Burnt Offering signifies Christ

Burnt Offering signifies Christ


The Burnt Offering signifies Christ in His entire obedience to God, His complete and willing offering of Himself in love to God Matt 26:39 John 6:38 This offering was burned completely on the altar. The ox probably signifies obedient service (Deut 25:4 Isa 1:3 and here signifies Christ as the obedient servant of God (Phil 2:5-8 ) "Without blemish" signifies Christ's sinless, perfect human nature


"Then Noah built an altar to The Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar." (Genesis 8:20 RSV) (see The Flood)
"After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I." He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I shall tell you" ... "He said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me." And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son." (Genesis 22:1-2,12-13 RSV)


Then Pharaoh called Moses, and said, "Go, serve The Lord; your children also may go with you; only let your flocks and your herds remain behind." But Moses said, "You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to The Lord our God." (Exodus 10:24-25 RSV)


"The Lord said to Moses, "Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering. The burnt offering shall be on the hearth upon the altar all night until the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it. And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and put his linen breeches upon his body, and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has consumed the burnt offering on the altar, and put them beside the altar. Then he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it, it shall not go out; the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and he shall lay the burnt offering in order upon it, and shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out." (Leviticus 6:8-13 RSV) (see The Tabernacle In The Wilderness)


Other examples: every Sabbath (Numbers 28:9-10), the monthly burnt offering (Numbers 28:11), Passover (Numbers 28:19-23), Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16-18), Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:23-25), Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27), the consecration of Aaron (Exodus 29:15-18), the dedication of the Temple (1 Kings 8:62-64), free-will burnt offerings (Leviticus 1:13), the accession of Solomon (1 Chronicles 29:21)


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