English Ministry of Inland Church

Shepherd’s Corner – october 20, 2019

The last two weeks brought us big Old Testament days of Yom Kippur and Sukkot. I remember when living in New York City, these days were easily recognizable because the schools had those days off since there are many Jewish communities in NYC. Sukkot is translated as Feast of Booths or Tabernacles. It is a week long observance of the harvest and of eating in or staying in a temporary makeshift booth or tent. This was to commemorate the 40 years in the desert as God’s people lived in portable tents and followed God’s leading. This also is to point to the temporary nature of life here as God’s people looks to the Promised Land beyond. Yom Kippur is translated as the Day of Atonement. This was the time held once a year where the high priest would make sacrifice for all of God’s people for the forgiveness of the peoples’ sins before God. Now for us on this side of the New Testament we too are reminded of the temporary nature of our lives here as we look towards our heavenly home. And how did we get entrance into our heavenly home? Because our great high priest, Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for the forgiveness (atonement) of our sins once and for all on the cross. This is how we can view how those OT events can point us to Gospel realities. in Him, Rev. Daevid Yoon

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