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Monday, December 16 2013
Numbers 28: Offerings In Their Due Season
"My offering, and My bread for My sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour unto Me, shall ye observe to offer unto Me in their due season"
The people of the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) made offerings to Him long before the Israelites existed (e.g. see Leviticus 1: The Burnt Offerings Of The Ancients). By the time that the children of Jacob (see Genesis 46: The First Census Of Israel) had grown into a multitude (see Exodus 1: I Will There Make Of Thee A Great Nation), they began making the same offerings to the LORD on a national level (i.e. see Numbers 7: Tribal Offerings, Leviticus 6: Atonement Offerings and Leviticus 2: The Christian Grain Offerings).
"28:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 28:2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My offering, and my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in their due season. 28:3 And thou shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering. 28:4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt thou offer at even; 28:5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil. 28:6 It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD. 28:7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the LORD for a drink offering. 28:8 And the other lamb shalt thou offer at even: as the meat offering of the morning, and as the drink offering thereof, thou shalt offer it, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD." (Numbers 28:1-8 KJV)
"28:9 And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering thereof: 28:10 This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering." (Numbers 28-9-10 KJV)
According to the LORD's Command at Creation, the monthly calendar is based upon the moon - the word month states it within itself - it means a "moon-th" of days (see The New Moon Calendar).
"28:11 And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot; 28:12 And three tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram; 28:13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a meat offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD. 28:14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year. 28:15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering unto the LORD shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering." (Numbers 28:11-15 KJV)
The Holy Scriptures were originally written in Hebrew without chapters or verse numbers. Beginning here, and continuing into what is now the next chapter, the offerings are listed for the LORD's true Christian Holy Days (see the Fact Finder question below), beginning with Passover (see also Exodus 11: The Passover Moon At Midnight) and the Days of Passover / Days of Unleavened Bread (see Unleavened Bread: Why Observe The True Christian Holy Days?).
"28:16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD. 28:17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. 28:18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein: 28:19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish: 28:20 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram; 28:21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs: 28:22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you. 28:23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering. 28:24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering. 28:25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work." (Numbers 28:16-25 KJV)
The spring Holy Days are then completed with Pentecost (see Pentecost: The Christian Feast Of Firstfruits).
"28:26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto the LORD, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: 28:27 But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year; 28:28 And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram, 28:29 A several tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven lambs; 28:30 And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement for you. 28:31 Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their drink offerings." (Numbers 28:26-31 KJV)
Fact Finder: How is the salvation of humanity like seasonal harvests?
This Day In History, December 16
755: The An Shi Rebellion began during the Tang Dynasty of China.
1431: During the Hundred Years' War (actually about 116 years, from 1337 to 1453), Henry VI of England was crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris.
1485: Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry VIII of England, was born. Henry divorced her without Papal approval, starting the English Reformation.
1497: Vasco da Gama cleared the Cape of Good Hope, in the area where Bartolomeu Dias had earlier turned back to Portugal.
1653: During England's Interregnum (the time between two reigns; "when there is no king, the people do mischief"), the Protectorate was established; Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1631: Mount Vesuvious in Italy erupted, killing over 4,000 people.
1653: Oliver Cromwell, leader of the Parliamentary side in the English civil war, was declared lord protector of England. He went on to establish religious tolerance and allied England with France against Spain.
1689: During the Convention Parliament, the Declaration of Right was embodied in the English Bill of Rights. Although others claimed to be the originators of such rights in their later-created nations, the English Bill of Rights, along with the Magna Carta, the Petition of Right and the Habeas Corpus Act 1679 were the inspiration for all of them.
1707: The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji occurred in Japan.
1740: The War(s) of the Spanish Succession began when Frederick of Prussia invaded Silesia, one of the richest Hapsburg provinces. His victory encouraged other Hapsburg adversaries and thus insured that the war would become generalized.
1761: During the Seven Years' War, the Russian forces under Pyotr Rumyantsev captured the Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg after a four-month siege.
1811: A powerful earthquake changed the course of the Mississippi River near New Madrid, Missouri.
1835: A fire in New York City destroyed property estimated to be worth $20,000,000. Beginning in a store at Pearl and Merchant (Hanover) Streets, it lasted two days, ravaged 17 blocks (52 acres), and destroyed 674 buildings including the Stock Exchange, Merchants' Exchange, Post Office, and the South Dutch Church.
1914: During the First World War (1914-1918), German battleships under the command of Franz von Hipper bombarded the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
1916: The infamous Russian monk Grigori Rasputin was murdered. "Rasputin" wielded powerful influence over Alexandra, wife of Czar Nicholas of Russia; he was murdered by members of the royal family and the Duma.
1920: One of the worst earthquakes of all time occurred in Kansu province, China, killing 180,000 people.
1944: German forces launched a major offensive in Belgium's Ardennes Forest. It became known as the Battle of the Bulge.
1950: During the Korean War, Chinese troops began supporting North Korea.
1965: During the Vietnam War (which was actually a civil war between the Vietnamese people caused by the division of their country by France in the 1940s), U.S. General William Westmoreland requested that Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara send 243,000 more U.S. troops into the colonial conflict.
1969: The British House of Commons voted by 343-185 to approve the permanent abolition of the death penalty.
1991: The United Nations reversed its earlier declaration that "Zionism is racism" (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Zion).