1 ¶ Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.
2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.
3 And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards,
4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away:
5 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a trespass offering.
6 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy.
Notice how only the males would eat in the holy place of the offering. This is a characteristic of the Law but not of the dispensation of Grace in which such spiritual differences between the sexes have been eliminated.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
In fact, it appears that many fundamentalists are not only afraid of women but actually appear to hate them under the guise of male headship. I know of churches that welcome single mothers but make no provision for a woman who is the head of a family to vote. So, what they are saying is that women are welcome to attend church and to tithe and give offerings but by virtue of their gender have no say in the affairs of the church. A woman having voting rights does in no way affect or undermine a husband’s headship. These Pharisees would love to put us back under the Hebrew Law but ignore the fact that God said to them that if no husband was in place then the woman would get the inheritance.
Numbers 27:1 ¶ Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. 2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons. 4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father. 5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD. 6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.
8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. 9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren. 10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father’s brethren. 11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Of course, this is not about what we are discussing in these verses but just an aside that came to my mind.
7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.
What is the difference between a sin and a trespass? They are synonymous according to Genesis 31:36;
And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
A sin is a trespass. Go back to chapter 6, verse 2.
8 And the priest that offereth any man’s burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.
9 And all the meat offering that is baken in the oven, and all that is dressed in the fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the priest’s that offereth it.
10 And every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.
11 ¶ And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.
I think it is interesting how Christ made peace for us and He is our peace offering.
Ephesians 2:14 ¶ For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.
14 And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave offering unto the LORD, and it shall be the priest’s that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.
15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.
A peace offering must be consumed immediately, in the same day it is offered. Nothing is to be left. It is to be finished once and for all.
Hebrews 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
Hebrews 9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
1Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten:
A voluntary sacrifice can be finished the following day.
17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire.
The third day signifying Christ’s resurrection from the dead after spending time in the fires of Hell.
Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.
19 And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.
You weren’t to eat a polluted peace offering. If you did it had no value to you. Many today have created another Jesus, one that isn’t found in the Bible but is the product of their own imagination. This other Jesus judges nothing, condemns no one, demands little, and is basically some kind of Satanic poster child for people who want to justify sin. This other Jesus has no power and is merely a figment of peoples’ polluted imagination. To the fundamentalist, the other Jesus they create is the ultimate Judaizer, always trying to put people back under the curse of the Law of Moses, in opposition to the Jesus of the Bible. It has been said to me by a youth preacher that it is possible to know the Bible and to not know the God of the Bible apparently in an attempt to insist that his fantasy Jesus was the real one. I would say that it is, by contrast, impossible to know the God of the Bible without knowing the Bible. So many of even the most seemingly spiritual “men of God” have been taken prisoner by Satan and are filled with all manner of deception.
20 But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
God took this offense very seriously. You were to be killed if you committed this wrong.
21 Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
Notice how that before Christ the soul and the body were spoken of together. The sins you committed with your flesh tainted your soul. But, under Christ’s grace God has performed an operation which circumcises the soul from the flesh so that the soul can’t be condemned for the sins of the flesh.
Colossians 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13 ¶ And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
I think it can safely be said that not only does an unsaved, unregenerate person have a dead spirit but that the sins of their flesh wound their soul, as well. By the time the soul of an unsaved person gets to the Great White Throne Judgment at the end of the millennium it’s got to be a pretty ugly sight.
22 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.
This would exclude quite a lot of delicious recipes from around the world. I can remember when I was in high school in New Jersey, our neighbor, who was of Hungarian extraction had a tasty dish that consisted of animal fat melted and dripping on bread. Obviously, eating fat deliberately isn’t healthy for you although we all need some incidental fat in our diets which we get just from eating meat.
24 And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it.
Particularly they were not to eat of animals which had dropped dead or had been partially eaten by predators. This sheds some light on what some ancient customs may have been like and its pretty disgusting. I imagine that those living in the poorer parts of the earth today have experience eating animals killed in this way.
25 For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people.
This admonition is so serious, whether for the prevention of disease or not, that God wants the death of the transgressor. The meaning of “cut off” as “to kill” is established early on as in Genesis 9:11.
26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.
Eating blood is proscribed before the Law;
Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Eating blood is forbidden here under the Law and it is forbidden after the Law, in the Church Age.
Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
So, even a hyperdispensationalist should agree that we are not to willfully eat or drink blood.
27 Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
It’s important enough to die for if one transgresses. See “cut off” in another passage.
Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
28 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
29 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his peace offerings unto the LORD shall bring his oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of his peace offerings.
30 His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD.
31 And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.
32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.
33 He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part.
34 For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel.
35 ¶ This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the LORD in the priest’s office;
36 Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations.
God took care of the Hebrew priests through the offerings made to Him.
37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings;
38 Which the LORD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai.
Here, we have God giving us the location again and the time when these offerings had been ordered by Him.