Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Day of Atonement 3: Aaron the high priest vs Jesus the High Priest

The Day of Atonement Part III 
 Aaron the high priest vs Jesus the High Priest (Compare N Contrast)

Leviticus‬ ‭16 details the ordinance of the Day of Atonement. 

{scriptures from Leviticus 16 detailing Aaron's role as high priest will be in Blue while Scriptures linking Jesus to this day will be in Red.}


Aaron, the brother of Moses was the high priest. Since the Bible teaches us that the volume of the Book is written about Jesus (Psalms 40:7/Hebrews 10:7), so lets analyze the Aaron the High Priest and compare him to Jesus also known as Melchizedek  the High priest. (Genesis 14:8-20; Hebrews 5:6)
I encourage everyone to read the 16th chapter of Leviticus‬ in it's entirety. 

"And the Lord spake unto Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the Lord, and died; And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering. He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on." (1-4)

From the very beginning,  Aaron must  wash himself and put on holy garments. These special  clothes represents righteousness.  


"And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house." (5-6)

Next Aaron first sacrifices a ram for his sins, and the sins of his household. This informs us (in the old testament) that the Messiah was righteous, and did no sin!

Pay very close attention at the next chain of events, every participant in the scenario represents Jesus Christ:

"And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. 

The first goat is sacrificed as a sin offering, just as Jesus Christ was sacrificed for us a sin offering. "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
(2 Corinthians 5:21)

"But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness." (10)

We see now  why Aaron needed two goats, because if he only had 1 goat and sacrificed him,God  would have to resurrect  the goat in order for him to walkaway  with the sins of the people  the way Jesus did. This wilderness represents heaven,  where Jesus went after his resurrection.

"Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come." (John 8:21)

Next  Aaron takes the blood that was shed for the sins of the people and begins to make an Atonement for basically everything..    The Holy  place (v.16)
And, the Altar  "And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the Lord, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about.(v.18)

And no man was to there with Aaron, because when Jesus presents offerings for us there is no-one there with Him in heaven!

"Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come." (John 7:33-34)

"And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel."  (19) 



"And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness." (20-22



"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation." (Hebrews 9:28)

"And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you: For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the Lord. It shall be a Sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever. And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments: And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation. And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the Lord commanded Moses." (29-34)
May the Lord add a blessing to the reading of His Word...
Grace and Peace in the name of Jesus... The God of Israel

Knowledge is The Key - Locksmif


The Day of Atonement: The Jesus Connection


The Day of Atonement is found in the Old Testament, however, today StudyTheBibleNotTheSermon will show the connection to Jesus Christ. 
Remember the Volume of the book is written of Him! (Psalms 40:7/ Hebrews10:7

So let's jump right in:

Leviticus Chapter 16:
"And the Lord spake unto Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the Lord, and died; And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.

And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.

Who is the sin offering? Jesus! St. John 1:29 Let us continue...

Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. V. 15-16

What was done with the sin offering? The blood was taken within the veil... What does that mean ?

"Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews‬ ‭9‬:‭6-7, 11-14

Taking blood behind the veil represents Jesus presenting himself before the Father. Behind the veil; in the Most Holy place represents the place where the presence of the Lord dwells. 

"Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation." Hebrews‬ ‭9‬:‭21-22, 24, 28‬ 

Sprinkling blood behind the veil, represents Jesus presenting His blood before the Father!

Let's continue in Leviticus 16...
"And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel. And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness." V.19-22

The wilderness represents heaven. The place where NO Man lives:

"Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world." John‬ ‭8‬:‭21-23‬ 

Question: Why are two goats necessary?





"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement." Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8-11‬ 

The live goat walked away with the sins of the people, Just as Jesus took all of our sins.

Let's finish up in Leviticus chapter 16,
"And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you: For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the Lord. It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.

And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the Lord commanded Moses."
 V. 29-31, 34‬ 


May the Lord add a blessing to the study of His Word in Jesus name...


 Knowledge is The Key - Locksmif

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Day of Atonement Part I: What is the Day of Atonement?

The day of atonement this year falls on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. That means that Tuesday night at sundown until Wednesday night sundown is the holiest day of the year!
Many of us have been taught that the Old Testament talks about the feasts of the Jews, but it is my purpose over the next three posts to prove that the day of atonement represents Jesus 100%. 
Today we will briefly look through the historical context of the day of atonement and whether or not Christians should participate. 

All of God's holy days can be found outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. Notice I say God's Holy days (...the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are MY feasts. Leviticus 23:2
And Again,
These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. v.4).
These should not be confused with man's holidays...

This is the 'season,' for the Atonement

"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God." Leviticus‬ ‭23‬:‭26-28

Afflict your soul means to fast. The book of Isaiah reinforces our understanding of the term 'afflict your soul.' (See Isaiah 58:1-8) 

We no longer make the offering made by fire because Jesus was/is our sacrifice. 

Next verse:
"For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people." Leviticus‬ 23:39 ‭23‬:‭29

The first time that I read this scripture, it scared me to death. 
Whether you are descendant from the children of Israel or not is irrelevant.  

•1st because there were more than Israelites that left Egypt. The Bible says that there was a mixed multitude went up with them. (Exodus 12:37-38)

•2nd because here it says whatever soul that is not afflicted, will be cut off from among HIS people! Meaning, what ever ancestry you belong to, if you don't fast on the Day of Atonement, you will be cut-off from them!

The warning was repeated in verse 30, the soul that does any work, will be "Destroyed from among HIS people!"

Finally, in verse 31, just in case you thought that Jesus nailed this day to the cross, it says, "Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings!" ‬ ‭23‬:‭31‬  
Tomorrow Tomorrow, we will explore the Jesus connection to the Day of Atonement...

May the Lord add a blessing to reading of His Word...



Knowledge is The Key - Locksmif
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