Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 19

You have to wonder what God is up to when you are awakened at 4:45 am and cannot go back to sleep. I laid there for about an hour and decided to get up. I fixed my coffee, which I add chocolate too, and sat down to pray and study. I got distracted by the dog and dropped my coffee and it splattered all over the floor. Remember the chocolate? Now it’s in the grout! At 6:15 am, I was on my knees cleaning up a mess! The only way to get the coffee and chocolate out of the grout is bleach! It’s amazing what bleach can do! When I was finished, my floor was perfectly clean, no more stains. 

Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It began last night at dark and ends tonight at dark. It is a Sabbath holiday found in Leviticus 16 and 23. Christian tradition does not usually follow along with the feasts of the Lord. However, it is important to know about them because of the prophecy that it points to. It is thought, by many Bible scholars, that the fall feast are those days that have yet to be fulfilled. These days point to the second coming of Jesus. In the Jewish tradition, Yom Kippur is a day of fasting and prayer for forgiveness of sins committed against God.

Getting back to the story; my spilled coffee, and broken cup, is a good representation of our brokenness due to our sin. Jesus is like the bleach that removed the stains from my grout. We don’t just leave a mess on the floor, we clean it up! If you have unconfessed sin, today might be a good day to go before Jesus in prayer to ask for forgiveness. Not only will you be participating in an appointed day of the Lord, but you will clear your conscience. 

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John:1:7-9

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