ACHAREI MOT (after the death of Aaron’s sons)

Leviticus 16:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron when they offered sacrifices before יהוה and died. 2 And יהוה said to Moses, speak to Aaron your brother, so that he does not come at all times into the sacred place within the veil before the mercy seat which is upon the Ark, so that he should not die: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. C-MAT

Leviticus Chapter 16 is about Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) on the seventh month, tenth day and how to atone for the accidental and unknown sins of את congregation. Notice the placement of the את throughout the chapter in regard to the atoning blood of the bull and in regard to the two goats. These animals and what they will accomplish are extensions of את Messiah’s presence upon them once they are consecrated and set apart for without את Y’shua presence on the sacrifices they cannot be presented to יהוה Father. C-MAT

Question: When was the first Yom Kippur? When Moses came back from Sinai with the Second Tablets of the Law. That day became ordained as Yom Kippur, the eternal day of forgiveness.

Question: Where did יהוה appear in the Sacred Place? יהוה’s glory was manifested in the cloud of glory that hovered over the Ark. After the Kohen Gadol entered the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur, he ignited incense to create a cloud, whereupon יהוה’s glory appeared upon the Cover.

Question: How does the Kohen Gadol gain atonement? The Kohen Gadol gained atonement by pronouncing the confession for his own sins and his family’s sins. The text of his confession was: “I beg of You, יהוה, forgive now the wicked acts, rebellions, and sins, for I have acted wickedly, rebelled, and sinned before you, me and my household.

Question: Why is there no forgiveness without confession? Confession is an essential part of repentance. It is one of יהוה’s greatest gifts that He permits a person to erase the sins of his past so that he can begin a better life, a life unhampered by the corrosive effects of past sins. Such a new beginning is not possible unless the sinner has repented, by confronting his errors, acknowledging them, and sincerely resolving to change. This is represented by confession. Man finds it very hard to confess his sins, but confession brings a sacrifice to the flesh and a sweet fragrance to יהוה.

Question: How did Yahshua fulfill Day of Atonement? Yahshua died on the stake as a substitute for us, who deserved death because we sinned against יהוה. Yahshua paid the ransom price for us to יהוה (Mark 10:45; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23). The ransom price was 30 pieces of silver (Exodus [Shemot] 21:32; Matthew [Mattityahu] 26:14-16; 27:3-6).