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Friday, November 8 2013
Leviticus 17: Atonement For Your Soul
"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls"
The sacrifices that the Messiah's Levite priesthood were given to perform (see Leviticus 8: The Prophecy Of The Blood Upon The Anointed One) were not intended to become a Christ-rejecting end-in-itself religion, as they later became for many people (i.e. Judaism; see Israel In History and Prophecy: Judaism and Israel Never Knew Purim, Hanukkah Or Judaism). The LORD God was and is Jesus Christ (see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God). The sacrifices were always to be toward the Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle, which represented the Throne of God in heaven (see What Happened When The Messiah Arrived In Heaven?).
"17:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 17:2 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying, 17:3 What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp, 17:4 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people:" (Leviticus 17:1-4 KJV)
The sacrifices and worship were not to be directed to any one's self - or to any man-made religion. Like all religions that pirate the LORD's Name to do whatever they please, all that such antichrist behavior does is to "offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring" (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?).
"17:5 To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the LORD. 17:6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savour unto the LORD. 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations." (Leviticus 17:5-7 KJV)
The sacrifices were to be directed solely toward God, with a Christian purpose: "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls" (see What Does The Bible Really Say About Your Soul?).
"17:8 And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice, 17:9 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.
This Day In History, November 8
960: The Battle of Andrassos. Byzantine forces under Leo Phokas the Younger defeated the Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo.
1226: Louis IX succeeded Louis VIII as the French king.
1519: Following the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the same area, for the same reason (to claim the New World for Spain; see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy), Spanish Conquistador ("conqueror") Hernan Cortes entered Tenochtitlan, where Aztec ruler Moctezuma (also rendered as "Montezuma") welcomed him. Cortes took Moctezuma prisoner and thereafter began to make himself the ruler of the Aztec people.
1576: The Netherlands' 17 provinces formed a national federation.
1602: The Bodleian Library at Oxford University was opened to the public.
1619: The Battle of White Mountain, near Prague. Czech Protestants under Frederick "The Winter King" were routed by Ferdinand's (Hapsburg) Catholic imperialists under Johannes Tilly (a Netherlander). The first major battle of The Thirty Years War.
1620: The King of Bohemia was defeated at the Battle of Prague.
1630: Great flocks of passenger pigeons reportedly darkened the sky over Boston. They were hunted and shot (mostly for "sport") into extinction.
1656: English astronomer Edmond Halley was born. He became the first to accurately predict the date of the return of a comet. The comet, which has returned every 76 years is named after him - Halley's Comet.
1685: The Edict of Potsdam was proclaimed by Frederick William of Brandenburg to give the Huguenots refuge from religious persecution.
1793: The Louvre, the principal art museum of France, opened in Paris.
1895: German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays while experimenting with electricity.
1917: The Canadian Press was founded by daily newspapers across the country. Before 1917, newspapers exchanged news regionally and received international news from the Associated Press, but they had no established means of sending news east and west across the vast country.
1923: Adolf Hitler's failed "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1942: During the Second World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), British, Canadian and U.S. forces landed in North Africa in "Operation Torch."
1944: 25,000 Hungarian Jews were "loaned" to the Nazis for forced labor.
1950: The first jet aircraft dogfight. During the Korean War, U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell Brown, piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shot down two North Korean MiG-15s.
1960: John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history. Although both men were elected President (Kennedy in 1960, Nixon in 1968), neither finished their full term - Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Nixon resigned in 1974 due to the Watergate criminal investigations.
1980: Voyager 1 discovered the 15th moon of Saturn (while many scientists reject the existence of the Creator and the truth of His Holy Bible, they ironically, and hypocritically, very often name scientific "discoveries" and exploration programs after non-existent pagan gods e.g. saturn, neptune, apollo; see also No 'Flat Earth' In The Bible).
1987: 11 people were killed by a terrorist IRA ("Irish Republican Army") bomb at an Ulster Remembrance Day service.
1988: 900 people were killed by an earthquake in China.
2004: During the invasion of Iraq, 10,000 U.S. troops began the siege of Fallujah.
2011: The asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth, the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.