Saturday, October 4, 2014

Yom Kippur

יוֹם כִּפּוּר
The name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement."

The holiest day of the year for the Jewish People. 
It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year.
This day is, essentially, your last appeal, your last chance to change the judgment, and to demonstrate your repentance and make amends.

✞ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,  Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.  And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. Leviticus 23:26-28

✞ But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.  Romans 5:8-11