SEPT 15, 2021
YOM KIPPUR IS ABOUT RECOGNIZING OUR ATONEMENT, [PAID FOR BY CHRIST.] KIPPUR IS LINKED WITH THE WORD REDEMPTION. SUCCESS OCCURS WHEN WE ARE CENTERED IN GOD’S REDEMPTIVE PLAN FOR OUR LIVES. BY PRAYING AND SEEKING THE LORD AND ALLOWING THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO CLEANSE US, OUR VISION TO BUILD FOR THE FUTURE BECOMES REFINED.
YOM KIPPUR IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE DAY OF COVERING OVER. THE HEBREW NOUN KOPER MEANS RANSOM OR HUSH MONEY. THIS IS THE DAY TO HONOR THE ONE WHO RANSOMED US AND BOUGHT US BACK FROM THE ENEMY’S GRASP.
ACTIVATION EXERCISE FOR YOM KIPPUR/DAY OF ATONEMENT:
Set a time and place where you know you can be alone with God, undisturbed, for at least an hour. Begin by reading Psalms 32 and 51, where David shares his testimony of confessing sin. Thank God for His love and ask His Spirit to minister to you.
Next, ask God to bring to mind any sins He wants you to confess. Pray as David did, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24, NIV)! As God brings your sins to mind, write them down; make a list of your sins. When God stops bringing sins to mind, ask Him, “Is there anything else?” As He shows you more sins, write them down also. Write down every sin He shows you.
The third step is confession. When you feel your list is complete, pray carefully through the list, confessing and renouncing each sin.
When you have prayed over every item on the list, confessing every sin, there is one more step: Take your sheet of paper, listing all the sins you have confessed, turn the paper sideways and write across the list, in BOLD letters, the promise of 1 John 1:9 (NI: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Thank God that every sin is now confessed and forgiven!
Now take that list, tear it up, and destroy it! Don’t show your list to anyone. As you tear up your list, you will experience what the Israelites experienced when they watched that second goat being led away into the wilderness! You will be assured that God has dealt with your sins and that your defilement has been taken away!
BE FREE TO ENTER 5782 – THE YEAR OF BUILDING THE HOUSE!