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DAY OF ATONEMENT - NOT JUST FOR JEWS! *LINK*

Posted By: Julie
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2006, at 6:05 p.m.

My friend Paula drove to Tampa to see Paula White and her husband speak. Last night I tuned into her TV show for the first time. I had to see what Paula was talking about. She had a guest with a dynamic teaching on the Day of Atonement (October 2nd), which was thought to be only for the Jews. It's for Christians, too! Below is the outline from the teaching:

PAULA WHITE MINISTRIES
P.O. Box 25151 n Tampa, FL 33622-5151
www.paulawhite.org n 813.873.2441
A Media Ministry of Without Walls International Church, Inc.
Release the seven blessings God has promised for you —
beginning on His most important day of the year!
Dear Friend,
We all face times of personal crisis and are often troubled by turmoil in the world. But I
have good news for you! GOD ALWAYS HAS THE ANSWER!
It’s not a new answer, but it may be a new revelation to you. The upheavals we face are
not just by chance or accident. They are calculated attacks from the enemy. And today, I want
to share with you a revelation established from everlasting to everlasting through our
covenant with God that will give you the power you need to overcome.
What I’m about to share with you could alter the course of your
life by positioning you to receive God’s blessings and bring you
closer to becoming “at one” with Him than ever before!
And it all begins with the DAY OF ATONEMENT. This is a biblical holy day that God
established as a sacred covenant of repentance and promise with you. It occurs in the autumn,
the beginning of God’s new year. This year, the Day of Atonement is October 2.
As the most important single day of the year to God, the Day of Atonement is
God’s way of providing an opportunity for His people to seek reconciliation and honor Him
with sacrifice. We celebrate Christmas and Easter for God’s provision. The birth of our Savior,
the blood sacrifice and resurrection are cornerstones of our faith and certainly worth celebrating,
but they are man-made institutions. The Day of Atonement is specifically ordained by God in
Scripture and gets even more personal.
The Day of Atonement is YOUR personal opportunity to covenant with God. It is
your connection to His mercy seat. Look at the word, “atonement.” Do you see the phrase “at
one?” That’s what it’s all about!
This is your next step, your opportunity to move up into the next level of your relationship
with Christ . . . and I want to help get you there.
The Day of Atonement not only allows you to become “at one”
with God, but also gives you the opportunity to receive SEVEN
SPECIFIC BLESSINGS from God. The blessings are reserved
for those who are obedient to this holiest day to God and
obedient to His commandment.
In Exodus 30, God commanded Moses on how to atone for the sins of the people of Israel.
He said the high priest would meet Him at the mercy seat of the ark of the Covenant (Exodus 30:6)
once a year. “And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin
(over, please)
offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations.
It is most holy to the Lord” (Exodus 30:10). God looks at the human race through the mercy seat.
It is through the mercy seat that God sees and meets our needs. He gave specific scriptural
instructions on what to do.
The high priest was instructed to approach the mercy seat, entering into God’s very
presence on the Day of Atonement and offer a blood sacrifice for the sins of the people. In
return, God promised a covenant of reconciliation and seven blessings that would cover the
people for the next year:
1. A DOUBLE PORTION – “For he has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will
cause the rain to come down for you — the former rain and the latter rain in the first
month” (Joel 2:23). The Word tells us that from March to October, God pours out His
blessings moderately, the former rain. But then in God’s “first month,” October, God
begins sending the former and the latter rain, a double portion.
2. FINANCIAL PROMISES – “The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats
shall overflow with new wine and oil” (Joel 2:24). Joel was writing to an agricultural
society, so he wrote in terms they were familiar with. But the promise of success is
still a sure thing today.
3. RESTORATION – “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has
eaten” (Joel 2:25). God promised that He will give back whatever the devil has
taken away from you, whether it be your good health, or family or something else.
4. SPECIAL MIRACLES – “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name
of the Lord your God Who has dealt wondrously with you” (Joel 2:26). God promises
to do things for you that your eyes have never before seen, things that you cannot
even imagine or know anything about.
5. A DIVINE PRESENCE – “Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel; I am the
Lord your God and there is no other, My people shall never be put to shame” (Joel 2:27).
This promise means that everywhere you go, His presence goes with you to lead,
protect, provide, admonish, teach and more.
6. BLESSINGS FOR YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS – “And it shall come to pass
afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy . . .” (Joel 2:28). It’s time for the demonic powers that have encroached on our
families to move over. God’s promises are conditional upon our observing His
holy days. No matter how far they have fallen, His hand of mercy can reach them.
7. DELIVERANCE TO WHOEVER CALLS ON HIS NAME – “And it shall come to
pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved . . .” (Joel 2:32). God’s
only a call away! He promises to be there when you need Him.
Seven incredible blessings! The problem is that few people
see these promises manifested in their lives because very
few people honor God’s holiest day, the Day of Atonement.
The Day of Atonement is more than a ritual or ancient feast. It is a sacred covenant with
God that is ageless! The promises are the same for you and me as they were for Moses. “This shall
be an everlasting statute for you to make atonement . . .” (Leviticus 16:34).
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God has given a Word to me and to others who understand the significance of His
command to remember and honor God on the Day of Atonement. I don’t want to see you miss
out! I want you to experience each and every blessing available to you through this covenant with
God. The Day of Atonement is for you!
As one of your spiritual mentors, I need to emphasize TWO CRITICAL lessons about the
Day of Atonement that directly affect your life.
First, the weeks and months leading up to the Day of Atonement are often filled
with turmoil and confusion. As I mentioned at the beginning of my letter, there is heightened
natural and supernatural activity during this season that may seem totally against us.
Wars have more often than not been started in the months of August and September.
More earthquakes and hurricanes occur in the three months of August, September and October
— the Atonement season — than in any other season of the year.
Why? Satan knows that the most important day of the year is the Day of Atonement.
Satan knows that God declares blessings on those who honor His Day of Atonement. So he
attacks with all his forces.
But on the Day of Atonement, Satan and all the demons in Hell cannot prevent God
from applying His promises to the lives of those who honor Him and His holiest day. The enemy
may “come in like a flood” (Isaiah 59:19), but the Holy Spirit of God will defeat him. Even the
elements know that God is to be feared (Proverbs 1:7) and revered. The wind and the rain may
wreak their havoc on the earth, but the mountains tremble at His word. The earth buckles and
opens up at His word.
In these current days of struggle leading up to the Day of Atonement on October 2, you may
be challenged on your job, in your marriage or with your finances. The current world conditions
may have you concerned.
But I want to covenant with you and have you covenant with me that we’ll remain
faithful together. That’s what this is all about. Jesus remained faithful through His afflictions.
And I will set aside time this month to pray for your strength as we lead up to the great Day of
Atonement on October 2.
Please visit our prayer request page to send me your urgent needs this month. I will
stand in covenant with you in prayer. Don’t despair, I’m believing your struggle — whether it
is your family, marriage, job, finances, health or other — is about to be overcome through the
blessings of atonement!
The second thing you need to know about the Day of Atonement is that it is a
day of offering and sacrifice.
Jesus was the offering that God used to cleanse us of our sins. When you come to God,
He looks for your Lamb. Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? The Lamb of Christ is
the One Who allows you access to God.
But in that opportunity for oneness with the Almighty, no one appeared before God on
the Day of Atonement empty-handed — “. . . and they shall not appear before the Lord
empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the
Lord your God which He has given you” (Deuteronomy 16:16-17).
(over, please)
Every individual seeking reconciliation and blessings brought their VERY BEST
SACRIFICIAL OFFERING to covenant with God. That is what I ask you to do today.
Click on the link on the home page to submit your very best
Day of Atonement offering, to me right away. On October 2,
like the High Priest did once a year, I will take your offering
and needs before the Lord as a sweet savor, believing for a
release of HIS SEVEN BLESSINGS OF ATONEMENT into
your life.
The Day of Atonement is so vital to your future that I want you to have all the resources
you need to fully understand this very important commandment of God! So, when you submit
your sacrificial Day of Atonement offering, I will send you four items that will absolutely
bless and inspire you!
• My brand new “At One, At Last” two-CD sermon series. This powerful two-CD
audio teaching will take you beyond the borders of faith as you experience the power
and blessings of living in covenant with Him.
• My book, “RESTORATION — THE POWER OF THE BLOOD.” This book will
lead you on a journey through the mystery and genius of God’s plan for your salvation
and the restoration of your glorious heritage through His covenant of mercy.
• “SEVEN BLESSINGS OF THE ATONEMENT” by Steve Munsey. In this
book, pastor, author, biblical scholar and my friend Dr. Steve Munsey reveals the
seven incredible blessings found in the Day of Atonement and how you can see
them at work in your life.
• The Ark of the Covenant. This beautifully crafted miniature Ark of the Covenant
for your home or office will be the perfect reminder of the covenant of forgiveness and
blessings God has provided through His Atonement.
I’ll send you these gifts as you honor God with your very best Day of Atonement offering
today. But I need to hear from you by October 2 so I can take your prayer requests and offering
before the Lord on the Day of Atonement.
The Word of God tells us to be glad and rejoice in the Day of Atonement. It is an opportunity
to approach God’s mercy seat and covenant with Him to receive the most amazing seven blessings
known to man!
In Covenant With You,
Paula White

Paula White's Website

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