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Sin Offering Laws...Signifying Reconciliation?

What Is the Trespassing Offering All About Anyway?

Most Important to Our Heavenly Father

How Can a Sinner and Covenant Member Have Fellowship With God?

How Can a Sinful Man Approach a Holy God?

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Sin Offering Laws -
Signifying Reconciliation?



How, then, can this be that the great sacrifice of the Lord, Jesus Christ, and the shedding of His Blood be the reconciliation for us?  Can only God forgive sin?  Yes, by the shedding of blood, there is remission of sins and, since Jesus Christ is the perfect Lamb of God sacrifice, there is remission of sins.

Thus, the sin offering laws signify the reconciliation that takes place between the one who sins, through many ways, and is reconciled with the Lord by asking forgiveness and placing his sins under the precious blood of Jesus Christ. 

The whole sin offering is a type of offering required for the sins to be forgiven and placed under the blood by the priest.  This was done by offering the appropriate sacrifice upon the altar and the priest scattering the blood upon the alter of sacrifice.  The priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed and it shall be forgiven him.

We see then, the perfect and complete sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, for the atonement and forgiveness of sins, being enacted by the sin offering's laws and sacrifice for the complete forgiveness of sins (whether committed through ignorance or by knowledge) by action of breaking God's commandments.

This sacrifice shows the completed works of a perfect sacrifice for the whole purpose of reconciling sinful mankind into a right relationship with a Holy God, the Heavenly Father, and Lord Jesus Christ, to their honor and glory.  Chapter 4, of Leviticus, shows the price paid for us to have forgiveness of sins and to be reconciled,  again, with our Holy Heavenly Father and Lord, Jesus Christ.

May you understand and accept the complete sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and place them under His precious blood ... that you may be reconciled and totally set free from the penalty of sin and rejoice in the freedom of right living in the presence of Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, and Lord, Jesus Christ, and be so richly blessed beyond measure.  Amen
 
 
 
2002 by (Howard) Vern Nicholson
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Up until now, we have seen the Heavenly Father, Lord, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit working through the types of the sacrifices ... the reality of which is the offering by our Heavenly Father, the offering of Jesus Christ at Calvary, and the Holy Spirit working in complete unity to bring mankind back into a right blood covenant relationship with God.

We see, in the trespass offering, the sins of mankind against others and against God, thus, making it necessary to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness.  As a result of this offering, we receive the forgiveness or remission of sins; as Luke calls it in Acts 2:38.  The offender has to make an offering for the atonement to the priest.  Then, the priest renders forgiveness so that the conscience of the sinner is cleansed and made pure by the washing in the blood of Jesus Christ.

The trespass offering is for the sins committed by man against man and, thus, ultimately against God.  Since all sin must have a just recompense of reward, an offering is necessary.  The only way sin can be washed away is through the blood of Jesus Christ.  The offering, here, is only a type pointing to Jesus Christ as our Great High Priest; who ever liveth and can forgive sin for all mankind, for all time.

(Whether it be a lamb without blemish or two turtle doves or 2 pigeons) everyone is able to make an offering, from the richest to the poorest.  So, we know it is for everyone, and within the reach of everyone, to make an offering.
Even if one can't afford it, an offering of a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering can be made.  He shall put no oil upon it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar according to the offerings made by fire unto the Lord: it is a sin offering.

The priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him and the remnant shall be the priest's as a meat offering.  Then, we see Jesus has made a way possible for everyone to be forgiven of sin, and covered, by His own blood ... the cleansing of the heart to take place by the washing by the blood and the Holy Spirit abiding in the human heart.

The great plan by our Heavenly Father, through the types of sacrifices, teaches us that He, Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are closely working, in unity, for the purpose of bringing many sons to glory.  Through the offerings and burnt offerings, we see the total picture of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and how that works in harmony with God's plan to reconcile mankind unto himself, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ (which was performed at Calvary).

When we are baptized into Christ Jesus, and the blood covenant is sealed with the Holy Spirit living within us, we experience much of the trespass and sin offering ... when we go and ask our Heavenly Father to forgive us of all  our sins and cleanse us.  When the sins are forgiven, a cleansing of our hearts, minds, and bodies takes place; restoring us in a right relationship, once again.  It also cleanses our conscience of all guilt and erases the penalty which would have been just punishment.  Instead, we receive forgiveness, which makes us thankful so we can praise, worship, and share in the Glory of God, once again, as perfectly clean children of the Most High God.

That is something we all need so badly, so we can live a free, joyous, abundant life in Christ Jesus.  Then, and only then, can we walk in total victory in Christ Jesus, our Wonderful Lord.  Amen
 
 
 
2002 by (Howard) Vern Nicholson
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Our Heavenly Father, in Leviticus chapter one, lays out the thing our Heavenly Father values most, the burnt  sacrifice of the herd.  This is a type of the real offering of His Only Son, the Lord, Jesus Christ, upon the alter of sacrifice, at Calvary, upon a cruel cross, between 2 thieves.  Let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.

And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.  And he shall kill the bullock before the Lord; and the priests.  Aaron's sons shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood round about, upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.  Thus, we find the type of sacrifice suitable for the atonement for his sins.  The burnt offering is a type of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, upon the altar of sacrifice; the atonement for our sins.

Aaron's sons were priests and they sprinkled the blood round about upon the altar.  That is a type of the covering and cleansing for sin, by the blood of Jesus Christ, covering our sins and cleansing us from all inequities; making us whole and complete.

In verses 7, 8 and 9, we see the types of testing, trials, and sufferings that Christ went through for us and the ones we go through in life to prove us and strengthen us for life in Christ ... to be able to be victorious in all things and enable us to be used as vessels fit for the Father's use.

In verse 9, we see the cleansing and washings we experience in life, to make us free and clean of sin in life and to be able to praise, worship, and share in the Glory of Christ Jesus and our Heavenly Father, in the Holy Spirit ... our sacrifice of praise, prayer, and meditation upon the things of the Lord.

He continues to go on to make the sacrifice available to everyone, from the rich to the poorest, to be able to reach all mankind for the forgiveness of sins and freedom from the curse of death ... that we all can have the blessed hope of living eternally, in the presence of our Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ, and raised up in the end time to be forever with the Lord.

This is what is most important to our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  Thus, it should be of utmost importance to all mankind to hear the words of the Lord, surrender, and obey to the fullest extent possible, to satisfy our Lord and Heavenly Father ... so we all might have the gift of eternal life.

As Aaron's sons (as priests of God) spread the blood, let us spread it also in our lives by the sacrifice of praise and worship ... so as we can share in His Glory, wherein others might see our good works and come and worship  with us, as children of the Most High God.
 
Let us humble ourselves so that we can be used to the Glory of the Father and Lord, Jesus Christ, in the closest  blood covenant relationship possible.  God bless all who read and obey.
 
 
 
2002 by (Howard) Vern Nicholson
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Have Fellowship with a Holy God?


How can a sinner and covenant member have fellowship with a Holy God?  That is a question that is settled, here, in Chapter 3 of Leviticus.  The perfect sacrifice of the burnt offering, pertaining to Jesus Christ, makes it possible, for those who enter into a covenant relationship with our Heavenly Father, through the precious blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  Thus, a covenant member can enter into a relationship with our Heavenly Father and Lord, Jesus Christ, when coming into contact with His blood, by faith.

At the time of baptism, one comes in touch with the blood of Jesus Christ.  The blood and water, that was emitted from His side when it was pierced at Calvary, is still flowing ... some say 'by faith'.  That might be right, but reason on that for a while.
Water is water and never changes.  Blood is also blood and never changes.  So, when the water and blood flowed from the side of Jesus Christ, it continues to flow.  Therefore, at baptism is when you come into contact with the water and blood of Jesus.  Many other scriptures go along with what happens at baptism, also.  For, there are many things that begin at that time.

The peace offering is part and parcel; a part of the happenings that began at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, at Calvary, and extending onward to the total fulfillment of perfect peace we experience, which He alone gives to us.  The perfect peace, we cherish so much, came at the great price of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God.

Part of the sacrifice by fire was the fat that was included.  We understand that represents those non-obedient, non-covenanted, people who try to sneak in without obedience and surrender; not accepting the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ and entering into a blood covenant relationship.  Most of them are 'in name only' Christians, or socially accepted, and unlearned, untaught, and still in rebellion.  They have not been 'born again' into the Kingdom of God.   Thus, they're represented at the peace offering and burned up.

Then, the question is, "How can a sinner and a covenant member have fellowship with a Holy God?"  The covenant member has established a blood covenant relationship with the Heavenly Father and Lord, Jesus Christ, on their terms, and surrendered, obeyed, and humbled themselves.  They have accept the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and received the Holy Spirit to live within their hearts, establishing a temple of the Living God.

The sinner has not accepted the perfect sacrifice, for one reason or another.  The Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ has sent forth their word, the Holy Spirit, and their servants to reach and attempt to save them.  But, they have not established a blood covenant; staying in rebellion and disobedience.  Therefore, they have no hope.  As the fat is burned up, as part of the sacrifice, they, too, will die the 2nd death as a result of disobedience to the statute of the Lord.

We pray that the Lord will use us and send us to sow seeds, teach, baptize, and teach, so that many will come into obedience and establish a blood covenant with the Lord.
 
May God Bless each to His glory.  His sacrifice is perfect and complete, this, giving to His children perfect peace all the time.  Amen.
 
 
 
2002 by (Howard) Vern Nicholson
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In chapters one and two of Leviticus, we see, through the burnt offerings of our Heavenly Father - offering up His Son, Lord, Jesus Christ (the precious gift to mankind); the offering of Jesus Christ, His only Son, the Lamb of God ... the tremendous price paid by our Heavenly Father to offer pardon, atonement, and reconciliation  through Jesus Christ (a way being provided, by our Heavenly Father, for sinful man to be reconciled, through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ).

We find, also, the price paid by Jesus Christ, as the burnt offering of the Lamb of God.  We see, in the burnt offering, the horrible suffering, the dividing asunder, the beatings, the stripes, the blood, the reviling, the terrible  insulting and mocking of mankind.   Jesus responded by saying, "Father, forgive them.  For, they know not what they are doing!"

Thus, through the burnt offerings, we can see many things other than those now spoken of ... the forgiveness of sin, consecration, atonement, healings, cleansing, purifying, and paying the price - so mankind can approach our Holy Heavenly Father, through the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ.

The burnt offerings are, then, a type of the giving, by our Heavenly Father, of His Son.  The sacrificing, by Jesus Christ, of His life at Calvary, was a reality of God's love for humanity; making a way for us to enter into a blood sealed covenant with our great God, Heavenly Father, and Lord, Jesus Christ, then, the giving of the Holy Spirit to live in the hearts of His people.

Thus, we can see, in Leviticus chapters 1 through 7, the various sacrifices made.  That gives us a picture of the  divine worship we must give in Spirit and truth ... because our Heavenly Father and Lord, Jesus Christ, gave to us the ability to enter into Their presence, praise, worship, and to share in Their glory.

So, then, how can sinful man approach a Holy God?  By entering into a blood covenant with our Heavenly Father, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ ... accepting His offer for pardon, forgiveness, and gift of eternal life; living in their presence.  Having the Holy Spirit enter into your heart, He will lead, direct thy steps, cleanse, and teach the truths of God.  He will also do many other things for you and through you, to perfect you and others.

In perfect obedience and surrender, humbling yourself, you will find perfect peace and contentment beyond understanding.  He will also protect, provide, and speak through you to bless others; giving you many gifts to develop to the glory of our Great God.  You will become complete, wonderful, living to the ultimate potential that is within you.  You will have a relationship that can't be broken, with many promises of God that He will give you, when you meet the conditions to receive.

Praise the Lord for the Perfect Sacrifice to give us victory in life, that we may walk worthy as a child of the Living Christ.
 
May you learn to worship in Spirit and truth.  Amen
 
 
 
2002 by (Howard) Vern Nicholson

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