1 ¶ And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:
Fine flour might represent Jesus’ perfect human body. Oil is a type of the Holy Spirit often and frankincense is one of the gifts brought to the child Jesus by the wise men. It represents, according to Easton’s Bible Commentary, God’s name and burned as incense represents prayer. So, this meat offering is a type of Christ.
2 And he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:
Christ’s sacrifice would then be a sweet savour to the Lord. How sweet do we think of it? Or do we take it for granted?
2Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
3 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
The priests of God get to partake in this offering.
1Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Holding to the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers, I would think that this represents the power that God has given to us to become His sons.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
4 And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
Leaven is a type of pollution. Think of the leaven in bread or the yeast byproducts in fermented alcohol. There are many, many verses about leaven and the use of unleavened bread but, for my purpose here, let us look at some New Testament verses about leaven.
Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Here, a woman, which I am going to say is the goddess, Ishtar, the feminine representation of Satan, is putting corruption into the three main branches of Christianity.
Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Matthew 16:11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Matthew 16:12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Here, Jesus warns of the corruption of the Pharisee’s (most modern fundamentalists who add to the word of God, twisting the Scriptures to justify their own convictions and self-righteousness) and the Sadducee’s (most modern liberal Christians who take away from God’s word, twisting the Scriptures to justify their own sin) doctrine.
Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
Herod is brought in here as the Heriodians are like today’s political Christian of both Pharisee and Sadducee stripe who want the government of Satan (the only kind of human government there is unless it keeps its hands completely off religion and doesn’t try to take God’s place) to enforce religious dogma, usually their own, in the world. They are always trying to bring in the kingdom of heaven without the King. You’d be surprised how much American Christians think they are accomplishing without Christ.
Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
The leaven of the Pharisees is indeed hypocrisy. How foolish is it to harp continually on holiness as in being pure and righteous, never missing a church service, being patriotic, abstaining from alcohol and drugs and sexual sins, and then to tell your congregation to break the law even in some minor way like cheating on your car inspection or avoiding paying taxes which Christ paid supernaturally to an occupying, Satanic army. How hypocritical to tell women to wear long dresses and to be modest, usually dressing as dowdy and unattractive as possible while you strut around like a peacock in your fine suits. How hypocritical is it to sing “God Bless America” and march the American flag around and talk about supporting the troops when with the same mouth you curse the government for forcing you to do and accept things the government is unable to force you to do and to accept.
How hypocritical is it to insist that a Christian can only vote for the fascist party and that it is the communist party that is unchristian and unpatriotic when both parties are socialist and are intent on destroying America. How hypocritical is it for a fundamentalist church to honor serving the current Constitution breaking fool in the White House of either party and going to war more than the young person who is willing to give his or her life on the mission field.
Luke 13:21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
1Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 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: :8 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.
Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
A little false doctrine goes a long way to destroying the body. If believers read their Bibles faithfully each day, memorized as much as they could, and studied it to the exclusion of all else if necessary they would not be able to be fooled by the imposters in the pulpits.
5 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
6 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
7 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
8 And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.
9 And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
10 And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
11 ¶ No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.
Here is the mention of a ban on honey for this meat offering. I don’t know why honey was banned in this as honey doesn’t get a bad rap in the Bible.
12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
The only thing about salt that I could find is that salt is a type of the Christian’s testimony in the world.
Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Doctrinally, I would think he was referring to the testimony of the nation of Israel before the world. I have made spiritual application to us today, linking the church age verse of Colossians to the dispensation of the Law in Matthew.
14 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.
Corn can be any of the various cereal plants or grains such as wheat or oats, going by the British definition. Don’t get bent out of shape thinking that they couldn’t have known of New World corn. Since tobacco was found in one of the Ramses’ mummies stomachs it is clear that the Egyptians knew of a few things that we wouldn’t have suspected them of knowing from the New World. However, the factual statement would be found in the British definition.
15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.
16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
I would go further with a spiritual application of this by saying that as our Lord’s Supper is a memorial of what has happened before, Christ’s crucifixion and His blood poured out for us and His body broken, then this would be a memorial looking forward as Christ is the Bread of Life from heaven.
John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
He was beaten.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
The oil is a type of the Holy Spirit. The frankincense is the offering of incense, the prayers of the saints, to God, and Christ descended into the fires of Hell for three days for us.
Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
I am sure the more spiritually minded of your reading this could come up with better applications.