“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: and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.” ~ Leviticus 16:21-22
These two verses describe what took place in Israel on the day of atonement. The priest actually took two goats, one was sacrificed unto the Lord, the other had hands laid upon him with confession of all the sins of Israel spoken over him. He was then removed from the camp and taken out to be let go in the wilderness. It was a sign that he was bearing Israel’s sins and taking them outside of their camp into the wilderness. This goat was called the scapegoat. The Hebrew word for scapegoat actually means, “the goat for the complete sending away”. It was actually a type of Jesus who took all of our sins, sicknesses, and curse upon Himself and bore it all for us. He took it all out of our camp!
In Isaiah’s account of Jesus suffering on our behalf he says, “Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.” The word borne here is a word that means, “to lift up and bear away”. Jesus actually lifted up and bore away the curse for us. So the next time the curse tries to show up in your life just remind it that Jesus has already lifted up and borne away the curse for you. Go ahead and stand your ground and tell it that it can’t stay. By doing so it will have to obey you because it has no legal right to be in your camp!