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Leviticus Overview
May 20, 2018      |     By: Jonathan Brickley      |      Category: Sermons


Jonathan teaches on the book of Leviticus: We have been enabled to walk as free men & women with our heads held high through God's breaking of sin’s heavy yoke,  so we are no longer slaves to the law & sin due to God’s work in bringing us out of darkness and into light.

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Notes

Leviticus 14:4 (NIV)
4 the priest shall order that two live clean birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop be brought for the person to be cleansed.

Leviticus 15:31 (NIV)
31 “‘You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them.’”

Leviticus 22:20-21 (NIV)
20 Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.
21 When anyone brings from the herd or flock a fellowship offering to the Lord to fulfill a special vow or as a freewill offering, it must be without defect or blemish to be acceptable.

Luke 1:74-75 (NIV)
74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

Luke 1:74-75
> Rescued
> Enabled To Serve
  1) Without Fear
  2) In Holiness & Righteousness
  3) Before Him all our days

Leviticus 26:3-13 (NIV)
3 “‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,
4 I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.
5 Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.
6 “‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.
7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
9 “‘I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.
10 You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.
11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you.
12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.
13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.

V4 - Rain in season / Word in Season
- Ground = Heart
- Fruitfulness = Abide in Me

V5 - New Wine, blessings overflow

V6 - Land = Abundant Life in Christ

V6b-8 - “Wild Beasts” = Self out of control habits, emotions, etc.)
  Enemies = Sin, Satan (Deception, Snare, Unholy Alliance)
  “I” - Remove Wild Beasts
  “YOU” - Pursue your enemies

V9 - God’s Favor in Christ
  “Divine Inclination to Bless, Show Grace, Be Generous”
  FAVOR:
    - Lasts a Lifetime (Psalm 30:5)
    - Better than Gold (Proverbs 22:1)
    - It is “Bestowed” (Psalm 84:11) “Obtained” (Proverbs 12:2)
    - Year of the Lord’s Favor (Isaiah 61:2)
    - It us “upon” Jesus (Luke 2:40)

Genesis 1:28 (NIV)
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Covenant - Fruitful/Multiply/Fill/Subdue/Rule

V10 - Overflowing in order to share

V11-12 - Intimate Counsel - Garden of Eden
  Dwells In - Speaks To Us

V13 - Sum Up for Clarity

Enabled - "To provide with the means or opportunity”
- “To make possible, practical or easy”

(Verse 13 - Paraphrased Bottom-to-Top)
“We have been enabled to walk as free men & women with our heads held high through God's breaking of sin’s heavy yoke,  so we are no longer slaves to the law & sin due to God’s work in bringing us out of darkness and into light.


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