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Lev. 6:10 And the priest shall … take up the ashes to which the fire has consumed the burnt offering on the altar…

Lev. 6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen trousers he shall put on his flesh; and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has consumed the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

Lev. 6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen trousers he shall put on his flesh; and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has consumed the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

The burnt offering being on the hearth signifies that anything offered as a burnt offering must be put on the place of offering to be burned. Those who offer themselves to God as a burnt offering must be on the place of burning and must be willing to become a heap of ashes. (Leviticus 6:9, footnote 2)

Ashes indicate the result of Christ’s death, which brings us to an end, that is, to ashes (Galatians 2:20a). The putting of the ashes beside the altar toward the east (Leviticus 1:16), the side of the sunrise, is an allusion to resurrection. In relation to the burnt offering, the ashes are not the end, for Christ’s death brings in resurrection (Romans 6:3-5; 2 Corinthians 4:10-12; Philippians 3:10-11). God has a high regard for these ashes, for eventually the ashes will become the New Jerusalem. Our being reduced to ashes brings us into the transformation of the Triune God (Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18). In resurrection we as ashes are transformed to become precious materials—gold, pearl, and precious stones—for the building of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:18-21). (Leviticus 6:10, footnote 1)

I would like to say a word to the young people who have the heart to serve the Lord full-time. I must tell you that hardships await you and that there is no future for you on earth. You will have nothing earthly on which to rely for your security and for your human living. You may feel that you will be very useful to God, but in the end you will be ashes. Everyone wants to be somebody, but if you would serve the Lord Jesus full-time, you must prepare yourself to be nobody, even to be ashes.

The result of our being a burnt offering will be something that carries out God’s New Testament economy….What we do must result in the building up of the Body of Christ, which is a miniature of the coming New Jerusalem.

What we are doing is actually extraordinary, but to the worldly people it is nothing. To them what we are doing is ashes. However, God has a high regard for these ashes. Eventually these ashes will become the New Jerusalem. (Life-study of Leviticus, pp. 208, 211)

Read more via, The fire on the altar being kept burning continually and not going out (ministry books).

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