October 02, 2017

The Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kippur is a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ entering the Holy of Holies when He comes back to the earth

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JD: Explain to us what is Yom Kippur for those who may be listening don’t know much about Judaism.

SH: Well Jimmy, Yom Kippur is the 6th of 7 Feasts from the book of Leviticus. I often tease believers when I’m speaking that Leviticus is the book for most of them where the pages are still stuck together but that if they would open them it would open up the book of Hebrews. It also would give them the program of God, which I believe these 7 Feasts speak about; the program of God as it relates to Israel.

And the Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. Last time you and I talked it was over the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah the head of the year 5778. And this holiday is the time when after 10 days of repentance called the 10 days of awe, in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, after people are evaluating their last years life, and repenting, and going to people and saying they’re sorry, and coming to God and saying they’re sorry, trying to make things right because the desire at Rosh Hashanah is made your name be inscribed in the book of life. And it’s at Yom Kippur that Jewish people believe their name will be either in the book of life or in the book of judgment and that’s a very solemn time as you just said. 

And so, that period of time knowing that your year is going to be sealed the one or the other is a really significant time and so, Jewish people are fasting during this time. They are contemplating God’s judgment and what he’s going to do. We so value, we Jewish people so value life knowing that somebody could die during the year and they believe that it’s all based on work throughout the past year. So, it’s a very significant time from a Jewish point of view. 

JD: Steve Herzig with details on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

On a day in the future, a future Yom Kippur Jesus Christ who will build the kingdom Temple, Ezekiel chapters 40-46. Jesus Christ will come to Jerusalem enter the holy of hollies, and become the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and then the kingdom begins. That’s the whole reason behind the Jewish Feasts as given in the book of Leviticus chapter 23. Jesus Christ was crucified on Passover, buried on unleavened bread, resurrected on first fruits, he returns to the earth on the Feast of Trumpets, and then walks into the holy of hollies on Yom Kippur. That’s God’s plan for the future and these Jewish Feasts.