Jesus is my scapegoat

““Aaron …will lay both of his hands on the goat’s head and confess over it all the wickedness, rebellion, and sins of the people of Israel. In this way, he will transfer the people’s sins to the head of the goat. Then a man specially chosen for the task will drive the goat into the wilderness. As the goat goes into the wilderness, it will carry all the people’s sins upon itself into a desolate land.” (Leviticus‬ ‭16:20-22‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

“The very next day John saw Jesus coming to him to be baptized, and John cried out, “Look! There he is—God’s Lamb! He will take away the sins of the world!” (John‬ ‭1:29‬ ‭TPT‬‬)

“And at three o’clock Jesus shouted with a mighty voice in Aramaic, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” —that is, “My God, My God, why have you deserted me?” Jesus passionately cried out, took his last breath, and gave up his spirit. At that moment the veil in the Holy of Holies was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth shook violently, rocks were split apart,” (Matthew‬ ‭27:46, 50-51‬ ‭TPT‬‬)

“For I will demonstrate my mercy to them and will forgive their evil deeds, and never remember again their sins.” (Hebrews‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭TPT)

Jesus The Scapegoat

My sinful deeds
Were whipped into Your back
And they tore Your flesh
With all their spite

My sinful thinking
Became Your crown of thorns
They pierced Your head
And grieved Your heart

My body of sin
Was nailed to Your cross
You carried it there
At Your great loss

My sentence of death
You took for me
“My God, My God
Why have You forsaken me”

The grave that was mine
Received You instead of me
Your death to sin
Killing mine in my place

All the consequences
Due me for my sin
You took in my place
Buying my freedom

I cannot thank You
Or love You enough
For the price that You paid
For me on that cross

The freedom You’ve given
To live without sin
Is the place I would dwell
Your Glory to proclaim

Using one of the crucifixion accounts from the Bible, imagine it was you instead of Jesus that was arrested, tried, convicted, beaten and crucified except that each time something bad was about to happen Jesus stepped in front of you or behind you to take it for you so you escaped. Then as he rose from the dead to heaven He took your hand and said, “Come with me!” taking you to His throne to sit with Him. Use drawing or writing if it helps you do that.

Consider the thing you most struggle with about you now. Imagine that you nail that to Jesus cross and walk away like a person who has never had that problem. What would it be like to live that way? Thank Jesus that that is His plan and purpose.

Ask God how He sees you now, today, because of Jesus sacrifice. Write down or draw the answer. Turn it into a prayer of thanksgiving to Jesus for what He has done for you. Pray it daily.

Take one of the difficulties you are dealing with at the moment and give it to Jesus as he walks by on His way to the cross. Then go to His graveside as He rises from the dead and receive the resurrection life replacement for that difficulty. Write down or draw what it is. Turn it into a prayer of thanksgiving to Jesus for what He has done for you. Pray it daily.

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