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Leviticus Chapter 5

Leviticus Chapter 5

Natural Attributes

Omniscient – You know human hearts.  You know humans cannot NOT sin except for Your Son.  You know we sin even when we do not know we are.  You know we always sin and we are always guilty.  You know Your sin offering and Your guilt offering.  You know what You want and how it will be.  You know all of my sins and my guilt and my stupidity and obstinate heart.  You know everything. You are all-knowing.

Omnipotent- You can do anything. You make Your guilt offering.  You put it into Israel’s heart to do it.  You give all of Your instructions to Moses.  You make it happen.  You are all-powerful.

Omnipresent – You are everywhere.  You are among Israel and in their hearts.  You are with me and in my heart.  You are all-present.

Eternal – You are the cause of time.  You are 3,000 years ago and You are right now.  You are time.

Immutable – You do not change.  When a person becomes guilty in one of these, he will confess that in which he has sinned.  The priest will make atonement on his behalf for his sin that he has committed and it will be forgiven hem.  The priest will make atonement for him concerning his error in which he sinned unintentionally and did not know it, and it will be forgiven him.     You will never be made to change.

Self – Existent – You exist by Yourself.  You make up Israel’s existence and the sin offerings existence.  You choose their existence.

Self-Sufficient – You do not need Moses, the priests, Israel, or Your sin offerings to bring about Your will or Your purpose.  You choose to use them because it is Your good pleasure, not Your need, that governs Your choice.

Infinite – There are no limits or bounds to Your person or dominion.  There are no limits to Your ordinances or Your offerings.

Transcendent – You are apart from Your creation.  You teach about You and Your right way You teach when I am guilty.  I am guilty all of the time.  If the cow, pig, chicken, or turkey I prepare for dinner is unclean and it is hidden from me then I am guilty.  During menstruation I am unclean therefore guilty.  I do not know what confession is - first I have to know what my sins are.  How do I witness about You?  Do the Jehovah Witness’ know, going from door to door and speaking to everyone around them?  Why is that not in my heart?

Sovereign – It is You that gives Your sin offering and guilt offering to cover up our stench of sin.  You make it possible for us to be atoned for.  It is You who forgives us.  It is You Israel and I worship.  You are in complete control and You are doing Your foreknown plan!

Moral Attributes

Holy – You are a morally excellent, perfect being.  You sanctify the sin offering and hilt offering for Your purpose.

Gracious – You show Israel Your favor by forgiving them.  You reveal Yourself to them through Your ordinances.

Merciful – You show Israel Your compassion by giving them guilt offerings to atone for their sins and forgiving them that helps them be in a better position before You. 

Righteous – You are always right.  You teach how to do the right thing and how to follow the right way.

Longsuffering – You give Your guilt offering to be patient with Israel and slow to anger.

Just – You will not clear the guilty and You will punish sin but You reward the righteous.  Your guilt offering are a way to clear the guilty.

Loving – Your memorial portion is to remember Your human creation and provide for them everything they need to be Your people.

Good – Your sin offering and guilt offering atones for our sins and You forgive us that we may stand before You.

Wise – Your wisdom cause You to give the guilt offering to atone for sin and forgive us.

Truthful – You are always truth.  Your ordinances of the guilt offering atone for my sins and You forgive us.

Faithful – You always do what You promise.  You make Israel (and (me?)) Your people and You are their God.  You provide a way to forgive us.

Wrathful – You will destroy all unrighteousness.

Jealous – You will not share Israel with creature.  Israel and Your gilt offering are morally and rightly Yours.

 

Incomprehensible – What is confession (admission)?  Ezra 10:1; 2 Cor 9:13; 1 Tim 6:13; Heb 10:23; 3:1; 4:14; 10:23 – ‘confession of our hope without wavering, for He who is faithful.’

Confess (acknowledge) – Neh 1:6; Ps 32:5; confess Jesus Matt 10:32; mark 1:5; confess Jesus as Lord Rom 10:9; 1 John 1:9 how to know sins and unrighteousness; Rev 3:5

A guilt offering is as a sin offering, but just from the flock of birds not from the herd.  When a leader sins he brings to You a goat, a male without defect for his sin offering.  If anyone of the common people sins unintentionally he brings for his offering a goat also, but a female with defect.  Or he can bring a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, a female without defect.  A guilt offering then is also a female from the flock, a lamb, or a goat.  Why a female?  Why is it different from others that require a male without defect?

This is also the same as a burnt offering that You accept birds or even grain as a grain offering.  But it is a sin offering.  Are sin offerings and guilt offerings the same thing?  Or are they offered up at the same time?  When I become guilty, I confess that in which I have sinned.  Being guilty is sinning.  A guilt offering to You for my sin.  A guilt offering is several offering combined first is the sin offering, second is the burnt offering and like a grain offering.

The valuation of the ram without defect from the flock would be very valuable to the person making the offering to You.  It is their livelihood, food for their families.  For You it is a life for a life.

Sins=wages of sin is death “You will positively die” – If our sins are atoned for through Jesus Christ why do we still die?  I confess Jesus as Lord.  He is Your Son and Your Word.  To confess my sins though I need to know my errs, my sins against You and to know what is righteous and what is unrighteous.  For instance, keeping house, Titus 2:5 – to be sensible, pure, worker’s at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands….

What if I don’t like keeping house or being subject to my husband and I don’t want to.  Is that being guilty?  I’m wrong no matter what?  Then there is no home My Lord.

What if the priest does not like the person making the sin offering or guilt offering?  Can the priest make him not atoned for?  Or not forgiven?  And then we sin though we are unaware of sinning does not seem fair My Lord.

Please forgive my stupidity and my opinions and my humanism, My Lord Jehovah God.  I feel guilty for the way I think and the questions I ask.


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