October 07, 2019

Jews around the world are repenting during the"Awesome Days" leading up to Yom Kippur

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JD: Since we talked about Rosh Hashanah and right after that then the 10 days up until Yom Kippur talk to me about what happens during these Awesome Days these 10 days leading up to the most sacred of the Jewish Feast days?

SH: Well during these 10 days of aw Jewish people have sin on their mind as well. So they want to repent from the sins they’ve done and so Rosh Hashanah brings in the New Year. There’s repentance on their mind. They’re looking to Yom Kippur as the time when their name will either be sealed in the book of life or in the book of judgment. So for these 10 days they are doing everything they can to make up for these sins. In fact they even go to a running creek or river and throw leavened bread in and as far as that bread is carried away so far they want to remove their sins from them.

So they are feeling the guilt the heaviness of sin and know that judgment is coming. And for Judaism that judgment day where God fills their next year in either the book of life or the book of judgment is a very profound day Jimmy.

JD: Yom Kippur actually took place during Biblical times. It’s different today but lets talk about Biblical times. What happened then?

SH: Go to Leviticus chapter 16, they’re going to see a ritual that the high priest was responsible for. And it’s extremely important and it is detailed. The most important thing is he’ll go into the holy of hollies before which he would have the blood of a sacrifice first for himself because he’s a sinner and then for the sins of the nation. There are two goats that are taken according to Leviticus 16. One is called the scapegoat in Hebrew the Azazel goat and the other is going to be the sacrifice goat. Judaism today has no temple. That temple was destroyed in 70 AD. The rabbi said from now on we will pray, we will fast and we will give charity. Those three things have dominated rabbinical Judaism ever since 70 AD. Governed by the law and re-written by the rabbis because in practice there is no temple.

JD: Steve Herzig with the details behind the 10 awesome days leading up to Yom Kippur.

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

Steve’s statement there is no temple today really tells the story. The Messiah Jesus Christ will return to build the Temple, Zechariah 6:12, and as the high priest will enter in the holy of hollies at the time of the end to give salvation to the Jewish people, that’s Hebrews 9:24-28. As Jews repent during the Awesome Days and fast on Yom Kippur they look to the coming of the Messiah.