Friday, January 13, 2012

From Shadows to Substance: Jesus is the True and Final Scapegoat

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. Leviticus 16:21-22

Can you see it? Can you see Christ in this passage? Check out Isaiah 53 to read some serious parallels to this 'sin-bearing' account in Leviticus.

Jesus is the true and final scapegoat bearing the sins of His people once and for all on the cross.

In Leviticus we see the shadow, in the passion accounts of Isaiah, Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John we see the substance.

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