Emor - May 1, 2021

Torah Portion:
Emor - May 1, 2021
Torah: Leviticus 21:1-24:23
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31
Portion Summary:
—Laws for priests and Levites are given.
—The commanded festivals are detailed.
—Laws on keeping the lampstand lit and on the showbread are given.
—The blasphemer is judged.
—Penalties for crimes and “an eye for an eye” are spoken.

Devotional by Janet Cothrell:
The Wave Offering
“Then you are to count from the morrow after the Shabbat, from the day that you brought the omer of the wave offering, seven complete Shabbatot.” Leviticus 23:15 (TLV)

The first wave offering of the omer is brought on the first Sunday after the start of Passover. It has great significance for us, for on the Passover Sunday after Yeshua was crucified, He arose, and presented Himself in the open as a wave offering. It was the first day of the week, after Israel observed two consecutive Sabbaths. The first was on Friday, a special Shabbat for the first day of Passover, and the second was a regular Saturday Shabbat. In the Greek in Matthew 28:1 the word for Shabbat is pluralized.

This clears up the mystery of how Yeshua could say, ”For just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.” (Matthew 12:40). Christianity calculates two nights and only one full day between crucifixion and rising from the dead. Christian leaders at the time the traditions of Easter were decided had disregarded or were ignorant of the cycles of the Jewish calendar and condensed the time.

Rav Shaul wrote, “But now Messiah has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” (I Corinthians 15:20). Two offerings were given at that Passover: one for remission of sins, and one for firstfruits of those who have died and will die and will rise to meet with Yeshua in the sky!

My Savior,
I thank You that You have not only provided a way for me to come be with You when the time comes, but You have followed the pattern You set up from the beginning. You do not mean for all things You do to be a mystery but have set up Your Torah to reveal the plan. Thank You for Your clarity in these most important things!
In Yeshua’s name, amen.
Posted in
Tagged with

Related Posts

Recent

Archive

 2020
 May
21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 1: Nothing Can Separate You From God's Love, Not Even A Mask21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 2: Be Ready No Matter What!21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 3: We Will Rise21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 4: Don’t Follow Your Gut!21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 5: Bringing It All Into Focus21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 6: Prayer Works!Will Restoration Ever Meet Again?!21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 7: What It’s Like to Hear God’s Voice21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 8: The Shema & the V'ahavtah21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 9: Repentance Purifies Us21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 10: The New Normal, Part 121 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 11: The New Normal, Pt. 221 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 12: Unity in a Pandemic???21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 13: Punk'd, Pt. 121 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 14: Punk'd, Pt. 221 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 15: Now I Get It (Hindsight is 20/20)21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 16: Leading During a Pandemic21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 17: Keeping Your Balance (COVID-19 Edition)21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 18: Authentic Humility (In Quarantine)21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 19: Learning to Radically Trust GodWhen Will Our Shabbat Gatherings Start Again?21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 20: What is Intercession?21 Days of Fasting & Prayer — Episode 21: The Next Steps

Categories

Tags