Thursday, January 17, 2019


The legendary late-night television host Johnny Carson, who will never be replaced, no matter how many comedians try, had this joke one night. He said "There was this billy goat at a movie studio who found and ate a can of film. When a nanny asked him how he liked it, he said, "It was all right but I liked the book better." 

Goats are pretty interesting animals. I was speaking just very recently, to a friend, who could not wait to get a small farm in the Midwest so she can get pet goats and raise them for show.  I have seen amazing goats of many kinds over a lifetime, including being the owner of one as a boy. We kept the goats at my grandmother's house because we were not allowed animals where we lived, but quickly had to get rid of it as it kept butting me and chasing me out of the pen, each time I tried to play with or feed the thing. 

I have seen the mountain goats of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and
watched in amazement that they can stand on the steep mountain side, without slipping and falling. It is believed that there are 15 types of goats (according to and they range from Alpine and Angora to Pygora, Pygmy and Yemenite (the latter gives us the great Shofar as found in the Bible). 

There are even some great goat sayings. For instance: and so football team got "beat like a tied up goat" or "he goat this other guy's goat this time"! We even have a type of facial chin hair call a "goatee". But what does the Bible say about goats? Actually quite a lot. 

The Old Testament's best reference to goats is the Scapegoat. The Scapegoat was the vehicle, designed by God, unto which the sins of the Jewish people were cast by the Attending Levite Priest that year, as an atonement, and then sent  away out into the desert. It is from the Law of God given to Moses for the Israelites of the Pre-Christ era (CLICK HERE).

This is a foreshadow of the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who paid the FULL satisfactory to God, price for sin, on the Cross of Calvary. He did this once and for all. Therefore there is not a need anymore, for scapegoats or any other of "sacrifice". All people need to do now, is to seek the forgiveness of the Lord, accept His finished work on the Cross and be saved. 

Because there is no need anymore for ANY other type of Sacrifice, the Bible tells us that "n
either by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He (Jesus)e entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh (Hebrews 9:12-13). For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins (Hebrews 10:4).

In all of this talk of goats above, and the Spiritual significance of goats in the Bible, there is one very critical and deadly serious mention of goats, which people - friends and family of yours and mine - should be wary of and actually correct immediately. We do this by getting right with God in Christ, through Salvation. 

ACTION:  Read the following verse, then search your heart to make 100% sure, that neither us or anyone we know, will be classified as a GOAT on the Great and potentially Terrible Day of the Lord - Judgment Day:
"But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left". Matthew 25:31).

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