Fellowship through Sanctity
And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should
not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
Leviticus 26:11ff (Spoke 3, Cycle 1)
The primary themes of the second half of Leviticus manifest with extraordinarily clarity in 2 Corinthians which
is the only Book of the New Testament where God repeats the specific promise to dwell with His People as
originally stated in Leviticus:
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness
with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ
with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of
God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said,
I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2 Corinthians 6:14ff (Spoke 3, Cycle 3)
Though there are a number of other verses
that mention aspects of this promise, 2 Corinthians is unique in that the Greek phrase translated as
"I will walk in them, and I will be their God" is an exact quotation (except for change of the pronoun from
"you" to "them") of Leviticus 26:12 (LXX). Furthermore, in Leviticus God reminded His people that He had
broken the yoke of Egypt – the symbol (type) of bondage to sin and the world – and in 2 Corinthians He links
the promise with its spiritual meaning that we should not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.
The connection between these verses is very strong. They are in fact the only verses in
the entire Bible that speak of a "yoke" in the context of God's Promise to dwell with His People,
which means we have yet another Spoke 3 KeyLink. So once again we see a consistent sequential pattern of
Books on all three Cycles that ultimately derives from the Trinity.
Concepts associated with the Second Person on Spoke 2 – Bet, House, Tabernacle, Ben, Son – smoothly translate into concepts
related to the Third Person on Spoke 3 – Gimel, Giving, Fellowship, and Holiness.
Yet there is more. Immediately after repeating God's promise to dwell in His People,
Paul gave a command that is fundamentally characteristic of the Book of Leviticus:
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,
and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you,
and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 6:17ff (Spoke 3, Cycle 3)
If any word is characteristic of the Third Book, it is the word "unclean," which also is the basis of the
holy separation that God established therein:
... I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people. 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.
Leviticus 20:24ff (Spoke 3, Cycle 1)
The ceremonial laws of Leviticus expand and elaborate the initial division and separation of Israel
from the nations as recorded in Exodus. This follows exactly the same pattern we traced above in the relation
between sacrificial offerings in Leviticus and the Passover Lamb in Exodus. The idea of division is
fundamentally related to the Number Two and the Second Spoke (BW book pg 144), while the gathering of God's People and
the maintenance of that separation through social cohesion is based on the Number Three and the Holy Spirit (BW book pg 164).
Finally, Paul concludes his section on Purity in the first verse of 2 Corinthians 7:
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness
of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 7:1 (Spoke 3, Cycle 3)
Could anyone have written a better synopsis of the Third Book? The importance of holiness in
Leviticus has already been discussed, and cleansing also is one of the great themes of Leviticus, which contains
31% of all occurrences of that word in the entire Bible! This is the miracle of God's supernatural tapestry
revealed in the structure of the Wheel.