Summary: I. EXORDIUM: What do we offer on Sunday? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show what we have to do on GOD's House IV. TEXT: Numbers 7:13 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) His offering consisted of a silver
What do we offer on Sunday?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show what we have to do on GOD's House
Numbers 7:13 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
His offering consisted of a silver platter weighing 31/4 pounds and a silver basin weighing 13/4 pounds (as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel). These were both filled with grain offerings of choice flour moistened with olive oil.
When we go to the House of GOD, we have with ourselves two lambs: CHRIST and me, CHRIST, our tithes and offering and the HOLY SPIRIT.
Offerings On Sunday
A. Author: Moses
B. Name: derived from the numberings of Israel.
C. Central Lesson: Unbelief bars entrance to abundant life
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Two lambs
Exodus 29:38 (New Century Version)
“Every day from now on, offer on the altar two lambs that are one year old.
Leviticus 14:10 (New Century Version)
“On the eighth day the person who had the skin disease must take two male lambs that have nothing wrong with them and a year-old female lamb that has nothing wrong with it. He must also take six quarts of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering and two-thirds of a pint of olive oil.
Numbers 28:19 (New Century Version)
Bring to the Lord an offering made by fire, a burnt offering of two young bulls, one male sheep, and seven male lambs a year old. They must have nothing wrong with them.
Two lambs are JESUS CHRIST, Perfect Sacrifice and me.
Revelation 5:6-8 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God that is sent out into every part of the earth.
He stepped forward and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting on the throne.
And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
Romans 12:1 (New Century Version)
So brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship.
B. Food offering - symbolizes tithes and offering.
"These were both filled with grain offerings of choice flour"
Malachi 3:10 (New King James Version)
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the Lord of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
Tithes are intended for the food into the storehouse, it's for food in GOD's house.
C. Choice flour symbolizes CHRIST.
"grain offerings of choice flour"
Leviticus 5:11-13 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
“If you cannot afford to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, you may bring two quarts of choice flour for your sin offering. Since it is an offering for sin, you must not moisten it with olive oil or put any frankincense on it.
Take the flour to the priest, who will scoop out a handful as a representative portion. He will burn it on the altar on top of the special gifts presented to the Lord. It is an offering for sin.
Through this process, the priest will purify those who are guilty of any of these sins, making them right with the Lord, and they will be forgiven. The rest of the flour will belong to the priest, just as with the grain offering.”
Choice flour symbolizes CHRIST because it is offered by the poor as a sin offering, isn't CHRIST offered as a sin offering for our salvation?
Hebrews 13:11 (New International Version)
The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp.
Hebrews 10:18 (New International Version)
And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
D. Olive oil symbolizes the HOLY SPIRIT
"moistened with olive oil."
Exodus 30:31 (Amplified Bible)
And say to the Israelites, This is a holy anointing oil [symbol of the Holy Spirit], sacred to Me alone throughout your generations.
Exodus 37:29 (Amplified Bible)
He also made the holy anointing oil [symbol of the Holy Spirit] and the pure, fragrant incense, after the perfumer’s art.