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Friday, 20 September 2013

More on Isaac's family and Yom Kippur.

This is to outline some of the motif's seen in the previous post and make some links for Christians.

Two goats are killed.
One son takes the blame and is sent away.
One son loses everything  - is 'sacrificed ' for the sake of the Promise.
There is a judgement which is final.

At Yom Kippur, one goat bears the sins of the nation and is sent into the desert. In later years over a high cliff so the sins cannot return. The other goat is sacrificed. 

Is the sacrifice acceptable? What judgement falls on the nation and on individuals? It is a time of repentance.

Jesus fulfills both goats. He is the one sent away bearing the sins of the world. He is the acceptable sacrifice. But this has already been done at Passover. Therefore, Yom Kippur becomes a recognition of what has already been accomplished. The Jewish Nation has yet to do this, as a whole. 

The Fulfillment of this appointment, by Jesus, will be at the end of the seven last years when Israel calls upon Jesus as Messiah to save the nation, and the world, from the depredations of the Anti-Christ and the Wrath of God.

But what of those Jews and Christians who do believe in Jesus as the Christ? They have been saved from the wrath of God at Trumpets.

This is just a guess on my part, but I wonder if, for believers in Jesus as Messiah, this might be the Judgement Throne of Christ. The place where our rewards and responsibilities are handed out and some are saved 'as through fire'.

Eventually, after the millennium, the Last Judgement will take place at Yom Kippur.


Finally, we can go to Succoth, where the fulfillments are, for the most part,  much happier events.

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