Posts Tagged ‘Day of Atonement’

Yeshua in His Father’s Feasts

Yeshua in His Father’s Feasts is a personal or group in-depth study that reveals the shadows and realities of the Messiah in the prophetic visions in the Feasts of the LORD. It will fill in the holes of your Bible when reading the words ‘Jewish feast’ or ‘the feast of the Jews.’  This study will illuminate often-overlooked phrases and idioms that allude to the ‘appointed times’ of God.

Both the prophet Micah and King Solomon state that without prophetic vision and knowledge, God’s people perish. Studying the Biblical holy days will revive the searching soul and bring insight and understanding into the complete salvation found in Yeshua – his past, present and future work.

This study includes Scriptures from the Torah, Prophets, Psalmes, Gospels and Letters. It includes activities for families and children that will enhance celebrating the Biblical ‘appointed times’ as well as sgugestions for digging deeper into traditional and Biblical Jewish customs surrounding Yeshua In His Father’s Feasts.

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Reviews:

“This is the best Bible study I have ever done. I can’t seem to put it down and I am learning more and more about my faith everyday. I have been a believer for 60 years and I am learning truths I was never taught in church. I even asked my pastor if he knew all of this and admitted, he did not.” (M. Graves)

“I have been growing in my faith from reading and studying the Feasts in this guide. Thank you for your faithfulness to Yeshua!” (S. Corben)

“Few Christians understand that the context for the Jewish Messiah of the New Testament of their Bibles is the culture and language and history of the nation of Israel. This book helps explain why that culture, language and history is necessary knowledge for understanding the identity of the Messiah and how knowing the Jewish Messiah enlarges the understanding of the Biblical feasts. Good, basic foundational information from which to launch further study. Very enjoyable and eye-opening.” (W. Lopez)

“Loved it. Will keep going back for future Wisdom that truly matters.” (J. Banta)

Daniel’s Confession

Daniel 9:4-19

“O Yahweh, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey His commands …

We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and rebelled. We have turned away from Your commands and laws. We have not listened to Your servants, the prophets, who spoke in Your Name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

Yahweh, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with Shame – the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. Adonai, we … are covered with shame because we have sinned against You.

Yahweh our God is merciful and forgiving even though we have rebelled against Him, we have not obeyed Adonai our God or kept the Torah he gave us through his servants, the prophets. All Israel has transgressed Your Torah and turned away, refusing to obey You.

Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Torah of Moshe, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against You. You have fullfilled the words spoken against our rulers by bringing upon us great disaster. Under the whole heaven noting has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. Just as it has been written in the Torah o Moshe all this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of Adonai our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to Your Truth. Yahweh did not hesitate to bring the disaster upon us, for Adonai our God is righteous in everything He does; yet we have not obeyed Him.

Now Adonai our God who brought Your people out of Egypt with a might hand and who made for Yourself a Name that endures to this day, we have sinned’ we have done wrong. Adonai, in keeping with all Your righteous acts, turn away Your anger and Your wrath from Jerusalem, Your city, Your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made Jerusalem and Your people an object of scorn to all those around us.

Now Adonai, hear the prayers and petitions of Your servant. For Your sake, Adonai, look with favor on Your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, Adonai, and Hear, open Your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears Your Name.

We do not make requests of You because we are righteous, but because of Your great mercy. Yahweh, listen! Adonai, forgive! Yahweh, hear and act! For Your sake, Adonai, do not delay because Your city and Your people bear Your Name.”

The National Day of Prayer – Yom Kippur

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.  I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there” (2 Chronicles 7:14-15).

Every year Christians in America celebrate a national day of prayer.  They use 2 Chronicles 7 as their mantra and recite it with the hope that ‘God will heal the land of America.’  It is obvious that no one considers the context in which the prayer was spoken and who it was for.  This prayer was not a call for the repentance of America or India or Russia, but for national Isra’el. 

I have also wondered why and how the first Thursday in May was chosen for the national day to pray for America when it has nothing to do with the Scriptures or God’s holy days. As Christians pray for God to ‘heal the land of America,’ they choose a day that has nothing to do with God of Isra’el to whom they are praying. They don’t acknowledge Isra’el or the Jewish people nor learn from their mistakes. What happened to Israel was written for our learning (1 Corinthians 10:11), but it doesn’t seem anyone is learning.

But if you turn away and abandon my regulations and mitzvot [commandments] which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, worshipping them; then I will pull them up by the roots out of the land I have given them. This house, which I consecrated for my name, I will eject from my sight; and I will make it an example to avoid and an object of scorn among all peoples.  This house, now so exalted — everyone passing by will be shocked at the sight of it and will ask, ‘Why has the LORD done this to this land and to this house?’ But the answer will be, ‘It’s because they abandoned the LORD the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and took hold of other gods, worshipping and serving them; this is why [the LORD] brought all these calamities on them.’”

God chose and consecrated ‘this temple’ in Jerusalem so that His name would be there forever, but there were conditions linked to His Temple, His Land and His people.  Since Elohim is the same yesterday and tomorrow, His conditions for forgiveness, healing and restoration remain the same today especially if Americans want ‘healing in their land.’

Like Israel, the America has definitely gone astray.  God’s commandments have been abandoned by those who should be a light of the world for a lawless grace that negates obedience.  Pagan gods and goddesses are worshipped in the ‘name of Jesus’ creating a very lukewarm religious American culture.   Doctrines of grace teach the ‘end of the law’ and the commands of Elohim are considered ‘done away with.’ Lawlessness abounds and Americans pray for healing without repenting of these grievous sins.

Yom Kippur Wall

As the day of Yom Kippur approaches, as ‘temples of God’s Spirit and  people called by His Name,’ we should be joining with the nation of Israel and Jewish people around the world to corporately repent of abandoning the God of Isra’el for other gods, customs and traditions; other ways of worshipping Him than the way He desires.   If we want to claim the Scripture “If my people who are called by my name,”  we must also claim the reasons that have brought havoc on this country and the world. We must accept responsibility for turning against the God of Isra’el.  We must mourn for our unrighteous judgments and sins against Elohim.    If we truly desire a national day of prayer,  Yom Kippur has stood the test of time.   If we truly desire national repentance, why not join with Isra’el on the Day of Atonement, God’s ‘appointed time’.

“In that day …  I will pour out on the house of David and on those living in Yerushalayim a spirit of grace and prayer; and they will look to me, whom they pierced.” They will mourn for him as one mourns for an only son; they will be in bitterness on his behalf like the bitterness for a firstborn son. When that day comes, there will be great mourning in Yerushalayim, mourning like that for Hadad-Rimmon in the Megiddo Valley. Then the land will mourn, each family by itself —“ (Zechariah 12:10-11).

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