6/5/10 Sabbath Study Notes – Time of Separation
Clean – What we eat that is clean; our clean behavior; Spiritual cleanliness
Unclean – What we eat that is unclean; our unclean behavior; spiritually unclean
· We will deal with family and community.
· We will deal with a man in his uncleanness, when he encounters a discharge (or a woman).
· We will deal with a woman in her uncleanness during her menstrual cycle.
· The term “Period” takes away the true meaning. The correct way to refer to this subject is “Time of Separation”, her “Time” or “The way of women”.
· A woman on her “Time” is meant to physically cleanse her out. It is the process of Ovulation, the eggs are released into the uterus and if it is not fertilized by the man’s seed within a certain amount of time, then the egg and the lining of the uterus is detached and sheds. This cleansing process takes place for the woman approximately every 28 days. It takes 7 days for her to cleanse.
· Biblically speaking, when a woman starts her “Time”, she is physically considered a woman. She is able to bear children and has entered into “Womanhood”. Society has a tendency to continue to treat our daughters like children when that is the time that they should be taught to be accountable in becoming women.
· We must understand that this is not to be taken lightly on how to deal with the process of cleanliness; this must be handled appropriately!!!
Leviticus 15 – The Most High wants a clean spiritual people. We must be clean spiritually and physically in order to be “Set Apart”.
Leviticus 15:1 – Men with a discharge is unclean. (Example: Discharge that is brought on due to diseases. The disease called the “Clap” can stop a man up with a discharge.) That is why the Most High has laws surrounding marriage and how sexual matters are to be dealt with righteously. We are not to go laying around with a bunch of different people. When we go against the Most High’s laws concerning marriage, then that is what brings about the curses of diseases. If we are dealing with marriage righteously, diseases wouldn’t be an issue. [See Multiple Wives; Adultery; Whoring topics of discussion].
Leviticus 15:4 – The bed is unclean and anywhere he sits it is unclean.
Leviticus 15:5 – Anyone touching his bed is unclean until the evening after bathing in water.
Leviticus 15:6 – Even have to wash our clothes
Leviticus 15:7 – Can’t even touch him.
Leviticus 15:8 – If he spits on someone, they are become unclean.
Leviticus 15:9 –Any saddle which he rides is unclean; that’s why it is so important to deal with like minded people. If we are all walking around unclean touching things, we make others unclean, as well. We are to be set apart to the Most High; respect and love one another to not to want to cause someone else to become unclean. Spiritual uncleanness separates us from our Father. This act of understanding Clean vs. Unclean on a physical level will help give a deeper insight on what it means to be clean vs. unclean on a spiritual level. It is extremely important to the Most High and so it must be understood and reckoned as extremely important by His set apart people. His people are the example and the light to the rest of the world.
Leviticus 15:10 – Any object that was touched by this person is unclean.
This world has us so far from dealing righteously with the Most High. We must always approach life with this WORD in mind. (It is so quick and easy to cause others to make someone else unclean. For example, in school when someone is unclean has to share desks, ride on the same bus or in the same car, touch the same door knobs, drink behind others, and etc.). We can’t approach the Most High in any way. When we get on our knees we should be clean. Mainly from a spiritual sense, we must be clean of heart. If we are conscious to knowing how to remain clean physically, then we will be conscious to knowing how to circumcise our hearts and be clean spiritually. Both go hand in hand. If the mind is clean, the heart is clean and our actions will show.
Leviticus 15:11 – If he touches you, you are unclean.
Leviticus 15:12 – Earthen vessel has to be broken and wooden vessel has to be rinsed in water if it is touched by someone unclean. This is pretty serious if he tells us how to care for the objects if the “objects” become unclean.
Leviticus 15:13 – The unclean person has to count 7 days after his discharge has been completed to be cleansed. Wash his garments and the objects.
Leviticus 15:14-15 – The sacrificial system no longer exists and has been fulfilled by The Messiah. So we pray to the Most High in the name of the Messiah. He is the sacrificial lamb that covers all sins. We must go through Him to obtain favor from the Heavenly Father.
Leviticus 15:16 – Semen is unclean; wash and be unclean until the evening.
Leviticus 15:17 – Garments are unclean until the evening after they are washed.
Leviticus 15:18 – Women are unclean with an emission of semen. They both shall bathe in water and be unclean until the evening. A man who has multiple wives must honor this law. If he lays with one women, he cannot lay with another on the same day. He must wait until he is clean.
Leviticus 15:19 – Women’s emission of blood is unclean for 7 days. Anyone who touches her is unclean until the evening after washing.
Leviticus 15:20 – Whatever she lies on during her time of separation is unclean and whatever she sits on is unclean.
Leviticus 15:21 – Anyone who touches her bed is unclean until the evening (after washing).
Leviticus 15:22 – Whoever touches any object that she sat on has to wash his garments, bathe, and be unclean until the evening.
Leviticus 15:23 – If it is on the bed or object that he touches he is unclean until the evening.
Leviticus 15:24 – If any man lies with her at all and her monthly flow is on him, he shall be unclean for 7 days. And any bed he lies on is unclean.
Ezekiel 18:6 – A righteous man will not come near a woman during her uncleanness.
Ezekiel 22:3-10 – Spiritual Israel was unclean. In verse 10, this is another example of dealing with a woman during her time of separation; Don’t do it! A big No! No!
Leviticus 18:19 – This chapter deals with who we can deal with sexually; but this verse states that we are not to uncover a woman’s nakedness during the time of her separation.
Leviticus 20:18 – This chapter covers what happens when we are caught having intercourse when the woman is on her time of separation. They are cut off from the midst of their people. It is wickedness.
***This is very important to know and understand. This is serious business to the Most High; it is like an abomination to Him. He is the Creator of all living things and knows what is good and what is not good for the things that he created.
Leviticus 15:25 – When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days, other than the time of her monthly separation, or when she discharges beyond her usual time of monthly separation, then all the days of her unclean discharge shall be as the days of her monthly separation. She is unclean. (Example: If she bleeds due to another sickness (health problems) then she is unclean just the same.)
Leviticus 15:26 – Any bed she lies on or sits on is unclean as the bed of her monthly separation (When she discharges blood outside of her normal time of separation.)
Leviticus 15:27 – Anyone who touches them is unclean until the evening.
Leviticus 15:28 – If she is cleansed from her discharge, then she has to count for herself another 7 days and after that she is clean; this is the case for the woman who discharges blood longer than 7 days or has a sickness.
Leviticus 15:29-30 – On the 8th day she shall bring her sacrifice offering to the priests for her uncleanness > Again this has been replaced by The Messiah. Pray to the Most High in the Messiah’s name to bring forth your offering of serving Him.
Leviticus 15:31 – Thus you shall separate the children of Yisrael from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness when they defile ‘My Dwelling Place’ which is in their midst. This is a time also of spiritual cleansing; getting our hearts and minds right with the Most High during our time of separation. In the days of old, the women had a special place set up for them outside of the camp of the community where they could stay during their time of separation. For women, this is an important time for them without their husbands and children to be able to cleanse themselves and build on their relationship with the Most High. Women are the embodiment of a nation. She symbolizes the process of uncleanness before returning back to her camp, which in turn is the process in which one must take to become spiritually clean and circumcised of heart before returning back to the Most High. Women play a critical role to our nation. A clean woman spiritually and physically is important in the bringing forth of and the raising of the children.
A clean woman vs. an unclean woman; what are the spiritual implications?
Again, a woman is the embodiment of a nation. 1 day to the Most High is like to us 1,000 years (Psalms 90:4 or 2 Peter 3:8). It takes 7,000 years to cleanse Israel as a nation. We will reign with the Messiah on the 7th day of peace (Sabbath day – 1,000 year reign with our Messiah who is the Master of the Sabbath day [Rev 20 and Matt 12:8). Don’t defile the Most High’s dwelling place, which is our hearts and our minds (temple). This all ties together like a parable, the women must go through their cleansing process as the nation must go through a cleansing process.
This is a time off to yourself and must also take this time to grow spiritually.
Leviticus 15:32 – This is the commandment/Torah for a man who has a discharge and a woman who is sick in her monthly separation and emission of semen.
· People currently have the Babylonian mentality
· Men – Have a chick on every corner sneaking around with multiple women. Brothers are not honest or handle their right to have multiple women in a righteous straight forward manner. (Example: Jacob was the Father of the Israelite nation. The nation is comprised of 12 sons, which were born through 4 different women. Jacob was the only man to touch those 4 women – outside of the abomination that his son committed against him with his concubine; he did not touch her any more after that).
· Women – Have the mindset that they will not share their man. When one doesn’t work out they move on to the next man, sleeping with multiple men mixing seed. WE are commanded NOT to mix seed. This is where diseases come from!!
· Women today struggle with men having multiple wives because of some of the things that comes from it when a MAN deals with it unrighteously. Men who defile the bed bring about diseases and emotional distress, which turns a woman away from partaking in or understanding the righteousness surrounding a multiple wife situation. It could actually be a beautiful thing if it is dealt with righteously by all parties.
o A woman’s concern should only be that when her husband gets another wife does that other woman understand and walks in the Most High’s laws. Her concern should never be because she wants to be the only woman in his life – that is an emotional/fleshly reason. When all parties are under a covenant and handle the covenant righteously, then the bed will never be defiled and all work together harmoniously as one family unit. A man can have more than one wife and he must care for all of them the same with love. He is commanded to touch only his wives and not the wife of another man. If his wives have only been with one man, then the bed is not defiled (no diseases).
o In addition, Men should NEVER treat our women as sex objects; giving no respect to them. This point of view is abominable to the Most High. Unfortunately, the masses have been flooded with the deception of unrighteous sexual matters through Music and Television.
This is the main reason for all of the:
§ Sexually transmitted diseases
§ Women having health issues. They need a time of separation and Men should respect and honor it. Women need to handle it and respect the Most High’s order.
o We come up in a society that has no spiritual laws. We must come back to that.
***NOTE: There is nothing greater than a man who has received a woman who is serving the Most High with all her heart, all her mind and all her being. The same can go the other way.
Our goal as believers is to be clean of heart in order to be extremely pleasing to the Most High. He uses His laws to show us what it will take to please Him. He gives us this understanding so that we can compare the physical with the spiritual matters. It is important for us to know and understand the difference of what it means to be clean vs. unclean. We need to understand that there is a process that must take place to make us clean once we have become unclean. We must understand that our approach to the Most High should always be a ‘Clean’ approach. The type of so called “GOD” we serve is righteous, pure and clean. He is not of unclean matters. If we love Him, we will obey His commands.
If a child loves a parent, then that child will obey the parent’s wishes. This essentially brings full honor and respect to the parent when the child displays the acts of love that is pleasing to the Parent. This is the same respect and parable given to our Heavenly Father, the creator of all living things.
All praise to AHAYAH ASHER AHAYAH (Hebrew words for “I AM THAT WHICH I AM”) – Exodus 3:14
in Yashayah’s name – The Messiah (AKA. Jesus, Yahshua, and Yahushua); My Husband (‘Ish’ in Hebrew).