Thursday: Isaiah’s Personal Yom Kippur

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In Isaiah 6:1-6, Isaiah sees the heavenly King sitting on a throne in the temple, “high and exalted.” The vision is a judgment scene that presents God as coming for judgment (Isa. 5:16). Isaiah beholds the true King, identified in the Gospel of John as Jesus Christ (John 12:41). Even though Isaiah was God’s prophet … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: On The Day of Atonement

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“Thus in the ministration of the tabernacle, and of the temple that afterward took its place, the people were taught each day the great truths relative to Christ’s death and ministration, and once each year their minds were carried forward to the closing events of The Great Controversy between Christ and Satan, the final purification … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Azazel

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Read Leviticus 16:20-22. What happened to the live goat? The ritual with the live goat was not an offering. After the lot decided which of the two goats was to be for Yahweh and which one was for Azazel (often translated as “scapegoat”), only the goat for Yahweh is referred to as a purification offering … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Beyond Forgiveness

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Read Leviticus 16:32-34. What was the main task of the High Priest on the Day of Atonement? The primary function of the high priest was to mediate between God and mankind. Regarding the sanctuary, he administered the system and performed various rituals of sacrifices and offerings (Heb. 8:3). His task on the Day of Atonement … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Yearly Cleansing

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Read Leviticus 16:16, 30. What is purged on the Day of Atonement? Throughout the year all kinds of sins and ritual impurities were transferred to the sanctuary. With the Day of Atonement comes the time for their removal. There are three main parts to the Day of Atonement: 1. The purification offering for the priest. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Day of Atonement


Read for This Week’s Study: Leviticus 16 , Lev. 23:27-32, Deut. 19:16-21, Matt. 18:23-35, Isa. 6:1-6. Memory Text: “Who is a God like Thee, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in unchanging love. He will again … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Sacrifices


Further Study: Ellen G. White, “The Tabernacle and Its Services,” pp. 343–358, in Patriarchs and Prophets. “As Christ at His ascension appeared in the presence of God to plead His blood in behalf of penitent believers, so the priest in the daily ministration sprinkled the blood of the sacrifice in the holy place in the … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Forgiveness

Read Micah 7:18–20. What picture of God do we find in this passage? The last three verses of the book of Micah focus on the relationship of God with His remnant. The text describes beautifully why God is unrivaled. He is incomparable because of His forgiving love and grace. The outstanding characteristic of God, as … [Click to read more …]