Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Jubilance of Joel: The Flour of the Tamid Offering

The Flour of the Tamid Offering

Let us speak of the other two components of the Tamid Offering, that of flour and wine.

V. 40-41 These Lambs were to have with it a Meal and Drink Offering.

Seeing as this was a daily obligatory offering on behalf of the community according to the Artscroll Stones Tanak, the type of four was wheat, 2 Issaron which was an ancient Hebrew unit of dry capacity, which 1 Issaron was = 1 ⁄10 ephah, about 2.2 liters (4 U.S. dry pints).

This 2 Issaron of wheat flour was mixed with 3 log of oil, which a Log is an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid capacity = 1 ⁄12 hin, about 320 milliliters (0.67 U.S. liquid pint).
This wheat and oil mixture was burnt up entirely on the altar, for it two was considered a whole burnt offering.

Spiritually speaking Yeshua Ha Moshiach called Himself the “Bread of Life” all throughout John chapter six. Ironically and Divinely intended He was born in Beit Lechem (Bethlehem) “The City of Bread,” and at birth was laid in a feeding trough! He even taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread…” The flour was to be unleavened and represents Messiah’s sinless nature, because leaven is always associated with sin.

1Cor. 5:6-8 Your glorying [is] not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.

Gal. 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

Leaven was also associated with false or manmade doctrine, further symbolizing Messiah is pure truth.

Matt. 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Yeshua was the total package of the Daily Tamid Offering the lamb as well as the Bread. Now the Oil has always been symbolic of the Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit) and we know because Yeshua was and is the Messiah that HE was full of the Holy Spirit as was indicated and hinted about at His Baptism when the Ruach HaKodesh came down upon Him in the form of a dove and by evidence of the prophetic words He spoke and the Miracles He performed.