“For He who knew no sin, for our sakes He has made Him a SIN OFFERING, that we might become the righteousness of Elohim.” [ Kor Bet 5:21 (2 Cor)]
Yeshua did NOT become “sin” as most translations read. He became the “Khatat,” or The Sin Offering. Sin was heaped upon Him, but He remained HaTzaddik, HaMashiakh. That was the purpose for which HaMashiakh was to come, “to bear the reproach of many.”
This “Khatat” reference is a reference to the final offering for the sins of Yisra’el each year on Yom Kippur.
“Then shall he kill the goat of the Khatat [The Sin Offering], that is for the PEOPLE, and bring his blood within the Parokhet [The Veil] , and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bullock [for the High Priest], and sprinkle it upon the Kaporet, and before the Kaporet [Place of Atonement]. And he shall make atonement for haKodesh [the Holy Place], because of the uncleannesses of B’nei Yisra’el, and because of their transgressions, even all their sins; and so shall he do for the Ohel Moed [Tent of Appointment/Meeting], that dwells with them in the midst of their uncleannesses.” [VaYikra 16:15-16 (Lev)]
This occurs on Yom Kippur. Lacking the time to give a full explanation of all the ancient understanding of this day and the events that transpired, I will try to summarize as much as possible. But, I appeal to all those who profess faith in the Son of G-d, that you consider the great sanctity of this day, and of our need to acknowledge Messiah’s suffering in our stead on it.
There are those who would say that because He did become our Sin Offering, that we are not required to observe this day. It was prophesied that the Sheker HaMashiakh would change the ‘Moedim,’ the ‘seasons’ of Elohim. The spirit of the false messiah has indeed done that.
But, if the reasoning is that we no longer have to do it, then I appeal to Yeshua, who had no need of immersion, but was immersed anyway.
To Yokhanan HaMatbil [John the Immerser] Yeshua said, “Permit it now [His immersion], for this is necessary for us [Yisra’el], so that all tzedaka may be fulfilled.” [MattetYahu 3:15]
We do not observe Yom Kippur to get our sins forgiven, but to acknowledge that Yeshua has forgiven them. We do this to fulfill all righteousness.
We also plead for the rest of Yisra’el, who does not follow the will of Elohim, but are following the Rabbis, Constantine, and the popes, observing THEIR ‘sabbaths’ and their ‘high days’/’seasons’/appointed times.
Yom Kippur is also known as Yom HaPedut, the Day of Redemption. It is also known as the Great Day of יהוה . It is the day of the blowing of the Great Shofar.
Yeshua spoke of this Great Day [A Yom Kippur in our near future]:
“Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from the sky [metaphor for angels], and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. THEN the sign of The Son of Man will appear in the sky; and then all the generations of the earth will mourn, and they will see The Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with an army, and great glory. And He will send His Messengers with the SHOFAR HAGADOL [GREAT SHOFAR, blown on Yom Kippur], and they will gather His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.”
Yeshua comes back on this day. That army with Him are those who are dressed in white [Rev 4:4 , 19:8,14], having been brought into the Khuppah before that time of trouble.
We dress in white on Yom Kippur, rehearsing and understanding that HE makes us white, and putting our hope in His making us His Army, NOW. Those who are dressed in white are the ones who have the confession of Yeshua The Messiah AND keep the commandments of Elohim… NOT one or the other! “Here is the patience of the K’doshim [Holy Ones], here are they who KEEP the MITZVOT of Elohim [Commandments of G-d] AND trust in Yeshua.” Rev 14:12 [Rev 12:17, 22:14].
The Khatat is offered on Yom Kippur. This is a picture of Yeshua, making atonement for us on The Day of Redemption. Jews were never to trust in the goat, but in the forgiveness of יהוה that would be given on the final Yom HaPedut. The humble did, looking forward to Messiah of יהוה, understanding His Mercy and that He IS Salvation.
That day is still ahead of us, as Yom HaPedut happens ONCE, and it is by His Ruakh that we are ‘sealed’ AGAINST THAT DAY.
“And do not grieve HaRuakh HaKodesh of Elohim, whereby you are sealed for Yom HaPedut.”
The evidence of the Ruakh HaKodesh and of Salvation itself is NOT goose bumps, ‘feeling good,’ happiness, tongue-talking [demons are pretty good at that too], etc. It is CONTRITION before G-d and OBEDIENCE. It ALWAYS has been. Yeshua said so, over and over. To grieve the Ruakh is break His Torah!
That day is a day of dread:
And יהוה spoke unto Moshe, saying, “Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh khodesh is Yom HaKippurim; there shall be a Mikra Kodesh unto you, and you shall afflict your souls; and you shall bring a karban of fire unto יהוה . And you shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is Yom HaKippurim, to make atonement for you before יהוה your Elohim. For whatever soul there is that shall NOT be afflicted in
that same day, he shall be cut off from his people. And whatever soul there is that does any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a Shabbat Shabbaton, and you
shall afflict your souls; in the ninth day of the khodesh at evening, from evening unto evening, shall you keep your Shabbat.”
Romans teaches that gentiles will be CUT OFF if they ignore the root of the Tree: The Word of Messiah, His Torah.
Yom Kippur has ALWAYS been the highest day of the year in Yisra’el. What I have found interesting lately is that Yeshua demonstrated the ‘pictures’ of Himself in this season during Sukkot in the Beit HaMikdash [Yokh 6-8], but did NOT demonstrate the pictures of His redemption on Yom Kippur. I wish I had time to elucidate those details. But Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur He left shrouded in mystery, until the letters of Sha’ul and the book of Revelation were written.
He means for us to observe this day, as well as all His Sabbaths. It is a lie that you can just ignore it. To be prepared for the ‘tribulation’ you must be obedient to Elohim. Do not believe the lie that it is ‘okay’ that you just ignore this most important picture of Yeshua’s atonement for us, and the wrath that will be poured out on Yom Kippur, the final Yom HaPedut. Those who are stiff-necked against His Torah to the end will die that day. That death is final. We ARE to make an offering on that day: We acknowledge Yeshua as The Khatat. We plead for others to be rescued from the coming wrath. All the Moedim [appointed times, ‘feasts’] are rehearsals of what is to come. They are ‘shadows,’ subtle pictures of our future.
We afflict ourselves not for our own souls, but for those around us who say they believe but do not obey. For those who follow man, and not G-d. For those who understand the ‘good news’ but do not seek wisdom in living it out. There is a lot of talk around these days about ‘repenting’ and ‘turning to G-d’ in this country, but so very few know how to do it. Don’t turn to man’s version of Him. Turn to HIS FACE: the TORAH, the perfect Torah of Liberty that became a Body 2000 years ago. Walk the Word like HE DID, not doctrines of men and demons like Constantine, Luther, Calvin, etc. etc.
“He who says “I know Him” [Messiah Yeshua] and does not keep His mitzvot [commandments] is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His Word, in Him truly is the love of Elohim perfected. Hereby we know that we are in Him: He who says “I am in Him” ought himself also to walk His halakha.” [1 Yokh 2:4-6] [Halakha is TORAH WALK]. “Sin IS breaking Torah.” [1 Yokh 3:4]