Last Monday was the Feast of Trumpets.
This Sunday night starts the Feast of Tabernacles.
Most biblical holy days have something to do with good eating.
But not tonight!
So who took the “e” out! Tonight at sundown starts “the Fast” (Acts 27:9).
The Bible calls this holy day from sunset tonight to sunset Wednesday “The Day of Atonement.” Some call it Yom Kippur, and sure Yom means “Day” but maybe there’s more reason it’s not Yam or Yum!
Because it involves 24 hours of fasting with no food or water. We are to “afflict” ourselves to humble ourselves in submission to God. To feel on a gut level how utterly dependent we are on our Creator and Sustainer for our very life. And we want to reconcile now to God so we’ll be ready to serve all of humanity when Christ returns and sets His hand to restore the earth. Jesus said some things are only accomplished by prayer and fasting. This is a day of CLOSENESS and POWER AWAITING!
The Day of Atonement pictures God facilitating the whole world becoming at-one-ment with Him by removing Satan the Devil, his demons and his influence for the 1,000 years of Christ’s glorious reign on earth. My guess is that this big removal will occur on the Day of Atonement that is 10 days into His reign if He returns on a Feast of Trumpets as seems likely and that this will be a Jubilee year which begins on a Day of Atonement. Working out such intricacies is a piece of cake for our God!
Oops, there I go, lapsing into thinking about food when the mind is supposed to be on fasting!
The whole world will feast then! On abundance and joy!
For now we hunger and thirst after righteousness—the foundation of God’s throne (Psalm 89:14).
God is ready to bless with a very fulfilling Day of Atonement.
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