Give us souls lest we die;
Give us souls lest we die;
Give us souls lest we die;
That the Lamb Who was slain might receive the reward of His suffering, as the Glory perfects the Unity, and the Unity proclaims the Glory!
574 BC – A Portion of the Land to be an Oblation to The Lord
1 Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.
Verses 1 through 8 portray the portions of land in Israel, which are to be allotted to the Sanctuary, the city, and the prince. The length of this holy oblation [area of land] is about 42 miles. The width is roughly 17 miles. “[W]hen ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance” probably means that it is the area already allotted by The Holy Spirit.
2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.
This is probably referring to the outer court, which is 750 feet square. This area includes not only the outer court but the inner court, as well as the temple and altar area. All of it is looked at primarily as the “Sanctuary”. God’s love for man and His hatred of injustice appear in Him making His dwelling place among them and in His laws respecting land [verse 8], courts of justice, excessive taxations, evictions [verse 9], and commercial property [verses 10-12]. Thus, the poor and defenseless will be cared for by Him.
3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.
In this area, some 42 miles long and 17 miles wide, the “Sanctuary” and “Most Holy Place” will be situated.
4 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.
This area will be occupied not only by the “Sanctuary” but also by the “houses” of the priests.
5 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.
The portion of the Levites, 42 miles long and 17 miles wide, will be the same as the portion of the priests, while priests were Levites, but not all Levites were priests.
6 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
This passage represents a third tract of territory exclusively for Jerusalem itself. It is about 42 miles long and about eight and a half miles wide, which constitutes a rather large city.
The Prince and the Land
7 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.
From the description, it seems like the “portion for the prince” will lie on both sides of the Holy Portion or the portions of the priests and the Levites. Even though the Scripture is not exactly clear as to the size of these “portions”, still, some think it will be quite large, even about 4 miles square. This we do know, the prince will be in charge of all the Millennial Worship (verses 16-17).
8 In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
This Scripture should be read, “As touching the land, this shall be his possession in Israel”, i.e., the prince shall have no land other than these two portions.
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.
The “prince” is to set the example for the entirety of the world, which he will do under Christ. And for the first time, the entirety of the world will know fairness, earnesty, and integrity in government.
Various Other Regulations – Honest Weights
10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
The idea of these passages is to portray a justice system which cannot be bought, bribed, or set aside. In other words, there will be no favoritism. The “ephah” and “bath” are the same, being about one bushel. A “homer” or a “cor” is about ten bushels. The “shekels”, as it is here portrayed, would be worth about $10 in today’s currency. However, it is very difficult to equate the purchasing power of Bible money with that of the present time.
13 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley:
14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:
15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.
The word “oblation” means that which is offered as a sacrifice or gift to The Lord. The amounts here represented, or the equivalency in money, were to be given to the sanctuary by all Israelites in order to support the rulers of Israel.
Summary of Millennial and Eternal Worship
16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.
These offerings will be incumbent upon all.
17 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
The phrase “to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.” refers to the atonement. However, it is to be ever understood that it is only symbolic as Christ has already made atonement, thereby reconciling Israel and all the world to God by His death at Calvary.
Offerings on Certain Holy Days
18 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:
The contrast between the legislation of verses 18 through 25 and that of Leviticus emphasizes the difference between the Mosaic and Millennial worship. Here, the year begins with a demonstration of accomplished redemption and a provision of a pure ground of worship. Thus, shall atonement be made for the house on the first day and for the worshipers on the seventh day. The year will, therefore, begin with the memorial of a perfected atonement for sin. In Leviticus, the year closed with an atonement pointing forward to a cleansing yet to be accomplished.
19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.
As the “young bullocks” of verse 18 typified Christ, Who died in the prime of His manhood, this verse typifies His shed blood on which the foundation of salvation is based. In as much as these sacrifices will be carried on forever, and strictly as a memorial of what Christ did at Calvary, this should, by all means, portray to us the value placed here by The Lord on the Finished Work of Calvary.
20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.
“[E]very one that erreth” refers to those who have drifted from the straight path through ignorance or foolishness. The “simple” pertains to the one who, for whatever reason, does not fully understand the ramifications of his actions. These passages portray to us the absolute abhorrence of sin by The Lord and therefore, the absolute perfection demanded. In as much as such is not possible, even for redeemed man [not yet in the glorified state], provision is here made.
21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
The two feasts of Passover and Tabernacles will be marked by sevenfold offerings in contrast to the two-fold ones of Leviticus. And this is because these offerings will testify to the perfection of the cleansing for sin fulfilled at Calvary. The character of worship in that future day and the sense of the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice of Himself as the sin offering and the burnt offering, will be perfect. Thus, these two feasts will celebrate the perfection and sufficiency of the atoning work of Christ, together with the feasts of the Sabbath and the New Moon, testify of the fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel in bringing them into rest and making them to be light to the Gentiles (Isaiah 60; 66).
22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.
The “Passover”, as conducted here, will continue forever, fulfilling Exodus 12:14.
23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.
24 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.
The “prince” will be in charge of the sacrifices, which is the work of the High Priest.
25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.
Whereas the Passover was celebrated in the first month, this feast is celebrated in the seventh month, thereby representing the feast of Tabernacles. As stated, these two feasts, Passover and Tabernacles, will be celebrated forever.
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