THE BURNT OFFERING

Read Lev 1:1-17; 6:9-13; 7:8

The burnt offering represented the perfect and total consecration of Yeshua to G-d the Father. This was indicated from the burning of the whole animal on the brazen altar.

The sacrificial animals of the burnt offering were more thoroughly examined and prepared than those of the other offerings, being flayed for a closer examination of blemishes. If none were found, the inwards and legs were washed; ceremonially signifying the animal was pure. If Yeshua had transgressed G-d's law, He would not have been a pure sacrifice to G-d, but the Bible declares that Yeshua was without sin.

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

1 Peter 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Remember we learned that the Burnt Offering is a sweet-smelling offering.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Mashiach (Christ) also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to G-d for a sweet-smelling savour.

The individual making the Burnt Offering approached G-d not as a sinner but as a saint, their sins being forgiven with the sin or trespass offering.

The Hebrew word for Burnt Offering is Olah, which means to ascend. Only the believer who has a consecrated life can be acceptable to G-d and ascend as a sweet savour.

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto G-d a sweet savour of Mashiach (Christ), in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

The offering of the whole animal taught that every offerer must love G-d with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. All G-d requires is all, anything less is no consecration.

We are instructed in Romans to make our lives a living sacrifice.

Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of G-d, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto G-d, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of G-d.

This is the only offering that was made on a daily basis. This speaks of continual consecration.

Individuals did not make offerings daily. There are a variety of animals that could be used for the Burnt offering: The Bullock, male sheep, male goat, turtledove, or pigeon. This enabled the offer to express his devotion to G-d based on the value of the animal. However the poor servant of the Almighty was able to afford a pigeon or turtledove.

The animal was killed at the north side of the brazen altar. The necks of the birds were wrung.

The blood was sprinkled on the brazen altar. Unless it was a bird then the blood was wrung out on the side of the altar.