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Sunday, February 3 2019
A Bible Journey, 106: Why Did The Goat Escape?
"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"
The LORD God was and is Jesus Christ (see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name). The LORD created His Levite Priesthood as a living prophecy of the Sacrifice and the Deliverance of Him as the Messiah (see Why Did The High Priest Make Sacrifices? and Leviticus 12: The Messiah's Levitical Birth).
The Levites were to given to do what they were commanded (see A Bible Journey, 79: The Hallowing Of The Priests), just as Jesus Christ was given to do what He was commanded to do by the Father.
"16:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died [see A Bible Journey, 100: The Flames Of Nadab and Abihu]; 16:2 And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat [see Christ's Mercy Seat]." (Leviticus 16:1-2 KJV)
The Messiah was sinless, but those who were given to represent Him were sinners, so the priests, particularly the High Priest, were given to offer sacrifices for themselves that made them ceremonially sinless, in order that they would be fit to offer the sacrifices for all of the rest of the people (see The Blood Of Bulls And Goats).
"16:3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering. 16:4 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. 16:5 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.
The High Priest was rendered ceremonially sinless just as the Son of God was recognized and declared sinless by the Father.
"16:11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself: 16:12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail: 16:13 And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not: 16:14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times." (Leviticus 16:11-14 KJV)
Two goats were chosen for the Day of Atonement. One of them, which represented the Lamb of God, was slain. The blood was "delivered" to the Most Holy Place, which represented the Throne of God in heaven (see The Day Of Atonement: Deliverance Of The Passover Blood).
"16:15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, 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:
The "live goat" was not killed because it represented Satan who is an immortal spirit who has no physical life to lose. It was however cast away from the presence of the people, just as Satan will be put away when the Messiah returns (see the Fact Finder question below).
"16:20 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:
With the Messianic deliverance completed and the putting away of the source of evil, all that will remain is what is clean in God's sight (see Leviticus 15: Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness).
"16:23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there: 16:24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people. 16:25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
The people of the LORD observe the Day of Atonement because it has always been Christian (see Why Do Christians Observe The Messiah's Day Of Atonement?).
"16:29 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: 16:30 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. 16:31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever. 16:32 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: 16:33 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.
Fact Finder: Where will Satan's "hell" be?
This Day In History, February 3
19: Arminius (German name Hermann) died. The German tribal leader inflicted a major defeat on the emerging Roman Empire (see The Roman Republic and The Roman Empire) by destroying 3 full legions under Publius Varus in the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD.
The defeat severely checked the plans of Emperor Augustus (see TThe Roman Emperors: Augustus) to take the territory between the Rhine and Elbe rivers. Ironically, by the Middle Ages, Germany itself became the Roman Empire - the official title by then was "the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
313: The Edict of Milan: Constantine the Great (see Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy) and co-emperor Valerius Licinius met at a conference in Milan. They proclaimed a policy of religious freedom for their hijacked version of Christianity, ending the persecution of Christian-professing people (i.e. people who call themselves Christians while ignoring or rejecting what the Messiah actually taught; see Antichristians) in the Roman Empire. Rome's (including her later "Protestant" daughters i.e. Revelation 17:5) persecution of true Christians never stopped.
1014: King Sweyn of Denmark died. He was succeeded by his son, Canute II. After King Ethelred II of England ordered a massacre of Danes in 1002, Sweyn invaded Britain and conquered much of the country.
1160: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa catapulted live prisoners, including children, at the Italian city of Crema, forcing its surrender (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1194: King Henry VI of Germany released King Richard I (the Lion-Heart) of England, who had been captured during the Third Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1377: Over 2,000 people of Cesena, Italy were slaughtered by Papal Troops. The murders became known as the Cesena Bloodbath during the "War of the Eight Saints" (1375 to 1378) - a war between Pope Gregory XI and allied Italian city-states led by Florence.
1451: Sultan Mehmed II succeeded to the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
1468: German printer Johann Gutenberg died. He is regarded as the first in the world to use movable type, thereby making mass production of books, including the Holy Bible, possible (see also How Many Pages Did The First Bibles Have? and Is God Using Electronic Books Now?).
1518: Pope Leo X imposed silence on the Augustinian monks.
1690: The first paper money in New England was issued in Massachusetts to pay Britain's soldiers who were fighting a war against France in Quebec.
1916: Fire destroyed the center block of Canada's Parliament Buildings. 7 people were killed in the blaze. Iron doors saved the adjoining Parliamentary Library, but the center block containing the House of Commons and the Senate had to be rebuilt. Reconstruction was completed in 1920. The word "Parliament" is from the French word, parler, which means to speak.
1917: A German submarine sank the U.S. liner Housatonic off the coast of Sicily. The U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Germany after the attack.
1920: After the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the "Allies" demanded that 890 Germany military leaders stand trial for war crimes.
1958: The Benelux Economic Union Treaty was signed between Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands.
1962: The Kennedy regime banned all U.S. trade with Cuba after the failed CIA "Bay of Pigs" invasion of the island nation.
1966: The first controlled landing on the moon was made by the unmanned Soviet Luna 9.
1969: The "Palestine National Congress" appointed Yasser Arafat as leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (see Where Is Palestine?).
1996: An earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked southwestern China, killing at least 302 people and injuring 15,000.
1998: Karla Faye Tucker was executed in Texas, thereby making her the first woman executed in the U.S. since 1984. She was convicted of murdering 2 people with a pickaxe in 1983. The Texas psychopath bragged to friends, and then to police after her arrest, that she experienced intense multiple orgasms with each of the 20 strikes of the pickaxe on her victims.
2010: Regina, the Crown Princess of Austria, died at age 85.