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Schechinah Glory Series: Counting the Omer

April 15, 2010

Welcome to the Shechinah Glory Series

Counting the Omer: The Eighth day after the Passover and through the Pentecost

It is 1490, on the eight day, after the Passover (exodus 12:14), and the Shechinah glory of our Lord God is present with the Israelites, a year after the children of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, and the liberation from slavery. In the first month, the commandment to eat bread made without yeast, from evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the seventh day. http://www.urj.org/holday/baomer/omer; and http://www.kosher4passover.com/calendar.htm.

The first eight days of the Passover also consisted of the word of God, and all of his judgments, six hundred thirty three deeds. Moses is called to the mountain of the LORD God. However, the people agreed to do all the word of God (Exodus 26:30). Then Moses built an altar and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings of oxen unto the Lord (Leiviticus 9:18-20). He also sprinkled half of the blood on the altar (Leviticus 9:12-16). Again, the people agree to do all that the LORD has commanded, after Moses reads all the words that he had written down in the book of the covenant for the children of Israel: a nation of priest, a holy nation, a peculiar people (Exodus 19:6; 1st Peter 2:9; and 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-16).

Exodus 16:16-18
 16This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
 17And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
 18And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. (Exodus 16:16-18, King James Version)

While we count the Omer, up until Pentecost, I thought there was no better way than to talk about our love for God. However in the New Testament, talks about the Love and confidence that abounds through Jesus. Jesus is love, and Jesus commandment that he gives aside from the Law, the word of God is still the word of God. Jesus commands us to love one another.


John 13:34-35 –34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
 35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (John 13:34-35, King James Version)

In closing, the following mitzvahs (good deeds) were observed and performed during the first seven days in the book of Exodus in the twenty-sixth (Exodus 26) chapter, which is Memorial Parsha Terumah (Exodus 26:1-12). The commandment to make the tabernacle (rebuild the Temple): tabernacle curtains woven of fine wool linen. In addition to the curtains for the tabernacle, there are also curtains for the tent (Exodus 26:9-14). The boards (frames) of acacia (shittim) wood are used to make the tabernacle (Exodus 26:15-23). Also the crossbars are made of acacia wood to go on the frames of the tabernacle. The wooden frames are overlaid with gold (Exodus 26:26-29). Lastly, the ark of the testimony is placed behind the fine linen veil that shall be created by skilled craftsman (Exodus 26:31-33). The curtains shall separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. The mercy seat shall be placed upon the Ark of the Testimony, in the most Holy Place (Exodus 26:34). Alongside the veil, the table shall be placed near the lampstand, and shall be woven from fine line with its fine pillars (Exodus 26:35-37; and Exodus 25:23-30; and Exodus 25:31-40).

The eight day was the culmination of the inauguration of the first High Priest. The priest, Aaron and his sons were consecrated seven days (Exodus 29). Like the eight day, the newly installed priest is consecrated for eight days and is not permitted to leave the sanctuary (Exodus 30:9; Exodus 24:1; Exodus 19:22; Ezekial 24:15; Numbers 16:40; and Luke 7:28).

The fire from the censer was a profane offering. A profane offering shall not be offered unto the LORD (Eoxuds 30:9).  The fire devoured Abihu and Nadab; because the LORD did not command a profane fire. Nadab and Abihu; because the LORD did not command a profane fire. Nadab and Abihu, died instantly from the smoke inhalation are their bodies were carried out of the camp.

The sabbath that this Memorial Portion was read was back in 1942, around the month of April, the next day was Sunday and the beginning of the Holocaust. In some locations the annihlation of Jews were as many as 6000 in that one day. No one was safe if they did not fit the approval of Hitler’s regime. Nevertheless, that following Sunday, thousands of people were victimized and sent off to death camps. Unlike the camps that sat adjacent tot he camps near the Tabernacle of Meeting (Exodus 33:7). The wrath of God is all consuming and most importantly you want the anoinint over your life. Don’t worry about the accelerated persecution that you receive in this life, life gives you problems. The instances of the anointing vehemently in a particular sanctuary and say that the penalty of sin was the censer which is the responsibility of Aaron – God punished his sons for a reason – his sons did something that was sinful but I do not know what he has done (Exodus 30:7-8). Again this punishment may have been added to the Golden Calf sin, which is preceded by God writing the ten commandments and giving them to Moses. Again, God gives the ten commandments, to Moses, not only in Exodus 31, but also in Exodus 34. God wrote the ten commandments, with His finger.

Like the Golden Calf, which stages Moses returns and punishes the disobedient; and three thousand guilty men fell and are punished; Moses makes atonement for the Godlen Calf rebellion. The second Tablets are written by the hand of God, exclusively for you. Hyper-Religion? No, just serving a God that cares for me, he favors me. God forgives the people and Moses returns to the camp, on Yom Kippur.

Many of you will suffer the same fate of genocide: poverty, war, crime and institutionalization. God’s judgment may also be in the form of famine (poverty); sword (war); destitution; pestilence; and desolation. As God begins to take you to another level, the persection comes like a force from hell, yet the son of perdition is not quite revealed, but he will be revealed in your congregation. People will say Jesus died on the cross so I could be an apostle over all; or so that I can do this or that… To tell the truth, I never asked you to do anything for me that I would not do for you. So stop trying to be my priest and priestess – you look like a Tarot card. Religion is no joke and nothing to play with… Religion does different things to different people, and we are wired differently.  As Elijah said, the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD (Malachi 4:6 and 2nd Thessalonians 2:3). The servants of the LORD GOD will have a seal on their foreheads and having the seal of the living god, the children of Israel were sealed to their respective tribe of the living God (Revelations 7:4-8). If I exhort you, I preach the gospel that you wait on the spirit of God in your affliction.

Disciples References:

Exodus 20:6 – 6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:6, King James Version)


Deuteronomy 5:1010And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. (Deuteronomy 5:10, King James Version)


Matthew 10:37-3837He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
 38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. (Matthew 10:37-38, King James Version)


Matthew 8:11-1211And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
 12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 8:11-12, King James Version)

Recommended References:

Union of Reformed Judaism. Omer. Reviewed on Monday, April 12th 2010. http://www.urj.org/holday/baomer/omer

Kosher for Passover. Passover. Reviewed on Monday, April 12th 2010. http://www.ou.org/torah/tt/aliyaharchive.htm

Thalia S. Memorial Portion of Terumah. (February 17th 2010.) https://thalia1965.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/memorial-portion-of-terumah-exodus-25-exodus-27/

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