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EXODUS 30 Study Guide & Breakdown
The Altar of Incense
30 “You shall make an altar to burn incense on; you shall make it of acacia wood. 2 A cubit shall be its length and a cubit its width—it shall be square—and two cubits shall be its height. Its horns shall be of one piece with it. 3 And you shall overlay its top, its sides all around, and its horns with pure gold; and you shall make for it a [a]molding of gold all around. 4 Two gold rings you shall make for it, under the molding on both its sides. You shall place them on its two sides, and they will be holders for the poles with which to bear it. 5 You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 6 And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with you.
7 “Aaron shall burn on its sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it. 8 And when Aaron lights the lamps [b]at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations. 9 You shall not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it. 10 And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement, once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the Lord.”
The Ransom Money
11 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 12 “When you take the census of the children of Israel for their number, then every man shall give a[c] ransom for himself to the Lord, when your number them, that there may be no plague among them when your number them. 13 This is what everyone among those who are numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs). The half-shekel shall be an offering to the Lord. 14 Everyone included among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an [d]offering to the Lord. 15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when you give an offering to the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves. 16 And you shall take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shall [e]appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves.”
The Bronze Laver
17 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 18 “You shall also make a [f]laver of bronze, with its base also of bronze, for washing. You shall put it between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar. And you shall put water in it, 19 for Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet in water from it. 20 When they go into the tabernacle of meeting, or when they come near the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to the Lord, they shall wash with water, lest they die. 21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, lest they die. And it shall be a [g]statute forever to them—to him and his descendants throughout their generations.”
The Holy Anointing Oil
22 Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23 “Also take for yourself quality spices—five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane, 24 five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. 25 And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil. 26 With it you shall anoint the tabernacle of meeting and the ark of the Testimony; 27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense; 28 the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base. 29 You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them must be holy. 30 And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister to Me as priests.
31 “And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations. 32 It shall not be poured on man’s flesh; nor shall you make any other like it, according to its composition. It is holy, and it shall be holy to you. 33 Whoever [h]compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on an outsider, shall be [i]cut off from his people.’ ”
34 And the Lord said to Moses: “Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each. 35 You shall make of these an incense, a compound according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure, and holy. 36 And you shall beat some of it very fine and put some of it before the Testimony in the tabernacle of meeting where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you. 37 But as for the incense which you shall make, you shall not make any for yourselves, according to its [j]composition. It shall be to you holy for the Lord. 38 Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, he shall be cut off from his people.”
NOTES EXODUS 30 – (v. 10)
30:10: The Law of Moses was a type and shadow of the New Covenant made in Christ … For example, the high priest could only go into the holy of holies once a year with the blood of atonement … By this the Holy Spirit was indicating that the way into the heavenly holy of holies was not yet manifested … For external gifts and sacrifices under the Law could not cleanse and perfect the conscience of the worshipers … But Christ our Great High Priest entered the holy of holies once for all, and His precious blood cleanses and perfects the conscience of the worshippers … The blessing of a cleansed conscience is unspeakable joy, and in the Eucharist the … faithful enter the heavenly holy of holies to partake of this cleansing and perfection – (Hebrews 9) …
Hebrews 9- Covers The Earthly Sanctuary and Liturgy, The Heavenly Sanctuary and Liturgy, The New Covenant & The Blood of Christ & The New Worship is heavenly Reality …
PSALM 88 (89) Study Guide & Breakdown
PSALM 88 (89) Concerns understanding the Lord’s mercy and truth – (vv. 2, 3, 6, 9, 15, 25, 29, 34, 50) … This mercy and truth are in the new covenant He made with the Church – (vv. 4, 6, 29, 35, 40) … In His Incarnation, the Lord is called “the seed of David” – (see vv. 4, 21, 50; see also Matthew 1:1), the Lord God – (vv. 7, 8, 9; see also John 20:28), The Firstborn of God the Father – (vv. 27, 28; see also Hebrews 1:6, and the King – (v. 19; see also 1Timothy 6:15) … His throne is established in the Church through the works of His Incarnation – for example, through His Transfiguration on Mt. tabor – (vv. 6-19), through His sufferings and death – (vv. 39-46), and through His Resurrection – (vv. 47-52) …
Matthew 1:1: The book of the genealogy[a] of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
John 20:28: 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
Hebrews 1:6: 6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says:
“Let all the angels of God worship Him.”
1Timothy 6:15: 15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only [a]Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without [f]spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
-THE ETERNAL SPIRIT: Proof the Holy Spirit is indeed fully God!!!
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
- The CLOUD OF WITNESSES The RACE OF FAITH, Keep doing what you are doing it's all about endurance our faith!!!