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Guilty As Sin But Pardoned/ Forgiven Pt 2

 

The next area we want to look at is the LAW. Leviticus and Deuteronomy .... here we come!

Principally we need to look at what God demands as "payment" for sin. We previously understood the whole trangression of breaking a rule and tresspass of crossing the barrier or line. There are also sins of a High Hand and those are NOT forgivable. One such sin today is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. If this happens redemption is no longer an option. Fear not however, God keeps His own from that sin because the proper undertanding of His will is that He is not willing that any of THOSE ELECT FROM BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD should perish but that ALL OF THEM should be saved. It is for this that He sent His Son. It is the mindset of Jesus that for this He was born.So what sorts of things are considered "payment" or "offering" for sins.There are: sin, burnt, tresspass, and guilt offerings to start with that deal with when you did what you shouldnt have or were defiled or didnt do what you should have or broke the rules or crossed that line. All these deal with this. There are others that ironically are still enforcable today in Jesus Christ, like thank offerings votive and freewill offerings. When we say "thankyou" to God we actually glorify Him!


But these are things we can and should do today. The other stuff above, now that needs a SAVIOR. Happily we have one... Jesus Christ of Nazareth, God the Son.It is important when giving the Gospl that we stress that Jesus is not only Son of God but also that He is GOD ...The Son. Son of God can have the impact of Greco Roman demigods like Hercules, son of Zeus. But to be God as though He were not human and human as though He were not God, that's different. That's UNIQUE.Now onto the Law.

 

All my comments will be inline.


Leviticus chapter 4 starting at verse 2

2 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If a person sins unintentionally in any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and commits any of them,
3 if the anointed priest sins so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer to the LORD a 1bull without defect as a sin offering for the sin he has committed.


We are starting top down and as this is the ceremonial law for the Levitical Priests it is fitting that God starts with them.


4 ‘He shall bring the bull to the doorway of the tent of meeting before the LORD, and ahe shall lay his hand on the head of the bull and slay the bull before the LORD.

Remember we are in the Tent Tabernacle phase not the Solomonic Building phase of Temple. So to have done all tis inside the "tent of meeting" would have been dangerous to say the least but also within the tent is NOT where blood sacrifice is offered up. That is the place of sanctification. The choice of the bull in many offeratories may refer back to the orginating sin of the Levitical Priesthood under Aaron. The original sin of Idolatry of venerating and worshipping God through the cow. Moreover in the laying on of hands is the transmission of the sin of the man unto the innocent animal. Animals dont sin so they "know no sin" ...like Jesus "knew no sin". The animal now BECOMES SIN in the place of the man who sinned and is in need of salvation.


5 ‘Then the anointed priest is to take some of the blood of the bull and bring it to the tent of meeting,
6 and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil of the sanctuary.

In that it is a priest or even high priest who sins this is now connected to the sanctuary itself where he serves the Living God. Moreover the veil waw that which separated man from the VERY PRESENCE of the Living God and sin defiles. Thus blood is sprinkled on the veil to represent the removal of the veil in the Blood of Jesus


7 ‘The priest shall also put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense which is before the LORD in the tent of meeting; and all the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering which is at the doorway of the tent of meeting.


The sins of the Priesthood especially the High Priest effect the whole of the sancturay which may be seen as the Place Of Sanctification. It effects prayer. THis is that object lesson that when we regard in our hearts that which is not pleasing to God, of which any sin or iniquity is not pleasing to God, He hears us not. So Blood must be "applied" or imparted unto the upreach of prayer which is what the horn of the altar represents. The rest of the blood is poured at the base of the brazen atar where the carcass part will be offered up.


8 ‘He shall remove from it all the fat of the bull of the sin offering: the fat that covers the entrails, and all the fat which is on the entrails,
9 and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys
10 (just as it is removed from the ox of the sacrifice of peace offerings), and the priest is to offer them up in smoke on the altar of burnt offering.

Now removing all this fat "The fat is the LORD's" (Lev 3:16) is due to the concept of fatness or anointing within the person. For the Christian today the Holy Spirit moves within upon and through the justified and sanctified (or in process of sanctification) individual. So then all this fat is to be offered up the sweet smoke offering. Moreover the kidnew and the liver lobe are offered up... these are those unseemly filtration areas that remove the "junk" from the blood. They are part of the sin offering because they represent the expiatory side of the sin offering. Expiational because we are ex- out -piation -remove. We are taking out or removing out the sin and or iniquity and sin. Just as the kidney and liver do and ironically just as fat will lock away, drugs toxins and what have you from the blood stream.


11 ‘But the hide of the bull and all its flesh with its head and its legs and its entrails and its refuse,
12 that is, all the rest of the bull, he is to bring out to a clean place outside the camp where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned.
The entire rest of the carcass is taken outside the Tent area to a "clean" ceremoniallly "clean" place to be fully burnt up in holocaustic flame in the place where the "ashes of the altar" or "ashes" ar poured out.
13 ‘Now if the whole congregation of Israel commits error and the matter escapes the notice of the assembly, and they commit any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and they become guilty;
14 when the sin which they have committed becomes known, then the assembly shall offer ba bull of the herd for a sin offering and bring it before the tent of meeting.
15 ‘Then the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be slain bbefore the LORD.


Once again we see the bull bearing the sin for a "whole congregation" sin. It is the leadership who places hands on the bull just as it was the leadership and people who originally had Aaron make the bull calf in the first place. This by the way, is why Paul tells us to lay hand suddenly on no man neither be partaker in another man's sins. 1Tim 5:22. Now this has nothing to do with the sick, we are to lay hands on the sick but this has to do with things like prophesying or as is in this case, ordination.


16 ‘Then the anointed priest is to bring some of the blood of the bull to the tent of meeting;
17 and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil.
18 ‘He shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before the LORD in the tent of meeting; and all the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering which is at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
19 ‘He shall remove all its fat from it and offer it up in smoke on the altar.
20 ‘He shall also do with the bull just as he did with the bull of the sin offering; thus he shall do with it. So the priest shall make atonement for them, and they will be forgiven.
21 ‘Then he is to bring out the bull to a place outside the camp and burn it as he burned the first bull; it is the sin offering for the assembly.

For the "whole congregation sin" the process is the exact same as for the priest himself because the sins of the NATION effect all the hearing of God and seeing of God to that Nation and only BLOOD answers to expiation of sin. There will be a great break in the manner of offering at this point from the prieshood which would represent the CHURCH UNIVERSAL Invisible Body and the NATIONS, to the individuals in the communities. As the following items are offered up with the fat rendered out and offered up the rest of the distribution follows the protocol for the PEACE OFFERING.

22 ‘When a leader sins and unintentionally does any one of all the 1things which the LORD his God has commanded not to be done, and he becomes guilty,
23 if his sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a male without defect.
24 ‘He shall lay his hand on the head of the male goat and slay it in the place where 1they slay the burnt offering before the LORD; it is a sin offering.
25 ‘Then the priest is to take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering; and the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering.
26 ‘All its fat he shall offer up in smoke on the altar as in the case of the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him in regard to his sin, and he will be forgiven.


Now we see a change in the animal offered. This is all expiatory in nature for whereas the BULL was the animal offered up for sins in the priesthood and the nation it is now a goat for individual sin of a leader. In the case of leadership it is the MALE Goat... denoting the concept of headship.


27 ‘Now if anyone of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and becomes guilty,
28 if his sin which he has committed is made known to him, then he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without defect, for his sin which he has committed.
29 ‘He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and bslay the sin offering at the place of the burnt offering.
30 ‘The priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of athe altar of burnt offering; and all the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar.
31 ‘Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat was removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar for ba soothing aroma to the LORD. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven.


Now in the laity or common person who is not a leader but rather UNDER HEADSHIP it is the Female of either sheep or goat. Now this expiatory offering hearkens back to the first Paschal offering wherein the Hovering of God took place to ward off death. Also once again we see the offerings of the fat but not the lobe of the liver or kidney as in with the bull. It is ONLY the fat protions as in the Peace Offering. Here is the connection. The Bull offeratory for the Priesthood and the NATIONAL sin is in line with the Guilt Offering: ( 1‘Now this is the law of the guilt offering; it is most holy. 2‘In the place where they slay the burnt offering they are to slay the guilt offering, and he shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar. 3‘Then he shall offer from it all its fat: the fat tail and the fat that covers the entrails, 4and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe on the liver he shall remove with the kidneys. 5‘The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar as an offering by fire to the LORD; it is a guilt offering. ) Notice if you will that the kidney and liver are involved here as well as the fat. But for the PEACE offering this is the protocol : (28Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 29“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘He who offers the sacrifice of his peace offerings to the LORD shall bring his offering to the LORD from the sacrifice of his peace offerings. 30‘His own hands are to bring offerings by fire to the LORD. He shall bring the fat with the breast, that the breast may be presented as a wave offering before the LORD. 31‘The priest shall offer up the fat in smoke on the altar, but the breast shall belong to Aaron and his sons) notice that it is only the fat burnt because this is not a guilt offering along with sin but a sin offering along with peace. The understanding here then might be the relationship of the admission of guilt and the expiative offering for guilt on the part of the Priesthood and the Nation wherein I see no peace offeratory but on the part of individuals outside the priesthood, be it leadership or everyday worker, there is a definite correlation of peace with the sin offeratory.


32 ‘But if he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring it, a female without defect.
33 ‘He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay it for a sin offering bin the place where they slay the burnt offering.
34 ‘The priest is to take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and all the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar.
35 ‘Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of the peace offerings, and the priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar, on the offerings by fire to the LORD. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him in regard to his sin which he has committed, and he will be forgiven.


Once again the same protocol of the peace offering of offering up the fat or anointing in regard to sin for peace on God's side. The aim was always to have peace with God from His side of the equation and not necesarily from the sinner's side of the equation. There is a big difference in the offering protocols... the one bull is offered for sin as a guilt type offering whereas the goat or lamb are offered as the peace offering. Now the further understanding of goat and lamb is the Paschal offeratory. Jesus is both the Passover LAMB and the YomKippur Goat. Jesus is the guilt offering and Peace offering. In this scenario the Priest MAKES atonement for sin but on the Cross Jesus IS the Atonement for sin.

Isaiah 6-7

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

In this season may we be ever mindful and grateful that unto us a Child was born.

 

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