Should Christians Celebrate Yom Kippur?

Should Christians Celebrate Yom Kippur?
Written by Jim Staley
SHOULD CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE YOM KIPPUR? 
The History, Power, and Connections to our Messiah 
 
Should we celebrate Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as believers in Christ? Isn't this a Jewish holiday? Why is this day considered the holiest day of the year in the Bible? This article will discuss the powerful connections and the significant reasons why every believer in Yeshua should not only understand this holiday but should esteem it with the greatest reverence.
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Yeast In the Soul

Yeast In the Soul
Written by Hannah Christine

During this feast of Unleavened Bread, we take the time to truly reflect on the depth and meaning that goes into why we observe it. We have a full week to reflect. A full week of not eating any leaven. Why? “You must not eat leavened bread with it. For seven days you are to eat unleavened bread with it, the bread of hardship — because you left the land of Egypt in a hurry — so that you may remember for the rest of your life the day you left the land of Egypt.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭16:3‬ ‭The Hebrew word for leaven is chametz. Leaven, or chametz, is symbolic of sin and bondage. The definition of matzah is “bread or cake without leaven”. Matzah is the Hebrew word for unleavened bread. Why did God instruct the Israelites to eat unleavened bread for seven days? He wanted them to be reminded of their deliverance from bondage when they were working under Pharoah. The matzah is a symbol of God’s deliverance and freedom from bondage. Matzah can also represent purity; in this story, it represents Yeshua’s body. Yeshua held up unleaded bread (matzah) at the Last Passover supper, representing His perfect purity, reminding the people that He was without sin and we are to follow after His example. 

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