Our Bodies Are a Living Sacrifice

12/28/2019 11 Comments

Our body is a living sacrifice to God

In our present dispensation, can anyone still offer a sacrifice to God? How? And what should we offer?

It is very evident today that many pastors ask their members to offer money and other material things for sacrifice. So it is but sensible to find out from the Bible if those are the rightful offerings and sacrifices that a Christian is required to offer God.

There are many sacrifices that can be read in the Bible, like the sacrifice of different kinds of animals. But it must be understood that when the Lord Jesus Christ came they were all stopped.

HEBREWS 10:5-7 (KJV) says,

5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body has thou prepared me:
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast no pleasure,
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

When the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth He said that God no longer wants sacrifices and offerings similar to what the Israelites had done. Remember that the Israelites sacrificed animals and offered them to God for different intentions. Those sacrifices are no longer what God requires from us because He had given the body of the Lord Jesus to be sacrificed.

When the Lord Jesus Christ came, He had something in Him which was to be sacrificed, and that was His body. His body was nailed on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. This is the reason why we do not need to sacrifice animals anymore because the ultimate sacrifice had been rendered by the Lord Jesus Christ.

HEBREWS 10:10 (KJV) says,

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

What the Lord Jesus Christ had done was a sufficient sacrifice. The offering of His body was once for all. But why do many pastors today teach people to sacrifice animals and, most especially, money? It is because it will profit them; it is because they have a great love for money.

If we want to offer sacrifices now, we have to see to it that our sacrifices are in accordance with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

ROMANS 12:1 (RSV) says,

I appeal to you therefore, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

This is the sacrifice taught to us by the Lord Jesus Christ. The verse tells us that we can present our bodies as a living sacrifice to God, which is our spiritual worship to Him. The question is, how can we present our bodies as a living sacrifice to God?

ROMANS 6:13 (KJV) says,

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

To become a living sacrifice, we have to use ourselves as instruments of God’s righteousness. We need to be the instruments of God in doing good to other people. Just like what Job did.

JOB 29:15 (KJV) tells us,

I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

Job used himself, his members or the parts of his body, to serve other people. He became an instrument of God’s righteousness. He became eyes to the blind and feet to the lame; meaning, he served the helpless and those in need. Job did good things to other people. In that way, he was able to sacrifice his own body as an offering of righteousness.

Therefore, in our dispensation, sacrifice is not only offering money and other material things as many pastors insist. According to the Scriptures, our body can be offered as a sacrifice to God by doing good and by showing kindness to others. AMEN!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks be to God for using Bro. Eli as an instrument to enlighten those people who were blinded by false religion. This blog was awesome in all aspect of truth.

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  2. our body can be offered as a sacrifice to God by doing good and by showing kindness to others. AMEN!

    It make sense.

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  3. Living sacrifice na ang ating katawan to serve God no need na mag alay ng hayop o pera.

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  4. Salamat sa Dios sa pahpapaunawa N'ya sa atin

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  5. Wonderful! I feel blessed today 😇

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  6. Thanks be to God, To God be the Glory.

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  7. majority of pastors in our time wants their members to offer money because they are greed, they only want their members money and not the salvation of their members, shame on them, thanks be to God for this blog may everyone who read this will be enlighten, to God be all the glory!

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  8. the Lord Jesus Christ was born before the world was because He is with the Father in eternity, it means He is not man, He was just sent here on earth in the body of a man, thanks be to God for these blog hopefully those who will read this that believes that Christ is a man will be enlightened, to God be the glory!

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