The Burnt Offering Romans 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. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God
The Purpose of the Burnt Offering • Dedication meaning “that which ascends” • First of 5 offerings (Meal, sin, trespassing, and peace offerings) Whole offering burnt, not partially • The Process of Burnt Offering • Bullock, sheep, or dove depending on Economic status Lev. 1:2, 14 Without blemish Lev. 1:3 Give the best • At the door or gate near the brazen altar Lev. 1: 3 • His Voluntary will Lev. 1:3 • Putting his hand on the head of the burnt offering • The offerer kills the offering himself, not the priest Lev. 1:5
Skin the animal Lev. 1:6 • Cut into pieces Lev. 1:6 • Head, fat, inwards • Inwards like intestines and legs are washed • Place on the fire an offering as sweet savor unto God • Morning and Evening Exodus 29: 38-39 • Continual offering • The Symbols • Burnt offering: giving your best (time, talent, etc) to God regardless of social or economic status • Morning and night: go to God in prayer • Psalm 40: 6-8 6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
At the door – Anywhere • John 4:23 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. • Putting on the head –Identify with Christ • Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. • Killing by the offerer – Go to God yourself • Skin – memorial • Body pieces: head – mind and intellect, legs – walk (behavior and lifestyle), fat – health, inwards – will and emotions • Legs and inwards washed – We are cleansed by the Word • Eph. 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, • Whole set of the body pieces on fire – Give your all to God as sweet savor • Morning and Evening - Fellowship with God • Morning – His will and guidance and intercession • Evening – Thank Him for the day and ask for forgiveness (1 John 1:9) • Continual offering, not a one-time sacrifice
The Great Example – Jesus • Sin offering and burnt offering