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Azazel – Devil or Deliverer? What’s The Word Say?

AZAZEL – Devil or Deliverer?

During the recent reading of a couple articles, we ran across statements concerning the word ‘Azazel’. The articles stated the word ‘Azazel’ refers to ‘the rebels of Israel’, ‘the prophets of Baal’ and even ‘Satan the devil’ himself.

The term Azazel in Leviticus 16, is a Hebrew word that comes from two Hebrew roots, one being a word for ‘goat’ and the other root meaning ‘to remove completely’. The word is translated in some versions as ‘scapegoat’.

‘Azazel’ is actually a Hebrew word meaning ‘total removal’ or’ the goat which causes or brings about total removal’. The scapegoat, or Azazel, is the live goat on whose head ALL the sins of Israel were pronounced and placed before IT was sent into the wilderness, by the hand of a ‘fit man’. (Lev 16:21)

Mark 1 tells us, after Yeshua’s baptism, He was taken into the wilderness by The Spirit (the fit man) and tempted by satan for forty days. The writer of Hebrews (chapter 4) tells us Yeshua was tempted in all ways as we and yet sinned not.

At what point in history or Scripture were the ‘rebels of Israel’ or the ‘prophets of Baal’ or ‘Satan the devil’ the ones who took upon themselves ‘the sins of ALL Israel’ ?

BOTH goats in Leviticus 16, at the institution of what came to be Yom Kippur, represent Yeshua the Messiah, for He is both alive, the One who died, and the One Who lives again. ‘ . . . these things saith The First and The Last, which was dead and IS alive . . .’( Rev.2:8)

The one goat which was sacrificed (slaughtered) and whose blood was shed and placed on the mercy seat and the horns of the altar is a picture of the shed blood of Messiah Yeshua who went into the ‘holy place not made by hands’ and placed His blood once for all for all sin for them that will accept Him and look for His return. (Heb 9) ‘for without the shedding of blood there can be no remission of sin’.

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it (the blood) to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it, The Blood, that makes atonement for your soul. (Lev 17:11)

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (Rom 5:10)

And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring forth the live goat (Azazel): (Lev 16:20)

The second goat – The scapegoat – Azazel – the goat that removes entirely – received all the sins of all Israel and symbolically carried all the sins away from the people. “For He – Messiah Yeshua – became sin, He who knew NO sin, that we might become the righteousness of God through Him. (1 Cor 5:21)

As far as the east is from the west, so has HE – Messiah Yeshua – removed our sins from us . . . to be remembered no more. ( Psalm 103:12)

‘Azazel – total removal’ . . . Messiah Yeshua . . . Jesus the Christ

‘In the volume of the book it is written of Me . . .’

‘Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill’. (Mat 5:17)

For God so loved the world, he sent His Son . . .

Every aspect of Yom Kippur points us to Yeshua of Nazareth, the Promised Messiah of YHVH. .

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Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Uncategorized


Yom Kippur for Believers

Although Yom Kippur is a marked day on calendars and in the annual cycle of the moedim as set forth in Scripture, for every born-again believer in Messiah Yeshua of Nazareth that came in the flesh, our ‘Yom Kippur’ was the consummation of the day you/we came to understand our need for a reconciler and saver (by the convincing and convicting work of the Holy Spirit)  and were made whole (sozo) by faith through grace in The Word of God and The Blood of The One Slain before the foundation of the world was laid.


“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Rom 5:10)


As believers in Messiah Yeshua, we are not betting our eternal destination on a ‘ hope-so’ that our names might be written in a book of life because of something we do once a year, but rather a reminder of the sureness of our eternity because of what was begun for us on a cross on Calvary and consummated on that day when Yeshua took His blood into the  ‘Holy of Holies not made with hands’ and performed Yom Kippur for me and you and everyone one who has and will call upon His Name.


“ . . . for I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. (2Ti 1:12)


The Spirit Himself  bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ . . .(Rom 8:16-17)


And if you belong to Christ, then are you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Gal 3:29)


So as we ‘afflict our souls’ on this day of remembering, may it not be so as to wish our names to be written down, but to remember the purposeful and intentional suffering and agony of our Saver Yeshua, and that by faith in Him we ARE reconciled and saved, and because of Him our names HAVE been written down, for our names are engraved on the palms of His hands.


“ . . . and as we share (in some small way) in His sufferings,, we may also share in his glory. “(Rom 8:17)


That if you shalt confess with your mouth Adonai Yeshua, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. (Rom 10:9)


In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance (by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption), and redemption as His purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. (Eph 1:13; 4:30)



Sukkot is coming up. But you can’t get to Sukkot until you first pass Yom Kippur. Sukkot is the ‘family reunion of all times’. How do we get to be part of the family ? We enter at Passover. We come in through the Door, Yeshua. For no one comes to our Father but by Him. So we accept our Father’s Kippur – His covering – the blood and body of Yeshua. Now we can enter His presence unafraid . . . for He sees us through the Blood of His Lamb . . . the One Who was born to die . . . for me and for you.


So, as we observe this memorial day, may we be mindful as to why we should willing ‘afflict our souls’  . . . for Yeshua willingly suffered torture and death that we might live and have life abundant and eternal.


” . . .do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? (Mat 26:53)


“ . . .No one takes (My life) from me; I lay it down of my own free will, and as I have power to lay it down, so I have power to take it up again . . .”(Joh 10:18)


“ . . . and Yeshua went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will. (Mat 26:39)


This is why we observe Yom Kippur. Not for what might be, but for what WILL be because of what has been done for us . . .


For even though we were hostile, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; and much more, having been reconciled, we are saved by His (resurrected) life. (Rom 5:10)


Chag Sameach – Blessings and Peace to you and yours . . .



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Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Uncategorized


Sukkot Shirts Update

If you are interested in a shirt or shirts, the printer has informed me it would be ideal if we could have your order before noon, Monday Sept 18th to ensure they arrive on time. If you have sent us you order, we’re good. If you haven’t sent us your order, please try to do that online before Monday. Shirts are $8.95 for one, and $7.95 for two or more. Available sizes run from Youth Small up to Adult 5X. There is an additional $1 charge for each size larger than XL. (2X-add $1, 3X-add $2, etc). There will be a very limited number available at Sukkot for those that haven’t ordered in advance so please, don’t miss out. You can mail a check or pay when you pick them up. We just need your order now, please.

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Posted by on September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized


Yom Teruah Update

the Yom Teruah meeting will include a potluck fellowship time . . . finger sandwiches, snacks, dips and chips, drinks, whatever you like and extra to share . . . and be sure and bring your horn . . . Shalom

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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized


Feast of Trumpets

YOM TERUAH – FEAST OF TRUMPETS – DAY OF THE BLAST (High Sabbath) . . . IF there are enough interested in gathering together, we will reserve the meeting room in Stanford for that Wednesday evening, Sept 20th, 7:00pm for a time of fellowship and worship as we usher in the Fall Holy Days that point to the return of Messiah Yeshua.
Please contact us ASAP either here,
or by email ( )
and let us know ‘yea’ or ‘nay’. Shalom – J&R

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Posted by on September 10, 2017 in Uncategorized


Testimony Time

Join us for a time of personal testimony.

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Posted by on September 3, 2017 in Uncategorized


As ‘The Day’ approaches . . .

“As ‘The Day’ approaches, persecution will increase” – The Word

Sanhedrin bans all Messianic Jewish marriages in Israel

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Posted by on September 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


Prayer Alert

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Posted by on September 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


A Time of Personal Testimony

A TIme of Personal Testimony

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Posted by on September 1, 2017 in Uncategorized


A Time of Personal Testimony

A Time of Personal Testimony
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Posted by on September 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

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