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Chapter 2 - 2


In Leviticus 17:11, God instructed the children of Israel concerning their OFFERING of an animal sacrifice as a TEMPORARY atonement for SIN. God explains what the sacrifice represents: 'For the LIFE of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the alter to make an atonement for your SOULS: for it is the BLOOD that maketh an ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL.'

When “Old Adam” sinned, there was a DEATH PENALTY pronounced upon his SOUL and BODY. BLOOD represents the DEATH of someone. The early sacrifice of animals for temporary atonement was to "stay" the wrath of God from "Old Adam" until God could provide a BETTER SACRIFICE for him in CHRIST JESUS.


THIS IS THE PLAN of GOD to restore THE KINGDOM of GOD lost in the Garden: 'For God so loved the world that He GAVE His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.' John 3:16.

God’s plan was to provide the PERFECT SACRIFICE for “Old Adam”, who would SATISFY THE LAW, and result in a PARDON of his DEATH sentence, once and forever. But before God could do that...the LAW REQUIRES someone has to die.

The sacrificial animal offered each year was a substitute for “Old Adam” to die in his place. It did not do away with the death penalty, but only granted “reprieves” from year to year. The blood sacrifice of animals was not acceptable to God for the purging of "Old Adam's" SIN. A MAN must be sacrificed for the forgiveness of a MAN'S SIN, not an animal.

Four thousand years passed before God could send the PERFECT SACRIFICE to Earth that would pay the ultimate price to REDEEM the SOUL and BODY of “Old Adam” from death. God had to allow “Old Adam” time in years to let him become so wicked and harden his HEART so much that he would kill God’s Son. This is the same SON that God decided He would send to Earth to die for “Old Adam’s” sins. “Old Adam” wouldn’t even know when he killed God’s Son; in hatred, that he would be "offering up to God" the very SACRIFICE that would do away with his own death penalty and set himself free. But more astonishing than that; God ACCEPTS this SACRIFICE for the FORGIVENESS of sins, even from those who killed Him; when they BELIEVE in the Sacrifice, and God will indeed: SET THE SINNER FREE.

When a sinner, regardless of how wretched, believes in the PERFECT SACRIFICE of Jesus; and seizes upon it, so as to CLAIM it as his own, and presents it before a Holy God, while asking for forgiveness of sins, finds that he is AMAZINGLY FORGIVEN. WHAT A MAGNIFICENT PLAN and WHAT A MAGNIFICENT LOVE of GOD! AMAZING GRACE!


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