The Assurance of Leviticus

The Assurance of Leviticus

Are you struggling with uncertainty about God’s forgiveness today?  Are you wondering if he really has passed over all of your sin, if he really will choose to remember your transgressions no more?  Allow Leviticus chapters 4-6 to encourage you.  Here’s the message.   God provides a way for atonement to result in forgiveness.  And even more comforting, if God forgave those who offered mere animals as atonement, as an expression of their faith in him,  how much more will he forgive those who have trusted in the perfect atonement of His Son. 

Thus shall he do with the bull. As he did with the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this. And the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven.  Lev.  4:20
And all its fat he shall burn on the altar, like the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings. So the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin, and he shall be forgiven.  Lev. 4:26
And all its fat he shall remove, as the fat is removed from the peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a pleasing aroma to the Lord. And the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven. Lev. 4:3 
And all its fat he shall remove as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on top of the Lord‘s food offerings. And the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed, and he shall be forgiven. Lev 4:35  
Then he shall offer the second for a burnt offering according to the rule. And the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin that he has committed, and he shall be forgiven. Lev. 5:10
Thus the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed in any one of these things, and he shall be forgiven.   Lev 5:13 
He shall also make restitution for what he has done amiss in the holy thing and shall add a fifth to it and give it to the priest. And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering, and he shall be forgiven. Lev. 5:16
He shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent for a guilt offering, and the priest shall make atonement for him for the mistake that he made unintentionally, and he shall be forgiven. Lev. 5:18
And the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord, and he shall be forgiven for any of the things that one may do and thereby become guilty.” Lev 6:7 
Our priest has made atonement for us. And we have been forgiven.  
And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Heb. 10:11-14