For years, we as Believers (Christians) have observed holidays that have transcended through time. We observe them simply because they have become tradition to us. If someone were to ask us why we celebrate holidays such as Easter, Christmas or even Halloween, we would have to look to our pagan myths to find the answer.
However, Zion is calling us higher, Scripture tells us that to whom much is given, much is required, and even the more is asked of us. That is why we here at YaQar International Ministries and The MISHPOCHAH Apostolic Training Center and have begun to seek out our Jewish Heritage. Yes, I do believe we are spiritual Jews. Ephesians 2:15 informs us that Father is looking for "one new man." We Gentiles who have been engrafted into the royal family of Yeshua the Messiah, Jesus the Christ.
Because it is our desire to truly follow the teachings of Yeshua (Jesus), we are learning to observe the Holy Days: G-D's Master Plan. YOM KIPPUR - Day of Atonement, which this year is from sundown Wednesday evening, September 15, through Thursday evening sundown, September 16, the holiest day in the Jewish Year. So holy that the soul is "at one" with G-D.
Israel's most awesome holy day, known as YOM KIPPUR or "The Day of Atonement," is an ever-present theme woven throughout the pages of Scripture. Three and one-half millennia after its divine institution, YOM KIPPUR still wields a powerful influence over the culture and worship of Israel. But of even greater import, YOM KIPPUR provides a necessary backdrop for understanding the scope of the Messiah's payment for sin and the security of G-D's people today.
The Meaning of YOM KIPPUR
"The Day of Atonement" is the English equivalent for YOM KIPPUR. For many, however, the word "atonement" is vague and sheds no light on the meaning of the holiday. KIPPUR is from the Hebrew word kaphar meaning "to cover." Therefore, the word atonement simply means a covering.
It was on YOM KIPPUR that an atonement (covering) was made for the previous year's sins. The atonement or covering consisted of a blood sacrifice of an innocent animal. The Lord commanded, "'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement (covering) for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement (covering) for the soul'" (Lev. 17:11).
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When you're at one, all is forgiven. Nothing must interfere with that oneness. Leviticus 16 teaches that this day was marked by fasting, self-examination, and great reverence. On this day the High Priest made Atonement for his own sin, then entered the Most Holy place of the Tabernacle to make an appropriate animal sacrifice to atone for the sins of all the people.
Now that the Veil has been torn, Yeshua (Jesus) died and has risen. We must all enter in for ourselves. On this most Holy and Solemn occasion we invite you to partake and receive of this great Blessing.
In His Love,
September 15-16, 2021(5782)