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Daily Bread Thoughts… Offerings

The Peace Offering

Continuing to talk about the various offerings from the aspect of the Spirit of the Torah…

Peace offerings — Lev 3:1 “’Now if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, if he is going to offer out of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without defect before the LORD. ‘He shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and slay it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood around on the altar. ‘From the sacrifice of the peace offerings he shall present an offering by fire to the LORD, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails, and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys. ‘Then Aaron’s sons shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering, which is on the wood that is on the fire; it is an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.”

When we need a “do over” we most likely have allowed chaos to take control assaulting shalom; which is YHVH’s power that destroys the devil’s works that brings chaos; whether it be in us, our home, workplace, or with our family and friends; our behavior, thoughts, attitudes and actions have been such that we have attracted hasatan and not YHVH. It is the Priest’s job to offer atonement to the penitent one. The sacrifice of “me” as a whole burnt offering allows Yashua to put His Hand over the mouth of the accuser of the brethren (hasatan). “Shhh!” He says, “you may not say one more word against her/him, they are covered!”

YHVH wants all the fat! In our bodies we burn fat for energy; YHVH says give all the fat to Me. Could this be a representation of giving to YHVH the energy we spend in destructive endeavors that do not promote Shalom. YHVH wants the fat to remind us to work the muscles of our heart to love our fellow brethren, work the muscles of our diaphragm to speak words of encouragement, edification and exhortation, work the muscles of our hands and feet to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and those in prison.

Abba, forgive me for allowing the one who is in this world to steal Your Shalom in me. I thank you that You are in me and You are greater than he that is in the world. I lay my peace offering; the energy I expended for unholy and unrighteous actions, on my whole burnt offering which is all of me. Please may my offering ascend as a soothing aroma before You.