Devar TORAH: Emor (say!)
Scripture: VaYikra 21:1-24:23; Reference Ezekiel 44:15-31
Mishkan David: Inner Court
The Inner Court is where the Levites (Priesthood) elevates, in order to cause others who are obeying the laws of giving (especially to the priesthood) in order for forgiveness, etc. to manifest. Once the priest receives the gift in the outer court, he takes it to the inner court to present the sacrifice the way Echad has given Moses to instruct Aaron and Aaron’s sons to do.
This includes the washing of their bodies, the putting on of the priestly attire after having dispatched the sacrificial animal the way Echad says to do it. (In Ezekiel 44:15-31 it also tells of the requirements for the priest to do this).
In our time, we don’t have a Tent of Meeting. Our bodies are now the Temple, our hearts (minds, “as a man thinketh in his heart so is he”) are the inner court that we enter into in order to offer prayers and receive what is necessary to speak in order that others may receive the truth that Echad is the ONE and ONLY loving and forgiving God!
Bereshith (Genesis) 1:31 states “And God saw all that He had made, and behold it was very good.” Everything is God (Echad) and everything is good (even when it doesn’t seem like it).
The pressures or what we call bad things come from Echad to “make us strong” and be who He says we are. It is when we receive the pressure(s) as Echad (good) that we truly begin to realize and live our Oneness with Echad. We must embrace the pressure(s) as Echad causes us to manifest Him in the earth.
When the priest received the correct offering (response) from the one who brought his/her offering, they could/would easily offer in the manner Echad had said, and speak the forgiveness/blessing that Echad had promised!
In our day we must confess, repent, ask and receive the forgiveness that Echad provides. Then journey on to be the teachers/priests (be the living examples) that Echad wants for this season. “We’ve got to live it!!!” It must be lived in LOVE!!! Baruch Echad – To be continued…