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Sacrifices of Righteousness - Part IV

Burnt offering represents the heart, purpose is to cleanse and purify. God purifies the heart so our mouth can speak His Word, thus making us ready to receive our commission (Is. 6:6-7; Ps. 81:10; 51:17-19; Jn. 15:3; Luke 6:45; Matt. 28:16, cf. Prov. 4:23). The heart of God – our heart is how God conducts the business of the kingdom on earth.

Meat offering represents the Will of God, purpose is to do the will of God and finish it (Jn. 4:32-34; 2 Tim. 4:7; Philip. 1:6; Ps. 138:8). We are to do our part in the kingdom for humanity; do and complete our assignment (to start well and finish strong).

Sin offering represents itself - weight and sin = distractions, yielding to temptations, weak in the flesh, lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, and pride of life; purpose is to follow the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. What is this law? It is simply deny ourselves, take up our cross daily and follow him; put Him first (Rms. 8:1-2; Matt. 6:33; 26:41; Heb. 12:1; Jam. 1:13-15; 1 Jn. 2:16).

Trespass offering represents forgiveness and judgments; purpose is to clear all external channels so God can have full range to work in our lives. The “full blessing” comes upon us and our household when there are no blockages or hindrances. If you feel unworthy/condemned in your heart and/or someone has offended you, it has to be all cleared away; and then you will start to experience the river of the Father’s blessings in abundance. He is limited in releasing blessings to us if we have bitterness and un-forgiveness against our brethren. (Matt 5:23-24; 6:14-15; 1 Jn. 3:15; 4:19-21; 3 Jn 2; 1 Jn. 3:20-21). Although God will continue to bless us because we are His children, we will never experience the promises of God, the greater blessing, His fullness unless we are free and clear (not perfect, but pure – 2 Chron. 16:9).

Peace offering represents the mind; purpose is to renew our mind (adhere to the mind of Christ). Learning to think like Christ will transform us more and more into His the image (sons of God). We must have the mind of Christ to do the works of Christ. We must learn to cast down all ungodly imaginations and thoughts that will eventually cause us not to bring glory to God. Mastery over this process allows the perfect peace of God to rule and rein in our hearts and minds (Is. 26:3; Ps. 119:162; Philip. 2:5; 4:7-8; Rms. 12:2; 8:19; Heb. 1:3; Jn. 9:4; 14:12; 2 Cor. 10:5). What kind of sacrifice is required at this point and time in your life? Present your best and you will receive God's best - a full reward (Ruth 2:12), the Father's blessing.

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