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Parash 19 T’rumah (Offering) Sh’mot/Exodus 25:1 – 27:19
Synopsis – The Lord gives to Moses the laws regarding the offerings. Moses receives the instructions regarding the ark and the lampstand. Moses is shown how to build the tabernacle, the incense and showbread tables, the altar and the veils.
Theme & Message – The focus of this portion of the Torah is the God who desires most of all to dwell among His people. The reveals to Moshe a glimpse into the perfection and glory that exists in Heaven as we would share photographs of our home and family with a new friend. or invite a new friend into our home. This is not to be taken lightly as this is the private domain into which only close, trusted friends and honored guests are invited. God reveals His heart to Moshe by instructing him to accept offerings only from those who are willing. The Lord is such a gentleman that he will not force anyone to enter into a relationship He will not make demands on those who wish to remain distant from him. The basis of man’s relationship to God must be entirely based on mutual love.
H8504 תּכלת tekêleth BDB Definition: 1) violet, violet stuff, 1a) violet thread, 1b) violet stuff or fabric
2) (TWOT) blue (covering spectrum from brilliant red through deep purple)
Part of Speech: noun feminine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: probably for H7827
Same Word by TWOT Number: 2510
H713 ארגּמן 'argâmân BDB Definition: 1) purple, red-purple
Part of Speech: noun masculine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: of foreign origin
Same Word by TWOT Number: 157b
H8144 שׁני shânîy BDB Definition: 1) scarlet, crimson, 1a) properly, the insect ‘coccus ilicis’, the dried body of the female yielding colouring matter from which is made the dye used for cloth to colour it scarlet or crimson
Part of Speech: noun masculine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: of uncertain derivation
Same Word by TWOT Number: 2420a
Exo 25:4 -
Blue - תכלת techeleth, generally supposed to mean an azure or sky color; rendered by the Septuagint ὑακινθον, and by the Vulgate hyacinthum, a sky-blue or deep violet.
Purple - ארגמן argaman, a very precious color, extracted from the purpura or murex, a species of shell-fish, from which it is supposed the famous Tyrian purple came, so costly, and so much celebrated in antiquity. See this largely described, and the manner of dyeing it, in Pliny, Hist. Nat., lib. ix., c. 60-65, edit. Bipont.
Scarlet - תולעת tolaath, signifies a worm, of which this colouring matter was made; and, joined with שני shani, which signifies to repeat or double, implies that to strike this color the wool or cloth was twice dipped: hence the Vulgate renders the original coccum bis tinctum, “scarlet twice dyed;” and to this Horace refers, Odar., lib. ii., od. 16, v. 35:
- Te Bis Afro Murice
Tinctae Vestiunt Lanae -
“Thy robes the twice dyed purple stains.”
It is the same color which the Arabs call al kermez, whence the French cramoisi, and the English crimson. On this subject much may be seen in Bochart, Calmet, and Scheuchzer.
The Arch of Titus in Rome. The Jewish captives can be seen in Rome carrying the pure golden Menorah from the Second Temple in Jerusalem together with other holy vessels from the Temple.
TORAH LESSON – This portion of the Torah begins with God giving a detailed list of supplies that needed to be gathered from the Israelites. The Lord emphasizes that the offerings must not be mandatory. The offering from each man must be from a willing heart. The offerings consist of those items that would be needed to build the tabernacle. In this portion we are introduced to the colors of God’s holy temple: Gold, blue, scarlet, purple, and linen. The Lord reveals something very important regarding all of the supplies and work to follow. In a simple, but very significant statement the Lord reveals to Moshe, “Let them make for me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.” (Ex 25:8) The God of Israel wishes to dwell among the people. God patiently and carefully helps Moshe to give the exact information needed to make it safe for the people to survive a visitation from their creator.
The very first item to be built was the ark. A large container covered entirely of gold. The lid would have two cherubim of gold whose wings would form a seat. The mercy seat, God tells Moshe is where the Lord would sit and meet with him. The box below would house the testimony that would be given by God himself. The gold covered showbread table is directed next. This is where the bread of the presence would be presented to the Lord always. There were very detailed instructions for the pure gold menorah/lamp stand that would light the sanctuary. The menorah was to have six branches extending from the central main stem and on top of the center stem and each of the branches was to be an oil-filled lamp. Only pure olive oil could be used to light the lamp stand. The Israelites were never to let the lamp go out. This directive was to be forever throughout all of Israel’s generations.
Moses is then given the instructions for the outer covering of the tent. Woven goats hair was on the bottom layer followed by red rams skins and ending on the top layer with the skins of sea cows. Very specific measurements were giver for each fabric. The support beams were to be made of wood covered with gold. An elaborate system of gold, silver and brass loops, clasps and braces would be used to secure the beams together and to attach the skins.
The Israelites were directed to make two veils made of fine woven linen dyed blue and scarlet and purple. The first veil was to have Keruvim/cherubim embroidered across the top in gold. This was the veil covering the entrance to the most holy place/ holy of holies. The second, larger veil was made of the same color fabric. This one was to cover the entrance to the sanctuary.
The altar for burnt offering was made of brass along with all of its furnishings. This large altar was kept outside the sanctuary. The ark, the showbread table and the altar could not be touched or carried by hand. There was a system of gold covered poles and rings by which each of these furnishings was carried. The walls for the courtyard would be made of fine linen held up by beams of wood and fastened with clasps and hooks of brass and silver. The entrance gate to the courtyard was to be veiled with fabric of blue and purple and scarlet.
The work for the tabernacle and for all the furnishings was to be the work of skilled workmen. The Lord had specific people with exactly the gifts and talents and skill to do the work required for each piece of the tabernacle. All of the work had to be done according to the plan shown to Moses while he was taught by the Lord on Mt. Sinai.
And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. Exactly as I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it. Sh’mot/Exodus 25:8-9
BRIT HADASHA/New Testament LESSON – A study of the tabernacle and the most holy place is a terrific object lesson. This study supports and under girds the entire message of the gospel, God’s plan of salvation and God’s desire to have closeness with man once again (John 1:14). The tabernacle is a great reminder to us all that God will once again dwell freely on the earth with His people as in the beginning (Rev 21:3).
The elements and skills required to build the tabernacle represent the foundational essentials to our relationship to God. The very first requirement of any believer is that we have a willingly heart. (2Co 9:7) Yeshua said that he gave His life freely (John 10:18-19). All that we have (2Co 8:12) and all that we are belongs to Him. All of our daily work is really aimed at bringing His kingdom closer to people all over the earth.
The second requirement of Yeshua’s disciples is skilled obedience. The Lord gave detailed instructions so that Moses and the skilled craftsmen could replicate the things of heaven on earth without error or flaws. In the same way, we are to follow all that Yeshua taught, exactly the way He taught us so that the abundant life and the shalom of heaven can be replicated here on earth while we await His return (John 10:10) (Luk 1:78-79) (John 14:27, 15:8-11,16:32) God has always wished to dwell among His people, but has been separated from us by sin. He made a plan, in which all believers live, to correct this separation (Heb 9:24)(Col 1:12). He did all of this because of His great love for all of us (Rev 21:3).
The colors of the tabernacle, just like the colors of the popular salvation bracelet, remind us of the promise of eternal life and the plan of salvation God has executed. The scarlet represents the sins of man. This color is repeated throughout scripture in beasts and garments of scarlet. These are sinful in their actions performing abominations and even have blasphemous names written on them (Make a particular note that those wearing the scarlet color and who have not repented or been redeemed do not have any blue color on them, but sometimes they wear purple or gold) (Rev 17:3-4). Yeshua is forced by his accusers to wear a scarlet robe before his execution as he literally bears (or wears) the sins of the world (Mat 27:28) Blue appears as the color of heaven or represents holiness. The color is sometimes present in the color of the sapphire. (Ex 24:10) Holy things are connected with the blue color – The high priest wore a blue robe, the high priests breastplate was held with a blue cord. All of the furnishings of the holy place were wrapped in blue cloth for traveling (Num 4) The Lord promises to rebuild the foundation of the New Jerusalem with blue sapphires (Isaiah 54:11). This is again promised in the prophecy as the foundation of the New Jerusalem contains sapphire. The color purple (Luke 16:19) represents royalty or the king. Note here that the color purple is made when scarlet is mixed with the color blue. The pure blue of God’s love and grace and holiness touches the scarlet sins. The sin is transformed in the process into purple – the trademark color of the King of Kings. Lydia, the woman who worshipped God, was a seller of purple. Yeshua was wrapped in a purple robe after He was crowned with thorns (John 19:4.) The fine linen represents cleanliness, forgiveness, righteousness. (Rev 19:8) Yeshua was wrapped in linen as he was brought to the tomb. (Mat 27:59). Gold represents purity and the gold streets of Heaven. (Rev 3:18)(Rev 4:4)(Rev 12:18, 21:21)
The ark reminds us that God is merciful and continues to teach mercy to His people (Rom 9:15-16). The ark shows us which things God wishes for us to hold dear in our hearts – His law (the tablets) (Psa 40:8) (Pro3: 1) (Jer 31:33) (Rom 2:15, 29), the bread of life (the container of manna) Yeshua and His Word (Mat 4:4) (Mat 26:26) (John 6:32-34), lastly, Yeshua and those whom He has anointed (Aaron’s budding staff) bringing miraculous life to that which appears should be dead.(John 6:51) 15:1)
The menorah represents God’s light (John 9:5) that shines to conquer the darkness of sin (John 3:19,11:10) (Acts 26:18). The center lamp is the shamash, or the servant candle, that represents Yeshua. (Rev 1:13)(John 8:12) The Lord commanded that the light never be allowed to go out. (Rev 22:5) So we are commanded to be the salt and light of the earth. We are to shine God’s light and never to quit (Mat 5:16). When we feel ourselves growing dim or our lamp running out of oil, we are to seek renewal in God (Mat 25:3-4). We are to seek uplifting and encouragement form our fellow priests, who are other members of the body.
The showbread represents the bread of life. We are to live on every word that comes out of the mouth of God. (Mat 4:4) Yeshua is the bread of life (John 6:35,48). It is the Word of God that the world needs to be shared to sustain life (John 6:33, 50)(Luke 4:4).
The altar represents the freely given offerings (Eph 5:2) (Heb 8:3) (Rom 14:7-9). We are to bring to the Lord offerings of fellowship, of thanksgiving (1Cor 9:10-13) and of peace (1Cor 9: 13-14) (Rev 8:3). In the burning of the sacrifices the chaff is removed, the gold is purified. (Heb 9:13-14) (Heb 13:10-12) (Rev 6:9)
The veils represent the reality of the separation from God that has been caused by sin. The layers of veiling cause man to be blinded to God. Sin causes men to misunderstand and even sometimes hate God because they cannot see clearly. The first veil was before the holy of holies. This could not be crossed even by the high priest until being cleansed and purified. No sin enters here (Rev 21:27). Just as the cherubim guarded the entrance to the Garden of Eden after sin had cast them out, this veil had cherubim embroidered onto it to remind us of how fiercely God protects his perfect dwelling and holiness. No sin exists in Heaven. . Having the stains of sin while crossing into this holiest place will end in destruction. This is the place where the Lord’s presence descends and speaks to those who are His. This veil was torn in half on the day Yeshua was sacrificed (Mat 27: 50-51). Believers now can enter the holiest place because the blood of the Lamb purifies them. Second the veil of the door to the tent that is the holy place. This is the place where God reveals truth and light without ever running out of either. Those seeking the light and hating the darkness cross this entrance (Zec3: 7). Those partaking regularly of the Word of God cross this threshold.. Third, there is a curtain across the entrance of the courtyard. Better is one day in this court of the Lord than a thousand elsewhere (Psa 84:10). The courtyard is accessible to all those who wish to draw near to His presence (65:4). There place has been given to all the nations (Rev 11:2) to be drawn here and to gather here
TODAY’S TEMPLE – Revelation 21:1-8 The Word From this scripture portion, we have knowledge of the completion of God’s plan of salvation for the world. Believers must understand that this plan was formulated before the foundation of the earth. This same plan has been revealed throughout Torah. Because of Yeshua’s great sacrifice, we live in the hope of standing on the streets of the New Jerusalem and living there with God without any separation or fear. We can live in joy and peace now because the Lord has blessed us with gifts from Heaven that we can enjoy while we prepare for Yeshua’s return and while we await the arrival of God’s Kingdom on earth. These gifts include grace, the Ruach HaKodesh, the fruits of the Spirit, and the Spiritual gifts. We are only asked by God to tell others about the hope of Yeshua and to show them the ways of God so that they can share in His shalom.
As today’s Talmidim/disciples of Yeshua/Jesus we are to learn through the example of Moshe/Moses and the ancient Hebrews. We must demonstrate our love of God so- that others can see that we love Him because He loved us first. Today’s disciples must study the Word diligently so that they can follow Yeshua’s teaching exactly.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. Revelation 21:3
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