The Day of Atonement

In Leviticus 23 God called His people to seven appointed times.  Passover is one of these.  God called for four of these times to be celebrated in the spring and three to be celebrated in the fall.  Each time is represents a specific purpose and every appointed time ties into Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and return.

Last Sunday, at sunset, began the time of the Lord’s fall appointments.  It is commonly known as the Feast of Trumpets.  Trumpets are blown to call the people to worship and to praise God with a loud noise.  This day is all about celebrating all the goodness and blessings that God has poured out in the past year.

Following this are 10 days of reflection.  Called the Days of Awe, this is a time to look back and realize where we have fallen short.  Whether it is within ourselves or involves others, this is a time to seek a way to mend what may be broken in our lives.  On the 10th day, we are called before God to humble our souls (Lev. 23:27) and atone for our sins.

Because Jesus died for us, He became the burden bearer for our sins.  At the moment His soul was released from His body, we believe that He also became our High Priest.  He sits at the right hand of God and intervenes for us now. 

Yet, this is not the end of the story.  If you are curious about the rest of it, please join us this Sunday morning at 10:55 a.m.  Pastor Ann will be bringing the Lord’s message about this appointed time and what we still need to be watching for.  See you then!