A Short Study of Leviticus 8:14-15
“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. Snd 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.”
It is the blood of Jesus Christ that appropriates justification for the chosen guilty sinner before the holy God. The law of God must say either “guilty” or “not guilty.” Without the blood all the law can do is condemn. The horns of the altar typifies power – that is power to execute condemnation to eternal death for sin – that is until Moses dipped his finger in the blood and smeared it upon the horns of the altar. The finger of God’s wrath penetrated the sinless sacrifice, opening a fountain of blood, which spewed forth and saturated the law of God to the extent that all the law can say concerning those for whom it was shed is, NOT GUILTY! With the blood applied, all the law can do is justify. Without the blood the altar meant death, someone MUST die. With the blood, the altar meant life. Someone MUST live.
God’s altar is purified by the blood of Jesus Christ. It is forever no more death for the elect of God because, “this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.” (Hebrews 10:12)
This is where, and in whom, “mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” (Psalm 85:10)
The blood of Jesus Christ our Lord is not TYPICAL blood. Neither is His blood worthless in substance (as some would propogate). Neither is His blood in the hands of man to appropriate to themselves or to others. The blood of “the lamb of God” is God’s offering to Himself, powerful to make satisfaction for the sins of those for whom it was shed. The application of His blood is in the hands of sovereign mercy and grace, which was promised and given to His elect in covenant before the world began. His blood is the blood of the everlasting covenant.