And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the Commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty; When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation. And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before the LORD: and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD. And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock's blood to the tabernacle of the congregation: (Lev. 4:13-16)
God prescribed the offering for national sin, of the people, of the leaders, and of the priests, if they commit sin, known or in ignorance, against the Lord and His Commandments. The spotless sacrifice was to be brought before the Lord and the blood sprinkled upon the alter to atone, or cover their sin, until their sin could be paid for by the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. Sin must be dealt with, and corporate sins more so as God’s people were to be holy before Him who is Holy.
Understanding that though the Levitical laws God prescribed for the priests to offer sacrifices for sin are no longer necessary because Jesus has offered Himself as the last and perfect sacrifice for sin, we are still to be holy before God and offer ourselves as living sacrifices. Though God has not made any national promises to any nation other than Israel, and He sets them up and tears them down at His will, He calls His people to understand the nature of corporate sins, in the nation, in the church, or in any other organization, when it is not revealed and dealt with. God’s people, as salt and light in this hurting and dark world, are to heal and shine so that sin may be revealed and dealt with. We have the message of hope for sinners, individual and corporate, of repentance and forgiveness through faith in Christ Jesus and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary which satisfied the Father’s wrath for those who will receive it.
God sends us out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our GOD has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of GOD so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.