Terumah – Offerings: Exodus 25:1–27:19.


This Parsha is fascinating because it begins here with the first of 5 Torah portions specifically describing the Tabernacle construction and furnishing. We have learned in the past the Tabernacle and subsequent Temple were constructed to represent the form of a Man upon the earth. This Temple - man represents Messiah and all the interactions with the Priesthood and Israel who represent the Bride, vividly describe the intimacy of husband and wife within the confines of Torah. The title then,

‫ תרומה‬tĕruwmah, an offering (specifically to YHVH) becomes the focal point, and
reveals our level of commitment to the one to whom the offering is brought. Let‟s examine this Hebrew word:  Offering, #8641, ‫ תרומה‬tĕruwmah. We know it means „to offer‟ – so let‟s strip away the prefixed Tav which is 3rd person, future tense and infers you shall, he shall. And let‟s remove the suffixed Hey, which makes the word feminine indicating not only what - BUT WHOM is being offered – the Bride! This leaves us with the root #7311, ‫ רום‬ruwm, to lift up, to elevate oneself. To raise or bear children. This Resh-Vav-Mem root is first seen in Gen. 7:17 where we have the flood upon the earth and the Ark which is the object being elevated. This first mention gives a bit more insight as our detective work uncovers a clue here: Let‟s leave ruwm and come back to it later…:0  Ark, #8392, ‫ תבה‬tebah, translated ark, vessel, basket (Moshe). But, did you notice the Tav prefix again? Well, the Bet-Hey root stem is an inflected personal pronoun meaning „in her‟, „in it‟. Thus, “You shall (be) in it/her”. Now, back to „RUWM‟… It is imperative that we understand the connection here to the waters of the flood and the waters of the Nile River where Moshe was found in this ark. Both represent the bitter waters of judgment and the ONE who would enter into those waters on behalf of His Bride taking her penalty upon Him. This word ruwm is also seen in Gen. 3: 1, 7, as a root within #6175 & #5903, aruwm and eyrom. These words are used to describe the serpent and Adam/Eve‟s naked condition and involve the intimate encounter and conception of seed. In each example given: The Tabernacle, The Ark, The Basket/Ark; we can see how entering into becoming One within the confines of this intimate place requires the

LIFE of the one coming to it! Thus, Terumah indicates it is a physical demonstration of our being elevated – lifted up as an offering, a gift, the Bride created for her husband, who gives her body to him. 1Cor. 6:19, 20. You are NOT your own once you accept the price the Ark required – the death of the One who entered the bitter waters on your behalf! A Willing Heart… II. The one requirement of YHVH was that of a willing heart:  Willing, #5068, ‫ נדב‬nadab, to offer, be offered, to incite, impel. Do you remember this word? It is the name of one of the sons of Aaron who was on the Mountain of Yah – Sinai with Moshe and the Elders, the next in line as High Priest, and finally, the one along with Abihu, destroyed by fire. His grandfather was ‫` עמינדב‬Ammiynadab. The word Ammi means My People. Nadab as a Priest represented the Bride who had been elevated – ruwm – lifted up, belonging to YHVH. All those from the loins of Ammiynadab, would become a people offered! He is the great – grandfather of Boaz who fathers Jesse, who fathers David! Ironically, Nadab is burned with fire, the punishment for an Adulterous Bride who is of the priestly lineage!  Heart, #3820, ‫ לב‬leb, heart, mind, etc. The Lamed in front – to teach, urge, instruct, the Bet – house, wife. If this order is compromised and the Bet is place in front of the Lamed we have Bel, the Chief Babylonian god to whom Israel constantly resorted. The first letter of Torah is Bet, the last letter (seen in the word Israel) is this Lamed, forming the heart – Lev of YHVH. The Lamed indicates The Shepherd who guards His Bride. Every letter in the Torah sums up His love for her and that love returned. The Sages teach the letters represent the People of YHVH, if one letter is missing or corrupted, the entire scroll is lost. Yahshua had to become the Living Scroll who would Himself be lifted up – elevated (Jn. 12: 32) in order to elevate or draw us to Him.  Take, #3947, ‫ לקח‬laqach, to take, seize, to take in marriage. Only those who brought a proper offering, which would indicate if their heart was in fact His, could be elevated. The offerings indicated where their true treasure lay. Matt. 6:21. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. What free-will

offering have you brought lately? Does this indicate that our tithes and offerings expose who the Loving Bride of Messiah is or does it reveal those who would kindle strange fire by offering what belongs to YHVH to another? Where is your giving directed? It will make bare your heart!

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