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12 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #11)

Leviticus (Program #11) – The Practical Experience and Enjoyment of Christ as the Offerings

The Old Testament established a definite principle that sinful and fallen man must have an offering before coming into God’s presence.  In Leviticus and other Old Testament books sacrifices of animals and grain were prescribed by God.  But what about now?  Has God’s principle been abandoned?  Is it acceptable to approach Him empty-handed?  Or do His people still need an acceptable offering to come into God’s presence?

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11 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #10)

Leviticus (Program #10) – The Meal Offering Christ for the Satisfaction of God’s People Enjoyed together with God (3)

Concerning the meal offering in Leviticus 2:4-5 it says “And when you present an offering of a meal offering baked in the oven, it shall be of fine flour, unleavened cakes mingled with oil or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.  And if your offering is a meal offering baked on a flat plate, it shall be of fine flour mingled with oil, unleavened.”

Today we have a very significant topic on the critical aspect of the meal offering that it is fine flour mingled with oil….

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10 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #9)

Leviticus (Program #9) – The Meal Offering Christ for the Satisfaction of God’s People Enjoyed together with God (2)

The offerings that were made in the Tabernacle and later on in the Temple were very important aspect of the Jewish religion of Old Testament.  But Christ as the real Lamb of God and as the real Bread of Life fulfills all of these offerings in full.  As the Lamb He is the genuine burnt offering and as the Bread of Life He is the real meal offering to be enjoyed both by God and man.

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09 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #8)

Leviticus (Program #8) – The Meal Offering Christ for the Satisfaction of God’s People Enjoyed together with God (1)

What is it to worship God?  Well, for man’s side it is obvious worship takes many form and it is practiced in countless ways with all manner of rituals.  But what about from God’s side.  Does the Bible reveal what God is looking for in real genuine worship?  To see this more clearly we really should go back to the Old Testament books like Leviticus where elaborate details are given to us in the form of the offerings that took place in the Tabernacle and later on in the Temple.  Of course the age of the offerings have long since passed but the reality of these offerings must be the focus of all our worship even today.  This reality is the very Christ whom God has given to us to experience and enjoy.

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08 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #7)

Leviticus (Program #7) – The Burnt Offering Christ for God’s Satisfaction (5)

The types in Leviticus have just been marvelous concerning Christ as the reality of the offerings.  We will see more of Christ as the reality of the burnt offering. The striking thing about the burnt offering is that it was uniquely for God; whereas the other offerings there was a portion both for God and the priest.  This one is specially for God and His satisfaction and that represent Christ in His absoluteness. He is really the only one that is absolute for God.

It is marvelous to see that the Christ who lives in us is our burnt offering.  This offering was offered wholly up to God for His good pleasure and satisfaction. This indicates that Christ specially in His human living was absolute for God. He was God’s delight and He lived a life that was absolutely for God’s satisfaction…

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07 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #6)

Leviticus (Program #6) – The Burnt Offering Christ for God’s Satisfaction (4)

The book of Leviticus is comprised of two main sections.  The first 10 chapters cover the offerings and the priesthood.  Chapter 11 through 27 cover the holy living of God’s holy people.  Today we are covering the offerings which are a picture of Christ to the Lamb of God, the fulfillment of all the offerings.  These pictures from the Old Testament are a great enlightenment and inspiration for us today.

Is the experience of Christ just a doctrine to you or do you actually experience Him daily as you go through the events of your life?  Well, if you have ever wondered if Christ to you can be more than a teaching then you will definitely like to stay with us for this life-study of Leviticus.  We want to focus on the practical experience of Christ. more…

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06 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #5)

Leviticus (Program #5) – The Burnt Offering – Christ for God’s Satisfaction (3)

The book of Leviticus is comprised of two main sections: the first ten chapters cover the offerings and the priesthood; chapters 11 to 27 cover the holy living of God’s holy people. Today, we’re covering the offerings which are the picture of Christ – the Lamb of God, the fulfillment of all the offerings. These pictures from the Old Testament are a great enlightenment and inspiration for us today.

1 Corinthians 14:26 says, “…Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.” The apostle Paul was saying that when believers come to the church meetings, they should have something of the Lord to share with others but what a contrast to the situation we see in church meetings today. more…

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04 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #3)

Leviticus (Program #3) – The Burnt Offering – Christ for God’s Satisfaction (1)

“…Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” This popular verse from Hebrews chapter 10 is commonly used but seldom understood in its real context – and that is of Christ replacing the Old Testament offerings. Stay with us today as we once again look at the picture of Christ as the Lamb of God in our life study of Leviticus.

The last 2 programs really were both introductions: firstly, to the book of Leviticus and then to the five major offerings which typify Christ in this book. We’re going to touch these offerings.  The focus today will be on the burnt offering.

At the end of the book of Exodus, we do see that the tabernacle is built. But now in Leviticus we see not only that the tabernacle is built but the living God is living in that tabernacle. And, He has provided the offerings for us, as His believers, to enter into the tabernacle – to have fellowship with Him, to contact Him, to enjoy Him and eventually, we see through typology, that it all leads to Christ and the experience of Christ…

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03 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #2)

Leviticus (Program #2) – A General Definition of the Offerings

Because Christ is so wonderful and all-inclusive, plain words are just not adequate to revel Him and describe Him.  Types which are actually pictures are also necessary.  Both the tabernacle and the offerings in the Leviticus are types of Christ.  As we look at these types or pictures that we see of Christ in the Old Testament.

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03 Dec 2019 Exodus (Program #1)

Exodus (Program #1) – An Introductory Word

The divine revelation in the Scriptures is progressive unfolding and developing book by book and chapter by chapter.  The 66 books of the Bible were written over a period of 1600 years.  During this long period, God did not speak once for all at one specific time rather He spoke to His people progressive, time after time over a long period.   So begin the life study of Exodus.  For the next several months we will explore this classic book of the Old Testament through rich spiritual insight of Witness Lee.

We were in the life study of Genesis, Exodus in a sense continues that book.  The book of Genesis principally issues in the life of 3 people; Abraham, Issac and Jacob, which is really a complete picture of the called one of God.  In Abraham you see God’s calling and fellowship and living by faith with God.  In Issac you see the aspect of enjoying God’s riches and inheriting the rich inheritance that God has for us.  And in Jacob, you see God’s transforming work to produce a prince, from Jacob to Israel. more…

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