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Holy Day: The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) & No More Satan!

No More Satan; wouldn't that be great? Well, that is exactly what God promises us nine days after the Triumphant Second Coming of Jesus Christ! According to God’s plan, in the Bible, "Yom Kippur" or the Day of Atonement, (meaning “At One With” God), is when Satan is bound and confined to a place where he can no longer influence human behavior. But that is only going to last for 1,000 years; then what? There is so much more that God intends to teach us, if we will obediently fast, assemble, pray; and study His Word on this Very Special Holy Day of Atonement! Join us with an open Bible, and SEE these Wonderful Truths that Jesus taught for yourself!!!

Instructions: One Nation Under God Ministries (www.onug.us) publishes and distributes weekly Bible Studies, worldwide – free of charge, to anyone who requests them, in both printed and electronic formats. Our Studies are intended to be a simple and fun way to learn the Scriptures, and are very easy to follow! We adhere to Jesus Christ’s Biblical instructions to teach and feed the flock of God portions of meat in due season, on weekly Sabbaths, and on the seven annual Holy Days throughout each calendar year (Luke 12:42 / Isaiah 28:9-10 / Matthew 13:52). Using both the Old and New Testaments, our Bible Studies are designed to present a premise, make a statement, or ask a question – followed by one or more Scriptural references. Just look up and read from your Bible the Scriptures listed. Comments following questions elaborate on the Scriptures you just read. Pray always before beginning any study of God’s Word, asking God to open both your eyes and your mind to His Truth; then Prove everything you read, is in fact the Truth, by comparing it to The Word of God (1 Thessalonians 5:21 / 2 Timothy 3:15-17). Then use the Biblical System of Checks and Balances, and SEE if both Jesus Christ, and the First Century Church of God Apostles – also Did, Said, and Taught these SAME THINGS (Galatians 1:1-12, 5:25 / 1 Peter 2:21, 25 / 1 John 2:3-6)! That’s all there is to it! Our Bible Studies are based on the King James Version, unless otherwise stated. We will be praying for your eyes to “see” (Matthew 13:11-17); and we are always available to answer any of your questions! Be Blessed, in Jesus’ Name! - One Nation Under God Ministries (www.onug.us).

The Importance Of The Day of Atonement:

This year, the Holy Day of Atonement begins at sundown, on Friday, 29 September - until sundown on Saturday, 30 September 2017. I hope you have chosen to fast from sundown last night, as I have; in obedience to God (1 Corinthians 16:13-16 / 2 Corinthians 12:9 / Matthew 4:1-11). When we fast God’s strength is made perfect in our physical weakness, in our physical weakness we are actually stronger against Satan and his demons!!! When we fast as sons of the Most High God (1 John 3:1-4), and follow Christ’s example, angels will come and minister unto us too! Fasting is a Truth the world at large will reject, on this day, Commanded by the Most High God!!! www.onug.us

God’s Holy Days are spiritual meat in due season, commanded by an unchanging Christ (Hebrews 13:8), in order that His church would be focusing on, and rehearsing, very specific parts of God’s Plan - at very specific times of each and every year, right up until the Second Coming of Christ (Matthew 24:42—51)! We strive to follow the very example Jesus set for us Himself, by teaching and preaching, “meat in due season”, on each and every Holy Feast Day! For those who learn to obediently keep ALL of God’s Sabbaths Holy (Exodus 31:13), a comprehensive knowledge of the Plan of God begins to unfold (Psalm 111:10)! I like to say, “You have to do it, to get it!” (Matthew 13:11-17); and if God does reveal Truth to you, and you don’t immediately incorporate that Truth into your life in obedience to Him, the same God who imparted that Truth to you, will then take that same Truth away from you (Matthew 13:12 / 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17)!!!

Blessings to you today, from God our Father, if you are obediently fasting and observing The Day of Atonement with us; after the personal example of, and in the powerful Name of, the Son of the Living God - Jesus the Christ (Ephesians 1:1-14)!

For those who follow God’s Biblical Plan, by keeping the Holy Days each year (always as Jesus and the Disciples did, until the day they each died); we begin to understand through that Plan (or The Gospel Plan of the Coming Kingdom of God to be established upon this earth!), just how God acts to redeem us from the world, removes our bondage to Satan, and removes our sins from us, as far as the East is from the West (Psalm 103:1-22). It is our keeping of The LORD’s Passover (on the 14th of Aviv, and NOT on the 15th as many modern day observers do), and through our keeping of The Days of Unleavened Bread (2 Chronicles 7:14 / Isaiah 33:22), that this knowledge begins to be passed onto those “sanctified” (or sets us apart as Holy in God’s eyes – Exodus 31:13, 16-17) by Jesus Christ, His Son!

We see God founding a nation of peculiar people with His Law, in the New Testament (1 Peter 2:9-10); this AFTER those He had first called in the Old Testament, rejected His knowledge, His Plan, and finally rejected His Son, who had come in the flesh (Hosea 4:5-7). It is interesting to note, too, that God then rejected the nation of Judah (the remnant of the nation of Israel), after the physical death of His Son - causing Jerusalem to be leveled by Rome completely in 70 A.D.! May you and I never forget, that the destruction of Jerusalem was and is, a WARNING  to us; that we too will suffer DESTRUCTION, once we reject our Savior – Jesus Christ, His Way and His Commands!!! www.onug.us

God no longer even continuing the promulgation of His Gospel in Ancient Hebrew (Ancient Hebrew ceasing to be a spoken language by 200 A.D. / Romans 10:11-21). The Gospel for nearly the last two thousand years, would be carried around the world in the language of the two nations that conquered the Jews: Greece and Italy (Greek and Latin), while the language of the nation of Israel would also die in antiquity (John 19:19-20 / Acts 9:4-5 / Romans 10:12)! God removed His people from being a prominent nation because of their violation of His Covenant, and for their continued disobedience! Although they still spoke Ancient Hebrew for a time afterwards; God was not concerned with their language; God was concerned with their hearts and with their ACTIONS (Matthew 15:7-9 / Isaiah 29:13-14)!

 

It is interesting that in our time, we again see an emphasis placed by some; on HOW a language sounds and is spoken – rather than on The TRUTH of God, which can be conveyed by ANY of the Languages – Created by God at the tower of Babel!!! www.onug.us

There was a group founded in the U.S. in the 1940’s, who embraced the newly invented “Modern Hebrew” language as a main precept of their faith. Today, their influence has spread to many Messianic Jewish and Hebraic Roots Movements, where you can still find those who will use language to divide up humanity into a “favored by God” class of people; and a much broader group, “those NOT favored by God”. Do not allow yourself to become deceived by this lie! Matthew 7:13-14 is not dependent on the language you speak! It is NOT the sounds that the human tongue makes, as it utters God’s many Names – in various languages, which classifies people as sinners or not, or as God’s People or not (1 John 3:4)! Remember, some humans do not even have the gift of spoken speech in this lifetime! They must use sign language or written text to communicate! God will not condemn these people for failure to speak a new invented language!

God’s TRUTH is simply whether or not The High Priest has made a sin offering for Himself (Leviticus 16:11); and whether or not The High Priest has made a sin offering for the people (Leviticus 16:15); and IF that offering has been APPLIED to YOU – THAT SANCTIFIES YOU!!! Then it is up to us to participate in that process, or to follow righteousness once called; and to produce fruit (John 15:15-16)!!!

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Does God expect me to say Jesus Christ’s Name in any particular way?

There are a few in various Messianic or Hebrew-Christian roots movements that are pretty emphatic on this subject. They will tell you that you MUST pronounce our Savior’s Name exactly as He pronounced it Himself; that you must say something like, “Yahuah” or “Yahusha” in Hebrew, when addressing God or Christ. Well, as sincere as they might be; without any divine revelation, they will have a very difficult time proving that concept from Scripture!

Likewise, their criticisms of Christians using words which they label as “satanic”; words such as “Bible, Christ, Faith, Grace, Holy, Jesus, and Pastor, et cetera (and other things)”, are without any real academic merit.

Remember, it was God the Father and Jesus Christ, who initially confounded all the earth’s languages at the waterproof tower / city called Babel; a hundred years after the worldwide flood! The different languages that we have today, are all a product of something Divine, started by God Himself, to slow His human kids down a little bit (Genesis 11:1-9)!

We invite you to read our Bible Study on the subject of The Name of God. In it you will learn if God’s Name has ever changed, and what The Bible really says about how we are supposed to pronounce it today! Just go to www.onug.us or click the link:

BIBLE STUDY: The Name Of God (www.onug.us)

Remember, it was God the Father who allowed Alexander The Great, and later on; Imperial Rome, to dominate Samaria or what would become known as Judea (Daniel 2:1-49). It was God the Father who allowed for a multilingual society to exist in Jerusalem, at the time of Christ (Acts 2:5-11)!

The Four Languages Of Jesus Neighborhood:

1) Ancient Hebrew, sometimes called Mishnaic or Early Rabbinic Hebrew, (the spoken language of prayer, study, and religious texts) which co-existed alongside

2) Aramaic (the language of legal contracts and trade, and was prevalent in the lower class of Jerusalem; but not in the surrounding countryside); while

3) Koine Greek, “the common dialect” (was the language of the government, and along the coastal cities, and among the upper class of Jerusalem), its use allowed for a wider interaction with the known world. This complex melting pot lasted up until 63 B.C., when Rome under Pompey The Great, besieged and conquers Jerusalem; thereby adding

4) Latin, and the Roman Culture to this eclectic mix!

Hebrew ceased to be a spoken language by the end of the Roman Period, or sometime around 200 A.D. From this point on, Hebrew existed only as a literary language until the Byzantine Period of about 400 A.D., when it was almost completely lost in antiquity.

Jerusalem, today, is a mere shadow of her former glory; she is a city that had been fought over during sixteen wars as of 2015 A.D. (and more is in store, according to Scripture)! She has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times!!!

The modern language we call Hebrew today, fairs far worse than Jerusalem does! At least we can say the city of Jerusalem is in the same place as the old one of antiquity. Modern Hebrew cannot lay hold to the same claim.

The revival of the spoken Hebrew language was a process that took place in both Europe and Palestine toward the end of the 19th and into the 20th centuries. Hebrew went from an ancient, sacred, and written only language; to a modern language that is both spoken and written during daily life in Israel today! How did this happen? Can even surviving languages like Latin or Greek transcend time without evolution, and without any variance? Those who are born and raised, and live in Italy today, speaking fluent Italian; they cannot understand Latin! Has English survived unchanged from William Shakespeare days (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616)? We know that American English today, is much different now, than it was in 1775 A.D., when America was fighting for her Independence!

Likewise, Modern Hebrew spoken today, is much different than the Judeo-Aramaic language spoken by Jesus Christ and His Apostles – and the First Century Church of God; not to think so is naïve! It is a language resurrected from the dead – with no native speakers. It was therefore necessary from 1904-1914 A.D. (a period known as the Second Aliyah) to form new and uniform linguistic rules, as opposed to the disjointed ones that were used previously; to prepare this new language to be used in all the affairs of life, to formulate rules of pronunciation and grammar; and to create many new words for use by schools and the general public! Modern Hebrew today includes characteristics derived from all known periods of the Hebrew language, as well as from the non-Hebrew languages used by the long established European, North African, and Middle Eastern Jewish communities; with the European variant of Yiddish being predominant! God Bless Israel, and her people, for their new nation and their new language; but Modern Hebrew is not the language of Christ’s Gospel! Jesus Christ, and His Gospel, are just too big to be limited to a new man-made language!

Consider, of the three languages that Pontius Pilate used to post his infamous decree on Jesus’ cross; only the Latin and Greek languages are still spoken fluently today, and they still carry the Gospel message of the Risen and soon coming Messiah to the world at large!

The recently revived Hebrew has been silent for nearly two thousand years, and today, a newcomer to our modern world; it still only serves about 9 million people - most of whom still deny Christ as Messiah! This hopefully will change in the years ahead; but for now, the English and Spanish languages actually enable many hundreds of millions more - to hear the Gospel preached, to believe, to be baptized, and to be saved (Mark 16:15-20)!!!

God is called by many names in the Bible – so is His Son! Learn to follow and obey His Word and His Voice; don't get wrapped up in how you pronounce the Name of our Father God, or our Christ! Jesus is who He is (Exodus 3:14)!!! He is NOT how His Name "Sounds", in your particular language! Remember, Jesus Christ is going to give YOU a new name at His Return (Revelation 2:17)! Jesus will then write upon YOU, the very Name of God The Father, the name of the very city in which YOU will live, and then Jesus Christ will actually write upon YOU, His New Name (Revelation 3:11-13)!!! One day very soon now, we will all SPEAK the Name of God, just as our Father speaks it – if we can hear, follow, and simply obey His Voice (Acts 2:4-11 / Romans 10:12)!!! Amen!

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The Importance Of The Day of Atonement (Continued):

By using God’s Holy Days, we can see the building of His Church, on the ROCK of Christ (Matthew 16:18-19), by giving us His Holy Spirit on the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4, 37-39, 41, 46-47)!!! Today, One Nation Under God Ministries still follows this precedent establish by God on the first Pentecost after Christ’s Resurrection, by baptizing new members into the Church of God, only on Sabbath and Holy Days!!! Why not use a Holy Day to impart The Holy Spirit of God, to the Holy People of God! Jesus did it that way; and if it is good enough for the Master, then it is good enough for us!!! 

The Ministry of Reconciliation / Ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17-21):

The Feast of Trumpets shows us when and how Jesus will return to this earth, to resurrect His Saints as immortal spirit beings (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 / 1 Corinthians 15:20-23); and also how Jesus will implement the Kingdom of God worldwide, bringing “God’s judgment” (which is the understanding and the ability to implement the right way to live under God – and the Blessings or cursings which follow) to ALL of mankind (Matthew 5:5 / Revelation 5:9-10, 20:15)!

The Day of Atonement (or “At One With” God) represents the removal of Satan and his demons (along with their powerful influences), from this world, so that salvation can finally be made available to all the people of the earth (those still left alive after the great tribulation (Habakkuk 2:14 / Isaiah 11:9), and also those who will come up in the Second Resurrection. See Revelation 20:12)! Initially, Satan and his demons are bound within the bottomless pit for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-3); then very shortly afterwards, transferred to the Lake of Fire - for all of eternity (Revelation 20:7-10)! This solemn Holy Day is a spiritual Feast Day! On it, God’s people fast (or afflict their souls by abstaining from food or drink for 24 hours – sundown to sundown) in order to demonstrate to the world, that it is only when mankind is willing to humble themselves before the Creator God, that a correct comparison between God and man can be seen and understood by us. Ego, human pride, and religion blind us to this Truth, and keeps mankind from adopting the necessary attitude of humility that we must have to be ONE with God! Humble Obedience to Our Father in Heaven is the first step to allowing God’s Word and His Spirit to work wonders inside us. It will also be the first step in the age to come, by which God will work Great Miracles in the World Tomorrow, and through ALL the nations and people of the earth (Revelation 21:1-8)!

The Day of Atonement is so important to God, that not only did He make it one of the very Signs of God (Exodus 31:12-18); God threatened DEATH to those who fail to afflict their souls, or who do any work on His Holy Day (Leviticus 23:26-32). In God’s Mind, NOTHING is more important to Him, than teaching the whole world to be at one with Him! Today, you and I are setting an example for the whole world to follow in the very near future! www.onug.us

Seven Holy Days; But Only ONE Commanded Fast:

In the Bible, the number seven represents completeness (as in seven days in one week). But let us now get deep with God and His truth, and learn even more about why we keep seven Holy Days! Let us start by seeing there is a SEVERE PENALTY for being God’s chosen Priest, and NOT doing things the Way Jesus Christ says to do them (Leviticus 16:1-13)! Do you see that being a Priest of Jesus Christ means making Atonement for yourself and for the people (the rest of the world), in a very specific Way? Aaron had to be very careful “that he DIE not!” and YOU and I must be equally careful that we also “DIE not”!!!

Now notice that the young bullock’s blood (Leviticus 16:3), which was a sin offering for the Priest, had to be sprinkled before the Mercy Seat (Jesus Christ) with his finger seven times (Leviticus 16:14)! Jesus Christ wrote the Law with His Finger (Exodus 31:18), establishing Its Permanence. Likewise, we as Saints of God (Priests in the Order of Melchizedek: Psalm 110:4-6 / Hebrews 7:11-28) by keeping ALL SEVEN Holy Days, which teach The Plan of God, in the New Testament; shall also be raised from the dead – as Jesus Christ was (after the similitude of Melchizedek) in the Power of endless (or Eternal) Life (Hebrews 7:16)!!! Our Offerings are no longer animal sacrifices; but we do come before God’s Throne on Holy Days now, with monetary offerings (seven times in each year)! On The Day of Atonement, the Pastor comes with his sin offering first, then each member of the congregation makes a sin offering for themselves and their families (Job 1:5 / Mark 12:41-44 / Luke 21:1-19).

We also now go into all the world (to the people), teaching them to obey all things Christ Commanded us (Matthew 28:20), which also include the SEVEN ANNUAL HOLY DAYS (Meat in due season); teaching them they can be WASHED by the Blood of Christ PERSONALLY, if they do the SAME THINGS WE ARE DOING (Leviticus 16:15)!

Do you see how we teach that the blood of the goat for the sin offering, that is for the people; is really the Blood of Christ (Leviticus 16:7-10)? Notice how the Priest (Aaron in this case), does the same thing with the goat that was the sin offering; or that he takes it’s Blood and does the SAME THING as he did with the bullock’s blood – or sprinkles it SEVEN TIMES upon the Mercy Seat (Leviticus16:15)!!! He brings His Blood within the veil – symbolizing a Personal Relationship with Christ for ALL who will keep The LORD’s Seventh Day Sabbath and His Seven Annual Holy Days! As we spoke of in great detail last Sabbath; the seven annual Holy Days (ALL OF THEM) are necessary to SANCTIFY, especially today’s Holy Day – to Atone for the sins of the BOTH the Priests (Saints) and for all the people (those who will receive Eternal Life at the end of the 100 year White Throne Judgment (or Second resurrection. Revelation 20:5, 11-15)! This Sanctification process, or to be “Set Apart As Holy To God”, requires our personal involvement and action, Once every week, AND Seven Times each year; otherwise God considers us incomplete, or unclean (2 Kings 5:1-14)! www.onug.us

 

Keeping ALL 52 Sabbaths, and ALL 7 Annual Holy Days each year as Jesus Christ did, requires us to rewrite our opinions and beliefs about religions and God’s Truth (Isaiah 55:8-9)! WE ARE THE ONES WHO MUST CHANGE – NOT GOD (Malachi 3:6 / Hebrews 13:8)! In fact, this lesson, of learning to totally modify our schedules around God’s Schedule, is so important; that God is going to make sure the entire world is aligned with this teaching – for a thousand years; before the rest of the dead – those who will come up in the Second Resurrection – are made to participate in His Sabbath / Holy Day Schedule for 100 years, or 100 times before they are permitted to live eternally, as spirit beings in His Kingdom (Isaiah 65:20,66:23-24 / Zechariah 14:16-19)!

B.I.B.L.E.: “Basic Instructions Before Living Eternally!”

We must learn to be OBEDIENT First Fruits or we will NOT become First Fruits! It is that simple!!! www.onug.us

In just the last few years alone, I have seen brothers and sisters deny The Faith, and tell me personally that they have had “new” understanding, and “new” revelations from God; that “they” are no longer required to fast, or that they can drink water on The Holy Day of Atonement! This is NOT a revelation from God, but rather from Satan himself! God is the ONLY One Who can alter or abolish Hs Commandments – and HE WILL NOT (Matthew 24:35 / Luke 21:33 / Matthew 5:17-20)!!!

Jesus set the New Testament standard for our participation in the Seven Annual Holy Days; commanding us to participate in them, yet warning us that some would lift their heel against Him, and betray Him (John 13:1-2, 8-10, 12-21). Judas Iscariot left the fold of sheep that Christ was Shepherding; first by betrayal, then by suicide! Judas was not around after the Resurrection to receive the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-24), nor could he participate in the Holy Days following Passover – he lost his sanctification by his betrayal of The Son of Man (Matthew 26:24)! Jesus further tells us that Baptized members of His Church will also fall away from keeping His Sanctifying Holy Days (2 Thessalonians 2:1-16). Jesus is so Bold as to say that HALF of His Saints will fall away in the last days (Matthew 25:1-8). These Saints quenched the Spirit of God they were given; they stopped allowing the God of Peace (who puts us in harmony with Him) to Sanctify use WHOLLY (by keeping ALL of His Sabbaths); they stopped allowing God to preserve their Minds and their Bodies as BLAMELESS until Christ Returns (1 Thessalonians 5:1-24 / Hebrews 10:25 / Proverbs 27:17)! Do you see now, how it will take all 52 Sabbaths, and all 7 Holy Days, in the year proceeding Christ’s Return (or the year before your death); to refine the Saints to be ACCEPTABLE in Christ’s eyes (1 Peter 4:18 / 2 Timothy 2:5 / 1 Corinthians 9:24-25)? That is why the Wise cannot give to the foolish virgins!

Biblical TRUTH: Sanctification takes an entire Biblical year! The Saints who are allowed to escape death and go to a Place of Safety during the Three and a half of Great Tribulation will not have been lukewarm or indifferent about keeping God’s Sabbaths! It takes a whole year of Sabbaths and Holy Days to fully replenish your oil (Matthew 25:8-13)!!! www.onug.us

Now let’s finish reading Leviticus 16:16-34.

How Does One Afflict Their Soul (or Physical Body)?

Let’s look now, at exactly what “afflict your soul” means, from the pages of your own Bible (Isaiah 58:3-14). Fasting is a Divinely Designed tool to assist us humans, to get into the proper mental attitude to submit ourselves to God! Depriving ourselves of life’s necessities is a great way for us to see how dependent we really are upon our Creator. Without oxygen, we will suffocate and die. But holding our breath more than a few minutes is not possible, and it certainly doesn’t allow us time to Study God’s Word or to preach the Truth on a Holy Day! God designed our bodies to go several days without water and several weeks without food, before we die. When we fast by neither eating nor drinking anything, for a whole 24 hours, we are given time to reflect on just how dependent our physical flesh is upon God’s Providence (Deuteronomy 9:18 / Ester 4:16)! God allows the physical depravation of our bodies, to work on our conscious minds, which humbles the human spirit; heightening our realization of our spiritual dependency upon God, and our need to walk in harmony with Him! God truly desires for us to walk humbly with Him (Micah 6:8 / Isaiah 66:1-3). Fasting for the right reasons, fasting because God calls us to do so once each year on the Day of Atonement; this puts us humbly in alignment and in harmony with God. We no longer choose our own ways, nor delight in our former abominations before God (most of us do not think of our sins in this way; but God does)!

Those to whom the prophet Isaiah spoke in Isaiah 58, were fasting for all the wrong reasons (hypocrites who fasted to be recognized by God, to get God to do things for them; they fasted for strife and debate. See Isaiah 58:3-4).

Fasting can also be compared to a gift certificate; it is not for our benefit! God has freed us from our sins, by Christ’s Blood; we should pray for this same Blessing upon the whole world through our own prayers and fasting. On The Day of Atonement, that is exactly what we do each year! Fasting is one of the tools of Godly Love that we have available to us, expressly for the benefit of others! God tells us in Isaiah 58:6-11 that we should fast, correctly, to free others from their sins as Jesus did for us; to approach the Throne with boldness (like Ester did!) for the healing of others, to ask God to provide for the needy, and even that God will open up our brother and sister’s minds (think also sons and daughters, parents and grandparents, co-workers and neighbors) – in order that they too, may understand the Will of Almighty God (James 5:13-20 / 2 Samuel 12:15-24 / Nehemiah 1:1-11, 2:1-20)!

Individual Fasting magnifies our prayers on behalf of others, before the Most High God. King David understood this, and we should too! Each year on the Day of Atonement, we collectively and in unison, fast and afflict our souls. Like David, we implore God to bring the greatest of Blessings to this world, not just for ourselves, but for all of mankind forever! We pray for the removal of Satan, and the restoring of Unity, Oneness, and Atonement with our Holy Heavenly Father (John 20:19-20)! Jesus sends out His Disciples to teach others how to be reconciled, or to have Peace with God! The Fast of ATONEMENT looks forward to, and predicts that this day WILL surely come to the whole world!!!

What About The Other Biblical Fasts That The Jews Keep?

Besides The Day of Atonement, are there any other commanded fast days found in the Bible?

Some people might look at selected passages like Zechariah 8:19, and think so; but there is only one divinely appointed fast day in all of Scripture, and that is the Day of Atonement (on the tenth day of the seventh month). When we read the above passage we see that the LORD says that the fasts of the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 10th months shall be to the house of Judah (the Jews – not all of Israel) “joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love truth and peace”. This scripture shows us that Christ, upon His return to this earth, will have the Jews do away with these four traditional fasts, and replace them with Joy and Feasting instead! It does not refer at all to the Day of Atonement; which is ordained “by God”, not man, in the seventh month of God’s calendar. Let’s continue reading to see in fact, that the four TRADITIONAL, and not scriptural fasts of the Jews, will be done away with after the return of Jesus Christ (Zechariah 8:20-23).

The Day of Atonement is part of The Eternal, never-ending, perpetual “Sign of God”, throughout our generations (Exodus 31:12-18); while these other four fasts were, and still are, simply Jewish traditions made up in the minds of men! They are completely of human origin alone. The four fasts of Zechariah were instituted as memorials to four sorrowful events that came upon the Nation of Judah in the days of Jeremiah, by the Babylonians (Jeremiah 5:18-31); and in the days of Ezekiel, who lived among the Jews who had been captured by the Babylonians.

The Four Jewish Fasts of Zechariah 8:19

1)  The fast of the 4th month (Tammuz): remembers when the city of Jerusalem was broken up (Jeremiah 52:6-7).

2)  The fast of the 5th month (kept of the 10th day of Av): remembers the temples and houses being burned (Jeremiah 52:12-13).

3)  The fast of the 7th month (kept on the 3rd of Tishri): remembers when Gedaliah was slain by Ishmael (Jeremiah 40:8, 41:1-3, 15-18).

4)  The fast of the 10th month (kept of the 10th of Tevet): remembers when King of Babylon came against Jerusalem (Ezekiel 24:1-14).

Babylonian versus Hebrew Calendars:

Mo.
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B/H

Babylonian
Calendar

Meaning of
Babylonian Months

Theme of Month
(Babylonian & Biblical)

Hebrew
Calendar

Meaning of Hebrew Months
(Harvesting Schedule)

Holy Day Feasts

7/1

Nisan

Their flight

Redemption,
Miracles

Aviv       (1ST)     

Ripening of grain
[Barley, Wheat]

Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits

8/2

Iyyar

(natural) healing

Introspection,
Self improvement

Ziv        (2ND)

Splendor or Radiance [Flowers]
(Barley harvest)

  

9/3

Sivan

Bright - their covering

Giving of Torah

3RD

(Wheat harvest)

Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)

10/4

Tammuz

Hidden - giver of the vine
(A Phoenician deity)

Sin of the Golden Calf, guarding of the eyes

4TH

  

  

11/5

Av

Father

Av the Comforter

5TH

  

  

12/6

Elul

A vain thing - nothingness

Repentance

6TH

(Fruit harvest)

  

1/7

Tishri

Beginning (from reishit)

Month of the Strong or Month of the Ancients

Ethanim (7TH)

Ever-flowing streams

Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur, Succot

2/8

Kheshvan

Eighth

The Flood
(of Noach)

Bul        (8TH)

Produce (in the sense of rain)

  

3/9

Kislev

Security, trust

(Restful) Sleep

9TH

  

  

4/10

Tevet

Good (from "Tov")

Divine Grace

10TH

  

  

5/11

Shevat

meaning unknown

Tree of Life

11TH

  

  

6/12

Adar

Strength

Good Fortune

12TH

  

  

13

* Adar II

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

* Additional month added during Leap Years. About every 3rd year. There are 7 leap years in a 19 year cycle.

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Here is a little more background on the events of that inspired the Jews to keep the four fasts (The Jewish Talmud can also provide some insight here):

The Babylonians first conquered Jerusalem and had taken away some of the people around 606 B.C. [Daniel and friends were part of this first group]. Then in 597 B.C. they came again and took away most of the remnant of the people in Judah. They also removed King Jehoiachin [the last direct ancestor of Jesus to be king] and installed a puppet king. When this king proved to be treacherous, Babylon came back a third time, thoroughly destroying the temple around 586 B.C. It was sometime between the second and third deportations of the Jews to Babylon [probably around 593 B.C.] that Ezekiel started prophesying (Ezekiel 3:17-21, 24-27, 4:1-17, 5:1-12) [The Northern Tribes of the House of Israel had already been taken away by the Assyrians shortly after 738 B.C. (see 2 Kings 15:19-21 / Isaiah 5:27-28, 10:5 / 1 Chronicles 5:26)]).

The bottom line of Zechariah 8:19 is that God will turn these humanly appointed fasts into Feasts, and times of great gladness, when He restores the Nation of Israel (and the Tribe of Judah too) to His Way of Life again! Atonement is God’s Way to proclaim this Truth! Soon, the Jews will no longer wish to perpetuate any memory of their tragic events, ever again (Isaiah 25:8, 30:19, 35:10, 51:11, 60:20, 62:4-5, 65:19 / Jeremiah 31:12, 32:41 / Revelation 7:17, 21:4)!!!

Did Jesus instruct His disciples and His New Testament Church to keep the Day of Atonement?

Yes He did! If Jesus had not kept this Holy Day, He would have sinned and could not have qualified to become the Savior He is today! Jesus kept the Day of Atonement with His Disciples, setting for them an example as He did with ALL of God’s Holy Days (John 13:13-17 / Luke 6:46)!!!

Are YOU Keeping ALL of God’s Holy Feast Days?

The Bible Clearly tells us that not just Atonement, but ALL of God’s Holy Days are “Feasts of the LORD”, They are Holy Convocations (or gatherings – we should NOT keep them alone, at home), and if Jesus was the God of the Old Testament as it says in 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, then Jesus Himself says, “These are MY Feasts!” (Leviticus 13:1-2). There are going to be a lot of “Christians” that are going to have to do a lot of explaining one day, about how they misinterpreted the very CLEAR Words of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:25)! Travel, walk, drive, take a bus, a train, a boat, or a plane; make every effort to assemble with the others God calls out of this world, on the Sabbath and Holy Days – You must assemble before the LORD YOUR GOD!!!

Three Times or Three Seasons; Just How many Holy Days Are There?

Most churches in the world have chosen to pass an offering basket or plate, down the aisles every single week (usually on the sun god day); it is common to hear a minister say, “We will now take up the offering!” Far fewer, those desiring to follow the dictates of God in the Bible, understand that the Scriptures command that these gifts (or offerings) should be taken up ONLY ON DESIGNATED HOLY DAYS, as Moses recorded for us (Deuteronomy 16:16-17)!!!

Tithes are given throughout the year according to WHEN you receive your increase (Mark 12:41-44 / Luke 21:1-4 / Leviticus 27:30, 32). Tithes acknowledge God to be the Owner of your land, the Giver of your fruits, and you, yourselves, to be His tenants, and dependent upon Him! Thus, giving tithes, are in fact returning to God what is Holy (as we do with Holy Days); their giving puts us under the authority of God; we in so doing, are taught to be obedient and Honor the Lord with our substance!!!

A Blessing or A Curse:

God’s warning about a cursing or blessing is pretty clear in Malachi 3:8-12; so let us also be clear on exactly what Deuteronomy 16:16-17 is saying!

Are offerings (according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which He hath given thee) required just on the Feast of Unleavened Bread (1), the Feast of Weeks (or Pentecost) (2), and on the Feast of Tabernacles (3)?  Some might say “yes”!

A little Isaiah 28:9-10 is in order here. Historically, when one appeared before a king, proper protocol required that those approaching a dignitary bear a gift honoring his personage (recall the Magi who came before Jesus when He was two years old on the Feast of Trumpets (a Holy Day). Our God is a great King above all (Psalm 47:2, 7, 95:3); He is Majestic, Eternal, and Holy!!! The Almighty deserves far greater respect than any human king!!! Accordingly, for thousands of years, on specific Holy Days; the Eternal commanded His people to assemble before Him, and as each male appeared before the Creator King, they were to present a gift (or offering to Him)!!!

This intimate exercise was designed and established by God to be an act of worship in which Followers of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:1-4) would HONOR and REVERENCE Him (Malachi 3:6 / Hebrews 13:8)! So important was this service to Him, that the Almighty God did not leave any of it, up to our imagination; nor any of the details to the “caprice” (a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior; to whim, quirk, or eccentricity) of man!!! God’s desire was that His veneration (His receiving of Great Respect and Reverence) would not be influenced by the arbitrary needs, desires, or instincts of humanity! Therefore God revealed every aspect of this divine ceremony in His Word (Read Leviticus 23:1-44). God explains which days are HOLY to Him, how to properly celebrate them, and specifically when men were to present their offerings to Him! Today, many misunderstand; some do so on purpose!!! We must ask, if we are to become One With God (Atonement), exactly WHEN and HOW are we required to present our sacred gifts (or offerings to Him)?

The Seven Commanded Offerings - Given Seven Times A Year:

Offering Number One (Leviticus 23:4-8): On the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and…

Offering Number Two (Leviticus 23:9-14): …on the Last Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which includes the offering of First Fruits on “Wavesheaf Day” (the day that Jesus appeared before the Father, on the morrow after the Sabbath Day on which He rose had ended). Sometimes (13% of time in the last century) Passover falls on a weekly Sabbath Day; that makes the Last Day of Unleavened Bread, in those years, also a Sabbath Day, and the morrow after that Sabbath - a Wavesheaf Day (always a common workday). Hence a second offering is always given on the Last Day of Unleavened Bread, regardless of where in the week the Sabbath day falls!

Offering Number Three (Leviticus 23:15-22): on Pentecost, the fiftieth day after the Sabbath of the First fruits (always occurs on a Sunday – or 50 days counting from a Sunday Wavesheaf Day to another Sunday, which is Pentecost.

Offering Number Four (Leviticus 23:23-25): on the Feast of Trumpets (see also: Matthew 2:1-12).

Offering Number Five (Leviticus 23:26-32): on the Day of Atonement.

Offering Number Six (Leviticus 23:33-36): on the First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Offering Number Seven (Leviticus 23:36-38): on the Last Great Day.

“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of The Covenant, whom ye Delight in: behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts. But who may abide the day of His Coming? And who shall stand when He Appeareth? For He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an Offering in Righteousness” (Malachi 3:1-3).

If you and I cannot figure out how to obediently and correctly make Offerings in Righteousness to God on His Holy Days, now; we shall NOT abide the Day of His Coming!!!

“Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from Mine Ordinances, and have not kept them!!! Return unto Me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of Hosts!!! But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me!!! But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In Tithes and Offerings!!! Ye are cursed with a Curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation!!! Bring ye all the Tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:7-10)!!! www.onug.us

God is telling us that the Ministry’s ability (the one He put you in – your local Assembly or Congregation) to effectively Preach, Teach, and Increase the WORD OF GOD, is directly connected to your participation in TITHES and OFFERINGS (“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house)!!! Are YOU robbing God? That’s a hard question to ask; and an even harder question to answer for some!!!

Are You TOUGH Enough To Change What God Ordains?

A Messianic Jewish friend of mine once shared with me that his rabbi had just received NEW enlightenment from God concerning this Day of Atonement, that you and I are keeping (Deuteronomy 12:32 / Revelation 22:18-19)!!! My friend happily explained that we no longer need to fast on Atonement, “we don’t have to do that anymore”, he said (Galatians 1:6-12). I still marvel at how the Eternal Word of God can be changed so easily by men to suit themselves and their carnal flesh (Romans 3:17-18, 20 / Leviticus 23:29-32)! Are YOU really fasting today? Christ does NOT play games with His Holy Days (Galatians 6:7); and neither should we!!!

We must know that EVEN AFTER the ascension of Christ into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of the Father; the Church Jesus founded upon Himself (The Rock), was very much under His direct control (Mark 16:19-20). Jesus confirmed everything His church did; He still does to this very day! You will NEVER get any revelation from God that contradicts His Scripture! Never - Ever!

Now let’s look to Luke (given credit as the author of the Gospel according to Luke, and the book of Acts. Born in Antioch, Syria; he was a doctor, and a disciple of Paul). More than 30 years after Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension, Luke (following in Paul’s footsteps) is going into pagan cities, converting pagan people to the same Christianity that Jesus taught! We have Biblical evidence the Holy Day of Atonement was still being kept by the early church, and as a fast day (Acts 27:9)!

Once we hear The Gospel, and begin to understand the wonderful changes Christ is going to bring upon this very world; we should want to repent (change our course and our philosophy in life; from one of taking for self, to one of giving to God and to others), and begin to do everything we can to help bring about that change. The removal of Satan and all his demons is going to be like removing dark storm clouds, so the light of Christ can shine once again worldwide, as it was in the beginning (Acts 3:19-21)! It will be the fulfillment of John 1:7 & 9 which cannot happen until Satan is out of the picture for good!

With Satan out of the way, Refreshing, Restitution, and Atonement can be made (Isaiah 35:1-10)!!! Each year when we fast, this is what we are proclaiming (John 10:10)!!! Christ and His Saints will begin to teach God’s way of governing worldwide (Isaiah 2:1-5, 58:1-2). Our physical descendants will work in harmony to rebuild the whole world and repair all the damage Satan and sin have caused over the last six thousand years (Isaiah 58:12, 61:4 / Amos 9:14)! www.onug.us

Each year on Atonement, we know that there will come an end to the days in which God has cut off His Holy Spirit from this world, there will come an end to the days that God has barred us from the garden He made in Eden; and it will all begin to change when Christ returns for us and puts away Satan! This is the Wonderful World of Tomorrow that we hope for; it is the time all of Creation has waited upon since man first lived in harmony with God in the Garden of Eden. Everything that is VERY GOOD will be restored to ALL of us - on a worldwide scale (Genesis 1:31 / Revelation 21:5-7)!!!

God warns His people of the terrible times at the close of this age (the three years of The Great Tribulation), and prepares His Church for the Return of Jesus Christ - to this earth - by giving us the Feast of Trumpets (which we kept this year on 03 October 2016).

“But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that This Day should overtake you as a thief” (1 Thessalonians 5:4)!!!

Jesus told His followers that if they “watched” or observed (The Feast of Trumpets), and prayed, they would be deemed worthy to escape the trap that would spring shut on the rest of the world (Luke 21:33-36)!!!

The very next thing in God’s Plan, after the return of Christ, as the KING of kings, is the removal of Satan from this world (Revelation 19:11-21 / Daniel 7:11 / Zechariah 14:1-15 / Isaiah 11:4 / Revelation 14:20 [1600 furlongs / stadia, or 180-200 miles], 20:1-3). Keeping the Holy Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), as instructed by God, reminds us of the future binding of Satan! First for 1,000 years, in the bottomless pit (Revelation 20:1-3), and then for ever in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:7-10)!!! www.onug.us

God will immediately reinstate the keeping of His Holy Days throughout the whole world once again! God’s Holy Days are “the Sign of God” (Exodus 31:13); they designate that He is God, and those who keep these days are His people. When God the Father sends His Son back to Rule, and put down all authority under The Son (1 Corinthians 15:24-28 / Daniel 7:13-14), the first thing God Commands is Universal Obedience to His Holy Days (Isaiah 66:23-24 / Zechariah 14:16-21). These days were never done away with, and Jesus Christ will ensure that He personally motivates ALL nations and ALL flesh to properly keep them again; this time clarifying what “forever” really means!

Every year, on this exact day, God’s People who keep the Commandments of God (Revelation 22:14) to include the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:29-34) hold a solemn ceremony picturing the time when Satan's deception of "the whole world" (Revelation 12:9) will be stopped!

Atonement: Is the Removal of Sin's Cause and Our Reconciliation to God the Father. Praise God for this wonderful Truth!

The Day of Atonement involves not only the forgiveness of sin; it pictures the removal of the primary cause of sin, Satan. We have already seen - through the symbolism involved in the Passover - that Christ's shed blood atones for our past sins. In fact, atonement means reconciliation. The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity!!!

It repairs everything that Satan worked so hard to destroy for the last 6,000 years!

But some may ask, if we are reconciled to God through Christ's sacrifice, why do we need another Holy Day to teach us about reconciliation? If we are already reconciled, why do we need to fast, as commanded on the Day of Atonement?

No Food and No Drink For 24 Hours… Really?

Let’s Read What God instructs His People To Do:

“And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement (as a sacrificial cleansing) for you before the LORD your God. For whatsoever soul (anyone) it be that shall not be afflicted (or deny himself by fasting) in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people” (Leviticus 23:28-29).

Let me get this right... God wants us to do without food and drink for one whole day? Well, Yes (Acts 27:9 / Matthew 9:14-15)! Remember, Jesus Christ was the God of the Old Testament (1 Corinthians 10:1-4), and if we are to call Christ our Master, our Lord, we better do exactly what He says (Luke 6:46 / Malachi 1:6 / Matthew 7:21). It is God’s will that those He calls out from this evil world, fast for 24 hours on the Day of Atonement!

Let’s look at some more scriptures to clarify what afflicting or denying oneself means (Psalm 35:13, 69:10-19 / Isaiah 58:1-14 / Jonah 3:1-10)!!! God’s Word shows us that Moses, Daniel, Paul, and even Jesus fasted to draw closer to God (Exodus 34:28 / 1 Kings 19:8 / Daniel 9:3, 10:2-3 / 2 Corinthians 11:27 / Matthew 4:2 / Mark 2:18-20). We know by scripture, that when we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8-10). How much more so, on an appointed Holy Day, commanded by God!

The Day of Atonement and Passover both teach us about the forgiveness of sin and our reconciliation with God through Christ's sacrifice. However, Passover concerns the redemption of the firstborn and thus applies more directly to Christians whom God has called in this age, while Atonement carries universal implications, for those God will call from every age.

Moreover, the Day of Atonement pictures an essential additional step in God's salvation plan not found in the symbolism of the Passover. This step must take place before humanity can experience true peace on earth. All people suffer the tragic consequences of sin. But sin doesn't happen without a cause, and God makes this cause clear in the symbolism associated with the Day of Atonement.

Satan is the author of sin!

The Day of Atonement involves not only the forgiveness of sin; it pictures the removal of the primary cause of sin - Satan and his demons. Until God removes the original instigator and cause of sin, mankind will simply continue to fall back into disobedience and suffering. Although our human nature has a part to play in our sins, Satan the devil bears great responsibility for influencing mankind to disobey God.

Even though many people doubt the existence of a devil, the Bible reveals Satan as a powerful, invisible being who can sway all of man-kind (Revelation 12:9).  

The devil blinds people to the understanding of God's truth! Just look at the fragmentation of beliefs within what the world calls “Christianity” today. Satan is a master of deception! God knows the inhabitants of the earth don’t stand a chance of learning and following God’s Truth, until Satan and his demons are completely removed! Let’s look at how the apostle Paul explained this to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 4:3-6). If Satan cannot deceive you, he will simply consume you (1 Peter 5:8). Even Jesus Christ spoke of how Satan gets 3 out of 4 who hear God’s Truth (Matthew 13:1-23).

Paul also teaches us that Satan has influenced every human being to walk in the ways of disobedience. He tells us that those called into God's Church, "once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2-7).

We should never underestimate the power of Satan! Paul warned the Corinthians that Satan can present himself as a righteous spirit to lead people astray (2 Corinthians 11:3, 13-15). That is why our Father gave us His Spiritual Armor (Ephesians 6:10-20)

Unless God is drawing you to Christ and opening up your mind to “see” His Truth, you are just as deceived as the whole rest of the world is (John 8:44)! But Praise God, Jesus is coming with a Plan in hand to redeem the whole word from Satan’s curse!

 

God’s Symbolism To Ancient Israel - The Two Goats:

Going back in time, to ancient Israel, the events of that day were rich in symbolism. The main feature of that day's ceremonies was the selection of two goats:

- The First, to serve as a type of Christ's atoning sacrifice, for cleansing Israel of the sins the people committed.

- The Second, to represent the removal of Satan!

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat…

And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering…

And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat. (Leviticus 16:2, 5, 7-8)

In Leviticus 16:15-16, we read:

“Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering (representing the shed blood of Christ), that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail… and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.”

This goat symbolized Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. But additional spiritual cleansing must be done. Satan's evil influence, not only over the Israelites but also over all of humanity, must also be removed before Jesus Christ can fill the earth with true righteousness (Revelation 20:1-3). The Azazel (or scape goat) was also an atonement, but only in that it atoned by carrying the sins of the people off to where could never return to us again – the Lake of Fire – forever!!!

Continuing in Leviticus 16:21-22,

“And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.”

Like Satan, this goat is sent to an uninhabited location where he can do no harm. The ceremonial banishing of this male goat, with all the blame for the deception and sin of Israel (and the whole world) placed on him, was intended as a portrayal of the banishment of Satan when Jesus Christ returns to set up His Kingdom.

It is our prayer that God will convict you of the need to fast and pray, as you keep this Holy Sabbath day with your Church Family. Until God does remove our adversary from this earth, we must be keenly aware of his schemes and resist him at all costs, and at all times (James 4:6-10 / Hebrews 10:19-39).

Most of the world will NOT be observing Atonement today! Of those few who will observe this Holy Day: Some will keep it on the wrong day, some will not fast, some will not bring an offering, some will refuse to convocate with the brethren God has enjoined them to, some will work during this 24 hour period of time; some are part of those who draw back to perdition – but we here are part of those THAT BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF OUR SOULS!

May the Lord make you grow, in the spiritual understanding of God’s tremendous plan: to redeem mankind from the bondage of sin and death (Revelation 20:7-10)! Let us Fast, and draw close to God!!! Seek His will in your life; seek His correction, His guidance, His perspective in all areas... instead of your own!

Keeping The Feast Day of Atonement:

We traditionally stay up a little later than usual, after sundown into the evening, which begins the Day of Atonement; enjoying and celebrating our Sabbath with the family! We enjoy sleeping in too after sunrise, as it is also a Sabbath of rest. In the morning we enjoy dividing our time between family Bible Study, meditation, and prayer; relaxing until we gather with other believers in the afternoon for Holy Day worship and study.

We find great joy in gathering with our extended church family, to watch the sun go down, and to eat a healthy “Break Fast”, shortly thereafter!

Jesus Christ intended this Holy Day to be a time of rest and celebration among His People (Leviticus 23:32)!! We look forward to worshipping God and celebrating this Sabbath Day with you each year!

“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!!!” (Philippians 4:4) Soon, Satan and Sin will be NO MORE!!! And we will live in a world wherein only dwelleth Righteousness (2 Peter 3:13)!

We are honored that you joined us today, on one of God’s Most Holy Days, and in the Study of God’s Word!!! I hope you will also be joining us in Break Fast, after sundown tonight (Acts 2:46-47)!!!                                                                                - submitted by R. C. Brown III

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