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Saturday, December 29 2018
A Bible Journey, 97: Freedom From Trespass
"Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it"
The English-language word "free" originated from a medieval ("Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages") Anglo-Saxon word (the Anglos were a tribe of the Saxons of Germany), freis, that also happens to be the origin of the English word "friend." The original words meant to love, as in to not harm. That genesis meaning is very different to what "freedom" has been declared to mean in most of the world today - from what should be done for other people, to what is wantonly inflicted to other people.
The English words "freedom" and "free" properly translate the Hebrew word of the Holy Scriptures, pronounced khof-shee.
"Trespass" of the English originated from a French word, trespasser, that developed from a compounded Latin word, trans passer. It was taken to mean to go beyond, as in to unlawfully cross a boundary, of any sort.
The English word "trespass" well translates the Hebrew word of the Scriptures, pronounced aw-shawm (which, perhaps not coincidentally, sounds very much like the English word ashamed).
Laws for righteous freedom and against trespass existed from eternity. Crossing the line between "freedom" and "trespass" is what made the winner "Lucifer" into the loser Satan (see Biblical Eras: Satan's Revolution and Hell Fire - Satan's Door To The Abyss).
"28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." (Ezekiel 28:13-15 KJV)
For man (the Hebrew word for man, as a species, male and female, is pronounced aw-dawm - from which the name "Adam" originated; see Adam's First Names), the law for righteous freedom and against trespass began in the Garden of Eden. Man was created free, but not lawless (see Grace In The Garden).
"2:15 And the LORD God took the man [see also Adam and Adamah], and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it [see also Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?].
Everything that was done at the Tabernacle was commanded by the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name) to be done as a living prophecy of Christianity (see A Bible Journey, 90: The Founding Of The Tabernacle). The offerings that were made portrayed repentance, and were repentance (see A Bible Journey, 94: Offerings For Sin and Christ Died For Repentant Sinners), while the High Priest's acceptance and deliverance of that "freedom" (keeping in mind the actual and original meaning of the word) portrayed the Messiah's atonement of the people to God (see The Forerunner Of Man and Of God and the Fact Finder question below).
The "trespass offering" (see A Bible Journey, 93: Fellowship With The Father):
"7:1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy. 7:2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar. 7:3 And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, 7:4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away: 7:5 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a trespass offering. 7:6 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy.
The "thanksgiving" offering (see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy):
"7:11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.
The LORD's dietary laws were about health, not "religion" (see What Makes Creatures Clean or Unclean?). While humans were still vegetarians, Noah understood the difference between "clean" and "unlean" as a matter of health (see A Bible Journey, 91: Burnt Offerings To The LORD).
"7:22 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 7:23 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. 7:24 And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it. 7:25 For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people. 7:26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. 7:27 Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people." (Leviticus 7:22-27 KJV)
The "peace" offerings (see Leviticus 3: The Offering Of Fellowship):
"7:28 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 7:29 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his peace offerings unto the LORD shall bring his oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of his peace offerings. 7:30 His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD. 7:31 And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'. 7:32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings. 7:33 He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part. 7:34 For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel.
Fact Finder: When did the Messiah actually pay for all sin? When He made the Sacrifice? Or when He delivered it to God?
This Day In History, December 29
1170: Thomas Beckett, the archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered on the altar of Canterbury Cathedral by knights of King Henry II.
1223: Pope Honorius III approved the Franciscans ("The Order of the Friars Minor"). The Roman Catholic order was founded in 1209 Francis of Assisi.
1427: The military forces of China's Ming Dynasty withdrew from Hanoi, thereby ending their colonial occupation of the Vietnamese people. Vietnam has experienced a very long and ancient history of being subjected to meddling foreign empires (see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).
1508: Portuguese military forces under Francisco de Almeida attacked Khambhat in the Battle of Dabul.
1786: The "Assembly of Notables" was convened during the French Revolution.
1837: The U.S. ship Caroline, that had been supplying the criminal rebel forces of William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada, was set on fire by Canadian defence forces and sent over Niagara Falls.
1845: The U.S. annexed the Republic of Texas. The Republic of Texas had been independent from Mexico since the Texas Revolution of 1836 (see also The Mexican Border Wall).
1859: The first iron-hulled armored warship, Britain's HMS Warrior, was launched.
1874: Alfonso XII, son of deposed Queen Isabella, was proclaimed king of Spain.
1890: About 200 Sioux men, women and children were slaughtered by the U.S. Army at the "Battle" of Wounded Knee, South Dakota (see also The First Chinese American War).
1911: Sun Yat-sen became the provisional President of the Republic of China.
1937: The second Irish constitution went into effect, the Irish Free State renamed Eire.
1914: During the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the Battle of Sarikamis began between Russia and the Ottomans (i.e. Turkey; listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire). Although greater in numbers, the Turks were defeated in 5 days of fighting and lost 77,000 men.
1921: William Lyon Mackenzie King succeeded Arthur Meighen as Prime Minister of Canada.
1934: Japan formally refuted the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Treaty of 1930. It led to Japan's rise as a major naval power in the Pacific during the Second World War (1939-1945; see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).
1937: The Irish Free State was superseded by a new state called Ireland.
1940: During the Second World War (1939-1945), 1,500 fires were started in 1 day alone by German bombers dropping thousands of incendiary bombs on the center of London during "the blitz" winter of 1940-41. The bombing caused the worst damage since the great fire of 1666 (see also The Rockets' Red Glare).
1972: 16 survivors from an Andes plane crash were rescued over 3 months after the plane went down. Those rescued later revealed that they had survived by eating passengers who were killed in the crash.
1986: Former British Prime Minister (1957-1963) Harold Macmillan died at age 92.
1989: Playwright Vaclav Havel, who had earlier been jailed for 5 years for his human rights activities and long denounced in the Communist media as an enemy of the state, was sworn in as president of Czechoslovakia.
1996: Guatemala and the leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity signed a treaty to end their 36-year civil war.
1997: Hong Kong began the culling of the country's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.