Exodus 29 & 30: Are You Atoned By The Blood Of The Lamb?
Verse of the Day: (30:10) And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.
1. Anointing (29:1-17)
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. (29:7)
The anointing of the priests, Aaron and his sons, was to set them apart to serve the holy God by offering sacrifices for the atonement and the forgiveness of their sins as well as the sins of the people of Israel. The anointing was not from man, but from the Holy Spirit who shall anoint the priests with power and wisdom to serve God at the tabernacle. However, the priests and the people of Israel, must keep themselves holy by confessing and repenting their sins otherwise God shall judge and chastise them for all their sins.
2. Altar (29:18-46)
And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD. (29:18)
The priests, Aaron and his sons, shall offer the whole ram upon the altar to atone the sins of themselves and the people of Israel. They shall present the offerings until the Lamb of God, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, shall come to this earth and be the ultimate sacrifice to die and shed His precious blood for the sins of the whole world. (Hebrews 9:22-28)
3. Atonement (30:1-38)
When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD: (30:20)
Though the priests regularly sacrificed the burnt offerings at the tabernacle for their sins as well as the sins of the people of Israel, yet Aaron, the high priest, shall once a year enter into the holy place or the holiest of all to present the sacrifice for the atonement of the sins of Israel. Every priest including the high priest must wash themselves with water, not only outwardly, but inwardly by confessing and repenting their sins before they offered their sacrifices, otherwise God shall judge them of their sins. However, when Jesus Christ came to die and shed His precious blood on the cruel cross, there is no longer the necessity of the priests including the high priest to offer sacrifices at the tabernacle or the holy place, because Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Whosoever therefore confesses and repents his sins, and believes and receives Jesus as his personal Saviour and Lord, shall be forgiven of his sins, and shall never perish in fiery hell, but have everlasting life with Him in glorious heaven. (Hebrews 9:6-10)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I am atoned by the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ.