For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV)

Hello Altered Stories Family,

We have just celebrated Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is known as the feast of atonement on the Hebraic calendar. Now the question is why does this matter if you are a believer in Yeshua, Jesus?  It matters because this day is known as a day of fasting and repentance for our sins.

This day is a day that is known as the same day that Nineveh chose to repent after the prophet Jonah told them of the coming judgement. It is the day that the high priest would enter the temple and slay the lamb and sprinkle the blood seven times on the altar. Just as his garments would be covered in white, our high priest, Yeshua Jesus will come having been slain, and this time as it says in Isiah 63-3, “He will have his garments bathed in blood as he pours out his wrath alone on the nations.”  

Yom Kippur is also known as the day that the accuser must shut his mouth because the sins of the people are covered and atoned for. As believers, we have an everlasting atonement through the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He died on the cross for all our sins. This day for us is also a day of confession, repentance, and remembrance of our Lord’s atonement.  I would much rather stand before God covered by the blood of Christ, rather than facing his wrath because I wanted to go it alone and try and get in on my good deeds.

There is a lot more I could dive into, as with all of the feasts of the Lord. There are so many foreshadows of our coming Lord and King.  However, for now I want to leave you with this.

There is a lot happening in the world and there is a lot of noise and clamor.  For us who are called to follow Yeshua Jesus, we need to listen for his still small voice and thank him all the more for what he did in buying our salvation with his own blood.

If you are reading this and you do not know Jesus, today is the day of salvation and the time to repent and make him Lord of your life.  One day he will return and will be a judge and King, not a suffering servant.

I hope this has given you something to consider.

God bless,