The Day of Atonement this year is from the evening of Tuesday 4 October, to the evening of Wednesday 5 October.
It is one of the seven Feasts of THE LORD Which we are to celebrate at their appointed times, (Leviticus 23).
The Feasts of THE LORD celebrate now: The Sacrifice, Resurrection, Giving of THE SPIRIT, Second Coming, Thousand-year Reign and Eternal Dwelling with man of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
We will also celebrate them in The Age To Come.
The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur in Hebrew)
- This Feast foreshadows The 1,000-year Reign of THE LORD JESUS in the earth, as Satan is temporarily locked up for the same duration;
- It is celebrated with FERVENT repentance, fasting and prayer;
- This is indispensable for every child of GOD.
Yom Kippur Celebration Actions
- Fervently fast and pray with repentance with a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart as an individual, a family or a Church;
- Exceedingly thank THE LORD for the blessedness of forgiveness of our sins;
- Confess, and repent of, your personal, parental, ancestral, even national, historical and other sins;
- Ask THE HOLY SPIRIT to reveal to you sins in your life, and hindering you;
- Ask THE FATHER to redeem and cleanse your life and bloodline from all sins;
- Pray and present CHRIST as an Offering and a Sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling aroma, yes, as An Acceptable Sacrifice well-pleasing to GOD;
- Have a Sabbath-rest. Ensure to do no customary work on this Day.
The celebration of this Feast of THE LORD foreshadows the 1,000-year Reign of THE LORD JESUS with us the saints in charge of the whole earth in absolute peace, as Satan is temporarily locked up in the bottomless pit, (Revelation 20:1– 3).
During this time, we the saints will be “the governing authorities” (Romans 13:1) in all the earth under The Kingship and Lordship of “The Blessed and ONLY Sovereign” (1 Timothy 6:15) JESUS CHRIST.
WE will rule all nations on earth with Divine Authority for 1,000 years, ensuring and maintaining GODly Law and Order under The Sovereignty of our KING, LORD and GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
As The Great King has said, “…hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My Works until the end, to him I will give power [authority] over the nations — ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ — as I also have received from My FATHER;” (Revelation 2:25-27).
The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) marks the end of High Holy Days (Days of Awe), as discussed under “How to Celebrate The Feast of Trumpets”.
How to Celebrate The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
GOD has commanded that, in celebrating this Feast, we should fast and pray, and have “a Sabbath of solemn rest” (doing absolutely no work on this Day).
On this Holy Day, The Day of Atonement, you must have a fasting and prayer service as an individual, a family or as a Church. This is indispensable, and profitable unto all things for you.
“And THE LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “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. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is The Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before THE LORD your GOD. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 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,” Leviticus 23:26-32.
SO, how do you keep The Day of Atonement?
The principle is simple. The most important Wisdom for success in JESUS CHRIST was taught by Mary His mother:
“Whatever He says to you, do it.” John 2:5.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.
As quoted above, this is what THE LORD says we are to do on 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.
And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is The Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before THE LORD your GOD.
For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.
You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 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,” Leviticus 23:26-32.
Thus, our GOD commands us to fast and pray during The Day Itself, and rest from all work from the preceding evening to the evening of The Day of Atonement (that is, have a Sabbath rest from evening to evening).
We must through FERVENT prayer and fasting secure and execute the “judgment…made in favor of the saints of The Most High, (for)… the time came for the saints to possess The Kingdom.” (Daniel 7:22).
As THE HOLY SPIRIT warns us, we must be “looking carefully lest anyone fall short of The Grace of GOD… lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.” (Hebrews 12:15-16).
Our set time has come; let us press in with prayer and fasting.
Pray for THE BLOOD OF JESUS to make atonement (covering) for you and your household, ministry, business, career, the race to Heaven, etc..
Ask THE LORD to let His PRECIOUS BLOOD blot out your sins, wash you thoroughly from your iniquities and cleanse you from your sins, (Psalm 51:1-2).
When GOD says It, He means It. Therefore, fear Him and do It.
JESUS CHRIST, Who is the same yesterday, today and forever, says regarding this Feast (as outlined in Leviticus 23:26-32):
“It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls [i.e. fast and pray], and offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is The Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before THE LORD your GOD. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work”.
To not heed this clear and fearsome Warning by THE LORD is unimaginable loss unto one’s life.
“My people are destroyed for lack of Knowledge. Because you have rejected Knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten The Law of your GOD, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6.
Please hear me with The Fear of THE LORD.
Just as he who eats and drinks The Communion in an unworthy manner eats and drinks Judgment to himself – not discerning THE LORD’s Body, and for which reason many believers are weak and sick, and even die (1 Corinthians 11:29-30), so also many children of GOD unknowingly bring His Judgment on themselves by not keeping The Day of Atonement.
As Paul said, “I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning” (1 Thessalonians 4:13) this matter. Let there be no ignorant arguments about being made to keep The Law. This is not about keeping The Law. It is about obeying GOD’s Word now and forever.
What we are not to do, and should NEVER do, is taking our own actions to be saved – such as doing circumcision to obtain Salvation. Salvation is by Faith alone; Faith in JESUS CHRIST.
As I discussed under “Introduction“, we will be celebrating The Feasts of THE LORD forever in The Age To Come — Which is under The New Covenant.
JESUS Who is The Word of GOD says:
“Do not think that I came to destroy The Law or The Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from The Law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these Commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in The Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in The Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 5:17-19.
Remember, JESUS fulfills all The Feasts of THE LORD.
Brethren, these are unprecedentedly exciting times in THE SPIRIT and the world. And we must press in and press on with much prayer and fasting for the visitations of GOD, to move in His Glory and Power so as to prevail.
GOD is a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. This specific Holy Day has been determined by GOD for us His children to seek Him in fasting and prayer, and resting in His Presence.
Let us therefore fast and pray before Him DEFINITELY on The Day of Atonement.
Please, I need to say again that, this does not amount to ‘keeping The Law’ as some believers like to sneer at and dismiss some aspects of Scripture. This is obedience of GOD’s Commandment for our own good.
Below are links to Words on The Feasts of THE LORD:
- THE LORD’s Passover
- Unleavened Bread
- The Feast of Firstfruits
- The Feast of Weeks (The Day of Pentecost)
- The Feast of Trumpets
- The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur in Hebrew)
- The Feast of Tabernacles
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“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.