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Animal sacrifices during the Millenium

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The laws God gave to Israel through Moses included a requirement that they sacrifice animals as an atonement for their sins. These sacrifices didn’t actually take away sins but only served as a picture of what Christ would do when he died for sin. Hebrews 10:11-14 says,

 

And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Now that Christ has come these sacrifices are no longer needed.

 

The last part of Ezekiel, from chapter 40 through the end, describes what life will be like in the Millenium. The land will be divided among the twelve tribes. A new temple will be built. And animals will once again be sacrificed in accordance with the Mosaic law. But if Christ has paid for sins what will be the purpose of these sacrifices?

 

Before his crucifixion Jesus established a new practice which was to take the place of the sacrifices.

 

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

 

In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

1 Corinthians 11:23-25 ESV

But there was to be a limit on how long this practice would be in effect. The next verse says,

 

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

After his return animal sacrifices will apparently be resumed to serve as a reminder of what he did. The purpose of the Old Testament sacrifices was to show what Christ was going to do; the purpose of the Millennial sacrifices will be to remind them of what he has done. The present age, in which the sacrifices aren’t offered at all, separates the two.

 

There is another possible reason for the resumption of animal sacrifices. The Bible’s descriptions of life in the millenium show that death will be extremely rare. It may be possible for those born during this time to go through their whole lives without any personal contact with death. But the salvation message will be the same, that Christ died for our sins. In this age we don’t have any problem understanding this because we see death all around us and know what happens when someone dies. But those who lack our personal knowledge of death will probably find it harder to understand the message. Perhaps one of the purposes of animal sacrifices will be to show them what death is like so they can understand better what Christ did.

 

 

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Heb 10:8-12

8 Above when he said, "Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

 

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

 

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

 

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

 

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

KJV

 

 

No more animal sacrifices for sin since Jesus Christ became the One Perfect Sacrifice for sin forever.

 

Thus the old covenant sacrifice for sin has truly... ended, for one and all time like The Scripture declares.

 

 

Those Ezekiel 40 through 48 chapters indeed are for the future after Jesus' second coming. But when was that given to Ezekiel to write, what covenant was Israel still under when God gave that Millennial prophecy through Ezekiel? They were still under the old covenant of sacrifices, etc.

 

So before our Lord Jesus appeared in Jerusalem, what would the Jews have thought about that Ezekiel prophecy if it declared all animal sacrifice done away with? especially while Israel was still under that old covenant?

 

One has to put on their thinking cap to grasp this point about that Ezekiel Scripture.

 

I believe it even has a dual purpose across covenants. For example, those still under the old covenant wouldn't have much of a problem with that Ezekiel prophecy of animal sacrifices in their day, and those of the unbelieving Jews after Jesus died on the cross would see that as a picture of their planned fulfillment to build another temple, prior to Christ's second coming (which actually is... the orthodox unbelieving Jew's plan today).

 

And then for deceived believers on Christ, since that Ezekiel prophecy simply mentions... the idea of animal sacrifices, they would discard that prophecy all together, wrongly claiming it was already fulfilled back in history, and thus they would miss the jewels God put in that Ezekiel prophecy for His Church to know regarding Christ's future Millennial reign with His elect.

 

The gist of the matter is those animal sacrifices mentioned there in those Ezekiel Millennial chapters is put for our 'love' to The Father and His Son in that future time. Literal animal sacrifices will not be re-instituted by our Lord Jesus in that future time. Hebrews 13:15, Phil.4:18, uses the idea of 'sacrifice' in the symbolic sense for our praise to The LORD since Jesus died on the cross.

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"Sacrifice sheep in remembrance of me"?

 

And, what? "Build a temple to represent me"?

 

God's people will not build another Temple. God's people will not resume sacrifices. Jesus is our Temple. Jesus is our sacrifice.

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"Sacrifice sheep in remembrance of me"?

 

And, what? "Build a temple to represent me"?

 

God's people will not build another Temple. God's people will not resume sacrifices. Jesus is our Temple. Jesus is our sacrifice.

 

Ezekiel's words are to be understood as symbolic in the visions that spiritually represent all the facets of what Christ's sacrifice on the cross accomplished. The presence and purpose of millennial sacrifices diminishes the finished work of Christ, and it violates the prophetic symbolic interpretation of these prophetic passages. Hebrews 10 reads "THERE IS NO MORE OFFERING FOR SIN" once God remits iniquities through an offering, and that is exactly what Christ's offering accomplished. That means there can be no "SIN OFFERINGS" after the cross.

 

I'd like to quote a member's prior post:

 

Here are a few things to consider concerning the idea of the "re-institution" of the temple and its sacrifices as a "memorial" to Christ. In no particular order.

 

1)"Then He *said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side..." John 20:27. Christ is here appeared once again in the upper room. He is raised from the dead, in His glorified body, never to see death again. He retains the wounds of the cross. He will be as a "reminder" to us, He is our "memorial!" We shall see him "face to face" as He really is.

 

2)The word "memorial" implies forgetfulness, a corrupt mind indeed needs a "memorial", but perfect minds, a redeemed mind does not.

 

3) Wasn't death settled on the cross? So there will be death in the new heaven and new earth?

 

4) Paul tells us in Romans that the earth itself is "groaning" anticipating there "redemption" as well. No Jesus did not die for animals, but "creation" was unwillingly subjected to futility to fulfill God's purposes. Creation also will be "set free from its bondage to corruption..."in fact don't we observe God's creatures always doing what God made them to do? Romans 8:18-24

 

God bless,

William

 

 

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Offering up sacrifice is not necessarily indicating sacrifice for sin:

Acts 21:18-26

 

King James Version (KJV)

 

18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.

19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

23Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;

24 Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.

25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

 

Seems Paul did not have a problem with an offering among believers in the first century...why would we think it strange that there should be memorial offerings in the Millennial Kingdom?

 

 

 

God bless.

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Where are the text size functions?

 

Text size, fonts, and colors have been disabled. We had too many people abuse them. Not to mention there are multiple templates available to use, and some of the fonts and colors caused havoc in them.

 

Glad to see you Ranger, and welcome to the forum!

 

God bless,

William

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Originally posted by Jason T V View Post

Here are a few things to consider concerning the idea of the "re-institution" of the temple and its sacrifices as a "memorial" to Christ. In no particular order.

 

1)"Then He *said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side..." John 20:27. Christ is here appeared once again in the upper room. He is raised from the dead, in His glorified body, never to see death again. He retains the wounds of the cross. He will be as a "reminder" to us, He is our "memorial!" We shall see him "face to face" as He really is.

 

2)The word "memorial" implies forgetfulness, a corrupt mind indeed needs a "memorial", but perfect minds, a redeemed mind does not.

 

3) Wasn't death settled on the cross? So there will be death in the new heaven and new earth?

 

4) Paul tells us in Romans that the earth itself is "groaning" anticipating there "redemption" as well. No Jesus did not die for animals, but "creation" was unwillingly subjected to futility to fulfill God's purposes. Creation also will be "set free from its bondage to corruption..."in fact don't we observe God's creatures always doing what God made them to do? Romans 8:18-24

 

#1-Just doesn't make the case. We would also have to deny Communion as well, based on this reasoning.

 

#2- So we are "forgetful" when we partake of Communion?

 

#3- The New heavens and Earth are not part of the Millennial Kingdom. This point irrelevant.

 

#4- Not sure what point is sought to be made here. Again, there seems to be some confusion in regards to the Millennial Kingdom and the New heavens and Earth created after the thousand years end. Prophecy does indeed tell us that the curse will be in at least limited manner lifted, and we will see enmity between men and animals, and animals and animals end during the Millennial Kingdom. This does not mean that men will all become vegan or vegetarian:

 

 

Zechariah 13

 

King James Version (KJV)

 

1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

 

2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

 

3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

 

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:

 

5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.

 

 

For what purpose, here in this passage clearly speaking of the Millennial Kingdom...are cattle kept?

 

 

God bless.

 

 

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For what purpose, here in this passage clearly speaking of the Millennial Kingdom...are cattle kept?

 

Just to clarify, are you asking what purpose does a symbol serve? For an Amillennial perspective, ask the question, is there to be cattle (the symbol) or the realization of the symbolic signification?

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Just to clarify, are you asking what purpose does a symbol serve? For an Amillennial perspective, ask the question, is there to be cattle (the symbol) or the realization of the symbolic signification?

 

Not at all, I am asking why the cattle are kept.

 

In the Millennial Kingdom false prophets will not run rampant as they do today, they will, as the passage indicates, lie to preserve themselves from certain death for their false doctrine. In the passage we see a false prophet claim he has "kept cattle from his youth."

 

So what purpose do we see cattle kept in that day? The most likely answer is that men will still be eating meat in that day.

 

Creation also will be "set free from its bondage to corruption...

 

The arguments offered do not stand up to scrutiny. Sacrifice in the Millennial Kingdom would not be any different than the offerings still maintained during Paul's ministry, who, I would add, does not rebuke the Elders for asking him to participate (which we might speculate to have been a mistake (I always think "No, Paul...don't do it! Tell them no! Just preach the Gospel!)). The blood of bulls and goats has never once provided anything but temporary remission of sins, so we do not, in the Kingdom, ascribe redemptive value in that day either. When we understand that, we see that the argument is weak.

 

 

God bless.

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Rabbi Will; a late reply 2 yer kind Revelation about the perfect comportment of Prez. Kids in church. (1) are they actually in Church or a Suday Sch. area ? I grew up Cath. I remember Choirboys shooting crank BB guns from the Choir loft into the congregation @ Xmas midnight mass. veritas !!... marty...PS... about cattle;' they taste good & who cares !!'

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First, I can see a major problem posed from a literalistic interpretation where it does not belong. You stated that animal sacrifices are most likely there to suggest that men will be eating meat in that day. I can very well see such interpretation, and acknowledge your position. Shift your eyes to an Amil perspective. Are we to believe there are Levites offering up sacrifices enjoying a privilege of heredity? From a symbolic perspective might the people of God enjoy the same privileges of service that the Levites alone previously enjoyed? That is, the Lord's true servants are evidenced by faith, rather than by simple heredity?

 

God bless,

William

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But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.

 

 

For what purpose, here in this passage clearly speaking of the Millennial Kingdom...are cattle kept?

To be honest I do not know why the KJV has that. That is not what the Hebrew text states.

 

The Hebrew phrase is אִישׁ־עֹבֵ֤ד אֲדָמָה. The first word is "man" (אִישׁ), the second is "worker, laborer" (עֹבֵ֤ד), the third is "land" (אֲדָמָה). The word for "worker" is in the construct case thus the phrase is "worker of the land" = farmer.

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Well, lemme take a stab at the cattle from an Amil perspective. First, I can see a major problem posed from a literalistic interpretation where it does not belong. You stated that animal sacrifices are most likely there to suggest that men will be eating meat in that day. I can very well see such interpretation, and acknowledge your position.

 

I do not see "the problem" presented here. First, I should mention that I did not say "animal sacrifices are most likely there to suggest that men will be eating meat in that day," but that the false prophet keeping cattle indicates men will be eating meat. We could think that the cattle are kept for their protection, but, not likely, seeing that enmity between animals ends.

 

 

Shift your perspective to an Amil perspective. Are we to believe there are Levites offering up sacrifices enjoying a privilege of heredity?

 

I see no reason not to see Tribal affiliation as maintained in that day. We do see in Revelation that Prophecy makes the point of mentioning Tribes by name (with the exception of Dan and Ephraim).

 

As to heredity, all of us will have the same...the sons of God.

 

 

Are we to believe there are Levites offering up sacrifices enjoying a privilege of heredity? From a symbolic perspective might the people of God enjoy the same privileges of service that the Levites alone previously enjoyed?

 

Not really. Consider this: shall we also say female inclusion in particular service must be adopted? While we see women "serving" at times, at no time do we see women introduced to Levitical Service. Is that unfair? I don't see it that way, it's just what the Word teaches. We do not see a reversion from Paul's teaching that the man is the head of the wife.

 

That is, the Lord's true servants are evidenced by faith, rather than by simple heredity.

 

Not really relevant to the issue. We know that true faith is held by true servants, but, that does not mean everyone is to be the Pastor, or that the Body is not made up of many members, all diverse with specific functions. We do not mistake Paul's teachings concerning rewards either, which distinguishes the works of individual believers. So we cannot create a scenario where everyone is equal in either the Millennial Kingdom or the Eternal State. Equal in regards to salvation, sure, but not in all aspects of existence. James warns against "many teachers" primarily because it holds a greater responsibility. So when it comes to whether Levites will be Levites and those of Judah will be of Judah, rather than the newfangled ideas of some that they are "spiritually Jews" in a sense that they are equal to members of Israel from a standpoint of heritage.I have debated this issue on a number of forums, which is sadly often accompanied by racism and antisemitism. Truly we are spiritually "Jews" when we are saved, but, Gentiles remain Gentiles and Jews remain Jews.

 

And I would lastly mention, though it might not seem relevant, that nowhere in Scripture do we see Jews commanded to shed themselves of their heritage. Nor do we see Gentiles commanded to become Jews. On the contrary, we see a bit of grace bestowed to Gentiles which might be seen as a little unfair, lol, to the Jews:

 

Acts 15

 

28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

 

God bless.

 

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To be honest I do not know why the KJV has that. That is not the Hebrew text.

 

My guess would be that this made the most sense to the translators.

 

How would you translate it?

 

But going back to the point, again, the argument suggests that the sacrifice of animals is not credible due to the reprieve of the Curse. Do you hold to that argument and the other points provided?

 

 

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My guess would be that this made the most sense to the translators.

 

How would you translate it?

 

But going back to the point, again, the argument suggests that the sacrifice of animals is not credible due to the reprieve of the Curse. Do you hold to that argument and the other points provided?

 

 

God bless.

The Hebrew text literally has "worker of land" which is a farmer.

 

NET, NIV - "I am a farmer"

ESV - "I am a worker of the soil"

NRSV - "I am a tiller of the soil"

 

I cannot for the life of me figurer out how the KJV got that. The Hebrew text is as plain as day. This will drive me crazy till I know.

 

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The Hebrew phrase is אִישׁ־עֹבֵ֤ד אֲדָמָה. The first word is "man" (אִישׁ), the second is "worker, laborer" (עֹבֵ֤ד), the third is "land" (אֲדָמָה). The word for "worker" is in the construct case thus the phrase is "worker of the land" = farmer.

 

There are a number of different translations, so I will just ask again, do you feel that the argument/s offered are valid?

 

Likely the reference to a shepherd led translators to their decision to make this fellow a keeper of cattle, rather than a tiller of the ground:

Zechariah 13

 

7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

 

 

God bless.

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Just putting this up, because I think some things are being ignored:

 

Ezekiel 43:18-27

 

18 And he said to me, “Son of man, thus says the Lord God: These are the ordinances for the altar: On the day when it is erected for offering burnt offerings upon it and for throwing blood against it, 19 you shall give to the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok, who draw near to me to minister to me, declares the Lord God, a bull from the herd for a sin offering. 20 And you shall take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar and on the four corners of the ledge and upon the rim all around. Thus you shall purify the altar and make atonement for it. 21 You shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and it shall be burned in the appointed place belonging to the temple, outside the sacred area. 22 And on the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering; and the altar shall be purified, as it was purified with the bull. 23 When you have finished purifying it, you shall offer a bull from the herd without blemish and a ram from the flock without blemish. 24 You shall present them before the Lord, and the priests shall sprinkle salt on them and offer them up as a burnt offering to the Lord. 25 For seven days you shall provide daily a male goat for a sin offering; also, a bull from the herd and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be provided. 26 Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and cleanse it, and so consecrate it.[a] 27 And when they have completed these days, then from the eighth day onward the priests shall offer on the altar your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, and I will accept you, declares the Lord God.”

 

 

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I cannot for the life of me figurer out how the KJV got that. The Hebrew text is as plain as day. This will drive me crazy till I know.

 

 

I've usually found the KJV Translators to be justified in their translation, but agree with you, this is a head-scratcher of sorts, lol.

 

The shepherd is ultimately Christ, and the sheep His disciples.

 

Good catch, though.

 

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Just putting this up, because I think some things are being ignored:

 

Ezekiel 43:18-27

 

 

 

 

I wouldn't say anything is being ignored, if you mean that offering for sin is specific here, as we understand that this is given in a context prior to the Gospel being revealed. The sacrifices always speak of Christ. This will remain true in the Millennial Kingdom. And again, none of the sacrifices of those Ages were redemptive. They did not take away sin. So we would have to impose salvific nature to them them then to also do so in the sacrifices of the Millennial Kingdom.

 

Have to get going, I'll try to drop by in the morning.

 

 

God bless.

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I've usually found the KJV Translators to be justified in their translation, but agree with you, this is a head-scratcher of sorts, lol.
Just checked the Septuagint. It agrees with the Hebrew text, ἄνθρωπος = a man, ἐργαζόμενος = "who works", τὴν = "the", γῆν = "land, ground".

 

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The Hebrew text literally has "worker of land" which is a farmer.

 

NET, NIV - "I am a farmer"

ESV - "I am a worker of the soil"

NRSV - "I am a tiller of the soil"

 

I cannot for the life of me figurer out how the KJV got that. The Hebrew text is as plain as day. This will drive me crazy till I know.

 

Just wanted to share this with you:

 

Jeremiah 51:23

 

I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.

 

 

Also see...

 

Strong's

 

 

God bless.

 

 

 

 

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Just checked the Septuagint. It agrees with the Hebrew text: ἄνθρωπος = a man, ἐργαζόμενος = "who works", τὴν = "the", γῆν = "land, ground".

 

 

 

Yes, Strong's shows that, though again I think the translation is preferable to those that suggest he was "sold," as it makes little sense. The picture is of one denying he is a prophet, and claiming to be something else. I am quite willing to cede this as a point in my address of the point made that I addressed, and I will look for another reference that might be relevant to meat eating in the Kingdom, lol.

 

 

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Originally posted by Origen View Post

Just checked the Septuagint. It agrees with the Hebrew text: ἄνθρωπος = a man, ἐργαζόμενος = "who works", τὴν = "the", γῆν = "land, ground".

 

 

 

 

Yes, Strong's shows that, though again I think the translation is preferable to those that suggest he was "sold," as it makes little sense. The picture is of one denying he is a prophet, and claiming to be something else. I am quite willing to cede this as a point in my address of the point made that I addressed, and I will look for another reference that might be relevant to meat eating in the Kingdom, lol.

 

 

God bless.

 

Found a couple more passages to consider in regards to eating meat in the Kingdom, and present them for your consideration:

 

Jeremiah 31 (KJV)

 

24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.

 

25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

 

26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.

 

27 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.

 

 

We see that Cain and Abel are distinguished as shepherd and farmer, and it seems the same here. I have given the link for the word that is translated husbandman which is distinguished from those who "go forth with flocks." Again, it may be in the verse we are considering that because of this word not being used and the reference to "My Shepherd" that this is why the KJV Translators opted to present cattle in Zechariah 13.

 

It could be debated as to whether the passage above speaks of the day when Israel is restored, but this chapter clearly speaks of the time when Israel (Israel and Judah) are brought under the New Covenant, and again we see "flocks," which are most likely for the purpose of food.

 

The second reference is again speaking of Israel's restoration:

 

Jeremiah 33 (KJV)

 

12 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.

 

13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, saith the Lord.

 

14 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

 

15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

 

16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord our righteousness.

 

17 For thus saith the Lord; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

 

18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

 

 

Remember that the Priests, though they offered for themselves as well, offered up sacrifice for the people. Job was a Priest of sorts, offering for his children. Again, we need to keep in mind that the vicarious offerings were never on a par with the Sacrifice of Christ, providing only temporary remission for those who would be heirs of salvation. Until one is born again, in that day, these sacrifices may act in the same role they did for the Old Testament Saint, who died not receiving remission of sins through Christ, though God had made provision for their sin until that time when they should receive eternal redemption.

 

 

God bless.

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Found another one that might be of interest on the subject of eating meat in the Millennial Kingdom:

 

 

Zechariah 2:1-4

 

1 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

 

2 Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.

 

3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,

 

4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:

 

 

I would see this as prophetic of the time of restoration, as he goes on to say...

 

 

10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.

 

11 And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

 

12 And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

 

13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

 

 

This has been an interesting point to examine.

 

 

God bless.

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Animal sacrifices, I think, are just like that - sacrifices. You have taken care of these animals their whole lives, you have fed them, cleaned up after them, and for you to give them up without anything in return, it would really show your remorse from sin, as well as the willingness to do anything for a favor. That's what I think animal sacrifices were all about, to show how serious you were about something.

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