Pt.2 A Law of Sacrifice
What sacrifice does the Law and the Gospel require?
What is the only sacrifice and offering able to take away sin?
How do you offer sacrifice as a New Covenant Christian?
We end in answer this question here on this last day of Tabernacles / Feast of Ingathering as we end in offer our sacrifices unto the LORD GOD of Israel in this festivity.
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Delivered on 7-22-2022 / grego. 11-15-2022
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Pt.2 A Law of Sacrifice
Rom_12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
21 O that men to the Lord would give
praise for his goodness then,
And for his works of wonder done
unto the sons of men!
22 And let them sacrifice to him
off ‘rings of thankfulness;
And let them shew abroad his works
in songs of joyfulness.
Jonah as a type of Christ in the belly of the fish said:
Jon_2:9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
In the prior study we focused quite a bit on how the mouth and the lips have served as an aid in sacrifice since the very beginning. That men have been encouraged and commanded by God to give the free will offerings of the mouth to him in praise by song and prayer and verse, and not only that but that the true spiritual intent of such worship is desired by God:
We know this because the Psalms tell us this truth
Psa_51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
and 10 verse down David in his worship also said:
Psa_51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Psa 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
But did David know this knowledge secretly or did the Law of Moses and mighty revelation of God teach it?
Gen_4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
Gen 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Heb_11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
So, the principle of a true believer and truly faithful worshiper having a spirit of truth in sacrifice and offering in true worship is a Genesis principle, and nothing new has been accepted or added to the word of God on this wise. Even Jesus, proclaims this truth, which should stand as a bulwark against dispensationalism, but sadly is a place where man go to prove the opposite.
Joh_4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Joh 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Joh 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Joh_4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
What is amaizing about this, is that while Jesus affirms that the temple in Jerusalem is the ight place for worship in truth, Jesus says “the hour cometh, and now is”, and Jesus affirms to this woman, that in her lifetime when the temple would be seiged and eventually destroyed forever that the only worship which will be left of the laws form will be Worship in spirit and in truth.
The difference between dispensationalist and eternal covenantal use of the law in worship is this, while we both agree something changed after Christ in regard to sacrifice and offering, is the reason we give of why it happened and how that answer will affect our call to worship and our spirit of worship “that now is now that that hour had come“.
Do we still see a spiritual need to truly worship God because we desire to and because he commands us to? or do think that because such was part of the law of worship that God has now a new mentality on worship that is more spiritual and less true in the body we live in now before death?
are” our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, our reasonable service?
See there is an has always been a heavy weight of truth in the life of a Christian towards worship that is an expression of his conformity to God’s will and his renewed transformed mind.
The Life of a Christian the body of a Christian will mimic the desire of Christ, the will of God the Father: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Yes we worship of obligation and law and command, but our transformed mind cries out for it and desires it, and God desires it to come forth from our in ward parts.
by reality and scripture we know that
Heb_13:14 …here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Heb 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Look at the pre-manifestation statements of Christ the Son as he speaks in the oath of promise in the covenant grace which he gave to Father concerning the sacrifice he would give of him self:
Heb 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God…
Psalm 40 v. 8 continues to say:
…yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psa 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
Psa 40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Psa 40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
We see here the full promise and desire and intent of Christ.
and in the un-quoted parts which the author of Hebrews left for us to read we see the establishment of the New Covenant heart and the renewed mind..
thy law is within my heart. – spirit of God and truth
and the proclamation of Christ in affirming the righteousness of the law on his heart by the declaration of the law’s righteousness, God’s faithfulness and His Salvation.
And even Christ as our example and great high priest says in v.11
” Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.”
Christ who came according to what the volume of the book proclaimed of him gave us in the days of his flesh his heart of desire in worship, thanksgiving proclaim his tender mercies, loving kindness which are the preserving works of the Eternal God.
And it is by these mercies which we the apostle beseeches us to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, and as the fulfilling of the promise was to Christ His reasonable service, so the body and life God has given us is likewise a reasonable service- to be holy, acceptable before God.
This is what it means to be a Christian, this is the only type of Christian there is.
A living sacrificial Christian offering his best like Able and not like Cain, A living sacrificial Christian offering his thanks giving and praise in spirit and in truth, there is no other kind of Christian, but one which soberly considers:
2Co_5:14-15 … that Christ died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Or as Paul also say in Gal 2:20, so let us say it together, and place it upon our heart:
Gal_2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
and we know:
1Pe_2:5 We also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Mat 9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Hos_6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
and so the prophet Hosea says:
Hos_14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
and Jeremiah says that when this heart as was in Christ in in us we will hear:
Jer_33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts:
for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
Christians are in captivity, and that captivity is by and large the captivity of minds conformed to the world, and not transformed in renewal to the Holy Spirit and truth of Scripture alone.
That when we sacrifice praise, the spirit of Cain is more present than the Spirit of Abel, that we think we can reserve the best parts of our life to ourselves and our own will and not to be given to the Father by Christ.
But in every person and in every generation when that comes
Jer_33:11 The voice of joy comes, and the voice of gladness comes, the voice of the bridegroom Jesus Christ, and the voice of His Bride the Church,
the voice of them shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts:
for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever:
for it is of them that bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD.
And it is for there sake God says I will cause to return the captivity of the land…
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