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The Day to Answer For Your SOUL, 5998 Tanakh Year

The Day to Answer for Your Soul? Day of Atonement? 5998 Tanakh Year

Strange or unusual way to start, but here goes.

Leviticus 23: 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.

That is enough for the moment. In English verse 27 has “day of atonement” {יום הכפ רים היא}and “afflict your souls”. That is not exactly what the Hebrew says. מקרא-קדש יהוה לכם ועניתם, את-נפשתיכם
“The Lord hath sanctified you, and you answered them, Your soul” This is not a straight word for word translation.
My reading is “You answer of your soul, then THE LORD sanctifies you.” The point I am attempting you make, is that on the Tenth Day of the Seventh Month, every year we are called to answer for our souls.

“To Answer For” is defined as:
[answer for
1. phrasal verb
If you have to answer for something bad or wrong you have done, you are punished for it.
He must be made to answer for his terrible crimes.
2.
have a lot to answer for
answer
COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
answer for in British
verb (intr, preposition)
1.
to be liable or responsible for (a person’s actions, behaviour, etc)
2.
to vouch for or speak on behalf of (a person)
3.
to suffer or atone for (one’s wrongdoing)
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers] https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/answer-for

To me this says that you must consider the actions against your soul and own them and be accountable, then seek forgiveness from the LORD GOD, who will Sanctify(Cleans) your soul of the Sin. In other words you are required to make it right with Hashem(The ALMIGHTY GOD Father of Your Soul).

At this point I remind you that “Exodus 34:7 keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and unto the fourth generation.”

The result seems to be that you can be forgiven, but your actions still have consequences in the world. It is then upon you to repair your actions in the world. The “fathers upon the children” I explain thusly: If you are say, a thief, and you have been blessed with son(s) and/or daughter(s), and you turn back [from doing that which is evil] toward the GOD OF ISRAEL(you save your soul), and then you tell your children “do not to steal, do not to act as I have”, they will still act as you have acted, because that is what they learned from you. They may yet change their choices, as you have done, but it will be harder for them to learn a new path when they are more than eight or nine years old. Better to not teach them in the first place, or just be righteous before the LORD GOD.

Among most, there seems to be misunderstandings regarding the day and the purpose.

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

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 not Children of Jacob) and the World are a whole?
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 the 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.

Don’t have a Tanakh(Old Testament) try this one. Tanakh

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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