Biblical imagery portrays the Messiah as “the Lamb of God” (שֵׂה הָאֱלהִים) who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29), but did you know that the Messiah is also described as “the Goat of God” (עֵז הַאֱלהִים) who purifies us from iniquity and offers his blood for our everlasting atonement? As the “Lamb of God” Yeshua provides redemption from sin, slavery to Satan and freedom from the wrath of God. By means of his shed blood and broken body, the plague of death passes over us and we are set free to serve God (Passover/Exodus). As the “Goat of God,” Yeshua provides both personal cleansing (“atonement” for sin) in the Holy of Holies that was sprinkled with the blood of the sacrifice on Yom Kippur, as our personal Mediator before the Father, as well as corporate cleansing for ethnic Israel at the end of the Great Tribulation period. At that time, during his second advent, Yeshua will assume the role as Israel’s true High Priest whose sacrifice is applied for Israel’s purification, and so “all Israel shall be saved” (Yom Kippur).
“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. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD’S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering ..Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, 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:”
(Leviticus 16:5-9, 15)