Saturday, March 05, 2016

Portraits of our Purging

"And he [Moses] poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him" (Leviticus 8:12).  "Sacrifice and offering Thou didst not desire; Mine ears hast Thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast Thou not required.  Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of Me" (Psalm 40:6,7).  "God, who... spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son... who... by Himself purged our sins" (Hebrews 1:1 -3). 

When Moses charged the congregation
To gather as the Lord appointed,
They saw a portrait of salvation
In Aaron when he was anointed. 

In offerings that were sacrificed  
Our purging also was portrayed,
But only our Lord Jesus Christ
Could bring the ransom that He paid.

Prophetic portraits that God gave
Are now eclipsed by God the Son,
Who died for those He came to save
And rose to show His work is done. 

O Lord, the portraits of our purging
Are shadows that portray Your grace. 
We plead with those whom You are urging
To find in You their Hiding Place.  

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