The Temporary and Eternal Sacrifice for Sin
Note: God clothed the sin of Adam and Eve with a sacrificed animal.
Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them. Genesis 3:21.
Note: You cannot approach God through your works or effort.
Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in
the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of
the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn
of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his
offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. Genesis 4:2-5.
Note: Noah approached God through the sacrifice of innocent animals.
Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of
every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. Genesis
Note: God established the sacrifice as a means of escaping the His wrath.
the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This
month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of
the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On
the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb,
according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if
the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next
to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according
to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb
shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it
from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the
fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the
congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take
some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of
the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that
night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs
they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but
roasted in fire its head with its legs and its entrails. You shall let
none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning
you shall burn with fire. And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on
your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So
you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover. Exodus 12:1-11.
Note: God declares that blood will atone for your sins.
whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell
among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person
who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. For the
life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the
altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes
atonement for the soul.” Leviticus 17:10-11.
Note: The Messiah is prophesied as the lamb to be sacrificed for the sins of the world.
is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with
grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and
we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our
sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our
iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His
stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the
iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He
opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a
sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. Isaiah
Note: John the Baptist recognized Jesus Christ as the Messiah.
next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb
of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said,
‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before
me.’ John 1:29-30.
Note: Jesus Christ prophesied His death and resurrection.
Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the
road and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the
Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes;
and they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles to
mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise
again.” Matthew 20:17-19.
Note: Jesus Christ prophesied His death on the first of a dual Passover.
it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He
said to His disciples, “You know that after two days is the Passover,
and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.” Matthew
Note: Jesus Christ proclaims the New Covenant of His death for the forgiveness of sins.
as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave
it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He
took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from
it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed
for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:26-28.
Note: In love, Jesus Christ died for our sins thereby providing our reconciliation back to God.
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still
sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified
by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we
were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son,
much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And
not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. Romans
Note: Jesus Christ initiated the New Covenant by His death and gives eternal life to anyone who trusts Him.
Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater
and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this
creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own
blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained
eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes
of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of
the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the
eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your
conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason
He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the
redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those
who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Note: The Lamb of God is now the reigning Messiah in heaven.
I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the
living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten
thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12saying with
a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and
riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” And
every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth
and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the
throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Then the four living
creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and
worshiped Him who lives forever and ever. Revelation 5:11-14.
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