Post #88 DAY OF ATONEMENT [THE 7 FEASTS OF ISRAEL] PART 10
10 days after Feast of Trumpets, the next festival to occur is the Day of Atonement [Yom Kippur]. It is the most holy day in all of Israel’s calendar. Yom Kippur is a day of solemn fasting, no food is eaten and no drink is allowed. All works are forbidden. It is a day of fasting and prayer, where the people prepare themselves to stand trial before God for judgment. To make “atonement” for the restitution of their sins done. It is a day of humility and repentance to God. See photos for answers.
[OLD TESTAMENT FULFILLED]
The high priest is allowed to enter the Most Holy Place [Holy of Holies] once a year, on the day of Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement]. The presence of God resides in the Holy of Holies. Thus only the High Priest is allowed into the presence of God to atone for the sins of Israel. Before entering, he sacrificed a bull as sin offering for himself. And a goat, as sin offering for the people. The blood of both animals are brought into the Holy of Holies, where the blood is sprinkled onto the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant. The High Priest has to perform this ceremony every year, until the fulfillment of Jesus Christ as the perfect sacrifice to cleanse us once and forever.
[NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLED]
Why is the Day of Atonement the 6th feast? Because number 6 is symbolic of sin. And Jesus came to cleanse us of our sins on the 6th feast. Jesus is the perfect sacrifice. His blood is pure and holy. When Jesus shed His blood onto the Mercy Seat, He cleansed us of our sins forever.
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
Refer to post #70 #71 #73 #74 #75 #76 #78 #79 # 79A #80 # 80A