Why are ‘days of awe’ necessary between Trumpets, Atonement?

This month is referred to as the “ingathering” at the end of the year or the end of the cycle of seven appointments with God, the “feasts to the Lord.” What do these times mean? How do we give an answer to someone when they have questions?

Texts: Isa. 1:18;  Jer. 30:7-14; Zechariah 12

We need to put this in perspective. According to Jeremiah 30 tells us that the House of Jacob will be gathered first and will be judged first. Matthew also makes it clear that the blowing of the trumpets and the final judgement will occur after the tribulation. 

The calling of the House of Jacob will happen first. Isa. 1:18 tells us that God wants to “reason” with His people. It literally means, “come let us be corrected, and rebuked” and refers to the complete house of Jacob. Isaiah is a prophet called to speak to the House of Judah. 

Leviticus 9-16 goes into great detail about what is clean and unclean and how one becomes clean again. All this is to help us understand what is clean and unclean, holy and unholy. Two specific offerings are required: a sin offering and a guilt offering are required. If they are not offered, there is no forgiveness. The transgression is not resolved. If we don’t understand what is holy and unholy, how can we teach the next generation God’s law? 

Revelation tells us that the 144,000 have come out of the tribulation. Yeshua says some will be killed and slaughtered prior to the final judgement. Yeshua also says that for the sake of the elect, that time will be cut short. 

Jer. 30:7-14 tells us of “Jacob’s trouble.” No one will protect those who suffer during that time. Those who live through this time will be abandoned by those who claim to love them the most. Just as God sent the “cruel one” against Job, God will allow those to suffer and be tested during Jacob’s trouble, too. 

It will affect both houses but we need to understand which house will be affected the most. The Day of Atonement is a time of complete cleansing and purification. 

Zechariah 12 starts “The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel.” Each of us has to learn how to be broken and contrite. We learn that as God forms that in us and he forms that in us when he brings us into situations that break our pride and make us humble and contrite. The Tribulation is a time of “getting tough” with the House of Jacob so that they will respond to the word of the Lord. He does that by allowing the people of Judah to suffer through a great war and saving them from that war. 

The “the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah” not New York, or Tokyo or London. This will not be a time of rejoicing. There will be a lot of danger and bad news before the rejoicing comes. There will be many nations in that day forming the siege against Jerusalem and against Judah at that time. God will defend Judah Himself than He will take Jerusalem. 

At the end of the Tribulation, God will pour out the spirit of Grace on the House of Judah. At this time, they will understand who the Messiah is and look upon Him, whom they have pierced and weep and mourn in bitterness for Him. Now their spirit is broken and their hearts are in deep sorrow are finally ready to receive their Messiah. They will mourn separately, alone. They will have to confront their own sin and iniquity. 

We have to be very careful on how we judge people.  God says the Jewish people will one day, as a nation, acknowledge their Messiah. They are not just going to say, “Oops, sorry.” They will be utterly devastated and truly mourn. They will have to make a decision. 

God is forming His Spirit in you. He began that good work when He allowed His Son to die for you. He promises on the blood of His Son to complete it. Once you learn what is holy and clean, it’s your duty to teach others what is holy and what is clean. 

Speaker: Richard Agee. Summary: Tammy.


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