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The reason October 14, 2024, is SO important is because the Bible tells us to have Church on that day, the 10th Day of the 7th Biblical Month. Not only that, but this year, starting the evening of April 9, 2024, is the holy Biblical year of Jubilee! This year will be the 70th Jubilee since Israel entered the Promised Land! October 14, 2024 will be the real Day of Atonement in the year of Jubilee. It starts on Sunday evening, October 13, when the sky background become pitch black and goes to Monday October 14 evening.
This is a world-wide event!
Please see below for the start time listed for your city, or go to the “Contact” page to ask about your city.
The reason there is a Day of Atonement is for the whole church body to get together for cleansing by Jesus for corporate sins.
Christ paid for our atonement on the cross! Amen! Yet, the church still had contentions and bitterness afterwards (1 Corinthians 1:11, Ephesians 4:31). Similarly, today, the Church as a body still needs renewing and cleansing every year. An example difference between a personal sin and a corporate sin is that in the body of Christ, one person may be offended, yet the other person may not have sinned, so cannot ask for forgiveness. Another example is that sins which our parents committed may have affected the children, but the parents may not be alive to ask for forgiveness. Also, a philosophy from the culture may be brought into the church which may have weakened the church’s influence. These all need the Day of Atonement for the church to be cleansed and be healed as a body. Jesus appointed one day per year, forever (Leviticus 16:31). On this day, our High Priest, Jesus, cleanses us as a group. We see in Revelation 1-3 that each church has an angel, and we see in Daniel 10:13 that a country has an angel. So, not only can an individual’s sins mark the church’s name, also group sins can create spiritual warfare. The Day of Atonement is a cleansing for the body of Christ as a group. God told us that it had to be on this particular day so that we could all book it on our calendars to come together.
“I thought Jesus finished His work on the cross.” Yes, He did!
When Jesus paid for our sins, of course, that payment work was final (“once for all”, Hebrews 10:10), but let us look at Jesus’ ministry as our High Priest. That ministry work just began! The cross was just the beginning of Jesus’ work!
Jesus “obtained a more excellent ministry” (Hebrews 8:6). He is not just “doing nothing”. He is ministering! “For 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 God for us“. (Hebrews 9:24, Hebrews 8:2). For us!
Jesus paid for our sins on the cross, but He did not stop people from sinning. New sins are being committed all the time. So, we still need to ask Jesus today both for forgiveness and for His atonement. In Leviticus 16:29 and 31, God said, the Day of Atonement “shall be a statute forever”. In Leviticus 23:31, it says, “The LORD spoke saying … It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.” Jesus said, “The scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). This day occurs every year on the 10th Day of the 7th Biblical Month.
Come and let Jesus lift the weights from off your shoulders — weights that you may be so used to, that you do not even realize that you have — until Jesus takes them away!
A link to God’s Calendar is on the right side of the Home Page.
Note that fasting is not a requirement in the Bible for the Day of Atonement, so for example, children do not need to fast. However, fasting really helps to align one’s body with “afflicting one’s soul” (which is a requirement). Note that God requires the day to be kept holy, so that requirement would include fasting from sexual activity (Leviticus 15:16, 1 Corinthians 7:5).
The Bible describes “fasting” as going without food and water (Deuteronomy 9:18, Ezra 10:6). Because of the anointing on the day, even people with medical issues are surprised that they are able to fast on the Day of Atonement. Fasting as the Bible describes is a blessing. Physically, this total fast of both food and water helps the body hibernate, and that actually makes it easier to fast. Since it is also a day of rest, sleeping also makes fasting very easy..
To end any fast, please eat soup and liquids for the first meal so that the body is not damaged by shocking it.
Biologically, healing hormones are released into the body after about 13 hours of fasting. So, if one only fasts one meal, one may not feel any difference. Similarly, spiritual blessings are proportional firstly to the accuracy of an action pleasing God, and secondly to the effort put in. Fasting pleases God (Matthew 9:15), but fasting only one meal is a limited effort, so it may be difficult to see the spiritual blessings.
In terms of fasting any other day during the year as compared to fasting on the Day of Atonement, that comes back to the first point that spiritual blessings are proportional to the accuracy of an action pleasing God. Anything that we do that God has commanded, is a guaranteed blessing! I recommend trying God’s Day of Atonement and allow God to show you the difference.
Colossians 2:16-17 is one of the most commonly misquoted Bible verses because it is taken out-of-context.
Paul says the following:
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the New Moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. (Colossians 2:16-17 KJV)
If I go straight to the point, what most people miss is the word “are”.
Verse 17 says that the items in verse 16 “are” a shadow of things to come. The Greek word for “are” is ἐστιν, and in Greek, this word is present tense. In every one of the top five best-selling English Bible translations, they all translate this word into the present tense as “are” .
Why this is significant is because historians place the writing of the book of Colossians around AD 62. Note that even if one did not know the precise year, the book was definitely written after Christ died and rose again because Colossians speaks about Jesus’ resurrection as having had happened in the past .
In other words, Paul says the feasts “are” still existing – in AD 62.
Please think about that for a moment. In AD 62, Paul says, God’s holy days “are”, at the time of his writing, a shadow of things to come. That means, they did not end at the cross. They are still existing as a shadow of things to come after the cross.
What this means is that the common, out-of-context teaching has reversed the meaning of what Paul is saying. This passage is actually exhorting the Gentiles to “keep” the holy days. Let no man judge you in respect of keeping them!
The key to removing powerless man-made rules from the feasts, is to follow only what the Bible says, and the foundational item is knowing the precise day that God’s anointing is on. God prescribed an exact day, namely, the 10th day of the Seventh Month, so the exact day matters. The exciting thing about this invitation for September 26 is that it is on the exact Biblical day. Would you love and obey Jesus with us?
We are evangelical born-again Christians, and we adhere to the doctrine of sola scriptura (the Bible is the sole infallible source of authority for Christian faith and practice).