Monday, September 28, 2009

Sins Forgiven - It is finished

Today is the High Holy Day, Yom Kippur. I'm not Jewish, but I take this day to remember that my Sins were paid for once and for all on the pinnacle day of Atonement two millenia ago.

I know the one who paid the price, more important he knows me.

I don't think everyone needs to, or should observe Yom Kippur with a fast and reflection, but I was moved to marvel at my salvation once more, even for the sins I might commit today, and say, THANK YOU JESUS.

Because the root into which I am grafted, the Jew, takes this day to fast and pray, I am doing the same.

I wonder how Jesus observed Yom Kippur before the cross. There is no history of it. Passover and Feast of Booths are recorded, but not this. I wonder as he knew he was the ultimate upon whom all the sins of the world would be placed, did he fast as I am today? He had no sin.

As a Christian, these things cross my mind. I don't know the hymn well, but the line rolling thru my head this morning is: HOW GREAT A SALVATION - SO RICH AND FREE.

Yom Kippur. Atonement. It is Finished.


hoseaprophet said...


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Anonymous said...

"Return, O church-going people, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall. Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him: 'forgive all our sins and receive us graciously ,that we may offer the fruit of our lips'."
Yom Kippur is every day. Every day a day of repentance. Every day a day of forgiveness in CHrist, because He said, "it is finished!"
He entered the holy of holies with His crucified and risen body, Hebrews 9:14..

Anonymous said...

"Praise Him today for your destiny is in Him! Praise Him today for your destiny is in Him! Praise Him today for your destiny is in Him!

Gene Redlin said...

It was a good day of fasting and prayer. Thanksgiving for my Salvation. So, I'm glad I did it.