book of Leviticus

This is why it is important to truly know the Bible

Just had a Facebook encounter with someone. One of my friends placed a poster post on her page and someone replied that the image, which was Christian based, would make a good tattoo. I couldn’t resist but to inform this person that tats are considered a sin.
They replied they had read the Bible cover to cover and never encountered this. My response:
Leviticus 19: 28 – Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
They replied that they were in the wrong, but here is the thing. This person is a perfect example of how most people are. They purport to be fully versed in the Bible, but they are not. I have read the Bible cover to cover and do I remember everything within it? No I do not. That is why I read and search through it and read it some more. That is what we are to do, daily.
It is due to this mentality that has led to this explosion of people getting tattoos, many doing so in ignorance that they are sinning against God. Do I hold this against them? No, I am simply trying to point out that all need to read the Bible. Are you aware that ignorance of what is and is not a sin is in itself a sin? Well it is. It is one of the first mentioned in the book of Leviticus.
Leviticus 4: 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: 3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.
Now remember that the blood sacrifices was given to the people of Israel as a means to be cleansed so they could commune with God. The only difference now is that Jesus’ blood is the sacrifice given, but still being ignorant of the Bible is a sin and so I encourage all to read the Bible truly from cover to cover and please please please do not read the New International Version of the Bible. It flawed and so is a lie to God.
Galatians 1: 8 – But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
I strongly suggest the use of the King James only due to the fact that it is the closest version of the Bible we have today to the original inspiration given to those that penned the scripture in Hebrew and Greek. If you truly wish to learn the Bible also consult Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance which gives you the original Hebrew and Greek.
If you do this you will learn the Bible and know what is true and glorious and good in the sight of the Lord.

If you learn Leviticus you will learn if you are living in sin.

Now let me start by saying this. Jesus Christ went to the cross for all humanity. He did so to be the last sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice. Even those that have embraced Christ as their savior have learned that not all sin is washed away even though Christ and His father do not see it does not mean it does not need to be addressed by us. As you grow in your salvation you will willingly cast aside sins that still remain within you. Major sins though if not cast out right away need to be acknowledged and addressed as soon as possible. Why? Because you wish to say that God is first and above all else especially your own desires.
Within the book of Leviticus is the tools given to the Jews after their Exodus from Egypt to allow them to commune and be seen by God. We Christians through the blood of Christ need to acknowledge that these sins exist, if they do, within us and then to pray for Christ to give us His strength to cast it from us. Will it be easy? In some cases yes in other cases no it will be difficult, for if we do not acknowledge the sins Christ died for upon the cross then we deny the fact that He even went to the cross.
So I do find it extremely important to know what sins Christ took upon Himself and suffered for me so that I will do my best to cast that sin from me. On a personal note I wish you to know just how difficult it is to cast some sins away. I have dealt with one sin that first hit me at the age of twelve. It was not until just over two months ago that I finally cast that sin aside and it has no part of me due to the glory of Christ. By the way I am now fifty-five. So for forty-three years I was plagued by a sin over and over until I finally turned it fully over to Christ and I have not looked back upon it once. This is the very thing Jesus is referring to in John 15.
So it is important that you go to the book of Leviticus. Read and especially read those things that are called sins, in particular when they require a blood sacrifice to become clean, for it is Christ own blood that cast this from you. It is extremely important that you also understand, that when you cast off a sin and truly turn from it you will never desire to do that sin ever again. It is of the utmost importance that you understand what I am saying here. Too many have this image just because they have asked Christ into their life that they can continue to live in sin. This is the furthest thing from the truth. You are placing the sin before God and so you are saying you would rather live in the sin then with God. God first, all others second and yourself including your sins last. If you place God first the sin will mean nothing to you.

To deny why Christ went upon the cross is to deny Him

Within the book of Leviticus is the laws Moses received from God upon Mount Sinai. Each sin is listed and every type of sacrifice is named according to each sin from minor offerings to even the death of the person. These sin are why Jesus Christ went to the cross and the sacrifice He made from being beaten, whipped, nailed to the cross and even His death were why Leviticus was written and why Christ did what he did.
Many in today’s world though do not acknowledge the book of Leviticus. They use the statement “Jesus died for our sin this book is now moot.”
I say, if you do not know what is a sin how can you know you are clean of it? All of the Bible is relevant and important:
2 Timothy 3: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
If you deny any part of the Bible you are in essence denying Jesus Christ.
Matthew 10: 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
So I challenge all to read the book of Leviticus and accept what is written within it. If it is called a sin within that book then it is a sin. If it is still a part of your life and you feel no remorse in committing these sins or sin then are you in denial?