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10 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 18

or JUBILEE -- all debts were to be canceled, and
all slaves, all in bondage were to be let free.
All of that was, and is, just a SYMBOL
of the real LIBERATION and canceling of debts
which will take place on the REAL JUBILEE
when the Messiah comes, when that
ATONEMENT TRUMPET sounds. People will
be forgiven, and ALL sins will be carried away.
The FINALITY will be when all are made spirit
and there will be NO MORE SIN!

New Testament Explains High Priest’s

1. Is the Messiah our perfect, sinless
High Priest? Hebrews 6:20; 7:26.
2. Was the high priest of the Aaronic
priesthood -- an impure mortal human being --
COMMENT: This incense pictured the
fit to stand in the very presence of the sinless
kind of prayer YEHOVAH God will hear. Sweet
spiritual Creator? Leviticus 16:2, 3, 6.
incense shows our attitude must not be bitter or
COMMENT: The book of Leviticus
vindictive. As the incense was beaten fine, so
includes the law of rituals -- animal sacrifices,
must we be specific in our prayer. Too many
meal and drink offerings, incense burnings and
people pray first for their own personal desires,
various washings -- which the priests in Old
then end quickly with something like, “And, oh
Testament times had to perform. The apostle
yes, God, bless everybody."
Paul called it the “law of works” (Greek ergon,
The cloud of incense was not physically
which means physical labor). That was the law
to screen the high priest from the glory of
which “was added because of transgressions till
YEHOVAH God. It was only a temporary
the seed (the Messiah) should come" (Galatians
ceremonial type.
As incense arises from hot coals, so
The sacrifices were a substitute for the
prayers are to ascend like a cloud from the
Messiah, designed to lead Israel to the Messiah
righteous. Prayers bring YEHOVAH’s people
(Galatians 3:24, 25) and therefore after the
protection as the incense protected the high
crucifixion ceased to be necessary.
Let us understand the meaning of the
4. Did the high priest have to offer a sin
rituals in this chapter that we may know what
offering for himself? Leviticus 16:6 and 14.
had to do specifically with the Day of
Why was the blood sprinkled on the mercy seat?
Atonement and what was merely ceremonial.
Hebrews 9: 13, 7, 20.
3. Was the high priest required to wear
COMMENT: In the Ark of the
special holy garments (compare Revelation
Covenant beneath the mercy seat were the two
19:8) and to bathe his whole body before being
tables of stone (Hebrews 9:4) on which
allowed in the presence of YEHOVAH God?
YEHOVAH God had engraved the Ten
Leviticus 16:4, 23. Was it necessary he be
Commandments with His own finger. Since
accompanied in the most holy place by a “cloud”
these were the very laws whose breaking made
of incense? Verses 12 and 13. What does
the sin offering necessary, the sacrificial blood
incense symbolize? Revelation 5:8.
Day of Atonement -- AT-ONE-MENT with YEHOVAH God!
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