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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Leviticus 3: The Peace Offering




Good morning girls! I hear the weather here in Northern Ireland is to be wonderful today, so I hope you have a good day and enjoy the blessings of sunshine in your heart from the Lord.

I think the very obvious lesson that we can learn here is that the Lord Jesus Christ is our peace. Through His sacrifice on the cross of Calvary and the shedding of His precious blood, He has made peace between God the father and man the sinner. When the animal was killed for the offering, the priests (Aaron's sons) sprinkled the blood around about the altar, as commanded by God Himself. This is a picture of what happened with Christ. The laws surrounding these offerings are not something that Moses made up; they are straight from God Himself. In fact I read recently that the book of Leviticus is one of the most important in that the very words come straight from God Himself. He is not speaking through a prophet or an apostle. He is saying what needs to be said.

When we pray to God the Father, it is always through Christ's Name that we claim the promises and plead for mercy. This is how God has ordained prayer. Christ is our mediator, the one who has broken down the wall between us and God that was erected when sin came into the world to separate us. We now come to God in prayer through His Son, our peace-maker. This is why we should finish our prayers with words like "in Jesus' Name".

Prayer matters:

  • Praise God and thank Him for the sacrifice that His Son became for us
  • Pray that the Lord will help you to see that everything we have, and are, is because of the Lord Jesus; He is the one who has allowed us to be united to God the Father by conquering sin
Hugs, Karen x

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