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|JOHN 3 :16 by Funkamazing(f): 3:29am On Jun 13|
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.
Looking at the above bible passage alone, we might not know the gravity of that love or the extent of us perishing if we don't do some calculations. Please get a book and pen.
In various chapters in the book of Leviticus (in the bible), God instructed the children of Israel on the different offerings they MUST bring to ensure that they are not cut off from His people.
1, Chapter 1 tells us about a burnt offering (free will) with A BULL or SHEEP or GOAT or BIRD. According to your capability.
2, Chapter 3 talks about a peace offering (free will)which requires A LAMB OR GOAT
3, Chapter 4 talks a about a sin offering. This requires a YOUNG BULL (for a priest), or A MALE KID (a leader), or A FEMALE KID or LAMB (common folks)
4, Chapter 5 speaks of the trespass offering where you bring A KID/LAMB or 2 PIGEONS/TURTLEDOVES or FINE FLOUR
5, Chapter 5 continues by informing us that in the instace of a trespass towards the holy things of the Lord, this requires A RAM AND ADD ONE-FIFTH value of the holy item.
6, Chapter 6 mention various sins that requires both restitution with interest and also A RAM offering
7, Chapter 6, continued by instructing the priests to offer GRAINS EVERYDAY.
8, Chapter 12 mandates that a sin offering is made for a woman to cleanse her after childbirth. This is A LAMB and A PIGEON/TURTLEDOVE.
9, Bodily discharges requires at least 2BIRDS according to Chapter 15.
10, The feast of 1st fruits requires A LAMB. The feast of weeks requires 7 LAMBS, YOUNG BULL & 2 RAMS.
11, The feast of tabernacle requires a burnt offering ALSO.
Now, calculate how many you would have bought from your current income and even bought for your children ( Job 1:5 tell us job made sin offerings for his children). Can you afford it? If yes, lucky you.... if no,.........
When we look at all these compulsory and voluntary offerings that the blood of Jesus is now used for, we will know the extent of God's love for us; because if sin does not destroy us, the cost of the sacrifices will actually do.
This blood paid for the sins of generations before us and after us! We can now mathematically understand why we call it the PRECIOUS BLOOD. Not forgeting that the blood also has other uses....PRICELESS.
When next you plead the blood, know that it is the evidence of God's love that ensures that our sins are PAID IN FULL even before we commit them.
AMAZING grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
NOTE: For those who think today's pastors are collecting too much, if the old testament offerings were still in place, every priest will be looking like the MICHELIN MAN.
|Re: JOHN 3 :16 by orisa37: 5:13am On Jun 13|
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