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Summary: To show in the scripture as servants of GOD, you need to be blameless or be washed in the blood, simple put you need to have a relationship with GOD.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a spotless believer?

Yes. 2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 5:17 (Amplified Bible)

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show in the scripture as servants of GOD, you need to be blameless or be washed in the blood, simple put you need to have a relationship with GOD.

IV. TEXT:

Leviticus 21:17 (Amplified Bible)

Say to Aaron, Any one of your sons in their successive generations who has any blemish, let him not come near to offer the bread of his God.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You washed me in Your blood made me white as snow and like wool.

Isaiah 1:18 (Amplified Bible)

Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.

VI. TITLE:

Blemished people can't approach GOD

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Moses

B. Keywords: Access and Holiness

C. Name: derived from tribe of Levi

D. Central Person: high priest

E. Subject Matter: Digest of Divine Laws

F. Central Theme: Holy (mentioned 80 times (NIV)

G. Companion Book: Hebrews

H. Date of Writing: 1490 B.C.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Leviticus 21:17 (New King James Version)

"Speak to Aaron, saying: 'No man of your descendants in succeeding generations, who has any defect, may approach to offer the bread of his God.

A. All are blameless as descendants of priests

"Speak to Aaron, saying: 'No man of your descendants in succeeding generations, who has any defect,"

Blemish, according to Webster's Dictionary, means:

1. blame

2. blot

3. spot

4. blur

5. fault

6. stain

Seed or "min minny minney" in Hebrew meaning:

1. a part of

2. from

3. among

4. out of

Aaron symbolizes or represents the priesthood, meaning, servants of GOD. GOD is not expecting to see people with spots or blame in His Presence.

1 Thessalonians 2:10 (Amplified Bible)

You are witnesses, [yes] and God [also], how unworldly and upright and blameless was our behavior toward you believers [who adhered to and trusted in and relied on our Lord Jesus Christ].

1 Timothy 3:2 (Amplified Bible)

Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher,

Hebrews 7:26 (Amplified Bible)

[Here is] the High Priest [perfectly adapted] to our needs, as was fitting—holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners, and exalted higher than the heavens.

Because, for the sake and in JESUS's Name, we have been made spotless, blameless and unstained by sin because of the blood of the Lamb. Hallelujah! Something that man can't do.

Matthew 19:26 (Amplified Bible)

But Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God.

Mark 10:27 (Amplified Bible)

Jesus glanced around at them and said, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.

Come to JESUS and He will make you blameless.

ILLUSTRATION:

I'm inviting a man to come to the worship services but he said that he will only approach GOD when he's blameless, I laughed and blurted out a joke. "So you're saying you want to be clean first before taking a bath?" He was curious and asked, "what's so funny?" I told him, you are because it's the same thing with GOD, you can't be blameless enough to please GOD, we please GOD with our faith alone. You come to GOD as dirty as you are, like taking a bath, and after He washes You with His blood, you will be clean.

Matthew 26:28 (Amplified Bible)

For this is My blood of the new covenant, which [ratifies the agreement and] is being poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:14 (Amplified Bible)

In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.

B. Blemished ones can't approach GOD

"may approach to offer the bread of his God"

Blemish or "mum mum" in Hebrew meaning:

1. blemish (physical or moral)

2. blot

3. spot

Numbers 16:5 (Amplified Bible)

And he said to Korah and all his company, In the morning the Lord will show who are His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him; him whom He has chosen will He cause to come near to Him.

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