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.(Leviticus 16:21-22)
Here is an ominous irony; on the eve of Yom Kippur, the God appointed Holy Day of Israel, our President Barak Hussein Obama grovels and apologizes before world leaders on behalf of a Christian country, seeking to appease Islam.
Yom Kippur, the “day of atonement”, calls upon Jews around the world to personal repentance, contemplation of sin, transgression and iniquity, and which points to the only God ordained solution to sin; propitiation by means of the God appointed substitutionary sacrifice. Among these sacrifices was the “Scapegoat” which bore the sin of Israel out into the wilderness, after the High Priest confessed the sins of the people upon Him.
Our Anti Christian leader, whose whole administration has been one continuous condemnation of America and the west for their “sins”against the third world and particularly the Muslim world, once again bowed low on our behalf, if not physically, certainly he did it orally, when he pledged to the avowed enemies of God, Israel, Christians and the west in general, that “we can’t let the future belong to those who slander the Prophet Mohammed”.
How could one possibly slander a pirate, rapist, and false prophet?
Obama has been busy “scapegoating”, blaming the over the top violence of crazed Muslim mobs, on an obscure Coptic film maker in LA, and by extension, blaming the Copts, the Christians, the Jews, and the West for the ills of the developing world. Obama is the “Anti-Aaron”, laying hands on and imputing trespasses collectively to all of us in the Judeo Chrstian west.
In the ancient temple services, as the High Priest of Israel performed the sacred transaction covering the sins of Israel, behind the curtain of the Holy of Holies. All Israel waited with bated breath for the High Priest to emerge, signifying that the sins of Israel had been covered once again for another year.
But in Israel and around the world among the Jews, now we see sad shades of the grandeur of the earlier temple services. Black hatted Hasidim twirl chickens as they confess their sins, and the sins of the nation, hoping for atonement, yet having no scriptural reason to believe that they will find it in the ritual given them by Rabbis and not ordained of God
.Obviously there is no forgiveness in this sad practice, seemingly necessitated by the destruction, of temple priesthood and sacrificial system in 70 AD.
How could God have allowed the temple and priesthood to be destroyed for two thousand years? Would the Most High really leave his people with no means of atonement for any length of time?
Yet the God of Israel warned them it would happen,
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days Hosea 3:4-5
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(Daniel 9:26)
But He made provision for the atonement of His people.
Forty years before the temple was destroyed, another priest took his place on a different altar, and offered himself as an atonement for the people, bearing the just and full penalty for their iniquities and transgressions, as he hung between heaven and earth.
Moses our teacher tells us, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree…” . This derelicted man, alone and tormented, abandoned by friend,lover and by God, utterly helpless before his foes, and dying a criminals death, was truly cursed of God, even wearing a thorny crown of the curse, as a sign of it.
But as Daniel predicted, he wasn’t cursed for himself but for the people, for “He was wounded for our transgression, bruised for iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed”. He too emerged from behind a curtain, as the Yom Kippur High Priest did, when he was raised up from the dead. This is our day of atonement, for reconciliation and peace has been brought to us through the crucified Messiah,Jesus!
But back to the “Kings of the world” and the demonic parody of Yom Kippur; in Obama’s version of appeasement, there will be no reconciliation with those who have long sought to destroy us, nor is the “guilt” that Obama and his ilk would charge us with based on reality. How troubling that the leader of a christian nation seeks to satisfy the claims of implacable pagans, who hate us!
All of this is being played out as a satanic parody of something that is real. There is an eschatological “Day of Atonement” which must precede the final ,heavenly Feast of Tabernacles. All men must be faced with the reality of their sins, and are being called to repentence.
Israel in particular is being searched, in fact we are coming into the “time of Jacob’s trouble”,
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.(Jeremiah 30:7-9)
God is dealing with His people Israel, and with the church and with the sinners of the world, who are being forced to take sides, for or against the God of the Bible. May Israel find peace through her Messiah! Maranatha!