Fasting on Yom Kippurim
I have seen so many articles about Yom Kippurim this past week that my head is spinning! I love these feast times, so much to learn so little time. It sometimes feels like drinking from a fire hose! To get back to the articles; many people seem to be of the opinion that it is not necessary to fast on Yom Kippurim. We understand this differently, WE ARE TO FAST ON YOM KIPPURIM! Don’t just dismiss this article if you are not in agreement, bear with us as we show you YHVH’s truth from His Word, then go forth and share this so that others can learn and apply YHVH’s truth!
The New High Priest on Yom Kippurim
During the annual moâ€™ed of Yom Kippurim (Day of Atonements), the high priest of Israel had a very special role to play. He had to take the blood of the sin offerings before YHVH to atone for his sin, his familyâ€™s sin and the sin of the nation. When Yâ€™shua died and was resurrected, His blood became the atonement for all our sin. So how then is the feast of Atonement/ Coverings changed now that Yâ€™Shua sits on the right hand of YHVH and provides a covering for his bride? We have the book of Hebrews to explain this to us, provided that we have a clear understanding of what the author of Hebrews is trying to tell us. To many of us still have a replacement theology view embedded in our minds when we think about the book of Hebrews. Let us take another look at how all of this comes together and what Ezekielâ€™s temple vision tells us about this.
The Book of Life, how to be in it…
Yom Kippurim is the second of the fall feasts and is also known as the Day of Atonements or the Day of Coverings. It is often said that your fate for the next year is determined and inscribed in the Book of Life on Yom T’ruah and sealed on Yom Kippurim. This is a Babylonian tradition, which has its roots in idolatry. This said, it does make you wonder what this Book of Life, mentioned in Scripture, is all about. What are the implications if your name is, or is not, in it? We shall show you how being inscribed in the Book of Life, will ensure that you are not only part of the remnant at the end of the tribulation, but also how you will not be counted with those who will experience the second death. Please continue reading….you will be glad you did!
The Prophetic significance of Yom T’Ruah
In the article that we published last year, we covered the all the basic aspects of the appointed time of Yom Tâ€™Ruah. We looked at the instructions we received for keeping this appointed time and also touched on some of the bad and good traditions of this feast. In this article we will do a study on the prophetic significance of this day for us as believers in Yâ€™Shua the Messiah. We know that all feasts are a picture of things to come and that the first grouping of feasts (spring feasts) were fulfilled at the first coming of the Messiah. The second grouping of feasts (fall feasts) should therefore give us the picture of Yâ€™Shuaâ€™s second coming. As the first feast in this group, Yom Tâ€™Ruah should give us some clues as to what will happen during this second coming.
To cover or not to cover? Head covering: Is it for women in this day and age?
To cover or not to cover…that is the question. Is it commanded by Scripture for women to wear head coverings? I personally believe that I should do so and it has since made a difference in my life. It is a blessing to me. I experience it to be proper respect to YHVH when I pray to Him, when I teach my children about Him and when I talk about Him – the Creator and King of the universe. YHVH deserves our respect and fear even in something that might seem so trivial or unimportant.