I hope you are having a wonderful Rosh Hashanah holiday! Rosh Hashanah is a time of feasting (which I am all for), friends, and family. It is a time for resolutions for a sweet new year in the Lord. It is a 10 day celebration that leads up to the next High Holy Day in the fall feasts which is quite a contrast to the feasting and celebrating of Rosh Hashanah.
Immediately following Rosh Hashanah, beginning on the evening of the 17th, is the most solemn day on the entire Hebrew calendar; Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur is translated “Day of Atonement”. It is not a feast day but a fast day. In fact it is a very serious fast, one without both food or water from the evening of the 17th to the evening of the 18th. On this one day of the year the High Priest and he alone would enter into the Holy of Holies to sprinkle the blood of a spotless lamb over the mercy seat atop the Ark of the Covenant to atone for his and all Israel’s sins.During that time, serious, earnest prayer before God is entered into. From the secret place, our prayer closet, Tallit draped over our heads where only we and our God can meet, we are to seek God’s face for forgiveness of past sins and restoration to Him.
Praise God we can do that through THE spotless Lamb of God, Jesus Christ our Lord. Hebrews 9:11-12, But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Somebody say, “Praise the Lord”!
What does God have for you…just around the corner?