Leviticus Chapter 23

40 Days of PASSION – Day 27

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

PRAY

…that saints reverence the shepherd (Pastor) and follow biblical church principles. “Remember them which have the rule over you…whose faith follow…”

JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

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Leviticus 23

1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord’s passover.

6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord.

13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the Lord for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.

17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord.

18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the Lord, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the Lord.

19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.

20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest.

21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.

26 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.

28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.

29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

33 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.

35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

37 These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:

38 Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.

39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.

41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:

43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.

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62 thoughts on “Leviticus Chapter 23

  1. Verse 38 MSG “These are in addition to offerings for God’s Sabbaths and also in addition to other gifts connected with whatever you have vowed and all the Freewill-Offerings you give to God.” This verse reminded me of what we have “vowed” to give as IFT.

    Verses 40-41 MSG “On the first day, pick the best fruit from the best trees; take fronds of palm trees and branches of leafy trees and from willows by the brook and celebrate in the presence of your God for seven days—yes, for seven full days celebrate it as a festival to God. Every year from now on, celebrate it in the seventh month.” This verse reminded me of the song the choir sang last night “Yes, Lord, Yes”. Let us celebrate my God, yes Lord, to Your will and to Your way.

  2. 1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    AND THE LORD SPAKE UNTO US!!! WHAT NOW!?!
    THANK YOU JESUS!!! JESUS JESUS JESUS!!! ALWAYS JESUS!!! I PRAISE YOU DADDY!!!

    LOVE JESUS MORE AND MORE!!!
    EVERYTHING ELSE COMES THEREAFTER!!!
    I LOVED YOU DADDY!!!

  3. Leviticus 23:44
    And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.

    US children need to go out into the world and declare his name. Grow with Jesus Amen

  4. 1 The Lord said to Moses, (NLT)

    Multiple times in this chapter and many more in previous ones, God is always speaking to Moses and as he obeyed the people obeyed. The Lord has been speaking to us POFW – what now?! Let’s obey as He continues to speak.

  5. 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

    3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

    The Lord allows times of rest but even those times should be to his glory.

  6. Pastors, who needs ‘em?

    Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

    I can only imagine the stress and strain of being a Pastor in 2016. Sometimes saints are pulling in different direction with their own personal agenda, needs and conflicting point of views. The supporting leadership of the church has their own personal agenda, conflicts and needs and in some cases disobedient to what the Pastor asks of them. Not only is he a shepherd to the easily disturbed and distracted flock he is also a friend to the friendless and a servant at heart.

    How can one person embody all these traits; through the mercy and grace of God? As the verse proclaims, the remembrances of those who have the rule (Pastors, leaders, teachers and mentors) is not an exercise of nostalgia. Instead, that we should have the focus of where would we be without them.
    God says, think of those who have provided spiritual leadership in your life, look at the way they live and follow their example of faith.

    Pastors, who needs ‘em – We all do!!

  7. 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

    3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

    The Lord spoke to the people and said that on the seventh day rest. Even this day should be held to the glory of God. I know that there are times that we take advantage of God, but that needs to change. I myself know that I should do all things that are pleasing to God. Even giving him praise and thanks for that day of rest. God needs to be in aspect of my life. Evangelize and teach the children of God’s great news and glorify him every minute of every day. To the glory be God. Have a blessed day……Amen!!

  8. For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. (‭Leviticus‬ ‭23‬:‭29-30‬ KJV)

    When we hear that there is a fast coming at the beginning of the year, just about everyone steps into this fast with a little hesitation. But we all know that it crucifies the desires of my flesh and brings us closer to the Lord.

    Obedience to God’s word will allow us to grow as one body in CHRIST.
    Obedience and submission also shows maturity, willing to give of your self in serving others.

    Through fasting we see the works of the Lord and In our church today. Just last week and this week we have seen many miracles and the lives of our people. All glory and honor to our Lord.

  9. iLove to Grow in the Word

    I think in general that when most read the word “feast” in the Bible they might have preconceived ideas of what the word means. The following is the Hebrew word for feast.
    Feast-H4150
    מוֹעָדָה מֹעֵד מוֹעֵד
    mô‛êd mô‛êd mô‛âdâh
    mo-ade’, mo-ade’, mo-aw-daw’
    From H3259; properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): – appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn (-ity), synagogue, (set) time (appointed).
    Total KJV occurrences: 223

    In the above definition of the word feast, it would more convey the meaning of “special church service” in our day than a thanksgiving dinner for the Holidays.
    This brings a whole new perspective to our understanding our yearly events such as Western Day and our week of consecration. These events are comparable to the Old Testament feasts.

  10. The feasts were to celebrate what God had done for the children of Isreal. Just as we must give God all the glory when he has done works for us. Thank you Jesus that you want to give good gifts to your children.

  11. GIVE GOD HIS DAY

    3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

    Fatigue, Frustration and Failure is the process that satan would like to engage every believer in. However if we refuse to allow fatigue to enter our spirit, we will always be prepared to SERVE the LORD with gladness. I have heard the misinformed excuse for years; “I am going to stay home from church today and rest”. This statement is IMPOSSIBLE!

    Our only REST in life is in the presence of the LORD. Healing is in the name of JESUS. We cannot stay home and rest, we can only come to and rest.

    NIRV
    The Sabbath Day
    3 “ ‘There are six days when you can work. But the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest. You must rest on it. Come together on that sacred day. You must not do any work on it. No matter where you live, it is a Sabbath day to honor the Lord.

    NLT
    3 “You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of complete rest, an official day for holy assembly. It is the Lord’s Sabbath day, and it must be observed wherever you live.

    AMP
    The Sabbath
    3 ‘For six days work may be done, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation (calling together). You shall not do any work [on that day]; it is the Sabbath of the Lord [a]wherever you may be.

    Sunday, the Sabbath is the LORD’s. We are commanded to not work and make money for ourselves, but to gather together for a “Holy Convocation” unto the LORD.

    The Holy Ghost is our “REST”

    Isaiah 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
    12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

    We cannot get real “REST” from staying at home. GOD does not promise us that we will “feel better” if we stay home because we are sick. Our REST and HEALING are IN Christ JESUS. We must get to HIM.

    Mark 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
    26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
    27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
    28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
    29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

    PRESS your way to HIM for ALL help, healing and health. Dont work, dont call in sick, don’t stay home to rest.

    Get to JESUS and be filled with the Holy Ghost! RIVERS of Living Water.

    in JESUS name.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
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  12. 43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

    Obedience is a generation thing!

  13. In this chapter I read several times about bringing an offering made by fire, these are different than the burnt offerings although both involve fire. And I had this thought.

    Romans 12:1

    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

    We are meant to be a living sacrifice, we also bring a sacrifice of praise. Our sacrifice should be made by fire because we have the Holy Ghost fire! The sacrifice made by fire was made and brought to the temple I believe, likewise our sacrifice should be made ready by fire before we enter the temple. We need to come to church already on fire, not catching on fire at church. We are made by fire because God guides us and molds us through the unction of the Holy Ghost. Lord I want to present myself a living sacrifice made by your fire!

  14. 10. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the FIRSTfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

    14. And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. (God got His FIRST)

    Proverbs 3:9
    Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the FIRSTfruits of all thine increase:

    Matthew 6:33
    But seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and ALL these things shall be added unto you.

  15. 43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God
    God was very concerned about making sure that everyone had time to work in his kingdom and had time to rest. He also wanted multiple feast in remembrance of him and the things that he had done for his people. The Bible says we must work while it is day because when night comes no man can work, we should always put our hands to the plow and push and work for the Kingdom but there should also be a time set apart for rest. There should be a time set apart for remembrance to God for the things that he has done for us at a time to thank God for how great he is In our lives.

  16. 5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord’s passover.

    6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

    7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

    8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

    This was just the beginning of what God was telling His children, but I believe He was telling them that on these days you will rejoice! like a holiday but not like the holidays we have to day that celebrate self, love, pagan gods, country victories. But a celebration of what God has done for them, for us.
    I understand that the way our year is set up is not the same as it was back then but if we could celebrate on the days he says to celebrate to truly look back to see what God has brought us out of.

    This Monday is a good Monday, Thank God!

  17. 1 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

    God did not want the people to forget where He had brought them from. He gave Moses a calendar of when to celebrate and why to celebrate and it was to pass from generation to generation so that the people remembered why and when to celebrate.

    God has blessed us with many experiences that we can hold on to for encouragement when facing a test or trial. We must always remember what the Lord has done for us and not only give thanks to Him, but celebrate those things, passing on a legacy to our children. The bible told the Israelites to talk about the things of the Lord to their children and their children’s children.

    What are we talking about to our families? Are we talking about the goodness of the Lord? How He saved us, delivered us, redeemed us from the hand of the enemy?

    This must become our lifestyle so that our children see our example and know what to do when it comes time for them to have a family. What spiritual legacy are we living for our children to draw from in their future?

  18. 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

    Many people think sabbath is the day to rest but at home. However the sabbath is the Lords day , the day to be in his precense and be filled and get our rest from Him. He is the only one that heals us, gives us joy, peace, love, and everything we need. Put the kingdom of God first and ALL the things shall be added…..Jesus knows our heart and our passion!!!!! Yesterdays experience was amazing….. Fort Worth is crying out and what now???????

  19. 9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

    I thank god for a pastor the the Lord still speaks to and he obeys!

  20. God gives us so very much that when I have something to give feels my heart with Joy Everlasting!!!!! Yes, I always wave my offering but if I Were young and strong I would be jumping, waving, singing, and celebrating. For He has bless me so very much that my heart can’t contain the fire!!! God is so very good to me.

    10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

    11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

  21. Lev. 23:3, “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings ”

    Holy means set apart.
    Convocation means a couple of things. One, the act of calling people together for a large formal assembly, and two, it is a reading, rehearsal, or recounting

    The Sabbath day is a day set apart from all other days of the week. It is a day for us to set ourselves apart from everything else, come together (go to church) and hear the reading of God’s Word, recount (remember the things God has done for us and hear the testimonies of what God has done for others), Worship Him, and find Rest in Him.

    Heb. 10:25 says, “Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another: and so much more, as ye see the day approaching ”

    In other words, Go to Church! Don’t stay home.

  22. 22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

    23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    God is always making away, he uses us to bless people who don’t have the things we have, some people dont wake up to breakfrast, they can’t eat lunch, and because God is who he is he uses us, some of us may not have alot but God always works it out that we have enough to help those who have less and if we do that, we won’t be lacking. God Is a God who provides!
    GROWING IN PASSION!

  23. 22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

    23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    God is always providing . He uses us to help those that truly need it! I need to seperate my want from my needs, God always makes sure there’s enough of whatever is needed for someone who needs it and me. Thank you Jesus for always loving us, providing for us.

    This is my second pist, I don’t remember the first but it, didn’t post…Hallelujah

  24. “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. On the first day of the appointed month in early autumn, you are to observe a day of complete rest. It will be an official day for holy assembly, a day commemorated with loud blasts of a trumpet. You must do no ordinary work on that day. Instead, you are to present special gifts to the Lord .”
    Leviticus 23:24-25 NLT

    For the Israelites it was a certain day of the year to sound loud trumpets to recgnize and honor the Lord. Today for us living in the new testament times we should shout out loud sounds that Jesus is Lord and comemorate Him every day, letting the whole world know that there is still a God that has power and can take care of any situations that we have.

  25. 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

    11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

    12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord.

  26. 37(“These are the LORD’s appointed festivals. Celebrate them each year as official days for holy assembly by presenting special gifts to the LORD—burnt offerings, grain offerings, sacrifices, and liquid offerings—each on its proper day.

    God wants us to follow his instructions. It’s not all work, but God gives us opportunities for celebration. God wants to have joy, be happy and love what we do. By obeying God and his laws, we bring love and joy to our lives.

  27. 18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the Lord, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the Lord.

    When we give grudgingly it leaves a bitter taste, but when we truly give our all it leaves a sweet aroma, and the Lord takes notice! So is your offering leaving a bitter taste or a sweet aroma?

  28. In the 40 Days of Passion focus today it uses Heb 13:7 to obey those that have the rule over us and to follow them as they follow Christ. Moses received the word from the Lord and spoke it to the peop,e so they would not sin against him, but obey and observe His feast days. Then Moses taught it to the people. As we follow Pastor, he will present to us the message the Lord gives him for us and we must hear what the Spirit is speaking to the Church through him. We were challenged last night in service to seek the lost, bring them & teach them, so they can be saved. Then God spoke and challenged us too….What now? Now it’s time find a Bible study, pray for the backsliders, and reach out into this region. There is a 50,000 soul revival waiting on us from the region of Witchita Falls, to Abilene, to Waco and back to Witchita Falls. Within this triangle there are way more than 50,000 souls. The burden of revival in this region falls from Bro Fielding to Pastor Watts to us. We spoke prophetically last night what will happen in our near future and we must be about our Father’s business. Each one of us can reach one soul and some of us can reach even more. Let’s GROW!

  29. 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

    Again, here is a verse saying we are to give our FIRST to God.

  30. Leviticus 23:15-16

    15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

    16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.

    There are many sacrifices and offerings that were given. Pentecost was the time when they would offer two loaves of bread as a wave offering, seven lambs, one bull, and two rams. These bread represented the first of the crop.

    Pentecost is about harvest. They were thanking Jesus for bringing them an increase of crop. Their sacrifice was in appreciation.

    Pentecost is still about harvest. However instead of grain used to make bread we bring the souls of men. We lead them to the one who took our sins away. We bring a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving along with finances to give God glory for another harvest.

    Just like we praise for a penny and God blesses with much more so I believe we should praise him for the small harvest because the bigger ones are coming!

  31. 10. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruit of your harvest unto the priest:

    14. And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. (God got His FIRST)

  32. 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

  33. On the first day gather branches from magnificent tree Palm fronds bought from leafy trees and willows that grow by the streams .then celebrate with joy before the lord your god for seven days

    NLT) 23:40

  34. Leviticus 23 :23 the Lord said to Moses say to the Israelites on the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of Sabbath rest a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blast. Do no regular work but present a food offering to the Lord.

    God has always had a heart to warn people before we execute His judgement. God warned the people before the flood and He the warened Nineveh before it was ruined. The Feast of the trumpets reflect God’s desire to summon his people to repentance so that he can vindicate them on the day of his judgment.

  35. 19 And you shall offer one male goat for a sin offering and two male yearling lambs for a peace offering.TLB
    You know when I think about how easy it is to go before God throne it saddens me. Because we still don’t give God our very best, or truly repent and turn away from our sins. We dont have to go hunting for animal but all we have to do is give good a sincere repentance and turn from our wicked ways.God truly is a merciful God

  36. Obedience is the key to victory. When we obey the plan that God has put into place, we are able to see the blessings that follow. His word is not just for certain ones to obey, it is for all to heed to and follow. God’s design is what will save us fromthis untoward generation.

  37. This chapter remarks many times to keep the sabbath – rest to the Lord.
    God knows that we are tire of work, afflictions , conflicts during the week. He is our rest. He mention I am the Lord of the Sabbath. Thank you Lord!

  38. If we could ever realize the importance of structure, balance, and discipline; we would be unstoppable. Structure or the way things work, Or the relationship of things and how they relate or should be arranged. Balance the ability to give attention to ech element of your life without causing things to fall apart. Then there is discipline, training that produces self control and obedience. All this qualities Mose had and look at what greatness came from his life. 

  39. Lev.23::2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

    All of the feasts include a Sabbath, reminding Christians of their rest in Christ.
    Matthew 11:28,29 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  40. 9 The Lord said to Moses, 10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.

    Thank you Lord for the harvest your going to bring to the region of Fort Worth! I pray that we will walk into your land with a hunger for the lost and your word!

  41. “And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.” The word of God (Jesus) said, not until. One should never underestimate what can come from an offering made unto God first. Dear God, let us (me) truly grasp that there are blessings in giving offerings and also in giving too; IFT, chairs, and squares. May God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  42. “Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.” They were told in addition too. The Lord has certain requirements because he wanted a relationship with them, just as he does with us today. God, help us that our relationship with you may grow, in Jesus name.

  43. Leviticus 23:3.
    Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

    Thank you Jesus for rest.

  44. 38 Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.

    39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

    When we see all the offerings that these people were to offer, and we se how little so many today offer, and they gripe about the amount that they do give, it makes one wonder how we today can expect for Jesus to do anything for us with such a poor attitude…

  45. 5 different times the Lord spoke to Moses before he spoke to the people. Out of all the people that was alive at that time, Moses was the chosen among the people to speak to God directly. To hear all the decrees and laws that the Lord established, and to repeat them to the people. He was solely responsible for the presentation of the words coming from God.

    Today we have a pastor, a chosen man of God, to lead his people into the promise land (heaven). He is responsible for the exposition of the God to establish Faith, holiness, Gods will, and many other attributes to fore fill the Great Commission. We should never forget to pray for our Man of God, he is the overseer for our souls, he weeps for us, lifts us up in prayer, devotes himself to the ministry with great sacrifice. He doesn’t enjoy many pleasures we do, so take some time to appreciate the man God chose to speak through to this congregation of believers. Lift him up with our prayers, do your best to not be a burden, encourage him with your “Amen’s” and bring others to church with you, because that tells him that you not just taking his words and putting them away, be planting them in our heart, allowing them to give fruit.

  46. Holy Convocation

    Strong’s Definitions: קֹדֶשׁ qôdesh, ko’-desh; from H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity:—consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (× most) holy (× day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary.

    Strong’s Definitions: מִקְרָא miqrâʼ, mik-raw’; from H7121; something called out, i.e. a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal:—assembly, calling, convocation, reading.

    Comonly in the Bible:
    convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together
    1. convocation, sacred assembly
    2. convoking
    3. reading

  47. What happened to the seventh day being the sabbath?

    3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

    31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute FOR EVER throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

    Changed at the council of Nicia 325AD.

  48. “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. When you enter the land I am giving you and you harvest its first crops, bring the priest a bundle of grain from the first cutting of your grain harvest. On the day after the Sabbath, the priest will lift it up before the Lord so it may be accepted on your behalf.
    Leviticus 23:10-11 NLT
    http://bible.com/116/lev.23.10-11.NLT

    We should bring our first fruits of giving to God.

  49. “” ‘There are six days when you can work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath. You must rest on it. Come together on that sacred day. You must not do any work on it. No matter where you live, it is a Sabbath day in my honor.”
    ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭23:3‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    So thankful for my Sabbath day of rest in my Lord. I count it an honor and privilege to be filled with the Holy Ghost. 

    “For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭28:11-12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “”Come to me, all of you who are tired and are carrying heavy loads. I will give you rest.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  50. Leviticus 23 – 2016

    The Lord’s Feasts

    2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

    When I read this verse, I am reminded of the strong words of Amos 5 as God speaks of His judgement against Israel and His frustration with them:

    Amos 5:21-24 NLT
    21 “I hate all your show and pretense—the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies.

    22 I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings. I won’t even notice all your choice peace offerings.

    23 Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

    24 Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living.

    These are strong words, and one would wonder what Israel would have done for God to feel this way. The sins of Israel had been earlier described in the chapter as:

    – Pagan worship
    – Perverted judgment (make judgement cruel for those who are already suffering)
    – Disregard for righteousness
    – Hating people who judge honestly, righteously
    – Despising those who tell the truth
    – Taking advantage of the poor; theft, extortion
    – Oppressing just people
    – Taking bribes
    – Depriving the poor of justice in court
    – Silencing/oppressing the voices of wisdom
    – Loving evil and hating good

    These all sound like a bad enough picture but then God continues:

    Amos 5:25-26 NLT
    25 “Was it to me you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, Israel?

    26 No, you served your pagan gods—Sakkuth your king god and Kaiwan your star god—the images you made for yourselves.”

    The reality is that God’s list of failures among Israel are ones we can easily do today while still telling ourselves everything is fine because it’s “not that bad” or just “everyday stuff that we all do from time to time” or denying we do it altogether:

    – Putting our wants above others’ needs
    – Continually putting our needs above others’ needs
    – Valuing our emotional comfort over self-growth
    – Pushing people away instead of seeking reconciliation when they tell us we have hurt them
    – Favoring others based solely on their quantitative benefits to our lives, ignoring those who lack “quantity” yet give sincerely out of “quality”
    – Refusing to confront and fix our own lack of character, using the ideology “the ends justify the means” to justify using and abusing others when we deem it necessary instead of paying the price of developing ourselves
    – Having “golden calf topics” in which we pick up on a particular way of thinking and reject anyone who tries to tell us otherwise, even if they show us in the Bible that our thinking is wrong or only correct in certain situations
    – Only “available” or willing to “give” to others when directly asked, no initiative to do good all on our own because we recognize a need
    – Seeing a need but saying, “they don’t need me, others will take care of them for me”
    – Seeing a need but saying, “they don’t need me, they know how to pray so it’s their fault if they don’t get what they need”

    The reality is that all these sort of issues strike on similar heart-level issues as God was judging in Israel in Amos 5. We live under grace so we don’t always get the benefit of “fire and brimstone raining down” to tell us how badly we’ve hurt others and God. The purpose of the dispensation of grace is not just so that we can “have space to fix sin;” the purpose of grace is so that we can ALL have access to the Holy of Holies, ALL the time (not just the high priest once a year) and meet with God intimately to know His heart. It’s not about “same God, different judgement time,” it’s about “same God, better relationship.”

    Back to Amos 5:21-24, God gives a somewhat suprising list of things He is suddenly “against” amongst the people of Israe. The Message version brings it into modern sort of terms:

    Amos 5:21 MSG
    “I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image making. I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to me? Do you know what I want? I want justice—oceans of it. I want fairness—rivers of it. That’s what I want. That’s all I want.”

    At first it almost seems blasphemous yet it shouldn’t be that shocking when you take it in light of a very brief, easily glossed over part of Leviticus 23:2:

    2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

    The last two words are the key, “my feasts.”

    Our meetings, conferences, revivals, slogans, goals, media, fundraising, paise and worship, all of it is supposed to be not just about God but are supposed to be HIS. Holiness doesn’t mean “oh it’s about Jesus so it’s ok;” no, holiness means closeness to Jesus with separation from everything else. For example, a song can be all about Jesus, but if we aren’t singing it to Him, for Him, because of Him, in a way He enjoys, it can’t be truly HOLY.

    Our lives can involve a lot of “church” but that doesn’t mean our hearts are near to God. The point of “church” is relationship with God, in the dynamic of both us being the Bride of Christ with Him, the Bridegroom, as well as us mothering children into the Kingdom so they have relationship with Him too. All the activities and such of church are supposed to point back to these dynamics. It is all supposed to be HOLY.

    If you take out relationship with God from the equation, it’s all a whole bunch of activity and noise that is drained of its true value. Of course God would be sickened by the activities of the Old Testament “church” or the church today if the hearts of the people are far from Him. In a way, it would be not only pointless but perhaps even a slap in the face, like an adulterous wife who mocks her husband, “but I still come home long enough to do your laundry and cook you dinner!”

    God’s plea in Amos 5 for His people to return to Him contains this near the end:

    Amos 5:24
    But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

    Examining the Hebrew meanings of “judgment” and “righteousness” reveals a plea to “identify that which is right and that which is wrong, do not allow that which is wrong to continue but turn to and grow that which is right” along with living in the righteousness that is God’s, to not simply live correctly but to be imprinted by His goodness so that it is not our own but His righteousness that is revealed in our right living. As a wife called to admit wrong, turn from adulterous ways, and return to her husband, it is not enough to simply abide in the husband’s house and carry the title of being his wife without cheating on Him (repentance and baptism in Jesus’ name,) the Bride must be His through loving relationship that results in a continual flow of unity and separation unto each other (the mighty stream of His righteousness as imputed unto and produced in our lives through completing the New Birth process with receiving the Holy Ghost and continuing to walk in the Spirit.)

  51. “The priest will lift up the two lambs as a special offering to the lord , together with the loaves representing the first of your crops. These offerings, which are holy to the lord , belong to the priests.

  52. Blowing of trumpets represented the preaching of the gospel, by which men are called to repent of sin, and to accept the salvation of Christ, which was signified by the day of atonement. Also it invited to rejoice in God, thanking him for calling them out of sin (Egypt) to be seperated and holy unto Him, which was denoted by the feast of Tabernacles, observed in the same month. At the beginning of the year, they were called by this sound of trumpet to shake off spiritual drowsiness, to search and try their ways, and to amend them. The blowing of trumpets was a wake up call to those who have fallen asleep and not an alarm you want to sleep through or hit snooze on. The day of atonement was the ninth day after this trumpet blowing; this is why the Lord assigned this day for them to awaken and prepare for that day for serious repentance.The humbling of our souls for sin, and the making our peace with God, and thanking him for forgiveness. On that day God spake peace to his people, that they must lay aside all their wordly business, that they might wake up and hear more clearly hear God’s voice.

  53. v22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shslt thou gather any gleaning of the harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your GOD.

    GOD does not bless us for us to hoard it all and utilize it only for ourselves. It’s a continuing cycle of blessing and being blessed.

  54. 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

    The Lord wants us to stay holy by honoring him the seventh day of the week. Lord guide me to do your will.

  55. Leviticus 23: 3
    Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

    Wow… how important is to the Lord for us to keep this day HOLY… notice how it say ” ye shall do NO work” I have found myself in this situation where I had to work on a Sunday, when I needed to be at church. Lord forgive me!

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