Scriptural Poetry

 

$ by Kenneth Hoeck  -- Truth On The Web Ministries

Atonement
It is a holy Sabbath
To do no work at all
To fast in self affliction
So no one's standing tall

Only one can enter
The one who is High Priest
Half shekel from the greatest
Half shekel from the least

A washing in the basin
Don garments of approval
A goat for a sin offering
Another - sin removal

A bullock for the High Priest
Coals that burn incense
A cloud over the Mercy Seat
For him to be defense

Life from the bullock sprinkled
Upon the Mercy Seat
From the High Priest's finger
Until seven times complete

Kill the goat unto the Lord
For the people's crimes
The blood to clean the altar
Sprinkle seven times

The Holy Place is ready
The live goat is brought in
He lays his hand upon the goat
Confessing all man's sin

The scapegoat heavy laden
Is removed from you and me
Far out into the desert
And there it is set free.

Washed in the Tabernacle
Switched to his former clothes
The High Priest burns the offering
The atonement act to close

The Priest was a foreshadowing
of Yeshua ha Maschiach*
Who entered once into the veil
Never having to go back

The blood of bulls and of goats
Could never remove sin
Only through the blood of Christ
Could we ever hope to win.

At the right hand of our God
Is our Saviour's smiling face
So let us come up boldly
To His Mercy Seat of grace


[*Yeshua ha Maschiach is Hebrew for Jesus the Messiah]

Copyright 2006 Kenneth Michael Hoeck

Exodus 30:10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.

Leviticus 16 (all);       Hebrews 7, 8,9 (all)

Romans 5:11-12 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

       

Sincerely, K. M. Hoeck   A Poet Servant for God

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