Lev 16:30 because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the LORD, you will be clean from all your sins.It is a sabbath of rest, and you must deny yourselves; it is a lasting ordinance.
Its funny how "resting" and being "clean" before God go hand in hand!
When we rest we generally have no anxieties, no worries, have a good positive outlook on life....unless its enforced rest like illness etc.
Heb 10;3But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins,because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:"Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.Then I said, 'Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, O God.' " (quoting Psalm 40:6-68)
v 9-10 He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
v 16-18"This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds." Then he adds:"Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
V22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
V26-29 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
This is a difficult scripture to read, may we ask YHWH to show us when and if we do this. I'd rather know this side of eternity and have my crooked paths made straight.
There we have it, as children of the second covenant we are encouraged to
22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
25Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Have a great sabbath's day rest,sisters
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