September 17th, 2018
Without the Camp
Exodus 29:14 (KJB) But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.
All sin is a spiritual defilement before God.
A tainted offering of a corrupted nature is never allowed to burn as an offering on the altar inside God’s camp. The camp spoken of in this verse was an ancient camp, or the Old Testament tabernacle. Just like a modern church serving God today, the very presence of sin would tarnish the spiritual atmosphere and could never intermingle with the holiness of God.
Burning an offering for sin upon an altar and the Spirit of God in one place is like trying to mix oil and water, sin and sinless perfection simply cannot ever mix or combine. Not only in ancient days but this is still true today.
The truths of God are seamless throughout His Word, including about the wicked nature of sin and His holy perfection.
Sin was not ever allowed in the boundaries of the camp, or the temple. Does it make you wonder why sin and professing Christians seem to exist almost seamlessly together in our lives and in our churches today? The answer is simple, where sin resides God’s Spirit is not present. It is easy to profess a relationship with God but the truth is God never spiritually co-habituates among the presence of sin.