“But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish…” Numbers 28:19 (KJB)
The word blemish means “entire”. “Without blemish” tells us that on these sacrifices there could not be so much as a scar on the flesh of the sacrifice, no scab, no imperfection at all.
As I read Numbers 27 – 29 this morning I noted one phrase that was pretty much used at least 15 times. That phrase “Without blemish”. It was used in chapters 28 – 29 all of those 15 times. At least twice in the NKJV in verse 19 above, “Be sure they are without blemish”.
The LORD requires perfection when it comes to worshiping Him. Even Jesus said, “God is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24). That must be through a redeemed spirit. We are only redeemed through the shedding of blood. In the Old Testament that is portrayed in the bloody sacrifices of bulls, lambs, and goats without blemish.
There is only one answer for the redemption of Adamkind; and that is the blood of the Lamb of God who was with God, was God, and was born as a baby – coming into this world just as the rest of us have – and with the sole intention of dying on that cross in Jerusalem 33 years later; fulfilling the word and will of His Father in Heaven.
Jesus Christ the Son of God, God the Son died on the cross, was buried, and He rose again. Do you know this only Savior? You have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). There is absolutely nothing you can do to gain His favor. When you trust in Jesus His Son then you have eternal life with Him.