Thanks to all the Feverseason Faithful who emailed or called to make sure I hadn’t died or fallen into a hole of some sort! Good to be missed! Just had a very busy weekend-a long weekend ( and then some!) and have gotten a bit behind in my posting!
Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the 6th Feast of the Lord: the traditional day of Judgment or Atonement for the Nation of Israel. I will have more on the significance of all that tomorrow and if you care to go into last September’s archives you can read what I wrote last year regarding Yom Kippur in Escape Plan.
As you may recall, Yom Kippur is the only day of the year that the High Priest would go into the Tabernacle or Temple’s Holy of Holies and sprinkle the blood of a perfect sacrifice on the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant. This action, carefully prepared for and executed, would cover the sins of Israel for another year.
This is a beautiful picture foreshadowing what the blood of Jesus, the Messiah, did for us on the cross. He shed his blood to cover our sins not for just one year- but forever.
But that is tomorrow. The day before Yom Kippur has always been referred to as “THE DAY” of fasting. A day to ready oneself, repent personally and to focus on this miraculous and undeserved action. The covering of our sins and the sins of the Nations should they accept the sacrifice. Yeshua paid it all on the cross. The atonement by this blood on the Mercy Seat truly is Amazing Grace!
Isaiah 53 is an amazing Prophetic Messianic scripture. The prophet tells us via divine inspiration that the Messiah would be despised and rejected of men. A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief…Surely he has born our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we did not esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. BUT He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; this chastisement which obtained our peace was upon him; and with His striped we ARE healed….”
Now, whether you chose to keep THE DAY of fasting or not, I hope that you will not forget to stop and ponder the wonder of that Isaiah 53 action and thank the Lord for all that His blood bought for you on that Cross!
Hope that you enjoy this Paul Wilbur video as you prepare your heart for Yom Kippur: