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Lesson 18 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course 11

was sprinkled on and before the cover to the Ark, The Real Meaning of the Day of Atonement
thus symbolically “covering” broken law.
5. How did this ritualistic blood (sin Ten days after the Feast of Trumpets --
offering) picture the Messiah? Romans 3:25; which SYMBOLIZES YEHOVAH’s final call
Revelation 5:9. to the nations of the world to repent of their sins
COMMENT: The high priest has -- and the trumpet plagues of the Day of the
completely purified himself and is ready to go LORD, picturing the Messiah’s return and the
out and officiate. What follows next has to do beginning JUDGMENTS of the nations -- comes
specifically with the Day of Atonement. Its types the Day of Atonement, the DAY OF FINAL
foreshadow New Testament fulfillments. JUDGMENT!
6. Did the high priest next offer the goat Before the Feast of Tabernacles (that
chosen by lot “for the LORD” as a sin offering great festival of harvesting and thanksgiving)
for all the people? Leviticus 16:15. could take place Israel, as a nation, had to be
7. Does the New Testament plainly tell RECONCILED to YEHOVAH God. Only a
us that Yeshua as High Priest and the heaven of people AT PEACE WITH YEHOVAH could
YEHOVAH’s throne are the REALITIES which rejoice before Him in the blessing with which He
the Old Testament high priest and Tabernacle had crowned the year. On the Day of Atonement
only represented? Hebrews 9:23, 24; 8:2, 5. To the slate was WIPED CLEAN and the Israelites
get the complete picture, read the whole of could begin their lives anew.
chapter 9 and through the 13th verse of 1. It was on this day that the high priest
chapter 10 of Hebrews. was allowed to enter the Holy of Holies, dressed
8. Did the Messiah enter behind the veil in white clothing that symbolized the PERFECT
to the very throne of YEHOVAH God in PURITY which was sought by the atonement of
heaven? Hebrews 6:19, 20; 8:1. Was it his own that day. Notice Zechariah 3:4.
blood which he presented as an offering for sin? COMMENT: This verse epitomizes the
Hebrews 9:12. REMOVAL of Joshua’s “filthy garments” and
9. Then did not the Messiah BEGIN to do the clothing of him with a “change of raiment.”
what the Aaronic high priest did in type on the Yeshua the Messiah, in his redemptive work on
Day of Atonement? Hebrews 9:7; Leviticus behalf of mankind, was TYPIFIED by Israel’s
16:15-19. high priest and by the animals used in
COMMENT: Note the need for the connection with the ceremony.
goat’s blood which symbolized the blood of the 2. In his letter to the Hebrews, the apostle
Messiah. Even the altar, the Tabernacle and the Paul shows that Yeshua the Messiah is the great
mercy seat were considered to be defiled by their antitypical High Priest. Notice Hebrews 5:4-10.
presence among the carnal, sinning Israelites. 3. Paul also reveals that the high priest’s
This was because continually all through the entry into the Holy of Holies one day a year (Day
year Israel’s sins were symbolically transferred of Atonement) with the blood of sacrificial
to the Tabernacle and its fixtures. Once a year on animals FORESHADOWED the entrance of
the Day of Atonement this mountainous load of Yeshua the Messiah into heaven itself with his
guilt was purged from the nation in order that own blood. This made ATONEMENT for those
YEHOVAH God might continue to dwell in exercising FAITH in his sacrifice. Read
Israel. For sin separates from YEHOVAH God Hebrews 9:7-8; 24, 27.
-- YEHOVAH is holy (Isaiah 59:2). COMMENT: We can see from Paul’s
writings that the Day of Atonement is a
Hope of Israel Ministries -- Preparing the Way for
generator of HOPE and CONFIDENCE because
the Return of YEHOVAH God and His Messiah!
it reassures us that the Messiah has opened up for

Day of Atonement -- AT-ONE-MENT with YEHOVAH God!
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