Sacrificial Offerings 4 - Fellowship With God
F ellowship With God
God, the priest and the offerer ate and fellowshipped together!
Deuteronomy 12:5-7,17,18 But unto the place which the Lord our God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come; And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: And there ye shall eat before the Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the Lord thy God hath blessed thee. Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand: But thou must eat them before the Lord thy God in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and they maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the Lord thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
Here the vital importance of the local church is seen. The offering must be eaten where the Lord has chosen to place his name.
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.