Lev 16:21 - Ready to Release the Goat! *
When God widdled Gideon's army down to 300 whom did God choose? Those who drank the water from the brook in "readiness" - those who "kept watch" for the enemy while they nourished their bodies with what they drank. When Jesus took Peter, James, and John into Gethsemane with Him what was His command? KEEP WATCH!! Be ready, Be alert, Stand guard!
In this verse who was it that Moses chose to release the scapegoat (representing the guilt that came along with the sin that was committed) into the wilderness? The man who stood READY! There was a specific man chosen, but if he wasn't in a position of "readiness" then he would not have been chosen for the job! What was it that he was releasing? The goat of guilt - representing the guilt that comes along with sin that we allow into our lives. The man who stands in a position of "readiness" releases the guilt of sin and doesn't live under the condemnation of it!If you're not in a position of "readiness," if you're not keeping watch, standing guard, armed for battle, then you will find the guilt associated with your sin will never be released from you. You will be guided by your guilty conscience as opposed to releasing the guilt of your conscience. Why? Because the devil knows that if he can keep you feeling guilty for your sin then you will never want to fight! You say things to yourself like, "who am I to confront that evil person, I'm no better than they are." This is a lie - you have every right to confront evil because you are God's priest who's anointed for the task, and not only has God become the sacrificial lamb to wash away your sins but He's also called on you to release the goat of guilt, but only if you're standing ready!
Think of a UFC fighter just before a fight - he's ready. He's standing and jumping around loosening his body up. He's not all tense and uptight. In order to be ready he has to be loose. If we're going to be Battle Ready then we need to stand loosely to the stuff in our lives - we can't be all uptight, we need to be loose. You get loose by releasing to God what we need to release - in Lev 16:21 the man who stood ready was the one who was able to release the goat of guilt, and this loosed him from the chains of guilt for the sin that had been atoned for. Release leads to Loose! You must release your guilt first, then feel the loosening of God's spirit in your life to enable you to fight His battles!
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