We don’t realize how important some things are to God—for instance, blood, which is the life of any creature, according to scripture. The Israelites are fresh out of Egypt in Leviticus 17 and had picked up some bad habits of worshipping creatures rather than God, so he had to manage them by requiring that they only sacrifice animals, sheep, goats, and ox, at the door of the tabernacle. It was a big deal to kill an animal; it was against the law to treat it as if it weren’t important. After killing something, if you didn’t follow the procedure for cleansing, you would be cut off from your people, which means you die. While in Egypt, they probably followed what the Egyptians did, set up alters anywhere, and worshipped “devils,” which in the Strongs translates to “he goats.” It makes sense why Baphomet looks like a goat and children are sacrificed to him, even today. No matter how you explain it, there is only one God; anything or anyone else worshipped is the devil. God had to clarify that only he is to be worshipped, and blood is essential. The only reason we have eternal life is because Jesus poured out his blood for us on the cross; he covers our sins. Only His blood and sacrifice can give us eternal life. God’s requirement for the Israelites was a shadow of what we have in Jesus. He fulfilled that portion of the law, and no other sacrifice is required.
And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations. Leviticus 17:7