Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Yowm Kippur=Day Atonement in the Jubile

Lev 25:8And thou shalt number seven sabbaths
of years unto thee, seven times seven
years; and the space of the seven sabbaths
of years shall be unto thee forty and nine

After every 49 years, 7 x 7, a Jubile was ordained.
On the 50th year, no work or sowing, harvesting
or laboring was declared. This was a metaphor
for the Kingdom of Christ. It was also to rest the
land. It was the HOLIEST of Sabbaths (rests.)

In this period, every man went back to their
ancestral land, meaning the division in Israel
where Joshua apportioned the tribes by lot.

For this reason, I believe that may have
been during this important Jubile, when
Joseph was forced to impart on the tremendous
journey with his very pregnant betrothed
Mary. Otherwise, can you imagine how
impractical and impossible it would be
to submit a nine month pregnant
teenager to such a long and dangerous
sojourn? Nazareth was far North, and
Bethlehem was to the extreme South.
The terrain between was mountainous,
desert-like, and very dangerous for
a women in her condition.

However, because they were ORDAINED
and commanded to return to their native
land in the Jubile, as pious people, Joseph
and Mary would depend on God's grace
to protect them during this mandatory
journey home.

It makes sense that this is when Herod
ordered the census, since it would force
all those who immigrated and settled in
other territories to return and be
counted in their own tribal lands.
How else could an accurate census
be accomplished?

In every way, Jesus Christ is our eternal
Atonement. He is our intercessor, and through
His blood, we are granted forgiveness of our
sins by faith and the grace of God.

What better time for the Messiah to be born,
than in this period, not only of great political
turmoil in Israel, but, during the last vestige
of it's traditional Halakah rituals, and the
Jubile of return?

The Jubile literally means "RAM'S HORN"!
It is called "Shofar" in Hebrew.

Common custom is to blow the shofar every
year, but, this was reserved for the Jubile,
or 50th year, the holiest one.

A "Horn" in Hebrew symbology means
many things. First, it denotes strength,
as a ram's horns are it's defense. It can
also represent heritage and ancestry.
In the hermeneutics of Christian
symbology, it represents Jesus Christ,
the "LAMB OF GOD" who is the
fulfillment of all ritual and sacrificial
days and ceremonies.

The sounding of a horn, was the universal
signal of the coming of troops, or beginning
of a battle in the Bible, and in ancient custom.

In the Book of Revelation, the Archangel
sounds the horn, and the action begins.
In the same context, and paradoxically,
the holiest of Sabbaths, the Jubile Day
of Atonement (Yowm Kippur,) which
was by custom the ultimate time of
peace and contemplation, was signaled
by a trump usually associated with

This has great symbology, and the
allegorical alignment with Christ's
return are seen. It also coincides with
my belief that it may have been the
Jubile during this era when Christ
was born. His birth was the one
singular event that forever altered
the world.

There have been countless historical
persons, but, no one in the history of
our species and planet can compare
to Jesus Christ. He is the RAM OF
as well as our propitiation. He came
to challenge the powers of darkness
that ruled the world, and He will
come back to complete His Plan.

Lev 25:9Then shalt thou cause the
trumpet of the jubile to sound
on the tenth [day] of the seventh
month, in the day of atonement
shall ye make the trumpet sound
throughout all your land.
Lexicon / Concordance for Lev 25:9

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