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Moses and Isaiah

Moses and Isaiah

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Why did Jesus come to earth? What did his death achieve? What do Moses and Isaiah, two of the most important Old Testament prophets, have to do with it?

This is a short introduction to the concept of sacrifice in ancient Israel, and the prophesy made by Isaiah which relates closely to what is to happen with the arrival of Christ on earth.
Why did Jesus come to earth? What did his death achieve? What do Moses and Isaiah, two of the most important Old Testament prophets, have to do with it?

This is a short introduction to the concept of sacrifice in ancient Israel, and the prophesy made by Isaiah which relates closely to what is to happen with the arrival of Christ on earth.

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Opening Context; Sacrifice and The Law
Instructions delivered by God to Moses for Aaron and his male descendants (the Jewish priests).Leviticus 16:3-22 (the third book of the law):
Lev 16:3. Herewith shall Aaron come into the holy place:with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a ram for aburnt-offering.Lev 16:4. He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shallhave the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall begirded with the linen girdle, and with the linen mitreshall he be attired: they are the holy garments; and heshall bathe his flesh in water, and put them on.Lev 16:5. And he shall take of the congregation of thechildren of Israel two he-goats for a sin-offering, andone ram for a burnt-offering.Lev 16:6. And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and make atonement forhimself, and for his house.Lev 16:7. And he shall take the two goats, and set thembefore Jehovah at the door of the tent of meeting.Lev 16:8. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; onelot for Jehovah, and the other lot for Azazel.Lev 16:9. And Aaron shall present the goat upon which thelot fell for Jehovah, and offer him for a sin-offering.Lev 16:10. But the goat, on which the lot fell for Azazel,shall be set alive before Jehovah, to make atonement forhim, to send him away for Azazel into the wilderness.Lev 16:11. And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and shall makeatonement for himself, and for his house, and shall killthe bullock of the sin-offering which is for himself:Lev 16:12. and he shall take a censer full of coals of firefrom off the altar before Jehovah, and his hands full ofsweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil:Lev 16:13. and he shall put the incense upon the fire beforeJehovah, that the cloud of the incense may cover themercy-seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:Lev 16:14. and he shall take of the blood of the bullock, andsprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy-seat on theeast; and before the mercy-seat shall he sprinkle of theblood with his finger seven times.Lev 16:15. Then shall he kill the goat of the sin-offering,that is for the people, and bring his blood within theveil, and do with his blood as he did with the blood ofthe bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy-seat, andbefore the mercy-seat:Lev 16:16. and he shall make atonement for the holy place,because of the uncleannesses of the children of Israel,and because of their transgressions, even all their sins:and so shall he do for the tent of meeting, that dwellethwith them in the midst of their uncleannesses.Lev 16:17. And there shall be no man in the tent of meetingwhen he goeth in to make atonement in the holy place,until he come out, and have made atonement forhimself, and for his household, and for all the assemblyof Israel.Lev 16:18. And he shall go out unto the altar that is beforeJehovah, and make atonement for it, and shall take ofthe blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat,and put it upon the horns of the altar round about.Lev 16:19. And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it withhis finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it fromthe uncleannesses of the children of Israel.Lev 16:20. And when he hath made an end of atoning forthe holy place, and the tent of meeting, and the altar, heshall present the live goat:Lev 16:21. and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon thehead of the live goat, and confess over him all theiniquities of the children of Israel, and all theirtransgressions, even all their sins; and he shall put themupon the head of the goat, and shall send him away bythe hand of a man that is in readiness into thewilderness:Lev 16:22. and the goat shall bear upon him all theiriniquities unto a solitary land: and he shall let go thegoat in the wilderness.
Take away from this:
The ritual / protocol of sacrifice
The scapegoat, and how sins are laid upon it and banished with it
What the sin offering involved
Understand the meaning of the sacrifice to the ancient Jewish people
 
The Prophet Isaiah
A prophet (8
th
Century BC) to Israel; called be a prophet by God at a time when great destruction wasplanned for the sinful nation of Israel.Isaiah 6:1, 6:8-13:
Isa 6:1. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lordsitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his trainfilled the temple....Isa 6:8. And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whomshall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Heream I; send me.Isa 6:9. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear yeindeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, butperceive not.Isa 6:10. Make the heart of this people fat, and make theirears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with theireyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with theirheart, and turn again, and be healed.Isa 6:11. Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered,Until cities be waste without inhabitant, and houseswithout man, and the land become utterly waste,Isa 6:12. and Jehovah have removed men far away, and theforsaken places be many in the midst of the land.Isa 6:13. And if there be yet a tenth in it, it also shall in turnbe eaten up: as a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stockremaineth, when they are felled; so the holy seed is thestock thereof.
Take away from this:
Isaiah is commissioned not to save but to oversee the destruction of Israel
The only remainder of Israel will be the holy seed; the kernel of GodMoving forwards, Isaiah was given a prophesy about what would happen post destruction; all historicalevidence demonstrates that the promised utter destruction did take place.Isaiah 11:1-
Isa 11:1. And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stockof Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit.Isa 11:2. And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, thespirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counseland might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear ofJehovah.Isa 11:3. And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; andhe shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neitherdecide after the hearing of his ears;Isa 11:4. but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, anddecide with equity for the meek of the earth; and heshall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and withthe breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.Isa 11:5. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist,and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.Isa 11:6. And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and theleopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and theyoung lion and the fatling together; and a little childshall lead them.Isa 11:7. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their youngones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat strawlike the ox.Isa 11:8. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of theasp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on theadder's den.Isa 11:9. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holymountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge ofJehovah, as the waters cover the sea.Isa 11:10. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the rootof Jesse, that standeth for an ensign of the peoples, untohim shall the nations seek; and his resting-place shall beglorious.Isa 11:11. And it shall come to pass in that day, that theLord will set his hand again the second time to recoverthe remnant of his people, that shall remain, fromAssyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and fromCush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and fromHamath, and from the islands of the sea.Isa 11:12. And he will set up an ensign for the nations, andwill assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather togetherthe dispersed of Judah from the four corners of theearth.Isa 11:13. The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and theythat vex Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envyJudah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.Isa 11:14. And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of thePhilistines on the west; together shall they despoil thechildren of the east: they shall put forth their hand uponEdom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obeythem.

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