Welcome to Terumah /Offering, this week’s Parasha /Torah Portion.
25 Adonai said to Moshe, 2 “Tell the people of Isra’el to take up a collection for me — accept a contribution from anyone who wholeheartedly wants to give. 3 The contribution you are to take from them is to consist of gold, silver and bronze; 4 blue, purple and scarlet yarn; fine linen, goat’s hair, 5 tanned ram skins and fine leather; acacia-wood; 6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 7 onyx stones and other stones to be set, for the ritual vest and breastplate.
8 “They are to make me a sanctuary, so that I may live among them. 9 You are to make it according to everything I show you — the design of the tabernacle and the design of its furnishings. This is how you are to make it.
10 “They are to make an ark of acacia-wood three-and-three-quarters feet long, two-and-a-quarter feet wide and two-and-a-quarter feet high. 11 You are to overlay it with pure gold — overlay it both inside and outside — and put a molding of gold around the top of it. 12 Cast four gold rings for it, and attach them to its four feet, two rings on each side. 13 Make poles of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 Put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark; you will use them to carry the ark. 15 The poles are to remain in the rings of the ark; they are not to be removed from it. 16 Into the ark you are to put the testimony which I am about to give you.
(ii) 17 “You are to make a cover for the ark out of pure gold; it is to be three-and-three-quarters feet long and two-and-a-quarter feet high. 18 You are to make two k’ruvim of gold. Make them of hammered work for the two ends of the ark-cover. 19 Make one keruv for one end and one keruv for the other end; make the k’ruvim of one piece with the ark-cover at its two ends. 20 The k’ruvim will have their wings spread out above, so that their wings cover the ark, and their faces are toward each other and toward the ark-cover. 21 You are to put the ark-cover on top of the ark.
“Inside the ark you will put the testimony that I am about to give you. 22 There I will meet with you. I will speak with you from above the ark-cover, from between the two k’ruvim which are on the ark for the testimony, about all the orders I am giving you for the people of Isra’el.
23 “You are to make a table of acacia-wood three feet long, eighteen inches wide and eighteen inches high. 24 Overlay it with pure gold, and put a molding of gold around the top of it. 25 Make around it a rim a handbreadth wide, and put a molding of gold around the rim. 26 Make four gold rings for it, and attach the rings to the four corners, near its four legs. 27 The rings to hold the poles used to carry the table are to be placed close to the rim. 28 Make the poles of acacia-wood, overlay them with gold, and use them to carry the table.
29 “Make its dishes, pans, bowls and pitchers of pure gold. 30 On the table you are to place the bread of the presence in my presence always.
(S: iii) 31 “You are to make a menorah of pure gold. It is to be made of hammered work; its base, shaft, cups, ring of outer leaves and petals are to be of one piece with it. 32 It is to have six branches extending from its sides, three branches of the menorah on one side of it and three on the other. 33 On one branch are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a ring of outer leaves and petals; likewise on the opposite branch three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a ring of outer leaves and petals; and similarly for all six branches extending from the menorah. 34 On the central shaft of the menorah are to be four cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with its ring of outer leaves and petals. 35 Where each pair of branches joins the central shaft is to be a ring of outer leaves of one piece with the pair of branches — thus for all six branches. 36 The rings of outer leaves and their branches are to be of one piece with the shaft. Thus the whole menorah is to be a single piece of hammered work made of pure gold.
37 “Make seven lamps for the menorah, and mount them so as to give light to the space in front of it. 38 Its tongs and trays are to be of pure gold. 39 The menorah and its utensils are to be made of sixty-six pounds of pure gold. 40 See that you make them according to the design being shown you on the mountain.
26 (A: iii) “You are to make the tabernacle with ten sheets of finely woven linen and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn. You are to make them with k’ruvim worked in, that have been crafted by a skilled artisan. 2 Each one is to be forty-two feet long and six feet wide; all the sheets are to be the same size. 3 Five sheets are to be joined one to another, and the other five sheets are to be joined one to another. 4 Make loops of blue on the edge of the outermost sheet in the first set, and do the same on the edge of the outermost sheet in the second set. 5 Make fifty loops on the one sheet, and make fifty loops on the edge of the sheet in the second set; the loops are to be opposite one another. 6 Make fifty fasteners of gold, and couple the sheets to each other with the fasteners, so that the tabernacle forms a single unit.
7 “You are to make sheets of goat’s hair to be used as a tent covering the tabernacle; make eleven sheets. 8 Each sheet is to be forty-five feet long and six feet wide — all eleven sheets are to be the same size. 9 Join five sheets together and six sheets together, and fold the sixth sheet double at the front of the tent. 10 Make fifty loops on the edge of the outermost sheet in the first set and fifty loops on the edge of the outermost sheet in the second set. 11 Make fifty fasteners of bronze, put the fasteners in the loops, and join the tent together, so that it forms a single unit. 12 As for the overhanging part that remains of the sheets forming the tent, the half-sheet remaining is to hang over the back of the tabernacle; 13 and the eighteen inches on the one side and the eighteen inches on the other side of that remaining in the length of the sheets forming the tent is to hang over the tabernacle to cover it on each side.
14 “You are to make a covering for the tent of tanned ram skins and an outer covering of fine leather.
(iv) 15 “Make the upright planks for the tabernacle out of acacia-wood. 16 Each plank is to be fifteen feet long and two-and-a-quarter feet wide. 17 There are to be two projections on each plank, and the planks are to be joined one to another. That is how you are to make all the planks for the tabernacle.
18 “Make the planks for the tabernacle as follows: twenty planks for the south side, facing southward. 19 Make forty silver sockets under the twenty planks, two sockets under one plank for its two projections and two sockets under another plank for its two projections. 20 “For the second side of the tabernacle, to the north, make twenty planks 21 and their forty silver sockets, two sockets under one plank and two under another. 22 “For the rear part of the tabernacle, toward the west, make six planks. 23 For the corners of the tabernacle in the rear, make two planks; 24 these are to be double from the bottom all the way to the top but joined at a single ring. Do the same with both of them; they are to form the two corners. 25 Thus there will be eight planks with their silver sockets, sixteen sockets, two sockets under one plank and two under another.
26 “Make crossbars of acacia-wood, five for the planks of the one side of the tabernacle, 27 five crossbars for the planks of the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for the planks at the side of the tabernacle at the rear toward the west. 28 The middle crossbar, halfway up the planks, is to extend from end to end. 29 Overlay the planks with gold, make gold rings for them through which the crossbars will pass, and overlay the crossbars with gold.
30 “You are to erect the tabernacle according to the design you have been shown on the mountain.
(v) 31 “You are to make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely woven linen. Make it with k’ruvim worked in, that have been crafted by a skilled artisan. 32 Hang it with gold hooks on four acacia-wood posts overlaid with gold and standing in four silver sockets. 33 Hang the curtain below the fasteners. Then bring the ark for the testimony inside the curtain; the curtain will be the divider for you between the Holy Place and the Especially Holy Place. 34 You are to put the ark-cover on the ark for the testimony in the Especially Holy Place.
35 “You are to put the table outside the curtain and the menorah opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; put the table on the north side.
36 “For the entrance to the tent, make a screen of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely woven linen; it should be in colors, the work of a weaver. 37 For the screen, make five posts of acacia-wood; overlay them with gold; and cast for them five sockets of bronze.
27 (vi) “You are to make the altar of acacia-wood, seven-and-a-half feet long and seven-and-a-half feet wide — the altar is to be square and four-and-a-half feet high. 2 Make horns for it on its four corners; the horns are to be of one piece with it; and you are to overlay it with bronze.
3 “Make its pots for removing ashes, and its shovels, basins, meat-hooks and fire pans; all its utensils you are to make of bronze. 4 Make for it a grate of bronze netting; and on the four corners of the netting, make four bronze rings. 5 Put it under the rim of the altar, so that the netting reaches halfway up the altar. 6 Make poles of acacia-wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze. 7 Its poles are to be put into the rings; the poles are to be on both sides of the altar for carrying it. 8 The altar is to be made of planks and hollow inside. They are to make it just as you were shown on the mountain.
(vii) 9 “Here is how you are to make the courtyard of the tabernacle. On the south side, facing southward, are to be tapestries for the courtyard made of finely woven linen, 150 feet for one side, 10 supported on twenty posts in twenty bronze sockets; the hooks on the posts and the attached rings for hanging are to be of silver. 11 Likewise, along the north side are to be tapestries 150 feet long, hung on twenty posts in twenty bronze sockets, with silver hooks and rings for the posts. 12 Across the width of the courtyard on the west side are to be tapestries seventy-five feet long, hung on ten posts in ten sockets. 13 The width of the courtyard on the east side, facing east, will be seventy-five feet. 14 The tapestries for one side [of the gateway] will be twenty-two-and-a-half feet long, hung on three posts in three sockets; 15 for the other side there will be tapestries twenty-two-and-a-half feet long on three posts in three sockets.
16 “For the gateway of the courtyard there is to be a screen thirty feet made of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely woven linen. It should be in colors, the work of a weaver. It is to be on four posts in four sockets. (Maftir) 17 All the posts all the way around the courtyard are to be banded with silver and to stand in sockets of bronze. 18 The length of the courtyard is to be 150 feet and the width seventy-five feet everywhere; with the height seven-and-a-half feet. The tapestries and screen are to be of finely woven linen, and the sockets are to be of bronze.
19 “All the equipment needed for every kind of service in the tabernacle, as well as the tent pegs for the tabernacle and for the courtyard, are to be of bronze.
1 Kings 5:26–6:13;
26 (12) Adonai gave Shlomo wisdom, as he had promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Shlomo — the two of them formed an alliance together.
27 (13) King Shlomo conscripted 30,000 men from all Isra’el for forced labor. 28 (14) He sent them to the L’vanon in monthly relays of 10,000; they would stay a month in the L’vanon and two months at home. Adoniram was in charge of the forced labor.
29 (15) Shlomo had 70,000 men to carry loads and another 80,000 stonecutters in the hills, 30 (16) besides Shlomo’s 3,300 supervisors who were in charge of the people doing the work. 31 (17) The king gave orders; and they quarried large stones, expensive stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stone. 32 (18) Shlomo’s and Hiram’s builders, along with the men from G’val, worked the stones and prepared the timber and stones for building the house.
6 It was in the 480th year after the people of Isra’el had left the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Shlomo’s reign over Isra’el, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of Adonai. 2 The house which King Shlomo built for Adonai was 105 feet long, thirty-five feet wide and fifty-two-and-a-half feet high. 3 The hall fronting the temple of the house was thirty-five feet long, the same as the width of the house itself, so that its seventeen-and-a-half-foot width extended frontward from the house. 4 The windows he made for the house were wide on the inside and narrow on the outside. 5 Against the wall of the house he built an annex all the way around; it went all the way around the walls of the house, including both the temple and the sanctuary. 6 The lowest floor of the annex was eight-and-three-quarters feet wide, the middle floor ten-and-a-half feet wide and the third floor twelve-and-a-quarter feet wide; for he had made the outer part of the wall of the house step-shaped, so that the beams of the annex would not have to be attached to the house walls. 7 For the house, when under construction, was built of stone prepared at the quarry; so that no hammer, chisel or iron tool of any kind was heard in the house while it was being built. 8 The entrance to the lowest floor was on the south side of the house; a spiral staircase went up to the middle floor and on to the third. 9 So he built the house, and after finishing it, he put its roof on — cedar planks over beams. 10 Each floor of the annex surrounding the house was eight-and-three-quarters feet high and was attached to the house with beams of cedar.
11 Then this word of Adonai came to Shlomo: 12 “Concerning this house which you are building: if you will live according to my regulations, follow my rulings and observe all my mitzvot and live by them, then I will establish with you my promise that I made to David your father — 13 I will live in it among the people of Isra’el, and I will not abandon my people Isra’el.”
9 Now the first covenant had both regulations for worship and a Holy Place here on earth. 2 A tent was set up, the outer one, which was called the Holy Place; in it were the menorah, the table and the Bread of the Presence. 3 Behind the second parokhet was a tent called the Holiest Place, 4 which had the golden altar for burning incense and the Ark of the Covenant, entirely covered with gold. In the Ark were the gold jar containing the man, Aharon’s rod that sprouted and the stone Tablets of the Covenant; 5 and above it were the k’ruvim representing the Sh’khinah, casting their shadow on the lid of the Ark — but now is not the time to discuss these things in detail.
6 With things so arranged, the cohanim go into the outer tent all the time to discharge their duties; 7 but only the cohen hagadol enters the inner one; and he goes in only once a year, and he must always bring blood, which he offers both for himself and for the sins committed in ignorance by the people. 8 By this arrangement, the Ruach HaKodesh showed that so long as the first Tent had standing, the way into the Holiest Place was still closed. 9 This symbolizes the present age and indicates that the conscience of the person performing the service cannot be brought to the goal by the gifts and sacrifices he offers. 10 For they involve only food and drink and various ceremonial washings — regulations concerning the outward life, imposed until the time for God to reshape the whole structure.
11 But when the Messiah appeared as cohen gadol of the good things that are happening already, then, through the greater and more perfect Tent which is not man-made (that is, it is not of this created world), 12 he entered the Holiest Place once and for all.
And he entered not by means of the blood of goats and calves, but by means of his own blood, thus setting people free forever. 13 For if sprinkling ceremonially unclean persons with the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer restores their outward purity; 14 then how much more the blood of the Messiah, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himself to God as a sacrifice without blemish, will purify our conscience from works that lead to death, so that we can serve the living God!
15 It is because of this death that he is mediator of a new covenant [or will].[a] Because a death has occurred which sets people free from the transgressions committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. 16 For where there is a will, there must necessarily be produced evidence of its maker’s death, 17 since a will goes into effect only upon death; it never has force while its maker is still alive.
18 This is why the first covenant too was inaugurated with blood. 19 After Moshe had proclaimed every command of the Torah to all the people, he took the blood of the calves with some water and used scarlet wool and hyssop to sprinkle both the scroll itself and all the people; 20 and he said, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has ordained for you.”[b] 21 Likewise, he sprinkled with the blood both the Tent and all the things used in its ceremonies. 22 In fact, according to the Torah, almost everything is purified with blood; indeed, without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
23 Now this is how the copies of the heavenly things had to be purified, but the heavenly things themselves require better sacrifices than these. 24 For the Messiah has entered a Holiest Place which is not man-made and merely a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, in order to appear now on our behalf in the very presence of God.
25 Further, he did not enter heaven to offer himself over and over again, like the cohen hagadol who enters the Holiest Place year after year with blood that is not his own; 26 for then he would have had to suffer death many times — from the founding of the universe on. But as it is, he has appeared once at the end of the ages in order to do away with sin through the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as human beings have to die once, but after this comes judgment, 28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many,[c] will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to deliver those who are eagerly waiting for him.
This is from Prophecy 105, YAHUVEH said to put this up on all Prophecies from now on: I warned you a long time ago Elisabeth (Elisheva) not to name this Ministry after a man or a woman even before there was a Ministry. I put it in your spirit for none of this has been done by your hand, none of this has come forth from your mouth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUVEH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUSHUA your MASHIACH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of the RUACH ha KODESH your IMMAYAH that has given birth. If it had only been by your hand it would have failed long ago. It is by the SHKHINYAH GLORY’S Wind that blows across this earth, the Holy Wind of Revival, it is not by your breath or it would have failed. (Isaiah 42:8)
February 16, 2018
Torah Portion: Terumah (Offering)
Prophecy 13 Tell Them My Child, Tell Them For ME!
MY Children tithe, give offerings to support the work I have commanded other ministers to do, using holy tithes and offerings.
Many are called and few are chosen by ME. So do not let satan deceive. You will be held accountable if you are giving tithes and offering money to a church you know is not preaching the true gospel of YAHUSHUA. If that pastor is teaching error and leading others astray and you are helping him with your tithes and offerings you will feel convicted even as you read this, and you will know I am not pleased. For in doing so you have helped the enemy to cause MY Children defeat.
I am pleased when you give tithes and offerings to those who daily lay his or her life down for ME. Daily is a servant to the people and ME. Most of the time they are abused, rejected, hated for standing for holiness, and speaking forth MY messages.
So many of the ministers are carrying the financial burden alone. Where are MY Children I have blessed? Why do you sow seed in hard dry infertile soil? Why aren’t you praying and asking where to plant your holy tithes and offerings? Yes, I have exposed Satan’s counterfeit who rob ME by stealing holy tithes and offerings and only use them for their own purposes. The wolves in sheep’s clothing are being exposed, and they will stand before Almighty God YAHUVEH who they robbed from on Judgment Day! Woe is unto these ministers.
If you’re MY child and you’re not giving tithes and offerings then you’re not obeying ME. Then why do you say you love ME when you’re not obeying ME? REPENT TODAY! So I can bless you like the loaves and fishes miracles. So your prayers will get quick answers.
When it seems as if holes are in your pockets, and the devourer comes and eats your seed so there is not enough to pay your debtors, you now know why. There is a curse upon all finances that do not remember to give the 10% as tithe. An offering is anything above that. When it seems everything that can go wrong in your life is going wrong. You now know why.
I could make money rain from Heaven to support the ministers’ needs, yet I chose to not do this for instead I want you to share in the blessing by being a part of giving your 10% tithe and offerings to support the work of YAHUSHUA. Many of you think the tithe is after taxes, after you pay your bills but read Malachi 3 carefully and you will see it’s the best, not the leftovers. REPENT, before you didn’t know better, now you are held accountable for what you know.
Since I know most won’t take the time to read, I will have MY servant stop here and type it out for you. Remember the devil has deceived you by using his servants to make you think all pastors drive Rolls Royces, and have private jets, and line their pockets with silver and gold. These who do these things rob the tithes, offerings from the ministers who need it and who I have told MY People to tithe and give offerings to. Why am I speaking of this through this prophetic message? It is because you won’t hear these truths in the wealthy ministries, they are too afraid to offend man.
I speak unto the hearts of MY People, and say tithe, give love offerings and they act as though they were deaf and blind to the needs of the ministers. Woe be unto you rebellious children! I will take what I have given you away and give it to one of MY Children that are not greedy. The job you have I have given you, not to store up in case you need it someday, but to use it to preach the Gospel around the world. I am speaking to the hearts of those who have worshipped material possessions more than ME. Who have worshipped money more than ME. These things will not spare you when I come again. Build up your treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust cannot destroy them, where thieves cannot steal them.
Prophecy 58 America Repent Or Perish Before It Is Too Late!
‘I AM’ has tolerated you sowing seed into the selfish, arrogant, prideful, controlling, manipulating, deceitful ministers and ministries. Because ‘I AM’ does not bless them they have turned to false doctrine to make them look like they have learned secrets from ME and yet they learn the secrets from satan himself. Beware of anyone that seeks to steal MY Glory. The bigger the name the more glory they steal. I will hold you responsible for what you have done with the seed I gave you to plant. If you sow seed into corruption you will reap the fruit of MY destruction. Before you were not warned but I send this Apostle of MINE to warn you now. I send MY Prophets and Apostles to warn before judgment comes. I am a GOD of balance in all things, blessings and curses too. Repent and turn away from those that do this evil.
I, YAHUVEH ask you this question since you refuse to help her in her hour of need, “Why will you help the rich and famous ministers that steal MY Glory by putting their names on the ministries?” They are operating under strange fire that is not the RUACH ha KODESH anointing that I have given to this Apostle and another Apostle. They will be a blessing or a curse depending on what they have done with YAHUSHUA and whether they received the Apostles and Prophets as a blessing and not a curse.
Prophecy 31 Your Passover Dwells Where Your Faith Dwells!”
I am sending MY Son as I have promised. Yet, that does not mean sit back now and do nothing. Now is the time you must gather in the end time harvest while there is yet time. Use your paper and plastic as seed to bring ME Glory. Support with your prayers and alms, ministries I have you intercede for and labor with. Not so these ministries can store up riches on earth, for these ministries that do this, I will personally see to it that all they do become stubble fit only for destruction.
Torah Portion: Building The Sanctuary
Prophecy 63 Oh Yisrael Where Is Your Blood Sacrifice!”
You long to build that temple with walls so can once again do sacrifices of animals for the remission of sins where your high priest can cry aloud for mercy, yet you refuse to receive the gift I gave you, a temple without walls filled with the RUACH ha KODESH, filled with MY love and mercy, MY miracles and MY judgment. A temple built not with human hands, a perfect, Holy, sinless temple. His name is YAHUSHUA. MY NAME [YAH] is contained in HIS NAME. The power is in HIS Sacred NAME, the power is in OUR Sacred NAMES.
Prophecy 75 I YAHUVEH, Will Sanctify And Meet You In Your Sukkot! I Command You To Keep And MY Holy Days!
You are to celebrate all the Jewish Holy Days and the coming days of Sukkot as a reminder you are only living in a Temporary Dwelling place. Earth is your temporary dwelling place until you come home to Heaven. You are just a traveler passing through until you accomplish the job I have sent you to earth to do.
You are to remind yourself, as you build your temporary Shelters so very frail, how any shelter created by man, how frail it is. A mere wind can knock it over but when I, YAHUVEH, and MY Son YAHUSHUA are with you in the midst of that fragile shelter, even in your fragile Temple called your body, I am easily able to protect those I call MY Babies, Bride, Chosen Ones and Elect.
Test I, YAHUVEH, and behold for MY Babies, Bride, Chosen Ones and Elect who do this, see if I do not bless and protect with a more potent anointing, those that diligently love, serve, obey and seek after I, YAHUVEH, and YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH.
Prophecy 102 YAHUSHUA Says It Is Only A Matter Of Time!
As you sleep out in your Sukkha’s, remember that that’s just a temporary tabernacle, just like this mortal flesh is a temporary tabernacle. And just as I keep you safe in your Sukkha’s, how much more will I do for you as you honour ME on the Holy Feasts as you shun the holidays of this world, as you cleave unto ME as a Lover that you do not want to leave the embrace, how much more will I hold you? How much more will I caress you?
Torah Portion: Where Is The Ark Of The Covenant?
Prophecy 81 Oh Israel I YAHUVEH Rebuke You!
There is a mystery golden box called the Ark of the Covenant that holds mysteries of old in your land, oh Yisrael. The ark no one will touch except those I have preordained who are truly Holy before I, YAHUVEH. satan wants to destroy what is in that golden box, for there is anointing power held within the objects in that golden box. satan is sending his son the one called the anti- messiah to seek and destroy the Ark.
This Mystery box holds the rod that separated the Red Sea among other miracle objects such as the Manna from Heaven. The Ark of the Covenant is a duplicate of what is in Heaven. I tell you this now as a warning as in the times of old, think not that just anyone will live who touches this mystery box called the Ark of the Covenant, unless they are preordained to be worthy enough to touch and open it.
Study your Scriptures and see only with much prayer and praise with Holy hands washed in MY Son YAHUSHUA’s Blood can The Ark of the Covenant be opened and it will be used once again at a set and appointed time. And just like in the time of Moshe, it will be used to deliver YAHUVEH’s people in a way, in a time you think not that will bring I, YAHUVEH, and YAHUSHUA all Praise, Honor, and Glory.
Prophecy 24 Beware The Ark Doors Are Closing!
You know the way to escape, what are you waiting for? The Ark is as the Ark of MY Covenant. The Ark is MY promise of safety. Only MY Son YAHUSHUA is your Ark of safety.
As in the days of Noah, the work was hard in building the ark. The time was long to build the ark and collect the animals. Just as it is hard for the prophets of old and prophets of today, it is not easy to speak forth MY Words! It takes boldness and you will offend more than bless. YAHUSHUA was offensive to many. So MY Prophets that speak not words that are for itching ears, but instead words that convict and speak forth MY secrets, warning to repent, yet also always offering hope and mercy.
Torah Portion: The Blood On Mercy Seat
Prophecy 63 Oh Israel Where Is Your Blood Sacrifice?
I speak to those who refuse MY Son YAHUSHUA as MESSIAH. Where is your blood sacrifice? All know there must be a blood sacrifice for the remission of sins. What animal is perfect? What human? None, except MY Beloved Son YAHUSHUA’s. I, YAHUVEH, cancelled the old blood covenant to give mankind a better blood covenant. This is the only way I can forgive your sins. There is no other way to MY throne, for ME to answer your prayers, except through the name YAHUSHUA, through HIS shed Blood at Calvary for the remission of your sins. There is no other intercessor before ME other than MY Son YAHUSHUA. Mohammed can’t save you. Calling upon Abraham can’t save you. Allah can’t save you. Only calling upon the name YAHUSHUA will save you. Study the Torah as I have spoken before through this handmaiden. Those that think keeping the Torah alone will save them must realize all have sinned and fell short of MY Glory [Romans 3:23]. Breaking one commandment is the same as breaking all the commandments. You need a Savior. YAHUSHUA is that Savior. Those that refuse to accept YAHUSHUA as their Lord and Savior, the MESSIAH of all mankind, will not be judged by YAHUSHUA, but will instead stand before Moses who will open the Book of Judgment without mercy. For he warned Israel there would be a new covenant coming, a new Blood Covenant. He knew that it could not appease MY wrath. This was only temporary for the animal sacrifices.
“Then YAHUVEH spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering /terumah. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.’” (Exodus 25:1–2)
Last week in Parasha Mishpatim, YAHUVEH gave to the Israelites about 53 mitzvot /laws out of the 613 commandments. These laws included the treatment of parents, slaves, and foreigners, as well as other people’s property.
The title of this week’s Torah reading, Terumah (תְּרוּמָה), is taken from a Hebrew word meaning offering, gift, or contribution. In this Parasha, ELOHIM commands Moses to take up a free will offering from the people of Israel in order to build a sanctuary in the wilderness.
This sanctuary, called the Mishkan, was meant to be a visible reminder for the people of YAH’s holy Presence that dwelt among them.
The offerings that the people were asked to bring included precious metals and stones, fine linens, animal skins, wood, oil for the lamps, and fragrant spices for the incense.
YAH instructed Moses to take an offering only from those who gave “willingly and from their heart.”
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, YAH loves a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:7)
Because of our sinful nature, we tend to be selfish and seek for what we can receive; but the Bible tells us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)
The truth of the matter is that when we give, especially toward the work of YAH, we receive back so much more than what we have given.
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)
Building the Sanctuary
“And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it.”
The Israelites were to make a Sanctuary for YAH’s Presence, as well as all of its furnishings. They were not to be made according to any design they imagined, but only according to YAH’s specific blueprint, which He showed Moses on the mountain.
“And see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.” (Exodus 25:40)
This wilderness Sanctuary was a copy of the actual Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony in Heaven. (Revelation 15:5)
One very special furnishing in the Tabernacle was the Aron HaBrit אָרוֹן הַבְּרִית or Ark of the Covenant, which was to be made out of acacia wood covered with gold. In it, the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments were to be laid.
According to the Book of Hebrews in the Brit Chadashah New Covenant or New Testament), it also contained a golden pot with the manna that came down from heaven as well as Aaron’s rod that budded.
However, it is written in the Book of Kings that at the time of King Solomon, the Ark only contained the two stone Tablets. (1 Kings 8:9)
Adventures of the Ark of the Covenant
The Tanakh /Old Testament recounts many stories concerning the Aron HaBrit, which give us part of its history.
Throughout the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, the Israelites carried the Ark using poles placed through four gold rings.
When they camped, the Ark was placed inside the Tabernacle.
Priests carried the ark into the Jordan River when the Israelites, led by Joshua, crossed over into the Promised Land.
After they crossed over, the Ark was carried around the city of Jericho once a day for seven days. On the seventh day, seven priests, blowing on seven shofarot /ram’s horns, marched around the city seven times with the Ark. With a great shout, the walls of Jericho fell down and they took the city. (Joshua 6:16–20)
During the time of Eli, the Israelites carried the Ark into battle, hoping that its presence would secure victory against the Philistines.
Instead, it was captured by the Philistines, but misfortune befell them every place that they brought the Ark. So they eventually sent it back to Israel.
It remained at Kiriath-Yearim for some 20 years until King David brought it back to its rightful place in the Tabernacle in Jerusalem.
(2 Samuel 6:17–20; 1 Chronicles 15:1–3; 2 Chronicles 1:4)
What Happened to the Ark?
Today, the location of the Ark remains a mystery.
Some believe that it is under the very spot where YAHUSHUA was executed by the Romans, and that His blood was sprinkled upon the mercy seat below the earth during the great earthquake upon his death.
As well, visitors who tour the Western Wall tunnels are shown the spot closest to where others believe the Ark of the Covenant is buried.
The Golden Cherubim Over the Mercy Seat
Upon the Ark’s cover and over the mercy seat were placed two golden cherubim. From above the cover and between these two cherubim YAH spoke with Moses.
Other Scriptures speak of this as YAH’s throne.
(2 Samuel 6:2; Isaiah 37:16)
When King Hezekiah prayed, he addressed YAHUSHUA as the One enthroned above the cherubim referring to the mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant.
“O YAHUVEH of hosts YAHUVEH Tzeva’ot, ELOHIM of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the ELOHIM, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.” (Isaiah 37:16)
We may notice that the “law” formed the foundation of the Ark, but communication with YAH came forth from the mercy seat.
Our relationship with ELOHIM is always filtered through His mercy.
But what exactly is the mercy seat? In Hebrew it is called the kapporet (כפורת), from the word kapparah, which means atonement. The root of this term is kaphar, meaning to cover.
The mercy seat was a golden cover to the Ark of the Covenant, but it represented our atonement that YAH gives us through His mercy.
But what are cherubim /כְּרֻבִ֗ים?
Although popular modern folklore represents cherubim as chubby naked babies who have small wings with which to fly, the Bible describes them differently.
They first appear in Genesis as mighty angelic beings with flaming swords. They guarded the entrance of the Garden of Eden and the way to the Tree of Life after Adam and Eve had been banished.
Cherubim are winged angelic beings who attend to YAHUVEH.
The prophet Ezekiel described the images of cherubim that he saw in his visions (Ezekiel chapters 1 and 10) as having four faces, four wings, and the hands of a man. He described the sound of their wings as being like the sound of the Almighty when He speaks.
The Holy of Holies
“The veil shall be a divider for you between the holy place and the Most Holy.” (Exodus 26:33)
Images of the cherubim also make an appearance in the Holy of Holies /Kodesh HaKodeshim, which was to be separated from the rest of the Sanctuary by a thick, heavy veil or drape.
The veil was made of fine linen and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and embroidered with golden cherubim.
The Holy of Holies was the most sacred and innermost portion of the Sanctuary built by Moses, as well as the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Only the Cohen HaGadol / high priest could enter into this most Holy place, and even then he could only enter once a year on Yom Kippur /Day of Atonement.
“Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance.” (Hebrews 9:6–7)
Before entering the Most Holy Place, the Cohen HaGadol would have to wash himself thoroughly and put on special clothing, designated and cleaned for this one event.
Once inside, he would burn incense so that the smoke would cover his eyes and form a barrier to seeing ELOHIM directly.
Then he would sprinkle the blood of a sacrificial animal on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant to atone for the sins of his people as well as his own personal sins.
Why was there a veil and such elaborate precautions undertaken by the High Priest before entering the Holy of Holies? It is because YAH’s eyes are too pure to look upon sin. (Habakkuk 1:13)
This emphasizes that we cannot take YAH’s holiness lightly, nor carelessly enter into His Presence.
It is highly significant, therefore, that when YAHUSHUA HaMashiach died on the Roman execution stake, the veil tore in two.
“When YAHUSHUA had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit. At that moment the curtain of the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Matthew 27:50–51).
No man tore this veil in two; it was torn as a result of a supernatural act of YAH—a reflection of a Jewish mourning custom. When a person grieves for a loved one who has died, the garment of the mourner would be torn from top to bottom.
It is in this way that our Heavenly Father publicly displayed His deep grief over the death of YAHUSHUA.
This amazing occurrence signified our free access to the very presence of YAH through YAHUSHUA’s atoning sacrifice.
Because of YAHUSHUA’s death on the execution stake, man is no longer forced to be separated from YAH but can come boldly to the Throne of Grace at any time to receive YAH’s grace, help, and mercy through YAHUSHUA.
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious GOD. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (Hebrews 4:16)
Whereas in the days of Moses, a formidable barrier to GOD was guarded by the cherubim, now we can confidently and freely enter even the Most Holy Place through a new and living way that has been opened for us through the curtain—that is the pierced body and shed blood of YAHUSHUA. (Hebrews 10:19–20)
YAHUSHUA came as the Cohen HaGadol /High Priest of a greater and more perfect Tabernacle than the one constructed by Moses and the people of Israel; His Temple was not made with human hands as in King Solomon’s day, but was supernaturally created.
“Messiah came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.” (Hebrews 9:11)
He did not enter into the Most Holy Place with the blood of bulls or goats or any other sacrificial animal, since their blood could never completely cover sin but would have to be repeated every year over and over again.
YAHUSHUA entered into the Kodesh HaKodeshim with His very own blood—once and for all—to totally remove our sins from us—as far as the east is from the west! Halleluyah!
“Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” (Hebrews 9:12)
Let us praise His name forever! Amen.
“Hear the word of YAHUVEH, you nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over His flock like a shepherd.” (Jeremiah 31:10)
“‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,’ says YAHUVEH Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.’” (Malachi 3:10)
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