What the Levitical Priesthood Has to Do with the Kingdom of God ?
The Levitical Priesthood was set up as a schoolmaster to lead us unto the Messiah from God (Galatians 3:24). The practice of the Levitical priesthood is to show us the method God will and has used, to reconcile man back to God.
Once man is reconciled back to God, then God can continue God’s original purpose for man, which is dominion, governance, and mastery of the earth. In order to complete the recovery process, God had to become the scapegoat for mankind, because there was not a man clean enough to be the scapegoat.
God’s word does not come back void. Unfortunately, and yet fortunately for man, God spoke something in the beginning and was obligated to keep His word, which God always does.
See Genesis chapter 2:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
God told His son Adam, the first man, that he would die if he did this one thing. Adam did that one thing and God was compelled to fulfill His own word. A man had to die. The second man Adam took on death for all mankind (1 Corinthians 15:45,47). Jesus became the scapegoat. The scapegoat concept is not a new one. The scapegoat is the one who takes the blame for another. There is an example of this in Leviticus chapter 16
10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
The high priest of the house of Jacob among the sons of Levi, took two goats on the day of Atonement. One he presented alive before God, the other was let loose into the wilderness. One goat represented Jesus Christ in His resurrected form, presented alive before God.
This is the goat left alive, he is the scapegoat. The other goat was killed before God; he is the sin offering. The goat killed represented Jesus Christ dying for the sins of mankind.
Jesus, the Sin Offering for Mankind
Jesus the Messiah was both the sin offering to forgive mankind’s sin or rebellion. He also took the sins of man as His own, therefore Jesus was also the scapegoat. When people ask, who rebelled against the Heavenly Kingdom?
Everyone is to shrug their shoulders, look away, look down, then eventually point the finger at Jesus the Holy Messiah from God, and declare, “I think He did!” Why? He became the scapegoat. Jesus did this not only for the house of Jacob, but for the entire world, as is written in 1st John chapter 2:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
The Holy Messiah from God was and is our propitiation for sins. Neither the house of Judah, nor the children of Israel were able to keep God’s ways circumspectly. They had even fallen from fallen grace.
The Leaders are Now the Tail…
Their plight left the world in shambles because they were the elders, the priest, the starting lineup (if you will) of ambassadors of God. Israel, as a family, were adopted by God taking on His name (Israel). Still, disobedience and sin ruled in them, and yet ruined them and kept them from performing their God given duties.
Their result was the same as was for Adam, God spoke blessings and curses against the children of Israel (COI). The Lord, once again, was held to act on His word. This sent and left COI in captivity, and as they were left in captivity in all countries of the world, the remnant of Israel, became colonized there by the Greeks and Romans.
It is during the Roman colonization of Israel (Judah) that Jesus came to do one last gesture; to both redeem man and restart the works of the Kingdom.
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