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Friday, September 13, 2013

YOM KIPPUR/DAY OF ATONEMENT

According to the Jewish Calendar, the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri) is the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. In Hebrew Yom means day, (marked from sunset to sunset, as instructed by God), and Kippur means to pardon, or condone. Atonement speaks of reconciling and making amends. This day of the year was the only day the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies to make atonement for the people for their sins. A goat was sacrificed and its blood sprinkled on the altar. A second goat had the sins and guilt of the people symbolically placed on it and it was sent out into the wilderness. We have a beautiful picture here of Yeshua and his death on the cross, His blood sacrifice for us that atones for our sins. The goat sent into the wilderness symbolizes satan being spiritually separated forever from God's Kingdom.



Leviticus 23:27-32

King James Version (KJV)
27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.
29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

This holy day is the only biblically required fasting day of the entire year. It is important for us as Christians to realize that all of the biblical holy days are significant, as they portray the example of God's plan of salvation for His people. 

The Day of Atonement signifies the 3 most vital aspects of Christianity:

1. Willing repentance on the part of those to be saved.
2. The completed sacrifice of Jesus Christ formally presented to God The Father to make atonement for the sins of humanity.
3. The final guilty verdict upon Satan as the source of all evil, and the sentencing of him to eternity in the abyss.

 Repent while there is yet a moment more of time, because one day soon, it may be too late....Yeshua is waiting for every one of us, and He is so merciful. The moment is now. Please don't wait.

Shalom
Julie