atonement for the house


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atonement for the house

Ezekiel 45:18-20 (JDV)

Ezekiel 45:18 “This is what the Lord Yahveh says: In the first month, on the first day of the month, you are to take a young, unblemished bull and purify the sanctuary.
Ezekiel 45:19 The priest is to take some of the blood from the failure offering and apply it to the house doorposts, the four corners of the altar’s ledge, and the doorposts of the gate of the inner court.
Ezekiel 45:20 You are to do the same thing on the seventh day of the month for everyone who fails unintentionally or through ignorance. In this way you will make atonement for the house.

atonement for the house

Since the temple is God’s house, why did the people have to purify it, and make atonement for it with blood? The answer is human failure. That is why there had to be blood spilt — on New Years’ Day, and six days afterward. Humans fail deliberately and unintentionally. But God’s worship requires purity.

Under the new covenant, it is not the blood of bulls that is required, but the blood of Christ shed on the cross is sufficient for all sin. He made atonement for the house and all the people.


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