A: The Burnt Offering
This Sacrifice emphasizes Christ’s work as a person offering Himself to God, pure and without spot or blemish. The sacrifice is a sweet savour offering to God.
God is completely satisfied with work of the sacrifice of the person of His only Son, Jesus Christ.
Read Leviticus 1 – The burnt offering
Read Leviticus 6:8-13 The Law of the burnt offering for extra rules related to this offering.
1: The animals to be sacrificed were to be taken from the herd, flock or fowl and had to be a male without any blemishes or defects.
Jesus Christ was born a man and was perfect, just as Adam was a man and created perfect. Speaking about Christ, the scriptures say:
1 Peter 2:22
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.”
2: Jesus Christ came voluntarily, as His Father sent him voluntarily.
“Jesus Christ, who being the very nature God--- made Himself nothing (of no reputation), taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness and being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even the death on a cross!”
3: The animal was offered from the offerer’s own volition (Free will).
Here the Sovereignty of God provides the sacrifice and the
free will of man must accept the sacrifice offered, to be completely effective for a person.
4: The hand of the offerer was placed upon the head of the offering, so transferring the sin from the offerer to the sacrifice.
The offerer then killed the animal.
5: The blood was sprinkled against all the sides of the altar indicating the work of Jesus Christ was sufficient and available for all.
“Come to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I Am God and there is no other.”
6: The animal was skinned and cut into pieces. Jesus Christ was cruelly treated at the hands of sinners, as prophesied in the Old Testament.
“Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged.”
“His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and His form marred beyond human likeness.”
8: The parts were laid upon the altar and burned with fire, indicating that Jesus Christ received God’s judgement, in our place.
9: The innards and legs were washed before being offered, indicating that Christ had no worldly pollution and defilement and was qualified as God’s acceptable offering for sin.
10: The entire animal was burnt on the altar. Christ’s sacrifice of Himself for us was complete, effective and total.
The same was done for the offering from the flock.
11: If the offering was from the fowl its neck was wrung off and the blood was drained out on the east side of the altar.
The feathers were plucked and the crop removed and cast to the side of the altar, where the ashes were.
The Meal or Grain Offering
This sacrifice emphasizes the perfect person of Jesus Christ, a perfect personality (Just as Adam was created), who was conceived and born impeccably, and remained impeccable all the way through His life, being indwelt, filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The pouring, spreading and mixing of oil on various grain offerings demonstrated this.
He never once operated independently of the Father’s will, even when He turned water into wine, calmed the ferocious storm, walked on water and raised the dead.
He did exactly as His Father required through the power of the Holy Spirit, never flinching for a moment from His task. He remained true to
His Fathers purpose for Him.
Frankincense indicated the sweet aroma of the sacrifice of the person of Christ, being as He was completely acceptable to be an offering.
Salt was used for the meal offering. Salt acts both as a preserver and a food enhance.
God His Father preserved Jesus until the right time for His sacrifice.
After living thirty years and being tempted by Satan in the dessert,
God the Father said of Jesus Christ at His baptism.
“This is my beloved Son, with Him I am well pleased.”
Read Leviticus 2 – The meal offering
Read Leviticus 6:14-23 - The Law of the meal offering for extra rules related to the offerings.
1 Peter 2:22-23 & 1:19
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth. When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.”
“A lamb without blemish or defect”
The Peace\Fellowship Offering
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Read Leviticus 3 – The peace offering
Read Leviticus 7:11-21 - The Law of the meal offering for extra rules related to the offerings.
The peace offering speaks of the whole work of Christ related to the believer’s peace with God.
He made peace!
“For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things in heaven, by making peace though His blood on the cross”
“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”
He is our Peace
“He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law with it’s commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create In Himself one new man out of two, thus making peace.”
Both God and the sinner meet in peace; God is propitiated and the sinner reconciled, both alike satisfied with what Christ has done.
Through Christs work we have fellowship with God. The peace offering provided food for the priests. The breasts and shoulders were the priests food.
Eating of the meal is indicative of the believer partaking in the character of Christ, being afforded the same assets as Christ had, to live and to function.
The peace left for the church by Jesus.
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”
“I have taught you --- so that In Me you may have peace”
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts”
“Be anxious about nothing but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the peace of God which goes beyond all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
“You will keep him in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast (On You), because He trusts in you.”
The perfect person and work of Christ provides our PEACE with God, the basis of peace with each other.
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