Moses makes SEVEN TRIPS up and down Mt Sinai –> THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT piece of scriptural interpretation.
These chronological facts of the SEVEN TRIPS Moses made up and down Mt Sinai spanning approximately 80 to 100 days is what establishes the structure to and sets the theme for ALL SCRIPTURE, especially the New Testament. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pass this post to everybody you know… only after you have meditated on this and the Father Himself reveals this to you. It is critical to get this all down in writing with the scripture reference so the Ruach haKodesh/Set Apart Spirit can lead you to this special end of the age revelation. All believers who put their belief in Messiah Yahushua ARE ABRAHAM’S DESCENDANTS (Matthew 3:9, Matthew 8:11, Luke 3:8, Galatians 3:29, Romans 4:12, Romans 9:7-8, James 2:23-24) and what happened at Mt Sinai is HOW this is so!!! We are an extension of the plan that originated here. These SEVEN TRIPS Moses made in attempting to receive THE COVENANT fulfilment of the promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob’s/Israel’s descendants in the receiving their heritage/inheritance (The LAND promised them), by marrying (entering into covenant with) their Creator, describe in detail the marriage between Yahuah and His people, why the Messiah had to come, and the scriptural definition of “the Law of Moses”. We have seen nobody on either the “Torah” side or “Christian” side understand or notice what occurred in these seven sequential trips because they have not laid down a COVENANT FOUNDATION due to incorrect inherited doctrines and missing the overarching theme between Adam to Messiah, the Garden to New Jerusalem, which is COVENANT. I say this not out of exalting us, but rather to emphasize the extreme significance of this revelation.
We have discovered that scripture is knitted together by EIGHT COVENANTS Yahuah made through 5 men (Noah, Abraham x2, Moses x3, David, Yahusha/’Jesus’) in an unfolding fashion, of which each of the first seven (covenants) were all parts of one covenant and each played a specific function in this first marriage (a COVENANT is a MARRIAGE UNION) between Yahuah and Abraham’s descendants that failed time and time again due to man’s unregenerate nature always disobedient to their covenant. A covenant has a contractual structure to it. In fact, a modern day contract originates from ancient blood covenant, which is what we see take place both at Mt Sinai and 1500 years later with the death of the Savior. The New Covenant (of which also has a contractual structure) and blood shed of the Savior is directly connected to these seven trips Moses made. A CONTRACT has 4 elements:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS, including a ceremony with blood ratification
SIGNATURE (a COVENANT is signed in BLOOD)
A modern day Wedding in our culture is followed by a ceremonial reception where the Bride and Bridegroom share their first COVENANT MEAL as Husband and Wife. This also is modelled after ancient blood covenant. We will see this occur at Mt Sinai as well. The speaking of THE TEN WORDS (often translated as Ten “COMMANDMENTS”) was, and still is, the eternal marriage conditions between Yahuah and Abraham’s descendants, which includes those of us in Yahushua/Messiah — the WORD/TEN WORDS made flesh. This wedding day 3500 years ago is also known as THE DAY OF THE ASSEMBLY (also translated incorrectly as the word “church”). Now, since you and I in Yahushua/Messiah are Abraham’s descendants as were they of this first covenant arrangement, every topic and theme of scripture and the entire New Testament must be interpreted through what happened here at the Day of the Assembly and subsequent 100 days following. You gotta know that we are the direct result of the events which occurred on this Day and not the other way around. How important you think you are (and I know you are important in the family of Yahusha/Jesus, our soon coming Messiah) the scriptures and New Testament were NOT written to you in the 20th century, but rather as a direct result of what occurred at Mt Sinai. Every writer of scripture understood the covenant plan, but ONLY Yahushua/Messiah (obviously), Paul, and the writer of Hebrews understood these events at a higher level ~ especially the SEVENTH TRIP Moses made, which is scripturally defined as “The Law of Moses”. This may take some time for this last statement to really sink in so please don’t dismiss this article because of this statement. I say this because NOT UNDERSTANDING THE EVENTS SURROUNDING THESE SEVEN TRIPS IS WHY the Hebrew Roots movement (only approx. 50 years old) and modern day Christian teaching don’t comprehend these events and that is why each of their widely held interpretations of New Testament verses regarding “Law” completely contradict one another ~ in general, the “Torah” person reads “Law” and tries to make it a GOOD THING by believing “Oral Talmud” is the way to interpret Paul and the writer of Hebrews, and the “Christian” reads “Law” in the New Testament and makes it a BAD THING as it appears to be obvious in Paul’s writings. In reality, they BOTH see the other sides problem… I propose to you, THERE IS A SOLUTION ~ and understanding these SEVEN TRIPS is the solution. These sequential events are deeply buried in the accounts of both Exodus chapters 19 through 34 and Deuteronomy chapters 4, 5, 9, 10, & 18 in assembling these SEVEN TRIPS Moses made. It is important to know that the Deuteronomy chapters include Moses recanting what took place 40 years earlier. So many people don’t enter the story of scripture they read as they just do “Torah readings” or teach “old testament allegories”. Most teachers have no concept of a timeline and because the dividing points are either “Old” and “New” Testament (common Christian perspective) or that scripture is all one jumbled story with no dividing points (a common Torah or Hebrew Roots perspective) neither group can paint the significance of the events at Mt Sinai due to doctrinal perspectives. They do not see that there are EIGHT COVENANTAL AGREEMENTS which are the hinges of scripture, and two of these eight covenantal agreements we are going to display for you was the ORIGINAL ORAL PLAN (the speaking of His Covenant) and the ALTERNATIVE WRITTEN PLAN (scripturally defined as THE LAW OF –> MOSES). ***URGENT NOTICE AS WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS*** We in the New Covenant have been given THE ORIGINAL PLAN given at THE DAY OF THE ASSEMBLY (“CHURCH”) in a much more powerful way (as the Ruach/Spirit is inside of us with the marriage conditions written on the tablets of our heart). Keeping this agreement of the TEN WORDS written on our hearts is what determines whether you will be found as the wise virgin or foolish virgin (Matthew 25 parable of wise and foolish virgins). HEBREWS 3:19-4:3 So we see that they (those WHO REFUSED the ORIGINAL PLANNED MARRIAGE and ACCEPTED THE ALTERNATIVE PLAN at Mt Sinai) could not enter in because of unbelief (unfaithfulness). Therefore, since a promise (the promise to be made a king and a priest) remains of entering His rest (His rest is given the 1000 year Sabbath rest on Earth coming, INHERITING the Kingdom of Elohim (The Almighty) by TrustworthyNESS to this covenant) let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the good news was preached to us as well as to them (comparing the blood covenant, the good news/gospel, offer at Mt Sinai to us in Yahushua/Messiah); but the word (The Ten Words, COVENANT) which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith (faithfulness of this covenant is the key) in those who heard it. For we who have believed (keep his covenant, his commandments) do enter that rest, as He has said: So I swore in My wrath, they shall not enter My rest, Let’s identify these 8 covenantal agreements, who they are with, and the function in the what is called “The First Covenant”: COVENANTAL AGREEMENTS NUMBERED 1 THROUGH 8 (1 THROUGH 7 BEING ALL PART OF THE “FIRST COVENANT”) PARTY TO THE COVENANT = FUNCTION OF THE “FIRST COVENANT” 1 – Noah = the beginning of a new plan for mankind 2 – Abram = LAND given to him and future descendants 3 – Abraham = SEED (Isaac) guaranteed and that he will become a father of many nations. 4 – Abraham’s descendants = ORIGINAL PLAN @ MT SINAI ~ BROKEN (This is Our Covenant Offer) 5 – (temp) Abraham’s descendants = ALTERNATIVE PLAN @ MT SINAI (called The Law of Moses) 6 – (temp) Abraham’s descendants = Made with the second generation out of Egypt 40 years after Mt Sinai (called the Book of the Law/The Book of Deuteronomy) to go into play when Joshua leads Abraham’s descendants into the LAND 7 – David = David’s future son (singular), who became Yahusha/Jesus, ruling over Abraham’s descendants (all twelve tribes) in the LAND 8 – The New Covenant – reinstated the ORIGINAL ORAL PLAN and ENDED temporary covenants #5 (called the “Law of Moses”, received on Moses’ 7th trip) & covenant #6 (called “the Book of the Law”) as David’s Son in fulfilment of covenant #7 as He reigns over Abraham’s descendants (you and I) to take those faithful to THE ORIGINAL ORAL PLAN to the LAND promised our father Abraham. Remember again, the FOUR ELEMENTS of a COVENANT/CONTRACT which I listed above. As you read the document you will see them as ***ASTERISKS***.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS including a ceremony with blood ratification
SIGNATURE (a COVENANT is signed in BLOOD)
***immediately following this Wedding at Mt Sinai is the “Reception” meal between the parties of the MARRIAGE COVENANT UNION –> this SUPPER occurs on Trip 5, of which soon after committed adultery*** (The below SEVEN TRIPS MOSES MADE UP AND DOWN MT SINAI is recounting the story of what happened 3500 years ago in this short window of time, that altered the entire course of the story of scripture and of which sits the entire New Testament interpretation)
~~~~~ THE SEVEN TRIPS ~~~~~
TRIP 1 ~ EXODUS 19:3-6 Moses receives the ***OFFER***: EXODUS 19:5-6 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ NOTICE: 1 SPECIAL TREASURED POSSESSION 2 A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS 3 A QODESH/SET APART NATION COMPARE TO: 1 PETER 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light Where did Peter get this idea? ANSWER: He knew the covenant plan! This OFFER to potentially become “His special treasured possession and a royal priesthood and a qodesh (holy) nation” was RENEWED as this was the ORIGINAL PLAN. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN ~ EXODUS 19:7-8 –> Moses went down and brought the ***OFFER*** to the elders and the people replied saying “Everything Yahauh says we will obey” which is their ***ACCEPTANCE***.
TRIP 2 ~ EXODUS 19:8-13 Moses brings the people’s ***ACCEPTANCE*** back to YAHUAH. Moses brought their answer back (***ACCEPTANCE***) to YAHUAH. Moses is told that YAHUAH will come in a dense cloud and speak to Moses so they will always put their trust in him (this will occur on the next trip). Moses instructed to bring the people back on the third day for THE WEDDING by instructing them to consecrate themselves and wash their clothes, to put limits for the people around the mountain, and to warn the people to not touch the foot of the mountain or they will die. They can only approach the mountain and draw close when they hear the ram’s horn blown. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN ~ PREPARATION FOR THE WEDDING ~ EXODUS 19:14-20 –> Moses went down and as instructed consecrated the people and by having them wash their clothes and prepare themselves for the third day and abstain from sexual relations. —> On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning and a trumpet blast signaling the people to the mountain for THE WEDDING to YAHUAH as Bridegroom who took them out of Egypt to be His people. They trembled in the camp as YAHUAH had descended on Mt Sinai and it, smoke billowed up it, and it shook violently. Moses led the people out of the camp to the foot of Mt Sinai. The trumpet sound grew louder and louder and Moses spoke and YAHUAH answered him. YAHUAH then descended on Mt Sinai and called Moses up.
TRIP 3 ~ EXODUS 19:20-24 Moses is called up for final Wedding preparations ~ THE PEOPLE SHRINK BACK IN FEAR. Moses went up by Moses speaking (“we are all here” – basically) and YAHUAH replying to Moses, as He said He would show the people, and this is where the people become exceedingly afraid. We read more of even how afraid Moses was in Hebrew 12:21 ‘so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling”‘. Moses was told by YAHUAH “Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way up the mountain to see YAHUAH or they will die.” Moses was told to go down and bring Aaron back up with him. (YAHUAH had spoken to Aaron earlier before Moses came back to Egypt and met with Moses here at Mt Sinai ~ EXODUS 4:27. Aaron was told earlier he would be the spokesperson of the people because Moses said he was slow in speech ~ EXODUS 4:10/16) AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN ~ THE WEDDING TIME IS HERE AND THE BRIDE SENDS MOSES IN PLACE OF THEMSELVES ~ EXODUS 20:18-19, DEUTERONOMY 5:23-31 –> Moses went down to the people and after they had seen the thunder and lightning and smoke and heard the trumpet the people shrank back in fear and stayed at a distance. The people said to Moses when he came back down that they wanted Moses to speak to them instead of YAHUAH as they had heard YAHUAH speak to Moses and believed they would die if He spoke to them. –> The Bride did a “no show” on their wedding day as they shrank back and remained at a distance. Can you imagine if you were the Bridegroom at your wedding and then the “Maid of Honor” comes to tell you that the Bride became afraid of getting married and was sent instead. That’s exactly what occurred JUST PRIOR to receiving the WEDDING VOWS. –> YAHUAH said it was a good thing they were afraid and how if only their hearts would be inclined to fear Him and keep all His commandments. Moses told the people to return to their tents.
TRIP 4 ~ EXODUS 20:21, EXODUS 20:1-17 & DEUTERONOMY 5:2-22 The Ten Commandments, EXODUS chapters 21 to 23 The Book of the Covenant (Statutes and Decrees), DEUTERONOMY 4:12-14, DEUTERONOMY 18:16-18 The announcement of “The Prophet to Come After Moses” who is Yahushua/MesiahThe Wedding continues without the Bride standing anywhere close to the Bridegroom ~ Moses mediates the THE WEDDING ***TERMS AND CONDITIONS*** The people had already left the WEDDING LOCATION at the base of Mt Sinai in fear, and was told to return to their tents. Moses goes now back up on Trip 4 and Aaron is not with him as instructed on Trip 3. It can be assumed that Aaron shrank back in fear with the rest of the people as we will see he is highly influential. THE WEDDING IS ALL READY TO TAKE PLACE AND WE HAVE NO BRIDE AND NO SPOKESPERSON FOR THE PEOPLE. THE ORIGINAL PLAN TAKES ITS FIRST CHANGE IN COURSE OF DIRECTION. YAHUAH comes up with an alternative plan to still marry and dwell with the people who are deafly afraid in their flesh. THE WEDDING does take place with the Bride at a far distance back at their tents as Moses stands on the mountain between Yahuah and the people. Yahuah speaks the WEDDING VOWS by speaking His TEN WORDS (mistranslated as The Ten Commandments). There is a clear separation between the presence of YAHUAH and the people as they rejected Him out of fear. As such, YAHUAH’s alternative plan is now to divide Himself from the people to allow being with them in their proximity, but barricaded off.
During the next trip of forty days (Trip 5) Moses is shown “the Heavenly Pattern” of the tabernacle structure to build according to the pattern shown on the mountain. This was a copy and shadow of what is in heaven (Hebrews 8:5) and the one to come from heaven was Yahusha/Jesus to change the people. Here is how we know for certain this next trip (Trip 5) is about Yahusha/ as we connect the dots to exactly what “law and commandments” of this “Heavenly Pattern” Moses is told in Exodus 24:12 he is coming to receive: Moses shares in Deuteronomy what occurred 40 years earlier at this junction of scripture. Pay close attention: DEUTERONOMY 18:15-16, ACTS 3:22 YAHUAH your Elohim will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, according to all you desired of YAHUAH your Elohim in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying ‘Let me not hear again the voice of YAHUAH my Elohim, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ SUMMARY OF MOSES’ CRITICAL WORDS IN DEUTERONOMY 18:15-16
There is a Prophet like Moses coming in the future. We know this Prophet is Yahusha/Jesus as Peter quotes this verse in Acts 3:22
The timing of of this statement was 40 years earlier in Horeb (where Mt Sinai is) and it was on the day of the assembly, which is the day of the Wedding happening here on Trip 4.
To further peg the timing of this statement, it was the trip before on Trip 3 that the people rejected YAHUAH by saying “Let me not hear again the VOICE of YHWH or we will die” and so they sent Moses here on Trip 4 instead.
We have to enter the story at this moment and realize what is occurring with the promised Prophet going to come. The fear of the bride, in their fleshly state of being is what is meant in Hebrews 8:7 when YAHUAH “found fault with the people”, and not fault with His Covenant ~ the Ten Words. The Word became flesh and dwelt (John 1:14) amongst them (as the Prophet like Moses to come) to change the people by writing His covenant, The Ten Words, on the people’s hearts and minds (Hebrews 8:8-10), changing the people. He will cause the people who put faith in Him to be “born again” (John 3:3, John 3:7, 1 Peter 1:23) by writing these laws/the covenant on their hearts and minds and give them His Spirit. (YAHUAH speaks His Covenant) ***TERMS AND CONDITIONS*** The ORIGINAL ORAL PLAN and also the New Covenant written on a born again heart and mind
1 I am YAHUAH your Elohim who brought you out of Egypt
2 Have no other gods and make no idols
3 Do not take the Name of YAHUAH your Elohim in vain
4 Remember the Sabbath day to keep it Set Apart (Holy)
5 Honor your father and mother
6 Do not murder
7 Do not commit adultery
8 Do not steal
9 Do not bear false witness
10 Do not covet your neighbors possessions Moses is also given THE BOOK OF THE COVENANT (Exodus chapter 21 to 23) which was the initial statutes and decrees of this first covenant alternative arrangement —> in other words, the Book of the Covenant was given to Moses on this 4th trip to give instructions (laws) to the people of how to administer THE COVENANT, THE TEN WORDS, amongst themselves as now (for the first time in history since Adam) an entire nation is entering into COVENANT with YAHUAH. They were needing more instructions as a community than the SPOKEN COVENANT since they had already shrunk back in fear and needed to be changed. Take note that Moses speaks of this Trip (Trip 4) of getting both the TEN WORDS, THE COVENANT, and also THE BOOK OF THE COVENANT forty years later here in Deuteronomy: DEUTERONOMY 4:13-14 So He declared to you HIS COVENANT which He commanded you to perform, THE TEN WORD (COMMANDMENTS); and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. And YAHUAH COMMANDED ME at that time to teach you statutes and judgments (THE BOOK OF THE COVENANT), that you might observe them in the land which you cross over to possess. SUMMARY OF DEUTERONOMY 4:13-14 (speaking of Trip 4 forty years earlier)
He spoke HIS COVENANT which is THE TEN WORDS
At that time (of the speaking of His covenant) YAHUAH gave Moses statutes and judgments (THE BOOK OF THE COVENANT) to teach the people
***AS A SIDE NOTE* there are some who believe there is a cookie cutter break of the Book of the Covenant and the Book of the Law at Exodus 24:12. This is a gross oversimplification. Exodus 24:12 is forty days before the sin of the golden calf, which they say Exodus 24:12 is a result of the golden calf. The Book of the Law is actually a covenant added to “The Law of Moses” (WHICH WAS INSTITUTED AS A RESULT OF THE SIN OF THE GOLDEN CALF) given on the 7th trip, which is the Book of Deuteronomy*** AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN ***THE SIGNATURE*** ~ EXODUS 24:3-8 —> Moses goes down and takes THE BOOK OF THE COVENANT and blood ratifies It (***THE SIGNATURE***) as the people agree to the COVENANT and it’s statutes and decrees. Moses sprinkles the blood on the book and the people and the agreement is in place. Aaron is given the BOOK OF THE COVENANT as his job was officiate it among the people as the spokesperson which he will be given instructions to do so on the next Trip 5 after the marriage supper.
TRIP 5 ~ EXODUS 24:9-EXODUS 32:16 Half way is the marriage supper with 70 elders and Moses and Joshua go the rest of the way for 40 days ~ THE “HEAVENLY PATTERN” OF THE MESSIAH
A) PART WAY POINT —> Moses comes up with Joshua and the 70 elders and they have a Marriage Supper celebration. Aaron has the Book of the Covenant and Moses instructs Aaron and the elders to STAY WHERE THEY ARE if anybody has a problem they are to come up to himself and the elders to receive decisions/judgments settling disputes (Aaron and the people blow this big time as they ended up going down Moses disappeared for long time up in the cloud).
B) COMLETE JOURNEY —> Moses and Joshua go further up for 40 days and 40 nights and they enter the cloud for this alternative arrangement of dividing Yahuah (Bridegroom) from the people (Bride). Moses receives THE PATTERN OF MESSIAH: What Moses received upon his complete journey for 40 days is called a copy and shadow of what is in heaven according to Hebrews 8:5. We know that the what is was in heaven was Yahusha/Jesus who came from heaven. The placement of Hebrews 8:5 shows us this “pattern” of about THE NEW COVENANT (Hebrews 8:8-12) as this was NOT the ORIGINAL PLAN by giving man in their flesh opportunity to enter covenant on their own power.
The Father is setting the stage for His Son to come as this pattern as they will carry the funeral casket (the Ark of the Covenant) of the Messiah with the Ten Words (He is the Living Word) written on stone inside for the majority of the first covenant (until the House of Israel and Judah are distinct). This PATTERN is shown Moses as it is determined HIS PROPHET will come in the future (as just told Moses) to die for the Bride by first preparing the casket (the Ark of the Covenant) and as His body in the flesh is being prepared. This verse below is quoting Psalm 40:6 which David knew the Ark of the Covenant was where the Messiah dwelt: HEBREWS 10:5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME. This alternative plan is be a way He can still dwell in the midst of the Bride by dividing Himself (the Tabernacle structure) from them, while all the instructions given here in Exodus chapters 25 through 31 are all temporary physical issues which when the Prophet comes like Moses is the spiritual reason these instructions are pointing to Him as the heavenly pattern of:
The Tabernacle instructions (The Body of Messiah and His Kingdom arrangement of believers and separation between the faithful and unfaithful)
The High Priest instructions for Aaron & sons (the temporary spokesman as the only human who could enter His presence once a year until the Messiah comes to tear the veil as the our SPOKESMAN)
The Ark of the Covenant (the funeral casket of the Messiah)
The Two Stone Tablets, the WEDDING VOWS (the COVENANT LAWS Yahusha/ Messiah to be later written on our hearts and minds in the New Covenant, changing the people)
THE FAVOR/GRACE WE HAVE IN YAHUSHA IS LINKED TO THE PRIESTHOOD OFFER
These Laws are Written on our hearts ~ The Ten Words/The Ten Commandments
Yahusha/Messiah’, The Living Word/The Ten Words now lives INSIDE of the believer
We are now the Tabernacle of our Creator (1 Peter 2:5) as we carry the Tablets written on tablets of flesh ~ 2 Corinthians 3:3 This is why upon Yahushua/Jesus’ death he tore the veil in two as written in Hebrews 9:8 of the mystery: “the Set Apart Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing”
Yahusha/Messiah’ blood cleanses our evil conscience ~ ending the need for sacrifices giving us a new nature able to overcome sin and unbelief, which they could not accomplish in their flesh
Satan has been defeated by now a spiritual inward covenant as Satan overcame those of the natural physical first covenant ~ the authority of life eternal given to the Son of Adam/Man
Favor is being given the spiritual authority to go before our High Priest (as opposed to no authority in the first covenant) to repent of our own sins and make yourself set apart (holy) by NOT breaking the COVENANT (by stopping our sinful patterns) as well as the privilege to mediate between other people in the keeping of the ways of the Kingdom and intercession (prayer) for each other who are battling with the ruler of this world, Satan. Grace is NOT the overlooking of sin (as so often taught in Christian circles, i.e. “we are all just sinners”) but rather the POWER to not sin anymore because of this privileged access of His presence. By abusing this privilege is what Hebrews 10:29 means is “insulting the spirit of grace”. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN ~ THE PEOPLE COMMIT ADULTERY BEFORE THEY RECEIVE THE WRITTEN AGREEMENT ~ PUNISHMENT & ATONEMENT REQUIRED FOR A BROKEN BLOOD RATIFIED COVENANT ~ EXODUS 32:17-35, DEUTERONOMY 9:7-21 —> while near day 40 on the mountain and with two stone tablets in his hand, Moses is told to “GO DOWN FOR THE PEOPLE HAVE CORRUPTED THEMSELVES AND MADE GODS BEFORE THEM SAYING THIS THESE ARE THE ONES WHO TOOK THEM OUT OF EGYPT”. Yahuah was going to destroy the people and make a nation from Moses, but Moses intercedes by pleading on the unconditional blood covenant Yahuah made with Abraham, and so Yahuah relents from destroying them. Moses sees the people singing and dancing over the golden calf they made and shatters the stone tablets, BREAKING THE COVENANT. The deal is OVER. Done. This event and subsequent two trips are CRUCIAL to see what is going on here. Most all “TORAH” people completely miss what is going on because of their incorrect doctrine that the word “LAW” or “TORAH” means “FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES”, whereas not within one verse does the word “Law” in SCRIPTURE mean this. “Torah” is an acronym. The word literally means “instructions” and most often is accurately defined as “the instructions of the covenant” ~ the question then is: “what covenant are the instructions given”. –> Moses then asks “WHO IS ON YAHUAH’S SIDE” and Moses’ fellow clansman the Levites step forward. They are told to kill their brothers with swords as a broken blood covenant requires atonement. This is very important for believers to understand that JUDGMENT is coming for those breaking the blood covenant we have in the New Covenant with the Messiah. The Levites instructions are to strap on swords and end up killing 3000 of their fellow brothers. There is a very stiff penalty and consequences for a broken blood covenant. These consequences are far worse in the New Covenant in Messiah as FAVOR makes us much more accountable to sin and unbelief to give us courage and strength to overcome because: The Levites end up becoming the PRIESTS (AND BRIDE) of the first covenant because they repented, which we will see on TRIP 6 & TRIP 7 the forgiveness sought for and granted, and the alternative covenant arrangement replacing first set of stone tablets called THE LAW OF MOSES being the alternative agreement, and the Messenger/Angel of Yahuah is sent with them who is the pre-incarnate Messiah.
TRIP 6 ~ EXODUS 32:31-34:3 Moses goes up to intercede for the breaking of the covenant ~ Yahuah sends punishment, rearranges the plan in Trip 7, as His forgiveness and grace is not to destroy them. After narrowly escaping annihilation by their worshipping the calf thanks to Moses pleading the blood covenant promise made to their ancestor Abraham, Moses goes up to intercede for the people, ask for forgiveness and to allow the people to continue to the land. Moses is told all who sinned against me will be blotted out of “My Book” and a plague struck the people. Yahuah told the people to go to the LAND promised Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob (their ancestors) by He (the Bridegroom) will not go with them because if He did He would destroy them. To see the HEART OF YAHUAH it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT because this shows us WHY the next trip is a completely different covenantal agreement making Moses THE LAWGIVER (THE LAW OF –> MOSES). The people are very sad to hear He won’t go with them and they take off their idol ornaments. The entire point of getting MARRIED here (and goal from the broken covenant with Adam in the Garden) was to then dwell together in THE LAND PROMISED BY BLOOD COVENANT TO ABRAHAM & HIS DESCENDANTS. This original COVENANT OFFER was the fulfilment of the BLOOD COVENANT spanning 400 years ~ according to the terms and conditions promised to Abraham. This LAND is the KINGDOM COMING for 1000 years upon Jesus/Yahusha coming for the FAITHFUL BRIDE to set up His Kingdom. (“Heaven” is NOT ever the destination for any person but to hope to dwell with the Bridegroom in the land promised Abraham’s descendants). They didn’t even make it fully through the wedding and the receive of the wedding vows. Yahuah agrees to then send His Messenger/Angel (The pre-incarnate Messiah Jesus/Yahusha) before them and Moses is told to come up a seventh time to receive what???? THE LAW OF –> MOSES, as Moses will become LAWGIVER as now all instructions will go through Moses from Him speaking to the Messiah in the Tent of Meeting. MOSES SEPARATES HIMSELF – EXODUS 33:12-18 Moses then set up a tent outside the camp separate the rejected people and spoke FACE to FACE with Yahuah from the tent. This was also the Messiah as Messenger/Angel He was speaking to from the tent. And, because of Moses’ actions this 6th time up and persistence to ask Yahuah “to show me your Esteem/Honor(glory)” Yahuah TRANSFERRED His Esteem/Honor(glory) and authority to Moses. Look closely at Moses’ aggression to know this is the ONLY way for His presence to continue to proceed and then Yahuah granted it to Him: EXODUS 33:12-18 Then Moses said to Yahuah, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found Favor(grace) in My sight.’ Now therefore, I pray, if I have found Favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find Favorin Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.” And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found favor in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.” So Yahuah said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found Favor(grace) in My sight, and I know you by name.” And he said, “Please, show me Your Esteem/Honor(glory). ” MOSES’ REQUEST GRANTED AND HE BECOMES LAWGIVER EXODUS 33:19-23 Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of Yahuah before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” And Yahuah said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My Esteem/Honor(glory) passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”
TRIP 7 ~ EXODUS CHAPTER 34, DEUTERONOMY 9:24-10:5, BOOK OF LEVITICUS ***ATTENTION***this is the LAW OF MOSES A temporary covenant called “The Law of Moses” is entered with Moses ~ Moses becomes Lawgiver and receives the Book of Leviticus which includes the sacrificial system Moses carves out his own two sets of stone tablets (As opposed to Yahuah carving out the first two) and goes up again for 40 days and 40 nights. Yahuah writes the same covenant, The Ten Words/Commandments as the first set but now the agreement is completely CHANGED:
Moses is made mediator and lawgiver
The Levites become the priests to assist Aaron
The other 11 tribes lose their firstborn status and proximity to the Bridegroom by losing their priesthood offer of the original agreement
The sacrificial system of temporary sacrifices is now instituted (part of this agreement/1st seven chapters of Leviticus)
As Leviticus is given on this 40 day trip, we see the Feast of Trumpets and Day of Atonement added (to the original 3 Feasts/wedding anniversaries) for specific reasons as they both have to do with work the Messiah (the prophet to come after Moses) needed to fix when He comes
This is THE LAW OF MOSES (scripturally defined) is “the law that was added for transgressions” (Galatians 3:19) and “the schoolmaster” (Galatians 3:24) and “the changing of the Priesthood resulting in the ‘law’ changing as this TEMPORARY COVENANT was not perfect” (Hebrews 7:11-12,19). Moses comes down the mountain with the second set of stone tablets written with Yahuah’s finger and Moses’ FACE WAS VEILED as he becomes LAWGIVER (LAW OF –> MOSES) and the people cannot see his face as the glory (esteem) of Yahuah is transferred to him. The book of Leviticus is given Moses during this 40 day trip and is the statutes and decrees of this temporary covenant. The Book of Leviticus was WRITTEN BY THE HAND OF MOSES (Leviticus 8:36, Leviticus 10:11, Leviticus 26:46), although remember the stone tablets were written by the hand of Yahuah. This is the distinction to be made in the New Testament writings of the difference between “The Law of Moses” an “The Law of Elohim” ~ being the Ten Words/Commandments. The first 7 chapters of Leviticus, part of the covenant ~ THE LAW OF MOSES, are instructions on how the people are to approach Yahuah in their different offerings and sacrifices. This is what everybody misses that the SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM came on this seventh trip and is attached to THE TEMPORARY COVENANT (scripturally called THE LAW OF –> MOSES) which replaced THE ORIGINAL COVENANT (THE FIRST SET OF STONE TABLETS AND BOOK OF THE COVENANT) as a temporary solution to make the people atone for each individual sin they commit as they were walking outside of blood covenant protection as that first offer was BROKEN and not re-established, but rather though Moses the mediator. THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS IS THE STATUTES AND DECREES OF THIS TEMPORARY COVENANT WHICH WILL GOVERN OVER THOSE OF THE FIRST COVENANT FOR 1500 YEARS UNTIL THE MESSIAH COMES TO EARTH, CALLED THE LAW OF MOSES, IS ALSO GIVEN TO MOSES ON THIS 40 DAY TRIP 7 LEVITICUS 7:38-39 This is the law of the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering, the consecrations, and the sacrifice of the peace offering, which Yahuah commanded Moses on Mount Sinai LEVITICUS 25:1 And Yahuah spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, LEVITICUS 26:46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws which Yahuah made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses. LEVITICUS 27:34 These are the commandments which Yahuah commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai. SUMMARY The people needed to be changed inwardly (Hebrews 8:7) and given a Helper (John 14:16) so WE CAN BOLDLY COME BEFORE THE FATHER, THE THRONE OF FAVOR/GRACE (Hebrews 4:16) with the power of the Spirit of Messiah within us (Galatians 4:6, Colossians 1:27) –> because these SPOKEN TEN WORD (Ten Commandments) is the COVENANT written on our hearts and minds (Jeremiah 31:31-33, Hebrews 8:8-10), and it is THE LIVING WORD (TEN WORDS) who you will see on Trip 4 who is going to come some day “as the prophet to come after Moses which we must listen to” (Deuteronomy 18:18, Acts 3:22) to make good on this covenant offer on behalf of His promise to Abraham: (HIS PROMISE FULFILLMENT TO ABRAHAM IS YOU AND ME!!!) GENESIS 15:5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be. ”ROMANS 4:18 contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” Congratulations! By coming to the Savior you have made the heavenly Father add another “star in the sky” for Abraham, but you must RUN THE RACE by keeping this COVENANT, THE TEN WORDS, written on your heart and mind to JOIN HIM IN THE PROMISED LAND. Join us as we keep and teach these commandments to be found THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM (Matthew 5:19).
*** a special side note*** for almost a year our brother Ken Kerr in our study group with Jason and I would share how important Moses making seven trips up the mountain. In fact, it became his intro to people on the street. He would say “How many times did Moses go up and down Mt Sinai” as an ice breaker. I did not put much weight on his findings nor did I think it was even that important to know until the DAY that I found a MAJOR piece of these 7 trips which was the timing of WHEN Yahuah told Moses that “A PROPHET WOULD COME AFTER MOSES” speaking of His Son. This timing above was mentioned on Moses’ third trips and was just BEFORE THE WEDDING on trip FOUR. This shows us how significant the NEW COVENANT/NEW MARRIAGE AGREEMENT was as if you and I are standing boldly before Yahuah on that third initial trip because we have been changed. The WORD was supposed to change them on TRIP THREE by hearing the Bride hearing the Bridegrooms VOICE (My Sheep Hear My Voice) but the WORD then needed to be brought to earth to place the WORD inside of us. Do you see this? This is so powerful. I was overfilled with excitement and all of a sudden these 7 trips in my eyes went from being a novelty to being the single most important scriptural piece of interpretation within the COVENANT PLAN OF YAH. It is an absolute GOLD MINE OF TREASURES knowing these 7 trips. Hats off to our blood covenant brother Ken***
“THE LAW OF MOSES” established on Moses’ seventh trip up Mt Sinai as a result of the sin of the GOLDEN CALF
This purpose and goal of this article is to zoom in upon the events which transpired some 3500 years ago at Mt Sinai to properly define the most important (there is no close second) scriptural phrase: “THE LAW OF MOSES”
There are two general camps of believers who read New Testament passages through their doctrinal belief of “Law” and side with others of the same belief system as to what the verses mean to them. The two groups of “Law” camps:
MODERN DAY CHRISTIANITY:
This group clearly sees “the Law of Moses” has indeed “ended” (Romans 10:4) and could NOT justify a person as it cannot get clearer than this verse here:
“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Yahusha (the New Covenant) the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES. ACTS 13:39
The problem, however, they do NOT see there was an original plan which was supposed to have concluded on trip 3 with the SPEAKING of the TERMS of the COVENANT, the Ten Words (Commandments). This article is not addressing this subject matter. Please see this article for this important panoramic view of all seven trips Moses made: http://man-child.com/?p=3638
THE HEBREW ROOTS OR ‘TORAH OBSERVANT’ CAMP
The one obstacle they just cannot see is that “the Law” could NOT possibly have changed because somehow they assign the phrase “The Law of Moses” to mean “the first five books of Moses” of which I must emphatically state that there is not one time in all of scripture are the phrases: “Law of Moses”, “Law”, “Law and Prophets”, or “Book of the Law” scripturally defined as “the first five books of Moses”, but rather each of these words/phrases have a very specific covenant definition and meaning to them.
To demonstrate this change in “law” is why this article is written to help straighten out so many errant doctrines associated with not seeing this, such as supporting polygamy to denying blood sacrifices to even denying the Son came from divine origin. Defining “the Law of Moses” scripturally accurate is way more important than one could imagine. Please do not reject for something I am NOT saying in this article. Every instruction has its proper covenant place as to whether it is valid or not. Clean vs unclean foods came through the covenant with Noah and are for all men since all come from Noah, and the Feast (meaning appointed times) days are anniversaries of the original covenantal agreement designed for Abrahams descendants (whom is everybody in Messiah Yahusha).
WHO WOULD DARE ARGUE THAT THE “LAW” DID NOT CHANGE?
Can we all agree of these changes?
1) The Priesthood absolutely changing from Levitical to Melchizedek 2) Blood sacrifices absolutely changing from animals to the blood of the Lamb 3) The high priest position absolutely changing from Aaron to Yahushua/Messiahs 4) The servant priests absolutely changing from the Levites to you and I in Messiah 5) The firstborn inheritance rights absolutely changing from Levites to Ephraim whom are the Nations (Gentiles) in Messiah Yahushua/Messiah 6) The mediator of the covenant absolutely changing from Moses to Yahusha 7) The tabernacle absolutely changing from a physical structure to the body of Yahusha 8) The lawgiver (this is why it is called The Law of —->> Moses) of the covenant (the one with authority to speak YHWH’s laws to the people) absolutely changing from Moses to Yahushua/Messiah. 9) A divorced bride scattered into the Nations absolutely changing to the Nations being brought back into covenant relationship (back into “Israel”) through the blood of the Lamb 10) The writing of the covenant laws (The Ten Commandments) from stone tablets absolutely changing to being written on our hearts and minds 11) Hearts of stone absolutely changing to being given hearts of flesh 12) Not having His presence among us to absolutely changing with “a new Spirit” being the Ruach haQodesh/Set Apart Spirit 13) The god of this world (the serpent/Satan) having authority over man/Adam to absolutely changing by the Son of Man/Seed of the Woman gaining victory at the cross 14) The grave taking every person born in Adam a prisoner to absolutely changing to eternal life through Yahushua/Messiah conquering death and the grave
These are only a short list of fourteen (14) issues of the “first covenant” which hopefully we all could agree upon that absolutely changed with the death, burial and resurrection of Yahushua/Messiah. Can we agree that this is also the “New Covenant” which this group would try arguing is a “Renewed Covenant”?
This article explains how THE COVENANT OFFER, STRUCTURE & AUTHORITY was CHANGED from the ORIGINAL OFFER, STRUCTURE & AUTHORITY because of the sin of the golden calf, making perfect sense of Hebrews 7:11-12. The first ten of fourteen issues listed above CHANGED after the original spoken covenantal offer to make the group a kingdom of priests, a holy nation, and a special treasure possession upon Moses’ 3rd trip which immediately went haywire by the people fearing His voice and sending Moses on their behalf. The “The Law of Moses” ESTABLISHED the Levitical Priesthood issues 1 thru 10 above as they repented by killing 3000 of their brothers for their worship of the golden calf.
“If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed THE LAW (LAW OF MOSES) GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE ESTABLISHED THAT PRIESTHOOD—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? For when the priesthood is changed, THE LAW MUST BE CHANGED also. HEBREWS 7:11-12
So, are you in either of these two groups general believe of “Law”? This article is crucial in assisting you in proper interpretation of “the Law of Moses”.
THE GOLDEN CALF TRANSITION TO EXODUS 34
We will look at how Exodus 34 is the transition chapter of scripture, which altered the course of fulfilling the covenant promises to Abraham by putting the ORIGINAL PLAN on hold for another 3500 years (1500 years to Yahushua/Messiah first coming and another 2000 years to the Millennial reign). What you are about to read are the events occurring on Moses’ SEVENTH and final trip up Mt Sinai which YHWH had attempted to enter covenant with Abraham’s descendants. There should have only been THREE trips made but two things occurred:
1) the people shrank back in fear upon hearing YHWH’s voice and did not go up the mountain on trip three but sent Moses on their behalf agreeing to hear Moses’ voice but not YHWH’s voice anymore 2) the people were found worshipping the golden calf while Moses was on top of the mountain with YHWH on trip five.
In assembling all the pieces of the covenant puzzle, we have discovered that finding the “why” Moses made seven trips up Mt Sinai is by far the most important piece of scriptural interpretation. Please stay open and allow yourself to enter the story of the events which transpired on Mt Sinai because it is very difficult to change one’s perspective in how they have viewed the scriptures. The details surrounding these trips are all there for us to read, but the relevance of these trips which he met with the Creator on behalf of Abraham’s descendants remains veiled from so many. I have heard “I don’t care if Moses went up 100 times” as if I was only presenting the fact that Moses went up 7 times rather than WHY Moses went up each time to meet with he Creator. In demonstrating how it is in our nature to meet information with opposition and not by faith, I have seen people try to show Moses went up Mt Sinai 10 times, again, as if the amount of times he went up was what we are presenting. Recently, I have heard somebody oppose me saying “I have looked into the seven trips THEORY” as if Moses going up Mt Sinai seven times was some sort of a “theory”. And, just a couple of days ago I was told that “The Law of Moses is not the second set of stone tablets” because the person “is not trying to find a loophole to not obey laws”.
In answering this last statement there are much clearer answers to the storyline when seeing it through an unfolding covenant plan. For those very serious in obeying our Master (which we absolutely are) you will find that by properly dividing scripture by blood covenant exponentially increases the urgency to keep His covenant instructions.
We are going to look at Exodus chapter 34 which was the SEVENTH trip Moses made. Why do I tell you this background that this was the SEVENTH trip you are about to read? I share this emphatically because I have discovered that nobody puts any weight whatsoever in placing scriptural events on a timeline and cannot see how important it is to examine the detail of scripture chronologically. Imagine you are looking at a pretty girl from a distance and when you approached close she wasn’t pretty at all. Maybe she wasn’t even a girl! This is exactly the approach of zooming in close to see detail will do for you. It may cause you to lose doctrines and maybe that is the fear of looking closer. Maybe you want that girl to look pretty from a distance but if she is really ugly why be afraid of looking closer? The same goes with a false doctrine of “The Law/Torah or Moses” believing it is scripturally defined as “the first five books of Moses”. If this is an ugly doctrine causing all kinds of doctrinal error, then why would you be afraid to look closer and zoom in to the details?
Detail can ONLY be examined closely by placing what you are reading in a sequence of events and having a timeline understanding. This is WHY we stress to you that knowing WHY Moses went up Mt Sinai each of his seven times is so crucial.
Before we begin, let’s view YHWH’s attitude and the immediate action He was going to take in response to finding the people worshipping the golden calf. The below response would have taken place had Moses not have interceded on the people’s behalf and pled on the unconditional blood covenant promise YHWH made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob upon hearing what occurred while he was on the mountain on Trip 5 for 40 days and 40 nights. He hadn’t even seen what they were doing yet but was told by YHWH.
YHWH TO DESTROY THE ISRAELITES ~ HE CALLED IT “BLOT OUT THEIR NAMES FROM UNDER HEAVEN”
And YHWH said to Moses, “Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!’” And YHWH said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people! Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation.” EXODUS 32:7-9
“Then YHWH said to me, ‘Arise, go down quickly from here, for your people whom you brought out of Egypt (CALLING THEM MOSES’ PEOPLE) have acted corruptly; they have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them; they have made themselves a molded image.’ “Furthermore YHWH spoke to me, saying, ‘I have seen this people, and indeed they are a stiff-necked people. Let Me alone, that I may destroy them and BLOT OUT THEIR NAME from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.’ DEUTERONOMY 9:13-14
MOSES INTERCEDED BUT THEY DID LOSE THE PRIESTHOOD CALLING IT “BEING BLOTTED OUT OF HIS BOOK”
And YHWH said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book. EXODUS 32:33
The initial agreement had the nation becoming “a kingdom of priests”. Only the Levites repented and the other eleven tribes were stripped of the initial offer. This incident caused Moses to go up another time, Trip 6, to make atonement for their sins as a group which then set the stage for Trip 7 to be given authority himself to speak to the people on behalf of YHWH. This is why this covenantal arrangement is called “The Law of [who]” ~ “The Law of [Moses]”.
Moses’ actions of intercession temporarily saved the people and salvaged the covenant plan. The 7th Trip meeting with YHWH for another 40 days and 40 is what allowed them to continue, with an entirely different arrangement as we will continue to demonstrate, resulting in Moses leading the people.
So I turned and went down from the mountain while it was ablaze with fire. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands. When I looked, I saw that you had sinned against YHWH your Elohim; you had made for yourselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. You had turned aside quickly from the way that YHWH had commanded you. So I took the two tablets and threw them out of my hands, breaking them to pieces before your eyes. Then once again I fell prostrate before YHWH for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all the sin you had committed, doing what was evil in the YHWH’s sight and so arousing his anger. I feared the anger and wrath of YHWH, for he was angry enough with you to destroy you. But again YHWH listened to me. And YHWH was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him, but at that time I prayed for Aaron too. Also I took that sinful thing of yours, the calf you had made, and burned it in the fire. Then I crushed it and ground it to powder as fine as dust and threw the dust into a stream that flowed down the mountain. DEUTERONOMY 9:15-19
Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights, as I did the first time, and YHWH listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you. “Go,” YHWH said to me, “and lead the people on their way, so that they may enter and possess the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.” DEUTERONOMY 10:10-11
THE 1500 TRANSITION PERIOD TO WHEN THERE WILL BE A PROPHET TO COME AFTER MOSES –>> THIS IS YAHUSHA MESSIAH
The people shrank back in fear upon hearing YHWH’s voice on trip 3 and did not go up the mountain. This verse in Deuteronomy is telling us exactly what Moses was told 40 years earlier when this event occurred.
(spoken to Moses on TRIP 3, 40 years earlier) “YHWH your Elohim will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, according to all you desired of YHWH your Elohim in Horeb in the day of the assembly (SPEAKING OF MT SINAI), saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of YHWH my Elohim (THEY REJECTED HEARING HIS VOICE DIRECTLY), nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die “And YHWH said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. (THIS WILL BE “THE LAW/MINISTRY OF YAHUSHUA MESSIAH”) And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.’ DEUTERONOMY 18:15-19
MOSES BECAME “THE LAWGIVER” WHO SPEAKS YHWH’S WORDS TO THE PEOPLE
This TRANSITION at Mt Sinai which I am now going to describe to you the events surrounding the SEVENTH TRIP Moses made is what is scripturally defined as:
“THE LAW OF —>>> MOSES”
EXODUS CHAPTER 34 (the 7th trip Moses made as a direct result of the people worshipping the golden calf and the first set of stone tablets)
verses 1 & 2, 5 to 8, 27 to 35
MOSES CHISELS HIS OWN SET OF STONE TABLETS “LIKE THE FIRST ONES”
And YHWH said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke. So be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain. EXODUS 34:-2
YHWH STANDS WITH AND PASSES BEFORE MOSES ON THE MOUNTAIN
Now YHWH descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of YHWH. And YHWH passed before him and proclaimed, “YHWH, YHWH Elohim, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.” So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O YHWH, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.” EXODUS 34:5-8
MOSES WAS SHOWN YHWH’S GLORY AS MOSES WAS AGGRESSIVE IN TAKING RESPONSIBILITY TO LEAD THE PEOPLE. MOSES IS THE ONLY HUMAN BEING EVER TO SEE YHWH (His backside)
Then Moses said to YHWH, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’ EXODUS 33:12
(this is what was told in Exodus 33 what will happen when YHWH descends in the cloud and stood with Moses when he went up on trip 7) So YHWH said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.” And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of YHWH before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” And YHWH said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” EXODUS 33:18-23
MOSES RECEIVES THE COVENANT, BUT THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT THAN THE FIRST, AS THIS COVENANT IS ALSO WITH JUST MOSES (will explore what “occurred” in between the first offer)
Then YHWH said to Moses, “Write these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you (with Moses) and with Israel.” So he was there with YHWH forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. EXODUS 34:27-28
MOSES FACE WAS TOO BRIGHT TO LOOK AT ~ MOSES HAD YHWH’S GLORY UPON HIM
Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. EXODUS 34:29-30
MOSES GIVES THE PEOPLE ALL THE COMMANDMENTS SPOKEN TO HIM
Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and Moses talked with them. Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commandments all that YHWH had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. EXODUS 34:31-32
MOSES WEARS A VEIL OVER HIS FACE
And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. But whenever Moses went in before YHWH to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; EXODUS 34:33
MOSES WOULD COME OUT AND SPEAK TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WHEN HE WAS COMMANDED
and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded. And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him. EXODUS 34:34-35
MOSES WAS MEETING IN HIS TENT WHICH HE MOVED FAR AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE AFTER THE GOLDEN CALF ~ YHWH SPOKE TO MOSES FACE TO FACE AS A MAN SPEAKS TO HIS FRIEND (this was the pre-incarnate Son as the Messenger of YHWH Moses was receiving instructions by)
Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of meeting. And it came to pass that everyone who sought YHWH went out to the tabernacle of meeting which was outside the camp. So it was, whenever Moses went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose, and each man stood at his tent door and watched Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle. And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and YHWH talked with Moses. All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door. So YHWH spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle. EXODUS 33:7-11
PAUL CALLS THE LAW OF MOSES: “THE MINISTRY OF DEATH”
Before we look at 2 Corinthians chapter 3 please realize that there was an ORIGINAL SPOKEN PLAN given at Mt Sinai which “The Prophet to come after Moses” was told will come in the future upon Moses’ 3rd trip after the people shrank back in fear and did not come up the mountain with Moses. This Prophet to come (being Yahushua/Messiah) wrote the Ten Words, the SPOKEN TERMS OF THE COVENANT, on our hearts and minds in the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-33/Hebrews 8:8-10) and renewed the spoken offer of making the people: 1) A kingdom of Priests, 2) A set apart (holy) nation, and 3) His special treasured possession (Exodus 19:4-6, 1 Peter 2:9)
2 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 3
Comparing “THE MINISTRY OF DEATH” (The Law of Moses) to “THE MINISTRY OF THE RUACH/SPIRIT”
~ We are an epistle of Messiah written on tablets of hearts by the Spirit of Elohim VERSES written on tablets of stone
You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Messiah, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living Elohim, NOT ON TABLETS OF STONE but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. And we have such trust through Christ toward God. 2 CORINTHIANS 3:2-4
~ We are made ministers of the new covenant by the Spirit (INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN US DIRECTLY BY THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH) VERSES by the letter (TOLD TO THEM BY A MEDIATOR, MOSES)
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from Elohim, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, NOT OF THE LETTER but of the Spirit; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:5-6
~ We have been given the ministry of righteousness VERSES the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of death, which The Law of Moses (second set of stone tablets, covenant) came with a penalty of immediate death for breaking the law. We receive grace by giving us time to become righteous and quite sinning.
for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if THE MINISTRY OF DEATH, WRITTEN AND ENGRAVED ON STONES, was glorious, so that the children of Israel COULD NOT LOOK STEADILY AT THE FACE OF MOSES BECAUSE OF THE GLORY OF HIS COUNTENANCE, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if THE MINISTRY OF CONDEMNATION HAD GLORY, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious.
~ We have boldness of speech VERSES not being able to look at Moses
Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— unlike Moses, who PUT A VIEL OVER HIS FACE so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at THE END (THE END OF THE LAW OF MOSES ~ ROMANS 10:4) of what was passing away. But their minds were blinded.
~ The viel remains for those under the first covenant VERSES the viel is taken away in Messiah.
We have unveiled faces and have His glory being transformed to same image from glory to glory
by the Spirit of YHWH.
For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Messiah. But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. Nevertheless when one turns to the Master, the veil is taken away. Now YHWH is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of YHWH is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of YHWH, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of YHWH. 2 CORINTHIANS 3:2-18
SUMMARY OF THE TRANSITION UPON MOSES’ SEVENTH TRIP UP MT SINAI
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LAW OF MOSES
The covenant was made with Moses, the second set of stone tablets
This covenant was not blood ratified as opposed to the first plan which was (Exodus 24:7-8)
There was no acceptance on the people’s part because it was a “take it or leave it agreement” being mediated on their behalf by Moses
There was no covenant meal as opposed to the first agreement they broke (Exodus 24:12)
YHWH called the people Moses’ people
The ORIGINAL SPOKEN OFFER came with CONDITIONS that “If they obey My voice” and “keep My covenant” they would become a kingdom of priests and holy nation. They both REJECTED HIS VOICE by shrinking back in fear by sending Moses on their behalf and they then BROKE HIS COVENANT with the sin of the golden calf
The Levites killed 3000 as punishment for breaking of the covenant by worshipping the golden calf. They in turn TRANSITIONED and received the PRIESTHOOD. This verse clearly states this TRANSITION that they received the priesthood THROUGH THE LAW OF MOSES (GIVEN ON THE SEVENTH TRIP): HEBREWS 7:11-12 Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law/THE LAW OF MOSES), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law (THE LAW OF MOSES to THE LAW OF MESSIAH).
The other 11 tribes were EXCHANGED their firstborn inheritance rights with the Levites. This is an extremely important issue to know, because without firstborn inheritance rights you WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR INHERITANCE. By us not being found sinning as they did at Mt Sinai we will not be disqualified with our inheritance rights as being made FIRSTBORN in Messiah.
Moses moved his tent outside the camp
Moses received YHWH’s Esteem and Honor.
Moses met with Him face to face, above the mercy seat and in between the cherubim of the ark of the Covenant, inside his tent
Moses wore a veil to cover his face
Moses now, from this point on, is the only one who will give “instructions/laws” to the people. He becomes “THE LAWGIVER” and that is the reason the straightforward definition of this covenant is called THE LAW [of who?] MOSES!!!
The instructions for the Book of Leviticus was simultaneously given on this SEVENTH TRIP Moses made for 40 days. The first seven chapters are the SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM. The sacrificial system is directly attached to this covenant as the Book of Leviticus is the statutes and decrees of administering this covenant.
SCRIPTURAL INTERPRETATION COMES TO LIFE by defining “The Law of Moses” as a temporary covenant that ENDED with the New Covenant
These are just a few verses describing “The Law of Moses” as a temporary covenant.
“ENDED” (Romans 10:4)
“WAS FULFILLED” (Matthew 5:17)
“WAS FULFILLED CONCERNING YAHUSHA” (Luke 24:44)
“NOT OF FAITH” (Galatians 3:12)
“MADE NOTHING PERFECT” (Hebrews 7:19)
“ADDED FOR TRANSGRESSIONS” (Galatians 3:19)
“KEPT UNDER GUARD BY” (Galatians 3:23)
“THE GUARDIAN/TUTOR” (Galatians 3:24)
“AFTER FAITH CAME (SPEAKING OF YAHUSHA/JESUS) WE WERE NO LONGER IN NEED OF A GUARDIAN/TUTOR” (GALATIANS 3:25)
“CHANGED W THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD” (Hebrews 7:11-12)
“WAS ‘UNTIL’ JOHN” (Luke 16:16)
“WAS ‘UNTIL’ THE SEED TO WHOM THE PROMISE REFERRED HAD COME” (Galatians 3:19)
“WAS ‘UNTIL’ SHILOH COMES” (Genesis 49:10)
“WHAT YAHUSHA WAS BORN ‘UNDER THE LAW’ TO REDEEM THOSE ‘UNDER THE LAW’” (Galatians 4:4-5)
“APART FROM ‘THE LAW’ A RIGHTEOUSNESS IS MADE KNOWN” (Romans 3:21)
“PUT THEM ‘UNDER LAW’” (Romans 6:14-15)
“LED BY THE SPIRIT, YOU ARE NOT ‘UNDER THE LAW’” (Galatians 5:18)
“FREED FROM THE LAW” (Romans 7:4)
“DELIVERED FROM THE LAW” (Romans 7:6)
“COULD NOT JUSTIFY YOU” (Acts 13:39)
“A PERSON IS NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, BUT BY FAITH IN YAHUSHA MESSIAH”. (Galatians 2:16)
“NOBODY IS JUSTIFIED BY” (Galatians 3:11)
“CAME THROUGH MOSES” (John 1:17)
“FALLEN FROM GRACE BY LEAVING MESSIAH” (Galatians 5:4)
“MINISTRY OF DEATH” (2 Corinthians 3:7)
“MINISTRY OF CONDEMNATION” (2 Corinthians 3:9)
“THE LETTER KILLS ENGRAVED ON STONE TABLETS” (2 Corinthians 3:6)