"The Law of The Offerings" Series

The Spiritual Significance Of The Law Of The Offerings.
Introduction
Why do we need to know anything about the ancient offerings? Many chapters of God's Word are concerned with properly approaching God through the various offerings. Whether it was an Israelite or one of the patriarchs before Israel, they were all required to bring an offering before they were permitted to approach the presence of God. For most these chapters are considered as some of the most boring parts of God's Word. Christ has now been offered for our sins and these offerings are no longer needed. What need could there possibly be for us to even consider these obsolete sacrifices as having anything for us? Such an attitude toward this part of God's Word demonstrates how little man believes theses words: Deu 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. Deu 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. The Lord did indeed say 'Don't eat of the tree,' but in that same breath He also said: "In the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die." Does "You shall not eat of it," make the words ""In the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die" any less "proceeding from the mouth of God?" No, the words "in the day you eat thereof you shall surely die," have now proceeded from the mouth of God and all men will live and die by those words. And so it is with every one of the offerings which Israel lived with and offered for so many years. It was all done for one reason and for that reason only: 1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples [tupos- types]: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Israel's whole history and economy was not even for their own benefit at this time. Heb 11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and [of] Barak, and [of] Samson, and [of] Jephthae; [of] David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Heb 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Heb 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Heb 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Heb 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: Heb 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; Heb 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and [in] mountains, and [in] dens and caves of the earth. Heb 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: Heb 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. It is "through your mercy" that they will be given mercy: Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. This is the Truth about what God was and is doing through Israel and through all of His creation: 1Pe 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 1Pe 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 1Pe 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1Pe 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 1Pe 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1Pe 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 1Pe 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 1Pe 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. What is Peter referring to when he says "the sufferings of Christ?" Is that just something that happened 2000 years ago and was over way back then? What is "the glory that should follow?" 1Pe 1:12 Unto whom [who? "The Old Testament prophets"- verse 10] it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which

things the angels God's messengers] desire to look into. 1Pe 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; Do you "desire to look into what was "testified beforehand [of] the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow?" If you do desire to "know God and Jesus Christ whom He hath sent," then the very best way to do so is to come to see Christ as the Father Himself sees Christ and the work He has performed in our behalf. The only way to do that is to see Christ through His word which is so full of the proper way to approach God through His Son as revealed in the law of the offerings. Joh 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: Joh 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Do you want power over all flesh? Do you want eternal life? Get to know Christ because it is only through Christ that any one can know the Father. Mat 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. It is through Christ that the Father reveals Himself. And he has chosen to do this through the law of the offerings.

The Five Types Of Offerings
The offices of Christ are many and varied. The fact that all of the sacrifices given all fall under five different and varying types is, in itself, instructive of the grace through faith of Christ that all of the sacrifices are fulfilling. Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: It is not of ourselves, it is God's gift to us and it is of Christ. Christ is all of the five types with all of their variations. Here are those five types of sacrifices: 1) The burnt offering, 2) the meat (meal) offering, 3) the peace offering, 4) the sin offering and 5) the trespass offering. Look at these verses in Hebrews: Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. Heb 13:11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Heb 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered

without the gate. Heb 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. The five offerings are divided into two distinct categories. The first three are what scripture refers to as "sweet smelling savor" offerings. The last two are not sweet smelling savor offerings and must be taken without the camp and burnt. Exo 29:14 But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering. We will begin our study of these offerings next week, in the order in which they are given us. We will start with the burnt offering. We will discuss the purpose for this offering and all of the levels within this offering and what are the services provided by Christ on our behalf in each level? Then we will go to the next offering and it's purpose and all of it's levels and the service Christ performs for us and His Father in this offering. And we will continue doing this until we have covered each offering and it's purpose and levels and services it fulfills. It is on our understanding of these five types of offerings that our joy and our strength depend because it is through our knowledge of Christ that we know God and it is through knowing God and Christ that we have life. Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Yes knowledge can and it does puff up our flesh: 1Co 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. But God will deflate that ego: Luk 1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. Jam 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. And after God has "scattered the proud within us these words are also true: Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Priests are what we are supposed to be. Just look at what is the position of a priest in relation to Joseph who typifies Christ: Gen 47:22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands. These Egyptian priests were under Joseph but they were also with Joseph to the point that they were not required to sell him their lands. This typifies those who had already sold their lands while yet in the flesh and now are able with Joseph to rule over Joseph's brothers.These priest are those who wanted to know God and Jesus Christ while yet in this flesh.

2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: These offerings introduce us to Christ as God wants us to know Christ. And this is how we grow in Christ: Heb 9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God We simply must know what is ordained to accomplish the service of God.

The Spiritual Significance Of The Burnt Offering
How important is it that we know all we possibly can about who Christ is and what He has accomplished? 2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, How long has Christ been the subject of God's Word? Psa 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure What is that "body you have prepared me?" Joh 2:21 But he spake of the temple of his body. What is the "temple of His body? 1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. "Ye are the temple of God" and all of the offerings we will be studying are and must be offered only by a priest and only "where I have placed my name," which was only at the tabernacle first and then later at the temple in Jerusalem. Lev 2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:

Lev 4:5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock's blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation: None of this was true before coming out of Egypt. Everyone killed his own Passover and ate it in his own home. Only now, after coming out of Egypt are we made to know that there is a prescribed way in which we must approach our God. Only now are we made to know that it must be through a priest and at a certain place. Only now are we made aware that we are to present all of our sacrifices at God's altar which is God's table: Mal 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. Mal 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts. Mal 1:12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible. The altar is God's table. Now notice this about who can eat of God's table. Lev 21:21 No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God. Lev 21:22 He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy. Lev 21:23 Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them. None of this is known in Egypt. In Egypt we have the attitude expressed to me by one of our conference attendees a couple of years ago: "Why do you guys make such a big deal out of he first resurrection. Isn't everyone going to be saved anyway?" That man was still in Egypt. None of these things happened unto them nor were they written for that man. Only those who come out of Egypt are made aware of the fact that there are five different types of offerings: 1) the burnt offering, 2) the peace offering, 3) the meal offering, 4) the sin offering, and 5) the trespass offering. Sadly, most never get even that far, thanks to the doctrine of the ten second sinners prayer. And it is only now, while yet in the wilderness, that we are made to know that within these five types of offerings are three grades of offerings 1) the burnt offering of the herd, 2) the burnt offering of the flock, and 3) the burnt offering of the fowl. The same applies to the other types, the peace offering with its three grades herd, flocks and fowl; the meal, the sin and the trespass offerings. All five offerings with all three grades in each of the five. All because Christ's offices and our needs and His services to both God and to man are so varied and multifaceted. That is why we read: 2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. "The glory" is "doing the things I say."

Joh 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Now ask yourself how all of this, which "happened to them and it was written for our admonition," fits into the damning doctrine of a ten second 'sinners prayer?' Those who teach, and those who believe in that unscriptural doctrine, have no interest in knowing Christ. Only those who have been given a grateful spirit, only those who come back to look once again upon the man who has just healed them of their incurable leprosy, only those who want to say thank you Lord for all you have and are giving to me, even care to get to know this man Jesus Christ. And for these few, they simply cannot get enough of getting to know Him. Israel (that is me and you) demonstrated with their behavior of rebellion "these ten times" in the wilderness, that we never really knew who it was who had shed His blood to be placed on our door posts to save us from the death angel while yet in Egypt. The ten second sinner's prayer sees no need for dwelling on all of this mess called sacrifices. Christ did everything for us on the cross. He died to sin as our substitute. Now we can sin and just "plead the blood." The doctrine of Christ's substitutionary death is the doctrine Jude spoke of: Jud 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Jud 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Were these men denying that Jesus had died for our sins? Absolutely not! They were teaching the ten second sinners prayer and telling everyone that there was no need at all to concern themselves with all of those dry and dead chapters of God's Word called the book of Leviticus. And this is just what we all wanted to hear. "Confess with you mouth that Jesus is Lord and you shall be saved." Period. Forget about "the sum of Thy Word." How The Burnt Offering Is Distinct From The Other Offerings 1) It is a sweet savor offering, and 2) it was offered for acceptance. In both of these ways it differed from the sin offerings. 3) The burnt offering was the offering of a life and in this way it differs from the meat (or meal) offering. 4) It was entirely burnt, and in this way it differs from all the other offerings. Leviticus One- The Law Of The Burnt Offering Lev 1:1 And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Lev 1:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

Of The Herd Lev 1:3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, 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. Lev 1:4 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. Lev 1:5 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. Lev 1:6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces. Lev 1:7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire: Lev 1:8 And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: Lev 1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 1) He shall put his hand upon the head. 2) He shall kill the bullock. 3)He shall flay the burnt offering and cut it into it's pieces. 4) His inward parts and his legs shall he wash in water. Of The Flocks Lev 1:10 And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish. Lev 1:11 And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar. Lev 1:12 And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: Lev 1:13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 1) He shall kill it on the north side of the altar. 2) He shall cut it in pieces. 3) He shall wash the inwards and the legs Of The Fowl Lev 1:14 And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons. Lev 1:15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar: Lev 1:16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes: Lev 1:17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 1) He shall pluck away his crop and his feathers. 2) he shall cleave it with the wings. He does not even do the killing. The priest does that for him. He does not place his hands on the head. He does not separate the head and the fat. He does not wash the legs and the inwards with water.

Yet in every grade of this type, the burnt offering, it is all "a sweet savor unto the Lord." Sin is not even in view. Man is "in Christ" found pleasing to God. God is nourished and satisfied. Neither the priest nor the offerer eat of the burnt offering. In the other sweet smelling oblations Christ nourishes and feeds the priests, but in this offering it all belongs to God. It is all burn upon the brazen altar. The Old Lev 1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. Lev 1:13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. Lev 1:17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD The New 2Co 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: Phi 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. That is the spiritual significance of the burnt offering. It is an approach present. It is a sweet savor with which man pleases God. The spiritual significance of the burnt offering is Christ in you overcoming and dying daily to sin in you, pleasing God and smelling sweet to God through Christ. Sin is not in view in this offering. We don't see Christ as "sin for us." 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Instead we see him offered as "a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savor." Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. It is the only offering which is wholly burnt unto God. 2Co 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ,

What Is The Spiritual Significance Of The Meat (Meal) Offering? Part One
This is the second of the five types of offerings which Christ fulfills for us and in us. 1) burnt, 2) meat (meal), 3) peace, 4) sin, 5) trespass. There are two sub-types,the first three are sweet

smelling savors and the last two are not sweet smelling savors. This offering is but one part of the revealing of the "secret hidden from the ages:" Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: [the ability to 'do the things I say'] There are three categories within each of the five types except for this offering. 1) herd, 2) flock, and 3) fowl. These offerings are the revelation of "Christ in you the hope of glory." This offering differs from all the others in that it is not a life being given. So there is no herd, flock or fowl categories in this offering. Instead it has four parts of one offering: it was composed of 1) flour, 2) oil, and 3) frankincense and 4)salt. Each of these parts revealing more of what is Christ in you. All three are "fruit of the ground," and therefore represent what man, who was made out of the ground, made of the dust of the earth, through "Christ in him" owes to God in service to his fellow man.The meat offering being of the fruit of the ground represents our good works which we perform in our flesh. But these 'good works' are not a "sweet savor" if they are not offered upon a burnt offering. So we have these phrases in God's Word: Lev 23:18 And ye shall [on the day of Pentecost] offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD. Num 29:2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; one young bullock, one ram, [and] seven lambs of the first year without blemish: Num 29:3 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram, Ezr 7:17 That thou mayest buy speedily with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and offer them upon the altar of the house of your God which [is] in Jerusalem. Jdg 13:19 So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the LORD: and the angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on. The Law Of The Meat Offering Lev 2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be [of] fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon: "Fine flour" means that this offering has been "crushed to powder." Mat 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. Luk 20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. What is the difference between 'falling on the stone and being broken,' and 'the stone falling on you and grinding you to powder?' Here is that difference: Rom 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Rom 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the

law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; Rom 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. "Believing on Christ" is 'doing the things I say:' It is becoming 'fine flour' with no unevenness. It is to become completely malleable in the hands of the Potter to be "made anew." Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? The meat offering was what Cain presented to God. But Cain had not done 'the things which I say.' Cain had not obeyed God's instructions concerning how to approach God. God had already covered Adam and Eve with the skins of animals to cover their nakedness. Yet Cain saw no need to bother with shedding blood. He would have had to go to his brother to get a lamb. That was a humility Cain could not bear. So foreshadowing what was to come, Cain killed God's anointed rather than obey God's instructions concerning how God was to be approached and satisfied: Gen 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. Gen 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. Gen 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. Gen 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: Gen 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. Gen 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? Gen 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. "The fruit of the ground" was what God had given man at this time as mans nourishment: Gen 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. But "the fruit of the ground" does not satisfy God. What does satisfy God is the burnt offering which requires the shedding of blood. God's portions which satisfies and nourishes Him was not to be eaten by man at that time. It was not until after the flood that God gave man meat to eat. And even then He reserved the blood to himself: Gen 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. Gen 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. "You shall rule over him" is a prophecy of Cain's and all men's ultimate destiny through the sacrifice of Christ for which Cain saw no need. "If you do well" means 'if you do the things I say.' Cain had not done as he had been instructed. Cain was the original King Saul, who was instructed to kill all the Amalekites and their animals, but he decided that he knew how to better approach God than God knew. King Saul unilaterally decided to keep the cattle and women and King Agag. But King Saul's good works, like our good works, when those works are out of us and not through the burnt offering, through Christ, Our good works, "Our righteousnesses are as filthy rages" before God.

Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. "Our [most insidious and hard to detect] iniquities" are "our righteousnesses." They are not called our unrighteousnesses, they are called "our righteousnesses," our 'blamelessness according to the righteousness which is in the law.' They "are as filthy rags... and have taken us away" from the presence of our God. Lev 2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: Lev 2:3 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire. Aaron and his sons represent Christ our priest: Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. His handful represents His claim upon our entire lives just as the tithe represented Gods claim upon Israel's entire life. All of the shadows of the Old Testament, represent Christ. This offering represents His claim upon our entire life as a life in service to our brothers. We present our entire bodies as living sacrifices to God: Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. This offering is the type and shadow of Christ in us being ground to powder so as to be of service to our fellow man is a way which is a sweet smelling savor to God. We will finish this offering when we come together again. Lev 2:4 And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, [it shall be] unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil. Lev 2:5 And if thy oblation [be] a meat offering [baken] in a pan, it shall be [of] fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil. Lev 2:6 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it [is] a meat offering. Lev 2:7 And if thy oblation [be] a meat offering [baken] in the fryingpan, it shall be made [of] fine flour with oil. Lev 2:8 And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar. Lev 2:9 And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn [it] upon the altar: [it is] an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. Lev 2:10 And that which is left of the meat offering [shall be] Aaron's and his sons': [it is] a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire. Lev 2:11 No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire. Lev 2:12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour. Lev 2:13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou

suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. Lev 2:14 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, [even] corn beaten out of full ears. Lev 2:15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it [is] a meat offering. Lev 2:16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, [part] of the beaten corn thereof, and [part] of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: [it is] an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

The Spiritual Significance Of The Meat (Meal) Offering- Part Two
Lev 2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon: The meat offering is the second of the of five types of offerings. 1) burnt, 2) meat (meal) 3) peace, 4) sin, and 5) trespass. The meal offering is of four ingredients 1)"finely ground flour" with 2) oil, and 3) frankincense and 4) salt. We have covered the significance of an offering which does not include the shedding of blood, an offering of the "fruit of the ground." That 'fruit of the ground' represents the offering of our flesh: Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. The fact that part of this offering is not burnt but is given to the priests shows us that this is an offering whose emphasis is our debt to our fellow men who we are to see as Christ: Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them [the sheep] on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: Mat 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Mat 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Mat 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink? Mat 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]? Mat 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. So the sheep on His right hand, who feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, take in strangers, clothe the naked, visit the sick, and come to the prisoners, are the meat offering. This offering shows us Christ in us. But it is a certain part of Christ in us. This is Christ in us as "finely ground flour... of the fruit of the ground." It is Christ being ground to powder for us. It is also Christ being ground to powder in us. It is us being ground to powder for Christ's body which is the church:

Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: What do we see here in Colossians? How can any one say that there is something "behind of the afflictions of Christ? Isn't Paul blaspheming? Did not Christ say "it is finished?" Joh 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. How then can Paul say: "I... fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church?" Paul can say this because Paul knew that it wasn't really him who was filling up those afflictions at all. Paul knew his Bible. And Paul had the mind of the spirit. So Paul knew what this verse was all about: Exo 20:25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if t So while this offering shows us what Christ accomplishes in being bruised and crushed to powder for us, it also shows us that this is accomplished through us by having Christ in us. This is the only offering which is not a blood offering. it is an offering of the fruit of the ground. It represents what and how the fruit of the ground is given in service to God. It represents our good works toward our fellow man who is also Christ. And the fact that it must never be offered without a blood offering tells us that our good works alone cannot save us. The fact that it is always offered with a shed blood offering tells us that our good works are not our works at all. They are rather 'Christ in us.' Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by [my own efforts of keeping] the law [for the lawless], then Christ is dead in vain. So whose works are they if they are worked in us? Eph 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Eph 2:9 Not of [our own] works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Is this "in the ages to come" an 'Is Was, And Will Be statement? What say the scriptures? 1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. That is the meat offering. It is bruised for Him: Isa 28:28 Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen. Isa 28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working. "Bread corn is bruised." That is what we are, if we are to be of service to our brothers. We must "fill up in our bodies what is behind of the afflictions of Christ, for His bodies sake which is the church." That is the finely ground and even consistency of the meat offering. And it was not just "finished" 2000 years ago on His cross. It Is, Was, And Will Be being "finished... in our bodies, for His bodies sake which is the church." Christ suffered, not just from His enemies. He suffered from His own apostles who left Him to what ever the Jews and the Romans wanted to do to Him. And what the "two horned, like a lamb, beast wanted, when he opened his mouth and spoke as the dragon" was Christ's death, and the seven headed beast the two horned beast rode upon, was willing to accommodate her. Mat 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. Luk 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Joh 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 1Jo 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one [of his father the Devil -John 8:, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 1Jo 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 1Jo 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 1Jo 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 2nd ingredient- Oil The 2nd ingredient in the meat offering is oil, "he shall pour oil upon it." What does oil signify in scripture? Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; Act 2:17 (a) And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: Oil is not mentioned in the burnt offering. In the burnt offering the spirit is signified by water:

Lev 1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, [to be] a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. Here is the 'oil' being poured out on the 'flour:' Luk 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. And here is what that 'oil' generates: Luk 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Luk 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. Luk 4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. Luk 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And what He reads in the synagogue tells of what He does under the anointing of the 'oil,' the spirit: Luk 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, Luk 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. So the spirit is mentioned in this offering of our bodies to Christ in service to our fellow man, as oil, because it is in service to one another that the smoothing and healing affect of oil is needed to heal the wounds we find or inflict on one another: Luk 10:34 And went to him [one of the least of these my brothers], and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. Here is the one verse which best describes the meat offering: Act 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. And what was the result of Him "going about doing good?" Luk 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, Luk 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. All who present themselves to God to be given Christ in them will always be "the bruised corn," the meat offering. The 3 rd ingredient- frankincense The third ingredient is frankincense, "and put frankincense thereon:" But look what is said in connection with commanding this ingredient to be part of the meat offering:

Lev 2:11 No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire. No leaven and no honey were ever to be burnt in any offering made by fire unto the Lord. Why is that? Why is frankincense to be burnt on the altar of the Lord but leaven and honey are never to be burnt on the altar? The reason is that both honey and leaven corrupt when submitted to heat. Frankincense, on the other hand is a most precious and fragrant and enduring perfume. That is the symbolism of Christ in us as the meat offering. And it is contrasted with the sweetness of honey which is in many of us until we are put through the fire of God's words. Then all of our sweetness, like honey and leaven, begins to ferment and sour immediately. Our sweetness must never be placed on the alter of God. Here is a story which gives the contrast of incorruptible, enduring, fragrant frankincense to the never to be burnt on God's altar, honey and leaven: 1Sa 15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD. 1Sa 15:2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait]for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. 1Sa 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. 1Sa 15:4 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah. 1Sa 15:5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley. 1Sa 15:6 And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. 1Sa 15:7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah [until] thou comest to Shur, that [is] over against Egypt. 1Sa 15:8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword. 1Sa 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all [that was] good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing [that was] vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly. 1Sa 15:10 Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying, 1Sa 15:11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul [to be] king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night. 1Sa 15:12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. 1Sa 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed [be] thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD. 1Sa 15:14 And Samuel said, What [meaneth] then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

1Sa 15:15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed. 1Sa 15:16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on. 1Sa 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel? 1Sa 15:18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. 1Sa 15:19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD? 1Sa 15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 1Sa 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. Meaning simply, clean up your life! 1Sa 15:21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal. 1Sa 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 1Sa 15:23 For rebellion [is as] the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from [being] king. These words are not for Samuel and Saul. They happened unto them and they are written for us: 1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. How can I say that these experiences were not for those who experienced them? 1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 1Sa 15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 1Sa 15:25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD. 1Sa 15:26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. 1Sa 15:27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. 1Sa 15:28 And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.

1Sa 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent. 1Sa 15:30 Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God. 1Sa 15:31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the LORD. 1Sa 15:32 Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. 1Sa 15:33 And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal. 1Sa 15:34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul. 1Sa 15:35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and ",1] ); //--> the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel. This is leaven and honey in us. This is never to be offered with fire on the altar of God. So it is contrasted with Christ in us. It is contrasted with the enduring, sweet, fragrance of frankincense, Christ in us as the meat offering: Psa 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Psa 45:8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. Son 1:3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. Who are "the virgins?" 2Co 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. This is the virgin who says: Son 1:13 A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. Son 1:14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi. It is for God that Christ is all of these things which the meat offering symbolizes in us and for us. The 4th ingredient- salt The fourth and final ingredient int the meat offering is salt, : Lev 2:13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. All meat offerings had to be seasoned with salt: "Every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt;" But notice the next part of this same verse: "neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering"

When anything is intended to be understood as lasting and being preserved it is called "a covenant of salt." Salt both "seasons" and salt also preserves. Num 18:10 In the most holy place shalt thou [Aaron and his sons only] eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee. Num 18:19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee. That is why it is emphasized in this offering that there must be no leaven offered by fire on the altar of the Lord. Leaven is contrasted with salt. Leaven corrupts and salt preserves: ""neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering" Leaven, on th other hand is used like this in scripture: Luk 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Mat 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. Mar 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and [of] the leaven of Herod. Paul gives us this admonition using the word 'salt:' Col 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Speaking with grace means that you understand how God works correcting and disciplining His chosen few. When this is so our words are "seasoned with salt and are not distasteful to the hearer. "Fitly spoken" word are words spoken "with grace [and] seasoned with salt:" Pro 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. The meat offering differs from the burnt offering in that it is not all burnt: Lev 2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he [the priest] shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: Lev 2:3 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire. The priest takes a handful of the flour and of the oil and all of the frankincense to burn on the altar to the Lord. "And the rest of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons." So while it is not all burnt like the burnt offering, it is all consumed with nothing going to the offerer. Here is what the meat offering is: Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable [Greekdevine] service. Christ in us is our meat offering and He Himself feeds His priests:

1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Psa 132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. Who is "her poor?" Look at the preceding verses: Psa 132:13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. Psa 132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. And where does God desire to dwell for ever? Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. So the meat offering, with its flour, it's oil, it's frankincense, and it's salt is intended for consumed for the most part by man, it is nevertheless "for the Lord." We may tend to do what we do for recognition of others. Christ in us does it all for God: 1Th 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: 1Th 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. The last thing we need to know about this offering is how it differs from the wave sheaf at Pentecost. Lev 2:12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour. What is the "oblation [offering] of the firstfruits? It is mentions in Leviticus 23: Lev 23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Lev 23:16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. Lev 23:17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD. Why is this offering not to be "burnt on the altar for a sweet savour" while the wave sheaf on the marrow after the sabbath during the days of unleavened bread was to be burnt on the altar? Lev 2:14 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears. Lev 2:15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering. Lev 2:16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and [part] of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

The reason why the meat offering of the days of unleavened bread is allowed to be burnt upon the altar as a sweet smelling savor is that is 'first fruit' is Christ. Christ had no leaven in Him. But the church which was established fifty days after Christ's acceptance as the very "first fruit to God of them that slept" is commanded to be offered with leaven and is therefore not a sweet smelling savor which can be burnt on the altar to God: 1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. We too are a 'kind of firstfruits:' Jam 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. We are a "kind of firstfruits" but the wave sheaf of Pentecost is the only offering which is mixed with leaven: Lev 23:17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD. The "bread of the firstfruits" was to be offered with the sin offering. It was not to be offered with fire on the altar. Lev 23:19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. Lev 23:20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. Leaven could not be offered with fire on the altar to the Lord: Lev 2:11 No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire. So what then is this all telling us is the difference between the offering of the firstfruit at "the morrow after the sabbath" and the offering of the firstfruit at the day of Pentecost 50 days later? Here is the difference: Phi 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Phi 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Phi 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. As opposed to this: 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Christ in us is our meat offering accepted as a sweet savor and burnt upon the altar to God, but the offering contrasting us with Christ is not a sweet savor. It is "Baked with leaven" on the day of Pentecost. And Christ is all of these in us. As a sweet savor his is our meat offering. As a sin offering the cakes of bread baked with leaven are not a sweet savor and cannot be burnt with fire on the altar. Christ is both our sweet savor and our sin offering. He is all of these things and He is doing all of this in us: Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen

The Spiritual Significance Of The Peace Offering- Part 1
Of The Herd Lev 3:1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD. Lev 3:2 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. The Lord's Part Lev 3:3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, Lev 3:4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away. The Peace Offering Must Be Offered Upon The Burnt Offering Lev 3:5 And Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. Of The Flock Lev 3:6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the LORD be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish. Lev 3:7 If he offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it before the LORD. Lev 3:8 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof round about upon the altar. The Lord's Part 'Of The Flock' Lev 3:9 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat thereof, and the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, Lev 3:10 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away. Lev 3:11 And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto the LORD. Lev 3:12 And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD. Lev 3:13 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about. Lev 3:14 And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, Lev 3:15 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul

above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away. Lev 3:16 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S. Lev 3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood. The Priest's Part Lev 7:28 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lev 7:29 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his peace offerings unto the LORD shall bring his oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of his peace offerings. Lev 7:30 His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD. Lev 7:31 And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'. Lev 7:32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings. Lev 7:33 He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part. Lev 7:34 For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel. Lev 7:35 This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the LORD in the priest's office; Lev 7:36 Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations. Lev 7:37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings; Lev 7:38 Which the LORD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai. The Offerer's Part This all leaves the left shoulder for the offerer. All partake of this offering. The Lord gets the inwards and the fat and the whole rump; the priest and his sons get the right shoulder and the heave breast. The offerer gets the left shoulder, the back and ribs. And by this offering all three parties are satisfied and nourished and strengthened. Lev 7:15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning. Lev 7:19 And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof. The offerer can share his peace offering with "all that be clean." When the Peace Offering Can Be Offered With Leavened Bread Lev 7:11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.

Lev 7:12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried. Lev 7:13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. Therefore: Lev 2:11 No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire. How interested are you in knowing about this 'peace offering?' How interested you are is a reflection of how much you understand what Christ has accomplished in this offering. God and the priest were partakers of both the burnt offering and the meat offering. But the offerer had no part in either of those offerings. Only in this offering does the offerer receive strength and nourishment. This peace offering is the least understood of the offerings and yet it is the one offering in which the offerer also is both strengthened and nourished. Are you aware of how this offering is the one offering which is designed to strengthen and to nourish the offerer? Are you aware that it is this offering which gives you the strength and nourishment to "endure to the end?" 1Co 12:12 For even as the body is one and has many members, yet all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, thus also is the Christ." 1Co 12:13 For in one spirit also we all are baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, [male or female- Gal. 3:28] and all are made to imbibe one spirit." 1Co 12:14 For the body also is not one member, but many." (CLV) Are you satisfied with your part in "the Christ?" 1Jo 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. God was satisfied with Christ in His day of judgment: 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Eph 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Meaning what? Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Col 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Col 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. Joh 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. Do we "know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. ?" Our sense of acceptance and our sense of communion with God depends upon how deeply we accept Christ as being satisfactory and satisfying to His Father. If we see Him as accepted then we, "in Him" are accepted and satisfying and satisfactory to God. We through partaking of Christ as the peace offering are nourished and strengthened in a way that takes us beyond fear of wrath, fear of our sins and trespasses and gives us assurance of being in communion with both Christ and our Father "in the beloved." Our spiritual strength depends upon our understanding of what Christ, in this offering, has accomplished in and through us and our satisfaction of what Christ has accomplished in and through us depends upon our apprehension of this offering. Are you still wondering if you are being saved? Are you still wondering if God is using you in any way? If you are then you have no understanding of what Christ has accomplished in this peace offering. You are not yet at peace with God. This offering tells us that God is satisfied with Christ. When we take our part of this offering we too are satisfied with Christ. And the priest's part in this offering tells us that Christ too is satisfied. In Christ the Father, His Son, our priest, is satisfied and we too are satisfied and in communion one with the other. Why are all satisfied? Why are all nourished and strengthened? Because all partake of Christ: Heb 10:4 For [it is] not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and [sacrifices] for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Heb 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and [offering] for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure [therein]; which are offered by the law; Heb 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. Heb 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. Who are "they... which serve the tabernacle?" Who is "the church which is His body?" Who is the "great man's house... with vessels of honor and dishonor?"

Gal 4:1 Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; Gal 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Gal 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Gal 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. Gal 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. Gal 4:12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I [am]; for I [am] as ye [are]: ye have not injured me at all. Gal 4:13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. Gal 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, [even] as Christ Jesus. Gal 4:15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if [it had been] possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. Gal 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Gal 4:17 They zealously affect you, [but] not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. Gal 4:18 But [it is] good to be zealously affected always in [a] good [thing], and not only when I am present with you. Gal 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, Gal 4:20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. Gal 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? Gal 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. Gal 4:23 But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise. Gal 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. Gal 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Gal 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Gal 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. Gal 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the

Spirit, even so [it is] now. Gal 4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. Gal 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. Are you "the children of the freewoman?" Whether you are the child of the bondwoman or the freewoman depends upon our apprehension of the Work of Christ in this peace offering. 1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

The Spiritual Significance Of The Peace Offering - Part 2
Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. What do those who "serve the tabernacle eat? Look at the previous verse: Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. What does the peace offering do that the other offerings do not do? It feeds the offerer. The burnt offering is burn entirely upon the altar. The meat (flour) offering is shared by God and the priests. But the peace offering is the only offering in which all three parties partake of the offering; God gets His share, the priest gets his part and the offerer gets his part to share with "anyone who is clean." All of our works of love, our sacrifices, our kindnesses and our dedication to God, is acceptable only through Christ: 1Pe 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1Pe 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 1Pe 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Our sacrifices are our righteousnesses unless we acknowledge that they are only good if they are done in and "by Jesus Christ." Only then are they "acceptable unto God" as something more than "filthy rags." Rom 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. Rom 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. Rom 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. Until we realize that we share Christ with God, and are nourished by Christ with God; until we realize that God shares and is nourished by Christ with us; until we realize that Christ Himself

shares Himself with us and with God, we may pray many hours in prayer without ever experiencing communion with God. Talking to God is one thing, sharing Christ with His Father is an entirely different thing. That is communion. Telling our Father how much we see and appreciate all that He, through the sacrifice of His Son, has accomplished in us; expressing to our Father all we see in that sacrifice; and yes even asking to have so much of His Son grow up in us that we are exactly like Him in our Father's eyes. That is more that simply talking to God and making our request known. We need to to do that. But we also need communion with our heavenly Father. And communion is sharing. And all there is that God will accept to be shared with Him is His perfect Son. Only then are we "delivered from the law." Only then will we go beyond our concern of suffering God's wrath and begin to see that there is a relationship to be had which needs to be nourished and fed and enjoyed in feasting. And that feasting is sharing Christ, both with Christ and also with His Father. Then we come to realize that they too find nourishment and satisfaction in that same perfect meal. And there is even more revealed about the efficacy of this offering. All of the Priest's children get to share in this offering: Lev 7:28 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lev 7:29 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his peace offerings unto the LORD shall bring his oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of his peace offerings. Lev 7:30 His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD. Lev 7:31 And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'. Lev 7:32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings. Num 18:9 This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for thee and for thy sons. Num 18:10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee. Num 18:11 And this is thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it. Num 18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee. Num 18:13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall be thine; every one that is clean in thine house shall eat of it. Who is the priest's sons? Act 8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1Co 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 1Co 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. God does all He does by Christ: "by whom are all things and we by Him." Christ, being just like His Father is doing all that he is doing for His father through the church: Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. I cannot begin to tell you how blessed we are according to those verses. What we are being told here is that we will rule the nations and be God's channel, through and by Christ to bring all mankind of all time into the All in all. This is what we share with God and with Christ in the peace offering. Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen (CLV) to Him be the glory in the ecclesia and in Christ Jesus for all the generations of the eon of the eons! Amen! (Darby) to him be glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus unto all generations of the age of ages. Amen). (LITV) to Him be the glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus, to all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen. (REV) Unto him, be the glory, in the assembly, and in Christ Jesus-unto all the generations of the age of ages; Amen:(YLT) to Him is the glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus, to all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen. It is all done "in Christ Jesus." And it is all that the Father is doing: 2Co 1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. 2Co 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; Eph 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Eph 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Eph 4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ; Eph 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: Phi 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, Phi 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: Phi 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; Phi 3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And what does this verse tell us of those who realize what they have in the peace offering. How does "all fulness dwell" in Christ? 1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. How is this "All in all" attained? Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Eph 1:19 And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places], Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. Col 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled Col 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

1Pe 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 1Pe 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 1Pe 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. In this peace offering we feast with Christ, our priest and mediator, and with His and our Father. In Christ we can commune with both. To understand this we must see Christ as He is presented to us in all of the offerings.He is the offering. He is the offerer, and He is the priest and mediator. He is everything but the Father "of whom are all things." Gen 41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? Gen 41:39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Gen 41:40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. 1Jo 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. God the Father is fed and satisfied with the peace offering. God the father eats with us of the Peace offering. In this offering we too are nourished and share in it with our Father. Christ, our priest and mediator, beholds Himself, the one thing we can share with our Father. Seeing this communion which, through Him, we have with our Father, satisfies and nourishes our Lord. Every one, including Christ Himself, finds satisfaction in Christ as the peace offering. If we eat a meal in communion with our friends in this life, and if we notice and miss them in their absence, how much more ought we to enjoy and appreciate our communion with our priest and our heavenly Father. And how much more does our Lord appreciate our friendship and communion with Himself and with His Father and ours. This is what He tells us: Luk 22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. Luk 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: Luk 22:16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. Are you a part of that kingdom? If you are you have an altar at which others are not fit eat. Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For [it is] a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. Next week we will cover the purpose for mentioning the priest's children and the significance of being a child of the Priest. We will also cover the import of the different grades of this offering. You will be amazed at what is revealed in these types and shadows of the "things of the Spirit." You will come to know even more about Him who satisfies all.

The Spiritual Significance Of The Peace Offering - Part 3 & 4
Who Are The Children Of The Priests? God, Christ, and the offerer find satisfaction in the peace offering. But there is one other party who also partakes of this offering, the priest's children: Lev 7:31 And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'. Lev 7:32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings. Num 18:9 This shall be thine of the most holy things, [reserved] from the fire: every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, [shall be] most holy for thee and for thy sons. Num 18:10 In the most holy [place] shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee. Num 18:11 And this [is] thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it. Who are the children of the priest? If the priest is Christ, then His children are His church. But just as Christ is presented to us in many different forms which are needed to portray to us His many functions as sacrifice, offering, offerer, temple, altar, vail, and vessels and chief cornerstone, etc., so too is the church, which is His body, also presented to us in many different forms. The church is also called His body, lively stones, the son of the bondwoman, the son of the freewoman, the first Adam, the last Adam, Israel according to the flesh and the Israel of God, the vail of the temple, His bride, 10 virgins, 5 wise and 5 foolish, the olive tree, the fig tree, Jerusalem and New Jerusalem, etc. etc. Each name reveals another aspect of the church, or another degree of maturity in Christ. These are all the children of the priest. To partake of the offering at all, "the sons of Aaron and his daughters" had to partake of the offering with the priest. If this offering is received at all it is through the priests. So it is to this day, we receive of Christ only through Christ and His Word. The church is in communion with Christ and His Father through the offering of Christ. The church is, with the priest, receiving nourishment and intercession through Christ in the very presence of God in the holy of holies, where only the priest can go. And lest we get the wrong nourishment let me point out this verse: 1Co 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. Now leave out the uninspired words in brackets and read this verse again: 1Co 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

If you want any hope of properly "trying the spirits" then you ad better be willing to "acknowledge that the things... written are the commandments of the Lord." 1Co 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. And that is why there is a qualifier when it comes to the priest's and their children: Num 18:11 (b) I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it. This is a spiritual statement about spiritual food because: Joh 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth. This verse is the very basis of this statement by the apostle Paul: 1Co 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the [same] night in which he was betrayed took bread: 1Co 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 1Co 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. 1Co 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 1Co 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup. 1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 1Co 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Lev 7:20 But the soul that eateth [of] the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that [pertain] unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people. Only a "clean priest and his children" is permitted to partake of communion with God. Anything unclean is under the curse of attempting to contaminate the "most holy thing," Christ and His Word. That is why when we are informed that we have an altar at which those who serve the physical tabernacle have no right to eat, the verse before that is warning us against false doctrines: Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. The reason "they have no right to eat" is that though they are 'children of the priest... they serve the [physical] tabernacle... and they are unclean.' They are nepios, immature sons, no better than a servant, though they are children of the priest. They will not go beyond the six milk doctrines

of Hebrew 6, or worse still they are so puffed up in their own spirituality that they are willing to "go beyond that which is written." Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving [going on beyond] the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection [ yet still within "that which is written-the commandments of the Lord"]; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Heb 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit. In either case "they have no right to eat" at our altar, and of our meat of the offering, Christ. Christ is not stuck in Hebrews 6:1-2, nor has He gone beyond "that which is written." 1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 1Co 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. How are we to avoid this predicament? 1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves [try our own spirits], we should not be judged. 1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Spiritual words one and all! "Not discerning the Lord's body" is not "trying the spirits," it is not "judging ourselves," it is "eating and drinking unworthily,' and it is Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats [false doctrines], which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. Heb 13:10 We [if we are clean children of the priest] have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the [physical] tabernacle. The Different Grades Of The Peace Offering The only grades in the peace offering are the herd and the flock. The peace offering can be of the herd, male or female or it can be a lamb or a goat of the flocks. There is no turtle dove given as a peace offering. There are no washings of the different parts of the offering. There is no restricting of this offering being only a bullock. Here are the only instructions given for offering the peace offering so far as the offerer is involved: Lev 3:1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD. Lev 3:2 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. That's it, the offerer"shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation..." just like the offering of the herd in the burnt offering. But when we get to the offering of the flocks the sheep and the goats are treated separately, whereas they are considered as one in the burnt offering. There is not mention here of offering either the lamb or the goat "on the north side of the altar." There is no mention of being only a bullock. There is not mention of laying out the parts in order on the altar. There is no mention of washing God's part of the offering, the inwards and the legs, with water. All of these particulars given concerning the burnt offering are missing and left off in the peace offering. Why would that be so?

The reason why so many of the particulars are not included in this offering is that those who understand this offering will already understand the instructions concerning the particulars given in the burnt offering. If you grasp that you can sit down and enjoy a meal of Christ with Christ and His Father, if you grasp that you are "accepted in the beloved," if you understand that you are communing with, and being interceded for in Christ, you will also understand that God's burnt offering has to be cleansed through baptism, you will understand that you are being judged from the north, you will understand that you have fellowship with God through Christ, and that your 'head, inward parts,and the very best you have to offer, the fat,' are all God's and are offered first. Those who "have a right to eat at our altar" know and understand these distinctions. So these distinctions are not mentioned in this offering which nourishes God, Christ, and the offerer, because they will be generally comprehended by those who know their offering to this extent. Two Different Reasons For Offering A Peace Offering 1 ) For Thanksgiving and 2) For A Vow But lest we begin to think that "the resurrection has already past," this offering still has two different reasons for being offered, to show us that we, the church, are still in a "body of this death... sinful flesh:" 1 ) For Thanksgiving Lev 7:11 And this [is] the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD. Lev 7:12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried. Lev 7:13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer [for] his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. Lev 7:14 And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation [for] an heave offering unto the LORD, [and] it shall be the priest's that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings. Lev 7:15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning. "Leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving." Why is leavened bread which "cannot be burned on the altar" accepted "with the sacrifice" of the peace offering? It is to show us that while the church is flesh and "cannot inherit the kingdom," and cannot as flesh, be in the kingdom and in the presence of the Father, yet our Priest identifies with us and is nourished with us in our communion with Him: Lev 7:13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. Lev 7:14 And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave offering unto the LORD, and it shall be the priest's that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings. This is just one more gaping hole in the 'fulness now,' 'the resurrection is already past' doctrine which still, to this day, plagues God's church. The church is the "leavened bread" of the Pentecost

offering. As long as we are flesh we cannot inherit the kingdom but in down payment "earnest" form. Eph 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. And when are we "redeemed?" Are we redeemed already? In down payment form, yes! But not in "the redemption of the purchased possession: Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; i Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 2) A Vow -Being Faithful To The Word Of God Lev 7:16 But if the sacrifice of his offering [be] a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten: Lev 7:17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire. Lev 7:18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity. Lev 7:19 And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof. Lev 7:20 But the soul that eateth [of] the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that [pertain] unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people. Lev 7:21 Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean [thing, as] the uncleanness of man, or [any] unclean beast, or any abominable unclean [thing], and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which [pertain] unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his people. This all has to do with trying the spirits to see whether your spiritual food is of God: 1Co 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 1Co 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 1Co 5:13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. 2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your]house, neither bid him God speed: 1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; What is the Meaning Of 'In The Morning...' And "The Third Day?' Morning = Resurrection Psa 49:14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. Psa 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. Exo 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter [herbs] they shall eat it. Exo 12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. Exo 12:10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning ; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. Rom 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed. Rom 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. And that is why there was to be no flesh left until the morning. Ever wonder why Christ is called 'the morning star?' Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Rev 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. Rev 2:28 And I will give him the morning star. Rev 2:29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Here is why: Joh 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: The Third Day Hos 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Luk 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. 1Co 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: Which scriptures? This one among others: Lev 7:16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten: Lev 7:17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire. Lev 7:18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity. But these verses also foretold Christ's resurrection: Exo 12:10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. Lev 7:15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning. Flesh is not accepted in resurrection, and 'in the morning' and 'the third day' are both but different views of resurrection. "In the morning being the better and brighter of the two. "With What Body Do They Come?" This is a question which Paul rhetorically poses: 1Co 15:35 But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 1Co 15:36 [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

Now for those who believe that perfection is achieved while still in this flesh, look at how Paul answers his own question: 1Co 15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain]: 1Co 15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him , and to every seed his own body. There are many who teach that Christ being sinless was given a perfect body of sinless flesh when He was resurrected. Is there any Truth to this doctrine? Here is Christ's own answer to hat is a resurrected body? Joh 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: Joh 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Joh 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Joh 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Now here is an amazing part of the peace offering which should give us some a scriptural perspective on the state of mankind even in his approach to God as His "sweet smelling savor... peace offering:" Lev 22:23 Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer [for] a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted. A 'freewill' or 'praise' offering could be a bullock or a lamb "that hath anything superfluous or lacking in his parts." A peace offering for a vow could not be of this kind, yet both represent Christ. But 'Christ ' in which of His many capacities and offices? Why can a sacrifice"lacking in his parts" be accepted as a prise offering, but not as a vow? As we pointed out earlier, leaven is allowed in the meat (meal) offering at Pentecost and in the peace offering only. Why is leavening allowed in both of these offerings? And why are we now also told that "Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering" Both the meat offering at Pentecost and the meat offering accompanying the peace offering typify Christ in His elect. Neither typify Him as our unblemished sacrifice, rather both typify the church struggling against the flesh, still fighting the leavening effects of this leavened "corruptible... sinful flesh... lacking in his parts." 1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

But why is this not allowed in a vow peace offering? It is because vows are word that man exactly what they say. These sacrifices are Christ in His various capacities. And God promised both Adam and Cain that they, in the end, they would 'rule over sin.' Gen 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. Every word out of God's mouth is a vow. It will be performed. If we say the word, we too are to perform it: Ecc 5:4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Has God told us what He will do? Eze 12:25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it , saith the Lord GOD. "...I say the word and will perform it" is better typified by an uncompromising vow than by an offering "that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts," a sweet smelling savor offered with "leavened bread." These symbols are far better applied to those who are in bodies of sinful flesh, which cannot inherit the kingdom of God. 1Co 15:35 But some man]will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 1Co 15:36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 1Co 15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: 1Co 15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body . 1Co 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 1Co 15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 1Co 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. "One star differs from another star in glory?" Why would that be? Are not all these 'stars' in Christ? Yes they are all 'in Christ.' Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own [Pagan Athenian] poets have said, For we are also his offspring. But while 'Christ in us,' Christ in this corruptible flesh, is "accepted in the beloved" as an "unblemished... without spot" offering, Christ in us, in this capacity of His office and in this capacity of His offering, will yet invariably as "either a bullock or a lamb... [have some] thing superfluous or lacking in his parts." Lev 22:23 (a) Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts But let us not allow what scripture does not allow. Let us never say that because Christ is pictured as offered as "either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts" and offered with leavened bread in the meat offering of Pentecost, and as the leavened bread given with the praise portion of the peace offering, let us never allow that this makes our

Lord's offering with either spot or blemish. It is never to be so understood. Just look at the verse immediately before and the verse immediately after verse 23: Lev 22:21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish [his] vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein . All of us, as sinful flesh, " Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts What is meant by the word 'blemish?" Lev 22:22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen [running sore], or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the LORD. Lev 22:23 Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts,[but not blemished] that mayest thou offer [for] a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted. Lev 22:24 Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make [any offering thereof] in your land. What is 'your land' and how could you possibly offer a 'blemished offering' to God? 1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are. What are we offering to God in our temple? Mal 1:7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD [is] contemptible. Mal 1:8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, [is it] not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, [is it] not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts. What is "the lame and the sick" which we are offering to God? The 'sick and the lame' are our half hearted service to God. "The sick and the lame" is the fact that we simply cannot find time in our busy schedules to make time for this man to whom we give so much lip service. Where is our heart?To whom are these words addressed? Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 1Co 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 1Co 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and

afterward that which is spiritual. 1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. The peace offering, with it's two ways of being offered, reminds us that, as Christ Himself we still "bear the image of the earthy [but] we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."

The Spiritual Significance Of The Sin Offering -Part 1
This offering too is Christ: 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. How was Christ "made sin?" Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, "Made of a woman, made under the law?" What does that mean? 1) Made of a woman: Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. 2) Made under the law: Gal 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. Gal 3:23 But before faith [of Christ] came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Phi 2:7 nevertheless empties Himself, taking the form of a slave, coming to be in the likeness of humanity, Phi 2:8 and, being found in fashion as a human, He humbles Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." This is the first offering that so much as mentions sin. All the offerings to this point, as different as they have been, have not mentioned sin. They have, to this point been sweet to God. They have been necessary sacrifices to approach God, but they have not dealt with that which offends God. The sin and the trespass offerings are not sweet savor offerings. These two offerings deal with confessed and judged sin. Sin must be seen as exceedingly sinful, hateful, and rebellious. The sin offering is not burnt on the altar like the sweet savor offerings. It is burnt on wood on the bare ground, outside the camp: Lev 4:11 And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung,

Lev 4:12 Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt. "The whole bullock... the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head and with his legs and with his inwards and his dung," was to be "burned on wood with fire, where the ashes are poured out." This is exactly what happened to Christ. The 'fire' burned up the wood and the flesh, " without the camp." Heb 13:11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Heb 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Heb 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. "Without the camp" signifies Christ's and our rejection. We, like Christ, are "without the camp" of God's people, and it is a burning, fiery experience which is burning out all the wood, hay and stubble in us all. 1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 1Co 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. What Is Sin? Here is the first verse in the Bible which contains the word 'sin.' Gen 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin [2403chatta ah chatta th] lieth at the door. And unto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. This is the same Hebrew word translated 'sin offering' in Leviticus and Numbers and elsewhere. Should this read 'sin offering?' There are many who think that it should. The Holy Spirit does not think so. Lets look at how this word is used: Gen 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin [2403] is very grievous; Should this word 'sin' be translated 'sin offering?" Were the 'sin offerings' of Sodom "very grievous?" How absurd! Gen 31:36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, [2403] that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? Should this read: 'What is my 'sin offering' that you so hotly pursued after me?' Absurd! Jdg 20:16 Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss. [2403] Deu 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, [5771-avon avon] or for any sin, [2403-chatta ah chatta th] in any sin [2399- chet] that he sinneth: [2398- chata] at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. What Is The Word For Offering? Is there a Hebrew word for 'offering?' Well of course there is. Here is the word 'offering' right here in Leviticus:

Lev 1:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering [Hebrew- 7133 - qorban qurban] unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering [same word - 7133] of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock. All offerings are "qorban qurban" to God, either as approach presents or as presents for expiation of sins. So why is not 'qorban qurban' used with the word 'chatta ah chatta th?' It is not used because the holy spirit wants us to see that: Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Look at what Christ had to say about this word in the New Testament: Mar 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Mar 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. Mar 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Mar 7:10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: Mar 7:11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; [he shall be free]. Mar 7:12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Mar 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. And to this day 'Urbano' is being used as an excuse to neglect family responsibilities and to line the pockets of today's priests. What then is the word translated 'offering ' in Leviticus, where sin and trespass are in view? The Truth is that the word offering is not used in the Hebrew when speaking of a sin offering or a trespass offering. The only word used is the word translated 'sin' here in Genesis 4: Gen 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin [2403chatta ah chatta th] lieth at the door. And unto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. So 'chatta ah chatta th' is all that appears throughout Leviticus in reference to a 'sin offering.' The word 'offering' is understood, and is not provided in the Hebrew . And the word 'offering' is never there when speaking of a 'sin offering.' All the Hebrew actually says is 'sin.' Here are the verses which originally instituted the ritual of the 'sin offering: Lev 4:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lev 4:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin [2398-chata] through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: Lev 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin [2398 - chata] according to the sin [ashmah] of the people; then let him bring for his sin, [2403 - chatta ah chatta th] which he hath sinned [2398 chata], a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. [2403 - chatta ah chatta th]

Lev 1:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, [even] of the herd, and of the flock. Here is this word 'chatta ah chatta th' in the New testament: (KJV) 1Jo 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin [266-hamartia] is the transgression of the law. (CLV) 1Jo 3:4 Everyone who is doing sin is doing lawlessness also, and sin is lawlessness." "If you do not well, sin lies at the door." What lies at the door? 'Sin' lies at the door. And what are the chances of "doing well?" Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word. Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. "You cannot hear my word... they that are in the flesh cannot please God." What hope then has man to be saved? Is not flesh itself sin? Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. 1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. How was David shapen and conceived? He, and we, are "shapen in iniquity" and 'conceived in sin.' Was he simply shapen in flesh but not in sin? Is that what scriptures teach? You be the judge. "I was shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin." Why cannot flesh and blood inherit the kingdom of God? Is is simply because it is flesh but not corrupted flesh? Is that what the scriptures teach? You be the judge. "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. " We must all be brought to see sin as exceeding sinful, rebellious, evil, hateful and tenacious. And we must come to see this as our natural state the very make up of flesh. "Shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin." Only then will we truly appreciate the fact that Christ by coming in that same composition, being "made sin" and yet 'knowing no sin' has met all of those deficits which we have incurred. This is the first offering which is not a 'sweet smelling savour.' This is the first offering which is not to have any part of it burnt on the altar. This offering is to be burnt on the ground outside the camp. This offering, like all the offerings, is Christ. But this offering is Christ as sin. 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. The words 'to be' are not in the Greek. The Greek reads, "For he hath made him sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." The offerings truly prove that Christ is both the beginning Adam and the last Adam. Is Christ the first Adam? No, Christ is the last Adam. But inasmuch as Christ created the first

Adam a sinning machine to be destroyed, resurrected and renewed, Christ is both the beginning and the end. The "evening" comes before the "morning." Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. "The darkness was upon the face of the deep" first. Then, afterward, God "divided the light from the darkness," or as He puts it in another place, He "called light out of darkness." Darkness and evil precedes light and righteousness, like the natural and the flesh precede the spirit. 1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit. 1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Rom 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Is Christ darkness and sin? No, a thousand times, No! Did Christ create darkness and sin? Yes, a thousand times, yes: Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things]. Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Did Christ come in sinful flesh? Yes He did: Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: But doesn't this verse say 'likeness?' Surely this scripture is not saying that Christ's flesh was really "sinful flesh." What does this word 'likeness' mean? Does it really mean that Christ's flesh wasn't really "sinful flesh?" Is that the real significance of this word 'likeness?' Let's look at how this word is used. This word appears five other times in the New Testament. Perhaps this will show us how this word 'likeness is to be understood and then we will know what was the composition of Christ's flesh: Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Are we to believe that we aren't really to be planted in the likeness of Christ's death? Are we to deny that our resurrection is not really a resurrection?

Phi 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: This verse is really a repetition of Romans 8:23, "God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh." Was Christ not really a man? Is that what we are being told? Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Are those who profess themselves to be wise not really guilty of changing the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like unto corruptible man...?" Rev 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. Are these symbolic 'locusts' not really as powerful as horses? Do they not really bear rule as a crown would symbolize? Are they in reality nothing at all like men? Rom 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. Must we all commit the exact same sin which Adam sinned before we are guilty of sin? Was Cain's murder of His brother Able not sin simply because it was not "in the likeness" of Adam's transgression? And finally was Christ's flesh not really "sinful flesh" simply because the Greek word homoioma is used to tell us what kind of flesh Christ had? Or does 'homoioma' actually mean that Christ's flesh was just as human as our resurrected bodies are spiritual? It should be obvious to any spiritually honest student of God's Word that Christ' flesh was nothing more or less than "sinful flesh." Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: (KJV) 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (ASV) Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him. (DRB) Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us: that we might be made the justice of God in him. Sin for us... That is, to be a sin offering, a victim for sin. (YLT) for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.

The Spiritual Significance Of The Sin Offering -Part 2 "How Christ Was "Made Sin."
1Jo 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. How is it possible for Christ to be both a sweet savor offering and at the same time be a sin and a trespass offering? The "sweet smelling savor is burnt on God's table and is received of God. The sin offering is rejected of God, for His table. It was not burnt on the altar or even in or near the tabernacle. It was burnt on wood, on the bare ground in the wilderness, "outside the camp... where the ashes are poured out." And yet we are told, in the New Testament, that these offerings are both Christ. The fact that we are told that Christ is both our sin offering, an offering which was not a sweet smelling savor and at the same time a sweet smelling savor, tells us that Christ was "sinful flesh" even as He was also "without blemish... and knew no sin:" Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Gal 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 1Jo 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Is this a contradiction in scripture? Of course it is not a contradiction. This is how God reveals Christ's humanity and His Divinity to us. The whole world gives lip service to this concept and yet screams blasphemy when shown the scriptures which demonstrate that Christ really was a "marred... cursed..." human "made of a woman... in... sinful flesh." Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Phi 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: Now what does the law say, which Paul is here in Galatians 3:13, applying to Christ? Let's read it: Deu 21:22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: Deu 21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. Did Christ ever "commit a sin worthy of death?" Of course He did not. And yet Paul applies this verse of scripture to our sinless Savior. Was He really "accursed of God?" Yes He was. Why? How can this be? The answer:

2Co 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. I have never been "hung on a tree." Am I therefore not cursed? That, of course, is not what "cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree" is all about. Christ was crucified "on a tree" so that, among other things, we would have no doubt that, even though He never sinned, he was nevertheless "cursed" with the same "marred in the hand of the Potter... Shapen in iniquity, conceived in sin,... sinful flesh," you and I have been given. Christ never "committed a sin worthy of death," as verse 22 requires. Yet the Holy Spirit applies those verses to Christ. Christ never committed any sin, much less a "sin worthy of death," but He was still "accursed of God" as "sinful flesh... for our sins." Had Christ been anything other than "sinful flesh" then these words would not be true: Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Does "like as we are" mean that His temptation wasn't really like ours because He was "born of the Holy Spirit?" Is that what "like as we are" means? Absolutely not! It means that He was tempted just like as we are. And "the likeness of sinful flesh" also means that his flesh was exactly like yours and like mine."Shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin" (Psa. 51:5). The 'sin' offering is not a sweet savor offering. But it is, nonetheless a cause for great joy on behalf of the offerer: Rom 4:25 Who [Christ, our sin offering] was delivered [to be slain] for [Greek- because of] our offences, and was raised again for [Greek- because of] our justification. Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: While this offering is not a sweet smelling savor it still had to be "without blemish:" Lev 4:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: Lev 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. Lev 4:23 Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish: Lev 4:28 Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned. The significance of 'without blemish' is to tell us that Christ never sinned. He was spotless and without blemish. And yet He was rejected by man and God for our sakes. It "pleased God to bruise Him." Why? Isa 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and

we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Are we now, since Christ has died for us, free from having to be "esteemed... stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted?" 1Jo 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 1Jo 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. " As he is, so are we in this world." What does that mean so far as we are concerned? Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Is Isaiah 53:4 saying that this is simply how "we did esteem Him, smitten of God and afflicted?" Is this verse telling us that so far as God was concerned Christ really was not, and we in Him, are not really "stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted?" Is that what God's word teaches us? Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Does God get some fiendish pleasure in seeing mankind suffer? Of course not! God takes no pleasure in mankind's pain and suffering: Eze 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Eze 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? God has a plan that He is "pleased" to carry through as He "predestinated" that it would be done: Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: And that is why "it pleased God to bruise" Christ. It is all "predestinated." Christ's coming in cursed and sinful flesh was all "predestinated." Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [the beast], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. How The Sin Offering Is Contrasted With The Other Offerings

We have covered the first two differences above: 1) This offering is not a sweet smelling savor offering even though, like the burnt offering, it had to be "spotless and without blemish." 2) The sin offering is not to be burnt on the altar or in the tabernacle, but on wood on the bare earth "without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt." Both of these requirements separate the sin offering from the burnt offering, the meat offering, and from the peace offering. But we have yet to contrast the sin offering with the trespass offering 3) It was "for sin," and in this regard it is separate from the trespass offering. God separates these two offerings. We should also. Let's read where Christ is introduced to us as a sin offering: Lev 4:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lev 4:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: Lev 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. Lev 4:4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock before the LORD. Lev 4:5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock's blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation: Lev 4:6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary. Lev 4:7 And the priest shall put [some] of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which [is] in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. Lev 4:8 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards, Lev 4:9 And the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, which [is] by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away, Lev 4:10 As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering. Lev 4:11 And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung, Lev 4:12 Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.

"If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:" What are we being told? Is this an avoidable circumstance? Does 'If' mean it might be possible that "things which ought not be done" might somehow not be done? Hardly! Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Here God has made us virtual sinning machines, totally incapable of obedience to His Word, then He places a beautiful tree with beautiful fruit right in the very middle of the garden in which he has placed us, and knowing we are incapable of obedience, he tells us not to eat of this beautiful tree with this beautiful fruit. "Through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not be done... against any of them." No specific sin is mentioned. Just sin in general, even in ignorance, that is 'the sin offering.' The sin offering is a person who sees His need for a savior, making an offering to God for what he is. But verse three deals specifically with "the priest which is anointed:" If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. And who does this "priest that is anointed" symbolize? Let's let the scripture answer this for us: Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. So what was destroyed when Christ died for us? Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Phi 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: The world argues that Christ's flesh was not "sinful flesh" "in the likeness of men." The world argues that since we are plainly told that Christ "knew no sin," that therefore He could not possibly have been sin. Why then are we told that the High priest, "the anointed priest," the chief priest, was accounted as sin "according to the sin of the people?" (BBE) If the chief priest by doing wrong becomes a cause of sin to the people, then let him give to the Lord for the sin which he has done, an ox, without any mark, for a sin-offering. (CEV) When the high priest sins, he makes everyone else guilty too. And so, he must sacrifice a young bull that has nothing wrong with it.

(GNB) If it is the High Priest who sins and so brings guilt on the people, he shall present a young bull without any defects and sacrifice it to the LORD for his sin. If the high priest sins and brings guilt on the people does he not bring a curse on the people? Are we not all under the curse of the law? Paul applied these words to our sinless savior: Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Now what does the law say, which Paul is here applying to Christ? Deu 21:22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: Deu 21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. This "priest that is anointed," is Christ just as surely as the "man who committed a sin worthy of death" and was "hanged on a tree," is used by Paul to tell us that Christ was "made a curse for us." Until we see Christ as the beginning and the end, until we see Him as the offerer, the offering, the altar, the priest, the vail of the temple, the temple, and even as the implements of the temple, we will not grasp the meaning of these words: 1Jo 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. Christ, of course, never sinned. But this offering is not for what we do. This offering is for what we are. Yes even our savior in the flesh, was "made sin" for what we are. We, and our Savior, while in the flesh, are "made of [corruptible] dust." We are all sinfully 'naked' when we come into this world. We are "marred in the hand of the Potter." We are "shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin." We are "made of a woman, made under the law." We all are "sinful flesh." And "flesh and blood," even the flesh and blood of Christ , "cannot inherit the kingdom of God." We are all of these even while we are "in our mother's womb having done neither good nor evil." Even Christ's flesh "misses the mark" of the "manifestation of the sons of God." Even Christ's flesh was "sinful flesh." And the fact that we are all sin by nature, is why just three verses before we are informed that Christ was "made sin" we are also told this: 2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.[after the flesh] We are all, by nature, Adam. So then all who physically die must come to see that that death is the death of the first Adam: Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 1Co 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. Heb 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Christ nor we, are saved from the death of the cross. That is the very way to life:

Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. Col 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. If Christ had not been "sinful flesh" He would have been incapable of experiencing death. And if Christ had not been the same "sinful flesh" that man is then neither Christ nor we would be capable of experiencing "the resurrection of the dead." If the simple fact that we do not have a physical Father meant that we were not "sinful flesh" then the first Adam would not have been "sinful flesh." 1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. Remember how Paul applied these words to our sinless savior: Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Now what does the law say, which Paul is here applying to Christ? Deu 21:22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: Deu 21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. Did Christ ever "commit a sin worthy of death?" Of course He did not. Was He yet "accursed of God?" Yes He was. Why? How can this be? The answer: 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. It was God who, through Mary, "made Him sin, who knew no sin." It is a reflection of how little we appreciate the differences between the sin and the trespass offerings which brings on this lack of understanding of how God "made Him sin who knew no sin. Look closely at these verses of scripture: Lev 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. Lev 4:21 And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned the first bullock: it is a sin offering for the congregation. Lev 4:24 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it is a sin offering.

Lev 4:33 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering. Compare those verses with these verses: Lev 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: Lev 5:19 It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD. Lev 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, [and] give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering. Lev 6:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: Trespass is included in the sin offering because trespass cannot be committed unless there is first a "sinful body" to commit the sin. That is How Eve could be sinful before she ever sinned: 1Jo 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. "The lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life" are "all that is in the world" of sin. This is what the sin offering is all about. It is an offering which deals not with "eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." This offering deals with what we are, "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life". This was the foundation which allowed mother Eve to Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food [lust of the flesh], and that it was pleasant to the eyes [lust of the eyes], and a tree to be desired to make one wise [pride of life], she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. All this sin was in mother Eve who had come out of father Adam, before she ever committed the first trespass of eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.. Yet how few of God's church see or even know that they are sin by virtue of birth. it is a thought that is repugnant to us. Not knowing that what we are is what is what the book of Job is all about. Job had no clue that he was sin by virtue of birth. Job 27:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, Job 27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; Job 27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; Job 27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

It is all a "parable" for us. But Job had to eat those words. How does God feel about such and attitude? Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. So how did Job's attitude go over with God? Job 40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it. Job 40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further. Job 40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Job 40:9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job 40:10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. Job 40:11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. Job 40:12 Look on every one [that is] proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. Job 40:14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee. "I am vile," was the conclusion reached by a man that "was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil." Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name [was] Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. What does this teach us about ourselves? If we are given eyes to see we learn that our righteousness, like Job's, are filthy rags. It should teach us that we are "shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin... a vessel of clay marred in the hand of the Potter... [and like our Savior, we are] made of a woman, made under the law." It should teach us that all flesh, even the flesh of Christ, falls far short of the "manifestation of the sons of God" with the spiritual bodies which come after the natural bodies. It should teach us that this is why we need an offering for what we are and for what God made our Savior. It should explain to us why we all see Christ as a trespass offering long before we comprehend Him as a sin offering. Most Christians never know Christ as a sin offering simply because they cannot see themselves as sin, much less accept this plain truth of God's Word: 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. When we see Christ as sin offering we are relieved of our greatest burden, the burden of being "shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin." The sin offering has been made. The price for sin has been paid. Here is where we are now in Christ: 1Jo 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1Jo 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

The Varieties Of The Sin Offering The various varieties of each offering show us the wide range of understanding and apprehension of each of the various sacrifices. In the burnt offering we had the offering of the herd and of the flock and of the fowl. In the first two of those varieties the offering was "cut into pieces... the head, the fat placed immediately upon the altar. "But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water ." Lev 1:6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces. Lev 1:7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire: Lev 1:8 And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: Lev 1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. Now look at how the offering of the fowl was to be treated: Lev 1:14 And then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons. Lev 1:15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar: Lev 1:16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes: Lev 1:17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that [is] upon the fire: it [is] a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. These varieties reflect the degree of understanding which the offerer has of Christ. In the higher grades of the herd and flock the parts are discriminated and are separated and are washed with water and laid in order to show us the degree of understanding which a mature Christian has of Christ's thoughts and His mind and His heart, which are placed in order on the altar. But the inwards and the legs are washed in water before they are also placed on the altar to be burned in sacrifice to God. Christ's walk and our walk in Christ is our baptism, our "washing in water." Christ told James and John that they would "indeed be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with." His legs and his inwards were "washed with water" before He was placed on the altar which is the cross, which is God's table.And for those who can receive it, we too, just like James and John, will be baptized with the baptism with which Christ was baptized: Mar 10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask [to sit one on His right hand and the other on His left]: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? Mar 10:39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: But none of this is seen in the lower offering of the fowl: "...if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls... the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar... but shall not divide it asunder:" There is very little understanding of the walk and mind and thoughts of Christ at this stage of our offering. It takes time to come to see Christ as the offerer

of the bullock sees Him, in His walk and in all of his various and wonderful thoughts and affections. It takes time to come to see Christ as both the sweetsmelling savor offering and as a non sweetsmelling savor offering. It takes time to come to see Christ as being "made sin" and at the same time being "without blemish." It takes time to come to see Christ as all of these five offerings with all of their varieties. And the sad Truth, for the moment, is that most do not care to and cannot see Him as anything more than a trespass offering. Nevertheless we are exhorted: Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. The mature Christian seeks to know all he can about the inward working of God and Christ. The babes in Christ are simply thankful that God has given them a propitiation for their sins. To these Christians universal salvation is a T- bone steak and at this time in their walk that is all they need or want to know. But here in the sin offering the number of varieties is much greater than in any of the earlier sacrifices which we have covered. In the earlier offering we saw the three varieties brought to God by the offerer. In the earlier offerings the offerer is presented to us simply as "any man." Lev 1:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, [even] of the herd, and of the flock. But here in the sin offering we have first "the sin offering for the anointed priest." Second we have "the sin offering for the whole congregation." Third we have "the sin offering for a ruler." Fourth is "the sin offering for one of the common people." Fifth and last we have the sin offering for particular sins. It is in this last variety of the offerer that we have a mixing of comprehensions of what this offering is. It is referred to as both trespass and a sin offering. And just as in the lowest grades of the earlier offerings where the fowl was not divided asunder," here too there is no comprehension of the different parts of the sin offering. Look at the similarities: Lev 1:15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar: Lev 1:16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes: Lev 1:17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that [is] upon the fire: it [is] a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. These varieties reflect the degree of understanding which the offerer has of Christ. In the higher grades of the herd and flock the distinctions are sharp and clear. But as our ability to understand has not as yet been nourished we see Christ indiscriminately as both a sin and a trespass offering. Look at the wording of last and lowest class of the offerer in the sin offering: Lev 5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing: Lev 5:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

Lev 5:7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. Lev 5:8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder: Lev 5:9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering. Lev 5:10 And he shall offer the second [for] a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him. In verse seven we are told that the offerer is to bring a "sin offering" for his "trespass." This, being in the lowest variety of the offerer, just as in the lower varieties of the earlier offerings, demonstrates the offerer's limited ability to comprehend the distinctions of the various sacrifices which are our Lord. We, like Job, cannot at first accept that we are sin by virtue of birth. Even harder it is to see that this is also true of our spotless, unblemished, Savior. We really do not see Him as His own Father sees Him, as sin. We see him only as a sin offering, having sin imputed to him for our sakes. We actually believe, in our lack of understanding, that His flesh was not sin. He, Himself has no such qualms. He accepts responsibility for our composition and comes to experience our fleshly, dying condition. We, at first, do not see how it is possible to be both a sweet smelling savor and at the same time a non sweet smelling savour. Here is the type and shadow of the understanding of most Christians to this very day: Lev 5:11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering. Lev 5:12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of 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. Lev 5:13 And 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. Invariably, like a two year old child who wants to help daddy build the house, we bring a meat offering as a sin offering. And yet it is accepted as a perfect and spotless sin offering: 1Jo 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

The Spiritual Significance Of The Sin Offering -Part 3

The Spiritual Significance Of How The Blood Is Sprinkled

The details given of how to cut and separate the parts of the animal, the details about where the parts are to be placed and the details about who gets which part of the offering are all, like the three grades of the herd, the flock and the fowl, signify the various depths of perception on the part of the offerer. An infant cannot understand as much as a toddler. A toddler cannot grasp what a teen will see, and a teen only thinks he perceives as much as an Adult. All of these various levels of apprehension are shown to us in the varieties and in the details of the offerings,but these details are far more varied within the sin offering than in any of the sweet smelling savor offerings. In the bullock and in the flock, both we and our high priest are implicated in and delivered from sin through death. That is why we are told: Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. "The second time without sin?... Who hath believed our report?" Neither Thomas nor any of the apostles, believed Christ had risen until they had seen physical evidence of His resurrection. So He appeared to them in "flesh and bone," still in "sinful flesh," and not as an invisible spirit. And so it is today. Most Christians will not believe unless they see a miracle. The person claiming the most miracles has the most followers. But what did Christ tell Thomas and All of His apostles? Joh 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: [then] came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace [be] unto you. Joh 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. Joh 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Joh 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. Only when we can see Christ in invisible spirit, will He "appear the second time without sin [ful flesh] unto salvation." When we are brought to see Christ without a physical body of flesh, only then will we "clearly" see Him: Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: These "things that are made" include these temple offerings with their sacrifices. And the more we understand these "things that are made, the more we "know God and Jesus Christ whom He hath sent." Consequently, it is only in the higher classes of the offerings where all the distinctions are seen and the extent of sin is perceived. In the lower classes sin is not seen as extending into the heavens at all. It isn't even seen as in the flesh of Christ while He is on the earth. Even the Protestants see Christ as being immaculately conceived. The fact that He too had a mother who was "shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin," is denied by the Catholics outright and essentially denied by the Protestants so far as it's application to Christ's flesh is concerned. But for those who can "see clearly... the invisible things of God," the golden altar in the Holy place is just as much in need of the sprinkling of the blood as is the brazen altar. Lev 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people [made sin]; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned [being "sinful flesh"], a young bullock without

blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. Lev 4:4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock before the LORD. Lev 4:5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock's blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation: Lev 4:6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary. Lev 4:7 And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. Now contrast this sprinkling of both altars here in the highest grade, the bullock grade, with how the offering of the fowl is described to us:

The Spiritual Significance Of The Trespass Offering
The scriptures concerning this offering will demonstrate, as I pointed out at the close of the sin offering, that: 1) Both the sin and the trespass offerings are primarily for "sin done in ignorance. " What this means is that our carnal mind, with which we are born, needs not be aware of the fact that "sinful flesh...and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God" for the wages of sin to be demanded and required of us all. 2) Then we will also see that there is a standard by which we are judged. That standard, of course is Christ, called here "the shekel of the sanctuary." What this means is that we are in a hopeless condition and position. None of us can come up to that standard. Christ alone can save us from our condition and our debt. 3) We will see that unlike the sin offering, in the trespass offering, restitution is made to the object of the trespass, whether it was God or our fellow man. In Truth when we sin against our fellow man we sin against God and restitution must be made. Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me. 4) Finally we will see that we are "bought with a price and we are not our own." 1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1Co 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1Co 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, [being] a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, [being] free, is Christ's servant. 1Co 7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

This principle is expressed as "adding a fifth thereto" in the trespass offering. The 'fifth' is also connected with the number five. Five is, throughout scripture is always connected with "grace through faith." "Adding the fifth thereto" more than restores what was lost, as in: Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: The Institution Of The Trespass Offering Lev 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD [verse 17]; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: Lev 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist [it] not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity. Is this in line with what the New Testament teaches? Of course it is. It foreshadows this truth: Eph 2:1 And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins; We were dead in trespasses and in sins? Is there any difference between trespasses and sins? The answer, of course is and emphatic,Yes, there is a difference! We were not shapen in trespasses. It is not in trespasses that our mothers conceive us all. Sex within the marriage union is not a sin. But we are all shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin. This is our condition while we "are in our mothers womb having done neither good nor evil." Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. It is in this helpless state the we are hated by God, simply because we are all "in Adam..." in Edom, in Esau, in Babylon, before we can "come out of Babylon" and be in Jacob, in the Israel of God, "in Christ." That is why Esau was born first and afterward Jacob. It was all to typify this spiritual Truth which is to be lived in us all:: 1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit. 1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural ; and afterward that which is spiritual. 1) Both Sin And Trespass Offerings Are Primarily For Sins Done In Ignorance Do the types found in the law of Moses witness to this condition? Of course they do Lev 4:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lev 4:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: Lev 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. The distinctive character of the Trespass Offering.

A. As with the sin offering, the trespass offering is not a sweet savour. Christ is seen as suffering for sins --- though not his own (II Cor. 5:21). Restitution was required to be made. B. In every case of trespass, wrong was done to someone; an act of evil was committed against either God or man. The offering had to be made, not because he was evil, but because he had done evil. The trespass committed might be blatant as in robbery or a sin of which the trespasser was ignorant. The unwitting sin was to be especially seen as "wrong in holy things", not in cases of wrong against neighbor. Either way, an offering was required to be made, the emphasis being on the act itself rather than the sinner: Lev 5:14 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lev 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD [verse 17]; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: Lev 5:16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him. Lev 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity. Lev 5:18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him. Lev 5:19 It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD. Had his mind trespassed? No, it wasn't even aware that a trespass had been committed. Had he nonetheless committed a trespass? Yes He had: "though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity." It was a "sin through ignorance." 2) God's Standard For Measuring Trespasses The natural man recognizes wrong against neighbor far more than wrong against God in "holy things", therefore the unwitting trespass will not be recognized by the natural man. He will even claim that because he was unaware of his sin, therefore it was no sin. To the man who spends a lot of time in learning of the holy things, there will be many more opportunities through the weakness of the flesh to commit trespass. He will also be aware of the fact that we all "sin through ignorance. But witting or unwitting: "though he knew it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity." What is " Lev. 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he knew it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity. So what is the standard by which we are judged? The standard of judgment in the trespass offering is not in our own conscience or our ability, but the truth of God. If a man's own conscience could be his guide, then each person would have a different standard of judgment.

God always judges evil as evil wherever He see it. His judgment is not being altered by our blindness or ignorance. God has an unchanging standard: Lev 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: So much for the false doctrine that sin is only in our minds, only in our carnal minds. Neither sin nor trespass depend upon our knowledge of the sin or the trespass. God leads us to see sin and trespasses as He sees sin and trespasses. He reveals to us what is His grace in forgiving it. He reveals to us our need for that grace. Trespass is met by Christ in this offering as Christ has confessed it, endured the judgment and paid the penalty. God's standard is not something we have within us innately. Being "a law unto ourselves" does not mean that we are God's law unto ourselves. The law simply condemns. Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Quoted from the law of Moses. But notice of whom this verse is speaking: Deu 21:22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: Deu 21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged [is] accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance. Deuteronomy 21:23 is quoted as applying to Christ in Galatians 3:13. This is done only by Christ taking our sins upon Himself. It is through us, His 'body,' Christ becomes "a man committing a sin worthy of death," even though "He knew no sin." Christ stands as the " just for the unjust," confessing our wrongs and satisfying our judgment in Himself. In this way any verse of God's Word dealing with sin "in Adam" becomes Christ made sin. Look at what David, typifying Christ, says: Psa 90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. Psa 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret [sins] in the light of thy countenance. Psa 90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale [that is told]. Psa 90:10 The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Psa 90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, [so is] thy wrath. Psa 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Christ took on Himself all the sins of the whole world. Not just the sins of believers: 1Ti 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1Co 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Gal 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 1 Pet 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 3) In Christ Full restitution is paid in the trespass offering. Besides the life laid down in the offering, the priest ordered restitution and a fifth part more to the injured party. Lev 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering. Lev 6:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: In the sin offering, money is not noted. Why Not? It is because the sin offering is not for what we have done either against God or our fellow man. The sin offering is for the fact that we are "marred in the Potter's hand... shapen in iniquity, conceived in sin." In the sin offering, the offerer was a sinner and a perfect victim bore the penalty. This is here in the trespass offering, but also the original wrong is righted in the trespass offering and more by a fifth. Why restitution plus a fifth? We will deal with the fifth in just a moment, but restitution is required because we have committed a trespass against either God or our fellow man. Sin and trespass are not the same thing. Sin is for being sinful flesh, trespass is for sinning while in that sinful flesh. Christ "was made sin." He was not made trespass. Christ took on Him the seed of Abraham, sinful flesh: Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Heb 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels [a special 'sin free ovum]; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.[sinful flesh needing to be resisted and overcome, just like each of us] If Christ were in any way different in the war He fought, then these words are meaningless: Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. [Not through a birth which made him anything other than "the son of man." Heb 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [Adam and "all living"] are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, The Need For Restitution In the sin offering, justice is satisfied by the death of the sinner. Sins and trespasses are forgiven but judgment must still be served. Sins are pardoned but restitution and justice must still be met. Act 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men [and] brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

"Forgiveness of sins" does not mean that restitution is forfeited. 'Forgiveness of sins does not negate the necessity for justice. 'Forgiveness of sins' does not nullify this truth: Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. This is what forgiveness of sins means: Luk 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes]. Luk 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few [stripes]. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? The wrong still remains in the trespass offering until full payment of wrong is made. God's standard was used to evaluate restitution, hence the priests set the amount of "shekels of the sanctuary" to be paid, whether God was injured by trespass in His holy things or man was injured by theft or hurt, etc. In Christ the wrongs were remedied whether to man or God. 4) What Is The Significance Of "The Fifth Part D. Not only is the original wrong paid, but a fifth part added to it. Lev. 5:16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him. Lev. 6:5 ...he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering. After the Egyptians had sold Joseph their cattle, their lands and their very bodies in order to survive the famine, Joseph gave them seed but required a fifth part of the increase for Pharaoh. Only the priests [they had their reward] escaped this toll levied on the people. Gen 47:26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's. The import of this extra fifth in the trespass offering testifies that what was given was a debt owed and not a free gift. Thus the injured party became a gainer. From man in Christ both God and man have received back more than they were robbed. So "where sin abounded" we find "grace did more abound." Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: The ultimate effect of the famine and misery of the Egyptians was to give Pharaoh a claim on them he had not had before. The entrance of trespass ultimately gives the injured party, whether man or God, a claim on the trespasser that had not been enacted before. Before trespass entered, God only claimed His right. He had a right to the "holy things" as His portion. But after trespass came, His claim increased to the original wrong plus and added fifth. So we see God's claim on our sins to be greater than just what we owe as being sinners. As we are called to "walk as He walked", we mete out higher than just what is just, and receive more than what is just by being shown grace.

1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. 1 Pet 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 1 Pet 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. The grades of the trespass offering. There are no grades in the trespass offering. Christ is not seen either as a bullock of the herd or as the fowl. The life of a ram only is in view. It is laid down, restitution is made and a fifth part added. Trespass through ignorance, in the holy things of the Lord Lev 5:14 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lev 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: Lev 5:16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him. Lev 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he knew it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity. Lev 5:18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and knew it not, and it shall be forgiven him. Lev 5:19 It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD. Deliberate trespass against God and neighbor Lev 6:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Lev 6:2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour; Lev 6:3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: Lev 6:4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, Lev 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, [and] give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.

Lev 6:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: The reason why there is but one kind of trespass offering is because any one who sees the difference between sin and trespass will see it as the same. Sadly though few can even see or understand this difference. Few are even aware that flesh is sin, even when unaware of it's sinfulness. Though there are different aspects of the offering, trespass committed in ignorance and trespass committed deliberately, there is but one offering. Jesus has met and satisfied perfectly all that all the offerings typify. We may not see all the different aspects of the offering in an equal manner, but God who sees all, through Christ, sees it all "for us." Rom 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Rom 4:25 Who was delivered for [Greek -dia- through] our offences, and was raised again for [Greek - dia-through] our justification. 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Did Christ ever sin while in the flesh? Absolutely not! Will we ever be perfect as He was while in the flesh? Absolutely not! So He is "made sin" through us, through Adam, He "was raised again through our justification," while we, the first Adam, are made "the last Adam... the righteousness of God in Him." Christ fills us and we in turn fill Him: Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Eph 1:19 And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places], Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: Eph 1:22 And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. "The church... the fulness of [Christ]. How can that which is corruptible fill that which is incorruptible? It cannot without a change: 1Co 15:42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 1Co 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit. 1Co 15:46 Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 1Co 15:47 The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven.

1Co 15:48 As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly. 1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Flesh and blood may not be at all unaware of what they are, but the Truth remains the Truth: "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither does corruption inherit incorruption. "Though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity." What does this all mean for us? Php 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 2Sa 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy [it] of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver [grace through faith]. Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God. Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace 1Pe 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1Pe 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

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