The High Priest
There are three special things to know about the Day of Atonement. Today we will learn about the High Priest. Yom Kippur is the only day of the year that the High Priest can enter the Holy of Holies There he made atonement for the nation of Israel by putting the blood of the sacrificial goat on the mercy seat.
God was especially careful in explaining what the High Priest would do.
2 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to your brother Aaron. Tell him not to come into the Most Holy Room just anytime he wants to. Tell him not to come behind the curtain in front of the cover of the ark. The cover is the place where sin is paid for. If he comes behind the curtain, he will die. That is because I appear in the cloud over the cover.
The High Priest wore special garments or clothes, bathed several times and offered many sacrifices. He did this for himself and his house, for the Holy Place and for the nation, Israel.
But the blood of the goat could never take away the sin of the people; God gave a better sacrifice.
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM AND THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL SEEK GOD’S OFFER OF FORGIVENESS THROUGH THE BLOOD OF YESHUA.