Leviticus chapter 16, specifies the tenth of Tishrei as the date on which the high priest shall conduct a special ceremony to purge defilement from the shrine and from the people. The heart of the ritual is that the high priest shall bring a bull and two goats as a special offering.
First, the bull is sacrificed to cleanse him and his household
from any defilement. (Leviticus 16:6). Secondly, one of the two
goats is chosen by lot to be sacrificed to purge the sin of
(Leviticus 16:10). Before the goat is sent out, the high priest
lays both his hands upon its head and confesses over it all the iniquities and transgressions of
the Israelites, whatever their misdeeds, and so putting them on the head of the goat.
Figuratively, the goat then takes their sins away from them into the wilderness.
This is exactly what Y’shua did for us when He died for the sins of all man kind; He was the Sacrifice and He was the One who to the sin of the world upon Himself and carried away and removed it as far as the east is from the west.
can He fulfil this Feast as well? Yes, He is the Lamb of YHVH but He is also the goat that is sacrificed as well as the scapegoat. Y’shua fulfilled everything that has to do with sacrifices because Hebrews teaches us that He will only die once for the sins of all of man.
This is the grace YHVH has towards all the people He had made and He gives every one the
chance to repent and follow Him. The difference between Passover and Yom Kippur is that
Passover is about repentance and following YHVH but Yom Kippur is about Judgement,
those who refused to follow will pay for their sins with their own blood (goat that is sacrificed)
and they will be cast into the wilderness far away from YHVH’s House (Temple). These two
goats are symbolic of the Judgement of YHVH and the separation between the sheep and the
goats at the end of time. We see in Matthew 25 the clear message on how to treat other
believers in Messiah and you will be judged on the way you interact and care for fellow
believers. This is a time to ask forgiveness of all the times you have wronged someone or
didn’t care for someone who calls themself a follower of Messiah Y’shua.
The Hebrew word for scapegoat isa za ze l.A za zel was seen as a
type of Satan in the Book of Enoch (8:1). The sins of the people and
thus the punishment of the people were laid upona za ze l the
scapegoat. He would bear the sins of the people and the
punishment of the people would be upon him.A za ze l being sent into
the wilderness to a steep cliff, and pushed off the cliff. This is
understood to be a picture of Satan and his followers being cast into
the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20).
Let's take a closer look at this ceremony found in Leviticus 16:7-10. In Leviticus 16:8, the first lot said, " La Adonai " (To YHWH). The second lot said, "La Azazel" (To the scapegoat). The high priest took the two golden lots, one marked La Adonai and the other marked La Azazel, and placed one upon the head of each animal, sealing their fate. It was considered a good omen if the lot marked La Adonai was drawn by the priest in the right hand (spiritual), but for 40 years prior to the destruction of the temple in 70 C.E., the lot La Adonai was drawn by the priest on the right hand (Talmud, Yoma 39a). In any event, the sins of the people were laid upon the scapegoat (Leviticus 16:21-22). Except for the 40 years prior to the destruction of the second temple, the lot La Adonai came out on the right hand of the priest and the lotL a
The Passover has to do with leaving Egypt or repentance, which is the start of your journey, this sacrifice has to do with the end of your journey that is judgment. Your sin will be “taken away” from you as you journey through the wilderness if you live a set apart life and wash yourself with the Word. This is where Y’shua will represent the second goat and will take our sin away from us forever so that we can dwell with Him. In the ceremony of the two goats, both goats were considered as one offering.
A crimson sash was tied around the horns of the goat markeda za ze l. At the appropriate time,
the goat was led to a steep cliff in the wilderness and pushed off a cliff. In connection with this
ceremony, an interesting tradition arose that is mentioned in the Mishnah. A portion of the
crimson sash was attached to the door of the temple before the goat was sent into the
wilderness. The sash would supernaturally turn from red to white as the goat met its end,
signalling to the people that Elohim had accepted their sacrifices and their sins were forgiven
and taken away from them completely. This was based upon Isaiah 1:18. As stated earlier,
the Mishnah tells us that 40 years before the destruction of the temple, the sash stopped
turning white. This, of course, was whenY’s hua was slain on the tree. Very interesting.
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