Archive for September, 2013

The Day of Atonement

Posted: September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Better Things Series 2013


26 The Lord said to Moses, 27 “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves,and present a food offering to the Lord. 28 Do not do any work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the Lord your God. 29 Those who do not deny themselves on that day must be cut off from their people. 30 I will destroy from among their people anyone who does any work on that day. 31 You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live. 32 It is a day of sabbath rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath.”

Jesus ministry began during the fall feasts.

On The Day of Atonement

The High Priest could enter the Most Holy Place of the Temple

Fact to face panim elpanim

Mercy Seat

 The Everyday Reminder
Exodus 29:38–42 (ESV)

“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs a year old day by day regularly. 39 One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight.

Atonement vs. At One-Ment

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.     Hebrews 9:22

Romans 6:23 (ESV)

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Atonement: Kippur  – covering, protection –Noah’s Ark

Sin or Mistake
dictionary definition for sin is: “Sin is a transgression [and here it is] of divine law.” That’s why I don’t tell my kids, “You’ve sinned against me.”

“Any act regarded as such a transgression, especially, [here it is] a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.”

“A mistake is an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning.” “Oh, I just wasn’t thinking straight” (carelessness) or “Oh, I didn’t see that” (insufficient knowledge). “Well, I didn’t know any better,” etc. See, this is a lot better word, because when you catch me, I can say, “Ah, my bad! My mistake.”

Sin is not just breaking the law.

Read:  Matthew 5: 18   But I say…

Point #1: You’re a sinner; you’re in trouble.

Point #2: God loves sinners and has sent a Savior on their behalf.

The Prodigal Returns

Luke Chapter 15, verse 21. Just listen to this: “Father, I have sinned.”

Romans 3:23-25a
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[i] through the shedding of his blood

1 John 1: 1-19   NIV

The Incarnation of the Word of Life

God will Provide the Lamb

Genesis 22

“Forty years before the destruction of the Temple (70 AD) the lot did not come up in the right hand, nor did the crimson stripe become white, nor did the westernmost light burn; and the doors of the heikhal (the Holy Place of the Temple) opened of their own accord.       —Talmud Bavli, Yoma 39b

God will Provide THE PERFECT LAMB

1 Peter 2:24   NIV

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

Isaiah 53:7-8
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished

Read Eph. 2:1-5

1 Peter 1:18-21: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.”