mar 12-18 scripture picture chiastic structure
1a) Lev 10:3a By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy;
1b) Lev 10:3b, Gen 34:1, Eze 26:20 Dinah the daughter of Leah whom she had borne to Jacob;
1a) Lev 10:3b And before all the people I must be glorified;
1b) Gen 34:1a And Dinah the daughter of Leah;
central axis) Gen 34:1b Whom she had borne to Jacob;
2b) Gen 34:1c Went out to see the daughters of the land;
2a) Eze 26:20 I shall establish glory in the land of the living;
1c.1) Gen 35:3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went;
1c.2) Act 27:25 Therefore, take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me;
1d) Gen 35:11a God also said to him: I am El Shaddai;
central axis) Gen 35:11b-12 Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and an assembly of nations will come from you; from your loins will come forth kings. The land that I gave to Abraham and to Isaac—I give it to you, and to your seed after you, I will give the land;
2d) Deu 31:8a And Yehovah, He is One who goes before you;
2c.1) Deu 31:8b He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you;
2c.2) Deu 31:8c + Joh 20:30-31 Do not fear, nor be dismayed/ And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name;
2b) Gen 35:22b-26a Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun; the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin; and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid: Dan and Naphtali; and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid: Gad and Asher;
2a) 1 Kin 8:53, Exo 4:22-23a, Rev 16:15 Keep His commandments + keep his garments;
1a) 1 Kin 8:53 May YHVH our God incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, and His statutes, and His judgments, which He commanded our fathers;
1b) Exo 4:22a Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says YHVH: Israel is My son;
central axis) Exo 4:22b My firstborn;
2b) Exo 4:23a So I say to you, Let My son go, that he may serve Me;
2a) Rev 16:15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
A pair: YHVH is Holy, we are to be holy as He is holy. Therefore we incline our hearts to Him, we walk in His ways, not walking naked in our own shameful ways or the ways of the world. We keep His commandments, statutes, and judgments which He commanded our fathers (Torah is not passed away). We keep the white garments we have been given in Messiah Yeshua, white, for the white garments are the righteous deeds of the saints (Rev 19:8).
Shabbat prophetic message: To the single nation (Judah, i.e. the Jews) and the assembly of nations (Ephraim, i.e. the believers in Messiah Yeshua) El Shaddai, the Almighty has given the land promised. He is the One – Yehovah, who declared His name with an outstretched arm when He brought Israel out from Egypt – who goes before you to enter in. Therefore take heart, neither fear nor be dismayed, but believe God that it will be just as He has told you. It has been written from time past that you may believe Him. Sons and daughters of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He will answer you in the day of your distress. He will be with you in the way which you go; He will not leave nor forsake you. You are the firstborn of the Holy One: keep His commandments which He commanded our fathers; keep your garments white, for the time of the second Exodus and the time of Yeshua’s coming is here.