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The Quiet Judgment Day

Based on Leviticus chapter 16

 

Covering the ceremonies associated with the first judgment

and the second advent of Jesus

(Aaron represents Jesus - Hebrews 3:1; 4:14-16)

 

The yearly services (Sep/Oct)

Leviticus 16:1-2

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died. 2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother, that he come not at all times [daily or haphazardly] into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark [of the covenant]; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat [the throne of grace].

 

A special "day" of At-one-ment

Acts 17:30-31

30 And the times of this [former] ignorance God winked [or closed His eye] at, but now commands men every where to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day in the which He will judge the world in righteousness…

This "day" normally comes after death

Hebrews 9:27

… as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment.

 

The first ritual on the day of Atonement

Leviticus 16:3

3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place [in his normal coloured clothes which have bells on them. See Exodus 28:33-35]. With a young bullock for a sin offering [for the forgiveness of sins], and a ram for a burnt offering [for the consecration of lives].

 

The second ceremony of the day

Leviticus 16:4-5

4 He shall put on the holy linen coat [which is all white with no bells], and he shall have the [white] linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a [white] linen girdle, and with the [white] linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on [for the special cleansing ceremony].

5 And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.

 

But before the second ceremony

Leviticus 16:6

6 And Aaron [in his coloured clothes with the bells on them] shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house [in the daily forgiveness ceremony].

 

Jesus carries us in to the judgment
on His shoulders and heart

Exodus 28:9-29

09 And you shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the children of Israel. 10 Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth… 12 and you shall put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod [the high priest’s garment] for stones of memorial to the children of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial…

15 And you shall make the breastplate of judgment with cunning [skilful] work… 17 and you shall set in it settings of stones… 21 and the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel… 29 and Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart when he goes in to the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.

 

The choosing

Leviticus 16:7-10

7 And [after that] he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat. 9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.

10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall [later] be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.

 

The initial ceremony (of the day)

Leviticus 16:11-14

11 And [before this] Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement [of forgiveness] for himself, and for his house [family], and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself.

12 And he shall take a [portable] censer full of burning coals of fire from off the [incense/prayer] altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil. 13 And he shall put the incense upon the fire [in the censer] before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not. [Because of the bells on his garments anyone outside may know where he is and what he is doing].

14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock [thereby in figure carrying the last sins of the people INTO the sanctuary], and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward [just in front of him]. And before the mercy seat [on the ground] shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.

 

The second ceremony (done in silence)

Leviticus 16:15-16

15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil [while wearing the silent white clothes], and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat. [This time they would have to follow him by faith in what the word of God said he would be doing - there would be no sounds].

16 And [this time] he shall make an atonement [of cleansing] for the holy place [in figure REMOVING the sins on to himself], because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in ALL their sins.

And so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness.

 

This judgment is for professed Christians

1 Peter 4:17

17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

 

A special time

Leviticus 16:17

17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation [the 1st room] when he [Aaron] goes in to make an atonement in the holy place [the 2nd room], until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.

[Return to The Revelation chapter 15]

 

The altar of incense

Leviticus 16:18-19

18 And [each time] he shall go out to the [prayer] altar that is before the LORD, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock [in the 1st - the polluting ceremony], and of the blood of the goat [in the 2nd - the cleansing ceremony], and put it upon the horns of the [golden] altar round about [each time]. 19 And [the last time] he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

 

The transfer

Leviticus 16:20-22

20 And when he has made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the [prayer] altar, he [the "fit" man] shall bring the live goat [to the door of the tabernacle]. 21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat [through the curtain], and confess over him ALL the iniquities of the children of Israel, and ALL their transgressions in ALL their sins, putting them upon the head of the [scape]goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:

22 And the goat shall bear upon him ALL their iniquities to a land not inhabited: and he [the "fit" man] shall let go the goat in the wilderness [where he can easily survive].

[Return to Notes for The Revelation chapter 15]

 

Another change of clothing

Leviticus 16:23-24

23 And Aaron shall come [back] into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the [white] linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there.

24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his [normal coloured] garments [so he can be heard again], and come forth [right out of the tabernacle], and offer his burnt offering [the ram], and the burnt offering of the people [the other ram], and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.

[Return to Notes for The Revelation chapter 15]

 

The ceremonies for the rest of the day

Leviticus 16:25-28

25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.

26 And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.

27 And the [bodies of the] bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung [offal]. 28 And he that burns them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.

 

The final cleansing

Leviticus 16:29-31

29 And this shall be a statute for ever to you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourns among you. 30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from ALL your sins before the LORD.

31 It shall be a [ceremonial] sabbath of rest to you, and [on this day] you shall afflict [or search] your souls, by a statute for ever [as a picture of the Judgment Day for the church].

 

From generation to generation

Leviticus 16:32-34

32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his father's stead, shall [also] make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments [for this ceremony]. 33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.

34 And this shall be an everlasting statute to you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.

 

 

The judgment scene

from

another angle

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

09 I beheld till the thrones [the royal cushions], were cast down [or placed], and the ancient/ of days [the Father] did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning fire.

10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered to Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand [of angels, Revelation 5:11] stood before Him.

The judgment was set [the court sat], and the books were opened…

13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, One like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the ancient/ of days, and they brought Him near before Him. 14 And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

 

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