Numbers Chapter 29

 

30 Days of Prayer

Day 13

Pray for there to be a revival among the prodigals (backsliders) of the church: “Thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found” (Luke 15:32)

Numbers 29

1And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.

2And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish:

3And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram,

4And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

5And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you:

6Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.

7And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any work therein:

8But ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD for a sweet savour; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish:

9And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals to a bullock, and two tenth deals to one ram,

10A several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

11One kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering of it, and their drink offerings.

12And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:

13And ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; thirteen young bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish:

14And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth deals to each ram of the two rams,

15And a several tenth deal to each lamb of the fourteen lambs:

16And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

17And on the second day ye shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

18And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

19And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering thereof, and their drink offerings.

20And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

21And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

22And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

23And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

24Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

25And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

26And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

27And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

28And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

30And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

31And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

32And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

33And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

34And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

35On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein:

36But ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: one bullock, one ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish:

37Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

38And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

39These things ye shall do unto the LORD in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.

40And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.

16 thoughts on “Numbers Chapter 29

  1. Praise the Lord that Jesus gave his life for our sins so that we no longer have to offer animals for our sins. However, we still need to offer ourselves as a “living sacrifice”.

  2. God weaves a pattern here by telling Israel again to “deny yourselves” (vs7) and showing them to devote themselves to God at these assemblies by “doing no regular work” (vs12). Work distracts people, and if we can clear work off our plate to follow God we can focus better. This is not so the Israelites can party and have a good time (self) at each assembly, but to freely give themselves to Him like these “vows, and freewill offerings” (vs39) A message which will be echoed by Jesus later in the NT.

    Mat 16:24Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. 25If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. 26And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? NLT

  3. The feast is brought about with much fanfare, the trumpets (vs 1), the time of reflection checking to see if there was anything needing forgiveness for (vs 7), and the feast which also included much sacrificial giving (vs12). This is much like our first of the year, where we announce revival through outreach, we fast seeking direction for a week which is concluded with communion, and we have revival, where we devour the word for the next several days.

  4. Verse 39 in the CEV reads…

    “You must offer all these sacrifices to me at the appointed times of worship, together with any offerings that are voluntarily given or given because of a promise.”

    Matthew 10:8 (NLT) – “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!”

  5. Israel was working on the sacrifices day after day being obedient to the religion but after that just become a ritual! Our Lord noticed and came to be the perfect sacrifice.
    Now we have his law in our heart and his Holy spirit to be his living sacrifice!
    Thank you Jesus!

  6. v8 But ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the Lord for a sweet savor; one bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish :

    Give GOD your best of yourself while your alive. Keeping holy trim,fitted and frame together ” That ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto GOD, which is your reasonable service.
    As , we learn daily to live and talk with GOD and HE will abide with us forever.
    HE IS THE VICTOR over death,hell, and the grave. No other blood but The Blood Of JESUS

  7. In the MSG version, after every instruction of sacrifice it says bring a “Fire Gift or pleasing fragrance” to God. Our worship must be fueled with the passion of the fire of the Spriit of God. It will be a lame sacrifice, not pleasing to the Lord, if there is no fire in the soul.

  8. Seems that quite a few lambs, goats, and bullocks are missing from some pens… I keep thinking, wow, that’s a lot of animals having to be killed. In a logical (carnal) sense some would say that it’s a waste of good livestock. Those animals could have been sold for a good price. The spiritual person would recognize it as a great SACRIFICE, not a waste. OT sacrifice was bloody, gory, it was just an ugly sight. Innocence sacrificed for the iniquity of men… Remember that the NT sacrifice was bloody and even greater in cost; when we don’t give the expected offerings to the Lord it could be that our paradigm of what his sacrifice truly meant should be altered through more prayer and study of kingdom concepts.

  9. Sacrifice, no matter how elaborate, is something that must begin in the heart. A carnal perspective would look at the sacrifice and see waste, yet still give simply to give, perhaps out of habit or for show. A spiritual perspective sees the sacrifice as a love offering of great value, giving gladly with purpose.

  10. HIGH EXPECTATION

    39 These things ye shall do unto the LORD in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.

    It is awakening to realize how frail we New Testament believers are with our lush, fluffy lifestyle of minimal sacrifice. There were addendum’s to the sacrifices that Israel was expected to offer for their wrong.

    GOD set this expectation not his man Moses the messenger. We would be wise to consider our sacrifices and offerings to the LORD, would they meet HIS HIGH EXPECTATION?

    iPray

  11. This chapter illustrates sacrifice. Thank God for his mercy and grace that we no longer have to provide a blood sacrifice. Thank God for his Blood that he shed for all of us. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  12. We may not have to offer animals to the Lord, but we must still offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to God. You free will offering can open a multitude of blessings.

  13. WIth the number of animals God expected to be sacrificed in Numbers… he must have been providing well for them. If he wasn’t providing a great abundance of blessing upon them the would have not had all the sacrifice that he required. I thank God that he has provided so much for my family! Now we are expected to be faithful with our offerings.

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