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