“And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the Lord commanded Moses.” Lev 16:34 (KJV)
“Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.” Lev 23:2-3 (KJV)
The two highest days in the calendar year as given to the Children of Israel. The question needs to be asked: The Atonement, the Bible says, was for the Children of Israel. Was there any other nation was it given? The answer has to be: No.
Second question: The Sabbath, the Bible says, was for the Children of Israel. Was there any other nation was it given? The answer has to be: No.
Question: Did the Atonement or the Sabbath save anyone, as given to the Children of Israel, in other words, were the Children of Israel saved because of the Atonement and because of the Sabbath?
Question: Why was the Children of Israel selected to be the depository of both the Atonement and the Sabbath?
Answer: No one else qualified.
Question: Did the Atonement point forward to another point in time?
Answer: Yes, to Christ dying on the cross.
Question: Did the Sabbath point forward to another point in time?
Answer: Yes, to distinguish God’s people from the heathen nations, or those nations which weren’t godly.
Question: Does the Atonement apply to everyone?
Answer: Yes. No one can be saved except they accept Christ as their personal Savior.
Question: Does the Sabbath apply to everyone?
Answer: Yes. No one can be saved except they keep the Commandments of God, which includes the Sabbath.
Question: Will anyone having been saved bypass the Atonement and having kept the Sabbath?
Answer: None. Because they both come together in the Sanctuary in Heaven, which Moses and later David made a duplicate in order to point us to the one in heaven, so we would have a better understanding of the Gospel of Christ and the power of His salvation.
Question: Was the “Atonement” and “Sabbath” given to anyone prior to Moses giving to the Children of Israel?
Answer: Yes. This is where it all began. Adam and Eve observed the second Sabbath while in the Garden of Eden, and when they committed sin, began the plan of Redemption, which included the Atonement, when they slaughtered their first lamb, which pointed forward to what their Savior would do for them, and for you and I.
The two highest days given to man: (Sabbath) before the fall of man, and (Atonement) after the fall of man.
It is all connected!
July 15, 2015