October 4, 2019

Day of Atonement - Leviticus 16

Over the years as I have studied the Tabernacle of Moses, I have been fascinated by the ritual of the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. It was the most significant event of the Jewish calendar. It was the only day when the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies. It was the day when he reconciled Israel with God.

As part of the ritual, lots would be cast for two goats. One for the Lord, the other for the scapegoat. The blood of the first allowed the high priest to enter into the Holy of Holies on behalf of the people. The second goat (the scapegoat) had the sins of Israel placed upon its head and then he was led into the wilderness to die. No other sacrifice comes closer to the atonement of Jesus Christ, as it is the only one where full intercession was made allowing Israel to enter God's presence.

After years of studying, and several film shoots, I finally have enough footage to create a full video for the text of Leviticus 16. I did remove some of the verses that were more complicated, so this is not the full ritual, but it hopefully is enough to give you the idea of what is going on. The text of the video comes directly from the KJV of Leviticus 16:2-5, 7-8, 11-15, 18, 20-22, 24, 34. I hope you enjoy! In a few days, I will be publishing a video that goes more in-depth into the Day of Atonement and its powerful foreshadowing of the Savior Jesus Christ.