HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:” (Leviticus 16:21).
Brethren this is a beautiful portion of Scripture that transcends to our day. However, there is a major difference today because there is the absence of the animal. Today, our Lord Jesus Christ is the propitiation for our sins. We know if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The strength and power in the blook are all we need.
As any evil comes up, and the consciousness of an unholy thing touches our inner senses, it is our privilege at once to hand it over to the Holy Ghost and to lay it upon Jesus, as something already crucified with Him, and as of old, in the case of the sin offering, it will be carried without the camp and burned to ashes.
There may be deep suffering, there may be protracted pain, it may be intensely real, but throughout all, there will be a very sweet and sacred sense of God’s presence, and intense purity in our whole spirit, and our separation from the evil which is being consumed. Truly, it will be borne without the camp, and even without the smell of the flames upon our garments.
It is so blessed to have the Holy Spirit slay things. No swords but His can pass so perfectly between us and the evil so that it consumes the sin without touching the spirit.
Lord Jesus, my Sin Offering, I lay my sin, my self, my whole nature, upon Thy Cross. Consume me by Thy Holy fire, and let me die to all but Thee! Break me, melt me and mould me today. Tho art the Potter and I am, the clay so I am asking you to use me for your honour and for Your glory.