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Torah: Vayikra 9:1-11:47

Haftarah: Shmuel Bet (2 Sam. 6:1-7:17)

Brit: Mk.7:1-23; Acts 5:1-11; 2Cor.6:14-7:1
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Strongs #8066: AHLB#: 2850 (bf)
2850) 'xm (]C2 ShMN) ac: ? co: Oil ab: ?: [from: xm - oil as
the breath]
V) 'xm (]C2 Sh-MN) - Fat: To be fat or full of oil. [freq. 5]
(vf: Paal, Hiphil) |kjv: fat| {str: 8080}
) 'xm (]C2 Sh-MN) - Oil: Usually olive oil and used as
a medicinal ointment. Also meaning fat or rich. [freq. 203] |kjv:
oil, ointment, olive, oiled, fat, things, plenteous, lusty| {str: 8081,
) 'xm (]`C2 Sh-MWN) - Eight: In the sense of being
fat or rich. [Also meaning thirty when written in the plural form -
x>'xm] [df: l.2C2 l.C2 [freq. 147] |kjv: eight,
eighth, eighty, eightieth| {str: 8083, 8084}
) 'xmx (]C2C MSh-MN) - Fat: A place of fatness.
[freq. 7] |kjv: fatness, fat, fattest| {str: 4924}
) >'>xm (`.`C2 Sh-MY-NY) - Eighth: [freq. 28] |kjv:
eighth| {str: 8066}
In Bullingers Numbers we read about the number eight that In
Hebrew the number eight is Sh'moneh, from the root Shah'meyn, "to make
fat," "cover with fat," "to super-abound." As a participle it means "one
who abounds in strength," etc. As a noun it is "superabundant fertility,"
"oil," etc. So that as a numeral it is the superabundant number. As seven
was so called because the seventh day was the day of completion and rest,
so eight, as the eighth day, was over and above this perfect completion, and
was indeed the first of a new series, as well as being the eighth. Thus it
already represents two numbers in one, the first and eighth.
Matthew 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the
first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look
at the grave. (Mat 28:1 NAS)
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Messiah rose on the third day, but it was actually the first day of the
week, which according to Bullinger, should alert us to the reality that
Messiahs day of choice to defeat death should hearken the holy spark
inside each us that Yeshuas resurrection is overly-super-abundant with
life, new beginning and far sufficient to deliver us from our failures, our
sins, a haunting past, or a dark closet. God is trying to tell us that we are
unified to & by the work done by His Son and His resurrection is a call for
us to walk in the Super-Abundance of His provision, His deliverance, His
Salvation, His Redemption, His Righteousness, His Love, His Glory and His
Plan! It is enough! And everyday He is Renewing us, calling us to another
New Beginning!
Beginning in Leviticus chapter 9 verse 22 we read,
Then Aaron
lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he
stepped down after making the sin offering and the burnt offering
and the peace offerings.

And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting. When they
came out and blessed the people, the glory of the LORD appeared to
all the people.

Then fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt
offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the
people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.
Leviticus 10:1
Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective
firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and
offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded

And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed
them, and they died before the LORD.

Then Moses said to Aaron, "It is what the LORD spoke, saying, 'By
those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all
the people I will be honored.'" So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.
(Lev 9:22-10:3 NAS)
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As we explore this passage we must attempt to identify with Aharon if
we are to even begin to grasp the absolute terror that seemingly devastates
a time appointed for the ordination of the priesthood, and a time
celebration. We read at the end of the passage that after Aharons sons
Nadab and Abihu are killed, that Aharon kept silentnot even allowing
himself time to grieve. The Etz Hayyim commentators query What, then, is
the unusual significance of Aarons silence? Perhaps the text is suggesting
that there are more possibilitiesand more powerin silence than in any
words (Aaron Was Silent, p.634).
In the book of Ecclesiastes we read,

A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
Yet God has made
everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the
human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's
work from beginning to end (Ecc 3:7, 11 NLT)

Beloved, in large part, what were witnessing here in Aharons choice
to refrain from what many would consider a natural outpouring of emotion,
reveals what many of us should strive forno, Im not insinuating to cut
ourselves off from our heartrather, realizing that the tragic demise of
Aarons sons came from disobedience to YHVHs command! Did we not just
study last week, in last weeks parashaTsav/Command/Appoint/Charge
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Command Aaron and his sons,
saying, (Lev 6:8-9 KJV)

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The word here for being silent, or holding ones peace is
H1826 damam daw-mam'
A primitive root (compare H1724, H1820); to be dumb; by
implication to be astonished, to stop; also to perish: - cease, be cut down
(off), forbear, hold peace, quiet self, rest, be silent, keep (put to) silence, be
(stand), still, tarry, wait.
Strongs #1826: AHLB#: 1082-B (N)
1082) x= (C DM) ac: ? co: Blood ab:
Likeness: The pictograph = is a door
representing the idea of moving back and forth. The x is a picture of water and
can represent any liquid especially blood. Combined these pictures mean "the
moving back and forth of water" or the "flowing of blood". Similarly, the grape
plant takes water from the ground and moves it to the fruit where the water
becomes the blood of the grape. (eng: dumb)
B) xx= (CC DMM) ac: Silent co: ? ab: ?: When the blood is shed, the man
or animal becomes silent and still.
) xx= (CC D-MM) - Silent: [freq. 30] |kjv: silence, still, silent, cut off,
cut down, rest, cease, forbear, peace, quieted, tarry, wait| {str: 1826}

Knowing the right time to speak, to act, to move, or to be still, to stop
and wait shows a great degree of spiritual maturity. It also shows a heart
fully devoted to YHVH. As much as Aaron suffered the loss of his children
Aaron understood his purposewhich outweighed the immediate urge to
grieve. Sometimes, exercising our will to stand up for righteousness despite
our heart pains that would urge us to take ourselves up off of the altar of
Living Sacrifice are the moments we grow the most.

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Aharon, realizing his life was created to be an offering, conducted
himself as one who was created to be an offering shouldsilent.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to
his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth:
he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her
shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. (Isa 53:6-7 KJV)
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your
bed, and be still. Selah.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and
put your trust in the LORD. (Psa 4:4-5 KJV)
And so we look at this passage and I began with the first word that
appeared to reveal something we can all learn from. The word here for
Firepan. If we go back to Exodus 27:3, and 27:19. We read,
"And you shall make its pails for removing its ashes, and its shovels and its
basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.
(Exo 27:3 NAS)
"All the utensils of the tabernacle used in all its service, and all its pegs, and
all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze. (Exo 27:19 NAS)
Utensils serve a purpose in the tabernacle of YHVH. In the parasha
Terumah, which means contribution or heave offering, we read that the
utensils fabricated were used to serve as shovels, basins, forks, firepans and
pegs. The word in Hebrew for utensil is

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H3627 k
ly kel-ee'
From H3615; and it means something prepared, that is, any apparatus (as
an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon): - armour ([-bearer]),
artillery, bag, carriage, + furnish, furniture, instrument, jewel, that is made
of, X one from another, that which pertaineth, pot, + psaltery, sack, stuff,
thing, tool, vessel, ware, weapon, + whatsoever.
H3627 Strongs #3627: AHLB#: 1242-A (f)

1242) J ("2 KL) ac: Complete co: Vessel ab: Whole:
The pictograph is a picture of the bent palm
representing the bending or subduing of the will, the J is
a picture of a shepherd staff or yoke. Combined these
mean "tame for the yoke". An animal or land that is
tamed has been worked and is complete and ready for use.
Taming include; construction of holding pens, putting the soil to the plow,
harvesting of crops, milk or meat. One eats once the harvest is complete.

(eng: whole; cell; cellar) A) J ("2 KL) ac: Complete co: Vessel ab:
Whole: A container for holding contents. Something that is full or whole.
) TJ ("2 K-LH) - Completion: Something that has been
completed or made whole. This can be in a positive sense or negative such
as in a failure. [freq. 22] |kjv: end, altogether, consume, consumption,
consummation, determine, riddance| {str: 3617}
) >J (`"2 K-LY) - Vessel: For carrying or storing various materials. [freq.
325] |kjv: vessel, instrument, weapon, jewel, stuff, thing, armour, furniture,
carriage, bag| {str: 3627} From out of this same two-letter root of Kaf-Lamed
we also get the cognate words, Kidney, Boundary, Bride, Blue, Bridehood,
completion, choice, All Key Words that describe who WE ARE!

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There is one other critical word that stems from the same 2-letter root
as used for vessel and utensil; many believe it to be a word originated in the
brit Chadasha, but this word traces back all the way to when Isaac blessed
Yaakov passing on to him the same covenantal promise given him by his
father Abraham when he said,

And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same
month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall
kill it in the evening. (Exo 12:6 KJV)
The word used SINCE THE BEGINNING is the word

The word used here for multitude
is the same word in Hebrew
YHVH uses to identify His people
in Exodus chapter 12 verse 6
when instructing them how to
observe Passover when He said,

And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply
thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; (Gen 28:3 KJV)

The word is qahal Strongs# 6951 and it means assembly, company,
congregation, multitude. Flock: A gathering of the flock to the shepherd.
[freq. 123] |kjv: congregation, assembly, company, multitude| {str: 6951}

J~ (" QL) ac: Gather co: Shepherd ab: ?: The pictograph ~ is a picture of
the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the J is a picture of a shepherd
staff representing authority. Combined these mean "gathering to the staff". When
the shepherd called the sheep they swiftly came to him. The staff of the shepherd
was his tool of authority. With it he would direct, discipline and protect the flock.
(eng: clown; call - to call together)

Pictographically we observe the Quf instead of the Kaf, however both
are similar in their sound and meaning in that both distinguish a people
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obedient to, and gathering under the covering of the Shepherds authority,
as pictographically represented by the Lamed. So Pictographically we see
that the church, or Qahal is

The point I want to address is that the vessels, like the firepans used in
the service of the Tabernacle were all symbolic of the nation, the people of
Israel, coming together with a Terumah, or a Willing Heart Offering, and in
exchange God has consecrated us for the service of the temple of YHVH.
Has He not created us as vessels of His Holy Spirit, to be made complete by
His infilling?

and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that
you may be filled up to all the fulness of God. (Eph 3:19 NAS)

having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes
through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Phi 1:11 NAS)

Joseph's suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials.
So Pharaoh asked his officials, "Can we find anyone else like this man so
obviously filled with the spirit of God?" (Gen 41:37-38 NLT)

Luke 4:1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the
Jordan and was led about by the Spirit in the wilderness (Luk 4:1 NAS)

And the statement found approval with the whole congregation; and
they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip,
Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.
(Act 6:5 NAS)

"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth
what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what
is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. (Luk 6:45 NAS)

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour
out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall
dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour
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out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: (Act 2:17-18 KJV)

Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man,
how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
And here he
hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to
bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
(Act 9:13-15 KJV)

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of
silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a
vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared
unto every good work. (2Ti 2:20-21 KJV)

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again,
but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out,
"Abba! Father!" (Rom 8:15 NAS)

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise,

making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with
the Spirit,
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
always giving thanks
for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
(Eph 5:15-20 NAS)

We are Vessels created for His Glory! To be filled, equipped, sent to serve
Him in Honor, offered daily as a living sacrifice to bring His Kingdom down
to earth! Even the earth itself is one large vessel, created to be filled with
His Glory.
And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth
be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (Psa 72:19 KJV)

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A brief word about firepansFirepans, or censers, depending on the
translation you are reading from reveal a symbolic meaning as well. In
Hebrew the word is machtah, makh-taw' & it means in the sense of
removal; a pan for live coals: - censer, firepan, snuffdish. In the pictograph
language it reveals
1183) fn (!l HhT) ac: Break co: ? ab: F |kjv: dread, broken, fear, dismayed| {str: 2844}
) Tfn (!l Hh-TH) - F |kjv: terror| {str: 2847} a
) Tfnx (!lC MHh-TH) -
Firepan: [Unknown connection to root] [freq. 22] |kjv: censer, firepan, snuffdish| {str: 4289}
B) ffn (!!l HhTT) ac: Break co: ? ab: Fear V) ffn (!!l Hh-TT) - Break: To broken in
fear or terror. [freq. 54] (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) |kjv: dismayed, afraid, break in pieces,
broken, break down, abolish, amazed, confound, discouraged, beat down, scarest, terrify| {str:
2865} N
) ffn (!!l Hh-TT) - Breaking: [freq. 1] |kjv: cast down| {str: 2866}

Simply it means to break, dread, broken, fear, dismayed, to break in pieces.
Are we not to come to The Father, broken, humble, contrite? The Father
listens to those who are humble and who approach Him in reverential fear
and awe.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also
hear their cry and will save them. (Psa 145:19 NAS)
The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a
broken and repentant heart, O God. (Psa 51:17 NLT)
What were the censers used for? Examine the priest drawing at the
beginning again. Hes holding a censer there. Inside were burning coals
from off the altar of sacrifice and then incense was poured over them and
contained in the censor. So, according to Rev. 5:8 we learn
When he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-
four elders fell down in front of the Lamb. Each one held a harp
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and gold bowls filled with pieces of incense, which are the prayers
of God's people; (Rev 5:8 CJB)
The incense is symbolic of the prayers of the saints. And in order for it
to be acceptable to YHVH, our prayers must come first from a life that has
been offered upon the altar of sacrificebecause this is where the coals
were extracted from. Leviticus 10 says Nadab and Abihu took

And offered it to YHVH
Like, taking a golden calf
And offering it to YHVH?
Remember what happened in the event with the firepans and Korach?
Consider Numbers Chapter 16. Many commentators can only speculate
upon the motives within the hearts of the sons of Aharon, but this much is a
giventhey did something that was not commanded by YHVH.
Therefore let us remember how we are to pray.
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Yeshua taught us how to pray, even to pray for our enemiesis
that how we pray today? Selah :o)
Looking at Nadab and Abihu, looking at Uzzah and David, looking at
the Pharisees and the Torah teachers who confronted Yeshua in an
argument about man-made traditions we see a common thread that runs
through them all.
In their own mindthey believed they were standing up for and doing what
was right. But the question is did what they believe to be right line up in
Torah with what YHVH declared to be right?
What position did Nadab and Abihu fill? What position did Uzzah and David fill?
What position did the Pharisees and the Torah Teachers fill?
Nadab & Abihu: sons of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi, ordered to the service of The
Holy Tabernacle and the service thereof.
Uzzah: Some sources (The Works of Josephus, Holmans Illustrated Bible
Dictionary) agree that Uzzah was a Levite, from the same family that came out of
exile from Babylon back to Judah (Ezra 2:49). A family of temple servants. So
Uzzah, being a Levite himself would be thoroughly educated in the proper way to
transport all of the temple furnishings.
King David: When Israel had a king, they were instructed by YHVH to write their
own Torah Scroll! So even if Uzzah had not been a Levite, David was thoroughly
knowledgeable in the proper means of transporting the furnishings of the
4 people, all given positions of service of The Tabernacleand each disregarded
THE COMMANDMENT. Resulting in the death of three, and the bitter grieving
by King David at the fall of Uzzah.
All of them filled a sacred and holy positions, each with a calling and special
responsibility. But not only towards God, these positions were recognized by the
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people. When Nadab and Abihu, or Uzzah, or King David or the Pharisees or
Torah Teachers walked by, they were identified and stood out among the people
why? Because these were people that were recognized for holding positions not
only of leadership, but were responsible to reveal the character of God to them, to
help open Torah up to them that they would be better equipped to understand and
walk out Gods truth in their own day-to-day living!
And so with such a responsibility came over time a measure of prestige and
honor. Honoring a position of leadership is not wrong, that is not what were trying
to convey! What we are revealing here though is that these positions of leadership
were granted by God, and so a great deal of responsibility fell upon these folks
shoulders, and one thing they had to be constantly on guard for is being aware if
they were leading with Gods truth, or what they Felt what was right in a given
And from everyone who has been given much shall much be
required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all
the more. (Luk 12:48 NAS)
Because the people closely observed those in positions of leadership; which
is why it was vital that a person in a position of leadership be able to discern and
choose with a heart of wisdom and humility, not a heart of selfish ambition and
pride. If the King sours, the people sour. If the priest had good intentions but fails
to follow Gods outline, before long the temple becomes defiled, the people lose
reverence for the priesthood, for God, for the blessings of protection bestowed
upon them and suddenly you wake up in Babylon, or dont wake up at all!
wants to believ they can do betterbut very few desire to seek GODs KINGDOM
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If we are ever going to rise above the shackles of the enemy of our souls we
are going to have to lay aside our ideas of what righteousness is, of how to do
something correctly, and seek Gods way.
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the
way of death. (Pro 14:12 NAS)
And once we stop doing things the way we think are right, then you know
what will happen? We will be able to see The Heart of YHVH. Do you hear me?
ARE YOU LISTENING? If we will humble ourselves, if we will quit looking for
an angle to elevate our name, if we will refuse the attention of manand
value Gods attention morethen HE will reveal HIS Heart to us.
Lev.11 Read through the Chapter:
'For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore,
and be holy; for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves
unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth.

'For I am the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt,
to be your God; thus you shall be holy for I am holy.'"

This is the law regarding the animal, and the bird, and every
living thing that moves in the waters, and everything that swarms on
the earth,

to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and
between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be
eaten. (Lev 11:44-47 NAS)

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Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership
have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light
with darkness?

Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer
in common with an unbeliever?

Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are
the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I will dwell in them
and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My

"Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate," says the
Lord. "And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you.

"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and
daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us
cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting
holiness in the fear of God. (2Co 6:14-1 NAS)
The word for fear as it is used here in the Greek is <5401>
(phobos) Meaning: flight, fear, dread, terror. Origin: from phebomai (to
be put to flight) Usage: cause of fear(1), fear(37), fearful(1), fears(1),
intimidation(1), respect(1),respectful(1), reverence(1), sense of awe(1).

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But why?...
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the
excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His
marvelous light; (1Pe 2:9 NAS)
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts
which were yours in your ignorance,
but like the Holy One who
called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy." (1Pe 1:14-16 NAS)