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August 20, 2021 9:00 am
Jeannie Greer people misread the book of Leviticus they read the book of Leviticus missing. Oh my, how many laws there are Leviticus was not written to tell you all that you need to do really been written to show you all that God was going to do for you.
The effect of reading Leviticus on you should not make you look up in despair… All the things I gotta do for you. It's all my time look at what you've done for me the day of atonement.
Traditionally, the activities of the Sunday centered around two goats. One that was sacrificed while the other was sent to wander in the wilderness as a scapegoat symbolically carrying away the sins of the people today on Senate life pastor Jeannie Greer continues a two-part message called there will be blood explaining how this ancient practice. Actually, Jesus. If you missed the first part of this message can catch up firstname.lastname@example.org back into her study of Leviticus chapter 16 what is it that we learn about guilt and sin. Our guilt and our sin. From this chapter 1 we learned our sin is much worse than we imagine God today. Do you know absolutely certain that you be good enough for God to let you into heaven, the question behind that question is, what's the standard that God uses to determine who gets in Leviticus answers that question in a very clear way. Absolute perfection is what is required. One false move one on authorized movement and your dad. We always talk about family is not that about all mistakes all Israel… I was confused about as bad as other people nuts because we have a very man's interview with them. Sin is sinful because of who it is against us. Sin against an infinite God is infinitely guilty and what Leviticus shows us is that we are filled with these kinds of sins this and everything we think it's in everything we say it's all that we know Leviticus even houses category for unknown sin, things we were simple to know about. Paul says it this way in Romans 323 all of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The standard were compared ourselves to is not a person sitting next to you stating your comparing yourself to is the glory of God and his light of the glory of God.
You fall short Leviticus tells you, you and I are so far short that we just fall on our faces in despair because I may dab in your body who in both of us are going to be destroyed in God's presence, which was also number two.
Leviticus shows us of God's grace is greater than we dreamed this is also sales were so imagine what his grace is greater than we drift why God have been used to goats one go to make a point right it was to illustrate two different things God is doing with our sin and he wanted us to make sure that we sold both on one Joe got slaughtered for our sin, showing that the price worse than a been paid was a theological concept called justification. Justification means there literally is no more claim against you by the EU been justified. The debt has been settled.
The other goat.
The one that was sent into the wilderness illustrates for us the concept of cleansing.
God not only pays for our sins, he removes them from us. Whereas the first goat double slaughtered shows us that we are forgiven on the basis of a substitute.
The second go shows us that our sins are forgotten and remove her from us as far the psalmist says as the east is from the last part is that is nonmathematical by the way the concept east before you go that way. Well, supporting that way you never touch.
That's how far God has remove your transgressions from us. The psalmist says he's put them in the depths of the sea to solicit records and boom use a safe and wherever that was for the sea as a goblets or sins and little sign of this is no fishing allowed you to get to it. There are some people who say off-line lessons are probably too bad I'm not sure that I can be saved as you see, verse 16, whatever, whatever their sins may have been you see any conditions in there at all. I know people use it well now that you have committed the sin against the Holy Spirit can't be forgiven. What Jesus said about the sin of the Holy Spirit in Luke 11 cannot contradict other things. The Bible says like this in the Bible says that whoever comes Jesus will whatever sin can and will forgiven the sin against the Holy Spirit means that you no longer desire forgiveness if you desire forgiveness. Whatever you Don you can receive that forgiveness and the fact that you desire that forgiveness means that you haven't committed the sin against the Holy Spirit when you say I cannot be forgiven. You are not exaggerating the size of your sin, you are slinking the forgiving power of God, you say well maybe God can forgive me but I can't forgive myself. Now you're saying that your opinion matters more than God's who do you think you are III get that you thought your sin is that Babineau add to another sin by shrinking the size of the power of God thing you can really do what you said you were going to do and of God promises to forgive you any promises to restore you. Who are you to exalt your opinion of yourself above God's opinion of you. Do not try to out holy God that he never did it turn out well. Atonement literally means in English but were apart at one minute God has made us one with him on this day God made Israel, one with him by satisfying the penalty of their sin and by putting it away forever forwarded off a cliff put in the bottom of the sea, making as far as the east is from the west and made us one with him on what God has joined together, no man can never put us under number three. This is really important today was all about Jesus will come in that whole time of the day was all about Jesus. Did you see the big words of Jesus alter the sacrifice. When you read through the last week of Jesus's life that we call the passion week and you do it after reading Leviticus. You will notice that Jesus seems to be going out of his way to stage his own day of atonement. Listen to this. Just like a high priest, Jesus began to prepare for a week beforehand is what we call the passion week the night before, Jesus sacrifice, he stayed up all night just like the high priest, Jesus is not going to be clothed in rich garments like the Jewish high priest was he's going to be stripped of the only garment he has. And instead of being cheered on by the people like a high priest was he's going to be jeered by them and abandoned by nearly everyone he loves. He wasn't bathed in a purifying pool. He was bathed in humans fit we came before God.
He didn't receive words of encouragement. The father turned his face away, silent as he stood accused, beaten, mocked and scorned, bowing to the father's will.
He took my crown of thorns.
He was struck dead in the presence of God.
Even though there was no defilement on him at all because he was wounded for my transgressions and bruised for your iniquities in the price of attaining peace with God was put upon him on the cross when he died, he cried out as his last words. It is finished in Greek literally took Palestine to tell a style is a common phrase that just meant it's been paid based archaeologists have found it inscribed on receipts after somebody paid or that they would ride across the top to tell us die in Christ God has no more claim against our sin. We have been justified. It would be unjust for God to bring it back up because it's already been paid for the curtain that separated us from God was a symbol of Jesus is perfect flesh that was torn so that we could enter into God's presence during the crucifixion, the curtain was literally torn into sin, for the first time in history the way to God was wide open and whosoever will may come. Jesus body was the mercy seat, where his blood was sprinkled so that we could find forgiveness of sins and enter into God's presence without fear. By the way your notices when the disciples first go to Jesus's tomb average been resurrected with little detail in their it says that there were angels there.
How many angels to where were they one of the head. One of the foot.
What is he trying to re-create the mercy seat.
They're not there because they're tired there they are saying this is the new Ark of the covenant, and if you come to this spot right here with the resurrected Jesus not physically, but if you come there and say I believe it was done for me than you will be given forgiveness of sins. If I Leviticus 16 says when Aaron was done with this ritual. He would take all this linen and laid aside what was it that Peter and John found in the empty tomb that was only one thing it was that linen Jesus and take off and he was hot.
He took it all widely taken knowledge at all because he was trying to say it's time. This is whole day of atonement. I just finished it and as I can later decide on later decide it is never to have that happen again. Jesus was a scapegoat carried away our sins forever into his grave. Jesus went down into the depths of the grave.
Our sin three days later he came out and he left our sins there at the bottom of the sea as far as the east is from the west are sins are not merely covered over, they are gone forever. The Old Testament prophet Zechariah 500 years before Jesus was born. Luca Zacharias will run a vision that Zachariah has received a high priest whom he calls Yeshua go into the presence of God, but to Zacharias horror. It says on the day of atonement. Zacharias was very familiar with all processes of this high priest about to go into the presence of God in the holy of holies is not dressed in fine linen, he's covered in human excrement. This was disaster not only for Yeshua who certainly would die, it was disaster for all the people of Israel because this moment was the moment that they obtain forgiveness but just as Zachariah despairs he hears the voice of the Lord Zachariah three verse one hears the voice of the Lord say to Joshua yes you are, the high priest, Yeshua, take off your filthy clothes see I've taken away your sin and put rich garments on you.
I will send my servant and remove the sin of this land in a single day. You will gotta given to Zachariah the given Zachariah a vision of what Jesus was going to do one day you see Yeshua is just the Hebrew name for Jesus literally says Jesus, that one day Jesus is going to come and he is going to dawn our garments garments that are covered in the filthy human excrement of sin and he's no walk in the presence of the holy of holies, and he's going to be struck dead. Anything to take it off and hand you would need a clean white linen garment of righteousness and safe. You wear this for the rest of eternity.
That's why we say the gospel and for words as Jesus in my place. Jesus did not really die for you as a statement of law for you. Jesus died instead of you took your sin.
He bore your shame, he rose to life. He defeated your grave a love like that the world has never known people misread the book of Leviticus they read the book of Leviticus my film icon. Look at how many laws there are Leviticus was not written to tell you all that you need to do. Leviticus was written to show you all that God was going to do for you.
The effect of reading Leviticus on you should not make you look up in despair and say oh my God, look at all the things I gotta do for you. It's oh my god look at what you've done for me was the goal. This physical of all Bible teaching all Bible teaching is not a fill up your notebook with new facts God wants you to know new things you need to do in five ways to be a better dad and in four ways in uncle JD's going to give you how to handle your job. The Bible codifies the Bible is good news when you leave with a sense of all, not God. You are look at what you've done the love that you've given to me in response to that, everything changes in your life is a gospel change happens not by given a list of things to do gospel change happens when you are overwhelmed with the beauty of what God has done enough with the book of Leviticus is about from verse one to the end of the book number four. It shows us always. Do not lead to God always. Only the God of gods of the whole thing up because this really terrible story.
I made Evan about who and God says hey tell your brother Aaron, and he's not just of walking anyway he chooses in the most holy place or else he's going to die is really popular for people today to say well you know it doesn't matter particularly try to get to God is like the most most believed American religious belief of all of the matter will he try to get the God is always your sincere as long as you go along to love people already body made to have Anna by who were sincere and if you want to save the people of Israel. Right after the situation where they die. No open house would lead to the same God.
I think Erin would say we got to dead men here that would say the opposite always. Don't lead equally to God. My sons were very sincere, but income in the way that was prescribed the whole chapter declares there's one way to come to God and God gives you that way. And if you're going to come to him. Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life no man comes to the father except by me. Do not trot in the presence of God and the other way because it's not about how you reach out to God with whatever fire you want to present before him.
Salvation is about God's reach to you when you receive it for what it is number five. It shows us that you have to accept the atonement for yourself. You have except for yourself as I do my favorite point on all of them, even though full atonement has been made by bye-bye Jesus even though full atonement was made by the high priest, you had the individually appropriated verse 29. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you on the 10th day of the 747 months you must deny yourselves not do any work set is what he thought I was going to a Sabbath whether native born or whether you're a foreigner residing among you, because on this day, you won't get for atonement will be made for you to cleanse you then and only then before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins is such a beautiful picture to reap the benefits of the day of the atonement you had to do something.
The benefits of the day of the atonement that the sacrifice, the high priest offer. The benefits were not conferred on you automatically get to do something. What was that something you had to do pay a lot of money saying our prayers. Hello this you observe the Sabbath was observing the Sabbath doing nothing. You are to consciously do nothing. The way that you receive the work of the atonement was by doing nothing and resting in what God had already done. That's what we call salvation by faith alone is the acknowledgment that Jesus has done it all and I cease trying to earn my way before God and I say you got it all and I rest of what you've done. And God takes my rest. God takes my faith and he counts it as righteousness. There are many of us who are not walking we're not going to enter eternity not because were too guilty, not because were not good enough to be because we simply refuse to believe simply refuse to believe Jesus did what he said he did.
He paid it all. Number six the rest of your life.
You can respond to this great sacrifice for the rest of your life. You can respond to this great sacrifice commentators point out that the order of events in this chapter is incredibly significant.
It begins with what the high priest guys for the people.
28 versus of him climbing this mountain make an atonement for the people and only then does it cross that crest and begin to show Israel how they are to live in response to all that is such a common pattern in the Bible, God's work of salvation comes first. Our obedience comes as a response. In other words, good works, don't lead up to salvation. Good workflow from salvation and that makes all the difference. Martin Luther was the Catholic monk who rediscovered this truth and he began to say salvation is a free gift that God offers to those who will chose resting it to those you will receive it in the church of his face and Margie can't go around telling people you can't go around telling people that that that that salvation is a free gift because the lose all their motivation to obey God for quite the contrary. He said the only reason I obey God now is because you threaten him with hell is not obedience to God's fear of God. God wants people to obey him, not because they fear because they love them.
He's not just after obedience to several new kind of obedience and obedience that grows out of desire and obedience were you seek God, not because you're afraid to help because you crave God and obedience where you love righteousness, and therefore you do righteousness. What if you saw your entire Christian life is a response to the gospel. What if you saw everything you did as a response to what Jesus had done for you on the day of atonement was your life look like the book of Hebrews which is the book in the New Testament that explains pretty much every thing I been saying to you right now that that that all the sacrifices were about as one sacrifice, the book of Hebrews ends chapter 13 by suddenly switching and talking about sacrifices we offer to God is always sacrifices the guilt is all done and is said to be here and off regardless of it is a sacrifice of praise is incredibly important way to say that is not a sacrifice in order to please God in order to be saved is a sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise, because I have been saved, and what he were the writer of Hebrews says is what comes out of your mouth and worship ought to be a reflection of the price Jesus paid for your sin. We ask you your worship this morning was a good reflection of the price Jesus paid to save your soul from hell I'm doing. Tell you hands in your pocket or look on your face. Not the right response registers me that you've never really understood how simple you were and how far Jesus reach to save you the right of Hebrews goes on to say, says is how you share your things. What you do with your money will audit the arrests that reflection out to be a statement about the price you realized Jesus pray for you. Why is it the people in this church sacrificially give their money. Is it because they think they give a little more money is gonna make God happy with them. Now God is doing is full and complete acceptance in Jesus. It's because we realize where we were and how much Jesus gave to save us quite a people leave this church and to live in places like the Sudan or Indonesia or India or Afghanistan because they don't like America is a because they want to be away from their parents is a because they get the sense of adventure and I just will have to live over there now.
It's because they realize how far Jesus came to save them and there are people in Afghanistan and Sudan and Indonesia never wrong about and so they say. If this is how far Jesus came to save me. There is nowhere on planet I can go. That is nearly as far as the price that he paid in the extent that he traveled to that he could save me and I just want to respond just one respondent say is you been to me. I'll be to others. Why is it that some of us reach out to people that are around us and try to talk to him about Jesus is because were extroverts is a because we like religious controversy and what I was looking to engage in debates in random places. That is not the reason that we do. The reason we do it is because we know that Jesus died for that person.
We know that we were wandering away from God. When Jesus got a hold of us and so we want to be other people the way that Jesus was she say well I don't like it just makes feel awkward.
Of course it makes you feel awkward not only to be heavy-handed here and imagining strip naked and crucified the little awkward to but if that's what Jesus did to save me. That means that I'm probably going to need to tell the person in my life that Jesus died for them and if this is the price that was paid but not certainly a way that I can respond individually to questions of the book of Leviticus presents to you. Here they are, that want to buy your answers by your heads, your two questions number one. Have you received the free salvation that God is offered to you is not automatically yours not automatically yours what you have to do to get it rest in what Jesus said is done through the summer church.
We compared sitting down in a chair with the chair represent the fact that Jesus paid for your sins to be around the chair you can know where the chair is but you have to transfer the way to your body out of the chair.
Jesus died for your sins. That's true, if you ever transferred your hope for eternity into what he has accomplished for you because of not you do it right now is that Jesus. I receive it. I believe that I surrender to you is Lord and I receive you as Savior right now you can sit down said that he did a Sabbath rest Sabbath rest and what Jesus is done. If you never done that I would invite you to do it right now the second question. Leviticus presents to you is simply this. Are you responding appropriately to the gospel is how you spend your money is a good reflection of what Jesus did for you is the seal with which you live is the focus of your life.
A good reflection of the price you believe Jesus paid for sin. I urge you therefore, brothers and sisters in view of the mercies of God, that you present your lives a living sacrifice wholly acceptable to God. This is your reasonable act of worship will be conformed to this world a listen to everybody saying it's all about the American dream.
It's all about acquiring stuff. Not only that, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, and the message of what Jesus is done because then you begin to live out that perfect and acceptable will of God right. Each day responding to what Jesus did on the cross in your sense. You're listening to some it might in a message titled, there will be blank from Pastor Jamie Greer to hear this message again. Jamie Greer.com Pastor Jamie talking about your new book called just ask this man, and there really is something for everyone in person about what encouragement would you offer to a listener who rarely praise and second, what about the person who is already committed to a prayer time. How would you counsel them. I think there's a theological, spiritual side of this mineral or product the spiritual side is prayerless and this is not primarily a discipline problem. It's a gospel primary glottis like we don't pray for the same reason we don't work out enough, or even of alfalfa sprouts.
What is not discipline, but ultimately, at its core, paralysis comes from a sense of self-sufficiency. Jesus said jump at the bottom part of me you can do anything.
Lots of unbelievers do lots of things he meat you can't do anything of eternal value when the gospel teaches you that then you begin to pray like it's instinctive like breathing. You breathe because you crave air that the prodigal side is a lot of people don't know how to start your mind wanders when they pray they don't know you know what I say. I wrote this with a lot of really practical prodigal steps as well as spiritual gospel driven content. Your letter prodigal instructions about how to set up your first prayer to set up your first five minutes of prayer. What you say what what kind of model and how do we use what what Jesus taught us about the Lord's prayer as a as a baseline for so I'm hoping that that an answer that is both spiritual practical can really move the ball down the field to speak in getting you to a happy, healthy, effective prayer to get new resource to you by reaching out Jamie Greer.com right now you're welcome to it. When you support ministry with a donation of $25 or more.
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