Day of Atonement

  • Lev. 16:29, 30. On the tenth day of the seventh month of the Jewish year, the confessed sins of the righteous were cleansed from the sanctuary.
  • Isa. 59:2. Sin separates God from His people.
  • Lev. 16:16. 33. Atonement means at-one-ment. The atonement was for both apartments of the sanctuary and the people.
  • Lev. 16:7-19. Cleansed with blood.
  • Lev. 16:18, 19. Last work at the golden altar.
  • Lev. 16:20; Rev. 20:11, 12. When the high priest leaves the sanctuary, the work of reconciling, or atonement for the people, is complete.
  • 2 Cor. 5:18-21. Christ removes the sins from the people, thus making them at-one-ment with God.
  • Lev. 16:8, margin. Scapegoat is Azazel. The Syr. Trans. has Azazel the "angel [strong one] who revolted." The oldest opinions of the Hebrews and Christians are that Azazel is the name of the devil.
  • Lev . 16:20-22. When the high priest had completed the work of atonement for the people, the sins were placed on Azazel.
  • Rev. 20:1-3. After every case is decided for eternity, Satan, the antitype, with the sins of the righteous placed upon him, is left on the desolate earth.
  • Lev. 16:23. High priest changed his garments.
  • Lev. 16:24-28. Clad in other garments, he proceeded to cleanse the court. At the end of the day nothing but ashes remained of sin.
  • Matt. 13:40-42. At the end of the world, Christ will cleanse the earth, the antitypical court, from all sin.
  • Rev. 19:14-16. When He comes to do that work, He wears kingly, not priestly, garments.
  • Isa. 63:1-4. They are garments of vengeance.
  • Mal. 4:1-3. When the antitypical day of atonement is complete, there is nothing but ashes remaining of sin and sinners.
  • Isa. 65:17, 18. Every trace of sin will be wiped from the face of the earth.


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