Appointed Times

Yom Kippur

In Leviticus 23 verses 26 to 32 we read the instructions given to Moses regarding Yom Kippur (The day of atonement)

26  ADONAI said to Moshe, 27 “The tenth day of this seventh month is Yom-Kippur; you are to have a holy convocation, you are to deny yourselves, and you are to bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI. 28 You are not to do any kind of work on that day, because it is Yom-Kippur, to make atonement for you before ADONAI your God. 29 Anyone who does not deny himself on that day is to be cut off from his people; 30 and anyone who does any kind of work on that day, I will destroy from among his people. 31 You are not to do any kind of work; it is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live. 32 It will be for you a Shabbat of complete rest, and you are to deny yourselves; you are to rest on your Shabbat from evening the ninth day of the month until the following evening.” 

This is an interesting discussion about the role of the High Priest and the people of Yom Kippur.

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Sergio and Rhoda in Israel

Shalom friends, I’ve been following this highly recommended channel on Youtube called “Sergio and Rhoda in Israel” for a number of years and I would like to share this channel with you. Due to corona virus restrictions in various parts of the world (including Israel), international travel is either restricted or unavailable. However, one could still “travel” by watching videos such a these produced by Sergio and Rhoda. They are believers in Yeshua living in Nazareth, Israel and they produce videos about places of interest in Israel with a biblical perspective. I’ve included 2 of their videos and visit the Youtube channel to view more.

Appointed Times

Yom Kippur 5778: Clothed in White Robes of Salvation

 

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Yom Kippur

 

The Day of atonement of our sins

Not just another ordinary day – A Holy day!

The Day for a holy convocation

A Day for denying ourselves

A Shabbat Day of complete rest

A Day for wearing white

Just like our sins were made white as snow, like wool

 

 

Our Priestly King made atonement of our sins in one action – forever!

Like a lamb led to be slaughtered – He present himself as a guilt offering

The old system for atonement of sins removed – forever!

The temple rebuilt – forever!

Our King, the King of Israel, The King of the Jews and Gentiles

Yeshua ha Mashiach (The Messiah)

 

 

We are the King’s cohanim (a royal priesthood)

Clothed in white robes of salvation

Clothed in righteousness

We; Jews and Gentiles together

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

 

 

On this most Holy Day we ask: Return, please our King [selah]

Our King (looking like he is clothed) with the white clouds returned to the Right Hand of ADONAI, the Almighty Living God of Israel

Waiting for the designated time to return

 

We; the King’s cohanim together

Clothed in white robes of salvation

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

On this most Holy Day we ask: Return, please our King [selah]

 

 

Our King clothed in white robes

A gold band around his chest

With fire in his eyes

His hair white as snow

Ready to return – soon

But before that day – someday, a great war

 

This great war is closer than we realise

Enemies of the Word of ADONAI

Clothed with hate and redness of blood

A worldly people clothed in unholy worthless robes of confusion

Clothed in chaos, shame, lust and unimaginable sin caused by a lack of Torah (ADONAI’S instructions) and directed by their own worldly understanding

The darkness of a self-loving, money hungry world, dripping into their eyes, blinding them as they follow their own desires

Yet, in their sights through their darkened eyes:

Jerusalem – you staggering cup for the nations

The enemies – making ready to attack Israel and all believers of the Word of ADONAI

 

But-

 

We; Jews and Gentiles together

We pray

We praise

in the name of Yeshua ha Mashiach

For victory! [selah]

 

For our King of Israel will return

With the white clouds

Like lighting that flashes out of the east

The blowing of the Shofar announcing our King’s return

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah seen by every eye in this unholy filthy world

The Tribes of the Land of Israel are mourning while He is

Standing on Mount of Olives

To fight for us

Against the enemies of the Word of ADONAI

 

For our King of Israel, the Ancient One with the name:

Pele-Yo’etz El Gibbor Avi-‘Ad Sar-Shalom [Wonder of a Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace]

Will be victorious!

 

And then onwards to worship the King, every year on the festival of Sukkot

A most joyous holy occasion! A holy tabernacle of togetherness with our God!

 

This is our priestly King of Israel!

All Glory to Yeshua ha Mashiach

 

Halleluyah !

Halleluyah !

 

 

 

May this fast be an easy one!

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Wednesday’s self-reflection post: Work

For Wednesday’s self reflection post, let’s reflect on our work life. We spend the majority of our time at work. We experience the ups and downs of daily life at the office. Some of us are doing what we love or doing what we must or a combination of both. However, we are blessed to be able to get up in the morning to go to work.

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In Colossians 3:23-24 we receive encouragement from the Word of ADONAI: 

 23 Whatever work you do, put yourself into it, as those who are serving not merely other people, but the Lord.  

24 Remember that as your reward, you will receive the inheritance from the Lord. You are slaving for the Lord, for the Messiah. 

Also in Proverbs 25:19 we read that:

Relying on an untrustworthy person in a time of trouble is like [relying on] a broken tooth or an unsteady leg.  

Let’s give it our all and our best. 

I like this song called Modeh Ani (מודה אני) / “I give thanks” by Israeli singer Omer Adam:

 

Halleluyah!

 

 

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Tuesday’s self-reflection post: How do you want to be treated?

As mentioned yesterday, we’re currently in the 10 Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur / The Day of Atonement. It’s a time for self-examination and repentance.

For Tuesday’s self reflection post, let’s read Matthew 7:12 where Yeshua, the Messiah said  “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that sums up the teaching of the Torah [God’s Instructions] and the Prophets.”

This is probably of the one of most valuable (if not, the most valuable) life lessons that we could learn from the Word of God. Imagine a world, where this were practiced every day by everyone… it won’t be called “the world” anymore. 

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Please pray for those people affected by the recent Hurricanes  

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Monday’s self-reflection post: Like a city breached, without walls, is a person who lacks self-control.

The ten days starting with Yom Teruah / The day of blowing the Shofar or Trumpets (Traditionally: Rosh Hashanah/ The Jewish New Year) and ending with Yom Kippur / The day of atonement are commonly known as the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim) or the Days of Repentance. This is a time for serious self-examination, and repentance before Yom Kippur which is this coming Satuday.

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For this blog post, I’m reflecting on the wise words of King Solomon as written in Proverbs / Mishlei 25:28 “Like a city breached, without walls, is a person who lacks self-control.”

It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are from, whether you are a believer in Yeshua, the Son of the Almighty Living God of Israel or not; these words speak truth: a lack of self-control just leads to a path of destruction for yourself and others. It has the potential to do alot of harm to your relationships with others whether at home and/or at work.

I’ll post more self -reflection verses during this week. Watch this space.

Have a good week / Shavuat Tov  🙂

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