The Kingdom

 

 

Excerpt from

The Kingdom

Rav Sha'ul

 

Buy Now button

The Altar of The Kingdom of YHVH
by Rav Sha'ul

 
     

Introduction

Now that the spiritual Kingdom of YHVH has been announced by Yahusha and the 7th Covenant has been consummated by the blood of the true Passover Lamb, let us examine The Altar of YHVH in The Kingdom of YHVH

In the last chapter we clearly demonstrated that The Temple of YHVH is the human body, the sum total of the sons of YHVH; Yahusha being the Chief Cornerstone of that Temple.  The physical temple in Jerusalem was but a prototype or shadow of this greater Truth revealed by The Messiah.  We discovered that each of the sons of YHVH are living Arks of The Covenant.  Just as with all things previous in 6 physical covenants:

·       The Passover Lamb

·       The Levitical Priesthood

·       The Aaronic High Priesthood

·       The Temple

·       The Altar

·       The Law

·       The Ark of The Covenant

·       The Sacrifices

The Altar was transposed to The Kingdom of YHVH in The Yahushaic Covenant.  Therefore, in what way was The Altar of YHVH transposed from physical shadow to spiritual reality?

 

Transposition of The Altar of YHVH

What is The Altar of YHVH in the body temple? The “heart and mind” is the Altar in the body temple.

The Altar of YHVH now resides in the body temple as the “hearts and minds” of those so chosen by YHVH as sons!  It is still very much a “working altar” with the proper daily oblation (daily sacrifices) being offered up to YHVH in those Chosen Few by Melchizedek our Eternal High Priest. 

In fact, it is still in keeping and putting our faith in Passover that Yahusha as High Priest faithfully makes the proper sacrifices before throne of YHVH.  Expressing our faith in Passover by keeping it is the spiritual equivalent of “sacrificing a lamb”.  As we keep Passover in faith Yahusha’s “blood” is poured out on the altar of our heats and minds covering the death decrees in The Law that held up captive to the fear of death.  We see below Yahusha set the righteous example of keeping Passover and the significance of keeping Passover going forward in “remembrance” or “faith” in him. 

We see Yahusha clearly say the Passover will find its fulfillment spiritually in The Kingdom of YHVH and only then will Yahusha eat Passover again with us.

Luke 22

7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 Yahusha sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”… 14 When the hour came, Yahusha and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it (Passover) finds fulfillment in The Kingdom of YHVH.”

17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until The Kingdom of YHVH comes.”

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This (Passover meal) is my body given for you; do this (keep Passover) in remembrance of me (Yahusha commands us to keep Passover in The Yahushaic Covenant and that is how we express our faith in him).”

20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This (Passover) cup is the new covenant in my blood (The Yahushaic Covenant was consummated by blood on The Passover), which is poured out for you. 21

And I confer on you a kingdom (we are co-heirs), just as my Father conferred one on me (His Kingdom), 30 so that you may eat and drink (Passover) at my table in my kingdom (Passover is kept in The Kingdom of YHVH) and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

The Apostle Paul goes confirms that Passover is kept as we put our faith in the sacrifice of Yahusha thereby his blood is spread over The Altar of YHVH (in our hearts and minds) covering our sin:

1 Corinthians 11

23 For I received from the King what I also passed on to you: Yahusha the Messiah, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This (Passover meal) is my body, which is for you; do this (keep Passover) in remembrance (faith) of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This (Passover) cup is the new covenant (the transposition of Passover literally inaugurated The Yahushaic Covenant) in my blood; do this (keep Passover), whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever (once a year as commanded by YHVH) you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim (your faith, which is the spiritual sacrifice, in) the King’s death until he comes (and his blood is poured out over the Altar of your heart).

27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the King’s in an unworthy manner (eating ham on Easter for example violating YHVH’s command and Yahusha’s instruction to keep Passover) will be guilty of sinning (you will not have the proper sacrifice for sin offered by the eternal High Priest on YHVH’s altar which is your heart and mind) against the body and blood of the King. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves (purify The Altar of YHVH) before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning (that) the body of the Messiah (is the Passover Lamb not the Easter pig) eat and drink judgment on themselves (because the blood is only poured out to cover sin on the Altars of those who keep Passover)

Above Paul is talking about examining ourselves before we keep Passover.  He is speaking of the physical to spiritual parallel of ritual cleansing the Altar in The Torah:

Holman Bible Dictionary http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T5157

The altar for sacrifice was purified so that it would be prepared for worship (Leviticus 8:15 ; Ezekiel 43:26 ). The objects of gold used in the tabernacle and Temple were also pure in this sense; this would be true of the incense in Exodus 37:29 . The Levites were to purify themselves for service in the tabernacle (Numbers 8:21 ). When that which was unclean or impure came into contact with that which was holy, danger resulted and could even lead to death. This is probably the background for the preparation made for the theophany, a manifestation of God's presence, in Exodus 19:1 and for the death of Uzzah when he was unprepared (not purified) to touch the ark of the covenant, a most holy object ( 2 Samuel 6:1-11 ). Malachi 1:11-12 contrasts the pure offerings of Gentiles with blemished offerings given by God's people; such a state necessitated purification ( Malachi 3:3-4 ).

Purity qualified one to participate in worship, an activity central to the life of ancient Israel. Breaking that purity was a serious matter.

In the book of Hebrews we see the Apostle Paul address the reality that instead of The Law being abolished it has literally been transferred to The Kingdom of YHVH to define the role of Melchizedek the Eternal High Priest.

The main point I want to establish here is that The Law pertaining to the High Priesthood that gives authority to offer sacrifices on the Altar (the hearts/minds) on behalf of the sons of YHVH has been transposed to define the role and to give authority to Yahusha as High Priest:

Hebrews 7:12

"for when there is a transfer (of position from Earth to Heaven or transposition) of the priestly office (of Levi to Melchizedek), out of necessity there is ALSO A TRANSFER of the LAW of the priesthood (by which the Priesthood has authority)"

And now, Yahusha as High Priest makes those sacrifices on behalf of only those whose faith is put in Passover in light of his sacrifice.  That was the entire “point” of the physical portrait of Passover.  It was a rehearsal designed to teach us the greater spiritual Truth found in Yahusha’s sacrifice.  We are instructed not only by YHVH in His Law to keep Passover but also by Yahusha and the Apostle Paul.  Passover was the beginning of The Yahushaic Covenant and was transposed to The Kingdom of YHVH spiritually.

In keeping with transposition, the Passover shadow was pointing to Yahusha and faith in Passover is as essential today as it ever was or even more so.  We see below the description of Yahusha the High Priest in the Order of Zadok being called by YHVH to assume the role of making sacrifices on behalf of men before God. 

As we showed earlier those sacrifices are made on behalf of those who do this or keep Passover in remembrance of his sacrifice”:

Hebrews 5 

The Perfect High Priest

1 For every high priest taken from among men (Yahusha was a man when chosen by YHVH as heir to High Priest Yahusha III) is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to YHVH (the High Priest, including Yahusha, is not YHVH but is a mediator), in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins (this is Yahusha’s eternal role, these offerings/sacrifices are defined in The Law which has been transposed to serve him in The Kingdom of YHVH); 2 he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness; 3 and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself. 4 And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by YHVH, even as Aaron was. 5 So also (like every human High Priest) Yahusha did not glorify himself so as to become a high priest (he was chosen by blood in the Order of Zadok being the heir to Yahusha III, he is the High Zadok or Melchezidek), but He who said to Him

"YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU"; 6 just as He says also in another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."

So now Yahusha is offering the daily oblation (sacrifice) for sin on The Altar of YHVH and offers his slain body as the final Passover Sacrifice.  This is performed for those who put their faith in and keep Passover as he commanded. 

The “Altar” has not disappeared as many assume and in error claim there are currently no daily sacrifices being made.  The Altar and the sacrifices being made on it is still alive and very active.  It has simply been transposed to its final spiritual state in The Kingdom of YHVH along with Passover.

We see a “picture” of this spiritual reality in Revelation as Yahusha is seen as The Passover Lamb that had been slain in on The Altar of YHVH in Revelation 5.

Revelation 5

6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne… 11 “Worthy is the (spotless) Lamb, who was slain (on Passover), to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

So Yahusha, the final Passover Lamb, is offering his spiritual body as THE sacrifice for sin before the throne of YHVH continually (daily oblation) now in The Kingdom of YHVH.  This sin offering is made effectual only for those who obey YHVH and Yahusha’s command to keep Passover in light of and expressing faith in his sacrifice.  This Altar is not the physical altar used by the physical priesthood of Aaron and Levi.  The Altar in The Kingdom of YHVH is intimately connected spiritually throughout The Temple of YHVH which again has been transposed and now is the sum total of the sons of YHVH!

Isaiah gives us a glimpse of this very truth.  We learn that in the Spiritual Kingdom of YHVH, we will turn our eyes directly to the Holy One of Israel not “physical altars made with our hands and fingers”:

Isaiah 17

In that day (in the future Kingdom of YHVH) people will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to YHVH, the Holy One of Israel. 8 They will not look to the (physical) altars, the (altars made with the) work of their hands…

 

The Physical Altar Metaphor

This spiritual Truth concerning the True Altar of YHVH was the reason why YHVH commanded the physical altars was not to be made of “stone” cut by human hands but only by stones cut by YHVH:

Exodus 20:25

'If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with cut stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.'

Why such restrictions on the construction of the physical altar?  Because the physical altar was pointing to the reality that the physical altar was a shadow picture of the human heart and mind which was not made by man but by YHVH Himself.  Our heats and minds are spiritual parallels of those stones uncut by human hands…  the physical stones in the physical altar were a physical to spiritual parallel designed to teach us this fact:

I Peter 2:5

You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house…

We have established the reality of The Temple and Altar in the true Spiritual realm where The Kingdom of YHVH exists and how this physical world around us was designed as a teaching tool.  Let us examine now the sacrifices defined by The Law.  Have they been “abolished” or are they being made “daily” by the Eternal High Priest Melchizedek exactly as defined in The Law?

 

Next: The Sacrifices

HOME  

The Sabbatarian Network provides information on the following numbers, words, and combinations of the following numbers, and words, and many more: 1, 2, 7, 15, 24, 40, 616, 666, 144000, Abel, Abib, abominations, abortion, Abraham, Acts, Adam, aggelos, Aish, Alexander Hislop, allegories, altar, analogies, ancient, angel, annual, anoint, anthropomorphisms, anti-messiah, antichrist, apocalypse, Apollo, Apostles, archangel, Ark of The Covenant, arian, Arius, artos, ascension, ascended, Atlas, atonement, aventine, Aviv, azazel, baal, babies, Babylon, Baptist, baptism, barley, The Beast, believer, Ben, Bnei HaMashalim, Bible, billy, birth ,birthday, black madonnas, blasphemy, blood, Boaz, bread, briyth, Brumalia, Cain, calendars, catholic, catholicism, Chagigah, chapter, charity, chosen, Christ, christianity, Christmas, christopaganism, christopagans, church, coins, Commandments, congregations, Consualia, conversion, Corinthians, corrupted, covenant, covert, creation, crooked cross, crucified, crucifix, Crusades, cults, Cupid, Cybele, Dagon, Daniel, Dateline, David, day, death, decalogue, deception, demons, desktop, destruction, Deuteronomy, Devil, Dionysus, divorce, Divx, doctrine, dragon, dusk, ears to hear, Easter, Eden, Elohim, elohym, Emaculate Conception, end, energy, Epheus, epistles, equinox, Espana, The Eternal, Eternal Life, Eternal Flame, Ethanim, Eve, evening, evil, Exodus, eyes to see, Ezekiel, faith, famine, fast, Fat Tuesday, Father, feasts, fertility, few, fig tree, first, flesh, Timothy Freke, fruits, Gamla, Peter Gandy, Garden of Efen, gate, gematria, Genesis, goats, ghost, GOD, good, good and evil, gog, gospel, grace, graham, Greco-Roman, Greek, guides, Halloween, harlot, Hashanah, HaShem, healing, Heaven, hecate, hell, hills, Hindu, history, Holocaust, Holy, Holy Days, holidays, homosexuality, white horse, red horse, black horse, pale horse, horsemen, human, humanize, humanization, hyssop, IDL, IHS, images, injustice, international, Inanna, Inquisition, intent, International, interpret, Invictus, Isaiah, Isar, Isarlaism, Ishtar, Isis, Israel, Iseous, Ishous, Jacob, Jehovah, Jerusalem, New Jerusalem, Jesus, Jewish, Job, John, Jonas, Jonah, Joseph, Josephus, Joshua, Judah, Judaism, Judas, Judges, justice, Kippur, Kings, kosher, kurios, Lamb, lampstands, Laodicea, leavened, Leviticus, life, logos, love, Lucifer, Luke, madonnas, magog, malak, Mardi Gras, marriage, Mark, martyrs, Mary, Mashal Judaism, Matthew, Melchisedec, Melchizedek, Messiah, messianic, metaphors, minister, miracles, monotheistic, full moon, new moon, moon phases, Mithros, monstrance, Moses, Moshe, mother, murder, nativity, nazarene, nazarite, Nazi, neo-pagan, nephesh, New Jerusalem, news, night, Nissan, Noah, Noe, Numbers , nuns, obedience, oil, olive, Opalia, ostensorium, overt, pagan, palatine, parables, paradox, Passover, pastor, Patmos, Paul, Pentecost, people, Pergamum, persecution, Peter, Paul, Philadelphia, Philistine, photos, pictures, plagues, plan, priests, Protestant, pneuma, Pope, prayer, priest, Promise Land, prophecy, prophesy, prophets, Protestant, Psalms, psychology, purification, Ra, rainbow, rapture, recipes, refute, relationships, repent, repentance, Revelations, resurrection, Rhea, righteous, righteousness, Roman, Romans, Rome, Rosh, ruach, Ruth, Sabbado, Sabbatarians, Sabbath, Sabbaths, sacred, sacrifice, saint, Salem, salvation, Samhain, sanctification, sarcophagus, Sardis, Satan, Saturday, Saturnalia, scapegoat, scripture, seals, security, Seed, self, selfcentered, selfish, selfishness, selflessness, seraphim, Seth, seventh, sex, Shabat, Shabbat, shamar, Shaul, shema, sivan, shofar, sin, Smyrna, Sol, Solomon, solstice, soul, Spanish, sperm, Spirit, star, study, Succoth, Sukah, Sukkat, sunset, Sun worship, supper, swastica, symbolism, Tanakh, temple, Teruah, theos, Thessalonians,Thor, Thyatira, Timothy, tishri, tithe, time, tongues, Torah, torture, translated, Tree of Life, trimurty, translations, trinity, trumpets, truth, twilight, unleavened, valentine, Venus, verse, version, Vestal Virgin, virgin, visions, voting, vow, wallpaper, wheat, whore, witnesses, woes, xmas, Y'Shua, Yah, Yahusha, Yahushua, Yahuah, Yehoshua, Yehowah, Yeshua, YHVH, YHWH, Yom, Zeus, and much more.