Exodus 7:26-8 Frog, Louse, and the Swarm

Background and Printed Text: Exodus chapter 8 [Starting at 7:26 in Hebrew]

Note: I give the verse references for both the Hebrew Bible and the King James Version Bible. Please use the verse reference that matches the Bible you are using so that you won’t get lost. The chapters differ because translators and copyists chose to break up the chapters at different points. The choice made by the Hebrew copyists makes more sense in this case.

Frog

Exodus 7:26 [Hebrew Bible]; Exodus 8:1, [KJV] And Yehovah said unto Draw [Moshe], “Come unto Pharaoh! And thou shalt say unto him, ‘So said Yehovah! “Send my people! And he has served me!  27 [8:2, KJV] And if thou art refusing to send, behold I am scourging all thy border via Tzfardeem [frogs]!   28 [8:3, KJV] And the canal shall swarm Tzfardeem [frogs]. And they shall ascend. And they shall come into thine house and into the chamber of thy bed and upon thy recliner and into the house of thy slaves and into thy people and into thine ovens and into thy kneadingtroughs!  29 [8:4, KJV] And the Tzfardeem [frogs] will ascend into thee and into thy people and into all thy slaves. The Tzfardeem [frogs] shall ascend!”’”

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Exodus 27: The Altar and the Courtyard QA

Balearic Slinger

The Altar and the Courtyard

With Questions and Proposed Answers

 

 

Background and printed text: Exodus 27

 

Exodus 27:1 And thou shalt make the altar trees of acacia 5 forearms length and 5 forearms breadth. The altar shall be a revolution. And 3 forearms is his standing. 2And thou shalt make his horns upon four of his corners. His horns shall be from him! And thou shalt observe him: copper.

 

3And thou shalt make his searers to his fat, and his shovels, and his sprinkling-basins, and his forks, and his seizers. Thou shalt make copper to all his utensils.

 

4And thou shalt make to him a grate, doing of a copper net. And thou shalt make upon the net four sunk-impressions of copper upon four of his edges. 5And thou shalt give her under, as a chariot of the altar from beneath. And she shall be the net unto half of the altar.

 

6And thou shalt give members to the altar—members of trees of acacia. And thou shalt observe them: copper. 7And he shall be brought with his members into the sunk-impressions. And they shall be the members upon two of the sides of the altar when carrying him.

 

8Emptied, thou shalt make him slates. Established: they shall make just-as He showed thee in the mountain!

 

9And thou shalt make a courtyard of the Abode to a corner southward, rightward. Slings are to the courtyard: twisted byssus—100 via a forearm, length, to a corner of the one. 10And his standings are 20. And their lords are 20: copper. Hooks of the standings and their attachments are silver. 11And established to the north corner via length of slings 100 length and his standing 20 and their lords 20: copper. Hooks of the standing and their attachments are silver.

 

12 And the breadth of the courtyard is to the corner of the sea. 50 slings: a forearm; their standings are 10, and their lords are 10. 13And the breadth of the courtyard to a corner eastward sunriseward is 50 forearm. 14And slings are 15: a forearm to the shoulder. Their standings are 3 and their lords are 3. 15And 15 are slings to the second shoulder. Their standings are 3 and their lords are 3.

 

16And to the gate of the courtyard is a camouflage 20 forearm blue and purple and earthworm crimson and byssus of the groping of a stranger, doing of variegation. Their standings are 4 and their lords are 4. 17All standings of the courtyard around: silver is from their attachments! Their hooks are silver and their lords are copper.

 

18Length of the courtyard is 100 via a forearm and breadth is 50 via 50 and height is 5 forearms byssus of the groping of a stranger.

 

And their lords are copper 19to every utensil of the Abode via all his service and all his nails! And every nail of the courtyard is copper.

 

20And thou: Thou shalt command the children of Israel. And they shall take unto thee pure beaten olive oil for a light-emanator to make-ascend a lamp of continuance. 21Aharon and his sons shall arrange him to the faces of Yehovah from evening unto morning in the Tent of Appointment from outside to the veil that is upon the Testimonies, a statute of Hider to their generations from with children of Israel!

 

 

I. The Copper-Clad Altar (verses 1-2)

 

Yehovah commanded Moshe to make an acacia tree altar, 5 by 5 forearms. The altar will be a revolution. It is 3 forearms tall.

 

Horns made from the altar itself will be upon four of his corners.

 

When Moshe looks at the altar, it will be copper.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What are the dimensions of the altar in feet? 5 forearms = 7 ½ feet. It is 7 ½ feet long and wide. 3 forearms = 4 ½ feet. It is 4 ½ feet tall. It is quite large, but not tall.

 

2.    Why would an altar that has fire in it be made of acacia? The altar will be covered with metal; the metal will keep the altar from becoming too hot even when the fire gets very hot.

 

3.    What does acacia typify? I said in the previous chapter (Exodus 25) that the word for acacia in Hebrew, shōt, means to fly at high speeds. It describes the end of a whip or of a flagellum (a microscopic whip of a one-celled creature that uses its whip to swim).

 

If this is correct, trees of acacia typify stable, potentially fruit-bearing mortals (mortals are humans who can be killed or who can die, which describes all the folks you know) who will be able to travel at very high speeds (and, if the whip is part of this type, they will also be quick and strong to chastise those who don’t cooperate!).

 

I will add that these acacia trees are stable in very harsh and hot conditions, being trees of the Middle East. Persons are compared to trees in the Bible (Psalm 1 is an example).

 

4.    If the above is true, what would acacia have to do with the altar? The altar will be wood covered with copper. The copper will typify judgment/justice/wrath. It pictures a mortal who has put on wrath and justice. I propose that this pictures Yeshua in His wrathful form and in His doing justice.

 

There is only one altar like this. The fire of Yehovah will be in this altar; that is a special fire. Sacrifices will be placed on this altar. Those sacrifices will typify individuals or groups who are righteous and who will die to cover for others. Thus, their sacrifices will ascend to Yehovah with the fire of Yehovah that will either come upon the offerers in wrath or in justice to their justification (that is, rendering them righteous). One or the other will occur.

 

5.    What does “The altar shall be a revolution” mean? The Hebrew word is reva, from which I propose that the English word revolution (a complete turn) comes. It occurs when something turns completely around: a full circle. With the four directions, the fourth direction will be the completion of the full circle.

 

The altar is approachable from all four sides: North, South, East and West.

 

6.    What is a standing? It is a height; yet, it also refers to something or someone taking a stand!

 

7.    What does the number 3 typify? It is found in the Shma (Deuteronomy 6:4): Hearken, Israel! Yehovah, our Gods, Yehovah is One! I propose that it refers to Yehovah, Yehovah of Hosts, Yehovah: Yehovah the Father, Yehovah of Hosts the Messiah, and Yehovah the Spirit.

 

8.    What does the number 5 typify? In the previous chapter, I proposed that it signifies redemption, since 5 shekels is the redemption price.

 

If this is correct, the length and the breadth of the altar both typify redemption in their measurements even though the altar will be covered with copper, which will typify justice/wrath!

 

9.    What does “3 forearms is his standing” typify? If 3 typifies the entirety of Yehovah (the Father, the Messiah and the Spirit), the altar’s standing entirely includes all of Yehovah!

 

10. What is a horn, and what does it typify? The word keren (from which the name Karen comes) means a horn (like a musical instrument, or the horn of an animal) and can also refer to very bright rays of light: to intense shining, and to a container for oil.

 

  • An animal’s horn is used to show rank and power; it is an authority structure.
  • A military horn is used to make an announcement to muster troops.
  • The bright rays of light that are called horns make sight difficult, and show the radiance of someone in the Bible.
  • A horn that is an oil flask is used to anoint someone: to assign someone to a particular position.

The horns on this altar            combine the rank/power/authority characteristic with the announcement (when Messiah physically begins to come to Earth to judge) and with the bright rays of light that Messiah will produce as He comes. Also, Messiah will anoint others in the four directions, giving them their assignments.

 

11. Why must the horns be on the four corners? This shows that what the horns typify will cover all directions: North, South, East and West. The horns on this altar are approachable from any direction, and they give an announcement to all directions.

 

12. What does “His horns shall be from him” mean, and why? This means that the horns must be formed from the acacia trees that form the altar! This is vital because the horns and what they typify must be one substance with the altar. Yeshua Himself will be the source of those things typified above!

 

13. The text states, “And thou shalt observe him: copper.” What does this mean and signify? The altar (with the attached horns) will look like the judgment/wrath of Yehovah! Thus, it will be covered with copper over all its surfaces. All sacrifices done on this altar will therefore be pictures of the justice of Yehovah or pictures of His wrath. The ranks, announcements, radiance and the anointings will also proceed from the justice of Yehovah and to accomplish His justice and His wrath.

 

 

 

II. Copper Utensils (verse 3)

 

The altar’s utensils (items for handling the sacrifices and other parts of the altar) include:

 

  • Searers
  • Shovels
  • Sprinkling-basins
  • Forks
  • Seizers
  • Tongs

All the utensils must be made of copper.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is a searer? It is a deep pan or a pot designed to sear meat (which keeps the flavour of the meat inside while it is being cooked). It will be used to sear the fat for the sacrifices (since the fat will be burned in the fire to make smoke that will have an excellent fragrance).

 

2.    Why will shovels be necessary? Ashes and other things left over from the sacrifices will need to be removed using the shovels.

 

3.    What is a sprinkling-basin? It is a bowl used from which to sprinkle (blood, oil). Sprinkling will be a vital part of a few sacrifices.

 

4.    For what will a fork be used? This will not be an eating fork for the table, but rather a way to take hold of a large portion of meat to move it to some other location.

 

5.    What is a seizer? It is a tool used to grab and hold something so that it can be safely moved: a set of tongs.

 

6.    What does a searer typify? In order to understand this type, consider what will be seared in it: the fat. Now, the fat itself is a type: of excess, of abundance, of what is extra and beyond. The fat can picture items (like extra food, etc.), but I propose that the fat in these cases will refer to persons who help the Israelis and other ‘good guys’ escape evildoers who are trying to stop them and kill them. If I am right, the picture of their being seared in a copper searing pot shows the boiling anger of the enemies and the boiling fervency of the ‘good guys,’ and it also describes the thorns and briars (curiously also the meanings of this very same word for searing pot) and how they will inflict pain on the ‘good guys’ to try to get their way with them in order to kill the Israelis and those helping them. Yehovah will burn up these briars with His wrath (what copper typifies) and in His judgment of them!

 

7.    What does a shovel typify? The word for shovel indicates a sweeping away, or even better, a snatching away!

 

The shovel was used to pick up (snatch up) ashes from the wood that kept the fire of the altar fed. Because it was made of copper, its type will reflect judgment and/or wrath. That fire will destroy Yehovah’s enemies from the earth; they will be swept away and snatched from life when Yeshua comes.

 

8.    What does a sprinkling-basin typify? It is also made of copper, and therefore typifies justice or wrath.

 

When blood is sprinkled on anyone, the one upon whom the blood is sprinkled has participated in the slaughter of the victim. That blood, then, makes a permanent connection between the victim and the one upon whom the blood was sprinkled.

 

That connection is usually bad. (If a person murders another person, the blood of the victim becomes connected to the murderer, for example.) If the victim willingly dies to save the life of another, however, that blood connection is very good!

 

When blood from any of the sacrifices is collected into this sprinkling basin, the picture shown is that of judgment or wrath taking account of the blood of the persons whom the sacrifices typify. Such a collection of the blood of victims will lead to vengeance!

 

Yet, if the blood from that vengeance basin (bowl) is sprinkled on others, it can picture something very different from vengeance. It can picture that this blood has sanctified others (that is, caused them to be owned) by saving their lives so that they can live. In that case, the justice won’t be in the form of wrath, but instead in a form of redemption: The victim died, saving the lives of others. This is also justice!

 

Those who are sprinkled from the blood of the sacrifices during the Tribulation can become part of the very ones who were sacrificed! They must turn and do what is right. In that case, the blood of the innocent ones who died at the hands of the sacrificers will sanctify (cause to be owned) the sacrificers, and they will become innocent ‘good guys’ themselves if they turn, and if they, in turn, are willing to save the lives of other innocent ones!

 

The sprinkling basin, I propose, typifies that justice is collecting the blood of the victims either to send wrath on those who are guilty (the blood being poured into the soil of Israel, thus making the soil of Israel part of the wrongdoing), or, by sprinkling, bringing others who participated with the slaughter of innocent ones into innocence themselves if they will turn and save the lives of others!

 

9.    What does a fork of this kind typify? The root of the word translated fork means to draw up. Now, since the fork is made of copper, this shows a picture of justice or wrath drawing up the sacrificial victim(s) or parts of the sacrifice.

 

When a piece of the sacrifice is drawn (lifted) up, it can be to turn it over so that the meat won’t be burned (these sacrifices are eaten), or to remove the cooked meat from the altar (removing the sacrifice from the fires of Yehovah) so that the participants can then eat the sacrifice, showing that the sacrifice is now part of them! The use of a copper fork shows that this is justice!

 

If those who eat of the sacrifice do not turn to do right, they have just eaten their own condemnation! If they turn to do right, the victims become part of them for good; the wrath of justice will not be directed toward them.

 

Incidentally, this fork isn’t small; it is very large! It is used to lift very heavy parts of the sacrifice!

 

10. What does a seizer typify? Since to seize is to take hold of something firmly and hold it (as when a drug bust occurs, and the drugs are seized), a copper seizer is taking hold of what the sacrifice typifies in wrath! This is what will occur when innocent victims are arrested and are slaughtered, when the groups are parted (members being separated from other members) and are tried and killed.

 

11. Why must all the utensils be made of copper? They all picture some part of justice or wrath!

 

 

 

III. Copper Net Grate (verses 4-5)

 

Moshe must make a grate to the altar; it must be a copper net (a copper screen).

 

This copper net must have four copper sunk-impressions upon four of his edges.

 

He must give the copper net grate under the dug-out-extenguisher of the altar, underneath. This will be the net unto the half-way-point of the altar.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is a grate? It is a frame with metal bars that hold up fuel (like wood) when it is burning so that air can get underneath it, and so that the fire doesn’t smother itself in the ashes.

 

2.    What do the grate and net typify? The Hebrew word from which grate comes means to bind together, to plait, to braid, which makes something very strong, and which makes a group of individuals very strong. It also indicates long duration (something that goes on for a very long time) and can indicate something that occurred a long time ago: that already was from ancient times. The word for grate, then, also means from a very long time ago and very strong, durable. Since it is made of copper, it pictures these things combined with justice and wrath.

 

The text continues, “doing of a copper net.” The Hebrew word for net is rooted in the verb to seize, to take by force, to occupy. Thus, the grate must be the doing of the seizure and forceful occupation of justice or wrath that is very strong, of great duration, and has been true from ancient times.

 

As I consider types, I don’t see the altar as a type of any human group; that altar is singular (there is only one), and I propose that it typifies Yeshua Himself as the Judge and as the mortal Who put on Judgment. If this is correct, the grate, which is part of the altar, must be part of Yeshua and His work.

 

With these things in mind, I will list the types, and see if they match with what Yeshua did or will do:

 

  • Yehovah, the Messiah, Yehovah are One; they are also bound together so that the judgment of one is the judgment of all. While they seem separate in their actions, they are One God.
  • They together are very strong.
  • They have always been; therefore, they are of old: of a very long duration! They are from ancient days!
  • The judgment that is coming will judge all beings from the earliest times. Yehovah has always been the Gods of justice. He will also demonstrate His wrath against all who refuse to comply to justice.
  • When He comes, He will seize and forcefully occupy the Earth, reigning in righteousness and with justice. He will not come by vote, and He will not institute democracy. His occupation and government will never end.

3.    What do sunk-impressions typify? There are four of them. Four normally indicates universality—that is, that something is true from all four directions: north, south, east and west.

 

These four are sunk upon four of the edges of the net. The net is a type of seizure and the forceful occupation of the Earth in which the Kingdom will only permit justice.

 

The sunk-impressions are part of the net while still being separate form the net in make-up. They are impressions in the edge of the net, in the edges of the seizure. Since they are copper, they typify justice and wrath.

 

I don’t see anything connecting into these sunk-impressions; (I propose that they are a way to move the net grate using tools.) Yet, it is a reminder of what aren’t physically there—those who gave their lives in justice to save the lives of others, those coming from the north, south, east and west. These heroic persons left lasting and vital impressions in Israel regarding justice that remind the Israelis and others of the justice that Messiah paid.

 

4.    Why must they be on four of his edges? This shows the universality of these events; they occur in the north, south, east and west (always with Jerusalem as the center of the compass).

 

5.    What is this chariot? The sacrifices are types of persons or groups who are innocent and whose lives they give, their blood and their deaths being offered to save the lives of others (some innocent, and others not innocent). This net/grate is under the sacrifices, acting (I propose) as a charioteer/chariot waiting to carry these victims:

 

Psalm 68:18 The chariot of Elohim is two multiplications: thousands of repetition! My Lords is in them! Sinai is via the holy-[One]!

 

This chariot of Elohim became visible in the next text:

 

2 Kings 2:9 And he was as their crossing-over. And Elihu said unto Elisha, “Ask! What shall I do to thee before I will take from with thee?” And Elisha said, “And the face of two via thy spirit was unto me, na!” 10And he said, “Thou ‘difficulted’ to ask! If thou wilt see me taken from with thee, he will be established to thee. And if there-isn’t, he will not be!” 11And he was; they are walking to walk and speak. And behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire! And they separated between both of them. And Eliyahu ascended via a storm, the heavens! 12And Elisha saw. And he is shouting, “My father! My father! Chariot of Israel and his horsemen!” And he didn’t see him again. And he grasped via his garments. And he tore them to two tears.

 

Thus, I propose that the very chariot that is fire is made of the very same fire that is Yehovah’s special fire on the altar; those who are sacrificed will not fall, but will be taken by this chariot to the place where the Saints who have died are waiting.

 

6.    Identify the object of the pronoun she in, “And she shall be the net unto half of the altar”: She refers to the net. (That is the feminine-gendered word in this section.)

 

7.    Why is this net only unto half of the altar? I propose that the other half doesn’t have a net; those who come into the fires of Yehovah via His wrath will not be charioted anywhere, and will be forever in the fire of His wrath!

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Acacia Members to the Altar (verses 6-7)

 

Moshe must give members to the altar made of acacia trees. When observing them, they will be copper.

 

Both Moshe and his members must be brought into the sunk-impressions of the altar. They will be the members upon two of the sides of the altar when carrying the altar.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why must these members be given to the altar? Certain persons will contain the fire of Yehovah’s justice/wrath, being chosen by Yehovah to do justice and also do wrath. If what I am proposing is true, those persons will become part of Yehovah’s altar.

 

I am certain that many innocent persons will die during the Tribulation, as sacrificed on the altar of Yehovah; yet, they will be transported to the heavens by chariot. They will also become part of Yehovah’s altar since their blood will be poured at its foundation (this is by type, since the blood of the animal sacrifices of Yehovah are poured out at the base of the altar, and the base of the altar is resting on the Land of Israel, connecting that poured blood with the land of Israel).

 

Just as Yeshua was given, these innocent ones will likewise be given to the altar by those to bring them to be slaughtered. Those ‘gifts’ will later turn out to be to the Salvation of some who will realize that they were innocent, and that they stood for what was right.

 

2.    What does acacia typify? I previously proposed this for an answer: Acacia: stable, potentially fruit-bearing mortals (humans who could be killed) who will be able to travel at very high speeds (and, if the whip enters in, will be quick and strong to chastise those who don’t cooperate!). If they become part of the altar, I am thinking that they will be killed.

 

I recall the following incident in which folks who rebelled against Yehovah were killed by the fire of Yehovah, and their censers (their incense containers) were then placed on the altar:

 

Numbers 16:37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed. 38The censers of these sinners against their own beings, they shall make them broad plates for a covering of the altar! For they offered them before Yehovah! Therefore they are hallowed! And they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. 39And Eleazar the priest took the copper censers with which they who were burnt had offered. And they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar 40to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger who isn’t of the seed of Aaron will come near to offer incense before Yehovah so-that he won’t be as Korah and as his company, as Yehovah said to him by the hand of Moses.

 

Their judgment became a permanent part of the altar. The wood from which the altar is made typifies mortals. The righteous group(s) that the fires of Yehovah have chariot-transported them to where the deceased Saints wait are also part of the altar of Yehovah, I propose.

 

3.    What must be done if they are to be observed copper? Copper must entirely surround the acacia wood that makes up the altar.

 

4.    What does the copper covering of the acacia wood typify? When these persons will experience what they will experience, those seeing them will see the justice of Yehovah instead of their mortality. Consider the following text:

 

2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timotheus, to the assembly of Thessalonians in God our Father and Lord Messiah Yeshua. 2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Messiah Yeshua! 3We owe to always confess God concerning you, brethren, even as it is appropriate, because your faith exceedingly increases, and the love of each one of you all abounds to one another 4so as for us ourselves to boast in you in the assemblies of God for your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and the tribulations that ye are bearing, 5a manifest sign of the righteous justice of God for you to be accounted worthy of the kingdom of God for which ye also suffer, 6if at least [it is] righteous with God to recompense Tribulation to those who oppress you, 7and relief with us to you who are oppressed at the revelation of the Lord Yeshua from the heavens with angels of His power 8in a fire of flame, awarding vengeance on those who don’t know God and those who don’t obey the beneficial proclamation of our Lord Messiah Yeshua, 9who shall suffer the penalty: everlasting destruction from the faces of Yehovah and from the glory of His strength 10when He shall have come to be glorified in His Saints and to be marveled at in all them who believe: because our testimony to you was believed!—in That Day!

 

What I saw in this text was this part: “… endurance and faith in all your persecutions and the tribulations that ye are bearing, a manifest sign of the righteous justice of God for you to be accounted worthy of the kingdom of God for which ye also suffer.”

 

These are mortals who show endurance and faith in persecutions as a manifest (open, visible and obvious) sign (an open demonstration and a picture) of the righteous justice of God to show that they are accounted worthy of the Kingdom of God! The picture is of wood covered with copper, of mortal humans completely clothed with the justice of Yehovah!

 

5.    Again, what are these members that must be given to the altar? They are the carrying poles! They typify others who will later be given to the altar who will be mortals clothed with Yehovah’s justice and who will help carry the others who will be the recipients of those sacrificed to Yehovah, being found perfect before Him and transported to Him.

 

6.    What are these sunk-impressions? These four sunk-impressions are sunk into the altar that is a type of Israel, and therefore are part of the altar, while still being separate from the altar in make-up. They are impressions in the altar, and they are beautiful, always showing their connections to the altar and going through the two sides of the altar. They leave four holes in the altar by which other structures (that will typify other groups) will be able to connect into the altar. Since they are copper, they typify justice/wrath. I propose that they typify groups of persons who gave their lives so that others can be connected into the altar of Israel—others who will help carry the altar!

 

7.    Who is he in, “And he shall be brought with his members into the sunk-impressions”? The only he I can identify is the altar. Now, this won’t make sense except in one case: considering the types. If he is the altar, it would be like this:

 

“And he (the altar, typifying Israel) shall be brought with his (the altar’s) members into the sunk-impressions (into the judgment).”

 

8.    Explain what will occur in, “And they shall be the members upon two of the sides of the altar when carrying him”: I propose that this describes what will occur during the Tribulation when non-Israelis join themselves to Israel, and thus to Israelis in the Judgment of the Tribulation:

 

“And they (the trees of Acacia, typifying persons with strength) shall be the members (having joined themselves to Israel during the Judgment of the Tribulation) upon two of the sides of the altar (that is, walking with the Israelis) when carrying him (when carrying the Israelis and helping them get to Mount Zion).”

 

 

 

V. Slates (verse 8)

 

Moshe must make slates for the altar. They shall be made exactly as Yehovah showed Moshe in the mountain!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What are slates? They are the same stone structures (like small blackboards) that Moshe took to Yehovah, upon which Yehovah wrote the Ten Statements!

 

2.    How many slates must he make? The text doesn’t say.

 

3.    Why must the altar be emptied before making these slates? If the slates typify the Teaching of Yehovah, and if they also show Yehovah’s justice, Israel must first be emptied from the fires of Yehovah and from the slaughters of the innocent before Israel will be ready and willing to take in the Teaching of Yehovah.

 

4.    The text then states, “Established: they shall make just-as He showed thee in the mountain!” How were they made in the mountain? They were made by the finger of Elohim! That is how each slate will be made for every Israeli who is purified during the wrath of Yehovah in the Tribulation.

 

5.    Who are they in, “Established: they shall make just-as He showed thee in the mountain”? They are the Israelis.

 

6.    What shall they make? They shall make the altar and all its parts exactly as Elohim showed Moshe in the mountain! Not one detail can differ!

 

 

 

VI. The Courtyard (verses 9-11)

 

Moshe must construct the courtyard of the Abode to a corner southward, rightward.

 

The courtyard will have slings made of byssus of the groping of a stranger. The length will be 100 via a forearm (cubit), to the corner of one.

 

There are 20 standings that support the byssus slings. The lords are twenty, and are made of copper. The hooks of the standings and the attachments of the standings are silver.

 

This is also established to the north corner; the length of the slings is 100 via the forearm. There are also 20 standings and twenty lords of copper. The hooks of the standing and their attachments are silver!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What will be the purpose of the courtyard of the Abode? Its purpose is so that Israelis and non-Israelis can come there to congregate, to bring sacrifices, they can present themselves to the faces of Yehovah, can make requests to Yehovah, etc. It also tells a story of events to come; that will be the main thrust.

 

2.    What does the courtyard typify? The Hebrew verb from which the noun, courtyard, comes means to blow a trumpet (for announcement or warning purposes). Thus, it typifies those who are called to come to the Abode.

 

3.    Why must the courtyard of the Abode be specifically to a corner southward, rightward? I propose that the calling will be to go to the south: to the Negev (southern Israel, specifically), and to a corner of the land that is toward the right. (Remember directions in this structure: it is as if one is lying down, and looking up! Therefore, what is to the right when lying down and looking up will be to the left when standing up or sitting at a table.) I propose that this will take those who hearken to this call to the Botzrah/Petra area of Jordan, as described in the following text:

 

Revelation 12:6 And the woman [referring to Israel] fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

 

Micah 2:12 Gathering, I will gather Jacob, all of thee! Kibbutzing [forming a communal settlement where all share and work together], I will kibbutz a remnant of Israel together! I will put him as a flock in Tribulation [same spelling as Botzrah the location], as a fold in the midst of his plague! They (feminine) shall hum from adam [indicating the large group and the noise from all the activity]! 13He [I propose that this is the Messiah] ascended the breach [the only exit from where they were safely staying for so long] to their faces. They breached [they also went through the opening to go to Israel]! And they crossed-over a gate [I propose that this is the one gate permitting entry to Mount Zion]. And they exited into him! And their King crossed-over to their faces. And Yehovah is in their Head!

 

This will be a safe location for the part of Israel that is there!

 

4.    What are these slings? The same word used here is used to describe what David used when he prevailed against the Palestinian, Goliath. I cannot help but make the same association since Yehovah does. If the courtyard typifies the congregation that responds to the trumpet-blast call, and if slings are to the courtyard, those who come will include those who use the sling.

 

Now, this type of sling isn’t the normal pulled rubber band kind (slingshot); it is a centrifugally spun cord type that holds and releases a rock at nearly the speed of a rifle.

 

The following shows how such a sling might have appeared:

 

Balearic Slinger

 

Drawing of a Balearic slinger. He wears a spare sling as a headband and a bag of missiles. Image by Johnny Shumate (jjjshumate@earthlink.net)

 

 

 

Construction of a sling

 

(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_%28weapon%29)

 

A classic sling is braided from non-elastic material. The classic materials are flax, hemp or wool; those of the Balearic islanders were said to be made from a type of rush. Flax and hemp resist rotting, but wool is softer and more comfortable.

 

Braided cords are used in preference to twisted rope because a braid resists twisting when stretched. This improves accuracy.

 

The overall length of a sling could vary significantly and a slinger may have slings of different lengths, the longer sling being used when greater range is required. A length of about 61 to 100 cm (2.00 to 3.3 ft) would be typical.

 

At the centre of the sling, a cradle or pouch is constructed. This may be formed by making a wide braid from the same material as the cords or by inserting a piece of a different material such as leather. The cradle is typically diamond shaped and, in use, will fold around the projectile. Some cradles have a hole or slit that allows the material to wrap around the projectile slightly thereby holding it more securely; some cradles take the form of a net.

 

At the end of one cord, a finger-loop is formed. This cord is called the retention cord. At the end of the other cord it is common practice to form a knot. This cord is called the release cord. The release cord will be held between finger and thumb to be released at just the right moment. The release cord may have a complex braid to add bulk to the end. This makes the knot easier to hold and the extra weight allows the loose end of a discharged sling to be recovered with a flick of the wrist.

 

Polyester is an excellent material for modern slings, because it does not rot or stretch and is soft and free of splinters.

 

Modern slings are begun by plaiting the cord for the finger loop in the center of a double-length set of cords. The cords are then folded to form the finger-loop. The cords are plaited as a single cord to the pocket. The pocket is then plaited, most simply as another pair of cords, or with flat braids or a woven net. The remainder of the sling is plaited as a single cord, and then finished with a knot. Braided construction resists stretching, and therefore produces an accurate sling.

 

5.    Of what will these slings be made? If we just follow the text, they will be made of byssus, the same material used to form the cloth of the Abode!

 

6.    Explain again about the groping of a stranger. I have proposed that this is from a compound of two words, the first meaning to grope, to feel with the hand in the dark (or if blind), the second meaning a stranger. If this is correct, it describes strangers who are trying to find their ways. The normal root of this entire word means to be twisted (as in twisted byssus), indicating strands that alone would be very weak, but when wrapped together form a very strong cord (or rope, if thick enough with twists).

 

Even the word byssus is a combination word that means, who is a stranger. I propose that these together establish that strangers will become very strongly connected together to form a cord and even a rope that just won’t tend to break. Those strangers will also be righteous: they will do what is right (as linen tends to portray). The trumpet sounding call will bring these folks together.

 

7.    How many groups will there be? The text continues, “100 via a forearm,” where forearm is also the word for mother, though it is recognized as a cubit. If what I propose is correct, there will be one hundred groups held together by mothers who will usually be strangers to each other when they meet, and who will be caring for children who are not necessarily their own. The length of these groups extend to a corner of the one—perhaps the one side of the courtyard, to the one side of the land (the earth). These statistics are giving specific information about what is coming, but until I can prove to what the details refer, I will guess, and I will see the picture of these events with this guess until I know better.

 

8.    What are these standings? The word used for standings isn’t the same word used in previous texts for cuttings. The singular form (standing) means [what is] stood, implying that these have been caused to stand upright. I propose that the Spirit of Salvation will stand these vital persons up to give aid to the mothers; the proportion will be 100 mothers to 20 standings.

 

9.    In previous texts, the lords were always double the cuttings. In this text, the lords are the same number as the standings. Why? Since the lords are copper (not silver, and therefore not redemption), and since copper typifies wrath/justice, what drives these standings to stand and to aid the mothers with the children, the elderly, those who are unable in various ways, etc., is justice and is wrath. The whole courtyard is held together by the byssus cords.

 

10. What are these hooks? The word for hook is the Hebrew letter vov. As I previously showed, the letter looks like an old-fashioned nail, or like a hook:

 

Vov

 

What I didn’t mention is this: This particular letter in Hebrew means and when it is attached to the beginning of sentences and sentence parts. This is why there are so many ‘ands’ in the Bible! This letter nails one statement to the next throughout the texts! It hooks and holds the entirety of the Scriptures into one communication!

 

In the same way, the ‘ands’ of the standings (hooks of the standings) will join the standings to other things; these hooks will be made of silver!

 

11. Why are the hooks made of silver? Silver typifies redemption. The connections of persons to what the standings typify (other persons who are raised up to be the stability of those who together typify the courtyard) will be individual acts of redemption! Each hook will typify an individual rescue, I propose! If I am correct, the very ‘ands’ (‘vovs’) of the Bible will remind the reader who knows these things of the many redemptions that will occur!

 

12. What are these attachments, and what do they typify? The Hebrew word translated attachments also means the following: to love, be attached to, long for; desire, thing desired; spoke, spoke of a wheel. This word shows great affection and a healthy clinging of one person to another or others. Those standings typify persons who will be the stability of the courtyard, and their attachments to others who have been redeemed (rescued) will be by means of the strongest human bonds of desire and love.

 

If I am correct, please see how the wording of the text appears to be a cold description of curious details; yet, it describes the warmest human attachments possible, with very endearing descriptions!

 

13. What does “And established to the north corner” tell readers? These same actions, heroism, redemptions, bonds of love, etc. will occur and will be established to the north corner of the world!

 

14. What does “via length of slings” tell readers? Wherever those slings (and those who use the sling weapons) can reach, their activities of rescue (redemption) will reach. (No one needing rescue will be left out, forgotten or unknown anywhere on this planet!)

 

15. What does “100 length” mean? I previously proposed that there will be one hundred groups held together by mothers who will usually be strangers to each other when they meet, and who will be caring for children who are not necessarily their own. The length of these groups extend to a corner of the one—perhaps the one side of the courtyard, to the one side of the land (the earth).

 

16. What does “his standing 20 and their lords 20: copper” mean? I previously proposed that this gives the number of those who will be the mighty ones upholding the others who together form the courtyard; there will be 20 who cover the north areas.

 

Now, the text has the word standing being singular in this text piece. I propose that this is because all 20 will work together as one!

 

Again, what will drive them and uphold them will be their masters: the drive to avenge (since copper typifies justice and wrath, and therefore, vengeance)! Therefore, they will have 20 lords of copper. While vengeance always belongs to Yehovah, and He will repay, He assigns humans to take vengeance at various times, in which case vengeance is their responsibility! This is the case in this typology.

 

17. Why does the text repeat, “Hooks of the standing and their attachments are silver”? Vengeance isn’t a good bonding agent between humans. (Vengeance is a good disconnecting agent!) What will hold the good guys together won’t be the vengeance, but the redemption provided! When humans only seek vengeance and not redemption of those who are also present in the physical location where the vengeance will be taken, so-called ‘collateral damage’ (destroying innocent ones with the guilty) becomes unimportant, and those murderers are worse than the problem-persons they are trying to conquer. (This is what has occurred with Islamic terrorists. Their bitterness against their own deity, though they don’t know that they are bitter against their own deity, is so great, that they willingly and gladly murder those made in the image of God along with their intended targets; they are not interested in redemption; they live and die for vengeance—vengeance against their own deity who hasn’t given them victory against supposed ‘infidels.’) Yehovah has made sure to underscore that the relationships are based on redemption, and not on vengeance and wrath.

 

 

 

VII. The Breadth of the Courtyard (verses 12-15)

 

The breadth of the courtyard to the corner of the sea and to the corner of the slings is 50 forearm(s). There are 10 standings, and there are 10 lords.

 

The breadth of the courtyard to the corner eastward—sunriseward—is 50 forearm(s). There are 10 standings, and there are 10 lords.

 

The slings are 15 forearm(s) to the shoulder. Their standings are 3 and their lords are 3.

 

The slings to the second shoulder are 15; their standings are 3 and their lords are 3.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is a breadth? It is how wide something is. The verb behind it (its ‘root’) means to make large; to enlarge. This courtyard will become larger and larger until it reaches to the corner of the sea.

 

2.    What sea is this? The text doesn’t tell. Normally, the sea is the Mediterranean, but the sea can refer to any ocean! The Mediterranean Sea continues out into the Atlantic, an the Atlantic continues to the Pacific Ocean. Yet, I am thinking that this does refer to the Mediterranean since the slings are 50, which seems like a small number to cover the entirety of all the oceans.

 

3.    What does “50 slings: a forearm” tell the reader? This appears to be a proportion, as if there are 50 slings for every forearm (for every mother). If this is the case, there are a lot of valiant persons who are ready to fight for these women who have taken on the role of being mothers. Yet, I cannot help but also see that the mothers themselves can be handlers of the slings in some cases!

 

4.    Whose standings are 10? There are 10 standings for 50 slings! The same is true of the lords.

 

5.    Why are both eastward and sunriseward used to show direction when they are the same? Eastward is a general direction: to the east. Sunriseward, in a similar manner, depends on the time of year! Therefore, it, too, is a general direction. In the summer, the sunrise is considerably further north than in the winter.

 

The expansion (‘breadth’) of the courtyard will continue until it is 50, a forearm (a mother). This will extend to a corner of the land (I expect where the continent in the east ends).

 

6.    What is this shoulder, and what does it typify? This word for shoulder also indicates the slope of a mountain. Two shoulders are found in this text: in verse 14 and in verse 15. Now, if this represents the same mountain, with two shoulders or slopes, I propose that this refers to Mount Zion, which will be a great mountain at this time! Its top alone is 50 miles by 50 miles! Therefore, it makes sense that there will be an east shoulder (a slope up the east side) and a west shoulder (a slope up the west side).

 

7.    What does “slings are 15: a forearm to the shoulder” mean? This gives the number of slings (and therefore, slingers), and describes them as a forearm/a mother to the shoulder/to the slope. Again, this gives me the impression that the slingers and the mothers can be one in the same. I am also thinking that these slings protect those friends who are approaching to Mount Zion’s slope.

 

8.    If the above is true, what does “Their standings are 3 and their lords are 3” tell the reader? It tells the reader that there are three persons (or groups, perhaps) that have been given standing by Yehovah, raised up and founded on the lords of copper: founded on determined justice, wrath and vengeance (that are quite appropriate and right before Yehovah).

 

9.    Explain the type(s) behind “And 15 are slings to the second shoulder”: There are 15 slings (and therefore, slingers) who are fighting for innocents who are arriving to Mount Zion’s second shoulder: the second slope.

 

10. Thus, explain “Their standings are 3 and their lords are 3”: In the same manner as above, there are three persons (or groups) whom Yehovah has raised up to stand firm upon the lords of copper: justice, wrath and vengeance against enemies attempting to destroy innocent arrivers to the slopes of Mount Zion.

 

 

 

VIII. The Camouflage (verses 16-17)

 

There is a camouflage to the gate of the courtyard; it is 20 forearm(s), and is blue and purple and earthworm crimson and byssus of the groping of a stranger. It is the doing of variegation!

 

Their standings are 4 and their lords are 4. All standings of the courtyard around: silver is from their attachments!

 

Their hooks are silver and their lords are copper!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why does the gate of the courtyard need a camouflage? The purpose of camouflage is to conceal something so that it is very difficult to find, except by those who know for what to look to find the camouflaged item’s location. If the camouflage were too good, even those who have the right to come to the item wouldn’t be able to find it!

 

Entering into the courtyard typifies responding to the call from Yehovah’s trumpet sounding in order to both come to Mount Zion and to bring others who need assistance to come to Mount Zion. This place of entry must be concealed; otherwise, enemies will recognize it and will slaughter all who approach this gate.

 

There is only one gate; that gate is hidden to protect those approaching it.

 

2.    Identify this gate: Consider the following text:

 

Matthew 7:14 The gate is constricted and the way is narrow that leads unto life! And there are few who find it!

 

I propose that this is the gate mentioned in the text; it will lead those who pass through it up the slopes of Mount Zion. It therefore must be hidden so that violent folks won’t be able to find it and try to push their way up the slopes of Mount Zion.

 

3.    Explain the “20 forearm”: While the Hebrew word for forearm indicates a cubit measurement, it also means mother. I propose that this text describes 20 mothers of Israel who provide the length of the way to the gate of the courtyard.

 

4.    Next, explain “a camouflage 20 forearm blue and purple and earthworm crimson and byssus of the groping of a stranger, doing of variegation”: No one is expecting mothers with children to be a camouflage to the gate of the courtyard, leading into the Holy chamber and into the Holy of Holies chamber.

 

The blue, I propose, typifies the heavens; the purple, royalty; the earthworm crimson, the lowest-ranking person, the byssus, the fine linen; the byssus of the groping of a stranger, the righteousness that holds one to help a stranger who desires to do right in order to live, and who can’t find his/her way to life; and the doing of variegation, I propose, shows the great variety of persons who will help and be helped, persons from all races and backgrounds: some from gentle backgrounds, and some from the very roughest backgrounds on earth (including persons who were formerly criminals, and who now are willing to risk and give their own lives to help others on whom they had pity, also willingly fighting off the violent oppressors and murderers who have targeted the innocent ones.

 

5.    Explain “Their standings are 4 and their lords are 4”: There are four persons or groups who are in charge of these 20 who are the camouflage; they give them support, and they make sure that justice/vengeance upholds them.

 

The following text is about the Messiah and His Salvational vengeance:

 

Isaiah 63:1 “Who is this, come from Edom leavened? Garments are from Botzrah!—This is honourable in his apparel: He wandered in the multiplicity of his power!?” “I am speaking via righteousness, multiplied to save!” 2 “Why is thine apparel red and thy garments as a treader in a winepress?” 3 “I treaded her broken-piece alone! And there is no man from the peoples with me! And I treaded them via my nose! And I stomped them via my heat! And their juice sprinkled upon my garments! And I [blood]-stained all my clothing! 4For Day of Vengeance is in my heart! And Year of my [Blood]-stained came! 5And I peered. And a helper isn’t. And I desolated myself! And a supporter isn’t! And my arm salvationed to me! And my heat: she supported me! 6And I trampled peoples via my nose! And I inebriated them via my heat! And I descended their juice to the land!”

 

Now, if this is the work that the Messiah will do, those who fear Him and who see innocent ones about to be killed and who can do something about this will be justified in doing the same thing. Saving lives is a vital part of Biblical events!

 

I propose that these lords of copper will be the justice/vengeance foundations for those who are the standings.

 

6.    Why does the text so emphasize that silver is from the attachments of all the standings of the courtyard? Those attachments again come from the word meaning to love, be attached to, long for; desire, thing desired; spoke, spoke of a wheel. This word shows great affection and a healthy clinging of one person to another or others. Those standings typify persons who will be the stability of the courtyard, and their attachments to others who have been redeemed (rescued) will be by means of the strongest human bonds of desire and love.

 

Thus, these relationships are very strong between those typified by the standings and those who are typified by the slings! Those very strong relationships are also because of redemption (since silver typifies redemption). The attachments produce the redemption!

 

(The text states, “silver is from their attachments,” showing that “redemption is from their great affection for one another.” The text doesn’t state what one might think it would: that “the attachments are from silver,” which would show that the attachments are due to redemption.)

 

7.    The text again states, “Their hooks are silver and their lords are copper.” Why? What holds them together is redemption; vengeance and justice are upon what they stand and what drive them to serve!

 

 

 

IX. Length of the Courtyard (verse 18)

 

The courtyard’s length is 100 via a forearm. The breadth is 50 by 50, and the height is 5 forearms, made of byssus of the groping of a stranger.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What does the courtyard’s length being 100 via a forearm tell the reader? I propose that this tells the reader that there will be 100 by means of a mother: by means of what one mother will do:

 

Judges 5:7 “They of the villages ceased! They ceased in Israel until I Deborah arose—that I arose, a mother in Israel!”

 

2 Samuel 20:19 “I am peaceable and faithful in Israel! Thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel! Why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of Yehovah?”

 

In both of these texts, a mother (in Israel) was valiant, and did justice! Both became heroines in the Bible!

 

Yehovah designed the courtyard to reflect this (or what it really typifies if I am wrong) by its 100-cubit length.

 

2.    Explain this strange wording, “and breadth is 50 via 50”: It took me a while to draw this and have it work. I do not claim that my drawing is accurate, but at least it fit what was described:

 

 

If you look at the drawing, you will see that there are three measurements with 50 cubits assigned. One side of the whole box is 50 cubits, but there are two angled sections within the box that are 50 cubits. The next drawing shows the Abode inside the empty section:

 

Abode and Courtyard

 

The remaining empty section is where the Israelis and others were free to gather in the courtyard.

 

I propose that the wording, “and breadth is 50 via 50,” is referring to the two 50-cubit angled parts that enclose the Abode. They act as a breadth measurement, though they almost parallel the length measurement (if I am right).

 

3.    What does “and breadth is 50 via 50” typify? Since breadth indicates wideness, and wideness is associated with escape from enemies in the Bible, I propose that this shows the area of escape and the number of those participating in helping the escape of the ones coming and approaching Mount Zion.

 

4.    The next part describes the height: “and height is 5 forearms byssus of the groping of a stranger.” What do the height and the rest of the statement typify? The Hebrew word for height indicates arising. The forearm is not only the cubit, but also typifies a mother. Byssus is fine linen, and typifies the righteousness of Saints. The word that can mean groping of a stranger also typifies twisted cord (making it very strong). Since 5 can also typify the price for redemption, I can now propose what this section pictures: The arising of the redemption of mothers who are righteous and woven together to make a very strong cord, though they were strangers.

 

5.    This text section mentions length, breadth and height. There is another dimension not mentioned here. What is that, and what do these dimensions signify?

 

Ephesians 3:14 For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Messiah Yeshua 15by whom every family in [the] heavens and on land is named 16so-that He will give you to be strengthened by His Spirit in the inner man according to the riches of His glory, with power 17[for] the Messiah to dwell in your hearts through faith being rooted and founded in love 18so-that ye will be fully able to apprehend what is the breadth and length and depth and height with all the Saints, 19and to know the surpassing-knowledge-love of the Messiah, so-that ye will be filled unto all the fullness of God!

 

The unmentioned dimension is depth.

 

The four dimensions are:

 

  • Breadth, or wideness (for the purposes of escape!)
  • Length, or slowness to anger
  • Depth, or the abyss (a very deep place that can also picture Sheol and the lack of peace of all who are now there)
  • Height, or arising (in rank; toward the heavens)

These four show what Messiah provided: The wideness for escape; the length for His slowness to anger so that some will have opportunity to turn to Truth; the depth into Sheol, where Messiah went to preach, and from which He arose from the dead, and the height or arising in rank and His going into the heavens from which He will come.

 

Yet, our text only has three: breadth, length and height, since Messiah will not be going into Sheol again. He will provide escape (wideness); His slowness to anger will give the Israelis and their friends opportunity to repent and obtain Salvation, doing right to their neighbours; and His arising and raising up those who respond to the call of the courtyard will lead them to importance (glory) and to their arrival to Yehovah who dwells the Cherubim.

 

 

 

X. Copper (verses 18-19)

 

Their lords are copper to every utensil of the Abode by means of all his service and all his nails! Every nail of the courtyard is copper!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why are the lords of every utensil of the Abode and all the abode’s nails copper? All these items are used for purposes of wrath, vengeance, or justice.

 

2.    Of what are all the utensils of the Abode made? They are all made of copper.

 

3.    What does “every utensil of the Abode via all his service” mean? Every utensil of the Abode is for justice, wrath or vengeance; these are the means of the Abode’s service! If any utensil belongs to the Abode, that utensil will likewise typify some aspect of justice, wrath or vengeance.

 

4.    Who is his in, “and all his nails”? His refers to the Abode.

 

5.    What are these nails, and what do they typify? The nails are used to hold the various parts of the courtyard together. They can be removable pins so that the structure can be disassembled. In one case, with Jael, such a tent peg (same word) was used to take vengeance on an enemy of Israel: Sisera.

 

I propose that the nails typify the following:

 

  • Vengeance, wrath and/or justice will rightly hold those who are part of the courtyard together. Jael showed this type of excellent behaviour.
  • The courtyard’s connections (connections between persons) will be associated with justice/vengeance/wrath rather than with redemption or with what gold typifies (immortality).

These connections will be right and good; they will be the first steps leading those in the courtyard to eventually become part of the ‘Abode folks’ through connections that are more permanent than justice/wrath/vengeance.

 

 

 

XI. The Lamp of Continuance (verses 20-21)

 

Moshe must command the children of Israel. They will take unto Moshe pure cut olive oil for a light emanator to make-ascend a lamp of continuance.

 

Aharon and his sons must arrange the light emanator to the faces of Yehovah from evening unto morning in the Tent of Appointment. That light emanator is located just outside of the veil that is upon the Testimonies. This is a statute of Hider to their generations; this is from with the children of Israel!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why did Yehovah make such a direct command to Moshe, saying, “And thou: Thou shalt command the children of Israel”? This tells readers that Moshe’s part in this command is vital. The Israelis will obey Moshe’s command according to what it typifies during the Tribulation. The results will be that Israel will have light, and that light will never cease.

 

2.    The text continues, “And they shall take unto thee pure cut olive oil…” Why must this olive oil be taken specifically unto Moshe? When I read this, I considered the following texts (please consider their wording very carefully):

 

Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

 

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.

 

2 Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

 

Thus, I saw that ‘Moses’ (Moshe) is being used as a name of the Torah itself! I propose that the same is true in the Exodus 27 text. The Israelis will take unto the Torah (the Teaching) that pure, cut olive oil! They will be able to see the Teaching, and they will be able to emanate the Teaching’s light to the races!

 

3.    What is beaten olive oil? When an olive is processed, it must be squeezed or beaten in order for the oil to be forced out. The Hebrew word catat is like our word cut, but it more indicates beating. The olive produces its oil under much pressure.

 

4.    What does this type of oil typify? It typifies excess, fatness: that which can be used by others to provide what is necessary.

 

Olive oil is very good for food, for frying, for making breads, for the fuel of wick lamps, for anointing dry skin, for dressing wounds, etc. When it is in a wick, when the wick is lit, it gives good and long-lasting light.

 

5.    Explain pure as it is used here: Whatever is pure is unmixed with anything that isn’t supposed to be there (including dirt, for example). If the olive oil is pure, it doesn’t contain pieces of olives or any other matter.

 

Proverbs 21:8 And a pure-[one]: his action is straight!

 

(That straightness is the opposite of being crooked.)

 

6.    What is a light emanator? It is anything or anyone that radiates, emanates, gives off light! A flashlight (torch) is a light emanator; a firefly (lightning bug) is a light emanator; a candle is a light emanator; a glow-fish is a light emanator; the moon is a light reflector, but is therefore also considered a light emanator; etc.

 

7.    What is a lamp of continuance? That is a lamp that is continuously lit, and that gives light without ceasing. It is a lamp that is always there and lit.

 

8.    Why would a lamp of continuance necessarily ascend? It is as if some lamp is continuously in motion and going upward to a destination. It is also as if that lamp is becoming more and more important (since things that arise are becoming openly more important).

 

Toward the end of the Tribulation, the importance of the Spirit of Yehovah will greatly increase (‘ascend’) since the power and authority of those saving lives will be demonstrated by the most incredible miracles.

 

9.    What does this lamp of continuance typify? It typifies the Spirit of Yehovah. There has never been a time when the light from the Spirit of Yehovah hasn’t been available to every living person. (Most humans have not been willing to follow this light from Yehovah; they have determined to follow their own lights and the lights of any other source than Yehovah.)

 

10. If the above answer is correct, why does it need to be supplied with olive oil? Oil is also associated with perfumes, as this oil is. Thus, it gives light and a very good fragrance (one that must never be copied, a death-penalty offense). This supply shows a picture, since it must always be there. The Spirit of Yehovah never runs out, and it always carries a fragrance with it. One text directly shows this:

 

Isaiah 11:1 And a twig will exit from the stump of Jesse. And a shoot from his roots will fruit. 2And the Spirit of Yehovah will rest upon him—Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, Spirit of Counsel and Valiance, Spirit of Knowledge and Fear of Yehovah! 3And His fragrance is in the Fear of Yehovah! And He will judge—not to the appearance of His eyes. And He will correct—not to the hearkening of His ears. 4And He will judge poor ones via righteousness. And He will correct via straightness for humble ones of land. And He will smite land with the staff of His mouth! And He will kill the Culpable-one via the Spirit of His lips! 5And righteousness shall be the belt of his loins. And the Faith is the belt of His arming!

 

This text describes the seven Spirits of Yehovah that together are the Spirit of Yehovah.

 

11. Why must Aharon and his sons arrange this Menorah (this light emanator)? They are the cause of the light from the Spirit of Yehovah being so well-seen and so bright!

 

Now, I am convinced that their roles in this won’t be so innocent. The priests, the sons of Aharon will be participants in the sacrifices of innocent groups and individuals whose lives will be sacrificed in order to save the lives of others who may or may not yet be innocent. These sacrifices are types, and they are types of the innocent dying to cover for the guilty!

 

If I am right, the violence that will be done by the sons of Aharon (until they finally come to faith) will be the very means of making the light from the Spirit of Yehovah/Yeshua be so bright; light always appears much brighter when it is in contrast to great darkness.

 

Yehovah never required the priests, the sons of Aharon to believe before being priests.

 

Some of the priests will know Truth and will be friends; others won’t be friends until later (if at all). Those that are not will be in position to do the greatest damage to Israelis who believe the Torah and who don’t know to avoid sacrifices during the second half of the Tribulation.

 

12. Why must Aharon and his sons arrange the Menorah to the faces of Yehovah? What they will be doing will be directly in the faces of Yehovah (even if what they think they are doing is in secret)! Yehovah looks directly upon the light that comes from the Menorah! He must see it at all times.

 

13. What was the appearance of this Menorah? I have proposed how it looked in the following drawing. That certainly doesn’t mean that it appeared this way. I will explain why I drew it after the drawing:

 

Almond Tree Menorah

 

The design in the text is of an almond tree (which looks just like a peach tree, since they are very closely related). It is made of clear gold, yet contains olive oil (which is gold in color). The wicks for the flames are in almond flowers, and the containers for holding the olive oil are in the shape of the almond fruit with almond flower buds also being present. This is why I proposed this strange shape for the Menorah.

 

14. Why must Aharon and his sons arrange the Menorah from evening unto morning? The evening always starts the new day. The arranging must be done as the evening is coming on. It must again be arranged as the morning comes on: twice a day. This arrangement, this placing it in order (by trimming the wicks or replacing them as necessary, by filling up the Menorah with the special oil, by making certain that everything else is properly in place and functioning) must be done to make certain that its light is not diminished either during the day or during the night.

 

15. Why must this arrangement be done in the Tent of Appointment? Why couldn’t they carry it out and arrange it in the courtyard? Though its light can be seen outside of the Abode, the Light from the Spirit of Yehovah will be the most evident inside the Abode, inside this Tent of Appointment.

 

John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father. And He will give you another consolator so that He will remain with you forever—17the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot grasp because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. And ye know Him! For He abides with you and shall be in you.”

 

(You in these texts is plural, and refers to a group.) The arranging of the Light from the Spirit of Yehovah, I am thinking, has to do with the good and life-saving works that folks will plan to do, obviously with the Light from the Spirit of Yehovah. Humans can be commanded to do this and that, and they are given full credit for those things. Humans can also just know what to do as if not at all commanded, but using the Wisdom of the Spirit of Yehovah without even thinking about Him (Yehovah the Spirit), and they will also be given full credit for those things! Planning to save lives, I am thinking, will be one act of arranging the Menorah—that is, will be what arranging the Menorah typifies.

 

Yet, I can see where those in the courtyard will likewise be using the power of the Spirit of the Gods of Israel to do their rescues and to take vengeance against those trying to do harm to innocent ones.

 

Now, those within the Abode have already entered via the altar; they have come by sacrifice to Yehovah. Those in the courtyard are not born of God (by type—that is, they typify those who are not born of God). While they are led by the Spirit of God and are given power by the Spirit of God, those inside of the Abode (by type) are in a different category. (I don’t want to say that all inside the Abode are born of God until I have solved all the mysteries of those typified by items in the Abode.)

 

16. Why must this arrangement be done specifically “from outside to the veil that is upon the Testimonies”? This strikes me as showing what will occur during the Tribulation and in the process of the Israelis coming to faith!

 

Here is this veil. What does it do? It keeps one from seeing the Box—the Ark. That Box has a lid that pictures Yehovah/Our Gods/Yehovah as One! This is what the Israelis will not see until close to the end of the Tribulation.

 

In the meantime, those who (by type) have entered into the Abode by sacrifice will see the Light from the seven Spirits of Yehovah, and they will see that Table (that typifies Saints moving with children and others who need assistance and protection) that is in front of that Light.

 

The Light from the Spirits of Yehovah and the Table will be seen before one can go beyond the veil (that typifies Yeshua’s flesh), and before one can see the Box with Yeshua as being the Cover over Israel. Yehovah has set it up this way to show the order of one (especially an Israeli) coming to faith in Yeshua and the works that He did.

 

17. Is the veil upon the Testimonies? The veil stands between the Menorah and the Box that constitutes the Ark. The Hebrew word that means upon also means beside, by. The veil is by the Box. Yet, it is upon it because it acts as a blanket-styled cover so that one cannot see the Box while standing beside the Menorah (that is, while being in the other chamber known as the Holy Chamber). The Box is located in the Holy of Holies Chamber.

 

18. What is a statute? It is a rule as if it is made in stone. An example of a statute is,

 

Deuteronomy 19:14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark that they of old time have set in thine inheritance that thou shalt inherit in the land that Yehovah thy God gives thee to possess her.

 

A commandment is normally directed to a person or a group. A statute is like a commandment, but it also has to do with ethics and morality (what is absolutely right or wrong) whereas a commandment doesn’t necessarily have to do with ethics or morality. Yehovah commanded the Israelis to attack Jericho when they finally came into the land of Canaan. That wasn’t a rule; that was a command for that situation. It wasn’t a matter of ethics or morality; it was a matter of strategy and what was necessary for that time and in that place. Yehovah’s statutes that He has given to Israel are for all times and situations.

 

19. What is Hider? The Hebrew word olam reflects both a time (that time beyond what has been revealed) and a person (Yehovah, the One Who was and Who will be, the beginning and the ending). Since the Bible is given to reveal what is happening from the time that man was created to the time that the New Earth will be created, Hider speaks of the time when this present earth is replaced by the New Earth.

 

20. What is a statute of Hider? It is a rule that Yehovah has given as long as this planet exists!

 

21. To whom does their refer in, “to their generations”? Their refers to the Israelis. Aharon and his sons are responsible to do this work as long as the Israelis exist, which will be as long as the planet exists!

 

22. What does “from with children of Israel” mean, and why is it placed here in this text? Arranging the Menorah from evening unto morning, every day, all days of the year continually is the responsibility given to the children of Israel. Therefore, that arrangement of light is necessarily from with the children of Israel. If something were to happen to the Israelis, the light of the Spirit of God given to the world through the Israelis will not be arranged. That will lead to a terrible disaster for the entire world.

 

There will be a time when a major segment of Israel will be dead, including the total death of ten tribes. Yehovah will raise them from the dead after their having been dead for a number of years just so that His Speeches will not prove false, and just so that Israel can once again be given the responsibility to arrange the Menorah and its light so that there will be the Hope in this world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exodus 11 and 12 Death and Unleavened Bread QA

Death and Unleavened Bread

With Questions and Proposed Answers

 

Background and Printed Text: Exodus chapters 11 and 12

 

Exodus 11:1 And Yehovah said unto Draw [Moshe], “I will bring one further strike upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward, he will send you from this. He finished according to his sending. Thrusting, he will thrust you from this!

 

2 “Speak thou, na, in the ears of the people. And they have asked a man from with his neighbour and a woman from with her neighbour utensils of silver and utensils of gold.” 3And Yehovah gave favour of the people in the eyes of Egypt. The man Draw [Moshe] is also very big in the land of Egypt, in the eyes of the slaves of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of the people!

 

4And Draw [Moshe] said, “So said Yehovah, ‘As halving the night, I am exiting in the midst of Egypt. 5And every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die—from the firstborn of Pharaoh sitting upon his chair unto the firstborn of the slave-woman who is after the millstones, and every firstborn of beast.’ 6And a big scream will be in all the land of Egypt that was not like him, and will not increase like him. 7And a dog will not cut his tongue to all the children of Israel to/from a man and unto a beast, so that ye will know that Yehovah will segregate between Egypt and between Israel! 8And all these thy slaves will descend unto me. And they will worship to me to say, ‘Exit thou!—thou and all the people that is with thy feet!’ And afterward I will exit.” And he exited from with Pharaoh via heats of nose!

 

9And Yehovah said unto Draw [Moshe], “Pharaoh will not hearken unto you so that my wonders are multiplied in the land of Egypt.” 10And Draw [Moshe] and Oy!-Conception! [Aharon] did all these wonders to the faces of Pharaoh. And Yehovah gripped the heart of Pharaoh. And he did not send the children of Israel from his land.

 

Chapter 12

Exodus 12:1 And Yehovah said unto Draw [Moshe] and unto Oy!-Conception! [Aharon] in the land of Egypt to say, 2 “This month is the head of months to you. He is the first to you to the months of the year.

 

3 “Speak-ye unto all the congregation of Israel to say, ‘In the 10th to this month, and they have taken to them a man a lamb for the house of fathers, a lamb for a house. 4And if the house will-be-too-little from being from a lamb, and he will take, and his neighbour near unto his house, via the blanketing of beings.’ Ye will blanket a man to the mouth of his eating concerning the lamb.

 

5 “A perfect male son-of-a-year lamb will be to you. Ye shall take from the sheep and from the goats. 6And he shall be to you for a guarding until the 14th day to this month. And ye shall slaughter him between the evenings—all the congregation of the witness of Israel.

 

7 “‘And they shall take from the blood. And they shall give upon two of the doorposts and upon the lintel, upon the houses in which they will eat him.

 

8 “‘And they shall eat the flesh in this night roasted of fire. And they shall eat him, Matzahs upon bitternesses.’ 9Ye shall not eat from him raw and boiling, boiled in water, but rather fire-roasted, his head upon his knees and upon his approach.

 

10 “And ye shall not make-remain from him unto morning. And ye shall burn the remainder from him unto morning in fire.

 

11 “And ye shall eat him thus: your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your walking-staff in your hand. And ye shall eat him in haste—he is the Skip-Over to Yehovah!

 

12 “And I will cross-over in the land of Egypt in this night. And I will smite every firstborn in the land of Egypt from Adam and unto cattle. And I will do justices via all gods of Egypt. I am Yehovah!

 

13 “And the blood shall be to you for a sign upon the houses where ye are. And I will see the blood. And I will skip-over above you. And the strike will not be in you for a slaughter when I smite in the land of Egypt.

 

14 “And this day shall be to you for a remembrance. And ye shall solemnize him a solemnity to Yehovah to your generations. Ye shall solemnize him, a statute of Hider!

 

15 “Ye shall eat Matzahs seven days. Indeed, ye shall make-cease leaven from your houses in the first day. For every eater of vinegar, and that being shall-be-cut-off from Israel from the first day unto the seventh day.

 

16 “And a calling of a Holy-[One] is in the first day. And a calling of a Holy-[One] shall be to you in the day seven. He will not do any errand in them. He alone shall do for you only what he will eat for every being.

 

17 “And ye shall guard the Matzahs. For in this selfsame day I made-exit your armies from the land of Egypt. And ye shall guard this day to your generations, a statute of Hider. 18Ye shall eat Matzahs in the evening in the first, in the 14th day to the month, unto the day one and twenty to the month in the evening.

 

19 “Leaven will not be found in your houses seven days. For every eater from vinegar, and that being—in a sojourner and in a native of the land—shall be cut-off from the witness of Israel! 20Ye shall not eat every vinegar! Ye shall eat Matzahs in all your dwellings!”

 

21And Draw [Moshe] called to all elders of Israel. And he said unto them, “Draw-ye and take-ye a flock to you—to your families. And slaughter-ye the Skip-Over! 22And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop. And ye shall immerse in blood that is in a basin. And ye shall cause-to-touch unto the lintel and unto two of the doorposts from the blood that is in the basin.”

 

“And ye, ye shall not exit—a man from the opening of his house—unto morning. 23And Yehovah will cross-over to smite Egypt. And He will see the blood upon the lintel and upon two of the doorposts. And Yehovah will Skip-Over above the opening. And He will not give the Slaughterer to come unto your houses to smite.

 

24 “And ye shall guard this speech for a statute to thee and to thy children unto Hider. 25And he shall be when ye shall come unto the land that Yehovah will give to you just-as He spoke. And ye shall guard this service!

 

26 “And he shall be, for your children shall say unto you, ‘What is this service to you?’ 27And ye shall say, ‘He is the Sacrifice of Skip-Over to Yehovah Who Skipped-Over above the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt in His smiting Egypt! And He rescued our houses!’”

 

And the People bowed. And they worshipped. 28And they walked. And the children of Israel did just-as Yehovah commanded Draw [Moshe] and Oy!-Conception! [Aharon]—they did so!

 

29And he was in the half of the night. And Yehovah smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits upon his chair unto the firstborn of the captive who is in the house of the pit, and every firstborn of cattle! 30And Pharaoh arose that night, and all his slaves, and all Egypt. And a big scream was in Egypt. For there is not a house where there is no death there!

 

31And he called to Draw [Moshe] and to Oy!-Conception! [Aharon]… night!… and said, “RISE-YE! EXIT-YE FROM THE MIDST OF MY PEOPLE!—also ye! Also the children of Israel! And walk-ye! Serve-ye Yehovah as ye spoke— 32also your flock! Take-ye also your herd just-as ye spoke! And WALK! And bless-ye also me!”

 

33And Egypt was strong upon the People to hurry to send them from the land. For they said, “All of us are dead-[ones]!”

 

34And the People lifted his dough before he will ‘vinegarize,’ their kneadingtroughs bound-up in their clothes upon their shoulder. 35And the children of Israel did as Draw [Moshe] spoke. And they asked from Egypt utensils of silver and utensils of gold and clothing. 36And Yehovah gave the favour of the People in the eyes of Egypt. And they asked them. And they rescued Egypt.

 

37And the children of Israel journeyed from Raamses to Succot as 600,000 feet of the valiant-ones, beside a little-one. 38And also a great mixture ascended with them, and a very heavy flock and herd of livestock!

 

39And they baked the dough that they made-exit from Egypt, discs of Matzah. For it was not ‘vinegarized;’ for they were forced from Egypt. And they were not able to WHAT?WHAT? themselves. And they also did not make victuals for themselves.

 

40And the settlement of the children of Israel where they lived in Egypt is 30 year[s] and 400 year[s]. 41And he was from the end of 30 year[s] and 400 year[s]. And he was in this selfsame day. All armies of Yehovah exited from the land of Egypt! 42He is a night of guardings to Yehovah to make-exit from the land of Egypt! He is this night to Yehovah, guardings to all the children of Israel to their generations!

 

43And Yehovah said unto Draw [Moshe] and Oy!-Conception! [Aharon], “This is the statute of the Skip-Over: Every son of a foreigner will not eat in him. 44And every slave, a man bought of silver and thou hast ‘fronted’ him, then he will eat in him. 45A sitter and a hireling—he will not eat in him. 46He shall be eaten in one house. Thou shalt not make-exit outside from the house from the flesh. And ye shall not break a bone in him. 47All the witness of Israel—they shall do him!

 

48 “And if a sojourner will sojourn with thee and will do Skip-Over to Yehovah, ‘front’ to him—every male! And then he will approach to do him. And he shall be as a native of the land. And every foreskin shall not eat in him! 49One teaching will be to the native and to the sojourner sojourning in your midst.” 50And all the children of Israel did just-as Yehovah commanded Draw [Moshe] and Oy!-Conception! [Aharon]—they did so!

 

51And he was in this selfsame day. Yehovah made-exit the children of Israel from the land of Egypt upon their armies!

 

 

 

I. Finished! (verse 1)

 

Yehovah told Pharaoh, “I will bring one further strike upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward, he will send you from this.” Yehovah then added, “According to his sending, he finished.” This will be the last of Pharaoh’s refusing to send the Israelis.

 

Yehovah told Moshe how Pharaoh will deal with the Israelis: “Thrusting, he will thrust you from this!”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why did Yehovah view what He was about to do as a strike? It was as if Yehovah were using expressions of an air attack! It will be an act of war, and it will be a deadly attack!

 

2.    Why did Yehovah attack Egypt when the Egyptians couldn’t do anything about what their leader caused? The Egyptians could have done something; they could have gone to the Israeli settlement, and they could also have done what the Israelis did to avoid being slaughtered. It was up to the Egyptians to find what was about to occur and to find ways to avoid it.

 

3.    To what does this refer in “Afterward, he will send you from this”? This refers to the slavery to Egypt—what is later called the house of slavery.

 

4.    What does “He finished according to his sending” mean? Identify the pronouns (He and his). He refers to the strike that Yehovah has been bringing on Egypt. This will be the last attack. His refers to Pharaoh; once Pharaoh sends the Israelis, the strike against Egypt will stop.

 

5.    Explain “Thrusting, he will thrust you from this”: Pharaoh will throw the Israelis out of the house of slavery!

 

 

 

II. Utensils of Silver and Gold (verses 2-3)

 

Yehovah gave Moshe an assignment for the Israelis to do. He must speak this in the ears of the people of Israel. Each man and woman must ask from an Egyptian neighbour for utensils of silver and gold.

 

Yehovah gave favour into the eyes of Egypt toward the Israelis; otherwise, they wouldn’t have given precious valuables.

 

Moshe is very big in the land of Egypt, in the eyes of Pharaoh’s slaves, and in the eyes of the people!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    How could Moshe speak in the ears of the people of Israel? Wouldn’t that take years? It would if he had to do it alone. He had many who told the Israelis what he said. They were like his personal loud speakers.

 

2.    Did the Israelis only have to ask for utensils of silver and gold? What is a utensil? A utensil is any instrument (like a medical instrument), vessel (like a vase) or tool that can be used. In Hebrew, this word can also indicate items of jewelry and other such useful items.

 

       The Israelis only had to ask for them from their neighbours. That is all Yehovah required.

 

3.    What happened when “Yehovah gave favour of the people in the eyes of Egypt”? The Egyptians now desired to support and aid the Israelis. When the Israelis asked for valuable items like silver and gold utensils, the Egyptians desired to give these things to them.

 

4.    Did the Egyptians feel threatened into giving these items? The Egyptians felt threatened, but not by the Israelis. They felt threatened by Yehovah. Instead, they truly desired to give valuable items to the Israelis (even if one purpose of their giving was to appease—that is, to try to make peace with the Gods of Israel).

 

5.    What does “Moshe is very big in the land” mean? This means that he has very high rank and much importance in Egypt.

 

6.    Moshe was very big in the eyes of what groups? Moshe was very big:

 

  • In the land of Egypt
  • In the eyes of the slaves of Pharaoh
  • In the eyes of the people (of Egypt)

 

 

III. The Firstborn Warning (verses 4-8)

 

Moshe came to Pharaoh. He gave him terrifying information for the next . He told them, “So said Yehovah, ‘As halving the night, I am exiting in the midst of Egypt.’” Halving the night refers to midnight.

 

Yehovah’s speech continued, “And every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die—from the firstborn of Pharaoh sitting upon his chair unto the firstborn of the slave-woman who is after the millstones, and every firstborn of beast.” Yehovah will kill every firstborn in Egypt!

 

“And a big scream will be in all the land of Egypt that was not like him, and will not increase like him.” The Egyptians will respond with screams to all the dead firstborn. While these screams will occur through Egypt, Yehovah explained what would happen in Israel: “And a dog will not cut his tongue to all the children of Israel to/from a man and unto a beast, so that ye will know that Yehovah will segregate between Egypt and between Israel!” (The dog cutting his tongue refers to barking.)

 

“And all these thy slaves will descend unto me.” Yehovah gave this speech to Moshe! All Pharaoh’s slaves will descend unto Moshe! “And they will worship to me to say, ‘Exit thou!—thou and all the people that is with thy feet!’” The slaves of Pharaoh will beg Moshe to leave with all the Israelis, including the entire people at Moshe’s feet!

 

Moshe continued, “And afterward I will exit.” Moshe then left Pharaoh with great anger!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What does “As halving the night” mean? To halve something is to split it in half. If the night is halved, that takes place at midnight. This is the Hebrew way to speak of midnight.

 

2.    Where is Yehovah going if He is exiting in the midst of Egypt? He is exiting from the heavens to go into the middle of Egypt.

 

3.    What will Yehovah do in Egypt? The next statement tells what He will do, since every firstborn in the land of Egypt will die.

 

4.    Why is Yehovah attacking the firstborn, when some of those are little children and babies? Yehovah is the giver of life. He can also remove life if He determines to do so. Israel is Yehovah’s firstborn:

 

       Exodus 4:22 So says Yehovah, “Israel is my son, my firstborn.”

 

       The Egyptians have been holding and mistreating Yehovah’s firstborn, and won’t release Israel. Therefore, Yehovah will take the lives of the firstborn throughout Egypt to secure the release of His firstborn. Yet, Yehovah will give a way for the Egyptians to avoid losing their firstborn (by placing the blood on the upper lintel and two sideposts).

 

       Little children and babies who die, not having sinned against Yehovah, will be given everlasting life. Thus, they will go to Paradise. Their deaths are usually terrible for the parents, but the consequences of war are so often terrible. Egyptian refusal to send the Israelis out was an act of war against Yehovah, and Yehovah gave many opportunities to the Egyptians to make peace with Yehovah. Some Egyptians took their families and joined with Israel. They did what the Israelis did with the blood, and their children were not harmed.

 

5.    What does “the slavewoman who is after the millstones” mean? This refers to a female slave who has been assigned to grind things (like wheat) using millstones—large round stones that are shaped like a wheel and that move against other stones so that anything that gets between the stones are ground to flour. The work is hard and dangerous. Her firstborn child will also be killed if she doesn’t place the blood as commanded.

 

6.    Isn’t Yehovah’s killing a slavewoman’s child cruel, since she doesn’t have freedom? In war, slaves of enemies also suffer if they don’t heed warnings of coming attacks. Yehovah gave the warning of this attack. Yehovah also knew every person in Egypt. If there was one slavewoman who feared Yehovah, Yehovah would make certain that this slavewoman would be able to do what was necessary to save her firstborn. No person is beyond Yehovah’s ability to help, and no person is beyond Yehovah’s ability to communicate. Saving lives is the entire purpose of all these things.

 

7.    What are the purposes of all these attacks, besides convincing the Egyptians to send the Israelis? One of the purposes of all these attacks is to save lives. Yehovah did not desire to slaughter Egyptians in order to take His property (Israel) from Egypt, if such a slaughter could be avoided. If the Egyptians will refuse, Yehovah will increase the pressure on them. Since they didn’t send the Israelis after all those huge and very painful attacks, Yehovah finally slaughtered their firstborn. He could have determined to slaughter all the Egyptians, but lives are very important to Him. Thus, He only went after some of the Egyptians: the firstborn. Had they still refused, Yehovah would have slaughtered more. Had they instead sent Yehovah’s property, He would not have slaughtered any. Whenever Yehovah slaughters, He always seeks to slaughter the fewest possible. He only slaughters as a last resort. He gives much warning before He slaughters.

 

8.    Why didn’t Yehovah slaughter the leaders of Egypt who held the Israelis instead of going after little children? Had Yehovah slaughtered the leadership, Egypt would have fallen into chaos (that is, into a mess where no one would know what to do or how to govern the land). That might have led to violence; it would have been much worse for the Egyptians and for everyone.

 

       When the text refers to the firstborn, don’t only think of children and babies. Think of teenagers who are firstborn, and adults who are firstborn, and old men who are firstborn. All firstborn will die including firstborn of their animals.

 

9.    Will firstborn die if they are females? I know of one text that gives me a clue that only males were involved, though it isn’t a proof:

 

       Exodus 13:15 Pharaoh hardened to send us. And Yehovah killed every firstborn in the Land of Egypt from the firstborn of Adam and unto the firstborn of beast. Therefore I am sacrificing every burster-through of the womb to Yehovah—the males. And I will redeem every firstborn of my sons!

 

10. What does “a big scream will be in all the land of Egypt that was not like him, and will not increase like him” mean? The big scream is from the sorrow, terror and great sadness of the Egyptians finding their firstborn dead. The last part, “and will not increase like him,” means that the Egyptians will never have this great of a scream again. It will be the worst that Egypt will ever suffer.

 

11. What does “a dog will not cut his tongue to all the children of Israel to/from a man and unto a beast” mean? While the screams are occurring among the Egyptians, the dogs that are to the Israelis (that the Israelis own) won’t even bark! They won’t bark at any person, and they won’t bark at any animal! They will be perfectly silent!

 

12. What is the purpose for Yehovah causing the dogs owned by the Israelis to refrain from barking? The areas where the Israelis will live will be very quiet. That way, the Israelis will hear the terrifying screams of the Egyptians. The Israelis will therefore fear Yehovah and His power. That will save some of the lives of the Israelis in future days when Yehovah gives commands to them, since the Israelis will hearken to Yehovah’s commands, thinking of the terror Yehovah brought to the Egyptians who refused to send Yehovah’s property!

 

       Yet, the text gives another purpose for the dogs not barking: “so that ye will know that Yehovah will segregate between Egypt and between Israel!” (To segregate is to separate and treat as separate. Segregation can be cruel, or it can be life-saving, depending on who is doing the segregating and for what purpose it is being done.)

 

13. Who is speaking in these verses, and to whom is he speaking? Moshe is speaking, and he is speaking to Pharaoh! All of this speech is being told directly to Pharaoh so that Pharaoh can avoid what is about to occur!

 

14. Who is me in, “And all these thy slaves will descend unto me”? Me refers to Moshe! Yet, it almost sounds like it is referring to Yehovah. This is because Yehovah designed it this way so that hearers (like Pharaoh and his slaves) will feel like they are speaking with Yehovah, and not just with Moshe.

 

15. If Pharaoh’s slaves will descend and worship to Moshe, what is happening, and why are they doing this? They are coming to Moshe, they are bowing to him, and they are lying flat in front of him to beg him to exit Egypt, and to beg him to take the Israelis with him to leave Egypt!

 

16. What does “that is with thy feet” mean? It is as if Moshe is a huge being, and all the people of Israel is one little being who follows Moshe, staying by his feet. This is like what a small dog will do who loves to be with a master.

 

17. What does “he exited from with Pharaoh via heats of nose” mean? This means that Moshe left Pharaoh furious, as if he were an angry bull that is snorting and huffing from rage.

 

18. Why was Moshe so angry? Moshe was so angry because he knew that so many Egyptians were about to be killed, and needlessly killed! If Pharaoh had only hearkened, so many lives would have been saved, and so much grief would have been avoided. Pharaoh had experienced all those signs and miracles; yet he still played a fool. Moshe didn’t desire for the Egyptians to be harmed. He didn’t hate the Egyptians. He wanted them to live.

 

 

 

IV. The Recap (verses 9-10)

 

Yehovah told Moshe again, “Pharaoh will not hearken unto you…” Yehovah then told Moshe what the result of Pharaoh’s refusal will be: “…so that my wonders are multiplied in the land of Egypt.”

 

The text now gives this information about all that has been done and will yet be done: “And Draw [Moshe] and Oy!-Conception! [Aharon] did all these wonders to the faces of Pharaoh. And Yehovah gripped the heart of Pharaoh. And he did not send the children of Israel from his land.”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Yehovah said, “Pharaoh will not hearken unto you so that my wonders are multiplied in the land of Egypt.” Hadn’t His wonders already been multiplied in the land of Egypt? What did Yehovah mean? When I read this carefully, I thought, “Yehovah has future events in mind.” I propose that Yehovah will again multiply His great wonders in Egypt in a very distant future set of events. This time, however, the Egyptians will hearken to Yehovah, fearing a repeat of these terrible events of history. At that time, if I am right, Yehovah’s wonders will be for the Egyptians instead of being against them; they will help the Israelis escape from another enemy who has taken over Egypt as a pharaoh of Egypt.

 

2.    Do Egyptians today know about these events that occurred in Moshe’s day? The Egyptians of today consist of a number of different religious groups. Some are Muslim; some are Coptic Christians, some hold other faiths or no faith at all. Those who are Coptic Christian (a very different form of Christianity than what is usually practiced in Europe, the Americas, and etc.) include some who read their Bibles and know about these events. Those who are Muslim include some who have heard about these texts, but those in the various Muslim faiths almost never read what we call ‘the Old Testament,’ thinking that the Jews have changed it to read the way they want it to read. Thus, what they know of these events is from the Qur’an (the Muslim holy book, which is very different from the Bible), and the Qur’an doesn’t give the details of these events. The Egyptians as a whole probably know about as much of the Bible and its events as folks do here, which is just about nothing. Yet, they are probably aware that the Bible speaks of these events, and they probably have stories about them.

 

3.    Again, what happened when Yehovah gripped the heart of Pharaoh? Yehovah held on to Pharaoh’s mind so that Pharaoh remained firm in the way he already thought. Pharaoh thought that Egypt would be destroyed if the Israelis left; he thought Egypt couldn’t afford to be without the Israelis. He also didn’t want to be the leader of Egypt who was held responsible for sending the Israelis. Thus, Yehovah helped Pharaoh remain firm by gripping and steadying his mind. Yehovah didn’t cause Pharaoh to stand against Yehovah’s commands; He never is involved with helping anyone sin.

 

 

 

V. New Year (chapter 12, verses 1-2)

 

Yehovah commanded both Moshe and Aharon to give this command to the Israelis: “This month is the head of months to you. He is the first to you to the months of the year.” This month is the month in which the spring of the year occurs.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What does “This month is the head of months to you” mean? This means that the Israelis must recognize this particular month as the first month of the year. Whatever is head is first.

 

2.    Why did Yehovah repeat what He said by saying, “He is the first to you to the months of the year”? Yehovah knew that the Israelis would not see the first command (“This month is the head of months to you”) as a command to view it as the first month if they didn’t desire to do so, but rather to view it as the most important month. Thus, He worded it in two different ways to be certain that the Israelis knew exactly what He meant. (In spite of this, the Israelis don’t view it as being the first month, instead choosing a pagan new year as the beginning of the year!)

 

3.    Exactly when is this month? Does it refer to one of the months of the year that we use? The Israeli months go by the moon. Every new moon (when the light from the moon is the smallest wedge, after which the wedge will grow larger until the moon is a full moon) is the beginning of a new month. These moons do not match the twelve months of the year that many use throughout the world. Therefore, the only way to tell when this first Israeli month occurs is to watch the moon. This month occurs in the early spring of the year. If you have a calendar that lists Jewish holy days (and many do), you can see when Passover will next occur. Go back 14 days, and you will see that it will be a new moon. That is the first day of the first month that Yehovah described.

 

4.    Why did Yehovah choose this month to be the first month of the year? Besides the fact that this was the very month in which the Israelis became Yehovah’s people free from Egyptian slavery, I propose that it will be the first month of the Millennium when Yeshua, the Messiah and Salvation of Israel, will begin His rule over Israel and over all kings and lords.

 

 

 

VI. One Lamb (verses 3-4)

 

Yehovah commanded Moshe and Aharon to speak unto all the congregation of Israel, and to say the following: “In the 10th to this month, and they have taken to them a man a lamb for the house of fathers, a lamb for a house.” They will be slaughtering, cooking and eating this lamb.

 

“And if the house will-be-too-little from being from a lamb, and he will take, and his neighbour near unto his house, via the blanketing of beings.” Thus, if one house of persons has too few folks to eat an entire lamb, a house of persons and a neighbouring house of persons will together take one lamb so that one lamb will ‘blanket’ (will cover) the eating of both houses. Yehovah explains and commands: “Ye will blanket a man to the mouth of his eating concerning the lamb.” Thus, the Israelis will make certain that they will know how much all the members of a house can eat so that they can determine if two houses will come together to eat one lamb.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    How could Moshe and Aharon speak unto all the congregation of Israel? They spoke to the elders, and the elders told the Israelis. It would have taken a long time to speak to all the individuals of Israel. Yehovah also made certain that Moshe and Aharon spoke to the congregation of Israel of the future. Their communications will continue to the congregation of Israel throughout time on earth.

 

2.    What does “they have taken to them a man a lamb for the house of fathers” mean? The first part, “they have taken to them,” means that the Israelis have gone to a flock, and they have chosen and acquired the lamb for themselves. The next part, “a man a lamb for the house of fathers” shows that an Israeli man must obtain the lamb for the entire household of fathers (which includes parents and guardians). One person will acquire the animal for the house (whether the house only has family, or whether the house also has guests who are staying with the family).

 

3.    Should more than one lamb be acquired if the household is very large? No. The text states, “a lamb for a house.” More than one lamb will ruin the picture being shown. Besides this, one lamb will take care of quite a few eaters.

 

4.    What does “if the house will-be-too-little from being from a lamb” mean? If the number of eaters will be too few, so that most of the lamb will go uneaten, the house is described as being too little “from being from a lamb.” Every house must be from a lamb as if the lamb is the source of the house, as if the house came from inside the lamb. (The lamb will be a type—a picture of the Messiah of Israel. Those who are in the Messiah will be covered by Him.)

 

5.    What will they take in, “And if the house will-be-too-little from being from a lamb, and he will take, and his neighbour near unto his house”? The two houses will take one lamb together. They will share one lamb.

 

6.    What does via the blanketing of beings mean? That means that the lamb must cover (blanket) the number of beings (folks who will be eating the lamb). If there are too few folks, several households will share the one lamb as long as the lamb will cover all the eaters.

 

7.    What does the instruction, “Ye will blanket a man to the mouth of his eating concerning the lamb” mean? The coverage of the lamb must be enough so that each person will have enough to eat.

 

8.    Why is it so important that each person will have enough lamb to eat? What does this picture? Eating the lamb pictures eating the Messiah and Saviour of Israel. Yeshua explained this:

 

       John 7:57 “He who eats me, he also shall live because of me.”

 

       In order to understand eating Yeshua, think of this: The Bible describes a person as being like a tree. Think of a fruit tree. Eating of the fruit from that tree is eating the flesh of that tree (as in the expression, the flesh of the fruit). Yeshua’s fruit includes Salvation—saving the lives of others so that they will live. This very thing happened in this event in Exodus. Eating the lamb was what saved their lives (read on to see this). Each person must have enough to eat since this pictures the lamb who is sufficient to save the lives of every person who eats.

 

 

 

VII. Male Yearling (verses 5-6)

 

Yehovah now explained how to determine what lamb is acceptable: “A perfect male son-of-a-year lamb will be to you. Ye shall take from the sheep and from the goats.” Thus, a goat is also an acceptable animal.

 

Yehovah commanded the Israelis to guard the animal until the 14th day of this first month. They then must slaughter him “between the evenings.” All the congregation of the witness of Israel must do this slaughter.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why must the lamb be a perfect male son-of-a-year lamb? The lamb must be perfect because it pictures the Messiah of Israel who must be perfect and is perfect. The lamb must be male because Yeshua was born a male. The lamb must be a son-of-a-year lamb because the Messiah will be the son of a particular year:

 

       Isaiah 63:4 “The year of my redeemed is come.”

 

       This animal must be a lamb because the Lamb of God will remove the sin of the world.

 

2.    What does “to you” mean in “A perfect male son-of-a-year lamb will be to you”? Most who understand Hebrew think that to you means yours, and that it shows ownership. It has a meaning that is different from this, however. To you can show something like ownership, but it can also show usage and relationship. If one says in Hebrew, “This is my car,” the person is really saying, “This is the car of me.” If a person were to say, “This car is to me,” the person would be indicating, “I have use of this car.” If a person were to say, “This is a brother to me,” the person would be saying, “This person is in every way a brother as far as I am concerned,” whether the person is a brother by blood or not.

 

       When Yehovah said that the lamb “will be to you”—that is, to the Israelis, it implied that the lamb was given to them for their usage and benefit.

 

3.    Why did Yehovah give the option of taking the lamb from the sheep and from the goats?

 

  • Both are flock animals. The Messiah will come from the flock of Israel.
  • Both are animals of lower values than the larger cattle. The Messiah will come from the lower ranks of society, and will be valued very little.
  • Both are animals that are easily captured and slaughtered. Messiah will be easily captured and slaughtered once His time has come.
  • Both are clean animals—that is, they are land animals that the Israelis can eat, having both divided and entirely split hooves, and bringing up a pellet from one stomach to another to re-digest.
  • Both are gentle animals as lambs.
  • Both are animals that children almost never fear, and which many children can quickly learn to love.

4.    How many days must the Israelis keep the lamb? They must keep the lamb from the 10th day of the month to the 14th day of the month. This is about four days.

 

5.    What does “he shall be to you for a guarding until the 14th day to this month” mean, and what is the purpose of this? The Israelis must guard the lamb; that is the assignment Yehovah gave them. Thus, the Israelis will form a relationship and a connection with this lamb just before they slaughter it.

 

       The word guard is the same word used throughout the Hebrew part of the Bible to describe ‘keeping’ things—like the commandments of Yehovah. It means more than keep, however. It shows learning, studying, knowing and remembering, as well as keeping something from danger. This lamb is so important to Israel!

 

6.    Why does the text only refer to one lamb in all of its parts as if there is only one lamb in mind? This is a vital part of the picture that Yehovah is drawing for the Israelis and all other readers using the words He is using. This lamb points to one and only one lamb: the Lamb of God. Thus, the wording will only refer to one lamb, though the Israeli families will take many lambs, each picturing this one Lamb.

 

7.    Why did the Israelis have to guard this lamb if they were only going to slaughter him in the end? Both the guarding and the slaughtering of the lamb show a picture of the Messiah of Israel. Yeshua, Who is this Lamb of God, will be protected by Israel—that is, by Israelis (by Miriam and Joseph), and this guarding will continue until it is time for Him to be sacrificed. Later, during the Tribulation, the Israelis will be guarding this Lamb by guarding Israelis who need guarding (like children, the very old, the mentally retarded, those who have physical difficulties so that they can’t walk on their own, etc.). They will be guarding Yeshua—that is, they will be guarding Salvation (saving the lives of others) until the Great Passover of the Tribulation occurs. Those who are guarded will be taken to Mount Zion, a safe place. They will then recognize that Yeshua (Salvation Himself) is the sacrifice to take the places of the Israelis so that they won’t die; they will participate in the slaughter of Yeshua, their sacrifice, in a form that is a type: by slaughtering and eating the Passover animal that Yehovah will provide.

 

8.    What occurs on the 14th day of every Israeli month? The 14th day of every Israeli month is a full moon! Every Israeli month is either 29 or 30 days, and every month begins with a new moon. The following is a picture of just eight of the 29 ways the moon will look.

 

Phases of the moons

 

       Start at the new moon, which appears almost like it is invisible, and go clockwise. The next moon will be the waxing crescent moon. The word waxing means getting bigger. The word crescent means that only a slice that is shaped as you will see is visibly lit up on the moon. If you look closely at night at the moon, you will see the outline of the entire moon, but only a portion will be lit brightly in a crescent moon. Finally, after 14 days, the moon will be a full moon—the entire side facing the earth will be lit up brightly. Yehovah made sure that the events that are about to be described in these texts occurred during the full moon. That gave much light in the desert at night.

 

9.    Who is him in, “And ye shall slaughter him between the evenings”? Him refers to the lamb (of the goat or sheep) that the Israelis have been guarding. They must now slaughter that lamb, and they must do it between the evenings.

 

10. What does “between the evenings” mean? The first evening in ‘evenings’ is that of the 14th day. Since the day begins in the evening in the Bible, that means that as the sun sets on the 13th, and thus begins the 14th day, that is the first evening. The second evening is when the 14th day ends, and the 15th day begins. They must slaughter this lamb somewhere in that 24-hour period.

 

11. Why must they slaughter the lamb exactly between these evenings? A future event will occur that will take place exactly between these evenings toward the end of the Tribulation. That event will be just before a great slaughter (of bad guys). The Israelis must obey this text at that time in order to live. This is why Yehovah is so specific and so insistent that this action will take place at the right time. What we are reading in this text is what will occur in the future, far from now. It happened in the past so that the Israelis would know what to do and how to do it (if they properly learn). The future event (many centuries from now) will be even more important than the past event, since many more lives will be in danger, and the slaughter will be far greater for those who don’t do what this text states.

 

12. Who will do the slaughter of the lamb, according to this text? According to this text, all the congregation of the witness of Israel will do this slaughter.

 

13. What is “the witness of Israel,” and what does that mean? Israel—the entire people—is being viewed and treated as if it is one person—one being. It is also being called a witness, singular. Yehovah treats entire groups as individuals in far more cases than what most readers of the Bible are aware. He also holds members of groups responsible for what the group does, and what individuals in the group do. Groups can be entire races or families. They can be those who work together, or they can be those who are socializing together. If anyone participates with others in a group, and one person in that group is doing wrong as a part of that group, Yehovah holds the group responsible for what the one person did as a representative of that group.

 

       A group is one witness if the entire group has seen an event. If any of the group didn’t see the event, those persons not seeing it are not in the group that saw (a subgroup of the whole group). Israel is one witness. It was one witness in history when Moshe led the entire group out; we are reading about this. It will be one witness during the Tribulation, since all will see the works of Yehovah.

 

       A witness is a person who experienced something through the senses—hearing, seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, and who, then, can express what directly occurred to that person. In this case, the entire group is a witness to what Yehovah did or will do. The word testimony refers to expressing what one experienced according to the senses above.

 

       No person is permitted to testify regarding himself/herself as far as personal feelings are concerned. Testimonies of oneself are not Biblically permitted. Thus, a person cannot say, “I became a believer, and now I am a changed person!” That testimony is a lie or worse; it is a false testimony. Another only can testify in such matters.

 

       The witness of Israel, then, will be all Israel acting as one being that experienced one or more experiences, and that will tell about it/them. That one being will do the slaughtering of the one lamb.

 

14. This event with one lamb can only occur under what one condition? The one condition is that all of Israel sees things the same way, being unified.

 

 

 

VIII. The Given Blood (verse 7)

 

After slaughtering this perfect one-year-old male goat or sheep lamb, they must take some of the collected blood, and they must give that blood “upon two of the doorposts and upon the lintel, upon the houses in which they will eat him.”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why must they take from the blood (instead of taking all the blood)? This shows that the blood could easily cover far more households than what it will be used to cover.

 

2.    Why does the text say that they will give the blood upon the doorposts and lintel instead of saying that they will splatter the blood there? The blood must be given; it is a gift. It is not a violent placing of the blood where it will be placed, but a deliberate gift of the blood that will be placed.

 

3.    Why did they have to place the blood particularly upon two of the doorposts and upon the lintel, and what is a lintel and what are doorposts? The following shows a picture of them:

 

Sideposts Lintel

 

       When they placed the blood on these parts of the door, the blood dripped. This is the form it showed:

 

Dripping Blood

 

       If you look at this, you will see what was being pictured:

 

Cross

 

       This showed how the Lamb of God would be given to cover two of the doorposts and the lintel of all of the House of Israel.

 

4.    Why did they have to eat the lamb? Why couldn’t they just slaughter the lamb, and place the blood? Yeshua much later explained this:

 

       John 6:53 Yeshua said therefore to them, “Faith! I say to faith you: unless ye shall have eaten the flesh of the Son of Adam and shall have drunk His blood, ye haven’t life in yourselves. 54He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life. And I will raise him up in the last day. 55For my flesh truly is food, and my blood truly is drink. 56He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him, 57as the living Father sent me. And I live because of the Father. Also, he who eats me, he also shall live because of me. 58This is the bread that descended from the heavens—not as your fathers ate the manna and died—he who eats this bread shall live forever.”

 

       Eating of the flesh of Yeshua is eating of the fruit that He produced, that fruit being His righteousness. (Persons in the Bible are compared to trees. Think of an apple tree. When the apple tree grows fruit—that is, grows apples, if you pick and eat the apple, you are eating the flesh of the tree—the fruit of the tree. No one bit Yeshua’s arm or leg to eat his flesh; instead, He produced fruit that led to life as if He had been a fruit tree. Drinking of His blood is taking advantage of His heroism, since the life of the flesh is in the blood. No one drank His blood that dripped. If a person saves the life of another, the one whose life was saved has drunk the blood—that is, the life of the person who did the lifesaving. Thus, anyone whose life is saved by Yeshua has drunk His life: His blood.) Eating the lamb pictures eating the flesh of the Messiah.

 

5.    Why did they have to eat the lamb in the same houses where they placed the blood? What this pictures is so important. Placing the blood will stop the Slaughterer from taking lives from inside the houses. Eating the lamb will picture eating the fruit of righteousness of the Messiah that will lead to being everlastingly saved from death. If anyone ate the lamb outside of the house where the blood was placed, it would picture eating Messiah’s righteousness, but not being protected from death—not taking part in Messiah’s heroism by which He died to save the lives of others. Being in the house and under the given blood but not eating the lamb would picture being saved from death, but not participating in Messiah’s righteousness by which one can live. Both pictures must go together!

 

6.    Did the Israelis understand these things when they did what Moshe said to do? No, they didn’t! They didn’t understand any of these things. They could have thought them through, but they didn’t have much time. They could have figured them out later, or they could have asked Moshe (or others who were wise).

 

7.    Do the Israelis and other folks (like those who claim to be Christian) understand these things today? Some understand a few parts of these things; most don’t understand and don’t care about these things.

 

8.    Must a person understand these things in order for them to work for the person? The Israelis didn’t understand, and these things worked for them while they physically lived. (They didn’t obtain everlasting Salvation from obeying these instructions, since they didn’t have faith.) A person for whom these things will bring everlasting life will be interested in them, and will desire to understand them. If a person doesn’t care, these things will do the person no good. One who desires the Truth of the Gods of Israel will show that desire, and it will be strong. The same thing was true of the Israelis when Moshe was commanding them to do these things that saved their firstborn from death.

 

 

 

IX. Roasted Lamb and Matzahs (verses 8-9)

 

The Israelis must roast the sheep or goat lamb, and they must eat the meat of the lamb in this one night. Yehovah then commanded, “And they shall eat him, matzos upon bitternesses.” (Matzos/matzahs are pieces of unleavened bread.)

 

There are two ways the Israelis are not to eat the sheep or goat lamb: “Ye shall not eat from him raw and boiling, boiled in water, but rather fire-roasted…”

 

The entire lamb must be roasted with “his head upon his knees and upon his approach.”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why did the flesh have to be roasted (instead of baked, boiled, or treated in some other fashion)? The word roast is directly related to two other words in Hebrew: shadow and sinking. If I were to translate this with the word shadow in the place of the word roasted, the text would read: “And they shall eat the flesh in this night. My shadow is fire!” I propose that this describes the way that the Lamb of God, the Messiah, will destroy His enemies at the very end of the Tribulation. Types in the Bible (that is, pictures of more important things) include using such word puns and word plays to describe what will happen. When Messiah is in the process of returning to Mount Zion, He will fly over enemies of Israel who are in the Land of Israel as an invading army. His shadow will indeed be a fire; as He flies over, He will burn them to death. Since Yehovah designed the Hebrew language, He also gave words their definitions. In this case, the word roast and the word-phrase my shadow are both spelled exactly the same. They look like this:

 

Tslee

 

       Yehovah always gives very specific commands (like roasting this lamb rather than cooking it in some other way) in order to teach very specific things. Many of those things are yet to come!

 

2.    What are matzahs? They are like big crackers (if they are cooked until they are crispy) made of only unleavened flour (water being added to make dough). They aren’t all that special alone, but if butter and honey, cream cheese and honey, or peanut butter and honey are put on them, they are quite good!

 

3.    What do matzahs picture? They have no leaven. Leaven in the Bible is a type (a picture) of sin because it makes a small amount of dough puff up to look very big. Yeshua mentioned what it pictured:

 

       Matthew 16:12 They then understood that He didn’t commanded them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

 

       Luke 12:1 He began to say unto His disciples first of all, “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy!”

 

       1 Corinthians 5:8 Therefore, we shall guard the solemnity—not with old leaven, and not with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but rather with the matzah of purity and Truth!

 

       Now, since matzah is made of flour (that is, separated and small particles from wheat seeds) mixed with water and baked, it pictures a leaven-free group that is held together by the waters of lives. If the group is leaven-free, it is without sin. Therefore, matzahs picture groups that do not have sin among them.

 

4.    What does “And they shall eat him, Matzahs upon bitternesses” mean? If they must eat the matzahs, they must make these groups that are without sin part of themselves; these groups are being offered up for them! Some of these groups will give their lives so that the Israelis will live.

 

       If they must eat them upon bitternesses, that tells me that those who are eating from the sacrifices of these groups will later realize with great bitterness that the Messiah of Israel came at a previous time, and did the very same thing that these groups have done: He gave His own life so that the Israelis will live. This will cause these Israelis to have great sorrow and bitterness over having missed the Messiah the first time:

 

       Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of favour and of supplications. And they shall look upon me whom they have pierced. And they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for an only-[one] and shall be in bitterness for Him as one that is in bitterness for a firstborn.

 

       Thus, the Israelis will realize the Truth of the Messiah of Israel. This will occur far in the future, during the Tribulation.

 

5.    What is wrong with eating from the lamb either raw or boiling, boiled in water? The Hebrew word for raw means restrained, forbidden, disallowed, held back. The Hebrew word for boil also means to cook. The work that the lamb does must not be the cooking of some person, and it mustn’t be demonstrating that anything was held back, restrained or forbidden. This is the work of God. If it is boiled in water, it will be diluted. This also must not occur. This must be from the fire of Yehovah, and from His wrath against sin. It cannot involve anything that a human does; this is strictly and only the work of Yehovah and the Messiah. The words for raw, boiling, and boiled in water all show what must not occur to the sacrifice of the Lamb.

 

6.    Why is fire-roasting so important? It pictures the fire of Yehovah and His wrath for sin. Yehovah’s fire is pictured during roasting, and it isn’t pictured if the lamb is raw, boiled, or boiled in water.

 

7.    The text next states, “his head upon his knees…” What does this mean? The head of the lamb must be upon the lamb’s knees as if the lamb is in a praying position. The word for knee is directly connected to the word for kneel, and can be a picture of praying. It also pictures bowing, showing willingness (as if the lamb had volunteered).

 

8.    The text also states, “his head … upon his approach.” What does that mean? To approach something is to come near to it. The lamb will be approaching Yehovah in this picture. He is on his way to Yehovah as a sacrifice. The head of the lamb is therefore not removed and discarded, but is also roasted.

 

9.    Could the Israelis eat the head and every part of the lamb? Absolutely! They could eat any and every part of the lamb that they desired to eat.

 

 

 

X. No Remainder (verse 10)

 

Yehovah gave two commands regarding any leftovers from the lamb: “And ye shall not make-remain from him unto morning,” and “ye shall burn the remainder from him unto morning in fire.”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What does “And ye shall not make-remain from him unto morning” mean? It means that leaving any leftovers for the morning is wrong! They must have absolutely no leftovers from the lamb!

 

2.    What were they commanded to do with leftovers? They had to burn the remainder of the lamb in fire some time before the morning came.

 

3.    Why did they have to get rid of lamb leftovers? The opportunity to sacrifice the lamb only occurs in the very short time period given. After that, the sacrifice of the lamb won’t be possible. Yehovah has given this time period to the Israelis during the Tribulation. They will know when this is; it will be up to them to obey. Thus, eating the lamb within a certain amount of time is a vital part of the picture of the lamb being available for only a short time!

 

4.    Why did they have to burn the remainder of the lamb (instead of throwing the rest away, giving it to friends, or burying it)? Throwing it away would give the wrong picture: as if the lamb could be discarded. Giving it away to friends would give the wrong picture—that it could be shared outside of the time that it was offered to the Israelis. Burning it with fire continues the roasting process until it is totally gone, and this gives the right picture that there is only a certain time in which folks can take advantage of the sacrifice of the lamb.

 

5.    Why does the text say, “ye shall burn the remainder from him unto morning in fire” instead of this: “ye shall burn the remainder from him before morning in fire”? Burning the lamb unto the morning shows that it is still being burned the night before, and up to the morning. Burning it before morning doesn’t give the same picture.

 

6.    Look carefully at verse 10. It starts with this: “And ye shall not make-remain…” Verse 9 above starts with this: “Ye shall not eat from him…” Above that is verse 8, though, that starts with this: “And they shall eat the flesh…” Verse 7 also has they, and verse 5 has you and ye. Why does the text keep switching from you and ye to they and them? In other words, why do the pronouns go from being as if the speaker is speaking directly to the Israelis to speaking about the Israelis? Sometimes, Yehovah is telling Moshe what to say; sometimes, Yehovah is speaking directly to the Israelis as if Moshe isn’t even there (though they only heard Moshe’s voice). When a prophet speaks, the prophet sometimes brings a message from the source (from Yehovah), and sometimes the prophet speaks as if he/she is the source (Yehovah)!

 

       We have also considered another very important reason for this regular switching. The commands that use they and them were for Moshe to deliver to the Israelis to do at the time of Moshe. The commands that use ye, you and your were for the Israelis to do both at the time of Moshe and in the far-future events during the Tribulation. Two events are always in mind in these texts. The future event is far more important for the Israelis than the event in Moshe’s day, since the future event will be when all of Israel finally believes Yehovah, and all of Israel will be saved from death!

 

 

 

XI. Dress Code (verses 11-12)

 

How must the Israelis be dressed while eating the lamb? “And ye shall eat him thus: your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your walking-staff in your hand.”

 

How quickly must the Israelis eat the lamb? “And ye shall eat him in haste.” Why must they be dressed like this and eat the lamb so quickly? “He is the Skip-Over to Yehovah!”

 

Yehovah next told what He will be doing at the same time that these other events will be occurring: “And I will cross-over in the land of Egypt in this night. And I will smite every firstborn in the land of Egypt from Adam and unto cattle. And I will do justices via all gods of Egypt.”

 

Yehovah then gave His signature: “I am Yehovah!”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What three items did the Israelis have to have or wear while eating the lamb? They had to have the following three:

 

  • Their loins had to be girded
  • Their shoes had to be on their feet
  • The walking staff had to be in their hand.

2.    What does “loins girded” mean? The loin is the kidney. Girding means wearing, but also includes the idea of something being tight—not too tight, but to the right tightness. Belts are used for girding for this reason.

 

       When loins are girded, the person is ready to do hard work and/or warfare. In this case, the hard work included walking miles and carrying much.

 

3.    Why did they have to have (or have to wear) these three things?

 

  • They had to have their loins girded because they were about to begin a journey that would last for days.
  • They had to have their shoes on their feet for the same reason: they were about to begin a journey that would last for days.
  • They had to have their walking staff in their hand (singular) for the same reason: they were about to begin a journey that would last for days.

4.    Why is hand singular in “and your walking-staff in your hand”? This one word being singular changes everything. The command, “And ye shall eat him thus: your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your walking-staff in your hand,” isn’t to individual Israelis; it is to Israelis that form one group that will behave as one person. The entire group will be girded, will have shoes on, and will have just one walking staff in the group’s hand! Another text in the Bible has the very same type of wording, but it doesn’t refer to Israelis. It refers to folks in Ephesus:

 

       Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, take the whole armour of God unto you so-that ye will be able to withstand and to stand in the evil day, having done all. 14Stand, therefore, having your loins girded about with Truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace— 16above all, taking the shield of faith with which ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked-[one]. 17And take the helmet of Salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying always in the Spirit with all prayer and supplication, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…

 

       There is one shield and one helmet in the text above.

 

5.    Why did the Israelis have to eat the roasted lamb in haste? There was no rush on this night, as you will see as you read. There will be quite a rush when this event again occurs during the Tribulation. There will be little time for a long meal. All will have to eat in a hurry, since they will be leaving in a hurry right after they have eaten!

 

6.    What does “he is the Skip-Over to Yehovah” mean? This refers to both the event and to the lamb (as if they are both one event). The lamb is the skip-over—meaning that Yehovah skips over those whom He would otherwise visit and slaughter. Had the blood not been placed on the upper lintel and the two sideposts of the door, Yehovah would not have skipped over. He would have slaughtered the firstborn in that place.

 

       The words skip over are normally translated as Passover, but that isn’t quite the right word. Yehovah is doing an action that is like skipping. He is skipping from house to house, from chamber to chamber—wherever humans are, in this night in order to slaughter all firstborn of man and animal. If He sees that blood of the lamb, He skips over that place.

 

       It is the Skip-Over to Yehovah, since it for His usage; it belongs to Him!

 

7.    Why does the text now state that He will cross over instead of skip over? Yehovah will cross over the entire land of Egypt in one night, skipping over every place of lodging. This is probably where someone got the idea of Santa Clause visiting every roof to bring presents, but it is instead the opposite regarding Yehovah: He is visiting every home to kill the firstborn in every home unless the blood of the lamb has been placed.

 

8.    What does “I will do justices via all gods of Egypt” mean? What will happen? Yehovah has so far done justices via almost all the gods of Egypt: the lice god, the frog god, the river god, the cattle god, the sun god, etc. There is one god that He so far hasn’t touched, however: the god of the firstborn child. He is about to do justice via (by means of) this god, too; He will show that this god has no power to keep the firstborn child alive just as the other gods had no power to stop those creatures over whom they were supposed to rule!

 

9.    Why did Yehovah now state, “I am Yehovah”? He is stating His own identity to remind all that He isn’t one of the gods like the Egyptian gods. His Name means, “I will be! I am! I was!” Thus, unlike the Egyptian gods, He will not be shown as without any power, and He won’t disappear. (The Egyptians stopped worshipping the gods that Yehovah ruined. They picked up other gods, but they quit these first gods.) Yehovah always will be!

 

 

 

XII. Blood (verse 13)

 

He now explained the purpose of the blood: “And the blood shall be to you for a sign upon the houses where ye are. And I will see the blood. And I will skip-over above you. And the strike will not be in you for a slaughter when I smite in the land of Egypt.”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What was the purpose for the blood, according to verse 13? It was for a sign. A sign is either a miracle or very close to a miracle that stands for something else very specific. In this case, it was very close to a miracle that all the Israelis (and even some Egyptians) actually obeyed, and placed the blood the way Yehovah commanded them to do it! Again, it will be for a sign toward the end of the Tribulation, since Yehovah will miraculously provide the animals for the Israelis no matter where they are located so that they will be able to place the blood as commanded. (In the meantime, placing the blood isn’t done, since sacrifices today are not being done by Israel; there is no place to properly do the sacrifices, and there are no priests who are permitted to do the sacrifices. Yehovah has temporarily disallowed them, since the Israelis refused to obey all the Teaching of Yehovah.)

 

2.    Who will see the blood? Who will skip over above the Israelis? Yehovah will see the blood! Yehovah will skip over above the Israelis! This is so important because so many who read the Bible (and who don’t read the Bible) think that some angel of death or the Death Angel passed over the Israelis; that just isn’t true. It was Yehovah Who passed over them looking for the blood placed on the houses.

 

3.    If Yehovah is so kind, gentle and good, why would He do a slaughter in the land of Egypt? The Egyptians are holding Israel, Yehovah’s firstborn son! Yet, they worship their own firstborn sons and the god of their sons! Yehovah is therefore going to remove their sons so that they will finally see that Yehovah is God over Israel’s firstborn sons! All races can learn that going after Israel to make them slaves and to try to kill their sons (as Pharaoh did when commanding the slaughter of Israel’s sons) will bring death upon those races! Yehovah will avenge His own!

 

 

 

XIII. Memories (verse 14)

 

A new Holy Day will be born: “And this day shall be to you for a remembrance. And ye shall solemnize him a solemnity to Yehovah to your generations. Ye shall solemnize him, a statute of Hider!” This Holy Day is called Passover in English.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why does Yehovah sometimes command that a day be for a remembrance? Is it just because it was an important day in the past? No! Yehovah commands to remember certain events in the past because more important events like it will occur in the future! Just remembering past occasions isn’t very important. Remembering past occasions in order to prepare for future ones that are much bigger and more significant is very important!

 

2.    What does solemnize mean? It means to treat and consider something as a serious occasion (even if it does involve great joy and celebration). Anything that is solemn is serious, and not to be treated as if it were unimportant.

 

3.    What must the Israelis do if they will solemnize this day? They must do the following:

 

  • They must remember this day—that is, when it took place
  • They must remember this day—that is, what happened on it
  • They must learn what they can about this day, and they must learn what is right about it (not what is traditional, but what is true)
  • They must teach it to their children
  • They must do whatever Yehovah says to do on this day if they are able to do so (that is, unless Yehovah has temporarily disallowed them from doing what should be done, as He has many centuries by removing their ability to do sacrifices, since this is a sacrifice)
  • They must consider what this means for a future event that will be its fulfillment. Yehovah’s solemnities always have to do with future events.

4.    What does to your generations mean? It means as long as the Israelis have generations (that is, as long as this planet lasts and life on the planet continues).

 

5.    Why is this a solemnity to Yehovah instead of being a solemnity to the Israelis? If it belonged to the Israelis, they could celebrate it in any way they chose. Since it belongs to Yehovah, the Israelis and all who desire to celebrate this solemnity must do it and treat it as Yehovah the owner desires for it to be done and treated.

 

6.    What is Hider? I propose that Hider refers to a time limit: that is, until revealed time is about to change over to unrevealed, and this hidden time, the Hider referring to that time. I also propose that Yehovah Himself is the Hider, since He has intentionally made Himself invisible so that humans normally don’t see Him. (That way, they can live by faith; if they saw Him on a regular basis, living by faith would be impossible.) If I am right, and Hider refers to Yehovah, the text indicates that the Israelis will solemnize this lamb (the Skip-Over) because it is a statute of Hider—of Yehovah!

 

7.    What is a statute? It is a rule that is firm, as if it were engraved (chiseled) in stone. (It isn’t the same as a statue which is an image.)

 

 

 

XIV. Matzahs (verse 15)

 

The Israelis must eat only unleavened bread if they eat any bread during the next seven days. They must cause all leaven to cease from their houses in the first day. Yehovah then warns, “For every eater of vinegar, and that being shall-be-cut-off from Israel from the first day unto the seventh day”—that is, anyone who eats any form of vinegar during the seven days will be cut off from Israel!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why must the Israelis eat matzahs seven days? There are seven days in the year: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Those same days repeat, but no matter what the year is, there are only these same seven days in the year. However one can behave during seven days, then, that person can behave for the entire year. If matzahs picture a group that is without sin, and if eating the matzahs pictures taking advantage of that group by making that group part of the person who eats the matzah, if this is done for seven days, it pictures becoming part of that group throughout the year, and thus permanently. Living without sin for seven days shows that one can and must live without sin throughout a year, and thus for the rest of one’s life.

 

       1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out the old leaven so that ye will be a new lump as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us! 8Therefore, we will keep the solemnity—not with old leaven and not with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the matzah of sincerity and Truth!

 

2.    Do the seven days include the day of the Skip-Over? No! This is a separate event that begins directly after the day of the Skip-Over!

 

3.    How can the Israelis “make-cease leaven” from their houses? They must physically remove all leaven and all leavened items from their houses by searching for leaven and leavened products. They must then get rid of those products (not just store them somewhere else until after the seven days).

 

4.    What does this ‘making cease’ leaven picture? It pictures getting rid of all wickedness from their houses! That means that all humans must stop sinning from that day forward.

 

5.    What does vinegar picture? It pictures malice, which leads to violence. Malice comes from bitter hatred, and is the strong desire and intent to do harm to others and to see harm done to others. It can be physical, and it can be in the form of words (as gossip, for example).

 

6.    What does eating vinegar picture? It pictures participating in malice! Thus, it pictures those who participate in gossip and in harm to others: being mean!

 

7.    What will happen to every Israeli who eats vinegar during these seven days? That Israeli will be cut off from Israel. Since eating vinegar pictures participating in malice, and since seven days pictures the entire year, and thus the rest of one’s life, being cut off from Israel pictures everlasting damnation! Yehovah will destroy the Israeli who doesn’t cease from malice! (Many texts in the ‘New Testament’ refer to this very topic!) This is why Yeshua taught,

 

       Matthew 6:12 “‘And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And don’t lead us into temptation, but rather, deliver us from the evil-[one]! For the kingdom and the power and the glory is Thine forever!’ Faith! 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15And if ye don’t forgive men their trespasses, your Father won’t forgive your trespasses!”

 

       Anyone who holds malice toward another will never forgive the other, and won’t desire to be forgiven by the other person.

 

8.    How many of the Israelis must do these commands? They all must obey these commands! (They won’t all obey these commands until near the end of the Tribulation many centuries from now. At that time, Yehovah will remove every Israeli who won’t obey these commands so that those who are left are the ones who will obey these commands. Until then, Israel will be in constant danger from Yehovah and from enemies. Yet, everyone who takes a stand against the Israelis will be taking a stand against Yehovah.)

 

 

 

XV. Callings (verse 16)

 

Yehovah now told the Israelis, “A calling of a Holy-[One] is in the first day.” He didn’t explain in this text whether that meant that a Holy One will do the calling or whether the Israelis will call the Holy One.

 

Yehovah continued, “And a calling of a Holy-[One] shall be to you in the day seven.”

 

Yehovah then referred to one person using the pronoun he: “He will not do any errand in them. He alone shall do for you only what he will eat for every being.”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    This text refers to two callings of the Holy One. What are these events? Are they the same event? The way the Hebrew language works is similar to the English language regarding the word calling. “A calling of the Holy One” can mean that the Holy One is calling, and it can mean that the Israelis are calling the Holy One! I propose that the calling of the Holy One (of Israel—the Messiah) that takes place in the first day will be when Messiah calls the Israelis. I propose that the calling of the Holy One that takes place in day seven will be when the Israelis call the Messiah!

 

2.    What does “He will not do any errand in them” mean? This means that He, the Holy One of Israel, won’t take action during these days, and the Israelis likewise must refrain from doing any errand. Them refers to the first day and day seven.

 

3.    What does “He alone shall do for you only what he will eat for every being” mean and show if the reader takes it literally? The first He, “He alone shall do…,” refers to the Holy One of Israel. He shall do for you—for the Israelis. What will He do? It is what He will eat for every being—that is, He is the One who ate death for everyone so that they will live. Yeshua not only tasted death, but He ate death so that the Israelis can eat from the Tree of the Lives, and live.

 

 

 

XVI. Guarding (verses 17-18)

 

Yehovah’s commands to the Israelis continued: “And ye shall guard the Matzahs.” It is as if the Matzahs are in danger! But why must they guard the matzahs? “For in this selfsame day I made-exit your hosts from the land of Egypt. And ye shall guard this day to your generations, a statute of Hider.” (A statute of Hider is a statute that continues until the planet ends.)

 

Yehovah even told them when to eat the Matzahs: “Ye shall eat Matzahs in the evening in the first, in the 14th day to the month, unto the day one and twenty to the month in the evening.”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is involved with guarding the matzahs, and why do they need guarding? Most Bibles will use words like observe or keep instead of guard. These words give a wrong impression to a reader. Yehovah meant to guard. Observing something can mean looking at it or remembering it to do something in particular. If a person observes Easter, for example, that person will hide and participate in hiding candies and eggs, going on hunts, dressing up children, etc. Keeping something can mean to make an object one’s own possession. Guarding it, however, is making certain that it is unharmed and not taken away. This is what Yehovah commanded.

 

       It seems strange that any human should have to guard matzahs since they are crackers. If one considers the type, however, guarding makes sense. One piece of matzah typifies one group of persons who are all without malice and wickedness; they have had their sins removed, and they are now living righteously and saving the lives of others. They need to be guarded, since they are working for the saving of the lives of Israel. Guarding them is protecting them; the Israelis who do this will be joining them! Thus, they will also become part of the groups that are saving the lives of others.

 

2.    What armies are these? The Israelis exited from Egypt as an army. The angels of Yehovah are another army, and they angels accompanied the Israelis. Other armies of Israel also exited with the Israelis, including future generations of Israeli armies. (Something like this is discussed in Hebrews when the offspring of the Israelis paid tithes to Melchizedek through Avraham centuries before those Israelis were born.)

 

       Hebrews 7:5 And faith, they who are of the sons of Levi who receive the office of the priesthood have a commandment to take tithes from the people according to the Torah—that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Avraham. 6And he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Avraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7And without all contradiction, the less is blessed by the better. 8And men who die receive tithes here, but he of whom it is witnessed that he lives receives them there. 9And as I shall so say, Levi, who receives tithes also paid tithes in Avraham! 10For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedek met him!

 

       The armies that came out of Egypt included all Israel’s future armies.

 

3.    How long did it take the armies of the Israelis to exit from Egypt? It took them no more than one day! These armies included all the Israelis (including children). “For in this selfsame day I made-exit your armies from the land of Egypt.”

 

4.    Why must they guard this day to their generations? They must guard this day so that they won’t forget, and so that they will know that this day in the future will be to the saving of their lives. Thus, they must be aware of the timing of this day so that they can obey the commands in the future when it is lifesaving again.

 

5.    When the Israelis exited from Egypt, where did they go? What is very important is where they didn’t go. They didn’t go into the land of the Palestinians.

 

       Exodus 13:17 Elohim did not lead them the way of the land of the Palestinians. For he is near. For Elohim said, “Lest the People will be grieved in their seeing war, and they shall return to Egypt.” 18And Elohim circled the People the way of the desert of the Ending Sea.

 

       He also didn’t bring them into the land of the Canaanites since they, also, would have made battle. Instead, He brought them through the desert, and they came over to what is today called Saudi Arabia.

 

6.    How many days must the Israelis eat matzah, according to this text? I propose that it this way:

 

  • From the evening that starts the 14th day to the evening of the 15th day (1)
  • From the evening that starts the 15th day to the evening of the 16th day (2)
  • From the evening that starts the 16th day to the evening of the 17th day (3)
  • From the evening that starts the 17th day to the evening of the 18th day (4)
  • From the evening that starts the 18th day to the evening of the 19th day (5)
  • From the evening that starts the 19th day to the evening of the 20th day (6)
  • From the evening that starts the 20th day to the evening of the 21th day (7)
  • From the evening that starts the 21st day, throughout the day (8)

       If this is correct, they must eat matzahs seven days plus the day before the seven days (Skip-Over Day itself). That totals to eight days. The two events run into each other, but they (Skip-Over and The Seven Days of Matzah/Unleavened Bread) are two separate events.

 

 

 

XVII. No Vinegar, No Leaven (verses 19-20)

 

“Leaven will not be found in your houses seven days.” (Yehovah is serious when He commands!) “For every eater from vinegar, and that being in a sojourner and in a native of the land shall be cut-off from the witness of Israel!” Yehovah states this warning again: “Ye shall not eat every vinegar!” He tells what they must eat: “Ye shall eat Matzahs in all your dwellings!”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    No leaven must be found in the houses of the Israelis for which seven days? The seven days that start after Skip-Over are the days in which no leaven must be found.

 

2.    Why must no leaven be found during those seven days? This shows that the Israelis themselves (represented as matzah) are totally without malice and wickedness.

 

3.    What is wrong with eating vinegar? What does this typify? Nothing is wrong with eating vinegar except during these days! If any of the folks mentioned eats vinegar during these days, Yehovah will put an everlasting death penalty on that person!

 

4.    What is a sojourner? This is a person who is journeying from one location to another, the two locations being quite distant from each other. (Therefore, the person’s journey will take longer than a day or two; the journey can take months or years!) A sojourner is usually from another race and land.

 

5.    What is a native? That is a person who lives in the same land and among the same peoples in which he/she was born. The opposite is being a sojourner (who now lives in a different land and among different peoples than those in which he/she was born).

 

6.    What does “shall be cut off from the witness of Israel” mean? This is another way of saying that the person will be damned! Being cut off has the idea of permanence; the person is permanently kept from being with a group (in this case the group being the witness of Israel). The only way that can occur is if the person doesn’t take part in the first resurrection (the resurrection of Saints).

 

       The witness of Israel refers to Israel as one person who is witnessing what Yehovah/Yeshua is doing. A person who is cut off from the witness of Israel is no longer a witness of these things. Thus, the person will be in a place that doesn’t permit being an eye-witness (for example) of the important and huge works of God.

 

7.    Why will Yehovah cut off even sojourners from the witness of Israel if they eat vinegar? Since vinegar typifies malice (and its accompanying violence), eating it leads to malice (and its accompanying violence). Any person who eats malice, and thus becomes malicious—that is, becomes cruel and mean—will be cut off from the witness of Israel (and from life). Thus, sojourners and natives alike have the very same requirement to be rid of vinegar!

 

8.    How many types of vinegars are included in this restriction? Every type of vinegar is included!

 

9.    If you look at a Passover section (in the spring of the year), you will find several products that are “kosher for Passover” that include vinegar. What does this text have to say about these products? Yehovah has strictly forbidden all forms of vinegar from the days of matzahs (Unleavened Bread); I take that to mean that He doesn’t desire that these be used on the Skip-Over (Passover) event, as well as the seven days following since matzah (unleavened bread) is the only type of bread permitted on both occasions.

 

10. In how many of the dwellings of the Israelis must matzah be eaten? It must be eaten in all their dwellings! Yehovah has commanded them to make these groups that are without malice and wickedness a part of themselves!

 

 

 

XVIII. The Skip-Over (verses 21-23)

 

Moshe now called to all the elders of Israel. He commanded them: “Draw-ye and take-ye a flock to you—to your families.” Thus, Moshe made the elders responsible to both draw—that is, to remove from the larger flocks—and to take a flock for them and their families. The elders had to then slaughter the Skip-Over!

 

Moshe told them what to use to move the blood from the collection pot to the lintel and the two doorposts: “And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop. And ye shall immerse in blood that is in a basin. And ye shall cause-to-touch unto the lintel and unto two of the doorposts from the blood that is in the basin.” (Hyssop is a plant.)

 

Moshe’s commands were now warnings: “And ye, ye shall not exit—a man from the opening of his house—unto morning.” Why must they not exit? “Yehovah will cross-over to smite Egypt. And He will see the blood upon the lintel and upon two of the doorposts. And Yehovah will Skip-Over above the opening. And He will not give the Slaughterer to come unto your houses to smite.”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Moshe called to all elders of Israel, telling them to draw and take a flock to them—to their families. What did drawing and taking  a flock to them show? The word draw is related to the word for Moshe, but it isn’t the same. It is mashakh which can include seizing—taking by force, as well as doing something like getting water out of a well with a bucket. The word take is similar; it can mean to receive as a guest, or it can mean to arrest by force. Moshe was a prophet, and he was prophesying what the Israelis will do in the future. Some of the Israelis will seize and take fellow Israelis (and others who are with them), since humans are often compared to and viewed as sheep and goats—members of a flock. Other Israelis will draw out—that is rescue, and will receive—that is, take into their homes, Israelis and others whose lives need to be saved. Those who take folks by seizure will be doing violence, and will sacrifice innocent persons by slaughtering them or aiding in their arrests and deaths. Those who take folks in to save their lives will be heroes and heroines, and they will be saving parts of Yehovah’s flock from slaughter. Both will be taken to the families of the Israelis, and both those who are sacrificed and those whose lives are saved will benefit the Israelis who turn to Yehovah in faith.

 

2.    The text continues, “And slaughter-ye the Skip-Over.” Why didn’t it say to slaughter sheep and goats? There is only one Skip-Over: Messiah Himself! This command is for the Israelis to slaughter Yeshua! They had to slaughter Him in order for them to be saved from death! He never commanded the Israelis to slaughter the flock.

 

3.    What is hyssop? I tried to find the plant identified as hyssop. Different persons thought different things about it. One text describes it in the following way:

 

       1 Kings 4:33 And he spoke of trees from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springs out of the wall.

 

       Knowing that hyssop springs out of the wall is a vital clue. The following is from the website aish.com regarding plants that grow in Israel and spring out of the wall:

 

       There are a number of species of plants growing out of the stones in the Wall:

 

       1. Henbane. This is the most common plant in the Wall. The Hebrew name for this plant is Shikaron, which is a form of the word for drunkenness. The name is possibly derived from the poisonous, intoxicating substance contained in the plant.

 

       2. Podosnoma. This is the second most common plant in the Wall. It is a typical rock plant, and is able to penetrate stone with its roots in order to extract water.

 

       3. Sicialian Snapdragon. These plants are found mostly on the higher sections of the Wall. It often takes root in cracks between the stones of a wall, and on fences.

 

       4. Horsetail Knotgrass. The Talmud (Shabbos 14:13) mentions that an antidote for snake bite was prepared from this plant.

 

       5. Thorny Caper. This plant produces flower buds that were used in ancient times as a spice after marination. In the summer, buds open every day to produce flowers and fruits.

 

       6. Phagnalon. This smaller plant is found scattered throughout the Wall.

 

       I cannot tell which plant hyssop is, and I was unable to find a source I could trust that seemed to know this.

 

       I also considered that it must be a type. This is what I wrote:

 

       (Technical derivation and explanation) Hyssop must be a type, an item that is real in itself while picturing another item that is both real and more important. Finding an object’s type can be difficult, requiring much thought. When the antitype (the answer to the type) isn’t intuitive, I start with a consideration of the definition of the object’s name. The Hebrew word for hyssop is Ayzov, ayzov, so I started by searching both Ayzovand its root, Azav. I found no such root. When this occurs, I next begin dividing the word to see if it is a contraction of two words. The word for fly (as in housefly) is Zvoov, zvoov, an onomatopoetic word (a word that sounds like what it is) that describes the sound of the flying of a housefly. The Alef can be a contraction for the prefix Ee, ē with the following acceptations: where? whence? which? how? or for a separate, complete word meaning not; alas! woe! When I combined the unabbreviated forms, I got Eezavoov, ēzavoov with two possible acceptations: “Where is a fly?” (a perfect name for a fly swatter) or “not a fly!” which would convey the same idea as “Where is a fly?”. Since one false god is named Baalzavoov, Baal-zvoov, or as translators have penned it, Beelzebub, meaning Lord Fly, I determined that this was not unreasonable. During the Millennium, all demons will be locked up in Sheol. Thus, Satan (who is personally identified as Lord Fly) will not be found on the surface of the earth or in the heavens during that time. I propose, then, that when the blood of the True Sacrifice at Passover is applied just before the Millennium, that will finally place Satan and all the fallen angels into their prison, so that the question, “Where is a fly?” or the statement, “Not a fly!” will be literally fulfilled. If this is the case, Ayzovmeaning hyssop is actually prophetic: “There is no fly!”

 

4.    Why must they take a bunch of hyssop? Using a bunch of it will certainly splatter the blood so that it will drip. A bunch is a banded group of the plant; a bundle bound with cords. If bunch is put with hyssop, this, then, can typify what will happen: “There is no fly; he has been bound with cords.” The blood of the sacrifice accomplished this, and the Lamb (of God) accomplished this.

 

5.    The next statement is this: “And ye shall immerse in blood that is in a basin.” Explain this curious wording: Readers will know that the command is to immerse the hyssop in blood that is in a basin. Yet, more careful readers will see that immerse is exactly what baptize means. If the life of the flesh is in the blood (which is what Leviticus 17:11 states), the Israelis are being commanded to immerse (others) into the life of the Messiah—to place them into Messiah. Another text states,

 

       2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if any man is in Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things are passed away! Behold, all things are become new!

 

       Since everyone in the house where the blood will be placed is inside that blood, all will be in that salvation—that is, being saved from death.

 

6.    What is a lintel? It is the piece of wood that is part of a door’s frame that is directly above the door. (See the picture of a door above.) The Hebrew word for lintel comes from a verb meaning to peer down as if one is leaning over to see far down.

 

7.    What are doorposts? They are the side beams of a door frame (see the door picture above). The Hebrew word mezuzah is this word (though most Jewish folks who practice any form of Judaism think that it refers to the little scroll [containing the Shma and some other texts] that is attached to the doorpost.) I propose that this word comes from the Hebrew word nazah, meaning sprinkle, spatter, splatter, etc. The doorposts go down to the ground. Thus, if I combine the lintel with the two doorposts, this combines peering down and splattering—exactly what Messiah will do toward the end of the Tribulation to Israel’s (and His) enemies.

 

8.    What does the touching of the lintel and the doorposts using the hyssop bunch dipped in blood show? This shows that the blood will either be applied saving lives, or that because of the blood of the Lamb, a great slaughter of enemies will occur. The form of the cross (as shown above) appears when this is done.

 

9.    Yehovah commanded the Israelis to not exit from the opening of the house unto morning. Houses didn’t have indoor plumbing; there were places outside where folks used what we call ‘the restroom.’ What were they supposed to do if they had to use the restroom? From the earliest times, different cultures had chamber pots—places where they took care of their needs without going outside, and they would then empty them in the morning. This wasn’t a difficulty.

 

10. Why couldn’t they go outside of the house until morning? Being in that house was a picture of being in Messiah’s blood that was already shed, and thus not being in danger of being slaughtered by Messiah where those slaughtered lost their own blood from the vengeance of the Lamb of God. If they went out, they would be slaughtered along with the enemies of Israel!

 

11. Did the Israelis remain in their houses during the first Skip-Over (about which we are reading)? The reader must read ahead to find out. The Israelis were told to leave at midnight; they could not stay unto the morning. Therefore, these commands are for a future event!

 

12. Verse 23 stated that “Yehovah will cross-over to smite Egypt.” Is that what He said He would do? Explain. He said that He will smite the firstborn of Egypt, humans and animals. That isn’t the same as smiting Egypt. This, again, must be a future event. (Many Egyptians will help the Israelis in that event, and Yehovah will send Egypt a Saviour.) If I am right about that future event, the Egyptians who believe Biblical texts will also apply the blood; those who don’t will be slaughtered.

 

13. What will cause Yehovah to skip over above the opening of a house? Seeing the blood upon the lintel and upon two of the doorposts will cause Him to skip over. It will be as if He saw His own Son as the opening of the house.

 

14. Why does the text refer to the opening instead of the door? What is the difference between an opening and a door? The difference between an opening and a door is this: a door is meant to keep from passing into or out of a place; an opening is meant to permit passing into or out of a place. They have the opposite goals!

 

       The text refers to the opening because it is the way in and out! It pictures a way of passage, and not a way of blockage.

 

15. Who is this Slaughterer? This is none other than Yeshua Himself. (It certainly isn’t the Death angel.) Yehovah stated that He (Himself) will smite the firstborn. No angel of death is involved in this.

 

16. Why does the text use the word give instead of send? The word give is used far more in the Hebrew language of the Bible than in English. Giving implies sending, but much more. When giving is for good and benefit, it shows a gift. When it is for destruction (as in this case), it shows that the action (of the Slaughterer, in this case) is very personal. Yehovah isn’t just sending an impersonal slaughterer to come unto the houses of the victims; He is giving that slaughterer as a personal messenger from Him! This is far more frightening, as it should be. Since He isn’t giving, in this case, the Israelis are being spared a very terrifying action of fury on Yehovah’s part.

 

 

 

XIX. Guarding Speech and Service (verses 24-25)

 

Moshe next warned the Israelis to guard this speech that he had been giving to them. They must view this speech as a statute “to thee”—that is, to the people of Israel as one unit—“and to thy sons”—that is, to all the sons of the people of Israel—unto Hider.

 

When the Israelis finally will “come unto the land that Yehovah will give to you just-as He spoke,” the Israelis must guard this service!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why is guarding this speech so important to Yehovah and for the Israelis? This speech and its details will save the lives of many when this Skip-Over occurs in the future. What they don’t know about this speech will be what will get them killed; what they do know about it and what they make certain to obey will be what will save their lives!

 

2.    Why can’t they just forget the speech itself, but keep it recorded in the Bible, only studying it in detail just before it will occur? Wouldn’t that be the same thing? The generations between the first Skip-Over and the End Times Skip-Over will be involved in unrelated slaughters by not guarding this speech. This has already occurred many times, and it will occur many more times. Nearly all Israelis alive today (and nearly all who claim any faith in the Bible, including all of Christianity) think that these events are only historical, and have little or no future parts to them. Thus, they don’t guard this speech; if they celebrate these events at all, they just celebrate some type of ‘freedom festival.’ They don’t fear this Slaughterer, and they don’t consider what Yehovah was instructing in these events and what He was warning. Since the Israelis take these things so lightly, they have no real idea of what they show or teach in every generation, and they come up with wrong teachings about Yehovah and His character because of this. (The rest of the world claiming faith in the Bible does no better, but the greatest danger is first to Israel and will always be first to Israel.)

 

       Waiting to remember these things until the last generation is therefore a very bad idea!

 

3.    What is a statute? It is a rule made as if it is in stone. Yehovah gave these rules to save lives. They are ways to have peace with Yehovah and with neighbours. Not following these statutes can result in needless death.

 

4.    What is Hider? I have proposed that it refers to the boundary between events revealed in the Bible and events that go way beyond the Bible’s descriptions. The Bible tells about the creation of the heavens, the land, man and the living things on the land and in the waters. It tells about events all the way up to the creation of the new heavens and the new earth. What occurs between these two periods of time is revealed; the rest has been kept hidden. Anything that is to Hider continues up to the point of the creation of the new earth.

 

       I have also proposed that Hider refers to Yehovah Himself, since He hides himself so that humans can live by faith. If He didn’t hide Himself, no one would be able to have faith, since faith always includes what isn’t seen. If something must be done unto Hider, in this case, it must be done unto Yehovah and unto the time when Yehovah no longer hides Himself.

 

5.    Again, why must the Israelis guard this speech unto Hider? They must guard it because it gives instructions for events that will take place toward the end of this earth’s existence, and nearer to the time of the creation of the new earth! (These events must wait for many centuries.)

 

6.    What “shall be” when the Israelis shall come unto the land that Yehovah will give to them? The events prophesied in the Skip-Over will be when the Israelis will come unto the land that Yehovah will give to them. Those events haven’t happened yet; this speaks of the Israelis coming unto that land far into the future from now. That is when they will guard this service!

 

7.    What is a service? (This doesn’t refer to a ‘church service.’) It is something that a slave does, since this is directly related to the word for slave. (Anyone who truly serves another is a slave to the one being served unless the person is hired and paid to do the work.)

 

 

 

XX. The Question (verses 26-27)

 

Moshe prophesied that the Israelis’ sons will say unto the Israelis, “What is this service to you?” The Israelis must answer, “He is the Sacrifice of Skip-Over to Yehovah Who Skipped-Over above the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt in His smiting Egypt. And He rescued our houses!”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What do the children mean by the question, “What is this service to you?” The children won’t just be asking, “What is this service”—meaning, what does this mean? Instead, they will desire to know how this service is pertinent to their parents—that is, “What does this have to do with you? Isn’t this something historical?” Thus, the children will desire to know why their parents are doing these things that were commanded so many centuries ago.

 

2.    Look at the wording of verse 27. Yehovah commanded the Israelis to say to their children, “He is the Sacrifice of Skip-Over to Yehovah Who Skipped-Over above the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt in His smiting Egypt,” speaking of them. He then commanded them to say, “And He rescued our houses”—speaking of us. Why did Yehovah tell them to word it this way? This wording recalls the historical event when Yehovah skipped over above the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He smote Egypt, and it prophesies the future event when Yehovah rescued (in the future) the houses of the Israelis who will be properly telling of this event when it will occur. Both are in the past tense because Yehovah will be skipping over at the time when the children are asking the question!

 

3.    Where will all these houses that were rescued (in the future) be located? They will be located all over the earth, wherever Jews are still located and where they will do as Yehovah commanded at that time.

 

 

 

XXI. Perfect Obedience (verses 27-28)

 

Moshe had called the elders. The People of Israel now bowed, prostrated—that is, they lay flat and face-down to the ground, and then they got up and walked to their places. The sons of Israel did exactly as Yehovah commanded Moshe and Aharon! They did so!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is the difference between bowing and worshipping? Bowing is bending the knees and lowering one’s face toward the ground or floor. Worshipping is laying face down and flat on the ground or floor. Bowing isn’t going down all the way; worshipping is.

 

2.    To whom did the people bow? They bowed toward Moshe and Aharon, and I expect that they also bowed toward the elders of Israel who carried this speech to them.

 

3.    Whom did they worship? They worshipped—that is, they lay down flat before the same persons: Moshe and Aharon, and I am thinking toward the elders of Israel. They didn’t worship Yehovah; most of them didn’t believe in Yehovah. The word worship in the Bible has nothing to do with religion. It wasn’t used as it is used today. Worshipping showed humility, willingness to serve and obey, and very great respect (if it wasn’t being faked).

 

4.    Where did they walk? They walked back to their homes. They had to obtain the flock animals; they had to keep them with them for the set number of days; they had to slaughter them; they had to do all those things that had been commanded. None of the commands was hard, and the event must have been very exciting!

 

5.    Why does the text twice say that the children of Israel did as Yehovah commanded Moshe and Aharon? This is a rare event in the Bible! All those Israelis all did what they were commanded to do! They gave no argument, and they all did the right steps! This is amazing, and worth telling twice!

 

 

 

XXII. The Half-Night Smiting! (verses 29-30)

 

At midnight, when the night is split in half, Yehovah smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt! He smote Pharaoh’s firstborn “who sits upon his chair” and all other firstborn ones right down to the firstborn of the captive who is in the house of the pit (the prison). He also smote every firstborn of cattle!

 

Pharaoh got up that night, as well as all his slaves and all of Egypt. There was a very big scream in all of Egypt since there wasn’t a house where there wasn’t death in that house!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is the half of the night? This is midnight. It is the time exactly between sunset and sunrise.

 

2.    Who is he in, “And he was in half of the night”? He refers to the event that took place.

 

3.    Why did Pharaoh arise that night? What awoke him? Yehovah had warned that He would do this (in Exodus 11). I propose that Pharaoh set slaves to watch over his firstborn in case there was some attempt to attack and kill him; Pharaoh obviously didn’t believe that Moshe’s God would do this.

 

4.    Why did the slaves arise that night? Besides being awakened by the person who discovered that Pharaoh’s son was dead, the slaves were awakened because of Pharaoh’s sorrow and mourning, and because the slaves themselves suffered losses from their families. Firstborn slaves were dead, too!

 

5.    Was Pharaoh himself a firstborn? I cannot tell if he was or if he wasn’t. Yehovah didn’t kill him; that could mean that he wasn’t a firstborn, or it could mean that Yehovah preserved him because He said He would kill his son, and not him—He would kill from his son down to the lowest-ranking person in Egypt.

 

6.    Why was there a big scream in all of Egypt? All were screaming, making one scream. Some screamed because of the terror of finding a dead child, a dead baby, a dead adult, a dead teenager, or a dead old man; others screamed because of the great mourning over one loss or several losses in the house and in the fields. All screamed because they were terrified of the power that they didn’t understand and the fear that more might be killed. It was a terrible night that left Egypt in shock for weeks. Yehovah did a terrorist attack on Egypt, and the Egyptians had no way to recover from it or to retaliate from such power.

 

7.    How many Egyptian houses were completely free from anyone dying in that night? Not one house was without at least one dead person; some houses had several dead persons (of all ages).

 

8.    Were all the dead males? Yehovah only said firstborn, but the word used for firstborn is masculine (becor). If it included feminine forms, it would have to use the masculine and feminine form, or at least the feminine form too (becorah). Thus, only the firstborn males died; no females died.

 

 

 

XXIII. The Command to Exit (verses 31-32)

 

Pharaoh called to Moshe and Aharon in the middle of the night. And he said, “Rise-ye! Exit-ye from the midst of my people!—also ye!—also the sons of Israel! And walk-ye! Serve-ye Yehovah as ye spoke—also your flock! Take-ye also your herd just-as ye spoke! And walk! And bless-ye also me!”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Were Moshe and Aharon close to where Pharaoh was when Pharaoh called to them? They must have been close; otherwise, it would have taken hours to send for them. Instead, it took a very short time.

 

2.    Why does the text say “… night! …”? Biblical Hebrew is a very brief language; Yehovah uses the fewest words necessary to clearly tell readers what He communicates. This tells readers that Pharaoh called to Moshe and Aharon while it was still night; that showed great terror on Pharaoh’s part. He normally left business until daylight, taking his time and being ‘cool.’

 

3.    The words and wording that Pharaoh used to tell Moshe, Aharon and the Israelis to leave show what about Pharaoh’s mental state? The wording shows that Pharaoh was confused, terrified, no longer willing to play games over Yehovah’s commands to send the Israelis, and that Pharaoh was fearful for his own life.

 

4.    Pharaoh said, “RISE-YE! EXIT-YE FROM THE MIDST OF MY PEOPLE!—also ye!” To whom is Pharaoh referring by the first ye, and to whom is he referring by the second ye? Pharaoh is speaking about Moshe and Aharon; yet he is really speaking of all the Israelis. Since Moshe and Aharon were already standing before him, telling them to rise doesn’t make sense for them, but it does for all the Israelis. The second ye refers to just Moshe and Aharon, since Pharaoh added, “Also the children of Israel.” He later adds flock and herd to those who must leave with them.

 

5.    Why did Pharaoh command them to serve Yehovah? Pharaoh now feared that more harm might come to Egypt if the Israelis didn’t serve Yehovah.

 

6.    Pharaoh twice commanded, “Walk!” What did he mean? We would say, “Leave!” or “Go!” The word in Hebrew for walk has a different meaning, however. It involves more than just transporting or being transported from one place to another; it involves all behaviours while continuing to live. Pharaoh now desired the Israelis to do exactly what Yehovah had told them to do.

 

7.    Why would this man whose son was newly slaughtered by Yehovah now command, “And bless ye also me”? He feared that the Israelis might do otherwise—that they might curse him; he wanted to secure a blessing from them while he could. He finally truly feared for his own safety.

 

8.    Was Pharaoh now a believer in Yehovah? No! He was not! He certainly believed that Yehovah existed, but he wasn’t a believer in Yehovah. There is a great difference between believing that God exists and believing in God.

 

 

 

XXIV. Sending Israelis with Fear (verse 33)

 

All of Egypt greatly urged the Israelis to leave! They now wanted to send them from the land, and they wanted them to go as soon as possible. The Egyptians thought, “All of us are dead-[ones]!”

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why did the Egyptians so strongly urge the people of Israel to leave the land? They were terrified that Yehovah might kill them all!

 

2.    Were they right to fear that Yehovah might kill them all? They were right! That is what He will do to the enemies of Israel during the Tribulation—that is, to those who remain enemies (and don’t turn to become friends)!

 

3.    Were the Egyptians being mean or cruel when they hurried the Israelis to leave the land of Egypt? No; they weren’t insulting them or belittling them; they wanted them to go because they feared the Gods associated with the Israelis!

 

 

 

XXV. Dough, Valuables and Rescue (verses 34-36)

 

The people of Israel was used to preparing flour to make bread on a daily basis. Bread was a very important part of the diet of the Israelis. When the Egyptians awoke them and urged them to quickly leave, one of the valuables that the Israelis knew they had to carry was the dough being prepared to make bread. The entire people lifted the people’s dough before the dough will become sourdough (which is very delicious if properly made). This is described as vinegarizing in the text. The Israelis also took their kneadingtroughs with them, binding them in their clothes upon their shoulder.

 

The children of Israel did as Moshe spoke by asking Egypt for utensils of silver and utensils of gold, and clothing. Yehovah gave to the Israelis the favour of Egypt when they asked the Egyptians. This act of receiving gold, silver and clothing rescued Egypt.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What kind of bread were the Israelis making in verse 34? They were making sourdough bread. (Ask your instructress to help you make sourdough bread this way.)

 

2.    How did they carry the dough? They carried the dough wrapped in cloth. (If it weren’t wrapped in cloth, bugs would be easily able to get into it.)

 

3.    How did they make dough in the first place? They had to mix flour with water. Thus, the question becomes, How did they make flour? They grew wheat, of course. When the wheat produces wheat berries (wheat seeds), they separate the wheat berries from the chaff—the parts surrounding the wheat berries that are not part of the berries. (Wind can easily separate the chaff from the berries.) They then take the berries and grind them to powder. The quickest way was using millstones—stones that easily crushed the dried wheat berries to powder if the stones were shaped like wheels and turned against another hard surface. A much harder way is shown next. The dried wheat berries were ground to powder with much labour if the stones were shaped like rolling pins that someone had to roll against a hard surface.

 

Under the Millstone

 

From http://hubpages.com/hub/Under-the-Mill-Stone; see this interesting web page!

Can you see the emotion in this woman’s face? 

 

Forden Water Mill

 

From fordenwatermill.co.uk; an interesting mill in Great Britain–see the web page!

 

       Once the flour (powder) was mixed with water and the dough was made, it could then be protected with cloth until yeast (that makes the dough rise) found its way into the dough through the cloth; the yeast would then eat part of the flour and give off gases that cause the dough to rise. The dough didn’t have time to acquire the yeast, so it was unleavened.

 

4.    What does “before he will vinegarize” mean? The word vinegarize is a made-up word. It describes the process of the yeast going beyond just leavening the bread all the way to making vinegar in the bread (and thus, sourdough bread). As the bread leavened, some of the yeast began to produce vinegar. The bread was very good!

 

5.    Why did they bind up their kneadingtroughs in their clothes and upon their shoulder (as if they all shared just one shoulder)? Kneadingtroughs were very important to them. They didn’t want to lose them; they were hard to make. Their clothes were layered so that they could tie objects that were important to them in their clothes while they walked.

 

       They are described as having just one shoulder in common; they were behaving as a group. There might be one kneadingtrough for a large family; they could share carrying the kneadingtrough as if they had a common shoulder.

 

6.    If they asked for these utensils from Egypt, whom did they ask? Yehovah had told them to ask their Egyptian neighbours for these items.

 

7.    Silver is valuable, and gold is even more valuable. Isn’t clothing very inexpensive? It was extremely expensive and very valuable in those days. Garments then cost more than a new car does today—especially if they were fine garments. The Israelis were asking for very expensive items from the Egyptians.

 

8.    What does “Yehovah gave the favour of the People in the eyes of Egypt” mean? This means that Yehovah caused the eyes of Egypt—the eyes of the Egyptians—to favour the people of Israel so much that they willingly gave gold utensils, silver utensils, and very valuable clothing to the Israelis.

 

9.    What were the Egyptians thinking that they became willing to give valuables to their slave neighbours? The text doesn’t say except that the Egyptians thought they were all about to be killed by Yehovah. The only way they knew to appease (that is, to calm down) Yehovah from His great wrath against Egypt for enslaving His property was to give valuables to the Israelis upon request. If this is correct, this was their gift to Yehovah. On the other hand, the Egyptians may have been thinking about this slave people, and the individuals at their doors took their hearts (minds).

 

10. Did Yehovah make the Egyptians change their minds by using His own power to overrule what they were thinking? No. The miracles of the plagues did that. Instead, He gave favour in the eyes of the Egyptians.

 

11. Why does the text describe favour being given in the eyes of the Egyptians? The Egyptians looked at the asking Israelis, and favour filled their minds. It is as if they suddenly had an affection for those who came to their doors. (Humans can favour on sight.) This may have been the first time that they truly saw the Israelis (instead of seeing a bunch of slaves).

 

12. Who rescued Egypt, and how did this occur? The common Egyptian citizens gave to the Israelis. Yet, the ones who rescued Egypt were the Israelis by asking for these items. The Israelis had been slaves to the Egyptians without cause. The Israelis were the property of Yehovah. Therefore, the Egyptians were using Yehovah’s property by force without paying them for their services. Yehovah was about to destroy the Egyptian economy, and that would have meant that the Egyptians would have become slaves to others. When the Israelis asked for the items, they were taking payment for the services rendered for four hundred years—pennies on the dollar; yet payment. That stopped Yehovah from destroying Egypt. Thus, the Israelis rescued Egypt.

 

 

 

XXVI. The Multitude’s Mix (verses 37-38)

 

The children of Israel journeyed as a giant group. They went from Raamses to Succot in the first leg of their journey. There were 600,000 feet of valiant ones that were walking. This number didn’t include the count of little ones. The Israelis were joined by a great mixture of other folks. They traveled with a heavy flock and a heavy herd of livestock.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    How far is Raamses from Succot?

 

Raamses-Succot map

(Both maps from Access Foundation, Zaine Ridling, Ph.D., Editor)

Scale of Miles

 

       It is about 20 miles.

 

2.    How many valiant ones traveled, according to this text? The text states that there were 600,000 feet of the valiant ones. Since folks normally have two feet each, this gives the impression that there were 300,000 persons who were valiant. If the text is referring to 600,000 persons on foot, that would be a very different number. I will assume that it is 300,000 persons who are valiant.

 

3.    Why did Yehovah describe it this way instead of giving the number of persons, and why is this important? Wording it the way He did shows that they walked—they didn’t ride, and they weren’t carried. 600,000 feet is a large number of feet to be crossing at the same time. Since these were the valiant ones, that was an army of 300,000 that was crossing Egypt in the night. This is what the Egyptians had feared.

 

       Also, describing it this way is from a young child’s perspective. (Children look at feet when they are very young.) A young child saw all those feet walking in the night.

 

4.    Why does the text mention the number of valiant ones instead of the entire population? The valiant ones are the ones who will later be trained to fight in war. They don’t include the following parts of the population:

 

  • The women (though there will be plenty of valiant women among the Israelis)
  • The younger teenagers (boys and girls)
  • The children (boys and girls)
  • The babies (boys and girls)
  • The very aged men (who might have been valiant, but now are more fragile)

       Speaking of the valiant men gives the number of the army of Israel.

 

5.    What was the total population of the Israelis leaving at this time? The reader must calculate, since this total isn’t given. Valiant ones will certainly be less than a fourth of the population—more like an eighth, if that. If we assume that they are an eighth of the population, 8 X 300,000 = 2,400,000. Thus, more than 2,000,000 Israelis left.

 

6.    Why does the text say, “beside a little one” instead of, say, “besides the little ones,” and why doesn’t it mention the women, the teenagers, the elders, etc.? The word beside means apart from, in addition to. The number of little ones was very large. Biblical Hebrew switches to the singular form when mentioning a uniform group that is very large.

 

       The text didn’t mention the women, the teenagers, the elders, etc. because it didn’t need to mention them. By speaking of the little one traveling with the valiant ones, it shows all between, and that everyone traveled. A reader will realize that any little one will be traveling with a woman, since the little one will be breastfed.

 

7.    Of what did this great mixture (that ascended with the Israelis) consist? It consisted of many Egyptians and persons from many other races who experienced the plagues and the works of the power of the Gods of Israel! Egypt was a very great country with very great building projects occurring (before the plagues nearly destroyed the land). Others from many other races therefore came to Egypt to participate in its work. The great mixture was from these other races.

 

8.    What is a very heavy flock? Since heavy also means important, this was a huge flock (of sheep and goats) that the Israelis owned. (They knew their own sheep and goats, and the sheep and goats knew their own masters; sorting them out after they journeyed could be done later. Right now, it appeared to be one huge flock.)

 

9.    What is a herd of livestock? This was a major cattle drive! Again, the animals would be sorted out later; right now, they came together to form a very large herd of cattle and all types of livestock (I propose that horses, camels, asses, etc. would have been with these animals). The Israelis were slaves; yet they still acquired animals for milk, food, and for other reasons.

 

 

 

XXVII. Eating Matzah (verse 39)

 

The group became hungry. They baked the dough that they had brought from Egypt; they were discs of matzah (unleavened bread). None of the bread was ‘vinegarized’—it hadn’t leavened, and it hadn’t gone to sourdough. The Israelis had been forced from Egypt.

 

The Israelis were not able to “What?What?” themselves—they hadn’t had time to ask questions about how they were supposed to provide anything for themselves. They hadn’t had opportunity to make victuals for themselves.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What are discs of Matzah? To find this out, take some flour (not self-rising flour, but plain flour—either whole wheat or regular)—say, about a cup of flour. Mix it slowly with water so that you end up with a ball of dough that isn’t too wet; keep kneading it with your hands until it is a dough ball. (If you get it too wet where it is just very sticky, add dry flour until it isn’t so sticky.) Now, clear and clean a section of a counter where you can roll out the dough, and find a rolling pin. Drop some of the dry flour on the counter (I like to use a flour sifter for this, since I don’t need much, but the sifter spreads it very well). Place your dough ball on the flour that you dropped onto the counter, and begin to slowly stretch out and squeeze the dough to form what looks like a piece of rope. Then lay it on the counter and use the rolling pin to begin to flatten the rope. Make it very thin. Make sure it doesn’t stick to the counter; if it does, carefully lift it and drop some more flour onto the counter to keep it from sticking. You spread flour on the rolling pin to keep it from sticking, too. Once it is very thin, take a fork and make holes all over the flat disc of matzah—that is what you have. Now, with parental help (if you aren’t old enough to do this or if you don’t have permission), warm up the oven to about 350 degrees, and place the disc on a cooking sheet—it is usually made of aluminum. Put your disc into the oven until it is lightly brown, though you may want to bring it out early so that it is softer. Try it; it won’t have much flavour. Now, put some butter and honey on it; it will be very good. Try cream cheese and honey; it will be even better! You are eating part of a disc of matzah!

 

2.    What does “they were not able to WHAT?WHAT? themselves” mean? They didn’t have time to ask, “What about this?” and “What about that?” “What will happen to us?” “What will happen to our cattle?” “How will we survive?” “Where will we live?” They didn’t have time or the opportunity to ask the many questions that they had. This is called What?What?-ing oneself in Hebrew!

 

3.    What are victuals? They are prepared foods. The word victuals is pronounced vittles in some cultures.

 

4.    Why didn’t they make victuals? They didn’t have time! The Israelis didn’t realize that they were going to be evicted as an entire group that night!

 

 

 

XXVIII. Exiting after Centuries, and Guarding (verses 40-42)

 

The children of the man whose name was Israel settled in Egypt and remained in that same location for 430 years. At the very day that period of time ended, all the armies of Yehovah exited from the land of Egypt. That very night is a night of guardings to Yehovah to cause an exit from the land of Egypt. This is the very night that belongs to Yehovah that all the children of Israel must guard to their generations!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    How long did the Israelis live in Egypt? They lived a total of 430 years! That is more than four centuries!

 

2.    The text states, “And he was from the end of 30 year[s] and 400 year[s].” Who was from the end of 430 years? He refers to the event that is being described. It took place at the end of 430 years.

 

3.    What does “And he was in this selfsame day” tell the reader? In the very day when 430 years ended, this eviction from Egypt took place!

 

4.    What are these armies of Yehovah that exited from the land of Egypt? These armies include the following:

 

  • The army of the Israelis (though this army doesn’t yet know how to fight; Yehovah will teach that)
  • The army of angels that ministered to the Israelis
  • Armies of Yehovah that will be born from the Israelis in future generations

       I suspect that there are more armies than these, but I can’t think of any more that exited. This wording tells me that a future exit of armies from the land of Egypt will occur!

 

       The armies of the frogs, the lice, the locusts, the hail, the lightning, etc. had already exited from the land, and now the Israelis were also exiting. Yehovah has many armies that He can use when He desires to use them!

 

5.    What does “He is a night of guardings to Yehovah to make-exit from the land of Egypt” tell the careful reader? This will tell the careful reader that such an exit will happen again in the future. This night must be guarded (and thus remembered and watched). Yet, the wording is that it is a “night of guardings—that is, a night when the Israelis must be on guard for various dangers. Now, the text doesn’t stop there; it states that it is a “night of guardings to Yehovah to make-exit from the land of Egypt! Thus, Yehovah will be doing guardings—guarding various Israeli groups that will escape from the land of Egypt in the future when that land will have another pharaoh—a terrible pharaoh who will seek to destroy Israel! That pharaoh will be called by several different titles, the most famous title being the antichrist. He will take over Egypt, and will set about to keep the Israelis (who are in Egypt at that time) in Egypt in order to kill them when he figures the time is right.

 

       (Another event that will take place at another time will again find the Egyptians themselves helping the Israelis. At that time and in that day, the Egyptians will camouflage the Israelis so that they will leave in plain sight before this future pharaoh’s army, the soldiers not knowing that the Israelis are leaving. Yehovah will guard the Israelis so that they won’t be noticed while they leave.)

 

6.    On which night will these guardings take place? This will occur in a far future century, and on the very night of the Skip-Over! Yehovah will be doing guardings, guarding all the children of Israel from that time forward and to all their generations! The Israelis will finally be free from double adversities (from twice the amount of attacks from enemies)! (The word Mitzraim, which is Egypt in Hebrew, means double adversity.)

 

 

 

XXIX. The Statute of the Skip-Over (verses 43-47)

 

Yehovah communicated information about the statute of the Skip-Over to Moshe and Aharon:

 

  • Every son of a foreigner will not eat in him.
  • Every slave that has been bought using silver and who has been ‘fronted’ (circumcised) will eat in him.
  • A ‘sitter’ (squatter) and a hireling (person hired from another land) will not eat in him.
  • The Skip-Over must be eaten in one house.
  • The meat from the Skip-Over must not be taken outside of the house.
  • No one is permitted to break a bone of the Skip-Over.
  • Everyone who is part of the witness of Israel shall do the Skip-Over.

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Why can’t a son of a foreigner eat in the Skip-Over? The wording, son of a foreigner isn’t the same as a foreigner. Yehovah didn’t say, “Every foreigner will not eat in him.” The foreigner in the Bible refers to foreign and false gods. The son of a foreigner is a son of a false god. This refers to any person from any race who is related to his/her (false) god as one who believes in Yehovah is related to Yehovah! Such a person is foreign to Yehovah, and will not eat that lamb.

 

       If a person from a foreign land desires to eat the Skip-Over lamb, that person first must change from being the son of a foreigner.

 

2.    What does “fronted him” mean? This refers to circumcision—removing the foreskin of the male’s penis. The foreskin is considered the most front portion of a male’s body.

 

3.    The text states, “every slave, a man bought of silver and thou hast ‘fronted’ him, then he will eat in him.” Must the slave believe in Yehovah to eat the Skip-Over? No. The Israelis themselves didn’t believe in Yehovah (with a few exceptions), and they could eat the Skip-Over. The slave that has been purchased using silver pictures a person from another race who has been redeemed (that is, purchased from a captive state). Silver pictures redemption. That slave must be circumcised; then he can eat. Those two are the only requirements.

 

4.    Suppose that a slave has been captured in a war, and therefore wasn’t bought using silver; can he still eat the Skip-Over lamb? He must first be bought of silver! This text doesn’t describe how that occurs, and it doesn’t describe who gets paid. I propose this: Whenever any ruler in Israel commands that a census be taken, everyone counted must pay a half-shekel of silver. This newly captured slave is now numbered among the Israelis; I propose that the master must pay a half-shekel of silver (to the Temple treasury) to redeem this slave. If I am right, he has now been “bought of silver.”

 

5.    What is a sitter? It is what we call a squatter—a person who is from a foreign land (in this case) who is just dwelling in the land of Israel. This person has no investment in Israel, and isn’t becoming part of the people of Israel. He/she cannot participate in eating the Skip-Over.

 

6.    Why can’t a sitter eat in the Skip-Over lamb? The person is just like the son of a foreigner, but is temporarily located in Israel. The Israelis must not mistreat the person, but the person isn’t truly invested as a neighbour. The sitter pictures a person who is just there, but isn’t willing to give himself to save the life of another.

 

7.    What is a hireling? This is a person who is from another land and has been hired to work in the land of Israel. This person cannot participate in eating the Skip-Over.

 

8.    What is wrong with a hireling eating in the Skip-Over? The hireling shows a picture of a person who is hired, and therefore isn’t truly invested in the work that the person does. A hireling shepherd, for example, won’t risk or give his own life to save some sheep; a real shepherd would!

 

9.    Suppose that a sitter or a hireling truly desires to eat in the Skip-Over: is there a way that the person can? Absolutely! The person must have a change of status! If, for example, the person becomes a citizen of Israel by becoming part of the people of Israel, fully investing himself/herself in Israel, that person is no longer a ‘sitter’ (squatter) or a hireling. That person is now a brother Israeli.

 

10. Why must the Skip-Over be eaten in one house? It cannot be taken outside or to another house, and those eating it cannot go outside. This pictures what will happen in the End Times. Those Israelis and others who are invested in the Israelis will have to stay where they are; Yehovah will provide the Skip-Over animal. They must prepare the animal and stay in one house together. They will be safe; Yehovah is doing the guarding. If they go outside, however, they will be proving themselves outside of the House of Israel, and therefore they will be killed. That flesh (meat) that has been provided is for that one house, and it isn’t for surrounding houses. Those houses must take Yehovah’s provision in the very same way.

 

       The Skip-Over lamb pictures Yeshua, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Removing Yeshua the Lamb from the House of Israel changes everything and makes the sacrifice of Yeshua invalid. (Many churches today teach a salvation that has nothing to do with the House of Israel; that salvation isn’t valid.)

 

11. What is wrong with breaking a bone in the cooked lamb? This is prophetic; it describes what didn’t happen to Yeshua when He was sacrificed: none of His bones was broken!

 

12. Explain “All the witness of Israel—they shall do him”: Him refers to the lamb. The witness of Israel is when all Israel is a single witness of an event or events. All the Israelis that make up this single witness must do him—must sacrifice the Lamb of Yehovah. That is the only way that the sacrifice will be beneficial to Israel and to the rest of the world.

 

 

 

XXX. Statutes Regarding the Sojourner (verses 48-50)

 

If a sojourner (a traveler from another land) will sojourn with the people of Israel and will do Skip-Over to Yehovah, every male in the group with the sojourner must first be circumcised. Only then is he allowed to approach to do the Skip-Over. The sojourner will then be as the native Israeli. No foreskin is permitted to do the Skip-Over.

 

There is one teaching to the native and to the sojourner who sojourns in the midst of the Israelis.

 

All the children of Israel did exactly as Yehovah commanded Moshe and Aharon. They really did!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Who can be a sojourner? A person is a sojourner who is a non-Israeli and who is traveling through Israel to reach a destination. This is quite different from being a foreigner in the Bible, though a sojourner will be a non-Israeli. (Israelis can travel, of course, and thus can sojourn, but they still are not considered sojourners in the way that this text speaks of sojourners.) The faith of a sojourner is not an issue in this text.

 

2.    The text states, “if a sojourner will sojourn with thee…” Does the sojourner have to stay with an Israeli (that is, lodge in the Israeli’s tent or house) in order to qualify? Where the sojourner lodges at night has nothing to do with this text. The sojourner can lodge (spend the night) in the tent or home of an Israeli, or can use his/her own tent; he/she is still sojourning “with thee.”

 

3.    Who is thee in “if a sojourner will sojourn with thee”? Thee refers to Israel (as if Israel is one person).

 

4.    What must the sojourner do in order to do Skip-Over to Yehovah? The sojourner himself must be circumcised, and every male in his group must also be circumcised. If other males in his group refuse to be circumcised, none of the males in that group will be permitted to do Skip-Over to Yehovah. (If one person desires to do this, and at least one of the other males refuses, the one person who desires to do the Skip-Over can separate from the others while sojourning in Israel; that way, there will be two different groups of sojourners.)

 

5.    Why must every male in the group submit to circumcision if just one desires to do the Skip-Over? Yehovah is teaching about group responsibility. One member of a group must have the same goals as the rest of the group, or must leave the group during the Tribulation. If one person becomes heart-circumcised—that is, if one person determines to be rid of sinful desires in order to save the lives of others, he/she must not stay with a group that isn’t determined to do the same things. (That will end with violence and with the deaths of innocent folks.) This command pictures things to come, like one of those things I have described.

 

6.    What must the person approach in order to do the Skip-Over? Every Skip-Over refers to the lamb; every Skip-Over is a sacrifice. An Israeli and a sojourner must approach the altar of Yehovah in order for the lamb to properly be the Skip-Over. (Slaughtering a lamb to eat it without using a priest and without doing a sacrifice is fine, but it isn’t a Skip-Over.) One who approaches an altar of Yehovah is approaching Yehovah.

 

7.    Is Yehovah calling an uncircumcised person a foreskin? Yes!

 

8.    Why does Yehovah have one teaching (Torah) for the native and the sojourner instead of different teachings for the two groups? This again reflects the Tribulation and the events that will occur in it. Groups of ‘good guys’ at that time will consist of both Jewish and non-Jewish folks (just as there were folks from other races who joined themselves to the Israelis in Egypt when they first went out from Egypt). The one teaching is one set of instructions and warnings for both, since the dangers will be the same for both and the need for heroism will also be the same for both.

 

9.    Again, what is so amazing about the children of Israel doing just as Yehovah command Moshe and Aharon? It was so amazing since the Israelis almost never do things totally together, and they almost never perfectly obey what Yehovah tells them to do through prophets whom He has sent. This was also very strange considering the protests and hatred that the Israelis gained for Moshe and Aharon after their words to Pharaoh greatly increased their workloads!

 

 

 

XXXI. The Israelis Finally Exit upon their Armies (verse 51)

 

In that very day, Yehovah exited the children of Israel from the land of Egypt upon their armies!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What took place in this selfsame day? The text is about to inform the reader what took place!

 

2.    How did they exit upon their armies? The Hebrew word translated upon can also mean to become beside someone or something. Think of it this way: “The man came upon a rider of a horse, and he called out to him.” The word upon can show coming into contact with or becoming close to someone or something. If this is the case, the Israelis now saw each other in a very large group; they saw their own armies.

 

       Yet, the Israelis will be riding upon armies that are designated for them during the Tribulation! One of those armies will be the angels of Yehovah who will transport them using flight! Yehovah will have a number of armies who will aid the Israelis when the Israelis are ready to do what is right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exodus 26: Abode, Curtains, Loops and Cuttings QA

Abode Half

The Abode, Curtains, Loops and Cuttings

With Questions and Proposed Answers

 

 

Background and printed text: Exodus 26

 

Exodus 26:1 And thou shalt make the Abode ten curtains: twisted byssus and blue and purple and earthworm crimson. Thou shalt make them Crooveem, work of a thinker. 2Length of the one curtain is eight and twenty via a forearm. And breadth is four via a forearm. The one curtain is one measure to all the curtains. 3Five of the curtains shall be friends, a woman unto her sister. And five curtains are friends, a woman unto her sister.

 

4And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the lip of the one curtain from the edge via a friend [female]. And established, thou shalt make via the lip of the edgemost curtain, via the second friendship. 5Thou shalt make fifty loops via the one curtain, and thou shalt make fifty loops via an edge of the curtain that is via friendship of the second. The loops are receiving, a woman unto her sister.

 

6And thou shalt make fifty clasps of gold. And thou shalt ‘friendship’ the curtains, a woman unto her sister, via clasps. And the Abode will be one!

 

7And thou shalt make curtains of goats to the Tent upon the Abode. Thou shalt make them eleven curtains. 8The length of the one curtain is 30 via a forearm, and the breadth is 4 via a forearm. The one curtain is one measure to eleven curtains. 9And thou shalt ‘friendship’ five of the curtains alone and six of the curtains alone. And thou shalt double the sixth curtain unto the circumcision, the faces of the Tent.

 

10And thou shalt make fifty loops upon the lip of the one edgemost curtain via ‘friendshipping’ and fifty loops upon the lip of the second ‘friendshipping’ curtain. 11And thou shalt make fifty clasps of copper. And thou shalt bring the clasps via loops. And thou shalt ‘friendship’ the Tent. And he shall be one!

 

12And the spread/diffusion of the excess is via the curtain(s) of the Tent. Thou shalt spread/diffuse half of the excess curtain upon my After of the Abode. 13And the forearm from this and the forearm from this is via the excess, via the length of the curtain. The Tent will be spread/diffused upon sides of the Abode from this and from this to blanket-cover him!

 

14And thou shalt make a blanket-covering to the Tent: skins of red rams and a blanket-covering of skins of takhashes from above.

 

15And thou shalt make the cuttings to the Abode trees of standing acacia. 16Ten forearms is the length of the cutting and a forearm and a half of the forearm is the breadth of the one cutting. 17Two hands are to the one cutting; they [the hands] are connecting, a woman unto her sister. Established, thou shalt make to all cuttings of the Abode. 18And thou shalt make the cuttings to the Abode twenty, a cutting to an extremity southward, rightward.

 

19And thou shalt make forty lords of silver under twenty: the cutting, two lords under the one cutting to two of his hands and two lords under the one cutting to two of his hands. 20And twenty cutting(s) are to the north extremity to the second piece of the Abode. 21And forty are their lords of silver. Two lords are under the one cutting and two lords are under the one cutting. 22And thou shalt make six cuttings to the sides of the Abode seaward. 23And thou shalt make two cuttings to the cut-outs of the Abode via the two sides. 24And they shall be their twin from below. And they shall be unified perfect-[ones] by his head unto the one sunk-impression. He will be established to two of them! They shall be to two of the cut-outs! 25And eight cuttings shall be. And their lords are silver. Sixteen are lords; two lords are under the one cutting and two lords are under the one cutting.

 

26And thou shalt make their bar trees of acacia. Five are to cuttings of one piece of the Abode, 27and five are their bar to cuttings of the second piece of the Abode. And five are their bar to cuttings of a piece of the Abode to two sides seaward. 28And the middle bar in the midst of the cuttings is fleeing from the edge unto the edge. 29And thou shalt observe the cuttings: gold. And thou shalt make their sunk-impressions gold: houses to their bar. And thou shalt observe their bar: gold!

 

30And thou shalt make-stand the Abode according-to his justice that thou wast shown in the mountain!

 

31And thou shalt make a Divider of blue and purple and earthworm crimson and twisted byssus, a making of thought. He shall make her—crooveem! 32And thou shalt give her upon four pillars of acacia, observances: gold. Their hooks are gold upon four lords of silver! 33And thou shalt give the Divider under the clasps.

 

And thou shalt bring the Box of the Testimonies to there from inside to the Divider. And the Divider shall separate to you between the Holy and between Holy of the Holies! 34And thou shalt give the cover upon the Box of the Testimonies in Holy of the Holies. 35And thou shalt put the Table from outside to the Divider, and the Menorah straight-in-front-of the Table upon the piece of the Abode southward. And thou shalt give the Table upon the north piece.

 

36And thou shalt make camouflage to the opening of the Tent blue and purple and earthworm crimson and twisted byssus, doing of variegation. 37And thou shalt make to the camouflage five pillars of acacia. And thou shalt observe them: gold! Their hooks are gold. And thou shalt melt-pour to them five lords of copper!

 

 

 

I. The Abode and its Curtains (verses 1-3)

 

Yehovah commanded Moshe to make the Abode, the structure that will be called the Tent of Appointment, ten curtains. These curtains must be made of byssus: a fine linen cloth made from thread (which is made of fibers twisted together).

 

The colors of this byssus must include blue, purple, and earthworm crimson. These are used to pattern Crooveem, Cherubim, the work of a thinker!

 

One curtain’s length is 28 forearms (cubits).

 

Its breadth is 4 forearms.

 

All the curtains have the same measure as the one curtain.

 

Five of the ten curtains are friends, connected so that a woman is connected unto her sister curtain.

 

The same is true of the other five curtains.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is an abode? It is a place where one occupies and normally sleeps (though it doesn’t have to be where one sleeps). It is a place where one stays for an extended period of time that can be from minutes to years (and even centuries). A dwelling, on the other hand, is where one sits; that can include an office; it isn’t necessarily where one sleeps, which is where one would abide.

 

2.    What is this Abode? It is a place where Yehovah will dwell in the midst of the Israelis (or just outside of the midst of the Israelis). This Abode will be a strange-looking structure in which every piece and every included item will tell a (true) story!

 

3.    How can an abode be made of just curtains? It won’t be made of just curtains; it will have columns/poles and ways of attaching the curtains to the columns. This section describes the curtains.

 

4.    Why must there be ten curtains? The number ten itself is a type in the Bible. One text gave me the clue to its type:

 

       Numbers 14:22 All those men that have seen my glory and my miracles that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice…

 

       This text combined with other texts gave me the impression that 10 is the number of testing (since testing and tempting are the same in Hebrew).

 

       If this is the case, the ten curtains typify some form of testing. Yehovah will be testing the Israelis, and the Israelis are called to test Yehovah to see that He is good.

 

5.    What is byssus? It is a fine form of linen. Linen is made from flax, a grass-like plant that grows wild in the Middle East. When the fibers of flax are made into thread, and when the thread is made into cloth, and when the cloth is formed into garments, the material is stiff. After it has been washed a few times, it softens. Linen that is used can become very soft; yet, it is as strong as cotton. Byssus is a special form of flax fiber that is distinguishable from normal linen garments for its qualities.

 

6.    What is twisted byssus? It is a quality-form of linen thread that (I propose) has then been twisted to make a much tougher material so that it can withstand weathering. The beauty of this material will show when it is used to make the Crooveem.

 

7.    What does byssus typify? The word shazar in Hebrew is the combination, “that (who) is a stranger.” The word stranger will show up in another phrase in this section.

 

       I didn’t figure what this blue, purple and earthworm crimson byssus typified until I saw it also used to form the Divider toward the end of this chapter. It was at that point that I figured what it typified. The Divider will be Yeshua’s flesh, as a text in Hebrews will explain about the veil. Thus, this combination will typify Yeshua (explained later).

 

8.    What does blue typify? This is the color of the sky; I propose that it typifies the heavens (as in the place where the throne of Yehovah is located, or the place from which Messiah will descend). Yeshua Himself came down from the heavens.

 

9.    What does purple typify? I understand purple to typify royalty. Such a person would be the highest in human rank. Yeshua Himself is true royalty who came down from the heavens.

 

10. What is earthworm crimson, and what does it typify? The Hebrew text can also read, second earthworm. The earthworm produces a form of blood that looks like human and animal blood. It is the lowliest of creatures, and it mainly lives underground. It is known for very little strength; yet, it can go through soil as if it is very strong.

 

       Since it will be used to color the byssus, I propose that the color of blood is in mind.

 

       When it typifies a person, it typifies the lowest in human rank. Yeshua wasn’t born in high society; he was born very poor. Had He been born into a family with any wealth, He wouldn’t have been born in an outside place, and He wouldn’t have been placed into a feedingtrough.

 

       Yeshua is the second Adam; therefore, this connects with His being the second earthworm because He humbled Himself to the lowest rank.

 

11. What are crooveem? They are cherubim—that is a plural word; one is called a cherub.

 

       Now, normally, a cherub will be an angel in the Bible: a messenger who is a spirit, not a human. A cherub isn’t some cute, cuddly angel; he is a mighty and powerful angel (who can appear as a man). One cherub easily could slaughter 100,000 humans in a very brief time if given the command. No human can hurt any of the angels, and angels don’t hurt angels.

 

       Sometimes, the Bible will refer to a cherub who is actually Yeshua—that is, deity. God can appear as He desires.

 

       There are two cherubim on the cover are the Storage Box (the Ark of the Testimonies). They both represent Yehovah.

 

       The reader, then, must discern (figure out and distinguish) whether the ‘crooveem,’ the cherubim, are angels or whether they are Yeshua. I cannot yet tell whether the crooveem that are part of the byssus curtains represent Yeshua or angelic beings; they could represent both.

 

12. Identify them in, “Thou shalt make them Crooveem…”: The ten twisted byssus with blue, purple and earthworm crimson curtains must be made into crooveem. I do not know whether the crooveem are colored into the curtains or whether the curtains were shaped into the crooveem.

 

13. How will these objects be made cherubim? The text doesn’t give this information. It only states that they must be the “work of a thinker.” The fabric of byssus is off-white; the blue, purple and crimson can be used to make other colors. Yet, cherubim will be evident in the work of what these curtains typify: in the work of Messiah in physical form.

 

14. Why must they be the work of a thinker? What does that mean? I propose several different things about this:

 

  • Yehovah, who designed the cherubim for the sake of those who shall be heirs of Salvation, put infallible thought into their design. The depictions (drawings or weavings) that picture these cherubim will show these things if they (the drawings or weavings) are done right. Thus, the Spirit of Salvation (Yeshua) is the thinker.
  • The persons who will draw or weave the cherubim into the curtains must be thinkers. They must think how to do the work (the Spirit of Yehovah will help them), and they must use their thoughts to perfectly picture the cherubim so that they will look exactly like what Moshe saw in Mount Sinai.
  • Making the Abode out of curtains and of twisted byssus and the colors specified will require a thinker. That person must do the work perfectly; the Spirit of Yehovah will supply whatever is necessary to perfectly think and to perfectly work. It is parallel to this text:

 

 

Philippians 2:12 Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13For it is God Who works in you both to will and to do from His good pleasure!

 

 

 

15. If the length of one curtain is 28 cubits, what does the number 28 typify? I understand that two different numbers that are both types can be combined by multiplying them together to form a combined type. In this case, 7 X 4 = 28.

 

       Now, 7 typifies a complete cycle of something, like the seven days of the week. Thus, I propose that it typifies completeness. It is also the length of the Tribulation!

 

       4 tends to refer to the directions: north, south, east and west. Therefore, I propose that it indicates universality, which is a fancy word for everywhere or from everywhere, and under all conditions.

 

       If these are right, multiplying them will give completeness from everywhere and under all conditions.

 

16. Why is this the length of the curtain? The same word that means length also means to prolong, to grow long. Only when whatever this curtain typifies (Messiah’s flesh—His Body, the Brethren) is complete from all directions will this Abode be complete. There must also be ten of these curtains; the testing (of those over whom the curtain is suspended) must also be complete; it will be the final prolongation (the longest time) of this testing. The Tribulation will be the universal testing of all humans.

 

17. Why is the length of 28 via a forearm? What does the forearm typify? It is the word for mother, or her mother. While the forearm can refer to Yehovah’s forearm, it can also refer to Jerusalem:

 

       Galatians 4:26 Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

 

       Then, it can refer to a woman who is behaving as a mother to at least one Israeli (an Israeli child, for example).

 

       (I will have to read on to see which one makes the most sense with the other types.)

 

       Whatever the type, it is via a forearm—it will be accomplished by means of the forearm or what it typifies.

 

18. What does the breadth typify, and why is it 4 via a forearm? The word for breadth also means to be or grow wide, be or grow large; to be widened, be enlarged. If the number 4 indicates universality as I proposed above, this shows that whatever the curtain typifies will grow larger and larger until it is universal: happening everywhere. (Something similar to this in terms of great growth, but opposite to this in that it is very bad will be what is described in the parable of the piece of mustard seed that grows into a giant tree. The Assyrian, a very bad guy, is described as a tree that overshadows the entire planet!)

 

       The ‘forearm’ will again be the cause.

 

19. What does a curtain typify? The word for curtain also is a verb that means, “He will sound her,” where sound means to cause an instrument or object to give a sound. It is used of a trumpet (and a trumpet is feminine).

 

       I propose that Yehovah will do the sounding of the trumpet, calling for humans to respond by coming and by saving the lives of others. The length of that sounding will be such that all from all directions (universally) will be called, and until all (completely all) have responded who will respond.

 

20. Why must all the curtains be one measure if the types proposed above are true? I propose that there will be 10 curtains; there will be ten trumpet-soundings and callings. They will all be the same measure: completely and universally. Altogether, they will be a test.

 

21. If five of the curtains will be friends, as a woman unto her sister, what does this indicate? It indicates that five of these trumpet-sounding callings will occur one right after the other, connected like a woman is to her sister (in terms of being born close enough together in time), and looking like relatives (the way that sisters favour each other).

 

       Since there are two groups of five, I propose that this shows that there will be a break between the soundings and the callings.

 

 

 

II. Loops (verses 4-5)

 

Yehovah commanded Moshe to make loops of blue. These loops must be connected upon the lip of the one curtain from the edge, and this connection must be via a friend.

 

The same procedure is established: Moshe must make the same via the lip of the edgemost curtain (the curtain at the far edge) via the second friendship (that is, by means of the second set of five connected curtains).

 

Moshe must make 50 loops by means of the one curtain. He must also make 50 loops by means of an edge of the curtain that is by means of friendship of the second curtain.

 

The loops are receiving! They receive, a woman unto her sister!

 

Questions

 

1.    What is a loop, and what does it typify? A loop is a cloth circle to which a clasp connects. (This is normal in the case of a cloth loop that hooks over a button as on a cape.)

 

       In the following drawing, the 50 loops (count them!) are on the left of the five pieces of cloth (that I made just blue for simplicity, since I have no idea how the cherubim looked in the fabric):

 

Abode Half

 

       The Hebrew word for loop also means, to the weary-[one], and it is feminine. This will describe what the loop typifies.

 

2.    What does blue typify? It is the color of the heavens. It is also related to a Hebrew word meaning completion, related to the verb to complete. The completion of all things will come from the heavens (not from man).

 

       When I combine the loops with blue, I have this: a completion is to the weary ones. I see this as a very happy ending. Those weary women will see a good and happy completion of their journeys to safety with the children and the others they have brought!

 

3.    What is the lip of a curtain? The lip of a human’s mouth is where it ends. The lip of the sea is the seashore. The lip of a river is a riverbank. The lip of a curtain is the edge of the curtain. (I drew all the loops on one edge, one lip, of one of the curtains.)

 

       If the curtain typifies the sounding that Yehovah will do, these weary women (who will be completed and will find the completion of the plan of God) will be connected to the edge of Yehovah’s sounding. (It doesn’t tell whether they will be on the front edge or the back edge of His sounding, but that is where they will be.) They will remain connected to His sounding, believing the sounding and the call, and will be the greatest examples of obeying His call to come to Mount Zion while saving lives.

 

       The loops of blue will be made of the same material (byssus) as the curtain, made from the curtain’s own material and made at the curtain’s edge, its extremity. The loops will be made via a friend.

 

4.    Who is this friend by which the loops will be made? I thought, “What female friend will make these loops complete and connected to the trumpet call?” I then thought, “The one friend who will participate in that call will be the woman Wisdom. Also, Mount Zion, the woman, will be likewise involved. She will be a friend to those who are weary.” She (Wisdom) will instruct them in what to do; she (Mount Zion) will lead them to herself.

 

5.    The text states, “thou shalt make via the lip of the edgemost curtain, via the second friendship.” It doesn’t state what must be made. So, what must be made? The loops themselves must be made by means of the lip of the edgemost curtain, and by means of the second friendship. Thus, they cannot be made and sewn onto the curtain; they must be made from the curtain itself.

 

6.    Why must the loops be made from the curtain itself? This shows that the loops are absolutely one with the curtain, and not from some other material (or type). The loops will be made from that call: from that sounding that the curtain typifies—and not from some other source. The loops are part of the material of the curtain (calling) itself.

 

       Yet, these curtains will have the very same appearance as the Divider described at the end of this chapter. Another text will tell what that Divider typifies: Messiah’s flesh. Therefore, we proposed that these things, typifying Messiah’s flesh, are therefore a type of the Body of Messiah. That Body consists of all the Israelis plus all the Israeli Saints! They will all finally respond to the call; they will either be what the loops typify or helpers of what the loops typify: the weary women who will bring the children, the elderly, those who cannot walk on their own, etc. to Mount Zion.

 

7.    What is this second friendship, and what does it portray? I am thinking that this second friendship is the second set of five curtains that will be connected with the first set of five curtains. The next graphic shows both sets of five curtains with their loops:

 

Abode Two Halves

 

8.    What is “friendship of the second”? I propose that it is the second set of five curtains with the 50 loops (portrayed as the set on the right above). If I am correct, this will be the second set of five callings that are connected together, and a second part of the Body of Messiah consisting of all the non-Jewish Saints!

 

9.    The text states, “The loops are receiving, a woman unto her sister.” What does this mean? The loops (I propose) will receive the gold clasps that will be mentioned next. The loops don’t do the clasping; they receive the clasps. The Hebrew word also indicates being in front. (Thus, I have drawn the loops as in front of the curtain’s edge: sticking out.)

 

       If the loops typify women who are weary because of the labour that they are doing, they will be receiving both strength and other women! They will receive even more as they continue, and will be given strength to continue in their calling.

 

       One woman who is helping and saving lives will receive another woman who is doing the same as a sister, gladly receiving her sister and helping with the responsibilities and dangers.

 

 

 

III. Clasps (verse 6)

 

Moshe must make 50 clasps out of gold.

 

The curtains must be ‘friendshipped’ together, a woman unto her sister, by means of the clasps. Once this is done, the Abode will be one!

 

Questions

 

1.    What are these clasps? They are structures that connect loops together. I have portrayed one clasp, but that doesn’t mean this is how they appeared. I don’t know how they appeared and how they were made. I do know they were gold. Here is my drawing:

 

Clasp

 

       I drew it to show that it can open, and it then can be locked closed. Again, I don’t know the form of the clasps that were really used or their mechanism.

 

2.    Why must the clasps be gold? The clasps are gold to show incorruptibility. The friendships that will form between the women (portrayed by the loops) will stand throughout time. Those friendships will be the truest form of love—not bonded by feelings, but by the mutual goals of saving lives. Such true forms of love are incorruptible. Such incorruptibility also indirectly shows the involvement of Yehovah; He is always incorruptible (incapable of rotting). Ruth and Naomi demonstrate this sort of love; Ruth is from the races, and Naomi is from Israel. Both were terribly devastated by sorrow. Ruth gives her first child to Naomi to be Naomi’s child. They raise the children together.

 

3.    What does “And thou shalt ‘friendship’ the curtains, a woman unto her sister, via clasps” mean? The clasps will hold loops together, causing a friendship (bond) between the connected curtains (and therefore, between all ten curtains):

 

Abode Whole

 

       Since the clasps are the connectors, the Spirit of Yehovah will be the One making these connections; they will be permanent and foundationed on Biblical love (seeking the highest, best interest on behalf of each other without regard to self).

 

4.    The declaration, “And the Abode will be one!” tells about what event? I propose that the next very lengthy text describes the two parts becoming one Abode. (Read it slowly, and think it through.)

 

       Ephesians 2:11 Therefore, remember that ye, once the Gentiles (races) in flesh who are called Uncircumcision [therefore, non-Jews] by that called Circumcision [therefore, Jews] made by hand in flesh, 12that at that time, ye were apart from Messiah, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the Covenants of promise: not having Hope, and without God in the world! 13And now in Messiah Yeshua, ye who once were afar off are become near by the blood of the Messiah! 14For He is our peace Who made both one! And He broke down the middle wall of the fence—15the enmity—via His flesh, having annulled the teaching of commandments-in-decrees so-that He will create the two into one new man in Himself, making peace! 16And He will reconcile both to God in one Body through the cross, having slain the enmity by it! 17And having come, He announced the beneficial-proclamation: “Peace is to you who are afar off, and to those near!” 18For we both have access to the Father by one Spirit through Him! 19So then, ye are no longer strangers and sojourners, but fellow citizens of the Saints and of the Household of God, 20being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Messiah Yeshua Himself being the cornerstone 21in whom all the building fitted together increases to a holy Temple in Yehovah 22in Whom ye are also being built together for a habitation of God via the Spirit! 1For this cause, I, Paul, prisoner of Messiah Yeshua for you races 2(if indeed ye heard of the administration of the Grace of God that was given to me towards you 3that He made known to me by revelation: the mystery, according as I briefly wrote before, 4by which ye, reading, are able to perceive my understanding in the mystery of the Messiah 5that was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it now was revealed to His holy apostles and prophets via the Spirit)—6The races are to be joint heirs and a joint Body and joint partakers of His promise in the Messiah through the beneficial-proclamation!—7of which I became a slave according to the gift of the Grace of God given to me, according to the working of His power!

 

 

 

IV. Goat Curtains (verses 7-9)

 

Next, Moshe must make curtains using goats; these curtains are to the Tent that is upon (above) the Abode. The number of goat curtains is eleven.

 

The length of the one curtain is 30 forearms (cubits), and the breadth is 4 forearms (cubits).

 

The eleven curtains must all be the same measure as the one curtain.

 

Five of the curtains are ‘friendshipped’ together alone, and six of the curtains are ‘friendshipped’ together alone.

 

Moshe must double the sixth curtain unto the ‘circumcision’ (the very frontmost) of the faces of the Tent!

 

Questions

 

1.    What does a goat typify? The Hebrew word for goat is also the Hebrew word for strong, mighty, fierce. I normally render it as strength. (It is the same word from which the Uzi machine gun was named.)

 

2.    If the above answer is true, what does ‘curtains of goats’ typify? I proposed above that the word for curtain (singular) could also mean, “I will sound her.” The plural form (used in our present text) isn’t used in the Bible except for curtains (as far as I am aware). Thus, my proposal will be novel (new). I propose that the word can indicate soundings (like the callings of a trumpet in order to signal hearkening folks to begin to do something). If that is the case, ‘curtains of goats’ in Hebrew would also mean soundings of strong-ones, in which case the strong ones—those willing to take action when it needs to be taken in order to save lives at the risk of their own lives—are being called to action.

 

       A word directly related to the Hebrew word for strong ones means to flee for refuge. While these two ideas sound conflicting (why would a strong person flee for refuge?) they will come together during the Tribulation. The very strong ones will find others who are weak and afraid, and will take them to places of refuge, giving them boldness and strength during the time of that fleeing to refuge.

 

       Yehovah’s [trumpet] sounding to those who will hearken so that they will flee for refuge to Mount Zion will be a very basic part of the Tribulation. The flight for refuge (to Mount Zion) is often described in the Psalms, though Yehovah made sure that only careful readers would see this. (The ‘bad guys’ at that time won’t be able to understand this, and the ‘bad angels,’ the demons, won’t be able to quickly convince the human ‘bad guys’ of this! Thus, the ‘good guys’ will have time to flee to Mount Zion!)

 

3.    What is a curtain made of goats? It is a curtain that is made using goats, of course; yet, the text strangely leaves out what part of the goats. It could be made of goatskins; it could be made of goat hair; it could be made of both goatskins and goat hair; more importantly, it could be made from the entire goat including the bones of the goat. (The text doesn’t say, and therefore doesn’t limit the parts of the goats from which it can be made.) This curtain will have to span a distance that just can’t be spanned in the way it will be without its having a truss structure (like the structure of rafters in the top of a house). It would collapse with any rain, with snow, with wind, etc. were it not to have a truss structure. I propose that the bones of the goats will be used to devise this.

 

       Considering what the curtains of goats typifies is so important. Yehovah gave the command, and He also gave the Israelis wisdom to know exactly what to make and use from the goats, but the most important thing for readers to know is that the curtains of goats typify strong ones (persons) who do very important things!

 

4.    What is so important about the curtains of goats being made into a tent that is upon the Abode? First, the Abode and the Tent are separate, and are made of different materials! Yet, if one were below and looking upward, the two would look like layers with the Abode being the lowest layer and the Tent being the layer above! The support columns are the same for both. Think of the Abode as a giant blanket, and the Tent as being a slightly bigger blanket that is laid over the Abode blanket. (Only, the Tent won’t be just a blanket; it will have supporting structures built into it.)

 

       The Tent totally covers the Abode, as if it is a protection for the Abode.

 

       The Abode hasn’t yet been put on any poles. Its description is so far just material as if it is flat on the ground: a giant blanket. The curtains made of goats will next be made; they will be placed upon the five-curtain sets that are attached together that make up the Abode. These descriptions explain things to come in the order of events that will occur! (We will discuss these things as we explore the types.)

 

5.    Does eleven typify anything? I am not aware that the number 11 typifies anything. I do see where it will be used elsewhere in the Scriptures; for example, there are twelve tribes to Israel, and the tribe of Levi is normally removed from the tribes for certain reasons (they don’t normally participate in war, for example). The tribe of Levi was assigned to be busy with Spiritual things. Apart from such things like this, I don’t know about the significance of the number 11.

 

6.    Does the number 30 represent a type? I previously proposed that numbers that are types can be multiplied with other numbers that have types, combining the types. The number 3 can be a type, and the number 10 can be a type. The number 3 is used in the Shma (Deuteronomy 6:4): “Hearken, Israel! Yehovah, our Gods, Yehovah is one!” These three represent the most usual ways that Yehovah demonstrates Himself:

 

  • As Yehovah the Father
  • As our Gods who is the Messiah
  • As Yehovah the Spirit

 

 

       I have therefore understood the number 3 to be a type of Yehovah as He shows Himself in all forms.

 

       The number 10 is a type of testing/tempting. The following text showed me this:

 

       Numbers 14:22 Because all those men who saw my glory and my miracles that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice…

 

       When the two numbers (3 and 10) are multiplied, the type will be of testing Yehovah. This is normally exactly what a group should never do! Yet, there is a case in which this is the right thing to do: it is when Yehovah commands this, and when the person or group doing this is doing exactly what is right.

 

       Gideon once did this:

 

       Judges 6:39 And Gideon said unto God, “Thine anger shall not be hot against me; and I will speak but this once. I will test, na, but this once with the fleece. The dry shall now be only upon the fleece, and there shall be dew upon all the ground.”

 

       Yehovah did exactly as Gideon requested.

 

       Another example is found in the following text:

 

       Isaiah 7:10 And Yehovah gathered to speak unto Akhaz to say, 11 “Ask for thee a sign from Yehovah thy God. Make-deep a request or make-her-high to the above!” 12And Akhaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not tempt Yehovah!”

 

       (Akhaz was totally wrong in every way. Yehovah commanded him to do this.)

 

       Another example of testing Yehovah is shown in this text:

 

       Psalm 34:8 Taste-ye! And see-ye that Yehovah is Good!—happinesses of the valiant-[one]! He will trust via Him! 10His Saints shall see Yehovah! For there is no lack to His fearers.

 

       In some cases, folks are commanded to test Yehovah. While Israel previously tested Yehovah by sinning ten times, I propose that Israel will later test Yehovah by doing what is right ten times!

 

7.    Why is 30 the length of the curtain? I proposed above that the same word that means length also means to prolong, to grow long. What this Tent pictures will only be complete after testing Yehovah 10 times in a good way over the length of the Tribulation—that is what I am proposing.

 

8.    Why is the length of 30 via a forearm? What does the forearm typify? The same word meaning forearm is also the word for mother, or her mother. While the forearm can refer to Yehovah’s forearm, it can also refer to Jerusalem as a mother:

 

       Galatians 4:26 Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

 

       It can also refer to a woman who is behaving as a mother to at least one Israeli, since the success of the plan of God will depend on such a woman doing what she must to save lives!

 

       (I will have to read on to see which one makes the most sense with the other types; perhaps they both will make sense!)

 

       Whatever the type, it is via a forearm—it will be accomplished by means of the forearm or what the forearm typifies.

 

9.    What does the breadth typify, and why is it 4 via a forearm? The word for breadth also means to be or grow wide, be or grow large; to be widened, be enlarged. If the number 4 indicates universality as I proposed above, this shows that whatever the curtain typifies will grow larger and larger until it is universal: happening everywhere.

 

       The ‘forearm’ will again be the means of bringing this all to pass.

 

10. What does “The one curtain is one measure to eleven curtains” mean? This means that all eleven curtains are exactly the same measure; they will typify exactly the same things. They are equivalent; one is not greater than or lesser than another.

 

11. Again, what does this friendshipping involve? It involves connecting them together.

 

12. How must they be connected together? They will be sewn together (though the text doesn’t cover the means, the stitch style, or anything like this). The text describes the connection as friendship.

 

13. Does the number 6 carry a type? When it does carry a type, it is the number of a man (that is, a man who isn’t born of God), one short of the number 7 that typifies completion. For example,

 

       Revelation 13:18 He who has understanding shall count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man! And his number is Six hundred sixty and six!

 

       Thus, the ‘beast’ (the animal who represents either the Antichrist or the Antichrist’s false prophet) is labeled with ‘a trinity of’ three sixes: 6-6-6.

 

14. Does the number 5 carry a type? I have thought that it might, though I wasn’t certain.

 

       When the Israeli firstborn males were counted (Numbers 3:40), Yehovah commanded Moshe to take the number of their names. Yehovah then did a one-for-one exchange: one Levite for one firstborn male Israeli from the other tribes. (He commanded the same thing for their cattle.) Yehovah then took the Levites instead of the firstborn males from the other tribes. Now, there were more firstborn males than Levites. 5 Shekels of silver had to be collected for each person above the number.

 

       If the number 5 is a type, it seems that it will be associated with redemption. That is what I will use.

 

15. What is typified if the sixth curtain is doubled? If a curtain typifies a calling, and if this curtain is made of goats (strong-ones), the sixth curtain typifies that there will be a double number of strong ones who are called, and they will be added unto the circumcision. They will be the faces of the Tent! Thus, the number of actual curtains is now 12!

 

16. What does this Tent typify? A tent, in general, is a portable dwelling that can be taken down and moved to another place, where it can be put up (different from a mobile home or trailer that must be transported using some type of vehicle). It typifies folks on the move and traveling. It normally doesn’t typify folks who are staying permanently in one place.

 

       The word that means tent also means to shine, to give light. All who make up this tent will do exactly that: they will give light to others who desire to come, and who desire to also be and give light. (Light in the Bible is understanding.)  Those who have light will understand what is occurring so that they can live, so that they can help others to live, and even so that they can help others to live at the expense of their own lives.

 

       (A tent with occupants and candles gives light.) Israel has been assigned to be the light of the world. Yet, not Israel only:

 

       Ephesians 5:8 For ye were formerly darkness, but now are light in the Lord! Walk as children of light! 9For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and Truth, 10proving what is acceptable unto the Lord!

 

       Thus, the Saints who are non-Jewish are also light in the world!

 

17. What are the faces of the Tent? They are the part of the Tent that faces forward: the front of the Tent, just as the faces of a person are the parts of the person that face forward.

 

       The word faces is plural because all objects have more than one face—more than one turn. (The human face has many turns to it, like the turn around the chin, the turn around the cheeks, etc.)

 

       The faces of the Tent, in this text, are together called the circumcision. This describes the Israelis, since they will be obeying the command given to Avraham to circumcise all the males (that is, cut off the foreskin of the penis from all the males).

 

       The Israelis will be on the move. Regardless of who travels with them (and I am thinking that there will be more traveling with them than their own number), all groups that see them will see the Israelis: the circumcision. Enemies will view the entire group as being made of Jews. Thus, what the Tent typifies will have the appearance of being Jewish even though so many who go with the Israelis won’t be Jewish.

 

 

 

V. Loops and Friendship (verses 10-11)

 

Moshe next must make 50 loops. Those loops must be placed upon the lip of the one edgemost curtain by means of ‘friendshipping’ them.

 

He must make another 50 loops upon the lip of the second ‘friendshipping’ curtain.

 

Next, He must make 50 clasps of copper!

 

Moshe must bring the clasps by means of the loops! In this way, he will ‘friendship’ the Tent; and the Tent, like the Abode, will be one!

 

Questions

 

1.    Which lip of which edgemost curtain must be used to make the loops? The lip of the edgemost curtain at the opposite end of the doubled curtain must be used for the set with the seven curtains. (The sixth curtain was doubled; I proposed that this means that another curtain was added.)

 

2.    How will this ‘friendshipping’ be accomplished? It appears that this will be accomplished the same way that the connections were made in the Abode.

 

3.    Why must the clasps be made of copper? Copper is a type of justice/judgment. Thus, the seven-set of curtains and the five-set of curtains will be joined by justice between the loops—between the weary ones—the weary women.

 

4.    What does “And thou shalt bring the clasps via loops” tell the reader?

 

  • The clasps are copper, and therefore signify justice.
  • The word for clasps in Hebrew also means to sink together, to collapse.
  • The loops represent persons or groups.
  • These clasps join together those who are collapsing, sinking during the judgment of Yehovah, during the Tribulation!

       The loops typify female weary ones, since the Hebrew word for loops means to the weary-[ones], and is feminine in gender.

 

       Thus, women who have taken on responsibilities and are weary will be traveling toward Mount Zion. They will bring those who are affected by the collapsing/sinking of the judgment of Yehovah and who will respond by being willing to receive the love of the Truth, as well as being willing to participate in saving the lives of others!

 

5.    Explain the statement and the type found in the command, “And thou shalt ‘friendship’ the Tent”: Moshe (and later, Israel, acting in the same way that Moshe did in history) will bring the parts of the tent together, connecting them using the loops and clasps.

 

       Now, Moshe represents the Torah (Teaching) of Yehovah, and Yehovah Himself, as the following texts show:

 

       Matthew 19:7 They say unto him, “Why did Moshe then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?”

 

       Matthew 19:8 He says unto them, “Moshe suffered you to put away your wives because of the hardness of your hearts! But it was not so from the beginning!”

 

       Mark 1:44 And says unto him, “See thou say nothing to any man! But-rather, go thy way; show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things that Moshe commanded, for a testimony unto them.”

 

       Mark 7:10 For Moshe said, “Glorify thy father and thy mother,” and, “Whoso curses father or mother, dying, he shall die!”

 

       Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moshe and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

 

       Thus, the Teaching (the Torah) will be the means of ‘friendshipping’ the Tent together, to make of the two pieces one piece! Weary but willing women will bring men and women who are collapsing/sinking from the judgment of Yehovah, and will connect the Tent into one piece! Because the pieces are made of goats, which typify strong ones, those who have strength (these women) will bring these strong ones who have been called together into one Body! This will be true friendship!

 

6.    The text above (verse 6) stated, “And the Abode will be one!” This text (verse 11) states, “And he (the Tent) shall be one!” Why do both say the same thing? What does this show? They both show how the Abode of Yehovah and the Tent over the Abode will become One Body, joining Jewish and non-Jewish Saints and ‘good guys’ together! This is very important in Scriptures, and was the special proclamation given to Paul!

 

       They both say the same thing because there will be two events where groups will be joined together via women who will bring them together!

 

 

 

VI. Diffusion and Excess (verses 12-13)

 

Since the curtains of the Tent are larger than the curtains of the Abode, there will be excess goat material. The spread of the excess will be by means of the curtain of the Tent. Moshe must spread half of the excess curtain upon the afterwards (back end) of the Abode.

 

There will be an excess of one forearm by means of the length of the curtain of the Tent. This excess will be spread upon the sides of the Abode from this (side) and from this (side) to blanket-cover the Abode!

 

Questions

 

1.    Explain this spread/diffusion: The Hebrew word indicates both spreading out and diffusing. To diffuse is to spread out thinly, to scatter widely. This text explains that a group will be widely scattered for some purpose. This is akin to the matzah (the unleavened bread) in the following text:

 

       1 Corinthians 11:24 “This is my Body that is broken for you.”

 

       This Body will be spread out and diffused for the Israelis. That way, members of this Body will be able to benefit far more folks than they could if they were together in one place.

 

2.    What is the excess, and what does it typify? I can tell that it typifies persons; the other things normally do. The curtains typify the calling from the sounding of Yehovah. The following text explains what persons they typify:

 

       Numbers 3:46 And Yehovah spoke unto Moshe to say, 45 “Take-thou the Levites under every firstborn in the sons of Israel, a beast of the Levites under their beasts. And the Levites shall be to me: I am Yehovah— 46and the excess redeemed [by force] of the 3 and 70 and 200 [273] over the Levites from the firstborn of the sons of Israel. 47And thou shalt take five: five shekels to a skull via a shekel of the Holy-[One]. Thou shalt take ten gerah, the shekel. 48And thou shalt give the silver to Aharon and to his sons, redeemed-[ones] of the excess via them.” 49And Moshe took the silver of the redemption [by force] from the excess-[ones] over redemptions of the Levites. 50He took the silver from with a firstborn of the sons of Israel: 5 and 60 and 300 and 1,000 [1,365] via a shekel of the Holy-[One].

 

       In the above text, the word excess refers to the persons who were more than the count of the Levites among the non-Levitical firstborn Israelis. Each person had to be accounted by a payment of five silver shekels (a very low price in today’s currency). The silver is a picture of redemption by force—that is, freeing a person from a captive situation by a raid and rescue (rather than by a payment). I know this because there are two different Hebrew words used for redemption; this is the one that is used when force is used. Silver typifies both kinds of redemption: by force and by payment.

 

       The excess, then, pictures non-Levitical Israelis and others who are spread out via the sounding of Yehovah’s call, with that call being made to the Tent: to Israel, and to those who will be non-Israeli good-guys. That excess number of persons will be dispersed throughout the world. (Now, I could easily be wrong; the excess might be the Sheep/Goat non-Jewish good guys who help Israelis, the brethren of Messiah, who are in prison, naked, hungry, sick, etc.)

 

3.    What is my After of the Abode? If I consider Exodus 33:23, where the “After” refers to Messiah, this gives me a clue regarding how this word is used:

 

       Exodus 33:23 “And I will remove my palm. And thou shalt see my After. And they shall not see my faces.”

 

       That term, After, speaks of the Messiah: of Yeshua. He is the One Who comes after (in time). Yeshua is the dweller in the Abode.

 

4.    Why must the excess be spread upon this After if the identification above is correct? The group made of persons who are this excess will also be ‘hiding’ Salvation (hiding Yeshua: the After of Yehovah) among them!

 

5.    What does “And the forearm from this and the forearm from this is via the excess, via the length of the curtain. The Tent will be spread/diffused upon sides of the Abode from this and from this” describe? The lengths of the individual curtains made of goats are 30, whereas the lengths of the individual curtains made of byssus are 28. That means that the goat curtains are 2 forearms longer than the byssus curtains. If they are lined up so that the 2 forearm lengths are distributed evenly, there will be one forearm of goats hanging over one side, and one forearm of goats hanging over the other side.

 

       The following drawing shows a view of just the goats made into curtains. You will see that one curtain looks darker than the rest; I did this to show a doubling, even though this curtain wouldn’t really look darker; it would just be doubled:

 

Goat Curtains

 

       The following drawing shows a view looking upward (as if the person is lying on the ground, and the sets of curtains are suspended in the air above the person); the byssus curtain is blue in my drawing (when it should look like cherubim), and the goats-curtain is as shown in the previous drawing. The order would be the opposite if one were looking from above (once these things are set upon the acacia tree stumps).

 

Goat Curtain and Abode

 

       As you can see, the two curtain sets are evenly distributed, the goat curtain being the larger and the byssus curtain being the smaller. Thus, the goat curtain protects the byssus curtain. The length of one forearm is the width of the excess on each side (the sides appearing to be the top and bottom in this ‘landscape’ view).

 

6.    What does “Thou shalt spread/diffuse half of the excess curtain upon my After of the Abode” typify? The After of the Abode is supposed to be viewed as the back end of the Abode. Yet, it doesn’t really indicate a back end; it indicates one who comes after (as mentioned from Exodus 33 above). This is Yeshua Himself, the Messiah and Salvation of Israel.

 

       This excess curtain is an excess calling—one that isn’t part of the other major and open callings. Those who respond to these ‘quiet callings’ (I propose that these will be callings of their consciences telling them to help others who are in danger or are being mistreated) will include the ‘sheep’ in the so-called Sheep/Goat Judgment that starts in Matthew 25:31. (Those sheep are the ‘good guys’ who will give Yeshua’s brethren, the Jews, help during the Tribulation when they are being mistreated so badly.)

 

       Half of this group will be upon Yehovah’s ‘After’ (referring to Yeshua) Who dwells in this Abode (between the Cherubim) (the word upon also meaning by, beside). They will be in the company of Yehovah’s Salvation, and they will later be recipients of Yehovah’s Salvation. In the meantime, Yeshua (Salvation) will carry them as they do the work of saving the lives of His brethren, the Israelis.

 

7.    What will be the location of the final abode of the Messiah of Israel on this planet? This will be Mount Zion.

 

8.    What type (‘picture’) does “The Tent will be spread/diffused upon sides of the Abode from this and from this to blanket-cover him” give? First, the Tent entirely covers (blanket-covers) the Abode, the place where Yehovah dwells. Then, that Tent is spread/diffused upon sides of the Abode so that the Abode is never exposed from any side.

 

       Now, I propose that the Abode consists of the callings of Israel, while the Tent consists of the callings of both Israelis and non-Israelis who are spread/diffused and outside of the main bodies that together make up obvious Israel. Those who respond to the call are part of these callings; those who don’t aren’t part of the fabrics being described.

 

 

 

VII. Blanket-Covering (verse 14)

 

Moshe must make a blanket-covering to the Tent itself. This must be made of skins of red rams. Another blanket-covering must be made of the skins of takhashes from above the red-ram-skin covering.

 

Questions

 

1.    What do skins of a red ram typify? The word for skin comes from a verb meaning to rouse oneself, awake, awaken, incite. The word red is associated both with blood and with humans. (The first human was red in color.) The word for ram means might (as in great power along with moral fortitude: taking a stand to do what is morally right, and therefore what is right in the sight of God). Because of the way that the words skins of red rams are spelled in Hebrew, an internal and separate statement is being made: “the arousal of their might is from men,” where men is plural, which gives me the impression of indicating that the men come from very different cultures and backgrounds.

 

       If my observation is at all correct, this text indicates humans who have no connection with the Biblical faith, but who are awakened to action by what they are seeing, showing great might because of their consciences.

 

2.    Why is this described as a blanket-covering? This shows the roles that persons (that this covering typifies) will take: they will cover (at the risk of their own lives) the Israeli and non-Israeli ‘good guys’ who have responded to the callings of Yehovah. They will do what they can to protect them while still being without faith in Yehovah.

 

3.    What are takhashes? I have no idea what takhashes are, and I haven’t found a source that gives a definite identification. Their skins can be used; that is all that I know. I don’t even know if they are kosher or not! Curiously, identifying these creatures isn’t necessary to identify what they typify! (I have no doubt that the takhash will be identified later in Earth’s future history.)

 

4.    What do takhashes typify? The singular word takhash in Hebrew has another meaning: Thou shalt hush! This describes not using one’s mouth to express protest, complaint, or any form of communication that uses sound. (Communication can be expressed in other ways as long as sound-silence is used.)

 

       If this shows the type, takhashim describes folks who can be called ‘Hushers’—folks who will become very good at not giving away what they are doing, and whose communication forms will be without speaking out loud.

 

       The skins of takhashes, if I am right, will be the awakenings of the Hushers—folks who will say nothing, but who will do much for the groups responding to the callings of Yehovah at the risk of their own lives.

 

5.    Why are these two groups (covered by the descriptions of “skins of red rams and a blanket-covering of skins of takhashes” mentioned together? They will be either working together, or they will sometimes be acting as group. The ‘Hushers,’ for example, might be providing cover for those who show their might by following their consciences that arouse them to action!

 

6.    Why must these blanket-coverings be made from above? I propose that this shows two things: They are provided from above—that is, from the heavens: from Yehovah (though they won’t necessarily know this), and they will act as cover for these other groups who are directly responding to the callings of Yehovah.

 

 

 

VIII. Cuttings (verses 15-18)

 

Moshe next must make wood cuttings (logs) to the Abode. They must be made from standing acacia trees.

 

The length of one cutting is 10 forearms (cubits).

 

The breadth of one cutting is 1 and ½ forearms.

 

There are two hands to one cutting. Those hands are connecting, a woman unto her sister.

 

Established, Moshe shall make all the cuttings of the Abode the same way.

 

There will be 20 cuttings to the Abode. One cutting goes to a corner southward and to the right.

 

Questions

 

1.    What are these cuttings? They are cut logs. We figured this out because only two dimensions are given: the length and the breadth. Had these been boards, they would have three dimensions: the length, the breadth and the width. These are really entire pieces of acacia trees, and they are big!

 

2.    How tall are these acacia logs? They are ten cubits, which means that they are 15 feet long! That is a story and a half tall!

 

3.    How broad are these acacia logs? If they are a forearm and a half, they are 18 + 9 inches, or 27 inches. Thus, they are more than 2 feet in diameter. They are very large!

 

4.    How much would an acacia log of this size weigh? It would weigh about 550 pounds! (That is without the gold that will cover each.) It would take 11 men who could handle 50 pounds to move one of these logs!

 

5.    Why did Yehovah desire them to be so big? There will be several reasons. One practical reason is so that the weight of the curtains will not be able to cause sagging. (Those curtains will not be light; they will be heavy, too. They are large!)

 

6.    What does acacia typify? I said in the previous chapter (Exodus 25) that the word for acacia in Hebrew, shōt, means to fly at high speeds. It describes the end of a whip or of a flagellum (a microscopic whip of a one-celled creature that uses its whip to swim). (I propose that the branches of the acacia are very good for making a scourge/a whip!)

 

       If this is correct, trees of acacia typify stable, potentially fruit-bearing mortals (mortals are humans who can be killed or who can die, which describes all the folks you know) who will be able to travel at very high speeds (and, if the whip is part of this type, they will also be quick and strong to chastise those who don’t cooperate!). The travel that I am describing, if this is correct, will occur during the Tribulation as groups of these folks go toward Mount Zion during a time when travel anywhere in the world will be the most dangerous it has ever been, and when there are more obstacles (things in the way) to travel than there has ever been. These folks will be able to continue traveling as if there are no obstacles and as if there are few dangers.

 

       I will add that these acacia trees are stable in very harsh and hot conditions, being trees of the Middle East. Persons are compared to trees in the Bible (Psalm 1 is an example).

 

7.    The text describes two hands to each cutting. What are these hands, and what is their purpose? The hands are branching parts that connect to hands of the logs next to them. The appearance is that of cut trees holding hands with cut trees. These hands will stabilize the tall standing logs:

 

Acacia Hands

 

8.    What does “they are connecting, a woman unto her sister” tell the reader? These acacia beams with hands typify women (or groups that will be feminine in gender, like the ‘church’ is feminine in gender) who will uphold each other as they uphold what the curtains typify.

 

9.    What does “Established, thou shalt make to all cuttings of the Abode” mean? This same pattern will be used in all the construction. Thus, all these beams will be connected, one to another. (They will also later have rods that go through them farther down so that they will have more than one connection point.)

 

10. How many of these cuttings will there be? There will be a total of 40 (not counting the separating curtain, and not counting all that will make up the courtyard!), though this text describes the one set of 20 going to one extremity that is southward and rightward. It describes them separately because the one group of 20 will be separate from the other group of 20 (the Abode having two chambers) as they (the persons whom these cuttings typify) do their works and as they travel from their locations. One cutting will only have contact with two others; they will be holding hands with those two. (They each only have two hands.)

 

11. Why did Yehovah insist upon this structure being designed and made according to directions of east, west, south and north? Couldn’t it have been set up facing any direction? Since this structure tells a story (including a story about travelers), the structure’s construction must include such directions so that a reader can learn: From where certain ones will come? And, Where they are going?

 

 

 

IX. Lords of Silver and Twins (verses 19-25)

 

Moshe must make 40 lords of silver under the twenty cuttings. As for the cutting: two lords are under the one cutting to two of the cutting’s hands, and two lords are under the one cutting to two of the cutting’s hands.

 

There will be twenty cuttings going to the north corner for the second piece of the Abode. This will make a total of 40 of their lords of silver. Again, two lords are under the one cutting, and two lords are under the one cutting.

 

Next, Moshe must make six cuttings to the sides of the Abode toward the sea (westward).

 

Moshe must make two cuttings to the strippings-off (the disconnected section) of the Abode by means of two sides. Those two cuttings will be their twin from below. The two cuttings will be unified perfect ones upon the Abode’s head all the way unto the one sunk-impression. He will be established to two of the cuttings! They shall be to two of the strippings-off!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is a lord of silver? A lord is who a slave serves. A lord directs others and is responsible to and for others. A lord is like a king, but is over fewer subjects. Such a person can be called a master.

 

       A lord of silver is one who is in charge of others and who redeems (since silver is a type of redemption). Redemption is freeing one who is being held either by paying a price for the freedom or by using force. A lord of silver, then, is one who has mastery over redemption (of whatever kind is necessary).

 

2.    Why must there be forty lords of silver? First, I propose that the number shows how many there really will be who will be given the ability to redeem others who are being held as prisoners.

 

       Also, the number 40 itself is a type. It is 4 X 10, and both 4 and 10 are types. 4 is often used in connection with north, south, east and west, showing all directions, and thus 4 pictures universality—that is, something that takes place in all directions on earth. 10 is a number associated with testing/tempting. (When Yehovah does it, it is testing, which is always designed to be beneficial; when man does it toward God, it is usually tempting Him, which isn’t good.) The following is a text showing this number being used as tempting:

 

       Numbers 14:22 “…for all those men who have seen my glory and my miracles that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and haven’t hearkened to my voice…”

 

       When the numbers multiply, their types join together. Thus, 4 (universality) X 10 (testing) = 40 (universal testing). Universal testing is an opportunity for a group to completely and consistently do right. It is also used to stop a bad group so that it can’t do wrong. For example,

 

       Exodus 16:35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.

 

       In the case of this text, Yehovah gave Israel 40 years to determine whether or not the next generation would be willing to do the few and simple commands that Yehovah gave to Israel.

 

       There will be 40 lords of silver under twenty acacia cuttings to show that those who are represented by the acacia trees covered in gold will be founded on two kinds of redemption, and that they will be universally tested in order to prove that they will do only what is right!

 

3.    What does twenty typify? Twenty is 2 X 10. I proposed that 10 typifies testing.

 

       2, I propose, refers to the number of Bodies that will be functioning during the Tribulation until they become one. There will be a Body of non-Jewish Saints that will consist of scattered groups out to save lives of Jews (and their friends), and there will be a Body of Jewish Saints who will be doing the same. Now, the two Bodies will have a disagreement over how they view the Torah. The Jewish group will be convinced that the Torah (Teaching) consists of commandments in ordinances (in decrees: that Yehovah decreed the various commands, and seeing beyond those decrees, those public enactments of rules, isn’t what is important; just doing them is what is important). The non-Jewish group will be convinced that the Torah (Teaching) isn’t made of commandments in decrees (though I haven’t found the text describing how this group will view the Torah).

 

       The two groups will be tested while having at their foundation (what holds them stable during the Tribulation) the lords of silver—the drive and command to redeem Jewish prisoners (using payment or force).

 

4.    The text next describes the cutting. What does this cutting typify? A cutting of wood is split off from the roots and the branches in which it was located. A cutting is made from a standing tree. It is suddenly disconnected. I propose that each represents a person who fulfill the following:

 

       Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has forsaken houses or brethren or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for the sake of my Name shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life!

 

       (Everlasting life is portrayed by the wood being covered with gold, since gold pictures incorruptibility.) Each person who forsakes those things listed in the text above for the sake of Yeshua’s Name—that is, for the sake of Salvation, for the sake of saving the lives of others will become a pillar in the House of Yehovah:

 

       Revelation 3:12 I will make him who overcomes a pillar in the Temple of my God! And he shall go no more out! And I will write the name of my God upon him, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem that comes down out of the heavens from my God! And I will write my new name upon him!

 

5.    Why are two lords under the one cutting? Each cutting (representing a person) will do his/her work by doing both kinds of redemption (payment redemption or redemption by force: freeing others from being prisoners).

 

6.    Why are these silver lords under one cutting to two of his hands? The hands typify works throughout the Bible. Each person represented by the cuttings of Acacia trees will use all of his/her works to provide redemption and to hold up what the curtains typify so that what the curtains typify are being carried and supported! These persons are great heroes and heroines!

 

7.    What does the wording, “two lords under the one cutting to two of his hands and two lords under the one cutting to two of his hands” show? This wording shows that each cutting will be doing the works of redemption independent of the other cutting, though each cutting will actually be totally connected to the cuttings next to it!

 

8.    Why is the Abode divided up into two pieces? This shows what will be true when what the Abode pictures will be fulfilled. There will be two separated main groups making up what the Abode typifies. They will be joined by 50 gold clasps, showing that the incorruptible God will join them, and that they will be joined by what never fails: genuine Biblical (and practical) love, but they will still be two separated bodies.

 

9.    What does the Abode typify? It is made of what the following typify:

 

  • The blue pictures the heavens
  • The purple pictures royalty
  • Earthworm crimson pictures the most humble and powerless
  • Twisted byssus pictures very strong righteousness
  • Cherubim are ministering spirits of God who have incredible strength

       While I propose that all these together show the ‘fabric’ of the Saints who form two Bodies that are finally connected together, they also picture Messiah in His fleshly form. He came from the heavens. He was royalty. He humbled Himself to the lowest rank. He demonstrated perfect and strong righteousness. He was the Angel Yehovah, and He commanded and commands all angels.

 

       John 14:23 Yeshua answered. And He said unto him, “If a man loves me, he will guard my sayings! And my Father will love him! And we will come unto him, and make our abode with him!”

 

       Yehovah and Yeshua will make visitations during the Tribulation.

 

       The Saints in the two Bodies will coordinate together with perfection, being the work of a thinker (the thinker being Yeshua).

 

10. What is the north extremity? It is the section of the Abode that is northward (and therefore leftward in the drawing):

 

Abode Directions

 

       Since directions in the Bible always use Jerusalem as the center of the compass, I propose that the text describes events that will occur north of Jerusalem—in the north extremity of the planet. (That section of the planet is called Gog in other places, meaning roof—the roof of land north of Jerusalem. It includes Moscow, and goes north from there.)

 

11. Why will the twenty cuttings in the north also have forty lords of silver? The same two types of redemption will occur there: redemption by payment and redemption by force, in order to save the lives of Jews and their friends.

 

12. What is the purpose of six cuttings (parts of standing Acacia trees) being made to the sides of the Abode toward the sea (and what sea is this)? I propose that these six cuttings typify six persons who will be active and successful leaders in the regions around the Mediterranean Sea, supporting and upholding those who are typified in the Abode.

 

13. What are these cut-outs? The Hebrew word means to cut off or out, to scrape, to strip off bark; to break: as in angles, corners. I propose that this will refer to those who are disconnected from other groups, considered unclean, broken—perhaps those who are like the Samaritans, the eunuchs or the sons of the Foreigner who are grasping via His Covenant: cut off or out, broken off from any of the groups, and yet part of the groups in Yehovah’s eyes:

 

       Isaiah 56:3 And the son of the foreigner joined unto Yehovah shall not say, to say, ‘Yehovah, dividing, divided from upon His people.’ And the eunuch shall not say, ‘Behold, I am a dry tree!’” 4For so said Yehovah to eunuchs who will guard my Shabbats and chose in what I desired, and are grasping via my Covenant, 5 “And I will give Hand and Good Name to them in my House, and good in my walls from [better than] sons and from [better than] daughters. I will give to them a Name of Hider that will not be cut! 6And the sons of the foreigner joined unto Yehovah to minister-to Him and to love Name Yehovah, to be to him to slaves and to bless Name Yehovah, and every guard of the Shabbat [fem.] from piercing him (her, Dead Sea Scrolls) and graspers via my Covenant, 7and I will bring them unto the Mountain of my Holy-[One]! And I will rejoice them in the House of My Prayer! Their ascensions of her and their sacrifices of her shall ascend to desire upon my altar! For my House shall be called House of Prayer to All the Peoples,” 8declared my Lords Yehovah, Gatherer of expelled-[ones] of Israel! “Further, I will gather upon him to his gathered-[ones]!”

 

       If I am right, they are on both sides of the Abode, and they are pillars just as the rest of the pillars, yet they are just outside of the rest of the pillars; still, they are right beside the Head (Yeshua)! (You can see them pictured above; they are the four circles that are outside of the rectangle in the drawing.)

 

14. What does “they shall be their twin from below” mean? When looking at them from on Earth, they will in every way be exactly like each other and the other pillars. There will be no way to distinguish them!

 

15. Explain, “And they shall be unified perfect-[ones] by his head…” These pillars will be unified: joined to the other pillars and to each other. They will be perfect ones, being and doing exactly what pillars must be and do without fail, and being pictures of persons who will be and do exactly as Yehovah designed them to be and assigned them to do, by His power. “By his head…” is by the Head of the Abode: by Yeshua.

 

       I understand the types to indicate this: The persons these pillars typify will be unified—that is, they will be joined to the other persons (that the pillars and the Abode typify) in every good work. They will be perfect before Yehovah, being and doing exactly what Yehovah designed them to do, and being obedient to all that Yehovah will tell them to do. They will later be positioned by Yeshua (the Head of the Abode) on His right hand and on His left hand in a place of great honour for their selfless heroism.

 

16. The next text refers to them as being unified “unto the one sunk-impression.” What is a sunk-impression? When I considered the Hebrew word behind this, I realized that the word indicated two things at the same time: something sunk into something else (that is, it is as if it has been pressed deeply into place in something else), and something impressed or pushed down until its shape is inside something else. Thus, I translated the word as sunk-impression.

 

       How does a sunk-impression look? I propose that a sunk impression of gold is made like a socket to fit into a hole through the tree so that a bar (described later) can be pushed through the tree. Here is a proposed picture:

 

Sunk Impression

 

       It is sunk into the tree and made of gold to act as shaft holder for the rod (described later) that goes through it.          

 

17. What does a sunk-impression typify? It is a means of connection through the tree. Since it is gold, it typifies incorruptibility. I propose that it typifies Yehovah Himself Who brings the connection of what the bar typifies through what the tree typifies. Since it normally goes through more than one tree, it stabilizes several trees and connects them into one structure! (Elaine later proposed that Biblical love, which never fails, is also therefore incorruptible; the gold can therefore show that the connection will be that type of love.)

 

18. How will they be unified unto the one sunk-impression? If the bars that go through these twin tree shafts connect to the end of the bar that goes through a line of trees, they will be unified unto the one sunk-impression through which the main bar goes. The V-shaped shaft in the drawing below goes through a tree. I have shown two shafts coming together to one shaft that goes into the sunk-impression through the tree shown:

 

V-pole in Tree

 

19. What does “He will be established to two of them” mean? This means that there will be two sets of these.

 

20. What does “They shall be to two of the cut-outs” mean? This means that they will be located on two of the cut-outs locations, which I propose indicates the corners (by the head: the darker curtain section in the drawing).

 

       These unified perfect ones who are connected to the two cut-outs of the Abode, where the Abode ends, and yet are right by the Head of the Abode have the same appearance as all the other cuttings (acacia tree pillars). Yet, they are given place to the right hand and to the left hand of the Head (Whom I propose to be Messiah, the opening of the Abode). They are also established on the same silver lords: two each, and are therefore founded on the same redemptions (by payment and by force).

 

21. Why is “And eight cuttings shall be” so important? If types multiply as I have proposed, 2 X 4 = 8. Now, 4, I proposed, typifies universality (north, south, east and west), and two, I also proposed, referred to the two Bodies: the Body of Israel, including Jewish Saints, and the Body of non-Jewish Saints. Both will be functional as separate units during a good part of the Tribulation. When those two are combined, the picture is of two Bodies universally functioning.

 

22. What information can the reader obtain by learning that their lords are silver? Their lords (their masters and rulers) are redemption! That is what drives them to work for others: to rescue them from being held by enemies!

 

23. Does the number sixteen typify anything? If the numbers multiply as I proposed above, the number 16 has several different ways to multiply to obtain it: 2 X 8, 4 X 4, 2 X 2 X 4, 2 X 2 X 2 X 2… When I run into that many choices, I begin to figure that I won’t know what types, if any, will be shown. I proposed that the number 8 pictures two Bodies universally functioning. This particular number, 16, however, refers to silver lords, and not to persons themselves. Thus, I will leave this one alone regarding types. (The number 16 can represent the number of times that redemption will be successfully done by these eight persons represented by the eight standing acacia trees!)

 

24. What does “two lords are under the one cutting and two lords are under the one cutting” mean? This shows that there will be two lords of silver under each of these cuttings, and not just under some of them.

 

       When I tried to see if I could draw two lords of silver that would be under one acacia tree cutting, at first I thought they might be different sizes. When I reread the text, I decided that this wouldn’t be right. So, I thought, “How can I draw two equal lords of silver under one cutting?” I then had an idea. Now, I am certainly not claiming that this is how these lords of silver appeared, but I wanted to show you my idea of how I could make them both equal, and yet both be under the tree pole at the very same distance and position:

 

Two Silver Lords

 

       The above is when the two silver lords are apart. The darkened portion on the ‘finger’ ends represents silver that comes upward to hold the acacia poles from sliding. When they are brought together, they look like the following:

 

Two Joined Silver Lords

 

       They can grasp the acacia tree poles by being pulled apart while the poles are standing on them, thus locking the poles. (You will have to use your imagination to see what I mean.) The following is a proposed view of the poles with the silver lords grasping them at the bottom:

 

Acacia Silver Lords

 

 

 

X. The Acacia Bar (verses 26-29)

 

This text always describes one bar. Moshe must make their bar (the bar is for the cuttings) trees of acacia. Five are to cuttings of one piece of the Abode, and five are to cuttings of the second piece of the Abode. Then, five are their bar to the cuttings of a piece of the Abode to two sides, seaward (westward).

 

The middle bar in the midst of the cuttings is fleeing from the edge unto the edge!

 

Moshe shall observe the cuttings: gold! He must make their sunk impressions gold; they are houses to their bar!

 

Moshe shall observe their bar; it is gold!

 

Questions

 

1.    Who is their in, “thou shalt make their bar trees of acacia”? They are the cuttings—the trees of cut acacia. They can also refer to the Abode and the Tent, since all the items together own the bar.

 

2.    Why is bar singular when the text describes five in one part, five in another part, and five on another side? While the text describes a number of these bars, the text assumes that there is only one bar holding the entire structure together. This is very important for the reader to know.

 

3.    What does this bar typify? The same word for bar also means to flee, to pass through, to hasten. The entire Abode and the Tent with the acacia poles typify this movement of the entire group that will be fleeing to Mount Zion, passing through the various areas of the world, hastening to get to safety.

 

       Yehovah showed how one large community could do this when He took Israel out of Egypt and walked Israel for years through inhospitable lands, feeding and prospering the Israelis and making sure that their shoes didn’t wear out. This will be done on a much larger scale in the Tribulation, though in much smaller individual groups over a much shorter period of time, yet coordinated with One Head (Messiah) until all the small groups form into one large group on Mount Zion!

 

       Since the bar is made of Acacia covered with gold, I understand that it typifies one who is mortal and who put on immortality. Yet, this being goes right through the persons typified by the standing cuttings of acacia trees. Thus, I propose that the bar typifies Yeshua who will be coordinating the fleeing of the entire Abode and Tent as it goes to Mount Zion.

 

       Combine this with what acacia typifies (humans who will be able to travel at very high speeds and, if the whip enters in, will be quick and strong to chastise those who don’t cooperate), and I propose that the picture of what will occur during this fleeing will be like a military operation designed to save lives under the strictest rule of the heroes/heroines (shown as acacia trees). Whatsoever they do will prosper (as it states in Psalm 1).

 

4.    Propose an arrangement of these bars so that what the text describes is in the pictures:

 

       The following drawings are arrangements that I proposed to meet what is required. Count them to see if I did it right. The first view is as if one is lying down on the ground and looking straight up: a child’s view. Yet, the whole structure would have to be suspended in the air to have this view!

 

Acacia Poles with Bars

 

       The next view is of the very front; I proposed four acacia pillars for this, and I proposed two bars going through them (the other three will be in back to make a total of five):

 

Front Pillars with Bars

 

       Next is the back of the front section of the structure (the structure has two halves: a front and a back, with the front called Holy, and the back called Holy of Holies):

 

Front Piece Back Pillars and Bars

 

       Now, only look at the bars; they are straight through and are not angled upward. (The parts that are angled upward are the hands that all the acacia pillars will have; I have drawn only two for this picture. The two hands reach up and grasp each other. They are also made of acacia wood covered with gold. I am thinking that they will support the Abode, the Tent and the skins along with the pillars.) So, if I count just the bars in the two pictures, I do have five.

 

       Next, I will show the two views of the back piece (the Holy of Holies):

 

Back Piece Near Front with Bars

 

Absolute Back Pillars with Bars

 

       If I count only the bars, this again has five.

 

       Next, I must see the two sides to see if I have five, with the middle bar extending all the way through:

 

Two Sides

 

       Now, the forked middle bar is still one bar (in my counting). Two acacia pillars are attached to the fork, one to each prong of the fork.

 

5.    Why must the middle bar flee from the edge unto the edge? This is described in the following text:

 

       Ephesians 4:1 I therefore exhort you—I the prisoner in the Lord, to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called 2with all humility and meekness: with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace: 4one Body and one Spirit, even as ye were also called in one Hope of your calling: 5one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, 6one God and Father of all Who is over all and through all and in you all!

 

       That Middle Bar holds the entire structure together as one structure instead of being as two; it flees from edge to edge, coordinating the movement of the entire Abode and Tent so that all will remain together, and yet will be held as One Body. (The actual structure being built doesn’t move once it is put together, but it pictures movement in the types.) When the Saints and the ‘good guys’ flee during the Tribulation, Yeshua Himself will go with them and will be in their midst, coordinating everything from edge to edge over the entire planet! This will be like the wheel within the wheel in Ezekiel: a wheel that is huge with eyes all around its rim, a wheel that is moving at the speed of light on the earth, showing that Yehovah is omnivident: all-seeing at the same time! This Middle Bar flees from one side to the other with great speed doing coordination of all in the structure!

 

6.    Why will the cuttings be observed as gold? They will be entirely covered with gold! That gold typifies incorruptibility. The cuttings typify persons who are mortal (and therefore, capable of dying, and rotting: of corrupting). Yet, observing these heroes and heroines, they will seem like they are incorruptible, because they have put on incorruption: they have put on that faith that is Biblical, and they have been given Salvation (both physically and everlastingly)! Thus, those who see them work the great and miraculous works of God to save lives and to uphold the Abode, the Tent and the coverings will recognize them as incorruptible, their love as incorruptible!

 

7.    Why must their sunk-impressions also be lined with gold all the way through? The bar that (I propose) typifies the Messiah of Israel that goes through them and holds them is also made of wood covered with gold: corruption that has put on incorruption. Yeshua was born with a mortal body; He rose with an immortal body.

 

       The leaders of the heroes and heroines that are represented by the trees will remain connected, and they won’t fall or fail in their goals. Their faith will hold and remain; it won’t become corrupted.

 

       I propose that the sunk-impressions will be lined with the incorruptible gold to show that love, that doesn’t fail, will be what connects Yeshua, the bar, with all of the heroic leaders who uphold the entire structure. (I have proposed a definition for love: seeking the highest, best interest on behalf of another without regard to self.) The kind of love that these folks will show will be of this nature, and not of the regular ‘love’ that often fails that we see in normal society.

 

8.    Why does the text say, “Houses to their bar”? Each of the persons typified by the standing acacia trees will have these sunk-impressions. Those incorruptible gold sunk-impressions will be houses to what the bar typifies. If that gold also pictures the love by which these heroes and heroines will function, they will be filled with the Spirit of Yeshua Himself so that they will have both the power and the behaviour to do what is exactly right and according to Biblical love! Those who love Salvation (Yeshua) will guard His commandments (including His brethren)!

 

9.    What might be an image of this sunk-impression? I have proposed a drawing of the sunk-impression:

 

Sunk Impression

 

       It is gold, and it goes all the way through, acting as a sleeve for the bar so that there is a very perfect and tight fit.

 

10. Why must the bar be observed as gold? If the bar typifies Messiah, as I have proposed, He, being mortal in His flesh, also put on incorruption! What is seen, then, is what doesn’t fail, but what abides: that love (that saves lives)!

 

 

 

XI. Standing Abode (verse 30)

 

Moshe must cause the Abode to stand according to the Abode’s justice that Moshe was shown in Mount Sinai.

 

Questions

 

1.    Yehovah commanded Moshe to make the Abode stand according to his justice. What does this mean? Moshe was shown every detail about the Abode and its Tent, and all things that are part of this structure. (That is why he was in the mountain with Elohim 40 days and 40 nights!) The very way that this structure must be assembled shows a picture of Yehovah’s justice—of His rendering a right decision based on all facts. (Until we see how this structure is assembled, we won’t know the details of His justice in action; we can read about parts of His justice in Biblical texts.)

 

       The very size of this structure makes assembling it totally impossible unless it is assembled exactly right. Elohim showed Moshe how to assemble it so that it would go exactly together and be firm and safe, and so that no one will get hurt in the process! (The standing acacia trees are very heavy, and the ‘goat’ curtain is very long and wide, and also very heavy. It is covered with very heavy skins that are sewn together to form a huge covering!) Setting up this giant structure required a particular order, and that order also shows justice—the very justice that the Spirit of Yeshua will use when constructing together what this giant and impossible structure pictures (typifies) during the Tribulation! This structure typifies the Church on Earth with Israel at its core, and all living (mortal) Saints and all non-saint friends upholding Israel by the power of God and by the love of Salvation—saving lives (in both ways: physically saving lives, and seeing everlasting life come to folks).

 

       The angels that rebelled did so because they challenged Yehovah’s justice. Those demons will now see that Yehovah’s justice is perfect as what this structure typifies is constructed by Yehovah!

 

 

 

XII. Divider and Crooveem (verses 31-33)

 

Yehovah next commanded Moshe to make a Divider using blue, purple and earthworm crimson. The Divider must be made of twisted byssus, and it must be a making of thought! Moshe must make her crooveem (cherubim).

 

Moshe must give her upon four pillars of acacia; when anyone observes, the person will see gold.

 

Their hooks are gold upon four lords of silver!

 

Moshe must give the Divider under the clasps.

 

Questions

 

1.    What is the purpose of this Divider? It will separate between the Holy chamber and the Holy-of-Holies chamber: between the front of the Abode and the back of the Abode.

 

2.    What do blue, purple, and earthworm crimson typify? I previously proposed that blue typifies the heavens, purple typifies royalty, and earthworm typifies the lowest in rank of all, being the lowliest of the creatures that contain crimson blood.

 

3.    What does this Divider typify (besides being what it obviously is: a Divider)? The Hebrew word that translates to Divider comes from a word meaning to break, break down, crush (as in cracking nuts); to separate. It was used to describe oppression and rigour (crushing) in the following texts:

 

       Exodus 1:13 And the Egyptians slave-drove the children of Israel via crushing. 14And they embittered their lives via hard slavery: via mortar and via bricks and via every slavery in the field with all their slavery that they slaved via them via crushing.

 

       Leviticus 25:43 Thou shalt not rule over him with crushing, but shalt fear thy God.

 

       This idea of crushing has in it the idea of separating (like that which was done in American slave markets when families where broken up, crushing and separating the family units).

 

       Yeshua described a series of events that will take place during the Tribulation in the following statement:

 

       Mark 10:29 And Yeshua said, answering, “I say faith to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for the sake of me and of the beneficial proclamation 30if they shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and everlasting life in the age that is coming! 31And many first shall be last, and the last first.”

 

       Why will a person do this, and be right and righteous? It will be “for the sake of me—that is, for the sake of Yeshua; for the sake of Salvation—for the sake of saving the lives of others who are not direct brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children. This departure will become necessary when one’s own family will try to stop that person from doing the work of a hero/heroine during the Tribulation. Only heroes/heroines (and those whom they rescue) will gain entry to the Kingdom of the Heavens during the Tribulation, as Yeshua has been warning in almost all His parables.

 

       Another reason why a person will do this is for the sake of the beneficial proclamation (commonly known as the gospel, but without the meaning of the word gospel normally being provided). Every gospel in the Bible is a potentially beneficial proclamation. It is beneficial if the hearer will hearken. It is not beneficial, and it is often damning, if the hearer will not hearken. The Bible contains numerous gospels—numerous proclamations that are potentially beneficial. Without exception, every one is designed to save lives. The same will be true in the Tribulation. A person who departs from the above list of family members and real estate in order to save lives (which is the same as for the sake of the gospel) will be doing right.

 

       This Divider (I propose) pictures this division that will be necessary to be part of that group identified with the Holy of Holies. That group is described in the following text:

 

       Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom, and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under all the heavens shall be given to the people of the Saints of the Most High Whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom! And all dominions shall serve and obey Him!

 

       This text describes three groups: the people, the Saints, and the Most High. Now, the Most High is obviously Yehovah/Yeshua. He owns the Saints—that is, the Saints of every race. Yet, the Saints in turn own one people: the People of Israel! Since ownership is expressed by the word holy in the Bible (holy only and always means owned), this text describes the holy people (of Israel) being owned by the Holies—that is, the holy ones—those from all the races whom Yehovah owns. Therefore, the inner chamber that we are discussing in Exodus 26 is made of those who are both holy and who are holy of holies: the owned of the owned ones!

 

       What will give entrance to this chamber is the oppression that will to break, break down, crush and separate those heroes and heroines from others unwilling to participate in these life-saving events; they will separate themselves to go and to stand with Israel and the Gods of Israel, becoming part of what that inner chamber typifies.

 

       Yet, there is another answer for what this Divider typifies! Proof of this answer will be found below in another question. I will just mention it here: It typifies Yeshua’s flesh!

 

4.    What does byssus typify? This word combines groping with stranger. I understand it to typify the groping of a stranger. This puts me in mind with an event that occurred with Isaac. Isaac was determined to bless his firstborn, Esau. Yet, that blessing belonged to Jacob, since Jacob had purchased the birthright. Now, Rebecca, a great heroine in the Bible for the act I am about to describe, saw that her husband, Isaac, was about to give the blessing to the wrong son. Isaac hadn’t remembered the speech that Yehovah had spoken to Rebecca years before when He stated,

 

       Genesis 25:23 “Two races are in thy belly. And two folks will be separated from thine internals. And a folk will be-bolder than a folk. And a many will serve a younger.”

 

       Isaac was about to prophesy that the many would serve Esau! Rebecca got to work and dressed up Jacob as Esau in order to deceive her husband, Isaac. She knew that Isaac was in danger, since what Isaac was about to state would be prophecy. Yet, Isaac couldn’t go back on what he promised to Esau; the only reasonable solution was to fool Isaac so that Isaac did what was right before Yehovah, and give the blessing to Jacob. In the meantime (and this is the point of my mentioning this), Isaac kept thinking that something was wrong; he groped Jacob to see if he truly was Esau; Jacob felt like a stranger to him in some ways. Thus, Isaac didn’t recognize Jacob (Israel), and he groped him to see who he was (since Isaac was almost totally blind).

 

       I propose that this twisted byssus will typify these tightly knit units that are in Yeshua. Like Isaac, they will bless Israel without necessarily knowing or understanding that it is Israel they are blessing, or that the Covenant includes a vow to Israel about Israel’s being served by many!

 

5.    Why does the text state that this Divider must be made, and that it is a making of thought? It will require real thought for one to separate himself/herself from his/her family and friends in order to do what is right. Israel itself must make this division among every rank; parents and children must divide up if they disagree about these life-saving occupations and actions. This is why the following text states what it does in Hebrew:

 

       Malachi 4:5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrifying Day of Yehovah! 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers upon the children and the heart of the children upon their fathers lest I come and smite the land with a curse!”

 

       Upon normally means against when it is used this way in Hebrew! Much thought will go into a decision to turn against parents/children for the sake of saving the lives of others!

 

       This Divider must be made because the physical part of Yeshua was indeed made of the soil and from the seed of David!

 

6.    Why must this Divider be made cherubim? What does that mean? The cherubim of Yehovah will be totally involved in this separation. When Yeshua took a stand to do what was right, after having been tempted, the angels aided Him:

 

       Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaves Him. And behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.

 

       If Yeshua needed angelic ministering, I am sure that those who do right under the terrible conditions of the Tribulation, losing all that is closest to them, will need the cherubim to minister to them.

 

7.    Why must she be given upon acacia? If acacia both pictures great strength and typifies speed, that separation will demand speed from those who enter into the Holy of Holies chamber, participating with Israel in the terrible plight of the Tribulation. What the acacia trees typify will uphold the Divider, putting on the Divider (as putting on Christ):

 

       Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been immersed into Messiah have put on Messiah!

 

8.    Why must there be four pillars? I propose that this will show that persons will come from the four directions: north, south, east and west, and will universally suffer this separation to do what is right. They must all come through Messiah’s flesh!

 

9.    Why will the pillars appear gold? This shows that the persons who do the work that these pillars typify will be granted incorruptibility; they will later be born of God (if they aren’t already).

 

10. What do these hooks typify? This is actually the very Hebrew letter vav itself! It is the number 6 in Hebrew. The letter vav looks like a nail or a straight hook:

 

Vav-Hook

 

       I propose that these hooks that are gold (and thus are incorruptible) will picture the incorruptible connection (how about love) between the Divider and the acacia pillars (standings). Those pillars show taking a stand and standing for what is right (I propose), and the hooks will connect the stand and the division together in a way that won’t deteriorate.

 

11. Why are they upon four lords of silver instead of eight? I propose that there will be only one kind of redemption that those who take this stand will need: the redemption with a price. Entering into that chamber will not be accomplished by force.

 

12. Why must the Divider be under the clasps? Consider the two types. The Divider typifies to break, break down, crush; to separate. It was used to describe oppression and rigour (crushing). It also pictures Messiah’s flesh: His coming in a physical, mortal body. Clasps typify sinking together, collapsing. Since the Divider is under the clasps, the crushing and divisive oppression, and yet the work of the Messiah, will occur under the sinking together and the collapsing that will bring those who truly fear Yehovah together to work together from various sources. Thus, Messiah’s work will function in the middle of the worst of the Tribulation!

 

 

 

XIII. Holy of Holies (verses 33-35)

 

Moshe next must bring the Box of the Testimonies to that location, from inside, and to the Divider. That Divider will separate to the Israelis between the Holy and between the Holy of the Holies!

 

Moshe must give the Divider upon the Box of the Testimonies in (or via) Holy of Holies.

 

Moshe next must put the Table from outside to the Divider.

 

The Menorah must be straight in front of the Table upon the piece of the Abode, southward.

 

Moshe must give the Table upon the north piece of the Abode.

 

Questions

 

1.    Why must the Box of the Testimonies be brought specifically from inside to the Divider? The Divider typifies the crushing oppression that will divide families, friends, households, etc., and it typifies Messiah Yeshua’s flesh. It is through these things that the Box of the Testimonies will be brought!

 

       The Box of the Testimonies will come to reside among the owned one of the owned ones (the Holy of the Holies): the People of Israel who are owned by the Saints of the Most High. That Box will contain those testimonies that Israel will finally believe, and that Israel and Israel’s friends will finally see fulfilled!

 

       The terrible division must happen first, however, before those things in the Box will be fulfilled. Israel will not turn to Truth until that division occurs as described.

 

2.    Why will the Divider separate to you (whoever they are) between the Holy and the Holy of the Holies? You are the Israelis. On this side of that Divider is the Holy chamber with its testimonial items. Now, Israel is holy (owned). Only when that terrible division occurs, however, will Israelis come to recognize that they are truly owned by all the Saints: that they are Holy (owned), and are owned by the Holies (the owned ones: the Saints of all races).

 

3.    Why must ‘thou’ (whoever he is) give the cover upon the Box of the Testimonies in Holy of the Holies at this time? Thou refers to Moshe, but I have elsewhere proposed that it refers to all Israel when Israel will have the perspectives and faith of Moshe. By doing what is right, Israel will give that cover (with Yehovah, our Gods, Yehovah as one on it) back onto the Box of the Testimonies of Israel! Before this time, Israel drove Yehovah off (since Yehovah would have otherwise greatly destroyed Israel for all of Israel’s adulterous idolatry). With Yehovah gone, it was as if the cover had been removed: as if Yehovah—our Gods—Yehovah wasn’t there. Now, the opposite is occurring; Israel is doing what is right, which invites Yehovah back as Israel’s cover.

 

4.    Why must the Table be outside to the Divider (and thus, in the Holy chamber and not the Holy of Holies chamber)? This Table is for those on the way to meet with Yeshua/Yehovah in Mount Zion. It has Matzah and incense: a place of food (the entirely righteous Body being represented by the Matzah) and prayer. It has no chairs; it isn’t a place to stay for long.

 

5.    Where is the Menorah if it is straight in front of the Table and upon the piece of the Abode, southward?

 

Abode Ark Menorah Table

 

       I did another drawing that was closer to show it better:

 

Abode Ark Menorah Table Larger

 

       It is quite small compared to all the room in the Abode! (Southward is to the right; thus, the Menorah is to the right of the Table in this picture, and is behind the Table from the opening of the Abode.)

 

6.    What does the Menorah typify? It typifies the seven Spirits of Yehovah described in Isaiah 11:

 

       Isaiah 11:2 And the Spirit of Yehovah will rest upon him—Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, Spirit of Counsel and Valiance, Spirit of Knowledge and Fear of Yehovah!

 

       In listed form, the seven Spirits are:

 

  • The Spirit of Yehovah (the central shaft)
  • The Spirit of Wisdom
  • The Spirit of Understanding
  • The Spirit of Counsel
  • The Spirit of Valiance
  • The Spirit of Knowledge
  • The Spirit of the Fear of Yehovah

7.    Why must the Menorah be placed directly in front of that Table? The Spirits of Yehovah will give light (and thus Truth) to those who come to that Table, who come to the Matzah (typifying the Body of Saints who are unleavened—without sin, and typifying the prayers of those Saints) so that they will see the veil, the Divider that came because of the crushing oppression of both sin and enemies of Israel. That veil—that Divider—pictures Messiah Yeshua’s flesh:

 

       Hebrews 6:18 By two unchangeable things in which [it] is impossible [for] God to lie, we—who fled for refuge to lay hold on the Hope set straight-in-front—will have strong encouragement 19that we have as both a certain and firm anchor of the soul! And entering into that within the veil (Divider) 20where Yeshua entered for us: a forerunner according to the Order of Melchizedek having become High Priest forever!

 

       Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness for entrance into the Holies by the blood of Yeshua 20that He dedicated for us: a newly made and living way through the veil (Divider)—that is, His flesh, 21and a Great Priest over the House of God, 22we shall approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, the hearts having been sprinkled from a wicked conscience, and the Body having been washed with pure water! 23We shall grasp the confession of the Hope unwavering! For He is faithful who promised! 24And we shall consider one another for provoking to love and to good works—25not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together even as the custom is with some, but exhorting, and by so much more as ye see the Day drawing near!

 

       Thus, the Menorah must be placed in front of that Table in order to give light to those who will go to and through that Divider, Yeshua’s flesh, in order to approach Yehovah in the only right way: by saving the lives of others and bringing them to Yehovah (just as Yeshua did, but for the everlasting Salvation of those whom He saves).

 

8.    Why must the Table be put upon the north piece? Upon entering into the Abode, the first item to be approached is that Table where Saints must consider one another in order to provoke each other to love and to good works! That is the Table where they will assemble themselves together in order to exhort (warn and prod each other to do right) because the Day of Yehovah has arrived!

 

 

 

XIV. Camouflage (verses 36-37)

 

Moshe must make camouflage to the opening of the Tent! That camouflage must be blue, purple, and earthworm crimson, and made of twisted byssus. The construction must be of variegation.

 

Moshe must make five acacia pillars for this camouflage. When he observes these pillars, he must see gold! Their hooks are gold.

 

Moshe must melt/pour to the pillars five lords of copper!

 

Questions

 

1.    Why must there be a camouflage to the opening of the Tent? Only those who are willing to receive the love of the Truth will be able to see the way into that Tent in which Salvation has made His Abode. That camouflage looks just like the Divider, which typifies Yeshua’s flesh: His mortal life. Those who come upon that opening who aren’t willing to receive the love of the Truth will look at the opening, but will only see camouflage; no opening will be seen. They will continue on their own ways. Those who come upon that opening who are willing to receive the love of the Truth will see Yeshua: that He came from the heavens, that He was indeed royalty, being the Son of the Father, Yehovah, that He lowered Himself to a human and a low-ranking human so that even strangers of many backgrounds and ‘variegations’ could come to Him, all of them being twisted together into one beautiful cloth.

 

2.    What does five typify? I proposed above that both five and the silver shekel (a coin) were used to show redemption: five shekels. I will now propose that the five pillars that hold up the camouflage typify this: Redemption is the foundation for the camouflage, as if Redemption is offering the otherwise hidden way into the Abode!

 

3.    What do the acacia pillars typify? I previously proposed that acacia typifies persons with great strength and mortality (who have put on immortality, as well as high-speed travel and even necessary chastisement to keep those who travel on the way to Mount Zion in line so that all in the group will live.

 

       If these things are correct, combine them with five pillars (standings) of acacia, not only designating the number of those involved in this, but also showing that redemption is the only way into the Abode!

 

4.    If the pillars of acacia are gold when observed, what does this show? This again shows that those persons whom the pillars will represent are mortals who have put on immortality, and when viewing them, what is seen is the gold that doesn’t fail: the love they show. (That form of love will be very tough!)

 

5.    Why are their hooks made of gold? The connections between the pillars and the camouflage are incorruptible! The connections between those persons who are founded on redemption and the camouflage, Messiah’s flesh, can never be corrupted; it is permanent! (Again, I am thinking that this gold also typifies Biblical love.)

 

6.    What does copper typify? It typifies justice/judgment, which often includes wrath. Yet, justice sometimes isn’t wrath; it can be a true friend to those who first find redemption!

 

7.    Why must these five lords of copper be melted/poured? This shows that the judgment/wrath of Yehovah is about to be poured out on all who don’t flee for refuge through redemption into the Abode!

 

       From the outside of the Abode (and courtyard), copper is most visible: judgment/wrath. Behind that camouflage is redemption; yet, that very redemption has at its base the very judgment and wrath of Yehovah! Therefore, one must start by going through Yeshua’s flesh: His mortal life and sacrifice in order to grasp the redemption that will take the person in through the opening of the Abode!