Understanding these 7 trips as to WHY Moses made each trip is the foundation of all scripture. I have a PDF version upon request, with important edited detail between trip 3 and 4.
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Understanding these 7 trips as to WHY Moses made each trip is the foundation of all scripture. I have a PDF version upon request, with important edited detail between trip 3 and 4.
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Here is the document our brother @Kirk_Carmichael wrote up:
Moses makes SEVEN TRIPS up and down Mt Sinai → THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT piece of scriptural interpretation.
Kirk Carmichael·Friday, January 15, 2016·
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/Holy Spirit can lead you to this special end of the age revelation.
All believers who put their faith in Jesus/Yahusha 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:
An OFFER An ACCEPTANCE 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 Yahusha/Jesus – 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 Yahusha/Jesus 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 Yahusha/Jesus (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 (God) by FAITHFULNESS 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 Yahusha/Jesus); 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.
An OFFER An ACCEPTANCE 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.’
1 SPECIAL TREASURED POSSESSION
2 A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS
3 A QODESH/SET APART NATION
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 Yahusha/Jesus The 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/Jesus 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 y ou 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 YWHH 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/ Jesus to be later written on our hearts and minds in the New Covenant, changing the people)
THE 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/Jesus', 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 Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing" Yahusha/Jesus’ 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
Grace 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 whithin 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 GRACE 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 glory” Yahuah TRANSFERRED His 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 grace in My sight.’ Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in 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 grace 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 grace in My sight, and I know you by name.” And he said, “Please, show me Your 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 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
ATTENTIONthis 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.
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 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***