The Seed, The Tree and the Third Day

The Light of Torah Messianic Congregation

Faith of Our Fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, series

Presents Article Four

Prepared by P. R. Reid

May 2, 2022

“The Seed, The Tree and the Third Day”

We will employ the following hermeneutical tools in this article:

  1. The Rule of First mention (the first mention of any word establishes the precedent in which it will be used throughout Scripture)   
  2. The Rule of Complete mention
  3. Covenant language i.e. “keep my commandments”
  4. His perfect will for creation
  6. Ancient Hebrew pictograph
  7. Simple gematria 

The four levels of interpretation are called: Pashat, Remez, D’rash & Sud. The first letter of each word P-R-D-S is taken, and vowels are added for pronunciation, giving the word PARDES (meaning “garden” or “orchard”). Each layer is deeper and more intense than the last, like the layers of an onion.  (

The first messianic prophecy is recorded in Ge. 3:15:  “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”

In order for this prophecy to come to fulfillment, the Father must cause His seed to enter into the physical realm.  He made provision for this prophecy on the third day of creation.

Ge. 1:12:  “And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”

This seed was called “good” because its DNA was perfect.  There was no corruption in it.  It was not genetically modified in order to be drought or pestilence resistant.  There was no need to alter His creation because all creation, all three days, were operating in obedience, therefore it was receiving His blessing.

The Hebrew word for “good” is tov (טֽוֹב ) Tet, Vav Cholem (in this case the Vav Cholem is being used as a vowel in lieu of a consonant) and Vet.   In its ancient form the Tet is a picture of a basket and means surround, contain and mud.  We could say that from the mud something will be good.  The numerical value of the Tet is 9.  The Tet is comprised of two other letters, namely the Kaph and Yud.

The second letter is the Vav which is a picture of a tent peg and means to add, secure or hook.  The numerical value of the Vav is 6.  This letter is used as a connecter word such as “and.”  The Vav, the connecter is normally the first letter in every sentence in the Torah showing us that the Torah is a continuous scroll.  The Vav is also a picture of Yeshua, the One who connects earth and heaven.

So far, we have a picture of something “good” emerging from mud, something we can secure our self to.  The third letter is the Vet. The Vet or Bet is a picture of a floor plan of a house and means family, house or a word prefix in.  The numerical value of the Vet is 2.

The ancient picture would then read: “From the mud one would come to secure our self to in order to belong to the family.” The combined numerical value, 9 + 6 + 2 = 17.  Seventeen is resurrection day.

A good seed from day three of creation will emerge from the mud.  Hallelujah!   Praise Yah!

Ge. 1:12 contains the first mention of the word “seed.”  That word is “Zerah,” זֶרַע.  “Zerah” is spelled with a Zayin, Resh and Ayin.

The Zayin is the 7th letter of the Hebrew Aleph Bet.  It is a picture of a mattock and means food, cut or nourish.  Immediately we see connections to the pattern of seven i.e. the Shabbat, the Menorah and Yahs’ festivals to name just a few. It also relates to the “cut” covenant. The numerical value of the Zayin is 7.

The second letter is the Resh.  The picture of a Resh is the head of a man and means head, first, top or beginning.  We could say that the nourishment for our soul was ordained from the beginning.  This nourishment will occur on the seventh day and will be a sign of our acceptance of His covenant invitation. The numerical value of the Resh is 200.

The third letter is an Ayin which is a picture of an eye and means see, watch, know or shade.  We are to watch and know who is the “seed,” the “good seed,” that emerged from the mud at the beginning.

I am speaking of Ge. 2:7:  “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Adam was the man formed from the earth, in particular, the mud.  Yeshua is a descendant or “seed” of Adam, often called the second Adam.  Luke 3:23 provides the ancestry of Yeshua taking the reader back to The Father.  Adam was the original “good seed” guarding the garden.  John 20:15:  “Yeshua said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, ‘Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.’”

By the time we reach Ge. 12:7 Scripture is referring to physical “seed.” Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land. And there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.”  

Seed is a collective noun which can mean both a seed, in its singular form, and many seeds as in the case of the above Scripture, speaking to many descendants.

As we have seen, “seed” can refer to food and also descendants. Gal. 3:29 is a reference to this promise: “And if you are Messiahs’, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

If we consider our self to be the “seed” of Abraham then we must understand his walk as recorded in the Scripture.

Ge. 12:1 – 3:  “Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”  This is the promise being referred to in Gal. 3:29.  This is what we want to be partakers of. Hallelujah!   The Covenant of Pieces is what seals this promise.

Ge. 26:5:  “because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”  The Hebrew word for “obey” is “Shema” (שָׁמַע).  “Shema” means to hear, listen to, or obey. This is the very same word used with regard to Adam, he was to “Shema,” guard or keep the garden. 

According to the words of Messiah Yeshua as recorded in Mark 12:29, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.”

Abraham obeyed The Fathers commandments and as his “seed,” so must we.

Rom. 9:6 – 7:  “But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called.’”

The third day of creation provided an avenue of entry for His “seed.”  His “seed” was made manifest in the man formed in Ge. 2:7. The “seed” of Adam traveled down through the line of Seth culminating in our King Messiah.

We now understand there is a “good seed” which will have its opposite, a “bad seed.”  This is our segway into The Tree. 

The Tree

The “good seed” and the “bad seed” must have their origin somewhere.  That location is Gan Eden, the Garden of Eden.

Ge. 2:8 – 9:  “The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”  The Fathers’ “good seed” would emanate from the tree of life and the “bad seed” would emanate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Each seed had its own unique function.  The “good seed” would produce truth, His true doctrine as discussed in Article Three.  The DNA of the “good seed” is Tov, it’s perfect in its design.  

Mt. 13:23 records “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”  This is the “good seed” of the word of Elohim.

The tree of life is associated with His blessing.

Dt. 30:15 – 20: “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments (the 10 commandments), His statutes (the appointed times), and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess. But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”

His “blessings” and “curses” had their origin in the garden.  Ge. 2:16 – 17:  “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”  The Hebrew definition of death is separation from Yah.  They would be separated from YaHaVah.

Ge. 2:21:  “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said:  This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

Ge. 3:1 – 6:  “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” Then the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die.’ For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”

Scripture tells us that both trees are in the midst of the garden.  The only way that can occur is for one tree to be inside the other. Chava chose to reach beyond the “blessing” promised in the tree of life and take hold of the “curse” which was promised in the tree of knowledge.  Shortly after this action they were expelled from the garden and the earth was cursed.

Obedience equals life and disobedience equals death, i.e. spiritual life or spiritual death.
Recall the first messianic prophecy of Ge. 3:15, throughout the centuries, the adversary’s’ main purpose will be to derail the coming of the promised “seed,” Yeshua Ha Mashiach.  Scripture will record this drama repeatedly. The nation and people Israel are referred to in Scripture as the “good” Olive tree.

Jer. 11:16 -17: “The LORD called your name, Green Olive Tree, lovely and of good fruit. With the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and its branches are broken. For the LORD of hosts, who planted you, has pronounced doom against you for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke Me to anger in offering incense to Baal.” 

Israel, the inheritance of YaHaVah, was producing “good” fruit, they were Jeshurun.   That means they were in covenant, their DNA was pure.  Then they turned the back of their head, the Quph, and chose to follow the “serpent seed” resulting in a perverted defiled worship.

Now we have an explanation of the “pure seed” from the third day of creation and an explanation of the “serpent seed” from Gan Eden, the Garden of Eden.  The story of the two seeds don’t simply remain an issue in the Tanakh, the Old Testament.  These two opposing seeds morph into other parables recorded in the Brit Chadasha.

For one, the previously mentioned parable of the sower of seed.  The second parable to mention is the wheat and the tares.  Mt. 13:24 – 25:  “Another parable He put forth to them, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.”

The “good seed” was sown by men equipped with His truth, The Fathers’ doctrine.  Men slept!  Does that simply mean the men were napping?  Let’s examine the word for slept.

The Greek word for slept is katheudō and is defined as to fall asleep, drop off to sleep, to sleep normally, euphemistically, to be dead, (metaphor) to yield to sloth and sin or to be indifferent to one’s salvation.  These men really were not napping. I would submit to you that they were indifferent to their own salvation.  They were not paying attention or even guarding their own faith.

V 26:  “But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.”  

The Greek word for “tare” is zizanion and means resembling wheat except the grains are black, a bastard wheat.

Mt. 13:27 – 30:  “So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘an enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’  But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.’ ‘Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘first gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn. ’ ”

Yeshua answers this parable beginning in Mt. 13:36 – 39:  “Then Yeshua sent the multitude away and went into the house.  And His disciples came to Him, saying, ‘explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said to them: ‘He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.’”

At the end of the age we should want to be considered His wheat. Those He will gather up and bring into His barn.  We should not desire to align our self with the tare which is the “serpent seed.”  

We’re going to see how the Apostle Paul ties the two seeds together in Rom. 11:1 – 8:  “I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, ‘LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life’? But what does the divine response say to him? ‘I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal. Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. Just as it is written:  ‘God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear, to this very day.’  

Rom. 11:17 – 21:  “And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, ‘branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.’ Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.”

The established location of the tree of life was Gan Eden, the Garden of Eden and has its final location within the New Jerusalem.

The “pure good seed” from the third day of creation to the tree of life of Gan Eden, to Israel, the Green Olive Tree to the gentile nations being grafted into Israel becoming the “seed” of Abraham.

The Third Day

The Fathers’ purpose for creation was to build a family, a “bride,” for His Son, Yeshua.  That “bride” is Israel.  YaHaVah desires a covenant with man.  That man was Abraham.  YaHaVah restates His covenant with Isaac, then Jacob, who is renamed Israel. 

When we study Scripture we must keep this concept in mind.  The “bride” is Israel, the land and its people, they are the good green Olive Tree.  The “bride, Israel,” will ultimately dwell in the land of IsraelIsrael is His inheritance. The nations, should they choose to align themselves with the God of creation, will be grafted into the Olive Tree, Israel.  His promises and prophecies relate to Israel first, then the nations.  Ps. 135:4:  “For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.”

Tracking the Pure Seed

The creation of “seed” on the “third day.”

The manifestation of the “pure seed” is found in the fruit of the Tree of Life.

Abraham receives the three men on the “third day” after his circumcision. 

Abraham, after his circumcision which is the sign of covenant, sires Isaac.  Isaac is circumcised on the 8th day entering into covenant.  Isaac sires Jacob/Israel, the “pure seed” continues.

On the “third day,” Israel receives the Ten Commandments which are their wedding ornaments.

The “pure seed” is interrupted at the golden calf.  

It was Israel to whom The Father proposed to in the wilderness of Sinai:  Ex. 19:5:  “Now therefore, if you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.” 

With Israels’ acceptance of these terms and conditions, they will have entered into a marriage contract.  Israel is still in the betrothal stage of this contract.  If Israel fails to obey and keep His covenant they will become ritually unclean.  The breaking of covenant creates at least two issues; an incurred death penalty and ritual impurity.

It is our quest then, to determine how Israel is connected to the “third day.”

The Father chose to create “seed” on the “third day.”  He is establishing a “seed” pattern.

Ex. 19:16:  “Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thundering’s and lightning’s, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.” The “third day” relates to the, The Fathers’ proposal and Israel, as the “bride” in her ritual purity.  The Ten Commandments are Israels’ wedding ornaments.

Israel will receive the Ten Commandments on the “third day” in the wilderness of Sinai.  The Ten Commandments are the capstone of the Abrahamic covenant as contained within the Book of the Covenant.  The stones, with the Ten Commandments having been inscribed by the finger of Yah, will be placed inside the Ark of the Covenant.  

The first mention of the word “third” is recorded in Ge. 1:13:  “So the evening and the morning were the “thirdday.” We discussed earlier in this teaching that the “third day” of creation has to do with the coming of the future “pure seed,” Messiah Yeshua.  Will Messiah Yeshua provide the pathway for Israels’ re-entry into ritual purity?

The obvious connection to the “third day” is Yeshuas’ three days and three nights in the borrowed tomb.  The question is, what’s not quite obvious in Scripture regarding the “third day.”

Mt. 12:38 – 40:  “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, ‘Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.’ But He answered and said to them, ‘an evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.’ For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

Jonah 1:17:  “Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.”  

I have shown you these Scriptures because there are those on the internet that claim Yeshua didn’t really say He would be in the tomb three days and nights.

Yeshua was three days and nights in the borrowed tomb firstly for Israel, then the nations.  As our kinsman redeemer, Yeshua, paid the death penalty price for Israels’ broken covenant.  Once they have a restored ritual purity, Israel, is Jeshurun, the good green Olive Tree.  She is able then, to receive the grafted in nations.  No one would want to be grafted onto a diseased tree because the graft would not be successful.  The balance of this teaching will focus on how Israel will achieve ritual purity in a restored covenant.

Jn. 1:29:  “The next day John saw Yeshua coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’”  In this case, the word “sin” is singular.  The singular “sin” referred to, is the “broken covenant.”

Let’s first define the Hebrew word for “sin.”  This word is “Chatat,” חַטָּאָת.  “Chatat” is defined as an offence and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender:—punishment (of sin), purifying, and sin (offering).

The numerical value of “Chatat” is 418; 4 + 1 + 8 = 13.  The 13th letter of the Aleph Bet is the Mem.  The Mem is defined as water, chaos, mighty or blood.  Sin, “Chatat,” is choosing to offend and rejecting the remedy, which is the blood of Messiah.

The Brit Chadasha defines sin as recorded in 1 Jn. 3:4:  “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”  Lawlessness is Torahlessness!       

We are looking for a singular “sin,” that a lamb would be sacrificed for.  On page 1672 of your Art Scroll Chumash, a lamb is only used as a sin sacrifice with regard to a Nazir Tahor or a M’tzora.  The sacrificial lamb would be the means used to purify someone who has taken a Nazarite vow or someone who has leprosy.  Remember, we are still thinking about these facts as they relate to Israel.

Since the whole nation of Israel did not take a Nazarite vow, the “sin” being referred to relates to M’tzora, ritual defilement.  I will suggest to you the nation of Israel was not in covenant during the time of Yeshua.  The remedy for M’tzora is recorded in V’yikra, Leviticus, the Book of Holiness.

The first mention of “Tahar” is recorded in Ge. 35:2:  “And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, ‘Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments.’”  The people, Israel, were still hanging onto carved idols, Rachel included.  These foreign gods seduced Israel, The Father’s chosen, into turning their back on Him and looking to these handmade gods instead.

Lev. 14:1 – 7:  “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘This shall be the law of the leper (M’tzora) for the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest.  And the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall examine him; and indeed, if the leprosy is healed in the leper, then the priest shall command to take for him who is to be cleansed two living and clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.

The Aleph Tav

In the Revelation of Yeshua HaMashiach to John, Yeshua identifies himself as the Aleph and the Tav, the first and last letters of the Hebrew Aleph Bet; these references are found in Rev. 1:8, 1:11, 21:6 and 22:13.  

Our modern translations read “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending.” However, the words Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet.  Since Messiah Yeshua is a Hebrew man and not a Greek man He would have said “I am the Aleph and the Tav, the beginning and the ending.”  

This is the Aleph, א  , and the Tav,ת   .  In its ancient form the Aleph Tav would read “strength of the covenant.”

And the priest shall command that one of the birds (הַצִּפּוֹר אֶת־) be killed in an earthen vessel over running water.  As for the living bird (אֶת־הַצִּפֹּר  ), he shall take it, the cedar wood (אֶת־עֵץ ) and the scarlet (אֶת־שְׁנִי ) and the hyssop ( אֶת־הָאֵזֹב  ) and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water.  And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose in the open field.

The leper, M’tzora, is Israel.  She is ritually impure, she is unclean.  A lamb is to be sacrificed to return her to ritual purity.

The bird that is killed represents Yeshua at His death.

The cedar wood is the stake He was nailed to.

The scarlet represents His blood.

The hyssop was placed at His mouth.

The bird that is loosed represents His resurrection.  

This is a beautiful picture of the passion of Yeshua and His completed work.

The Hebrew word for unclean or ritual impurity is “Tamah,” טָמְאָה.  “Tamah” is defined as religious impurity:—filthiness, unclean (-ness).  “Tamah” comes from the word טָמֵא meaning to become unclean or polluted.  

The first mention of “Tamah” is recorded in Lev. 5:3:  “‘Or if he touches human uncleanness—whatever uncleanness with which a man may be defiled, and he is unaware of it—when he realizes it, then he shall be guilty.

When Israel failed to obey or keep His commandments they became ritually unclean.  They will not enjoy His Shabbat rest in the millennial kingdom.  If they continue in their uncleanness the physical manifestation of leprosy will become apparent.  We are still tracking the number three and the number seven.

Israel is commanded to be a set apart nation and ritually pure, or undefiled.  Dt. 19:2:  “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.’”  Obedience and holiness are Israel’s clarion call.  

The Hebrew word used for ritual purity is “Tahar,” טָהֵר.  This word is spelled with the letters Tet, Hey and Resh.  This word is defined as to shine, be bright or be perfect as opposed to the filthiness of leprosy.  In its ancient form “Tahar” would read:  “Be surrounded by the one who was to be revealed from the beginning.”  The numerical value is 214; 2 + 1 + 4 = 7.  The number seven lends to the understanding that no unclean person will enjoy His Shabbat rest.

Ordinance of the Red Heifer

Num. 19:1 – 10:  “Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, ‘This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying: Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come. You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, that he may take it outside the camp, and it shall be slaughtered before him; and Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood seven times directly in front of the tabernacle of meeting. Then the heifer (אֶת־הַפָּרָה ) shall be burned in his sight: its hide (אֶת־עֹרָהּ ), its flesh (אֶת־בְּשָׂרָהּ ), its blood (אֶת־דָּמָהּ ), and its offal shall be burned.

And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and cast them into the midst of the fire burning the heifer. Then the priest shall wash his clothes, he shall bathe in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp; the priest shall be unclean until evening. And the one who burns it shall wash his clothes in water, bathe in water, and shall be unclean until evening. Then a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and store them outside the camp in a clean place; and they shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for the water of purification; it is for purifying from sin. And the one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until evening. It shall be a statute forever to the children of Israel and to the stranger who dwells among them.’”

This is the very same process we see in the death of Messiah Yeshua.  The Rabbis refer to Messiah as the “leper” Messiah because of Is. 53:4 – 8:  “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken  (“naga” – to be stricken with leprosy, the very same word used with regard to the tree of knowledge, where it says don’t touch), smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.

Num. 18:11 – 13:  “He who touches the dead body of anyone shall be unclean seven days. He shall purify himself with the water on the third day and on the seventh day; then he will be clean. But if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean. Whoever touches the body of anyone who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD. That person shall be cut off from Israel. He shall be unclean, because the water of purification was not sprinkled on him; his uncleanness is still on him.

We will all be sprinkled with this very unique water.  Ez. 36:22 – 29:  “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘thus says the Lord GOD:  ‘I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went.  And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the LORD, says the Lord GOD, ‘when I am hallowed in you before their eyes.’”

‘For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. I will deliver you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you.’”

He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken.”

This is what the Lamb of God did, He carried Israels’ M’tzora, her leprous condition, on Himself to provide a path to her purification.  He made it possible for her to be ritually pure once more, just as she was when she accepted The Fathers’ proposal at Mt. Sinai.

Jn. 19:17 – 30:  “And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha (outside the camp), where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, or Yeshua in the center. Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:  YESHUA OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.  

Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Yeshua was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, ‘Do not write, The King of the Jews, but, He said, ‘I am the King of the Jews.’ Pilate answered, ‘what I have written, I have written.’  Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Yeshua, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. They said therefore among themselves, ‘Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,’ that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:  “They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots. Therefore the soldiers did these things.   

Now there stood by the cross of Yeshua His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Yeshua therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. After this, Yeshua, knowing that all things were now accomplished (the restoration of the broken covenant and the path to ritual purity), that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Yeshua had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”

All the elements for purification are present.  He is outside the camp, He is nailed to the wooden stake, the scarlet represents His blood, out of His side emerge water and blood representing the scarlet thread.

Ps. 51:10 – 12:  “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”

In conclusion, the tapestry woven by the spirit of Holiness leads us from the “Third Day” to the “Seventh Day,” the millennial kingdom, three and seven! Israel and the nations must be purified by the waters of purification and the completed work of Messiah Yeshua, on the “third day.”  If we are not, purified, can we enter into His Shabbat rest?

The Father chose day three as the day to impart His pure DNA into the physical realm. Yeshua, is YaHaVahs’ “pure Seed.”   The Tree of Life vs The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is where the spiritual battle began, the “good seed” and the “serpent seed.”  The number three speaks to the resurrection, the power of the Living Elohim, as in raising Yeshua from the dead.  This is the “Third Day.”  No other day will do!  Selah