The Leviticus Menorah

The chapters of Leviticus are presented to us in a Menorah Design. You may recall that the Menorah is the golden lampstand, designed by the Lord, and given to Moses on Mount Sinai as described in Exodus 25:31. The lampstand has seven branches, designed much like the nine-branch Hanukkah Menorahs seen in December. Please click HERE for more information. There are Menorah Designs throughout the Word of God.

Chapters one through seven of Leviticus describe how to sacrifice to the Lord. They are about Ritual. Chapters eight through ten teach how to ordain the priests. They are about the Priesthood. Chapters eleven through fifteen give instructions on how to deal with death and dead bodies. These chapters are about Purity.

Chapters sixteen and seventeen are instructions on what to do on the Day of Atonement. They are about Atonement.

Chapters eighteen through twenty give instructions on the Lord’s moral law. These chapters are, again, about Purity. Chapters twenty-one and twenty-two give the qualifications to be a priest. They are, again, about the Priesthood. Chapters twenty-three through twenty-five describe the seven feasts, or holy days, of the Lord. These chapter are, again, about Ritual.

You may have noted the symmetric progression of the subjects of the chapters. They are:
Chapters 1-7 – Ritual
Chapters 8-10 – The Priesthood
Chapters 11-15 – Purity
Chapters 16-17 – Atonement
Chapters 18-20 – Purity
Chapters 21-22 – The Priesthood
Chapters 23-25 – Ritual

The middle lamp of a Menorah is referred to as the Servant Lamp. It was the first to be lit, and all other lamps were lit from it. In a Menorah Design, the Servant Lamp always refers to the Lord, His Throne, or Light (including fire, which gives light). The Servant Lamp position of this Menorah Design is Atonement.

“For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul.” – Leviticus 17:11.
“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].” – Hebrews 9:12
The Servant Lamp position of the Leviticus Menorah Design presents a foreshadow of Jesus, who is our Atonement. Praise His wonderful name, forever! And praise the Lord for His many designs and patterns hidden in plain sight throughout His Holy Bible!

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