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- Category: Questions about Bible Prophecy and the End Times
- Published on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 09:10
What will be the nature of the Jewish sacrifices offered at Jerusalem during the Millennium?
They cannot, of course, in any way be connected with sin since Christ has died and “their remaineth no more sacrffice for sin.” Will they be sacrifices of praise and adoration or of remembrance?
Here again we see the importance of dispensational truth—according to the oft-quoted words of Augustine: “Distinguish the dispensations and the Scriptures will agree.” Here, what is quite out of place in the present Church era, will evidently from Ezekiel 43:26 once more be in vogue. After the measures of the altar are given (chap. 43. 13), the ordinances of the altar are laid down, and the sin offering is mentioned again and again (e.g., vv. 21, 22, 25, and Ezekiel 44:27-29), but certainly not in the sense of taking sin away. The Old Testament dispensation was characterised by an altar on which typical sacrifices (a shadow of good things to come) were offered, the present is characterised by a table, on which the memorial symbols of bread and wine are presented, and partaken of, in remembrance of the One Sacrifice of Christ, the only and sufficient ground for the atonement and taking away of sin. But the future millennial age, when the earthly people are once more restored to the place of testimony and blessing, will be characterised once again by an altar of remembrance—on which literal sacrifices will be offered, no longer pointing forward, but backward—and that by earthly priests—the sons of Zadok alone (chap. . 15). So that we see that what is a Satanic delusion to-day:—the pretended offering up again and again of the sacrifice of Christ, will in a future dispensation be renewed in a figurative and memorial sense.