Saturday, September 29, 2018

THE BLOOD

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 3-4

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

Rev. Rick Hiebert, playing the role  the High Priest, is applying the blood of the sacrifice to the horns of the Brazen Altar. This was part of the Tabernacle of Moses, which was erected in the back parking lot of the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, during the summers of 1997 and 2012.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Leviticus 4:17-18a

Then the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord, in front of the veil. And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before the Lord, which is in the tabernacle of meeting…

 

The first three chapters of this book explain the intricacies of the “sweet savour” offerings. Six times we read “a sweet aroma to the Lord.” In chapter four, “sacrifices for sin” are introduced. Again we read, “the priest shall burn it on the altar for a sweet aroma to the Lord.” When words are repeated over and over, we recognize that the subject is of great importance to the Lord. Why was it “sweet”? The love that God has for His human family is the very reason He created us in the first place. Here is a most graphic picture of the suffering of Christ on the altar of the Cross. Jesus took His own blood to the altar, which is before the throne of God in Heaven, and presented it as the ultimate and final “sweet aroma to the Lord.” The sacrifice of Christ and the shedding of His blood, even though painful to God in the extreme, was the only way for God’s love to be consummated. It is hard to understand from a human perspective. The book of Hebrews deals with this in detail. Read Hebrews 7:25-27 and 9:18-28.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, the offering of Your precious blood on the altar in Heaven is truly sweet to God and to me too. Only by this means could Your love for me and my love for You be complete. Please give me the grace to never take my cleansing in Your blood for granted, but rather to cherish intensely what You’ve done for me. Amen!!! (1 John 1:7-9)

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As I start the Leviticus blogs, I remember why, back in the 70’s, I switched from a one year through the Bible reading program to two years. For many years before that, I could not help but notice that the majority of people were dropping out of the program somewhere in Leviticus. It was simply too much for most people. My Dad had always read three chapters on weekdays and five on Sundays. This enabled him to read it all in one year. I did the same, but when I changed to the two-year program, at least 70% of those who started with me completed reading the entire Bible. I could tell by the way people ordered the printed materials for the next quarter. Of course, now with the internet, I’m expecting that at least 70% to 90% of you who start with me will read consistently. Perhaps I’m too optimistic, but know that I pray fervently for all who read with me. I’ve designed this service so that a person can start at any point, going back and forth between the Hebrew (Old Testament) Scriptures and the Greek (New Testament) Scriptures, and complete the reading in two years. So Ron, Ann and the team at Crossroads and I began releasing the entire two-year program for the third time, beginning in Matthew, this past June 3rd, 2016!!!

Yours for the most thorough understanding of God’s Word possible for all who don’t have the opportunity to attend Bible College or a Seminary, and even for those who have attended such institutions who desire to receive the increase in faith that comes only from continuing in the Word daily,

David

9 thoughts on “Saturday, September 29, 2018

  1. I hadn’t realized that we have been going through thie Bible for the 5th time! Each day is a blessing. I was one of the tour guides for the 1997 tabernacle. What a privilege! That summer had some very hot days as well! Beautiful fall is upon us and won’t we be “Thankful” for the beauty of the season!

  2. Thanks for sharing with us Doreen, it must have been a Blessing to be the tour guide. I too hadn’t realized that this is the 5th time for this Blog. I think it is the 4th time for me and I enjoy it very much. I feel like those that write on the blog are friends and are missed when we don’t hear from them. Hoping all are well, Blessings to each one. Eleanor M.
    PS: I love David”s comments on the passages, he makes it so easy to understand them.

  3. With much thanks I agree with Elanor M.for this teaching which is also a bit of a fellowship.I had doubts if I would last but am on my 3rd ‘adventure’ through the bible.
    I had only been in Ch’town a few hours on Thursday,celebrating a birthday when I had to catch a bus home because my eldest sister was readmitted to hospital with multiple organ failure.Her husband is weak from cobalt treatment but another sister and I were with her when she stopped breathing at 215 AM.She had a peaceful journey home.Please pray for all her loved ones.God bless

    • Yes, Lord, please comfort all these family members and friends. Show them that You are real and a real help in times of trouble. Thank You, Lord God, for all your faithful ones who went before us, and please cleanse, purify, forgive and strengthen all your people today, so othets will come to know You and follow You in all the ways You have prepared for them.
      In Jesus’s precious name, amen

    • God bless you William and may God be with the family and Praise & Thanks unto God for receiving your sister into the Kingdom of God! PRAISE THE LORD!

  4. That was a wonderful blog. What a great blessing I received from reading it. In the light of my comments yesterday, it was such a blessing because the comments clearly teach that it was Jesus’ blood that was totally adequate to purchase our salvation. Nothing else was needed. Praise the Lord.
    You may want to read my comments in yesterday’s blog concerning: Did Jesus really suffer in the fires of hell after suffering on the cross? You will find that my comments there proclaim that Jesus did not suffer in the fires of hell.

  5. Lord Jesus we pray you will comfort William, the husband, other family members and friends concerning the loss of his sister at this time. It was wonderful that you and your sister were able to be with her when she passed. God bless you all.

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