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Tonight as the sun goes down, the 25 hour fast of Yom Kippur begins.

Leviticus 23:27, ““Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. (32) “It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”

This is the most serious day on the Jewish Calendar. God wanted His chosen people to be holy (kadosh – set apart, sanctified), separated from sin and the heathen influences of the world.

Yom Kippur, also known as  Yom Ha kippurim (which means the day of covering or concealing), the Day of  Atonement, The Fast, The Great Fast, Day of the Covering, Face to Face (my favorite name); Day of Forgiveness, Day of Grace, or the Day of Judgment.

But this year is more serious- It is a Jubilee Year. It is said to be the 40th Jubilee year since Christ’s death,  70th  Jubilee year since Joshua brought the nation of Israel into their Promised Land and the 120th Jubilee year in history.

Leviticus 25:10, “And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.

The Ten Days of Awe are finished. The books are sealed.

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

This morning I awoke and I heard “Just and true are your ways, O Lord”, from the Song of Moses in Revelation 15:3. We have been doing out part, crying out to God for our nation and repenting for the many great sins. We have come before a Holy Judge, on behalf of ourselves and on behalf of the innocent.

We are in the time in history that Moses was on the mountain for the second 40 days, seeking forgiveness for the entire nation of Israel because of the sin of the Golden Calf. In history, the day that he came down with the judgment of mercy was September 23, The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

This morning on a prayer call I had a vision of an hour glass, with time running out. Tonight ends the 7 year land cycle of Leviticus 25 and the last day of the Shemitah Cycle is today. Tomorrow begins the “Ten Days of Awe”, where books in heaven are opened for the ‘just, the unjust and those in-between’. I feel what the Spirit of the Lord is showing me is that there is judgment upon national leaders and nations right now and there is still time for them to humble themselves and turn to the Lord.

Time-is-running-out-HourglassThe books will be closed, judgement will be set at the end of the 10 days of Awe, as Yom Kippur begins, The Day of Atonement. In history, this is the day that Moses came down the mountain with the judgment of mercy for the nation of Israel. This year, the Jubilee Year will be announced on Yom Kippur. We are in very serious times, very dangerous times. Seek the Lord, not only for yourselves, but for the nations, for the leaders.

Tonight begins the partial Solar Eclipse. This will be over the southern part of the earth so most of us will not see it except by internet. I saw the short clip of what it will look like on http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2015-september-13. It looks like a bowl. May this not be filled with the judgment of God upon the nations as they prepare to take the Promised Land at the United Nations, Selah.

Revelation 15:3, “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.”

Tonight was the sun was setting on Yom Kippur, the feast of Day of Atonement, I was looking at the waxing moon. I took this photo with the SkyViewApp on my IPhone. The moon is resting on Capricorn, the “Sea Goat”. Capricorn represents ‘atonement’ and shows the Church and our benefits purchased at a great price.

Yom Kippur Eve 2014The Sea Goat appears to be dying with its head down, the right leg folded under the body and seems unable to rise with the left. The other part of the body is like a fish that is full of life.

  • In the Goat, we have the Atoning sacrifice as Jesus was that ‘scape goat’, sin offering
  • In the Fish we have the people for whom the atonement was made

The Egyptian name is Hu-perius, which means ‘the place of the sacrifice’. The Hebrew and Arabic name for the sign is Gedi, the ‘kid cut off‘ or ‘cut off‘. Capricorn is the Latin name and means ‘goat‘.

In the Old Testament, goats were often used for the sacrifice.

  • Leviticus 10:16, “Then Moses made careful inquiry about the goat of the sin offering, and there it was-burned up.”
  • Leviticus 9:3, “And to the children of Israel you shall speak, saying, ‘take a kid of the goats as a sin offering.”

On the Day of Atonement, there would be two goats. The High Priest would cast lots over the two goats. The High Priest would cast lots over the two goats to determine which would be the scapegoat who was called ‘azazel’ in Hebrew.

  • Leviticus 17:7-10, 22, “The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.”
  • The sins were carried away with the goat, and when the goat was pushed over the cliff, the scarlet cord that was tied onto the door of the Temple would turn white. (Until the time of Jesus, when it never turned white again) Isaiah 1:18
  • Satan worshipers use a goat in satanic worship even today, perverting the real meaning.

The chief stars of the 51 stars that make up this constellation are:

  • Al Gedi – ‘the kid or goat’
  • Deneb Al Gedi – ‘the sacrifice cometh’
  • Dabih – ‘the sacrifice slain’
  • Ma’asad- ‘the slaying’
  • Sa’ad al Naschira – ‘the record of the cutting off’

The tail of the goat is the tail of the fish

  • A living fish proceeds from a dead goat (out of death proceeds life)
  • John 3:5, “Jesus answered, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.'”
  • The Fish relates to the Redeemed, born again Christians in their new birth

Psalm 19:1, The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. (2) Day unto day utters speech,
and night unto night reveals knowledge. (3) There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.

 

 

NOT WITHOUT THE BLOOD
Hebrews 9:7, “But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance”
Hebrews 9:11, “But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. (12) Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”
Jesus supplied His precious, spotless Blood on the Mercy Seat in Heaven, once and for all. He supplied, now we must apply.
Apply it in faith with the pen of your tongue. Speak mercy over your friends and country by the sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus. This is not a time to think about yourself, plead the Blood over our nation.
Revelation 1:5, “And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (6) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
Kings have authority, Priests have access before the Throne by the Blood of Jesus to stand in the gap.
Yom Kippur is all about the Blood! Yom Kippur begins tomorrow at Sundown.

Yom Kippur, also known as  Yom Hakippurim (which means the day of covering or concealing), the Day of  Atonement, The Fast, The Great Fast, Day of the Covering, Face to Face (my favorite name); Day of Forgiveness, Day of Grace, or the Day of Judgment.

In history, this is the day that Moses came down the mountain after the 2nd set of 4o days when he spent his time interceeding for the nation of Isreal because of the sin of worshipping the Golden Calf. He went up the mountain after this idol worship incident on Elul 1 (when Teshuvah begins) and descended 40 days later on Tishri 10. When he came down he had the 2nd set of the 10 Commandments. The Atonement (Hebrew – chaphar, to cover, make reconciliation, to pacify or appease; to clear, purge or cleanse) was made at that time for the nation, one righteous man standing in the gap for the entire nation.

Moses said to HaShem: (Exodus 32:32) “Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. (33) And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.” Notice the word “sin–” with the dashes behind it. That implies a sudden silence. The Midrash comments, “Whether of not You forgive the, take away my personal merits from Your ledger and assign them to the credit of Israel.”

The forgiveness for the nation once a year had to be made by the High Priest, where he would come ‘face to face’ with the glory of God in the Holy of Holies. The ransom sacrifice had to made by blood, because the only thing set apart from the foundation of the earth as an answer to sin was blood. The Israelites were not to touch blood, drink blood or eat an animal with the blood.

Leviticus 17:11 reads, “‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”

Today I was reading Gwen Shaw’s book, The Power of the Precious Blood. One thing that she wrote really struck me today and I would like to share it with you. “God would not allow any priest who did not recognize the blood and the anointing to minister unto Him…… If you go to a church where the Blood is not honored, you better start seeking God’s face about whether you are doing His will. And if you support financially a ministry that is silent concerning the greatest truth of the Holy Spripture, you better know you are paying the way for which is not God’s pattern or religion.”

This is the way I see Yom Kippur, my personal opinion. The Spring Feasts (Passover)  are all about our personal salvation and the Fall Feasts are about National Salvation. Yom Kippur is for standing in the gap for your nation and Israel. But we must be prepared to come before the Face of God with the Blood of Jesus for those who are not prepared for the judgment that is beginning to come upon this earth.

Leviticus 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 the LORD. (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.”

This is the most serious day on the Jewish Calendar. God wanted His chosen people to be holy (kadosh – set apart, sanctified), seperated from sin and the heathen influences of the world.

Yom Kippur, also known as  Yom Hakippurim (which means the day of covering or concealing), the Day of  Atonement, The Fast, The Great Fast, Day of the Covering, Face to Face (my favorite name); Day of Forgiveness, Day of Grace, or the Day of Judgment.

In history, this is the day that Moses came down the mountain after the 2nd set of 4o days when he spent his time interceeding for the nation of Isreal because of the sin of worshipping the Golden Calf. He went up the mountain after this idol worship incident on Elul 1 (when Teshuvah begins) and descended 40 days later on Tishri 10. When he came down he had the 2nd set of the 10 Commandments. The Atonement (Hebrew – chaphar, to cover, make reconciliation, to pacify or appease; to clear, purge or cleanse) was made at that time for the nation, one righteous man standing in the gap for the entire nation.

Moses said to HaShem: (Exodus 32:32) “Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. (33) And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.” Notice the word “sin–” with the dashes behind it. That implies a sudden silence. The Midrash comments, “Whether of not You forgive the, take away my personal merits from Your ledger and assign them to the credit of Israel.”

The forgiveness for the nation once a year had to be made by the High Priest, where he would come ‘face to face’ with the glory of God in the Holy of Holies. The ransom sacrifice had to made by blood, because the only thing set apart from the foundation of the earth as an answer to sin was blood. The Israelites were not to touch blood, drink blood or eat an animal with the blood.

Leviticus 17:11 reads, “‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”

 Exodus 32-34 is a record of Moses on the mountain and Exodus 34:28-29 records, “So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.”

THE SCRIPTURE LISTS FOUR OBSERVANCES TO BE CARRIED OUT ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT:

  1. HOLDING A CONVOCATION: A special gathering in the synagogue would begin before sundown with people coming together, some dressed in white kittels (robes, as a symbol of  a contrite heart, Is 1:18) with men wrapped in prayer shawls. Some carry a candle as they chant “Light is sown like seed for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart.” (Ps 97:11) The candles remind the people that God is searching their hearts (Pr 20:27) The evening service begins with Kol Nidre, repeated 3 times, increasing in volume- then chanted by the Canto.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSzCJh4Pq8I&feature=related) Hearts are searched and there is personal repentance for unfulfilled vows, and wrongs done the past year.
  2. HUMBLE YOUR SOULS: Everyone, according to their personal health, will abstain for 25 hours from partaking of food, drinking.
  3. PRESENT AN OFFERING: Sacrifices to God, since there is no Temple to sacrifice, people give an offering to God of money
  4. NO NOT WORK: Work is forbidden on Yom Kippur. The Rabbi is the only one allowed to work. (Lev 23:31,
    You must do no work at all! This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed wherever you live.”)