JESUS'S HEALING FOUNDATION
          Trust no. 1175/2005/PMB
  

9 - The Grace Five Meetings - BIBLE STUDY MEETING

 

JESUS, THE HEALER FOR AN AGE IN NEED OF HEALING


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GRACE FIVE MEETINGS NEED TO BE DONE IN ORDER

TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST.

THESE 5 MEETINGS FORM THE BASIC STRUCTURE FOR A CHRISTIAN STRONGHOLD

IN ANY COMMUNITY.

BLESS YOU.


NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AT EVERY MEETING, THE HANDBOOK IS

TO HELP THE LEADER OF THE OF THE MEETING MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE,

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

THE  DETAILS HERE SERVES AS AN OVERVIEW.

 

THE BIBLE STUDY MEETING HANDBOOK



Church Meeting 5

Jesus said:

But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:

for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

                                                                        Matthew 9:13 [1898 Young’s Literal translation]


Everything that follows in these handbooks must be considered in the light of the above scripture, and it would do well to remember that Christians also commit sin.

Having experienced mercy it will be our joy to do the spiritual sacrifices detailed in the handbooks.


BIBLE STUDY MEETING HANDBOOK


Cell Church Meeting 5

is a

BIBLE STUDY

TRESPASS OFFERING

FEAST OF TRUMPETS MEETING


"But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship
with one  another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin."                                  
                                                                                   1 John 1:7


The trespass offering is a compulsory offering and this sacrifice is obligatory.


The New Testament equivalent is the acceptance of sanctification by believers.


In Leviticus 5, 6:1 - 7, 7:1 -10, we find the trespass/guilt offering in which

blood and flesh atone for the trespass.


We will look at these scriptures further on in this handbook.


*In the BIBLE STUDY MEETING - all the brethren study together before God.

 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and correctly handles the word of truth.

                                                                                                2 Timothy 2:15. [New International Version]

 

All scripture is God - breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

                                                                                                2 Timothy 3:16, 17. [New International Version]


We need to remember that the Holy Spirit is our Teacher to bring us to full knowledge of God and so we look at a set of scriptures to enable and describe that: -

"I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counsellor to be with you for ever - the Spirit of truth.

But the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you

all things, and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

                                                                                                John 14:16, 26. [New International Version]

 

`And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are afar off - for all whom the Lord our God will call."

                                                                                                Acts 2:38b, 39. [New International Version]

 

While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work which I have called them."

When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.

                                                                                                Acts 13:2, 16:6. [New International Version]

 

`to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming

the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God,

sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

                                                                                                Romans 15:16. [New International Version]

 

`.......because from the beginning God chose you to be saved by the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in truth.

                                                                                2 Thessalonians 2:13. [New International Version]


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the
Holy Spirit be with you all

                                                                                                2 Corinthians 13:14. [New International Version]

 

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.

                                                                                                                Acts 20:28. [New International Version]

 

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

                                                                                                   Matthew 28:19. [New International Version]

 

Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

                                                                                                Ephesians 6:17. [New International Version]

 

"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.

                                                                                                John 7:38,39a. [New International Version]

 

Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

                                                                                                Acts 8:17. [New International Version]

 

As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he came on us at the beginning.

                                         Acts 11.15. [New International Version]

 

Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?

                                                                                1 Corinthians 3:16. [New International Version]

 

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you received from God.........?  

                                                       1 Corinthians 6:19. [New International Version]

 

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and

approved by men.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, as you trust in him, so that you may overflow

with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

                                                                                                Romans 14:17, 15:13. [New International Version]

 

When the Counsellor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, he will testify about me; but you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.

                                                                                John 15:26. [New International Version]

See also 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14. Read and internalise 12:4 -8.


- The real purpose of this meeting is to provide for reconciliation


And so there needs to be restitution between God and man, and we will cover that in detail below: -

`Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

                                Matthew 6:12. [New International Version]


In this meeting:


- We have speaking, discussing, raising questions & explanations.


- We ask questions to provoke discussion.


- We come to serve the Body of Christ, not merely to hear a message.


- The goal is sanctification; to make holy, purify or consecrate


- Mentally, we need to venerate or hallow the Lord.

- Also see Colossians 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:27, and


We can see these thoughts in the following scripture: -

`They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the

breaking of bread and to prayer.

                                                                Acts 2:42; also Acts 15:21, 30, and 31. [New International Version]


To help us sort out the problem areas in our lives, let us look at the following: -


Sin = to fall short of the mark.


Trespass = to overstep the mark.


Iniquity = lawlessness.


Transgression = to cut across.


It is important that we understand the above distinctions in order for us to know how to turn the negative situation into a positive one.


-We need to understand that God wants our attitude and hearts right; He is far

more concerned about our attitudes, than our actions. He will help us put our

attitudes and hearts right - by bringing people and circumstances into our lives.


Now, trespass requires restitution, and Leviticus 5 & 6 lists 10 trespasses from two aspects that need restitution and although that is an Old Testament scriptural reference it has a New Testament equivalent, as will be explained

below: -


The way that Christians overstep the mark and commit trespasses against their fellow believers are as follows: -

"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: `Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'

The second is this: `Love your neighbour as yourself.'

There is no commandment greater than these."

                                                                                                                Mark 12:29-31[New International Version]


Category 1 - against God and our conscience; these trespasses are just as true as they were then.

*Requires restitution to God - trespass offering


# 1. Concealing truth                           Lev 5:1 = Matthew 5:23, 24. [New International Version]

"If a person sins because he does not speak up when he hears a public charge to testify regarding something he has seen or learned about, he will be held responsible.'

"Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave the gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.


# 2. Defilement                                                Lev 5:2, 3 = Matthew 7:6. [New International Version]

"Or if a person touches anything ceremonially unclean - whether the carcasses of unclean wild animals or of unclean livestock or unclean or of unclean creatures that move along the ground - even though he is unaware of it, he has become unclean and is guilty.

Or if he touches human uncleanness - anything that would make him unclean - even

though he is unaware of it, when he learns of it he will be guilty.

"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.'


# 3. Making rash vows                                    Lev 5:4 = Matthew 5:33-37. [New International Version]

"Or if a person thoughtlessly takes an oath to do anything, whether good or evil - in any matter one might carelessly swear about - even though he is unaware of it, in any case when he learns of it he will be guilty.

"Again you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, `Do not break your oath but keep The oaths you have made to the Lord. But I tell you,

Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool;

or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. Simply let your `Yes' be `Yes' and your `No,' `No'; anything beyond that comes from the evil one.'


# 4. Ignorance of holy things  Lev 5:15 = 1 Timothy 1:13, 14. [New International Version]

"When a person commits a violation and sins unintentionally in regard of the Lord's holy things,

he is to bring to the Lord as a penalty a ram from the flock,

one without defect and of the proper value in silver, according to the sanctuary shekel. He must make restitution for what he has failed to do in regard to holy things, add a fifth of the value to that and give it all to the priest, who will make atonement for him with the ram as a guilt offering, and he will be forgiven.'

`Even though I once was a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.'


# 5. Ignorantly breaking commandments                        Lev 5:17 = Matthew 5:19 [New International Version]

"If a person sins and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord's commands, even though he does not know it, he is guilty and will be held responsible.  He is to bring to the priest as a guilt offering a ram

from the flock, one without a defect and of the proper value. In this way the priest will atonement for him for the wrong he has committed unintentionally, and he will be forgiven. It is a guilt offering, he has been guilty of wrongdoing against the Lord.'

"Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practises and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.'


Category 2 - against men

*Requires restitution to men and God - trespass offering

# 1. Failures in trust                                                Lev 6:2 = Matthew 5:23, 24. [New International Version]

If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord by deceiving his neighbour about something entrusted to him or left in his care or stolen, or if he cheats him, or if he finds lost property and lies about it, or he swears falsely......


# 2. Unfairness in partnership                                                Lev 6:2 = Matthew 5:23, 24. [New International Version]

If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord by deceiving his neighbour about something entrusted to him or left in his care or stolen, or if he cheats him, or if he finds lost property and lies about it, or he swears falsely.......


# 3. Taking by violence                                                             Lev 6:2, 4 = Matthew 5:23, 24[New International Version]

If anyone sins................., he must return what he has stolen or taken by extortion...


# 4. Deception                                                             Lev 6:2 = Matthew 5:23, 24[New International Version]

If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord by deceiving his neighbour about something.............


# 5. Keeping things found                                                             Lev 6:3 = Matthew 5:23, 24[New International Version]

If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord.................if he finds lost property and lies about it, or he swears falsely......

All these above issues are covered in the Matthew 5:23, 24 scripture below: -

"Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave the gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.


REMEDY:


CONFESSION                                                                        Lev 5:5[New International Version]

And it shall be when he is guilty of one of these, then he shall confess that in which he has sinned.

And so -

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will for give us our sins and purify us

from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

                                                                                                                1 John 1:9, 10. [New International Version]

 

"Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors..............   For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."

                                                                                                Matthew 6:12, 14, 15. [New International Version]

 

.....But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defence - Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

                                                                                                                1 John 2:1b, 2 [New International Version]


Restitution - to God

- To men where applicable

"Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave the gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

                                                                                                Matthew 5:23, 24. [New International Version]

 

But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God's Son, purges all our sin

                                                                                                                1 John 1:7. [New International Version]


THERE SHOULD BE TIME GIVEN TO MAKE RIGHT WITH THE LORD IN TERMS OF THE TRESPASSES MENTIONED ABOVE.

The pattern in the Godhead is the Holy Spirit, Who will teach you all things. Who will cause us to recall - will remind us of, bring to our remembrance - everything God has told us.

The Teacher [as defined in Page 4 'Plan for Perfection'] should have major input into this area in terms of `equipping' the saints `to do the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church).'


The Biblical type of the Teacher = Moses and Apollos


We also need to understand the New Testament equivalent of the Feasts in the

Old Testament.


"We observe throughout the scriptures that whenever the feasts were restored and observed - great defeats of Israel's enemies; and great  prosperity were the result for Israel.

                                                                                 Psalm 89:15 [See Amlpified Bible Version]


So lets look at the following: -


TRUMPETS........................................................BIBLE STUDY MEETING

The equivalent feast is TRUMPETS and we find in the scriptures the following: -


- New Years Day.

The Lord said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites: On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. Do no regular work, but present an offering made to the Lord by fire."

                                                                                                Leviticus 23:23-25. [New International Version]

 

The Lord said to Moses: "Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the communities together and for having the camps set out. When both are sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at the entrance at the Tent of Meeting. If only one is sounded, the leaders-the heads of the clans of Israel-are to assemble before you. When a trumpet blast is sounded, the tribes camping on the east are to set out.

At the sounding of the second blast, the camps on the south are to set out. The blast will be the signal for setting out. To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not with the same signal.

The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to blow the trumpets. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you and the generations to come. When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God

and rescued from your enemies. Also at your times of rejoicing-your appointed feasts and New Moon festivals-you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God.

                                                                                Leviticus 10:1-10. [New International Version]


7th month    Rosh Hashanah


The 7th month of the year of historical Israel's calendar was when the Feast of Trumpets took place. In terms of our modern calendar that would be the 25th September [for the

first day] and the 26th September [for the second day], depending whether the year is a leap year or not.


1st day Five ministries

So the Trumpet gets blown in terms of the 5-fold ministries.

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

                                                                                                Ephesians 4:11-13. [New International Version]


The whole work of the 5-fold ministry and the saints becomes a preparation for the wedding feast of the Lord. The bride is being made ready for the bridegroom.

"Hallelujah!

For the Lord our God reigns.

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!

For the wedding of the Lamb has come,

and his bride has made herself ready.

Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.

                                                                                                Revelations 19:7-9. [New International Version]

[Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.]

 

Then the angel said to me, "Write: `blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'" And he added, "These are the true words of God."

                                                                                                Revelations 19:4. [New International Version]

The reader of this page is invited to obtain a copy of DOING OUR FATHER'S WILL from Amazon.com [by the author of this website] as it looks at the whole subject of Jesus and His Bride.

.....as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Saviour.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

This is a profound mystery-but I am talking about Christ and the church.

                                                                                Ephesians 5: 23b, 25-27,32. [New International Version]

 

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

                                                                                Revelations 21:9,10. [New International Version]


There are two trumpets to be blown in unity; Christ and his bride [see Numbers 10 detail below] announcing the activity of the five-fold ministry.

This was blown by Aaron's four sons [see Numbers 10 above]; the New Testament equivalents can be seen below.

The apostle’s doctrine was followed and ministries were recognized.


Aaron = Enlightened = Apostle


Nadab = Liberal = Evangelist


Abihu = He is my father = Prophet


Eleazar = God is my helper = Pastor


Ithamar = Palm tree = teacher


There are nine works of the trumpets:


[1.]       Unity of Christians--- [Numbers 10:2]---calling of assembly---Apostle.


[2.]       Clarifying new aspects of the truths from the Bible---[Numbers 10:2]

---journeying of camps---Teacher.


[3.]       Unity of ministers---[Numbers 10:4] [one trumpet]---calling of princes

---Apostle.


[4.]       Heresy and false teaching---[Numbers 10:5]---alarm---Prophet.


[5.]       Evangelism and missionary---[Numbers 10:9]---going to war

---Evangelist.


[6.]       praise and joy---[numbers 10:10]---day of gladness---Pastor.


[7.]       Prayer and fasting---[Numbers10:10]---solemn days---Prophet.


[8.]       New outreaches---[Numbers10:10]---beginning of months---Apostle.


[9.]       Laying on of hands [presbytery]---[Numbers10:10]---over sacrifices

---all 5 ministries.

 

Between trumpets & atonement- we see the following:

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

                                                                                1 Peter 1:6-9. [New International Version]

 

Mark 7:7 [New International Version]

They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.' [Isaiah 29:13]

 8  You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."

 9  And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe {Some manuscripts set up} your own traditions!

Matthew 5:17 - 45 [New International Version]

17  "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them.

 18  I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

 19  Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven,

but whoever practises and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

 20  For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

 21  "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, `Do not murder,

{Exodus 20:13} and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.'

 22  But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother {Some manuscripts brother without cause} will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, `Raca,'

{An Aramaic term of contempt} is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says,

`You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

 23  "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your

brother has something against you,

 24  leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

 25  "Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over

to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

 26  I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

{Greek kodrantes}

 27  "You have heard that it was said, `Do not commit adultery.' {Exodus 20:14}

 28  But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed

adultery with her in his heart.

 29  If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for

you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body  to be thrown into hell.

 30  And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

 31  "It has been said, `Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.'

{Deut. 24:1}

 32  But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

 33  "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, `Do not break

your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.'

 34  But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;

 35  or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the

Great King.

 36  And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

 37  Simply let your `Yes' be `Yes', and your `No', `No'; anything beyond this comes

from the evil one.

 38  "You have heard that it was said, `Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'

{Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20 and Deut. 19:21}

 39  But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

 40  And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

 41  If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

 42  Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow

from you.

 43  "You have heard that it was said, `Love your neighbour {Lev. 19:18} and hate your enemy.'

 44  But I tell you: Love your enemies {Some late manuscripts enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you} and pray for those who persecute you,

 45  that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and

the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unright 

 

1  The LORD said to Moses, [Leviticus 23:1 - 44]

2  "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.

3  "`There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.

4  "`These are the LORD's appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:

5  The LORD's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.

6  On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD's Feast of Unleavened Bread begins;

for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast.

7  On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.

8  For seven days present an offering made to the LORD by fire. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.'"

9  The LORD said to Moses,

10  "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `When you enter the land I am going to

give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.

11  He is to wave the sheaf before the LORD so it will be accepted on your behalf; the

priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.

12  On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the LORD

a lamb a year old without defect,

13  together with its grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah {That is, probably about

7 1/2 pints (about 4.5 litres); also in verse 17} of fine flour mixed with oil--an offering

made to the LORD by fire, a pleasing aroma--and its drink offering of a quarter of a hin {That is, probably about 1 1/2 pints (about 1 litre)} of wine.

14  You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring

this offering to your God. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

15  "`From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks.

16  Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD.

17  From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruits to the LORD.

18  Present with this bread seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect, one young bull and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the LORD, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings--an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

19  Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering. {Traditionally peace offering}

20  The priest is to wave the two lambs before the LORD as a wave offering, together with the bread of the firstfruits. They are a sacred offering to the LORD for the priest.

21  On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly and do no regular work. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,

wherever you live.

22  "`When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD

your God.'"

23  The LORD said to Moses,

24  "Say to the Israelites: `On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.

25  Do no regular work, but present an offering made to the LORD by fire.'"

26  The LORD said to Moses,

27  "The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, {Or and fast; also in verses 29 and 32} and present an offering made to the LORD by fire.

28  Do no work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the LORD your God.

29  Anyone who does not deny himself on that day must be cut off from his people.

30  I will destroy from among his people anyone who does any work on that day.

31  You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

32  It is a sabbath of rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath."

33  The LORD said to Moses,

34  "Say to the Israelites: `On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD's Feast of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days.

35  The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work.

36  For seven days present offerings made to the LORD by fire, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present an offering made to the LORD by fire. It is the closing assembly; do no regular work.

37  ("`These are the LORD's appointed feasts, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing offerings made to the LORD by fire--

the burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings required for each day.

38  These offerings are in addition to those for the LORD's Sabbaths and {Or These feasts are in addition to the LORD's Sabbaths, and these offerings are} in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill

offerings you give to the LORD.)

39  "`So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered

the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to the LORD for seven days; the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a day of rest.

40  On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy

branches and poplars, and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

41  Celebrate this as a festival to the LORD for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month.

42  Live in booths for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in booths

43  so that your descendants will know that I made the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'"

44  So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed feasts of the LORD.

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