Christ Our Turtledove

By, Apostle John Eckhardt,

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The Turtledove is a symbol of purity and the KINGDOM. Christ is our Turtledove.

Psalm 74:19
O deliver not the soul of thy TURTLEDOVE unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor forever.

The Turtledove is connected to the POOR. The poor in Israel, who had limited resources, could bring an offering of a turtledove.

Leviticus 5:7
And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two TURTLEDOVES, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

Jesus is the turtledove offering for the poor in spirit. The poor in spirit inherit the kingdom. He is our turtledove offering.

The turtledove offering was also used for the atonement and cleansing of leprosy, a type of sin.

Leviticus 15:13-15
And when he that hath an ISSUE is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean. And on the eighth day he shall take to him two TURTLEDOVES, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest: And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD for his issue.

The cleansing of lepers was a part of the arrival of the kingdom.

Matthew 10:7-8
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Turtledoves were sacrificed for the firstborn, and Christ was dedicated in the temple with a turtledove offering. The Church is called the Church of the FIRSTBORN (Heb.12:23)

Luke 2:23-24
(As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of TURTLEDOVES, or two young pigeons.

The Turtledove is also a picture of the King and his KINGDOM. The coming of the Kingdom was the coming of the VOICE of the TURTLEDOVE, a picture of summer and harvest.

The Song of Solomon:

1:15 "Behold, thou art FAIR, my love; behold, thou art FAIR; thou hast DOVES' eyes."

2:12 ". . the time of the singing of BIRDS is come, and the VOICE of the turtle (Dove) is heard in our land;"

2:14 "O my DOVE. . ."

4:1 ". . . thou hast DOVES' eyes. . ."

5:2 "I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my SISTER, my love, my DOVE. . ."

5:12 "HIS eyes are as the eyes of DOVES. . ."

6:3 "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."

6:9 "My DOVE, my undefiled is but one; SHE is the only one (daughter) of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bear her."

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