If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he must confess he has committed that sin. He must bring his restitution for the wrong he has committed to the Lord: a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for his sin. “But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin—one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. He is to bring them to the priest, who will first present the one for the sin offering. He must twist his head at the back of the neck without severing it. Then he will sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood is to be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin offering. He must prepare the second bird as a burnt offering according to the regulation. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven. “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. He is to bring it to the priest, who will take a handful from it as its memorial portion and burn it on the altar along with the fire offerings to the Lord; it is a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf concerning the sin he has committed in any of these cases, and he will be forgiven. The rest will belong to the priest, like the grain offering.
In Genesis 3:21 Than God killed an animal and made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed to provides a substitute as atonement for their sins Even though God put a curse on humankind, he also provided a substitute out of love for Adam and Eve. Who sinned, Adam and Eve or the animals? Remember, humanity fell into sin, not the animals. The skin is meaning covering of humanity’s sins since God hates sin. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.
SIN ASSUMES MANY FORMS. It may be of the voice or the finger, by word or deed. It may be by forcible repression of the truth or by a careless voluble utterance. It may be incurred in connection with the noblest or the lowest parts of God’s creation.
TRADITIONAL FORM OF CONFESSION. The sacrifice was so set, as that the offerer, standing with his face towards the west, laid his two hands between his horns and confessed his sin over a sin offering and his trespass over a trespass offering. His confession was on this wise: ‘ I have sinned, I have done grievously, I have rebelled and done thus and thus, but I return by repentance before thee, and let this be my expiration.” I pray thee, O Lord; I have sinned, I have transgressed, I have rebelled, I have (here the person specified the particular sin which he had committed, and for which he wanted expiation); hut now I repent, and let this be my expiration.
It shall be forgiven him.” The deed done cannot be undone, but its consequences may be averted. God treats the believer as if he had never sinned; his iniquities are cast behind the back of Deity and remembered no more.
Three types of sacrifice required for the sin offering, a female lamb or goat, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and two quarts of fine flour with no olive oil or frankincense on it.
There is thus typically set forth the freedom with which acceptance through the great propitiation is offered to all without respect of persons. The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.
In -Leviticus 5 :9 , And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.
Note in verse 11 two quarts of fine flour.
Scripture state, without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. So why is this sin offering?
Believer commentary wrote, If the offering was fine flour, the priest took a handful of it and burned it on the altar of burnt offering. He burned it over other offerings involving the shedding of blood, thus giving it the character of a sin offering.
Leviticus 5:6 (Calvin commentary wrote: that the poor and needy are not to be pressed beyond the extent of their means; nay, the different grades of offering are appointed, so that he to whom it was not convenient to offer two turtledoves, or pigeons, might be quit for a small measure of flour. Hence we infer that God’s only design was to shew the one true means of reconciliation to the people, that they might have recourse to the Mediator and His sacrifice; for the poor are here commanded to offer either two turtle-doves, or a small quantity of meal, which would propitiate God towards them
The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. Even the poorest is part salvation plans. It, shows how they are intended to represent the same great subject its show No CLASS OF THE COMMUNITY IS DEBARRED FROM AN ATONEMENT BY LACK OF MEANS. Regard is here paid to the resources of the humblest ranks.
In short there is provision for the needy, and the helpless and they part of the salvation plan. For example when Jesus went into the temple on Passover, and saw moneychanger selling oxens, sheeps, and doves. He made a whip out of cords, He drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables in. In John 2: 16 He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Believer Commentary wrote, The law permitted the poor to offer a pair of doves, since they could not afford the more expensive animals. Goats, Lambs, Dove, or Pigeons, and fine flours were meant as sinner offerings to God not to be sold to make a profits.
Later on, Jesus would replace these animals and fine flour and would come, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! These animals and fine flour no longer was requires as a sin offering because God was satisfied with the payment when Jesus purchase mankind’s sins on the cross.
As scripture declares, the blood of bulls and goats can’t take away sins
In the New Testament it states;
1. Confession of sin. We must all say, as we all can say, “Father, I have sinned” Luke 15:21 Romans 10:10; John 1:9.
2. One offering that all can plead. No need of lamb, or goat, or turtle-dove, or even the humble measure of flour. The rich and the poor of the land may say, “Nothing in my hand I bring;” for they have but to plead the one Great and All-sufficient ,Sacrifice that has been presented, once for all Romans 6:10; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 3:18 , and they will find mercy of the Lord. The richest can do no more; the poorest need do no less.
3. An open throne of grace. “In Christ Jesus our Lord we have boldness and access with confidence” Ephesians 3:11-12
In Hebrews 9:11-14 But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation ), He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living.
4. In Hebrews 1:1-2 Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.