You will build with whole H8003 stones H68 the altar H4196 of YaHuWaH H3068 your Eloah H433 and offer whole burnt offerings H5930 on it to YaHuWaH H3068 your Eloah H433. And you will offer peace offerings H8002 and will eat H398 there and rejoice before YaHuWaH H3068 your Eloah H433 and you will write very plainly on the stones H68 all the word H1697 of this law.” And Mosheh H4872 and the temple officials H3548 (priests) the Laywiyiym H3881, spoke to all Yisra’el H3478 saying H559, “Take heed and hear H8085, Yisra’el H3478. This day H3117 you have become the people H5971 of YaHuWaH H3068 your Eloah H433. And you will hear H8085 the voice H6963 of YaHuWaH H3068 your Eloah H433 and observe His commandments and His statutes that I command you today.” Deut 27:6-10
6 אבניםH68 שׁלמותH8003 תבנהH1129 אתH853 מזבחH4196 יהוהH3068 אלהיךH430 והעליתH5927 עליוH5921 עולתH5930 ליהוהH3068 אלהיך׃H430
7 וזבחתH2076 שׁלמיםH8002 ואכלתH398 שׁםH8033 ושׂמחתH8055 לפניH6440 יהוהH3068 אלהיך׃H430
8 וכתבתH3789 עלH5921 האבניםH68 אתH853 כלH3605 דבריH1697 התורהH8451 הזאתH2063 בארH874 היטב׃H3190
9 וידברH1696 משׁהH4872 והכהניםH3548 הלויםH3881 אלH413 כלH3605 ישׂראלH3478 לאמרH559 הסכתH5535 ושׁמעH8085 ישׂראלH3478 היוםH3117 הזהH2088 נהייתH1961 לעםH5971 ליהוהH3068 אלהיך׃H430
10 ושׁמעתH8085 בקולH6963 יהוהH3069 אלהיךH430 ועשׂיתH6213 אתH853 מצותוH4687 ואתH853 חקיוH2706 אשׁרH834 אנכיH595 מצוךH6680 היום׃H3117 Deut 27:6-10
From H7999; complete (literally or figuratively); especially friendly. (shalem used by mistake for a name.): – full, just, made ready, peaceable, perfect (-ed), quiet, Shalem [by mistake for a name], whole.
Complete or whole = H8003 shaw-lame’- Complete or friendly-abstract definition
Clearly these stones are those that are presented by following the words of Moshe and the priesthood! Those who have been pressed by the teaching that cleanses (water or blood) You can only get the teachings from Moshe and the priesthood and that is what makes us complete! As living stones we have to be full of the word! When we become full of His word we become more spiritual and are able to judge and use right ruling accordingly so that we can build up Abba’s house! Beth EL! Abba wants us to write His word upon our hearts!
Remember only once a year could the Levites bring a sacrifice to the alter and it would live!
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone: – + carbuncle, + mason, + plummet, [chalk-, hail-, bead-, sling-] stone (-ny), (divers) weight (-s).
The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner-stone. Ps 118:22
So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim, having been built upon the foundation of the emissaries and prophets, Yahusha Messiah Himself being chief corner-stone, in whom all the building, being joined together, grows into a set-apart Dwelling Place in YaHuWaH, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of Elohim in the Spirit. Eph 2:19-22
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I shall give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I shall give him a white stone, and on the stone a renewed Name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” ’ Rev 2:17
Having put aside, then, all evil, and all deceit, and hypocrisies, and envyings, and all evil words, as newborn babes, desire the unadulterated milk of the Word, in order that you grow by it, if indeed you have tasted that the Master is good. Drawing near to Him, a living Stone – rejected indeed by men, but chosen by Elohim and precious – you also, as living stones, are being built up, a spiritual house, a set-apart priesthood, to offer up spiritual slaughter offerings acceptable to Elohim through יהושע Messiah. Because it is contained in the Scripture, “See, I lay in Tsiyon a chief corner-stone, chosen, precious, and he who believes on Him shall by no means be put to shame.” Isa_28:16. This preciousness, then, is for you who believe; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone,” Psa_118:22. and “A stone of stumbling and a rock that makes for falling,” Isa_8:14 who stumble because they are disobedient to the Word, to which they also were appointed. Footnote: See Joh_3:36, Heb_3:18. But you are a chosen race, Deu_10:15 a royal priesthood, Isa_61:6 a set-apart nation, Exo_19:6 a people for a possession, Isa_43:2 that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light, Footnotes: Also see Isa_43:20. Also see Isa_66:21. Also see Deu_7:6. Also see Exo_19:5, Tit_2:14. 1Peter 2:1-9
I call upon you, therefore, brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, to present your bodies a living offering – set-apart, well-pleasing to Elohim – your reasonable worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim. Romans 12:1-2
But I have written more boldly to you, in part, as reminding you, because of the favour given to me by Elohim, to be a servant of Yahusha Messiah to the nations, with the priestly duty of bringing the Good News of Elohim, so that the offering of the nations becomes acceptable, set apart by the Set-apart Spirit. Therefore I have cause for boasting in Messiah Yahusha in the matters pertaining to Elohim. For I shall not presume to speak of any matter except what Messiah has worked out through me, in word and deed, to make the nations obedient, Romans 15:15-18
Remember Paul was a Pharisee and He was run off by them and He had come to the knowledge of the Melki Yah. What was the priesthood was He talking about? Hmm….. He realized that He was called to the priestly service to serve the body.
In the Levitical order when the sacrifices were brought to the alter they died and there had to be shedding of blood!
Unlike the Aaronic priesthood, when sacrifices were brought to the altar of YaHuWaH by the Melchizedek priest …..the sacrifice lived!
So when a sacrifice comes away from the altar they get to become a new creation in YaHuWaH covered by the HIGH PRIEST HIMSELF = Blood of the Lamb (YaHuWaH’s Deliverance, my Yahusha)
Do not be borne about by various and strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be established by favour, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them. Footnote: Eph 4:14. We have a slaughter-place from which those serving the Tent have no authority to eat. For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the Set-apart Place by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. Hebrews 13:9-11
The ones that cling to the Levitical order do not have the right to eat off the same altar that we eat from! They don’t have the right to the Passover Lamb! They don’t believe in Messiah!
I asked a question. What was the priesthood Paul was talking about?
Have you figured it out yet?