The Book Of Mysteries: Freed From Yourself

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DAY 3: The Identical  


“In ancient times,” said the teacher, “on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the high priest would stand before the people with two goats. He would reach into an urn and pull out two lots. He then placed one lot on the goat to his right, and another on the goat to his left. One stone identified the goat that would die as the sacrifice for the sins of the people. The other identified the goat that would be let go. So what about Messiah?”


“What do you mean?”


“He was presented for the determining of the two destinies. Only one could become the sacrifice. Do you know what the name Barabbas means?”


“No.”


Barabbas comes from two Hebrew words, bar, which means son, and abba, which means father. Barabbas means the Son of the Father…Two lives…Each one bears the name the Son of the Father. According to the requirements of the ancient ceremony, the two goats or lives had to be identical. So if God were to die in your place…”


“He would have to become like me.”


“Of flesh and blood, in the likeness of sin. He would become…your identical.”


The Mission: Live today as one sentenced to judgment, but who has instead been set free and given a second chance of life, because of the love and sacrifice of Him.