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Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, 2018

So what is this Yom Kippur(Day of Atonement)? 2018 (and really 5999)?

Can we not just ask for forgiveness and that should be enough?

Why are we required; All of the Children of Jacob, to afflict our souls on the Day of Atonement?

There seems to be misunderstandings regarding the day and its purpose.

I highly recommend that, if you have not read the post “Acknowledge, Regret, Repent! “and “Atonement“, that before you go further, take the time now to read it and then proceed with this one.

As one of the Children of Jacob, I know that each of us can and should consider our actions everyday, and to atone, seeking the forgiveness of the LORD and those we have wronged, continually.

So, if I am seeking to be righteous everyday. Am I required to do it so pointedly on this single day also?

That question, is the cause of this writing. It is also highly important to do this, on the Tenth day of the Seventh Month in the 5999th year of the earth, the day defined by the Almighty delivered by the Hand Of Moses.

The short answers: In order to bring an End to the punishments of the Children of Jacob, seen by the whole world, we as a family, a nation must return unto the LORD OUR GOD, with all of our heart. We, our family elders, our children, ourselves, are required to return, keeping the Covenants, Laws and Teachings found in the Written Torah by the Hand Of Moses. When we actually do this; which we have never do before and are not likely to do this time either; the whole world changes for the LORD will changes us. As in “Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. 7 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, that persecuted thee.”.

I said this was the short answer, so I will not go into all of the text at this point, but offer that “Deuteronomy 30” piece as a means to identify how We will be Changed, permanently, before the whole world. As always, I highly recommend reading all of the chapter I reference to get the context and so that you will know that I did not make this up. You can actually Know the Truth for yourself.

This description is written in other places by the Hand Of Moses(Leviticus 26), but also via the later Prophets speaking in the Name of THE LORD. For the Children of Jacob this is a game changing event, in that it stops all further rebellion against the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY by HIS inheritance, and brings about the Time of the LAST TEMPLE. So for One Day, we might be able to return unto OUR GOD and be the Nation of Priest, that Holy Nation(Exodus 19), so that all other nations know the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, Our Father(Deuteronomy 32).

One more short explanation before we get deeper in to the Yom Kippur, on the 10th day of the Seventh month of the year 5999. I wish you to understand the 5999 year count and how we are so close to the year 6000. According to the current Jewish count, they are celebrating the year 5779. The short answer is 210 year were removed from the count, because there are those that do not accept the 430 years in Egypt, declared twice in Exodus 12, and so determined that 210 years at most, removing the other 220 years from the Jewish year count. Second these same people do not accept that the Year and the World started in the Spring, as they are commanded observe in “Exodus 12: 2 ‘This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.”, instead choosing to make the First day of the Seventh month the start of the Jewish Year Count. 5779 + 220 = 5999 and we are less than six months from the year 6,000. Other writings describing this count can be found: “How Close Could We Be” and “How Many Days”.

Let get to the Meat of the Subject, From the “The Day of Atonement

The LAW According to the Hand Of Moses.

Exodus 23: (This is part of the Covenant at Sinai.)

26 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
27 Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; there shall be a holy convocation unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; and ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
28 And ye shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.
29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people.
31 Ye shall do no manner of work; it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of solemn rest, and ye shall afflict your souls; in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye keep your sabbath.

Leviticus 16:
29 And it shall be a statute for ever unto you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger that sojourneth among you.
30 For on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins shall ye be clean before the LORD.
31 It is a sabbath of solemn rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; it is a statute for ever.
32 And the priest, who shall be anointed and who shall be consecrated to be priest in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, even the holy garments.
33 And he shall make atonement for the most holy place, and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar; and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.
34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make atonement for the children of Israel because of all their sins once in the year.’ And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 23:
26 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
27 Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; there shall be a holy convocation unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; and ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
28 And ye shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.
29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people.
31 Ye shall do no manner of work; it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of solemn rest, and ye shall afflict your souls; in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye keep your sabbath.

Numbers 29:
7 And on the tenth day of this seventh month ye shall have a holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls; ye shall do no manner of work;
8 but ye shall present a burnt-offering unto the LORD for a sweet savour: one young bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish;
9 and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram,
10 a several tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs;
11 one he-goat for a sin-offering; beside the sin-offering of atonement, and the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and their drink-offerings.

So, what we have, is a day where “to make atonement for the children of Israel because of all their sins once in the year”(from Leviticus 16:34), should be without SIN.

This is getting interesting for me. We actually have a day set aside, during the seventh month(the Sabbath Month) where every soul that is in the People Of Ishrael/Israel have atoned for their sins. Is this important for something? Everyone, on a single day, are commanded by the LORD Our GOD to return unto HIM. One day, we are forced to do so.

There is always a perfect reason and purpose to what the LORD tells us to do. This is no different. In fact, this one, you may agree(later) that this is needed for the World. I am getting ahead of myself.

Their sins once a year above is an important clue regarding the purpose I see. We know that Israel’s name means “Struggles with GOD” and when we remove the dot above the W in the Hebrew language, it maybe a Shin, creating ISHrael, meaning Upright, Righteous or governed by GOD. (Read ISHRAEL?) In the case being made here, both Israel and Ishrael are included in the Day Of Atonement, because one or two people cannot do what is required. All the Children of Jacob must do something, and this is a starting place, for it to happen.

In the Covenant at Sinai, Exodus 23:”29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.” And Leviticus 23:”29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people. 30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people.” I see that the ALMIGHTY declares a terrible consequence for Not Doing This. The Soul is cut-off and destroyed, from among the Nation.

You have free will. You can choose The LORD or NOT. This is about Your Soul, which you may or may not think you have. But, why such a strong command for the Children to Do THIS? What is so important about one day where all of the Children of Ishrael are without sin?

Before I get to the evidence of the need for this, a short review, or may be you have never heard or thought about this:
While Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 27 and 28 have the curses and the blessings. Curses if WE do not keep HIS LAW and Teachings and Blessings for Doing What HE SAID, whether or not you understand, you do what HE said.

Okay, Blessings and Curses, what has this to do with the World(those that are Children of Jacob) and the World as a whole for those not the Children of Jacob?

This is what we were chosen to do: We Show That The LORD is GOD, and That HE IS!, to the whole world. We are building up to the Last Day. The process laid out in Leviticus 26 is demonstrative of this building to an event. An example of this process is “Leviticus 26:18 And if ye will not yet for these things hearken unto Me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins.”. That seven times more, gets my attention, and when reading Leviticus 26 you will see that Punishment because of our actions(Sins) and then seven times more, punishment(correction) and HE Checks again and if we have not returned, then seven times more, . . . Until something happens.

So what Happens?

Deuteronomy 30:”1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt bethink thyself among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
2 and shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and hearken to His voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul;”

Of Verse “8 And thou shalt return and hearken to the voice of the LORD, and do all His commandments which I command thee this day.”

Leviticus 26:39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them. 40 And they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their treachery which they committed against Me, and also that they have walked contrary unto Me. 41 I also will walk contrary unto them, and bring them into the land of their enemies; if then perchance their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and they then be paid the punishment of their iniquity;

In those two sections we are presented with the trouble being so great for us that WE(the Nation) return unto the GOD that has only wanted us to do what is Right according to HIS laws, wants to take us back. Wants to Bless Us, Protect Us and Treasure Us, for we will be then a LIGHT Unto the Nations(Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples; for all the earth is Mine; 6 and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. . . . .’). The result is that the Nations will Know the The LORD is GOD and we are the PROOF.

Bottom Line with this Atoning.

It is one time during the Year that we might ALL be without sin and desiring to be CLOSE to OUR GOD. He waits for US and the world NEEDS US to return, so that We Might ALL Find Peace with OUR FATHER.
It is the one time, every year, the LORD gives us the chance to really return to HIM and stop our rebellion and punishment defined in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28. In that without being punished so badly that we are forced to return as in “Leviticus 26:39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.” Or “Deuteronomy 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt bethink thyself among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee”. That is the punishment, for what? “Leviticus 26:14 But if ye will not hearken unto Me, and will not do all these commandments; 15 and if ye shall reject My statutes, and if your soul abhor Mine ordinances, so that ye will not do all My commandments, but break My covenant;” And “Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.” These are the cause of our punishment by our actions, but the World Sees what happens as in “Exodus 32:12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, saying: For evil did He bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from Thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against Thy people.”

In “Numbers 14:13 And Moses said unto the LORD: ‘When the Egyptians shall hear–for Thou broughtest up this people in Thy might from among them– 14 they will say to the inhabitants of this land, who have heard that Thou LORD art in the midst of this people; inasmuch as Thou LORD art seen face to face, and Thy cloud standeth over them, and Thou goest before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night; 15 now if Thou shalt kill this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of Thee will speak, saying: 16 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which He swore unto them, therefore He hath slain them in the wilderness.”

What all of HIS Children see and think about what happens to us, concerns the LORD for all are HIS Children. As in Song, “a witness for Me against the children of Israel(Deuteronomy 31:19)”: “Deuteronomy 32:26 I thought I would make an end of them, I would make their memory cease from among men; 27 Were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation, lest their adversaries should misdeem, lest they should say: Our hand is exalted, and not the LORD hath wrought all this.’”

We are the example for the WORLD, the example of Good or Bad, Blessing or curse, so that the WORLD will know the LORD our GOD is GOD, and there is No Other GOD. It is today, your decision, Blessing or Curse; the start of heaven or the continuation of . . . .ouch! My choice is to Keep the WORD of Our FATHER, the ALMIGHTY GOD. What will you do starting on this Day Of Atonement(Yom Kippur)?

I can not save you, no one can, You must Return and do that which is Right.

I can show you the way, if you want to know.

IT is to our benefit to HEARKEN until the LIVING GOD OF ISHRAEL/ISRAEL, and to our pain and shame to do otherwise.

My prayer is that The LORD grant you eyes that see, ears that hear and an understanding heart, then you return unto HIM soon!(Isaiah 6: 9 And He said: ‘Go, and tell this people: hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, and understanding with their heart, return, and be healed.’)

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