“The Lord said to Moses, ‘The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present an offering made to the Lord by fire. Do not work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the Lord your God.’” Leviticus 23:26-28 (NIV)
Of the seven feasts ordained by God, the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is the most important and sacred Jewish holy day. The trumpet is to sound, calling the people to fast and worship while repenting of their sins and asking God’s forgiveness. In Israel today, all businesses close and traffic ceases from sunset on the ninth day to sunset on the tenth day.
In ancient times, animal sacrifices had to be made in the temple to atone for the sins of the people. In this present dispensation of grace, God, through the shed blood of His Son, has restored you to full sonship!
This is a good day and season for all believers in Yeshua (Jesus), their Messiah, to fast and repent and worship. As in days of old, God is still pleased when His people deny themselves for the purpose of coming into closer fellowship with Him. (See Matthew 16:24.) God has given you a priceless treasure. Thank Him for it with a repentant heart and make this a day of renewed commitment to serve Him with a whole heart.
PRAY: “Almighty God, it is not an easy thing to deny my flesh but, when I consider all my Savior endured for my sins, it as a small thing. Thank You for forgiveness. Amen.”