DAY OF ATONEMENTS
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Him, saying, Rabbi, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him, What is written in the Torah? How do you read it? And he answering said, You shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
WOW! Do you see this?
Yahshua referred to the Torah as having the way to eternal life? Yes! All answers to our questions are found in TORAH!
That is why it is IMPERATIVE THAT WE HIDE HIS TORAH IN OUR HEARTS!
LIFE IS FOUND IN HIS LAW! YAHSHUA IS THE LIVING LAW! THE TORAH! (John 6:51)
He is our example, He shows us the way to the Father. He always points us as does the written Torah to the Father! He does not negate His Father's ways. No, but rather He most humbly and honorably and notably upholds His Father's ways.
“And one of the scribes came, and having heard them questioning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, Which commandment is the first of all? And Yahshua answered him, The first of all the commandments is Hear, O Yisrael, YHWH our Elohim, YHWH is One: And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first command. And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, There is none other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-31
In this particular reference, Yahshua is actually reciting the SHEMA!! HalleluYAH! This commandment Yahshua spoke on is a prayer that is prayed regularly in synagogues around the world. This is the Scripture that is hung inside the Mezuzah on the doorposts of our homes symbolizing that we fear YHWH.
YOM KIPPUR IS THE HOLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR.
It is a day of fasting. The day that THE BOOK OF LIFE will be opened and we want to hear our name read from it. YahShua is the one who provides atonement for us. When we accept Him as the Way to the Father, for He is the Promised Hope that the Patriarchs looked forward to and that we look back upon as the Anointed One from the Father, the only begotten Son of YHWH Eloheynu, then is it that our name is written in it.
“ Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:56.58)
He is the Living Torah showing us how to live the written Torah!
The way we accept Him is to confess with our mouths that He is the Messiah and believe in our hearts; this means to live as He lived in obedience to His Father's ways.
HIDE THE TORAH IN YOUR HEART TODAY MISHPOCHAH!
Messiah is our High Priest (Hebrews 4:14) who presents us spotless and blameless before our Heavenly Father! The High Priest went into the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur before the Ark of The Covenant, kisei ha-kavod (כִּסֵּא הַכָּבוֹד, the Throne of Glory). The gold lid of the Ark of The Covenant is called The Kapporet, The Mercy Seat. (Leviticus, V’yiqra 16:2)
Mercy and Truth have met, righteousness and peace have kissed. (Psalm, Tehillim 85:10)
HalleluYHWH!! Ten days of AWE precede this Day of Atonement.
When Messiah was asked what will be the sign of his coming he said that a wicked and perverse generation seeks a sign. (Mattityahu 12:39,40; Hosea 3:1; Luke 11:16; 1 Corinthians 1:22-23) Do you know why he said this? Well, you see, the Father gave us His calendar for us to know the signs. The signs in the heavens occur on his Holy Days, His Moedim.
But a people who do not know his calendar nor his holy ways are not obeying him and are the wicked and perverse generation. They do not study his ways nor guard them so they do not know. They are seeking in the wrong place. We only have to go to his word to be a good watchman.
He said it would be as in Noah's day. (Mattityahu 24:26-44) They were eating and drinking until the day that the flood came. Noah knew the Father's appointed times and he knew when to be in the Ark.
Messiah said as Jonah was in the belly of the whale for three days and three nights so that would be a sign. Today is the most holy Sabbath day of the year and the story of Jonah is read. Jonah went to his enemy and preached repentance and they repented. The people of Nineveh repented and that was long before Messiah was even born!
In approximately the year 0 AD there were signs that happened in the heavens on our Father's calendar. Very few took note. In fact, the people who did take note were of two groups: the one group was the shepherds, the lonely shepherds; shepherding was considered one of the lowliest jobs. The other group was the wise men.. what a name for they truly were wise.
They did take note, hallelujah!
And, 30 years later the Righteous Redeemer began his ministry..3 years after that he was crucified and 3 days after that he rose from the grave! 50 days later the Holy Spirit was given! All of these occurred on the spring holy days!
Now we have events in the heavens in the same fashion as back then, but now on the Father's fall holy days. People may be expecting some enormous things to be happening. But it may be a subtle occurrence just as it was when Messiah was born and those who understood it were those who were sensitive to his voice and who understood his Seasons. ..the ones who are watching and understand the seasons. The Shepherds. The Wise Men. Now again we are in a season such as that.
It is in the hidden that the Father speaks. The ones who know are the ones who search out his ways.. his ways seem foolishness to man, but his ways are higher than man's. (Devarim, Deuteronomy 29:29; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Mishley, Proverbs 25:2)
Notice that signs/events happen on the Father's holy days. It is a signal.. signaling our attention. Our Father is doing that which we may not be fully aware of fully, but I believe one day we will be aware.
It is time for Messiah to sit on David's throne and I'm praying it is so soon!
We are in a great time and I am excited for it! May we be sensitive to the winds of his spirit!
With Great Love, Leslie Ann