As Messiah or Christ is our ‘all in all’ then He is greater than the Law with its sacrificial system. However, He had to fulfil these and taste death to be able to replace it and conquer it through His shed royal blood. A reading of these verses will show us just how He became our sin, trespass, peace, burnt and meal offering.
‘For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.’
‘And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.’
‘For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.’
‘And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.’
‘Verily, verily, I say unto you. Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.’
Nb. With the last two sacrifices although we do not have the key word for the type of sacrifice the thought and implication are there in the words of these two verses.
a) In Ephesians 5:2 we see the words offering and sacrifice which are a sweet smelling savour. This is what the burnt offering produced when we read the verses in Leviticus and how the Lord received it as a sweet smelling savour to His nostrils.
b) Again in John 12:24 we have the key word shown within the word wheat as this was used in the sacrificial Meal Offering before the Lord.
Date : 30/11/-0001