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Sacrifice ... What a strange word huh? Let's do a little research on what the word "Sacrifice" means according to Sacrifice Bible verses in the Bible shall we? When you are researching something, you probably learned back in grade school, that you should find out.
Who, What, When, Where, Why and How about the subject
you're investigating. But how many times do we seek to learn about
something, and only scratch the surface of what it is truly all about?
Most of the time, because of lack of time, interest or resources, we
only educate ourselves enough to sound like we know what we're
talking about in order to hold a conversation, so we can comment
briefly and give our opinion without looking ignorant of the topic.
However ... When it comes to spiritual matters ... Matters that
directly affect your soul and your eternal outcome ... Your grade
school instruction was very wise advice. Our Lord echoes this by
asking us to check the fruits and prove all things.
Sacrifice is one of those topics that requires deep research as to
fully comprehend the depths of it's purpose, cause and effects.
Sacrifice was an important part of life in Biblical times, and even
though things have changed vastly since then, sacrifice is still an
important part of life, only in a different way. Let's take a look at
sacrifice the way it was then, and how sacrifice applies to our lives
When you want the Truth about something, the very best reference that
you can possibly rely on, is the Bible.So, let's find out what it
says in the Bible about sacrifice back in the Old Testament as well
as the New Testament.
When did sacrifice originate?
Well, the first time you'll find mention of sacrifice in the Bible
was all the way back with Cain and Abel. In fact, the reason that
Cain killed his brother Abel, was because of Cain's jealousy that God
preferred Abel's sacrifice over his. Now, if we're going to do more
than just scratch the surface, we need to also observe that the Bible
refers to the sacrifices in this story as "offerings to the Lord."
Genesis 4:3-5, 8
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain
brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock
and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his
5 But unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect.
And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to
pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his
brother, and slew him.
The next time "offering" is mentioned in the Bible was after the
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of
every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt
offerings on the altar.
21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said
in His heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's
sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;
neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have
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Very interesting stuff there. The Lord smelled a sweet savor and the
result was very favorable for the whole world from that time forth.
When a burnt offering was made, the Lord could smell it. Is that cool
or what? That just kind of gives you a warm feeling, doesn't it ...
To imagine the smoke from the offerings rising from the Earth and
wafting up through the Heavens all the way up to God Himself and His
pleasure in receiving it.
Did you know that prayers of the Saints are stored in Heaven and have
And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty
elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and
golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of Saints.
Getting back to the origins of Sacrifice ... Sacrifices became part
of the life of a soul that followed God. There was the time when the
Lord asked Abraham to offer Isaac:
And He said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou
lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for
a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
Now, in that story the offering gives a little clearer understanding
of the meaning of sacrifice. If you were to think of the word
"offering" and the word "sacrifice" which grabs your attention more?
Are they the same thing? Does one seem more voluntary than the other?
Interestingly enough, the first time the actual word "sacrifice" is
used, appears in the Bible, it is referred to as being "offered."
Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his
brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night
in the mount.
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Let's get back to the origination of sacrifice once again.
Why did people make sacrifice and
offerings? At first, it's apparent that people gave offerings and
sacrifice to God, to show their Love for Him. Kind of like when you
love someone, you naturally like to give them gifts. It not only
pleases them, but it makes you feel good too.
For the children of Israel, sacrifice became a major part of the Old
Testament, and was used as atonement for sin. That answers the
question of, Who was obligated
to make sacrifices and offerings? If you're interested in
researching the laws for offering and sacrifice of the Old Testament,
the book of Leviticus
is where you will find them, however, keep in mind,
that the Old Testament is no longer in effect. Those sacrifices and
offerings were laws and statutes for the children of Israel during
the Time of the Jewish people. They were the Old Testament, to follow
before the New Testament was implemented when Jesus died for our sins.
What did the children of Israel
offer for sacrifices? Primarily male unblemished lambs of the first
year. You get the ambiance of purity in your mind when you think
about a perfect little baby lamb, don't you? There were also
offerings such as wine and beasts and grain and such, different
offerings for different purposes.
How were sacrifices made? Each time
a person committed sin, or wanted to give an offering, or special
offerings were given for Holy Days, they were to bring their
sacrifice (Where?) to the door of the
Tabernacle of the Congregation, and give it to the priest, who then
took it and performed the proper procedure for that particular kind
of sacrifice or offering.
But, there came a time when God no longer wanted animal sacrifices
but rather sacrifices of ourselves.
1 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the
earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and
where is the place of my rest?
2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those
things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even
to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my
3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that
sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth
an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense,
as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and
their soul delighteth in their abominations.
Our time, devotion and Love.
The act of Sacrifice is so very important that God used this
procedure to provide Grace to those that believe in Jesus.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
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Notice that God gave His only Son ... He did this willingly,
not because He had to, or felt like He should out of obligation, but
freely, with love abounding. Paul confirms that the spirit in which
you offer or sacrifice is directly related to the reward for doing so.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap
also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let
him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful
Voluntary offering or sacrifice is key, but man must choose. If an
offering is made against a persons will, it has no benefit.
But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not
be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
In fact, the more precious that which you are sacrificing or offering
is to your heart, the more value it has to God. Perhaps Cain could
have offered fruit in great abundance to God, fruit that would add up
to the weight of three sheep.
But, it is not quantity that counts, it is quality. Could Cain possibly love fruit he found here and there with more affection than Abel loved that little lamb that he cared for and then gave it to God? Highly Doubtful. The important thing to know about the sacrifices and offerings of the Old Testament is that they were simply a shadow of things to come, meaning, they were symbolic of the sacrifice required in the New
Covenant that would replace the Old Covenant.
Make no mistake, God always knew there would be an Old and a New Covenant, otherwise, how would one shadow the other so perfectly? The New Covenant wasn't like a Plan B, in case Plan A didn't work. It was certain and inevitable, and without one, the other would be meaningless. The New Covenant is a Covenant with Grace as it's foundation.
Let's talk about the Biblical sacrifice of Jesus now and how He replaced the
Old Covenant. The Old Covenant had rules to follow and a physical
Tabernacle, but inside the Tabernacle, behind the veil, there was the
Holy of Holies, which was the place where the presence of God was.
The priest only was allowed to go behind the veil once a year with
the blood of the offerings and sacrifices to cleanse the people and
himself of sin. This was a shadow of the New Covenant and Jesus
entering into Heaven itself to appear in the presence of God for us.
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So, why didn't sacrifice and offering make the people perfect?
Because the law (which included sacrifices and offerings) was only a
shadow ... Not the real thing. The blood of the sacrifices was only a
shadow of the blood of Christ.
What about that word, "perfect?" There are many people in the world
who want you to believe that if you're not perfect, you're not going
to Heaven. My friend, nobody is perfect, except Jesus Christ. Some
people expect people who are reborn in the Spirit into Christianity
to be perfect and they believe that if you sin after that, you're
damned. If that were the case, none of us would ever achieve
Salvation. What those people don't understand is that the sacrifice
cleanses you from the sin, but it does not erase Original Sin that is
inherent in each and every one of us.
In the Old Testament, people
offered sacrifice continually, and the Lord accepted their continual
sacrifices time after time and time again. In the New Testament, we
offer repentance as our sacrifice, and God forgives us for our sin.
We sin again, and we are repentant again. As long as you don't use
God's Grace as an excuse to sin, and you are sincerely trying to
follow the Christian path, and you are truly repentant and humbled
when you have sinned, then God accepts your continual repentance. Man
has not changed, man will always sin. The Covenant, or the means
by which we obtain forgiveness has changed.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is
Certainly He didn't expect anyone to be perfect, because He knows we can not be. But we can strive to be as good as we can be. If sacrifices purified people, or made them perfect ... They would not know how to sin anymore because being perfect would allow us to resist all temptation. But the blood of lambs and goats, no matter how many or how often, cannot make people perfect, that's just impossible.
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with
ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my
transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth
the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to
walk humbly with thy God?
While that Old Covenant was still in effect, the way to enter into
the presence of God was not yet opened. Jesus opened the door once
and for all for us to step into God's presence, to remove the veil,
because by forgiveness through the ultimate and final sacrifice of
His death, we are now worthy to be called pure, being cleansed by His
blood. The real thing ... Not the shadow. His sacrifice of
Himself, the most precious sacrifice possible, permanently replaces
the old law.
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Why would God want to break His own Covenant and choose to sacrifice
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting
It is very simple ... Because God loves us so very much and mankind
had done so much bad, that all the sacrificing in the world would not
cleanse away the sin. See, long ago, sacrifices were needed to
cleanse away the sins that mankind had committed against God. But now
... Jesus is the eternal Sacrifice. Believing in Jesus, cleanses away
our past sins. God loved us so much, that even knowing the only
sacrifice that would suffice, was His own Son ... He decided to do it
anyway as to save His children and be the one and only sacrifice that
would cleanse the sins of man. By God's will, we are made holy
through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Another thing to know about the difference between the Old Covenant
and the New Covenant is that in the old way, people had to wait
until they made sacrifice in order to reconcile themselves to God,
but in the new way, God's Grace is at
hand immediately through repentance.
The Holy Spirit told us also, beforehand, through scripture all
about the change of covenants.
33 But this shall be the Covenant that I will make with
the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my
law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be
their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour,
and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all
know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the
Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their
sin no more.
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This Sacrifice Scripture passage should be without question, proof that the Old
Testament is obsolete. Now where there is forgiveness of sins and
iniquities, there is no more offering for sin.
But what about Biblical sacrifice to be performed today? Are we supposed to sacrifice
something, somehow, for all the Lord has done for us? How often do we
find ourselves feeling selfish about our sacrifices to God? That's
right we are to give sacrifices to God. Not out of obligation but
out of Love. He has said, He does not want us to go out and slaughter
an animal that is already His, just because Abel did. What Abel did
he did from his heart. What God wants is for us to sacrifice our time
and to Love one another willingly. Not much to ask huh?
What Do We Sacrifice? I will give you an example;
Christianity Oasis Ministry is a Spiritual sacrifice to God. Back in the day
they gave sacrifices of livestock and what have you but God asks not
such things as that all belongs to Him already.
5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made
a Covenant with me by sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall declare His righteousness: for God
is judge Himself. Selah.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I
will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt
offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats
out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle
upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild
beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world
is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver
thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
It would be like me coming over to your house and taking your blender
and going back home and wrapping it up real nice and adding a bow and
returning to your home, ringing the doorbell and saying hey, just
wanted to hook you up with a little gift of love and winking at you.
God seeks Love, Mercy, Forgiveness and Grace from us towards
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more
than burnt offerings.
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Jesus quotes the Word delivered through Hosea and gives us the
Spiritual meaning of the Words.
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to
6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears
hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not
7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is
written of me,
8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is
within my heart.
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It is the Love, Mercy, Forgiveness and Grace of the gift that
is what it is all about. The giving of livestock was just a physical
symbol of sacrifice. A shadow of the actual gift of giving in Love.
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and
not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices
which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered?
because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more
conscience of sins.
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again
made of sins every year.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of
goats should take away sins.
5 Wherefore when He cometh into the world, He saith,
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is
written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8 Above when He said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt
offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst
pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9 Then said He, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He
taketh away the first, that He may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the
offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
What He asks us to sacrifice is our time and devotion to Him. To
show love, mercy, forgiveness and Grace to His children, our fellow