A Short Study of Numbers 28:11

“And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot.”
(Numbers 28:11)

Many times in the descriptions of the various sacrifices and offerings in the Old Testament we read these words “without spot.”

These offerings were all pictures and types of the Lord Jesus who was the one sacrifice for sins forever (Hebrews 10:12).

He is not an offer to men but an offering for His people. By that one offering He perfected forever them that are sanctified, set apart in Him, by God’s sovereign choice of grace (Hebrews 10:14).

This was all according to God’s will through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all (Hebrews 10:10).

Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many (Hebrews 9:28).

How could He do this and how could the thrice holy God accept His sacrifice?

Because He offered Himself without spot to God. “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews 9:14)

One instant He is the Lamb without spot or blemish and the next instant He is the Lamb slain! Why? Because the wages of our sin is death! (Romans 6:23) One minute He is the only One acceptable to pay that debt; the next minute He is the One who has paid it! The soul that sinneth shall surely die (Ezekiel 18:4; Ezekiel 18:20) but a sinner cannot die for a sinner. Oh, but He who knew no sin can and He did.

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1st Peter 1:18-19)

It is because of His sinless offering offered to God in the place of sinners that Paul says to believing sinners that Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for it “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” (Ephesians 5:27)

What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord…”

T. Harding

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