The Day of  Atonement

Today we will focus on the symbolism revealed in  The Day of Atonement as we continue to discuss Tishri, the seventh Jewish month.  According to the law, the Day of Atonement was to be observed on Day 10 of month 7. It was a day of rest, convocation and affliction of the soul.

Modern Jews observe Ten Days of Atonement:

Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD (Leviticus 23: 27)

And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God (Leviticus 23: 28)

What is atonement?

Kippur (H3725), the Jewish word for atonement, occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the King James Version of the Bible. The direct usage shows reveals elements of an atonement under the law:

  • offering for sin
  • animal sacrifice
  • shedding of animal blood
  • cleansing with blood
  • anointing after the cleansing
  • sanctification after the cleansing
  • atonement money – Exodus 30: 15 & 16)
  • recompense to the Lord

Further understanding of the atonement by the root word

However, I had to examine kaphar  (H3722) in order to fully understand the doctrine of atonement. God commanded Israel to make atonement with animal sacrifices and financial gifts or offerings in order to:

  • pitch or cover over sin (Genesis 6: 14)
  • appease God (Genesis 32: 20)
  • receive forgiveness and pardon of sins (Leviticus 4: 20, 26, 31 & 35)
  • be consecrated and sanctified or set apart as holy to God  (Exodus 29: 33 & 36)
  • purge sin (1 Samuel 3: 14).
  • receive pardon from God (2 Chronicles 30: 18)
  • to pacify God (Proverbs 16: 14)
  • receive mercy and forgiveness from God (Deuteronomy 212: 8)

Be merciful, H3722 O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel’s charge. And the blood shall be forgiven H3722 them

  • to disannul  sin

And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, H3722 and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it (Isaiah 28: 18)

The mediator of the atonement

A human priest was the mediator of the atonement, standing between God and the people, and presenting their sin offerings to the Heavenly Father. If the offering was pleasing to God, a reconciliation would be made

the priest shall make an atonement H3722 for her, and she shall be clean (Leviticus 12: 8)

And the priest shall make an atonement H3722 for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein (Leviticus 6: 7)

And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation H3722 upon it (Leviticus 8: 15)

And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement H3722 for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary (Numbers 8: 19)

And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement H3722 for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun (Numbers 16: 46)

What happened on the Day of Atonement?

On this yearly event, the High Priest was commanded to enter into the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle in order to seek pardon for his sins and those of his household and the nation (Leviticus 16).


  • special robes
  • a young bull as a sin offering, and of a ram as a burnt offering.
  • two goats for a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering on behalf of the nation
  • fire
  • sweet incense

The procedure

The High Priest would first offer the bull as a sacrifice for his sins and that of his household.

He would then take two goats for a sin offering and present them to the Lord at the door of the tabernacle. He would cast lots over the two goats and offer the Lord’s goat as a sacrifice and let go the other one, or scapegoat, into the wilderness.

He would then enter behind the veil of the Holy of Holies carrying incense and a censer full of burning coals of fire from the altar.

Once inside, he would put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy-seat that is on the Testimony, lest he die.

He first offered an atonement for his and his family’s sins by taking some of the blood of the bull and sprinkling it  on the east of the mercy-seat. He then sprinkled the blood seven times at the front of the mercy-seat.

The High Priest would then kill the goat of the sin offering. He would take the blood into the Holy of Holies via the veil and repeat the procedure on behalf of the sins of the nation.

The High Priest then went out to the altar that is before the LORD, and made an atonement for it by sprinkling some of the blood of the bull and some of the blood of the goat. He also put blood on the horns of the altar as an atonement.

The High Priest then laid both his hands on the head of the live goat and confessed over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions and sins,  putting them on the head of the goat. He then sent it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man.

The bullock and the goat slain as sin offerings were burnt outside the camp.

How the Day of Atonement is a picture of Christ

The blood of the atonement – there is no remission of sins without the shedding of blood. A life must be given for a life. Jesus shed His blood on the Cross and gave Himself as a substitute for the sins of the world. God then cleanses the spirit of those who seek pardon and forgives them from all unrighteousness


The tabernacle – represents the Holy Tabernacle in heaven, not made with hands.  There is a Holy of Holies in that tabernacle into which Jesus entered after His resurrection and laid down His blood as an offering for the sins of the world:

Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens

a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man

For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer (Hebrews 8: 1 – 3)

Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people (Hebrews 8: 8 – 10)

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second

But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance

the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing…

But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation

Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption

For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh

how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9)

The High Priest – Jesus is the sinless High Priest who offered Himself once for the sins of world. He laid down His blood on the altar of heaven. The earthly Jewish high priests were subject to possible judgment and death if they were displeasing to God. They had to wear bells on the hem of his garments in the event that they died in the Holy Place:

For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens

who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself

who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself

For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever (Hebrews 7: 25 – 28)

Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these

For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us (Hebrews 9: 23 & 24)

The sacrifices – the blood of bulls and goats cannot become an eternal substitute for sins. Jesus came to fulfill the law and His blood cleanses us from all unrighteousness as we read in the previous texts.

The incense – represents the prayers and sweet smelling savor of the believer’s life (Revelation 8: 4).

The sprinkling with blood

Represents the sprinkling with the blood for spiritual purging and cleansing. The picture that comes to mind is the sprinkling that the priests did with hyssop:

God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and His Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1: 2)

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin (1 John 1: 7)

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood (Revelation 1: 5).

The scapegoat and the sin sacrifices – Jesus is sacrifice who took punishment for our sins. The scapegoats are those who escape when they believe in Him for salvation and confess that with their mouths. He was crucified outside the camp at Golgotha for the sins of the planet:

For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp

Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate (Hebrews 13: 11 & 12)

And he is the propitiation (atonement) for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2: 2)

More coming on  The affliction of the soul and  The sanctification that follows atonement. Angelic blessings and prosperity.



More On The Priesthood Of Christ

Fasting and the High Priestly Ministry of Christ (for the Jews especially)


1. Review of the issue of Abraham’s sin against God.

I’m still writing about  Genesis 15 and the issue of  Abraham’s triple sins:

  • of  disobeying God by producing a child who was a stranger to the Promise
  • of polygamy – he rebelled against the Order of Creation in which God created marriage between one man and one woman.
  • For listening to his wife’s instructions and for failing to ask God what to do.

 In response to Abraham’s question for a sign that He would keep the Promise that a child would be born, God  had asked Abraham to make an altar of sacrifice and to place on it:

“an heifer  of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon” (Genesis 15: 9)


2. What is the meaning in each of the animals placed on the altar

Until it was revealed to me, I did not attach any importance to the type of animals placed on the altar. However, we can elicit their meanings from the Law of Moses which came into play hundreds of years later.  Under the law, the Jews were asked to sacrifice specific animals for specific sins. What is therefore the meaning of each animal placed on Abraham’s altar?

3. The meaning of the 3 year old heifer

  • `Eglah (H 5697) is the Hebrew word used for heifer in  Genesis 15: 9.
  • A three year old heifer has never been worked and has never worn a yoke (Deut 21: 3) = Hagar was a virgin.
  • `Eglah was used in relation to  a very fair heifer (`eglah). Hagar the  Egyptian was very beautiful (Jer 46: 20;  Hosea 10: 11)
  • A young cow/`eglah  (Isa 7: 21) = Hagar was young
  • A three year old heifer/`eglah  was prophetically associated with mourning and desolation, symbolic of Hagar’s desolation and grief as she fled the first time then was forever put out of the home with her son (Isa 15: 5; Jeremiah 48: 34)


4. The meaning of the three year old  she/female goat

Under the Law of Moses, a female goat was offered as an atonement for sin if a person ignorantly broke the Law (Lev 4: 27 -29). A female she goat was also offered for the sin of  unknowingly making an oath then breaking it (Lev 5: 4-6).  This refers to Abraham’s failure to ask God whether or not he should marry a second wife. By believing the Word of the Lord that he would indeed have a child, Abraham had unknowingly agreed that the  child would be his and Sarah’s. We know that was God’s intent all along, because He rejected Ishmael as the heir of the Covenant with God. Note that he did bless Ishmael with material possessions and made him a great nation.

We learn that we need to understand God’s ways since He deals with  us from His perspective and not from ours.

5. The meaning of the three year old ram

This was offered when a person sinned ignorantly under the Law of Moses (Lev 5: 15)


6. The meaning of the young turtledove and pigeon

These birds were offered by women as a  purification offering following the birth of a child of any sex  (Lev 12: 6).  This prophetically referred to Ishmael’s birth.


7. Relevance of God’s advanced offering for modern day believers.

God know the nature of our sins even before we do.  Like Abraham, we sin ignorantly at times. God said that His people are destroyed because they lack knowledge – of His Word and Ways. We need to learn His ways and Word to please Him. Under the New and upgraded Covenant, the blood of  Jesus is the atonement for our sins. God’s dealings with Abraham reveal that He is forever merciful to those who fear Him and keep His commandments and this is revealed in that three of the five offerings  (60%), were given for the sin of  Ignorance.  Today, God expects us to be more advanced in the Knowledge of  His Word.

Most importantly, it is imperative that we interpret the Word of God as God sees it and not according to how we see it.  He calls this Knowledge of  His  Ways.   Abraham erred because of  Lack of knowledge of  God’s Ways and Word. We would do well to learn from his mistakes and avoid falling into sin. Blessings

1.      A mini – mini history of the ancestors of SVG

 This is a mini case study about the need for atonement of the sins of the ancestors of St Vincent and the Grenadines. They were the Arawaks and Caribs, the latter being a warlike, violent and demon/idol worshipping people. The ancestral spirits worshipped by the Caribs were never renounced and cast out of the nation and remain attached to the nation and its peoples, possibly with their presence being dominant in specific locations. 

2.  Resurfacing of the spirits affiliated with the ancestors with food and drink offerings

 These ancestral spirits or demons of violence were resurrected in 2004, when the nation renewed its friendships with the Garifunas. The Garifunas live in Belize and are the descendants of the Caribs who had been exiled by the British.  To mark the renewal of friendship, one of the events planned was a pilgrimage to Balliceux.  One of the first things that the Garifunas did on arrival at Balliceux  was to place offerings of food and drink on the ground to their idols/demons.   This act of worship gave the demons permission to become active and there began an increase of violence in the land from that time, including the decapitation of a young  woman and other terrible murders. God commanded the Jews not to place any offerings on the ground because it was a very common practice way in which the heathen worshipped demons.  They were to take all offerings to the temple. In other words, the Jews were so rebellious that  they would use any pretext to worship a demon. 

 Where is the evidence in scripture? Demon worship is associated with the offering of food and drink to demons and this is why God warned the Jews not even to make any such offerings outside of His temple.  The children of Israel made a golden calf and angered God. They had a carnival.  This is what they did:

  • They said that  the calf represented the gods which had brought them out of Egypt
  • They angered God further when they called the calf/demons His Holy Name.
  • They offered burnt offerings of animals and brought peace offerings to the calf/demon  (the surrounding nations would burn their own children as sacrifices)
  • They had a feast
  • They got naked and had a drunken, sexual orgy (Exodus 32: 1- 18).

 Another common practice is eating and selling food and drink offered to demons.  This was a common practice in Greek culture and early Christians struggled with this (1 Cor 8; 10).  The resurrection of demons is seen in the work of witches, mediums etc who consult them for information. To fool you, the demons appear in the disguise of dead relatives.  King Saul went to a witch who expected to see a demon arise from the grave. She was terrified when God sent Prophet Samuel to speak to her instead. God does not ever do this, but broke his own rules in order to confound King Saul.

3. Demon worship pollutes the land with blood

Satan loves to steal, kill and destroy and the lands become polluted with blood when he is worshipped (Psalm 106: 34-39). Death, murder in all forms, terrible sicknesses and mental oppression are associated with demon worship.  The event at Balliceux is mainly associated with the violence on the land, because we allowed it to happen.  I made an atonement on behalf of the land on January 25th, 2010, but call on us to do the same. We are to be alert and not ignorant of the work of the kingdom of darkness and arrest it whenever it presents in these forms.

4. The curse is broken by an atonement

This is the role of the church. I write this in love because I know that harm was not knowingly intended by the leaders of the land.   However, God wants us to be aware of national and cultural practices that bring curses (the rain dance in Union Island is another example).  You argue that these practices produce results. Yes, they do because satan does have power and will reinforce this power by producing results, but this is not a life giving power source.  Satan always takes something in exchange and he will ask for the lives of your children, corrupt them with unbelievable sins and send them to the pits of hell. We therefore need to:

  • Confess the sins that our forefathers they committed back then. Daniel went backwards in time and confessed the sins of those who had led the nation into captivity (Daniel 9)
  • Repent as if we had been there and beg for pardon (see Moses’ plea in Exodus 32: 30-35).
  • Ask God to have pardon, have mercy on the land and to cleanse the ancestral lineage  by the blood/apply the blood of Jesus
  • Confess the sins of the Garifunas and ask God for pardon, the cleansing of  Balliceux and the nation
  • Arrest the demons/bar them from their murdering activity. Scriptures teach that we must cast down demonic strongholds that are established over nations (as we see in Daniel’s visions).  God also has angels assigned to nations as we see in Ezekiel 9, but whose side are you on?
  • Cast down the strongholds of demons assigned over the nation. Jesus always sent demons back to the bottomless pit (Lk 8: 31). When Paul and Silas were imprisoned in Phillipi, Macedonia, the downfall of the strongholds in Praise and Worship was manifested as an earthquake.  This is why we need intercessors in nations. Daniel’s strong intercession released the help of God and dethroned the Demonic Prince of Persia. This preceded the capture of Babylon by King Cyrus who released the people after 47 years of captivity with the intent of rebuilding God’s place of worship in earth.  Curses and bondages can be broken through atonement.
  • Promise to serve God as a nation.
  • Change will come.

5. Real life example

Social unrest followed a government decision and the President took swift, decisive action to kill the protestors in a plague.  A quick thinking & powerful mediator ordered his chief to take action :

  And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared.

 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.

And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.

And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed (Numbers 16: 42-48)


Match this with Genesis 8: 20-22  & Revelation 8: 3-5. I call on my brothers and sisters in Christ to make atonement for the land and ask God to cleanse and let us end the violence in our beautiful Hairoun.


Let us look at how patterns of sin become established in individuals, families and nations:

  • First, we need to remember that Satan was the mastermind behind the first sins and every sin that is committed in the earth. 
  • When humans fail to obey God’s word, they give room to the devil, allowing him and his demons to attach to family lines,  reinforcing sin in the lives of those who give him room.
  • Genesis 6 shows that demons infiltrated the earth before the flood and the result was a race called the giants. These descendants were taught to become exceedingly wicked sinners. 
  • This gene resurfaced after the flood and the giants reappeared. They were also exceedingly wicked sinners and occultic workers – specializing in the magic arts – witches, sorcerers, wizards etc.
  • Idol worship is the worship of devils.  They attach to people, manifesting their presence in oppression, sickness and all forms of
  • Adam and Eve learnt to sin and all of us inherited their spiritual DNA. Son Cain went his own way and murdered his own brother Abel. All humans have thereafter been plagued with the sin problem .This is seen in the “no” stage in the two year old – I will not obey. How did the child learn to say “no” and go through what we call the “terrible twos?”
  • Cain was a rebel and went his own way. His descendents followed in his footsteps.
  • Adam’s son Seth was a man of prayer and he taught his son Enos to pray and obey God. Men began to call on God in their times. Noah came out of Seth’s line.
  • Apostle Abraham made an error when he tried to produce his heir with an Egyptian woman called Hagar. Ishmael his son was about 23 years old when Isaac was born and Sarah caught him mocking. Abraham was forced to put out his child and mother to keep peace in the household.  Ishmael became a bitter man. He had lived for all those years hearing his mother tell him that all this stuff and land was his. He was Abraham’s beloved son. The pattern of rivalry continues today in bitter conflict between the Jews and their half brothers. If you read history, you will see that a Caliph put up a temple to his god on Solomon’s temple site, as supposed. In essence, he is like a child who says, don’t touch this spot, or else.   Israel lay vacant until the Jews became a nation in 1948, at which time their siblings  started to lay claim to “their property”  and temple site. 
  • Iraq had been a Christian nation at one time in its history until the Moslems conquered it. Satan meant for that conflict to  continue and reestablished old rivalries.
  • Apostle Abraham was  a man of prayer and worship and his son Isaac followed in his footsteps.
  • However, Isaac’s wife Rebekah brought to the family her idols/demons and ways of her ungodly family. She taught her son Jacob to disrespect his father, steal, backstab and to lie.
  • Jacob’s wives came from the same background as his mother and they also brought idol worship, magic arts, jealousy, infiltrated the family with backstabbing and personal vendettas as they competed for Jacob’s affection. The sons learnt this behavior and almost killed their brother Joseph in jealousy.
  • The Jews learnt the ways of the heathen in Egypt and this was reflected in their readiness in backsliding in their hearts as they journeyed through the wilderness. For example, Moses had left them in Aaron’s care and had gone to speak with God in the top of Mount Sinai. He had not been gone for even 40 days when they quickly made a golden calf and had a sexual orgy to celebrate the worship of the demon (Exodus 32).
  • The Jews through their history had a tendency to stray and worship the demons of the heathen nations. Why? This pattern had been built into the DNA of their spirits.


A bullock was then sacrificed and the blood poured on the altar to sanctify it.  This is what God is saying with each sacrifice:

  • We are to pray for sanctification and cleansing. Apostle John teaches us that confession of sins is necessary for cleansing by the blood of Jesus Christ. The smelly parts of this animal were taken outside of the camp perimeter.  We must confess our sins and put out the smelly things from our lives. In other words, we must stop practicing sins. This is a true picture of repentance.
  • The second element of the prayer (v 21) was reconciliation for sins, because the odor of the sacrifice was sweet in God’s nostrils.  This is like Noah’s prayers. At that time he promised God that he will always obey and will always worship. He was thanking God for bringing him through the flood and for giving him favor.
  • The third element of the prayer is CONSECRATION.  This means that we dedicate ourselves and nations apart for God.  Moses applied the blood to Aaron’s ear so he could hear God; to the thumb of his right hand so he could lift it in allegiance to God alone and to the great toe of his right foot so he would walk in or obey God’s word.  This is so pleasing to God and comes up before Him as a sweet odor.
  • Prayers of sanctification, cleansing, and consecration are pleasing to God and smell like sweet fragrances. Keep in mind Noah’s sacrifice which caused God to break the curse on the earth and renew the covenant of blessing with him. Jesus the Lamb of God sacrificed His life and bore our sins, griefs and sicknesses.  Through Him we receive the breaking of curses through Him and the renewal of blessings.
  • The prayer of ATONEMENT encompasses sanctification, confession, repentance, reconciliation and pleas for forgiveness. This is when we strongly pray and cry out with tears to God about SPECIFIC SINS committed by ourselves and others. We are begging pardon on our and their behalf (Lev 9: 7). Moses did this when Israel sinned.  Daniel did this on behalf of his nation, hiding nothing.  This is when the fire of God will fall in our lives and in our nations and purge our sins. This is when we should expect the miracles, guidance, signs and wonders that accompany the Glory of God.
  • The fire that came out from the altar means that God heard our prayers and cleansed out sins. This is parallel to the bow that appeared in the sky after Noah made an atonement for the world and also a symbol of the infilling with the Holy Spirit. The individual and nation will experience a feeling of  being cleansed as they experience the forgiveness and love of God and walk in His ways.
  • We must participate in God’s Daily Program of  Atonement for ourselves and others by separation from sin/don’t practice sin; confession of known and unknown sin; repentance or putting away sin; ask Jesus to cover our sins with the blood and worship. This aligns us with Christ in fact and not position in the Heavenly Places and


This series is dedicated especially to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines and the USA since the Lord told me that they are parallel nations. On Thursday 4th January, 2010, the Lord impressed on me to revisit Leviticus 8 & 9 and to expose in greater detail the picture that He painted on the anatomy of atonement.  Atonement is defined  as An atonement is not a ceremonial ritual, but a time of confession, repentance, reconciliation and obtaining the favor of God.  Atonement is critical for people and nations to fulfill their purpose in the earth and for longevity, blessings and the favor of God.

The keywords are:

 A. Structure of the Atonement  (There was a shut in and fasting for 7 days)

  • People: Apostle Moses, Aaron, priests, nation of Israel
  • Priestly Garments
  • Anointing oil
  • Animal sacrifices

B. The Atonement itself – Done on  the first day of the next week. It is comprised of all of the elements. THE GLORY OF GOD which is the FIRE OF GOD will appear when we make an atonement.

 The picture of atonement is a washing away of sins, sicknesses, curses, emotional wounds etc  by the blood of Jesus after confession is made. Jesus bore all of these when He made an atonement for our sins and bore  the blame on our behalf. He will forgive if we confess and turn away and bring us into a new dimension of favor and relationship with God (1 Jn 1: 9;  1 Jn 3: 5, 6).

This is the Old Testament picture. All of the elements were collected and Apostle Moses washed the priests with water, symbolizing the washing with the Word of God and blood of Christ for cleansing.

 Priestly garments – The priests were dressed in their special garments, every element of which symbolized right living or righteousness. Right living or righteousness is the daily garment of anyone wanting to please God and receive His blessing.  They wore the robe of righteousness; a girdle or belt signifying truth, a breastplate of righteousness, a crown of righteousness and deliverance.

 Anointing oil – was poured over the head of Aaron the High Priest. This was to sanctify him.   On Thursday 4th January, the Lord showed me that the Anointing Oil points us to the Exchange Program. This is seen in Isaiah 61 and is a picture of Jesus the Liberator and other liberators like Him who head this program. I will write more about the Exchange Program.

 Blessings and more to come!!

1. The power of the atonement to break curses and change God’s viewpoint on humans.

Noah’s first action on exiting the ark was to offer a sacrifice to God, which ascended to heaven as a sweet fragrance.  This sacrifice was symbolic of reconciliation or saying sorry for the sins of the crazy people who died in the flood.  In those days,  the animal was meant to bear the sins of the world and today we have Jesus the perfect one -time sacrifice.  Moreover, the sacrifice had been offered by someone obedient to God and his prayers rose up to God like a sweet fragrance, like the  prayers of the saints in all ages of time (Rev 8: 3,4).  According to Genesis 8: 20-21, God’s response was threefold:  He 

1. “smelled a soothing aroma.

2. Then … said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done” 

3. He also renewed the covenant for fruitfulness in seedtime, harvest, seasons, day  and night   

In other words, God did  not continue to allow the earth to bear the punishment for man’s sin and also would continue to provide for its people in spite of their wicked tendencies.  People and even animals would have to pay the price for murder through civil law (Gen 9:  4-6).  The curse on the earth has been broken (also through Jesus Christ)  and it is supposed to produce for us.  The earth will never be destroyed again with a flood.   


2. God recreated the earth after its  cleansing 

With the destruction of all the old stuff, God recreated the heaven and the earth.  Some years ago, Archangel Michael told me that God is always recreating the earth.  Think about it,  one day the North Pole may become a dry place!  That  will be the result of global warming. 

At the end of the flood, the  earth had been covered with water for 150 days. This was a  mirror image of  its condition at the beginning  of Creation.  Plants and trees were growing again and humans and animals could procreate and fill up its empty land spaces.  God gave Noah and family an opportunityto continue the mandate given to Adam and all of his descendants.   He remains good in spite of our sins.


2. Noah fulfilled the prophetic word spoken over him by his father Lamech

Noah’ s father had spoken prophetically over his son at the birth, declaring that the child would break the curse on the earth (Gen 5: 20).  Through Christ we can pray over our nations asking God to have mercy.  He does not have to destroy to recreate a place.  At the beginning of the Creation, God rearranged things and added the things that were missing.  He took the Jews out of 430 years of slavery and offered an entirely new life.  Just as  He offered Noah a new beginning and entirely new life after living 610 years in a horrible society,   God is still extending grace and forgiveness to nations which will ask Him for cleansing  and turn away from sin.

Blessings. More to come.