Leviticus 20

Leviticus 20

In certain seasons of the year wicked people seeking to please their false gods sacrificed their children and threw them into a blazing fire before the idol of Moloch and various other idols. 

The modern version of this practice of sacrificing our children is called abortion.  God expressly forbids this barbaric practice.

There is a spiritual facet of this situation, because when we teach our children to live contrary to the Word of God and we teach them to serve idols of men, organizations, or worldly pleasures; when we do these things we are teaching our children to serve our idols just like the Canaanites did, only in a slightly different way.

When we do not diligently teach our children the way of eternal life, and we teach them to exalt anything, including corporate churches and leaders; above the whole Word of God, to follow them and turn away from any zeal to live by every Word of God; we are sacrificing our own children by leading them into the lake of fire, as the Canaanites threw their children into the fire of Molech.

ALL idolaters will be destroyed and that includes those who idolize corporate churches and religious leaders and organizations to follow them contrary to living by every Word of God.

Leviticus 20:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 20:2 Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. 20:3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.

Those who say that we must understand the Bible as some man interprets it, are idolaters! We are to test the words of men against the Word of God and we are to hold fast to God’s Word! Not the other way around!  

20:4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: 20:5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

God is AGAINST any person who allows anyone or anything to come between them and God, which is idolatry!

God will destroy the person who idolizes anything at all!  We are to worship Almighty God alone and with a sincere whole heart; we are not to allow any person or thing to come between us and Almighty God; for such persons or things then become our IDOLS!

Those who read the scriptures as interpreted by men and do not test the words of men by the scriptures and follow men ONLY as they are faithful to live by every Word of God; have made that man their idol and will be destroyed by God for their idolatry unless they sincerely repent.

Those who teach their children to follow men as being the same as following God; are leading their children to destruction and they are speeding on to their own destruction.

20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

It is the Eternal who sets us apart to holiness [sanctifies us]; the deceitful words of false and unconverted teachers who would lead us away from the whole Word of God to follow themselves will only lead us into the same destruction that they are falling into.

20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. 20:8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.

God repeats these things over and over to Moses, to impress on us the importance of keeping these things in both the physical and spiritual sense.  We are to be faithful to learn and to live by every Word of, and by the whole will of God our Father in heaven.

20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

God emphasizes the sanctity of marriage to teach us that our marriage to Jesus Christ is to be sanctified in faithfulness for ALL ETERNITY; with NO departure from zeal and passionate cleaving to our eternal Husband Jesus Christ.

20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Laws Governing Sexual Conduct

20:11 And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. 20:12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.

God loves the homosexual, therefore the deeds of homosexuals are an abomination to God; and the homosexual person is to be killed so that his example does not infect others.  Today there are millions who not only commit this wickedness; they loudly proclaim pride in their sin, so that their sin exceeds that of Sodom. 

Exacting the death penalty is the duty of governments and no individual is to take it upon himself to attack anyone.

20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

20:14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.

20:15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

20:16 And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

20:17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.

Any man and women who have intercourse during her seven days of uncleanness from the onset of menses will be cut off from the congregation of God, just as surely as those who will not fast on the Day of Atonement.

This is a physical law having the spiritual application that this blood curse was given as an allegory of sin coming into the world and teaching the need to eschew, abhor and avoid all defilement of sin. 

All couples must abstain for the full commanded seven days from the onset of menses to the sunset ending the seventh day.  This is an allegory that we are to avoid any and all contamination by sin no matter how strong the temptation.

20:18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness [menses], and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

A repeat of certain commandments regarding sexual matters

20:19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister, nor of thy father’s sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.

20:20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he hath uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

20:21 And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

The only exception being a levirate marriage to the wife of a childless brother (Deu 25).

Entry into the physical and spiritual Promised Land is fully contingent on learning and zealously living by every Word of God.

20:22 Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.

We are not to commit these sins like the Canaanites did, for which God commanded their destruction; or we will likewise be destroyed.

The history of Israel in Egypt and afterwards right up to the advent of the physical Christ, was recorded for our instruction and our example to teach us spiritual lessons. 

  • Physical Israel is an instructional allegory of the New Covenant (of Jeremiah 31) and the spiritually called out to God the Father through Jesus Christ the Lamb of God.
  • Bondage in Egypt is an instructional example of bondage to sin.
  • The physical promised land is a type of the spiritual Promised Land of eternal life with God.
  • The Canaanites were a type of the unrepentant sinner and the end of the unrepentant sinner; which is to be excluded form the Promised Land of eternal life and to be destroyed for their unrepented sin.

20:23 And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

20:24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.

We are to learn about the physically clean and unclean from these laws and to learn to discern between the spiritually clean [the purity of God] and the spiritually unclean [all sin].

20:25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

20:26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

This is in reference to anyone seeking guidance from spirits either directly or through others; which is idolatry, and spiritual adultery, and rebellion against our LORD.

20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.


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