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Friday, January 18 2013

Leviticus: The Prophecies Of Christianity

"That Rock was Christ"

The Hebrew names for the Book of Genesis and the Book of Exodus are based on the first word of each Book (see Genesis: In The Beginning and Exodus: The Way Home). So too the Hebrew name for the Book of Leviticus, which means He called - from the first word (translated as "And the LORD called") of the Book.

"1:1 And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation" (Leviticus 1:1 KJV)

The English word "Leviticus" is derived from a Greek word that meant pertaining to the Levites. The Levites were one of the tribes of Israel (see Are Levites 'Jews'?), who were chosen, after the Exodus, to serve as the ministry (see The Origin Of The Levite Priesthood) of the LORD's nation of Israel (see A Biography Of Jacob: When Jacob Became Israel).

It was "the LORD God" (see The Kingdom Of The LORD God) Who delivered the Israelites in the Exodus (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Exodus). The LORD God was later born as Jesus Christ (see also What Does Word of God Mean To You?). Notice carefully, as the apostle Paul stated in the New Testament, that everything that the LORD did in that earlier time were examples to Christians: "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."

The Holy Place

"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea [see Why Through The Sea?]; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness [see Christ Died For Repentant Sinners].

10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted [see How Did Adam And Eve Sin Differently?]. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 10:9 either let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come [see Repent, For The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand]. 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." (1 Corinthians 10:1-12 KJV)

The Levites were given to portray the Messiah and the salvation of repentant sinners. Most people realize and accept that the sacrifice of the Passover lamb was about Jesus Christ and Christianity. So too are all of the other Holy Days (the Days of Passover/Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles and the Eighth Day - see the Christian Holy Day Calendar with Sermons and Studies for Sermons and detailed studies for each of them) that Jesus Christ gave the Levites to serve as living prophecies of the fulfillments that the Messiah would accomplish.

"9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; 9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat [see Christ's Mercy Seat]; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. 9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself [see The Blood Of Bulls And Goats], and for the errors of the people: 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us [see What Happened When The Messiah Arrived In Heaven?]." (Hebrews 9:1-12 KJV)

The Chapters Of The Book Of Leviticus

Chapter 1: Burnt Offerings

Burnt Offerings

Chapter 2: Grain Offerings

The Corn Field Lessons

Chapter 3: Fellowship Offerings

The Church In The Wilderness

Chapter 4: Sin Offerings

The Blood Of Bulls And Goats

Chapter 5: Guilt Offerings

Convictions Of Conscience

Chapter 6: Offerings Of Sacrifice

The Origin Of The Levite Priesthood

Chapter 7: Symbols Of Obedience To The LORD

Works Means Obedience

Chapter 8: The Ordination Of Aaron

The Messiah's Royal Priesthood

Chapter 9: The Priests Begin Their Service In The Tabernacle

Israel In History and Prophecy: The Tabernacle

Where Is Your Tabernacle?

Chapter 10: The Death Of Nadab and Abihu

False Christs Of The Old Testament

Chapter 11: Clean and Unclean Creatures

A Healthy Diet

Chapter 12: Purification After Childbirth

The Mother Bond

Chapter 13: Infectious Diseases

Biological Warfare

Chapter 14: Healing From Infectious Diseases

The Healing Touch

Chapter 15: Hygiene

Clean Hands

Chapter 16: The Day Of Atonement

Sending Away The Escapades Goat

Chapter 17: Consuming Blood Forbidden

Why Blood?

Chapter 18: Sexual Morality

The Moral Law

Chapter 19: Laws Of Civilization

The Love Law

Chapter 20: Wicked Behavior

What Does Wicked Mean?

Chapter 21: Rules For Levite Priests


Chapter 22: Unacceptable Sacrifices

Will Jesus Christ Obey Your Christian Religion?

Chapter 23: The Messiah's Holy Days

When Is The LORD's Day?

Israel In History and Prophecy: Passover

The Messiah's Days Of Unleavened Bread

Pentecost: Christ's First Harvest

The Feast Of Trumpets Prophecy

Day of Atonement: The Messiah's Deliverance

The Feast Of Tabernacles In History And Prophecy

The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries

Chapter 24: Stoning Of The Blasphemer

Blaspheming The Name Of God

Chapter 25: The Jubilee Year

The Jubilee Year

Chapter 26: Obedience and Disobedience

Life or Death, Blessing or Cursing

Chapter 27: Dedications To The LORD

Hannah's Dedication

Fact Finder: What and where is the purpose of "the Holy Place"?
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This Day In History, January 18

350: Generallus Magnentius deposed Roman Emperor Constans and proclaimed himself Emperor (see The Politics Of Rome, Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

1486: Henry VII of England married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, uniting the houses of Lancaster and York.

1535: Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the present-day capital of Peru.

1701: Frederick III, the elector of Brandenburg, became the king of Prussia.

1778: Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands. They were initially called the Sandwich Islands, after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich (ironically, Captain Cook was killed and eaten by the natives of the Sandwich Islands, as was his girlfriend, Ann Butchers).

1871: The proclamation of the Second German Reich (empire). Otto von Bismarck named King Wilhelm I of Prussia as German emperor ("Deutscher Kaiser") in The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, near Paris. North and south Germany were united. Bismarck consolidated Germany under the (Protestant) Prussian Hohenzollerns, assumed the office of Reich Chancellor and was made a prince. The Second Reich lasted for 47 years, until the end of the First World War in 1918 (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars). Adolf Hitler called his regime the Third Reich (see Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro! and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).

1919: Two months after the First World War ended, the Versailles Peace Conference opened in Paris with Prime Minister David Lloyd-George of Britain, President Woodrow Wilson of the U.S. (the U.S. entered the 1914-1918 war only during the last 18 months from April 1917, after the greatest battles had been fought) and Prime Minister George Clemencea of France. Kaiser Wilhelm had abdicated and departed for exile in Netherlands where the Dutch refused to extradite him for trial as a promoter of the war. The Weimar Republic was established.

1944: During the Second World War, Soviet forces liberated Leningrad, thereby ending a three-year Nazi "Siege of Leningrad."

1967: Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler," was convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.

1974: Israel and Egypt signed peace agreements to officially end the Yom Kippur War which had began on the previous October 6.

1995: The European Parliament endorsed the new 20-strong European Commission, marking the Strasbourg-based assembly's political birth.

2000: The Tagish Lake meteorite impacted the Earth in northern Canada. It was estimated to have been 4 meters in diameter and weighed 56 tons when it entered the atmosphere and exploded. Over 500 fragments have been found.

2005: The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial airliner, was unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France.


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