“Let The Redeemed Of The Lord Say So. Whom He Hath Redeemed From The Hand of The Enemy…” (Psalms 107:2)
Imagine the power of REDEMPTION in this season as millions of observant souls from all over the world bring their activities to a HALT and seek the face God!
Imagine the power of REDEMPTION in this season as millions of observant souls from all over the world repent, fast, and cry out to God for His mercy!
As Believers, Yom Kippur is a wonderful time to reflect upon the redemption that we have received through Messiah Yeshua’s (Jesus’) shed Blood on Calvary…. for it is only through Yeshua that we experience true redemption.
Yom Kippur is often regarded as the holiest day on the Hebrew calendar. Yom Kippur foreshadows God’s plan for the final disposition of sin. Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath, in that no work is done on this day. Yom Kippur is a season of repentance, regeneration, redemption, reconciliation, and restoration.
“For me, Yom Kippur is the Grand Finale for the Days of Awe…”
“….Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Yeshua, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1b-2)
Over the years, I have become very intentional about encountering God during the Biblical Feast Days; Yom Kippur in particular. I enjoy this season of being invited deep into God’s presence. I take this season to do some deep introspection. As I sit quietly in Abba’s presence, He always speaks to my heart. His words revive my soul, brings instructions, clarity, correction, and lasting change.
As nature brings forth change in this autumn season, likewise we can experience the change that Yeshua brings as we press into His presence. I pray that these Ten Days of Awe have been intimate; like a honeymoon filled with awe, splendor, encounter, and deep devotion with our God. However, this intimacy doesn’t have to end at the conclusion of the Biblical Feast days. Going forward, let us make encountering God a priority in our daily lives.
I pray that all those who have pressed-in with fasting and prayer during this season will be fulfilled. Tzom Kal – May you have an easy fast!