When you examine the Holy Bible, you will discover that God commanded Children of Israel to observe His commanded Feasts on the commanded appointed days (Leviticus 23:1-44). All these Feasts were just a shadow which pointed to better things to come and of which some have already happened (Colossians 2:13-17).
Today, we are looking at secrets of the Judgement Day which was observed as Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27-33). During the observation of this Holy Feast as commanded by God, the High Priest was commanded to take two goats and present them before God. Then, he (High Priest) was commanded to cast lots upon the two goats and one lot was for the Lord and other lot was for the Scape goat Leviticus 16:7-10. In reality, the God’s goat was holy without any problem and instead of offering the scape goat (devil) they used to offer the God’s goat (Leviticus 16:15). The scape goat (which belonged to the devil) was instead released into the desert (Leviticus 16:20).
What did all the above point to?!
All the Feasts which were observed by children of Israel in the First Covenant were just a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which were offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect (Hebrews 10:1-28).
How Jesus replaced the God’s Goat?
Before Jesus was condemned, a High priest (Caiaphas) during that time prophesized (not of his knowledge but being a High Priest during that period) that it was necessary for one person to die for the people than for the whole nation to perish (John 11:45-52). This prophecy was fulfilled in Matthew 27:17-26 when Jesus (who had no sin and represented the God’s Goat which used to be offered for the sin of all people in Israel) was offered to be crucified and released Barabbas (who was a sinner and represented the scape goat used to be released in the wildness with all the sin of the people on its head).
These are the secrets you need to understand about Judgement Day
Many denominations preach to their followers that during judgement, God will call everyone on table and open each and everyone’s file for examining his or her actions for judgement. This kind of message is very wrong based on the facts below:
- Jesus is now the High Priest Hebrews 9:11-14 and entered the Most Holy place bargaining with His Father to forgive our sins Romans 8:34; Acts 7:55-56; Mark 16:19; Mat 26:64.
- The judgement is on ever-since Jesus died and resurrected from the dead (Hebrews 9:27-28).
- The WORD (Gospel) he introduced is actually judging us right now (John 12:48).
- We are right now being judged as the House of God (1Peter 4:17-18; John 16:8-).
- Jesus is not coming back the second time to execute judgement but is coming to take the righteous to Heaven as a reward to us (Revelation 22:12). Further, when we die, our actions (good or bad) go with us and don’t expect again to revisit them (Revelation 14:13). So, once we die, then everything of us closes up and the judgement is executed based on our actions.
So, based on our study above, during the day of observing the Atonement Day, no one was allowed to work (Leviticus 23:27-28) but instead, everyone was supposed to be crying and confessing his or her sins to God as also the High Priest was making interception for everyone before God by the blood of animals.
So, even us during this time of judgement, we need to create more time for God and not spend most of our time only on our activities and spare just very little for God.
What will happen when Jesus comes back and during the 1000 years?
In our study above, we looked at the scape goat (which represented Satan Leviticus 16:7-10) which used to be sent in the desert after it was carried with the sins of people. Also, during the atonement day, every one supposed to cry out to God while confessing his or her sins. Else he or she died on looking at the High Priest when he came out of the Holy Place (Leviticus 23:29-31).
So, when Jesus comes back, anyone who will be alive and not a righteous person will die instantly and those who will be alive and righteous will be converted and given uncorruptible bodies before departure to heaven. Further, the dead who died in God will resurrect and be given uncorruptible bodies (1Corinthians 15:51-54).
The rest of the dead who died not in God will not resurrect on the second coming of Jesus till after 1000 years (Revelation 20:5).
Since all the righteous will be taken in heaven and the rest of the people will be dead, then Satan will be left alone in the world and this is what the Bible refer to as bottomless pit which is equivalent to the desert there the scape goat was sent every year (Revelation 20:1-3). So, this time Satan will not be able to deceive anyone because there will not be anyone alive on earth and it will be like a desert.
God Bless you all as you reflect on this key concepts of our salvation.