Friday, February 24, 2017

JESUS Was Cut Off From The Land Of The Living For Our Sins

Leviticus 7:1-38 NIV

The Guilt Offering

1“ ‘These are the regulations for the guilt offering, which is most Holy: 2The guilt offering is to be slaughtered in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered, and its blood is to be splashed against the sides of the altar. 3All its fat shall be offered: the fat tail and the fat that covers the internal organs, 4both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which is to be removed with the kidneys. 5The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering presented To The LORD. It is a guilt offering.6Any male in a priest’s family may eat it, but it must be eaten in the sanctuary area; it is most Holy.

7“ ‘The same law applies to both the sin offering and the guilt offering: They belong to the priest who makes atonement with them. 8The priest who offers a burnt offering for anyone may keep its hide for himself.9Every grain offering baked in an oven or cooked in a pan or on a griddle belongs to the priest who offers it,10and every grain offering, whether mixed with olive oil or dry, belongs equally to all the sons of Aaron.

The Fellowship Offering

11“ ‘These are the regulations for the fellowship offering anyone may present To The LORD:

12“ ‘If they offer it as an expression of thankfulness, then along with this thank offering they are to offer thick loaves made without yeast and with olive oil mixed in, thin loaves made without yeast and brushed with oil, and thick loaves of the finest flour well-kneaded and with oil mixed in. 13Along with their fellowship offering of thanksgiving they are to present an offering with thick loaves of bread made with yeast. 14They are to bring one of each kind as an offering, a contribution To The LORD; it belongs to the priest who splashes the blood of the fellowship offering against the altar. 15The meat of their fellowship offering of thanksgiving must be eaten on the day it is offered; they must leave none of it till morning.

16“ ‘If, however, their offering is the result of a vow or is a freewill offering, the sacrifice shall be eaten on the day they offer it, but anything left over may be eaten on the next day. 17Any meat of the sacrifice left over till the third day must be burned up. 18If any meat of the fellowship offering is eaten on the third day, the one who offered it will not be accepted. It will not be reckoned to their credit, for it has become impure; the person who eats any of it will be held responsible.

19“ ‘Meat that touches anything ceremonially unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned up. As for other meat, anyone ceremonially clean may eat it. 20But if anyone who is unclean eats any meat of the fellowship offering belonging To The LORD, they must be cut off from their people. 21Anyone who touches something unclean—whether human uncleanness or an unclean animal or any unclean creature that moves along the groundb —and then eats any of the meat of the fellowship offering belonging To The LORD must be cut off from their people.’ ”

Eating Fat and Blood Forbidden

22The LORD Said To Moses, 

23“Say to the Israelites: ‘Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or goats.24The fat of an animal found dead or torn by wild animals may be used for any other purpose, but you must not eat it. 25Anyone who eats the fat of an animal from which a food offering may be presented To The LORD must be cut off from their people. 26And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal.27Anyone who eats blood must be cut off from their people.’ ”

The Priests’ Share

28The LORD Said To Moses,  

29“Say to the Israelites: ‘Anyone who brings a fellowship offering To The LORD is to bring part of it as their sacrifice To The LORD. 30With their own hands they are to present the food offering To The LORD; they are to bring the fat, together with the breast, and wave the breast Before The LORD as a wave offering. 

31The priest shall burn the fat on the altar, but the breast belongs to Aaron and his sons. 32You are to give the right thigh of your fellowship offerings to the priest as a contribution. 33The son of Aaron who offers the blood and the fat of the fellowship offering shall have the right thigh as his share. 34From the fellowship offerings of the Israelites, I Have Taken the breast that is waved and the thigh that is presented and Have Given them to Aaron the priest and his sons as their perpetual share from the Israelites.’ ”

35This is the portion of the food offerings presented To The LORD that were allotted to Aaron and his sons on the day they were presented to serve The LORD as priests. 36On the day they were anointed, The LORD Commanded that the Israelites give this to them as their perpetual share for the generations to come.

37These, then, are the regulations for the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the ordination offering and the fellowship offering, 38which The LORD Gave Moses at Mount Sinai in the Desert of Sinai on the day HE Commanded the Israelites to bring their offerings To The LORD.

Leviticus 7

What Does It Mean “Cut off from their people”

Banishment or exile can be a form of punishment. It means to be away from one's home (i.e. city, state or country) while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened by prison or death upon return. As it is a common theme within the Bible with one of its earliest references, Adam & Eve, continuing with a form of banishment that includes JESUS.

Below is a partial list of these exiles as referenced in the Bible.

Genesis Chapter 3

·         Genesis 3:23

Therefore The LORD GOD Sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

·         Genesis 3:24

So HE Drove Out the man; and HE Placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way to the tree of life.
(Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit.)

Genesis Chapter 6

·         Genesis 6:7

And The LORD Said: 'I Will Blot Out man whom I Have Created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and creeping thing, and fowl of the air; for it repents ME that I Have Made them.'
(The LORD Decides to flood the earth due to the evil of men—just before Noah's Flood.)

Genesis Chapter 11

Genesis 11:9

Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because The LORD Did there Confound the language of all the earth; and from thence Did The LORD Scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
(No longer able to communicate and resolve conflicts, people scatter themselves after the failed Tower of Babel project.)

Genesis Chapter 13

Genesis 13:9

Is not the whole land before you? separate yourself, I pray you, from me; if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.'
(Abraham and his nephew Lot decide to separate their households to avoid conflicts over land and property.)
The story of Lot is told in the Book of Genesis. Lot is mentioned in chapters 11-14 and 19.

Genesis Chapter 16

·         Genesis 16:6

But Abram said to Sarai: 'Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her that which is good in your eyes.' And Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face.
(Sarah deals harshly with her Egyptian maid Hagar, forcing her to run away.)

Genesis Chapter 17

·         Genesis 17:14

And the uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My Covenant.'

(The LORD Talks To Abraham just before telling him that Sarah will bear Isaac, Proclaiming that uncircumcised males shall be "cut off".)

Genesis Chapter 21

·         Genesis 21:14

And Abraham arose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away; and she departed, and strayed in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
(Abraham 'divorces' Hagar after being advised to do so by Sarah, sending her into the desert with only her son Ishmael. Afterwards, the water is depleted, and Hagar sits down to die. An Angel of the LORD then appears and rescues Hagar and Ishmael, and promises to make Ishmael "a great nation".)

Genesis Chapter 37

·         Genesis 37:28

And there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.
(Joseph was sold to slavery by his own brothers after their father Isaac sent him to check up on them.)

Exodus Chapter 12

·         Exodus 12:15

Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; howbeit the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whosoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

·         Exodus 12:19

Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whosoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a sojourner, or one that is born in the land.
(The LORD Speaks to Moses and Aaron just before the Exodus from the land of Egypt, Proclaiming that anyone who eats leavened bread during a certain period of time will be "cut off".)

Exodus Chapter 17

·         Exodus 17:14

And The LORD Said unto Moses: 'Write this for a memorial in the book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I Will Utterly Blot Out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.'
(After the Amalekites attacked the Israelites in the desert and the Israelites retaliated under the command of Joshua.)

Exodus Chapter 30

·         Exodus 30:38

Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereof, he shall be cut off from his people.'
(Short time after The LORD Commands the Israelites to anoint Aaron and his sons as priests. Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who tries to make their own offering—anyone who does not recognize Aaron and his sons as priests.)

Exodus Chapter 31

·         Exodus 31:14

You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy unto you; every one that profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who does not observe the Sabbath.)

Exodus Chapter 32

·         Exodus 32:32

Yet now, if You will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray YOU, out of YOUR Book which YOU Have Written.'
(Moses begs The LORD to Forgive the Israelites for the Sin of the Golden Calf, or to otherwise, "blot out" him as well.)

·         Exodus 32:33

And The LORD Said unto Moses: 'Whosoever has sinned against ME, him Will I Blot Out of My Book.
(Proclamation just before additional Israelites are smitten/blotted out by The LORD for making the Golden Calf.)

Leviticus Chapter 7

·         Leviticus 7:20

But the soul that eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain to The LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from his people.

·         Leviticus 7:21

And when any one shall touch any unclean thing, whether it is the uncleanness of man, or an unclean beast, or any unclean detestable thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain to The LORD, that soul shall be cut off from his people.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who eats certain "unclean" flesh, or the flesh of certain sacrificial offerings.)

·         Leviticus 7:27

Whosoever it be that eats any blood, that soul shall be cut off from his people.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone for consuming blood.)

Leviticus Chapter 13

·         Leviticus 13:46

All the days wherein the plague is in him he shall be unclean; he is unclean; he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his dwelling be.
(Proclamation to quarantine persons exhibiting illness.)

Leviticus Chapter 16

Leviticus 16:10

But the goat, on which the lot fell for Azazel, shall be set alive Before The LORD, to make atonement over him, to send him away for Azazel into the wilderness.
(The goat is sent away to die alone in the desert in the place of a person, who according to the Leviticus ideology deserves the same punishment due to his sins, and would have had to bare this punishment, had the punishment not been "transferred" onto the goat.)

Leviticus Chapter 17

Leviticus 17:4

And has not brought it to the door of the tent of meeting, to present it as an offering to The LORD before the tabernacle of The LORD, blood shall be imputed to that man; he has shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who kills an animal for this own benefit.)

·         Leviticus 17:9

And brings it not to the door of the tent of meeting, to sacrifice it to The LORD, even that man shall be cut off from his people.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who attempts to make a sacrifice by himself rather than have the recognized priests do it.)

·         Leviticus 17:10

And whatsoever man there is of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, that eats any manner of blood, I Will Set My Face against that soul that eats blood, and Will Cut him Off from among his people.

·         Leviticus 17:14

For as to the life of all flesh, the blood thereof is all one with the life thereof; therefore I said to the children of Israel: You shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh; for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof; whosoever eats it shall be cut off.
(Proclamations to "cut off" anyone who consumes blood.)

Leviticus Chapter 18

·         Leviticus 18:29

For whosoever shall do any of these abominations, even the souls that do them shall be cut off from among their people.
(This follows descriptions of various sexual offenses.)

Leviticus Chapter 19

Leviticus 19:8

But every one that eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the Holy Thing of The LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from his people.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who eats a certain kind of peace offering on the 3rd day or later.)

Leviticus Chapter 20

·         Leviticus 20:3

I also Will Set My Face against that man, and Will Cut him Off from among his people, because he has given of his seed to Molech, to defile My Sanctuary, and to profane My Holy Name.

·         Leviticus 20:5

Then I Will Set My Face against that man, and against his family, and Will Cut him Off, and all that go astray after him, to go astray after Molech, from among their people.

·         Leviticus 20:6

And the soul that turns to the ghosts, and to the familiar spirits, to go astray after them, I Will even Set My Face against that soul, and Will Cut him Off from among his people.
(Proclamations to "cut off" anyone who "gives his seed to Molech" -- sacrifices his children to a foreign god.)

·         Leviticus 20:17

And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness: it is a shameful thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people: he has uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.

·         Leviticus 20:18

And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness—he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood—both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
(Proclamations to "cut off" anyone engaging in various sexual offenses.)

Leviticus Chapter 22

·         Leviticus 22:3

Say to them: Whosoever he is of all your seed throughout your generations, that approaches to the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow to The LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from before ME: I AM The LORD.
(Proclamations to "cut off" anyone for incorrectly using objects used for worship.)

Leviticus Chapter 23

  ·         Leviticus 23:29

For whatsoever soul it is that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who does not atone on the Day of Atonement—Yom Kippur.)

Leviticus Chapter 26

   ·         Leviticus 26:33

And you Will I Scatter among the nations, and I Will Draw Out the sword after you; and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.
(Proclamation to expel the Israelites from the land if they fail to adhere to the ideology of the Book of Leviticus. Follows descriptions of various related curses.)

Numbers Chapter 5

·         Numbers 5:2

Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that has an issue, and whosoever is unclean by the dead;

·         Numbers 5:3

Both male and female shall you put out, without the camp shall you put them; that they defile not their camp, in the midst whereof I dwell.'
·         Numbers 5:4
And the children of Israel did so, and put them out without the camp; as The LORD Spoke to Moses, so did the children of Israel.
(Proclamation to "put out" anyone afflicted by leprosy, as this is considered to "defile" the camp. This is done according to 5:4.)

Numbers Chapter 9

Numbers 9:13

But the man that is clean, and is not on a journey, and forbears to keep the Passover, that soul shall be cut off from his people; because he brought not the offering of the LORD in its appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone for not observing Passover.)

Numbers Chapter 15

Numbers 15:30

But the soul that does aught with a high hand, whether he is home-born or a stranger, the same blasphemes the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who intentionally worships idols.)

Numbers Chapter 19

Numbers 19:13

Whosoever touches the dead, even the body of any man that is dead, and purifies not himself—he has defiled the Tabernacle of the LORD—that soul shall be cut off from Israel; because the water of sprinkling was not dashed against him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
(Proclamation to "cut off" anyone who does not "purify" himself after being around a dead body before attempting to worship.)

Deuteronomy Chapter 29

·         Deuteronomy 29:19

The LORD Will Not Be Willing To Pardon him, but then The Anger of The LORD and His Jealousy Shall Be Kindled against that man, and all the curse that is written in this book shall lie upon him, and The LORD Shall Blot Out his name from under heaven;
(Proclamation to "blot out" "from under heaven" anyone who "turns away from The LORD".)

·         Deuteronomy 29:27

And The LORD Rooted them Out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.

(Strange switch to past-tense as if the time-line suddenly jumped fast-forward into the future sometime after the expulsion of Israelites from the land of Canaan or parts of it.
According to conventional religious wisdom, this text had to have been written before the Israelites initially entered the land of Canaan by crossing the Jordan River.)

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