No Yeast or Honey

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Why are certain restrictions placed on the grain offering, and what do they mean to us?

The grain offering (made from corn) follows the atonement offering, giving thanks after being forgiven.

[11] No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire. Lev 2: 11

Yeast (leaven) breaks down the grain for food, so it is destructive. Spiritually it represents sin.

Raw honey has not been pasteurized so it contains live yeast. When the moisture content of the honey is high enough the yeast will grow, fermenting some of the sugars, making more yeast, alcohol, carbon dioxide and acetic acid all of which will change the flavor of the honey over time.

[2] And he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests: and he shall take there out his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: Lev 2: 2

Oil is the Holy Spirit.

Frankincense – sweet aroma, worship

[13] And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. Lev 2: 13

Salt – covenant, also preservation, inhibits bacteria contamination of moist flour

[14] And if thou offer a meat offering of thy first fruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy first fruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears. Lev 2: 14

Green – immature, young, innocent

First fruits – the first always belongs to the Lord

Beaten – humbled and broken

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Summary

Thanksgiving should always follow forgiveness.

It reflects a powerful heart.

Sin (both open and hidden) should no longer be present.

Thanksgiving should include worship, and praise, and be a sweet aroma to the Lord.

The Holy Spirit should fill and guide the believer.

Covenant between YHVH God and man should be reaffirmed, and preserved.

Renewed heart should be innocent, childlike, humbled and broken.

A Promise that YHVH always comes first in one’s life, and so He gets the first of everything we have, dedicated to Him and His purpose.

Many people take YHVH’s forgiveness for granted, and do not show the proper gratitude.

We sin repeatedly.

So, we must look at ourselves, and be sure we have properly thanked YHVH God for forgiving us.

Forgiveness is a great act of His mercy and love.


9 Responses to “No Yeast or Honey”

  1. Nice one Marianne

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  3. Honey represents the wisdom of God, so cannot be sacrificed for sin. Gold is also dark yellow and represents the highest wisdom available to man coming from God. In Rev 10:8-10 the little book is full of divine wisdom.

    Leaven, or yeast, is mistakenly thought to represent sin. But if it really did, why were the Israelites permitted to eat leavened bread at all? Sin cannot be eaten, as it degrades the body and soul unto death.

    Yeast represents the “spirit of life.” The phrase (Rev 11:11) is found more frequently in other translations instead of “the breath of life” as used in the KJV. The spirit of life, or the spirit of God, comes from God and cannot be sacrificed for sin. Leavened bread from the oven is more wholesome than unleavened bread due to the action of the leavening.

    So neither wisdom nor spirit are suitable for sacrifice.

    • kenneth]

      In the physical, honey is still a food source for bacteria and yeast. this was to preserve the flour until sacrificed.

      • In ancient times, honey was used as a food preservative. It works as a preservative because the high concentration of sugar in honey forces the water out of any yeast or bacteria cells that could otherwise contaminate the food. This process, known as “osmosis,” is also what makes salt such an effective preservative. Eventually, the process of osmosis destroys those cells by drawing out all their water-in other words, by drying them up.

        So because of its high sugar concentration, pure honey will never ferment or go bad. Adding water, however, lowers the concentration of sugar in the honey and turns a natural preservative into an excellent food for yeast and bacteria.

    • kenneth

      yeast for sacrifice does represent sin. spiritually….

      https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/leaven-pharisees-and-leaven-herod/

      in the physical for common use it is ok for baking

  4. Marianne,

    Your reference doesn’t give a specific scripture connecting yeast and sin.

    “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three large measures of flour, until the whole mass was fermented.” Matt 13:33 How can leaven both represent the kingdom of heaven and sin simultaneously?

    The leaven of the pharisees was the spirit and life behind the pharisee sect – they were more than a set of beliefs. The same applied to the leaven of Herod which had ties to the Roman government and religion. Both were wrong ways of living.

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