Burnt offerings were necessary in order to make atonement for the sins of the people up until Jesus came and died for our sins on the cross. There were strict instructions on how this offering would take place, of which came from God and not man. It was at the end of the book of Exodus that the tabernacle was ready for the offerings to come forth from the people. And now in the book of Leviticus we see how these offerings are to be performed in detail. Speaking of these details from God, it is written, “and the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 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. 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. 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.” (Leviticus 1 :1-4)
For centuries the people of Israel sacrificed their cattle, herd, and flock that were without blemish. So much blood was spilled, but still, atonement was necessary for the sins of the people. At this time Jesus said to His Father that He would come down and do His will, in order to be sacrificed on the cross once and for all. These verses in Hebrews are so beautiful and read, “in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 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; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:6-10) Can you say thank You, Jesus, for this sacrifice and for dying for your sins? Through His blood, we are cleansed and made clean. He is the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I worship You, my King. Come into this place and fill us with Your presence. May Your will be done in my life today and forever. I will live for You now as if I was in heaven. No matter if persecution comes, doing Your will is more important than the anguish I may feel in the body. If I am made fun of, spit upon, tortured, or is killed in Your service, let it be. I will go down fighting the good fight, which is sharing Your good news up until my last breath. I know that I have many people that hate me, but that comes with the exposure of spreading Your truth for so many years. I know that I cannot stop what is taking place behind closed doors and on social media sites. What I ask of people is to consider the message I am presenting and to not fight against Your messenger. Lord, every person needs to know about Your sacrifice on the cross, in order for Your blood to cover them. I may have no words to speak at times when people come to me, but You fill me and I cannot stop declaring and what You did for us, Jesus, on the cross. I love You, Lord. Your blood has cleansed me and made me whole. Amen.