“The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting…” (Leviticus 1:1, NIV).
“The Lord spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting…” (Numbers 1:1, NIV).
“From the tent” in Leviticus 1:1 would be changed to “in the tent” by Numbers 1:1. God spoke FROM the tent because Israel was not yet pure to come into the tent without being burned up by his presence. Leviticus is the map and manual to the kind of ritual purity required to be in God’s presence.
Jesus is the fulfillment of the requirements for righteousness on our behalf. Our acceptance before God is not based on our own purity because of our inability to live according to the standard of righteousness (Rom 3:23) but on Jesus life, death, and resurrection. We are to seek, by faith, the life of Jesus to be lived through us, not because we have to but because we get to.
“Our grasp of Jesus must be the grasp of one who is consciously guilty [It is a beggar’s gospel]. He only belongs to us if we are sinners. In this act there was also a confession of self-impotence [The old hyphenated sin of the heart]. The believer who brought the bull did good to say, “I cannot, of myself, keep the law of God or make atonement for my past breaches of the commandments. Neither can I hope, through future obedience, to become acceptable with God. Therefore I bring this sacrifice because I cannot become acceptable without it.”