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Summary: The tales of the two goats was fulfilled in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Leviticus 16:1-22

Topic: The tales of two goats

In the passages of scriptures, God gives Moses some instructions to teach Aaron about the two goats that was to be used in a sin offering for the children of Israel. Aaron, who was Moses brother and a high priest for the nation of Israel, he was to take two goats without blemish, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Then Aaron was to cast lots upon the two goats; one chosen to be for the Lord, and the other chosen to become a scapegoat.

And Aaron was to bring the first goat, which was chosen to be for the Lord, and this goat was to be brought to the altar, and to be killed as a sin offering for the children of Israel. And the blood of the goat was to be sprinkled on the mercy seat as a sacrifice for the sins of Israel.

But the other goat, which had been chosen to be the scapegoat, Aaron was to present the goat alive before the Lord, and place both of his hands on the goat forehead and confess the sins of Israel to make atonement with the Lord. After that, Aaron was to lead the goat into the wilderness, and turn the goat a loose. And as the goat wandered away, never to be seen again, it symbolically took the sins of Israel along with himself, and the sins of Israel were gone away.

As we look into the New Testament, both of these two goats were pictures of what Jesus Christ has done for us. Just as the first goat was slain at the altar for the sins of Israel, the old rugged cross was a altar for us, where Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God gave his live as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. John 1:29 SAYS, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world by his sheeded blood on the cross. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrated his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Hebrews 9:22 says, “Without the shedding of the blood, there is no remission of sins.”

And just as the scapegoat symbolically portrayed for Israel--- the removal of their sins, Jesus fulfilled this in reality. Jesus became out substitute for our sins. When we trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, our sins have been taken away completely. God removes our sins away from us as far as east is from the west, and He will remember them no more.

I John 2:1-2 says, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any of you sin, we have a advocate with the Father, Jesus the righteous. And He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

Ephesians 1:7 says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.”


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