Two Goats And Christ

Two Goats

“When the high priest in Arron slaughters the male goat for the people’s sin offering and brings its blood inside the veil, he must do the same with its blood as he did with the bull’s blood: he is to sprinkle it against the mercy seat and in front of it. He will purify the most holy place in this way for all their sins because of the Israelites’ impurities and rebellious acts. He will do the same for the tent of meeting that remains among them, because it is surrounded by their impurities. No one may be in the tent of meeting from the time he enters to make atonement in the most holy place until he leaves after he has made atonement for himself, his household, and the whole assembly of Israel. Then he will go out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement for it. He is to take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on the horns on all sides of the altar. He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites’ impurities. “When he has finished purifying the most holy place, the tent of meeting, and the altar, he is to present the live male goat. Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites’ wrongdoings and rebellious acts—all their sins. He is to put them on the goat’s head and send it away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there. “Then Aaron is to enter the tent of meeting, take off the linen garments he wore when he entered the most holy place, and leave them there. He will bathe his body with water in a holy place and put on his clothes. Then he must go out and sacrifice his burnt offering and the people’s burnt offering; he will make atonement for himself and for the people. The man who released the goat for azazel is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water; afterward he may reenter the camp. The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought into the most holy place to make atonement, must be brought outside the camp and their hide, flesh, and dung burned up. The one who burns them is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward he may reenter the camp. “This is to be a permanent statute for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month you are to practice self-denial and do no work, both the native and the foreigner who resides among you.

Leviticus 16:15-24,26-29

https://www.cgg.org/index.cfm/library/weekly/id/918/why-two-goats-on-atonement-part-one.htm

http://graceandknowledge.faithweb.com/lev16.html

Each year (Yom Kippur) Meaning day of attonement the high priest performed an elaborate ceremony consisting of four sacrificial animals . He offered a ram as a burnt offering, a bullock as a sin offering for the high priest and his household, and two goats together as a sin offering

In Leviticus 16:5 He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering. One was kill as sin offering, his blood sprinkle on the mercy seat and in front of it. He will purify the most holy place in this way for all their sins because of the Israelites’ impurities and rebellious acts. He will do the same for the tent of meeting that remains among them, because their impurities surround it.

He is to take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on the horns on all sides of the altar. He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites’ impurities. “When he has finished purifying the most holy place, the tent of meeting, and the alter.

There’s phase that often use among friends or those who commit a felony when they’re in trouble and one them get caught they not to rat out on their friends the phase is called the escape goat; Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines as; one that bears the blame for others; for example, The CEO was made the scapegoat for the company’s failures. Believe or not the Bible has escape goat Found in Leviticus 16:8. dictionary.com Defines escape goat A Chiefly Biblical. a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head.

Free Dictionary defines; A live goat over whose head Aaron confessed all the sins of the children of Israel on the Day of Atonement. The goat, symbolically bearing their sins, was then sent into the wilderness.

Merriam dictionary defines; a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur

Aftter Aaron will casts lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other for azazel, he is to present the goat chosen by lot for the Lord and sacrifice it as a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot for azazel is to be presented alive before the Lord to make purification with itter by sending it into the wilderness for Azazel

In Leviticus 16:7 He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering.

After Aaron casts lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other for Azazel,( meaning an evil spirit depart into the wilderness, or commonly known as goat departure taking the people sins into the wilderness). The high priest is to present the goat chosen by lot for the Lord and sacrifice it as a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot for azazel is to be presented alive before the Lord to make purification with it by sending it into the wilderness for Azazel.

(Calvin commentary wrote And he shall not take the two goats. A twofold mode of expiation is here presented to us; for one of the two goats was offered in sacrifice according to the provisions of the Law, the other was sent away.

Furthermore he wrote, the fulfilment of both figures, however, was manifested in Christ, since He was both the Lamb of God, whose offering blotted out the sins of the world, and, that He might be as an of scouring.

Where does Christ fit in this picture? What is the of important the two goats, and it role play in the salvation plans?

God intended the law He gave through Moses to point the Israelites to their future Messiah, and perhaps nowhere is this seen more plainly than in the animal sacrifices,

Jesus needed a blueprint as Jesus declares, Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the; prophets I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Since the ceremonial law is essential part of God salvation plan.Jesus had to fulfil the moral and ceremonial law to fulfill the statute require by God.

Clark Commentary wrote, ”That it pointed out the Lord Jesus dying for our sins and rising again for our justification; being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. Two goats are brought, one to be slain as a sacrifice for sin, the other to have the transgressions of the people confessed over his head, and then to be sent away into the wilderness. The animal by this act was represented as bearing away or carrying off the sins of the people.The goat therefore that was slain prefigured his human nature and its death; the goat that escaped pointed out his resurrection. The one shows the atonement for sin, as the ground of justification; the other Christ’s victory, and the total removal of sin in the sanctification of the soul. ”

Got a question wrote, Christ is the complete atonement for our sins. In many ways, He embodies each aspect of the Day of Atonement. We are told that He is our great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14). He is also the “Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world” (Revelation 13:8) as a sacrifice for our sins. And He is our scapegoat. Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” Our sins were laid on Christ – He bore our sins just as the scapegoat bore the sins of the Israelites. Isaiah 53:6 prophesies Christ’s acceptance of the sin burden: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” After the sins were laid on the scapegoat, it was considered unclean and driven into the wilderness. In essence, the goat was cast out. The same happened to Jesus. He was crucified outside of the city. “He was despised and rejected by men … He poured out His life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:3a, 12). Jesus embodied what the scapegoat represented – the removal of sins from the perpetrators.

But God wants us to have that assurance so that we can enter into close relationship with Him. So, some 40 years before the Temple was destroyed, He provided a once-and-for-all scapegoat who suffered and died a horrific death on a wooden cross.

He has already taken the blame for all of our wrongdoing. But we must acknowledge him as God’s scapegoat, the atonement for our sins.

As scriptures declares, ”Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins”.

Unlike the scapegoat,Jesus sacfrice is good for all time, rather than needing to be repeated from year to year.as scripture declares. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin [offerings] by the sacrifice of himself. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/issues-v21-n01/the-ultimate-scapegoat

https://www.gotquestions.org/Azazel-scapegoat.html

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