Reasons Why We Observe Yom Kippur
1. To obey Yahveh (Lev. 23:26-32).
2. To follow in the footsteps of Yeshua. Yeshua observed the Day every year of His Life. Also, all the Apostles and believers continued to observe the day, before and after the resurrection (Acts 21:20 by inference).
3. To experientially know that our sins are forgiven for the past year and that we are ‘clean’ before God.
4. To forgive all those that have offended us.
5. To ‘find out’ exactly where we are with Yeshua, taking the whole day to seek Him, etc.
6. To pray for family, friends, Jews and others, as the Lord leads.
7. To spend 24 hours (at least our waking hours), in His Presence.
As we enter into the reality of this day, we find Him and ourselves in a way that no other day can bring us. For on this Day we come to sense the complete and total removal of our sins by our High Priest Yeshua. How can Yahveh dwell within us? Because of the ever present Blood of Yeshua our Messiah. Let us reverently and gratefully fall before Him and be silent.