There are many who feel that Leviticus is a dry, dull, and boring book. That is not so. The gospel is the life, the teachings, and the cross of Jesus, the Son of God. The only way that a person in this present age can have the forgiveness of sin and peace with God is through the gospel of Jesus, the Son of God. The gospel is not dull and boring. It is the most read, the most cherished, the most translated, and the most published literature in the entire world. However, the Law of Moses, and the Levitical sacrifices that were part of that law, was the gospel of the Israelites. It was through the Law of Moses and the Levitical sacrifices that a person who lived before Christ could have the forgiveness of sin and peace with God, and therefore it cannot be dull and boring.
This book offers a clear view of Leviticus by explaining the purpose of each of the Levitical sacrifices, what they accomplished, and how they were fulfilled in Christ. It views the purpose of the three feasts of the Jews and their spiritual fulfillment in Christ—the Passover, Pentecost, and the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Ingathering.
The Passover originated by the firstborn son and beast of the Israelites being spared from death by the sprinkling of blood of a lamb on the doorpost of their houses when the Death Angel (Jehovah) passed over Egypt and killed all of the firstborn of all Egypt that did not have that blood sprinkled on their houses. The Passover feast of celebration after the original Passover, every year, was also the celebration of the beginning of the grain harvest (Exodus 9:30-31). Jesus is the spiritual fulfillment of the Passover. On the Passover Day that Jesus died on the cross, he sprinkled his own blood on his own house (1 Peter 1:1-2), the church (1 Timothy 3:15), and he spared all who are in his house from death, and they are the firstborn (Hebrews 12:22-24). On that Passover day of the Cross Jesus also began the spiritual harvest of souls for his kingdom, the church.
Pentecost, fifty days after the Passover, was a celebration of the end of the grain harvest. The spiritual fulfillment of Pentecost was that Pentecostal day that the Holy Spirit came and convicted 3,000 souls to repent and obey the gospel of God (Acts 2). That was the spiritual fulfillment of the Pentecostal feast, when all the souls that had been prepared by the teaching of Christ and his apostles was harvested and the church, the kingdom of God, had its beginning.
The Feast of In-gathering, or the Feast of Harvest, was celebrated at the end of Israel’s year, and it was a celebration of the protection that God had for Israel in their forty-years of wilderness wanderings, and a celebration of the harvest of all the produce of the land for the entire year. That feast has not yet been fulfilled. It will be fulfilled when Christ comes again and all the dead are raised, and all of the living souls, with all of the resurrected souls that were raised from the dead are all gathered together—the spiritual in-gathering of all souls from Adam to the end of time—and they shall all appear before the judgment seat of God. That day will also reveal the protection the saints had in their wilderness wandering during the time they lived in this present evil world and were protected by the promises of God (Heb 13:5-6; Rom 8:31-32; Phil 4:4-7).
This book views leprosy as a type of sin. The horrible visible effects of leprosy that can be clearly seen, that is, the devastation that leprosy causes to the human body and all physical things that it touches—which is what sin does in the spiritual world to the human soul and spirit, and all spiritual things that sin touches.
About the Author:
Jim Taylor, PhD, is a psychologist recognized for his work in the psychological aspects of performance in sport and the performing arts. He has implemented a psychological services program for the Miami City Ballet, lectured at the Hartford Ballet Company, and served as a consultant and member of the faculty at the DanceAspen Summer School. A former associate professor at Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, Dr.
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