January 21, 2006
Read Exodus 11
Death of the firstborn; the Lord's Passover; the Exodus; pillar of cloud and pillar of fire
With each miraculous plague, God proved that
Later instruction regarding sacrifices states: They shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made (29:33). The Hebrew word translated atonement carries the idea of covering something, thereby removing it from God's sight and assuring God's forgiveness. This points out that an innocent lamb made only a temporary atonement, sin was not fully eradicated. Even though there were numerous daily, weekly, and monthly sin offerings, the Israelites were still required to observe a full Day of Atonement annually. In the New Testament, it is revealed: We also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement (Romans 5:11). The Greek word for atonement means: We have now obtained our reconciliation.
The Sin Offering, the Trespass Offering, and the Day of Atonement, as the supreme act of national repentance for sins, were offered regularly. However, they all were only substitute offerings until Jesus became the One True Sacrifice and died for the sins of the world. We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all (Hebrews 10:10).
Since God is holy, He cannot fellowship with man in his sinful state. So God has provided His sinless Son, Jesus, as the perfect and complete substitute to die for our sins (John 3:16).
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot (defect) to God, purge (cleanse, purify) your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14).
Through the sacrifice of lambs without blemish. Not one of the lamb's bones was to be broken (Exodus 12:5,46). We were redeemed with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot (I Peter 1:19). It was foretold of Christ: He keepeth all His bones: not one of them is broken (Psalm 34:20; John 19:36).
11:2 borrow = ask, accept; 12:9 sodden = boiled; purtenance thereof = inner organs of an animal; 12:11 loins girded = dressed for a journey; 13:2 Sanctify = Dedicate, Set apart; 13:12 matrix = womb; 13:18 harnessed = armed, equipped.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Colossians 1:14