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The Mosaic Law is divided into three sections or codices. The original law was written and rolled up in a scroll with writing on the front and back. Codex 1 is the moral code. Codex 2 is the spiritual code. Codex 3 is the social code.

The moral code defines morality. There are over 120 commandments in the moral code. The purpose is to prove that man is a sinner and needs a savior in order to be 'redeemed from the slave market of sin' and for an imperfect creature to be reconciled with our Perfect Creator. The third purpose of the cross was to satisfy the righteousness of God - propitiation. In Joshua, we learned about 'cherem' Cherem is the Hebrew word that means 'to be accursed and not subject to redemption'. When something is declared cherem, it must die. But we learn that someone else can take that cherem status to themselves and 'die for us'. All cherem is dedicated/sacrificed to the Lord - which we will see in Leviticus 27. When Adam sinned, he became cherem - he and ALL mankind. We all had to die. Therefore, Christ become cherem for us. Christ was cherem so that we could be redeemed.

The spiritual code is called the ordinances. The spiritual offerings reveal the person and the work of Jesus Christ (in the Hebrew it would be Joshua the Messiah. Joshua/Jesus means 'God saves' or Savior. Messiah/Christ means 'the anointed one'. The social code is called the judgments. The social code applies to the divine institutions and how to live under them. The purpose of the social code is to protect the human race so it can be evangelized. It has in it taxation, diet, instructions on contagious diseases, and prosperity under an agricultural society.

Levitical Offerings: There are five Levitical offerings. Three emphasize salvation and two emphasis rebound (I John 1:9 - confession of sins by a believer). The first offering is the burnt offering - Leviticus 1 - Doctrine of Propitiation with emphasis on the work of Christ. The second offering is called the food/meal offering - Leviticus 2 - it reveals Propitiation with emphasis on the person of Christ. The peace offering - Leviticus 3 - deals with the Doctrine of Reconciliation (see also Levitical feasts in Chapter 23 - Passover, Firstfruits, Unleavened Breads, Pentecost, Feast of the Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacle).

The last two offerings are rebound offerings. The first is the sin offering - Leviticus Chapter 4 - rebound emphasizing the unknown sins of the believer. The last is the trespass offering - Leviticus Chapters 5 and 6 - and it is the rebound offering with emphasis on the known sins.

Chapter 1

{Note: These offerings are teaching tools. The Jewish Priests were to use them to explain the mechanics of salvation and rebound - to explain the work of the Messiah on the cross (the death of the animal) and then a picture of cleansing ourselves from sin (today rebound is explained in I John 1:9). So the following offerings did NOT cleanse believers from their sins - but explained to them that confessing their sins to God is the only way to get back into fellowship (and that is the same in every dispensation). This is also not an 'emotional' confession. How you 'feel' about your sins is not part of the equation. When you love God, you WILL want to do His will and reduce sinning. But 'guilt' is another mental attitude sin. So if you feel guilty after you confess the sin, you are immediately back out of fellowship.}

{Leviticus 1 - Burnt Offering - Doctrine of Propitiation with Emphasis on the Work of Christ}

{Verses 2-17: Source of Levitical Offerings - Burn offering}
1-2~~And Jehovah/God
  {Y@hovah - the verb 'to be' doubled - so is 'I am . . . THE I am'.
  This Tetragrammaton could be translated 'I am . . . That I am ' -
  a verb doubled means 'perfect' so it means perfect existence ' so
  'I am . . . The Always Exiting One' is also a good translation.
  Jesus Christ is the manifest member of 'Elohiym/Godhead so
  Jehovah usually is referring to the Lord (and often translated
  Lord in the KJV). The Jews did not pronounce this
  Tetragrammaton. They would use their Hebrew word for Lord -
  Adonay. In our study when the written word for Adonay was
  used, then we did translate it 'Lord'. When the emphasis of the
  bible is on the Person or Character of God, then the
  Tetragrammaton was used. When the emphasis of the bible was
  on the essence of all members of the Godhead, then 'Elohiym
  (literally - Gods - plural) or the Godhead was used.}
'kept on shouting out' {qara'} unto Moses
  {a word that focuses the attention of the hearer to the subject -
and intensely kept on speaking/'kept on communicating doctrinally'
  {dabar - Piel intensive stem}
  {God speaks - it is time to listen and requires concentration}
unto him {Moses} out of the tabernacle of the congregation
  {Where Message Received and was given - see Exodus 40.33-38 -
  tabernacle was completed- the Lord dwelt in the Holy of Holies and
  was the only Light in the Holy of Holies - the Shekinah Glory}
saying { 'amar - 'amar means to bring into the light what was in the
  dark - in other words to teach the people - make it clear}, 2~~
"Speak/'communicate -mechanics'/'doctrinally communicate' {dabar}
to the children of Israel, and say {'amar - bring it to light - explain it} to them, 'If any man of you keeps on being caused to bring {qarab}
  {qarab -Hiphil/'causative active' stem - means he is already a
  believer imperfect tense means the action is not complete - this
  goes on down through history}
an offering {qorban - sounds like 'core-bon' - the basis of
  approaching God is through a sacrifice - the physical death of
  the animal represents the spiritual death of Jesus Christ}
unto the Jehovah/God,
you shall bring your offering of the cattle,
even of the herd, and of the flock.' "

{Note. On Mt Sinai is where God gave Moses most of the Mosaic Law. Here we see these instructions were given to Moses by God at the tabernacle. The Levitical Offerings deal with the principal of Grace. The instructions given to Moses on Mt. Sinai relate to 'work' of mankind. Pure grace is given under grace conditions from the source of Grace.}

{Note. The Burnt offering had three sources 1) from the herd (a bullock - a very expensive offering required by the rich class)- verses 2-9 (represents Jesus Christ the servant of God); 2) from the flock required from the middle class - verses10-13 (Jesus Christ the Lamb of God); 3) from fowls required by the poor class - verses 14 -17 (Jesus Christ as the Resurrected One - Man and God in Union - Hypostatic Union.}

{Verses 3 -9: Procedure - Herd - the Case of the Bull}
3~~"If his offering {qorban - from the noun for 'approach'} . . .
{is} a 'burnt sacrifice' {`olah - means 'something burned and the
  smoke goes up - it is the gas from the dead carcass}'
of the bull/herd {baqar - an expensive animal},
let him offer a male without blemish
  {represents the impeccability of the Messiah - virgin birth}.
He shall be 'caused to approach'/offer it of his own 'voluntary will'
  {ratsown - free will is the issue - both for Christ going to the cross
  and for those of mankind who believe for salvation - no coercion}
at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation
before the Jehovah/God
  {here is where the brazen altar is located and the animal will be tied
  down on the altar (so his kicking does not hurt anyone) and is
  sacrificed - blood will gush out of his cut throat and cover the
  offeror, the priest, and everything else - it makes a mess.}."

{Note. To redeem mankind, Jesus Christ had to go to the cross as our lamb without blemish.}

4~~"And he {the believer bringing the offering}
shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering;
and it shall be 'graciously received' {ratsah - Niphal stem} {by God}
on behalf of him to make atonement for him."

{Note. This is 'identification'. The believing sinner (all of us) puts his hand on the animal's head and this man's sins are passed from the man to the animal and the animal's throat is cut (in this 'identification', the innocent animal represents our sinless Christ dying on the cross). See Romans 3.20 also.}

5~~"And he {the one offering} shall kill the bull
before/'in the presence of' {paniym} the Jehovah/God
  {before the door of the tabernacle}.
And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood,
and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar
that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation."

{Note. The bull was the most valuable asset in an agricultural society. It speaks of the great value of the humanity of Jesus Christ dying on the cross for your sins. RBT said one person might make this offering only once a year, but maybe a thousand people watched the offering. Every day a few people would make the offering - and thousands would learn from it.}

6~~"And he {the one offering} shall be caused to skin/flay
the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces."

{Note. That reminds him that Jesus Christ was perfect on the inside also. This bull was perfect on the outside. So, this innocent and perfect creature identified with his sins, dies for the offeror's sins - Christ died for the sins of all mankind.}

7~~"And the sons of Aaron
  {Levitical Priests were priests by birth - in the Church Age all
  believers in Christ are Priests by the new birth and Union with Him
  - the Great High Priest Forever and ever}
the priest shall put fire upon the altar
  {the dead bull with a cut throat and skinned is now to be burned},
and lay the wood in order upon the fire
  {the wood speaks of our sins and the fire, Christ, burns the wood
  as Christ 'burned' our sins off of us - we are still disciplined in time
  for being out of line, but the sins were already judged at the
  cross. In the Church Age, believers name our sins to God and
  they are forgiven and all unknown sins are also purified}."

8~~"And the priests, Aaron's sons,
shall lay the parts - the head, and the fat
  {the layer of fat right under the skin of body proper
  Head represents Christ's mental purity - lived 33 years without
  any of the worst sins in God's eyes - the mental attitude sins
  RBT says the fat refers to the sins of the tongue and overt sins -
  and Christ was free from these sins also.}-
in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar."

9~~"But his guts/inwards and his legs
shall he wash {from the brazen laver} in water
  {Nearby is the brazen laver full of water.
  This washing represents 'rebound' as the altar represents the
  cross. The inwards represents the filling of God the Holy Spirit in
  the Church Age. The legs represents Walking in the Righteous
  Way of God - production or service. In the Church Age, it is
  called Walking in the More Excellent Way of God - Higher
  status and higher obligations and responsibilities.}.
And the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice,
an offering made by fire {fire speaks of judgment},
of a sweet smell/savor unto the Jehovah/God
  {Doctrine of Propitiation - God the Father was satisfied with the
  work of the Son on the Cross the wages of sin is death (mankind
  became cherem along with Adam when he sinned). Jesus of His
  free will became cherem as a substitute for us. Cherem means to
  be accursed and not subject to redemption. Cherem is
  'dedicated/sacrificed to the Lord' - see Leviticus 27. Cherem is a
  type of Christ. Cherem could not be redeemed. Christ had to die
  - in order that all of mankind to be released from being cherem -
  all we can do is the non-meritorious act of faith.}."

{Verses10-13: Burnt Offering from the flock - A Sheep or Goat}
10~~"And if his offering {qorban - from the noun for 'approach' } . . .
be of the flocks - namely, of the sheep {represents propitiation},
or of the goats {'Christ made sin for us' - II Corinthians 5:21} -
for a 'burnt sacrifice' {`olah} he shall bring it a male without blemish
  {represents impeccability of Jesus Christ in His 1st Incarnation -
  born perfect and lived perfectly}."

{Note: This offering is from someone who can not afford a bull.}

{Verses 11-13: Procedure}
11~~"And he shall kill it
  {shachat - - special word for killing - means to cut its throat
  in a sacrificial killing}
on the side of the altar northward
  {meaning the altar's judgement side and note that
  all of the details are the same as above and in Hebrew literature
  details need not to be repeated - so these are additional details}
before the Jehovah/God {means God needs to be satisfied with the
  sacrifice not the offeror}.
And the priests, Aaron's sons,
shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar
  {the blood reminds you of the life of the sacrifice - again the
  physical life of animal represents the spiritual death of Christ}."

{See 8-10 above for meanings of this Ritual}
12-13~~"And he shall cut it into its pieces,
with its head and its fat
And the priest shall lay them in order on the wood
  {wood represents 'production outside the filling of the Holy Spirit'
  (wood, hay and stubble) also called production from 'energy of the
  flesh (old sin nature)'}
that is on the fire {represents God's judgment}
which is upon the altar. 13~~
But he shall wash the guts/inwards
and the legs with water.
And the priest shall bring it all,
and burn it upon the altar.
It is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire,
of a sweet savor unto the Jehovah/God
  {sweet savor in this day denoted acceptance, satisfaction -

{Note: This is all an experience guaranteed to bring on nausea. And, that is perfect. That is how God looks upon anything that we do outside the filling of His Spirit. Our sins obviously are horrible to a perfect God. BUT, our righteousnesses are ALSO 'as menstrual rags' in the sight of the Lord!! Any think one produces out of fellowship is worthless to God. Only in fellowship (after rebound - I John 1:9) when you voluntarily allow HIS mind - His viewpoint - His doctrines - to be applied to life, does He get the credit/glory in time. And, He will reward you in time and eternity forever and ever for allowing 'divine production' to come from Him through you.}

{Verses 14-17: Burnt Offerings from Fowls (from the Poor People - all were to be taught)}
14~~"And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the Jehovah/God
be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of doves
  {dove represents the deity of Christ - the Unique Person of the
  Universe - true pure humanity and true pure deity in Hypostatic
  Union forever and ever},
or of young pigeons {represents the resurrected humanity of Christ}."

{Note: It is interesting that it is the poorest person who brings what represents the greatest - the DEITY of the Lord! It emphasizes that we can not help God. HE does all the work!}

{Verses 15-17: Procedure - And the Last/Least is Actually the Greatest}
15~~"And the priest shall bring it unto the altar
  {NOTICE - NOT the offeror doing this - this is special. This is
  sacred. This is holy},
and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar;
and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar."

{Note: RBT says in a sense this represents our priesthood in the Church Age - all believers in Christ are in union with Him and Priests forever and ever (I Peter 2:5 and 2:9 and Revelation 1:6 and 20:5) with Him as our High Priest forever.}

16~~"And he {the priest} shall pluck away his crop with his feathers,
and cast it beside the altar on the east part {the ash dump},
by the place of the ashes."

{Note: God the Father is only satisfied with ONE judgment for salvation - Jesus Christ. All you do is believe.}

17~~"And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof,
but shall not divide it asunder
  {not cutting it represents you can not kill the Deity of Christ
  What did the Deity of Christ do while the humanity of Jesus hung
  on the cross? RBT says that it also judged the humanity of Christ
  as did the rest of the Godhead}.
And the priest shall burn it upon the altar,
upon the wood {wood representing the old sin nature}
that is upon the fire.
It is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire,
of a sweet savor unto the Jehovah/God
  {Propitiation - the reason a perfect God can have fellowship with
  sinful and totally imperfect man - Grace! God reaches out to man and His Justice and Righteous are not compromised only because of the work of Christ on the cross.}.