We will begin this lesson in Leviticus 8:14 "And he brought the
bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands
upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering." Leviticus 8:15
" And he slew [it]; and Moses took the blood, and put [it] upon the
horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the
altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified
it, to make reconciliation upon it."

     It is the shed blood which reconciles to God. We went into great
detail in an earlier lesson on the significance of these things. I
will just touch on a few here, since it is repeating an earlier
lesson. In the other lesson, we learned that the laying of the hands
on the head of the animal, was symbolically transferring sin to the
animal.  No forgiveness was possible without the shedding of blood,
and this animal becomes the substitute for Aaron and his sons. I will
remind you that horns symbolize power. This animal is not only taking
care of the sins of Aaron and his sons, but the blood is cleansing the
altar.  Remember, in a previous lesson, the blood at the foot of the
altar, which was swallowed up by the earth, symbolized the blood of
Jesus that was shed for all the earth. We mentioned in the last lesson
that everything in the sanctuary, as well as the sanctuary itself, was
set aside for God's purpose from this moment on, and would not be used
for worldly events. Since this sanctuary, symbolizes our church
building today, this should tell us something.

     Leviticus 8:16 "And he took all the fat that [was] upon the
inwards, and the caul [above] the liver, and the two kidneys, and
their fat, and Moses burned [it] upon the altar."

     It is important to remember again, that these inward parts,
symbolize the inward parts of Jesus. These elements make a sweet
smelling savour to God when they are totally burned up. Jesus
glorified the Father in His crucifixion. The flesh of Jesus was as a
man, but inside He was Immanuel {God with us}.

     Leviticus 8:17 "But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his
dung, he burnt with fire without the camp; as the LORD commanded

     This symbolizes the flesh of Jesus, which became cursed for us,
when He took the sin of the whole world upon His body. Just as Jesus
was crucified outside the camp, this offering was totally burned up
outside the camp. Jesus fulfilled every aspect of these Old Testament
sacrifices and offerings. There are several things we must look at in
all of this. Moses is still acting as high priest here. This flesh is
not eaten, but burned. Aaron and his sons have not begun to minister
in the sanctuary at this point. There would be no one to eat the meat.
This blood offering was to purify, not only Aaron, but his sons and
the altar. After this offering, Aaron will be ceremoniously clean.

     Leviticus 8:18  "And he brought the ram for the burnt offering:
and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram."
Leviticus 8:19 "And he killed [it]; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon
the altar round about."

     After the sin offering, Aaron would be clothed with
righteousness, like we are when we put our sin on Christ and receive
His righteousness. Now after this burnt offering, Aaron will be holy
in the sight of God. We dealt with all of this in the burnt offering
in an earlier lesson. This brings peace and confidence to Aaron.

     Leviticus 8:20 "And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt
the head, and the pieces, and the fat." Leviticus 8:21 "And he washed
the inwards and the legs in water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon
the altar: it [was] a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, [and] an
offering made by fire unto the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses."

     We went into the washing of the inward parts and the legs in
another lesson, but we will just touch on it here. God will not accept
an unclean offering. The most important part of our coming to the
LORD, is that we are cleansed inside. We have talked before about how
God will not settle for anything less than a pure clean heart. Many
people profess to be followers of God, and from the outside looking
on, they are, but God looks at the heart of man. God wants us to be
clean from the inside out.

     Leviticus 8:22  "And he brought the other ram, the ram of
consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of
the ram."

     This second ram, is actually a peace offering. When a ram is
offered for a peace offering, it is called the ram of consecration.

     Leviticus 8:23 "And he slew [it]; and Moses took of the blood of
it, and put [it] upon the tip of Aaron's right ear, and upon the thumb
of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot."

     This probably seems silly to some, but I personally believe it is
one of the most vivid instructions in the Bible for people who are
called of God to minister. Remember, from the statement above, that
this is the offering of consecration to God. Notice the three things
that were consecrated to God. Always, the right side was the spiritual
blessing.  The right ear being consecrated to the LORD would mean that
the priest being consecrated would listen to clean things. His hearing
would be cleansed by the blood. The thumb of his right hand being
anointed with the blood, would indicate that everything he put his
hand to do would be clean through the blood. Then this priests work
for the LORD would be a pure, holy work. This priest should not do
anything except God's work. We see in this great toe of the right foot
of this priest being anointed, that the walk of the priest anointed
must be holy. This should be a good example for all those who are
called to minister for God. We must not stay and listen to unholy
conversation, everything we do should be a godly task, and our walk
should be holy as well. Have we consecrated ourselves to this extent?
     Leviticus 8:24 "And he brought Aaron's sons, and Moses put of the
blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their
right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet: and Moses
sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about."

     The thing that we must see in this is that the priests, sons of
Aaron, also were anointed with the blood of consecration on their
right ear, the thumb of their right hand, and their great toe of their
right foot. The sons of Aaron are types of the believers in Christ. We
must see in this that all Christian's walk, work, and hearing must be
stayed on God. I have said so many times in these lessons, that
Christianity is a daily walk. If we are true Christians, our desire
will be to be Christlike. When you are saved, you become a brand new
person in Christ. Old habits and sins have passed away.

     Leviticus 8:25 "And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the
fat that [was] upon the inwards, and the caul [above] the liver, and
the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right shoulder:"

     This says to me that when I became a Christian, I was not just
clean on the outside, but everything within me was cleansed, also. I
think these following Scriptures say it all. Galatians 2:20 "I am
crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the
faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
II Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a
new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are
become new."  A person who is saved in Jesus Christ is a separated
person consecrated to the life Christ desires for them. You can not be
a true Christian and be involved in worldly things.

     Leviticus 8:26 "And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that
[was] before the LORD, he took one unleavened cake, and a cake of
oiled bread, and one wafer, and put [them] on the fat, and upon the
right shoulder:" Leviticus 8:27 "And he put all upon Aaron's hands,
and upon his sons' hands, and waved them [for] a wave offering before
the LORD." Leviticus 8:28 "And Moses took them from off their hands,
and burnt [them] on the altar upon the burnt offering: they [were]
consecrations for a sweet savour: it [is] an offering made by fire
unto the LORD."

     We know that Jesus is the Bread. We see that Aaron and his sons
lifted the bread up to heaven and waved this offering before the Lord.
The following Scriptures show that the disciples and we who claim to
be believers have handled the Word of God. I John 1:1 "That which was
from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our
eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the
Word of life;" I John 1:2 "(For the life was manifested, and we have
seen [it], and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life,
which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)" I John 1:3
"That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also
may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the
Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ."

                             Questions 21

1.  Who laid their hands on the offering in verse 14?
2.  Where did Moses put the blood in verse 15?
3.  What reconciles us to God?
4.  What did the laying of the hands on the animal symbolize?
5.  What is this animal for Aaron and his sons?
6.  What did the blood being poured at the foot of the altar
7.  What in the sanctuary, was set aside for God's purpose?
8.  What does the sanctuary symbolize?
9.  What lesson can we learn from this?
10. What did Moses do with the fat from this bullock?
11. Who did Jesus glorify in His crucifixion?
12. The flesh of Jesus was as ___, but the inside of the flesh was
13. What does Immanuel mean?
14. What of the bullock, was burned without the camp?
15. The flesh of Jesus became ________ when it took our sin upon it?
16. Who is Moses acting as, in these ceremonies?
17. Why do Aaron and his sons not eat this flesh?
18. The first ram was brought for what kind of offering?
19. After the sin offering, Aaron would be clothed with what?
20. What does the washing of these inward parts show us?
21. What kind of heart does God want His followers to have?
22. The second ram brought was called the ram of __________.
23. What is this second ram offering really?
24. What three parts of Aaron's body did Moses put the blood on?
25. Why was this the right side and not the left?
26. What did putting the blood on the right ear symbolize?
27. What did putting the blood on the thumb of the right hand
28. What did the putting blood on the great toe of the right foot
29. Were Aaron's sons touched with the blood on their right ear, right
    big toe and on the thumb of their right hand?
30. What message is in this for we Christians.
31. Christianity is a daily ____.
32. What does Galatians chapter 2 verse 20 say about the life of a
33. If any man be in Christ, he is a ___ ________.
34. If you are involved in worldly things, you can not be a _________.
35. Who is the Bread?
36. What does the Scripture mean by handling the Word of God?
37. Where do we find the Scriptures that tell us the answer to 36?