy sins. 22I will remove from thee by the Word of God the life in thy fields, and thou shalt be barren of child according to the Word of God, I will destroy by the Word of God thy cattle, and will make them few, and according to the Word of God, thou shalt be made desolate in thy ways.
23‘And if by these thou art not disciplined by Me, but thou dost walk contrary to me, 24then I shalt walk yet more contrary to thee, and I shalt smite thee according to the Word of God, even I, seven-fold more for thy sins. 25And I will bring against thee the sword, exacting vengeance, the vengeance of the covenant; and when thou art gathered unto thy cities, I shalt send pestilence into thy midst, and thou shalt be given into the hand of thine enemy. 26‘I shalt cut off the staff of thy bread, then ten women shalt bake thy bread in one oven, and shalt give back thy bread by weight; and thou shalt eat, and shalt not be satisfied.
We were told of a seven-fold increase in punishments for sins in verse 18. In verse 21 there is another seven-fold increase, and then in verse 23-24 another seven-fold increase. That’s a very large increase in punishments that will be inflicted upon the earth in due course, unless there is widespread repentance. Nations are promised pestilence, and the sword, but in modern times, modern weaponry will be used, all over the world, with formerly faithful and righteous nations suffering at the hand of pagan nations, much like Israel suffered at the hands of Babylon.
There will be no bread, and food will not be sufficient for people to survive. Cattle will be destroyed too, and women will become barren, one of the side-effects of the poisonous vaccines, in due course people will perhaps realise, women are not becoming pregnant.
27‘And if then thou dost not obey Me, and hath walked contrary to Me, 28then I shalt walk contrary to thee in fury, and I shalt discipline thee according to the Word of God, even I, seven-fold for thy sins. 29‘And thou shalt eat the flesh of thy sons; and the flesh of thy daughters thou shalt eat. 30 Destroy shalt the Word of God thy high places, and cut down shalt the Word of God thy sun pillars, and shalt put the Word of God thy carcases upon carcases, at thine idols, and I shalt vilely cast away thy souls, according to the Word of God.
31And shalt appoint the Word of God thy cities as ruins, and shalt make desolate the Word of God thy holy places, I shalt not smell thy soothing fragrances; 32and I shalt make desolate by the Word of God the land, and thou shalt be appalled because thine enemies dwell in it. 33According to the Word of God I shalt scatter thy nation and cast thee out, then shalt come the sword, and thy whole land shalt become a desolation, and thy cities laid to waste.
Yet another seven-fold increase in punishments is mentioned in verse 27, making four in total. If the increase is compounded each time, that’s a 2,410-fold increase in punishments, so let’s hope it’s just seven more punishments added each time, rather than seven times more, as the scriptures indicate. Either way, as you can read above, it will result in parents resorting to eating their own children to survive the famine.
Cities will be ruined, and high places (large and grand churches, mosques, synagogues and cathedrals) will all be broken down. The incense burnt in catholic churches will not be smelled by God any more, and we shall be shocked because our enemies inhabit our lands, having been invaded by hostile pagan nations.
Israel was scattered, but in these end times, it will mostly be death and suffering, and desolation of cities and lands.
34‘Then shalt be enjoyed, by the Word of God, the land for all of its sabbaths, all the time it lies desolate, and thou in the land of thine enemies, then doth the land rest, and hath enjoyed by the Word of God its sabbaths; 35all the days of the desolation it doth rest by the Word of God, since it hath not rested on My sabbaths in thy dwelling in it.
36‘And those who are left of thee, I shalt bring a faintness into their heart in the lands, their enemies shalt pursue them, according to the Word of God the sound of a leaf shalt drive them away, they shalt flee as if fleeing from a sword, and they shalt fall down, and there is nothing pursuing them. 37And they hath stumbled one on another, as from the face of a sword, and there is none pursuing, and thou hast no power to stand before thine enemies, 38and thou shalt perish among the nations, and thou shalt be devoured according to the Word of God in the lands of thine enemies. 39‘And those who are left of thee shalt rot away in their iniquity, in the lands of thine enemies; more so than the iniquities of their fathers before them, they shalt rot away.
40‘Cast away shalt the Word of God their iniquity, according to the Word of God the iniquity of their fathers, in their faithlessness, when they were faithless to Me, and even more so that they have walked contrary to Me, 41so much the more I shalt walk contrary to them, and hath brought them by the Word of God into the lands of their enemies. If then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and then they favourably accept the Word of God (concerning) their iniquity, 42then I will remember the Word of God, My covenant with Jacob, and the Word of God, My covenant with Isaac, and even more so the Word of God, My covenant with Abraham I will remember, and the land I will remember.
43‘And the land shalt be free of them, and shalt enjoy by the Word of God its sabbaths while it is left desolate by them. They shalt accept the Word of God (concerning) their iniquity therefore, because they despised My judgements, according to the Word of God, My statutes hath their soul loathed.
The lands will eventually enjoy their Sabbath years of rest, once desolation is widespread. My Father confirms also in verses 41-42 that if people remember His Word and accept their sins and turn from them, then He will remember prior covenants, including the new covenant through the blood of Yahshua.
44And also even then, in their being in the land of their enemies, I shalt not reject them, nor shalt I loathe them, to destroy them, to break My covenant with them; for I am Yehovah, their God.
45Then I shalt remember for their sake the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth according to the Word of God, out of the land of Egypt before the eyes of the nations to become their God; I am Yehovah.’
46These are the statutes, and the judgments, and the laws, which Yehovah hath given amongst the sons of Israel, in Mount Sinai, by the hand of Moses.
God is merciful to repentant sinners, and He will not reject those who turn back to Him, nor will He loathe them, but He would remember covenants made, and His wrath would abate.
Mount Sinai is also known as Mount Horeb. Malachi 4:4 mentions that we should remember these laws, specifically. When the fakers who serve Satan bring in their Noahide laws in the years ahead, you will know that it is an invention, and that this book of the law is the only one that covers what God Himself tells us to remember.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou dost say unto them, ‘when a man makes a vow which is too difficult to fulfil, these are the money valuations due (in compensation) according to Yehovah. 3When thy valuation hath been of the male from a male of twenty years even unto a son of sixty years, then hath been thy valuation fifty shekels of silver by the holy shekel. 4And if it is a female, then hath thy valuation been thirty shekels; 5and if it is a person of five years even unto a son of twenty years, then hath thy valuation been of the male twenty shekels, and for the female, ten shekels; 6and if it is a child of a month even unto a child of five years, then hath thy valuation been of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy valuation is three shekels of silver; 7and if it is a person of sixty years and above, if a male, then hath thy valuation been fifteen shekels, and for a female, ten shekels.
These verses explain what has to happen when a man has vowed to give a person to the service of God, but that vow becomes impossible to fulfil. Then, monetary compensation is due to God, at the amounts specified above, set valuations according to the age and sex of the person concerned.
8‘And if he is too poor to pay thy valuation, then he hath presented himself before the priest, and the priest doth give him a figure according to the Word of God; proportionally, so that he who hath made the vow can afford it, so the priest shalt value him.
If the man who made the vow is too poor to pay the set valuation, then the priest had the authority to reduce the figure due, so that it could be afforded.
9‘And if it is a beast of the kind which they bring to be used as an offering to Yehovah, all of those that may be given to Yehovah as holy; 10he doth not change it nor exchange it according to the Word of God, a good for a bad, but rather a bad for a good; and if he changes beast for beast, then it hath been that which is substituted shalt be of sacrificial beasts.
If the vow concerned an animal, then a substitution was allowed, but not so as to exchange a good animal for a bad animal, only the other way is permissible, bad for good. Also, a sacrificial animal must be exchanged for another sacrificial animal, so a cow for a lamb would be allowed, but not a cow for a pig.
11‘And if it is any unclean beast of which they dost not bring near for an offering to Yehovah, then he hath appeared before God, and doth present by the Word of God, the animal to the priest, 12and the priest hath valued it according to the Word of God; whether good or bad, according to the valuation of the priest, so it is; 13and if he doth redeem it, then he hath added a fifth to thy valuation.
Unclean animals could be gifted to God, but the gift would be sold for cash, and if the owner wanted to buy it himself, he could do, but it would cost an extra fifth of the priest’s valuation.
14‘And when a man dedicates by the Word of God his house, to be sacred to Yehovah, as the priest of Yehovah doth value it, whether good or bad, as valued according to the Word of God, so it shalt stand; 15and if he who hath set it apart doth redeem by the Word of God his house, then he hath added a fifth of the money of thy valuation to it, and it hath become his.
Houses could be dedicated to God as well, rental payments would then flow to the priests as God’s ministers. The owner was allowed to redeem it (buy it back), but there was a penalty of a fifth of the usual valuation added.
16‘And if of the field of his possession a man doth set apart, according to Yehovah, then hath thy valuation been according to its seed to sow it; a homer of barley-seed valued at fifty shekels of silver. 17If from the year of the ram’s horns he sets apart his field, according to thy valuation it stands; 18and if after the ram’s horns he sets apart his field, then hath reckoned to him the priest, by the Word of God, the money according to the years which are open, unto the year of the ram’s horns, and it hath been abated from thy valuation.
19‘And if the redeemer redeems by the Word of God the dedicated field, according to the Word of God then he hath added a fifth of the money of thy valuation to it, and it hath been established to him; 20and if he doth not redeem, by the Word of God, the field, or if he hath sold by the Word of God the field to another man, it is not redeemed anymore. 21And the field hath been, in its going out at the ram’s horns, holy to Yehovah as a field which is devoted; to the priest is its possession.
These are the rules for a field devoted to God, of the lands of a man’s tribal inheritance. If it is not redeemed, eventually when the rams’ horn year arrives, the field becomes the permanent possession of God, via the priests.
22‘And if by the Word of God a field is purchased (which is not of the fields of his inheritance) and is dedicated to Yehovah, 23then doth the priest reckon to him by the Word of God the amount of the valuation unto the year of ram’s horns, and he hath given by the Word of God the valuation on the day it is set apart to Yehovah. 24In the year of the ram’s horns thefield doth return to him from whom he bought it according to the Word of God, to him whose is the inherited possession of the land. 25And all thy valuation is by the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs is the shekel.
Slightly different rules for dedicated fields which are of the tribal inheritance of another man, where the field reverts to his ownership at the rams’ horns year.
26‘But, a first-born, that which is first-born is Yehovah’s among the beasts, no man at all doth dedicate it according to the Word of God, whether ox or sheep; it is for Yehovah. 27And if it is among the unclean beasts, then he may redeem it at thy valuation, and he hath added its fifth to it; and if it is not redeemed, then it hath been sold at thy valuation.
All first-born belong to God anyway, so they cannot be dedicated, but they are able to be redeemed. Otherwise, the priest would sell the animals for money at his valuation.
28‘Only, no devoted thing, which a man hath devoted to Yehovah, of all that he hath, of man, and beast, and of the field of his possession, is sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is sacred and holy to Yehovah. 29‘No devoted thing, if it is devoted by man, may be redeemed, on penalty of death.
Unlike the setting apart of certain things, similar to a loan, once something is devoted to God, it is gifted to Him permanently, it may not be redeemed or sold.
30And of everything, the tenth of the land, of the seed of the land, of the fruit of the tree, it is for Yehovah, it is holy to Yehovah. 31‘And if a redeemer wants to redeem any of a man’s tenths, its fifth he adds to it.
Tenths of all of our produce should be given to my Father, and if we have no produce, we should use money instead. We can’t give a tenth directly to God, not is there a priesthood to fund, but the tenths were also used to help the needy, the widows, orphans and the sojourners (Deuteronomy 26:12-15). So, we should all be doing this, rather than paying pastors salaries with God’s money.
32‘And all the tenth of the herd and of the flock, from all that pass by under the rod, the tenth is holy to Yehovah; 33he doth enquire not between good and bad, before he doth exchange it; and if he doth change it, then that which has been exchanged is holy; it shalt not be redeemed.’
The tenth includes the herds and the flocks too, and it is literally every tenth animal that passes by under a rod, with no attempting to keep the good for yourself and passing the bad to the priest. These animals are not allowed to be redeemed, they are holy to God.
34These are the commands which Yehovah hath commanded by the Word of God to Moses, for the sons of Israel, on Mount Sinai.
This chapter took a very long to translate and to make sense of it all, but it was a fascinating experience to see the Word reveal it all to me, like peeling layers of an onion. That’s the end of Leviticus, onward into Numbers
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Command the Word of God to the sons of Israel, that they send out of the camp every leper, and every one with a discharge, and every one defiled by any living thing. 3Male or female thou dost send out, unto the outside of the camp ye dost send them; and they defile not the Word of God in their camps in the midst of which I doth dwell.’ 4And thus the sons of Israel did so, and they sent them out according to the Word of God unto the outside of the camp; as Yehovah hath spoken unto Moses so hath the sons of Israel done.
This law only applies when God is physically present with His people on earth, so it won’t come into effect until that happens, perhaps in the regathering of the scattered tribes (the elect) in the March 2029 to September 2032 period.
5And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 6‘Command unto the sons of Israel, man or woman, when they doth commit any of the sins of man, they commit unfaithfulness toward Yehovah, and that person is guilty, 7and they hath confessed before the Word of God their sin which they hath done, then he hath restored to the Word of God the trespass, and its fifth is added to it, and they doth give it to him against whom he hath trespassed. 8‘And if the man is not able to redeem himself for his guilt, in regard to his guilt he must turn back to Yehovah, with humble repentance. 9‘And every offering of all the holy things of the sons of Israel, which they bring near to the priest, doth become his; 10and from men to the Word of God, the holy things which men doth give to the priest shalt be his.’
Verses 7 and 8 above could have been placed in the ‘love thy neighbour’ section, but verse 6 tells us that sins of man are unfaithfulness toward God, and these laws relate to sins that have been committed already, and the restitution that is required.
Verse 8 is amended, to remove the need for a sin offering, as Yahshua’s death was payment enough for our sins.
Also we are told that holy things offered to the Word of God become the priests, as God’s ministers.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Command the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, ‘when a man or woman doth make an extraordinary vow of devotion, to dedicate themselves to Yehovah; 3from wine and strong drink he doth keep separate; vinegar of wine, and vinegar of strong drink he doth not drink, and any juice of grapes he doth not drink, and grapes fresh or dry he doth not eat; 4all the days of his dedication, of anything which is made of the wine-vine, from seeds even unto skin, he doth not eat. 5‘All days of the vow of his separation a razor doth not pass over his head; til the fulness of the days which he doth dedicate to Yehovah he is holy; grown long hath the hair of his head. 6‘All days he is dedicated to Yehovah, therefore near a dead person he doth not go; 7for his father, or for his mother, for his
brother, or for his sister, he shalt not become unclean for them at their death, for the dedication to his God is on his head; 8all days of his dedication, he is holy to Yehovah. 9‘But if there is a death, (someone) dies beside him suddenly, a surprise, and he hath defiled the head of his separation, then he hath shaved his head in the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he doth shave it, 10and on the eighth day he doth bring in two doves or two young pigeons unto the priest, unto the appointed place in the sacred tabernacle, 11and the priest hath prepared one for a purification offering, and one for a burnt-offering, and hath made atonement for him, to purify him from uncleanness, due to the body, for he was dedicated to the Word of God by his head at that time. 12And he shalt be dedicated to Yehovah, to the Word of God, all the days of his consecration, and he doth present a lamb, a mson of a year, for a trespass offering, and the former time is lost, for his consecration hath been defiled. 13‘And this is the law of the devoted man; when are fulfilled the days of his consecration, he shalt come in before the Word of God, at the appointed place at the entrance to the holy tabernacle14and he doth bring near to the Word of God his offering to Yehovah, one lamb, a son of a year, a perfect one, for a burnt-offering, and another lamb, a daughter of a year, a perfect one, for a purification offering, and one ram, a perfect one, for a peace-offering, 15and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with olive oil, and thin wafers of unleavened bread anointed with olive oil, as grain offerings, along with drink offerings. 16‘And the priest doth come near before Yehovah, and hath offered to the Word of God his purification offering according to the Word of God, and his burnt-offering; 17and according to the Word of God, the ram he doth offer as a peace-offering to Yehovah, besides the basket of unleavened things; and the priest hath offered to the Word of God the grain offering, and to the Word of God the drink offering. 18‘And the one devoted hath shaved at the holy tabernacle at the appointed place of the Word of God, and his head is consecrated, and removed by the Word of God is the hair from his head of consecration, and it is placed on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace-offering. 19‘And the priest hath taken to the Word of God the cooked shoulder from the ram, and one unleavened cake from the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and hath put them on the palms of the one consecrated after he hath shaved, by the Word of God, for his consecration; 20and they shalt be waved before the Word of God by the priest as a wave-offering before Yehovah; they are holy to the priest, together with the breast, as a wave-offering, and also the upper leg, as an offering; and afterwards shalt drink the one consecrated of the wine. 21‘This is the law of the one consecrated through a vow. His offering to Yehovah is for his consecration, besides that which his hand attains; according to his vow which he doth vow, so he shalt do, by the law of his consecration.’
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Command the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, ‘when a man or woman doth make an extraordinary vow of devotion, to dedicate themselves to Yehovah; 3from wine and strong drink he doth keep separate; vinegar of wine, and vinegar of strong drink he doth not drink, and any juice of grapes he doth not drink, and grapes fresh or dry he doth not eat; 4all the days of his dedication, of anything which is made of the wine-vine, from seeds even unto skin, he doth not eat.
5‘All days of the vow of his separation a razor doth not pass over his head; til the fulness of the days which he doth dedicate to Yehovah he is holy; grown long hath the hair of his head. 6‘All days he is dedicated to Yehovah, therefore near a dead person he doth not go; 7for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, he shalt not become unclean for them at their death, for the dedication to his God is on his head; 8all days of his dedication, he is holy to Yehovah.
9‘But if there is a death, (someone) dies beside him suddenly, a surprise, and he hath defiled the head of his separation, then he hath shaved his head in the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he doth shave it, 10and on the eighth day he doth bring in two doves or two young pigeons unto the priest, unto the appointed place in the sacred tabernacle,
11and the priest hath prepared one for a purification offering, and one for a burnt-offering, and hath made atonement for him, to purify him from uncleanness, due to the body, for he was dedicated to the Word of God by his head at that time. 12And he shalt be dedicated to Yehovah, to the Word of God, all the days of his consecration, and he doth present a lamb, a son of a year, for a trespass offering, and the former time is lost, for his consecration hath been defiled.
13‘And this is the law of the devoted man; when are fulfilled the days of his consecration, he shalt come in before the Word of God, at the appointed place at the entrance to the holy tabernacle14and he doth bring near to the Word of God his offering to Yehovah, one lamb, a son of a year, a perfect one, for a burnt-offering, and another lamb, a daughter of a year, a perfect one, for a purification offering, and one ram, a perfect one, for a peace-offering, 15and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with olive oil, and thin wafers of unleavened bread anointed with olive oil, as grain offerings, along with drink offerings.
16‘And the priest doth come near before Yehovah, and hath offered to the Word of God his purification offering according to the Word of God, and his burnt-offering; 17and according to the Word of God, the ram he doth offer as a peace-offering to Yehovah, besides the basket of unleavened things; and the priest hath offered to the Word of God the grain offering, and to the Word of God the drink offering.
18‘And the one devoted hath shaved at the holy tabernacle at the appointed place of the Word of God, and his head is consecrated, and removed by the Word of God is the hair from his head of consecration, and it is placed on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace-offering.
19‘And the priest hath taken to the Word of God the cooked shoulder from the ram, and one unleavened cake from the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and hath put them on the palms of the one consecrated after he hath shaved, by the Word of God, for his consecration; 20and they shalt be waved before the Word of God by the priest as a wave-offering before Yehovah; they are holy to the priest, together with the breast, as a wave-offering, and also the upper leg, as an offering; and afterwards shalt drink the one consecrated of the wine.
21‘This is the law of the one consecrated through a vow. His offering to Yehovah is for his consecration, besides that which his hand attains; according to his vow which he doth vow, so he shalt do, by the law of his consecration.’
This is more commonly known as the Nazarite vow, from the Hebrew word for ‘consecrated one’, which is nazir.
Paul took this vow, it is mentioned in Acts 18:18. I also took this vow, with a prompt from the Word to do so, so I did. The vow I made a few years ago that really matters to me and to my Father involves this book of the law, producing it and teaching it, and whilst it has taken a long time, I can see the finish line now, with 78 of 169 pages of the book explained so far.
The technicalities of the rules are once again to be addressed on a ‘do your best’ in the current times basis, and I would caution against rashly making any kind of vow to God, give it plenty of thought first, because we are told in Deuteronomy 23:21 that it is viewed as a sin to make a vow and then delay in keeping it, or in not keeping it at all.
22And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 23‘Command unto Aaron, and unto his sons, saying, ‘in this manner ye doth bless the Word of God’, The children of Israel, say unto them, 24‘Bless Yehovah and pay heed to Him; 25‘Shine Yehovah Thy face upon thee, and be gracious to thee; 26‘Lift up Yehovah Thy face to thee, and appoint to thee peace. 27‘Establish the Word of God, and My Name, for the sake of the sons of Israel, and I shalt bless them.’
There’s a slight difference above from other translations, because in verse 24 we are blessing God, rather than asking Him to bless us.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, in the wilderness of Sinai, in the second year of their going out of the land of Egypt, in the first month, saying, 2‘Also, the sons of Israel by the Word of God doth keep the passover in its appointed season; 3on the fourteenth day of this month in the evening thou dost prepare it according to the Word of God, at the appointed time, according to all of My statutes, and according to all of My ordinances thou dost prepare it, according to the Word of God.’
4And Moses so told unto the sons of Israel to keep the passover, 5and they kept the Word of God, His passover as in former times, on the fourteenth day of the month, during the evening, in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that Yehovah hath commanded by the Word of God to Moses, so hath the sons of Israel done.
6And there were people who hath become unclean people themselves, and they hath not been able to keep the passover on that day themselves, and they approached before Moses, and before Aaron, on that day, 7and those men said unto him, ‘We became unclean ourselves as men; whereby we are restrained from presenting to The Word of God the offering to Yehovah at its appointed time, in the midst of the sons of Israel?’ 8And Moses saith unto them, ‘Stay there, and I shalt hear what Yehovah doth command concerning thee.’
9And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 10‘Command thesons of Israel, saying, ‘if any man hath become unclean himself, or is on a journey far away from thee for a long duration, yet he shalt keep the sacrifice of passover to Yehovah.
11In the second month, on the fourteenth day, in the evening, they shalt make it to the Word of God; with unleavened bread and bitter things they doth eat it.
12They doth not leave it until morning; and a bone they doth not break in it: according to all the statutes of the passover they doth prepare it, according to the Word of God.
13‘And the man who is clean, and hath not been on a journey, and who doth leave off to keep the passover, that person hath been cut off from his people; because the offering of Yehovah he hath not brought near, at its appointed time, that man doth bear his sin. 14‘And when a sojourner dwells with thee, then he doth keep the passover sacrifice to Yehovah, according to the statutes of the passover, according to its ordinances he doth keep it; one statute it is to thee, both for the sojourner, and for a native of the land.
This law is quite straightforward, and it explains the availability of a second Passover date for those who may have been away on travels, or who may have become unclean on the Passover evening on the fourteenth of the first month of the year.
The second Passover date for those who missed the first Passover for a good reason was set on the fourteenth of the second month of the year.
Any person who misses the first Passover with no good reason is punished by death (being cut off from his people). Sojourners were also commanded to attend the Passover memorial meal.
Also, the second Passover confirms that ‘bitter things’ are to be eaten at the Passover meal. This isn’t mentioned back in Leviticus 23 at all, but it was commanded for the original Passover itself in Exodus 12, and so we should eat bitter things (herbs are the easy option, I use horseradish).
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Command unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, ‘when ye hast come in unto the land of thy dwellings, which I am giving to thee, 3 ye shalt make an offering by fire to Yehovah, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice for an extraordinary vow, or a free-will offering, or at the appointed sacred feasts, to make a soothing aroma to Yehovah, out of the herd, or out of the flock.
These verses describe some of the offerings that may be made to God, and we are told that they all make a soothing aroma for Him to enjoy in heaven. So if anyone, a pagan for example, asks what is the point of these offerings, they’re a gift to God, something He enjoys as a soothing aroma from His throne in heaven.
4‘And he who is bringing near his offering to Yehovah hath brought near a grain offering of flour, a tenth deal, mixed with a fourth of the hin of olive oil; 5and wine for a drink offering, a fourth of the hin thou dost prepare for the burnt-offering or for a sacrifice, for each lamb; 6or for a ram thou dost prepare a grain offering of flour, two-tenth deals, mixed with olive oil, a third of the hin; 7and wine for a drink offering, a third part of the hin, thou dost present, for a soothing aroma to Yehovah. 8‘And when thou dost offer a son of the herd, a burnt-offeringm or a sacrifice for an extraordinary vow or as a peace-offering to Yehovah, 9then shalt be offered the son of the herd, a grain offering of flour, three-tenth deals, mixed with olive oil, a half of the hin.
I made some short videos and covered most of the guidelines for making offerings in this blog post:
More specific instructions are provided in other chapters too, which were covered in Leviticus 3 and Leviticus 7.
10And wine thou dost bring near for a drink offering, a half of the hin, with a burnt offering, as a soothing aroma to Yehovah. 11Thus it is done for each young bull, or for each ram, or for each lamb or goat. 12‘According to the number that ye prepare, so ye shalt do for each, by their number; 13every native of Israel doth thus by the Word of God with these, when presenting a burnt-offering for a soothing aroma to Yehovah.
The cake and the wine are part of the offering, irrespective of which kind of animal flesh you are using, just like us, my Father enjoys some wine with His meal.
14When a sojourner dwells with thee, or he who is in thy midst, to thy generations, and he hath made a burnt-offering for a soothing aroma to Yehovah, as ye do, so he shalt do. 15‘One statute is for ye of the congregation and for the sojourner who dwells with thee, a statute forever to thy generations: as ye are, so is the sojourner, before Yehovah; 16one law and one ordinance is to ye and to the sojourner who dwells with thee.’
Anyone dwelling in the lands of Israel (God’s people, not the current country in the Middle East) must obey His laws, and can also make offerings. This does not apply currently, as we don’t have our own nations, and it would not be appropriate for someone not baptised into Yahshua to make offerings, as he is the only way to the Father. However, non-baptised people can certainly be present whilst you are making an offering, not too close to the altar, but it might be a good way to show people what the true faith and laws of God are all about, as offerings are a great sign of the love between a man and His God.
17And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 18‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, ‘When thou hast come in unto the land where I am bringing thee, according to the Word of God there, 19then it hath been, in thy eating of the bread of the land, ye shalt offer up a contribution to Yehovah; 20the first of thy dough, a cake ye shalt offer up as an offering to God; as the contribution of thy threshing-floor, so ye doth offer it to the Word of God. 21Of the beginnings of thy dough ye doth give to Yehovah an offering, for all of thy generations.
This instruction refers to the festival of sevens and a bread offering from the first-fruits of the grain, covered in Leviticus 23:15-18.
22‘And when ye doth err, and doth not observe the Word of God, all of these commands which hath spoken Yehovah unto Moses, 23by the Word of God, everything that hath commanded Yehovah to thee by the hand of Moses, from the day that Yehovah hath commanded, and henceforth, for thy generations, 24then it hath been, if in the sight of the congregation it hath been done in ignorant sin, that all the congregation shalt offer one bullock, a son of the herd, for aburnt-offering, for a soothing aroma to Yehovah, and its grain offering, and drink offering, according to the ordinance.
25‘And the blood of the eternal high priest Yahshua hast made atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and it hath been forgiven them, for it is ignorance, and they hath brought to the Word of God their offering, a burnt-offering to Yehovah; 26and it hath been forgiven to all the company of the sons of Israel, and to the sojourner who dwells in their midst; for to all the company it is done in ignorance.
In all other translations, a male goat is required to be sacrificed as a sin offering for a tribal incident of unintentional sin. As you can see above, that requirement has been removed in this translation, and verse 25 has been amended too, to reflect the sacrifice of Yahshua for our sins. But a burnt offering is still required, as a soothing aroma for my Father, not to atone for sin.
30‘And the person who doth sin by his hand deceptively, of the native or of the sojourner, the Word of God, Yehovah he doth blaspheme, and that person hath been cut off from the midst of his people; 31because the speech of Yehovah he despised, according to the Word of God and His commands he hath broken and he shalt be cut off, that person is to be cut off; his iniquity is upon him.’
Some parts of the law provide information on the relevant punishments, but if there is no specific instruction, and if someone has deliberately and deceptively broken one of my Father’s laws, they are effectively blaspheming the Word of God, despising His commands, and therefore that person is to be punished by being put to death.
32While the children of Israel were in the wilderness, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. 33They approached unto the Word of God, to ascertain the Word of God on (the man) gathering wood, given to Moses, Aaron, and the whole congregation, 34and he was placed, according to the Word of God, under guard, because it had not been declared what should be done to him.
35And spoke Yehovah to Moses, ‘The man must surely be put to death. He shalt be stoned, according to the Word of God, with stones, by the whole congregation outside the camp.’ 36So proceeded according to the Word of God, the whole congregation, toward the outside of the camp, and he was stoned according to the Word of God, he was put to death with stones, as commanded Yehovah, by the Word of God to Moses.
It is somewhat surprising that Moses needed to speak with God about this matter in order to determine the punishment, as Exodus 31:14 is very clear on the matter. Perhaps these books of the scriptures are not always running in strict chronological order. As you can read, the man was put to death by stoning, as the law required.
I had dozens of occasions last summer when it was a Sabbath day, and I went for a walk up through the woods in the evening, and thought to myself ‘I can collect some firewood while I am up there’. That was our enemy tempting me with something that might appear innocuous, but it would have caught me out, had I not realised the deception. The only reason for collecting wood on Sabbath day would be if somehow you had no wood for your offering, and had not been able to obtain wood on a normal working day, perhaps due to ill health or injury. Also, if you were collecting wood to help a neighbour to avoid freezing to death, it would be classed as ‘doing good on the Sabbath’, and this is always allowed, as Yahshua taught, proving that he and I aren’t legalists, but the Pharisees were, and remember they killed Yahshua on a Sabbath day too.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Aaron, ‘Thou, and thy sons, and the house of thy father with thee, shalt lift up the Word of God, the punishment for iniquity in the sacred tabernacle; and thou, and thy sons with thee, shalt lift up the Word of God, the punishment for iniquity, through thy priesthood.
2Moreover, by the Word of God also thy brethren, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring near with thee, and they are joined unto thee, and serve thee, thou and thy sons with thee, before the sacred tabernacle of the testimony. 3‘And they shaltn give heed to thy service, and the service of all the sacred tabernacle; only, unto the sacred vessels and unto the altar they doth not come near, and they die not, neither they or thee. 4And they shalt be joined unto, and shalt attend to the Word of God, and the services of the sacred tabernacle at the appointed times and seasons, for all the work of the tabernacle; and a stranger doth not come near unto it.
5And ye shalt give heed to the Word of God, and to the duties of the sanctuary according to the Word of God, and the duties of the altar, so that there is not yet more wrath against the sons of Israel. 6‘And I, behold, I, shalt take for the Word of God thy brethren the Levites from the midst of the sons of Israel; to thee a gift they are, given by Yehovah, to serve the Word of God in the service of the sacred tabernacle at the appointed times.
7And thou, and thy sons with thee, shalt attend to the Word of God in thy priesthood, for everything of the altar, and the dwelling place of the veil ye shalt serve; and ye shalt be caused to work in thy labour as a gift, consecrated to the Word of God through thy priesthood; and the stranger who doth come near is put to death.’
8And spoke Yehovah unto Aaron: ‘And I, behold, I, hath consecrated thee for the Word of God, the service of My offerings, of all the hallowed gifts of the sons of Israel, to thee I hath consecrated them, and to thy sons, by a statute forever.
9This is thine of the most holy things, from the fire: all their offerings, and all their grain-offerings, and all their purification offerings, and all their guilt-offerings, which they give back to Me, is set apart, it is most holy to thee, and to thy sons; 10it is set apart and sacred to thee, thou dost eat it; every male (Levite) doth eat it; from the Word of God, holy it is to thee.
11‘And this is thine: the gift offerings, and all the wave offerings of the sons of Israel, to thee I hath given them, and to thy sons, and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute forever; every clean one in thy house doth eat it, from the Word of God. 12All the best of the oil, and all the best of the new wine, and wheat, their first-fruits which they give to Yehovah, to thee I hath given them. 13‘The first-fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring in to Yehovah, are thine; all who are clean in thy house may eat it.
14Every devoted thing in Israel is thine, 15everything that first opens a womb, of all flesh, which they bring near to Yehovah, whether of man or of beast, is thine; but surely, the kinsman redeemer doth redeem by the Word of God the firstborn of man, according to the Word of God, and the firstling of the unclean beast shalt be redeemed. 16‘And thou shalt allow to be
redeemed the sons of men of one month, they shalt be redeemed according to thy valuation, of silver, five shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary, twenty gerahs for him. 17‘Only, the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou dost not allow to be redeemed, holy they are for the Word of God: their blood thou dost sprinkle on the altar according to the Word of God, and of their choice parts thou shalt burn, as a burnt-offering for a soothing aroma to Yehovah.
18And this flesh is thine: the breast of the wave-offering, and the right thigh, it is thine; 19all the contributions of the holy things which the sons of Israel lift up to Yehovah, are given to thee, and thy sons, and with thy daughters with thee, as a statute forever, a covenant of salt forever it is before Yehovah, to thee and to thy seed with thee.’
20And spoke Yehovah unto Aaron, ‘In the land thou dost not inherit, and a portion thou hast not in their midst: I am thy portion, and thy inheritance in the midst of the sons of Israel; 21and to the sons of Levi, behold, I hath given all the tenth parts in Israel for an inheritance in exchange for their service which they are carrying out for the Word of God, in their service in the sacred tabernacle at the appointed times.
22‘And the sons of Israel doth come no more near unto the sacred tabernacle at the appointed times, to bring forward iniquity, and die, 23and so the Levites themselves serve the Word of God, the service of the sacred tabernacle at the appointed seasons, and they shalt bring forward iniquity; a statute forever to thy generations, in the midst of the sons of Israel they hath no inheritance; 24for by the Word of God, the tenth parts of the sons of Israel which they lift up to Yehovah, their offerings, I hath given to the Levites for an inheritance; therefore I hath said of them, ‘among the sons of Israel they shalt have no inheritance.’
25And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 26‘And unto the Levites thou dost command; and thou shalt say unto them, ‘because ye shalt take on behalf of the Word of God, from the sons of Israel, by the Word of God, their tenth parts, which I hath given thee, from the Word of God, as thine inheritance, ye shalt offer up of it to Yehovah a tenth part of the tenth parts; 27and thy contribution hath been reckoned to thee as the corn from the threshing-floor, and as the fulness from the winepress. 28So therefore ye also doth lift up an offering to Yehovah from all thy tenth parts which ye receive on behalf of the Word of God from the sons of Israel; and ye shalt give from it to the Word of God a contribution, to Yehovah, to Aaron the high priest; 29 of all thy gifts ye doth offer up to the Word of God, all of the offerings to Yehovah; all of the choicest parts are for the Word of God, within My sacred sanctuary.
30‘And thou dost say unto them, when thou hast lifted up for the Word of God of the choice parts of it, then it hath been reckoned to the Levites, as the produce of a threshing-floor, and as the increase of a wine-press; 31and thou may eat by the Word of God of it all in thine homes, thou and thine households, for it is thy hire for thy service in the sacred tabernacle at the appointed times.
32And thou shalt bear no sin for it, in thine offering up to the Word of God of the best of it, because according to the Word of God thou art set apart of the sons of Israel, thou art not polluted, so thou shalt not die.
I could have omitted all of this chapter, as it relates to the tabernacle service, and to the Levites’ role therein. We currently have no tabernacle of God, and no Levites. I decided to translate it and include it anyway, as I expect the tabernacle (and my Father) to make an appearance when the elect are gathered from the earth to the mountains of Israel in early 2029.
We are told that all tenths are given to the Levites, and also told that they were instructed to offer a tenth of their tenths to God as their own offering for Him.
God claims the firstborn of all children and the firstborn of all animals too, but He allows the children to be redeemed by their family. Cows, lambs and goats though cannot be redeemed, they are holy to God. It’s not a bad deal, considering everything is His anyway
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses and Aaron, 2’This is the statute of the law that hath commanded Yehovah be spoken: command the sons of Israel to bring thee an unblemished red heifer that hath no defect and hath never been placed under a yoke. 3It shalt be consecrated to the Word of God, by the priest, and he shalt go forth according to the Word of God, to the outside of the camp and slaughter it according to the Word of God, in his presence.
4And shalt take the priest of some of its blood, on his finger, and sprinkle toward the front of the sacred tabernacle the blood, seven times. 5Then shalt be burned by the Word of God the heifer, in the sight of the Word of God. Its hide according to the Word of God, its flesh according to the Word of God, and its blood and its dung are to be burned. 6And shalt take the priest cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet dye and throw them into the midst of the burning heifer.
7Then he shalt wash his clothes, the priest, and bathe his flesh in water, and after that he may enter the camp, but shalt be unclean, the priest, until evening. 8The one who burns it according to the Word of God shalt wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in water, and shalt be unclean until evening.
9Then shalt be gathered up by a man who is clean, by the Word of God, the ashes of the heifer and ye doth store them outside the camp in a clean place. They shalt be for the congregation of the children of Israel for the service of the water of uncleanness, for purifying themselves of uncleanness. 10And shalt wash the man (who hast gathered by the Word of God the ashes of the heifer), by the Word of God, his clothes, and he shalt be unclean until evening. This shalt be to the children of Israel, and to the sojourner who dwells in their midst, a statute forever.
11Whoever touches any dead person’s body, that person shalt be unclean for seven days. 12He doth purify himself with the water on the third day and on the seventh day, then he shalt be clean. But if he doth not purify himself on the third day and seventh day, he shalt not be clean. 13Anyone who touches a dead person’s body and doth not purify himself, by the Word of God the sacred tabernacle of Yehovah he defiles. Cut off that person from Israel, because the water of uncleanness hath not been sprinkled on him, unclean he has become, and remains his uncleanness upon him.
14This is the law when a person dies in a tent. Everyone who enters into the tent, and everyone in the tent, shalt be uncleanfor seven days, 15and any open vessel with no cover fastenedon it is unclean.
16Anyone in the open field who touches someone who hathbeen killed by the sword, or hath died, or a bone of a person, or a grave, shalt be unclean for seven days.
17To take away the uncleanness, the ashes that were burnt for the purification of uncleanness, put upon them running water in a vessel.
18Then shalt be taken the hyssop, and dipped into the water by a person who is clean, and shalt sprinkle it on the tent, and upon all vessels, and on the people who were there, or on he who touched a bone, or the slain, or the dead, or a grave.
19And shalt sprinkle the clean upon the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day. And he shalt purify himself on the seventh day, and he shalt wash his clothes and bathe in water, and he shalt be clean in the evening. 20But if a person who is
unclean doth not purify himself, shalt be cut off that person from the assembly, because the Word of God, the sacred tabernacle of Yehovah he hath defiled. The water of uncleanness hath not been sprinkled on him; unclean he is.
21It shalt be a statute for them forever, he who sprinkles the water of purification shalt wash his clothes, and whoever touches the water of uncleanness shalt be unclean until evening. 22And whoever touches this unclean person doth become unclean, he who touched him shalt be unclean until evening.’
Again, most of this law is currently not in force, as there is no tabernacle and no priests. It is worth noting verses 14 and 15, should someone in your household suddenly die, as it affects your cleanness, and the cleanness of any open vessel. Verse 16 also has useful information. We can’t purify ourselves as instructed in this chapter, but making offerings whilst unclean should be avoided, whether in the tabernacle or in at your own altar.
1And spoke Yehovah unto Moses, saying, 2‘Command by the Word of God the sons of Israel, and speak unto them the Word of God, ‘My offerings, My food for My burnt offerings for a soothing aroma, ye dost take heed to offer them to Me at their appointed season’. 3And thou hast said to them, this is the burnt offering which ye dost offer to Yehovah: two lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones, daily, a continual burnt-offering. 4By the Word of God, the one lamb thou dost offer in the morning, and according to the Word of God, the second lamb thou dost offe in the evening; 5and a tenth of the ephah of flour for a grain offering, mixed with pressed olive oil, a fourth of the hin. 6A burnt-offering continually, which was instituted at mount Sinai, for a soothing aroma, a burnt offering to Yehovah. 7And thy drink offering, a fourth of the hin for one lamb; a holy pouring out, as an offering of strong drink to Yehovah. 8‘According to the Word of God, the second lamb thou dost offer in the evening; with the grain offering, as in the morning, and with its drink offering thou dost offer it, a burnt-offering, a soothing aroma to Yehovah.
These are the only offerings which my Father has not currently asked me to restore, either in my own life, or in my teachings. I did ask Him a little while ago whether He wanted me to instruct Sahfiq in Uganda to make daily offerings, and I used a coin flip to ascertain my Father’s desire, and He confirmed that daily offerings will not be restored until the exodus to the mountains of Israel in early 2029. I already knew He wouldn’t want it done at the moment, because of the Word, but I checked anyway. It would be too time-consuming and difficult for us to do currently, trapped in a modern Babylon.
We know it most definitely will be restored, because Daniel’s prophesy tells us that near the end, the lawless man (Putin) will act to stop it. This is mentioned in Daniel 8:11-14 and also in Daniel 12:11.
9‘And on each sabbath-day, two lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones, and two-tenth deals of flour as a grain offering, mixed with olive oil, and thy drink offering; 10this is the burnt-offering of the sabbath, every sabbath, besides the continual burntoffering and its drink offering.
11‘And in the beginnings of thy new moons ye dost bring near a burnt-offering to Yehovah: two bullocks, sons of the herd, and one ram, seven lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones.
12And three-tenth deals of flour, as a grain offering, mixed with olive oil, for the one bullock, and two-tenth deals of flour, a grain offering, mixed with oil, for the one ram; 13and a tenth deal of flour, as a grain offering, mixed with olive oil, for the one lamb; a burnt-offering, a soothing aroma, a burnt offering to Yehovah. 14And their drink offerings are a half of the hin to a bullock, and a third of the hin to a ram, and a fourth of the hin to a lamb, (all) of wine; this is the burnt-offering of every new moon, for the new moons of the year.
16‘And in the first moon, on the fourteenth day of the moon, is the passover of Yehovah; 17and on the fifteenth day of this moon is a festival, for seven days unleavened food is eaten. 18On the first day is an holy assembly, and for the whole (of the festival), business and labour, ye shalt not do. 19And ye shalt present a burnt offering, a burnt-offering to Yehovah: two bullocks, sons of the herd, and one ram, and seven lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones they should be; 20and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with olive oil, three-tenth deals for a bullock, and two-tenth deals for a ram ye dost offer; 21a tenth deal thou dost offer for one lamb, for the seven lambs.
23‘Apart from the burnt-offering of the morning, which is for the continual burnt-offering, ye shalt offer the Word of God these; 24ye shalt offer these daily, for seven days, the food of a burnt offering, a soothing aroma to Yehovah; besides the continual burnt-offering it is offered, and its drink offering; 25and on the seventh day a holy sacred assembly ye shalt hath, and in the whole (festival), business and labour ye shalt not do. 26‘And on the day of the first ripe fruits, in thy bringing near a new grain offering to Yehovah, during the seven days, a holy sacred assembly ye doth hath; and in the whole of it, ye must do no business or labour.
27And ye shalt present a burnt-offering for a soothing aroma to Yehovah: two bullocks, sons of the herd, one ram, seven lambs, sons of a year, 28and their grain offering, flour mixed with olive oil, three-tenth deals to the one bullock, two-tenth deals to the one ram, 29a tenth deal to the one lamb, for the seven lambs; 31apart from the continual burnt-offering and its grain offering ye doth prepare these, perfect ones they are to be, and their drink offerings.
During festivals, we make offerings, as noted above, and also we don’t do any of our usual work. As always, we offer as best we can with what is available given your own situation. I offer beef and lamb steaks together on festival days, one of each, plus I now offer kidneys or livers too, as I know my Father loves these choice parts of the animals. I offer two cakes, one for each type of animal. My small altar does become very full of offerings, but it works, and I am sure it produces a lovely soothing aroma for my Father in heaven, a real blessing to Him in these times.
Here, once again, it the blog post I wrote, with some videos on the offerings I make (this was before I added in the liver and kidneys, which I now include in every offering):
I will mention here something about new moon days. They are not Sabbath days, so work is allowed, but an offering is required. No other instructions are given in the book of the law. However, something is mentioned in Amos 8:5 that implies that buying and selling is not allowed on new moon days, or that people were not treating new moon days as God’s special days to mark a new month.
I will simply say that it is a special day, to be marked with an offering, and celebration, and whilst we mustn’t add to the laws of God, you do need to treat it as a special day.
1‘And in the seventh moon, on the first of the moon, a holy sacred assembly ye shalt hath, ye shalt do no business or labour; a day of blowing the blast of war it is to thee; 2and ye shalt offer a burnt-offering, for a soothing aroma to Yehovah: one bullock, a son of the herd, one ram, seven lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 3and their grain offerings, fine flour mixed with olive oil, three-tenth deals for the bullock, two-tenth deals for the ram, 4and one-tenth deal for one lamb, for the seven lambs; 6apart from the burnt-offering of the new moon, and its grain offering, and the continual burnt-offering, and its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinances, for a soothing aroma, a burnt offering to Yehovah.
This date is the festival of trumpets, mentioned in Leviticus 23:23-25. Above we are given a few more details as regards offerings, and told to sound the blast of war, ideally with a ram’s horn, but any loud instrument will suffice, the louder the better, as we celebrate God’s impending victory, and ours too, over evil.
7‘And on the tenth of the seventh moon a holy sacred assembly ye doth hath, and ye doth humble before the Word of God thy souls; all manner of work, ye shalt not do. 8And ye shalt present a burnt-offering to Yehovah, a soothing aroma, one bullock, a son of the herd, one ram, seven lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones they are from thee, 9and their grain offerings, fine flour mixed with olive oil, three-tenth deals for the bullock, twotenth deals for the one ram, 10a tenth deal for one lamb, for the seven lambs.
Verses 7-10 refer to the day of atonement, when we afflict ourselves from the end of the evening on the 9th day of this month through to the end of the evening of the 10th day, as noted in Leviticus 23:32. Verse 11 has been removed as it refers to sin offerings, which are no longer required thanks to the sacrifice of God’s son, Yahshua.
With all offering commands, as always, do the best that you can for your circumstances, it is the thought that counts at this time, as my Father knows we don’t have our own flocks and herds and lands.
12‘And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month a holy sacred assembly ye doth hath; and all manner of work or business ye shalt not do as ye celebrate a festival to Yehovah for seven days. 13And ye shalt bring near a burnt-offering, a fire offering, a soothing aroma for Yehovah; thirteen bullocks, sons of the herd, two rams, and fourteen lambs, sons of a year; perfect ones they are; 14and their grain offerings, fine flour mixed with olive oil, three-tenth deals to one bullock, for the thirteen bullocks, two-tenth deals to one ram, for the two rams, 15and a tenth deal to one lamb, for the fourteen lambs.
17‘And on the second day twelve bullocks, sons of the herd, two rams, fourteen lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 18and their grain offerings, and their drink offerings, for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the sheep, in their number, according to the ordinance.
20‘And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 21and their grain offerings, and their drink offerings, for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, in their number, according to the ordinance.
23‘And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 24their grain offerings, and their drink offerings, for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, in their number, according to the ordinance.
26‘And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 27and their grain offerings, and their drink offerings, for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, in their number, according to the ordinance.
29‘And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 30and their grain offerings, and their drink offerings, for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, in their number, according to the ordinance.
32‘And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 33and their grain offerings, and their drink offerings, for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, in their number, according to the ordinance.
35‘On the eighth day a sacred assembly ye shalt hath, all business and labour ye shalt not do, 36and ye hath brought near a burnt-offering, a fire-offering, a soothing aroma, to Yehovah; one bullock, one ram, seven lambs, sons of a year, perfect ones; 37their grain offerings, and their drink offerings, for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, in their number, according to the ordinance.
The seventh month is a busy month for special days and festivals, hardly surprising, given the revelation that my Father’s personal name is literally Seven (in Hebrew of course). Lots of offerings during the festival of tabernacles mentioned above, but the whole period is a holiday for us, so we should have plenty of time to make offerings, and to rest and reflect on Israel’s period with God, all in their tabernacles for forty years.
39‘These ye doth offer to Yehovah at the appointed festivals, (apart from thine vow offerings, and thine free-will offerings), for thine burnt-offerings, and for thine grain offerings, and for thine drink offerings, and for thine peace-offerings.’ 40And spoke Moses unto the sons of Israel everything that commanded Yehovah by the Word of God to Moses.
As well as the commanded festivals and special days, God welcomes offerings of thanks, or of peace, or burnt offerings to send Him a soothing aroma, at any time that you feel the desire.
1‘These are the statutes and the judgments which ye shalt give heed to do in the land which gives thee Yehovah, God of thy fathers, to possess it, all the days that ye doth live on the earth: 2ye doth utterly destroy by the Word of God all the places where served the nations which ye are dispossessing (according to the Word of God) by the Word of God, their gods, on the high mountains, and on the hills, and under every green tree; 3and ye shalt break down by the Word of God their altars, and break in pieces by the Word of God their sacred pillars, and their Asherah groves ye shalt burn with fire, and the graven images of their gods ye shalt cut down, and shalt destroy by the Word of God their name out of that place.
In these times we have not yet been given lands to possess, so now is not the time to be destroying mosques and synagogues and churches that follow man-made religions and false gods. My Father will destroy all such places in due course though. We should remove all graven images from our property and teach others of faith to do the same.
4‘Ye doth not do so to Yehovah thy God; 5but unto the place which Yehovah thy God doth choose out of all thy tribes to put by the Word of God His Name there, as His dwelling, there ye shalt seek Him, and thou dost go in thither, 6and hast brought in thither thy burnt-offerings, and thy sacrifices for the Word of God, and thy tenths for the Word of God, and the offerings of thine hand, and thy vowed offerings, and thy free-will offerings, and the firstlings of thy herd and of thy flock. 7And ye shalt eat there before Yehovah thy God, and doth rejoice in everything to which ye hath put thine hand, thou and thy households, with which Yehovah thy God hath blessed thee.
8‘Ye dost not do according to all that we are doing here today, each man all that is right in his own eyes, 9for ye hath not come in yet unto the rest, and unto the inheritance, which Yehovah thy God is giving to thee.
We have not yet come in unto our inheritance, the whole of the earth, nor has the second exodus to the mountains of Israel yet begun, so for now we are expected to make out offerings where we live, as best we can. Remember that God has placed His spirit into those baptised into the Lord Yahshua, so we are His temple now (1 Corinthians 6:19). Therefore, my Father is present in spirit when we make offerings to Him, and He welcomes and enjoys such offerings from those who love Him and keep His commands.
10When ye hath crossed over by the Word of God the Jordan, and hath dwelt in the land which Yehovah thy God is giving thee to inherit according to the Word of God, and He hath given rest to thee from all thine enemies round about, and ye hath dwelt confidently, 11‘and it shalt be, the place which doth choose Yehovah thy God for His name to dwell there, thither ye doth bring by the Word of God all that which I am commanding thee according to the Word of God, thy burnt-offerings, and thy sacrifices, thy tenths, and the offerings of thine hand, and all the choice vow offerings, which ye doth vow to Yehovah; 12and ye shalt rejoice before Yehovah thy God, thou and thy sons, and thy daughters, and thy male slaves, and thy female slaves, and the Levite who is within thy gates, for he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee.
Instructions will be provided after 7th September 2032 on the locations where offerings will be made, so I won’t comment or speculate at this time. I expect the priesthood to be reinstated, so I think the whole world will be like the promised land was when Israel were given it.
13‘Take heed to thee, lest thou offer thy burnt-offerings in any place which thou dost see, 14except in the place which Yehovah doth choose in one of thy tribes, there thou dost offer thy burnt-offerings, and there thou shalt do all that which I am commanding thee.
Judaists struggle to make offerings, as they don’t have the Holy Spirit, and they don’t recognise that God’s people are scattered throughout the world now, grafted in to Israel through the blood of Yahshua. They still wait in vain for a temple which won’t come, and any temple that appears in Israel will be the work of Satan in these times. Look for the altar to be of hewn stones when it appears, contrary to my Father’s laws (Exodus 20:25).
15‘Surely, with all the desire of thy soul thou dost slaughter to eat, and hast eaten flesh according to the blessing of Yehovah thy God which He hath given to thee, in thy gates; the unclean and the clean doth eat it, as like the glory of the stag.
16‘Only, the blood ye dost not eat, on the earth thou dost pour it as water; 17thou art not able to eat within thy gates the tenths of thy corn, and of thy new wine, and thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herd and of thy flock, and any of thy vow offerings which thou hast vowed, and thy free-will offerings, and the offerings of thy hand. 18But before Yehovah thy God thou dost eat it, in the place which Yehovah thy God doth choose, thou and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy male slave, and thy female slave, and the Levite who is within thy gates, and thou dost rejoice before Yehovah thy God in everything to which thou dost put thy hand. 19Take heed to thee lest thou forsake the Word of God regarding the Levite all thy days in thy land.
My Father gives us permission to eat clean animals as we desire. We can also currently eat offerings made as part of a vow, or freewill offerings, where we live, because we have not yet inherited the earth.
20‘When doth enlarge Yehovah thy God by the Word of God thy border, as He hath promised thee, and thou hast said, ‘let me eat flesh’ for thy soul desires to eat flesh, then as all the desire of thy soul, thou dost eat flesh. 21‘When the place is far from thee which Yehovah thy God doth choose to put His name there, then thou dost slaughter to eat of thy herd and of thy flock which Yehovah hath given to thee, as I hath commanded thee, and hast eaten within thy gates, of all the desire of thy soul.
22Indeed, as thou dost eat for the Word of God, for His glory, according to the Word of God as a stag dost thou eat it; the unclean and the clean doth alike eat it.
23‘Only, be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and thou dost not eat the life with the flesh; 24thou dost not eat it, on the earth thou dost pour it as water; 25thou dost not eat it, in order that it may be well with thee, and with thy sons after thee, when thou dost that which is right in the eyes of Yehovah. 26‘Only, thy sacred offerings which thou hast, and thy vow offerings, thou dost take up, and hast gone in unto the place which Yehovah doth choose.
We are reminded not to eat blood at all. Otherwise we can eat clean animal flesh in our homes, and currently we are able to make sacred offerings wherever we live, as my Father has chosen to place His Holy Spirit within us.
27And thou hast made thy burnt-offerings, the flesh and the blood, on the altar of Yehovah thy God; and the blood of thy sacrifices is poured out by the altar of Yehovah thy God, and the flesh shalt be eaten.
28Give heed to and obey the Word of God, all these words which I am commanding thee, in order that it may be well with thee and with thy sons after thee, for time everlasting, when thou dost that which is good and right in the eyes of Yehovah thy God.
29‘When cuts off Yehovah thy God by the Word of God the nations whither thou art going in to dispossess them, according to the Word of God from thy presence, and thou hast dispossessed them with the Word of God, and hast dwelt in their land, 30take heed to thyselves, lest thou be snared after, them, after their being destroyed out of thy presence, and lest thou enquire about their gods, saying, ‘how did these nations serve by the Word of God their gods, and I shalt also do so’.
31Thou dost not do so to Yehovah thy God; for every abomination of Yehovah which He is hating they hath done for their gods, for even not by the Word of God their sons, and not according to the Word of God, their daughters, they hast burnt with fire to their gods.
32 By the Word of God, everything I speak, all that which I am commanding thee by the Word of God, according to the Word of God give heed so to do; thou dost not add unto it, nor subtract from it.
We are promised that things will be well with us and our families for time everlasting if we live our lives in loving and faithful obedience to God, only possible by being baptised into Yahshua, who died to destroy sin, which is lawlessness (1 John 3:1-10). Most importantly, we must not be enticed by other gods, by heathen ways, because they used to burn their children to those gods, whilst these days they tear the babies from the womb before they even have a chance of life, in self-worship. The babies will enjoy eternal life with God however, most of the mothers will not.
22‘Thy tenths, give thy tenths for the Word of God, of all the produce of thy seed which the field is bringing forth year by year; 23and thou dost eat before Yehovah thy God, in the place where He doth choose to cause His name to tabernacle, the tenths of thy corn, of thy new wine, and of thine oil, and the first-born of thy herd, and of thy flock, so that thou dost learn to fear the Word of God, Yehovah thy God, all thy days.
24‘And if the way is too far for thee, that thou art not able to carry it, when the place is too far off from thee, which Yehovah thy God doth choose to put His name there, when Yehovah thy God doth bless thee; 25then thou dost exchange it for money, and hast bound up the money in thy hand, and hast gone unto the place upon which Yehovah thy God doth choose; 26and thou hast given the money for anything which thy soul desires, for oxen, and for sheep, and for wine, and for strong drink, and for anything which thy soul asks, and it shalt be eaten there before Yehovah thy God, and thou dost rejoice, thou and thy house.
27As to the Levite who is within thy gates, thou dost not forsake him, for he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee. 28‘Three times each year thou dost bring out by the Word of God all the tenths of thy produce in that year, and dost place itm,at the court of the sacred tabernacle; 29and gathered it hath the Levite (for he hath no part and inheritance with thee), and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within thy gates, and they hath eaten, and been satisfied, so that Yehovah thy God doth bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou dost.
There are currently no Levites to receive tenths on behalf of God. Also, most of us don’t have flocks, herds and produce from the fields and vines and trees. So, we do the best we can, to avoid robbing my Father of the tenths.
We can help the fatherless, the widows, the poor and needy, the afflicted and the sojourners, and this is what I do, by helping people in Uganda, Kenya and in Morocco. this is what I do, by helping people in Uganda, Kenya and in Morocco. You can also help people locally if you wish, the homeless for example. Avoid giving money to any church, that is robbing God. Although the command is to give the tenths three times a year, we are able to do good by giving tenths at any time of the year, and if you have wealth accrued in years when you were not tithing, you may choose to dip into that and use if for good, laying up treasure in heaven is always preferable to placing trust in earthly wealth. Be assured your good deeds will be noticed by my Father, and He will bless you greatly in these times, and for eternity.
19‘Every firstling that is born in thy herd and in thy flock, the male thou dost sanctify to Yehovah thy God; thou dost not work with the firstling of thine ox, nor shear the firstling of thy flock.
20Before Yehovah thy God thou dost burn it each year, throughout the year, in the place which Yehovah doth choose, thou and thy household.
21‘And if there is in it a blemish, or it is lame, or blind, or any bad blemish, thou dost not sacrifice it to Yehovah thy God; 22within thy gates thou dost eat it, because it is ritually unclean, but for thee it is as clean as a glorious deer. 23Only, by the Word of God, its blood thou dost not eat; on the earth thou dost pour it as water.
Exodus 34 told us that the firstborn of animals belongs to my Father, and the verses above confirm that and provide some more detail. Such animals are not allowed to be worked nor shorn.
However, if the animal is blemished in some way, it is not to be sacrificed to God, but it may still be eaten by the animal’s owner, but not the blood of course, that has to be poured away.
1‘Give heed to the Word of God, in the month of Abib thou dost keep the passover to Yehovah thy God, for in the month of Abib hath Yehovah thy God brought thee out of Egypt by night. 2Thou hast sacrificed a passover to Yehovah thy God, of the flock, or of the herd, in the place which Yehovah doth choose to cause His name to dwell there.
3‘Thou dost not eat with it any leavened bread, seven days thoudost eat therefore unleavened bread, the bread of affliction; for in haste thou hast come out of the land of Egypt; so that thou dost remember the Word of God, the day of thy coming out of the land of Egypt, all the days of thy life; 4and there is not seen with thee leaven in all thy property for seven days, and there doth not remain overnight any of the flesh which thou dost sacrifice at evening on the first day, until morning.
5‘Thou art not able to sacrifice by the Word of God the passover within any of thy towns which Yehovah thy God is giving to thee, 6except at the place which Yehovah thy God doth choose to cause His name to dwell, there thou dost sacrifice to the Word of God the passover in the evening, at the going down of the sun, the time of thy coming out of Egypt; 7and thou dost cook and eat in the place on which Yehovah thy God doth choose at the turn of the day, in the morning thou dost go to His sacred Tabernacle. 8Six days thou dost eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day is a sacred assembly to Yehovah thy God. Thou dost not do thine occupations.
The verses above cover the passover evening and the festival of unleavened bread, and these days are also covered in Numbers 28:16-25 and Leviticus 23: 4-7.
Passover evening is on the 14th day of the first month Abib. At twilight a lamb or goat is to be roasted and eaten in haste, with your shoes on, in remembrance of the passover itself in Egypt. It is useful to look at the original instructions for that night, as the subsequent passover memorial evenings mirror what took place in Egypt, so here is Exodus 12:1-20:
1And Yehovah spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, in the land of Egypt, saying, 2‘This month is to thee the chief of months, it is the first to thee of the months of the year; 3speak ye unto all the company of Israel, saying, In the tenth of this month they take to them each man a lamb for the house of the fathers, a lamb for a house. 4‘(And if the household be too few for a lamb, then hath he taken, he and his neighbour who is near unto his house, for the number of persons, each according to his eating ye do count for the lamb,) 5a lamb, a perfect one, a male, a son of a year, let be to thee; from the sheep or from the goats ye dost take it. 6‘And it hath become a charge to thee, until the fourteenth day of this month, and the whole assembly of the company of Israel have slaughtered it between the evenings; 7and they have taken of the blood, and have put on the two side-posts, and on the lintel over the houses in which they eat it. 8‘And they have eaten the flesh in this night, roast with fire; with unleavened things and bitters they do eat it; 9ye do not eat of it raw, or boiled at all in water, but roast with fire, its head with its legs, and with its innards; 10and ye dost not leave of it till morning, and that which is remaining of it till morning with fire ye do burn. 11‘And thus ye do eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and ye have eaten it in haste; it is Yehovah’s passover, 12and I have passed over through the land of Egypt during this night, and have smitten every first-born in the land of Egypt, from man even unto beast, and on all the gods of Egypt I do judgments; I am Yehovah. 13‘And the blood hath become a sign for thee on the houses where ye are, and I have seen the blood, and have passed over thee, and a plague is not on thee for destruction in My smiting in the land of Egypt.
14‘And this day hath become to thee a memorial, and ye have kept it a feast to Yehovah to your generations; a statute forever; ye keep it a feast. 15Seven days ye eat unleavened things; only, in the first day ye cause leaven to cease out of thy houses; for any one eating anything fermented from the first day till the seventh day, even that person hath been cut off from Israel. 16‘And in the first day is a holy assembly, and in the seventh day ye have a holy assembly; any work is not done in them, only that which is eaten by any person, it alone is done by thee, 17and ye have observed the unleavened things, for in this self-same day I have brought out your host from the land of Egypt, and ye have observed this day to your generations, a statute age-during. 18‘In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, ye do eat unleavened things until the one and twentieth day of the month, at evening; 19seven days leaven is not found in your houses, for anyone eating anything fermented, that person hath been cut off from the company of Israel, among the sojourners or among the natives of the land; 20anything fermented ye dost not eat, in all your dwellings ye do eat unleavened things.’
So, you may be surprised to read that the passover sacrifice may be of the flock or of the herd? Either a lamb of the sheep or of the goats may be used. If you do use a whole animal, ideally you should collect it from the farmer on the 10th of the month, ready for sacrifice on the evening of the 14th, but if you are using a steak, this is not relevant.
We don’t need to put the blood on our door-posts, that was only required for the actual passover itself. We do need to roast it with fire though, just after twilight has begun and the sun has gone down, and eat it as described above on that evening, with our shoes in, and with bitter herbs and unleavened bread, and none of it is allowed to be eaten on the following day.
Before passover evening you should ensure that all leavened items are removed from your property. Please note this does not include wine, it is not leavened, and it is required for Sabbath day offerings. More modern food items have leaven in them than you may think, so please check the list of ingredients. These leavened items must not be on your property for the following seven days, the festival of unleavened bread. Anyone that eats leavened food during this festival has sinned, and we are told the punishment is death (cut off from the midst of the people).
Days one and seven of the festival of unleavened bread are both Sabbath days, and we are commanded to hold sacred assemblies on those days, the 15th and 22nd of the month. The whole festival is a period when we are not to do our normal work or business, as it’s a holy period of celebration of the power and glory of our God.
Finally, we are told in Leviticus 23 to make an offering each day to my Father, a burnt offering on the altar. Numbers 28:16-25 provides details of the offerings, but we don’t need to make a sin offering in these times, as Yahshua’s sacrifice was sufficient. If you able to offer some lamb, some beef and also some goat, that would be ideal, but please do the best that you can. I offered a lamb steak and a beef steak for the festival. Also, we need to offer a grain offering and a drink offering for each type of animal we offer. So I made two cakes, one for the lamb, one for the beef, and a full cup of wine to cover both animals. As always, it’s the spirit of the law that’s important in these times, rather than the letter of the law, we do the best we can, trapped in a global Babylon.
The offerings are required at your homes, or some other place you choose nearby if necessary, as has been mentioned before, God has chosen to place His Holy Spirit within our bodies, we are His temples now (1 Corinthians 6:19).
9‘Seven times seven days thou dost number to thee; from the beginning of the sickle being put among the standing corn thou dost begin to number seven sevens, 10and thou dost keep the feast of sevens to Yehovah thy God, from thine abundance, a free-will offering of thy hand, which thou dost give, of that with which Yehovah thy God doth bless thee. 11And thou dost rejoice before Yehovah thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy male slave, and thy female slave, and the Levite who is within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in thy midst, in the place which Yehovah thy God doth choose to cause His name to tabernacle there. 12Thou dost remember that a slave thou hast been in Egypt, and thou shalt give heed to and keep the Word of God, and these statutes.
The festival of sevens, and the dates to use currently, were explained back in Leviticus 23, so I won’t repeat that here.
13‘The feast of tabernacles thou dost observe for seven days, in thine in-gathering of thy threshing-floor, and of thy wine-vat; 14and thou dost rejoice throughout thy festivals, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy male slave, and thy female slave, and the Levite, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within thy gates. 15Seven days thou dost hath a festival before Yehovah thy God, in the place which Yehovah doth choose, for Yehovah thy God doth bless thee in all thine produce, and in every work of thy hands, and shalt surely cause thee to rejoice.
The festival of tabernacles is explained in Numbers 29 and in Leviticus 23, with details of offerings required, the requirement to dwell in a booth or tabernacle of some kind, and to collect some leafy branches of certain trees, as best you can, to celebrate the growth my Father has blessed you with during the season. My next door neighours have a palm tree, so I am going to ask for a branch or two with the leaves.
16‘Three times in a year doth every one of thy males appear by the Word of God before Yehovah thy God in the place which He doth choose, in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of sevens, and in the feast of tabernacles; and they dost not appear by the Word of God before Yehovah empty-handed; 17each man shalt offer gifts of his hands, according to the blessing of Yehovah thy God, which He hath given to thee.
These are the three important holy festivals of God each year, and we are told to make offerings generously, to reflect His blessings upon us during the year.
18‘Judges and officers thou dost appoint for thee within all thy gates which Yehovah thy God is giving to thee, for thy tribes; and they doth judge, by the Word of God, the people, with righteous judgment.
19Thou dost not turn aside judgment; thou dost not respect persons, nor take a bribe, for the bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and overthrows the words of righteous 20justice. Justice thou dost pursue, so that thou may live, and doth possess by the Word of God the land which Yehovah thy God is giving to thee.
We will eventually appoint judges all over the world, and they will judge justly, as the Lord Yahshua did, mentioned in John 5:30 and John 7:24. We judge according to my Father’s righteous laws, and in doing so we do not respect persons, whether rich or poor, and of course we never accept a bribe. In these times, it is our duty as watchmen to warn the world, and to call them to faithful righteousness, because their blood will be on our hands if we don’t (Ezekiel 33). We should be righteous ourselves, but it is not self-righteousness, we are righteous thanks to the Holy Spirit and through faithful obedience to God. But we are to be righteous in our lives, obeying the laws.
21‘Thou dost not establish for thyself any Asherah images, nor any trees, near the altar of Yehovah thy God, which thou dost make for thyself, 22and thou dost not raise up to thee any sacred pillars, which Yehovah thy God doth hate.
Trees were planted as a tribute to other gods, so we must avoid that. I have some trees in my garden, they are just old trees, they do not present any problem to my altar location near the house. If your whole garden is small, and there is a big tree in the middle of it, you would still be fine having an altar nearby, because you didn’t establish the tree for any other gods. Sacred pillars were used in worshipping other gods, but we don’t do that, we just use our altars.
1‘Thou dost not sacrifice to Yehovah thy God an ox or sheep in which there is a blemish, any bad flaw; for it is an abomination to Yehovah thy God.
This law applies if you are using whole animals, and you can check to ensure it has no flaws or blemishes. Obviously this is more difficult to do when you are stuck in global Babylon and using store-bought steaks instead.
However, I have discarded a steak or two as they looked a bit ‘off’. Even if they smell a bit off, discard them. Common sense applies, as long as you have done your best to offer clean animals, that have been in a healthy way, and not treated with cruelty, and the steak or other piece of meat looks fine, then you have satisfied this law, in the current circumstances.
2‘When there is found among thee anyone in thy midst, in one of thy cities which Yehovah thy God is giving to thee, a man or a woman who doth cause the Word of God to be afflicted, in the sight of Yehovah thy God by transgressing His covenant, m3and he doth go and serve other gods, and doth worship them, or the sun, or to the moon, or any of the host of the heavens, which I hath commanded not to do, 4and it hath been declared to thee, and thou hast heard of it, and hast searched diligently, and behold, it is true and certain, that this abomination hath been done in Israel.
5‘Then thou hast brought forth to the Word of God that man,or to the Word of God that woman, who hath caused the Word of God to speak of this evil within thy gates, by the Word of God, the man, or by the Word of God, the woman, they shalt be stoned, thou shalt stone them, so that they die.
There are many ways to afflict the Word of God, but primarily it is by transgressing His covenants and disobeying His laws, and turning away from God towards other (false) gods.
We are instructed to act wisely and diligently, and once we have established that such evil has taken place then we are commanded to stone the guilty man or woman to death. We simply can’t allow such evil to fester in our nations and risk others being led astray.
1‘No man with genitals wounded by crushing or severing shalt enter into the assembly of Yehovah. 2A mongrel person doth not enter into the assembly of Yehovah; even to the tenth generation of his, they doth not enter into the assembly of Yehovah.
These days, the only way to the assembly of my Father is through the blood of the Lord Yahshua, and entry is open to all-comers, so these two verses are no longer applicable.
3‘An Ammonite and a Moabite doth not enter into the assembly of Yehovah; even to the tenth generation of them, they doth not enter into the assembly of Yehovah, forever; 4because that they did not come before thee according to the Word of God with bread and with water in the way, in thy coming out from Egypt, and because they hath hired against the Word of God, Balaam son of Beor, of Pethor of AramNaharaim, to curse thee. 5And Yehovah thy God hath not been willing to listen to Balaam, and Yehovah thy God doth turn for thee by the Word of God the cursing to a blessing, because Yehovah thy God doth love thee. 6Thou dost not care for their peace and their prosperity all thy days, forever.
We would find it difficult in these times to identify a Moabite, but as with verses 1 and 2, the offer of salvation through the blood of the messiah Yahshua is open to every human, no matter the behaviour of their ancestors towards Israel.
10‘When there is amongst thee a man who is not clean, from an accident at night, then he hath gone out unto the outside of the camp, he doth not come in unto the midst of the camp, 11and it shalt be, in the evening, he doth bathe with water, and at the going down of the sun he doth come in unto the midst of the camp.
We aren’t currently camped in the wilderness, but in early 2029 a large number of us will be, as the elect are gathered for the second exodus. I expect that my Father will join us there, and this law on cleanliness will apply when we are encamped in the mountains of Israel.
12‘And a place thou hast at the outside of the camp, and thou dost go out there, 13and a tent peg thou hast among thy equipment, and it hath been, in thy sitting down outside, that thou hast digged with it, and returned back, having hidden ,from the Word of God thy excrement; 14for Yehovah thy God ism walking up and down in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give thine enemies before thee, and thou shalt keep thy
camp holy, so that He doth not see in thee anything shameful, and doth turn away from thee.
Again, this will apply if my Father joins us on the second exodus, which I hope He will. I try not to worry about such things as lack of toilet paper, as I know God will provide something suitable, as well as food and accommodation. For those who are blessed to be there, I am sure it will be a fantastic experience, away from the tribulations affecting other saints.
17‘There is not to be a prostitute among the daughters of Israel, nor is there to be a prostitute among the sons of Israel. 18Thou dost not bring the wages of a whore, or the hire of a male whore into the house of Yehovah thy God, for any vow; for the abomination of Yehovah thy God are even both of them.
Prostitution is a sin amongst God’s people, as we are commanded here. God does not want anything to do with money earned by such people either, as they are an abomination to Him.
21‘When thou dost vow a vow to Yehovah thy God, thou dost not delay to perform it; for Yehovah thy God doth certainly require it from thee, and it shalt be sin to thee. 22‘But when thou dost not vow, it is not to thee a sin. 23That which has gone from thy lips thou dost keep, and dost perform, as thou hast vowed to Yehovah thy God voluntarily, which thou hast spoken with thy mouth.
My work on these laws is something I vowed to my Father that I would do in the spring of 2019, so it is pleasing to have nearly completed the task, with just a few more chapters left to explain.
It is best to be very careful with making vows to God, as an example we can consider the story of Jephthah and his daughter in Judges 11, where his daughter was inadvertently consecrated to God for the rest of her life, as a virgin, with no husband or children, as her father had vowed carelessly.
1‘And it shalt be, when thou dost come in unto the land which Yehovah thy God is giving to thee as an inheritance, and thou hast possessed it, and dwelt in it, 2that thou dost take of then first of all the fruits of the land which thou dost bring in out of thy land which Yehovah thy God is giving to thee as an inheritance, and thou hast possessed it, and dwelt in it, 2that thou dost take of the first of all the fruits of the land which thou dost bring in out of thy land which Yehovah thy God is giving to thee, and dost put it in a basket, and thou shalt go unto the place which Yehovah thy God doth choose to cause His name to tabernacle there.
3‘And thou dost go in unto he who is the priest in those days, and dost say unto him, ‘I declare today to Yehovah our God, that I hath come in unto the land which Yehovah hath sworn to our fathers to give to us’. 4And the priest shalt take the basket out of thy hand, and doth place it before the altar of Yehovah thy God.
5And thou dost testify and say before Yehovah thy God, ‘an Aramaean about to perish was my father, and he went down to Egypt, and was a sojourner there with few men, and hast become there a nation, great, mighty, and numerous. 6And the Egyptians did us evil, and afflicted us, and put on us hard labour; 7and we cried unto Yehovah, God of our fathers, and Yehovah, by the Word of God, heard our voice, and did consider, the Word of God, our affliction, and according to the Word of God, our labour, and according to the Word of God, our oppression.
8And Yehovah brought us out from Egypt, by His mighty hand, and by His stretched-out arm, and by great terror, and by signs, and by wonders, 9and he brought us in unto this place, and gave to us by the Word of God this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
10‘And now, behold, I hath brought in for the Word of God the mbest of the fruits of the land which thou hast given to me, O Yehovah’; and thou dost place it before Yehovah thy God, and worship before Yehovah thy God, 11and thou shalt rejoice in all the good which Yehovah thy God hath given to thee, and to thy house, thou, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is in thy midst.
12‘When thou hast finished giving the tenth part to the Word of God, of everything, giving the tenth of thine crops each year, in the third part of each year thou dost give the tenth part, and thou dost give it to the Levite, to the sojourner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, and they shalt eat within thy gates, and shalt be satisfied, 13and thou dost say before Yehovah thy God, ‘I hath removed the sacred portion out of the house, and indeed hath given it to the Levite, and to the sojourner, and to the orphan, and to the widow, according to all Thy commands which Thou hast commanded me; I hath not transgressed Thy commands, nor hath I forgotten them.
14 I hath not eaten any of it in wickedness, nor hath I removed any of it for any impure thing, nor hath I devoted any of it for the dead; I hath heard and obeyed the voice of Yehovah my God; I hath done according to all that Thou hast commanded me.
15Look from Thy holy dwelling place in heaven, and bless by the Word of God Thy people, by the Word of God (bless) Israel, and according to the Word of God (bless) the land which Thou hast given to us, as Thou hast sworn to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.’
16This day Yehovah thy God doth command thee to attend to,the Word of God, these statutes and from the Word of God, these judgments, thou dost give heed to do according to the, Word of God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
17By the Word of God, Yehovah hast told thee today He will bethy God, and ye are to walk in His ways, and to keep His statutes, and His commands, and His judgments, and ye shalt obey His voice.
18‘And Yehovah hath told thee today ye shalt be His people, a treasured possession, and so He hath told thee to keep all His commands; 19so as to make thee uppermost above all the nations whom He hath made, for His praise, and for His name, and for His glory, and for thy being a holy people to Yehovah thy God, as He hath spoken.
This law is included because of the importance of tenths. Other bad translations mention that tenths should be given every three years, which is ridiculous, as priests and sojourners and widows and orphans would have died without food throughout the year. The correct translation is three times a year, at the three big festivals when all of the men of Israel would appear before God, as commanded in Exodus 23: 14-17.
We are not commanded to give tenths to modern day pastors, but if you choose to do so, it is not sin, but it may be a waste of money or produce if that pastor is preaching a false gospel and is not teaching and adhering to all of God’s laws. I don’t and won’t ever ask for tenths to be given to me, but I am helping a number of villages in Uganda via a local man I have supported and have been teaching. So, help your local community first and foremost, to honour God and love thy neighbours, but if you want to help genuine needy people, with so many orphans, please let me know and I will put you in touch with my man in Uganda, and you can deal with him directly.
The verses above also testify to the story of Israel and God’s promises to them, and the importance of heeding His Word and obeying His laws and statutes to remain blessed by Him. Thankfully He has remembered those promises as we reach these times of sorrows, and will in due course rescue 144,000 men from the worldwide Babylon, together with their families I expect, and place them safely in the mountains of Israel, where we hope He will join us.
My spine shivers somewhat when I consider that I linked to this chapter in my first ever blog post, back in May 2018, just eight months after my baptism and way before I had any calling to write the Book of the Law and these explanations, as I gave my first warning cry to my nation.
1These are the words of the covenant which hath commanded Yehovah by the Word of God to Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant mwhich He made with them in Horeb.
2And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, ‘Thou hast seen the Word of God, all that which Yehovah hast done before thine eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land; 3the great trials which thine eyes hath seen, the signs, and those great wonders.
4And before Yehovah hath given to thee a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, until this day, 5and ye were led by the Word of God for forty years in the wilderness; thy garments hath not worn away from off thee, and thy shoes hath not worn away from off thy foot.
6Bread thou hast not eaten, and wine and strong drink thou hast not drunk, so that thou dost know that I am Yehovah, thy God.
7‘And when ye came in unto this place, and Sihon king of Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, hath come out to meet us, to battle, and we smote them, 8and taken by the Word of God mwas their land, and given for an inheritance to the tribe of Reuben, and to the tribe of Gad, and to the half of the tribe of Manasseh; 9and so give heed to the Word of God, the words of this covenant, and do them according to the Word of God, so that ye may be prudent by the Word of God in all that ye do. 10‘Ye are standing today, all of thee, before Yehovah thy God,m the heads of thy tribes, thy elders, and thy officers, every man of Israel; 11thy infants, thy wives, and the sojourner who is in the midst of thy camps, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water, 12as thou dost cross over into the covenant of Yehovah thy God, through this oath which Yehovah thy God is making with thee today; 13that ye are established through the Word of God today, to Him, for a people, and that He is thy God, as He hath spoken to thee, and as He hath sworn to thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
14‘And not with thee alone am I making by the Word of God this covenant and from the Word of God, this oath; 15but by the Word of God with those who art here with us, standing today before Yehovah our God, but with those who art not herem with us today.
16For ye hath known by the Word of God how ye dwelt in the land of Egypt, and that according to the Word of God we passed through the midst of the nations which ye hath passed by; 17and ye saw by the Word of God, their abominations, and according to the Word of God their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were with them.
18Beware lest there be among thee a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart doth turn away today from Yehovah our God, from walking with and serving the Word of God, the God of thy nation, lest there be in thee a root bearing poison and, bitterness.
19‘And it shalt be, in thine hearing the Word of God, the words of this oath, and thou hath blessed thyself in thy heart, saying, ‘I hath peace, though in the stubbornness of my heart I walk’, and thou hast turned from being watered, by the Word of God, into thirst.
20Not willing is Yehovah to forgive thee, for then doth the smoke pour from the nostrils of Yehovah, and His zeal shalt be against that man, and laid on him shalt be all the oaths which are written in this book, and shalt blot out Yehovah by the Word of God thy name from under the heavens, 21and shalt remove Yehovah, thee, for thine evil, out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the oaths of the covenant which are written in this book of the law.
22‘And so would say the latter generation of thy sons who rise after thee, and the stranger who hast come in from a land afar off, when they hath seen the Word of God, the slaughter in the land from Him, according to the Word of God, and the diseases to weaken them, Yehovah hath laid on it.
23With brimstone and salt is the whole land burnt, it is not sown, nor doth it bear growth, nor doth there grow on it any grass, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, which Yehovah overthrew, with the burning heat of His nostrils.
24And all the nations hath said, ‘wherefore hath Yehovah done thus to this land? Whatever is this burning heat of His nostrils? 25‘And they hath said, ‘because that they hath forsaken the Word of God, the covenant of Yehovah, God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out according to the Word of God of the land of Egypt, 26and they went and served other gods, and bowed themselves to them, gods which they hath not known, and which He hath not given to them; 27and burned hot did the nostrils of Yehovah against that land, to bring in on it by the Word of God all of the curses that are written in this book.
28And they hath been rooted out by Yehovah from off their land by the burning anger of His nostrils, and in fury, and in great wrath, and He hath cast them unto another land, as at this day.
29‘The things hidden hath Yehovah our God revealed to us and to our sons, so that for everlasting we shalt observe to do the Word of God, all the words of this law.
Will the world recognise that certain nations are already suffering more in these times of sorrows than others? The two nations most badly affected by the fake virus issues, as well as other matters, are Israel and Britain, two nations who have largely turned away from their God, although many still practice man-made religions in Judaism and Christianity.
Eventually the world and all humans will grasp what is happening as the next eleven years pass, but for many it will not change their beliefs or their stubbornness. No one will be able to say they weren’t warned though, and neither could Israel claim ignorance in ancient times. Satan and his demons are still hard at work now, as they were then, sadly. But their days are numbered too.
9And so Moses wrote the Word of God, this law, and gave it unto the priests, the sons of Levi, those bearing the Word of God and the ark of the covenant of Yehovah, and unto all the elders of Israel, 10and Moses commanded them according to the Word of God, saying, ‘At the end of seven years, in the appointed time, the year of release, at the feast of tabernacles, 11in the coming in of all Israel to regard the Word of God, in the presence of Yehovah thy God in the place which He chooses, thou dost proclaim the Word of God, this law, before all Israel, in their hearing.
12‘Assemble by the Word of God all of the nation, the men, and the women, and thy little ones, and the sojourner who is within thy gates, so that they may hear, and so that they doth learn, and they shalt fear the Word of God, Yehovah thy God, and give heed to observe to do the Word of God, all the words of this law.
As I write these words and consider the work and life of Moses, I am very grateful indeed to have been begotten by my Father with my own work to do for Him in these times, which has included writing the Book of the Law and these teachings about them. I am also reminded of Ezra the scribe doing the same in his time, and the way that Israel was transformed by re-learning the laws it had forgotten.
All things will be restored in the years ahead, by me, with God’s assistance, but that alone will be too light a task for me, so I will also be a light to the nations, like my brother Yahshua.
In February 2019 I made a vow to God to undertake this work, not knowing how I would do it, as it seemed to be a colossal task, too great for one man who was still a child in his faith. But little did I know then what lay ahead for me, and the Word of God taught me, and the Holy Spirit and my Father kept me going during the difficult days and months.
Now I await the next stage of my work, and look forward to blessing those in the world with ears to hear and eyes to see the truth and the light. I pray that my work is a great blessing to my Father and the Lord Yahshua and all the saints and our forefathers in heaven.