- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about Bible Prophecy and the End Times
- Published on Friday, 20 November 2009 10:59
The New Testament makes it clear that the offerings under the Old Covenant anticipated the once-for-all sacrifice of Christ, but they did not satisfy God’s requirements (Heb 10: 1-12) nor bring rest to the offerer. The sacrifice of Christ completely satisfied God’s requirements and ended the need of these typical sacrifices. Further, the New Testament shows that righteous living was not dependent on a legal system which included the offering of sacrifices (Galatians 3:2, 3, 5). Therefore the sacrifices in the Millennium will not anticipate the sacrifice, for it is completed. They will not be typical, for the types are fulfilled in "the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all" (Hebrews 10:10). Neither will they contribute to righteous living.
Those offerings will be a visible reminder of the infinite sacrifice that has brought such blessing to believers of every age, to the nation of Israel and to the nations, to the Church, to the entire creation, and to the ages of the ages. "To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen" (2 Peter 3:18)!