Why Should We Fast on Yom Kippur?

As we close the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur tonight at sunset should this be a day we as believer’s should fast which is mentioned in Leviticus 16? Here are some thoughts. The Jewish people fast on this day for God to remember them this past year. To have mercy on them and forgive them of all wrong as a benevolent Father because since 70 AD when the Temple was destroyed there has been no shedding of blood. As believers God updated and up graded that Covenant of Shedding of blood from Abraham, God providing a lamb instead of Isaac, the blood of bullocks and goats, to Yeshua, King Jesus, Hebrews 9.

Secondly, Fasting is a choice on this day to remember God’s covenant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through Yeshua, King Jesus. We don’t have to fast but we get to fast.

Thirdly, it puts us as believers in a position to hear from heaven and receive God’s mercies for a new year. It has to do with our posture. A Biblical example of this in Esther chapter 2, where Esther had to bathe in oils to prepare herself to have an audience with the King, the parable of the Marriage Supper in Matthew 22 where the man did not come dressed for the banquet and the king had his servants bind him and cast him to outer darkness, and King Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20 was sick on a sick bed positioned himself prostrate crying, humbling himself asking for healing and God gave him 15 more years. It is all about our posture and position in asking.

Finally we should fast in this day asking God to show our elder brother Israel, the Jewish people an awakening to see and accept Yeshua as their Messiah. That according to Ephesians 1 and 2 the Gentile would provoke the Jew our elder brother to jealousy so the last day revival, the one new Man would take place. And they would see the revelation knowledge of Yeshua as Messiah.

May our Father in Heaven pour out His mercies on you and bless you and your family. Shalom! Wellspring Israel

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