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The Day of Atonement, The Day of Judgment

This presentation of the 'Day of Atonement', a most important divine holiday and holy day, will seek to lead the Disciple to understand the following aspects of this Feast:

  • Origin
  • The Law
  • Purpose
  • Nature
  • Significance, in history, at present and eternity
  • The Spirit of Prophecy's Position on this Feast

What does Atonement mean? It is believed to be derived from these three parts: "at - one - ment". Meaning to make one out of several parts. To eliminate division or separation or to put it positively, 'to reconcile'. Our sins separate us from our Eloah. He is too pure to tolerate or co-habit with sin. We are not sin, but we are sinners because sin is found in us. He is a consuming fire to sin. In what ever sin is found, such must be destroyed with the sin. So, our challenge is that sin is found in us! If a way is not found to separate us from our sins, we must be destroyed! There are those who wash their bodies with water in ablutions to wash away their sins! How sad that a man would be so deluded to think he can wash away the sins of his soul by ablutions. Yahuwah created our world to be inhabited forever.Isaiah 45:18 RNKJV (18) For thus saith YaHuWaH that created the heavens; Elohim himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am YaHuWaH; and there is none else. And nothing can come in the way of His will. But if He does nothing to help us be separated from our sins, then His will, would be violated! Forbid this thought. And before the world was made, the Father and Son, fore-knowing that rebellion will run riot in their creation, made a Plan. We call it the 'Plan of Salvation'.

In the Plan, rather than me dying for my sins, a Substitue was found to die in my stead. The wages of sin is death. And without the shedding of blood, there can be no remission of sin! That Substitute was the Son of Elohim Himself, always. Elohim Himself. He was the Substitute saving Adam's life when he fell. He was the 'ram' that Abraham found and and killede instead of Isaac his son. But Yahuwshuah was not about to enter His creation before their foreknowledge becomes manifest, in other words, creation must happen first. Meaning, that Angels needed to be created, man needed to be created and realms for both needed to be created. When after his creation, Man fell, the Son of Elohim revealed to Adam the Plan of his salvation. By sinning Adam committed murder, the murder of the Son of Elohim. He needed to be thought the implications of his rebellion against his Maker. For the first time, death entered the Universe. Adam killed a lamb for sacrifice. That lamb represented the Son of Elohim. With the skin of the animal, he and his wife were clothed. They became naked when their sin caused the loss of the glory of righteousness with which they were previously clothed. A serious crisis indeed. Awful experience for Adam and his descendants afterwards.

The Plan was detailed as time went on that by the time of Moshe, several different sacrifices needed to be made to deal with different aspects of our sins. For Adam, it was a simple burnt offering. At Sinai, the full Plan was revealed. In it, when a man sins, he is required to select out of his flock, a lamb or equivalent, spotless and a year old. Present the animal at the Sanctuary. There, a priest joins him. He kneels and lays a hand on the head of the animal and silently confesses all his sins. In this way he transfers all his sins to the animal. With his own hand, he kills the animal. And the attending priest, helps collect the blood of the animal in a bowl. The the priest dips his finger into the bowl and sprinkles the blood on the horns of the Altars in the Court and the Holy Place. Now the sin is deposited in the sanctuary. The pollution of the Sanctuary continues throughout the year as every son of Israel visits severally to transfer their sins to the sanctuary. In effect, the sinner departs the Sanctuary free of his sins. But the records of his sins remain in the Sanctuary! He is forgiven, but his sin is not forgotten! Except that the sin is forgotten by Elohim and himself, the forgiveness is of no effect! How very few understand this! Your forgiveness is not enough. You must be separated from your sin in such a way that you cannot remember the sins any more forever and no record of it shall be found any where forever even in Yahuwah's mind! Even in the mind of Omniscience! This work of separating us from our sins is what makes it possible for us ever again to be able to see Elohim face to face and live. The memory of your sins shall be wiped away from your heart and from the books in Heaven. And your name entered into the Book of life. It is true, isn't it, that "Psalms 77:13 RNKJV Thy way, O Elohim, is in the sanctuary: who is so great an El as our Elohim?"

The work of transfering our sins to the Sanctuary was and is a daily affair. But in the Typical Service, once every year the High Priest makes Atonement for all Israel. But this were all only demonstrations of the AntiType to come. For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sin. Yahuwshuah, the Only Brought-forth Son of the Most High shed His most precious blood, dying in our place and making His blood available for Atonement for all of us. When He returned to heaven in 31 AD, He continued doing in the Sanctuary in Heaven, what earthly Priests were doing daily in the earthly temple. But on October 22, 1844, He shut the doors to the Holy Place in the Sanctuary in Heaven and opened the door to the Most Holy Place where Atonement is made. He has been there since making atonement for those who died since Abel who showed trust in Him. Soon He must turn His attention to the living and that will be for a very short time.

From The Bible:

(4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 3:4 RNKJV
(23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of YaHuWaH is eternal life through Yahuwshuah haMashiach our Saviour.
Romans 6:23 RNKJV
(1) For the law having a shadow of good things to come, ..., can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
(2) For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
(3) But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
(4) For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
(5) Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
(6) In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
(7) Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O YaHuWaH.
Hebrews 10:1-7 RNKJV
(12) Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the set-apart place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Hebrews 9:12 RNKJV
(1) Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; (2) A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which YaHuWaH pitched, and not man.
Hebrews 8:1-2 RNKJV
(29) And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
(30) For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before YaHuWaH.
(31) It shall be a Sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
(33) And he shall make an atonement for the set-apart sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
(34) And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as YaHuWaH commanded Moshe.
Leviticus 16:29-34 RNKJV
(16) This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith YaHuWaH, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
(17) And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Hebrews 10:16-17 RNKJV
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The Ceremonial Law Explains The Feasts

ABOUT THE LAW OF YAHUWAH
THE STATUTES

The Bible reveals Yahuwah's Ten Commandments, Statutes and Judgments. These are all laws targeted at different aspects of the lives of Elohim's people. The Decalogue is at the Top and is the umbrella to everything else, revealing the height a mind led by the Holy Spirit can reach - sinlessness, and revealing what sin is. The Statutes are designed to explain the Decalogue (Ten commandments) and guard them; and the Judgments are designed for deterrence or punishment in the event of transgression by man against man in some cases, and by man against Elohim in others.
The Atonement: The Cleansing of the Sanctuary, is a Statute

What Is a Statute:
A Statute is a written law that is formally created by a government; a written rule or regulation
-Merriam webster's Dictionary

(4) "And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."
Genesis 26:4-5 [KJV]

"Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I [am] YAHUWAH".
- Leviticus 18:5 KJV

In every generation and in every land the true foundation for character building has been the same - the principles contained in the word of Elohim. The only safe and sure rule is to do what Elohim says. "The statutes of YAHUWAH are right," and "he that doeth these things shall never be moved." Psalm 19:8; 15:5. It was with the word of Elohim that the Apostles met the false theories of their day, saying, "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid." 1 Corinthians 3:11.
E. G. White, Acts of the Apostles, 475.2
A Joyous Occasion:
-The Scriptures state that both Yahuwshuah and His Disciples were called to this marriage feast [at Cana]. Messiah has given Messiahians no sanction to say when invited to a marriage, We ought not to be present on so joyous an occasion. By attending this feast Messiah taught that He would have us rejoice with those who do rejoice in the observance of His statutes.
E. G. White, Adventist Home, 101
Ellen G. White
Ellen G. White
EndTime's Prophetess

The teaching which has become so wide-spread that the divine statutes are no longer binding upon men, is the same as idolatry in its effect upon the morals of the people. Those who seek to lessen the claims of Elohim's holy law are striking directly at the foundation of the government of families and nations. Religious parents, failing to walk in his statutes, do not command their household to keep the way of the Master.
E. G. White, Christian Education, 221

In consequence of continual transgression, the moral law was repeated in awful grandeur from Sinai. Messiah gave to Mosheh religious precepts which were to govern everyday life. These statutes were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments. They were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of Messiah. They were to be binding upon men in every age as long as time should last. These commands were enforced by the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely explained that law
E. G. White, Review & Herald, April 15, 1875 [Reprinted in RH May 6, 1875]. And also in the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary Vol.1, p. 1104.6

THE 'DAY OF ATONEMENT' STATUTE

(Leviticus 23:23 [TS98])
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

FEAST OF TRUMPETS - LOUD CRY

(Leviticus 23:24 [TS98])
“Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a rest, a remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a set-apart gathering.
(Leviticus 23:25 [TS98])
‘You do no servile work, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה.’ ”

DAY OF ATONEMENT - THE JUDGMENT

(Leviticus 23:26 [TS98])
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
(Leviticus 23:27 [TS98])
“On the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set-apart gathering for you. And you shall afflict your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה.
(Leviticus 23:28 [TS98])
“And you do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before יהוה your Elohim.
(Leviticus 23:29 [TS98])
“For any being who is not afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
(Leviticus 23:30 [TS98])
“And any being who does any work on that same day, that being I shall destroy from the midst of his people.
(Leviticus 23:31 [TS98])
“You do no work – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
(Leviticus 23:32 [TS98])
‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.”
Leviticus 23: 24 -32 [TS98]

When Is The Day of Atonement?
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Three times a year, every male Israelite travels to Yerushalayim for special pilgrimmage events. They are divine holidays and holy days. In the Spring, they attend the Passover, Wave Sheaf and Unleavened Bread. In the Summer, they attend the one day event named Pentecost or the Feast of Weeks, or the Feast of Harvests, which takes place on the fiftieth day after Seven complete Sabbaths after the Morrow following Passover on Abib 14. The Day of Atonement is the most solemn event of the year though. It is part of the Fall Feasts which begin Tishrei 1 with the Feast of Trumpets, and on the Tenth, the Day of Atonement itself, also known as the Cleansing of the Sanctuary. Five days following this, comes the Feast of Tabernacles the last of the year coming on the Tishrei 15, and ending on Tishrei 21, the most joyous feast of the entire year. In this presentation, we shall be looking deeply into the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement.

Feast of Blowing Of Trumpets

The institution of the feast of trumpets, on the first day of the seventh month, Leviticus 23:24, Leviticus 23:25. ...It was to be as their other yearly sabbaths, a day of holy rest - You shall do no servile work therein; and a day of holy work - You shall offer an offering to Yahuwah; concerning these, particular directions were afterwards given, Numbers 29:1. That which is here made peculiar to this festival is that it was a memorial of blowing of trumpets. They blew the trumpet every new moon (Psalms 81:3), but in the new moon of the seventh month it was to be done with more than ordinary solemnity; for they began to blow at sun-rise and continued till sun-set. This is here said to be a memorial, perhaps of the sound of the trumpet upon mount Sinai when the law was given, which must never be forgotten.

The Jewish writers suppose it to have a spiritual signification. Now at the beginning of the year they were called by this sound of trumpet to shake off their spiritual drowsiness, to search and try their ways, and to amend them: the day of atonement was the ninth day after this; and thus they were awakened to prepare for that day, by sincere and serious repentance, that it might be indeed to them a day of atonement. And they say, “The devout Jews exercised themselves more in good works between the feast of trumpets and the day of expiation than at any other time of the year.”

The Day Of Atonement

They must on this day rest from all manner of work, and not only from servile works as on other annual festivals; it must be as strict a rest as that of the weekly sabbath, Leviticus 23:28, Leviticus 23:30, Leviticus 23:31. The reason is: For it is a day of atonement. The humbling of our souls for sin, and the making of our peace with Elohim, is work that requires the whole man, and the closest application of mind imaginable, ... He that would do the work of a day of atonement in its day, as it should be done, had need lay aside the thoughts of every thing else. On that day Elohim spoke peace unto his people, and unto his saints; and therefore they must lay aside all their worldly business, that they might the more clearly and the more reverently hear that voice of joy and gladness. Fasting days should be days of rest.

They must afflict their souls, and this upon pain of being cut off by the hand of Elohim, Leviticus 23:27, Leviticus 23:29, Leviticus 23:32. They must mortify the body, and deny the appetites of it, in token of their sorrow for the sins they had committed, and the mortifying of their indwelling corruptions. Every soul must be afflicted, because every soul was polluted, and guilty before Elohim; while none have fulfilled the law of innocency none are exempt from the law of repentance, besides that every man must sigh and cry for the abominations of the land.

The entire day must be observed: From even to even you shall afflict your souls (Leviticus 23:32), that is, “You shall begin your fast, and the expressions of your humiliation, in the ninth day of the month at even.” They were to leave off all their worldly labour, and compose themselves to the work of the day approaching, some time before sun-set on the ninth day, and not to take any food (except children and sick people) till after sun-set on the tenth day. The eves of solemn days ought to be employed in solemn preparation. When work for Elohim and our souls is to be done, we should not straiten ourselves in time for the doing of it; for how can we spend our time better? Of this sabbath the rule here given is to be understood: From even unto even shall you celebrate your sabbath.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible; Article: Feast of Trumpets
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Divine Calendar For Tishrei
(1)  And Yahuwah spake unto Mosheh after the death of the two sons of Aharon, when they offered before Yahuwah, and died;
(2)  And Yahuwah said unto Mosheh, Speak unto Aharon thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
(3)  Thus shall Aharon come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
(4)  He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.
(5)  And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
(6)  And Aharon shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.
(7)  And he shall take the two goats, and present them before Yahuwah at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
(8)  And Aharon shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for Yahuwah, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
(9)  And Aharon shall bring the goat upon which Yahuwah's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.
(10)  But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before Yahuwah, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
(11)  And Aharon shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself:
(12)  And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before Yahuwah, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:
(13)  And he shall put the incense upon the fire before Yahuwah, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:
(14)  And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
(15)  Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
(16)  And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
(17)  And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.
(18)  And he shall go out unto the altar that is before Yahuwah, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about.
(19)  And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.
(20)  And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat:
(21)  And Aharon shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:
(22)  And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
(23)  And Aharon shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there:
(24)  And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
(25)  And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
(26)  And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
(27)  And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
(28)  And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.
(29)  And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
(30)  For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before Yahuwah
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(31)  It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
(32)  And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments:
(33)  And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
(34)  And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as Yahuwah commanded Mosheh.
Leviticus 16:1-34 KJV

UNDERSTANDING YAHUWAH'S CEREMONIAL LAW

The Ceremonial Law was the part of the Torah, that specified in great details every ritual sacrifice in the sacrificial system. The Sacrificial system was the object lesson, demonstrated day by day, all representing the coming antitypical Sacrifice of the Son of Yahuwah. They included animal offerings, grain offerings, incense, oils, etc. Of these, the Bible looking forward to the death of Yahuwshuah on the Cross, said these:

And he Yahuwshuah shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, ...
Daniel 9:27 [KJV]

And after the Savior's sacrifice, Humanity was no longer permitted to do certain things. Some of which may be discerned very clearly in the following biblical passage:

Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:1 [KJV]
Thus saith YAHUWAH, The heaven [is] my throne, and the earth [is] my footstool: where [is] the house that ye build unto me? and where [is] the place of my rest?
Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:2 [KJV]
For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those [things] have been, saith YAHUWAH: but to this [man] will I look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:3 [KJV]
He that killeth an ox [is as if] he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, [as if] he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, [as if he offered] swine's blood; he that burneth incense, [as if] he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:4 [KJV]
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose [that] in which I delighted not. Isa 66:1-4 (KJV)
Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 66:1 - 4 [KJV]

Folks there's this thing which we have almost completely lost sight of and which on the authority of the Divine Word above, shall invariably, but avoidably, lead to the loss of many souls!

There are only three reasons given in Scripture for the killing of animals:
  1. Sacrifice
  2. Necessity
  3. Self-defence

SACRIFICIAL REASON

After Adam's creation his food was defined by his Creator Yahuwshuah in this manner:

"And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."
Genesis 1:29 [KJV]

Adam and his family were to eat nothing but fruits, grains and nuts. But after the fall, vegetables were added to Adam's diet to enhance protein replacement as degradation and dying had taken hold of the human family.

...; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Genesis 3:18 [KJV]

Following Adam's fall, the shedding of blood for the atonement of his sin became a life-long lesson he and his descendants must learn in preparation for the arrival of the promised seed (Genesis 3:15). But at this time, the slain animals were wholly burnt and never eaten. Their skin did also serve for clothing for the fallen race. Before the fall we needed no clothing. For the first 1500 years of human existence, no man ate flesh of any kind.

Unto Adam also and to his wife did Yahuwah Elohim make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Genesis 3:21 [KJV]
"The sacrificial offerings were ordained by Elohim to be to man a perpetual reminder and a penitential acknowledgment of his sin and a confession of his faith in the promised Redeemer. They were intended to impress upon the fallen race the solemn truth that it was sin that caused death. To Adam, the offering of the first sacrifice was a most painful ceremony. His hand must be raised to take life, which only Elohim could give. It was the first time he had ever witnessed death, and he knew that had he been obedient to Elohim, there would have been no death of man or beast. As he slew the innocent victim, he trembled at the thought that his sin must shed the blood of the spotless Lamb of Elohim. This scene gave him a deeper and more vivid sense of the greatness of his transgression, which nothing but the death of Elohim's dear Son could expiate. And he marveled at the infinite goodness that would give such a ransom to save the guilty. A star of hope illumined the dark and terrible future and relieved it of its utter desolation.
E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, 68.1

NECESSITY

There was the 'necessity' at the end of the world-wide flood which destroyed all vegetation. When Noah and his co-survivors came off the Ark, there was nothing in the world that they could eat except for what was in the Ark. And after over 150 days in the Ark while the flood raged, they had with the animals with them in the Ark, depleted their stock of food! For their survival until the replanting of the earth, Yahuwah said this to them:

Gen 9:1
And Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Gen 9:2
And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth [upon] the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
Gen 9:3
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Gen 9:4
But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Gen 9:5
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
Gen 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of Elohim made he man.
Gen 9:7
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
Genesis 9:1-7 (KJV)
And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
Genesis 9:20 [KJV]

This necessity ended after the family replanted and reaped. Unfortunately the first thing recorded at the first harvest following the flood was Noah's getting drunk! It appeared that having tasted flesh foods, man would refuse to let go of flesh foods even when they are no longer required. But the consequence was the catastrophic reduction in human longevity from almost a thousand years of lifespan to just a hundred and below today!.

The second major aspect of the 'Necessity', was the need for the Sinner to partake of the 'sin offering'. This was developed at Sinai. And from Sinai, until the Cross, Man needed to eat animal flesh during the Sacrificial process. But when the Savior died on the Cross, the Flood and Sacrifice became eternal history. Thus the need for the Bible to warn that slaying animals after the Cross would be viewed by Heaven as 'Murder'. All who today are killing animals for food or partaking of the flesh as killed by another, are guilty of murder. And the blood of those animals shall be required at their hands.

(Lev 17:3 [KJV])
What man soever [there be] of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp (at home), or that killeth [it] out of the camp,
(Lev 17:4 [KJV])
And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto YAHUWAH before the tabernacle of YAHUWAH; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people:
Leviticus 17:3-4 (KJV)

The killing of any animal which has not been presented to Yahuwah at HIS Tabernacle, is expressly forbidden. We do not have any right or reason today to kill animals other than in self-defence. Think about this.

"Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them."
Psalms 119:165 [KJV]
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THE DAY OF ATONEMENT IN HISTORY

Divine Holidays

There were three annual assemblies of all Israel for worship at the sanctuary. Exodus 23:14-16. Shiloh was for a time the place of these gatherings; but Yerushalayim afterward became the center of the nation's worship, and here the tribes convened for the solemn feasts.

The people were surrounded by fierce, warlike tribes, that were eager to seize upon their lands; yet three times every year all the able-bodied men and all the people who could make the journey were directed to leave their homes and repair to the place of assembly, near the center of the land. What was to hinder their enemies from sweeping down upon those unprotected households, to lay them waste with fire and sword? What was to prevent an invasion of the land, that would bring Israel into captivity to some foreign foe? . . . [Yahuwah] had promised to be the protector of His people. "The Angel of [Yahuwah] encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them." Psalm 34:7. While the Israelites went up to worship, divine power would place a restraint upon their enemies. . . . [Yahuwah's] promise was, "I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before . . . [Yahuwah thy Elohim] thrice in the year." Exodus 34:24.

The first of these festivals, the Passover, the feast of unleavened bread, occurred in Abib, the first month of the Biblical year, corresponding to the last of March and the beginning of April. The cold of winter was past, the latter rain had ended, and all nature rejoiced in the freshness and beauty of springtime. The grass was green on the hills and valleys, and wild flowers everywhere brightened the fields. The moon, now approaching the full, made the evenings delightful. It was the season so beautifully pictured by the sacred singer:

"The winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree ripeneth her green figs, And the vines are in blossom, They give forth their fragrance."
Song of Solomon 2:11-13, R.V.

Throughout the land bands of pilgrims were making their way toward Yerushalayim. The shepherds from their flocks, the herdsmen from the mountains, fishers from the Sea of Galilee, the husbandmen from their fields, and sons of the prophets from the sacred schools - all turned their steps toward the place where . . . [Yahuwah's] presence was revealed. They journeyed by short stages, for many went on foot. The caravans were constantly receiving accessions, and often became very large before reaching the Holy City.

Nature's gladness awakened joy in the hearts of Israel and gratitude to the Giver of all good. The grand Hebrew psalms were chanted, exalting the glory and majesty of [Yahuwah]. At the sound of the signal trumpet, with the music of cymbals, the chorus of thanksgiving arose, swelled by hundreds of voices:

"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go unto the house of Yahuwah. Our feet are standing Within thy gates, O Yerushalayim . . . Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of . . . [Elohim], . . . To give thanks unto the name of [Yahuwah]. . . . Pray for the peace of Yerushalayim: They shall prosper that love thee."
Psalm 122:1-6, R.V.

As they saw around them the hills where the heathen had been wont to kindle their altar fires, the children of Israel sang:

"Shall I lift up mine eyes to the hills? Whence should my help come? My help cometh from [Yahuwah], Which made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1, 2 (margin). "They that trust in . . . [Yahuwah] Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abideth forever. As the mountains are round about Yerushalayim, So . . . [Yahuwah] is round about His people, From this time forth and forevermore." Psalm 125:1, 2, R.V.

Surmounting the hills in view of the Holy City, they looked with reverent awe upon the throngs of worshipers wending their way to the temple. They saw the smoke of the incense ascending, and as they heard the trumpets of the Levites heralding the sacred service, they caught the inspiration of the hour, and sang:

"Great is . . . [Yahuwah], and greatly to be praised In the city of our . . . [Elohim], in the mountain of His holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, The city of the great King." Psalm 48:1, 2.

"Peace be within thy walls, And prosperity within thy palaces." "Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise . . . [Yahuwah]." "I will pay my vows unto . . . [Yahuwah] Now in the presence of all His people, In the courts of . . . [Yahuwah's] house, In the midst of thee, O Yerushalayim, Praise ye . . . [Yahuwah]." Psalm 122:7; 118:19; 116:18, 19.

All the houses in Yerushalayim were thrown open to the pilgrims, and rooms were furnished free; but this was not sufficient for the vast assembly, and tents were pitched in every available space in the city and upon the surrounding hills.

On the fourteenth day of the month, at even, the Passover was celebrated, its solemn, impressive ceremonies commemorating the deliverance from bondage in Egypt, and pointing forward to the sacrifice that should deliver from the bondage of sin. When the Saviour yielded up His life on Calvary, the significance of the Passover ceased, and the ordinance of the Master's Supper was instituted as a memorial of the same event of which the Passover had been a type.

The Passover was followed by the seven day's feast of Unleavened Bread. The first and the seventh day were days of holy convocation, when no servile work was to be performed. On the second day of the feast, the first fruits of the year's harvest were presented before . . . [Yahuwah]. Barley was the earliest grain in Palestine, and at the opening of the feast it was beginning to ripen. A sheaf of this grain was waved by the priest before the altar of . . . [Yahuwah], as an acknowledgment that all was His. Not until this ceremony had been performed was the harvest to be gathered.

Fifty days(After the Seven Complete Sabbaths) from the offering of first fruits, came the Pentecost, called also the feast of harvest and the feast of weeks. As an expression of gratitude for the grain prepared as food, two loaves baked with leaven were presented before Elohim. The Pentecost occupied but one day, which was devoted to religious service.

"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; And the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: The glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, The excellency of Carmel and Sharon; They shall see the glory of . . . [Yahuwah], and the excellency of our . . . [Elohim].

"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, And the tongue of the dumb sing: "For in the wilderness shall waters break out, And streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, And the thirsty land springs of water: . . . "And an highway shall be there, and a way, And it shall be called The way of holiness; The unclean shall not pass over it; But it shall be for those: The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

"No lion shall be there, Nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, It shall not be found there; But the redeemed shall walk there: "And the ransomed of . . . [Yahuwah] shall return, And come to Zion with songs And everlasting joy upon their heads: They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away." Isaiah 35:1, 2, 5-10.

E. G. White, "The Annual Feasts," Patriarchs & Prophets, pp. 537-542.
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THE ANTITYPICAL DAY OF ATONEMENT

THE ANTI-TYPICAL DAY OF ATONEMENT
The Investigative Judgment, The Cleansing of The Heavenly Sanctuary

(13) Then I heard one Saint speaking, and another Saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
(14) And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
Daniel 8:13-14 RNKJV
At the River Hiddekel
The Prophet Daniel at The River Hiddekel

The details of this prophecy is the subject of our presentation bearing the same title The Investigative Judgment. Please visit that page for the details. But, at the fullness of time, Elohim began the Cleansing of the Sanctuary in Heaven. When was the fullness of time

It was on Yom Kippur, October 22, 1844, Tishrei 10. On that very day, the Cleansing of the Sanctuary, the Investigative Judgment began in Heaven. Why do we say this? It is because, the Angel Gabriel explaining the prophecy of Daniel 8:14 to Daniel who did not understand the time aspect of the vision, stated in:
Daniel 9:25 RNKJV
(25) "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks ..."

In the Daniel 8:14 Prophecy, Gabriel informed Daniel that in 2300 day-years, the Sanctuary shall be cleansed. But Daniel had no clue as to when to start counting the 2300 years! And that was all the Angel came back to explain to him. When the command is given for the rebuilding of Yerushalayim, start counting. You do know that that command was issued by Artaxerxes, King of Persia, in the Fall of 457 BC. And a little math exercise will show that the 2300 years ended also in the Fall of 1844 AD.
It has been 173 years since that great event began. Naturally, and scripturally, an event that is the Antitype of another, must be fulfilled precisely at the same date and time of the Type, which is the Day of Atonement, that takes place every Tishrei 10 of every year. So on Tishrei 10, in 1844, the Cleansing of the Sanctuary began in Heaven. This work of Judgement, necessarily began with Abel, the first man to die on Earth and remains in progress today, still dealing with the records of the lives of all those who have died since then till date. Soon, though, it will end and the judgment of the Living will begin.

It is very important to mention here that in the process of giving the Prophet Daniel the start date of the 2300 years, the Angel Gabriel gave additional information, detailing stupendous events to take place on Earth during the same period. It is those events as shown in the chart below, which cross-checks the above conclusion beyond every conceivable doubt. But note that it is not possible to make any sense of any biblical time prophecy, using the Gregorian Calendar. You must use the Divine Calendar.

Chart explaning the 2300day-years
The 2300 Day - Year Prophecy of Daniel 8:14
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THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY SPEAKS

In every generation and in every land the true foundation for character building has been the same -the principles contained in the word of Elohim. The only safe and sure rule is to do what Elohim says. "The statutes of YAHUWAH are right," and "he that doeth these things shall never be moved." Psalm 19:8; 15:5. It was with the word of Elohim that the Apostles met the false theories of their day, saying, "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid." 1 Corinthians 3:11.
E. G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 475.2
A Joyous Occasion:
- The Scriptures state that both Yahuwshuah and His Disciples were called to this marriage feast [at Cana]. Messiah has given Messiahians no sanction to say when invited to a marriage, We ought not to be present on so joyous an occasion. By attending this feast Messiah taught that He would have us rejoice with those who do rejoice in the observance of His statutes.
E. G. White, Adventist Home, 101
Ellen G. White
Ellen G. White
Last Generation Prophetess
The teaching which has become so wide-spread that the divine statutes are no longer binding upon men, is the same as idolatry in its effect upon the morals of the people. Those who seek to lessen the claims of Elohim's holy law are striking directly at the foundation of the government of families and nations. Religious parents, failing to walk in his statutes, do not command their household to keep the way of the Master.
E. G. White, Christian Education, 221
In consequence of continual transgression, the moral law was repeated in awful grandeur from Sinai. Messiah gave to Mosheh religious precepts which were to govern everyday life. These statutes were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments. They were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of Messiah. They were to be binding upon men in every age as long as time should last. These commands were enforced by the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely explained that law.
E. G. White, Review & Herald, April 15, 1875 [Reprinted in RH May 6, 1875]. Also in the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary Vol.1, p. 1104.6}

The Memorial Of Blowing Of Trumpets

Tishrei 1, which ordinarily would be a New Moon Day, is in addition, the Day to warn Elohim's people that the Judgment is imminent. For, not warned, if the people are not prepared, and the DAY comes upon them, they would be found with sins in their souls unconfessed, and unforgiven. And at the end of the DAY, any Israelite whose sins did not go before hand to the sanctuary, would be bearing their own sins after the judgment is ended. Such a person's name would be deleted from the roll of Israel! And according to Scripture, "cut off from among his people". For such a catastrophic consequence, everyone need to be warned well ahead so they can rearrange their lives, and turn their focus fully toward the state of their souls and their standing with Elohim. It is to be expected and our Elohim made the provision. Ten days before the Type of the End, Yahuwah's people are warned all day long. On a normal New Moon Day, the regular metal trumpet blast is given in the morning to call all to attention and reflection and rededication. But on this New Moon Day, Ram's Horn is used and blown all day long, non-stop. That's how important our Creator views our need for warning so that even if one is hard of hearing, they simply cannot miss the 'shout' of the 'horns'.

And so being more than adequately warned, everyone who loves life and his Elohim would sober up and commence the process of personal reconciliation. Even though the DAY is for fasting and praying from even to even, most burdened folk would start fasting from the the Feast of Trumpets, nine full days more than required. And so the entire period from Tishrei 1 to to Tishrei 10 become one look period of fasting and praying. Certainly, in this attitude, the day cannot take such an one unawares, his sins and those of his loved ones would have gone before hand to the sanctuary, and when the High Priest petitions Yahuwah, the name of such a person cannot but be entered into the Book of Life.

Just as the Feast of Trumpets warned and prepared Israel for the annual day of judgment, our generation have had over 120 years of warning. The Trumpet has been blasting in deafening tones, beginning from 1833, when the Trumpet began to sound. The initial Trumpet blast was sustained for about 10 years as it culminated in the beginning of the AntiTypical Day of Atonement on October 22, 1844. The message that went around the world was, "Fear Elohim and give glory to Him, for the HOUR of His Judgment has come!" Revelation 14:6-7. On that day, the Court in Heaven convened, the Judge took to His Seat and the Advocate was brought in before Him and the Books were opened, and the Judgment of the Dead began. Daniel 7:9-14

(9) I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
(10) A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
(13) I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
(14) And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 RNKJV
     

The ministration of the earthly sanctuary consisted of two divisions; the priests ministered daily in the holy place, while once a year the high priest performed a special work of atonement in the most holy, for the cleansing of the sanctuary. Day by day the repentant sinner brought his offering to the door of the tabernacle, and placing his hand upon the victim's head, confessed his sins, thus in figure transferring them from himself to the innocent sacrifice. The animal was then slain. "Without shedding of blood," says the Apostle, there is no remission of sin. "The life of the flesh is in the blood." [Lev 17:11.] The broken law of Elohim demanded the life of the transgressor. The blood, representing the forfeited life of the sinner, whose guilt the victim bore, was carried by the priest into the holy place and sprinkled before the veil, behind which was the ark containing the law that the sinner had transgressed. By this ceremony the sin was, through the blood, transferred in figure to the sanctuary. In some cases the blood was not taken into the holy place; but the flesh was then to be eaten by the priest, as Mosheh directed the sons of Aaron, saying, "Elohim hath given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation." [Leviticus 10:17.] Both ceremonies alike symbolized the transfer of the sin from the penitent to the sanctuary.

           

Such was the work that went on, day by day, throughout the year. The sins of Israel were thus transferred to the sanctuary, and a special work became necessary for their removal. Elohim commanded that an atonement be made for each of the sacred apartments. "He shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins; and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness." [Lev 16:16,19.] An atonement was also to be made for the altar, to "cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel." [Leviticus 16:16,19].

     

Once a year, on the great day of atonement, the priest entered the most holy place for the cleansing of the sanctuary. The work there performed completed the yearly round of ministration. On the day of atonement, two kids of the goats were brought to the door of the tabernacle, and lots were cast upon them, "one lot for Yahuwah, and the other lot for the scape-goat." [Leviticus 16:8,21,22.] The goat upon which fell the lot for Yahuwah was to be slain as a sin-offering for the people. And the priest was to bring his blood within the veil, and sprinkle it upon the mercy-seat, and before the mercy-seat. The blood was also to be sprinkled upon the altar of incense, that was before the veil.

     

"And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness; and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited." [Lev 16:8,21,22.] The scape-goat came no more into the camp of Israel, and the man who led him away was required to wash himself and his clothing with water before returning to the camp.

     

The whole ceremony was designed to impress the Israelites with the holiness of Elohim and his abhorrence of sin; and, further, to show them that they could not come in contact with sin without becoming polluted. Every man was required to afflict his soul while this work of atonement was going forward. All business was to be laid aside, and the whole congregation of Israel were to spend the day in solemn humiliation before Elohim, with prayer, fasting, and deep searching of heart.

     

Important truths concerning the atonement are taught by the typical service. A substitute was accepted in the sinner's stead; but the sin was not canceled by the blood of the victim. A means was thus provided by which it was transferred to the sanctuary. By the offering of blood, the sinner acknowledged the authority of the law, confessed his guilt in transgression, and expressed his desire for pardon through faith in a Redeemer to come; but he was not yet entirely released from the condemnation of the law. On the day of atonement the high priest, having taken an offering from the congregation, went into the most holy place with the blood of this offering, and sprinkled it upon the mercy-seat, directly over the law, to make satisfaction for its claims. Then, in his character of mediator, he took the sins upon himself, and bore them from the sanctuary. Placing his hands upon the head of the scape-goat, he confessed over him all these sins, thus in figure transferring them from himself to the goat. The goat then bore them away, and they were regarded as forever separated from the people.

     

Such was the service performed "unto the example and shadow of heavenly things." And what was done in type in the ministration of the earthly sanctuary, is done in reality in the ministration of the heavenly sanctuary. After his ascension, our Saviour began his work as our high priest. Says Paul, "Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of Elohim for us." [Hebrews 9:24.]

     

The ministration of the priest throughout the year in the first apartment of the sanctuary, "within the veil" which formed the door and separated the holy place from the outer court, represents the work of ministration upon which Christ entered at his ascension. It was the work of the priest in the daily ministration to present before Elohim the blood of the sin-offering, also the incense which ascended with the prayers of Israel. So did Christ plead his blood before the Father in behalf of sinners, and present before him also, with the precious fragrance of his own righteousness, the prayers of penitent believers. Such was the work of ministration in the first apartment of the sanctuary in Heaven.

     

Thither the faith of Christ's disciples followed him as he ascended from their sight. Here their hopes centered, "which hope we have," said Paul, "as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest forever." "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." [Hebrews 6:19,20; 9:12.]

     

For eighteen centuries this work of ministration continued in the first apartment of the sanctuary. The blood of Christ, pleaded in behalf of penitent believers, secured their pardon and acceptance with the Father, yet their sins still remained upon the books of record. As in the typical service there was a work of atonement at the close of the year, so before Christ's work for the redemption of men is completed, there is a work of atonement for the removal of sin from the sanctuary. This is the service which began when the 2300 days ended. At that time, as foretold by Daniel the prophet, our High Priest entered the most holy, to perform the last division of his solemn work,— to cleanse the sanctuary.

     

As anciently the sins of the people were by faith placed upon the sin-offering, and through its blood transferred, in figure, to the earthly sanctuary, so in the new covenant the sins of the repentant are by faith placed upon Christ, and transferred, in fact, to the heavenly sanctuary. And as the typical cleansing of the earthly was accomplished by the removal of the sins by which it had been polluted, so the actual cleansing of the heavenly is to be accomplished by the removal, or blotting out, of the sins which are there recorded. But, before this can be accomplished, there must be an examination of the books of record to determine who, through repentance of sin, and faith in Christ, are entitled to the benefits of his atonement. The cleansing of the sanctuary therefore involves a work of investigation,— a work of judgment. This work must be performed prior to the coming of Christ to redeem his people; for when he comes, his reward is with him to give to every man according to his works. [Revelation 22:12.]

E. G. White, 'Great Controversy 88' 418 - 422
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YAHUWAH'S YOM KIPPUR IN THE END

Everything to do with sin shall end with the end of the Executive Judgment. For clarity, the Executive Judgment is the reward of the wicked at the Third Coming. At the Second Coming, all wicked living are slain and shall remain dead for a thousand years. The righteous living are translated and the righteous dead are resurrected and both ascend with Yahuwshuah and the Angels back to heaven. There they shall be for a thousand years. While there, they shall do a serious work of judgment, part of the Atonement. The Review part of the Judgment.

The Wicked beginning with Cain are not being judged in the on-going Investigative Judgment. Their judgment shall simply take the form of the Angels and Saints joining in reviewing the records of their lives to see if there is any way any of them could have been saved. Many of the lost are the loved ones of the Saints. So, the Saints will find that their Creator and Redeemer could in no way to be blamed for the loss! Their tears for their lost loved ones will be short and soon wiped away.

Consequently, since we are going to continue the work of Cleansing the Sanctuary when we get to heaven, it is therefore imperative that we keep it yearly and continue to remind ourselves of the issues at stake in the Great Controversy, and our roles in it. The Judgment is in three phases:

  1. The Investigative Phase - Daniel 7:9-12
  2. The Review Phase
    - 1 Corinthians 6:2-3 RNKJV
    (2) Do ye not know that the Saints shall judge the world? ...
    (3) Know ye not that we shall judge Angels? ...
  3. The Executive Phase -
    Jude 1:14-15 RNKJV
    (14) And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, YaHuWaH cometh with ten thousands of his Saints,
    (15) To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are wicked among them of all their wicked deeds which they have wicked committed, ...
The Saints shall be rewarded at the Second Coming while the wicked shall be rewarded at the Third Coming, one Thousand years later.

     At the close of the thousand years the second resurrection will take place. Then the wicked will be raised from the dead, and appear before Elohim for the execution of "the judgment written." Thus the revelator, after describing the resurrection of the righteous, says, "The rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished." Revelation 20:5. And Yashayahuw (Isaiah) declares, concerning the wicked, "They shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited." Yashayahuw 24:22.
E. G. White, 'The Faith I Live By', p. 354

Therefore Saint of Yahuwah, celebrate this feast. Yahuwah your Elohim means well for you that He has blessed us with His holy law printed in our hearts.

For each Feast, scripture declares: a law forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

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