I thought Leviticus 22:32 was interesting because of how Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6:9… “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.”
Leviticus 22:32 says, “You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel. I am the LORD who sanctifies you.”
First He says not to “profane My name.” To profane His name means to make it common, or in other words not to treat it with the honor it deserves. He goes on to say, “I will be hallowed.” Hallowed means to sanctify, or set apart, or in other words it means to set His name apart in honor and glory. We need to set apart His name in honor on a daily basis with our thoughts, actions, and words. He finishes the verse with why we should hallow His name; it’s because he sanctifies or hallows us. The word “hallowed” and “sanctifies” in verse 32 is the same Hebrew word. He sets us apart; we are no longer common or unclean. He sets apart from commonness and uncleanness and has brought us to Himself to be our God, so we should never treat God and His commands as common.
To quote the writer of Hebrews; “time would fail me” if I was to write a full expose on the LORD’S Feasts. That’s just referring to what I know; there is much more revelation to be gained from these Feast. Since this is a blog and not a book, let me take this brief time to make just a few points on the chapter.
These feasts are types and foreshadows of Jesus Christ; what He has done and what He will accomplish on the earth. There are 7 feasts that happen in 3 sets. They also retell historical events. The first set of 3 feasts happen at the first fruits of the barley harvest. The 4th feast of Pentecost happens at the first fruits of the wheat harvest. The last set of 3 Feasts happens at the end of harvest time.
Here is a brief summary of only the historical significance of the Feasts
Set One (Spring Feasts)
- Brought out of Egypt after death angle had to pass over them
2. Unleavened Bread
- Left Egypt so quick that bread could not rise
3. First Fruits
- They brought the first of the Barley harvest to the LORD
Two (Summer Feast) 50 days from Passover
- God came down in Fire on Mount Sinai and gave them His commands
Set Three (Fall Feasts)
- “Memorial” of blowing the trumpets. New Year on their civil calendar.
6. Day of Atonement
- High Priest would go into the Holy of Holies only to make atonement for the people.
- They lived in tabernacles (tents, or called booths) for seven day remembering how they lived in tents when the LORD brought them from Egypt
I won’t take time right now to talk about the Feasts prophetic significance in Jesus Christ or how it relates to our life, but there is much to be learned from these appointments made by God.
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2012 Bible Plan