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Monday, February 4 2019
A Bible Journey, 107: An Atonement For Your Souls
"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, February 4
211: Roman Emperor Septimius Severus died at Eboracum (now York, England) during a campaign against the Caledonians. He was succeeded by his sons, Caracalla (reigned 211-217) and Geta (reigned 211).
634: The Battle of Dathin. Rashidun military forces under Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan defeated the "Christian" Arabs around Gaze (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad, What Does The Bible Say About Arabs? and Gaze In History And Prophecy).
1169: A severe earthquake struck the coast of Sicily, causing tens of thousands of deaths and injuries.
1194: Richard I ("Richard Lion Heart") of England was freed from captivity in Germany where he had been held as the prisoner of Holy Roman Emperor Heinreich ("Henry") VI (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1441: Pope Eugene IV published the encyclical Cantante domino. It proclaimed that the Bible of the Roman Catholic Church contains the 66 protocanonical books (i.e. the complete "Protestant" Bible) and 12 deuterocanonical ("apocryphal") books (see also Apocryphal Means Not Authoritative).
1783: An earthquake killed 50,000 people in Italy.
1783: England officially proclaimed an end to hostilities with the rebels in its New England colonies that Britain founded and built in the wilderness of north-eastern North America over a century earlier. Despite the propaganda myths, not all were liberal rebels however (see When Do Liberals Become Conservatives? and Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right?; also What Did A Father Of Democracy Predict About It?).
The United Empire Loyalists were conservatives (honest, hard-working, successful people of all walks of life i.e. farmers, merchants, tradesmen, educators) who moved to Canada from the New England colonies because they saw no need for a rebellion and were brutally persecuted by rebel forces. Totaling about 40% of the population of the New England colonies, they were later known as United Empire Loyalists.
A plaque in Hamilton, Ontario (as well as many others across Canada) commemorates the United Empire Loyalists:
"This monument is dedicated to the lasting memory of
1787: Shay's Rebellion, an uprising of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers, failed.
1797: An earthquake killed 40,000 people in Ecuador.
1859: The Codex Sinaiticus was discovered in Egypt.
1861: After some of his relatives were lynched, Chief Cochise began the 25 year Apache war with the US Army (see also The First Chinese American War).
1904: The Russo-Japanese War began when Japan laid siege to Port Arthur (see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).
1915: At the beginning of the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the first Canadian troops arrived in Europe and entered battle at Flanders. Among them was a Canadian Army doctor, John McCrae (1872-1918), who while serving on the front lines, wrote In Flanders Fields, a poem made famous after the war (McCrae did not survive the war and ironically became among those that he wrote about in his poem).
1945: A few months before the end of the Second World War (1939-1945), Winston Churchill of Britain, Franklin Roosevelt of the U.S. and Josef Stalin of Russia (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?) began meetings at the Soviet Black Sea port of Yalta; they agreed to demand Germany's unconditional surrender, to try its leaders as war criminals, and to share the occupation of Germany with France.
1997: A civil trial jury found O.J. Simpson liable for the murders of Nicole Brown/Simpson and Ronald Goldman.