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GiGi's Leviticus Chapter 4 comment on 10/04/2022, 8:11pm...

Leviticus Chapter 4

The altar of sacrifice had no crown molding around the edges. On the cross, Jesus was accursed due to our sin being upon Him. He was in the sacrifice for our transgressions, the payment for our sins, the propitiation for our rebellion against God, the reconciling sacrifice to cleanse us from sin. The altar of incense did have a crown molding around the edge. Jesus is depicted in this altar as our reigning King who purchased us with His blood and made us righteous before God. He is our representative, like the High Priest is the representative of all of Israel. His atonement is accepted by the Father and we are received into union with the Godhead through Jesus.

I am sure there is much more to be said on this Chapter. I welcome others input.


GiGi's Leviticus Chapter 4 comment on 10/04/2022, 8:05pm...

Leviticus Chapter 4


So, as to the differences, let's begin with the topic of voluntary and compulsory.

The first three offerings were not required. They are a free will offering on the part of the Israelite because they want to honor God and worship Him without being constrained to do so. It demonstrates the believers desire to commune with God, to bring Him glory, to interact with Him, and to give to Him.

The sin offering is mandatory. Sin must be dealt with. It has a price to be paid by a sacrifice. When a sinner brings this sacrifice to God, He is out of fellowship with God and the sacrifice removes the sin so that fellowship can be re-established. The sinner needs to be purified of sin. This purification must be made outside the camp, not in the camp where only that which is clean can abide. Our sin separates us from the fellowship of the Trinity because He is absolutely pure and holy. He cannot abide with sin.

Also, The body of sin is not fit for human consumption. It is tainted through and through. So, the priests cannot eat of it, also.

The sprinkling of the blood before the door of the tabernacle vs. before the veil is significant in that the courtyard is where all the Israelites congregated, but the holy place was entered only by the high priest as a representative of the people. So the blood of Christ sprinkled upon the place (our inner man) where the people worship God is sanctified and the blood of Christ sprinkled before the veil that separated the people from God indicates to God that the sin had been satisfactorily propitiated to reconcile the people to God. This is a beautiful picture of Jesus as our Mediator, High Priest, and Savior.

The application of the blood upon the horns of the altar of incense vs. the altar of sacrifice, my thoughts are of this sort. The brazen altar of sacrifice refers to the Cross of Christ where He paid for our sins. The altar of incense refers to the intercession of Jesus as our Mediator. .. continued


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