Sacrificial Offerings 6 - The Burnt Offering a Type of Christ

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T he Burnt Offering a Type of Christ


1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 

John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 

John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 

John 19:6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cries out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. 

Matthew 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, an prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 

God’s Attitude Toward Our Defects

Hebrews 12:12, 13 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed. 

The Burnt Offering

Responsibilities: Offerer: Identification. Freewill. No Compulsion. He may be accepted. Gift inseparably linked with the offerer.

Priest:  Thumbs innermost; pressed on to the head of the sacrifice.

Slay the sacrifice.

Sprinkle blood around the base of the altar.

Carefully dissect the offering.

Inspect the head, inwards (heart, lungs, kidneys and liver), legs and fat.


God: All burned. Total Consecration.

Priest: Skin. Evidence that the offering existed and that the sacrifice had taken place.

Offerer: Nothing

The Most Frequent Offering

The first recorded Burnt Offering was that of Noah. 

Genesis 8:20  And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 

This was the most frequently offered sacrifice. 

Exodus 29:38-42 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually. The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even; And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with a fourth part of a hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering. And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and thou shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the Lord. This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord: where I will meet with you, to speak there unto thee. 

Two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs were offered as a Burnt Offering every month. 

This sacrifice was offered every day during the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Pentecost.  Numbers 28:19-24; 26-29