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Day Of Atonement 2016

2016-10-10

Lev. 23:27-32 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 Yahweh.
23:28
And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before Yahweh your Elohim.
23:29
For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
23:30
And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
23:31
Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
23:32
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.

  • Atonement gets its name from the Hebrew Yom Kippur, which means day of covering.
  • It signifies the covering of our sins by the blood of the Lamb.
  • We find the Old Testament type in the mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant.mercy seat” derives from the prime Hebrew word, kaphar, which means covering.
  • The tablets of the law were in the Ark, covered by the lid or mercy seat.Hebrew 9
  • When the high priest made a sin offering for himself, he sprinkled blood before and on the mercy seat, Leviticus 16.
  • This symbolized a blood covering for his acts of lawbreaking (sins).
  • Yahshua’s blood is the covering or atonement for our lawbreaking or sins today.
  • Yahweh set forth Yahshua to be a propitiation through faith in His blood
  • Propitiation is from the same Greek word from which mercy seat derives in the New Testament (hilasterion).
  • We are commanded to afflict our souls (bodies) for the 24 hours that we observe this day.

Isa. 58:3-5 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
58:4
Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
58:5
Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yahweh?

  • This means to fast, go without food or drink.
  • Only the high priest could enter the Holy Place in the tabernacle, and he could do that only on one day each year.
  • the Day of Atonement, Leviticus 16, Hebrews 9.
  • Yahshua became our High Priest, Hebrews 4 and 9.
  • He atoned for our past sins, covered them with the offering of His own blood.
  • So that we would not have to pay the penalty of everlasting death.
  • Note in Acts 27-9 that the writer refers to this solemn fast day 30 years after the death and ascension of the Savior to the heavens.
  • Some thirty years after Yahshua ascended into the heavens, believers were still observing Yahweh’s Holy Days not only in Jerusalem, but Judea, Samaria, and all over the world just as Yahshua had prophesied in Acts 1-8.
  • Atonement symbolizes the blood covering of all who are washed in the blood of the Lamb as the Assembly awaits His return and the marriage supper of the Lamb.
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