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Thursday, February 18, 2016

CHRIST Gave HIS Life As A Ransom For Many









Numbers 29:1-40 NIV









The Festival of Trumpets







1“ ‘On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets. 2As an aroma pleasing To The LORD, offer a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 3With the bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephaha of the finest flour mixed with olive oil; with the ram, two-tenthsb ; 4and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth.c 5Include one male goat as a sin offeringd to make atonement for you. 6These are in addition to the monthly and daily burnt offerings with their grain offerings and drink offerings as specified. They are food offerings presented to The Lord, a pleasing aroma.










The Day of Atonement





7“ ‘On the tenth day of this seventh month hold a sacred assembly. You must deny yourselvese and do no work. 8Present as an aroma pleasing To The LORD a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 9With the bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths; 10and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth.11Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering for atonement and the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.







The Festival of Tabernacles





12“ ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Celebrate a festival to the Lord for seven days. 13Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of thirteen young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.14With each of the thirteen bulls offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with each of the two rams, two-tenths; 15and with each of the fourteen lambs, one-tenth. 16Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.


17“ ‘On the second day offer twelve young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 18With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 19Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.


20“ ‘On the third day offer eleven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 21With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 22Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.


23“ ‘On the fourth day offer ten bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.24With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 25Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.


26“ ‘On the fifth day offer nine bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.27With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 28Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.


29“ ‘On the sixth day offer eight bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.30With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 31Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.


32“ ‘On the seventh day offer seven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 33With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 34Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.


35“ ‘On the eighth day hold a closing special assembly and do no regular work. 36Present as an aroma pleasing to The Lord a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of one bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 37With the bull, the ram and the lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 38Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.


39“ ‘In addition to what you vow and your freewill offerings, offer these To The LORD at your appointed festivals: your burnt offerings, grain offerings, drink offerings and fellowship offerings.’ ”


40Moses told the Israelites all that The LORD Commanded him.









How Many Animals Were Sacrificed A Year?






From the statements made in this and the preceding chapter, it appears that the yearly offerings made to the altar at the public expense, without taking into account a vast number of voluntary vow and trespass offerings, were calculated at the following amount:

Goats - fifteen
Kids - twenty-one
Rams - seventy-two
Bullocks - one hundred thirty-two
Lambs - 1,101

Sum-total of animals sacrificed at public cost - 1,241


This, of course, is exclusive of the prodigious addition of lambs slain at the Passover, which in later times, according to Josephus, amounted in a single year to the immense number of 255,600.






The following verses show us why the animal sacrifices are not needed anymore.



Hebrews 9:27, 28


And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so CHRIST also, Having Been Offered Once to Bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await HIM.




But HE Was Pierced for our transgressions, HE Was Crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on HIM, and by HIS Wounds we are healed.





Therefore I will give HIM a portion among the great, and HE WILL Divide the spoils with the strong, because HE Poured Out HIS Life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For HE Bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.



Just AThe SON of Man Did Not Come To Be Served, but To Serve, and To Give HIS Life as a ransom for many."









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