Day 4 – Get ready!
Welcome to the fourth day of these 10 Days of Awe! If you’ve missed any of my teachings this week, it’s not too late to
catch up here
Jewish tradition teaches us that at Rosh Hashanah
– the first day of the 10 Days of Awe – and the
beginning of the new year, God sits on His judgement throne and evaluates His creation. He writes the names of the
extremely righteous as well as the non-repentant down in appropriate books.
The 10 Days of Awe are a traditional observance which calls God’s people to a place of heartfelt repentance … to
turn back to our Father’s heart. They lead us into Yom Kippur
, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on God’s
On that one day every year – and only on that one day – the High Priest
of ancient Israel alone could enter the Holy of Holies – the most holy place on earth, directly in the
hotspot of God’s personal presence.
He would sprinkle the blood of a spotless lamb on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant seven times, to make
atonement for the people before a holy God.
This incredible symbol on the Day of Atonement – at-one-ment
– represented and pointed forward to
the ultimate moment when God and man, separated by man’s sin, are reunited at least (at-one) by the precious blood
of the Lamb of God, offered at the cross by the Ultimate High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
That is why we honor God during the Day of Atonement celebration and
bring a gift as He commands! We honor the Lord Jesus, the depths of His love, and the power of His blood shed for you
and me —
His life-giving, soul-saving, curse-erasing, favor-bringing blood!
Having been atoned for at the Cross, our response must be to allow Christ’s love and sacrifice, and His very Spirit,
to mark us – to cause us to live differently, as we await the Lord’s return.
Most scholars agree that Jesus will return for His church in the rapture during this Atonement season of Tabernacles. It’s
the only commanded feast season that has yet to be fulfilled historically.
As Christians, the 10 Days of Awe reminds us that we must be pure – holy before the Lord – as a bride who has prepared
herself for the one she loves:
“Let us rejoice and be happy and give God glory! Give God glory, because the wedding of the lamb has come. And the
Lamb’s bride has made herself ready.” - Revelation 19:7
Every day during these 10 Days of Awe, I am bringing you and your loved ones before the Lord and His throne of grace in prayer.
If you haven’t already done so, please send me your needs TODAY so I can cover you in prayer specifically every day as we
approach the Day of Atonement, Wednesday, October 5.
Pastor Rod Parsley