Leviticus 5:1 And if a soul sin, and [someone] hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it [if a person witness evil he is to declare it and not to keep the thing secret]; if he do not utter it [refuses to report the evil], then he shall bear his iniquity.
When a person has their sin revealed to them, then they are convicted of guilt and must sincerely repent before God.
Uncleanness pictures any association with sin.
5:2 Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle [that which dies of itself or is killed by wild beasts], or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.
If a person be defiled by any unclean creature he will be unclean even if he is not aware of the problem. For an explanation of the meaning of the Law of Clean and Unclean.
5:3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it [when he finds out], then he shall be guilty.
If a person makes a vow and forgets it, when it is brought to his attention he must acknowledge the Trespass of not fulfilling that vow.
5:4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty [repent of his guilt as soon as he knows the matter] in one of these.
When a person has his sin pointed out to him, he is to repent and to make an offering for his sin.
The physical sin and trespass offerings picture the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ covering our known and unknown sins ! and are intended to teach us that when we sin we are to sincerely repent and seek the application of the atoning sacrifice of the Lamb of God; and then STOP SINNING!
Leviticus 5:5 is the Sin Offering for individuals. We know this because the offering required is a female lamb or goat.
Here the previous Sin Offering instructions in Lev 4:27 are repeated and amplified by the instructions to add a Burnt Offering to the Sin Offering, and the addition of the turtle dove offering for the very poor.
5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess [repent before God] that he hath sinned in that thing: 5:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or akid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.
5:7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.
The Sin or Trespass Offering pictures atonement for sin and the Burnt Offering pictures following the example of Christ in becoming filled with dedicated zeal to learn and keep the whole Word and Will of God.
5:8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder: 5:9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.
We must first have our eyes opened to our sins, and then we must sincerely repent; before the sacrifice of Christ can be applied to us in atonement for our sin thereby reconciling us with God the Father, before we can have the Burnt Offering, representing the zeal of the Holy Spirit given to us.
5:10 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.
If we are in a state of abject poverty, God in his tender mercy allows a person to bring a portion of flour as his Sin Offering. This is a Sin Offering and therefore does NOT have the oil representing the Holy Spirit, nor the frankincense representing the acceptable and sweet service of the offerer, which does not come until after sincere repentance and the application of the sacrifice of Christ.
5:11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.
If in abject poverty God will allow a handful of the flour is to be burnt on the altar as a memorial of the atoning sacrifice of Christ as the Unleavened Bread of Life, applied to the offerer.
5:12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: it is a sin offering.
5:13 And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest’s, as a meat [unleavened bread] offering.
The Trespass Offering for Holy Things
The Trespass Offering for any trespass against holy things.
The Trespass Offering is about wrongs such as uncleanness or inadvertently bringing harm
5:14 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering.
5:16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.
Ignorance of the commandments and the Word of God, comes from a lack of zeal for God and is itself a trespass against God the Father.
5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
5:18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him.
5:19 It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD.
A list of Trespasses
Leviticus 6:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour; 6:3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
Those elders and leaders who have led the flock to follow themselves and not to be zealous to follow God the Father the owner of the flock; must quickly repent and shall surely be required to make amends.
6:4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
6:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: 6:7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.
The Burnt Offering
6:8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
In the morning the priest shall carry the ashes of the Burnt Offering which had burned all night to a place outside the camp. The selected priest did this in a very explicit manner, removing the ashes from the altar while wearing holy garments and then changing out of his holy garments to take the ashes outside the camp or city.
6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
6:11 And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.
In the morning after the ashes have been removed, the wood was placed on the altar along with the morning sacrifice.
The Daily Sacrifice pictures the continual Intercession by the Lamb of God for the whole nation of the Called Out of Egypt, and in spiritual terms represents his dedicated service as Mediator and High Priest for Spiritual Israel.
Understanding this is vital as very many think that a physical sacrifice must be started before the tribulation can begin. That is NOT true, because the Daily in this dispensation is the daily work of Jesus Christ at the throne of God the Father in heaven, interceding for his espoused bride; and it is the rejection of the Laodiceans by Christ for their departure from zeal for the whole Word of God (Rev 3:14-22), which is the stopping of the spiritual daily sacrifice at the end time.
6:12 And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
The fire of the morning and evening Daily Burnt Offering was to be continual and never be put out. That fire represents the consuming zeal of Jesus Christ for God the Father and the whole Word of God; while the offering of the lamb itself pictures the Lamb of God giving himself willingly and FULLY in service to God the Father.
The Offering in the evening and the morning, pictures a 24 hour day [ Gen 1, the evening and the morning are a complete day] and the CONTINUAL service by Jesus Christ to God the Father in all things, and in particular interceding and covering the sincerely repented sins of the Called Out.
It is because today’s Ekklesia [Laodicea] will not repent as organized groups, thinking that they are spiritually rich and in need of nothing, that they will be rejected by Christ into the correction of great tribulation.
6:13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.
The Meat [Unleavened Bread] Offering
6:14 And this is the law of the meat [unleavened bread] offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar.
The unleavened flour, represents Jesus Christ as the pure unleavened “Bread of Life” for the repentant; the salt represents the enduring nature of the Covenant and the love of God, the oil represents the presence of the Holy Spirit; the frankincense represents the sweet perfume of zeal for God the Father; and each of these burned on the altar and rising up as smoke into the sky, represents a sweet lovely perfume of Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God, of the offerer.
6:15 And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.
No leaven is permitted; showing the purity and sinlessness of Christ. For all leaven is a type of sin.
This unleavened flour or bread in this sacrifice represents Christ and is holy to God the Father, and is to be eaten by those consecrated in the priesthood and pure from all sin and uncleanness; representing the Called Out of the New Covenant internalizing the very nature of Jesus Christ and God the Father.
6:16 And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.
This next verse reveals that the flour is not to remain and be eaten as simple flour but is baked into unleavened bread; this unleavened bread symbolizing the purity from all sin and uncleanness, of Jesus Christ.
6:17 It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.
This bread offering is to be eaten by males only, meaning that it is the priests who eat the unleavened bread of the Meat Offering. Spiritually this refers to all those Called Out to become priests of Jesus Christ after the order of Melchizedek internalizing the sinless nature of Jesus Christ through internalizing the whole perfect Word of God.
The sacrificial offerings “Made by Fire” [burned on the altar] are holy; and the New Covenant Called Out are to be holy, sinless, with out any blemish of sin.
1 Peter 1;16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Leviticus 6:18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy.
The Daily Sacrifice Meat Offering [Grain, Unleavened Bread]
This identifies the Daily morning and evening Offering, as an Offering made by the High Priest; representing the work of Jesus Christ as the High Priest of the New Covenant on behalf of the whole nation.
The morning and evening picturing a complete day (Gen 1); the lambs picturing Christ as humbly serving God the Father unto death and giving himself fully to the Father as the Lamb of God. The Unleavened Bread pictures Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life who’s nature of wholehearted loyalty to God the Father and of living by every Word of God is to be internalized by all those Called Out into the New Covenant.
This offering begins with the anointing of Aaron as high priest and was to be continued perpetually as an allegory of the eternal work of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ as the High Priest of the New Covenant forever after of the order of Melchizedek.
It is this spiritual daily offering intercessory work of Christ on behalf of the whole Ekklesia [today’s Laodicea] that is to be stopped to set up the abomination.
It this is this spiritual work of Christ which restrains Satan and the final abomination. Christ’s intercession for the whole of today’s Laodicean Ekklesia will be stopped because of our overspreading wickedness in losing our zeal to live by every Word of God and instead replacing our zeal for God with a zeal for idols of men and organizations (Rev 3:16).
It is NOT necessary for any physical Daily to be started and then stopped before the tribulation! See the detailed explanation here.
6:19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:20 This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
6:21 In a pan it shall be made with oil [symbolizing the Holy Spirit]; and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat [grain, unleavened bread] offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour [burned to smoke which rises up to the Father, a wonderful perfume of the Intercessory Work of our spirit High Priest, Jesus Christ] unto the LORD.
6:22 And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for ever unto the LORD; it shall be wholly burnt.
Every unleavened Bread Offering accompanying the Daily Morning and Evening Sacrifice of the lambs was wholly burned.
6:23 For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.
Further instructions on the Sin Offering
6:24 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6:25 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD: it is most holy.
No part of a sin offering for a priest or for the general congregation could be eaten;
A portion of a sin offering for a ruler or an individual could be eaten by the priests.
6:26 The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
The sin offering pictures the atoning sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ; therefore whoever touches it becomes holy as Christ is holy. This pictures the blood of Christ covering and atoning for sin; and the repentant person to whom that sacrifice is applied becoming holy as Christ is holy, through his sacrifice being applied to the sincerely repentant person.
Just as Christ continues in sinless holiness; we are also to continue in sinless holiness; going forward to learn and keep the whole Word of God in Christ-like zeal for God the Father to live by every Word of God.
6:27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.
Even the vessels and utensils touching any part of this sacrifice are holy and are not to be put to any other purpose.
6:28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.
Again only the males may eat of this sacrifice; spiritually this refers to all those Called Out to become priests of Jesus Christ after the order of Melchizedek internalizing the sinless nature of Jesus Christ through internalizing the whole perfect Word of God.
6:29 All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.
NO Sin Offering to atone for a priest or for the congregation as a whole; may be eaten.
6:30 And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.