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OT Theology #7 The Offerings (Specific Sacrifices) [message #12407] Thu, 11 January 2018 12:49 Go to previous message
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The Whole Burnt Offering

The Text
Lev.1/1-17, Lev.6/8-13 an offering of sweet savor

Heb. Term
Olah- from a verb which mans to go up or ascend

The Ritual

The sinner had to personally bring his substitute. He couldn't send a servant for eg.
The sinner bringing it had to have a purpose because the purpose determined the ritual and also how the sacrifice was divided.
The sinner had to bring it to the door of the tabernacle. (Duet.12, Lev.17) the reason being because Israel was prone to idolatry and they lived in a land filled with idolatry. It was also public repentance.

The Laying on of Hands

They confessed their sins over the innocent substitute. In scripture it was the communication of something spiritual or intangible signified by the outward visible act of laying on of hands. The power of God and other things is transmitted through the hands. It is more than just an outward symbol.The laying on of hands in Leviticus signified the transfer of the liability for punishment from the sinner to the substitute.
Lev. 1/4, 16/21

The liberals say this was just an act of designation. The problem with that is then why didn't they do it with the meal offering.

The Killing of the Victim

The sinner had to kill it and skin it. (the skin went to the priest) The sinner had to cut it up and wash it inside and out (wash out the dung for eg) The man himself had to kill the animal because God wanted to impress upon him that the penalty for sin was death. It was only with a dove for sacrifice that the priest would kill it.

The Sprinkling of the Blood
The priest would sprinkle the blood on the top (sometimes translated sides)of the alter.

The Burning of the Sacrifice
The whole animal was burned except the dung.

The Sacrificial Meal
This was absent from the whole burnt offering

The Meaning and Significance of the Whole Burnt Offering

1. The ascending of the sacrifice up to God signified consecration unto God. It taught the Israelite that complete consecration was essential to right worship and fellowship.

Mark here: In my opinion this isn't really clear in the notes. This is not a sin offering. This was an offering of consecration. The person offering it didn't see a lamb being offered. He saw the lamb as a substitute for his own life. Rom 12/1 is pointing directly at this sacrifice and the pious Israelite in offering it would have had Rom. 12/1 in mind.

2.It also spoke typically of Christ because . . .

a) It was a complete consecration Lev.1/9
b) It had to be a pure spotless clean offering.
Lev.1/3 with Lev.1/9
Heb.9/14 with 1Peter 1/19
c) because it was an offering of a sweet smelling savor.
Lev.1/9 with Eph.5/2
These offerings were telling God in a figurative sense they were for him. He didn't actually smell it. It was a sweet savor in the sense that they were offering themselves fully to God. It showed consecration.
d) It was a substitutionary blood sacrifice. Lev.1/3-4
Lev.1/3 KJV says of his own voluntary will. The Heb. says That he may be accepted of the Lord.

The Continual Burnt Offering
This was offered every morning and every evening. It symbolized that every day belonged to the lord and had to be atoned for.

[Updated on: Sat, 13 January 2018 20:13]

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