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Sungai Nibong Gospel Hall THE SWEET SAVOUR SACRIFICES 11 March, 2012. Recapitulation: Eph . 5:2 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. THE LEVITICAL OFFERINGS.
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Recapitulation: Eph. 5:2
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.
Introduction. Lev. chs. 1 - 7 cp. Heb. 10:1-14 [1, 8, 5, 6, 14]
The Study of the Shadow after knowing the Substance.
For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect…
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Wherefore…He saith, Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared Me:
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.
Lev. 1:1, 2
The Person (it was Personal!) and Place of His Calling
2. The Commitment to Jehovah - "unto the Lord"
Exo. 19:3 cf. 24:16
Num. 7:89 cf. Exo. 25:22
1. A Voluntary Offering - if
2. A Compulsory Obligation - ye shall
3. A ProvisionaryOffer - of the herd, of the flock, etc.
According to i. Ability and Availability
ii. Appreciation cf. II Cor. 8:5, 10-12
Lev. 1: 3 C. THE NATURE OF THE OFFERING
1. The Approach Offering - "offering" (Heb. korban = approach. See Exo. 23:15; cf. Mk. 7:11)
2. The Ascending Offering - "burnt" (Heb. olah = that which goes up) cf. 6:9; Jud. 13:15 - 23 (20)
3. The Acceptance Offering – “accepted”(v.4)
Strength in Service. cp. Lk. 9:51 Steadfastness
Lamb to the Slaughter, Sheep before her Shearer . Cp. Isa. 53:7 Submissiveness
Slain by Sinners cp. II Cor. 13:4 Harmlessness Mt.10:16; I Pet. 2:23
a. There are Degrees of Appreciation of Christ.
b. All are Decreed "Accepted" in Christ. 1:4, 9, 13, 17
1. Christ is the Offerer-let him offer Heb. 9:14; 10:14
2. Christ is the Offering- his offering 9:14; 10:10,18
a. He is a Very worthy Offering - a male, cf.4: 13f, 22f ct. Lev. 4:27, 28 - a female
b. He is a Voluntary Offering - voluntary will, 10:6, 7
c. He is a Virtuous Offering - without blemish
i. He did No Sin. I Pet. 2:22
ii. He knew NoSin. II Cor. 5:21
iii. In Him is No Sin. I Jn. 3:5
3. Christ is the Priest -the priests 1:5 cf. Heb. 4:14
1. With respect to the Saviour
a. A Voluntary Offering - of his own voluntary will 1:3 cp. Jn. 10:18
b. A Vicarious Offering - his hand upon the offering cp. Heb. 9:14
2. With respect to the Sinner
a. The Offerer's Oneness with the Offering
b. The Offerer's Acceptableness in the Offering. it shall be accepted for him cp. Eph. 1:6
Lev. 1:4 - it shall be accepted for him
Two aspects of Christ on the Cross:
1. His Atonement for Sin - the Non-Sweet Savour Sacrifices. 6:25 cp. I Jn. 2:2
2. His Acceptance in Submission - the Sweet-Savour Sacrifices. cp. Mt. 26:42
1. Christ, the Person on the Cross - upon the altar Cf. Heb. 13:10
2. Covered the altar - “sprinkled the blood”
3. Call to all, Proclamation of the Cross - round about
J. CHRIST'S PERFECTION IN THE OFFERING
1. Inwardly before God 1:6 in its pieces cf. Heb. 4:13-15
2. Outwardly before Men 1:9 cp. Heb. 7:26
1. He Ministered at the Altar. 1:7 cp. Heb. 10:11, 12
2. He adMinistered the Sprinkled Blood. 1:5, 11 cp. Heb. 9:11, 12
3. He Moved the ashes to a clean place. 4:11, 12 cp. Heb. 13:10-13
4. He Maintained a continual burnt offering 6:13; Ex. 29:38-42cp. Heb. 7:23, 24, 27
1. His Will - the head 1:8 cp. Mt. 26:39, 42, 44
2. His Wisdom (Mind, Heart) - the inwards 1:9 (qereb = centre) stomach and bowels cp. Phil. 2:5-8 (5, 6)
3. His Walk - the legs, 1:9 cp. Heb. 4:15
4. His Whole - the fat... All, 1:8, 9; 3:16 cf. Lev. 3:3, 4; cp. Heb.10:5-10
cp. Eph. 5:2 - Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Of the Herd: “a male Bullock" [3, 5,9],
Of the Flock: "Sheep or goat " [10,13],
Of the Fowls: “doves or pigeons" [14,17]
ALL...Burnt as Incense on the Altar and as
"Sacrifice of a Sweet Savour"
1. “kill before the Lord”, 1:5
2. “flay the… offering”, 1:6
3. “the priest shall burn ALL”, 1:6-9
"kill...northward before the Lord”, 1:11
“The priest shall bring it ALL”, 1:13
a. The Holy Spirit at His Birth.
b. The Holy Spirit at His Baptism
c. The Holy Spirit at His Burial (Death)
d. The Holy Spirit at His Resurrection
Mt. 1:20 cf. Lk. 2:24
cf. Lev. 14: 4, 5; Heb. 9:14
cf. Lev. 14:.6, 7; Rom. 1:4
2. "turtledoves" or "pigeons" in association with Christian Worship.
a. The Poor Man's Offering. See 12: 8 cf. Lk. 2: 24
b. His Unworthiness covered by the Offering's Worthiness.
c. His Poor Appreciation yet Accepted as a Sweet Savour.
1. Serve Christ in Consideration for others. Rom. 14:16, 18, RV
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:…For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
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.
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
4. Have faith in God.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
5. Do good to others.
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
6. Prepare to suffer wrongfully.
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
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.
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.