Day 10 – The Holiest Day
It’s finally here — the moment we have been anticipating: Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement!
This is God’s “High Holy Day” when once a year, the High Priest was invited into the Holy of Holies to sprinkle the blood of a spotless lamb before the Mercy Seat
of the Ark of the Covenant.
And El Shaddai, El Gibbor, El Elyon, the Ancient of Days, the Creator of All — God our Father — met with humanity’s representative only this one time every year
Seven times, the High Priest sprinkled the blood of the lamb in God’s presence.
I believe this is an ancient prophetic reflection of the 7 places your Bible mentions Jesus shed His blood the days leading up to His crucifixion; the 7 exchanges the Lord Jesus made for you from the Cross; and the 7 blessings of the atonement from Joel 2!
The symbolic atonement performed by Israel’s ancient High Priest had to be performed once every year, then repeated year after year. In contrast, Jesus’ atonement — Himself — only needed to have taken place once for all.
Israel’s ancient High Priest then left God’s presence, not to return to the Holy of Holies for another year. The Lord Jesus Christ took His throne in the heavenly temple (Daniel 7) and sat down at the right hand of God (Hebrews 10:12), decreeing forever, “It is finished!”
The Old Testament High Priest was a man who died, himself a sinner. The Lord Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, died once, yet rose on the third day (as He said!
) and is alive and well, praying for you even now!
How in the world can the devil have victory over you if the living, saving, restoring, healing, redeeming, atoning Son of God is before His Father praying for you …
AND has send His very self-same Spirit to invade your body to be personally present on the inside of you at this moment?!
He’s ALIVE, with His Father — right now!
And at the very same time, He lives in YOU. HALLELUJAH! Christ, our Atonement, is risen!
Join me today, on the Day of Atonement, in honoring the Lord Jesus Christ, our High Priest, as the Scripture commands:
Leviticus 23:27: “Be careful to celebrate the Day of Atonement ... You must observe it as an official day for holy assembly, a day to deny yourselves and present special gifts to the LORD.”
Whatever you are believing God for, my dear friend – I encourage you to follow through in this way,
according to the command of the Lord: Give. Assemble. Expect.
Join me live tonight on YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and RODPARSLEY.TV at 7pm ET as we celebrate.
We will give of our time. We will give of our hearts. We will give of our increase – special gifts to the Lord. We will assemble together online in the Spirit of REVIVAL – united in faith in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, who promised in Matthew 18:20 and Joel 2 He would be with us!
This is the last day
to send me your prayer needs and sow your Atonement Offering in obedience to God’s instruction before the sun sets on the holiest day of the year! I want to declare the 7 blessings of Atonement over you and your loved ones tonight!
Yours for the harvest,
Pastor Rod Parsley