Gilbert House Fellowship #292: Leviticus 11-15

ISRAEL WAS commanded to be holy because God was literally in their midst. The Law set them apart for Yahweh, distinct from other people.

We note that some foods declared unclean, especially pigs, may have been so designated because of their use in pagan rituals (in the case of pigs, as offerings to the dead). However, the bottom line is that God established very specific rituals for washing and sacrificing to maintain holiness—a Law that only changed upon Christ’s ascension to sit at the right hand of God (see Hebrews chapters 7 through 10).

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  1. While reading along I wondered where they got all that water?

  2. Note that Mary went to the Temple to become clean after giving birth; therefore, she wasn’t without sin, and since she considered God her Lord she wasn’t equal with God.

    The Jewish mystics explain that milk represents life and meat represents death; thus, combining them creates a spiritual clash. Since the Egyptians used to boil the animal in its mother’s milk, God was separating His people from pagan Egyptian customs.

    When the Torah forbids the wearing of wool and linen together, it may be because the pagan priests would mix the two fabrics in their garments and wear them during idol worship.

  3. God’s sanitation laws also protected them from germs and disease. In the wilderness (Deuteronomy 23:12-13), they were to carry a small wooden paddle on the side of their outer garment. When they needed to “ease themselves”, they would walk to the outer edges of the camp, dig a small hole, and afterwards cover up the excrement with earth. Remember that, in Moses time, 600,000 men, not counting the women and children, could have contracted diseases if they allowed open sewage near their tents.

  4. In your opening you state God puts Kings on thrones and removes them, Yes he does. But you continually take verses like this out of context! God said this to the Israelites because they were being punished and not abiding by what the prophets were telling them.
    If God always puts kings on thrones than we would have no free will in anything. Your argument is absurd and not thought through. God could as easily said if you would have voted in better people and applied your laws equally you wouldn’t be in this mess of voter fraud. It can easily be that and not that God is putting Biden in the WH! That’s nonsense!

    If Paul or John believed you were not teaching something incorrectly they would have stepped in and said so with great vigor!
    It’s good to debate it’s good to say I believe your wrong. That’s not a bad thing . We are encouraging Christians to be weak and timid and cower when their beliefs are challenged and use the excuse well it’s Gods will for me to get cancer. No, you have bad genes or was exposed to something. Not everything is God removing our free will or imposing his.
    Not all verses are for us. People recite I know the plans I have for you plans to prosper you….that was a promise for the Israelites. Not a modern day prayer for our benefit.
    Don’t misunderstand me, we can also benefit from things learn and use the lesion. But people continually take things way out of context as if it was for them. It’s simple not true.

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      Hi, Sue: That’s not quite what we meant. All we’re saying is that if, after the best legal and peaceful efforts of the president and his supporters to overturn the obviously fraudulent election results, which we support, Joe Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2021, it’s only because God allowed it.

      That does not mean, nor have we ever said, that we should passively roll over for the technocratic globalists. At some point, however, we either accept that things don’t always go the way we want or we start rationalizing actions that are neither legal nor biblical.

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