Sh'mot (Exodus) Chapter 29

Sh'mot 29:1-9 "Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them to minister as priests to Me: take one young bull and two rams without blemish, and unleavened bread and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil; you shall make them of fine wheat flour. And you shall put them in one basket, and present them in the basket along with the bull and the two rams. Then you shall bring Aharon and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting, and wash them with water. And you shall take the garments, and put on Aharon the tunic and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastpiece, and gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod; and you shall set the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban. Then you shall take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head and anoint him. And you shall bring his sons and put tunics on them. And you shall gird them with sashes, Aharon and his sons, and bind caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute. So you shall ordain Aharon and his sons.

The priest wore a holy crown, robe, ephod, and the breastpiece. What did our ultimate High Priest above wear?

Yochanan (John) 19:1-5 Then Pilate therefore took Yeshua, and scourged Him. And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and arrayed Him in a purple robe; and they began to come up to Him, and say, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and to give Him blows in the face. And Pilate came out again, and said to them, "Look, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no guilt in Him." Yeshua therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, "Look, the Man!"

Notice -They laid their hands on His head with blows to the face of our offering, before He was slain.

The priest's head was anointed with oil. Where was our ultimate High Priest Yeshua anointed?

Luke 7:44-50 Then he turned to the woman and said to Shim'on, "Look! See this woman kneeling here! When I entered your home, you didn't bother to offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You refused me the customary kiss of greeting, but she has kissed my feet again and again from the time I first came in. You neglected the usual courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has covered my feet with rare perfume. Therefore her sins-and they are many-are forgiven, for she loved me much; but one who is forgiven little, shows little love." And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." Then the men at the table said to themselves, "Who does this man think he is, going around forgiving sins?" And Yeshua said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

What about our feet?

Romans 10:15 "...How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace with G-d and bring glad tidings of good things."

In other words, how welcome are those who come preaching G-d's Good News!

Romans 10:16-18 But not everyone who hears the Good News has welcomed it, for Isaiah the prophet said, "L-rd, who has believed me when I told them?" Yet faith comes from listening to this Good News-the Good News about Messiah. But what about Israel? Have they heard G-d's Word? Yes, for it has gone wherever they are; the Good News has been told to the ends of the earth.

What breastpiece did Yeshua wear? What breastpiece do we wear?

Ephesians 6:14-16 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of "RIGHTEOUSNESS", and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one.

Sh'mot 29:10-18 "Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull. And you shall slaughter the bull before the L-RD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. And you shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar. And you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and offer them up in smoke on the altar. But the flesh of the bull and its hide and its refuse, you shall burn with fire outside the camp; it is a sin offering. "You shall also take the one ram, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram; and you shall slaughter the ram and shall take its blood and sprinkle it around on the altar. Then you shall cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and its head. And you shall offer up in smoke the whole ram on the altar; it is a burnt offering to the L-RD: it is a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the L-RD.

Again this points us to our Messiah who is also a sweet smelling aroma to the Father who was sent by the Father to come down to us for a sin offering.

Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of G-d, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Messiah also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to G-d as a fragrant aroma.

Hebrews 9:18-28 For when every commandment had been spoken by Moshe to all the people according to the Torah, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which G-d commanded you." And in the same way he sprinkled both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood. And according to the Torah, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Messiah did not enter a Holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of G-d for us; nor was it that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood not his own. Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Messiah also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

We too are to be a sweet aroma to HaShem.

2 Corinthians 2:14-17 But thanks be to G-d, who always leads us in His triumph in Messiah, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Messiah to G-d among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?

For we are not like many, peddling the word of G-d, but as from sincerity, but as from G-d, we speak in Messiah in the sight of G-d.

Sh'mot 29:19-28 "Then you shall take the other ram, and Aharon and his sons shall "LAY THEIR HANDS" on the "HEAD" of the ram. And you shall SLAUGHTER the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aharon's right ear and on the lobes of his sons' right ears and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet, and sprinkle the rest of the blood around on the altar. Then you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aharon and on his garments, and on his sons and on his sons' garments with him; so he and his garments shall be consecrated, as well as his sons and his sons' garments with him. You shall also take the fat from the ram and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and the right thigh (for it is a ram of ordination), and one cake of bread and one cake of bread mixed with oil and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread which is set before the L-RD; and you shall put all these in the hands of Aharon and in the hands of his sons, and shall wave them as a wave offering before the L-RD. And you shall take them from their hands, and offer them up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering for a soothing aroma before the L-RD; it is an offering by fire to the L-rd. "Then you shall take the breast of Aharon's ram of ordination, and wave it as a wave offering before the L-RD; and it shall be your portion. And you shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering which was waved and which was offered from the ram of ordination, from the one which was for Aharon and from the one which was for his sons. And it shall be for Aharon and his sons as their portion forever from the sons of Israel, for it is a heave offering; and it shall be a heave offering from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their heave offering to the L-RD.

The wave offering was the breast offered with a horizontal motion. The heave offering was a thigh with a vertical motion. (Lev. 10:15) This may represent Yeshua's breast or upper portion of His body on the horizontal stake and Yeshua's thigh or lower part of His body on the vertical stake.

Sh'mot 29:29-32 "And the holy garments of Aharon shall be for his sons after him, that in them they may be anointed and ordained. For seven days the one of his sons who is priest in his stead shall put them on when he enters the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place. "And you shall take the ram of ordination and boil its flesh in a holy place. And Aharon and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

They ate the flesh of the ram.

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Zayin- "Sustenance" & "Struggle" or the struggle for sustenance; Symbol of Spirit.

Whose head were hands placed on before He was slain? He is symbolic of the ram mentioned in verse nineteen?

This ram was eaten. What about the flesh of our Messiah?

Who does the bread also symbolize? Surely you know.

John 6:51-59 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." (Some of) the Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?" Then Yeshua said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever." These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.