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In this chapter, God instructs Moses concerning the types of offerings that the Israelites are to willingly bring before Him. These can be a bull, ram, or fowl, depending on what a person can afford. The animal is to be without defect. There are specific ways for the person or the priest to slaughter the animal and then how the blood is drained and sprinkled on or around the altar. There are instructions about how the animal is to be cut apart before being placed on the wood of the fire on the brazen altar of sacrifice.
Animal sacrifice goes all the way back to Adam and Eve. God slaughtered the animal to make clothing for Adam and Eve after they sinned. Adam and Eve felt the guilt of their sin. The covering of animal skins covered their guilt. The slaughter of the animal was the way God wanted the O.T. believers to have their sins removed from them. It is interesting to think that it was not just the killing of the animal, but also the burning of it that was part of the sacrifice. Perhaps the significance of burning the animal parts is to indicate that sins and/or guilt are being burned away from the offender.
The sacrifice was to be made in the tabernacle, where God meets with his people. So, the Israelites could not just make an altar anywhere and offer a sacrifice as the earlier patriarchs did. Here God was dealing with the Israelites as a unified nation, not so much as individuals who could "do their own thing" before God.
It seems that God was forming in the hearts of this nation worship practices that are common to all. It seems that He was being so specific in His instructions that He may be testing them to see if they will do things His way or their own way or the way they did things in Egypt. So, consistency is a good teacher. God was also instructing them that they are not to approach Him any old way. Rather, to esteem Him to be so authorative and holy that if He says to do something a specific way, it is best for them to do so
Note: trees; when hidden in trees, I was reminded of trees like the Sequoia in The Red Wood Forest, West Coast USA.
God reportedly told Noah:
"...the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered."
Now, consider (if you will) the description of Leviathan in Job chapter 41:
19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
34 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
The last dinosaur?
...who had been "made without fear"?
Lev. 1:10-17 Those who could not offer a bullock, were to bring a sheep or a goat; and those who were not able to do that, were accepted of God, if they brought a turtle-dove, or a pigeon. Those creatures were chosen for sacrifice which were mild, and gentle, and harmless; to show the innocence and meekness that were in Christ, and that should be in Christians. The offering of the poor was as typical of Christ's atonement as the more costly sacrifices, and expressed as fully repentance, faith, and devotedness to God. We have no excuse, if we refuse the pleasant and reasonable service now required. But we can no more offer the sacrifice of a broken heart, or of praise and thanksgiving, than an Israelite could offer a bullock or a goat, except as God hath first given to us. The more we do in the Lord's service, the greater are our obligations to him, for the will, for the ability, and opportunity. In many things God leaves us to fix what shall be spent in his service, whether of our time or our substance; yet where God's providence has put much into a man's power, scanty offerings will not be accepted, for they are not proper expressions of a willing mind. Let us be devoted in body and soul to his service, whatever he may call us to give, venture, do, or suffer for his sake.
Barnes' Notes on the Bible
His crop with his feathers - The weight of authority is in favor of the marginal rendering. It is most probable that the feathers were burned with the body, and that the wings, mentioned in Leviticus 1:17, were not mutilated.
Prophecy and Law were, in Scriptures: Matthew until Acts 8, After ISRAEL "fell" in Acts 7!
(We are The Body Of CHRIST In GRACE, According To The Revelation Of The MYSTERY. This is from Acts 9 when our "pattern," Paul, was saved. God's Transition from Law Over To GRACE continued until Acts 28, when he "set ISRAEL aside, blinding them," and "concluding them IN SIN with the Gentiles." GRACE has been "In Effect" for almost 2000 years, and when "IT ENDS" At our Great GRACE Departure To Heaven - see Romans - Philemon), THEN:
God Will Resume His Prophetic Program again, with Israel and the nations in The Time Of Jacob's Trouble. The Scriptures For This "Time Frame" are HEBREWS - Revelation with the associated "prophecies" from Daniel and Matthew!
Grace Miller, Please Be Richly Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, And Edified!
In His Service
I don't believe we can just pick and choose books to read. One way to make study easier, is to purchase a KJV Study Bible with CENTER OF EACH PAGE, COLUMN REFERENCES. With tiny alphabet letters. Those are references to more information and prophesies. Some have been fulfilled, others are being fulfilled every day.
If a little letter is in the scripture you are reading, hold your place, stop and flip over to that scripture and it will enlarge your understanding.
I get a lot more reading done if I just turn off the noise of tv for an hour. I keep a legal pad to scribble notes on it.
Sometimes I find a Bible Reader on YouTube so I can just listen (Alexander Scourby is good)
To, Bible being read out loud. God rewards us for our diligence. If something is hard to understand, just ask your Teacher (Holy Spirit please help me understand that thought).
We are always in this comment room to help each other with questions. Come by often. :)
Sometimes I feel like a twisted voice crying out in the wilderness. In the prayer request room I saw that people are being oppressed from lack of knowledge. I asked the Lord what I was to do.
For so long, people ask why God is letting all the bad things happen. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. One of satans names: Destroyer.
I'm praying for people to get sick of watching dance shows, talent shows, super strength shows: to hate the superficial poison of people who only love the money. To me it looks like a spider that drains its victims dry. My heart aches for people always watching other people on YouTube. Even little children. I'm learning war. They will be Left Behind and I can't bear that thought.
Cling to Jesus. Worship His Holiness.
Did you know? The air of heaven is Faith.
My personal experience of one such occasion was when sharing in a Bible study in another country. My passage was actually on 1 Peter chapter 3, sharing with families in that respect. So, it was a study not essentially on the Cross or victory over Satan, etc., yet a lady in our midst appeared overcome with heaviness (sadness on her face) & later began to shake a little & then uncontrollably. I thought it weird given the passage of Scripture being looked at, but had later come to realize that when God's powerful Word is opened & read, then the spirits are also troubled. Indeed, "the devils (i.e. demons) believe & tremble" (Js 2:19). That woman wasn't shaking because of an affliction or being moved by my teaching: those which possessed her were agitated at the reading of God's Word. The end of that, was that my indigenous brother took charge & dispatched that evil spirit from out of her. She fell onto the bench she was sitting on & later recovered smiling & joining us in sweet fellowship, being freed from her torment. After some days, we visited her to see how she & her family were doing: and PTL they were all overjoyed in her release & being normal & useful in the home.
I just share the above to give you a personal witness of such things that go on all the time. Evil forces surround us, many succumb in different ways, but to the child of the Living God, he walks on with joy & confidence, knowing that "greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world (Js 4:4).
Then there's the full on satanists: with their book of shadows. It ain't good. There's thousands of ways to part human beings with their cash. There are levels in satan that can do things to people who opened the door for them to come in.
There are wicked human spirits: people who give use of their spiritual bodies, so the demon can murder. Satan owns their souls.
If a person has not received Jesus Christ to be their Savior; been born again and received the Holy Spirit... they have no protection from the demonic realm. Nothing but the Holy Blood of Jesus Christ can save us; protect us; protect the family; protect those that we love.
I'm not a deliverance minister but I've survived an attack. The Blood of Jesus is more powerful than you may know. Angels (big ones) are real. Everything the Bible teaches about this is absolutely Real.
We already are able to see a demonically driven crowd on tv, destroying everything in their path. Steal, Kill, Destroy, Violence, hatred. It was the same kind of crowd that screamed for Jesus to be Crucified!!
Barabas was a cold blooded killer and that is who got to go home that day.
The Good News is that Satan thought he was finally going to see the Son of God die on a Roman Cross! He exulted in every moment of Jesus's pain and then His death. He even had the Romans post a detail of guards outside the Tomb. Satan was just about to go to a party when the stone rolled away! Jesus stepped out and smiled.
How much does Satan hate people? Lots.
Don't dabble in the black practices. Get saved. Idols are doorways. Get rid of it.
Demonic powers also want to have a way to have influence on this earth. That is the reason why the demons try so much to look for a physical body to work through. So yeah, demons can and do try to possess physical bodies.
That is why you and I must be full of God.
1 Timothy 4:1
1 Peter 5:8
21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.