And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.
This is the sin offering blood in the Old Testament which teaches us some beautiful principles about how the Sin Offering works in the New Testament. Under the Old Covenant a bullock was slain at the door of the Tabernacle and the blood of that bullock was carried in and placed upon the altar. Before the bullock was slain the Priest put his hands upon the head of the bullock. The act of placing his hands upon the head of the bullock was symbolic of us coming in the New Testament and confessing our sins to the true Sin Offering which is Jesus Christ.
No wonder the Bible says in 1 Peter 5:7, Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. We read that verse and think about how glorious it is to cast all our cares about relationships, finances, the job and all the demands of life upon Jesus. We imagine ourselves light as a feather and floating around on clouds of glory because all our cares are upon Jesus.
While that may be true, the greatest care we should have, that we cast upon Jesus, through the act of placing our hands upon the bullock, as it were, and claiming the sin offering blood, is the things in our life that are unlike Jesus and His pure holy person. How can the cares of life be a burden on me and yet I seldom see a need in my life for the blood of Jesus?
When Noah came off the ark after the flood, the first thing he did was offer a blood sacrifice to the LORD. Likewise with Abraham. Any time he had a special visitation from the Lord he would build an altar and offer a blood sacrifice.
We take our special times with the Lord as a sign that we are okay and God is rewarding us for being such a good person. However, it’s not about what I’ve done or who I am. This is about who He is and what He has done. How much farther down the road would we be in our spiritual relationship with Jesus if we would lay our hands upon His sacrifice for us and claim His sin offering blood daily in our lives?