Dual fulfillments. Leviticus 23:26-32

This is Yom Kippur, our Jewish brethren celebrate this as a day for reflection upon deeds done during the past year and with that the hope of doing better in the next. The Day of Reckoning is a day in which all the accounts must be settled between God and His people for that year.

This is where each individual soul has an obvious requirement to reflect and prepare him/herself for the day when each will give account for their deeds and receive what was promised to them on the Day of Judgment. The blast from the day before may be our call to get ready that the day of Atonement which is coming. But its blast only signals that the Day of the Lords coming. It is only to serve as announcement for the next coming event, this feast. Perhaps this Feast, a Day of Atonement, in some ways is being fulfilled every time a soul responds, repents and turns to Jesus for the remission of his/her sins. See how once again this feast calls for a response from us.

If this is true then the Day of Atonement would be the part in the salvation plan where each soul must settle His/her account with God. He/she can make atonement for their sins by receiving the Lamb that was slain for their sins, Jesus and thus receive the promises. Or reject Jesus as Lord and suffer the consequences, verse 29 says a person who is not afflicted in their soul will be cut off. We all must cross the mercy seat of God. Judgment comes to all. Still this can also refer to the Day of Judgment when the multitudes stand before the Lord, the wheat and the chaff, the redeemed and the lost, and they are separated on this day of judgment.

Consider these verses: Romans 5:9, Romans 5:10, Romans 10:9,

Consider also this verse when examining the idea of being afflicted in your soul, Hebrews 3:12-15

Because if you harden your hearts, you will be cut off, and only God’s wrath remains. But to those who accept the promise and receive the atoning sacrifice for the remission of their sins, receive the next blessing.