Say – Torah Portion

Leviticus 21 Odd how Levitical priests must avoid the dead to perform their service (exempting their family duties), while the Catholic priests are expected to be around for all the deaths in their congregation. Whoring of the daughter profanes herself and her father, alike.  A priest in active duty cannot come near the dead, period.  He cannot take a widow for wife; I suppose the widow of a brother must find another kinsman redeemer who isn’t a priest.
Leviticus 22 The offering and the one presenting the offering must both be without defect. The deformed Levite is not excluded from eating offerings, but he cannot approach the altar or the Veil. The bought slave had a right to eat offerings; the hired hand did not.
Leviticus 23 Sabbath every weekPassover on 1/14;  Unleavened Bread on 1/15, lasting seven days, gatherings and no sevile work on the first and seventh days; First Fruits; Counting Omer, from the morrow after the Sabbath you count fifty days, bring
new grain offering on Festival of Weeks.

The poor and the stranger are to be welcome to glean excess grain – they were assisted, yet had to work for the substance they needed – no “free” handouts, but a welcome opportunity to work for themselves and eat what they needed.
Feast of Trumpets on 7/1 a day of rest, remembrance, and gathering;                                    Day of Atonement 7/10, no work, afflict yourself, Sabbath;
Festival of Booths 7/15, set-apart gathering and no work on first and eighth days, offerings all week. Gather fruit of good trees, branches of palm trees, twigs of leafy trees,
and willows of the stream. Rejoice before YHWH seven days, dwell in booths for seven days.
24 No jails, prisons, or chains.  At the word of two or three witnesses, you repay with your money or your life. If innocent, you pay nothing at all, not even time waiting in a cell or paying bond.
The only detainment ocurred when the penalty was not yet clarified. No waiting for months to decide guilt or penalty.  Two witnesses = Guilty, Murder = Death, Theft=Repay

Ezekiel 44:15-31 Are the priests and YHWH a picture of Yashua and His Church?  Whatever is the husband’s becomes the wife’s portion.
Most of what YHWH recieves, he gives to his priests who give to His Children, providing for His “bride” and family.

Luke 11:1-12:59 Be persistent in prayer. “…Every reign divided against itself is laid waste, and a house divided against a house falls.” Sounds like a particular organization I am watching waste away. “The men of Nineweh shall rise up in the judgement with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Yonah, and look, a greater than Yonah is here.”  Unrepented (no turning away from) sin will be condemned, repentence after sin finds acceptance. If you have the keyes to knowledge, go in to it and do not hinder others from accessing it.


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