“The Sin Offering” – Part 5


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The Spiritual Significance Of How The Blood Is Sprinkled

The details given of how to cut and separate the parts of the animal,  the details about where the parts are to be placed and the details about who gets which part of the offering are all, like the three grades of the herd, the flock and the fowl, signify the various depths of perception on the part of the offerer. An infant cannot understand as much as a  toddler. A toddler cannot grasp what a teen will see, and a teen only thinks he perceives as much as an Adult.
All of these various levels of apprehension are shown to us in the varieties and in the details of the offerings, but these details are far more varied within the sin offering than in any of the sweet smelling savor offerings.
In the bullock and in the flock, both we and our high priest are implicated in and delivered from sin through death. That is why we are told:

Heb 9:28  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

“The second time without sin?… Who hath believed our report?” Neither Thomas nor any of the apostles, believed Christ had risen until they had seen physical evidence of His resurrection. So He appeared to them in “flesh and bone,” still in “sinful flesh,” and not as an invisible spirit. And so it is today. Most Christians will not believe unless they see a miracle. The person claiming the most miracles has the most followers. But what did Christ tell Thomas and All of His apostles?

Joh 20:26  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: [ then] came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace [ be] unto you.
Joh 20:27  Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [ it] into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
Joh 20:28  And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Joh 20:29  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Only when we can see Christ in invisible spirit, will He “appear the second time without sin [ ful flesh] unto salvation.” When we are brought to see Christ without a physical body of flesh, only then will we “clearly” see Him:

Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

These “things that are made” include these temple offerings with their sacrifices. And the more we understand these “things that are made, the more we “know God and Jesus Christ whom He hath sent.”
Consequently, it is only in the higher classes of the offerings where all the distinctions are seen and the extent of sin is perceived. In the lower classes sin is not seen as extending into the heavens at all. It isn’t even seen as in the flesh of Christ while He is on the earth. Even the Protestants see Christ as being immaculately conceived.  The fact that He too had a mother  who was “shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin,” is denied by the Catholics outright and essentially denied by the Protestants so far as it’s application to Christ’s flesh is concerned. But for those who can “see clearly… the invisible things of God,” the golden altar in the Holy place is just as much in need of the sprinkling of the blood as is the brazen altar.

Lev 4:3  If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people [ made sin]; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned [ being “sinful flesh”], a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.
Lev 4:4  And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock’s head, and kill the bullock before the LORD.
Lev 4:5  And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation:
Lev 4:6  And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary.
Lev 4:7  And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Now contrast this sprinkling of both altars here in the highest grade, the bullock grade, with how the offering of the fowl is described to us:

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