On the Day of Atonement two goats were chosen; one for the Lord and the other was called the scapegoat (also known as Azazel or the “devil’s goat”).
The Lord’s goat was killed as a sacrifice for God’s people.
The blood was taken by the High Priest into the Most Holy Place and sprinkled on the mercy seat of the Ark.
This represented the blood of Jesus and the mercy of God to save us from our sins.
Following this, the sins from the sanctuary were symbolically transferred to the scapegoat.
The scapegoat was taken out into the wilderness (Leviticus 16:21,22) to die a lonely death.
This represents Satan who, at the end of the judgment, will finally bear the consequences of all the sins of humanity.
During the millennium, the devil will be thrown into the wilderness of this earth for 1,000 years.
He will finally perish in the lake of fire (Revelation 20).
This final act demonstrates that the devil is the one responsible for all the sin, pain and suffering throughout history.