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From the EDITOR

Yahshua’s Fulfillment Of The Offerings

The Leavened Loaves

Anybody Smell Fish?

Thou Shalt Eat Anything?

Walking In The Light

Genesis 1 And Its Mitsparim

Jerry Healan

Frances Healan, Jerry Healan,



A dear sister recently sent in the following statements that she found quite interesting concerning one evolutionist who is possibly considering that the universe might after all, be created by a great Creator. Following is what she submitted:

  From the reading of a recent book, based on a series of his lectures on the study of the universe, it would appear that Stephen Hawking, the noted theoretical physicist, has arrived at a point of agreement with the concept of a Creator of the universe.

Excerpts from: The Theory of Everything by Stephen E. Hawking.

  “Our galaxy is only one of some hundred thousand million that can be seen using modern telescopes, each galaxy itself containing some hundred thousand million stars. We live in a galaxy that is about one hundred thousand light-years across and is slowly rotating: the stars in its spiral arms orbit around its center about once every hundred million years. Our sun is just an ordinary, average-sized yellow star, near the outer edge of one of the spiral arms.” (p. 20)

  “In the hot big bang model….the initial rate of expansion would have had to be chosen very precisely for the universe not to have re-collapsed before now. This means that the initial state of the universe must have been very carefully chosen indeed if the hot big bang model was correct right back to the beginning of time. It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way, except as the act of God who intended to create beings like us” (p. 106)

  We can ask about the nature of God even if there is only one possible unified theory that is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the question of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? Is the unified theory so compelling that it brings about its own existence? Or does it need a creator, and if so, does He have any effect on the universe other than being responsible for its existence? And who created Him?....

  However, if we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all be able to take part in the discussion of why the universe exists. If we find the answer to that, it would be ultimate triumph of human reason, for then we would know the mind of God.” (p. 165-167)

  I love to watch history channel on television when they have a program entitled the Universe on. They say so many, many amazing statements that simply fly right over their own heads. Just as this man speculated, just the other night I heard one of the scientists make the statement that “We (man) exist so that the universe can discover to itself what it is really like.” What kind of moronic statement is this? Here is a person who is supposed to be one of the most intelligent scientists that the world can produce and because of their idiotic focus on a universe that evolved rather than having been created, he has to postulate that the universe brought us forth so we could explain it to itself. Wouldn’t you think that a universe that has the power and intelligence to bring forth the awesome things that are in existence in the heavens above the earth, in the earth and beneath the earth would already understand what it is really like? What a pompous statement to think that man knows so much that he has everything figured out and the creation must learn from him. In actuality, the Creator brought the creation forth and then man so that man could learn of His greatness and power.

  Let’s ask this question, how many of these scientists are in agreement with each other? The answer is, NONE! They all have their own little petty and pet ideas, theories and doctrines and they are just like everyone else, whether in politics, religion or anything else, none of them are really in total agreement on anything.

  In another Universe program, same series, but different show, they were speaking about matter and anti-matter. Did you know that, according to certain scientists, in the initial explosion, there was such an equal amount of matter and anti-matter that they really don’t understand how matter came into existence because the anti-matter cancelled out all of the matter in the initial blast, except out of the billions of atoms that came into existence and were cancelled out by subsequent billions of anti-matter atoms, one little proton escaped and we are that one proton. This is taking fantasy to increasing heights! How can such supposedly great minds conjure such ridiculous things?

  In yet another program, it was stated that in the beginning, before the big bang, everything was compressed into a body that was smaller than the smallest atom. But the explosion happened and that tiny, tiny, tiny microcosm of whatever it was began to expand out into what we see today, and it continues to expand.

  Why don’t they ever consider that man is so far above everything in creation because Yahweh created him and placed him in that capacity? They continue to try to search out the intelligence of the animals in creation to see if they can find any of them that can learn to speak man’s languages, to see if they can follow in our footsteps, etc. None ever consider the vast difference. Man thinks about the past, present and future. Man not only builds dwelling places, but he plans, plants, sows and stores. He engineers, designs and has creative powers. Man delights in art, music, movies, books, magazines, etc., etc. Man not only has learned how to fly, but he has also learned how to get above the earth’s atmosphere, gone to the moon, plans to go to Mars, etc., etc.

  How many creatures are in competition with man in the abilities that man has? How many creatures have raised up schools so they can teach their young how to read, write, figure, plan, design, engineer? Man, and man alone was created in the very image of Elohim. Come on evolutionists, take the blinders off and learn of your wondrous Creator!  JH

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The offerings were an integral part of the Levitical priesthood of ancient Israel They were to be exercised until the one most important and supreme sacrifice was made by Yahshua. They were to then be done away. These sacrifices or offerings were important in that they were exercised to lead and point Yahweh’s people to Yahshua. They reveal many important aspects about Yahshua and Yahweh’s plan in Him.

There are those who discount or disbelieve that Yahshua fulfilled all of the offerings. This has to be because they simply haven’t taken the time to research and study these things out. We have utilized the Scriptures themselves to point these things out. To deny how the Scriptures speak of Him, is to also deny Him. We encourage all to read with care.

By Jerry Healan

Yahshua said, “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me,” Jn. 5:39. The Scriptures do speak of salvation, but they speak of salvation through Yahshua. As we search the Scriptures we should seek out the manner in which they do testify of Him. It has all been hidden from the foundation of the world in mysteries, “But we speak the wisdom of Yahweh in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which Yahweh ordained before the world unto our glory,” 1 Cor. 2:7.

  We all know that Yahshua gave Himself as a sacrifice for the world. We also know that the sacrifices and offerings of the Old Testament were types of His sacrifice. The book of Hebrews reveals that the priesthood, tabernacle, vessels, sacrifices, and offerings were figures (the Greek word is “paraboles” translated elsewhere as parable or parables) for that period of time, imposed on them until the time of reformation (Heb. 9:9-10).

  Furthermore, Yahshua revealed that He, Himself, spoke in parables in order to keep the mysteries of Yahweh’s kingdom hidden, Mt. 13:10-17. Paul followed up this fact with the reality that Israel was purposely blinded, Ro. 11:7-10, 25, adding that as Moses put a vail over his face to keep Israel from seeing his face, which was shining from having been in Yahweh’s presence, so the glory of that covenant was to be abolished. Even so, their hearts and minds were still blinded when Moses was read (2 Cor. 3:11-15). Why? Because the Scriptures are written in parables.

  Yahshua said to search the Scriptures (the Old Testament Scriptures were the only Scriptures extant in that day. The New Testament had not been written.) to see how they testified, witnessed of Him.

  All, who believe in Yahshua, have a general or over-all concept of how Yahshua fulfilled the Scriptures, but do we study deeply enough to pull out the many minor details of that fulfillment? The sacrifices and offerings of the Old Testament administration spoke of the very sacrifice of Yahshua. If we study into them, then surely they will present a clearer picture of the true sacrifice offered so long ago; for they were parables, types of Him. Let’s study into these Scriptures to see how many of the minute details witness of Him. Paul says, “But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Master (Yahshua), the vail shall be taken away.” Let’s see if we can take away the vail.


    We find the command of the sacrifices and offerings listed in the book of Leviticus, beginning in chapter one. There are five different types or categories of offerings. In the spiritual significance of numbers, five denotes grace or mercy just as one denotes unity and seven denotes completion or perfection.

  There are five books of the law; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The fifth book magnifies the grace of Yahweh (“Number in Scripture” by E. W. Bullinger, p, 137, par. 1).

  The book of Psalms is divided into five books corresponding with the books of the law. The very first Psalm of the fifth division is Psalm 107 and the opening verse speaks of Yahweh’s mercy (grace and mercy are interchangeable). “O give thanks unto Yahweh, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of Yahweh say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy...O that men would praise Yahweh for His goodness (The Hebrew word translated for goodness here is “checed” and can also be translated; favor, kindness, mercy, pity)...They fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried unto Yahweh in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses...Oh that men would praise Yahweh for His goodness (grace, mercy), and for His wonderful works to the children of men!...Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness (grace, mercy) of Yahweh,” Psa. 107:1-2, 8, 12-13, 15, 20-21, 43.

  Yahweh revealed to Daniel (chapter 2) that there would be five world ruling kingdoms, (1) Babylon, (2) Persia, (3) Greece, (4) Rome, and (5) the kingdom of Yahweh. The fifth kingdom, the kingdom of Yahweh, will be for the purposes of bringing in rest, peace, healing, grace, mercy and life, real abundant living.

  The five types of sacrifices were (1) the burnt or holocaust offering, (2) the meat or meal offering, (3) the peace offering, (4) the sin offering, and (5) the trespass offering. The five offerings describe the manner in which Yahweh distributes His grace and the total character of the Messiah, Who was able to fulfil them.

  There were also five different types or classes of animals or items offered. They were; (1) the bullock (oxen or cattle), (2) sheep, (3) goats, (4) fowl (turtledoves or pigeons, and (5) meal (grain, especially barley and wheat). Each type of sacrifice satisfied all the requirements of the offerings enumerated in the book of Leviticus. Therefore, careful scrutinization of each of these offerings will give a clearer understanding of the sacrifice of our Savior as revealed in the evangel accounts. Thus, the grace of Yahweh is truly revealed in the number five!


    The very first offering dealt with in the book of Leviticus was the burnt offering. This offering was to be totally consumed by fire on the bronze altar. The word burnt in Hebrew actually means a step or collectively stairs as ascending; usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke). This offering was a sweet savor to Yahweh, ascending into heaven as smoke before Him. Its total consumption by fire represented the total commitment of Yahshua to Yahweh’s purpose, “Yahshua saith unto them, ‘My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work,’” Jn. 4:34.

  It was an offering which exhibited the total dedication and zeal of Yahshua, “And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Yahshua went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and when He had made a scourge of small cords, He drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; and said unto them that sold doves, ‘Take these things hence; make not My Father’s house an house of merchandise.’ And His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘The zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up,’” Jn. 2:13-17.

  The prophet Isaiah was inspired to write of this zeal, “Behold, Yahweh’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your Elohim, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness, none calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before Thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; in transgressing and lying against Yahweh, and departing away from our Elohim, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and Yahweh saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no judgment. And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore His arm brought salvation unto Him; and His righteousness, it sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon His head; and He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke,” Isa. 59:1-17.

  Yahshua was Yahweh’s arm, so to speak, for when He had finished the work given for Him to do, He returned from whence He came and sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high (Heb. 1:1-3).

  The offerer was to offer it of his own voluntary will (Lev. 1:3). Yahshua Messiah offered His own life voluntarily, “I am the good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep...I am the good Shepherd and know My sheep, and am known of Mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep...Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father,” Jn. 10:11, 14-15, 17-18.

  It is noted in Lev. 1:4 that this offering is an atonement, but sin is not the total issue in this type of offering, as there was also the sin offering and trespass offering that dealt with such. We will deal with the atonement shortly.


  There were five different types or classes of animals used for the burnt offering and each of these portray a nature of the Messiah. They were the bullock, lamb of the sheep, kid of the goats, turtledoves, or young pigeons.

  The bullock, “Strong to labor,” Psa. 144:14, for “great increase is by the strength of the ox,” Prov. 14:4, portrays Yahshua in service to Yahweh and man, patient, untiring. The book of Mark speaks again and again of the great multitudes that followed Him, pressing upon Him to be healed of many and various afflictions as well as hear his words, Mk. 1:45, 2:2-5, 13-14, 3:7-8, 10, 20, 4:1, 6:32-34, 54-56, 8:1-3, 10:1.

  The lamb portrays submission without murmur, for the lamb is the figure constantly chosen to represent the submissive, uncomplaining character of Yahshua’s sufferings. “He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth,” Isa. 53:7. “And the chief priests accused Him of many things: but He answered nothing. And Pilate asked Him again saying, ‘Answerest Thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against Thee.’ But Yahshua yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled,” Mk. 15:3-5.

  The kid of the goats served the same purpose as the lamb, for a kid, being such, is young, innocent, unmurmuring, uncomplaining. It was also the prime animal focused on in the day of atonement sacrifices recorded in Lev., chapter 16. Two kids of the goats were presented before Yahweh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation where Aaron, the high priest, cast lots for them. One lot was for Yahweh, the other for the scapegoat or azazel (Lev. 16:7-10). The goat on which Yahweh’s lot fell was offered for a sin offering, “For He made Him to be (a) sin (offering) for us, Who knew no sin,” 2 Cor. 5:21, to make atonement for us, “And not only so, but we also joy in Yahweh through our Master Yahshua Messiah by Whom we have now received the atonement,” Ro. 5:11.

  The turtledoves represented Yahshua as being innocent. Judas confessed, “I have betrayed the innocent blood,” Mt. 27:4. Pilate also confessed, “I am innocent of the blood of this just (innocent, righteous, holy) person,” Mt. 27:24.

  The dove is also a symbol of peace, “But now in Messiah Yahshua ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Messiah, for He is our peace Who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even 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 thereby: and came and preached peace to you which were far off, and to them that were nigh,” Eph. 2:13-17.


    Both dove and pigeon mate for life and such is the relationship between the Messiah, the Lamb, and His bride, the assembly, “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, ‘Alleluia: for Yahweh Elohim Omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife made herself ready.’ And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And He said unto me, ‘Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the lamb,’” Rev. 19:6-9.

  Yahshua, Himself, revealed the original intent for marriage, “The Pharisees also came unto Him tempting Him, and saying unto Him, ‘Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?’ And He answered and said unto them, ‘Have ye not read, that He Which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?’ Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore Yahweh hath joined together, let not man put asunder.’ They say unto Him, ‘Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?’ He saith unto them, ‘Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered You to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery,’” Mt. 19:3-9. The marriage of Yahshua to the assembly will be an eternal marriage, never to be broken.


   Another characteristic of the pigeon is that it never forgets its home. It remembers where it came from and, upon finding itself removed from its environs, will return at the first available opportunity.

  Yahshua never forgot where He came from, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven.” Jn. 6:51. “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the son of man Which is in heaven.” Jn. 3:13. He has ascended into heaven from whence He came. “Who (Messiah) is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of Yahweh,” 1 Pet. 3:22.

  The pigeon, because of its “homing instincts,” has been a vital tool of man for carrying messages in times past. Yahshua came proclaiming a message from Yahweh, “Now after that John was put into prison, Yahshua came into Galilee preaching the evangel of the kingdom of Yahweh, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of Yahweh is at hand: repent ye and believe the evangel,” Mk. 1:14-15. COMMENT: The word evangel comes from the Greek word “euaggelion” and means a good message or good news.

  Few people realize that Yahshua was an Apostle, “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Messiah Yahshua,” Heb. 3:1. Apostle means; one that is sent, a messenger.


   Yahshua’s nature, character and purpose is revealed by each of the sacrificial animals. All were to be clean and blemish free representing Yahshua as being pure, clean, blemish free, without sin.

  These animals also provided another distinction for the sacrifice of Yahshua. In an agrarian society, which is called “backward” by much of today’s world, an ox is a very valuable animal. It is the “tractor” of such areas. Its value is quite high. Some estimates range from $20,000 to $50,000 for such an animal. Not every one could afford such an expensive animal. In the case of the sin offering, only a priest was to sacrifice a bullock for his sin. The priesthood and the wealthy were the only ones who could afford such a sacrifice.

  The lamb or kid of the goats served those who were not able to offer a bullock while those who were very poor were only able to offer a pair of turtledoves or pigeons. The point is that all classes were served.

  The very size of the bullock denotes the abundance of the rich man’s wealth as well as its strength and ability to work and produce. It even far outstrips the other animals when considering it as an animal for food. The bullock, therefore, speaks of those who have riches and power as well as the ability to work and produce.

  The bullock speaks of Yahshua in His capacity as Elohim, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. The same was in the beginning with Yahweh. All things were made by Him: and without Him was not anything made that was made,” Jn. 1:1-3. “For by Him (Messiah) 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,” Col. 1:16-17.

  The Hebrew word “El” contains only two letters, the aleph (a) and the lamed (l). The aleph is an hieroglyphic for the head of an ox, while the lamed is an hieroglyphic for a shepherd’s rod.

  The aleph also has to do with the number one, which denotes the unity of Elohim, Father and Son are one, “I and my Father are one,” Jn. 10:30.

  The lamed has to do with the number thirty. Wasn’t he sold for thirty pieces of silver? (Mt. 26:15)


   Look at the great wealth and power of Yahshua, the true rich one. He was Elohim. He created all things in heaven and in earth. He made the worlds. All things are upheld by His power. He had it all!!! Wealth, riches, honor, glory, power, eternal life, Elohim! (Jn. 1:1-3, 14; Heb. 1:1-8)

  How do the rich and powerful generally use their wealth today? Isn’t there a saying, “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer?” What was the purpose of the unions? Weren’t they brought into existence in order to force the rich to pay “fair” wages and to provide better and safer working conditions? Aren’t there many rich men’s schemes today to do away with the unions as well as the prosperity of the common worker? Aren’t they heartlessly closing our factories and moving them to other countries where the labor is much cheaper leaving our people without jobs or means for existence? Aren’t there other schemes to buy out and amalgamate companies into large corporations, consolidating power and wealth into the hands of a “few” rich with a “streamlining,” “consolidating” scheme only for the purpose of “pure profit” and greater power for those at the top?

  Yahshua’s “rich man” attitude is far different from those we see extant in this world, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Messiah Yahshua: Who, being in the form of Elohim, thought it not robbery to be equal with Elohim (He was Elohim but He thought it not a thing to be clung to): But made Himself of no reputation (He emptied Himself), and took upon Him the form of a servant (instead of continuing as Master, He became a servant), and was made in the likeness of men (this rich One became just like one of us): and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the stake,” Phil. 2:5-8.

  “For ye know the grace of our Master Yahshua Messiah, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became POOR, that ye through His POVERTY might be rich,” 2 Cor. 8:9. What an incredible example of a rich man! What rich man today, who is powerful and famous, is ready to give it up, becoming a poor, poverty stricken nobody in order to make others rich?

  A man came to Yahshua asking Him what he must do to have eternal life. Yahshua answered that if he would enter into life, keep the commandments. When the man asked which? Yahshua enumerated five of the last six of the ten commandments. The young man responded that he had kept all those, what else did he need? Yahshua answered, “If you will be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Yahshua to His disciples, “Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Mt. 19:16-23.

  What rich man today is willing to follow these instructions? Wouldn’t such an action be considered “extreme” or “foolish?” Doesn’t Yahweh say that the things of Elohim are foolishness to the natural man? (1 Cor. 2:14). Yet Yahshua didn’t ask the young man to do anything He wouldn’t do, did He? He emptied Himself of the power, riches, honor and glory that He had, becoming poor, impoverished so that we might be made rich.

  The lamb or goat served the purposes of offering for the “middle” class. Those who were not able to offer a bullock, but were still fairly well off.


   The use of sheep and goats were somewhat different from the bullock for they were not strong work animals like the bullock. They were led out to pasture in order to feed or graze. Their importance is for wool and mohair and meat. Yahshua said of Himself, “For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in Him,” Jn. 6:55-56.

  The sheep’s wool and the goat’s cashmere is used in clothing. Paul writes, “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Master Yahshua Messiah, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lust thereof,” Ro. 13:13-14. The words “put on” actually mean; to sink into a garment, to invest with clothing, to clothe, to array.

  Paul writes in another place, “For as many of you as have been baptized into Messiah have put on Messiah,” Gal. 3:27. He also wrote, “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of Yahweh, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.” 2 Cor.    5:1-4.

  The sacrifice of Yahshua has provided food and clothing for us as well as drink. Paul admonished Timothy, “Having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”   1 Tim. 6:8.

  The goat is also famous for its “milk.” Many babies that have stomach problems are recommended to drink goat’s milk. It is the closest milk to “mother’s” found in nature. It has less butterfat and is easily digested while cow’s milk has a high content of butterfat and is not only hard to digest but sours and clabbers on the stomach. Even adults with stomach problems have been recommended to drink goat’s milk. Peter writes, “Wherefore, laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere (undeceitful, unadulterated) milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: if so be ye have tasted that the Master is gracious,” 1 Pet. 2:1-3.


   The turtle dove and pigeon were for the very poor. Those who couldn’t even afford a lamb or kid. There is very little meat or food associated with these birds revealing the penury, the poverty of the poor. They find themselves steeped in poverty, trapped, caged into a way of life that is virtually impossible to get out of. The poor are harshly oppressed, taken advantage of, even avoided and hated by many who are well off.

  The Psalmist David cried out in Psa. 55 about those who were hating, persecuting and oppressing him. Then he cried out, “Oh that I had the wings like a dove! For then would I fly away, and be at rest,” Psa. 55:6. Thereby is the key to the offering of the poor. Like the wings of a dove which is able to ‘freely fly” through the midst of heaven where ever it desires to go, so shall and are the poor to be set free from their shackles of poverty into the glorious liberty of the Messiah, “Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not Yahweh chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?” Jas. 2:5.

  Isn’t it amazing that the rich and powerful are such by the physical accumulation of this world, but the more rich and powerful one becomes in this world, the more impoverished they are in the things of the Spirit. But the poor, on the other hand, are impoverished concerning the physical things of this world, but the true believers are rich in faith, which simply is not a tangible thing. In other words, they are rich in the things of the Spirit.

  The offerings of the Old Testament foretold us of the glorious power of Yahshua Who was powerful, mighty, rich, yet emptied Himself of all that He had, found Himself fashioned as a man and continued in humility and meekness in His human life until He hung destitute, naked, empty on a tree, forsaken by His own family and friends, persecuted, oppressed, shamefully treated by His own.

  He did it all for us, setting the example that we might follow in His footsteps, that the rich might be humbled, the sheep fed and clothed, the poor and oppressed set free! What a Savior! What a Redeemer! What an example we have to follow!


    Each class of animal was treated a little differently for the bullock was “flayed” that is, it was stripped of its skin. The word “flay” also implies a whipping or beating. Yahshua was stripped of His clothing and beaten and whipped, “And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe,” Mt. 27:28. “Then Pilate therefore took Yahshua, and scourged Him,” Jn. 19:1. Isaiah also writes of this beating and flogging, “Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet we did esteem Him stricken (beaten), smitten (slaughtered) of Elohim and afflicted (humbled, hurt). But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him: and with His stripes we are healed,” Isa. 52:4-5.

  The bullock was then cut into his parts and placed in order on the altar, the head, which is the seat of intellect, an emblem of the thoughts, with the fat, representing the general health, vigor, energy, and even the wealth of the whole person. The inwards, a symbol of the inner feelings and affections, with the legs, typifying one’s walk, the pathway (narrow and strait), were washed with water, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, to symbolize cleanness and purity in every detail.

  The second class of the offering, the lamb or goat, was similar to the bullock yet there is no mention of its being flayed, but it must have been for in the third class, the doves or pigeons, the crop and feathers were plucked and cast on the east side of the altar beside the ashes.

  The third class of offering, the turtledoves or young pigeons, were to be cut or split open but not cut in two (Lev. 1:17). Does this not represent the Savior, when hanging on the stake, pole or tree, having a spear thrust in His side? Jn. 19:34.


   The blood of the bullock and the lamb was sprinkled round about upon the altar. The blood of the doves or young pigeons was wrung out at the side of the altar, “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission (forgiveness, deliverance, freedom),” Heb. 9:22.

  The blood of these sacrifices were only a foreshadow of the blood of Yahshua, Whose sacrifice was much better, based on better promises, “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 Elohim, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living Elohim?” Heb. 9:11-14.

  Yahshua’s blood was poured out, “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water,” Jn. 19:34; “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,” Psa. 22:14. This not only symbolized His pouring out of His physical earthly life, but also His being poured out of heaven into the earth for the purpose of fulfilling Yahweh’s will.

  The life of all flesh is in the blood (Lev. 17:11). The covenant of Moses was made through the shedding of the blood of bulls and goats (Heb. 9:19). Yahshua poured out His life blood for those who are His. We must come under the blood of His sacrifice if we are to enter into the covenant made by Him (Heb. 9:15).


    The initial description of this burnt or holocaust offering was described as “a step or collectively stairs as ascending.” The smoke of the holocaust served as a link between heaven and earth, an offering of sweet smelling savor. It served to connect heaven and earth. This serves as a type of Yahshua as Intercessor or Mediator.

  We read in Isa. 59:16 that there was no intercessor, therefore Yahweh’s own arm served that purpose. Yahshua is the Mediator of the New Covenant, “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,” Heb. 9:15. “But now hath He obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also He is the Mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises,” Heb. 8:6. “For there is one Elohim, and one Mediator between Elohim and men, the Man Messiah Yahshua,” 1 Tim. 2:5. Yahweh is able, through Yahshua,  to gather together in one all things both which are in heaven, and which are on earth (Eph. 1:10).

  Yahshua is the Mediator of a better covenant than the covenant of Moses. It is based upon better promises. If you will research the English word “promise” in the Scriptures, you will find that the Hebrew word is “dabar.” Yahshua is the Word of Yahweh (Dabar-Yahweh). The covenant made through Yahshua is the better covenant because it is based upon the Word (Dabar), the Promise (Dabar) of Yahweh, Who is faithful.

  The covenant of Moses was based upon two promises (dabarim) or words (dabarim). It was based upon the Promise, Word of Yahweh, Who is faithful, and the promise, word of man, who is proven unfaithful.

  The covenant of Moses was based upon animal sacrifices. The covenant of Yahshua is based upon only one sacrifice, but the far, far, far better sacrifice of Yahshua, Himself.


  The burnt or holocaust offering was for atonement. Yahshua is our atonement, “For when we were yet without strength, in due time the Messiah died for the unrighteous. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But Yahweh commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, the Messiah died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to Yahweh by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in Yahweh through our Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah, by whom we have now received the atonement,” Ro. 5:6-11.

  Atonement has to do with reconciliation. The Hebrew word for reconciliation and atonement is the same word.

  Paul also writes, “Therefore if any man be in the Messiah, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of Yahweh, who hath reconciled us to himself by Yahshua the Messiah, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that Yahweh was in the Messiah, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for the Messiah, as though Yahweh did beseech you by us: we pray you in the Messiah's stead, be ye reconciled to Yahweh. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of Yahweh in him,” 2 Cor. 5:17-21.


    The daily sacrifice was also a holocaust or burnt offering. Two lambs were sacrificed daily, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, “Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually. The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering. And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before Yahweh: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee. And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory. And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their Elohim. And they shall know that I am Yahweh their Elohim, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am Yahweh their Elohim,” Ex. 29:38-46.

  Again, this holocaust or burnt offering typified the sacrifice of Yahshua Who was placed on the tree of sacrifice in the morning and died at mid afternoon, the exact time that the evening sacrifice was being offered. It was called the daily sacrifice even though two lambs were sacrificed at different times.

  Yahshua was crucified in the morning whereupon, according to Matthew, the soldiers cast lots for His garments. Then two thieves were crucified with him, one at the right and the other at the left. He was mocked and reviled by those passing by as well as the priests and scribes and even by the thieves who were crucified with him (Mt. 27:35-44). Then at the sixth hour (noon), darkness prevailed over the land until the ninth hour (mid-afternoon) after which he died (Mt. 27:45-50).


  Finally, Yahshua fulfilled the sacrifice offered on the day of Atonement. In Leviticus sixteen, two kids of the goats were chosen to be an atonement for the children of Israel, “And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And he shall take the two goats, and present them before Yahweh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for Yahweh, and the other lot for the scapegoat (azazel). And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which Yahweh’s lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before Yahweh, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness. And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself: And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before Yahweh, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail: And he shall put the incense upon the fire before Yahweh, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not: And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times. Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel,” Lev. 16:5-17.


    Interestingly, one kid was sacrificed for Yahweh and the other was let go in the wilderness for the scapegoat or azazel.

  The Hebrew word azazel is a combination of two other Hebrew words azaz and azal. Azaz is defined as; a primitive root; to be stout (literally or figuratively). It is generally translated into the English as; harden, impudent, prevail, strengthen (self), be strong.

  Azal is defined as; a primitive root; to go away, hence, to disappear. It is generally translated into the English as; fail, gad about, go to and fro, be gone (spent).

  The kids of the goats were young, innocent and tender. One is sacrificed while still in that state, but the other is let go into the wilderness where as it wanders, it becomes strong, hardened and impudent.

  Some say that both goats typified Yahshua, but only one, the one sacrificed, typified Him. The other typified the hardened spirit of Satan.

  Look at the definition for azal, to gad about, to go to and fro. These are the characteristics of one named Satan in the book of Job, “Now there was a day when the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before Yahweh, and Satan came also among them. And Yahweh said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it,” Job 1:6-7. Satan was going to and fro, gadding about (walking up and down) the earth.

  Not only was the Passover sacrifice fulfilled by Yahshua, but He fulfilled all of the sacrifices, which were types of him, and also the sacrifice for the day of Atonement.

  There were presented before Pilate, two prisoners, Yahshua and Barabbas. Barabbas means son of the Father. Yahshua, as we know, was the Son of the Father, but Barabbas stood in for the great rebel Satan, the azazel. Satan was allowed to appear before Yahweh with the sons of Elohim in Job, thus, he also is a son of Elohim.

  The description of Barabbas is found in the evangel accounts. He was imprisoned for sedition (rebellion against the government), murder and robbery. (Mk. 15:7; Lk. 23:19; Jn. 18:40; Acts 3:14) These actions are of the spirit of Satan, not Yahshua the Messiah.

  Even though the kids of the goats of old were brought before the high priest of Israel, while Yahshua and Barabbas appeared before Pilate, it was the priests who stirred up the people to demand Yahshua’s death, “But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them,” Mk. 15:11.

  While the priest also cast lots, the simple fact of the matter is that the soldiers cast lots over His garments (Mt. 27:35). Thus, all of the elements of the day of atonement were present.

  The day of atonement, as well as Yahshua’s sacrifice reveals that true choices are always made by Yahweh, while man always is erroneous in his choices.

  Thus closes the nature of the burnt or holocaust offering for our purposes at this time. It was a freewill offering, totally consumed, totally dedicated to Yahweh to serve His purposes. No man was to eat of it. It provided a wondrous link between Elohim and man, between heaven and earth. What a glorious Elohim, and what a glorious Savior we have!!! HALLELUYAH!!!

  to be continued….

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