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11 For [gar] the bodies [soma] of those [touton] beasts [zoon], whose [hos] blood [haima] is brought [eisphero] into [eis] the sanctuary [hagion] by [dia] the high priest [archiereus]
for [peri] sin [hamartia], are burned [katakaio]
without [exo] the camp [parembole].
Wherefore [dio] Jesus [Iesous] also [kai], that [hina] he might
sanctify [hagiazo] the people [laos] with [dia] his own [idios] blood [haima], suffered [pascho] without [exo] the gate [pule]. KJV-Interlinear
11 For the
bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high
priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might
sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. NASB
The typical offering was
conducted on the brazen alter which was located in the temple, or earlier in
history, in the tabernacle courtyard in front of the tabernacle tent. The blood was then sprinkled as required, the
body of the sacrificed animal was then burned, and the alter was prepared for
the next sacrifice.
The ritual was repeated
over and over, again and again everyday for centuries. Actually the sacrifices began in Adam s day
and continued until the time of Christ.
That covers a period of several thousand years. Not one of those sacrifices accomplished
Only on the Day of
Atonement was this ritual changed. On
that day the sacrifice was made as usual, the blood was sprinkled in the inner
room, in the Holy of Holies, one time for the high priest and a second time for
the people. This is the only time when
anyone was allowed to enter into the Holy of Holies. The body of the animal was then taken from
the alter, to a place outside of the temple, outside of the city and then
This has great significance
because this one sacrifice depicts the sacrifice of Christ, His one sacrifice,
which also demonstrates the change from the Levitical sacrifices, to the single
sacrifice of Christ. Leaving the temple
and the city also demonstrates the end of sacrifices. Once Christ gives Himself over to judgment,
then that is the end of sacrifices. The
rituals of old would no longer be necessary once salvation was accomplished.
The sacrifice of Christ
took the ritual one step further. He was
not crucified on the alter inside of the temple, but on a cross outside of the
This should have taught the
Israelites that their ritual days had come to an end, when Christ was
crucified. Of course no one accepted the
crucifixion of Christ and they continued the feast celebrations, they continued
the daily temple sacrifices, they tried to keep the traditions of old, because
they had become accustomed to them. God
had to destroy the city in 70 A.D. in order to drive home the point.
The Mosaic Law was given to
men so as to teach them that anyone who attempts to keep it, or live their
lives by it, only condemn themselves.
Over time the Law of Moses
was altered and improved upon so that man could have an even better sacrifice
or spirituality. Rules and regulations
were added that did not teach the mind but regulated the outer physical actions
and appearance of people. This was
called Pharisaical Judaism. It was a straying from the Law to some degree, but
retaining the sacrificial rituals which give is credibility. At least in the minds of those who followed
it. This was the religion in Jesus day.
Out of this deviation from
the Law, after the crucifixion of Christ, came two views in Christian
Judaism. The first was that Christ died
only for the Jewish people. If a gentile
wanted to be saved then he would have to become a Jew first. The second view was that one could be saved
by believing in Christ but they still had to follow the rituals of the law, or
rather that regulations of the Pharisees.
None of these views are
correct, of course. Christians are not
what they do, but what they think. And that thinking must be the correct
thinking which is taught by the Word of God, and not the thinking from the
world or from their own invention.
Christians are not folks who don t smoke, don t drink, don t cuss, don t
have fun, and so forth.
The toughest unshaven
battle hardened soldier could easily be a great spiritual Christian. Understanding of truth is the key to the
spiritual life, not how you conduct your life in the view of society.
What is truth? Truth is what God has put in place for you
and me. That includes a lot of things. Some accurate and objective science is a
part of truth math, biology, physics and so forth. Establishment principles are truth
volition, marriage, family, nationalism, free enterprise (principles of
economics), freedom through military victory, law and order (due process), and
so forth. These things are truth.
Life and death are
truth. Salvation, destiny in the Lake of Fire or heaven, are truths. Salvation by faith in Christ, communion
through fellowship with God are truths.
Advancement by means of the daily study of the Word of God, the divine
decrees, the functions of the three members of the Godhead are truths.
Many of mans
interpretations of life, of history, of science, of nearly everything, are not
truths, but are lies. They all teach
that we have all the time in he world, that we can define our own future, that
we can overcome all of our own problems if just given enough time. The views of the world are in total
opposition of truth.
Take any topic of truth and
you will find innumerable oppositions against it. This is why the mews media, Hollywood,
activists, the majority of the world is against truth. Because they embrace their own views to
fanatical degrees, and that pushes them by default, against anything that is
truth, or has anything to do with truth faith in Christ, a successful
business, marriage. Even Gods
appointment of leaders, or that concept, is opposed by those who lust for
leadership (politicians), influence (news people), popularity (celebrities).
Inside the city gates
verses outside the city gates. All of
these views are covered by this principle of doctrine.
Mans approach to God,
verses Gods defined approach to God.
Mans approaches are many and varied.
Gods approach is singular and has remained so forever. It will never change.
Mans approach produces
nothing. Gods approach guarantees success.
Man cannot support his own
defined approaches to life. God has the
power and the ability to accomplish and fulfill His will.
Christ departed from the
rituals of the Levities because they had no part in the accomplishment of
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.