Yeshua Ha'Mashiach Ministries - A Messianic Ministry serving the Metro Atlanta area
Phone 678 639-3377, email:

Evangelism, Discipleship & Teaching Scripture in it's Jewish Context
Praised are You, ADONAI our G-d, King of the universe, Who gives the Torah of truth and the Good News of Salvation to His people Isra'el and to all peoples through His son Yeshua the Messiah, our L-rd. 

Want to help Restore the Hebrew Root?

All donations are Tax deductible

Items of Interest

5770 Jewish Calendar with any $20 or more


Plant a Tree
in Israel

Sign Our Guestbook

Beth Ha'Mashiach
Audio lessons\music
Cyber Synagogue
Messianic Articles
Pasach Haggadah
Messianic Lifestyle
Photo Gallery
Prayer Requests
Site Map

What's New


Rabbis who believe in Yeshua

Reggie White  Messianic Believer

Weekly Drash - Tzav

Compliments of First Fruits of Zion
reprinted by permission of FFOZ

Parashat Hashavuah


Tzav - צב : “Command”
Torah : Leviticus 6:1–8:36 (6:8–8:36)
Haftarah : Jeremiah 7:21–8:3; 9:22–23
Gospel : Luke 4–6



The Imperishable


Thought for the Week:

In 1 Corinthians 15:53, Paul speaks of the resurrection, saying, “This perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.” He is speaking of the resurrection of the dead. As a Pharisee and a follower of Yeshua from Nazareth, Paul was a firm believer in the resurrection of the dead. He looked forward to that day when our failing mortal flesh will be transformed into an immortal state.



But what is left over from the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burned with fire. (Leviticus 7:17)

The transformation from mortality to immortality, from corruption to incorruptibility, is alluded to in the laws of sacrifice. In Leviticus 7:16–18, the LORD commands that the meats of the sacrificial service are not to remain beyond the third day.

A person who offered a peace offering was to eat the meat of the sacrifice within two days. Anyone who ate of a sacrifice from the altar on the third day or later invalidated the sacrifice. What is worse, the penalty for eating of the peace offering on the third day was to be “cut off.” Three days after the slaughter, the meat would have begun to turn rancid. The Tabernacle, as an earthly reflection of the heavenly dwelling place of God, naturally shuns death and mortal corruption. Though the sacrificial system requires the death of the sacrifice, it avoids the decomposition of the sacrificial meats. Better that the meat be burned than decompose. The same striving toward incorruptibility explains why all the sacrifices were salted, as Leviticus 2:13 says, “With all your offerings you shall offer salt.” Salt was used as a preservative. This is the same reason the resinous shittim wood was used in the construction of the Tabernacle. Like cedar wood, salt was resistant to decay. All the elements of the Tabernacle were designed to mirror immortality.

The sacrifices and the Tabernacle worship were all about life, the imperishable world and the worship of the Immortal One. That is why they were to be kept separate from death, corruption and human mortality.

The Master’s resurrection on the third day is linked to the peace offerings. The third day was the day the sacrifice would become invalid because putrefaction would commence. The Master rose after three days, as Scripture says of Him, “You will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor allow your Holy One to undergo decay.” (Acts 2:27, quoting Psalm 16:10) His flesh did not experience decay. He is the Imperishable One.

The worship system of the Tabernacle foreshadows our transformation in Messiah. Through the resurrection in Messiah, our bodies will be changed from corruptible to incorruptible. We will pass from the mortal to the immortal:

For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:53–55)


Shavuah Tov!  Have a Good Week!


Please consider supporting FFOZ with a financial contribution. 

Shadows of the Messiah
"things into which angels long to look." (1 Peter 1:12)

Are you ready for a fresh encounter with the living Messiah? Shadows of the Messiah is the completely revised and rewritten Torah Club 2, written by the author of TC 4 & 5. This new material lifts the veil and reveals the Messiah on every page of Torah. Start a new year of Torah study and encounter the living Yeshua. More info...

Click for more info...

FFOZ's Weekly e-Drash is based on our popular Torah Study Program,
Torah Club. For an introduction to Torah Club click here.

First Fruits of Zion, PO Box 620099, Littleton, CO 80162-0099 USA
Telephone 303 933 2119, Toll-free 800 775 4807, Fax 303 933 0997

If this website has blessed you, would you help keep these teachings available by contributing $2.00 or more.

Want to help Restore the Hebrew Root?

 All donations are Tax deductible

Messianic Haggadahs (new)

Must Read - Restoring the Torah to followers of Messiah!


YHMM Picks

Hebrew Root

MAN-NA - Messianic Alliance of North America (new)

Union of Conservative Messianic Jewish Synagogues

© 2004 - 2011 Yeshua Ha'Mashiach Ministries, Inc.
No part maybe reproduced without written permission.