How do you atone for guilt that overwhelms you?
According to wikipedia, “trespass offering” in the bible refers to:
“A guilt offering…a type of Biblical sacrifice, specifically a sacrifice made as a compensation payment for unintentional transgressions. It was distinct from the biblical sin offering.”
In the book of Leviticus, “trespass offering” refers to an offering made when you have committed a sin against firstly, God, and/ or secondly, your neighbour. If that’s the case, you ideally should restore whatever that you have stolen + 20% on top of that to your neighbour as a trespass offering.
To be precise:
“Leviticus 5:15 “If a person commits a trespass, and sins unintentionally in regard to the holy things of the Lord, then he shall bring to the Lord as his trespass offering a ram without blemish from the flocks, with your valuation in shekels of silver according to the shekel of the sanctuary, as a trespass offering.”
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “If a person sins and commits a trespass against the Lord by lying to his neighbor about what was delivered to him for safekeeping, or about a pledge, or about a robbery, or if he has extorted from his neighbor, 3 or if he has found what was lost and lies concerning it, and swears falsely—in any one of these things that a man may do in which he sins:
4 then it shall be, because he has sinned and is guilty, that he shall restore what he has stolen, or the thing which he has extorted, or what was delivered to him for safekeeping, or the lost thing which he found, 5 or all that about which he has sworn falsely. He shall restore its full value, add one-fifth more to it, and give it to whomever it belongs, on the day of his trespass offering.
6 And he shall bring his trespass offering to the Lord, a ram without blemish from the flock, with your valuation, as a trespass offering, to the priest. 7 So the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord, and he shall be forgiven for any one of these things that he may have done in which he trespasses.”
So when Christ died for us and our sins, he became our trespass offering.
- took our perpetuator’s place and offered himself as a trespass offering, when someone sinned against us (Pslam 69:4 and Leviticus 6:5) ; as well as
- became our trespass offering to God when we sinned against God. (Leviticus 6:5, John 15:25)
The prayer here when you have been sinned against is:
“Father, because Jesus took my perpetuator’s place and offered himself as Trespass Offering, I receive 100% percent restoration in this area, and 1/5 more.”
The prayer here when you have sinned against God is:
“To my Father in heaven, I offer Jesus as my Trespass Offering, and because he is my Trespass offering, there will be more honour, praise and glory restored to you than I have robbed.”
This has huge implications. 🙂 Because it marked an exchange.
saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain…
…To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!””