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The Repairer of the Breach

WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT DAY OF ATONEMENT?


This is a question that seems to throw a wrench in the works for a lunar based Sabbath.  Does it really?  Let us look at the verses in Leviticus and examine them.


Lev 16:29  And it shall be a statute forever unto you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger that sojourneth among you.  30 For on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins shall ye be clean before the LORD.  31 It is a sabbath of solemn rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; it is a statute forever.


Lev 16:34  And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make atonement for the children of Israel because of all their sins once in the year.'  And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.


Lev 23:27  Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; there shall be a holy convocation unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; and ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the LORD.  28 And ye shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.  29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.  30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people.  31 Ye shall do no manner of work; it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.  32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of solemn rest, and ye shall afflict your souls; in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye keep your sabbath. (shabbathchem)


Okay, after reading the above scriptures; let’s look at a few things.  First of all, this is the only time in YHWH’s instructions to His appointed times does He tell us to begin the on the evening of the day before the 10th (Lev 23:32).  Next, this is not THE Sabbath.  It is A sabbath of rest – in Hebrew that is Shabbat shabbathon. If you look at the instructions for Yom Teruah right before this, you will see this is also a shabbathon with no work.  If you look at the tenth as THE Sabbath, then you must look at the first day of the month also that way and if you do that you now have 9 days to the next Sabbath. These two times are not THE Sabbath. Both of these times were set up by YHWH for a special purpose.  They are a shadow of something to come just like all His appointed times.  So, what is Day of Atonement a shadow of?  Many of us have seen the fulfillment of this day through Yeshua and his death on the cross.  Let us examine that event closer.  On the evening of the 13th (according to John) after Yeshua and His disciples had their Passover together, they went to the Mount of Olives and there in the garden our Master began His afflicting of soul.  His “afflicting” continued through the night into the morning and didn’t stop until  He gave up his spirit.  It went from evening until evening; just as it was commanded in Leviticus.  Yeshua became the ram of the sin offering and went through the fire for us to cleanse us of sin.  This was done only once a year, why?   Because He did it ONCE for all (Lev.16:34).  Forever is this atonement placed before YHWH in His Temple. On this do we meditate each year this kadosh day comes.


There is one other item to remember; we do not fast on the weekly Sabbath.


Quote: (SUN-WORSHIP AND THE ORIGIN OF SUNDAY Chapter 6 Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D., Andrews University)


“How would fasting on the Sabbath demonstrate hatred against the "evil" God of the Jews?

The answer is to be found in the fact that for the Jews the Sabbath was anything but a day of fast or of mourning . Even the strictest Jewish sects objected to fasting on the Sabbath.  The rabbis, though they differed in their views regarding the time and number of the Sabbath meals, agreed that food on the Sabbath ought to be abundant and good.  The following statement epitomizes perhaps the typical rabbinic view: "Do you think that I (God) gave you the Sabbath as burden?  I gave it to you for your benefit.’  How?  Explained Rabbi Hiyya bar Abba(180-230 ad),  ‘Keep the Sabbath holy with food, drink and clean garment, enjoy yourself and I shall reward you.""


Shalom
Diane