Leviticus Chapter 23 Discussion

  • S Spencer - In Reply on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago

    Leviticus 23:18-20 All the offerings are to be made on this day!

    " All that Christ is and all that he has done has been made over to the Church today. We can come to him for everything!

    Verse 21. "They shall do no servile work therein" This represents the rest we have in Christ! (Not a sabbath command. This is a picture of a separation from the law.)

    Verse 22 you see the commission to the ends of the earth.

    All that is mentioned from verse 17-22 is a marvelous picture of the Church starting at Pentecost.

    Good night and God bless.
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago
    Hi Gigi.

    I would like to draw attention to the meal offering Leviticus 23:17. Here we have the only place the two loaves is offered with LEAVENED bread. (Not Unleavened)

    "Ye shall bring out of your habitations TWO wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; THEY SHALL BE BAKED WITH LEAVEN; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD."

    Why is this important?

    The two leavened loaves represent the two groups (Jews and Gentiles) out of which the Church is formed.

    The message spread to both Jews and Gentiles (the two leavened loaves of bread), extending the harvest to us.

    It prophesizes what is to be fulfilled on Pentecost.

    This is what Luke is saying in Acts 2:1 "And (when the day of Pentecost was fully come,) they were all with one accord in one place. " When the day of Pentecost was fully come, means the fulfillment of that which was given in Leviticus.

    Verse 16 of Leviticus says "Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.".. The new meal offering is the Church.

    There are those who believe the Leaven mentioned here in verse 17 represents the Gentiles.

    And there are those who believe the leaven is prophesized to be the false doctrine are the tares.

    God bless.
  • Ronald Whittemore - In Reply on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago
    Hi GiGi.

    I would hope you take this in love, that you look back at Exodus on your last two post on Leviticus 23. The Passover day is not a sabbath, it is a preparation day for the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread that is the sabbath day, the 15th. Passover day is the 14th of Nisan/Aviv this is the day that Jesus was crucified and the reason they had to put Him in the tomb before the sun went down that would be the 15th a Sabbath day.

    Jesus and His disciples did not eat the Passover meal, Luke 22:15-16. The Jewish day starts at sundown so when Jesus and the disciples went in the room for the last supper, that was the beginning of the Passover day, the 14th the preparation day for the 7-day feast.

    So, the last supper, going into the garden, Judas betrayal, Jesus' arrest, trial, crucifixion. When Jesus died was the same time the Passover lambs were being killed, all on the 14th, Passover day before the sun went down.

    Like in Exodus they killed the lamb on the 14th Exodus 12:6-10 and put the blood on the door posts and had to stay in the house and eat the meal that night that would be the 15th, and could not leave until after midnight, Exodus 12:29,42.

    God bless,

  • GiGi on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago

    Yom Kipper looks ahead to the atoning work of Jesus on the cross, which is a once for all sacrifice to take away the sins of the world. On the cross, He took the wrath of God that we should receive upon Himself in full measure. He died the death that we should receive for our sin. He nailed all of our sins to the cross and won victory over the devil for his evil work in the world. Yom Kippur reminds us that God has completed all that is needed to reconcile humanity back to Himself in Jesus Christ. It is only His blood that can take away sins. The sacrifice of the lamb was a fore-shadow of what Jesus would do. And Jesus' death and resurrection is efficacious for all time going back to Adam and Eve and forward to the Last Day when every person the Father has elected for salvation is brought to conversion. So, even though the lamb's sacrificed (and bull's, and goats, etc. could not themselves take away sins) when the Israelites offered these sacrifices it was the blood of Jesus that brought them remission of their sins and atonement. The animals represented what was done from before the foundation of the world and completed in history with the death and resurrection of Jesus for salvation. Hallelujah!
  • GiGi on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago

    The next feast began in the seventh month (Tishri) in September-October with the blowing of the Trumpets at the first sighting of the new moon. This Holy Day was the beginning of a solemn time for the Israelites. The day is called Rosh Hoshannah and celebrates the end of the harvest season. Thanksgiving is made to YHWH for His provision. the blowing of the Trumpet commemorates the sound of trumpets heard from Mt. Sinai when YHWH descended. Trumpets were sounded for war, and for the crowing of a king. For the church, the sounding of the trumpet from heaven will be the sign that Jesus is returning to win the last war, resurrect the saints and the wicked, and judge mankind. This is the time of the Harvest of souls by the angels. This. is the time when a new heaven and a new earth will replace the corrupted heaven and earth. This is the consummation of history.

    Following the Feast of Trumpets is the Feast of Booths which commemorates the Israelites dwelling in tents or temporary booths during their wanderings in the wilderness. They are to remember how God guide these people who were sojourning to the land promised to their fore-fathers-Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and to these Israelites particularly. For the church, this feast reminds us that we are foreigners in this world as we wait for resurrection and our inheritance in heaven with the New Jerusalem where we will forever be with the Lord.

    After the Feast of Booths comes the Day of Atonement (Yom Kipper). This is the annual time when the high priest goes into the Holy of Holies to sprinkle the blood of the sacrifice onto the Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Covenant. This is the most solemn day of the year, when Israelites repent of their sins for the past year and participate in this feast to have their sins removed onto a scapegoat that is released into the wilderness to take away their sins and the blood of the other lamb is sprinkled to atone for their sins
  • GiGi on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago
    Leviticus Chapter 23 THE FEAST OF WEEKS (PENTECOST)

    This feast followed the feast of unleavened bread by fifty days (7 weeks plus one day). It was celebrated on the first day of the week. This is a feast to celebrate the harvesting of the wheat and other crops that ripened in the months of June-July. It also was a celebration of the giving of the Law to Moses at Mt. Sinai, which was 50 days after leaving Egypt. All of the Israelites are to gather together in one place to celebrate this feast. That is why there were Jews from many nations in Jerusalem Jeon the first Pentecost after Jesus' death.

    The first Pentecost (giving of the Law at Sinai) commemorates the covenant YHWH made with the Israelites making them a covenant nation. The first Pentecost after Jesus' death was the fulfillment of the promise of Jesus at the Last Supper-the giving of the Holy Spirit. At Sinai, God descended to the people with fire. At the first Pentecost after Jesus' death, the Holy spirit descended upon the believers with tongues of fire. At Sinai, YHWH promised to dwell among the Israelites. At Pentecost in the New Testament, the Holy Spirit was promised to dwell within believers from that time on. In Exodus, the giving of the Law and confirming of the covenant signified the birth of Israel as a nation. At Pentecost in the New Testament, the coming of the Holy Spirit-the Spirit of Grace- testifies to the birth of the church and the arrival of the age of grace.
  • GiGi on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago
    Leviticus Chapter 23


    The bread represents Jesus as the bread of life, broken, beaten, whipped, and pierced before His crucifixion. He was sinless, (without leaven). His life is what sustains believers, just as the manna sustained the Israelites in the wilderness.

    The wine was the daily drink with meals of the Israelites along with water. It represents the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from all sin and makes us whole and holy.

    Jesus was crucified during the daytime of the Passover Sabbath. He was the Passover Lamb.

    On the day after the weekly Sabbath following Passover is the feast of first-fruits. This is a feast celebrating the early spring harvest of grain. The first crop that ripens and is harvested.

    This is a feast that gives thanks to YHWH for providing their food.

    Jesus rose from the dead on the feast of the first-fruits. ! Cor. 15:23 speaks of Jesus being the first fruit of all who will be resurrected.
  • T Levis - In Reply on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago
    Living soul, Genesis 2:7, Genesis 9:5, Isaiah 11:6-9,

    Hopefully these are helpful in your study
  • Ronald Lane on Leviticus 23 - 1 year ago
  • Carl Daubenspeck on Leviticus 23 - 2 years ago
    What are the feast days that we are commanded to bring an offering?
  • Nuri Ben israel on Leviticus 23 - 3 years ago
    hello my name is Nuriah Ben Israel
  • Chris - In Reply on Leviticus 23 - 3 years ago
    One can't be sure how those people in the days of Noah understood the passing of years - maybe some sort of record was kept for each day of one's life, & though a tedious job, the information would have been carried forward to succeeding generations. Moses, who generally is considered to have recorded the events of Genesis, somehow gained information on the length of days of those who lived pre & post Flood. However, it wasn't until God's direction to Israel to observe certain rules, such as not eating leavened bread on a particular day (Exodus chap 12) & then concerning the Sabbath, the day of rest, did a type of calendar follow & this was maintained strictly, lest they suffered God's Anger for their disobedience.

    Jews use a calendar based on a lunar (moon) cycle whereas we have one based on the Sun. So the amount of days in their months vary slightly but they still have 12 months in the year. Some of their months have 29 days & others, 30 days. Just as their day officially starts at sunset, these are important along with their calendar so as to strictly observe their religious holidays, feasts & festivals. But they have to abide with our Gregorian calendar as well, if they are to align their worldly affairs with other countries.

    As to the date of Jesus' birth, no one can be sure as no date has been recorded or given. Suggestions of dates from as early as September to as late as March have been offered after considering various events, Roman govt. in power, Herod's rule, etc., but no one can find agreement on a date. Though interestingly, the early apostolic Church is never recorded as celebrating Jesus' Birth or Resurrection on any particular date: rather, whenever they met to break bread, they remembered the Lord in His Coming & His Sacrifice. Might be worth noting.
  • Faye Zimmerman on Leviticus 23 - 3 years ago
    In the days of Moses or Biblical days were there 12 months in a year? How many days in a month were there in Biblical days? We celebrate Christ's birth in December of our calendar year but what would be the correct month according to the Biblical calendar year?
  • Eating Rabbit - In Reply on Leviticus 23 - 3 years ago
    Leviticus 11 NIV. You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud. ... The rabbit, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is unclean for you. And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.

  • Portia Kirkland on Leviticus 23 - 3 years ago
    Hello saints. I just want to say that, you two, Bob and Jessie, you're on track. I agree with your interpretations. Not that I'm anyone special, accept to God. Also, Easter is a pagan holiday and named after Ishtar, a goddess, including some other pagan goddess that I've read, are new to me since years ago when I did research. Think about it, my sister. What does God have to do with Easter eggs and a bunny rabbit? in pagan worship, the egg stands for the goddess of fertility, and the rabbit, well I don't recall. One thing for sure, a rabbit does not lay eggs. It might have been the object of something they worshiped. After all, they had all types of gods, including animal figures.
  • Chris - In Reply on Leviticus 23:27 - 4 years ago
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    e. Feast of Trumpets ( Lev 23:24). "ye shall have a Sabbath (rest), a memorial of blowing of Trumpets, an holy convocation". A picture of rest that we have in Christ & the sound of the Rapture Trumpet & our presence with our Saviour. Yet to be fulfilled, but a certain looking forward to event.

    f. Day of Atonement ( Lev 16; 23:26-32). A day to make restitution for the wrongs committed. A day of humility & repentance. Animals were sacrificed yearly but could never deal with the permanency of the sin issue. But it looked forward to when Jesus would come to atone for sins permanently ( Heb 9:12-14). The offering of bulls & goats was for payment for their sin, but in Lev 16:10, there was the Scapegoat that bore the sins & took it away (into the wilderness). Our debt has been paid & removed.

    g. Feast of Tabernacles ( Lev 23:34). Feast followed the Day of Atonement. It recalls God's provision to Israel during their 40 years of wandering & they remembered that time by dwelling in temporary structures for seven days. As He dwelt with His people in the Tabernacle, He also, through the Spirit, dwells in us ( Mt 1:23: God with us).

    So, I've given this brief rundown of the Jewish Feasts simply to show that all the Feasts of the OT are fulfilled in Jesus Christ, at the Cross & at His Coming again. To perform them now as a Christian has absolutely no meaning & may even demonstrate disdain to His Finished Work.
  • Chris - In Reply on Leviticus 23:27 - 4 years ago
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    William, if you would allow me to guide you further with this.

    Actually, the whole Law (10 Commandments including Precepts, Ways, Statutes, Commandments, Ordinances, Word, Path, as well as the Ceremonial Laws, Sacrificial Laws & Feast Days) were fulfilled completely in Christ & His Cross.

    But to your research with the Feast Days, I would say:

    a. Passover ( Lev 23:5). Fulfilled completely in Christ ( Jn 1:29). To remember this Feast practically would mean that one would still be looking forward to a time when a Passover Lamb would be truly acceptable to God.

    b. Unleavened Bread ( Lev 23:6). Fulfilled in Christ ( Jn 6:35). This Feast was in remembrance of the Israelites fleeing Egyptian captivity & unable to carry leaven to add to their bread. So this freedom from hardships is remembered in that Unleavened Bread. Leaven is represented as sin & decay; once incorporated it becomes inseparable in bread; same is true of sin in our lives & only through Christ's death can that leaven be dealt with. So a believer can't identify with the Jewish remembrance as it's no longer applicable as Christ dealt fully with our sin.

    c. Firstfruits ( Lev 23:10). Fulfilled in Christ ( 1 Cor 15:20). The Feast was to honour & thank God for His provision to them. It was celebrated the third day (16th of Nisan) after the Passover Feast (14th of Nisan). The third day is significant as Jesus arose from the grave on the third day. Paul also refers to Christ "as the firstfruits of them that slept". So remembrance of this Feast is fulfilled in Christ.

    d. Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) ( Lev 23:16). Fulfilled after the ascension of Christ ( Acts 1:3-5). Israel brought the first harvest of grain to the LORD & occurred 50 days (= Pentecost) after the Feast of Firstfruits. We are now to obey, vide Mt 9:37: "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;" as those who bring in the harvest of souls to the Lord.

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  • William Tallon - In Reply on Leviticus 23:27 - 4 years ago
    I have to say I haven't kept the feast days I'm only learning about this over the last year or two I should have started doing something by now,however the more I read in the holy scriptures,the more I do not believe the feast days we're done away with on the cross.
  • William Tallon - In Reply on Leviticus 23:27 - 4 years ago
    I believe that the only thing that was done away with on the cross was the ceremonial laws the sacrificial laws nothing else the feast days I believe are still to be followed
  • Jesse - In Reply on Leviticus 23 - 4 years ago
    Hebrews 4:10 says "For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His." The writer is going back to creation, and he's saying if you surrender to Christ, you will be doing just what God did. You will cease from your own works, and you will enter into God's rest. In 6 days, God created all things. And on the 7th day, He entered into His rest and finished His work. We are still in that 7th day right now called the Time of the Gentiles. What is interesting in the creation account, it says "and it was evening and morning," for each day except the 7th day. But in Genesis Chapter 2, it never says the 7th day ended. It's because it's still today! Many people don't notice that in Genesis Chapter 2, at the end of the 7th day, it doesn't say evening and morning on the 7th day. It's because the Sabbath rest, in creation, parallels and gives the gospel message that Jesus Christ is our Sabbath rest, spiritually. We enter into His rest at our salvation!
  • Adam - In Reply on Leviticus 23 - 4 years ago
    The 7th day of the week, or Saturday, is which is when God rested and when Sabbath is. In many languages Sunday - Friday are named after planets, but Saturday is named after the Sabbath, so Italian, Spanish, etc call it Sabado which literally means the Sabbath.
  • Phillip Sweet on Leviticus 23 - 4 years ago
    According to the bible what is the true day of rest and work to be done
  • Leonard C BOHANAN SR on Leviticus 23 - 4 years ago
    Ezekiel,37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
  • Stanjett on Leviticus 23 - 4 years ago
    The Jews had to leave Egypt in such a hurry that they carried their dough before it was leaven. This they cooked in the wilderness as it was. This is why the Jews eat unleaven bread to this day.
  • Barb on Leviticus 23 - 5 years ago
    Yeast is being compared to sin.
    Jesus had no sin.
    Therefore, as I see it, we avoid the leavening, doing our part, to keep sin out our lives.
  • Sylvia on Leviticus 23 - 6 years ago
    To Donna Cromb, Act 2 when fifty days after Christ resurrection, the Holy Spirit came and united the believers into the church, symbolized here by the two loaves ( Jews and Gentiles). God gave Israel a calendar that was tied to the seasons and the history of the nations. The salvation work of Jesus Christ, the founding of the church, and the furture of the people of Israel are all illustrated
  • Jimmy singleton on Leviticus 23 - 6 years ago
    The bible as we speak by the profits of old is being fulfilled WAKE up . God loves enough to send his one And only son to die on the cross . So we would have everlasting Life
  • Donna Cromb on Leviticus 23 - 6 years ago
    Acts 2:1 refers to Lev 23:15 and tells it was 50 days after Passover when Jesus Christ died and arose, but am I missing something? I don't see how the unleavened bread for 7 days, 7 days of fire offerings, or 7 Sabbaths have to do with Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Sand how does that relate to Easter? My Bible also says to look at Deut 16:9 and 20:16. Why when it is just a prophecy
  • Shirley on Leviticus 23 - 6 years ago
    I agree that the leavened/unleavened bread do show us our physical and spiritual nature. We truly need to render our hearts to Christ such that He can do a good work in us. The Old and New Testaments are related to each other. We see Christ throughout the entire books but more so in the New Testatment.
  • A disciple on Leviticus 23 - 7 years ago
    The teaching I've received about "leaven," is close to what you're talking about. Yeast added to the dough makes it rise and swell, and fills up the whole loaf. It doesn't have to be outright sinning, that takes over our inner life; but things that come out of self, without Scriptural support; like natural "human thinking" God made us to be intelligent, but it must be used in subjection to truth.

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