WHY WAS THERE EVEN A SACRIFICE ?
Sacrifices and Offerings according to the Hebrew culture was known as Karbanot .
IT WAS ESTABLISHED BY GOD AND NOT BY MAN .
The word " Karbanot " is usually translated as
" sacrifices " or " offerings " ; however , both of these terms suggest a loss of something or a giving up of something , and although that is certainly a part of the ritual , that is not at all the literal meaning of the Hebrew word .
WHEN SOMEONE WANTS TO TRULY CONNECT WITH SOMEONE , THEY ATTEMPT TO DISPLAY ALL OF THEIR HEART AND SOUL TO THAT OTHER PERSON . ( THEIR ATTEMPT MAY START WITH JUST A LOOK , A SMILE , THEN ADVANCE TO SOME KIND WORDS , TO EVOKE SOME HEART REACTION OR HEART TUG . MAYBE A HAND SHAKE IS ACHIEVED , THEN POSSIBLY A DATE OR LONGER TIME TOGETHER . THE WHOLE PROCESS IS MEANT TO CREATE SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST A CASUAL ENCOUNTER . ONE HEART IS LOOKING FOR ANOTHER LIKE MINDED HEART WHERE A REAL COURTSHIP AND A MUTUAL MEANINGFUL LASTING CONNECTION WILL RESULT ) .
The word Karbanot comes from the root
Qof-Resh-Bet , which means " to draw near , " and indicates the primary purpose of offerings :
was to draw near to God AND ESTABLISH THAT SOUGHT FOR LASTING RELATIONSHIP AND CONNECTION STARTED FIRST BY GOD .
GOD GIVES ALL OF HIS HEART, HIS LIFE TO US.
There are three basic concepts underlying Karbanot :
The first , the aspect of giving .
A korban requires the renunciation of something
( actually relinquishing something very important to you- OF GREAT VALUE , representing your heart and soul ) that belongs to the person making the offering .
Another important second concept , is the element of substitution . The idea is that the object being offered is a substitute ( acting in place of ) for the person making the offering , and the things that are done to the offering are things that should be understood , as done to, as it were meant , for the person offering .
( the love as expressed by maybe a turtle dove, for example , by the person offering must be totally consumed by the one who the real heart and soul is given to ) totally accepted !
The " sacrifice " offering , is the " representation and expression of a true heart and soul wanting
to touch God , " in place of the offerer .
It is interesting to note that whenever the subject of Karbanot is addressed in the Torah , the name of God used is the four-letter name indicating God's mercy ( that God would accept our touch) .
The third important concept is the idea
" of coming closer . "
The essence of sacrifice is to bring a person closer to God and God closer to the person ,
or the nation closer to God!
God is Holy --God is Almighty, God is Perfect,
and God says you must be Holy because I am Holy. . . I made you ! That means we are already so , because God created us by His Holiness and Righteousness and Love . . . which most are blinded from seeing and experiencing !
God is Righteous--God requires justice , ( that , what is right , always prevails - means GOD prevails ) .
There is a false perception of Our God , ( Who is Love Itself ) , and that God punishes His very own creation . God does not have to incur punishment to anyone , God does not have to seek retribution , ( ever ! ) either in this life or the next . A price does not have to be paid for every wrong .
It is an invention of man .
The understanding of " Sin " to God is NOT what we think . It is not what we do , or what we don't do . Sin is not us being good or doing bad !
Jesus answers sin very succinctly and simply . . .
Jesus said, Luke 11:34 “ Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body . When your eye is healthy , your whole body is filled with light . But when it is unhealthy , your body is filled with darkness , " and Jesus says ,
Matthew 13:15 " For the hearts of these people are hardened , and their ears cannot hear , and they have closed their eyes—so their eyes cannot see , and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand , and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them . "
SO YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT " SIN " TO GOD IS NOT SEEING GOD AND THE EVIL IS BLOCKING GOD'S LOVE AND POWER TOWARDS US ! THAT RESULTS IN DEATH ! WE CREATE FOR OURSELVES !
JESUS ' SACRIFICE WAS THE PERFECT HEART AND SOUL . . . the perfect connection with us and God .
All , who are in Christ , are in the Fullness of God !
Isaiah 32:3 Then everyone who has eyes will be able to see the truth, and everyone who has ears will be able to hear it . [ that we are God's very Own , in the fullness of God ]
The world teaches that God is separate from His Own creation .
God is not separate from His creation .
It says in the bible " we are fearfully
and wondrously made in God's very image . "
GOD IS SO CLOSE AND INTIMATE WITH EVERY ONE OF US ! He is very intimate , and knows all of
our ways . God knows every hair on our head .
He calls us " the apple of His eye !
[Those who honor Me , I will honor, those who value My life , will be so valuable , those who find Me as their treasure will become the treasure , and those who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; they will endure forever.]
Sin separates us from God . . . only because we don't know who we are and we need God to have a real heart and soul to know it !
This very serious—blindness just gets worse , because without seeing God , and not clinging to God , not only do we miss all the love and blessings from God , but we disintegrate , suffer , and are in pain and surely will die as a prey to a hostile world .
Ezekiel 12:2 “ Son of man , you live among rebels who have eyes but refuse to see . They have ears but refuse to hear . For they are a rebellious people . "
This is why so many are confused and unrighteous and unholy, because the world tells them that , and the world says " no one " can ever be good enough to make it to heaven . They say we're all dead meat going to hell , or God loves them just how they are, broken , sinners , self centered , UNABLE TO SEE GOD AND
EXPERIENCE HIS GREAT LOVE
AND BLESSINGS !
Today and for 2000 years there has been 100% death , pain and suffering !
Jesus says, His very own feign ( fake ) love for Me but deny the Power of My Love ! They deny what Jesus has done ! So they perish for lack of understanding .
This happens in a world without the real God !
When we see and know God we see and know we are safe by the very fact we are God's , and everything with God is free from all darkness and made for eternity .
God is Love--God loves us , whom He's created , we are the same , from the beginning " we are family" !
That very FACT , makes us God's very Own and Holy , and Righteous and God desires to have a close powerful loving relationship with us .
It is our lack of knowledge , and love more for the world that blinds us .
After centuries of Old Testament animal sacrifice, Jesus Christ, became the perfect sacrifice, once for all , for all time.
Jesus' resurrection proved the power of God's love over the powers of death and destruction . . ,
over our resistance to be all of His !
It is the power of God's love that guarantees eternal life to those who are His .
( Revelation 1:17-18 )
Here and now the "Power from on High "
God's very Heart and Soul is in us .
God's very Self allows to " SEE ' and " KNOW " Him , because HE is our life.!
THE REASON JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS WAS BECAUSE NOTHING CAN STAND UP TO THE LOVE OF GOD ! PURE LOVE IS VICTORY OVER ALL ! GOD'S CONNECTION TO ALL !
HIS SACRIFICE EXPRESSES GOD'S GREATEST LOVE FOR US . . . FOR ALL .
WITH ALL OF GOD'S HEART , ALL OF GOD'S SOUL , ALL OF GOD'S MIND , ALL OF GOD'S MIGHT , ALL OF GOD'S LOVE , ALL OF GOD'S LIFE , ALL THAT GOD IS , IN US !
NOTHING CAN STAND UP TO THAT !
NOT EVEN US !
GOD WINS !