Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 18

Prophecy of Messiah:

Leviticus 23:36-37  Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.  (37)  These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:

Good morning! I don’t know about you, but there are some antiquated laws in the State of Virginia that I’ve found absolutely ridiculous and wonder why they are still on the books. While other laws that are considered antiquated but are actually helpful make sense. Here are a couple of examples:

Virginians cannot spit on seagulls. What???? Was there really a need to put that on the books? Were people actually spitting on seagulls? And if they were, whyyyy?

In Prince William County, it is illegal for a motorist to park their vehicle on a set of railroad tracks. Well, duh! It’s actually a law everywhere in the United States I would think.

I remember when I was first saved, I could not understand why God required these sacrifices in the Old Testament. I thought they were harsh and cruel. But as I grew in grace and the Holy Spirit taught me, I began to “get it”! As I was taught about Christ’s fulfillment of these sacrifices, I saw that these same verses were a history lesson for me to learn from. I love how the Apostle Paul wrote about this to the Galatians:

Galatians 3:22-26  But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.  (23)  But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.  (24)  Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  (25)  But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.  (26)  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

It took a very Holy God to come to earth as a man so He could live a sinless life in order to become that perfect, spotless and sinless sacrifice for all mankind. As we look at the the different sacrifices mentioned in Leviticus 23:36-37, we see that one of those sacrifices was a drink offering. Why do you think that would that be necessary?

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

John 7:37-38  In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  (38)  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 4:14  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

All the sacrifices point to Jesus Christ; this one in particular to Him being the Living Water. Jesus offers the water of life flowing from the Throne! All of the Holy Scriptures intertwine beautifully, don’t they? Man cannot live without water. It is the source of physical life itself! Jesus has the living water which is the source of eternal life!

Revelation 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Revelation 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Do you want that living water that will give you eternal life in Heaven? Do you know Jesus personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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