Yom Kippur for Believers


Although Yom Kippur is a specific day on most calendars and in the annual cycle of the moedim (the appointed holy days of our Creator) as set forth in Scripture, for every born-again believer in Messiah Yeshua/Christ Jesus of Nazareth that came in the flesh, our ‘Yom Kippur’ was and is the consummation of the time when we came to understand our need for a reconciler and saver (by the convincing and convicting work of the Holy Spirit)  and were made whole (sozo) by faith through grace in The Word of God and The Blood of The One Slain before the foundation of the world was laid.

“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Rom 5:10)

As believers in Messiah Yeshua, we are not betting our eternal destination on a ‘ hope-so’ that our names might be written in a book of life because of something we do once a year, but rather a reminder of the sureness of our eternity because of what was begun for us on a cross on Calvary and consummated on that day when Yeshua took His blood into the  ‘Holy of Holies not made with hands’ and performed Yom Kippur for me and you and everyone one who has and will call upon His Name.

“ . . . for I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. (2Ti 1:12)

The Spirit Himself  bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ . . .(Rom 8:16-17)

And if you belong to Christ, then are you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Gal 3:29)

So as we ‘afflict our souls’ on this day of remembering, may it not be so as to wish our names to be written down, but to remember the purposeful and intentional suffering and agony of our Saver Yeshua, and that by faith in Him we ARE reconciled and saved, and because of Him our names HAVE been written down, for our names are engraved on the palms of His hands.

 “ . . . and as we share (in some small way) in His sufferings,, we may also share in his glory. “(Rom 8:17)

That if you shalt confess with your mouth Adonai Yeshua, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. (Rom 10:9)

 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance (by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption), and redemption as His purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. (Eph 1:13; 4:30)

        Sukkot is coming up. But you can’t get to Sukkot until you first pass Yom Kippur. Sukkot is the ‘family reunion of all times’. How do we get to be part of the family ? We enter at Passover. We come in through the Door, Yeshua. For no one comes to our Father but by Him. So we accept our Father’s Kippur – His covering – the blood and body of Yeshua. Now we can enter His presence unafraid . . . for He sees us through the Blood of His Lamb . . . the One Who was born to die . . . for me and for you.

So, as we observe this memorial day, may we be mindful as to why we should willingly ‘afflict our souls’  . . . for Yeshua willingly suffered torture and death that we might live and have life abundant and eternal.

” . . .do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? (Mat 26:53)

“ . . .No one takes (My life) from me; I lay it down of my own free will, and as I have power to lay it down, so I have power to take it up again . . .”(Joh 10:18)

“ . . . and Yeshua went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will. (Mat 26:39)

This is why we observe Yom Kippur. Not for what might be, but for what WILL be because of what has been done.

For even though we were hostile, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; and much more, having been reconciled, we are saved by His (resurrected) life. (Rom 5:10)

        Chag Sameach – Shalom U’Vrachot

Happy Holy Day – Blessings and Peace . . .

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Sukkot 2019 Activity Schedule

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Feast of Trumpets/Day of the Blast



LOCATION: First Southern National Bank Community Room Lancaster KY

So, bring a ‘trumpet’ or something with which you can sound a blast in welcome and worship of The King.

We will have a time of snacks and fellowship afterwards, so, bring some snacks. 🙂

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Sukkot 2019 ‘Preparing the Remnant’

All Sukkot information will be posted at the link below. Shalom

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Israel/Saudi Arabia attack Iran in Syria with US aid . . .

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Nothing but The Blood . . .

As you prepare to observe Sukkot – no matter how, where, when or with whom – may these words be the theme, the focus and the intent of our gatherings . . .”What can wash away my sin? Nothing . . .nothing . . .nothing but The Blood.What can make me whole again? Nothing . . .nothing . . . nothing but The Blood.”

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What God hath cleansed . . .

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The Gospel Picnic

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Yeshua’s Passover with The 12

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Posted by on March 30, 2019 in Uncategorized


Cans of leaven . . .

There are times when, usually in the early learning stages of our Spiritual walk, we can get so involved in the ‘mechanics’ of what we are to do, we lose sight of the higher-level Spiritual trues that are to be learned in ‘the doing’. Each year, as we approach the season of Passover, I am reminded of this true story . . .

They were a kind and loving middle-aged couple that loved the Lord and strove to please Him in their endeavors. Each year, as Passover approached, they would begin the process of removing the leaven from their home and property. They would meticulously comb through their cabinets and pantries, refrigerator and freezers until they were convinced that ‘all the leaven was out’.

They would then pack it safely and securely in heavy trash bags, place the bags in a large, heavy duty trash can, and proceed to take the trash can to the back side of their property and set the trash can across the fence onto their neighbor’s property.

After the week of Unleavened Bread was completed,  they would promptly journey to the back-side of their property, reach across the fence and retrieve from their neighbor’s property the large, heavy duty trash can containing all the leaven they had dutifully removed from their home just a week before.

They obediently followed the ‘mechanics’, ‘the letter’ of the observance, but somehow missed altogether the greater Spiritual lesson involved in the physical celebration.

Did our Father ransom us from ‘Egypt’, then begin the process of getting ‘Egypt’ out of us, just so we could reach across the fence and bring it all back into the house?

Merely performing the physical aspects of Torah is, in fact, ‘the milk of The Word’. But The Law is Spiritual, therefore, in the midst of the physical observance of The Law of YHVH, are the higher Spiritual Truths that we learn in the doing. Apostle Paul illustrated his understanding of this mystery in his conclusion – ‘first the physical, then the Spiritual.’ (1 Corinthians. 15:46)

So why is there a commandment to observe Unleavened Bread ? The answer is at least two-fold.  First, the plainly spoken words of our Creator – ‘For seven days you shall eat Unleavened bread . . . For in that day, I (Father YHVH) brought you out . . .’ (Exo. 12:15,17)

Ok, so we eat unleavened and have no leavening, but why ‘seven days’? Yes, ‘7’ is the number for ‘completion’, but it is much more than that. ‘7’ is the Hebrew word ‘sheva’, which comes from the word ‘shava’ which means ‘oath or promise’. Father YHVH promised He would bring them out, and He fulfilled His promise ‘in the day He brought them out’.

So why should WE keep Unleavened Bread for seven days? Our Father promised He would make a way to bring us out, and on the day we surrendered to Him through the convicting, convincing , drawing power of the Holy Spirit, He did just as He promised.

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart1 ” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Rom 10:8-9)

So whether understanding it or not, my first Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread was the day I came to faith in Yeshua/Jesus as my Lord and Savior. That day, I was brought out of Egypt and into the Kingdom through The Door, Who is The Way, The Truth and The Life.  From that point on, until I reach Sukkot (The Ultimate Family Reunion) the remainder of the pattern of the feasts is the process by which I am prepared to be a member of The Kingdom of our Father YHVH.

Again, we are reminded of the words of Apostle Paul spoken to the church. “Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you are truly unleavened. For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was slain for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast (Passover), not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened-ness of sincerity and truth. (1Co 5:7-8)

Observing Passover and the week of Unleavened Bread is about much more than just obediently gettin’ all the crackers out of the cupboard. It is a reminder of what has been done for us, the Plan that was put in place before the foundation of the world was laid, that we might be reconciled to our Father through the redeeming and atoning work of Messiah on the cross; the work that brings us out of Egypt in to His glorious Kingdom.

For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. (Rom 5:10)

Therefore, keep the Feast. Shalom

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