Yom Kippur Shabbat Shalom!
76:1) For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments.
A Psalm by Asaf. A song.
76:2) In Yehudah, `Elohiym is known.
His name is great in Yisra’el.
76:3) His tent is also in Shalem;
His dwelling place in Tziyon.
76:4) There He broke the flaming arrows of the bow,
The shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Selah
76:5) Glorious are you, and excellent,
More than mountains of game.
76:6) Valiant men lie plundered,
They have slept their last sleep.
None of the men of war can lift their hands.
76:7) At your rebuke, `Elohiym of Ya`akov,
Both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep.
76:8) You, even you, are to be feared.
Who can stand in your sight when you are angry?
76:9) You pronounced judgment from heaven.
The earth feared, and was silent,
76:10) When `Elohiym arose to judgment,
To save all the afflicted ones of the earth. Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Selah
76:11) Surely the wrath of man praises you.
The survivors of your wrath are restrained.
76:12) Make vows to Yahua your `Elohiym, and fulfill them!
Let all of His neighbors bring presents to Him who is to be feared.
76:13) He will cut off the spirit of princes.
He is feared by the kings of the earth.
ai???Yahua spoke to Moshe, saying, ai???However, on the tenth day of this seventh month is Yom Kippur: it shall be a set apart convocation to you, and you shall afflict yourselves and you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yahua. You shall do no manner of work in that same day for it is Yom Kippur, day of atonement to make atonement for you before Yahua your `Elohiym. For whoever it is who shall not deny himself in that same day, shall be cut off from his people. Whoever it is who does any manner of work in that same day, that person I will destroy from amongst his people. You shall do no manner of work; it is a statute forever throughout all your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be a Shabbat of solemn rest for you and you shall deny yourselves. In the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall keep your Shabbat.ai??i??ai??? (Lev.23:26-32)I have written this out fully so that your attention is drawn to two repetitions: to afflict or deny ourselves and Shabbat, no manner of work to be done. To afflict oneself is not to cause self-inflicted wounds, but is meant to humble ourselves before an almighty and awesome `Elohiym. ai???But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my bosom.ai??? (Psa. 35:13). Judaism has this as a twenty five hour fast so that a full day is completed without food or drink, and this is what I do to comply with this statute.
However, it must be stressed that a fast of this kind must not endanger health or life, as this would be contrary to `Elohiymai??i??s desire for us all. If it is not possible to fast food and drink, then fast some other activity such as watching television. Praying at the times when meals (or other activity) help to comply with the requirement to offer up a burnt offering (Rev. 8:3, 4). Beloved, these prayers are meant to be a reminder to us of the mercy of Yahua and an opportunity to take stock of our current relationship with Him and other people.
An interesting item is the wording of the timing of the Shabbat. It is from evening to evening. This is contrary to all those who believe the day starts at midnight or dawn. It is to be Shabbat when no work is to be done and this may require a dayai??i??s holiday to be taken.
A further item of interest is that the statute is still in force as it was laid down for all generations and in all places.
Yom Kippur is Judaismai??i??s most solemn day. It is a day when all Jews cry out to Yahua `Elohiym for forgiveness. It is the belief of ATC that at Yom Teruah, the alarm is sounded to the nation of Yisra`el and upon realising their NATIONAL collective sin, cry out AS A NATION for forgiveness. ai???If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.ai??? (2 Chron. 7:14)ai???For you, Yahua, are good and ready to forgive, abundant in lovingkindness to all those who call on you.ai??? (Psa. 86:5). ai???Then hear in heaven, your dwelling-place and forgive and do and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart you know (for you, even you only know the hearts of all the children of men.ai??? (1 Kgs. 8:39).Ai??
If you want to acceptAi??Fatherai??i??s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahshua, you need to ask Him in prayer along these lines. Use your own words but they must be genuine asAi??FatherAi??knows our very hearts and nothing is hidden from Him.
ai???Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahshua. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahshua my Saviour, has taken upon Himself my punishment. By your Spirit, help me to live a life worthy of His sacrifice. Thank you,Ai??Father, for making this way back to you.ai???Ai??
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yahshua so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
ai???Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor,
He will also cry out, but shall not be heard.ai??? (Prov. 21:13).
Please note the coming special days of Yahua.
05-11/10/2017 Sukkot (Tabernacles) ai??i?? 06th. is a Shabbat
12/10/2017 Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day) – ShabbaAi??
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.