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



*Extra Scriptures About Jesus and His priesthood:
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

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: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

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. ‭Hebrews‬ ‭9‬:‭1-3, 6-8, 11-12‬

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