Good morning, Reader! As we learn about the prophecies of the Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled each one, my heart aches when I read those prophecies where He suffers because of my sins. 😥 It breaks my heart that He loves me so much that He would do this for me!!!
Today’s prophecy is quite revealing, in my opinion. The sacrifice of the lamb or goat in the Temple was concluded with its burning outside “the camp” or the walls of Jerusalem. The actual sprinkling of the blood from the sacrificial lamb was performed by the High Priest on the altar located behind the curtain within the Temple. I see two points that really stand out to me. Afterwards the lamb/goat was not left within the walls of the city. It was taken outside the city to burn. Although Jesus was sacrificed outside the city on the cross, He surely suffered and shed His blood within the walls when they scourged Him beyond recognition. (Isaiah 52:14, Isaiah 50:6)
The fact that Jesus was crucified outside the city means more now because to me that means that His shed blood was not just for the Jewish people but for the Gentiles as well! Salvation began with the Jews (John 4:22) but now includes everyone else! Does this not excite you? Praise the Lord that Jesus is the Saviour of all mankind and not just for Israel! \o/ (John 3:16) He took my punishment (of burning in Hell for all eternity) on that cross!
On a side note, just to get your spiritual engine “amped up,” after Jesus gave up the ghost (Mark 15:37-38), that curtain in the Temple was torn in half from TOP to BOTTOM! This curtain was 60 feet high by 30 feet wide! There was no way that man could tear the curtain himself; plus man would have torn it from the bottom upward. This tear was done by the hand of God and torn top to bottom. That curtain hid the most Holy of Holies, which held the Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat. The top of the Ark of the Covenant is where the Mercy Seat was located and the high priest would sprinkle the blood on it to make atonement for sins. Our High Priest, Jesus Christ, shed His own blood and took it to the Mercy Seat in Heaven and sprinkled that precious Blood on that Mercy Seat. No longer would there need to be a curtain separating the people from the mercy seat. Now mankind would have direct access to the Father in Heaven through Jesus’ shed blood on that Mercy Seat so that all sin would be forgiven! \o/ Praise the Lord!!! Glory!
So back on point, Jesus was crucified without the camp just as prophesied in Leviticus 16:27! It’s no small detail, amen?
Jesus totally fulfilled this prophecy; for the entire world: but only if you believe in Him. Do you know Him 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!