Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tzav: The Shrieks Of The Children (March 23, 2019) (3/23/2019 Part 2)



1) Drowning Out The Shrieks Of The Children - The Abomination of the Shrines of Topheth

#BibleStudyCoffeeTime
March 23, 2019
Part 2
3) But that thread focused on the aftermath of Purim.
This one deals more directly with the Torah portion of the week, Parshas Tzav, and the supplemental reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36
Supplemental reading: Jeremiah 7:21 - 8:3; 9:22 - 9:23

hebcal.com/sedrot/tzav
4) "When Parashat Tzav coincides with a special Shabbat, we read a different Haftarah":
24 March 2018 - Shabbat HaGadol / Malachi 3:4 - 3:24
30 March 2024 - Shabbat Parah / Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38

You will soon see why these separate supplemental readings are important to know.
5) The Torah portion that we read in synagogue each week is important in and of itself, and also as a clue to current events.

It's okay to be interested in both.
6) Let's focus first on some key points from the primary reading in Leviticus.

Here we refer to the Hebrew-English Stone edition of the Bible, currently $41.24 at @amazon .
amazon.com/Chumash-ArtScr…
7) The overarching theme of this week's reading is priestly sacrifices.
Didn't get it at first.
But then I read the commentary.
Our homes, our hospitality, our selves are our personal altars.
8) For example, a man's thoughts are the beginning of sin.

Leviticus 6:18 - the sin offering (remedy for a misdeed, even if accidental) and the elevation offering (remedy for impure thoughts) are brought in the same place.

Sin begins with indulging oneself in unholy thoughts.
9) Corruption doesn't happen all at once.

First it's a meeting, then it's a party, then it's drugs, then it's a photo of themselves making a very big mistake.
10) Ask yourself how Jim Carrey became such a hateful wreck.
11) The laws surrounding the sacrifices are very strict. Even an impure thought can mess up a sacrifice, i.e. an evil intention.

In the same way, there are strict laws about the animals and their blood.
12) Leviticus 6:24, you may not eat an animal that has been "torn to death."
The way a being dies, is its energy, and if you eat a beast that has been ripped to shreds, that energy transfers itself to your holy body, your personal altar.
13) Sorry, we're in Leviticus Chapter 7, not Chapter 6.
(Applies to Tweets #8 and #12.)
14) Leviticus 7:26-27.

You shall not consume any blood, of any animal, anywhere in the world, anytime, no matter what.
15) Celebrities doing weird things with blood at so called parties is sick.
16) People staging photos with children in pentagrams posed to stab each other to death - are sick.

(#QAnon drop 3155, March 20, 2019, quoting an anon, photo title 4-6-2018-Rachel Chandler15.jpg, but I don't have evidence this photo came from Chandler)
17) What does it mean when the Bible says "that soul will be cut off from its people?"

The Hebrew term is Karet - כרת

"Extinction of the soul and denial of a share in the World to Come."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kareth#ci…
18) Remember that in today's first thread we talked about only "a remnant" of the Jews being saved.

There are things people do that cause their eternal soul to be extinguished.

More specifically, "cut off" - excised - removed from the body of the people.
19) Spiritually excised.
20) Look at the Hebrew letters.
Excision = כרת = 620
Crown = כתר = 620

To be spiritually cut off.
God's holy "crown."

Why the same value?
21) If you pervert God's Holiness for your own ends, YOU WILL BE ERASED.
For good.

Let's relate this to the number 666. Same concept.

biblewheel.com/GR/GR_666.php
22) Keeping in mind, it is the drinking of blood that causes total elimination from the planet - because the drinking of it is an attempt to appropriate God's power.
23) On the holy side, 666 is the same numerical value (in Hebrew) as:
* the cubic dimensions of the Holy of Holies - contained God's Ark
* "He made the Earth" (basic belief)
* "God the Lord, that created the heavens"
* "Let there be light"

...and more.
24) On the unholy side, 666 is the same numerical value (in Hebrew) as:
* "Like God" - which the serpent (Devil) tried to be
* "Profit" also "Wealth"
25) Here is something fascinating.

"The Holy of Holies had no light in it at all. The Holy Ark (= 666) - where God said He would meet with Moses - sat in complete darkness."

(all of this is from the link above - biblewheel.com/GR/GR_666.php)
26) "This corresponds exactly with what the Lord said of Himself through the Prophet David in Psalm 18.11:He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies."

His Secret Place = Sitrov = 666

However...
27) "the extreme holiness derived from its association (meaning the #666) with the Temple and Work of God is quickly transformed into godless darkness when that holiness is blasphemed."
28) "As with the other identities relating to God's sectret place, the Holy Ark and the Holy Crown, we see that 666 properly belongs to the Lord God Almighty. It is associated with the Beast because of his blasphemous attempt to usurp God's place in the Holy of Holies."
29) So evil does not stand alone.
Evil is the attempt to substitute itself for God.
That is why it has to be driven from the earth entirely.
And that is why the end of the cabal is going to be very permanent.
30) What blasphemous practices did the Jews engage in -- practices that copied their idolatrous neighbors, practices against which they were warned over and over again by the prophets?
31) From this week's supplemental Bible reading.
Jeremiah 7:28.
God tells the prophet Jeremiah to call the people out for their misdeeds.
32) Verse 7:30
The people have defiled His house.
33) Verse 7:31

וּבָנ֞וּ בָּמ֣וֹת הַתֹּ֗פֶת אֲשֶׁר֙ בְּגֵ֣יא בֶן־הִנֹּ֔ם לִשְׂרֹ֛ף אֶת־בְּנֵיהֶ֥ם וְאֶת־בְּנֹתֵיהֶ֖ם בָּאֵ֑שׁ אֲשֶׁר֙ לֹ֣א צִוִּ֔יתִי וְלֹ֥א עָלְתָ֖ה עַל־לִבִּֽי׃ (ס)
34) And they have built the shrines of Topheth in the Valley of Benhinnom to burn their sons and daughters in fire—which I never commanded, which never came to My mind."
35) The Jews took that which was ultimately holy, and they blasphemed and defiled it utterly.

How bad was it?
36) Stone Bible (commentary), p. 1167: The altar of "Topheth" -- upon which the evil Jews burned their own children to death -- "were called Topheth after תוף, the drum upon which the priest beat lustily to drown out the shrieks of the poor children screaming in pain."
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38) What is going to happen to these people?

Jeremiah prophesies:
39) Jeremiah 7:17-19 -- first of all, God sees everything, and these people are a horrific, pathetic disgrace.
40) A disgrace to themselves - not to God.
41) Jeremiah 7:20 "Assuredly, thus said the Lord GOD: My wrath and My fury will be poured out upon this place, on man and on beast, on the trees of the field and the fruit of the soil. It shall burn, with none to quench it."
42) Jeremiah 7:32 "Assuredly, a time is coming—declares the LORD—when men shall no longer speak of Topheth or the Valley of Ben-hinnom, but of the Valley of Slaughter; and they shall bury in Topheth until no room is left."
43) Death is coming for those who have abused the children.
44) God is not going to play favorites when the ax falls.

But fall it will.

He will have no mercy on them.
45) You can take that promise to the bank.
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