Trumpets to Tabernacles – Week Two

The Day of Atonement – Matthew‬ ‭26:36-50‬ ‭ESV‬‬
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God has made it possible for us to be redeemed or reconciled to Him based on what He has done on our behalf through Jesus.
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The four spring feasts, were fulfilled by Jesus at His first coming:
The Feast of Passover was fulfilled by Jesus’ sacrificial death
 The Feast of Unleavened Bread was fulfilled by His burial
The Feast of Firstfruits was fulfilled by His resurrection
The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) was fulfilled by the coming of the Holy Spirit
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“Atonement”. The Hebrew word ‘kippur” comes from a Hebrew word which means
“to cover”.
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There are two crucial aspects to the concept of atonement:
It is the provision of a “covering” or “satisfaction” for sin
 It provides reconciliation between two parties that have been estranged —————
 There are two major aspects of the way Jesus fulfilled and will fulfill this feast.
 At His first coming
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
Hebrews 9:27-28 (ESV)
 At His second coming
Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,
“The Deliverer will come from Zion,
he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;
“and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”
(Romans 11:25-27 ESV)
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On that day the Lord will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them on that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the Lord, going before them. And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.
Zechariah 12:8-10 (ESV)
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Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 24:30 (ESV)

 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth will wail on account of him... Revelation 1:7 (ESV)
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On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.
Zechariah 13:1 (ESV)
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In the whole land, declares the Lord, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive.
And I will put this third into the fire,
and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name,
and I will answer them.
I will say, ‘They are my people’;
and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
Zechariah 13:8-9 (ESV)
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IMPLICATIONS FOR MY LIFE
1. Salvation is through faith in Jesus alone
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2. REDEMPTION requires repentance
Properly understood, repentance and faith are really just two different sides of the same coin. Zechariah, Jesus and John all focused on the idea that the only ones in Israel who will be saved are those who will mourn over the fact that their sin caused Jesus to die on the cross. When we combine that idea with focus on repentance during the ten-day period between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, there is no doubt that God views repentance as crucial.
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3. We should expect testing
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All of us were separated from God at one time because of our rebellion. But the good news is that The Day of Atonement proves that God loves us so much that He has provided a way for our sin to be covered and that wide gulf to be bridged so that we can be reconciled to Him. But the even better news is that through Jesus that we are Redeemed.