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    Lightbulb Eating the Lamb of God - How does it clarify the purpose for Christ's shed blood?

    The sin offering in the Old Testament sanctuary service symbolized the Lamb of God. The study in this video reveals that in the amazing reality to which the sin offering pointed, believers are to eat the Lamb of God.

    Much is said about the importance of Christ's blood releasing us from the guilt of our sins. In what ways does the concept of eating the Lamb of God clarify the purpose for Christ's shed blood?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wickham View Post
    The sin offering in the Old Testament sanctuary service symbolized the Lamb of God. The study in this video reveals that in the amazing reality to which the sin offering pointed, believers are to eat the Lamb of God.

    Much is said about the importance of Christ's blood releasing us from the guilt of our sins. In what ways does the concept of eating the Lamb of God clarify the purpose for Christ's shed blood?

    Well, I see a big problem at 2:15-2:54 where the speaker is referencing Leviticus 4:35.

    Here is the passage:

    Leviticus 4:27-35
    27 And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;
    28 Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.
    29 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.
    30 And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar.
    31 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the Lord; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.
    32 And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish.
    33 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.
    34 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar:
    35 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the Lord: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.



    The passage states that the first choice for the sin offering is to be a young female goat.
    The passage then says that an alternate choice for the sin offering is a young female lamb.

    This shows that the lamb of the sin offering is not the lamb John the baptizer was referring to when he said Jesus was "the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world."
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    Quote Originally Posted by genuineoriginal View Post
    This shows that the lamb of the sin offering is not the lamb John the baptizer was referring to when he said Jesus was "the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world."
    Summarizing the argument, it seems the line of logic goes, "Jesus was the Lamb of God and Jesus was a male. The lamb for the sin offering was a female, so therefore, the reference to the Lamb of God could not be related to the sin offering."

    What sacrifice do you believe John was referring to when he called Jesus "The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world"? It seems that Jesus being male should not discount the sin offering as an option. After all, He was not a sheep either. There were many things in the prototype Old Testament sanctuary that do not match exactly with the reality to which they pointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wickham View Post
    Summarizing the argument, it seems the line of logic goes, "Jesus was the Lamb of God and Jesus was a male. The lamb for the sin offering was a female, so therefore, the reference to the Lamb of God could not be related to the sin offering."

    What sacrifice do you believe John was referring to when he called Jesus "The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world"? It seems that Jesus being male should not discount the sin offering as an option. After all, He was not a sheep either. There were many things in the prototype Old Testament sanctuary that do not match exactly with the reality to which they pointed.
    The sin offering is an offering by an individual for that individual's own sin.
    It appears that God specified that the sin offering would be a young female goat or lamb in order to make sure that we do not confuse Jesus with the sin offering.
    The sacrifice of Jesus was not for His own sin, it was for the sins of many.

    Matthew 26:28
    28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.



    We cannot ignore that the Bible says that Jesus is our passover lamb.

    Exodus 12:21
    21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.



    1 Corinthians 5:7
    7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:



    Since Jesus is the passover lamb, His blood is able to turn away death from those who believe.

    Exodus 12:23
    23 For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genuineoriginal View Post
    The sin offering is an offering by an individual for that individual's own sin.
    It appears that God specified that the sin offering would be a young female goat or lamb in order to make sure that we do not confuse Jesus with the sin offering.
    The blood of the sin offering was the only blood that was brought into the sanctuary. Hebrews 13:10-12 describes this sacrifice, and then links it with Jesus. Jesus is the reality to which the sin offering pointed.


    Heb. 13:10-12 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.


    But as you indicated, Jesus is also our Passover. I believe the sin offering and the Passover both show different aspects of the same thing. If you are interested, here is a link to a blog post with some additional thoughts on that subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wickham View Post
    The blood of the sin offering was the only blood that was brought into the sanctuary. Hebrews 13:10-12 describes this sacrifice, and then links it with Jesus. Jesus is the reality to which the sin offering pointed.


    Heb. 13:10-12 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.


    But as you indicated, Jesus is also our Passover. I believe the sin offering and the Passover both show different aspects of the same thing. If you are interested, here is a link to a blog post with some additional thoughts on that subject.
    The author of Hebrews in those verses is speaking about certain sacrifices that occur once a year on a particular day.

    Leviticus 16:29-31
    29 And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
    30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the Lord.
    31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.



    Leviticus 16:18-19
    18 And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the Lord, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about.
    19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.



    Leviticus 16:27
    27 And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.

    Learn to read what is written.

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