2018 ST Message Six

Crystallization-Study of Leviticus (2)

Message Six

The Expiation

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger upon the expiation cover toward the east, and before the expiation cover he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times. Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil, and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it upon the expiation cover and before the expiation cover.—Lev.16:14-15

And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for those of the whole world.—1John2:2

Word of Appetizer

The expiation in the Old Testament is a type of the propitiation in the New Testament. What’s the meaning of expiation?

Propitiation is to conciliate two parties and make them one. Propitiation involves two parties, one of whom has wronged the other, has become indebted to the other, and must act to satisfy the demands of the other. This is to solve the problem between us and God—our sins—that kept us away from God’s presence and hindered God from coming to us. Christ is the One who makes propitiation to God for us, He is the propitiatory sacrifice, and He is also the propitiation place where God can meet with His redeemed people.

Spiritual Burden

Christ is the One who makes propitiation to God for us, He is the propitiatory sacrifice, and He is also the propitiation place where God can meet with His redeemed people. In His ascension Christ is the place, the propitiation cover, for God to meet with us. Because of the sprinkling of His redeeming blood, the cover of the Ark has become a propitiation cover, a place where God may contact us and where we may enjoy His grace in full.

The Revelation of the Truth

Chapter 16 of Leviticus describes the expiation: Because of the negative situation of God’s people, as portrayed in chapters 11 through 15, according to God’s concept and in His divine economy there is the need of redemption.

The expiation in the Old Testament is a type of the propitiation in the New Testament. Christ is the One who makes propitiation to God for us, He is the propitiatory sacrifice, and He is also the propitiation place where God can meet with His redeemed people.

The Revelation of the Truth

Because of the blood of redemption, we can now have fellowship with the righteous God in the glory of Christ. Whenever we meet with God in glory, we have the sense deep within our spirit that we are washed by the blood; this is the propitiation place in our experience.

The Experience of Life

Heb.4:16  Let us therefore come forward with boldness to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace for timely help.

In His ascension Christ is the place, the propitiation cover, for God to meet with us. When we repented, God met us and spoke to us.

The way to experience Christ as the propitiation place is through faith in His blood.

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outline

Key Verses (1)

 

And he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger upon the expiation cover toward the east, and before the expiation cover he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times. Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil, and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it upon the expiation cover and before the expiation cover.—Lev.16:14-15

But the goat on which the lot for Azazel fell shall be made to stand alive before Jehovah to make expiation over it, that it may be sent away for Azazel into the wilderness.–10

  1. Chapter 16 of Leviticus describes the expiation:
  • Because of the negative situation of God’s people, as portrayed in chapters 11 through 15, according to God’s concept and in His divine economy there is the need of redemption—Col. 1:14; Eph. 1:7:
  • The root of the Hebrew word translated “expiation” means “to cover”; the noun form of this word is rendered “expiation cover” in Leviticus 16:2 and Exodus 25:17:
  • Leviticus 16:15-19 presents a picture of the accomplishing of expiation, the covering of sins: The first step for the accomplishing of expiation was to slaughter the goat of the sin offering for the people. The second step for the accomplishing of expiation was to bring the blood of the goat inside the veil and sprinkle it on and before the expiation cover.
  • The goat that was for Jehovah was to be killed, but the goat that was for Azazel was to be sent away into the wilderness to bear away all the iniquities of the children of Israel on itself.

Key Verses (2)

And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for those of the whole world.—1John2:2

Hence He should have been made like His brothers in all things that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in the things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.—Heb.2:17

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,—Rom.3:23

  1. The expiation in the Old Testament is a type of the propitiation in the New Testament.
  • Propitiation is to conciliate two parties and make them one. Propitiation is to appease the situation between us and God and to reconcile us to God by satisfying His righteous demands.
  • As sinners, we needed propitiation to appease our situation with God and to satisfy His demands. The tax collector in Luke 18:9-14 is an illustration of the need of propitiation: “Standing at a distance, [he] would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, God, be propitiated to me, the sinner!” (v. 13); this implies the need of a Redeemer and also the need of propitiation.

Key Verses (3)

Herein is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as a propitiation for our sins.—1John4:10

Heb.4:16  Let us therefore come forward with boldness to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace for timely help.— Heb.4:16

Whom God set forth as a propitiation place through faith in His blood, for the demonstrating of His righteousness, in that in His forbearance God passed over the sins that had previously occurred,—Rom.3:25

  1. The expiation in the Old Testament is a type of the propitiation in the New Testament.
  • Christ is the One who makes propitiation to God for us, He is the propitiatory sacrifice, and He is also the propitiation place where God can meet with His redeemed people.
  • Hilaskomai means “to propitiate,” that is, “to appease,” to reconcile two parties by satisfying the demand of one upon the other.
  • Hilasmos means “that which propitiates,” that is, a propitiatory sacrifice.
  • Hilasterion denotes the place where propitiation is made.
  • Through the entire process of crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension, God has set forth Christ as the propitiation place. In Hebrews 4:16 this place is called the throne of grace .The way to experience Christ as the propitiation place is through faith in His blood.

 Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 Expiation in the Old Testament could not take away sins.(Heb.10:4;9:11-12)

(Please explain that the expiation accomplished through the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament is a type pointing to the redemption accomplished by Christ in the New Testament.)

T2 a picture of the accomplishing of expiation.(Lev.16:15-19) accomplishing of expiation.

(Please explain that the first step for the accomplishing of expiation was to slaughter the goat of the sin offering for the people.)

D2

T1 We have been redeemed with the precious blood of Christ.(Lev.16:14-15;1Peter 1:18-19)

(Please explain the spiritual significance of that the second step for the accomplishing of expiation was to bring the blood of the goat inside the veil and sprinkle it on and before the expiation cover.)

T2 Both God and man are satisfied by the redeeming blood of Christ.(Lev.16:15;19)

(Please explain that the blood sprinkled on the altar was for the peace of the sinner, but the blood sprinkled on the expiation cover was for God’s satisfaction.)

D3

T1 Azazel signifies Satan, the devil, the one who is the source, the origin, of sin.(John8:44;Rev.20:10)

(Please explain the spiritual significance of that the goat that was for Jehovah was to be killed, but the goat that was for Azazel was to be sent away into the wilderness.)

T2 The matter of propitiation is mentioned five times in the New Testament in

relation to Christ.(1John2:2)

(Please explain the significance of the propitiation)

D4

T1 As sinners, we needed propitiation.(Rom.3:23;Luke18:13-14)

(Why the tax collector in Luke 18:9-14 is an illustration of the need of propitiation?)

T2 Christ is the One who makes propitiation to God for us, He is the propitiatory sacrifice.(1John4:10;Heb.2:17)

(Please explain that the Lord offered Himself to God as a sacrifice for our sins (Heb. 9:28), not only for our redemption but also for God’s satisfaction.)

D5

T1 The propitiation place is the expiation cover.(Lev.16:14-15)

(Please explain that we praise the Lord that Christ is not only the One who propitiates and the propitiatory sacrifice, but even the place of propitiation, the propitiatory cover.)

T2 This propitiatory cover equals the throne of grace (Exo.2:17;Heb. 4:16)

(Please explain that here on the propitiatory cover God can meet with us and speak with us.)

D6

T1 God set forth Christ as a propitiation place.(Rom.3:24-25)

(Please explain that God set forth Christ through the entire process including all of that items.)

T2 When God comes to meet with us, His standing is the redeeming blood. (Exo.25:22)

(Please explain that whenever we meet with God in glory, we have the sense deep within our spirit that we are washed by the blood; this is the propitiation place in our experience.)