We said previously that these holidays, or feasts, were also prophetic, so what would the Day of Atonement be prophetic toward? The death of Christ on the cross is where he made atonement (cleansing) for all of our sins (1Jn 2:2, 4:10). While all of these elements of the Day of Atonement point to Christ and his act of atonement on the cross, there is more to the story. As we saw previously, these feasts are memorials for the nation of Israel as well as for individuals. So what would the Day of Atonement mean for the nation of Israel? It occurs after the Feast of Trumpets and we previously saw that feast is prophetic of the beginning of the Tribulation period. So, what event that comes after this event would correspond to the meaning of the Day of Atonement? It would be the second coming of Christ. Zechariah speaks of this (Zc12:10-13:9). The nation will finally accept Christ as their Messiah and he will forgive their sin. This then sets the stage for the next holiday which we will discuss next time.
Fall Jewish Holidays - Part 5: Jubilee
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