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The Thank Offering [Part 1]

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September 26, 2022 6:00 am

The Thank Offering [Part 1]

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Pastor, author and Bible teacher Alan Wright offering rabbi said when the Messiah, all except one and that is the offering Alan Wright into another message of good news will help you see your life in a whole new light excited for you to hear the teaching today. Get our series called Moses is presented in an old church in North Carolina not able to stay with us throughout the entire program to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now.

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I take it from the Jewish midrash rabbinical writing that are alongside of the ancient scriptures to give you the good news all Karmanos are unknow with the coming of Moshe, except for the Corbin coda.

Okay, that's what I'll explain today, but I promise you that by the end of today you will understand why that is. Some of the most extraordinary news you could ever ever here we are in one of the least read books of the Bible today as we finished a long walk with Moses and it is with some real sadness to leave behind the preaching of the life of Moses as he prefigures the ultimate Moses, the true Moses, Jesus Christ, and so today we want to turn to some of the Levitical law because a big part of who Moses was and what his life was about was he was the one who had not only mediated the covenant had been the deliverer of the people, but he was known as the great lawgiver because he was the one who met with God and receive the instructions from the Lord on how the people should live. And so it is that we are going to turn to some of the meticulous law.

In Leviticus that we tend to not read because it gets so tedious and we wonder what are all these laws about and what do they have to do with us since we are no longer under the law, and today I want to show you one that's absolutely fascinating and I begin this message by not only giving tribute to my mom on Mother's Day and all the mothers but also to say to make you think in our executive director who has been talking to me about this tax for five years, wishing I would preach it and that much of the inside is spawned from conversation with Mickey Leviticus chapter 7 verse 11 and this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings were Leviticus chapter 7 verse 11 and this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings that one may offer to the Lord if he offers it for a Thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the Thanksgiving sacrifice unleavened lows mixed with oil unleavened wafers smeared with oil and loads of fine flour well mixed with oil with the sacrifice of his peace offerings for Thanksgiving. He shall bring his offering with loaves of leavened bread and from it, he shall offer one loaf from each offering is a gift to the Lord is shall belong to the priest who throws the blood of the peace offering and the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for Thanksgiving shall not be eaten on the day of his offering he shall not leave, it shall be eaten sorry shall be eaten on the day of his offering he shall not leave any of it until the morning and then I want to read to you a text in Hebrews.

The book of Hebrews, which again if you're new to your Bible can seem very complicated but Hebrews is giving the new covenant a picture of the fulfillment of old Levitical law. That is all come to pass in Christ and in Hebrews chapter 13 verse nine do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods which have not benefited those devoted to them is making reference here to Levitical laws about foods and offerings.

We have an altar from which those who serve the tent, speaking of the priest and the old tabernacle have no right to eat because the priests would often be the beneficiaries of the sacrificed animals or grain offerings that would would would come to the tabernacle and now instead verse 11 for the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought to the holy places by the high priest is a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sink that by the people through his own blood. Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured for here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come through him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God. That is the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. What is all that about. It is essentially saying this throughout the book of Hebrews were seeing that Jesus came as a fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrificial system, and that he was the ultimate sacrifice. He was the Passover lamb, and he is the offering that is prefigured in all of the offerings of Leviticus 1 through chapter 1 through seven, and now we are no longer nourished by the foods that are offered, the tabernacle, we are no longer atoned for by the blood of those animals, but instead is all Taken Pl. in Jesus and he is our sacrifice and he is our offering, but then the writer of Hebrews, then does something very interesting. He says, but let us continually offer the sacrifice or offering of praise or of Thanksgiving to God. There were in Israel. If you were to go and study Leviticus chapters 1 through seven. What you find out is that there are five primary types of offerings that are mandated in the Mosaic law, try not to get this. They are somewhat tedious to learn and study their many, many types of offerings and different animals that are presented at different times and what you need to know is that there were five basic types of these offerings, the burnt offering, which was where the worshiper would come and bring an animal could be a variety of kinds of animals that are depicted in Leviticus and that offering would be earned at the altar and completely burned so it was and it was a picture of substitutionary death. No priest or anybody would eat any any part of it. Okay, so if you had and and very valuable animal and that animal is completely consumed on the altar. Nobody eats the filet mignon. Nobody is that any leg of lamb knows no it's all just a substitute burnt offering. That's a real sacrifice real sacrifice, then there would grain offerings, in which there were no no meat that was offered nothing.

Animals were sacrificed. But in these various grain offerings.

This was always in common is was still a bit more about their unleavened ring loaves and things that had no yeast in it and a portion of it would be put on the fire and portion would be eaten by the priests or the priest family. So these grain offerings were one of the primary ways that the priests were fed and always with this again. There was no lesson that would be in any of the breads that were offered but there would be a little salt okay Levin is something that happens the process of decay salt is what the ancient world understood preserves things have a pinch of salt absolutely no 11 and the third main category of offerings are called peace offerings, and with in the peace offerings, there were free will offerings thou offerings and the Thanksgiving offering talent right will have more teaching in a moment from today's important series like something is holding you back if you can important see what could change everything. Is there someone you can stack well.

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Pastor, our like today's teaching now continues once again is the Thanksgiving offering the word for offering Hebrews most often used Corbin and so the Corbin offering of Thanksgiving was known as the Corbin Toda the Thanksgiving offering us are subject today and the fourth kind of category sin offerings where when you have sand you would bring a sacrifice and it would be deemed as payment for your sin and fifthly the trespass offering like the sin offering was deemed to be payment for sin, but this was specifically in the case were there been monetary fraud and there were specific requirements for the one making the trespass offering we would pay back what had been stolen. +1/5 would go to the priest and 1/5 would go to the person that had been offended five different categories of offerings and these offerings are taking place throughout the year. There were, in addition to this seven festivals throughout the year in Israel. Three.

In the spring. 50 days later the Pentecostal feast of weeks, and then in the fall. Three other festivals all come together with the day of atonement in the center of that and so you just try to give you picture that in the life of Israel. The entire religious and cultural life of Israel revolve around all of these offerings and sacrifices.

You could think of our offering is kind of the general heading in a sacrifice of an animal, a subheading of that so I say offering I may be referring to grain or to an animal when you say a sacrifice. Normally you were talking about a live animal that was then sacrifice and all of this was absolutely integral in the life of Israel when the people of God. Sin, God had given them away to know that at least for the time being, like a minimum payment on a credit card debt that they were going to be covered. It didn't pay off their debt. It didn't remove their guilt. It just made them temporarily acceptable to God and so is a wonderful thing if you're plagued with all of this guilt from all of your sin to have some very specific instructions from the Lord. Here's what you do in order to have this temporarily covered or atoned for right so a lot of these, like the sin offering the trespass offering. They were mandatory offering. It was mandatory for example you would bring a lamb at Passover and all of that but there were some that were purely voluntary, and the, the ones that were voluntary.

You specially would see the most often would be these peace offerings. The third category I mentioned, and again in the peace offerings.

There are several different kinds, but one of them in the most prevalent of them was the Corbin Toda the offering of Thanksgiving and this was voluntary. You could offer this at any time, only one instance was it mandatory that you make an offering of Thanksgiving and that was if you had been spared from a near death situation.

If your life had been in jeopardy and you had been spared then you had to make an offering, and so I began the day by quoting from the ancient Jewish midrash. The writings that come alongside of the ancient scriptures to interpret them and are seen as tradition, but but of binding significance in the mid-rash, the Jewish ancient Jewish scholars sad and now all translated to make more sense that all offerings are ennobled with the coming of the Christ. Except for the offering of Thanksgiving. Of all the offerings that pervaded the life of Israel throughout its entire year and all of its seasons with all of the rams and oxen balls internal jobs and all the grave offerings and sheaves of grain that are waived before the Lord. All these offerings, even the ancient Jewish rabbi said when the Messiah comes, all of them are unknown old, except one and that is the offering of Thanksgiving I want to talk to you about the offering of Thanksgiving.

The only sacrifice that still remain. People are always asking me was a preacher. Gracie always talk about what Jesus paid it all. Jesus did it all. Jesus covered all my sin. Jesus is made God propitious towards me and I received his unmerited favor and what is there left for me to do, tell you what you need to do praise and thank him is only thing that remains to do this. He gratitude. This is what we see in the picture of this.

Thank offering gratitude is only possible when you are aware that something has been done for you. The more that you are aware of what has been done for you, the more grateful you are people who are ungrateful are unaware are blind to all that is been done blind to the gifts that have been given. So if you if you don't see your life is a gift from God, then you're missing out on this principle of gratitude in daily living is why the Christian is exhorted to wake up in the morning say this is the day the Lord is made and I'll rejoice and it because I was not guaranteed or entitled this day. This day was a gift to me tell you the most of the things that God has done for you. You don't even know. Years ago I had a little boy. Bennett was little.

It was coming up on mother's day and I started thinking about how much my mom had done for me and I didn't know it and I wrote her a long letter dear mom I wish I could remember what it was like for you when I was waiting to be born. It was cozy for me during those nine months just floated and relax. What was it like for you I hope you more prone morning sickness where you and did you get tired often I watch my wife during her first trimester. She salivated at the mere sight of account you had two little boys and one small house. Let's see what I was on the way.

Mark was one David was to as you find time to be tired with two toddlers. Wish I could remember. So I could say thank you. What was your labor like you have to work until exhaustion set in, or did you have to put up with the side effects of anesthesia which I can remember so I could say thank you for bringing me into the world, had to make room for me in the little house on Pershing court did you just let me sleep in your room to cry much at night. How much sleep did you get that first year of my life. Dad was doing the late weather than what name did you wait up for him to get home. Even though you had toddlers waking up early the next morning and me crying in the night. Wish I could remember. So I could say thank you. If I hadn't come along. Pershing Courthouse probably been big enough. Wouldn't it that first year of my life you built a new house on Pinetop Road. You made it big enough for me to have my own room. I bet it was a stretch financially. I wonder what you went without in order to make space for me. I wish I could remember. So I could say thank you.

How did you keep an ear out for me when I took naps.

You didn't have baby monitors in those days I guess you had to stay close by. Wish I could remember so I can say thank you just kept going through my whole life thinking about it all the trips to the pediatrician Dr. bimbo with all those ear aches that I had the time that I drank the saltwater and get dysentery the time that I fell back in the chair. After she said don't lean back in your chair and I cut my chin and had to go get stitches. I was thanking her for all of those times and finally got up to my teenage years and I said what made you keep wanting to be around me when I acted like I didn't want to be around you and mom.

What did you do at home all those nights that I was over at my girlfriends house looking for family and her family when I was in college and didn't write a call very much. How did you keep writing and calling me.

I wish I could remember. So I could say thank you mom that my memory may fail, my love, you never will. Thank you. You see how you just take five minutes and think about any category of your life and begin to meditate on what has been done for you. You can help but be thankful. What I'm saying is that God has given you your life. He has woven you together in your mother's womb.

There is no life apart from God where all this come from God. Sin every breath is a gift every day is a gift we won't know maybe will get to know we go to heaven. Everything God's done for us so that then will have eternity to give them praise in today's blessing your life. Grace filled vision for the rights free grace and encouragement blessing.

It's free and got away like something is holding you back if you can important see could change everything. Is there someone you seem stuck missing blessing over you can learn how to embrace the rights new, but quickly became an enzyme number one best seller. 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month right ministries once to send you the I thank you for your demos make your gift today discovered the power to bless the gospel is shared when you get to Alan Wright Ministries. This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today. We will send you special offer. We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Alan Wright Ministries.

We are in our final days of offering the special product, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor.like hell until about midway through this series we had a teaching on Moses's 10 steps to freedom and now we're coming. Is this what you would call me with the punchline to the Moses Seroquel. It really really is in many ways Daniel because it is a deep message because we really need to learn something about all the various offerings burnt offerings, grain offerings, peace offerings and offer trespass offerings that were part of the sacrificial system and in ancient Israel, but is weave. It was been looking at this strange thing in the Jewish writings that said all of these offerings would be annulled with the coming of the Messiah, except for the thank offering and how prophetic that actually is that the one thing that remains is the sacrifice of praise the one thing that remains for us is our gratitude.

We don't and Britt will come to church and bring any offerings of sacrifice and burnt offerings was no more payment for sin is no more need for any of these other offerings that were part of the sacrificial system. The one thing that remains is gratitude.

And gratitude is no better way to come to the end of this series, and the place of gratitude in our lives is so huge that it really shapes all of life. We are gospel people who do not bring our own sacrifices, but we are celebrating and praising God for his sacrifice and therefore the motivation of our life is not mere duty and it is certainly not an effort to earn God's love is this overwhelming overflowing well of gratitude and that's what it's all about today's good news message is a listener supported production Alan Wright Ministries


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