Tonight at Sundown begins the annual Yom Kippur celebration. This is a Jewish Sabbath that dates back to the days of Moses. It is the most holiest day of the Jewish year. It is the day that the Jewish high priest would enter the Temple of God and sprinkle the blood on the altar in order that the people may atone for their sins. It is also called the Day of Atonement.
When you break this word down you get At One Ment. When God created Adam and Eve, He said "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become ONE flesh." Just like the joining of man and woman in marriage to create One, God has reached out to us so that we may become One with Him. It is fitting that at the end of time, there will be a wedding where Jesus will become one with His bridegroom (us) in a wedding ceremony like no other.
Jesus prayed for this in John 17:20
"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be ONE, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me."
I in them and You in Me, what a glorious celebration that will be! While you may not practice the old Jewish customs laid out in the Torah, Yom Kippur can still be a Christian event as it reminds us what will be eventually. We will become one with our Creator and He will be in Us and we will be in Him! Take some time between sundown tonight and sundown tomorrow and get one with God through His Word. Read John 17 or any other passage regarding oneness with God. Let us look forward to that glorious day when the Day of Atonement will be every day!
And that is the Whole Truth!
Have a wonderful rest of the week and may God bless you in your ongoing walk with Him.
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