Numbers Chapter 19

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Numbers 19

1 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

2 This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:

3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:

5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:

6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.

8 And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

10 And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.

11 He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the Lord; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

15 And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean.

16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:

19 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.

20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.

22 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.

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41 thoughts on “Numbers Chapter 19

  1. Believers vs unbelievers

    Water baptism.
    I read I’m this scripture that when the unbeliever.comes to God’s house he is unclean but when he gets baptized in the water of Jesus the fire falls from heaven and healthy is clean..oh what a glorious day That is.
    THANKYOU Lord for cleansing me so I may enter in the Holy of holies which is in your presence and be able to walk around your people. Cause I know that YOU are with me. THANKYOU Lord.
    I fall but I get up!!!!

  2. 2 This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:

  3. This chapter is captioned “The Ceremony To Wash Away Sin” in the CEV, “The Water of Cleansing” in the NIV and “Laws of Purification” in the NKJV. My God has always made a way (from unclean to clean and from sinful to holy) and is a God of order. 1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT says “God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.” Same verse AMP “But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God [revealing His plan of salvation], and righteousness [making us acceptable to God], and sanctification [making us holy and setting us apart for God], and redemption [providing our ransom from the penalty for sin],”. Same verse CEV “You are God’s children. He sent Christ Jesus to save us and to make us wise, acceptable, and holy.”

  4. iLove to Grow in the Word

    “Then someone who is ceremonially clean will gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them in a purified place outside the camp. They will be kept there for the community of Israel to use in the water for the purification ceremony. This ceremony is performed for the removal of sin.”
    ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭19:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    These Scriptures certainly remind me of present-day baptism. For all those who say baptism is not necessary, you guys are going to be put outside of the camp And remain unclean. Everything in the word of God is necessary in one way or the other. It’s a scary thing to go to the Bible and give your own opinion. The Bible in the New Testament says that baptism is for remission or forgiveness of sins just as this heifer was used for the removal of sins.

  5. It’s REQUIRED

    “Here is another legal requirement commanded by the LORD : Tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer, a perfect animal that has no defects and has never been yoked to a plow. (‭Numbers‬ ‭19‬:‭2‬ NLT)

    ITS A MUST, it’s neccesary. So we (I) MUST obey, or I can be cut off from the ‘community’.

    Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.

    Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. [Ezek. 36:25-27.]

    Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above). (‭John‬ ‭3‬:‭3, 5, 7‬ AMP)

  6. God is serious about his people being clean. You can’t just go before God any way you want to. There must be a certain mind set when you come before the king. You can’t just do anything you want to and expect God to honor that. God has commandments in place for us to follow that will allow us to stay a clean vessel. We should always pray his will be done and not our own.

  7. 9. Then someone who is not ceremonially defiled shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and place them in some purified place outside the camp, where they shall be kept for the people of Israel as a source of water for the purification ceremonies, for removal of sin. TLB

    I thank God that He provided a way to wash away our sins!

    Why did He put this together with being unclean by touching the dead?
    “For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23

  8. Proverbs 24:10 If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place.

    This is a difficult verse to swallow. We as God fearing faith-walking children of God are not supposed to let the “things” of life bring us down. It sounds good on paper and reads well in the Bible; however, in reality it is difficult. I have fallen to pieces over life. As Bro Crocket preached about Sunday evening, how can we trust in material things more than God? I believe the answer lies within the response time. When we flick the switch for the lights to come on, the result is instant. When we ask the Lord to intervene in a situation – sometimes – the answer comes in the morning and sometimes the answer may come even further in the future.

    God’s timing is not our timing and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Keeping these principles in mind when in the battle field can be difficult. When we find ourselves in the heat of the battle and we start to question the Lord, pause and reflect on His words.

    Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”

  9. So thankful for the blood of Jesus Christ. He became the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the world. He gave his direct access to him it only took one drop of blood to make me whole and clean.

  10. 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

    there is a continual emphasis in the Word of God of not touching things that are unclean. there’s a consistent clarity between things that are considered clean and unclean holy and unholy pure and unpure. This shows me that there should be a distinct difference from things that Christians do and people of God do versus things that people of the world -. we should strive to keep our self. Clean as the Bible says pure religion and undefiled before GOD is to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.

  11. 22 Anything and anyone that a defiled person touches will be ceremonially unclean until evening.” (NLT)

    It’s not only what we ourselves do, but we can be defiled even by who and what we allow into our lives. We must keep ourselves from the unclean because if the unclean touch us and we are spiritually unprepared to defend ourselves then we too can and most likely will become unclean ourselves. One last example is a saying I’ve heard for many years, “show me someone’s friends and I can tell you what kind of person they really are.” What kind of people do you surround yourself with? Because whether you believe it or not, you will pick up on the things they say and do.

  12. 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

    HALELUJAH!!! Just to think of how many of us or our children would be cut off from among the sanctuary, is just horrible!!! POFW is THE BEST CHURCH EVER!!! WE SHOULD RESPECT THE HOUSE OF THE LORD …… ALWAYS IN LOVE!!!
    THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOU ARE GREAT AND MIGHTY TO SAVE!!! THANK YOU FOR THE BLOOD!!!

  13. 13 Anyone who touches the dead body of anyone and doesn’t get cleansed desecrates God’s Dwelling and is to be excommunicated. For as long as the Water-of-Cleansing has not been sprinkled on him, he remains ritually unclean. MSG

    I think this verse would apply to the sin that we have in our life or have committed and not have asked for forgiveness. It is not the time or day that we should be playing around with God and dipping a foot in the world. Reminds me of the song There’s Nothing out there for a soul that once known God
    He’s a God of love
    He’s a God of mercy
    He’s a God of wrath he’s watching you
    How can you go back there and deny him there’s nothing out there for a soul that’s once known God

  14. I’m ok you’re ok

    20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

    We see them every Sunday, those who come, listen to the truth, feel the Lord tugging at their hearts, and still leave just as they came. Taking that gamble like a Russian rullet. Unclean, I can’t comprehend. Have you ever worked hard in the field? I mean, work hard, like construction, or farming without tractors or help, or putting down a new fence around an acre of land?? I don’t know about you but as soon as I am done all I want is a good hot shower and get cleaned up. Well, is the same spiritually repentance is exactly that a good hot shower after a day of hard dirty work. Is a revival of the soul as well as the body. I was once told by a homeless person that when you can’t get a shower for a long time, the first week you can’t stand your own stink, but that after that first week has gone by, you can’t smell yourself any more. I guess it must be the same way with sin. At first, you can’t stand the fact that you have sined but after a while you just live with it. The fact is YOU DO NOT NEED TO LIVE WITH IT!!! Jesus has given you the opportunity to take a long hot shower, to be cleaned, to be refreshed and revived! Why delay it? The next turn in the rullet may be the bullet. Take the best chance you can, take Jesus! John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Lord help us see our uncleanliness and show us the way to repentance so we may bathe in the river of life and restore our body and spirit in you. In Jesus Name Amen

  15. Numbers 19:21

    21 This is a permanent law for the people. Those who sprinkle the water of purification must afterward wash their clothes, and anyone who then touches the water used for purification will remain defiled until evening.

    Where did they go until evening?
    They couldn’t go to the temple because of their uncleaness. There only option was to go in the camp among the other people.

    The thought came to me that after sacrifice, and time in the temple they were then told to walk among men. Yes this was because of their uncleaness but perhaps it was also as a testimony to God.

    When they saw the priest they knew he wasn’t where he normally is. He wasn’t robed in his priestly attire. He was unclean but he was among the people.

    Perhaps our modern practice of fellowship after service does the same thing. We have sacrificed and served in the temple and now we go among the people to testify and shine his light.

  16. BRING YOUR BEST TO THE LORD

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
    2 This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:

    When we consider what the LORD has done for us, and how BLESSED we are to know HIM in the power of the Holy Ghost and the revelation of JESUS name. As we reflect on HIS offering toward us on the CROSS. How could we even balk at bringing our BEST to HIM. GOD is FAITHFUL, MERCIFUL and GRACIOUS.

    We should be sacrificial in regards to bringing an offering to the LORD, an unblemished, spotless, unused portion.

    BRING YOUR BEST.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  17. Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the Lord; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

    If it’s dead leave it be. There is no life in it. Clean yourself and move on.

  18. “But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.”
    ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭19:20‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    http://bible.com/1/num.19.20.kjv

  19. Cut off from Provision

    20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

    A choice to be unclean is a choice to lose provision. The church or “congreation” is made up of spirit lead disciples that are here to strengthen, give wisdom, correction, and aid in times of need. When a person decides to live a unclean life and not stay pure before God he or she will but cut off.

    Many put on a “false sense of purity” or outward appearance of purity yet God sees the heart. This is why we need the Holy Ghost it will cleanse us and destroy anything in use that will defile his sanctuary aka our hearts.

  20. 9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

    The Lord has another legal requirement for the Israelite’s he asked Moses and Aaron to tell them that he wants everybody clean, by washing away their sins in the purification water prepared by Eleazar. Those that refuse to purify themselves in the water with ashes will no longer belong in the Israelite community.

    The Lord doesn’t want any of his people unclean because they make others unclean. God wants us to be obedient and follow him without sin in our lives.

  21. Matthew Henry commentary says:
    “(1.) that whenever any died (and we are in deaths oft) several persons must unavoidable contract this pollution, the body must be stripped, washed, wound up, carried out, and buried, and this could not be done without many hands, and yet all defiled, which signifies that in our corrupt and fallen state there is none that lives and sins not; we cannot avoid being polluted by the defiling world we pass through, and we offend daily, yet the impossibility of our being sinless does not make sin the less polluting. (2.) that taking care of the dead, to see them decently buried, is not only necessary, but a very good office, and an act of kindness, both to the honour of the dead and the comfort of the living, and yet uncleanness was contracted by it, which intimates that the pollutions of sin mix with and cleave to our best services. There is not a just man upon earth that doeth good and sinneth not; we are apt some way or other to do amiss even in our doing good. (3.) That this pollution was contracted by what was done privately in their own houses, which intimates (as bishop Patrick observes) that God sees what is done in secret, and nothing can be concealed from the divine Majesty.”
    Agree or not, he makes some good points.

  22. 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

    21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.

    22 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.

  23. I thank God that He provided a way to wash away our sins!

    Why did He put this together with being unclean by touching the dead?
    “For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23

  24. 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

    Today our water is the water of baptism. When we are baptized in Jesus’s name for the remission of sins, and to be unclean and separated, will last an eternity. We must spread the Gospel, because just as we were taught, we must teach others…

  25. Josie Ridenour February 24, 2016 at 11:43 am
    9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

    I know it was the blood, I know it was the blood
    I know it was the blood that saved me..
    One day when I was lost, Jesus died upon that cross
    I know it was the blood that saved me!

  26. This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded saying speak unto the children of Israel that they bring thee a red heifer without spot wherein is no blemish and upon which never came yoke

    NLT here is another legal requirement commanded by the LORD tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer a perfect animal that has no defect and has never been yoked to a plow

  27. 9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

  28. 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

    It is necesary to be clean to be separated and washed from your sins. Now the perfect Lamb of God washes away my sin because of his blood. We dont use sprinkle but wash in the waters of baptisim and apply the Lamb’s blood and His name Jesus.

  29. In the old testament you were required to have sacrificial atonement for sin, and it was required for red heifer without blemish. The new testiment still required another sacrifice without blemish as well, but it was by the blood of the Lamb. We are so blessed that Jesus became that sacrifice for our sin. He is much greater than some cow. But, he made intersession for all of mankind in only one sacrifice. He’s not required to do this anymore, but he still has the power to do so. Because that power to lay it down again was given to him by the Father.

    “Be blessed”………….

  30. “And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.” The word of God (Jesus) said they would be unclean. One would be wise to heed the man of God, for he may just be trying to keep one clean. Dear God, help us to comprehend that obedience is not simply a suggestion, but a requirement. May God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  31. “And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.” The Lord was clear on who was too do what, and when. It still matters today on who is too do what, and when. God help us to see your ways before our ways; for it truly does matter, in Jesus name.

  32. The idea of not touching someone until evening brings the thought to my mind of how Jesus told people to not touch him after he was risen because he was not yet glorified. I wonder if there is any ritual connection here.

  33. Are you clean

    The theme of the chapter is clean and unclean. You have to be able to identify your self as one or the other in order to get help. Correct identification is key. If you misidentify yourself then you won’t get help and you will be put out. Lord help us to be real with ourselves that we would be able to identify if we need to be purified so we can be clean again.

  34. And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

    This is the prerequisite to ministry, cleanliness. By this scripture you could say that God doesn’t recognize you as a minister if you are anything but clean. Minstry goes to the heart it it is not ministry. If your not full heartedly serving the Lord it’s like being half way clean. Gods first requirement is for your heart

  35. 11“All those who touch a dead human body will be ceremonially unclean for seven days. 12 They must purify themselves on the third and seventh days with the water of purification; then they will be purified. But if they do not do this on the third and seventh days, they will continue to be unclean even after the seventh day.

    Physically this was to ensure no one would be contaminated by the dead body, wanted to make sure the body did not contain any communicable disease. What was inherently unclean about a dead body? Simply that death is the result and positive proof of sin, death is like sin made visible.

    Romans 5:12 When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.

  36. Everybody needs somebody …….

    MSG – 16-21 “Anyone out in the open field who touches a corpse, whether dead from violent or natural causes, or a human bone or a grave is unclean for seven days. For this unclean person, take some ashes from the burned Absolution-Offering and add some fresh water to it in a bowl. Find a ritually clean man to dip a sprig of hyssop into the water and sprinkle the tent and all its furnishings, the persons who were in the tent, the one who touched the bones of the person who was killed or died a natural death, and whoever may have touched a grave. Then he is to sprinkle the unclean person on the third and seventh days. On the seventh day he is considered cleansed. The cleansed person must then scrub his clothes and take a bath; by evening he is clean. But if an unclean person does not go through these cleansing procedures, he must be excommunicated from the community; he has desecrated the Sanctuary of God. The Water-of-Cleansing has not been sprinkled on him and he is ritually unclean. This is the standing rule for these cases.

    “The man who sprinkles the Water-of-Cleansing has to scrub his clothes; anyone else who touched the Water-of-Cleansing is also ritually unclean until evening.

    The unclean mad had to find a clean person to participate in the cleansing routine of the unclean. Everyone needs someone to mentor them, keep them accountable, and be there to help them when they have fallen, or allowed something into their life that drags them down. If I was in need, would I call someone like “me” to help me during that crisis?

  37. The structure of how the sacrifices were presented and all the process of the priesthood is a typology of today’s salvation plan, from the sacrifice to the entering into the Holy of holy’s represents today’s cleansing from sin, washing away of sin, and being in the presence of the Lord.

    God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. You can take His word all the way to the bank, Jesus has alway been in the works since the beginning.

  38. We need to be careful where we go and what we touch. The unclean world can influence us into becoming unclean as well so we must be aware of our surroundings.

  39. Cleansing from the uncleanness of touching a water on the unclean person on the third and seventh days. The water used for this cleansing had to be the “water of cleansing” described in Numbers 19:1-10. Water is mixed with the ashes produced from burning a red heifer (a cow that has never had a calf). The color red signifies the blood required to purify from sin. The unclean person had to be sprinkled with this water on the third and seventh day. The numbers three and seven appear often in Scripture, their presence generally signifying fullness or completion. God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh (Ge 1:1-2:3). The seventh day of the week is to be a day of rest, a holy day (Ex 20:10).

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