Scarlet Thread – Leviticus 1: 1-9

Leviticus, How much can a person get out of this?

It is a shadow of Christ and what is to come (Hebrews 10: 1, Colossians 2: 17)

  1. And He Called to Moses Vs 1
  1. Hebrew name for book of Leviticus means “He called Moses”
    1. Lord previously called to Moses
      1. Burning bush
      2. From the mountain
      3. From the midst of a cloud
      4. Now from the Tabernacle that they built
    2. He calls repeating the name to signify love and desire
      1. Moses Moses from bush
      2. Samuel from dream
      3. Saul on Demascus road
    3. Vayikra = Hebrew for he called to Moses
      1. Tradition states that Moses used the word Vayikar which means he encountered God
      2. Same word used for Balaam the pagan prophet who encountered God.
      3. God demanded that he use the word Vayikra which means God called to him personally
      4. To satisfy this he made the last letter (Alef) smaller than the rest of the letters so he would show he was smaller and unworthy of encountering God.
        1. This is a symbol of Jesus who lowered himself to become a man
    4. Moses did not expect to hear from God again in this way once the tabernacle was built.

2. When a Man Vs 2

  1. To be grammatically correct, we change the wording, but it ruins what is said here.
  2. When a man (Third person) of you (switches to second person)
    1. Word for a man is Adam
    2. Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them When Adam bring you all an offering to the Lord.
    3. Adam is going to make an offering for the people of Israel
    4. This was confusing to Israel until Ezekiel 1: 26 “a man figure with the appearance of a man(Adam) seated on the throne of God.
    5. Now the Jewish people are waiting for an Messiah in the form of Adam to come and make an offering for them.
    6. 1 Corinthians 15: 47 The first Adam is from the earth, earthly; the second Adam is from heaven
    7. Jesus brought a sacrifice—His own precious soul to God for all Israel Hebrews 1: 3, 4

3. The offering

  1. It shall be a burned offering (olah)
    1. Only sacrifice with no benefit for the one offering it.
    2. It is totally consumed by the fire and nothing is left.
    3. Olah symbolizes a complete and selfless giving over to God.
      1. Messiah fulfills this first role of Olah.  He lived a life totally submitted to the will of His father.
    4. It shall ascend as an aroma to the Lord Vs 9
      1. John 6: 62 What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?  Yeshua is the one who ascends he told Nicodemus.
  1. Male without defect Vs 3
    1. Vs 4 It makes atonement for the person before they enter the door of the tabernacle.  It creates an ability to enter the presence of God.
    2. It makes atonement for the person entering the presence of God.
  2. You shall offer all of it. Vs 9
    1. this is also the wording used for Abraham when he offered Isaac not he altar.
    2. All of it must be offered to the Lord  Genesis 22: 2
      1. A substitute offering was made for Isaac
      2. Now a bull is offered for the people
      3. The bull could not remove guilt Hebrews 10: 1 – 3

4. The New Covenant

  1. Sacrifices reminded them of their guilt Hebrews 10: 3
    1. Ten commandments were not a goal, but a showing that we could not even keep 10
    2. We live in the Old Covenant when we try to keep up our appearances of what God wants for us instead of what Christ did for us.
  2. We are by nature fixers of our problems.
    1. Elijah when running stated I am no better than my fathers
  3. Promise of a New covenant Hebrews 10: 16, 17
  4. We can enter because of the blood of Jesus Vs 19, 20
    1. Just as the first sacrifice at the door comes and creates a way for us to enter the Tabernacle
    2. If we can’t stand by Jesus alone then the only thing Jesus saved on the cross was the lives of a bunch of sheep and goats
  5. Believe the works of God.
    1. John 6: 28, 29 works to singular work
    2. Destroy the work of God by our rules Romans 14: 20
    3. Nick Cassidy Law and grace with grades. punish until you get better. I will not let you fail.  I will empower you and make sure you succeed.