Day of Atonement – To Fast or not to Fast-That is the question.

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Sep 17, 2013

News Letter 5849-032
10th day of the 7th month 5849 years after the creation of Adam
The 7th Month in the Fourth year of the third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes Famines, and Pestilences


September 16-17, 2013


Shabbat Shalom Brethren,


Some will argue this day is not a day of fasting. Is that right? What are you to do on this day?

We all know that on the Day of Atonement Satan, the Azazel Goat in Lev 16, is going to be led away and locked up for the 7th Millennium.

All we have to do is compare Lev 16, which explains the Day of Atonement ceremonies, with Revelation 20 where this ceremony becomes a reality. Always remember the Holy Days are shadow pictures of future event.

Col 2:16 Therefore let no one judge you in food or in drink or in respect of a feast or of the new moon or of the Sabbaths. 17 For these are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.

Lev 16:20 And when he has made an end of reconciling the sanctuary and the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, he shall bring the live goat. 21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the sins of the sons of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send away by the hand of a chosen man into the wilderness. 22 And the goat shall bear on him all their sins to a land in which no one lives. And he shall let the goat go in the wilderness. 23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall strip off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the sanctuary, and shall leave them there.

And notice when you read Lev 16 just how many times you are told this is a statute FOREVER.

Lev 16:29 And it shall be a statute forever to you: in the seventh month, on the tenth of the month, you shall afflict your souls and do no work at all, the native and the alien who is staying among you. 30 For on that day an atonement shall be made for you, to cleanse you, so that you may be clean from all your sins before Jehovah. 31 It shall be a sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your souls, by a statute forever.

Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from Heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. 3 And he cast him into the abyss and shut him up and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more until the thousand years should be fulfilled. And after that he must be loosed a little time.

Here are some other facts for those of you who are new to The Day of Atonement:

In this respect, several passages in the Talmud give textual testimony to the historical background to the events of Yom Kippur during the time of Yeshua’s death and resurrection, and provide us with information about the rituals concerning the Day of Atonement practiced during the Second Temple and Talmudic period (broadly dated between 536 B.C.E.-500 C.E.)

According to the Talmud, G-d publicly indicated His acceptance of Israel’s sin-offering and their forgiveness through the use of a scarlet thread. The basic purpose of the scarlet thread was to “display publicly” to the people of Israel that G-d had forgiven their sins, based on the verse in Isaiah 1:18, “though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow.”8

According to the Mishna (the earliest rabbinic interpretation of the biblical commandment) the High Priest divided a thread of crimson wool, tied one half to the rock at the peak of the mountain from which the scapegoat was to be cast down, and the other half between the horns of the scapegoat itself. The goat was then pushed from behind, and “went rolling down and before it had reached half its way down it was dashed to pieces” (Yoma 6:6).

The talmudic discussions in The Gemara (the commentary on the Mishna) on this early practice give different reports of this ritual, and disagree as to the reasons for the changes in practice which also took place. In the tractate Rosh Hashanah, which deals with the commandments regulating the New Year, the Sages claim that the thread was originally tied to the outside of the door of the Temple. Apparently the people would gather to see if the thread had turned white. If it did, “the people rejoiced, and if it did not turn white they were sad.” Therefore the Sages ruled that the thread should be tied to the inside of the door, out of view of the public eye, However the people “still peeped in and saw.” Once again, “if it turned white they rejoiced and if it did not turn white they were sad” (Rosh Hashanah 31b).

According to the mishna in Yoma, however, because the distance from Jerusalem to Beit Hararo (the mountain off which the scapegoat was thrown) was three miles, it took time for the news to arrive that the scapegoat had in fact reached the wilderness. The thread which had been tied to the rock was therefore also tied to the door of the Temple itself. Thus without having to wait for the news to arrive from the desert, the people would visually see that G-d had received the sacrifice of the scapegoat and that their sins had been atoned for and forgiven (Yoma 6:8).9
Although the motivations and some of the practical uses of the scarlet thread are obscure, its theological significance remains clear: G-d not only demonstrated His forgiveness of the people and the atonement of their sins, but He did so publicly, by turning the scarlet thread white so that it should be visible to the people.

A further point concerning the scarlet thread lies in the fact that in the tractate Rosh Hashanah it is raised in the middle of a debate concerning the identity of nine regulations laid down by Rabban Johanan ben Zaccai. Rabban Johanan was one of the few survivors of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C. E., and was among the leading Pharisaic Sages who laid the foundation for the establishment of rabbinic Judaism following the collapse of the Temple and its sacrificial system. He was thus alive and active in religious life in Jerusalem around the time of Yeshua’s death and resurrection (c. 27-30 C.E.). (Yehshua died in 31 C.E not 30 like many say; and when you count from this date you will count 40 years to the Temples destruction in 70 C.E.) In the continuation of the same section of the Talmud, the text says that during Rabban Johanan’s lifetime:
“For forty years before the destruction of the Temple the thread of scarlet never turned white but it remained red. “(Rosh Hashanah31b).10

According to these Jewish sources, during the forty years following Yeshua’s death up until the destruction of the Temple when the sacrificial system ceased, the scarlet thread never turned white. This indicated that G-d no longer accepted the sacrifice of the scapegoat to atone for Israel’s sins.

Paul’s text is thus confirmed by the talmudic evidence. Yeshua’s crucifixion, around 27-30 C.E., displayed publicly “G-d’s forgiveness, and occurred at the same historical time when, according to rabbinic sources, the scarlet thread which was contemporarily regarded as the symbol of G-d’s forgiveness ceased to turn white (forty years before the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E.), indicating that the scapegoat was unable to effect the forgiveness of Israel’s sin.”  Yeshua Himself had become the scapegoat, whose blood atoned for Israel’s sins.

Returning to the question posed at the beginning of this article. What are we to do on this Day of Atonement? Do we fast and not eat any food or water from sunset to sunset or is there another purpose meant here?

We have written to you at the beginning of the 40 days of Repentance of the need for all of us to do this. These 40 days conclude with the Day of Atonement.

Many of you who have come out of being lied to in your former Christian faith; absolutely refuse to do anything that you cannot find in your own bible.

In fact I have stated to you many times, “if it isn’t in Lev 23, then why on earth are you celebrating it?” I have said this in regards to Chanukah and Purim.

And then I tell you to keep this Jewish tradition of repenting during these 40 days leading up to Atonement; a tradition.

In that article I explained to you how these 40 days are symbolic of the 40 years that lead up to the locking away of Satan which, according to the Jubilee cycles, will take place in the year 2033 in the fall, on the Day of Atonement, thus making the start year of these 40 years in 1994. This last Jubilee cycle began in 1996 with the 49th year in 1995. This also tells us that 2014 is the half-way point during these 40 years. I have some ideas but do not have solid conclusions as to what all of this means.

In a recent article I again tell you about the 10 Days of Awe and tell you to be mindful of this.  Last Shabbat I told you about Shabbat Shuva. All of which are not found in Lev 23, but are in fact some of the “traditions” of Judah.

I have explained to you that these 10 Days of Awe are representative of the final 10 years before Satan is locked away. The 10 Days of Awe are the time when Yehshua will execute judgment on the world for having destroyed all 12 tribes and just about wiped them out. Yes, this is genocide on a major scale and is about to begin starting in 2020 against those of the USA and UK and Australia and Canada and Holland and New Zealand and many other Israelite countries. Only a small remnant will remain.

Yehshua begins these 10 years of punishment on the world through the two witnesses and then the last 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation- which culminates in the locking away of Satan.

The 40 days of repentance is a process we all need to go through yearly and daily to remove whatever it is that keeps us from joining Yehovah; from being close with Him and from obeying his commands.

The final Ten days of Awe are also in line with this, deeply humbling ourselves. The climax of these things is the last Great Tribulation. It is also the last Jubilee cycle, which we are now living in, the 120th one, which the parameters of how long men would rule was defined to us by Yehovah in Gen 6:3.

The atrocities of the wars we see on TV around us, the massive die-offs in nature and the pollution of our water and earth, are the real life events that have been increasing and getting worse day by day and year by year. These headline news stories are the reality of the things that go with the 40 days of repentance. We need to see our part in the evils that are in this world and how we are causing this. We can no longer point the finger at them or that company. If your buying that companies products you are supporting the problem. If you are buying the plastic then you are also polluting the ocean and land. We all must stop being like Adam blaming Eve and Eve blaming Satan. Each of us must stand up and confess our own guilt in the destruction of this world and those things around us. Even the curses in Revelation are the result of extreme heat which is the second curse of Lev 26.

In 2024 we will begin in reality the 10 Days/years of Awe. This is when the bride groom comes to take vengeance on those nations who have participated in the utter destruction of all of Israel having taken place in 2020. This is when people will try and take our lives everywhere in the world up until 2026 (Daniel 8 and the 2300 Days we are to be trampled). This over-lap of the 2300 days, which end in 2026, and the start of the 10 Years of vengeance is similar to the Exodus when Israel was protected after the 3rd curse. We will be so hated by all the world; but come 2026, that murderous rampage will be stopped.

Dan 9:26 And after sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. And the people of the ruler who shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. And the end of it shall be with the flood, and ruins are determined, until the end shall be war.

In this verse the city is Jerusalem that will be destroyed, but the word used for Sanctuary is not the Holy Place. This word actually is the Saints. It is the Saints that are destroyed.

This is again confirmed with the proper interpretation in Daniel ch. 8:

Dan 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself, even to the ruler of the host, and the daily sacrifice was taken away by him, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12 And an army was given to him against the daily sacrifice because of transgression, and it cast the truth to the ground. And it worked and succeeded. 13 Then I heard a certain holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that one who spoke, Until when shall the vision last, concerning the daily sacrifice and the transgression that astounds, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled? 14 And he said to me, For two thousand, three hundred evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be vindicated.

The word sanctuary here is not the Holy of Holies but in truth is the saints. It is the Saints that are going to be cast down and trampled. The Saints are the tribes of Israel; all 12 tribes today.

We have explained in many articles how 10% will be all that are left of all the tribes of Israel; 10%- a remnant.

The population of the USA is 330,000,000. 10% of that is 33 Million. That is all that will survive, that is all that will be alive come 2033.

The population of the Britain is 54,000,000. 10% of that is 5.4 Million. That is all that will survive, that is all that will be alive come 2033.

The population of the Canada is 30,000,000. 10% of that is 3 Million. That is all that will survive, that is all that will be alive come 2033.

The population of the Australia is 22,000,000. 10% of that is 2 Million. That is all that will survive, that is all that will be alive come 2033.

All of this death and destruction is to begin with the defeat of the USA and UK in a war in 2020.

In our next book “The 70 Shabua of Daniel” we explain this in great detail and will do so at Sukkot this year in Tennessee.


So what does this mean?

Well let’s go back to our original question. Are we to fast on this Day of Atonement?

All of these events follow the 5 curses laid out for you in Lev 26 for not keeping the Sabbatical and Jubilee years.

I have said it many times and do so again now; your entire Bible revolves around the knowledge and understanding of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and the Holy Days of Lev 23. If you do not know them or understand them, then you do not know nor can you understand your Bible and prophecy properly. It is impossible to do so. So learn about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years as quickly as you can if you want to know the heart of your Father in heaven.

All 5 curses of Lev 26 are been played out during this current and last Jubilee cycle that you are living in right now. They are the judgment that is upon the House of Israel right now.

Right now you are in the 3rd Sabbatical cycle, the 4th year of this 3rd Sabbatical cycle. The Curse of the 4th cycle of war begins in 2017 and goes to 2023. The fifth and last curse of captivity begins in 2024, which is the start of the 10 years of Awe, and this fifth curse goes until the year of Shabbat Shuva, the year of returning to the land of Israel, just before the great Tribulation begins in 2030. And the Tribulation begins in 2030 and goes to 2033.

Again, once all 5 curses are played out, then we are told in Lev 26 what we are to do if we want to survive. These curses are for Israel and they are to provoke her to return to the covenant we made at Sinai with Yehovah. But because we broke that covenant these curses are now upon us.

Lev 26:40 If they shall confess their willfulness and the willfulness of their fathers, with their sin which they sinned against Me, and that also they have walked contrary to Me, 41 I also will walk contrary to them and will bring them into the land of their enemies. If then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they then pay for their iniquity, 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham I will remember. And I will remember the land. 43 The land also shall be forsaken by them, and shall enjoy its sabbaths, while it lies waste without them. And they shall accept the punishment of their iniquities; because, even because they despised My judgments, and because their soul hated My statutes. 44 And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I hate them, to destroy them utterly and to break My covenant with them. For I am Jehovah their God. 45 But for their sakes, I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, so that I might be their God. I am Jehovah. 46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which Jehovah made between Him and the sons of Israel in Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Take special notice of this one line. “If then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they then pay for their iniquity”

The word “Humbled” here is H3665 kaw-nah’
A primitive root; properly to bend the knee; hence to humiliate, vanquish: – bring down (low), into subjection, under, humble (self), subdue.

On the Day of Atonement we are to do what?

Lev 23:26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 27 Also, on the tenth of this seventh month, this is a day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall afflict your souls and offer a fire offering to Jehovah. 28 And you shall do no work in that same day, for it is a day of atonement, in order to make an atonement for you before Jehovah your God. 29 For any soul who is not humbled in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30 And any soul who does any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no kind of work. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall humble your souls. In the ninth of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall keep your sabbath.

Take special note of “For any soul who is not humbled in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.”

The word humbled here is afflicted H6031 aw-naw’
A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively (in various applications). (sing is by mistake for H6030.): – abase self, afflict (-ion, self), answer [by mistake for H6030], chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self), hurt, ravish, sing [by mistake for H6030], speak [by mistake for H6030], submit self, weaken, X in any wise.

We are to humble our hearts. In the same way we are told we will be doing after all of these curses are played out in our own lives.

Those who do not humble their hearts will be cut off. In other words they will be killed. Read what Ezekiel has to say to Israel. This was over 100 years after Israel had already gone into captivity.

Eze 20:8 But they rebelled against Me and would not listen to Me. They did not each man throw away the abominations of their eyes, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. And I said, I will pour out My fury against them to fulfill My anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. Eze 20:21 But the sons rebelled against Me. They did not walk in My statutes, nor kept My judgments to do them; the judgments which, if a man do, he shall even live in them; they profaned My sabbaths and I said I would pour out My fury on them, to fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness.

Eze 20:33 As I live, says the Lord Jehovah, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, I will reign over you. 34 And I will bring you out from the people, and I will gather you out of the lands in which you are scattered among them, with a mighty hand and with a stretched out arm and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face.36 Just as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you, says the Lord Jehovah.37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant. 38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels and those who sin against Me. I will bring them out from the land where they reside, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am Jehovah. 39 And you, O house of Israel, so says the Lord Jehovah: Every man go and serve his idols, and do so from now on if you will not listen to Me. But never again defile My holy name with your gifts and with your idols.

Yehovah is going to remove all of us from our current lodging, our current homes and make us to pass under the ROD; that rod is the current nation of Germany and Islam. Germany in the bible is Assyria. When you pass under the “rod” it is like the shepherds staff. Every tenth one is Holy. The rest are not. In this case the rest are discarded and killed or die on the way back to the land of Israel. He is going to purge them out.

Isa 10:5 Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger! And the staff in their hand is My fury.

How many times have you read how Yehovah is going to chasten us in “Fury.” And now you see that Assyria-Germany today is going to be that very Rod, and the “Fury” Yehovah will use.

In the 7th month at the Feast of Tabernacles was the Feast of Dedication by Solomon. Notice this is the proper time to celebrate the Feast of Dedication, which is what Solomon did. Notice the difference in how Yehovah acts, in regards to that false teaching called Chanukah.

Solomon prays asking Yehovah to forgive Israel when they have sinned, and he lists the same sins as mention in Lev 26. The same place Yehovah tells us to humble our hearts if we want to live.

1Ki 8:14 And the king turned his face around and blessed all the congregation of Israel. And all the congregation of Israel stood. 15 And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to David my father, and has fulfilled it by His hand, saying, 16 From the day that I brought forth My people Israel out of Egypt, I did not choose any city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house, so that My name might be in it. But I chose David to be over My people Israel. 17 And it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel. 18 And Jehovah said to my father David, Because it was in your heart to build a house to My name, you did well that it was in your heart. 19 Only, you shall not build the house, but your son who shall come out of your loins, he shall build the house to My name. 20 And Jehovah has performed His Word which He spoke, and I have risen up instead of my father David. And I sit on the throne of Israel, as Jehovah promised. And I have built a house for the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel. 21 And I have set there a place for the ark, in which is the covenant of Jehovah which He made with our fathers when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. 22 And Solomon stood before the altar of Jehovah in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward the heavens. 23 And he said, Jehovah, the God of Israel, there is no God like You, in Heaven above or on earth beneath, who keeps covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart, 24 who have kept with Your servant David my father what You promised him. You also spoke with Your mouth, and have fulfilled with Your hand, as it is today. 25 And now, Jehovah, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, what You promised him, saying, There shall not be cut off from you a man in My sight to sit on the throne of Israel– if your sons take heed to their way so that they walk before Me as you have walked before Me. 26 And now, O God of Israel, I pray You, let Your Word be proved to be true, the Word which You spoke to Your servant David my father. 27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heavens and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this house which I have built? 28 Yet, O, Jehovah my God, You have turned toward the prayer of Your servant and to his request, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You today; 29 for Your eyes to be open toward this house night and day, toward the place of which You have said, My name shall be there; to listen to the prayer which Your servant shall pray toward this place. 30 And You shall listen to the cry of Your servant, and of Your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place, and hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and when You hear, forgive! 31 If any man sins against his neighbor, and if an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and if the oath comes before Your altar in this house, 32 then hear in Heaven, and do, and judge Your servants, to declare the wicked to be wicked, to bring his way on his head, and to declare the righteous to be righteous, to give him according to his righteousness. 33 When Your people Israel are crushed before the enemy because they have sinned against You, and shall turn again to You and confess Your name, and pray, and cry to You in this house, 34 then hear in Heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them again into the land which You gave to their fathers. 35 When the heavens are restrained, and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, if they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin when You afflict them, 36 then hear in Heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, and of Your people Israel, for You shall teach them the good way in which they should walk, and give rain on Your land which You have given to Your people for an inheritance. 37 If there is famine in the land, if there is plague, blasting, mildew, locusts; if there are stripping locusts; if their enemy encircles them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness, 38 any prayer, any supplication from any man of all Your people Israel, who shall each know the plague of his own heart, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house, 39 then hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to all his ways, whose heart You know. For You, You only, know the hearts of all the sons of Adam. 40 Do this so that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You have given to our fathers. 41 And concerning a stranger who is not of Your people Israel, but who comes out of a far country for Your name’s sake; 42 for they shall hear of Your great name and of Your strong hand and of Your stretched-out arm; and if he shall come and pray toward this house, 43 hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger calls to You for, so that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, to fear You, as Your people Israel do , and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name. 44 If Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You shall send them, and shall pray to Jehovah toward the city which You have chosen, and the house that I have built for Your name, 45 then hear in Heaven their prayer and their cry, and maintain their cause. 46 If they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin), and if You are angry with them, and have delivered them up before the enemy, and they have been led away captive to the land of the enemy, far or near, 47 yet if they shall think within themselves in the land where they are carried captives, and repent, and pray to You in the land of their captors saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, we have done wickedly, 48 and so return to You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies who led them away captive, and if they pray to You toward their land which You gave to their fathers, to the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name, 49 then hear their prayer and their cry in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and maintain their cause, 50 and forgive Your people who have sinned against You, even all their sins which they have done against You, and give them pity before their captors, so that they may have pity on them. 51 For they are Your people, and Your inheritance, which You brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the furnace of iron, 52 for Your eyes shall be open to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your people Israel, to listen to them in all that they call for to You. 53 For You have separated them from among all the people of the earth to be Your inheritance, as You spoke by the hand of Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord Jehovah. 54 And it happened as Solomon finished praying all this prayer and petition to Jehovah, he rose from before the altar of Jehovah, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. 55 And he stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying, 56 Blessed be Jehovah, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant. 57 May Jehovah our God be with us as He was with our fathers. Let Him not leave us nor forsake us, 58 to incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments which He commanded our fathers. 59 And let these my words, with which I have prayed before Jehovah, be near Jehovah our God day and night, so that He may maintain the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel of each day in its day, 60 for all the people of the earth know that Jehovah is God; there is no other. 61 And let your heart be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments, as at this day. 62 And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before Jehovah. 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to Jehovah, twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the sons of Israel dedicated the house of Jehovah. 64 On that day the king sanctified the middle of the court before the house of Jehovah. For there he had offered the burnt offering, and the food offering, and the fat of the peace offerings; because the bronze altar before Jehovah was too small to contain the burnt offering, and the food offering, and the fat of the peace offerings. 65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath to the river of Egypt, before Jehovah our God, seven days and seven days, fourteen days. 66 On the eighth day he sent the people away. And they blessed the king and went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the good that Jehovah had done for David His servant, and for Israel His people.

Did you take note of this line in verse 40?

“Do this so that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You have given to our fathers.”

Daniel was one of those who actually did do this very thing we are talking about in Lev 26 and what Solomon is praying about here.

Dan 9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans, 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood the number of the years by books, which came of the Word of Jehovah to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. 3 And I set my face toward the Lord God, to seek by prayer and holy desires, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes. 4 And I prayed to Jehovah my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and awesome God, keeping the covenant and mercy to those who love Him, and to those who keep His commandments, 5 we have sinned and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from Your commandments and from Your judgments.

In verse 3 the word fasted is H6685 tsome, tsome
From H6684; a fast: – fast (-ing).
H6684 tsoom
A primitive root; to cover over (the mouth), that is, to fast: – X at all, fast.

We have seen that we are to humble ourselves, to afflict ourselves and seek forgiveness for our sins as if our very lives depen on it. Pleading for them as if on death row, if I may. And in fact our lives do depend on our pleading to Yehovah for them.

This day of Atonement is the end of the time, the 10 years of suffering beyond our ability to explain it to you or your ability to understand, just how bad it is about to become. Once you have gone through it and are afraid of everything that moves as it might take your life; Groups of people or individuals, enslavement of you and those with you, death of 1000 on you left hand and 10,000 on your right; The loss of your family members and you not knowing what has become of them. Then you will be so humbled, then you will understand what this word means to humble your heart.

Yehshua said Mat 24:22 And unless those days should be shortened, no flesh would be saved. But for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened.

And Isaiah says men will be more rare than the gold of Ophir.

Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of Jehovah comes, cruel and with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land waste; and He shall destroy its sinners out of it. 10 For the stars of the heavens and their constellations shall not give light; the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not reflect its light. 11 And I will visit evil on the world, and their iniquity on the wicked. And I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the pride of tyrants. 12 I will make a man more precious than gold; even a man than the fine gold of Ophir. 13 So I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall move out of its place, in the wrath of Jehovah of Hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger. 14 And it shall be as a driven gazelle, and as a sheep that no man takes up; each man shall look to his own people, and each one flee into his own land. 15 Everyone who is found shall be thrust through; and everyone who is joined to them shall fall by the sword.

The time is coming when you will completely understand what it means to humble your heart. Isaiah again explains this:

Isa 58:1 Cry aloud, do not spare, lift up your voice like a ram’s horn, and show My people their rebellion, and the house of Jacob their sins. 2 Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and one who did not forget the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in drawing near to God. 3 They say, Why have we fasted, and You do not see? Why have we afflicted our soul, and You take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and crush all your laborers. 4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to strike with the fist of wickedness; you shall not fast as you do today, to make your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast and a day pleasing to Jehovah?

6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed ones go free, and that you break every yoke?

If you were to look up these words and study them, Yehovah is saying to forgive others the hurts they have caused you. When others sin against you, they become indebted to you. You enslave them for their sin. You place this heavy yoke on them. Free them and forgive them of this burden. Show mercy

7 Is it not to break your bread to the hungry, and that you should bring home the wandering poor? When will you see the naked and cover him; and you will not hide yourself from your own flesh?

Here too we see those who hunger for the word of Yehovah that we are to share, with the poor that is the humble who consider themselves worthless. To cover their sins, Atone, Kaphar.

8 Then shall your light break out as the dawn, and your health shall spring out quickly; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Jehovah shall gather you. 9 Then you shall call, and Jehovah shall answer; you shall cry, and He shall say, Here I am. If you take the yoke away from among you, the pointing of the finger, and speaking vanity;

Taking away the yoke and accusing finger of judgment and condemnation and speaking as if you are god.

10 and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday.

Here then is where can see they notion of being famished. The word Hungry here is H7457 raw-abe’
From H7456; hungry (more or less intensely): – hunger bitten, hungry.
H7456 raw-abe’
A primitive root; to hunger: – (suffer to) famish, (be, have, suffer, suffer to) hunger (-ry).

If we draw out OUR soul to those who are fasting and afflicting themselves in sincere repentance, THEN, THEN shall our light shine as in the noonday.

11 And Jehovah shall always guide you and satisfy your soul in dry places, and make your bones fat; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. 12 And those who come of you shall build the old ruins; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 13 If you turn your foot because of the Sabbath, from doing what you please on My holy days, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of Jehovah, honorable; and shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words,

There are still many of you newer brethren and even older ones, who still work or shop on the Sabbath. You still go and cause others to serve you on the Sabbath and you do not keep the Sabbath Holy. You seek your own pleasure on Yehovah’s Set apart day. And you wonder why your prayers are not heard.

Repent from breaking the Sabbath or the Holy Days of Lev 23 and from adding to them other false days or from not keeping them at all, and strive to keep the next Sabbatical year in 2016, THEN, THEN your prayers will be heard and you prayers answered.

14 then you shall delight yourself in Jehovah; and I will cause you to ride on the high places of the earth, and feed yourself with the inheritance of Jacob your father. For the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

Brethren all hell is soon going to be released and we will wonder if we will make it through the night, and if we do we will wonder if we will survive the day. From the year 2020 until the year 2033 is going to be the worse time in history and you will be in it.

On the Day of Atonement, I will be pouring out my heart to Yehovah repenting of the things I have not done and I will not eat or drink from sunset of the 9th day until after the sun has set at the end of the Tenth.

I will mourn for what is about to come and for my part in having caused it. I will be sad as I consider all that are about to die and how even some of the brethren will die during this time as Ezekiel shows us by the hairs he throws into the fire from those he has protected.

I will remember the command to afflict my soul and that those who don’t will be killed. Some of them friends.

Brethren choose what you are going to do, whether you fast or will not fast, whether you forgive others their debts or not, but choose wisely. If we do not have to fast and we do, what have we lost? If, on the other hand, if we were to seriously fast and we do not as we were told, then Yehovah has told us the rebellious will all be taken out and none of them will enter the Promised Land. None!!!

So choose wisely.

Blessed be Yehovah for completing what He has set out to do; separating the sheep from the goats in a spectacular fashion; the tares from the wheat. The wheat bows their heads in submission, in humbleness while the tares stand up in their pride.

The Day of Atonement begins at Sunset Monday Evening Sept 16 and goes to Sunset Sept 17 when it ends. This is the 10th day of the 7th month based on the sighting of the moon.

Will you keep it this year and humble your soul like Isaiah has defined?

The torah portions you can read on this Special Day of Atonement are the following:
Lev 16?Num 29:7-11 Lev 23:26-32 Isa 52:13 – 53:12 1 Jonah 1-4 John 1:1 – 2:2 Heb 7-10


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