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"Strange Fire before the LORD" (a look at Leviticus 9-11)

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"Strange fire before the LORD" (Leviticus 9-11)



LEVITICUS 9:1 - 11:47 , 2 SAMUEL 6:1-7:17 , ACTS 10:9-22


We see this week that the sacrifices are commenced at the Mishkan, and all goes well..................until.....Nadab and Abihu get into it. The Torah says that they
offered "strange fire" before the LORD. Many often wonder as to what this "strange fire" was. The Torah does not explain in detail, only that they were struck
down by YHVH by fire. It might have been that they acquired their fire to put on the incense altar from someplace other than the brazen altar, thus , bringing a "wrong message" remember that the brazen altar symbolizes Yeshua, and to bypass Yeshua, is to bypass life. Perhaps Nadab and Abihu had some strong drink and thus were impaired so that they got confused, and thus , perhaps, made their "own fire" not realizing what they were doing. Perhaps they were not authorized to even offer incense. Maybe that was why YHVH told Moshe that those who would serve in the Mishkan, NOT to take strong drink, one has to be completely sober and in one's right mind when one comes before the LORD..............................In Lev 11, we see a list of Kosher and non Kosher animals, clean and unclean. We really need not to go into detail about those because it is plain that those are the animals that the LORD permits us to eat. Not all meats in the supermarket are approved by YHVH. But man thinks himself smarter than God, so he goes ahead and includes all kinds of unclean meats to sell and consume, including porky pig, shrimp, crawdads, bacon, call it what you want, inspite of the enticing aroma, we should stay away from all those, simply because G-d knows best and He knows what should go inside our bodies.
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2 SAMUEL : 6 - 7

We see the case of transporting the Ark of the Covenant to the city of Jerusalem, but in the Wrong manner, YHVH never calls for a cart and oxen to transport the Ark, it should have been transported on the shoulders of the Levites. Uzza had the right motive, but in the wrong way, One can be very sincerely WRONG
had the Ark been transported on the shoulders of the Levites, it never would have almost fallen off the cart, and Uzza wouldn't have had to touch it. There are ways that may seem right, but when we go to the Bible, those 'ways" could be very wrong

There is only ONE way to come to HaShem, and that is by Yeshua.
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ACTS 10:9-22

We see the vision of Kefa, and many interpret this as meaning that now we can eat all kinds of meat, because G-d "cleaned" them up, But that is not the case,
it is referring to the "gentiles" that when they come and abandon their idols and idol worship doctrines, and come to accept Yeshua as Messiah, they are Accepted also, just like the Jews from the line of Abraham, we are all ONE FAMILY (Mishpochah Echad)

Each and every animal has been created in a certain biological and physiological way, and that way does not change, no matter how hard you pray for it to be "clean" When God calls "all foods/meats clean" he is referring to those that he has already created for our use in Lev 11. not what man has added to the menu.

Shabbat Shalom

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.In Lev 11, we see a list of Kosher and non Kosher animals, clean and unclean. We really need not to go into detail about those because it is plain that those are the animals that the LORD permits us to eat.
What are the fowls that creep, going upon all four, that will be considered an abomination to you in Leviticus 11:20

How do you know that a six legged grasshopper has legs above its feet since in Levicitus 11:21 it is written, Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth; However, in Deuteronomy 14:19 And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.
 
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Greetings,

We are instructed to not make the Faith something that is judged and justified by what we eat.

Colossians 2:16-17
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Bless you ....><>
 
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"Strange fire before the LORD" (Leviticus 9-11)

We see the vision of Kefa, and many interpret this as meaning that now we can eat all kinds of meat, because G-d "cleaned" them up, But that is not the case,
it is referring to the "gentiles" that when they come and abandon their idols and idol worship doctrines, and come to accept Yeshua as Messiah, they are Accepted also, just like the Jews from the line of Abraham, we are all ONE FAMILY (Mishpochah Echad)

Each and every animal has been created in a certain biological and physiological way, and that way does not change, no matter how hard you pray for it to be "clean" When God calls "all foods/meats clean" he is referring to those that he has already created for our use in Lev 11. not what man has added to the menu.

J Ben Avraham
The law prohibited foods to be consumed by the tribes of Israel that God had already approved for consumption by all men on earth, explained in Genesis 9:3-4 (KJV)
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.


It's impossible that God would decide later that he made a mistake, recommending unclean animals as food for Noah and all mankind, which proceeded out of Noah and his sons. Whatever men could digest was approved, except blood. The eating of "unclean" meat was never revoked for any but Israel as part of their covenant. Outside of Israel everyone else was not of that House, not bound to that covenant.

You have swallowed a false doctrine that bases the "cleaning" of Gentiles upon killing and eating them. Sounds absurd? That is. But otherwise you must take that vision to apply to the dietary law, showing Peter he ought not equate it with holiness opposing God's promise to the Gentiles in Isaiah 42:6 (KJV)
6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;


God was instructing Peter that the old dietary law didn't apply to him any longer, or any Christian, and certainly no Gentile could be considered liable to it or be unclean if unclean animals were ordered by God to be killed and eaten.

"Clean" animals were sanctified for the purpose of sacrifices. To be spotless they were animals that had to be highly favored by men, groomed, set aside from the regular herd/flock, bred to be spotless.

Even with unclean animals there was provision for the Jews to consume them while settling Canaan. There were laws for them to be cleansed for worship purposes, usually requiring but hours of separation and a small offering to a priest. God never put man, Jew or Gentile at risk of starvation for the sake of proper sacrifices. He would have obedience above sacrifices anyway.
 

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