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Yahshua’s Fulfillment of the Offerings Part II

Where Are the Dead?

Missing Prophecies

Questions And Answers

New Assembly

EDITOR: Jerry Healan

Frances Healan, Jerry Healan

OUR COVER:  We have chosen the current cover in order to highlight and focus on our article entitled “Where Are The Dead?” Man has long believed that death is the separation of body and soul, not understanding exactly what the soul really is. We hope that the article will inform you concerning the truth as to the state of the dead.

For comments or inquiries please write to YEA, P. O. Box 31, Atlanta, TX 75551.


  Recently a man wrote to us condemning us for our lack of prophetic powers. He and others have written to us time and time again castigating us for not being followers of a certain element located in Abilene, Texas. Supposedly that is where the true end-time work is being done by the true end-time prophet and messiah.

  One thing that we have learned in our history of dealing with various works and individuals is that so many of the leaders desire to be prophets and have prophetic powers. My wife and I were members of a work whose pastor general had continually pointed to nineteen year time cycles that his ministry had endured. The nineteen year time cycle that ended with 1972 was to be the beginning of the great tribulation. We were to be taken by aircraft to the Middle-East to a place named Petra where we were to watch as the end-time armies gathered against Jerusalem. When it didn’t happen, it was explained to the dumb, faithful sheep that a ten year mistake had been made and 1982 instead of 1972 was the up-coming dreadful date. When that didn’t occur, this author and wife still endured another six years as a part of that group until he was forcefully ejected for questioning some of that group’s doctrines. What a travesty! This author believed in that group and its work so much that he couldn’t bring himself to leave it and Yahweh had him banished from the group by its very  leaders whom he had been blindly following.

  What about William Miller? He had the whole country in great fear of the end-time activities that were to culminate in 1844. Didn’t happen, but many of the group that followed him continued to do so in spite of his false warning, and they are still around today, making excuses for something that was prophesied, but didn’t take place.

  In the early to mid 1990’s another man from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was going about the country proclaiming that the Savior was going to return at Passover around 1993 or 1994. The Lord (his lord, by the way) continued to tell this man these things and he stuck his neck out and proclaimed that if these things didn’t occur then he was a false prophet. He further stated that if it didn’t happen that he was going to shut down his ministry and go do something else. But, lo and behold, it didn’t take place, he is exactly what he said he would be (a false prophet), and he still has his ministry going today. I think that he is in the process of proclaiming that the book of Hebrews is not viable and should not have been included in the New Testament.

  I recently came across a letter from an inmate that used to meet with us on the Coffield Unit at Tennessee Colony, Texas. I try to go there on the first Sabbath of each month to hold meetings with the men there. This man was transferred to another facility and having come across and become influenced by the group in Abilene, he wrote me a letter telling me to mark the date September 12, 2006. That was the date that the ring-leader of the group in Abilene had prophesied that the final Nuclear war was going to begin. He didn’t just proclaim it to his group there in Abilene, but also broadcast it on the airwaves of radio and maybe television. It didn’t happen!!! When it didn’t happen, this great prophet dreamed up the excuse that it was like an embryo and the event would take place nine months later. Hello people! When are you going to wake up, search the Scriptures out and believe what they say?!!!

  Here is what the Scriptures say about such a false prophet, “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which Yahweh hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of Yahweh, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which Yahweh hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him,” Dt. 18:18-22.

  The Prophet that we were to listen to, of course, was Yahshua the Messiah. But do you get this? These other men have prophesied things “in the name of the Lord, or Yahweh!” Those things didn’t come to pass! What does Yahweh’s word say is going to happen to them?

  On the other hand, I want to reproduce what this author wrote in our YEA Newsletter of Mar.—Apr. 2004 (that’s before we began to publish this magazine), “The printing of our money was placed in the hands of the U.S. government by the Constitution. However, President Woodrow Wilson and the Congress sold out this right to the international bankers in 1913. They were given the right to create our money by fiat, out of thin air, by simply printing it and then loaning it to us at interest.

Later, the bankers withheld money bringing about the so-called Great Depression. This Great Depression caused President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to declare the U.S. to be bankrupt. He tendered a “New Deal,” which, of course, the real terms were covered up. But in this “New Deal,” the bankers would own the U.S. lock, stock and barrel, so to speak. In other words, the land, people, property, everything, in reality, belongs to the international bankers.

This is why our armed forces are able to be shipped into hotspots like the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and other places at the behest of the international bankers. Our military forces are now mercenaries for them.

Much ado is being made about the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens coming across our borders. Our military is sent into other areas of the world to fight other’s battles, while they are not allowed to protect the country’s borders.

Why is so much of our industry being shut down and sent out of the country? Why has President Bush brokered a deal to outsource jobs to India? Why has he threatened to veto any bill submitted by congress to overturn the sale of operations management of the ports to the UAE? It’s because he has to do the bidding of the masters.

Any threat of the Congress to thwart the sale of the operations to the UAE is just posturing. They all know that the sale has to go through whether openly or under the table. You see, it is because of their own spending sprees and desire for campaign contributions that they are willing to also sell the U.S. out.


This author has long understood that the name “Bush” has important meaning. Long ago, it was learned that the name “Bush” is exactly like the Hebrew word “buwsh.” This Hebrew word is defined as;  a primitive root; properly, to pale, i.e. by implication to be ashamed; also (by implication) to be disappointed or delayed. (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, Hebrew Lexicon #954) It is also variously translated as, (be, make, bring to, cause, put to, with, a-)shamed(-d), be (put to) confounded(-fusion), become dry, delay, be long.

Mr. Bush has extremely confounded, confused and disappointed many of his supporters during his tenure as president. His own father was of the same mettle. Remember during his campaign when he said, “Read my lips, no new taxes,” and then promptly caved in to tax increases right after being sworn in? How disappointing and confusing, but rather like the Hebrew “buwsh.”

While the younger Bush has implemented a tax bill that lowered taxes. He has supported and signed legislation that has not only caved in to his own sworn enemies, but, in reality, has limited Constitutional rights. Isn’t it rather confusing to attack Muslims because they attacked us, wage war against them and then turn around and stand for our ports to be managed by them?

Isn’t it rather confusing to proclaim to be a Republican conservative and then cave in to Democratic liberal bills passed by congress? The Hebrew term fits in so many, many ways. Hebrew is the language of revelation.


We, who read, study, believe and teach the Scriptures, understand that there is going to be a great crisis at the end of the age. It is going to be the “time of Jacob’s trouble.” (Jer. 30:7)

We also understand that the U.S. and certain other nations are, in reality, the descendants of the northern kingdom of Israel which went into captivity by the hand of the Assyrians back around 721 BCE.

We are facing that “crisis” today! It is looming in the very near future. Yahweh has fulfilled His promise to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Israel. He promised to greatly bless the forefathers and their descendants. But He also promises to chasten and correct when they get out of line. (Lev. 26:2; Hos. 7:12)

Jeremiah prophesies in another place concerning the reason that the time of trouble is coming upon the descendants of Israel in the last days, “Hear ye the word of Yahweh, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:

 5 Thus saith Yahweh, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

 6 Neither said they, Where is Yahweh that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?

 7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.

 8 The priests said not, Where is Yahweh? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal (the Lord), and walked after things that do not profit.

 9 Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith Yahweh, and with your children's children will I plead.

 10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.

 11 Hath a nation changed their Elohim, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their (should be “My glory”) glory for that which doth not profit.

 12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith Yahweh.

 13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

 14 Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?

 15 The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.

 16 Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of thy head.

 17 Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken Yahweh thy Elohim, when he led thee by the way?

 18 And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?

 19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken Yahweh thy Elohim, and that my fear is not in thee, saith Yahweh ELOHIM of hosts.

 20 For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.

 21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?

 22 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith Yahweh Elohim.

 23 How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

 24 A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.

 25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

 26 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets,

 27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.

 28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.

 29 Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith Yahweh.

 30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

 31 O generation, see ye the word of Yahweh. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?

 32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.” Jer. 2:4-32.


Israel was told that they had been delivered from the “iron furnace,” (Dt. 4:13-20). They were warned that if they refused to obey their Almighty Elohim Yahweh, that they would be returned to Egypt (Dt. 28:68).

The great overall preponderance of peoples on this earth don’t realize that this prophecy has been fulfilled, especially the peoples of America!

Noph, spoken of by Jeremiah in verse 16 of the previous quoted Scriptures, is nothing more than Memphis of Egypt. Sihor has to do with the spirit of Horus, the son of Osiris and Isis of Egypt. Osiris, Isis and Horus was the trinity of Egypt. Both Osiris and Horus were sun gods.

When one commemorates or sets aside Sunday, the first day of the week, as his/her day of rest and holy convocation, he is honoring the sun gods of all the pagan nations, especially of Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome and Egypt! To drink of the waters of Sihor simply has to do with imbibing the spirit of Horus.

By the way, December 25th is his birthday (also of Osiris). Easter is the commemoration of his death and resurrection.

One more thing that we must point out is the back of the dollar bill which displays the Great Pyramid of Egypt with the all-seeing eye of Horus hovering over it.

This is all proof that the Prophet Jeremiah was correct. Israel, Yahweh’s people, have been deceived to return to Egypt. While there is still a nation on the earth which bears the name Egypt, the fact of the matter is that America is “spiritual Egypt.”


Yahweh promises a thing, He foretells, He prophecies and they come about. He warned Israel that He was going to choose them from a “furnace of affliction.” “Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of Yahweh, and make mention of the Elohim of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.

 2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the Elohim of Israel; Yahweh of hosts is his name.

 3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.

 4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

 5 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.

 6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.

 7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.

 8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

 9 ¶ For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

 10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction,” Isa. 48:1-10.

Going back to the book of Daniel chapter two, we find that Nebuchadnezzar is given a dream which is a thumbnail sketch of the history of not only the world, but also of idolatry. There were to be four major world ruling kingdoms. Babylon was the head of gold, Persia, the breast and arms of silver, Macedonia/Greece the belly and thighs of bronze and Rome the legs of iron and feet of iron and clay. The fourth kingdom, Rome, was to continue until Yahweh establishes the kingdom of heaven on earth through the stone that was cut out without hands (Yahshua).

Isn’t it ironic that the fourth kingdom is composed primarily of iron? Isn’t it ironic that Yahweh promised to choose Israel from the “furnace of affliction?” Isn’t that furnace elsewhere called the “iron furnace,” (Egypt)?


We are at the end of the age. We are soon going to enter into the time of Jacob’s trouble at the latter days. All we have to do is look about us on every side.

We are being warned that our Social Security program can’t go on for much longer. It is going to be short of funds in the not too distant future. The Medicare and Medicaid programs are also in trouble. Of Course, if they run out of money, then that means that the government will be out of money because these programs are government funded.

There is talk about the real-estate bubble that is about ready to burst. Since much of our industry had either moved or is moving out of the country, we are becoming a SERVICE oriented society. Service? Doesn’t that mean to serve others, like in indebtedness or as a bond servant?

The illegal immigrants are becoming more and more of a problem, placing even more strains on schools, social services, hospitals and doctors, and such like.

What about the rising cost of the war in Iraq? What about the other international problems that we are facing? Did you know that Iran will no longer be selling their oil on the world markets for the U.S. dollar by the end of March? They will be selling their oil for Euros. If other nations promptly follow suit, it will spell disaster for the American dollar and our economy.

This is all prophesied and much, much more. It is now coming to pass. Prepare yourselves before it is too late!” (End of excerpt)


There are plenty of end-time prophets extant in this world today. Any who considers himself to be such truly needs to make sure he is receiving messages from the true Elohim Yahweh. If he is given a prophecy from his Elohim (god) and it doesn’t come to fruition, then he needs to rethink where he is getting his messages from. However, the prophecies have already been written and given to Yahweh’s people in times past. We have them in the form of the Scriptures.

President Bush has lived up to his name. He has greatly disappointed the nation and its people of both major parties and all other parties as well. He has also confounded and confused the people. But think of this, both he and John Kerry were members of the “Skull and Bones Fraternity” at Yale. So was George Bush Senior.

The skull and crossbones is a symbol of piracy. Pirates plunder. We, as a nation, are being raped and left in the wilderness to dry up and die. Our own government has indebted us to the tune of trillions of dollars. Such is what happens when a people forsake their Elohim and cast His word behind. The end result is bondage, enslavement, sin, corruption, suffering, pain, death and destruction. It is coming, be sure of that!

And now, what choices do the people have for the office of the presidency? Mohammed, Jezebel, or the son of Cain!

The media has always covered up the true background of those it chooses to be the leaders of the country. The media, of course, is owned by the super rich who are continually manipulating the people for their own personal gain and desires. They are utilizing the pen, radio, television, movies, music, etc., to lead us down the road to vanity and destruction.

Mr. Obama has been a member of a group of people for 20 years who have spewed out vile hatred for this nation and its people. Their own writers have published a message of hate for any elohim (god) who might bring trials, pain and suffering upon them. Wake up America! This is not the love of Yahweh! The true Savior Yahshua was humble and obedient to the Father even to the death of the cross. The leaders of Mr. Obama’s church have written that any god that afflicts their people needs to die.

Mrs. Clinton’s ties to Moscow, socialism, communism and humanism are also quite obvious from the previous eight years of Mr. Clinton’s presidency. How many people took notice that every year of his presidency that they took a trip to Moscow. After all, that is where they went back in the 60’s (when it was illegal for Americans to travel there) to learn how to organize demonstrations against the U. S. Government.

Mr. McCain’s position is also an enigma. Yes, captured in battle. Suffering imprisonment by the enemy. Did you ever see the movie “The Manchurian Candidate?” He sure fits the bill.

The fact of the matter is the future of America, left in the hands of man, is bleak, so very, very bleak. Oh America, America, if you would only wake up and realize that you have been so greatly duped! If only you would wake up and see that your best interests are in the hands of your all wise, almighty creator Yahweh and His word.

He does promise a better government in the future, but that will come only after disaster and destruction are implemented. After all, even though His word pronounces judgment upon His people, it also reveals His great and wondrous love and mercy that He has for them (us). This author looks forward to and prays for that day when the bright sunshiny day of His kingdom is brought forth for the whole house of Israel. That is the Word, the prophecy that this author trusts in, believes in and hopes for. Yahweh’s word does not fail. All praise to Him for that!  JH

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   Leviticus chapter two covers what was called the “meat offering.” This offering gives us another interesting view of the sacrifice of Yahshua. It was an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh, but instead of a life being required, an animal sacrifice with the shedding of blood, in this instance a substance of the earth, grain or corn was offered.

  Life comes from Yahweh and belongs to Him. Yahweh formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils (Gen. 2:7). Yahweh is the Elohim of the living, not the dead (Mt. 22:32).

  The grass, corn, herb, and fruit trees were food for animals and man, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat:’ and it was so,” Gen. 1:29-30.

  The first offering (the holocaust) in Leviticus chapter 1 was a sacrifice, a type of dedication, being totally consumed for and by Yahweh. This second offering was an offering for man, because Aaron and his sons were to eat of this offering after a memorial of it was burnt on the altar to Yahweh.

  The first two offerings, the holocaust and the meat offering, appear to be a type of Yahshua in the fulfillment of the law, for when He was asked, “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” Yahshua answered and said unto him, “Thou shalt love Yahweh thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets,” Mt. 22:36-40.

  The burnt offering revealed Yahshua’s total dedication to Yahweh. It revealed His love for Yahweh with all of His heart. The meat offering continued that dedication with the portion that was totally consumed as a burnt offering, but the rest of the meat offering served for man’s consumption, revealing the love He had for neighbor. Yahshua said, “This is My commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” Jn. 15:12-13.

  These very words were spoken during the Passover meal which Yahshua instituted as a memorial to His sacrifice...and He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me.” Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the New Testament in My blood, which is shed for you,” Lk. 22:19-20. This “Passover” service was instituted as a “memorial” to be observed once a year at its appointed time to “show” the Master’s death till He come. (1 Cor. 11:26).

  The meat offering was also a “memorial.” It consisted chiefly of flour or flour made into unleavened cakes, wafers, a fried flour tortilla, or, in the instance of firstfruits, it was to be of the whole grain itself.

  These are all symbols of Yahshua for He said, “For the bread of Elohim is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world,... I am that bread of life... This is that bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves saying, ‘How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?’ Then Yahshua answered them, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat (the meat offering) indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent Me and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever,” Jn. 6:33, 48, 50-58.

  Is there any doubt then that the meat offering typifies Yahshua as the bread from heaven which is to be eaten at the Passover memorial each year? Is there any doubt that these first two offerings typify Yahshua in His fulfillment of Yahweh’s royal law of love: love toward Elohim, and love toward man?


   The first class of the meat offering was to be of fine flour serving to show the evenness of Yahshua throughout, but also showing the deep suffering of the Holy One for it is the emblem of grain, ground to fine powder. Bread is the staff of life and Yahshua, our staff of eternal life, is here represented as the bruised one. The thought is one of bruising and grinding; of pressing, wearying trial.

  The Messiah was not only tried by fire; Yahweh’s holiness is not the only thing that consumed Him. In meeting the wants of man, His soul was grieved, and pressed and bruised continually. He lays Himself out for others; He spends Himself for others; but they cannot understand Him. His soul is grieved. His Spirit is bruised with the blindness of their hearts. Even His own close associates finally forsoke Him at His moment of deepest trial. He was stricken, smitten of Elohim and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and by His stripes we are healed...He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth, Isa. 53:4-5, 7.

  The fine flour represents the bruising, crushing, pressing, enduring trials the Messiah went through. Yet it is also the emblem of His evenness for He was able to endure it all without complaint.


    The next ingredient in the meat offering was oil. Oil in its nature is nourishing and healing, a constant emblem of the Spirit’s actions. The Messiah had the Spirit without measure (Jn. 4:34). He was able to heal at will. Isaiah proclaims, “By His stripes we are healed,” Isa. 53:5.

  The third ingredient was frankincense, which is the most precious of perfumes, of delightful and enduring fragrance, an emblem of the sweetness and fragrance of Yahshua’s offering.

  Honey and leaven were not to be used because leaven sours and puffs up the flour and honey also sours or ferments and spoils under heat. But the full fragrance of frankincense is not brought out until submitted to action by fire. Fire is a symbol of fiery trial.

  The Messiah was tempted by Satan, debased, humiliated, mocked by men and smitten of Yahweh and afflicted (Isa. 53:4), and yet the closer to the fiery trials, yea even being cast into the fiery oven itself, He yielded the most fragrant odor which ascended before the throne of Yahweh, holy and acceptable. This should and must be proclaimed before men, a thing most holy, precious, and valuable.

  Even though this meat offering was for man, to be his food, yet a portion of it was burnt upon the altar to Yahweh, witnessing that this offering was Yahweh’s purpose, designed in heaven for the good of all men who will believe, the manna, true bread from heaven itself.


    The second class of the meat offering was to be baked in an oven, unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil.

  The flour and oil have already been discussed along with being baked in an oven as an emblem of fiery trial. The word “cakes” is interesting, however, for the Hebrew word actually means cakes as punctured or pierced, and that is exactly what happened to the Messiah. “They pierced My hands and My feet,” Psa. 22:16. “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me Whom they have pierced,” Zech. 12:10. “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side,” Jn. 19:34.

  The second class of the meat offering consisted of the unleavened cakes or thin wafers, anointed with oil. A wafer must be rolled, mashed, pressed into its shape. Does not this represent the Messiah with all the sufferings and burdens that He had to bear, “For even hereunto were ye called; because Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow His steps,” 1 Pet. 2:21. “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder and a witness of the sufferings of Messiah,” 1 Pet. 5:1.

  He was anointed with the Holy Spirit as these wafers were anointed with oil, “How Yahweh anointed Yahshua of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power,” Acts 10:38.


  The third class of the offering was to be baked in a pan. The Hebrew actually means a flat plate or griddle. To us it would be a pancake or griddlecake. It was to be mingled with oil, then parted in pieces and oil poured thereon (Lev. 2:5). Does not this symbolize the Messiah’s own words, “Take, eat, this is My body, which is broken for you,” 1 Cor. 11:23.


    The fourth class of the meat offering was to be fried in a frying pan, made of fine flour with oil. Does not the fryingpan represent the most intense heat and fiery trials? Would it not be fitting here to point out the time of His prayer when He sweat blood? (Lk. 22:44). Psa. 22 gives an account of His suffering, “I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax: it is melted in the midst of My bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and My tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and Thou hast brought Me into the dust of death,” verses 14-15.

  It is interesting to note the different roles of the oil, for it was poured, mingled, anointed, mingled and poured, and in the case of the frying pan, with. This would typify the workings of Yahweh’s Spirit with the Messiah for He received it without measure. It was, therefore, upon, in and with Him and He was begotten of the Holy Spirit and so He was also of or from it.

  There was one more class of meat offering. It was called the meat offering of the firstfruits, green ears of corn or grain dried by fire, beaten out of full ears. Oil was put on it and frankincense. It was an offering made by fire. The grain represents the seed, the true seed of Elohim, the Son of Elohim. The drying by fire represented the fiery trials He would have to face. It was beaten representing His broken, pierced, beaten body. The green ears symbolize His being cut off in the years of His youth before even reaching the age of 40. The oil represented the Holy Spirit adding to Him the power to endure trials, sufferings, and remain Holy unto Elohim, the frankincense yielding the sweet smelling savor before Yahweh.


  The meat offerings were from the grain, especially barley and wheat, typifying Yahshua as the “true bread from heaven.” Therefore, we must interject here that the manna in the wilderness was also a type of Him as the “true bread from heaven.”

  The Apostle John records, “After these things Yahshua went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Yahshua went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Yahshua then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Yahshua said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Yahshua took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Yahshua did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. When Yahshua therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Yahshua was not come to them,” Jn. 6:1-17.

  Here is an account of Yahshua performing a miracle of sustenance as great or greater than the one that EliYah the Prophet performed with the oil and meal (flour) in his day (1 Ki. 17:1-16).

  John says that the time was around Passover. Barley is the grain that is associated with the Passover and days of Unleavened Bread.

  Many of the people that he had fed also crossed the sea and found Him and His disciples in Capernaum. When they approached Him inquiring how and when He came there, He responded by advising them that they sought Him out not because of the miracles that He had performed but because they had eaten the bread and had been filled thereby (Jn. 6:25-26).

  He then began to advise them that He was the true bread from heaven, that their forefathers ate of the manna in the wilderness and were dead, but whoso eats of His flesh as the true bread from heaven and drinks of His blood would have eternal life (v.v. 31-58).

  The manna was given to Israel for several different reasons.

1.        To prove them whether they would walk in Yahweh’s law or not (Ex. 16:4). Yahshua the Messiah came to prove His people whether they would walk in the light of Yahweh’s word.

2.        That they would know that Yahweh had brought them out of the land of Egypt (Ex. 16:7). Knowing Yahshua the Messiah delivers us from the present evil world of which Egypt was a type.

3.        That their murmurings were against Yahweh (Ex. 16:8). Yahweh’s people Israel continue to murmur and complain to this day.

4.        To behold the glory of Yahweh (Ex. 16:10). Yahshua came to reveal the glory of Yahweh (Jn. 12:28, etc.).

5.        That they would know that Yahweh was their Elohim (Ex. 16:12). Yahshua was Yahweh in the flesh. When Thomas saw the imprint of the nails he proclaimed, “My Sovereign and My Elohim,” Jn. 20:29.

6.        That Yahweh is the One Who provides for them (Ex. 16:15). Yahweh has provided Yahshua the Messiah, the true bread from heaven Who is unleavened (no sin) and the living manna for those who believe in and on Him.

7.        It would lead them to the seventh day Sabbath and rest (Ex. 16:22-23). The Sabbath is a type of the coming seventh millennium when Yahshua will rule in the kingdom of heaven as King of kings and Sovereign of sovereigns bringing in peace and rest.


    Leviticus, chapter three, covered the third and final offering of the sweet savor category. It was called the “peace” offering. It differs from the burnt offering in that it could consist of a male or female of the herd or flock. The burnt offering was to be male only. There is also no mention of turtledoves or young pigeons in this offering, the reason which is obvious in the ensuing explanation.

  The peace offering was to be shared by all. There was the portion for Elohim, the fat and inwards burnt upon the altar so that it might ascend before Him as a sweet savor. The priests were to receive the breast as a wave offering and the right shoulder as a heave offering. The offerer with his family received the rest. All were fed by this offering. All had communion at the table. All were satisfied.

  Yahweh’s plan is revealed in these first three offerings for the burnt offering, the first of these offerings satisfies only Yahweh. He is first. He always has been in existence. All things were made by Him and for His purposes. The second offering, the meat offering, was shared by Elohim and man, specifically Aaron and His sons, the high priest and the priests. The second part of Yahweh’s plan and holy days is called the firstfruits, revealing to us the firstfruits assembly which will serve as kings and priests under the High Priest, Yahshua. The third part of Yahweh’s plan, the feast of ingathering reveals the final step of salvation, the millenial rule and day of judgment. It reveals the great spiritual harvest of Yahweh which will complete His great plan of salvation, reaping subjects into His kingdom and complete His kingdom as far as the first three requirements or stages are concerned, for a kingdom must have a king, government, subjects and territory. He, Yahweh, will be Elohim and King. The firstfruits will be the government, kings and priests under Him. Those of the ingathering will serve as the subjects. When this is done, then Yahweh will bring forth a new heavens and earth fulfilling another requirement,  for a kingdom must also have territory.

  The peace offering was also to be blemish free representing Yahshua, Who did no sin, for He is the One that is able to bring all of Yahweh’s plans to fruition. He is the One Who is able to instill peace between Elohim and man, and between man and man. “For He is our peace (offering), Who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even (against) the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in Himself of twain one new man, so making peace; and that He might reconcile both unto Yahweh in one body by the stake, having slain the enmity therby: and came and preached peace to you which were afar off and to them which were nigh. For through Him we both (Jew and Gentile) have access by one Spirit unto the Father,” Eph. 2:14-18. This Scripture shows the peace we all can have with the Father and between ourselves.

  Paul also writes, “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible Elohim, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the assembly: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the evangel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of the Messiah in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the assembly: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of Yahweh which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of Yahweh; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom Yahweh would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is the Messiah in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in the Messiah Yahshua,” Col. 1:12-28.

  Don’t these Scriptures verify the mystery of the offerings, especially the peace offering? He suffered and died that all men might find peace between themselves and the Father in heaven through Yahshua the peace offering!

  Peter declared to Cornelius and his group, “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that Yahweh is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. The word which Yahweh sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Yahshua the Messiah: (he is Sovereign of all:) That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; How Yahweh anointed Yahshua of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for Yahweh was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him Yahweh raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of Yahweh, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of Yahweh to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins,” Acts 10:34-43.

  Yahshua declared to His disciples, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world,” Jn. 16:33.

  An interesting incident happened during the time Yahshua was being battered and bruised in preparation for the sacrifice. Pilate had sent Him to Herod, who, with his men of war, set Him at nought, and mocked Him, and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe and then sent Him back to Pilate. That same day Pilate and Herod made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves (Lk. 23:11-12). Here we have an instance of the Messiah, the peace offering, making peace, friendship between enemies on the very day of His death! Both Pilate and Herod were rulers in the Roman Empire, the great and terrible fourth beast of Daniel chapter seven. They were enemies of the Hebrews and Yahweh! Look at the power of Yahshua’s peace offering!

  The Messiah fulfilled all the requirements of the peace offering. It is now possible for us to have peace and communion with Yahweh. We live in a world that does not know peace, but we can seek peace and have it through Yahshua.


    We now come to the last two categories of the offerings that most people are familiar with, the sin offering and the trespass offering. In the first three offerings sin has not been the total focal point, rather we have seen  Yahshua, as He has satisfied Elohim, man, the commandments, Yahweh’s plan, and purposes, His government and kingdom. But sin and trespasses must be dealt with for, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of Yahweh,” Ro. 3:23. Sin must come to be seen as exceedingly evil before Yahweh. Yet it is also shown to have been perfectly met by sacrifice, perfectly borne, perfectly judged, perfectly atoned for.

  The first three offerings show Yahshua in His perfectness offering Himself to Yahweh without sin. The last two show Him, still in perfectness, but as a representative for sin. The first offerings were for acceptance, the last for expiation.

  The sin offering was for a sin through ignorance (Lev. 4:1). The first person to be dealt with is a priest, the second is the whole congregation of Israel, specifying elders, third a ruler, fourth a common person.

  What is the meaning of sin through ignorance? The Hebrew word “sin” in this instance is “chata” and means: “to miss” or “lead astray.” The word for ignorance is “shegagah” or “shagah” which means: “to stray,” “to wander,” in “ignorance” or “deceit.” In other words, being deceived into sinning, sinning unwittingly, straying ignorantly, caused to wander unawares.

  How could this happen to those who had Yahweh’s laws and commandments; especially the priests, elders and rulers who were to teach Yahweh’s ways and also judge the people according to them?

  The answer is interesting and revealing. Israel was Yahweh’s wife, “Turn, O backsliding children,” saith Yahweh, “For I am Married unto you,” Jer. 3:14. “Behold, the days come,” saith Yahweh, “that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah, not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, which, My covenant they broke, although I was an husband unto them,” saith Yahweh, Jer. 31:31-32.

  Israel was the wife of Elohim, the Elohim Who became the Messiah, “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; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah,” 1 Cor. 10:4. They were, in effect, the wife of the last Adam, and so it is written, “The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit,” 1 Cor. 15:45.

  Do you begin to see the pattern developing? Satan, the serpent or dragon, deceived the first woman, Eve, the wife of the first Adam (Gen. 3:13, 1 Tim. 2:14). Satan has deceived the whole world (Rev. 12:9). Israel, the wife of Yahweh, Who became the Messiah, the last or second Adam was also deceived into sinning and had to suffer a type of death and destruction which was accomplished in stages beginning first in 722-721 BCE, secondly, 604-585 BCE, and thirdly, 69-70 CE. The amazing thing is that Israel’s sin through deceit did its destructive work on her husband, just as Eve’s did on Adam.  We all know that in order to buy us back, to redeem, and deliver us from the deceitful grips of sin, Elohim had to empty Himself of the power and glory that He had, be born as a man and suffer death, “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, Yahweh sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh,” Ro. 6:12-21.

  “Let this mind be in you, which was also in the Messiah Yahshua:

 6 Who, being in the form of Elohim, thought it not robbery to be equal with Elohim (see Jn. 1:1-3): But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore Yahweh also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Yahshua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Yahshua the Messiah is Sovereign, to the glory of Yahweh the Father,” Phil. 2:5-11.

  This is the story of the sin offering. The sin offering was offered for sins of ignorance, sin brought upon a deceived people, similar to Eve’s sin. The serpent had beguiled Eve. The wife, Israel, of the second Adam, Yahshua, was also deceived bringing death upon herself and her husband.

  Notice that in Lev. 4, a priest’s sins are dealt with first and required the highest class of offering, a bullock (v. 3). The reason for this would be that the priest is closest to Yahweh, serving in the tabernacle itself, deeming the necessity for the highest type of offering or sacrifice. According to the Prophet Malachi, the Levitical priesthood had failed in its commission to lead, guide and teach the people (Mal. 2).

  The sin offering was also different from others in that  only the fat, the caul above the liver and the kidneys were burnt upon the altar, the rest of the sacrifice, its skin, flesh, head, legs, inwards and dung were carried outside the camp to a clean place where the ashes of the altar of burnt sacrifice were poured out and it was there burned to ashes upon wood. This was a forerunner of the Messiah’s being impaled outside the city of Jerusalem (Heb. 13:10-12), and then being buried in a tomb where no other dead body had been laid, a clean place (Jn. 19:41).

  The fat as well as the caul above the liver represented the increase, wealth, health, and vitality of an individual. Yahweh gives the increase (1 Cor. 3:7) as well as life. The wages of sin is death, therefore, sin removes from us the very things Yahweh has given to us, life and increase.

  The requirement of the kidneys, in this instance seems to be linked with the mind for the kidneys were associated with the reigns and, in the Hebrew, were a figure of the mind.

  The offerer would lay his hands on the animal, in essence, transferring his guilt, his sin to the animal and then slay it. In the case of the priest’s  or the whole congregation of Israel’s sin of ignorance, the blood was sprinkled before the vail of the sanctuary seven times, seven being Yahweh’s number for completion or perfection. Some of it was placed on the horns of the altar of incense and the rest was poured out at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering, all symbols of the Messiah’s blood which would be poured out for the sins of the whole world.

  A lower class of animal was required for a ruler. He would offer a kid of the goats, a male without blemish. The priest would take its blood and smear some of it on the horns of the altar of burnt sacrifice and pour the rest at the bottom of the altar. Only the fat was to be burnt.

  If any of the common people sinned through ignorance they were to take a female kid of the goats or a female lamb.

  Another distinction of the sin offering was brought out  in Lev. 5. It is mentioned that if a person should hear the voice of swearing or touched any unclean thing then he was to bring a female lamb or kid, but if he was not able to do so then he could provide two turtledoves or young pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. But if he was not able to do even this then he was allowed to bring a tenth of an ephah of flour. The priest would take a handful and burn it on the altar of burnt offering, the rest of it would belong to the priest as a meat offering, but no oil nor frankincense was allowed with it for it was a sin offering and Yahweh’s Spirit cannot dwell with sin and neither is sin a sweet smelling odor nor savor to Yahweh.

  One more thing about the sin offering, it was an offering for sin of ignorance. The sinner committed a sin or sins in ignorance, unwittingly, unknowingly, but when the person came to realize that he had sinned then he was to offer the sin offering. It has been said that a deceived person doesn't know that he has been deceived. How true this statement is. The world has been deceived by the devil, but at the proper time, the time of Yahweh’s choice, it will be revealed, and then the sacrifice that the Messiah made for this sin will be applied. Today, Yahweh is calling many, but electing, choosing only a few (Jn. 6:44; Mt. 20:16).


  We now come to the fifth and final offering, the trespass offering (covered in Lev. 5 & 6). It covered various things. The first mentioned is if one heard the voice of swearing or touched some kind of uncleanness or if one swore to do good or evil, he had committed trespass and had to bring a female of the flocks or two turtledoves or young pigeons or an ephah of fine flour.

  How many trespass offerings would have to be offered for the swearing and cursing that goes on in this world today? There is also so much uncleanness in today’s world. What a lesson it would be if each time a person was caught swearing or touching some unclean thing a trespass offering would have to be made. What kind of an attitude would people develop if they had to make a sacrifice each time they swore or cursed or touched some uncleanness? If it began to get to one’s pocket book, they would then learn some lessons. Maybe there would also be some changed attitudes. But if one would learn lessons and change attitudes because of harm to one’s pocket book, then how much more important do men consider their pocket book than the Blessed and Precious Yahshua?

  The second trespass mentioned was to sin through ignorance (being deceived) concerning the holy things of Yahweh. The sacrifice in this instance was to be a ram without blemish out of the flocks with an estimation by shekels of silver. He was to provide the ram plus twenty percent of the ram’s estimated value for offering and atonement.

  The third trespass mentioned is if one purposely trespassed and, through a lie, attempted to keep something that a neighbor had given into his hands for safekeeping, or if he had violently taken something, or if he had found something that was lost, and lied in order to keep it, etc. The item was to be restored to its rightful owner plus 20% of its estimated value and he was also to offer a trespass offering out of the flocks to the priest. This offering covered trespasses which were purposely committed.

  The Apostle Paul writes, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But Yahweh, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with the Messiah, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in the Messiah Yahshua: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through the Messiah Yahshua. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of Yahweh: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in the Messiah Yahshua unto good works, which Yahweh hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without the Messiah, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without Yahweh in the world: But now in the Messiah Yahshua ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of the Messiah,” Eph. 2:1-13.

  These are the five offerings, given by Yahweh for the purpose of administering mercy and grace. They were all fulfilled and satisfied by the sacrifice of Yahshua in His one sacrifice, “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself,” Heb. 7:26-27.

  “But Messiah 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; 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. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to Yahweh, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living Elohim? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the testament which Yahweh hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Messiah is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of Yahweh for us: Nor yet that He should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Messiah was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation,” Heb. 9:11-28.

  “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of Yahweh,” Heb. 10:11-12.

  For Messiah also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to Yahweh, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit,” 1 Pet. 3:18.

  Consider the difference between the Levitical high priest and Yahshua, the heavenly High Priest. While the Levitical high priest offered an animal sacrifice for himself and the people, Yahshua, the heavenly High Priest, offered the supreme sacrifice, to wit: HIMSELF.

  It appears that Yahshua fulfilled the first three offerings during His life, for He was totally dedicated to Yahweh, and totally consumed in His zeal to fulfil His will (burnt offering). He also spent His life, especially His ministry, serving His neighbor, for He loved His fellow man, even though He was totally righteous and without sin, while His fellow man was laden with sin. He esteemed others better than Himself, in effect, fulfilling the law of love toward neighbor (meat offering).

  His righteous life was able to bring about peace between Elohim and man, in effect, mediating between the two, for He is the only being Who has lived as both Elohim and man (peace offering).

  The last two offerings (sin and trespass) were specifically fulfilled in His death, for He took upon Himself the penalty of our sins and trespasses (death).


    There are those who attempt to force Yahshua’s sacrifice into one pattern and one pattern only. That pattern is the Passover sacrifice. This “forcing” serves to confuse many people as to when to observe the Passover sacrifice. While the offerings we have just studied served the pattern for all the sacrifices and offerings, the Passover, the Atonement, the morning and evening sacrifice, etc., these were all by the law. The book of Hebrews says, “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come the volume of the book it is written of me, to do thy will, O Elohim. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said He, Lo, I come to do thy will, O Elohim. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Yahshua Messiah once for all,” Heb. 10:1-10.

  Notice that these offerings were only a shadow. I have  hopefully taken the shadows and portrayed how Yahshua, the true image, has fulfilled the things that foreshadowed Him. Notice also that Yahweh had no pleasure of those things which were offered by the law. Paul Himself writes about Moses putting a vail on His face so that Israel could not see the end of those things which were to be abolished (2 Cor. 3:13). He says that their minds were blinded when the Old Testament is read (v. 14-15). Yet the vail is taken away when one turns to Messiah (v. 16). Let’s take away the vail and look to Yahshua, not “forcing” Him to completely conform to Moses, but allowing Moses to speak of and conform to Him.

   These offerings were fulfilled by Yahshua throughout His entire life and also in His death, as He said (Mt. 5:17). What a tremendous and glorious Savior we have! Let us ever serve the purpose of following Him, serving Him, and glorifying Him Who suffered for us. HALLELUYAH!

  Please don’t let anyone whether an angel or elder of an assembly, church or whatever tell you that Yahshua did

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