Evening Sacrifice – Morning Offering

It was the third hour when they crucified Him. -Mk 15:25

Jesus was crucified, lifted up on the cross as our sacrifice at the third hour of the day, the time of morning sacrifice.

When the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” which is translated, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” … And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. -Mk 15:33-34, 37

He remained on the cross until the ninth hour when He willingly yielded up His Spirit, the time of the evening sacrifice.

For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father. -Jn 10:17-18

The other lamb you shall offer in the evening; as the morning grain offering and its drink offering, you shall offer it as an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the LORD. -Num 28:8

The evening sacrifice, Jesus the Lamb of God upon the cross, produced in His resurrection a morning offering, a sweet aroma, a sweet incense rising up to the throne of God.

Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. -Psalm 141:2

Let us test and examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord! Let us lift up our hearts and our hands [and then with them mount up in prayer] to God in heaven. -Lam 3:40-41 AMP

Behold, bless the LORD, All you servants of the LORD, Who by night stand in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands in holiness and to the sanctuary and bless the Lord [affectionately and gratefully praise Him]! The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion! -Ps 134

So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. -Ps 63:4

From NetBible: Hours Of Prayer

The regular hours of prayer were three in number, as we may infer from Ps 55:17;Dan 6:10. The first coincided with the morning sacrifice, at the 3rd hour of the morning, at 9 AM therefore (Acts 2:15). The second was at the 6th hour, or at noon, and may have coincided with the thanksgiving for the chief meal of the day, a religious custom apparently universally observed (Mt 15:36; Acts 27:35). The 3rd hour of prayer coincided with the evening sacrifice, at the ninth hour (Acts 3:1, 10:30).

Lift Up Hearts and Hands


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