What is so special about salt?Salt preserves, salt cleanses…
Salt does not rot or go bad and one could say salt is eternal.
Salt is an essential element in all the offerings and in a Covenant of Salt.
Lev. 2;13 You shall salt your every meal-offering with salt; you may not discontinue the salt of your God’s covenant from upon your meal-offering– on your every offering shall you offer salt.
In Ezekiel’s vision at the Altar’s inauguration 43;23-24 “When you have finished cleansing, you shall offer an unblemished young bull, and an unblemished ram from the flock; you shall offer them before HASHEM. The Kohanim shall throw salt upon them and offer them up as a burnt-offering to HASHEM.
King Darius issues a decree cooperating with the rebuilding of the Temple of God, salt is listed among the required items, Ezra 6;9-10 And whatever they require- young bulls, rams, and sheep for burnt-offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine and oil, according to the specifications of the Kohanim who are in Jerusalem– shall be supplied to them day by day without fail, so that they may offer pleasing offerings to the God of heaven and pray for the lives of the king an his children.There are only two times in the Tanach where this mention of the Salt covenant occurs in reference to God and a man.
Once in ….
Num. 18;19
“Everything that is set aside from the sanctities that the Children of Israel raise up to HASHEM have I given to you and to your sons and daughters with you as an eternal portion; it is an eternal salt-like covenant before HASHEM, for you and your offspring with you.”
*After the rebellion of Korach where the order and Divine assignment of the Priesthood to Aaron and his sons is challenged; after the earth opens its mouth and swallows Korach and all who were with him; after the people hold Moses and Aaron responsible for the deaths and a plague claims many more lives; after Aaron intercedes and offers insense to halt the plague; after God indicates again His choice of Aaron by the blossoming of his staff in the Holy of Holies…God reiterates all the (24) gifts of the Kohanim and makes this statement about the salt-like covenant with Aaron and his offspring.

and again it is mentioned in…
2 Chronicles 13;4-5
Abijah stood up on top of Mount Zemaraim which is in the hills of Ephriam and he said, ” Hear me, Jeroboam and all of Israel! Surely you should know that HASHEM, God of Israel, gave kingship over Israel to David forever, to him and his children for an everlasting covenant of salt.
*King Abijah calls out Jeroboam’s idolatry and further goes on to say in verse 9 “Have you not dismissed the Kohanim of HASHEM, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made for yourselves priests like the nations of the land?….10 But as for us- HASHEM is our God, and we have not forsaken Him; the priests who minister to HASHEM are the sons of Aaron and the Levites do their work.”

Yeshua speaks of salt….
Matt. 5;13
You are the salt for the Land. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except being thrown out for people to trample on.

Without salt…offerings and thus intercession is incomplete.
Let’s take advantage of every chance we can to cast our prayers to our slumberless intercessor and Kohen Hagadol, Yeshua…acting as intercessors for our fellow men, brethren and enemies…that evil and wickedness swiftly be uprooted from the hearts of all men.
While we await, alert… come quickly we need you…have mercy when you come.

Have a blessed weekend and Shabbat Shalom!
Yom Shi Shi Tammuz 9, 5772
Friday June 29, 2012
The Complete Jewish Bible Translation by David H. Stern
The Stone Edition Tanach- Artscroll
http://www.wisdomintorah.com Rico Cortez-Covenant of Salt teaching

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