In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Leviticus (c. 1444 BC) is the third of the five books known as the Law in the Holy Bible. In Exodus, God redeemed Israel from Egypt and established a holy nation and priesthood near Mount Sinai. In Leviticus, God teaches the people of Israel how to fulfill their holy calling. The word Leviticus refers to a segment of the tribe of Levi called into the priesthood. The time of Leviticus begins at the completion of the tabernacle, one year after the Passover in Egypt. It covers a period of one month.

In the Old Testament, the blood sacrifice from an unblemished animal provided the only way to God. Sanctification through holiness set Israel apart from other nations and allowed Israel to walk with God in fellowship. Today, there is no way to God but through the blood of Jesus Christ – the Messiah. And sanctification through holy living sets us apart from the world and allows us to have close fellowship with God. In the Old Testament, the blood sacrifice from an unblemished animal was a substitute until Christ came and shed His own blood on the cross as the ultimate and final sacrifice for all mankind.

Sacrifice and Sanctification:

Leviticus 1-7: The laws governing the approach to God; conditions for the blood sacrifice

Leviticus 8-15: The laws governing the purification of the priests and of the people of Israel

Leviticus 16-17: The Day of Atonement – the annual national cleansing from sin

Leviticus 18-20: Sanctification for the people

Leviticus 21-22: Sanctification for the priest

Leviticus 23-24: Sanctification in worship

Leviticus 25: Sanctification for the Promised Land