Emanna for 12/07/2019
The Ashes of the Red Heifer - Christ's Eternal Redemption (2)
Hebrews 10:10 By which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (12) But this One, having offered one sacrifice for sins, sat down forever on the right hand of God, Words of Ministry
[Part 2 of 3]
This is what makes the red heifer so distinct
[in Numbers 19]
. After the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet were burned with the heifer, the ashes were gathered up and kept in a clean place. Thereafter, if any of the Israelites touched something unclean and became unclean before God, another clean person could mix the water for impurity with the ashes and sprinkle it on the unclean person. This would remove the person's uncleanness. In other words, the ashes were used to remove uncleanness. They were prepared for the future. They would be used when uncleanness was detected at a later time.The burning of the red heifer was not for past sins but for future transgressions. This shows us another aspect of the Lord Jesus' work. One aspect of the Lord's work is like that of the ashes of the red heifer. The efficacy of redemption is signified by the ashes. The sins of the whole world are in it, and the blood is also in it. Whenever a man becomes unclean or has touched some unclean things, he does not need to kill another red heifer and offer it to God. He only needs to take the ashes of the red heifer that was offered once and mix them with water and sprinkle them on the body. In other words, there is no need for the Lord to do anything a second time. His redemption accomplished everything. He made provision for all of our future uncleanness and future sins. Everything has been fully accomplished by His redemption.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp.326-327. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.