PARASHAH P’KUDEI (5782: A Hebrew Leap Year)
(Exodus 3:21-40:38) Week 23
P’KUDEI: Accounts: “These are the accounts of the Tabernacle”
TALENT: Measurement of precious metal equaling 1, 930 Pounds
SHEKEL: The Temple coin used by the Nation of Israel for Temple tithes
BEKA: ½ of a Shekel by weight
MISHKAN: From ‘lishkon’ … To Rest (The resting place of the Shekinah Glory)
ROSH CHODESHIM: New Moon of the month of Nisan (The Mishkan was dedicated in the month of Nisan)
TAPESTRY: The colors of thread ordered by God for all the precious weavings: Blue, Scarlet, Purple, White linen
Blue: Represents Heaven, the residing place of El Elyon…Most-High God
Scarlet: Represents the “CUT” of the Covenant (Yeshua; the CUT of the New Covenant)
Purple: Represents the Royalty of King Jesus! (Blue and Scarlet mixed together = Purple)
Gold: Represents the purest refinement of the most precious metal, refined by fire!
Linen: Represents Tzaddik: The Righteousness of the Messiah!
The Order of the making of the Mishkan parallels the Creation Story in Genesis:
Day One: The Heavens spread out like a curtain (Curtains over the Mishkan)
Day Two: Upper / Lower Waters separated (The Veil separates Kodesh or Holy from Kodesh Kodeshim or Holy of Holies)
Day Three: The gathering of Lower Waters (Gathering of people, and Bronze Laver)
Day Four: Sun, Moon, Stars created (The light of the Menorah)
Day Five: Fish and birds created (The Keruvim or Cherubim)
Day Six: Adam placed in the Garden of Eden as Priest, Overseer of the Garden (Aaron placed inside the Mishkan as the High Ministering Priest)
Day Seven: God Rested! (Shabbat was Commanded and Moses anoints the newly formed Tabernacle with Holy Anointing Oil)
KEFI TAHRA: The Coat of Mail translates from Chabad as: Coat of Armor; Twisted Armor, which a soldier would wear.
BREASTPLATE: The Breastplate of Aaron, Kohen Gadol (4 Rows – 12 Stones representing the 12 Tribes of Isra’el)
- Carnelian, Topaz, Emerald
- Green Feldspar, Sapphire, Diamond
- Orange Zircon, Agate, Amethyst
- Beryl, Onyx Jasper
ANOINT: To Consecrate, To Make Holy, To Set Apart for Adonai
NO TEMPLE TODAY?
“If ten sit and engage in Torah study, the Divine Presence abides among them, as it is said, ‘God stands in the congregation of God’ (Psalm 82:1) How do we know that it applies to five? Because of the verse, ‘He has founded his bunch on earth’ (Amos 9:6) How do we know that it applies even to three: Because of the verse ‘He will judge in the midst of the judges’ (Psalms 82:1) How do we know it applies to even two? ‘Then they who feared God spoke one to the other and God listened and heard’ (Mal. 3:16) It applies even to one, since it is said, ‘In every place where I cause My name to be mentioned, I will come and bless you. (Ex. 20:24)
Baruch Ha Shem!
HAFTARAH (Old Covenant) READING: 1 Kings 7:51-8:
Thus, all the work that King Shlomo did in the house of Adonai was finished. After this, Schlomo brought in the gifts which David his father had dedicated – the silver, the gold and the utensils – and put them in the treasuries of the house of Adonai. Read on, as the Ark of the Covenant is placed in the Kedosh ha Kodeshim, and the Temple is then consecrated! Read of the joy of this day of consecration, all leaders of Israel, the Cohanim, the full Tribe of Levi, King Solomon, and every detail of the Temple in place! Sheep and oxen in numbers for sacrifice…too many to COUNT! The Shekinah Cloud of Adonai FILLED the Temple so that the Cohanim could not even stand to perform their service!
On that great day, in Zion, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Yeshua ha Massiache is Lord!
BRIT CHADASHAH (New Covenant) READING: Revelation 15:5-8
“After this I looked, and the sanctuary, that is the Tent of Witness in heaven was opened and out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean bright linen, and had gold belts around their chests. One of the four living beings gave to the seven angels seven gold bowls filled with the fury of God, who lives forever and ever. Then the sanctuary was filled with smoke from God’s Sh’khinah, that is, from his power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels had accomplished their purpose.”
“GREAT AND WONDERFUL ARE THE THINGS YOU HAVE DONE,
ADONAI, GOD OF HEAVEN’S ARMIES!
JUST AND TRUE ARE YOUR WAYS,
KING OF THE NATIONS!
ADONAI, WHO WILL NOT FEAR AND GLORIFY YOUR NAME?
BECAUSE YOU ALONE ARE HOLY!
ALL NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU,
FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS DEEDS HAVE BEEN REVEALED!”
The Song of Moses, the Servant of Adonai! This is the song of the Lamb!
HAZAK, HAZAK; V’NIT’CHAZEK! Be strong; be strong; and let us be strengthened!
(The above Hebrew exclamation follows the ending words of each of the five book of Moses!)