Numbers Chapter 8 - The Levites

Omniscient – You know everything.  You know the Levites and who they are.  You know and understand the lampstand and the Levites.  You know me.  You know my heart.  You know my mind.  You are all-knowing.

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Numbers Chapter 7

Longsuffering – You are patient with the sons of Israel and with me and You are slow to anger.

Just – You punish the guilty, cover sin, and reward the righteous.

Righteous – You are always right.  You teach the right way.  The dedication offering for the altar is the right way.

Loving – You love the sons of Israel and take care of them.  You love me and You take care of me and give me what I need.

Good – You give a part of Yourself to the sons of Israel and to me.  You give Your Word who teaches me about You.  Everything must be holy because You are holy.

Wise – Your wisdom causes You to do the things You do to give me information about You. What is the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed?  What does it mean?  How does it relate to me?  The testing of my faith produces endurance.

Truthful – What You say is always truth.  Accept these things from the, that they may be used in the service of the tent of meeting, and you shall give them to the Levites, to each man according to his service.  Let them present their offering, one leader each day, for the dedication of the altar.  You speak the reality. 

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Numbers Chapter 6 The Law of the Nazirite

Eternal – You are the cause of time.  You cause all the days of his vow of separation and until the days are fulfilled.  You cause the day when he becomes clean.  You are the seventh day and the eighth day.  You are that same day she shall consecrate his head.  You are all his days.  You are all of my days.  You are forever. You are time.

Immutable – You do not change.  According to his vow, which he takes, he shall do according to the law of separation.  Aaron and his sons shall invoke Your name on the sons of Israel, and You then will bless them.  You will never be made to change.

Self – Existent – You exist by Yourself.  You will exist even when the sons of Israel do not.  You decide.  You make-up Your creation’s existences.  You make up the sons of Israel’s existence.  You make up the Nazirite’s existence.  You make up the law of the Nazirite.  You make up my existence.  You make up Your Word’s existence.  But why?

Self-Sufficient – You do not need any of Your creation to bring about Your will or Your purpose.  You choose to use the sons of Israel and the Nazirite and the law of the Nazirite because it is Your good pleasure, not Your need, that governs Your choice.  But why?

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Leviticus Chapter 27

Transcendent – You are apart from Your creation.  You teach the valuations and what is holy.  Once I separate something for Your purpose it is holy and if I substitute something in its place then both are holy.  Am I a priest?  Or isn’t Jesus THE HIGH Priest?  Doesn’t He do the valuations?  The priest shall value him?

Priest – Gen 14:18; Ex 19:6; Lev 1:5; Lev 4:3; 2 Chr 15:3; Ps 110:4; Matt 2:4; Matt 8:4; Heb 2:17; Heb 4:14; Heb 5:6 

And Melchizedek King of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High.

…and I shall be to You a kingdom of priests and a holy nation?  Is this talking about me?  Am I part of the sons of Israel?  But all of Israel were not priests were they?  Only one family – The Levites were priests.  Now only one family – Jesus Only One High Priest?

…And he shall slay the young bull before the LORD; and Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall offer up the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 

…if the anointed priest sins so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer to the LORD a bull without defect as a sin offering for the sin he has committed.

Heb 4:14; Heb 5:6-10 (cont. from above)

…And for many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.  The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, Thou art a priest forever according to the order o Melchizedek.  This speaks only of Jesus.

…Jesus had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

High Priest – Heb 3:1; 6:20; 7:26, 28; 8:1, 3; 9:11; 10:21

       Jesus the Son of God is my great high priest.  Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.

       It is Jesus who sets my value.  What is the value of a man?  What is the value of Jesus compared to the value of Judas?  Or compared to me?  Or compared to Tony?  I have less value because I am a woman.

Sovereign – You figure out the value.  You consecrate what is holy.  You commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai.  You command Jesus for me at Your heavenly Mount Sinai.  You are in complete control and You are doing Your foreknown plan!

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Leviticus Chapter 26

Holy – You are a morally excellent, perfect being.  You sanctify me with Your truth.  It separates me for Your Purpose.

Gracious – You show the sons of Israel Your favor by Your covenant and by Your punishment.

Merciful – You show the sons of Israel Your favor by Your covenant and by Your punishment.

Longsuffering – You are patient with me and the sons of Israel and slow to anger.

Righteous – You are always right and Your teach me and the sons of Israel Your right ways.

Just – You destroy the guilty, cover the humble, and You reward righteousness.

Loving – you love me, call me, and wait for me.

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Leviticus Chapter 25

Good – You give me Your Word and are patient with me.  You give the jubilee and hope.

Wise – Your wisdom causes You to do the things You do to teach me about Yourself.  Your wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which You predestined before the ages to my glory.

Truthful – You have the jubilee, a heavenly jubilee.  This being a copy of Your heavenly throne.

Faithful – You always do what You promise.  You will write these things upon my heart and upon my mind.  You will write them and You will show me how to do them.

Wrathful – You will destroy all unrighteousness.

Jealous – You will not share me or Israel or the jubilee what is rightly and morally Yours with any other creature.

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Leviticus Chapter 24

Incomprehensible – What does vs. 2 and 3 mean?  ‘From evening to morning’ is all night – ‘before You continually?’ ‘It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations?’ How long is that?  What about today?  Is it that long?  But no my generations?  What does light and 12 cakes mean?  Why is gold italicized?  What do I need to do?  Why is vs. 10-16 with a lamp to burn continually and the bread of the Presence?  The lamp and bread represent Jesus.  Is this all about Jesus?  The WORD OF God?  Moses and Jesus the same?  Moses did not act; he waited for Your command.  Jesus waits for Your command?  Why do You end this Chapter with vs. 17-23?  What about mercy, and compassion, and forgiveness?

Why do You kill the person who blasphemes Your name?  I blaspheme Your name upon my bed every time and yet I am not dead.  Here I am right now blaspheming You.  Why do You have the congregation lay their hands on the man and then they stone him with stones to death until he dies?  Yet You say love Your neighbor as Yourself.  Yet You say no man shall kill another human being?  Why is that okay?  It is a horrible way to die.  Why is that okay?  Why is killing someone okay when you have commanded it?  What is the difference?

Are You forcing people to worship You?  Do You have to put fear into them?  My LORD, why am I not dead?

Why do I feel this way?  I must lack faith My LORD It is not in my heart.  I am trying…

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Leviticus Chapter 23

Omniscient – You know everything.  You know what to speak to Moses.  You know what to have Moses say to the sons of Israel.  You know me.  You know what to say and what to do to teach me.  You know my heart.  You know the future.  You are all-knowing.

Omnipotent- You can do anything. You make Moses speak to the sons of Israel and have them listen to You.  You put it into their hearts to do Your laws and Your ordinances.  You sanctify them.  You are Jehovah My God. You are all-powerful.

Omnipresent – You are everywhere.  You are in the land of Egypt.  You are among the sons of Israel.  You are in the land of Canaan.  You are here with me.  You are in my heart.  You are all-present.

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Leviticus Chapter 22

Eternal – You are the cause of time.  You are a day, until evening and when the sun sets.  You are a week, seven days and the eighth day.  You are until morning.  You are the past, the present, and the future.  You are time.

Immutable – You do not change. You have Moses say to Aaron and his sons to be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to You, so as not to profane Your holy name; You are Jehovah.  They shall keep Your charge, so that they may not bear sin because of becoming unclean, and dies.  Thereby because they profane it; You are Jehovah who sanctifies them.  You cause them to bear punishment for guilt by eating their holy gifts; for You are Jehovah who sanctifies them.  I shall keep Your commandments and do them:  You are Jehovah.  You will never be made to change.

Self – Existent – You exist by Yourself.  You do need any of Your creation in order to exist.  It is Your creation who needs You in order to exist.  You make up our existence.  You make up Moses’ existence.  You make up the priests’ existence.  You make up my existence.  You make up Your commandments existence.  You choose.  You decide.

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Leviticus Chapter 21

Infinite – There are no limits or bounds to Your person or dominion.  You are forever and ever and throughout generations.

Transcendent – You are apart from Your creation.  You teach the sons of Israel about Yourself.  You teach the sons of Aaron Your higher standard to be models for Israel.  More is expected of them.  They teach Israel the laws and ordinances You gave Moses.

I am learning the truth.  It is being written on my heart and in my mind.  You are sanctifying me with Your Word.  How do I remember all of these things?

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Leviticus Chapter 20

Sovereign – You give all of Your statutes and Your ordinances.  It is You Israel worships.  It is You I am worshiping.  You give Your standard. You are in complete control and You are doing Your foreknown plan!

Holy – You are a morally excellent, perfect being.  You separate my mind and my heart with Your truth.

Gracious – You give Israel Your favor by bringing them to live in a new land.

Merciful – You show Israel Your compassion by giving them Your ordinances to help them grow in spirituality.

Righteous – You are always right and You teach the right way.

Read more about my spiritual autobiography beginning with my categories of natural & moral attributes for God beginning in Leviticus.