I am really tired of watching Christian ministers who have
"become" a celebrity. They are all over the place.
One of the distinguished marks of these celebrities is that they are
inaccessible. No one can reach them. They can be seen only on the stage. They
are busy "Men/Women of God". They behave as if God must be really
indebted to have them on his team.
They love prominent places and popularity is a drug for them.
died as he lived--opposed to "idolatry" or "celebrity." His
body was put in white sheet, plain cedarwood coffin, unmarked common pit.
He took pains to fade as namelessly from this world as he could. He
requested burial in an unmarked grave hoping to prevent pilgrims.
In one of the last commentaries he wrote, he commented on the death and
burial of Moses, "It is good that famous men should be buried in unmarked
He wanted His God to be famous!
William Carey, the great missionary to India, who i…
Leviticus is a book full of offerings and sacrifices. These sacrifices has three elements.
1.The one who offers
In Jesus, we have all these three.
1. who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. - Titus 2:14
He is the one who offers himself. No one took his life from him but he offered it for us.
2. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. - Hebrews 10:10
He is not only the one who offers but he is our offering.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God... Hebrews 4:14, 15
He is also our Great High Priest who represents us .
Time and again when sacrifices were made during the OT, they were affirming the one who would come. Lets praise him and be thankful for the grace of the one who offers, one who is our offering and one who is our great high p…