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Wednesday, 4 January 2023

The 2nd death and Christ

 Let's start here


The scapegoat and the sacrificial lamb are not the same. I know ones a goat and the other a lamb. But besides that they represent two different ideas


A sacrificial lamb is a metaphor for an animal or person sacrificed for the common good


Jesus the sacrificial lamb


He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.

Isaiah 53:7 NLT

https://bible.com/bible/116/isa.53.7.NLt


The sacrificial lamb at Passover


The animal you select must be a one-year-old male, either a sheep or a goat, with no defects.

Exodus 12:5 NLT



The Passover lamb was either a sheep or a goat and had to be male and without defect


What is a scapegoat?


scape·​goat ˈskāp-ˌgōt. : a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur.


and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat, and send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.

Leviticus 16:21 RSV

https://bible.com/bible/2020/lev.16.21.RSV



Consider this text


All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:6 KJV

https://bible.com/bible/1/isa.53.6.KJV


More proof that God the father laid on God the son the sins of us all but notice that  'him' has a lowercase capital alluding to Jesus the man on the cross and 'LORD' is capitalised and alludes to God the Father.


Jesus is both the sacrificial lamb and the scapegoat 


If Jesus is the scapegoat then to fulfill the definition he must then be sent into the wilderness 


Jesus was sent to the wilderness by the spirit after his was baptized in water


Consider Christ in the wilderness 


And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: and there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

Mark 1:10‭-‬13 KJV

https://bible.com/bible/1/mrk.1.10-13.KJv


Jesus was sent to the wilderness but to be tempted by Satan not to carry our sins 


Consider these words


“When Aaron has finished purifying the Most Holy Place and the Tabernacle and the altar, he must present the live goat. He will lay both of his hands on the goat’s head and confess over it all the wickedness, rebellion, and sins of the people of Israel. In this way, he will transfer the people’s sins to the head of the goat. Then a man specially chosen for the task will drive the goat into the wilderness. As the goat goes into the wilderness, it will carry all the people’s sins upon itself into a desolate land.Leviticus 16:20‭-‬22 NLT

https://bible.com/bible/116/lev.16.20-22.NLT


Also consider


When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

Revelation 1:17‭-‬18 NLT

https://bible.com/bible/116/rev.1.17-18.NLT


Death and the grave are gates to some other place and Jesus has the keys


Consider


“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. Whoever is victorious will not be harmed by the second death.Revelation 2:11 NLT


https://bible.com/bible/116/rev.2.11.NLT


What does it mean to be victorious 


Consider the following


For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

1 John 5:4‭-‬5 NLT

https://bible.com/bible/116/1jn.5.4-5.NLT


Only through faith in Christ can you avoid the 2nd death and your name be written in the lambs book of life


Amen



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