Saturday, March 14, 2009

14 Adar Shabbat

Think on these things........

The LORD is so good...His love and mercy endures forever! When He gave the Commands to Moshe and the Hebrew children, He desired them to be His. He created all things....and all the peoples of the world were His in the beginning but this people, the Hebrews, were the only ones who agreed to follow His way. He offered it to all but it was this one group who raised their hands and said 'Yes!" He never said others could not be a part, in fact all thru the ages there were converts to His Way. And followers who hung around to partake of the blessings. He had from the time of Noah established the Seven Laws and all mankind were to abide by these but after the giving of The Law to Moshe, the Seven Noahide laws were for the Gentiles only. If a Gentile followed these he was considered righteous.

But Elohim desired to have all His children of creation under His saving grace....not just His Hebrew children, who would always follow His Way and always be under His promise. He sent His Son, Yeshua, to set the Fill Full the Law so that all men could be saved....the Jew first then the Gentile...because He did not just want His law to be of stone, He wanted it to be in the heart also.

The prophecies spoke of Mashiach coming...being born of a young woman..and when the time came...He came to dwell among us.....and this was during the Festival of Tabernacles. Great men from afar had been watching the skies and had great wisdom from Elohim and as they began to see the signs of His coming they traveled, following the great star that shone the way. They knew in Whom they were to see....they came looking for the King of the Jews but more importantly, they came looking for the Messiah. And when they found Him they were filled with joy and worshipped Him and they presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

They knew He was the perfect sacrifice, the Korban and these gifts represented this.

We can see that when the Tabernacle was built these were used.......

'Gold' (Diety)
According to Ex 38 they gave 2,800 lbs. of gold. Pure Gold throughout the scriptures speaks of divinity, that which cannot be reproduced by man. Gold is made by God and comes down from God. Gold speaks of the deity of Yeshua. It typifies the divine glory of the Yeshua as "the Son of God" and "God the Son".

Yeshua was none other than Yehovah in the flesh. He is "Malach Yaweh," Yehovah the King.

There were three spices to be added to the frankincense and oil:
Ex 30:34 And the LORD said to Moses: "Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each.
a) Stacte
A powder from the hardened drops of the fragrant resin found in the bark of the Myrrh bush. The word means "a drop".
b) Onycha
A powder from the horny shell cover of a clam-like mollusk found in the Red Sea. When burnt, this powder emits a penetrating aroma. The Hebrew word means- "aromatic shell". The Red Sea is an isolated warm water pocket of the Indian ocean and is known for its peculiar subspecies of mollusks.
c) Galbanum
A brownish pungent resin that exudes from the lower part of the stem of a Ferula plant. This herb plant is found at the Mediterranean Sea and has thick stalks, yellow flowers, and fern-like green foliage. It has a musky, pungent smell and is valuable because it preserves the scent of a mixed perfume, and allows of its distribution over a long period of time.

In these spices or perfumes we see Yeshua as the sweet smelling aroma bringing joy to the Father's heart. When mixed with the olive oil we see the sweet illuminating work of the Spirit of Messiah, and when mixed with frank-incense we see the sweetness of prayer as a "sweet smelling aroma in God's nostrils". How fitting that these perfumes would point to Messiah.

Jn 8:29 "And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him."

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Messiah also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

2 Cor 2:15-16 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

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