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Yom Kippur – Part II


The second verse that caught my attention was Leviticus 16:29 which says, “”And it shall be a statute to you forever that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict yourselves and shall do no work, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you.”  Read More »

Yom Kippur – Part I


Yom Kippur is one of YHVH’s appointed times which observes atonement for His children.   I was taken by  Leviticus 16:13 which says “and (the High Priest) put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is over the testimony, so that he does not die.”   Do you realize that from the moment the ark entered the Holy of Holies the first time, no one was ever able to clearly see it again?  Read More »

Approaching the New Year


There are several starting dates in the secular American calendar – New Year’s Day, start of school, and fiscal year start dates.  Religions have start dates also.  The Hebrew calendar has two historical dates to begin the new year – Rosh Hashanah in the fall and first of Nisan in the spring.  Read More »

The Joy of the Final Redemption

Connecting the Day of Atonement with the coming of the Christ

Leviticus 25:8-12 (English Standard Version)

8“You shall count seven weeks[a] of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. 9Then you shall sound(A) the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month.(B) On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. 10And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and(C) proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of(D) you shall return to his clan. 11That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it(E) you shall neither sow nor reap(F) what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. 12For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you.(G) You may eat the produce of the field.[b Read More »