Why Should Christians Celebrate the Day of Atonement (Also Known as Yom Kippur)?

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The Day of Atonement is the fifth of God’s annual Holy Days (Leviticus 23:26-32), following shortly after the Feast of Trumpets. Observed by fasting (verse 27; compare Isaiah 58:3), which means not eating or drinking (Esther 4:16), this day portrays the human race finally becoming at one with God.

At the return of Jesus Christ, Satan the devil, who now leads all of mankind astray (Ephesians 2:2; Revelation 12:9), will be bound (Revelation 20:1-3) so all humans of all nations can be reconciled to God.

In the New Testament Luke referred to this Holy Day as "the fast" in Acts 27:9.

When the meaning of the Day of Atonement is fulfilled in the future, it will set the stage for the sixth festival of God, the Feast of Tabernacles.



  • ezrider62

    Can we drink water on this day? I sure hope so!

  • reika burgan

    i am wondering if it is appropriate to take my medication for heart thyroid, etc. on the day of atonement

  • Skip Miller

    Hello Reika, I think so, if it is necessary.

  • CharlieM
    Atonement, counting inclusively, is 10 days after the Feast of Trumpets which pictures the return of Christ to claim His firstfruits (those both dead and alive in Christ now) - to be at one with Him then. But, Atonement's fulfillment allows all of those from the Millennium and the 2nd Resurrection the opportunity to be in the Kingdom of God. What a wonderful world it will then be. This makes it a very special day of celebration. And to think of the numbers of those who will then keep the Feast of Tabernacles. Thanks for continuing to teach us.
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