"Thy Word is a light unto my path" (Psalm.119:105)
The compulsory Trespass Offering(Ought against your brother)
Under the Old Testament the Sin Offering covered their sin before God. The Trespass Offering covered the trespasses or faults of "the Church in the wilderness." These were "trespasses" against God and each other. (Acts.7:38, Lev.6:2-7, Gen.31:36-42; 50:17, Lev.14:1-28; 19;20-22; 22:10-16; 26:1-40, Josh.7:1;
22:11-20, 1Sam.6:3) This required the shedding of blood to atone for these
trespasses. (Lev.7:1-2) This atonement was to produce a "sweet smelling savor"(Lev.17:1-9) and be totally consumed by fire. (Lev.7:5) There were no options given! (The Burnt, Meal and Peace Offerings were freewill offerings. (Lev.1:3; 19:5, Ezk.46:11-12) but there wasno options given for the Sin and Trespass Offerings) This pattern has not changed!
1. The New Covenant fulfillment. (Matt.5:17-19)
Jesus said to "forgive us ourtrespasses." (Matt.6:12-15; 18:15, Luke.17:3,
[Gal.6:1 "fault" is "trespass"] James.5:16, 2Cor.5:19, Eph.2:1, Col.2:13,
1Cor.8:1-13) The Sin Offering is when we are saved (Born Again), and
our Trespass Offering is offered to atone for our offenses and faults after
a. Jesus did not change this pattern(blueprint)
He said, "...if thou bring thy(freewill, Burnt, Meal and Peace) gift
(present; sacrifice) to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother
hath ought against thee. Leave thy (freewill Burnt, Meal and Peace)
gift (sacrifice, offering) before the altar, and go thy way; first be
reconciled...then offer thy gift." Burnt, Meal, Peace Offering.
b.The word "trespass"
Trespass is a (side-slip [lapse or deviation], i.e. unintentional, error or
[unwillful] transgression against a fellow saint. To miss the mark [and
so not share in the prize] i.e. (fig) to err, especially to sin. (Strong's)
Note: Jesus said, "I am not come to destroy (to loosen down (disintegrate), i.e. (by implication) to demolish
(literally or figuratively); the Law, (of the trespass offering) I have not come to destroy, (the trespass offering) but
to fulfill. (the trespass offering) (Matt.5:17-19)
2. The Trespass Offering is stillcompulsory This is stillcompulsorybecause "if ye don't forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive
your trespasses." (Matt.6:15) Jesus is not saying you will lose your salvation,because you have already offered
the Sin Offering. He is saying, you will remain a prisoner to your own offenses if you do not forgive one another.
(Matt.18:23-35) There is no point in going any farther (Matt.5:23-24, Mark.11:25-26) in worshiping God until you
have forgiven your neighbor. Jesus is confirming (Gal.3:16, Dan.9:27) and fulfilling (Matt.5:17-19) the pattern of the
five offerings in the Old Testament. The Sin Offering and the Trespass Offering must be offered first
offering the Burnt, Meal, and Peace Offerings which were were voluntary, or freewill Offerings) Cain offered the
freewill "Meal offering" ("the fruit of the ground") to cover his sin and not the "Sin Offering" and was rejected.
(Gen.4:1-4, 1John.12, Heb.11:4, Jude.1:11)
3. Watch out for the counterfeit Trespass Offering!
The god of this world has acounterfeit "Trespass Offering" just "like" (2Cor.4:4, Isa.14:14) the true. It is appeasing
and compromising with no principles. (Not offending anyone at the expense of the truth of God's Word)
There are standard requirements for each offering
The children of Israel called "the Church in the wilderness," (Acts.7:38) and their typical actions were "for our (The Church, the Body of Christ - Eph.1:22-23, Col.1:18) ensamples: (types) and they are written for our admonition, upon
whom the ends of the world are come." (1Cor.10:1-11, Rom.15:4) The reality or the fulfillment (Matt.5:17-19, Rom.3:31, Heb.9:1-26) of these standards are the same for the Church today.
1. The Trespass Offering was consumed by fire! God's Word is a "fire!" Is not "my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock
in pieces?" (Jer 23:29, 1Cor.3:13-15)
(a) Holy Spirit and fire / purge
John said, "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me...he shall baptize
you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and
gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (Matt.3:11-13) For "the
day" (the day of atonement) shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is." (1Cor.3:13-15)
(b) Fire / trial / Proving
Beloved, "think it not strange concerning the fiery trialwhich is to try you, as though some strange thing
happened unto you:" (1 Peter 4:12-13) It is all part of the preparation to be the Bride. Don't jump off the altar
when the heat is on. (i.e. when the Holy Spirit convicts you. John.16:7-16)
2. The Trespass Offering was placed on the only altar Today, most think of "the altar" as being a bench in the front of the Church. However, the "Most High dwelleth
not in Temples made with hands."(Acts.7:47-48) There is no sacred property in the New Testament. We are the
"holy Temple."(Eph.2:20-22, 1Peter.2:5) We are the ground. (2Cor.4:7) God Blessing and holiness is only there
because we are there. Note: The example of Joseph. "The Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake;
and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field." (Gen.39:5)
a. The "altar" points to Jesus
The "altar" that God recognizes under the New Covenant (Testament) is the Lord Jesus Christ. (Heb.13:10)
The altar was the onlyplace of sacrifice. (Lev.17:1-11, 1Peter.1:18-20) The altar was the onlyplace where blood
was shed to provide atonement. (Lev.17:1-11, Exod.30:9, John.14:6, 1Tim.2:5)
b. Warning given to not offer upon "another" altar!
"Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth
a burnt offering of sacrifice, And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it
unto the Lord; even that man shall be cut off from among his people." (Lev 17:8-9)
c. Man-made "altar's" could never do this!
Even in the Tabernacle model, God said that He had "no pleasure" because it could never take away sin.
Your "trespass offering" must be upon the Altar of the Lord Jesus Christ 3. The Trespass Offering required sacrifice and the shedding of blood Our justification before God is always through the atoning blood of the The Lord Jesus Christ. Adam and Eve
"sewed fig leaves," (Gen.3:7) but God slew an animal and covered their sin with "coats of skin" (Gen.3:21, Heb.4:13) Your "trespass offering" must be through the shed blood of Christ
4. The Trespass Offering required the sweetsmelling odor Every offering was to have "a sweet savour unto the Lord." (Gen.8:21, Lev.1:9; 2:2; 3:5; 4:31) "Christ...hath given
Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour." (Eph.5:1-2, 2Cor.2:15) Your "trespass
offering" must have the "preeminence" of a "sweetsmelling savor of Christ
5. Only the priests could offer the Trespass Offering
In the Old Testament "ensample"(type, shadow, figure) "the priests, Aaron's sons. shall bring the blood and
sprinkle the blood..."(Lev.1:5, 7, 11; 2:2, 9; 3:2, 8; 4:7) There were those the assume the office of a priest, and were
rejected. (1Kings.12:30-33; 13:16, 2Chron.26:16-23, 1Sam.13:12; 15:1-35) No "strangers!" No unbeliever! No
unsaved! God still requires that we be found in the correct "register" and "genealogy." (Num.1:47-54,
Eph.2:11-19) that begins in Christ Jesus. (John.3:1-8, 2Cor.5:17-21) If you are not a priest your "trespass
offering" is for nothing.
6.This Trespass Offering can have no blemishes This is what the Prophet Malachi was speaking to the House of Judah. He prophesied "Ye offer polluted bread
upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.
And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy
governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the Lord of hosts." (Mal 1:7-8) This was robbing
a. The list of Blemishes that causes a offering to be rejected
Whatsoever "hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you. And whosoever
offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or
sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no lemish therein. Blind, or broken, or maimed, or
having a wen, or scurvy, orscabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the Lord, nor make an offering by fire of them
upon the altar unto the Lord." Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts,
that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted. Ye shall not offer...that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any offering thereof in your land."
Note: Neither from a stranger's (Eph.2:11-19)hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these;
because their corruption is in them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be accepted for you."
b."Blindness" (lack of understanding) is a blemish (Lev.22:21-23)
(1) The blemish of "blindness" (2Peter.1:5-9, Matt.13:10-17, Eph.1:18)
Some translations use "heart" instead of "eyes." This does not change the thought of our lack of understanding is being blind. (Matt.13:16, Luke.24:16, 25-31, 2Cor.3:13-16, Eph.4:18) To offer a "spiritual
sacrifice" (i.e. The Sin, Trespass, Burnt, Meal or Peace Offering) devoid of the Word of God is a blemish of
blindness, and is robbing God.(Mal.1:8; 3:8) Note: Matt.23:23. (2) Applying the reality of a "blind" trespass Offering today
If we "draw nigh to God" (James.4:8) "through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after
the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ," (Col.2:8-9, Mal.1:6-10; 3:8) we are offering a blemished
(a) What is "philosophy?" "
"Philosophy", i.e. (specifically) Jewish sophistry:1 [a method of argumentation that seems clever but
is actually flawed or dishonest. In our "Trespass Offering" there must be honesty, (a transparency) that only comes from understanding (Eph.1:18)the Word of God. (b) What is "vain deceit?"
Our "Trespass Offering" cannot be deluded by the wisdom of man. (James.3:13-18) We must follow the
pattern the Jesus gave. (Matt.5:23-24; 18:18:15-22) (c) What is "the tradition of men?"
Tradition is a ordinance (something regularly done because it is formally prescribed) of man. Jesus
said that these ordinances (traditions) make "the word of God (i.e. "Trespass Offering") of none effect."
(d) What is "the rudiments of the world?"
Rudiments4 is a element, principle, rudiment of the world. John writes "For all that is in the world, the
lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."
Note: In the New Testament "ministration of the Spirit," (2Cor.3:1-18, Note.v8) this blemish can be
washed away by the "water of the Word." (Eph.5:26-27) If we don't then this blemished Trespass
Offering will bring the same response from the Spirit as it did in Malachi's day. God said, "I have no
pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, neither will I accept an offering (the Trespass Offering) at your
c.The Trespass Offering must not be "broken" (Lev.22:22-23)
Faithfulness. (Prov.25:19) To offer any of these five offerings with unfaithfulness in our life towards God is a
blemished offering (Eph.5:26-27) and is robbing God.(Mal.1:8; 3:8) Note: Matt.23:23 .
d.The Trespass Offering must not be "Maimed" (Lev.22:22-23)
.Maimed is to be crippled or damaged. English: is to mutilate, disfigure, or wound seriously. The Hebrew word is
to point sharply, i.e. (literally) to wound. To offer any crippled offering is to deprive yourself of the capability for
service or of strength, efficiency, or wholeness.
e.The Trespass Offering have a "wen"(Lev.22:22-23)
Having an offering that is mutilated, disfigured, or wounded seriously is robbing God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8 / Note:
Matt.23:23) Paul spoke of those the "corrupt the Word of God (2Cor.2:17) Jude wrote, that there were "certain
men crept in unawares...turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and or
Lord Jesus Christ." (Jude.1:4) These "certain men" were disfiguring the Grace of God.
f.The Trespass Offering must not have "scurvy" (Lev.22:22-23)
The word "Scurvy" is from an unused root meaning to scratch;[ to scrape or rub oneself lightly (as to relieve
itching11) scurf (from itching12) In these "last days," there are those that "heap to themselves teachers itching ears,"
because they will not "endure sound doctrine." (2Tim.4:3) When we offer our "spiritual" sacrifices with the "scurvy"
of the doctrines of men that appease our flesh, it is "robbing" God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8)
g.The Trespass Offering must not be "scabbed" (Lev.22:22-23)
"Scabbed"- is to stick or scrape; scurf [thin dry scales detached from the epidermis especially in an abnormal skin
condition; specifically : dandruff13] or tetter [any of various vesicular skin diseases (as ringworm,14 eczema,15 and
herpes16) Our "spiritual sacrifice / offering" must be without the blemish of allowing yourself to be infected by the
popular opinion, trends, fads that infect the Church world, rather than abiding by the principles and patterns of
God's Word. (2Sam.15:24-29./v.17, 1Sam.15:24; 16:7, 2Cor.4:18) To offer a "spiritually sacrifice" that is
"scabbed," is a blemished offering and robbing God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8)
h.The Trespass Offering was to have no "superfluous thing" (Lev.22:22-23)
"Superfluous"- is to prolong, i.e. (reflex) be deformed by excess of members. Our "spiritual offering must be free
of "excess" in our lives. In our walk before the Lord must be in moderation (Phil.4:5 - [appropriate, i.e. (by
implication) mild] 1Cor.13:4, Matt.23:12, 1Peter.5:6) or else it is blemished and robbing God. (Mal.1:8; 3:8)