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As Jewish people in Jerusalem and around the world stop for a fast
day to mark Judaism's Holiest Day, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement,
Israel shuts off the Palestinian territories and at the same time
remembers the surprise assault by Egypt and Syria that sparked a war
some years ago.
The entire nation of Israel shuts down
for the twenty-five hour fast as the Jews seek forgiveness from God for
the last years transgressions, using the fast day in lieu of the Yom
Kippur sacrifice at the temple since there is no temple in Jerusalem.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Kippur, the Jewish Holy Day of Atonement, looks back to Biblical times.
It also has a prophetic significance, that is according to Bible
As Jews in Jerusalem and around the world
stop to observe the Jewish Holy day of Yom Kippur, they are reminded how
the High Priest at the temple in Jerusalem would enter into the Holy of
Holies with the sacrificial blood to pour it on the Mercy Seat of the
Ark of the Covenant.
During the ten days leading up to
Yom Kippur, starting on Rosh Hashana, Jews were to seek forgiveness from
family, friends, loved ones and neighbors for any trespass over the
This act of seeking forgiveness is a part of
the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, as the Jews seek to be included in
the Book of Life and during temple times their sins would be covered for
one year, until the next Yom Kippur.
Now without the
Temple, Jews give money, do good deeds and pray, along with the
twenty-five hour fast on Yom Kippur. Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah,
will in the future fulfill the prophetic aspect of Yom Kippur as He did
the other Jewish Feast Days, in the spring, 2,000 years ago.
was crucified on Passover, buried on Unleavened Bread, and rose from
the dead on the Feast of First Fruits. Jesus, in the future, will come
back to earth on Rosh Hashana, and ten days later will enter the Holy of
Holies on Yom Kippur, for the purpose of giving salvation to all Jews
at that time, Zechariah 3:9 and Ezekiel 43:1-7. Indeed Bible prophecy
will be fulfilled.