JD: Yom Kippur is Judaism’s holiest day. A day that is different now as compared to Biblical times.
Steve Herzig my broadcast partner tells us the events of Yom Kippur in Biblical times.
SH: Well you know Jimmy, in Leviticus 16 it is outlined so clearly exactly what would happen. And really there was very little that the people did; it revolved around the Temple and the High Priest and the things that he had to do.
They had two goats; one was a scapegoat the other was a sacrificial goat. The High Priest would put his hand upon the scapegoat and symbolically place the sins of the Israelite's upon that goat and it would be sent off and then he would offer the other one as an offering. There would be other offerings as well throughout the day. It was a bloody day but it was two-fold reminder.
Number one, the High Priest had to have a sacrifice, in other words, he couldn’t preform his ministry as the intercessor between the people and God unless he was pure and holy. The only way for him to be pure and holy was to have a sacrifice for himself.
Now as a holy priest he can represent the nation of Israel and sacrifice and actually go into the Holy of Holies. The only time of the year that the High Priest, only once, would go in and sprinkle the blood upon the ark that was there. Nothing like that is done today. Although, it is a very holy day. I know growing up they spent over 24 hours fasting. A genuine desire to ask God for forgiveness, there’s liturgy involved, listing all the various sins that almost anyone would commit in a years time; and were the congregation, in unison, admits it falls down before God in prayer and says, we’re sorry with the hope that by simply praying, doing good works, and fasting that God will forgive us of our sins.
JD: Steve Herzig reporting on Yom Kippur in Biblical times and today. We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Jesus Christ will fulfill the feast of Yom Kippur when He returns to earth.
Hebrews 9:24-28 tells us that in the end of times Jesus Christ will enter, the only time He’s ever done it, into the Holy of Holies in the Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on a future Yom Kippur. This will be the day that national salvation for the Jewish people will take place in one hour, that’s Zechariah 3:9. Without a Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Jews must await the true Messiah in order to celebrate this High Holy Day, Yom Kippur, when the High Priest Jesus Christ will indeed enter into the Holy of Holies.