Levitical Offerings depicted the person and work of Christ before He “became flesh and tabernacled among us.” These Jewish rituals give us a new appreciation of our magnificent Savior. Why is He the “Lamb of God”? Why is His saving work called the “blood of Christ”?
Five Levitical offerings instituted in Leviticus 1—6 teach vital doctrines concerning our so-great salvation and the mechanics of recovering temporal fellowship with God after committing sin. In fact, salvation has always been the same in every generation of human history—personal faith in Jesus Christ as He was revealed. The Levitical offerings are an Old Testament revelation of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Generation upon generation of believers learned Bible doctrine from these dramatic ceremonies, and as we view our Lord’s work from this ancient perspective, we increase our own understanding of God’s Word.
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