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YOM KIPPUR - DAY OF ATONEMENT

(Weekly Reading>>Leviticus 16:1-34, Numbers 29:7-11, Isaiah 57:14-58:14, Hebrews 5:1 to 7:28)



Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement: Part Two

Some people say they can live any which way they choose throughout the year, giving little thought to their lifestyle, then appear on that one day to make amends, and then return to their old lifestyle the next day. They say they have salvation, therefore, do not need to observe Yom Kippur, as they are under the blood. They say they are leaving the earth in a rapture and that Yom Kippur is just for the Jews who will be left on earth to face the coming chaos because of their sin. They also say they are OK because God accepts them just the way they are. They do not need to change or follow that old covenant and those old laws. Those laws have been done away with and are no longer valid. They say they have been set free under the New Covenant in Jesus. Those old laws are just for the Jews who don’t believe, and they think salvation is by works of the law etc., etc., etc.



The Menorah – Fire

Leviticus 16, which speaks of the Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is Yahweh’s teaching and instruction to all in Him.




Leviticus 16:29 “This [Yom Kippur] shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls [act humbly], and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you."







We see the incense is to be put on the fire. If His people are consecrated, the fire will be burning in their hearts. His people are commanded not to let the flame go out. Yahweh gave those in Him the Day of Atonement observance to obey every year throughout all generations. All candles and wicks need trimming in order for them to burn brightly. The Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur is Yahweh’s feast given for His people to trim their wicks that keep the flame of the true Menorah (Yeshua) burning brightly in their hearts. This trimming helps remove any impurities that could contaminate. This is called circumcision of the heart. The Day of Atonement has to do with redemption and Temple maintenance.




Matthew 25:2-9 “Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ ”






Yom Kippur is the Wedding of the Lamb for His intended Bride. This Day is for those whose heart is humble, contrite and prepared - one with her Bridegroom. This Day is also for the heart that is truly repentant for any incorrect lifestyle choices or acts of error committed while in a betrothal state. This is the Bride Yeshua died for and desires to have a relationship with. He will recognize the heart of this Bride, as she is the one made in His Image.




Matthew 25:10 “And while they [the unwise virgins – unfaithful bride] went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those [wise virgins - faithful bride] who were ready [on Yom Kippur] went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.”






When Yahweh’s people return to His righteousness and repent, their broken impoverished hearts will be repaired and their temples/bodies become whole/holy once again. Then they will go throughout Judah and Samaria – the Land of their inheritance – sharing Yeshua’s Gospel given by Moses, and the land will be cleansed and righteousness be established once again. Yahweh will strengthen and deliver His people from all of their enemies, as well as from any ungodly nature within them, when they truly worship and observe Him in one accord with all of our heart, soul and mind on His Day.




Romans 6:6-8 “For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin [lawlessness] might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin [lawlessness] - because anyone who has died [old ways] has been freed from sin [Penalty of lawlessness which is death]. Now if we died with Christ/Messiah, we believe that we will also live with him.” (NIV)





Mark 1:14-15 “Yeshua came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of God/Elohim, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.’”






The story of Atonement/Yom Kippur through Yeshua is also recorded in John 1:6. John came in the Spirit of Elijah to bear witness to the true Light of the world, Yeshua the Messiah. John was calling to those people in the wilderness to return to Yahweh through repentance to cleanse their hearts and to walk in His right order. John quoted the words of the prophet Isaiah to the people to call them home (John 1:23).




Isaiah 40:3-5 “A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the LORD/Yahweh; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God/Elohim. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the LORD/Yahweh will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD/Yahweh has spoken.’ ”






Joshua 23:6 "Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left [make your way straight].





Proverbs 4:25-27 Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.






Matthew 7:13-14 Enter in by the strait gate; for wide is the gate and broad the way which leads to destruction; and many are they that walk in it. How small the gate and straitened the way that leads to life, and few are they who find it!







How do we make straight the way for Yeshua? We follow His Gospel, our Marriage Covenant, written down for us at Mount Sinai through Moses. This teaches us how to recognize if we are outside His Covenant ways. If we find we are, we repent, turn back to the straight ways and go opposite to that which kept us in the wilderness. His Spirit will give us the strength and His word will give us the direction and encouragement to walk this out.


We are called to consecrate ourselves by removing and resisting all defilement that comes against us so that the Glory of Yeshua may dwell in a clean house. We also must refuse to accept any person, situation or thing that tries to come in between or separate us from His anointing and blessing. We must choose to turn from any carnality that could try to bring wrong attitudes or enslave us to sin. Yeshua’s people need to disengage from any wrong associations and make straight the way for His return in their lives (Isaiah 66:1-2).




Isaiah 35:3-8 “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God/Elohim will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.’ Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow. And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way.”







How to Worship on Yom Kippur


The two Houses of Israel worship on Yom Kippur in differing ways. This is not to say that one is better than the other, but that the tradition of the Jews has observed it one way for so long. Our Jewish brothers spend the full day in Synagogue with one thought in mind: to repent. They fast and deny themselves while confessing through hours of a liturgy that lasts the full twenty-four hours. This is good, but Yom Kippur is also about a wedding.


We read in Scripture that the doors open on Yom Teruah at the sighting of the New Moon on the first day of the seventh Hebrew month. For ten days, they remain open. These ten days in Jewish tradition are called the Ten Days of Awe and it is a time of repentance. This is good, but in Scripture we see that in Matthew 25 on Yom Teruah, at the start of the ten days, at the cry or trumpet blast, the wise virgin trims her lamp, takes the extra oil she has prepared and goes out to meet her Bridegroom. Trims her lamp is a reference to taking stalk of one’s walk/lifestyle and if all is found ready, continues with the mission at hand. However, this is not how the unwise virgin responds. The unwise is found on Yom Teruah not to have come prepared. She must, therefore, go out and make things right before she can attempt to follow the Bridegroom.


Meanwhile, while the unwise virgin is away, the Bridegroom arrives to escort His true Bride, the wise virgin, into the Bridal Chamber on Yom Kippur closing the doors behind Him. It is on Yom Kippur that the doors close. Thus, it would be prudent for all repentance to be done ahead of time before Yom Teruah so that the Bride comes with her extra oil prepared. The Bride does not want to be found trying to make a quick batch at the last minute. As revealed, this could be a very costly endeavor, as we see the unwise virgin missed being at the wedding/Yom Kippur.




Matthew 25:1-13 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins [believers] who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five [believers] of them were wise, and five [believers] were foolish [complacent]. Those [believers] who were foolish [complacent] took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise [believers] took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom [Yeshua] was delayed, they [believers] all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard [the Blowing of Trumpets/Yom Teruah/at the sighting of the New Moon]: ‘Behold, the bridegroom [Yeshua] is coming [returning for His Bride]; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins [believers] arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish [complacent believers] said to the wise [believers], ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise [believers] answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they [the complacent unwise virgins] went to buy, the bridegroom [Yeshua] came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding [Yom Kippur]; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins [unwise complacent believers] came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch therefore, for you [believer] know neither the day nor the hour [Hebrew idiom for the New Moon] in which the Son of Man is coming.”






This is the differing sequence between the two Houses of Israel. The Jews, who follow a rabbinical Talmudic tradition, arrive on Yom Kippur after having celebrated a Babylonian New Year/Rosh Hashanah, to repent, as a way to wash their garments, not knowing that this is the wedding day. Their rabbinical Yom Kippur traditional service ends leaving many exhausted after being afflicted and having survived yet another year. They say,"May your name (hopefully) be found in the book of Life.”


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