Remember: God wanted a closer walk with the Church in the Wilderness, so He said, "make me a Sanctuary that I may dwell among you" (Exod.25:8) These Offerings are a crucial part of that dwell place that God dwells in, down to every "jot" and tittle" (Matt.5:17-19)

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I.  The (compulsory) Sin Offering

      The Compulsory Sin Offering provided atonement for the sin of the priest, for the congregation, for the ruler and
      for the people. (Lev.9:1-2, Num.6:11; 8:5-8, Deut.12:1-16, Josh.22:1-29, Ezra.8:35, Neh.10:33, Ezk.45:17)  Paul, the
      apostle and "wise master builder" (i.e. architect) interprets Christ to be the reality of the sacrificed "Passover Lamb,"
      who was "made sin (the Sin Offering) for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in
      Him." (2Cor.5:7-8, Exod.12:1-14, 1Cor.5:7-8) Note: Christ was without "blemish." (1Peter.1:19)  This was a compulsory
      offering. There were no options given! This pattern has not changed! Jesus said, " I am the way, the truth, and the   
      life. (John.14:6) There is no other "sacrifice for sins."  (Heb.10:26)

   A.  We must offer the Sin Offering first      

            Without accepting Christ as our Sin Offering, all our offerings are rejected as Cain's was. (Gen.4:1-4, 1John.3:12,     
 He offered the "Meal Offering," the "fruit of the ground," (Lev.2:1-3) a correct offering, but out of 
            order. (1Cor.14:40) Abel's offering was a "more excellent sacrifice." (Heb.11:4) The blood  and  body of a Lamb, 
            the firstlings of his flock." (Gen.4:1-4)

     B. Watch out for the counterfeit Sin Offering!      

            In the "ensample" (type - 1Cor.10:11) of the "church in the wilderness," (Acts.7:38) the brazen serpent (that     
            foreshadowed Christ being made sin for us - Num.21:4-9, John.3:14-16, 2Cor.5:21) was turned into an idol     
            (another Jesus) that opposed God. (2Kings.18:4)     

1. Watch out for another Jesus          

                 There were false apostles coming into the Corinthian Church preaching "another Jesus." (The god of this
                 world's counterfeit "Sin Offering."- 2Cor.4:4; 11:1-15, Isa.14:14)           

                (a) There is no other Altar that God recognizes                
                      Any offering that ignores the true Altar, the sacrifice of  Christ, the shedding of Christ's blood, the sweet                       smelling savor and has any blemish, is another Jesus.          
  (b) Certain men have crept in unawares               
                      In the 1st. Century Jude was warning the Church that there were those the preached "another Jesus,"                                     another Sin Offering. "For there are certain men crept in  unawares...turning the grace of our God into                                  lasciviousness..." (Jude.1:4) and "denying the Lord that bought them." (2Peter.2:1)               
                 (c) Watch out for another Gospel          
                      The Churches of Galatia were being "removed from...Christ unto another gospel..." and were perverting
                      the gospel of Christ. (Gal.1:6-9)  

                      The children of Israel (Gal.6:15-16) called "the Church in the wilderness," (Acts.7:38) and their typical
                      actions were "for our (The Church, the Body of Christ - Eph.1:22-23, Col.1:18) ensamples: (types) and they
                      are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." (1Cor.10:1-11, Rom.15:4) The
                      reality or the fulfillment (Matt.5:17-19, Rom.3:31, Heb.9:1-26) of these standards are the same for the
                      Church today.

    C.  The Sin Offering was consumed by

         1. God's Word is a

                  Is not "my
word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?"
                   (Jer 23:29, 1Cor.3:13-15) "
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now
                  if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work
                  shall be made manifest: for
the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall
                  try every man's work of what sort it is. (Psa.105:19) If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon,
                  he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved;
                  yet so as by fire."

2. The Holy Ghost is a

                He "shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire." (Matt.3:11-12, Isa.4:4) "I (John said) indeed baptize you
                with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to
                bear: he shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly
purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

3. The Holy Ghost always works together with the Word of God          

                 For "
the day" ("the day" of atonementHeb.10:25) shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and
                 the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is." (1Cor.3:13-15, Isa.4:4) Beloved, "think it not strange  
                 concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, (Psa.105:19) as though some strange thing happened unto you:"
                 (1 Peter 4:12-13)  It is all part of the preparation to be the  Bride. Don't jump off the altar when the heat is on!                  Note: Your Sin Offering will be tested by the consuming fire of  the Word of God. Jesus said, "He that rejecteth
                 me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth (Judges) him: the word that I have spoken, the same
                 shall judge him in the last day." (John 12:48)

     D. The Sin Offering was placed on the only altar      

            Whatsoever "man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn (as a guest) among you,
            that offereth (offers) a burnt  offering of sacrifice, And bringeth (brings) it not unto the door of the tabernacle
            of the congregation, to offer it unto the Lord; even that man shall be cut off from among his people." (Lev 17:8-9)

1. Jesus is the "

                Today, most think of "the altar" as being a bench in the front of the Church. However, the "Most High
                dwelleth (dwells)
not in Temples made with hands" after the Cross / New Testament. (Acts.7:47-48) There
                is no sacred property in the New Testament.  We are the "holy Temple." (Eph.2:20-22, 1Peter.2:5) We are 
                the ground. (2Cor.4:7) The "altar" that God recognizes under the New Covenant (Testament) is the Lord Jesus   
                Christ. (Heb.13:10)       

2. The altar was the only place of sacrifice(Lev.17:1-11, 1Peter.1:18-20)             

                The altar was the only place where blood was shed to provide atonement. (Lev.17:1-11, Exod.30:9, John.14:6,                          1Tim.2:5) Man-made "altar's" could never do this! Even in the Tabernacle model, God said that He had "no                            pleasure" because it could never take away sin. (Heb.10:1-10) Your Sin Offering must be upon the Altar of the
                Lord Jesus Christ. If you are offering upon any other altar than the Lord Jesus Christ your offering in for nothing.

     E. The Sin Offering required sacrifice and the shedding of blood  

            Our justification before God is always through the atoning blood of the The Lord Jesus Christ. Adam and Eve         
           "sewed fig leaves," (Gen.3:7) but God slew an animal and covered their sin with "coats of skin" (Gen.3:21, Heb.4:13)             Forasmuch "as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain       
            conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without             blemish and without spot." (1Peter.1:18-20, Col.1:14) Your Sin Offering must be through the shed blood of Christ

  F. The Sin Offering required the sweet smelling odor      
            Every offering was to have "a
sweet savour unto the Lord." (Gen.8:21, Lev.1:9; 2:2; 3:5; 4:31) "Christ...hath given
            Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a
sweetsmelling savour." (Eph.5:1-2, 2Cor.2:15) This "sweet               savor" (Amos.5:21-23) made the offering acceptable to God. Peter writes our "spiritual sacrifices, (are)      
            acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." (1Peter.2:5, Note: Phil.4:18-19 "odor of a sweetsmelling savor") If you are      
            giving "preeminence" (i.e. to be first above the "philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the      
            rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.- Col 2:8) then you Sin Offering is rejected. Your Sin Offering must
            have the "preeminence" of a "sweetsmelling savor of Christ.  

     G. Only the priests could offer the Sin Offering       

            In the Old Testament "ensample"(type, shadow, figure) "the priests, Aaron's sons. shall bring the blood and      
            sprinkle the blood..." (Lev.1:5, 7, 11; 2:2, 9; 3:2, 8; 4:7) There were those the assume the office of a priest, and
            were rejected. (1Kings.12:30-33; 13:16, 2Chron.26:16-23, 1Sam.13:12; 15:1-35)  No "strangers!" No unbeliever! No      
            unsaved!  God still requires that we be found in the correct "register" and "genealogy." (Num.1:47-54,       
 that begins in Christ Jesus. (John.3:1-8, 2Cor.5:17-21) If you are not a priest your Sin Offering is for
            nothing. God will never "deny Himself!" (2Tim.2:13) He will never deny His Word! He will never deny the patterns
            in His Word!

     H. This Sin offering must be unblemished(Lev.22:21-22)      

            This is what the Prophet Malachi was speaking to the House of Judah. He prophesied "Ye offer polluted bread
            upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.
            And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto
            thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the Lord of hosts." (Mal 1:7-8) This is
            robbing God! (Mal.3:8)

      1. This Sin Offering must not be "bind" (Lev.22:21-23)          

                The blemish of "blindness" (2Peter.1:5-9, Matt.13:10-17, Eph.1:18)  Some translations use "heart" instead of          
                "eyes."  This does not change the thought of our lack of understanding is being blind. (Matt.13:16, Luke.24:16,                  25-31, 2Cor.3:13-16, Eph.4:18) To offer a "spiritual sacrifice" (i.e. The Sin, Trespass, Burnt, Meal or Peace          
                Offering) devoid of the Word of God is a blemish of blindness, and is robbing God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8) Note:

2. The Sin Offering cannot be "broken"(Lev.22:22-23)          

                Unfaithfulness. (Prov.25:19) To offer any of these five offerings with unfaithfulness in our life towards God is
                a blemished offering (Eph.5:26-27) and is robbing God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8) Note: Matt.23:23     

3. The Sin Offering must not be "maimed"(Lev.22:22-23)          

                Maimed is to be crippled or damaged. English: is to mutilate, disfigure, or wound seriously. The Hebrew
                word is to point sharply, i.e. (literally) to wound. To offer any crippled offering is to deprive yourself the of
                capability for service or of strength, efficiency, or wholeness.     

4. Cannot be an offering "having a wen"(Lev.22:22-23)          

                Having an offering that is mutilated, disfigured, or wounded seriously is robbing God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8 / Note:                           Matt.23:23) Paul spoke of those the "corrupt the Word of God (2Cor.2:17) Jude wrote, that there were "certain                 men crept in unawares...turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and or                 Lord Jesus  Christ." (Jude.1:4) These "certain men" were disfiguring the Grace of God.     

5. The Sin Offering cannot have "scurvy"(Lev.22:22-23)          

                The word "Scurvy" is from an unused root meaning to scratch;[ to scrape or rub oneself lightly (as to relieve                         itching) scurf (from itching) In these "last days," there are those that "heap to themselves teachers itching ears,"                 because they will not "endure sound doctrine." (2Tim.4:3) When we offer our "spiritual" sacrifices with the
                "scurvy" of  the doctrines of men that appease our flesh, it is "robbing" God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8)      

6. The Sin Offering must not be "scabbed"(Lev.22:22-23)          

                "Scabbed"- is to stick or scrape; scurf [thin dry scales detached from the epidermis especially in an abnormal                 skin condition; specifically : dandruff] or tetter [any of various vesicular skin diseases (as ringworm, eczema,
                and herpes) Our "spiritual sacrifice / offering" must be without the blemish of allowing yourself to be infected
                by the popular opinion, trends, fads that infect the Church world, rather than abiding by the principles and
                patterns of God's Word (2Sam.15:24-29./v.17, 1Sam.15:24; 16:7, 2Cor.4:18)  To offer a "spiritually sacrifice" that
                is  "scabbed," is a blemished  offering and robbing God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8)     

7. No "superfluous thing"(Lev.22:22-23)          

                "Superfluous"- is to prolong, i.e. (reflex) be deformed by excess of members.  Our "spiritual offering must
                be free of "excess" in our lives. In our walk before the Lord must be in moderation (Phil.4:5 - [appropriate, i.e.
                (by implication) mild] 1Cor.13:4, Matt.23:12, 1Peter.5:6) or else it is blemished and robbing God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8) 

  8. The Sin Offering must give off a "sweet smelling savor."

           Our offering must have the sweet smelling savor of Christ. (Eph.5:1-2, 2Cor.2:14-16, Lev.1:9; 2:2; 3:5, 16; 4:31,
                 Eph.5:1-2, Phil.4:18)     

           9.The Sin Offering must be offered by a "Priest."           

                We become priests when we are born again.  (Num.1:47-54, Lev.1:9, 15; 2:2; 3:2, 16. 1Peter.2:5, Rev.1:6)     

The Sin Offering must be the atoning blood sacrifice           

                The "meal offering" (Lev.1:5; 3:2; 4:4, Col.1:14) was the only offering that did not have atoning blood, because                 this offering points to our good works (Eph.2:8-10) and giving of material things.
(Review the "Meal Offering.")                  
     I.   Note: In the Tabernacle pattern

            Those that desired to meet with God, were confronted with the Brazen (Brass) Altar, the place of blood
            atonement. Anyone building their own Altar was rejected and cut of from Israel. (Lev.17:8-11)


             Next: The Trespass offering


                                                                                  / Phase 4 - Other related subjects

Sin Offering

The Sin Offering finds it's fulfillment in...

1.  Our Salvation
     a. Gen.2:17; 3:7-24,  
     b. Rom.5:10-12
2. Our sin that we commit  
    after we are saved
    a.  1John.1:7-10; 2:1
    b.  Rom.6:1-13; 14:23
    b.  1Cor.8:8-12
    c.   Rev.12:10, Heb.2:17

The Law (of the Sin Offering was opposed as a shadow) on them until Christ came. Revealing that the Church was God's Purpose when He introduced the Law through Moses.

The Mystery of God
The Wisdom of God
God has not changed His mind. No shadow of turning