Monday, October 1, 2018

The finish work of Christ

The Day of Atonement is the celebration of new beginnings. This day, prominent on God’s holy calendar since the days of Moses—well over 30 centuries ago—begins one of the most historic, sacred seasons of the Jewish year.

The Day of Atonement is the day of your breakthrough appointment with God, one of the most significant opportunities in your entire life!

The Day of Atonement was specifically fulfilled when Jesus died on the cross as the supreme sacrifice for our sins. Yes, we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. We don’t have to follow the ancient blood sacrifices for our sins to be atoned. That was accomplished at the cross!

the blessings God pours out on His people during the atonment are special The significance of the Atonement offering continues to be critical for believers today.

Please don’t miss this vital point!

This offering is your divine appointment with God Himself! It’s part of your preparation for what is to follow.
Seven Blessings of the Atonement Offering

As a result of this special offering, Joel 2:18-23 gives seven supernatural blessings connected to the Day of Atonement:

1. A Double-Portion Blessing “He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, and the latter rain in the first month” (Joel 2:23 ). The former rain prepares the land for seed time, and latter rain prepares it for harvest. During the first month of the Jewish New Year, both rains come together! This double-portion blessing still happens today for those who present a Day of Atonement offering to the Lord.

2. Financial Outpouring “The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil” (Joel 2:24 ). If we obey the covenants of God, He promises to open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing so big that we won’t have room enough to receive it (see Malachi 3:10 ).

3. Restoration “I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten” (Joel 2:25 NIV ). God promised that He will give back to you whatever the devil has taken away from you.

4. Miracles “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you” (Joel 2:26 ). God promised not only to provide you with plenty, but also that He will deal wondrously with you. Imagine an outpouring beyond anything you’ve know before!

Divine Presence
5. God’s Divine Presence “I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God and there is no other” (Joel 2:27 ). Everywhere you go, His presence goes with you.

6. Blessings upon Your Family “I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days” (Joel 2:28-29 ). God desires for your family to build a great heritage of faith and follow Him all the days of your life (see Psalm 115:14 ).

7. Deliverance “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved” (Joel 2:32). This includes those of us who have been “grafted” as wild olive branches into the tree (see Romans 11:11-24 ), and this promise of deliverance is available to believers everywhere!

All seven blessings of the Day of Atonement offering are for today’s believers!

Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteouness and all other things shall be added unto you.

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