Lev 1:3,4 if his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blesmish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord. then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make an atonement for him.
John 1.29 the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”.
When we say at many gay churches that all are welcome irrespective of race, gender, religion, etc into the house of God, and that everyone is a child of God, it is more correct to say that all are invited into House of God but we need to bring an innocent and unblemished lamb to truly enter to meet the Lord.
Repeated mention of Creator God by some is ironic since they don’t believe in creation, and so how can “everyone” be a child of God. We are children of God in a general sense through Adam, but since Adam was expelled, we all yearned to return Home, to find God’s acceptance again.
Gen 4.21 also for Adam and his wife the lord God made tunics of skin and clothed them
When Adam and Eve were expelled from God’s presence, the first thing that God did was to kill an innocent lamb to cloth them, covering them with blood. Judgement came on the innocent lamb, and the church has ever since put blame on the weak and the innocent eg gays for the sin of the majority.
And so it was, that the Jews brought an innocent lamb to be slayed and placed his own sin on the forehead of the lamb, the crown of torns on Jesus head. The lamb was slaugtered resulting in the man being accounted as righteous so that he can come before God. Each have to bring his own lamb to God, it is a personal act and decision to place our sins on the lamb. Salvation is personal and not simply because we say we are God’s children, or belong to a church, or practise faith in some spiritual deity.
Modern “thinking” Gay churches have taken out the slaughtered lamb as being blood thirsty by a judgemental God, and that is why the presence of God is profoundly absent despite our rousing praises and prayers. Without the clothing of the bloodied lamb in the Garden of Eden, we have our body, our carnal sins exposed. It becomes all about ourselves, our race, gender, religion, humanity, thinking, etc. Without cover, we are exposed as vile sinners deserving judgement despite thinking we are not that bad. How can a prayer of a sinful man justifies himself?
Gen 3.24 So He drove out the man, and He placed cherubin at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned everyway, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Imagined, having cherubin at the door of the church. It is not a welcome we would wish for. Everyone, coming in being judged as sinners and punished. We have a cherubin in every church, invisible, yet present stopping us from coming into the presence of God, for the lamb must be bought in first, Jesus going through fire and sharp blades of the Cherubin with blood being spilled.
The Cherubins ended up cast in gold in the ark of the covenant, their wings covering the slab of gold, covering the ark. Each year, the High Priest would sprinkle blood on this slab of gold, the cherubin would see the blood instead of our sins, thus our atonement.
Gay churches loath to believe that Jesus is the lamb of God that must be sacrificed, because they are the innocent ones being sacrificed unfairly. There are 10,000 abortions each year in Singapore by straight people in the Hdb heartlands, rampant adultery in Geylang and chinatown, yet all the church gate keepers chose to focus are gays.
Jesus takes away the sins of the world, our sins, because anyone in this world can chose to bring the perfect lamb of God into the gate of God’s throne room. It is the sweet smelling aroma that pleases God. The cherubin with her blades pierced through Jesus so that we need not suffer her judgement.
John the Baptist saw Jesus coming towards Him, and the man whose task was to prepare the way of the lord cried out “behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”, and not the God of love or justice, nor the God of law and her commandments which came through Moses.
Who would you behold Jesus as? When we reduced Jesus to a statement about love, then judgement will come upon us and despite our claim of God’s love for us and our love for God, we will stand forever apart and unwelcomed, for God is looking for a humble and contrite heart, for one who seeks after the grace of God in Jesus Christ, for no man can save himself despite our many faiths.
Jesus at your name
Jesus at your name, we bow the knee, Jesus at your name, we bow the knee. Jesus at your name we bow the knee, And exalt you as Lord.
You are the Christ, you are the Lord. By your spirit in our lives, we know who you are.