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Leviticus 7 Study - "The Law of the Trespass & Peace Offerings" ...

Leviticus Chapter 7 Study – “The Law of the Trespass & Peace Offerings” – (vv. 1-38)

Notes Leviticus 7 Study – (vv. 1-38)

7:12-13: In thankfulness of heart and spirit, we offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving – one made worthy because Jesus is our acceptable offering of thanks to God … The word Eucharist means “Thanksgiving” …

-In Orthodox Divine Liturgy we sing, “A mercy of peace, a sacrifice of praise …”

7:15: The flesh of the peace offering of thanksgiving was to be eaten by the priest … This typified eucharist Communion, in which the worshiper participates in the sacrifice, the sacrifice being Christ Himself … He invites us to eat of Himself: “Take, eat, this is My Body broken for you …”

7:16-18: No flesh of the peace offering was allowed to remain beyond the third day … To prevent corruption, anything left was totally burned with fire … But in Jesus there is no fear of corruption, for He is the living bread … Thus, having leaven in the bread of the Eucharist is no longer feared …

7:19-22: Cleansing was an essential condition for eating the sacrifice … In the New Covenant, the blood of Christ in the Eucharist cleanses those who walk in the light with God: “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” – (1John 1:7) …

7:29-30: The offerer himself was to offer up the gift from the peace offering … In the New Covenant, Christ Himself is both the Offerer – (Giver) and the gift offered on the behalf of the Church … He also accepts the gift of Himself and distributes it to the faithful in the Eucharist: “For Thou Thyself art He who offers and is offered, who accepts and is distributed” – (Prayer of the Cherubic Hymn) …

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