Yom Kippur (Atonement)
Yom Kippur is called the Day of Atonement. It is observed on the 10th day of the seventh month. Yom Kippur is a Sabbath on which no work is to be done.
Lev 23:27 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 YAHUAH.
Lev 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 YAHUAH your ELOHIYM.
Lev 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.
Lev 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.
Lev 23:31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Lev 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.
Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Hebrew calendar. It is a time of soul searching and fasting.
Atonement is translated from the Hebrew word “kaphar” which means to “cover over”. Our sins are “covered over” by the blood of YAHUSHA. This was the time that the High Priest would go once a year into the Holy of Holies and make 3 confessions; those for his sins, for the sins of the priestly tribe of Levi and lastly, for the nation of Yisrael (Israel). The confession on this date was the only time they actually called aloud upon the set apart name of YAHUAH. This was probably different before the Babylonian captivity, but afterwards the set apart name was prohibited to even utter, except at this one time per year.
The High Priest of Yisrael (Israel) would make an offering of a bull and two goats. One of the two goats was known as the scapegoat (Azazel). It was selected by drawing lots; one lot, a white stone was marked for YAHUAH and the other, a black stone for Azazel. According to the Jews, for 200 years prior to 30 AD, the drawing was usually random. The black stone would come up as often as the white one. But after 30 AD and for 40 years prior to the destruction of the temple, the black stone for Azazel came up 40 straight times in the priests right hand.
The sins of the people were laid upon the scapegoat and it was sent off into the wilderness. Also, a scarlet ribbon was tied to a horn of the scapegoat and the other end tied to the door of the temple. It was cut when the scapegoat was sent away. When it died, the ribbon on the temple door turned white signifying that Yisrael’s (Israel’s) sins were forgiven. But after the crucifixion of YAHUSHA in 30 AD, the ribbon never again turned white.
Jewish tradition says that on the final services of Yom Kippur, it was believed that the gates of heaven were once again closed. When the great trumpet was sounded at the close of Yom Kippur, the gates were believed to be closed and the books were shut for another year. This is pure speculation on the part of the Jews as this is not found in scripture.
Using the Zadokite-Enochian Based Priestly Calendar As Found in the Dead Sea Scrolls Yom Kippur (Atonement) /DAY OF ATONMENT: is the 1Oth DAY of 7th MONTH which lands on the Gregorian date of Sundown September 26 to Sundown September 27th 2019
They are Seven Annual Sabbaths
If you thought that The Eternal only had weekly Sabbath Days then you would be mistaken.
There are SEVEN Annual Holy Sabbaths that occur once every year.
The Feast of Yom Kippur (Atonement) is one of those SEVEN Annual or (High Sabbath’s) Also.
Yom Kippur… The Day of Atonement…
For those who aren’t familiar is one of the seven Times Appointed for all generations forever in the Old Testament of Scripture. It is the second to last Appointed Times. It is essential and gracious and is extraordinarily powerful.
It is not a time to fast of food or pleasure. It is a deep cleaning of person by forced abandonment of sin. The only fasting is that of the ego.
After keeping the Feasts many years in faith that ABBA would bring me to understand the meaning of His Divine Appointments despite my Christian upbringing I finally understood Yom Kippur and learned to cherish the power of a soul afflicted.
There is a form of godliness that fools us into powerlessness without our even knowing it. Do you find yourself continuing in sin? Have you humbled yourself?
The Hebrew word is not fast.. it is humble.. anah.
A humbling… is the very key that unlocks the power of godliness, and supercharges prayer and allows us to produce an abundance of fruit… and so fittingly right before the greater harvest.
How do you humble yourself?
The only thing that I have seen that truly humbles and cleanses is confronting each sin in our life and defeating them one by one by confessing them and correcting them through disciplined practice. Go to those who you have wronged and apologize specifically for your fault and make amends despite the dreaded or actual cost.
Pay your debts, make good on your word to others, shock your enemies with only loving and forgiving responses even to harsh rebuke, spite or bitter chastisement, apologize to every single person you defrauded or caused harm, force yourself to clear your conscience of everything you have done, every attitude or thought that was wrong or false or unjust or uncaring, or spiteful, or arrogant, or rebellious, anything you did that caused or influenced another to sin. Repent forcefully.
Become blameless by the renewal of a guiltless mind, and force your body to continue until everything has been addressed. Accept that your act of humility may not be gracefully accepted by those who you have wronged and know that it may be difficult to even open your mouth to confess for fear of brutal human rejection at times. You will be extremely terrified at the possible consequences and it will be uncomfortable… But you will see what Grace is.
Confront your sin and force it into the light until there is nothing left. Discipline yourself to accept the consequences.
If you do this you will be humbled and you will not want to continue in sin. You will destroy the power of temptation in your life.
Do not be fooled into thinking that you somehow got away with things that were wrong and do not quench the spirit when it tries to help you clean house by bringing sin to your mind. Get it over with. All things will be laid bare, the truth will find you out, there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. Get rid of your guilt and humble yourself in the sight of The Almighty and you will know that He has noticed you.
In fact, you will be astonished at the mercy you will receive.
Yom Kippur… The Day of Atonement….
Decorating the temple before a banquet cannot happen until the temple is clean.
Afflict your soul and clean it.
And this shall be a statute forever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict את eth-your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourns among you:
VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 16:29 Eth Cepher