THE MELCHIZEDEKAL ORDER [58.]
Day Of Atonement...Good News Meeting
The Lord said to Moses, The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves and present an offering to the Lord made by fire. Do no work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the Lord your God. Anyone who does not deny himself on that day must be cut off from his people. I will destroy from among his people anyone who does any work on that day. You shall do no work at all. This is to be lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live. It is a Sabbath of rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your Sabbath.”
Leviticus 23:26-32. [New international Version]
Perfecting of the church 10th day
Throughout history the bride has always prepared herself for the bridegroom; and in the church’s case-
‘.he can present to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.’
Ephesians 4:25 [New International Version]
She will be a church that any husband would love to have; and she marries him with the knowledge that she is looking her very best.
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another- and all the more as you see the day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25. [New international Version]
What was needed was constant communion - breaking of the Bread of His Presence ‘Do this in remembrance of Me’- until Jesus was seen appearing. Unfortunately, there was a breach of promise between Pentecost and Tabernacles in historical Israel; and so it has proven to be the case with the New Testament Church.
Israel - failed to go into the land in God’s timing.
The Church - failed to go into the world in God’s timing.
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: “How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of those grumbling Israelites. So tell them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do the very things I heard you say;..”
For forty years-one year for each of the forty days you explored the land-you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.’
Numbers 14:1,2,34. [New international Version]
The Lord forgives the unfaithfulness of his people, not once, but many, many times. He himself practises what He preached: -
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Matthew 18:21,22. [New international