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Sunday, October 27 2013

Leviticus 5: What Does The LORD Say About Your Soul?

"Man became a living soul"

The English word "soul" originated from an Anglo-Saxon word, sawel, that meant a lifetime. It is commonly used to translate the Hebrew word of the Holy Scriptures, pronounced neh-fesh, which means a breathing creature (see What Makes Physical Life Possible? and Adam and Adamah).

The Holy Scriptures The true Biblical meaning of "soul" is physical, not something spiritual (see The First Souls and the Fact Finder question below). In the Holy Scriptures, "souls" refer to people, as proven in the examples below.

A soul sins by remaining silent and allowing injustice to prevail.

"5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity." (Leviticus 5:1 KJV)

A soul sins by being unclean i.e. the old saying that "cleanliness is next to Godliness."

"5:2 Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.

5:3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be." (Leviticus 5:2-3 KJV)

A soul sins by uttering vain words.

"5:4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these." (Leviticus 5:4 KJV)

In the era of animal sacrifices (see also The Blood Of Bulls And Goats), atonement for sin was made by the sacrifice of an innocent soul (see Do Animals Have A Soul?) - a principle that also applied to the Passover lamb, all of which was a prophecy of the Sacrifice of the Saviour (see Innocent Blood).

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"5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing: 5:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

5:7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. 5:8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder: 5:9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering. 5:10 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.

5:11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering. 5:12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: it is a sin offering. 5:13 And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest's, as a meat offering." (Leviticus 5:5-13 KJV)

The sacrifices were made at the Tabernacle (see Exodus 26: The First Christian Tabernacle) because within it was the place of forgiveness (see Christ's Mercy Seat). The LORD was and is Jesus Christ (see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God).

"5:14 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: 5:16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.

5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity. 5:18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him. 5:19 It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD." (Leviticus 5:14-19 KJV)

Fact Finder: What is a "soul"? What does the LORD say about your "soul"?
See What Does The Bible Really Say About Your Soul?; also The Healing Of A Soul At The Beautiful Gate


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This Day In History, October 27

97: To placate the Praetorians of Germany, Nerva of Rome adopted Trajan (see New Testament Roman Emperors and Whatever Happened To Those Romans?), the governor of lower Germany. The "German connection" to the later "Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation" (its official title) was established very early (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

312: Constantine the Great claimed to see his "vision of the Cross." Constantine was the inventor of the Church of Rome and its "sun day" worship law (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and Why Observe The True Sabbath?).

The Churches of Rome 939: Athelstan died. He was the first Saxon king to have effective rule over the whole of England (Saxons were from Saxony in Germany; the Anglo-Saxons were a tribe of the Saxons).

1275: The traditional date of the founding of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

1492: Christopher Columbus "discovered" Cuba (it was no "discovery" for the people who were already there; see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).

1553: Spanish reformer theologian and physician Michael Servetus was burned at the stake for heresy.

1644: The Battle of Newbury; 9,000 royalists under English King Charles I held out against the parliamentary army of 17,500.

1662: Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres.

1795: Pinckney's Treaty between the U.S. and Spain established the U.S. southern boundary at the 31st parallel and gave the U.S. the right to ship down the Mississippi without having to pay duty to Spain.

1806: Napoleon's troops entered Berlin.

1808: The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed by Napoleon and Charles IV of Spain, divided Portugal into 3 parts.

1809: U.S. President James Madison ordered the annexation of the western part of Florida after Spanish settlers there rebelled against the Spanish authorities. The U.S. was actually created from four rebellions against those who had established colonies in the wilderness: England in the northeast, Spain in Florida, France in Louisiana and Mexico/Spain in Texas. Madison later declared the start of the War of 1812 (1812-1814) with the stated intention to annex ("take territory by conquest") Canada; the war ended with the borders intact, as they remain to this day.

1871: The diamond fields of Kimberley in South Africa were annexed by Britain.

1936: Wallis Simpson was granted a divorce in her native U.S. She later married Edward, the Duke of Windsor, who gave up the throne of England for her.

1962: Major Rudolf Anderson of the U.S. Air Force became the only human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Cuba by a surface-to-air missile.

1942: During the Second World War, an indecisive 2-day air and sea battle around the Solomon Islands ended with substantial damage to both the U.S. and Japanese fleets.

1971: Republic of The Congo name changed to Zaire. The country was earlier ruled by Belgium.

1978: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1994: The U.S. prison population exceeded 1 million people.

1999: Gunmen opened fire inside the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members of the government.


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