Yom Kippur 2023 The Day Of Judgment | 9.24.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church

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Yom Kippur 2023 The Day Of Judgment

Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement or the day of Judgement!
Holiest day of the Jewish Feasts! The priest would be allowed to enter the Holy of Holies one time a year to atone for the people’s sins
It was to be taken seriously as if not the priest could die behind the veil as he entered
It is a dress rehearsal feast
It is the second coming of Jesus where the wicked are judged
Wicked, judged at Christ’s return
“Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” Jude‬ ‭1‬:‭14‬-‭15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation‬ ‭19‬:‭11‬-‭16‬ ‭‬‬‬‬
During Yom Kippur the Jews would read from the book of Jonah
Why? Because Yom Kippur or the day of atonement was about repentance
Like Jonah who ran from God and tried to ignore his own fault
Finally confessed his fault and threw himself in God’s mercy
Like Jonah, we often try to cover up our weaknesses and mistakes
Like Jonah, we, upon loading the ship, look like we have it together “I’m Good”
At Yom Kippur we’re reminded that we are anything but holy
We look over the sins that haunt and do not try to cover them up as Adam and Eve covered their shame.
The Day of Atonement is about our being able to openly bring our failings to God so that He can remove them.
In English, atonement has also been coined “at-one-ment” because it makes us at one with God. A sacrifice for sin is necessary in order for us to have this “at-one-ness” with the Lord
“And the Lord said to Moses: “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at just any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.” Leviticus‬ ‭16‬:‭2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
We are to confess before a holy God our weakness and seek His atonement
We believe that though God sees right through our hearts like He saw through Jonah’s, He still loves us. And Yom Kippur is a chance to celebrate how He has dealt with our sins and healed us through the gift of atonement.
1 John 1:9 “if we confess”
God’s plan is not to judge us with the wicked we will escape his day of wrath
“For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.” I Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭9‬-‭11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,” Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬-‭6‬ ‭‬‬‬‬
“But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.” Jeremiah‬ ‭10‬:‭10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬

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