1 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
Oil is a type of the Holy Spirit used for anointing of an individual set apart by God, for instance, a prophet in the Old Testament or any Christian after the New Testament is in force.
Exodus 29:7 Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
1 John 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
3 Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations.
4 He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually.
The true origin of the “eternal flame”, preceding pagan antiquity by hundreds of years.
5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.
6 And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.
Twelve cakes of bread. Here are the twelve tribes of Israel. They are laid out six and six, 66 being the number of books in the Bible.
7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Frankincense represents God and is one of the three gifts given to the child, Jesus, by the wise men of the east.
8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
9 And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’; and they shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the LORD made by fire by a perpetual statute.
This was to be honored forever by the Jews.
10 ¶ And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp;
11 And the Israelitish woman’s son blasphemed the name of the LORD, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)
12 And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.
13 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
14 Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
15 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.
16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.
17 And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
18 And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.
19 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;
20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.
21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.
22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.
23 And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.
For those people who are trying to put Christians back under the law given to the Hebrews I point out the fact that you are going to have commit legal murder in the event that anyone, even a visitor from another country, were to blaspheme God, and by extension, as Christians, Jesus Christ. You will also have to commit aggravated battery by putting out the eye of someone whose violence causes an eye to be removed.
This is the Law for the nation of Israel, the Hebrews, a theocracy to be run directly by God. It will be in force again when God, the Lord Jesus Christ, physically rules from Jerusalem for a thousand years. We have a further explanation of the rules for the kingdom of heaven on earth in the Gospels.
To be a “Judaizer”, as Paul says, and to try to force Christians back under the Law, seems to be the primary motive of many “big church” priests as well as a large number of fundamentalists. The purpose seems to be to create a copy of the Hebrew priesthood, a Nicolaitanism, and force the congregant to submit to the authority of that priest, whether he be wearing the vestments of a Roman Catholic or Anglican priest or simply the ‘off the rack’ suit of a Baptist “man o’ God”.
These modern day “Judaizers” have made the church a weak, political tool and wiped out its spiritual power by looking to the government to create an imitation theocracy. When things were bad morally in the Colonial ear, the people of God prayed and God sent a revival and thousands were saved. After the revolution things were bad spiritually and people prayed and God sent a revival and thousands were saved. When Christians looked to government to take God’s place and to defeat the evil of slavery without God’s blessing, God sent a Civil War which killed hundreds of thousands. When Christians did the same thing with alcohol, God sent a World War and took away our Bibles.
As Christians become more and more interested in establishing a theocracy, a mimicry of God’s standard on earth, weak political power replaces the influence of the Holy Spirit in the church.