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Parashah 25: Tzav (Give an order)

Torah: Leviticus 6:1 (6:8 in some versions) through 8:36.

Haftarah (Writings and Prophets): Jeremiah 7:21 - 8:3.
B'rit Hadasha (New Testament): Mark 12:28-34; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Cor.

Summary & Overview

Leviticus 6:8 | Instructions concerning Sacrifices
Leviticus 7:11 | Further Instructions
Leviticus 8:1 | The Rites of Ordination

Last week we looked at the introduction to the Sacrifices, and this week we will
dig a bit deeper into this topic to understand their significance, spiritual and
prophetic application. When you read through this Torah Portion, you will see
how complicated the Sacrificial System really is and this is why Priests had to
study so long to perform all the Sacrifices.
Q Why is the Sacrificial System so complicated?
It is because our relationship with YHVH is so complicated. In the beginning,
before sin came into the world, Adam and Eve walked in the Garden and had a
face to face relationship with YHVH, just like we have with friends and family
today, but sin shattered the relationship between YHVH and man. Not only that,
the connection between the Physical and the Spiritual Realms was broken as
well. The purpose of the Sacrificial System is to start the restoration of all these
shattered and broken pieces that will repair our relationship with YHVH and our
connection with the Spiritual Realm.

These Sacrifices acted as a covering over the things that

were cursed as a result of sin and the final restoration
process is done through the Work of the Messiah through
His Sacrifice. Every detail of every Sacrifice is the picture
of what His Sacrifice accomplished in order to restore us
back unto the Father. He started this Restoration
Process through His Sacrifice during His First Coming
and will complete the Restoration through the Work at
His Second Coming.

The Sacrificial System is also a picture of us, of the

complexity of our relationship with YHVH and with other
people. It shows how the detail within the Sacrifices is a picture of the restoration
that needs to take place within each one of us in order to restore our brokenness
that is the cause of broken relationships between us and YHVH and us and other
people. This is what the Commandments are all about; they are always about the
restoration of relationships and the restoration of YHVHs Creation and the re-
connection with Him.

When you look at all the different pieces of all the Sacrifices, it gives you the
idea that it is like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle where YHVH is putting together
all the pieces to restore everything that was affected by sin that entered the
world. His final goal is to make us all Echad or One again, one beautiful
picture as it once was in the Garden of Eden.

In contrast to the Garden of Eden, we find ourselves

in a World where people dislike or hate one another,
even Believers differing from opinion, bash and stab
one another to hide their insecurities by always
trying to be right. Some people hate YHVH and
others choose not to believe in His existence. It is a
total mess and far removed from YHVHs initial Plan.
Combining all these issues that exist within all these
different people in the world makes it a very complex
problem that requires a complex solution, hence the complexity of the Sacrificial
System. YHVH uses it as a tool to repair this mess and restore His broken
Creation. You will see a lot of complexity even if you just look at a relationship
between two people like a husband and his wife for example. As soon as you
mix intelligence with emotions and package it in different genders, you get
tremendous complexity.

When you come to faith in YHVH you think it is simple and you just have to
become a little better than what you were yesterday and just
become good, and everything will be ok. We try to keep it simple,
but our relationship with YHVH is actually more complicated than a
physical relationship between two married people. What adds to the
complexity is that you are trying to have a relationship with someone
you cannot see, He occasionally speaks to you but mostly through
deciphering words that were written many years ago. He hides Himself
and tests the relationship without warning and best of all; He is in
another realm that you do not comprehend. Taking all these factors into
account makes this the most complex relationship of them all, and that is why
His Restoration is so complex and hard to understand. Luckily Messiah is doing
most of the work, and we just need to trust Him and obey His directions to allow
this relationship to be restored and established.

Col 2:12 tells us that all the Feasts and the Sacrifices are shadows, but the
substance thereof is in Messiah. A Shadow is only an outline of something real,
and the object that cast the shadow is always more complex than the shadow
itself, and this is also true about the Sacrificial System of YHVH. For this very
reason, people do not want to study it and only look at the one Sacrifice done in
Messiah but lost the essence of what He has done, not understanding the detail
behind His perfect work.

Every aspect of every Sacrifice is a little piece of information that you can use to
tweak and improve your faith and relationship with YHVH. This makes the
Sacrifices well worth studying and the reason why it is found in the Heart of the
Torah and the Heart of YHVH as we saw last week.

Restoring the Garden
Adams first job was to name all the animals, his
task was to identify the animals and assign names
according to their characters. Gen 1:20 reads in
Hebrew; Vayikra ha Adam Shemot, translated
directly; and He called Adam Names. From Gen
1:20s perspective, Adam stood in between the
animal kingdom and YHVH because Adam had a
fleshly body similar to animals, containing a
Fleshly Soul, the Nefesh, together with a
Spiritual Soul, the Neshamah that connected to YHVH. One part of Adam
related to animals and the other to YHVH, thus making Adam the mediator
between the animal kingdom and the Heavenly Kingdom. This is a picture of
man (animal kingdom) that connects to YHVH though Adam (Messiah).
From the phrase Vayikra ha Adam Shemot you will notice the two names of
the Books following Genesis, namely Shemot or Exodus and Vayikra or
Leviticus, with Adam in the middle. This links to the main topics of each of
these two Books namely, the Tabernacle or Presence of YHVH and the
Sacrificial System, with Adam right in the middle. It is as if man needs to come
through the Sacrificial System, through Adam to enter the Tabernacle and
YHVHs Presence when looking at the sequence form right to left.

Shemot / Exodus ADAM Vayikra / Leviticus

Presence of YHVH Tabernacle ADAM Sacrifices Man

Personal Application: Adam represents Yshua Who is the Priest Who

conducts the Sacrifices on mans behalf and Who name the animals or calls
out their new characters. People can be seen as animals when they have not
received the Nashamah yet implying that Adam, the Second Adam Who was
both animal and man (Nefesh) and God (Nashamah), Who brought the perfect
Sacrifice on behalf of the animal kingdom (humanity). He stands in between
the Tabernacle or Presence of the Father and man.
Spiritual Application: Secondly, Yshua is not only Adam the Priest, but also
represents all the animals that are brought as sacrifices so that His blood can
atone for the sin of the people who presented their offering unto YHVH. He is
the Mediator between YHVH and man, the Kingdom of YHVH and the Kingdom
or Animals (man) and every single Sacrifice deals with some aspect or
brokenness to repair all the steps and doors that lead to the Father in the
Spiritual. Yshua is not only one Sacrifice, the Lamb, but every single Sacrifice
and only through the Work of the Messiah, can the complete Restoration
Process take place to restore the Garden of Eden State as it was before sin
entered YHVHs Creation.
There are a lot of correlations between Leviticus and the Garden of Eden
because Leviticus is about the repair of the Relationships lost in the Garden of
Eden. Everything in the Tabernacle is a picture of Messiah and also a picture of
you. In the same way, we see that all the Sacrifices is a picture of Messiah and
a picture of you. The Priesthood Is a picture of Messiah, and the Priesthood is
also a picture of you.

The Sacrificial System
There are five kinds of Sacrifices, and we are going to look in detail at each one
of them so that we can see how they relate to us and how we can apply this
wisdom in our lives to be part of YHVHs Restoration Process. As we discussed
last week, each Sacrifice is associated with a different Object in the Tabernacle
Pattern that relates to us and our relationship with YHVH and how we
approach Him. Keep this in mind as we go through each one of these
Sacrifices. This week we will look at each Sacrifice in the order they first appear
in Scripture to reflect on the Restoration Process each one represents:

1. hli (olah) whole burnt offering Gen 3:21, Gen 8:20, Gen
22:8, Lev 1:1-7 Voluntary
2. hxnm (minchah) meal offering Gen 4:3, Lev 2:1-16 Voluntary
3. ,ymls (shelamim) peace offering Exo 20:24, Lev 3:1-17
4. taux (chatat) sin, ie. breaking Covenant & Purification for
uncleanness - Exo 29:14, Lev 4:1-35 Obligated
5. asm (asham) guilt offering - trespass i.e.,. adultery Lev 5:6-
19 Obligated

1. Olah: hli Burnt Offering (Lev_1:1-17)

Holy of Holies, Golden Altar & Ark

Perhaps the best-known class of offerings is the burnt

offering. It was the oldest and commonest sacrifice, and
represented total submission to YHVHs will. The Hebrew
word for burnt offering is olah, from the root Ayin-Lamed-Heh, meaning
ascension. It is the same root as the word aliyah, which is used to describe
moving to Israel or ascending to the podium to say a blessing over the Torah.

An olah was completely burnt on the outer altar; no part of it was eaten by
anyone. Because the offering represents complete submission to YHVH's will,
the entire offering is given to YHVH (i.e., it cannot be used after it is burnt).
The skin that was removed from the animal belonged to the Priest and was
used to write the Torah Scroll. This was the offering Paul referred to when he
said that we must become living sacrifices Rom 12:1. The end result will be that
you have Torah written on your body (actions) and you become the Voice
Facts Regarding this Offering:
Voluntary Offering
Tabernacle or Temple not required (Noah & Abrahams offerings)
No one ate of this Offering
Animals Sacrificed:
o ??? - YHVH Clothes of Adam and Eve Gen 3:21
o Ram- Isaac - Abraham - Gen 8:20
o Lamb - Noah - Gen 22:8
o Whole ram. Exo 29:18
o Cattle, herd, oxen. Lev 1:3 (also used in Peace Offering)
o Great cattle Lev_1:3
o Bullock Lev_1:5
o Sheep Lev_1:10
o Goats Lev_1:10
o Turtledoves Lev_1:14
o Pigeons Lev_1:14
o Must be of male gender Lev_1:3
o Animals without blemish Lev_1:3
Sacrificed on the following occasions:
o Feast of First Fruits
o Feast of Shavuot / Pentecost
o Feast of Trumpets (ishah not olah)
o Feast of Sukkot / Tabernacles (ishah not olah)
Prophetic Application: First mention of this Offering was in Gen 3:21 right
after Adam and Eve sinned where YHVH covered them with the skins of
animals. The reason for this thinking is that with the Olah or Burnt offering, the
skin of the animal is spared and used for writing of a Torah Scroll. This in itself
is a beautiful picture of how YHVHs Torah covers us like a skin, not to expose
our sinful nature until we are fully restored.
The second mention of a Burnt Offering was in Gen 8:20 that was done by
Noah after the Flood. This next phase of Restoration has to do with YHVHs
Judgement of the World and mans Salvation during this time. This relates to
the Second Coming of Messiah Be David, the Mighty King on the white Horse
who will defeat His enemies and cleanse the earth in order to restore and
establish His Kingdom.

The third mention of a Burnt Offering was in Gen 22:2
where Abraham was asked to offer up Isaac unto YHVH.
What is most interesting is that this Burnt Offering done by
Abraham is connected to the picture of the Passover Lamb.
This is a picture of the Passover Sacrifice, Yshua, Who
was sent by His Father, Who gave Himself willingly for the
sake of others. By His work we can enter back into the
Fathers Presence and be restored back into the Garden of
Eden, His Kingdom also known as the New Jerusalem.
Prayers Associated with this Offering: This Offering is within the Holy of
Holies and relates to the Presence of the Father. This is where you forget all
your problems, your shopping list with all your needs and submitting entirely to
Him in Worship. In His Presence, you do more listening to that talking so that
you can hear from YHVH regarding His Will for your life. This type of prayer is
also known as meditative prayers.

2. Mincah hxnm Meal Offering (Lev_2:1-16)

A meal offering (minchah), also called a meat offering. Meat,
food and meal is the same word in Hebrew and does not
necessarily mean meat since this offering does not involve
animals. The word mincah means; gift, tribute, offering and meal
Facts Regarding this Offering:
Voluntary Offering
Tabernacle or Temple not required (Cain and Abels offerings)
Priests ate of this Offering
What was Sacrificed:
o [First fruits] Green ears of corn with oil and frankincense. Lev_2:14
o Fine flour with oil and frankincense seasoned with salt Lev_2:2
o Unleavened cakes Lev_2:4
Sacrificed on the following occasions:
o Feast of First Fruits.
o Feast of Sukkot / Tabernacles
Prophetic Application: The first mention of a Meal Offering was in Gen_4:3
where Cain and Abel offered Meal Offerings unto YHVH. The meal offering
represents the best fruit of their hands, devoted unto YHVH. This was the first
Sacrifice after the fall of man. Every different type of Sacrifice represents the
remedy for a particular fallen state or curse that came into this world as a
result of sin. In this case, it was the fall of nature and the fall of man where
YHVH cursed the ground that brought up thorns and thistles, He cursed man to
eat from the sweat of his brow and cursed the woman in the bearing of children.
This is why YHVH gave the Mincah, to deal with these curses and prophetically
reveal the Work that Messiah will do in the future. This work is to restore fallen
state of nature, restore mans rule over His Creation and restore the woman to
the level of her husband and remove the pain at childbirth.

Personal Application: This Offering together with the Peace Offering is
associated with the Sabbath gathering of Believers around a meal and His
Word. The fellowship together with YHVHs people around the Truth is a sweet
aroma in His presence and well pleasing unto Him, just like the Minchah. This is
where you discuss the Seed, the origins of the wisdom within His Word, the
Ground Flour, the working together to spread the Truth and the Cakes, the
interaction and fruit and expression of His Word among brethren and the world.
Fellowship is voluntary but a blessing if done in love around the Truth.
Prayers Associated with this Offering: This Offering is within the Holy Place
associated with the Showbread and has to do with Relationships. Each one of
the two stacks of the Showbread represents different relationships, firstly your
relationship with YHVH and secondly, your relationship with fellow believers.
This Offering represents Prayers that you offer up for fellow believers, for unity
within the Assembly and peoples general needs. This Offering, through the
connection to the Showbread and Word of YHVH, represents prayers where
you pray YHVHs Word back to Him.

3. Zebach Sh'lamim: ,ls Peace Offering (Lev_3:1-17)


The Peace Offering is a sacrifice that expresses thanks or

gratitude towards YHVH for His abundant provision and
mercies. There are three kinds of peace-offerings: (1) the
thanksgiving offering; (2) the votive-offering and (3) the free-
will offering. Verse 5 informs this to be a sweet-savour,
since no sin is involved in it, like the meal offering, makes it
one of the most satisfying offerings unto YHVH.
Facts Regarding this Offering:
Voluntary Offering
Slaughtered in the door of the Tabernacle.
Blood splashed all around the Altar
Tabernacle or Temple not required (Mosess offering on Altar of stone)
Priests and family ate from this Offering
Animals Sacrificed:
o Cattle (herd), "baqar"
o Goat "ez"
Sacrificed on the following occasions:
o The daily burnt offering was always made first, and it was followed
by the meal offering and the peace offering on the same fire.
o Feast of Shavuot / Pentecost
Prophetic Application: This Offering was first mentioned in Scripture where
YHVH instructed Moses to offer Burnt Offerings and Peace Offerings before
receiving the Ten Commandments and the Torah, Exo_20:24. The Peace
offering was given by YHVH to rectify the curse that came upon man as a result
of the lie that was spoken by Satan in the Garden of Eden. The Ten
Commandments and the Torah represent the Truth of YHVH that is the remedy
for the Lie of Satan that brought the fallen state within YHVHs Creation. The

Piece offering represents this Work of Messiah of restoring Truth and removing
the lie as well as making peace, removing the enmity that existed between
YHVH and man, Eph 2:16.
Spiritual Application: The Hebrew term for this type of offering is sh'lamim
which is spelt the same as the word shalom ,ls that means "peace" or
"wholeness." This Offering is associated with the Menorah and thus linked to
the Spirit of YHVH Who provides light in your Tabernacle. There was a certain
way you have to eat of this offering, and if you do it the wrong way, you will be
cut off. This implies that you should take care in dealing with YHVHs Word and
His Spirit because any lie will bring a similar curse upon man as it did in the
Garden of Eden.
Prayers Associated with this Offering: The kind of prayers associated has to
do with your relationship with YHVH and not your shopping list where you ask
Him things. This is when you praise Him for Who He is and give Him thanks and
worship as you enter into His peace. It is also linked to His Spirit and has to do
with praying in the Spirit so that you can be build up in your most holy faith Jude

4. Chatah: haux Sin Offering (Lev_4:1-35)

Brazen Altar

A sin offering was brought to atone for sin for breaking the
Commandments out of ignorance. To atone means to purge or
to cover like the covering with pitch the same Noah has used
to cover the Ark so that it will float and the people will be
saved who are covered. This means that the Chatah Offering
did not take away sin but cover that specific sin that was done by the
person who brought the offering. The word for sin is chatah and the
word for sin offering is exactly the same. The Sin offering was used for Ritual
Cleansing when a woman after menstruation cycle and when she had a baby.
This was to cover her because of her unintentional uncleanness before
YHVH. The covering was to allow the person to come into YHVHs House
again after sinning because sin cannot be in the Presence of a Holy God.

The Hebrew term for this type of offering is chatah or chatat", from the word for
sin is "chata" - aux -, meaning, "to miss the mark." It consists of the letters;

"chet" (life) x and "tet" u (death, shake) and "aleph" a (YHVH). YHVH send His
Son to take sin upon Himself so that move from death (tet) into life (chet).
A chatah could only be offered for unintentional sins committed through
carelessness, not for intentional, malicious sins. Some chatatot were individual,
and some were communal. Communal offerings represent the interdependence
of the community and the fact that we are all responsible for each others' sins. A
few special chatatot could not be eaten, but for the most part, for the average
person's personal sin, the priests ate the chatah.

Facts Regarding this Offering:
Obligated Offering for unintentional sin
Blood sprinkled before veil before in the Holy Place, put some of the
blood on the horns of the Incense Altar and the rest poured out at the
foot of the Brazen Altar.
Tabernacle or Temple required
Priests ate from this Offering
Animals Sacrificed:
o A young bullock "par" - High Priest - Lev_4:4
o Lamb - Ewe - kisbah" - Individuals - Lev_5:6-7
o Lamb young ram - "kebes - Individuals - Lev_4:32
o Kid - "seheerah" goat -"ez" - King
o Two turtledoves - "tor" - Poor people - Lev_5:7-10
o Two young pigeons - "gawzel" - Poor people
o 10th of an ephah fine flour Very poor people - Lev_5:11-12
Sacrificed on the following occasions:
o By appointment of a Priest
o On termination of a Nazirite vow
o After recovery of skin disease or Leprosy
o After childbirth
o After menstruation
o Feast of Shavuot / Pentecost
o On the Day of Atonement Yom Kippur (Bull, goat)
Prophetic Application: This offering is first found in Exo 29:14 where a bullock
is sacrificed as a sin offering as part of the ordination of the Priesthood. As we
have seen in the Tabernacle Pattern, the Sin Offering is associated with the
Brazen altar that deals with sin and there is a connection to the covering of sin
as well as Yshuas offering that took away sin.
Q How can the sin offering be connected to Yshuas Crucifixion?
There are many disputes especially when Christians try to
convince Jews that Jesus died for our sins, connecting Him
to the Sin Offering. The first problem you encounter is that
the sin offering required a female Lamb, Yshua is male.
This cause a major stumbling block for the Jews and they
stick to their guns that Yshua cannot be the sin offering
because of this fact. The answer to this question lies a bit
deeper within the Hebrew language and you have to have
an understanding of all the Sacrifices, including those done on Feast Days in
order to make the connection to Messiahs Sacrifice. John the Baptist was one
of the people who had a revelation of this and made the following proclamation,
and if you analyse it, you will find the answer.
John 1:29 The next day he saw Yshua coming toward him, and said,
Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
When you know the detail of the Sacrifices you will say that John made a
statement that is not true because the lamb or sin offering only atone for sin, in
other words, cover sin, it does not take sin away. Yet John calls Yshua the
Lamb of YHVH that is referencing the Passover Lamb, not the sin Offering

Yom Kippur: The only other sin sacrifice found in
Scripture that takes away sin, and that deals with
intentional sin, is the sin sacrifice brought on the Day
of Atonement or the Feast of Yom Kippur. The
animals that were used for this Sacrifice were two
identical male goats, one goat was the sacrifice that
was taken into the Tabernacle or Temple and its
blood was sprinkled on the Mercy Seat of the Ark of
the Covenant and the other goat was the Azazel or
scapegoat that was taken into the wilderness and pushed off a cliff. Before
sending of the Azazel into the Wilderness, the High Priest laid his hands upon
the head of the animal and declared the sin of the whole nation of Israel onto
the goat and then the goat took away the sin, away from the people, into the
Wilderness and then was pushed off a high cliff and died. Both these goats are
Echad or one representing one Sin offering with two components; blood was
shed to be offered in the presence of the Father to cover the people and the
other part was the removal of the sin, or rather the consequences of the sin, into
the Wilderness. The phrase take away the sin implies the penalty for sin that is
death, not a sacrificial death, but rather separation as if to be cut off from YHVH
and His people, representing the Second Death Rev 20:14. This is what was
meant when Paul said in Col 2:14 having cancelled out the certificate of
debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He
has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross
Yshua represented both goats, the one who was a Sin Sacrifice that was
offered in the Tabernacle, Whos Blood was presented and sprinkled before the
Father on the Mercy Seat, and the other goat died the death of separation Who
carried all the sin of the world upon Himself. Yshua fulfilled both parts including
the sin sacrifice.
Q How does this fit in with Him being the Passover Lamb as well?
Before presenting the explanation, I would like to highlight something very
interesting regarding the Passover Lamb and the Sin Offering and how they are
The Passover lamb, in Gen 22:7 uses the word seh hs that means ewe or
female lamb, but YHVH specified it to be a one-year-old male lamb without
blemish. Then in Lev 1:34 it defines the sin sacrifice as a lamb in Lev 4:32, this
time uses the word kebes sbk that is a male word for lamb (young ram) and
specify it as a female lamb without blemish.
Q Why would YHVH use a female word for lamb and specify it as male and
vice versa?
When you see these anomalies in Scripture, they are no mistakes or errors,
YHVH just want to draw your attention to something deeper and you have to dig
a bit deeper.
Male Passover Lamb: The Feast of Passover is connected to the Feast of Yom
Kippur and each explains a different angle on what Messiah has done for us.
The Passover explains a bit more about our redemption and our part we have to
play in partaking in the benefits of His Sacrifice.

His male blood was applied on the outside of the house, on the doorpost and
was for YHVH to see, not for the people, so that death could pass them over.
The lamb was for the people inside to eat (Word) to strengthen them for the
journey to leave Egypt (sin and bondage). This picture explains the covering
part of the Sin Offering that is done with the Word that is Yshua and with the
Blood of Yshua. The blood covers you so that you can come into the Presence
of the Father and the Word helps you to know sin and to avoid sin. All we need
now is the Spirit.
Shavuot: The Strength we receive from His Spirit to help us to walk in Holiness
and not to sin is found in the Fulfilment of the Peace Offering. This Offering was
offered at the Feast of Shavuot or Pentecost, linking this part of Yshuas work
to the outpouring of the Spirit on that Feast day. Now we have the Covering of
His Blood, the Word and YHVHs Spirit, all because of Yshuas one Sacrifice.
Female Sin Offering: The female blood of the sin sacrifice is symbolic of the
blood of the person who brought the sacrifice because the lamb died in the
place of the individual to atone or cover their sin. This female blood is a
picture of the Bride (female) who was supposed to die, but the lamb died
This is exactly what John the Baptist did when he connected the Feast of
Passover with the Feast of Yom Kippur and made the connection that Yshua
was both the Passover Lamb, with the sin offering and scapegoat at Yom
Kippur. When you place the 7 Festivals on the Menorah Pattern, you will see
the link between Passover/Unleavened Bread and Yom Kippur which are
placed on either side of the Menorah revealing a balanced truth regarding the
Fundamental Building Block: The sin offering mentioned in this Torah Portion
is just a symbol of repentance that the guilty party brought so that his
sin will be atoned for or covered. What is interesting is that the
different Sin Offerings represent basic fundamental building blocks
that are packaged together with other Offerings within the various
Festivals to achieve a particular outcome within the Restoration
Plan of YHVHs Creation. All of this work is symbolised through the
Sacrifices through the Work of Messiah. Just remember that
Yshua did a lot of work during His First Coming but still have
to complete the final restoration at His Second Coming. The
Sacrifices form part of the first part of His Work here on earth.
Prayers Associated with this Offering: The Sin Offering is the
first step towards YHVH and is symbolised with the Brazen altar where this
sacrifice took place. This offering is still made today in the form of Salvation or
Redemption Prayers where you confess your sin before YHVH and accept
Yshua to become your Master and Saviour. This offering is also associated
with repentance prays where you come to YHVH when you have sinned to ask
for covering, forgiveness and for strength so that you would not commit that sin
in the future.

5. Asham: ,sa Guilt or Cleansing Offering (Lev_5:6-19)

A guilt offering was an offering to atone (cover) sins committed by
breaking of oaths and taking things that does not belong to you like
theft and fraud. It was also brought when you breached trust and
when you were not sure if you committed a sin or not knowing what
sin you have committed.
This offering is associated with the Laver where you cleansed
yourself after your encounter with the Brazen Altar before you could enter the
Holy Place. The animal sacrificed had to be without blemish, and this reveals to
us that this offering was to take away the imperfections of the people. This
was an obligated offering similar to the Sin Offering.
Facts Regarding this Offering:
Obligated Offering
Slaughtered in the same place as Burt offering
Blood splashed on the sides of Altar
Tabernacle or Temple required
Priests ate from this Offering
Animals Sacrificed same as mentioned in Burnt Offering:
o ewe - "kisbah" - Lev_5:6
o kid - "seheerah" goat -"ez" Lev_5:6
o Two turtledoves - "tor" Lev_5:7-10
o Two young pigeons - "gawzel"
o Tenth part of an ephah of fine flour - Lev_5:11-12
o A unblemished ram Lev_5:15
This offering is first mentioned in Lev 5:6 with the giving of the detail of a guilt
offering that is based on sin offerings made for different types of guilt brought
upon someones deeds. The word asham is first found in Scripture in Gen
26:10 where Abraham lied about Sarah being his sister and brought guilt
asham upon King Abimelech. By doing this he exposed Rebecca and the King
could have engaged in adulatory, bringing guilt (asham) upon them all. The
King could have sinned without knowing because of someone elses sin.
Prayers Associated with this Offering: When you do or say something,
someone else can stumble because of your actions, even if it is unintentional.
This calls for repentance from your side even if you did not commit that sin, but
was the cause of it. This associates the Guilt Offering to intercession prayers
where you pray or stand in for someone else, especially when you could have
caused that person to stumble.
Your actions are represented by garments, and this is the place where
blemishes are seen externally in your life by other people. This is the Sacrifice
that is associated with prayers asking YHVH to help you to become Holy. The
Laver is filled with water that symbolises the Word of YHVH. You need His
Word to wash away the blemishes and guilt.

To be Holy is not for your benefit, but so that you can shine in this dark world
and attract people into the Kingdom shining YHVHs light through your life.
Holiness is not an option but a must, just like this Sacrifice is obligated and not
Prophetic Application: What is interesting is that the Guilt Offering is an
application of the Sin Offering specifying what type of Sin Offering had to be
brought for what kind of sin. This show that the Sin Offering is the building
block for the Guilt Offering connecting the two into one making them Echad.
Yshua fulfilled this Offering through the Work He accomplished through the
shedding of His Blood removing the guilt of sin so that we can come boldly into
the Presence of the Father - Rom 8:1, Eph 3:12, Heb 10:19.

We have seen the Restoration of YHVHs Creation through the prophetic
shadows of the Sacrifices and that all of them are connected and head up into
one Sacrifice, namely the Sacrifice of Yshua the Messiah. Nothing in YHVHs
Creation can and will be restored without YHVHs Work through Messiah ben
David, the Suffering Servant and Messiah ben Yoseph, the Reigning victorious
King through the First and Second Comings of Messiah. All the Work He has
done and will do are embedded within the detail of the Seven Festivals and the
Sacrifices are interweaved within each of these Festivals to reveal to us the
complexity and amazing work He is doing in us and for us.

There is more detail that explains the depths of this Restoration Process but is
beyond the scope of this study and can only be comprehended going through
years of Torah Cycles and Feast Cycles, each year learning something new
regarding the Work of our Messiah. Derosh- Derash Certainly Search the
Scripture so that you may not only know what YHVH is doing but also learn to
know Him in the process.