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[---Lamed Messianic Jewish Studies---] Torah/The Contemporary נֵזֶר (Neizer, Consecrated)

The Contemporary נֵזֶר (Neizer, Consecrated)

The purpose of this writing is to explore the possibility of the post-resurrection contemporary believer who is desiring to partake the obligations of the Neizer. The problem in doing so seems to be in the completion of the obligation. There are associated sacrifices and offerings that complete the time of sanctified dedication. Without a physical stone Temple, many are at a loss of how to complete the time of consecration successfully, being that the tasks of completion are so specific.

The question today becomes that if we are the Temple of the Ru'acḥ, and Mashiacḥ guides our lives from the throne of our inner man, is it possible that this Temple in HaBasar b'Mashiacḥ (The Body of Messiah) is how we complete times of sanctified dedication of consecration? And if the latter is the case, what would it look like in the body as a witness of service today without a stone Temple?

We will first look at the passages found in the Tanakḥ as the foundation of obligation, and then explore practical fulfillment today.

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Tanakh Parashat

B'midbar (Numbers) Chapter 6 בְּמִדְבַּר
( From Mechon-Mamre.org )
.א  וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר
1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
.ב  דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם: אִישׁ אוֹ-אִשָּׁה, כִּי יַפְלִא לִנְדֹּר נֶדֶר נָזִיר--לְהַזִּיר, לַיהוָה
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When either man or woman shall clearly utter a vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to consecrate himself unto the LORD,
.ג  מִיַּיִן וְשֵׁכָר יַזִּיר, חֹמֶץ יַיִן וְחֹמֶץ שֵׁכָר לֹא יִשְׁתֶּה; וְכָל-מִשְׁרַת עֲנָבִים לֹא יִשְׁתֶּה, וַעֲנָבִים לַחִים וִיבֵשִׁים לֹא יֹאכֵל
3 he shall abstain from wine and strong drink: he shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried.
.ד  כֹּל, יְמֵי נִזְרוֹ: מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר יֵעָשֶׂה מִגֶּפֶן הַיַּיִן, מֵחַרְצַנִּים וְעַד-זָג--לֹא יֹאכֵל
4 All the days of his Naziriteship shall he eat nothing that is made of the grape-vine, from the pressed grapes even to the grapestone.
.ה  כָּל-יְמֵי נֶדֶר נִזְרוֹ, תַּעַר לֹא-יַעֲבֹר עַל-רֹאשׁוֹ: עַד-מְלֹאת הַיָּמִם אֲשֶׁר-יַזִּיר לַיהוָה, קָדֹשׁ יִהְיֶה--גַּדֵּל פֶּרַע, שְׂעַר רֹאשׁוֹ
5 All the days of his vow of Naziriteship there shall no razor come upon his head; until the days be fulfilled, in which he consecrateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow long.
.ו  כָּל-יְמֵי הַזִּירוֹ, לַיהוָה, עַל-נֶפֶשׁ מֵת, לֹא יָבֹא
6 All the days that he consecrateth himself unto the LORD he shall not come near to a dead body.
.ז  לְאָבִיו וּלְאִמּוֹ, לְאָחִיו וּלְאַחֹתוֹ--לֹא-יִטַּמָּא לָהֶם, בְּמֹתָם: כִּי נֵזֶר אֱלֹהָיו, עַל-רֹאשׁוֹ
7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die; because his consecration unto God is upon his head.
.ח  כֹּל, יְמֵי נִזְרוֹ, קָדֹשׁ הוּא, לַיהוָה
8 All the days of his Naziriteship he is holy unto the LORD.
.ט  וְכִי-יָמוּת מֵת עָלָיו בְּפֶתַע פִּתְאֹם, וְטִמֵּא רֹאשׁ נִזְרוֹ--וְגִלַּח רֹאשׁוֹ בְּיוֹם טָהֳרָתוֹ, בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי יְגַלְּחֶנּוּ
9 And if any man die very suddenly beside him, and he defile his consecrated head, then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it.
.י  וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי, יָבִא שְׁתֵּי תֹרִים, אוֹ שְׁנֵי, בְּנֵי יוֹנָה: אֶל-הַכֹּהֵן--אֶל-פֶּתַח, אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד
10 And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tent of meeting.
.יא  וְעָשָׂה הַכֹּהֵן, אֶחָד לְחַטָּאת וְאֶחָד לְעֹלָה, וְכִפֶּר עָלָיו, מֵאֲשֶׁר חָטָא עַל-הַנָּפֶשׁ; וְקִדַּשׁ אֶת-רֹאשׁוֹ, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא
11 And the priest shall prepare one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, and make atonement for him, for that he sinned by reason of the dead; and he shall hallow his head that same day.
.יב  וְהִזִּיר לַיהוָה אֶת-יְמֵי נִזְרוֹ, וְהֵבִיא כֶּבֶשׂ בֶּן-שְׁנָתוֹ לְאָשָׁם; וְהַיָּמִים הָרִאשֹׁנִים יִפְּלוּ, כִּי טָמֵא נִזְרוֹ
12 And he shall consecrate unto the LORD the days of his Naziriteship, and shall bring a he-lamb of the first year for a guilt-offering; but the former days shall be void, because his consecration was defiled.
.יג  וְזֹאת תּוֹרַת, הַנָּזִיר: בְּיוֹם, מְלֹאת יְמֵי נִזְרוֹ, יָבִיא אֹתוֹ, אֶל-פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד
13 And this is the law of the Nazirite, when the days of his consecration are fulfilled: he shall bring it unto the door of the tent of meeting;
.יד  וְהִקְרִיב אֶת-קָרְבָּנוֹ לַיהוָה כֶּבֶשׂ בֶּן-שְׁנָתוֹ תָמִים אֶחָד, לְעֹלָה, וְכַבְשָׂה אַחַת בַּת-שְׁנָתָהּ תְּמִימָה, לְחַטָּאת; וְאַיִל-אֶחָד תָּמִים, לִשְׁלָמִים
14 and he shall present his offering unto the LORD, one he-lamb of the first year without blemish for a burnt-offering, and one ewe-lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin-offering, and one ram without blemish for peace-offerings,
.טו  וְסַל מַצּוֹת, סֹלֶת חַלֹּת בְּלוּלֹת בַּשֶּׁמֶן, וּרְקִיקֵי מַצּוֹת, מְשֻׁחִים בַּשָּׁמֶן; וּמִנְחָתָם, וְנִסְכֵּיהֶם
15 and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, and their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings.
.טז  וְהִקְרִיב הַכֹּהֵן, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה; וְעָשָׂה אֶת-חַטָּאתוֹ, וְאֶת-עֹלָתוֹ
16 And the priest shall bring them before the LORD, and shall offer his sin-offering, and his burnt-offering.
.יז  וְאֶת-הָאַיִל יַעֲשֶׂה זֶבַח שְׁלָמִים, לַיהוָה, עַל, סַל הַמַּצּוֹת; וְעָשָׂה, הַכֹּהֵן, אֶת-מִנְחָתוֹ, וְאֶת-נִסְכּוֹ
17 And he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto the LORD, with the basket of unleavened bread; the priest shall offer also the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof.
.יח  וְגִלַּח הַנָּזִיר, פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד--אֶת-רֹאשׁ נִזְרוֹ; וְלָקַח, אֶת-שְׂעַר רֹאשׁ נִזְרוֹ, וְנָתַן עַל-הָאֵשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תַּחַת זֶבַח הַשְּׁלָמִים
18 And the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated head at the door of the tent of meeting, and shall take the hair of his consecrated head, and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace-offerings.
.יט  וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן אֶת-הַזְּרֹעַ בְּשֵׁלָה, מִן-הָאַיִל, וְחַלַּת מַצָּה אַחַת מִן-הַסַּל, וּרְקִיק מַצָּה אֶחָד; וְנָתַן עַל-כַּפֵּי הַנָּזִיר, אַחַר הִתְגַּלְּחוֹ אֶת-נִזְרוֹ
19 And the priest shall take the shoulder of the ram when it is sodden, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazirite, after he hath shaven his consecrated head.
.כ  וְהֵנִיף אוֹתָם הַכֹּהֵן תְּנוּפָה, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה--קֹדֶשׁ הוּא לַכֹּהֵן, עַל חֲזֵה הַתְּנוּפָה וְעַל שׁוֹק הַתְּרוּמָה; וְאַחַר יִשְׁתֶּה הַנָּזִיר, יָיִן
20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave-offering before the LORD; this is holy for the priest, together with the breast of waving and the thigh of heaving; and after that the Nazirite may drink wine.
.כא  זֹאת תּוֹרַת הַנָּזִיר, אֲשֶׁר יִדֹּר, קָרְבָּנוֹ לַיהוָה עַל-נִזְרוֹ, מִלְּבַד אֲשֶׁר-תַּשִּׂיג יָדוֹ; כְּפִי נִדְרוֹ, אֲשֶׁר יִדֹּר--כֵּן יַעֲשֶׂה, עַל תּוֹרַת נִזְרוֹ. {פ}
21 This is the law of the Nazirite who voweth, and of his offering unto the LORD for his Naziriteship, beside that for which his means suffice; according to his vow which he voweth, so he must do after the law of his Naziriteship. {P}

Individual Components

    • Verse 9 - Neizer defiled shall shave his head on the next Shabbath.
    • Verse 10 - Neizer defiled brings on the 8th day (1st day of week) two turtledoves, or two young pigeons to priest.
    • Verse 11 - Priest offers one fowl for Sin-Offering and one for Burnt-Offering for sin by reason of the dead.
    • Verse 12 - Neizer shall consecrate to LORD the days of his consecration, bringing a guilt-offering; but the former days shall be void, because his consecration was defiled.
    • Verse 13 - The Neizer comes to the congregation or place of gathering at the end of His predetermined consecration.
    • Verse 14 - Neizer brings Animals each for a Burnt-Offering, a Sin-Offering (chatat), and a Peace-Offering.
    • Verse 15 - Neizer brings a Meal and a Grain Offerings, and a Drink-Offerings.
    • Verse 16 - Priest offers the Sin-Offering and the Burnt-Offering
    • Verse 17 - Priest offers Peace-Offerings with Unleavened Bread (Matzoth), and Meal-Offering, and Drink-Offering
    • Verse 18 - Neizer shaves his head at the congregation and offers hair on the fire under sacrifice of Peace-Offerings
    • Verse 19 - Priest puts in hands of shaved Neizer the shoulder of Peace-Offering, Matzoth cake and Matzoth wafer.
    • Verse 20 - Priest waves Wave-Offering along with breast of waving and thigh of heaving of the animal used in v19.
      • General understanding is that they eat of the peace-offerings at this juncture along with meal and drink offerings.

Contemporary Viewpoints

The purpose of the call of one to be consecrated unto Adonai is to be focused on being separated from the rest of the world. The idea that one can be in the world and not of it with the ever-constant presence of encroaching defilement upon us is a great endeavor of dedication. The senses are heightened as to what a wicked and twisted world we live in as one progresses through the days and just what a need for Messiah there is in this life.

Yeshua is the sacrifice better than the blood of bulls and goats. Then we have the meal-offerings, drink-offerings, wave-offerings which are of the peace-offerings and the meal and drink all together.

Equated to burnt-offerings, sin-offerings and guilt-offerings are the blood and sacrifice of Yeshua going up. The peace-offering, meal-offering, and drink-offering (as equated with Pesach) are the wave-offerings we give out of commitment to Mashiach and the faith.

  • Broken Spirit - Peace-Offering
    • Mishlei (Proverbs) 15 מִשְׁלֵי
      • .יג  לֵב שָׂמֵחַ, יֵיטִב פָּנִים; וּבְעַצְּבַת-לֵב, רוּחַ נְכֵאָה
      • 13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
    • One who is in sorrow can be one who is in turmoil and stresses that would put tension and break things. One who is in turmoil wants peace and no stress. It is equatable to see how sorrow can be one who would bring a peace-offering to alleviate turmoil and bring peace.
    • Qorinthi-im Beith (2nd Corinthians) 7:9
      • Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.
        • Being made sorry in a godly manner is a dedicated consecration by which we are set apart in understanding and it leads to a renewal of heart which the vow of a neizer would also do.
    • Qorinthi-im Beith (2nd Corinthians) 7:10
      • For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.
        • The idea that those things which withdraw into Elohim are beneficial and those things which withdraw away from Elohim are detrimental to the spirit. The neizer is a conscious purposeful decision to withdraw from the world and cleave unto Elohim in dedicated consecration of service by the reigning in of the flesh and worldly social norms.
  • Broken Heart - Meal-Offering (Unleavened bread cakes/wafers)
    • B'midbar (Numbers) 15 בְּמִדְבַּר
      • .לא  כִּי דְבַר-יְהוָה בָּזָה, וְאֶת-מִצְוָתוֹ הֵפַר; הִכָּרֵת תִּכָּרֵת הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא, עֲוֺנָה בָהּ
      • 31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken His commandment; that soul shall utterly be cut off, his iniquity shall be upon him. [Context is a soul that doeth aught with a high hand {wayward motive} blasphemeth the LORD]
        • The idea that Yeshua was broken and put away as someone who had aught motive and explained as the bread of life but was buried so as to be "cut off from His people" as is stated in verse 30 before, is to equate the whole idea to broken bread.
    • T'hillim (Psalms) 34 תְּהִלִּים
      • .יט  קָרוֹב יְהוָה, לְנִשְׁבְּרֵי-לֵב; וְאֶת-דַּכְּאֵי-רוּחַ יוֹשִׁיעַ
      • 19 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
        • In a manner of speaking, our brokenness is likened to the sacrifice of the meal-offering, offered up with the broken body of Messiah together in unity of spirit as we return unto Elohim in Salvation (Yeshua).
    • T'hillim (Psalms) 51 תְּהִלִּים
      • .יט  זִבְחֵי אֱלֹהִים, רוּחַ נִשְׁבָּרָה לֵב-נִשְׁבָּר וְנִדְכֶּה-- אֱלֹהִים, לֹא תִבְזֶה
      • 19 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
        • This backs up that the broken heart is the sacrifice unto Elohim.
    • Mattit-Yahu (Matthew) 21
      • 42-44 - Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This was the LORD’s doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes’ ? [Ref. T'hillim 118:22-23]
        • This reference reinforces the understanding that a broken heart is the sacrifice we bring to Elohim.
      • Aphsiyim (Ephesians) 2
      • 14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, [Context: those in v12 without Mashiach, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise.]
        • Once again, in association with the Peace-Offering and the broken bread being as the wall of separation of the ordinances and charges against those who would come unto reconciliation with Messiah, the elements which comprise the Wave-Offering of praise are halfway to a complete understanding.
  • Contrite Heart - Drink-Offering
    • Y'sha-Yahu (Isaiah) 57 יְשַׁעְיָהוּ
      • .טו  כִּי כֹה אָמַר רָם וְנִשָּׂא, שֹׁכֵן עַד וְקָדוֹשׁ שְׁמוֹ--מָרוֹם וְקָדוֹשׁ, אֶשְׁכּוֹן; וְאֶת-דַּכָּא, וּשְׁפַל-רוּחַ, לְהַחֲיוֹת רוּחַ שְׁפָלִים, וּלְהַחֲיוֹת לֵב נִדְכָּאִים
      • 15 For thus saith the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
        • Water, Wine, drink can revive the body, give it what it needs in moisture to operate properly. Wine can relax the muscles, water can lubricate the joints and give elasticity to the ligaments. Those who have a contrite spirit are ready to accept that which replenishes the bodily necessities.
    • Y'sha-Yahu (Isaiah) 66 יְשַׁעְיָהוּ
      • .ב  וְאֶת-כָּל-אֵלֶּה יָדִי עָשָׂתָה, וַיִּהְיוּ כָל-אֵלֶּה נְאֻם-יְהוָה; וְאֶל-זֶה אַבִּיט--אֶל-עָנִי וּנְכֵה-רוּחַ, וְחָרֵד עַל-דְּבָרִי
      • 2 For all these things hath My hand made, and so all these things came to be, saith the LORD; but on this man will I look, even on him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at My word.
        • Just as the surface of the waters tremble at the voice of the wind, so the contrite who are immersed in the Word of Elohim will tremble with the mighty waters of life and be refreshed by the depth and revitalization of living waters.
  • Adoration and Praise - Wave-Offering
    • Yirme-Yahu (Jeremiah) 17 יִרְמְיָהוּ
      • .כו  וּבָאוּ מֵעָרֵי-יְהוּדָה וּמִסְּבִיבוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִַם וּמֵאֶרֶץ בִּנְיָמִן, וּמִן-הַשְּׁפֵלָה וּמִן-הָהָר וּמִן-הַנֶּגֶב, מְבִאִים עוֹלָה וְזֶבַח, וּמִנְחָה וּלְבוֹנָה--וּמְבִאֵי תוֹדָה, בֵּית יְהוָה
      • 26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places round about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the Lowland, and from the mountains, and from the South, bringing burnt-offerings, and sacrifices, and meal-offerings, and frankincense, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving, unto the house of the LORD.
        • Interesting here is וּמְבִאֵי תוֹדָה or "bringer of thanks" which can also be interpreted as Praise. The idea here that those who are in song and thanksgiving and praise of Elohim come in with arms wide and waving high as the expression of praise out of their heart through their whole body as we are instructed to come unto the throne of Elohim {with our whole self}.
    • Ma-asei HaSh'licḥim (Acts of The Sent Ones) 12
      • 7 Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands.
        • Those who are touched of the LORD and His servants will be raised as waving hands and freed to great works.
    • Philippim (Philippians) 1
      • 9-11 - And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
        • As part of the Wave-Offering, if taken as the combination of all the above, is the idea that we are in a potentially perpetual Neizer Vow being without offense (against Torah) and full of sincerity and praise until the return of Mashiach being filled with the spiritual fruits of righteousness men see in our actions in the ways of Elohim as is our proper glory and praise to Elohim.

In essence, we seem to have nested Neizer Vows of re-entry into the world to do the servile work of the Kingdom, which would be the end of a time of dedicated consecration, equated with a vow of the neizer (consecrated). There has to be a time of refreshing and renewing of spirit before we can come back and work again in the world. Then, there is a larger life-covering and life-giving Neizer Vow by which we wait on the return of Mashiach. In a sense, this "nested existence" is pertinent to the understanding we have of the mystery of HaBesorah (The Good Report) which is Mashiach in us and working through our lives as a declaration of Himself to the rest of the unbelieving world who would heed the call of heaven.

Practical Applications

So, in this understanding that there seems to be mini Neizer Vows within a larger commitment to be a Neizer unto Mashiach, there are several places that we can see this idea show up. Let us go over a few examples.

  • Is it possible that communion in essence is part of the meal and drink offering?
  • Since there seems to be no time frame except the one declared at the time of the individual by the vow, there seems to be a lack of time-frame as to the example of us being the temple/priesthood. Can this be a period to put us in a contrite heart position?
  • As Mashiach is now the offerings having to do with the blood of animals, this is fulfilled instantly (or rather already fulfilled) in a Believer in the Yeshua of Elohim?
    • Heightened focus from the world: Possible correlation of a new believer to a neizer would be the separation for a season from the wiles of the world to dedicate and set-apart themselves for the purposes of Elohim, before having to go and face the world again -- except this time better equipped.
    • Is it possible that the reference to old and new wine bottles and old/new wine could be equated in manner somehow to the vine products prohibited to the neizer and when the are able to have some wine again it was because the flesh was "renewed" or made ready to hold something (commitments, tasks, teachings, knowledge, etc.) again? This would mean that the time of separation for the purpose of being able to process what one already has and "meditate" on the Words of knowledge and understanding so that one could request and wait on Elohim for Wisdom.
  • Separations in relationships
    • It is taught that couples can agree to separate for a time and then come back together. Is it possible that part of this separation time could have been for the rights of a Neizer?
  • Yeshua B'midbar
    • When Yeshua went into the wilderness for testing, there would be a time of set-apart consecration whereby no grape-vine products or strong drink would be available, but also would allow a set time for hair to grow and be hyper-focused on Elohim. Is it also possible that this was the final completion of the Neizer obligation particular to the technicality of Torah?
  • There was a declaration of Yeshua that He would not drink of the wine from Pesach again until the redemption.
    • Was this seemingly a vow of Neizer, not having anything of grapes again until that day?
    • Was the endeavor of taking on the Vows of the Neizer prophetic to the end of the ascension of Yeshua until the return for judgment and there is actually no need to take on the Neizer rights because of this, or is it still an example to be pursued as a witness to men?
  • Hairy issues
    • So, the man or woman seem to both be open to the vows of a neizer, but the woman was not supposed to have her head shaved. Is it possible that this was only the sides of the head and not the whole head that would also allow her to take part in the vows? Was it the custom or the writ that only man in headship could take the Neizer Vows?
  • Yochanan and the Neizer Vow
    • It is highly possible that the unkempt Yochanan HaMatbil we see is a man actually keeping the Vows of the Neizer due to the fact that the command in v5 that no razor shall come upon the head at all, which would also include the beard.
  • Sha'ul and the Neizer Vow
    • When Paul went to keep the sacrifices of the neizer, they would not have been traveling with animals required for the keeping of a completion of the vows. If it was only the fowl, this means that what Paul was keeping was the defilement of the vow. We do not know if money-changers were a normal thing of the temple service or if it was only at the chaghim and so we do not know what animals Paul would have to sacrifice. If he also paid for the sacrifices of others, what would he have paid for if the animals were brought already and not at the temple on-hand. So, it is possible that Paul was actually paying for sacrifices of neizer completion, which begs the question of when it started (Damascus?).
  • Land Shabbath
    • The hair and the lack of products from anything of the grape-vines could be equated to the Shabbath Year rest for the land when it lays fallow and no product is reaped but rather is allowed to go back into the ground. This would also align with the previous comment about allowing ones-self to meditate on the knowledge, counsel, and understanding they had while waiting on Elohim for the nourishing Wisdom they needed before addressing things of the world again. The unkempt hair is as the vines laying undressed and wile and the lack of anything grape would be akin to the lack of fruit from the life as the nutrients of the nephesh acquired from the Word was allowed to do it's work in HaLev (the heart, or heart of the earth, sub-soil as inner man).

As much as there is a lack of grape products, when one is cleaving to Elohim in a time of consecration, could also be a reminder of what life would be like in it's dryness without believers in Elohim and the lack of spiritual fruits in the world. This would mean the ability to have wine again would be as refreshing as the original commitment to take the initial vow.

This seems to correlate with the idea that in the days of Mashiach it is very hard to keep the sacrifices to end the Neizer Vows unless done with and in Mashiach as the Kohein HaGadol; Also, the taking of the vow would be likened to the commitment we should have in the world of a perpetual Neizerim with HaMashiach in them until Yeshua comes again for the judgment. If we are feeling like we need to refocus our devotion, it seems that it would be possible to declare a Neizer Vow and not cut our hair or have grape products or strong drink of any kind and then commune in fellowship with the appropriate clean Biblical animal roasted with unleavened bread and wine drink offering to declare the Vow interval at an end for such strenuous attention.

The hair could indeed be placed under the peace-offering on a roaster while at the other end there is meat to eat which would not be tainted with burning hair. According to the passage, it may be necessary to also have the appropriate congregation over-seer versed in the Neizer Vow proceedings to guide the participant in the proper Biblical manner which would be beneficial to the focus and dedication of the individual taking on such a vow. Of importance would be the dedication of the place of roasting as a holy place set aside for such practice and no strange poles, trees, or standards set up beside said created alter.


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Posted on January 12, 2023, at 08:39 PM CST by WebMaster
Hair and Vines

The growing of the hair when it is normally cut, and the negation of anything of the vines when this was normal partaking, seems to equate to an idea that Elohim created everything, but then preferred home-born Jews with the Besorah first, and then again to the other nations. The hair is many strands, but all together "one hair set" and the vines are many growths, but "one vine" which seems to be like a people taken as unified groups.

Posted on January 12, 2023, at 08:37 PM CST by WebMaster
Weekly Neizer Vows for the Believer

6 days of working and consecration in Mashiach and then the 7th day is like a fulfillment of the vows which provide a weekly rest and then after havdalah we get ready to go out into the world again, being in it but not part of it.

Posted on January 12, 2023, at 08:35 PM CST by WebMaster

Issues with women, but no transgression of actual Neizer Vows. Maybe this is why he was favored with some final strength at the growing of a little more hair.

Posted on January 08, 2023, at 11:11 AM CST by WebMaster
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