Sacrificial Offerings 4

 

L eviticus 3:1-17; 7:11-21 

 

And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the Lord. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the Lord; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards. And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away. And Aaron’s sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord. And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the Lord be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish. If he offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it before the Lord. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof round about the altar. And the shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the Lord; the fat thereof, and the whole rump, it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away. And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto the Lord. And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the Lord. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about. And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the Lord; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away. And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the Lord’s. It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations, that ye eat neither fat nor blood. 

And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the Lord. If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, of fine flour, fried. Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for a heave offering unto the Lord, and it shall be the priest’s that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings. And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning. But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten: But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire. And if any of the flesh of his sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity. And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof. But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain unto the Lord, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people. Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the Lord, even that soul shall be cut off from his people. 

This is the third offering in order in the book of Leviticus: the last in observance. This fact portrays that peace is achieved by doing that which God requires! Man’s need is met by fulfilling God’s requirements. 

The Hebrew definition of peace is, prosperity, joy, welfare and happiness. 

This offering was universal, that it, common to all, irrespective of social standing, (sin), behaviour, (trespass), affluence, (burnt), and property, (meal). 

It shows reconciliation. 

Either bullock, (strong, patient); lamb, (meek, gentle); or goat, (despised, rejected). All reveal specific characteristics of the Once For All offering of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Birds were unacceptable. 

No fat. 

Insufficient for all involved to partake, (God, priest, worshipper and family, servants and friends). 

Either male or female. Friendship, relationship, intimacy. Sin separates and therefore destroys this social requirement. 

3 + 2 Three subdivisions of the peace offering: 

Thank Offering

Vow and Promise

Freewill

Wave Offering (Breast)

Heave Offering (Shoulder)

Completeness: spirit, soul and body. 

This was the most joyous of all the offerings. 

The drink offering. Jesus pouring out His life in joyful surrender to the will of God. Praise and Worship. It also shows the outpoured life of the believer. 

Plus meal offering. Plus salt. 

The peace offering typifies the offering of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 

World peace will never be realised with the rejection of the Prince of Peace! 

Hebrews 7:2 To whom Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 

Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 

Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 

Isaiah 26:3  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. 

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 

This offering is symbolic of reconciliation. 

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 

The same ministry is declared to the disciples of Jesus Christ: 

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.