Some Scriptural Thoughts to Ponder . . . ‘When a Woman gives birth . . .’
Leviticus 12:1-8 ‘. . . and when a woman gives birth . . .’
As we go through this study, please notice the similarity between the offerings in this passage to some of those among the weekly offerings of The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), the time of the regathering of the Whole House of Israel . . .
For a female offspring – 14 days (2 sets of 7) and 66 days – two sets of 33 . . . for a total of 80 days – two sets of 40 (fulfillment of judgment, things being set right, completion x 2) . . .
One for each House of Israel. Remember, Israel was divided into two houses and is represented by the two sticks, the two donkeys, two loaves and the two fish. .
Another place we see ‘two sets of 7’ are in the seven daily offerings of Sukkot, the regathering of the House of Israel, the Bride, the ‘female’ if you will . . . ( Num. 29:12-34)
For a male child – 7 days (one set of 7) and 33 days, for a total of 40 . . .- (fulfillment of judgment, things being set right, completion) . . . on the 8th day the boy is circumcised.
After the total days of her uncleanness are finished (whether a male or female child) and she is clean, she presents to the Priest the offering of the lamb and the dove, an offering before the Lord to make atonement and she shall be clean from the flow of blood. (Lev. 12:6-7)
It is interesting at the age of 33 Yeshua (the Lamb) is crucified, and as the High Priest He makes atonement for His bride, offering His Blood as the Lamb of Reconciliation (as well as the slaughtered goat of Yom Kippur) and the Bride is made clean from the blood by The Blood.
(Let His blood be on us and on our children Matt. 27:25-) . . . and after His departure the Dove was sent . . . (HE is actually both goats of Yom Kippur)
Yeshua came only for the House of Israel . . . (Matt 10:6, !5:24, Ephesians 2) In the offerings commanded during the 7 days Sukkot, we see 14 lambs – 2 sets of 7 as well as multiple bulls, 70 in total. In Numbers 29:35-36, we see one set of 7 lambs and one bull – 7 lambs signifying the union of the two sticks (‘and the two sticks shall become one in My Hand, says the Lord ( Eze. 37:19) . . . and the 1 bull signifying that ‘ the kingdoms of the earth have become the kingdom of our God’. (Rev. 11:15) So we see a picture of one restored house and one restored Kingdom.
On the 8th Day we see one bull and one set of 7 lambs . . . symbolizing completion.
On the eighth day after the birth of the male child there is ‘circumcision’ . . . the uncleanness is taken away. At the conclusion of each time period – 33 plus 7 days for the male child, 66 plus 14 (two sevens) for the female child – the mother presents the offerings – Lamb and the Dove – signifying the uncleanness has been taken away . . .
It is interesting in these short eight verses you can see the two houses of Jacob becoming the one restored House in the Father’s Hand through the atoning work of Messiah Yeshua
Before Israel went into the Land, preparing to keep the Passover, they were all ‘circumcised’ and the uncleanness was rolled away – Gilgal.
The first time the Hebrews went into the Land as Israel was at Passover.
The next time?
“Therefore, behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “that they shall no longer say,`As the LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ 8 “but,`As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell in their own land.” (Jeremiah 23:7-8)
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua, for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. 11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh . . . 12 that at that time you were without Messiah, being aliens from the citizenship of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Messiah Yeshua, you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. (Eph 2:8-13)
And The Lord will be King over all the earth. And all the nations must keep The Feast of Tabernacles.
Shalom – R&J