TZAV STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH TZAV

(Leviticus 6:8-8:36)  Week 25

 TZAV: Give an Order 

“The Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Command Aaron and his sons, saying’

KORBANOT:  The Animal and Meal Sacrifices (KORBAN: To Draw Near)

KOHANIM:  The Priests (Aaron and his sons)

SEMIKAH:  The laying on of hands on the sacrifice for the transference of sin

VIDUY:  Oral Confession of Sin

KOHEN GADOL:  The High Priest

CHAMETZ:  Leaven = Yeast   A symbol of the progressive nature of SIN

MISHKAN:  Tabernacle

MISCHCHA: Anoint has the same 3 letters mem, shin, chet as Mashiach!

Messiah means Anointed One

TORAH: Instruction (Comes from a Hebrew archery term…

YAREH: “To Hit the Mark”

The 5 Types of KORBAN / Sacrifices:

  • Olah: An ascending offering of cut up, salted and entirely burned animal or bird, offered in the day, but burning all night!
  • Minchah: A meal offering of flour, olive oil and frankincense

Minchat Chinuk: A special priestly offering made daily for the life of the Priests; made in the morning and afternoon on his first day as a priest, and every day for the rest of his life as a Priest!

  • Shelamim: The peace offering of meat eaten by the giver as thanksgiving to God and shared with the priests.  This offering was to be prepared and waved before the Lord in thanksgiving.

Shalmei Todah:  No less than 40 loaves of bread, 30 without Chametz, a celebration to the goodness of Adonai for His acts of mercy encouraging community participation with the amount used in the sacrifice.  It was commanded to be eaten within 24 hours!

  • Chatat: The Required Sin Offering made by the High Priest.  The blood for the sin offering was used in the Mishkan, but the flesh and hide were to be burned OUTSIDE the camp. 

Yeshua was crucified outside the City of Jerusalem

  • Asham: The guilt offering was penance for certain improper acts where property was transferred by deception and was to be restored, plus a 20% penalty fee.

The blood for the guilt offering was used in the Mishkan, though the flesh and hide were burned outside the camp.

Terumat He-deshen:  The giving of the ashes, as the priest lifted a shovel full of ashes from the altar each morning after he removed his priestly garments to take the shovel full outside the Mishkan to dispose of them in a clean place.  This was to keep the priest humble throughout his life of serving in the Tabernacle.  This simple act of obedience kept the heart of the priest humble in the sight of God and man.

Making meat Kosher:  Meat must be soaked for no less than 30 minutes and salted to lay out on an incline board to drain out all blood.  All fat must be trimmed away before it is fit for consumption.

Ha-Milu’im Offering and Dedication of the MishkanThe Seven Day consecration ceremony of Aaron and his sons as the Kohanim of the Lord.  Daily, Moses gathered ALL of Israel to the Tabernacle, as he would wash Aaron and his sons, robe them in priestly garments, anoint them with Shemen (oil)

Eil ha-milu’im: The Ram of Consecration.  The blood of the ram was applied to the right ear, right thumb and right big toe of Aaron and sons, and the remaining blood of the ram was dashed upon all sides of the altar.  This was a for-shadow of the coming Messiache, our Kohen Gadol of the New Covenant whose shed blood consecrates all who believe and come to Him!  Hallelujah!

Have you been consecrated like this?

As a royal priesthood, we are consecrated by the blood of Yeshua.  By His blood, our eyes, our ears, our walk (Halak) are covered by HIS righteousness.  Please see the symbolism in this ritual sacrifice of the Ram of Consecration, for yourselves.  By our consecration in this way, may we also LEAD others into this consecrated life where Adonai dwells, within each of us.  Hallelujah!

Jesus is our righteousness:  Tzadik!  The linen represents HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!

Moses continued for 7 straight days with this elaborate ritual of the Ram of Consecration.  The repetitive nature of this obedience was to TRAIN up the Priests, establishing a heart for absolute obedience in executing the Priesthood, which draws others into the presence of the Shekinah Glory of the Lord.  Our righteous walk in the Lord must be practiced!

This is our command also, to ‘bear much fruit’ for the Kingdom.  This means that our lives be like Aaron’s, as broken bread and poured out wine, daily entering into the Tabernacle to MINISTER to Adonai, and by leading others into His glorious presence!

 Haftarah (Old Covenant) Reading: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-24

The sad prophecy of Adonai speaking to Jeremiah of the continual disobedient Nation of Israel, even to the extent of sacrificing their own children to Molech as they defiled the Temple with detestable things of their idol worship, bringing desecration.  Adonai prophesies the death of singing and gladness in Judah and Jerusalem, and the ceasing of voices of bride and bridegroom!  Everything will be reduced to ruin because of the rebellion and spiritual anarchy of the Nation of Israel against Adonai.

Can we see our country enslaved to such spiritual rebellion?  Are parents sacrificing their children to the altar of Facebook…materialism…love of money and possessions…seeking approval of man instead of God? 

Whatever is on the ALTAR of our life is our GOD!

 Adonai clearly lists the falling away:  Let the wise not boast of his own wisdom, the powerful not boast of his own power, the wealthy not boast of his own wealth, RATHER BOAST THAT HE UNDERSTANDS AND KNOWS ME, THAT I AM ADONAI, PRACTICING GRACE, JUSTICE, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE LAND, FOR IN THESE THINGS, I TAKE PLEASURE”!

Can we consider how the message from the Lord in Jeremiah fits together as all things under God’s design fit in perfect symmetry?  There are consequences for living a life of rebellion that will be multi-generational.  We cannot live in rebellion and expect the next generation to honor the Lord!  Each person is responsible for their family and community-at-large.

 Brit Chadashah (New Covenant) Reading:  Heb 7:23-8:6

The New Testament is called B’rit Chadashah in Hebrew, meaning “New Covenant”

(The word B’rit means covenant and Chadashah means new)

The theme of Hebrews is the over-reaching finality of LIFE IN Yeshua the Massiache, for He came as the Kohen Gadol for all eternity.

In Him there is no reason to need any other High Priest, for our High Priest is eternal and will never abdicate His High Priestly Role!

Yeshua had no reason to sacrifice FIRST for His own sin, as did Aaron and his sons. Our Kohen Gadol is the sinless, spotless Anointed One of the Father!

Everything in the Levitical system, operating inside the Tabernacle of Mt. Sinai, was a foreshadow of the things in the Heavenly places, and of the perfect plan of the Creator who instituted the Life for Life Principal of redemption through the laying on of hands, onto the sinless sacrifice!  Jesus, God’s Eternal Lamb!

This is why the command to Moses by Adonai was this:

“See to it that you make everything according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain!”

Obedience to God’s commands will ensure that: “All will go well with us!”

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