The Sin Offering

I can’t escape the subject of “Sin”. Ever since I received Christ many years ago, I have always been led of the Lord to read, study and teach on the subject of sin. It is like something that you can’t run from nor escape from. It is always there. Over the years some have made the comment to me, “you are always talking about sin”. All I can reply is, “sorry, it is part of what God has called me to”. Others may have similar subjects that they are always talking or studying about. We must follow that which God has placed upon our hearts.

A few weeks ago, I was impressed with the thoughts of “sacrifices”, “blood”, “sin” etc. So I once again looked at these subjects in scripture. After studying for a few days, I remembered that I had a book on these subjects. About two years ago, a brother had sent us two copies of a book that he had written. They were pre-production/evaluation copies. I will soon contact him to see if it is in print now. An excellent book on the “Shadows” of the Old Testament which leads to Christ.

In this book the author writes about “The Sin Offering”.
THE SIN OFFERING (Leviticus Chapter Four)
“The Psalmist wrote, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Psa.51:5) He was referring to the fact that when Adam fell in the beginning the human race fell because Adam was the human race. Since then all of his seed, and that includes us, are sons of Adam, born in sin. We have a sin nature. This is what Sin Offering was about.”
“The Sin Offering was not primarily dealing with specific offenses against one’s neighbor. That was handled with the fifth offering, the Guilt Offering. The Sin Offering was how the sinner agreed with God that he had a root problem, he was born in sin and his relationship with God was damaged.”
“In contrast the Guilt Offering was more focused on the specific damages done by sin to one’s neighbor. The Sin Offering dealt with sin’s root and the Guilt with sin’s fruit. The Sin Offering said, “I am wrong.” The Guilt Offering said, “I did wrong.”
“Even the high priest of Israel had to offer Sin Offerings for himself before he could offer the Sin Offering for the nation on the annual Day of Atonement. The only person ever born without the contamination of sin was the Lord Jesus Christ. That is why he was virgin born. The sinful seed of Adam was not in his DNA.”

“The Sin Offering was how man agreed with God about his sinful condition and by faith found forgiveness and pardon. One clear distinction of the Sin Offering from all other offerings was that after the inner parts were offered on the altar, the rest of the animal was taken outside of the courtyard to a place that was made ceremonially clean. There it was consumed on a simple wood fire. The Sin Offering dealt with the nature of sin. As an abomination to the holiness of God, it was taken out of his presence and consumed outside the camp.”

“Jesus was our Sin Offering. He paid for our sin, our sin nature. He fixed what was broken. He didn’t die in the Temple on the great altar which was on the temple grounds but was taken outside the temple and died in a desolate place.”

“The New Testament makes a very clear statement about our sin nature and the Sin Offering. The Old Testament sin offering was a clear shadow of Christ, God’s lamb, who came to die in our place as the final and only acceptable Sin Offering to God the Father.”


7 Responses to “The Sin Offering”

  1. fireball3316 Says:

    that was awesome! thanks heaps richard – you put that really clearly!
    and it made me happy dance! yay for Jesus! yay for the blood of Jesus that sets me free! yay for the salvation plan of God! and yay also that it is foreshadowed in the OT…
    in a way it is sometimes hidden there, we can skip over it and not get its meaning… thanks for uncovering the gold for us!

    blessings, claire

  2. Scotti Says:

    This is really insightful, Richard, thank you! The sin offering of Jesus is permanent and eternal. Praise the Lord!

  3. Richard Says:

    I was also blessed by this. I don’t know if I made it clear or not, but a brother in our Lord wrote this, not me. I hope to find out soon if his book has been published yet or not.
    Thanks for stopping by claire!

  4. Richard Says:

    Yes it is. Our brother that wrote this has been blessed of the Lord.
    Thank you Jesus!
    Thanks for stopping by Scotti!

  5. fireball3316 Says:

    oh yes, i semi quick read over that cos i was too excited to read the rest lol! thanks for sharing it richard, i always leave your blog encouraged and inspired and renewed for serving the Lord… your words draw me near to God and his heart for the lost!

    blessings, claire

  6. timbob Says:

    Good afternoon. Please update us if this book has been published and how it may be obtained. This is indeed a very insightful post.

    Something that I read recently (I cannot remember where) was words to the extent that we need a greater understanding of just what transpired back in that garden. We oftentimes fail to understand the profound seriousness of sin in contrast to the absolute holiness of God who changes not. That statement has stuck with me for about two weeks now.

    Thanks for the insightful posting. Blessings always in Jesus name.


  7. Richard Says:

    I will keep you posted as soon as I find out.
    Excellent comment on “sin and God’s holiness”.
    Thanks brother!

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