Gluten Free & God Seeking

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lessons the Israelites Learned in Numbers 11 - Part 1 of 5

     After receiving God’s law and then building the tabernacle, you would think that the children of Israel wouldn’t have any problems on their journey in the wilderness.  Hardly.   Actually the Israelites complained over and over against Moses and even rebelled against God.  But I saw as I read these chapters in the Life-Study of Numbers that God used all these trials to purify His people’s hearts.

    The first thing that happened on their journey was the mixed multitude that had joined them from Egypt began to murmur about the food. As you may recall, that was just manna for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They didn't have any onions and garlic to season it with. This caused the mixed multitude in Numbers 11:4b-15 to want some Egyptian food, and this stirred up the lust among God’s people.  Witness Lee says that this lust was already hidden within them, but the environment brought it out.  
 
 
And the mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly; and the children of Israel also wept again and said, Who shall give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic; But now our appetite has gone; there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.   Numbers 11:4-5
     God wasn't too happy with all these complaints. He sent quails to their camp for 30 days that were about 3 feet high and a day's journey on each side.  As they were biting into it, God sent a huge plague.
    So what lessons are in this account?  I learned from my reading that the foods in Egypt symbolize the worldly taste, and the manna they detested represented Christ as the heavenly  bread. We might experience this, too--the world may cool us down, and we may not always want to come to the Lord’s word and eat the spiritual bread.  This is brought out on pages 130-131 of chapter 18:
Manna signifies the heavenly Christ as the daily food for God's people. This is pointed out by the Lord Jesus Himself in John 6:29-35. In the wilderness the people became bored of eating manna. Day after day, they received the miraculous supply of manna. No matter where they were, there was enough manna in the morning to feed more than two million people. This surely was a miracle. But even though the children of Israel witness this miracle daily for forty years, they were not affected by it in a positive way. Instead they became tired of manna, even bored of eating it....If we are honest, we will admit that just as the children of Israel were bored of eating manna, we have sometimes become bored of eating Christ as our daily food (Lee. Witness.  Living Stream Ministry: Anaheim. 1990, Print).

   What's helped me not get bored is to come to God's word with a seeking heart and ask Him to give me a word.  We can ask the Lord to never let us get bored of coming to the Bible.  I can honestly say He can do that.
 
 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Make Your Own G.F.Teriyaki Bowls


This afternoon I'm making chicken teriyaki bowls again.  This is one of the only way my grandkids like Chinese food! 

The teriyaki marinade and sauce recipes come from my Heritage School cookbook, the first school I taught in after I graduated from college.  I have shared many of the recipes from that cookbook on this site.

Cooking Chinese is so fun--you can mix and match the vegetables, and add other vegetables like cabbage, snow peas, etc.



Gluten Free Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

1.  Prepare chicken:  Cut 2 chicken breasts into thin slices or into chunks.

2.  Prepare teriyaki marinade - In a medium bowl put:
(1)  1/4 cup gluten free tamari
(2) 1/4 cup rice vinegar
(3)  Mince 1/2 teaspoon of ginger root
(4)  Mince 1 clove of garlic
(5)  Pour over chicken and put in the refrigerator for  6 hours.

3.  Prepare vegetables:
(1)  Slice 2-3 carrots  on the diagonal.
(2)  Slice 1 red pepper.
(3)  Slice 2 stalks of celery on the diagonal.
(4)  Cut 1 cup of broccoli into florets.  I usually chop up the stem into thin slices.
(5)  Slice 1/2 to 1 onion.
(6)  Slice 1 zucchini in half and then cut at an angle.

4.  Teriyaki sauce - In a medium-sized bowl put:
(1)  1 cup gluten free tamari
(2)  1/2 cup rice vinegar
(3)  3-4 T sugar
(4)  1 teaspoon ginger or use 2 teaspoons of minced ginger root.
(5)  Mince 1 clove of garlic

5.  Meanwhile prepare white or brown rice.  Follow directions for how much rice you would like. For 6 people I cook up about 3 cups of rice  and add water according to the directions on the bag.

6.  Prepare chicken teriyaki vegetable bowls:
(1)  Drain the marinade
(2)  Put 2 T of coconut oil into a wok and warm up.
(3)  Add the chicken and stir-fry until done.  Put in a covered dish.\
(4)  Wipe out wok and add 1 to 2 T more coconut oil.
(5)  Add the sliced vegetables and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
(6)  Then add 1/4 cup of water and put the lid on and time for 3 minutes.
(7)  Stir in chicken and the teriyaki sauce.
(8)  Taste and make any adjustments--more tamari?

7.  Assemble:  Heap rice into a deep bowl and top with chicken teriyaki and vegetables.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds.  You can let people add more tamari or Sriracha.

Other Chinese recipes on this blog:

Note about Internet recipes:  For the past 6 years we've hosted international students. Whenever I've made something, they have tasted it and given me recommendations to make it taste more authentic. Most of these Internet recipes have been tweaked by their suggestions.

BEEF RECIPES:
Delicious Gluten Free Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry  (Modification of Internet recipe)
The Best Gluten Free Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry  
(Modification of Internet recipe)
The Best Gluten Free Ginger Beef Stir-Fry 
(Modification of Internet recipe)

CHICKEN RECIPES:
Gluten Free Chinese Almond Chicken Stir-Fry   
(Modification of Internet recipe)
Amazing Gluten Free Chinese Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry   
(Modification of Internet recipe)
Gluten Free Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry  
(Modification of Internet recipe)
Gluten Free Chinese - Chicken Broccoli Stir-Fry  
(Modification of Internet recipe)
Gluten Free Chinese - Spicy Kung Pao Chicken Stir Fry  
(Modification of Internet recipe)
Gluten Free Chinese - Authentic Chinese BBQ Chicken  (From my Bible Study friend Rose)
Rose's Chinese Yellow Curry with Chicken & Vegetables  
(From my Bible Study friend Rose)
Gluten Free Chinese - Fantastic Soy Sauce Chicken  
(Modification of Internet recipe)
Rose's Authentic Stir-Fried Chicken & Vegetables (Made Gluten Free!)
Gluten Free Sweet & Sour Chicken (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
Authentic Chinese Chicken & Leek Stir Fry  (Shared with me by a Chinese student's mother)

TOFU RECIPES:

My Asian Student's Favorite Tofu & Vegetable Stir-Fry  (Modification of Internet recipe)
Orange "Beef" Tofu Stir- Fry  
(Modification of Internet recipe)

FISH RECIPES:
Steamed Scallion Ginger Fish with Stir-Fried Bok Choy  
(Modification of Internet recipe)
Fantastic Mahi & Vegetable Stir Fry   
(Modification of Internet recipe)
Tasty Gluten Free Sweet & Sour Fish  (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)

NOODLES & RICE:

Gluten Free Chinese Fried Rice    (From my Come & Dine Cookbook)
The Cheung's Gluten Free Chow Mien  (My Bible study friend Rose taught me this)

SOUP RECIPES:
Chinese Chicken Soups  - Bok choy chicken, chicken & spinach, and chicken & cabbage
Gluten Free Chinese Hot Pot  (Combination of Internet & Yingying a student from China)

Making Congee with a Chinese Student  (Recipe from a Chinese friend & a student)
Chinese Egg Drop Soup   (From my Syre School Cookbook)


SALAD RECIPES
Gluten Free Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Rose's Refreshing Cucumber Salad  (From a Bible study friend)

Chinese Mandarin Salad & Thai Peanut Dressing   (Dressing is from my friend Judi)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

What is the Spiritual Meaning of the Book of Numbers?

The Old Testament tells an amazing story.  Although the plot has many twists and turns, God never gives up His intention. When I read through the Life-Studies of Genesis I saw that God called Abraham with an intention that He would have a people to express Him and represent Him on earth.  This intention is clearly seen  in Genesis 1:26-27, and Witness Lee's sharing on it has helped me to read the Old Testament with these verses in mind.  Then when I read through the Life-Studies of Exodus, I saw that the children of Israel were delivered out of Egypt so that they would build God a dwelling place.  This was a further step.  God finally had a place on earth where He could descend and speak to His people.   

I learned when I read through the Life-Studies of Leviticus  that God has a precise way for His people to contact Him through many types of offerings.  Without these offerings sinful man could not worship a holy and righteous God. 

I just started reading the Life-Studies of Numbers, and I was touched to see that God is numbering His people so He can conquer His enemy on earth. In these  excerpts on pages 11-13 and16 in chapter two of the Life-Study of Numbers, Witness Lee Explains what God's intention is in this book:

Eventually, the picture in Numbers shows us God and His chosen people mingled together as one entity to conquer the enemy on earth. The enemy utilizes and usurps the entire earth, which God created for Himself and His purpose. How can God regain the earth? God will not regain the earth directly, by Himself as the mighty God, the Creator. In the New Testament economy, God would never do this by Himself....The children of Israel were formed into a body to fight for God as warriors and serve God as  priests for the carrying out of God's purpose....The formation of the children of Israel into a body to fight for God and to serve God typifies the New Testament believers being built up into the organic Body of Christ to fight for God for the carrying out, in its service to God, of God's eternal economy....The army of God protecting God's testimony is a matter of a formed assembly, not of individuals....God desires the formed, coordinated Body of Christ. The children of Israel were formed into a fighting army by being numbered by their families and leaders (vv. 1-16) and according to their age (vv. 20-46)....The fighting Israelites were the outward protection for the serving Levites, who were for the testimony of God. The Levites were encamped around the tabernacle, and they were surrounded by the twelve tribes, who protected them (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Numbers. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1990, Print).
 
I can see from this that in Numbers God is taking a further step to regain the earth for Himself. I like the way  Witness Lee shares the Old Testament types in light of New Testament realities!
 
 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Soup's On - Try this Hearty Italian Wedding Soup

My friend Anne came to spend the night in February and brought along a pot of this Italian wedding soup that she had gotten off the back of a box of chicken broth.  She made some changes, like making up her own Italian sausage, added some pasta, and using kale instead of spinach. 

When I took the first bite, I had to savor it.  The combination of flavors and textures made this an incredible bowl of soup. In fact I think I ate about two bowls! I love a soup that can become a main dish with some garlic bread and a salad. 
 




ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP
1.  Prepare vegetables:
(1) Chop 1 onion
(2)  Grate or julienne 2 carrots
(3)  Chop 1 stalk of celery
(4)  Mince 2 cloves garlic
 
2.  Saute vegetables in 1 T of olive olive oil until onions are translucent in large pot
 
3.  Add two 32 oz.containers GF chicken broth.  You may want to add an additional can to stretch the broth.  Then stir in 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.

4.  Cook Italian sausages and then cut into rings or make your own.  My friend Anne who gave me this recipe told me she mixed ground turkey, cornstarch and Italian seasoning together and made them into meatballs and fried them.  Add them to the broth. 
 
 
5.  Let this soup simmer a few hours.

6.  Before serving cook up half a bag of gluten free penne pasta. Use it to add separately to the bowls.

7.  Bring soup to a boil. Then add kale (original recipe called for 2 cups of spinach, both work)

8.  Bring the soup down to a simmer.  Let the soup simmer till kale or spinach is soft and flavors have blended.

List of My Favorite Soups, Chili & Stew Recipes

Beef 
Grandma's Favorite Beef Stew  (My mother-in-law's delicious recipe!)
Just Like Home Ukrainian Borscht   (A Polish student  said this tasted like his mom's!)
Mouth Watering Italian  Sausage Soup   (This is my friend Debbie's recipe)

Poultry
This is the Best Gluten Free Minestrone Soup!   (A recipe my son modified)
Mexican Fiesta Chicken Soup   (A recipe I got years ago from a Mexican cookbook)
My Thanksgiving Turkey Soup  (My very own special concoction!)
Gary's Incredible Gluten Free Arkansas Gumbo  (Given to me by a Bible study friend from Arkansas)
Jeannie's French Market Soup  (A friend from when my kids were little)
Southwest Turkey Soup  (From my Syre School cookbook)

Fish
Northwest Salmon Chowder  (From my Heritage School cookbook)
Almost Like Ivar's Clam Chowder (From my Come & Dine Cookbook)

Bean & Legumes
Vi's Best Chili  (A  Bible study friend's great recipe)
Bethany's Crowd Pleasing Tortilla Soup  (One of my daughter's friends special soup)
Country Style Lentil Soup   (From my Heritage School cookbook)
Kathy's Texas Chili & Chips (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Spicy Cuban Black Bean Soup (From a store recipe card)
Marilyn's Make It From Scratch Chili  (From my mother-in-law)
Lisa's Red Lentil Soup - From my friend Lisa

Vegetable
Downright Delicious Potato & Kale Soup  (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
A Great Fall Soup - Make it From Scratch Corn Potato Chowder  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
French Pumpkin Soup  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Asian
Chinese Chicken Soups  - Bok choy chicken, chicken & spinach, and chicken & cabbage (Modified from Internet search by our Chinese students)
Make Your Own Gluten Free Chicken Pho!  (Modified from a newspaper article)
Gluten Free Chinese Hot Pot  (Modified by a Chinese student)
Chinese Egg Drop Soup  &  Chinese Egg & Tomato Soup  (Modified  from a student's recipe)
Vegetarian & Gluten Free Tom Yum Soup (A delicious Thai soup) 
Deluxe Miso Soup (Kenchinjiru)   (Adapted from Internet search)
A Thai Mom Teaches Me How to Make Tom Yum Kung  (A student's mom's recipe)
A Vietnamese Cooking Lesson - Lien's Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Soup  (An International student's aunt's recipe)
Cooking Beef Pho for Vietnamese Students  (Modified Recipe)
Asian Curried Chicken Soup  (From my Come & Dine church cookbook)
Rose's Very Own Recipe for Chinese Beef Bone Soup  (from Rose my friend from Taipei)
 
 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

What is the Meaning of the Trespass Offering in Leviticus 5?

    Just like a peach tree produces peaches, the sinful nature we inherited from Adam causes us to commit sins.  It’s important to see this.  When I was newly saved, I didn’t know that when Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil something drastic happened to their bodies (Check out Romans 7:5, 18-24). It was eye-opening for me to hear Witness Lee speak on how when Satan came into Adam and Eve's bodies, it got changed  into the flesh of sin and made all of mankind sinners (See Romans 8:3 and 5:19)   And like Romans 8:23 says we will not be freed from this sinful nature of Satan until the Lord transfigures our bodies.
My grandson at Lake Coeur D' Alene in April
   And for the sins we commit, Leviticus 5:7 shows us that Christ is our trespass offering:
   And it shall be when he is guilty in any of these, he shall confess that in which he has sinned; and he shall bring his trespass offering to Jehovah for his sin which he has committed,...and the priest shall make propitiation for him concerning his sin. Leviticus 5:5-6
 On pages 192 of chapter 21 in the Life-Study of Leviticus Witness Lee explains how the trespass offering relates to the sin offering:
  We may also use a fruit tree to illustrate inward sin, not being for God, and trespasses.  A fruit tree needs a proper atmosphere and environment in which to grow. When a fruit tree grows in such an atmosphere and environment, fruit is produced.  In this illustration the inward sin is the fruit tree, not loving God and not living for Him make up the atmosphere and environment in which the tree grows, and trespasses and transgressions are the fruit. Why do we make mistakes and do things that are wrong? We spontaneously and even unintentionally do such things because we have sin in our flesh and because we are not for God and we do not love Him and live for Him....Because we are fallen, we are not for God absolutely. Since we were created by God, we should be absolutely for God, yet we are not....We are fallen, a fallen person is flesh, and this flesh is sin, which produces trespasses as the children, as the fruit....From this we see that God is concerned about the source--the sin within us--and also about the fruit which is produced from this source--the outward trespasses (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Leviticus. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry,  1990, Print). 
    From the vantage point of man's flesh, Satan is constantly injecting sinful thoughts into our mind, flooding our emotions with evil feelings, and pumping rebellion into our will.  I've come to see there's an all out war going on between Satan in our flesh and Christ in our spirit.  I'm so thankful that God was willing to clothe Himself in the likeness of our sinful flesh  nd die on our behalf as the sin offering and the trespass offering.  It's very touching that the Lord died on the Jewish Passover. In doing so He was fulfilling the type of the Passover lamb.  Jesus was willing to die an
Coeur D' Alene hike.
excruciating death, one that I can never fathom, so all of us could be freed from the power of sin.  
      I realize that that every day I need to live in that reality.  When I fail, I just have to confess to God.  1 John 1:9 is a powerful verse because it tells us that when we confess our sins, God not only forgives us, but we are cleansed from all unrighteousness. God knows what the fall did to us, and He's not surprised when we struggle.  Every day I have to keep this before me that Jesus died for my sins, and I have a right to come to God and receive His grace. Thank You, Lord, for dying on our behalf as the Lamb of God who took away the sin of the world.  Thank You that You died as the reality of all the offerings so that we could each contact God not just the High Priest and not just once a year but every single day!  Next time I'm going to be in the Life-Study of Numbers.

 You can listen to excerpts of Witness Lee's speaking the Life-Study of Leviticus on Life Study of the Bible  with Witness Lee.   You can also read the online Life-Studies of Leviticus and check out other resources available to enhance your study of the Bible on Living Stream Ministry's website.

Other Posts on Leviticus:

What is the Purpose of the Offerings in Leviticus 1:2?
Why Does Leviticus Start with the Burnt Offering in Leviticus 1:4?
What is the spiritual Meaning of the Meal Offering in Leviticus 2:1?
Taking a Closer Look at the Peace Offering in Leviticus 3:1
What Do You Know About Christ as the Sin Offering? 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mexican Beef & Bean Pie

I love any Mexican food, especially the ones that have beans. This recipe is from one of my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbooks.  I made this for the first time about a month ago.  It was totally delicious, and a great way to use up extra pinto beans.


1.  Prepare pinto beans:  Prepare 2 cups of pinto beans.  This will make more than you need, but the extras are great for burritos. Follow package directions.  You will need 1 1/2 cups for the Mexican pie.

2.  Prepare crust:  Combine in a medium-sized bowl:
(1)  3/4 cup of corn flour (I used rice flour and it worked okay)
(2)  1/2 cup of cornmeal
(3)  Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 t of salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar.
(4)  Mix 1 egg, 1/2 cup of milk, and 1/8 cup of olive oil in a measuring cup and combine until blended.
(5)  Spread onto a greased 9" pie pan and bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.

3Prepare vegetables:
(1)  Mince 1 onion
(2)  Chop 1 green pepper

4. Prepare meat mixture:
(1)   Fry 1 pound of ground beef/turkey. 
(2)  Add the onion and green pepper when half cooked.
(3)  Stir in 1 cup of salsa, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.
(4)  Then stir in 1 1/2 cups of the pinto beans you cooked.
(5)  Put the meat mixture on top of the crust.

5.  Top with 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese.

6.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.

Serve with a platter of chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and green onions.  Also fill bowls with salsa and sour cream for topping.


Other Mexican recipes on this blog:

Mexican Casseroles
Texas Style Gluten Free Stacked Enchiladas  (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Acapulco Delight - A great Mexican Enchilada (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Michelle's Favorite Vegetarian Enchiladas   (From my daughter)
Kathy's Baked Chili & Chips Casserole  (From my church cookbook, Come & Dine)
Fiesta Gluten Free Tamale Pie   (From my church cookbook, Come & Dine)
Authentic Chicken Enchiladas Verde  (From a church friend)
Rebecca's Favorite Chicken & Chile Enchiladas  (From a church friend)
Delores's Chicken & Tortilla Casserole (Made Gluten Free)  (From my church cookbook, Come & Dine)
Great Beef Enchiladas - From my church cookbook, Come & Dine

Tacos, Chimichangas  & Etc.
The Best Fish Tacos   (Modified from Food Network)
Fantastic Baked Chimichangas  (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Authentic Chicken Flautas  (My hispanic friend Abbie taught me how to make these!)
Delicious Chicken Fajitas  (A mix of many recipes)
Easy Gluten Free Baked Taquitos  (From a newspaper clip)
The Best Homemade Refried Beans  (From an Internet search)
Sara's Grandpa's Recipe for Mexican Beans (from my nephew's wife-a yummy side dish that is thick like a stew)

Mexican Chicken & Beef
Anna's Pollo Guisado (Mexican Braised Chicken)  (From a church friend in Phoenix)
Fantastic Gluten Free Carne Asada!  (From an Internet search--a combination of sites)
Belizean Chicken, Black Beans & Rice, and Belizean Coleslaw  (From my daughter's family)

Soups
Mexican Chicken Soup- A Great Remedy for Colds & Flu  (I got this over 25 years ago from a Mexican cookbook)
Bethany's Crowd Pleasing Tortilla Soup  (From a friend in California)
Southwest Turkey Soup   (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Salads
Baja Salad with Black Beans & Quinoa  (My own version of something I ate in Seattle)




Friday, March 17, 2017

What Do You Know About Christ as the Sin Offering?

I learned in my reading that the five basic offerings in Leviticus form a kind of cycle.  And here’s how.  Whenever I come to God in the morning, I realize a lot that I'm not for God. Because of that I need to lay my hands on Christ symbolically as my burnt offering because He's the only One who is absolute for God. Then as I begin to read God's word and pray, I realize I'm receivingChrist into me as the reality of the meal offering. 
 My receiving of Christ as my spiritual food brings me into a fellowship with God, and this  fills my hearts with peace.  In Ephesians 2:15 I learned that through Christ's death He reconciled sinners to God and became the peace offering. At this juncture in my fellowship with God, He is able to shine on my hearts and point out to me my sins and shortcomings. Then like 1 John 1:9 says I can just confess what I see to God and ask for His forgiveness. In this way I experience Christ as my sin offering.  
But why do we sin anyway?  In order to get this, you have to go all the way back to Genesis 3. Here we see a talking serpent pressuring Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Instead of checking with her husband or going to God like she should have, she took matters into her own hands.  Satan knew his evil nature was inside of that fruit, and if they ate it, it would get inside of them. God's enemy thought for sure if that happened, he would destroy God’s purpose with them. 
God is never outdone by His enemy.  All of this was part of God's well-thought out plan. This never ceases to amaze me!  The first time the word sin was ever used is in reference to God's judgment on Satan who is typified by the prince of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:16. This judgment took place long before Adam and Eve were ever created. 
In chapter 43 of the Life-Study of Leviticus Witness Lee explains what the sin offering means: 
The sin offering deals with our sinful nature, with sin as the nature of our fallen being. The nature of our fallen being is sin, and this sinful nature is the essence, the substance, the element of Satan. Our sinful nature--the sin in our being--is satanic.  We may even say it is Satan himself.  Sin, which is rebellion, is Satan. This sin has been injected into us, causing us to be constituted sinners (Rom. 5:19), that is, sinners in constitution.  Human beings, therefore, are a constitution of sin. We need to see that our being is fully constituted with sin, with the enemy of God.  The sin offering deals with our nature of sin....Christ was crucified as sin. When He was crucified, sin also was crucified, and we were crucified as well (Lee. Witness. Life-Study of Leviticus. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1989, Print). 
Like this chapter points out Satan became the embodiment of sin, and Romans 5:12 tells us this sinful nature has been passed down:  Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned

But what happens when we’re regenerated? I met a believer once who did not believe she could sin any more. But according to the truth in 1 John 1:8 and 10, believers can sin because they still have Satan's evil nature within them. This makes our Christian life quite a battle at times.  And that's why we need to start every day before God's face.  We know from the Bible (Romans 8:23) that there will be a day when our body will be freed from sin. I'm looking forward to that day!!  But until then I know I need to keep myself in this cycle of enjoying Christ daily as my burnt offering, meal offering, peace offering, and sin offering!  

 You can listen to excerpts of Witness Lee's speaking the Life-Study of Leviticus on Life Study of the Bible  with Witness Lee.   You can also read the online Life-Studies of Leviticus and check out other resources available to enhance your study of the Bible on Living Stream Ministry's website.


Other Posts on Leviticus:

What is the Purpose of the Offerings in Leviticus 1:2?
Why Does Leviticus Start with the Burnt Offering in Leviticus 1:4?
What is the spiritual Meaning of the Meal Offering in Leviticus 2:1?
Taking a Closer Look at the Peace Offering in Leviticus 3:1