Yom Kippur

“For He who knew no sin, for our sakes He has made Him a SIN OFFERING, that we might become the righteousness of Elohim.” [ Kor Bet 5:21 (2 Cor)]

Yeshua did NOT become “sin” as most translations read. He became the “Khatat,” or The Sin Offering. Sin was heaped upon Him, but He remained HaTzaddik, HaMashiakh. That was the purpose for which HaMashiakh was to come, “to bear the reproach of many.”

This “Khatat” reference is a reference to the final offering for the sins of Yisra’el each year on Yom Kippur.

“Then shall he kill the goat of the Khatat [The Sin Offering], that is for the PEOPLE, and bring his blood within the Parokhet [The Veil] , and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bullock [for the High Priest], and sprinkle it upon the Kaporet, and before the Kaporet [Place of Atonement]. And he shall make atonement for haKodesh [the Holy Place], because of the uncleannesses of B’nei Yisra’el, and because of their transgressions, even all their sins; and so shall he do for the Ohel Moed [Tent of Appointment/Meeting], that dwells with them in the midst of their uncleannesses.” [VaYikra 16:15-16 (Lev)]

This occurs on Yom Kippur. Lacking the time to give a full explanation of all the ancient understanding of this day and the events that transpired, I will try to summarize as much as possible. But, I appeal to all those who profess faith in the Son of G-d, that you consider the great sanctity of this day, and of our need to acknowledge Messiah’s suffering in our stead on it.

There are those who would say that because He did become our Sin Offering, that we are not required to observe this day. It was prophesied that the Sheker HaMashiakh would change the ‘Moedim,’ the ‘seasons’ of Elohim. The spirit of the false messiah has indeed done that.

But, if the reasoning is that we no longer have to do it, then I appeal to Yeshua, who had no need of immersion, but was immersed anyway.

Why?

To Yokhanan HaMatbil [John the Immerser] Yeshua said, “Permit it now [His immersion], for this is necessary for us [Yisra’el], so that all tzedaka may be fulfilled.” [MattetYahu 3:15]

We do not observe Yom Kippur to get our sins forgiven, but to acknowledge that Yeshua has forgiven them. We do this to fulfill all righteousness.

We also plead for the rest of Yisra’el, who does not follow the will of Elohim, but are following the Rabbis,  Constantine, and the popes, observing THEIR ‘sabbaths’ and their ‘high days’/’seasons’/appointed times.

Yom Kippur is also known as Yom HaPedut, the Day of Redemption. It is also known as the Great Day of יהוה . It is the day of the blowing of the Great Shofar.

Yeshua spoke of this Great Day [A Yom Kippur in our near future]:

“Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from the sky [metaphor for angels], and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. THEN the sign of The Son of Man will appear in the sky; and then all the generations of the earth will mourn, and they will see The Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with an army, and great glory. And He will send His Messengers with the SHOFAR HAGADOL [GREAT SHOFAR, blown on Yom Kippur], and they will gather His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.”

Yeshua comes back on this day. That army with Him are those who are dressed in white [Rev 4:4 , 19:8,14], having been brought into the Khuppah before that time of trouble.

We dress in white on Yom Kippur, rehearsing and understanding that HE makes us white, and putting our hope in His making us His Army, NOW. Those who are dressed in white are the ones who have the confession of Yeshua The Messiah AND keep the commandments of Elohim… NOT one or the other! “Here is the patience of the K’doshim [Holy Ones], here are they who KEEP the MITZVOT of Elohim [Commandments of G-d] AND trust in Yeshua.” Rev 14:12 [Rev 12:17, 22:14].

The Khatat is offered on Yom Kippur. This is a picture of Yeshua, making atonement for us on The Day of Redemption. Jews were never to trust in the goat, but in the forgiveness of יהוה that would be given on the final Yom HaPedut. The humble did, looking forward to Messiah of יהוה, understanding His Mercy and that He IS Salvation.

That day is still ahead of us, as Yom HaPedut happens ONCE, and it is by His Ruakh that we are ‘sealed’ AGAINST THAT DAY.

“And do not grieve HaRuakh HaKodesh of Elohim, whereby you are sealed for Yom HaPedut.”

The evidence of the Ruakh HaKodesh and of Salvation itself is NOT goose bumps, ‘feeling good,’ happiness, tongue-talking [demons are pretty good at that too], etc. It is CONTRITION before G-d and OBEDIENCE. It ALWAYS has been. Yeshua said so, over and over. To grieve the Ruakh is break His Torah!

That day is a day of dread:

Vayikra 23:26-32
And יהוה spoke unto Moshe, saying, “Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh khodesh is Yom HaKippurim; there shall be a Mikra Kodesh unto you, and you shall afflict your souls; and you shall bring a karban of fire unto יהוה . And you shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is Yom HaKippurim, to make atonement for you before יהוה your Elohim. For whatever soul there is that shall NOT be afflicted in
that same day, he shall be cut off from his people. And whatever soul there is that does any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a Shabbat Shabbaton, and you
shall afflict your souls; in the ninth day of the khodesh at evening, from evening unto evening, shall you keep your Shabbat.”

Romans teaches that gentiles will be CUT OFF if they ignore the root of the Tree: The Word of Messiah, His Torah.

Yom Kippur has ALWAYS been the highest day of the year in Yisra’el. What I have found interesting lately is that Yeshua demonstrated the ‘pictures’ of Himself in this season during Sukkot in the Beit HaMikdash [Yokh 6-8], but did NOT demonstrate the pictures of His redemption on Yom Kippur. I wish I had time to elucidate those details. But Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur He left shrouded in mystery, until the letters of Sha’ul and the book of Revelation were written.

He means for us to observe this day, as well as all His Sabbaths. It is a lie that you can just ignore it. To be prepared for the ‘tribulation’ you must be obedient to Elohim. Do not believe the lie that it is ‘okay’ that you just ignore this most important picture of Yeshua’s atonement for us, and the wrath that will be poured out on Yom Kippur, the final Yom HaPedut. Those who are stiff-necked against His Torah to the end will die that day. That death is final. We ARE to make an offering on that day: We acknowledge Yeshua as The Khatat. We plead for others to be rescued from the coming wrath. All the Moedim [appointed times, ‘feasts’] are rehearsals of what is to come. They are ‘shadows,’ subtle pictures of our future.

We afflict ourselves not for our own souls, but for those around us who say they believe but do not obey. For those who follow man, and not G-d. For those who understand the ‘good news’ but do not seek wisdom in living it out. There is a lot of talk around these days about ‘repenting’ and ‘turning to G-d’ in this country, but so very few know how to do it. Don’t turn to man’s version of Him. Turn to HIS FACE: the TORAH, the perfect Torah of Liberty that became a Body 2000 years ago. Walk the Word like HE DID, not doctrines of men and demons like Constantine, Luther, Calvin, etc. etc.

“He who says “I know Him” [Messiah Yeshua] and does not keep His mitzvot [commandments] is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His Word, in Him truly is the love of Elohim perfected. Hereby we know that we are in Him: He who says “I am in Him” ought himself also to walk His halakha.” [1 Yokh 2:4-6] [Halakha is TORAH WALK]. “Sin IS breaking Torah.” [1 Yokh 3:4]

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Yom Teruah

The Day of Memorial of an Awakening Blast

The Resurrection is critical to trust in Elohim.  It is the power of Resurrection that distinguishes true faith in the Creator and in His Son Messiah Yeshua from every other religion.  Avraham is the father of all who trust in the Elohim of the Bible and in His Son.  Avraham was a Tzaddik, a Righteous One, because he TRUSTED Elohim.  The apogee of his demonstration of trust was The Akida Yitz’khak [The Binding of Isaac].  Avraham had enjoyed his son Yitz’khak for quite a number of years, to the point that his soul was knit to that of Yitz’khak, and he loved him as he loved his own soul.  Abba tested Avraham, but because Abba knew his heart, it was more of a ‘proof’ for us than for him.  Avraham believed that יהוה would provide a LAMB.  Here, he is looking forward and seeing the Pesakh Lamb, Messiah Yeshua.  What was provided that day was a ram!  But, because Avraham trusted in the promise of Elohim, which was very plain, that he would be the father of many peoples, he knew that somehow יהוה would restore life to Yitz’khak.  He knew he HAD to.  Avraham already believed in RESURRECTION, that Abba was not only capable, but also willing to raise Yitz’khak from the dead, to fulfill His promise.

On that day, it is said that Avraham created two shofars.  And the shofar has long been a symbol of resurrection.  In Yisra’el, Avraham’s two shofars are called the First Shofar and the Last Shofar.  Since antiquity, the First Shofar has been associated with Shavuot [what most know as ‘Pentecost’].  The Last Shofar is associated with Yom Teruah [what most know as Rosh HaShannah].  A ‘teruah’ is a BLAST, OR, a SHOUT.  Shofars are known in scripture to ‘shout,’ and in Yisra’el, when the shofar is blown, on any occasion, the people also shout.  Yosef’s grave in Yisra’el had a shofar carved on the grave stone, symbolic of his hope in rising from the dead.

If we do not trust that Messiah Yeshua rose from the dead, we do not actually have faith!  We have a religion.  If a person does not believe that Yeshua, a HUMAN BEING, who instead of having the sin nature had the divine, perfect NATURE of Elohim within Him, died on a tree in innocence, and was dead for three days, and then was raised from the dead by His Almighty Father, then that person is lost in his sin, even IF he says he ‘believes in jesus.’  Yeshua was not just a prophet.  He was not in a coma, He did not come back as a ghost, or an apparition, or any of the like.  He came back as a MAN having been RAISED FROM THE DEAD.  And because a few Jews trusted in that, they received the Power of the Ruakh HaKodesh at the sound of the First Shofar on Shavuot.

Sha’ul, after telling us that the Resurrection is the cornerstone of our hope, said that if Messiah is not raised from the dead in His human body, then we have NO HOPE, and are to be pitied more than all other men.  Then, he says, “Let me show you a ‘sod,’ a ‘mystery.’

51Behold, I tell you a sod [mystery]: we shall not all die, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST SHOFAR; for the shofar shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.  55O death, where is your sting? O Sheol, where is your victory?”

Later he teaches:

13Now I want you to know, my brethren, that you should not grieve over those who are dead, as those do who have no hope.  14For if we believe that Yeshua DIED AND ROSE AGAIN, even so those who have died in Yeshua, Elohim will bring with Him.  15For this we say to you by the very word of Adoneinu, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of Adoneinu shall not precede those who are dead.  16For Adoneinu Himself shall descend from heaven with a SHOUT and the voice of the Chief Messenger and with the SHOFAR of Elohim; and those who died in Mashiakh will rise first.  17Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet Adoneinu in the air; and so shall we ever be with Adoneinu.  18Therefore comfort one another, with these words.

These two passages are clearly discussing the same moment.  So, Yom Teruah, the ‘Day that No Man Knows’ in ancient Judaism, is approaching fast.  Right now the khodesh is ‘unseen;’ soon, we will see the khodesh, and the shofar will be blown!  The Seventh Khodesh, or the 7th crescent moon, is the ONLY MOON for which we are commanded in Torah to blow the shofar: YOM TERUAH!  It is the LAST SHOFAR, blown at the last moment of the year for tracking time and prophecy, to usher in the first moment of the New Year, Rosh HaShannah.

This day is also known as Yom HaDin, or the Day of Judgment.  I won’t take time to elaborate about that, but just know that the Tzaddikim are to do exactly what Sha’ul said, ‘comfort one other with these words,’ the words about the coming of Adoneinu at the Last Shofar, and the resurrection of the dead occuring on that day.  We will know on mon evening whether or not this day will be 24 hours long or 48 hours long.  If it is 24 hours long, we will assemble on Tue afternoon.  If it is 48 hours long, we will assemble on Wed afternoon [for those of us in our congregation].  Anyone in the Houston area is welcome to attend.  We are commanded to hear the VOICE of the Shofar, the voice that called Yokhanan quickly up to heaven to see what would happen at that future moment in time.  We are told “Blessed are those who know the sound of the Shofar.”  Come and hear the Shofar on Yom Teruah!  Learn how to prepare for the Day of His Coming, the Day of His WRATH.  It is fast approaching!  If not this year….?