“Then Aaron will kill the lamb as the sin gift for the people.
He will bring its blood inside the curtain.
He will put it on the mercy-seat and in front of it.
Thus, He will pay for the sins of all the people of Israel.
Remember! After Adam and Eve divorced their Creator, they made coverings for themselves. (Genesis 3:7) God rejected the clothing because it didn’t deal with the core problem. So, God clothed the pair with skins obtained via the sacrifice of a lamb.
Fast forward! “Then Aaron will kill the lamb as the sin gift for the people. He will bring its blood inside the curtain. He will put it on The Mercy Seat and in front of it. He will pay for the sins of all the people. (Leviticus 16:15-17)
“Yom Kippur is the most solemn day of the Biblical calendar. The Hebrew words “Yom Kippur” are usually translated as the Day of Atonement. Yom means Day, but Kippur comes from the Hebrew word “Kapparah” which more accurately means “covering”. (The Meaning of Yom Kippur)
Adam and Eve were clothed / covered via the sacrifice of a lamb. On the Day of Atonement, “The Mercy Seat” was covered by the blood of a lamb. David tells us exactly what this means. “How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is COVERED! How joyful is the man the Lord does not charge with sin.” (Psalm 32:1)
Did you notice? God’s restoration was founded upon MERCY, bestowed via the blood of an innocent lamb!
Little wonder the prophet could not contain himself! “I will acknowledge the Lord’s acts of MERCY, and sing the praises of the Lord, because of everything that the Lord has done for us. He has done many good things because of his compassion and his UNLIMITED MERCY.“ (Isaiah 63:6-8)
The last post (Blood Trail) is extremely important in understanding this post!
Originally posted 2019-04-17 14:40:18.