The month of September, emblazoned on God’s holy calendar since the days of Moses—well over 30 centuries ago—begins one of the most historic, sacred seasons of the Jewish year! These coming days are extremely sacred times with God. This is His time to meet with His people. And what happens during this pivotal moment on God’s timetable can change everything for you, your family, your finances, and your future.

The Day of Atonement…and You!

Especially important this year, the Day of Atonement ushers in a once-every-50-years celebration—the Year of Jubilee. This can be your breakthrough appointment with God, one of the most significant opportunities in your entire life! The Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) begins at sundown on September 13. It’s followed closely by the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), which begins at sunset on Tuesday, September 22, and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, September 23. Yom-KippurThe entire season of feasts, which lasts through much of September, is extremely noteworthy, but the Day of Atonement is particularly significant. It’s the day on God’s holy calendar when He speaks peace to His people. This day requires advance physical and spiritual preparation. The Lord spoke to Moses that the people should make an offering to the Lord on this day (see Leviticus 23:26-28). Of all the seven yearly appointments with God, the Day of Atonement was the most solemn and awe-filled. It was a time set aside for national and sanctuary cleansing. “Why does this matter to me?” you may be asking. “I’m not Jewish! Aren’t these feasts only for the children of Israel, God’s chosen people?” It’s true that the feasts of Israel were all fulfilled in Christ Jesus, and the Day of Atonement was specifically fulfilled when He died on the cross as the supreme sacrifice for our sins. Yes, we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. We don’t have to follow the ancient blood sacrifices for our sins to be atoned. That was accomplished at the cross! Still, God established the Day of Atonement to be kept forever:
“You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an ever-lasting ordinance” (Exodus 12:14 NKJV).
And today we must understand the significance of the blessings God pours out on His people during those special feasts and seasons. We also need to understand the instructions He gave us to follow so we can become who He expects us to be and receive his special blessings on this holy day. Scripture says the Day of Atonement was one of the three times each year when the Israelites were commanded to bring an offering. After fasting, weeping, mourning, and rending their hearts, then came the time for them to present an offering. Why three times a year? There are many references to the number “3” throughout the Scriptures. It’s used 467 times in the Bible, the number of completeness. So it is no accident that God directed the children of Israel to bring an offering three specific times of the year. And the Atonement offering continues to be critical for believers today. Please don’t miss this vital point! This offering is your divine appointment with God Himself! It’s part of your preparation for what is to follow.

Seven Blessings of the Atonement Offering

Joel 2:18-23 gives seven supernatural blessings connected to the Day of Atonement offering:
  1. A Double-Portion Blessing “He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month” (Joel 2:23 NKJV). The former rain prepares the land for seed time, and latter rain prepares it for harvest. During the first month of the Jewish New Year, both rains come together! This double-portion blessing still happens today for those who present a Day of Atonement offering to the Lord.
  2. Financial Outpouring “The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil” (Joel 2:24 NKJV). If we obey the covenants of God, He promises to open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing so big that we won’t have room enough to receive it (see Malachi 3:10).
  3. Restoration “I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten” (Joel 2:25 NIV). God promised that He will give back to you whatever the devil has taken away from you.
  4. 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 NKJV). God promised not only to provide you with plenty but also that He will deal wondrously with you. Imagine an outpouring beyond anything you´ve know before!
  5. God’s Divine Presence “I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God and there is no other” (Joel 2:27 NKJV). Everywhere you go, His presence goes with you.
  6. Blessings Upon Your Family “I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days” (Joel 2:28-29 NKJV). God desires for your family to build a great heritage of faith and follow Him all the days of your life (see Psalm 115:14).
  7. Deliverance “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Joel 2:32 NKJV). This includes those of us who have been “grafted” as wild olive branches into the tree (see Romans 11:11-24), and this promise of deliverance is available to believers everywhere!
All seven blessings of the Day of Atonement offering are for today’s believers! You can unlock the door to every blessing God has for you and your loved ones!

The Number “3” and Your Appointment with Destiny

numb3God still places significance on His sacred seasons and the Day of Atonement includes a special offering:
“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” (Deuteronomy 16:16-17 NKJV).
This could be your month of divine breakthrough, especially as we move into the Year of Jubilee. Begin unleashing the seven blessings of the atonement in your life by planting your Day of Atonement seed to take the Gospel to the world. Then watch what God does! Let me share what I believe He is saying is important about this special offering: the number “3.” Why “3”? Because it is the number of completeness. There were three times a year when God commanded His people to bring offerings. “3” is the number of the Trinity, and Jesus rose from death on the third day. Three is a significant number throughout the Bible, but God wants to do an even greater work. Gideon’s small band of 300 was victorious against impossible odds—estimated to be at least 135,000 Midianites and Amalekites! The Bible says the multitude was like “grasshoppers” (Judges 7:12). Multiplication is critical, and 300 is powerful far beyond human multiplication.

Your Day of Atonement Offering

Pastor Benny HinnPrayerfully consider planting a Day of Atonement offering in a multiple of 3. God can use enough $300 offerings to impact the world filled with nearly 7.36 billion souls! Your gift should be significant, for this season that occurs in September 2015 (5776 on the Jewish calendar) can be life-changing for you and your loved ones, especially as it ushers in the Year of Jubilee—something that happens only once in most people’s adult lifetime! And during this specific Day of Atonement, as we enter the Year of Jubilee, God’s blessings on your life will be multiplied significantly! Be part of this remarkable season by planting your most generous offering! I ask you to pray about sending a Day of Atonement offering in a multiple of 3—$300 or $3,000—or whatever God puts on your heart. Send your offering today. Lay it on the altar, and watch how God uses that sacred offering to release the seven blessings of the Atonement on your life. Move now, and things will happen in the coming days that you have never experienced! Whatever offering God places on your heart, give it now! This is truly a holy season. Your life can be changed. It’s already happening for many who have stepped out in faith with their Day of Atonement offering, and it can happen for you, too. That is my prayer for you today! With great expectation for you and your future, sig
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This month ushers in a sacred season—your breakthrough appointment with God! We know that the Lord Jesus, the highest authority in heaven and earth, detailed the law of supernatural kingdom outpouring when He said, “Give and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over” (Luke 6:38). During this holy season on God’s calendar, take a powerful step of faith by planting your covenant seed-gift. Then expect to see God’s miracle power at work in your life and in the lives of your loved ones. Don’t miss the blessings of this sacred season!

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