Numbers 29! Exciting

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I read Numbers chap 29, yet another fantastic chapter on prophecy. Here through the covenant with Israel (before Jeremiah 31:31-33: ‘Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt— a covenant they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. 33 “But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD. I will put My law in their minds and inscribe it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people…’–not works!)

God gave the Israelites out of Egypt some feasts all of us should know. FIRST: the Festival of Trumpets. Always (always) falls on a Friday, aka ‘Preparation Day’ before Shabat (Sabbath), which is prophetic. Jesus was crucified on Preparation Day when His blood was spilled and He died.

SECOND, the next, is the Day of Atonement, ALwAYS on the Shabat, the days out of Egypt (before the Jordan), always the day of reflection, confession and redemption. For all of us we recognize that the Day of Atonement is the covering/wiping clean our slate from sin by the blood of the perfect Lamb. THIRD is the Festival of Tabernacles, setting up booths to remember God’s provision in the wilderness and the future promise of the Messiah (note: there is never a mention of many messiahs…). This is also prophetic that on the 8th day (Sunday, April 3rd, 33 A.D. Jesus was resurrected from the dead). Captured the middle of the night, Thursday, and whipped:

(Isaiah 53:3 – he was despised by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain), crucified (Isaiah 53: 4-5 ‘Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, (THE CROSS) yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; (HIS DEATH) for the transgression of my people he was punished. 9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, (On Friday, so the Sabbath could be kept pure, (and Mark 15:46, Matthew 27:57-60 fulfills this prophecy== “And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because … came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the Body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.”) Isaiah v 9 continued… though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.’

NEXT on Sunday, the Feast of the Tabernacles, the remembrance of delivery from slavery to looking ahead to the Messiah, v 11-12 ‘After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.’ (AFTER He suffered, died and was buried… God says ‘He will see the light of life…. he will bear their iniquities…because he poured his life unto death… and made intercession for the transgressors [ie us]). (HIS RESURRECTION).

I could continue but it’s a long post highlighting the 3 most important Hebrew festivals after Passover, and the fulfillment of these prophecies in the one Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach.
Please reply if you have any corrections to my interpretation of this passage or anything I have missed.

Tanakh Chapter 28 and More

Yesterday, I accidentally reported that I read Numbers 28 and commented on it. My bad. It was chapter 27.

Let me get to it.

The Lord speaks to Moses about the continual daily, weekly, Sabbath, Passover sacrifices. I believe this constant repetition is a prophetic piece of information for the future.

What does it mean to make sacrifices of the best of the best so often? Because ‘the life is in the blood’ and upon the altar, sprinkled. Meaning, the spiritual life is in the blood of the perfect lamb, goat, oil, bread, wine (meat, the bread of life, the blood of life) the prophecy of God working His salvation by His arm since there was no one who would help.

This is exactly what Yeshua talked about ‘… whoever eats of my body and drinks of my blood…’ was about. He was the perfect Lamb of God spoken of through the ages and the prophets.

Remember the people recoiling from Yeshua’s teaching? They didn’t understand the Tanakh from Genesis to Malachi, only ‘their work to salvation.’ Abraham understood this in Genesis when God tested Abraham’s loyalty *He already knew, it was Abraham who needed to remember God came first.. and he did.* How many times (a lot) did God rebuke the people for rote religion, doing the duty without the heart? I might add our own people will follow law to the letter without recognizing that works (following the laws) is not pleasing to God? That all works, all sacrifices, all days or feast, Passover, rest were fulfilled by the perfect blood on the Cross?

There is much in the Tanakh that speaks directly of Yeshua. Conservative estimates are over 900 prophecies (fulfilled and to be fulfilled) – an incomplete list http://sciencespeaks.dstoner.net/Prophetic_Accuracy.html, and over 300 direct references to Yeshua. http://www.about-jesus.org/complete-chart-prophecies-jesus.htm

The archeology done to date is astounding, it is impossible to say the Tanakh and the New Testament are myths. These are just the scrolls!

Over 1400 years ago, Jerome translated and published both the Tanakh and the New Testament into Latin, meaning his knowledge of Scripture and availability of scrolls and letters were less than 400 years old.

If you don’t believe Jerome, take a look at this: https://www.josh.org/8-manuscripts-validate-new-testament/ (it’s a short read). 

Before I post THIS which is a great article, I mention Jesus’ word before His death in 33 A.D. that the temple in Jerusalem would torn one stone on top of the other. That happened in 70 A.D. I also might add that none of the NT writers spoke of this, so… the New Testament HAD to be written beforehand. John, the writer of Revelation, was exiled to Patmos and didn’t mention it either. Why? HE WAS ISOLATED ON PATMOS!

Here is the very compelling article between atheists and Christian/Jewish archeology: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2015/10/manuscript-evidence-nt-vs-plato-etc.html 

Let me put that into perspective. There is ONE surviving copy of Shakespeare. There are no original manuscripts from Aristotle who was born in 384 BC. An original Plato manuscript? 895 AD. He was born in 427 BC and died 347 BC. That’s over 1200 years.

King David was born in Bethlehem, of the tribe of Judah around 1000 B.C. The earliest archeological find is from the 8th to 9th century B.C. and a seal of his from the 10th century B.C. King Solomon? A seal signet ring found.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd boy in 1947. The works preserved the dry heat were dated to the 4th century Before Christ (aka BC). Remember, each century listed is the following, so the earliest writings were in the years of 300-399 BC.

All this great stuff doesn’t even include the coins of Solomon’s kingdom, the inscription of his name on the temple, the dates of the persecution of Christians (64 A.D to 311 A.D.)–that means there were people alive after Jesus died and was resurrected, people from both Judea and Rome who SAW and HEARD Him speak, and the catacombs in Rome where Christians hid, the painting and pottery found: https://www.livescience.com/59424-paintings-of-christ-in-roman-catacombs.html 

During Cyprus’ reign, the Jewish prophets Ezra and Nehemiah prophesied. Coins from this time were found. https://patternsofevidence.com/2018/06/08/ancient-coins-discovered-from-ezra-nehemiah-era/ 

YEAH, but you might say, <chuckle, chuckle> ‘Egypt doesn’t even mention Jews.’ OK. Here ya go. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-were-hebrews-ever-slaves-in-ancient-egypt-yes-1.5429843

AH, what about Sodom and Gomorrah? https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2018/12/04/new-science-suggests-biblical-city-of-sodom-was-smote-by-an-exploding-meteor/#18b5f6805c67 BUT IT WAS A NORMAL PHENOMENA! RIGHT? So, question. If it was normal, how did Abraham know beforehand that it would happen? https://www.6000years.org/frame.php?page=sodom . Well we all know Abraham was a myth… https://www.learnreligions.com/archaeological-evidence-abraham-bible-4590053

LAST I’ll mention Jacob, and one of his 12 sons, Joseph. What was found? https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/the-bible-and-archaeology-archaeology-and-genesis-what-does-the-record-show-part-2

There is NO disputing these facts yet most atheists (generalization) and even many Christians, Jews and agnostics still believe all of these folks were… made up. There is more evidence to prove the old testament (the Tanakh) and the New Testament and the historical figure we know as Yeshua HaMashiach (Yeshua, the Anointed One).

Nothing in the above is meant to force information down one’s throat, it is merely to show the accuracy of history. And… for fun:

noahs ark life size

John Huibers of the Netherlands who, with his sons, hand-built a life-size replica of Noah’s ark. Ships today are built with the same ratio 6:1 so they can float. Picture courtesy of arkofnoah.org . Just sayin,’ the largest land animal is the elephant. Take several at one day old, each at 200 lbs, 3 foot high, and things look a bit more reasonable. Wolf cubs at 2 weeks- 3.5 pounds. Take the predecessors of the animals rather than the adaptations thereafter at their youngest and the ease of which these animals can fit. And Genesis states that all men, creatures were vegetarians BEFORE the ark. After, they were not.

 

More Numbers :)

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As I continue my trek through the Book of Numbers in the Tenakh, I am on chapter 28. Fantastic chapter.

My theological opinions are of my own research, however, if I’m completely off-base,

I welcome correction.

This is yet another cool very cool chapter. Moses is about to die and the LORD tells

him this. Moses prays not for his own life now, but for a successor. With me so far?

Back in chapter 13, Moses sent spies to the New Land, and Caleb and Joshua came

back with good reports. So good, in fact, it sounds like heaven on earth. Caleb went

first, reported first (Caleb means faithful).

Now in Ch 28 Moses chose Joshua (In Hebrew, Yeshuah, in Greek, Jesus, means God
rescues) to lead His people. This is prophetic. John the Baptist was a typology of
Caleb, going before, making a way, giving a good report of the ultimate promised
land through Jesus (Joshua was not just wise and very brave, he was a typology of
the ultimate rescuer, Jesus) who was appointed leader of the people, of the armies
(people of God and angels).

Another day in the Tenakh

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I love the Tenakh (Hebrew scripture) because this is 1. taught by Yeshua and 2. fulfilled by Yeshua. I’ve been planting myself into His word from Genesis to Malachi, steeping myself in understanding in the light of the Gospel, in the light of the culture.

I’m currently at Numbers 26. To sum up Exodus through Leviticus up to this point: Yahweh brought the Hebrews out of slavery (death) into the wilderness, when they all sinned, rebelled, etc. Even Moses and Aaron. Thus, Yahweh said all of that generation would die in the wilderness (including Moses & Aaron). Only Joshua and Caleb would cross into the promised land.

In Numbers (as it implies, doink), Yahweh speaks and commands a census. Now, men of 20 and older are to be conscripted into the army.

So onto Numbers 26. This is an awesome foreshadowing and prophecy for the future. ‘After the plague,’ (picture of disbelief/sin), Eleazar (God helps) counts the men who are able to battle age 20 or more (the first fruits after the release from slavery (sin, the second generation kinda like the NT), gathered before crossing the Jordan River in Moab (from land of sin/death to hope/baptism for the ultimate life, i.e. God’s ultimate redemption-heaven).

God bless your Father’s Day! And our ultimate Father…

Jordan River 

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