JESUS FULFILLED THE FEAST OF ATONEMENT

JESUS FULFILLED THE FEAST OF ATONEMENT

Hello all,

There are a great deal of studies on the “Feasts of the Lord” and the majority are on how Jesus will fulfill this Feast of Atonement at His Second Coming. That is understandable as putting events in the future was, is and will continue to be, one of the enemy’s greatest tools of deception.

It is so important to stay focused on the Lord at this time. And, we need to refocus on what Jesus did for us, and already accomplished to complete perfection. I am presenting these studies on the Fall feasts to show how Jesus fulfilled them, and how the Bible plainly tells us this is so. We need to be alert to the kinds of deceptions that seem so “righteous” on the outside that they can deceive even the elect! Wise as serpents, and gentle as doves. Giving Jesus all of ourselves so that we can discern with our spirits, and react in love.

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Link of article or video : [url] http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-did-jesus-fulfill-the-day-of-atonement/#ixzz36AQuQcQc [/url]

How Did Jesus Fulfill The Day of Atonement?

Why does the Day of Atonement point to Jesus Christ? How did He fulfill this day by His work on the cross?

The Day of Atonement

This was the one day whereby all the nation of Israel was commanded to fast and was the only feast day of the Jews where there was no food to be eaten from the beginning of this High Day at sunset to sunset the following day. It was a solemn feast day for them and one that symbolized the taking away of sin and placing the guilt on a goat and sending him off into the Wilderness.

Jesus conquered the very best of Satan’s temptation and He was 40 days and 40 nights in the Wilderness overcoming the strongest tempter of all time. The Orthodox Jews call this the Jewish High Day of Atonement or Yom Kipper (Yom, “day” and Kipper, “to atone”) and today Christians see this fulfilled by Christ Who has made us “at one” with God through His own bodily sacrifice. The Day of Atonement was a shadow of the coming work of Christ on Calvary; therefore this day is no longer needed because there remains no more sacrifice for sins (Heb 8:5).

This feast day was the only one where the entire animal is burned on the altar, except for the animal skin which the priest would keep. This shows the complete and utter sacrifice of Jesus and the fire that consumed the animal shows that God’s judgment was placed upon Christ (as fire is symbolic of God’s judgment) on our behalf. The animal skin was all that remained and the skin was worn by the priest which reflects that we are clothed in His righteousness and when God the Father sees us, He actually sees Jesus’ own righteousness (2 Cor 5:21).

It is as Isaiah wrote “he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:10). This is very much like Zachariah 3:4-5 where the angel of the Lord told Joshua (not Joshua from the Book of Joshua) the high priest “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.” And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments.”

Jesus Offering of Himself

This Day of Atonement was a Burnt Offering and was considered the most important of the Jewish High Days because of the significance of assigning the guilt on the scape goat and placing hands on the goats head and then sending him off into the Wilderness, thus sending away the sins of the people. If the goat came back it was sometimes pushed off a cliff and killed showing that this guilt was permanently removed, just as Christ’s death has once and for all removed our sins from us.

Paul said that these days were a shadow of things to come and the One Who cast the shadow is now here in reality and the Light of the World that cast that shadow was Jesus Christ (Col 2:16-17). Certainly the light is more important than the shadow because this Light was the source or cause for the shadow to be cast. That Light of course was Jesus Himself Who is called the light of the world. John wrote “about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world” (John 1:7-9).

The Scape Goat and Jesus’ Becoming Sin

Leviticus shows us the solemn ceremony that was involved in ascribing the sin guilt of the people onto the goats head in chapter 16:21-22 “And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness. The goat shall bear all their iniquities on itself to a remote area, and he shall let the goat go free in the wilderness.”

Here is what seems to match what Christ did on the cross. Aaron, the high priest, laid both hands on the head of the goat, the seat of intellect, and then confessed over it all of their sins. Today we confess our sins and our Intercessor, Jesus Christ the High Priest enters into the Holy of Holies like Aaron did. He sprinkled the blood of a bull over the mercy seat just as Jesus entered the Holy of Holies with His own blood and we can confess our sins as they were placed on Christ and He intercedes for us.

We now have access to the Holy of Holies, where the Father resides in heaven and we can approach Him by the blood born sacrifice of Jesus (Heb 9:12). That is why they were told “afflict yourselves” (Lev 16:31) because Jesus was more than afflicted for our redemption. Afflict almost always means fasting. Today, believers fast when they have sinned grievously, are praying for a great need, or just hunger to know God better.
Jesus the High Priest

Hebrews chapters eight and nine give a beautifully vivid portrait of the eternal High Priest, Jesus Christ’s work.

Hebrews 8:6-7, 13 “it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second. In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away”

The first covenant was not so as much faultless as it was not able to take away sins; it could only cover them. Jesus’ blood sacrifice made them obsolete and takes sins away.

Hebrews 9:12 “he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.”

As there used to be daily offerings of blood sacrifices and annual High Days where animals had to be killed, showing the high price of sin, they could not take the sins away because the blood of goats (even the scape goat) and calves (or bulls) had to be repeated over and over again but Jesus entered the holy place one time with His own blood and secured our “eternal redemption.”

Hebrews 9:24-26 “For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”

The temple, a copy of the heavenly, was not the same as the literal Holy of Holies in heaven so Jesus entered there Himself, bringing in His own blood in the “presence of God on our behalf” and it was done once and for all. Since He was the Perfect Sacrifice, this didn’t have to be done over and over. This “put away [our] sin by the sacrifice of himself.”

Conclusion

Hebrews 9:26 says that “he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” but then tells us that “it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27). You have an appointment with death and you have no idea when that will be but “Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time” (Heb 9:28a) and if Christ’s blood sacrifice was not accepted by you then you will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 20:11-15) but if you have repented and trusted in Him, He will appear a second time but “not to deal with [your] sin but to save [you] who are eagerly waiting for him” (Heb 9:28b). What you have coming to you at His second coming is drastically different. What will it be for you?

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Continued…..

Hello all,

The following is in addition to the short study above. Here I have included the link to the full article, as I am only using part of it.

This link compared OT and NT, and how Jesus fulfilled all the requirements necessary.

Link of article or video : [url]http://www.fortheloveoftruth.wordpress.com/yom-kippur-day-of-atonement/ [/url]

Piece of link article:

Lev 16:15,16 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, 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: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins…

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Heb 9: 13,14,23,24 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? … It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these… For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

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Lev 16:21,22 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: 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.

Isa 53:6,11 …the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all…for he shall bear their iniquities.

Heb 9:28; 13:12,13 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many… Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

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Lev 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.

Heb 10:10,12,14 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

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Jesus was the Scape Goat as well as the Lamb of God! He fulfilled both roles in the Plan of Salvation! This is Truth, and it is much more important that we as His followers acknowledge this fact, then to be looking for a future fulfillment. It was finished by Christ! He made us kings and priests in His earthly kingdom WHICH HE ESTABLISHED AT THE CROSS.

He is now coming back to Judge that earthly Kingdom, and to bring in a new age, on a New earth with a new Heaven. By putting a 1000 years of another earthly kingdom in between is just another way we have been hood winked by the wolves in sheep’s clothing!

Believe His Holy Word! When one has Christ they will find rest from all seeking for another answer to the how, when and why they are here. Religion does not lead to Truth, it leads away from it.

This is personal, especially right now when the whole world is a whirlwind of deception. One needs the Rock to cling to, be sheltered by, and to stand on.

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!

Patti C.

 

 

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Author: kinz2all

Hello all! What a long strange trip it has been! I am amazed that through 40 years of Bible studies, Bible College, and attending a multitude of churches, of varying denominations, I have come full circle back to the day when I was “born again”. On that day (Sept 24th 1978) I found the Truth when Jesus found me. I knew in an instant that I could live in eternity by living in the moment with Christ. God is love and loves everyone and wants everyone to be set free in Christ. That the spiritual world trumps the material world and by focusing on Christ one can live spiritually every moment, and death to self brings abundant new life. This was massively life changing! I went from being broken to being whole! I could not contain the love and joy within me. I was a different person and all my relationships changed. And shortly after that earthshaking day, I did sell everything I owned and went on the road proclaiming the JOY of the Good News!! Yet, after three years, I settled down and starting going to church, realizing I had not truly studied the Word of God. I had attended church as a child and as a teen I sang in the choir and taught vacation Bible school, so I knew the major highlights of the Gospel, and pretty much believed what preachers were preaching about God’s Word. Still, I did not find the fire of the Spirit in many of the churches I attended. To me, all the different denominations were creating division not unity in the body of Christ, by chopping up the Word to suit the traditions of men. In 1997 I decided to start reading and studying the Bible for myself. I read books about the “rapture” and the Left Behind series of books and started to see how churches were so divided on these issues and nothing they were teaching really rang true in my heart. I attended Bible College in 2004 and got my Masters in Theology and really got into understanding the End Times as taught by the pre-trib and pre-wrath rapture groups and authors. I was completely sold on this interpretation of the Bible, so much so, that I started writing about it on a pre-trib web site called Five Doves. I got really into waiting for the rapture and trying to figure out the timing and all that, and wrote many many articles about how and when this would happen. It was exciting, I felt that I was learning so much. The more I studied on my own the more I started to see that I did not see in His Word the same things that others were seeing and started to write about what I was finding. As soon as I did this, and started to stray away from the herd of pre-tribbers, I was thrown off the web site. As soon as that happened, the Lord started giving me new revelations and I started asking questions and rely on Him to show me in His Word the answers I was looking for. The major turning point was when I started writing for another web site (Rapture Prophecy Bible Forum) and found out who Israel truly is. That is the foundation for all Bible study…once one knows whom Israel is, one can never go back to dispensational beliefs. That opened the flood gates of revelations from the Lord. He made sure that I would have the time to truly focus on what the Holy Spirit was showing me. I fell down some stairs and broke both of my feet and was not able to do anything but study the Bible. And Study I did!! I was consumed with it, day and night and felt on fire for the Truth. Things that I had believed in for so long just fell away, and everyday I was finding out more and more. Although I started to see that there is no end time rapture, I still believed in a future Second Coming and that we were in the Last Days and how the world was becoming a dark place full of evil. I wrote much about this…even on this blog. Yet, at the same time finding out about the Kingdom of God and how it has already come, and how the Jewish feasts have all been fulfilled in Christ. We are not waiting for the last three to be fulfilled as so many preach and teach. The plan of Salvation was FINISHED AT THE CROSS, and all that was left to be fulfilled was the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost…the 7th and last feast not the 4th…and Christ’s Second Coming in Judgment and the resurrection of the saints. That brings me up to recent time, and my most recent revelations from the Lord and I am shocked at what I have found out! I never even conceived that the Bible was a finished work and that there was no longer anything left to be fulfilled. Yet, that is what I have found out and it is AMAZING how I feel totally set free!! The Truth truly does set one free from the searching and the divisions of the traditions of man!! It all makes so much sense and every verse has taken on a new and heartfelt meaning!! It is GOOD NEWS!! Jesus is our King we can live in His Kingdom RIGHT NOW!! He did ALL He said he would do, when He said He would do it, all we need to do is KNOW HIM. The only event left to happen will happen to each of His children when they pass from this world and into eternity. I was so overwhelmed by my discoveries that I did not know how to approach beginning to write about it. Also, it labels me (and I hate labels in reference to divisions in Christ) I find that I have become a full Preterist. I would never ever have thought this is where my studies would lead, but cannot deny it is where the Lord has brought me. I am now ready to start proving it and that is what I will be doing from here on out. Perhaps the most wonderful aspect of all this is that it has brought me full circle. When I was born again and shown the power of Jesus and relying on Him, I knew it was finished in Him…He was the answer to all. Love is the strongest power in the universe and God is love. Nothing else really mattered. It was not until I got caught up in the “traditions of men” that the path got crooked and the way confusing. Yet, it is so wonderful to find out that His Word tells us the Truth, and that Jesus is the Way, the TRUTH, and the life. That being said, I will be posting studies that helped me understand, and hope that anyone out there that is reading this may find what they may be looking for, as they take this journey OF FINDING OUT FOR YOURSELF. God bless all, and may you be in His love and Light today and always!! JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!! Patti C.

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  1. I am so glad that you like other website’s Christian articles but material like ours, but the recent article form What Christians Want to Know is copyright material. I know you mean no harm. The web site, WhatChristiansWanttoKnow.com is for this website alone and is original, unpublished anywhere else articles written by employees of that website. Normally, unauthorized attempt to use this website’s material/articles, even by giving credit to the writer and the website (from WhatChristiansWantToKnow.com) may seem good and proper but it is wrong. We are very pleased you think it is worthy to be republished, but it is the desire of the website from which this material was published remain the sole property of and not be duplicated or reprinted without written permission from the websites attorney and the CEO.

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    1. Dear Pastor Wellman,

      I am so very sorry, and humbly apologize to you and your writers. I loved many articles on your website, and I did think providing links was good enough. Now, I know different and will do as you advised in the future. It was difficult to find many good studies on the topic of how Christ fulfilled the Feasts, most see a future fulfillment. I was blessed to find your site, and do not want in anyway to abuse it.

      Thank you for taking the time to correct me, and show me the proper conduct.

      May the Lord bless and keep you,

      Patti C.

      1. Patty…thank you for your great humility. I apologize if I came across too strong and I am sorry for that. By all means, if you put an intro to our articles or a lead paragraph and then the link “Full Article” and then put the link there, you are welcome to any of our over 500 articles. I do love your blog. Maybe it will draw some traffic to your site for these are all originals and not on any other site so please know that you can put up a paragraph or the intro to the article and feel free. Yes, I do agree about the Feasts. These are all so overlooked, and yes, there are few on the web. That is a shame because they all point to Jesus Christ, don’t they! Thank you and may God richly bless you. I am going to follow your biblically sound blog. May God richly bless you Patti.

      2. Thank you so very much! Yes, I will put in the links as you advise. I am glad you want to share your site with all those who thirst. I pray that both your site and my blog will draw more readers, as time is so short. Truth is in short supply these days, seems everyone wants to make money on the commercialization of Christ, with all these end time theories, books,videos and DVDs!! The message of the Gospel is simple, one must die to self and be born again. Pick up their cross daily and follow Him. If one does that, everything else will follow, as understanding will be from the Mind of Christ.

        Bless you for offering your articles! I am excited to go to your site and read more, and share them properly. I am thrilled we met, and to know that someone I respect as putting forth Truth, has seen what I am doing as helping that along.

        May the Lord keep His arms around you and yours,

        YSIC

        Patti C.

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