DCLM DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL FOR MAY 1, 2023 (ATONEMENT FOR SINS)
TOPIC : ATONEMENT FOR SINS
16 And the Lord spake unto Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the Lord, and died;
2 And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
4 He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.
5 And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.
7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.
10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself:
12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the Lord, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:
13 And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:
14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
16 And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.
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.
KEY VERSE: “Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat.” – (Leviticus 16:15)
A popular saying in many societies is that “blood is thicker than water”. The expression is often used to describe the degree of strength of a family relationship. However, it is also used to show aversion to spilling of blood. Whichever way, blood is significant to men and to God.
In the passage of today, we see God’s instruction to Moses concerning atonement of sins. After the death of Nadab and Abihu, two sons of Aaron who died for offering strange fire before the Lord, God gave instructions regarding how to approach Him. Aaron was to come into the holy place with a young bullock for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.
He was also to deck himself with a specified, custom-made holy garment after properly washing himself. He must also atone for the sins of Israel with two kids of the goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. There was also a pattern for presenting the goats at the tabernacle and offering them as sacrifice.
The goats were meant to atone for the sins of the children of Israel. The blood of the bullock and goat would be sprinkled upon the sacrifice for the sins of the people for whom he atoned.
These were done in the Old Testament. They have been replaced by the sacrifice of Jesus who atoned for our sins once and for all on the cross. We do not need to sacrifice animal blood any more because what Jesus did on the cross is sufficient: His blood cleanses us from all sin. We approach God through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. The only role you have to play is to repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and He will accept you unto Himself and into the Kingdom.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Jesus’ sacrifice at Calvary is sufficient for all ages.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 19-21
Daily Manna is the daily devotional of the Deeper Christian Life Bible Ministry (DCLM) written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi. It is an extraction of God’s Word designed to draw the sincere seeker closer to God on a daily basis through an insightful exposition and analysis of God’s Word
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