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The Book of Hebrews and Yom Kippur

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The Book of Hebrews is one of those books that requires context in order to fully understand its message. Written from Italy around the time of the destruction of the Temple. The writer is giving deep insight into the amazing message of remission that God has done for Israel and Humanity. Did you know that the word translated in your Bibles as forgiveness of sins, in the Greek means Remission? Did you know the Hebrew equivalent to Remission in Hebrew? Have you ever studied the book of Hebrews in the context of the day of atonement in the Year of Jubilee? In this study we will study about all the verses in the New Testament that use this word and you will see the different dimension of the message of the Gospel.

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Rico Cortes

I am a teacher of Scriptures, Torah follower, and believer in Messiah Yeshua. I have been given the opportunity to share the Word of God with many believers around the world. My work as a servant of the Most High God has allowed me to be a voice to spread the good news of the New Testament, unveiling its truth through context and the obedience to the Almighty through his Torah.

1 thought on “The Book of Hebrews and Yom Kippur”

  1. Really wonderful insight Rico! So many verses make more sense in light of rebellious sin only forgiven by the King. Reason why “the law” could not release some sins.

    Yeshua’s death won for Him the dominion (which Adam lost) – the role of King over all things. With that dominion, He forgives (releases) as King. Makes great sense.

    Yeshua had to be “obedient unto death” to fulfill every requirement of the covenant – in order to receive the promises of the covenant (dominion). The earth was “given to mankind”. Mankind lost the dominion, to Satan because the LORD could not protect them without their obedience. Yeshua won the dominion back (for mankind), by perfectly fulfilling the one condition (perfect loyalty/obedience of the LORD). He was tested “unto death”.
    I have a study titled “Dominion” on my website you might like.

    I cannot agree with you about the Melchizedek priesthood being unable to officiate on the earth. Yeshua is “made a priest forever”. Forever is forever. When He reigns on earth as King, He will still be a priest – like Melchizedek was. Melchizedek was both king and priest, and he was certainly “on the earth”.

    Before the golden calf rebellion, the firstborn was the priest for family/clan/tribe. But the LORD changed the priesthood – to the Levites/Aaronic males. That was a change! It was change of the priesthood.

    If the LORD changed the priesthood, then HE could change it back – to “the firstborn”. Yeshua IS “the firstborn over all creation”.
    The Melchizedek priesthood is the firstborn priesthood. We – as “in Messiah” – become Melchizedek priests. No – not the high priest. We don’t bring blood into the Temple. But we do offer incense (prayers) and let our light shine (the Lamps), and provide “bread” for the LORD’s table (presenting ourselves). We teach the Law as the ancient priests did.

    The covenant of Sinai was a covenant of marriage. That marriage was ended – first by divorce of Israel, and second by death of “the husband”. That renders the first covenant obsolete. That is why we are living under a new covenant. “New” – not renewed. And we are “betrothed” to “another man” – the risen glorified Messiah. That’s Romans 7.
    Just my opinion.
    PS: Thought I’d share a recent insight on Zechariah Chapter 4 – the vision of the golden bowl.
    Priests and Kings were both anointed. The two olive branches represent priest and king.
    David wrote about the anointing of Aaron, with the oil dripping from his beard. That is what gave me the connection.
    I was reading Zechariah 4 again, and I suddenly thought of that Psalm, and instantly I could “see” it – the connection.
    The royal anointing and the priestly anointing are combined in the person of Yeshua Messiah, just as the oil from each olive branch is combined in the golden bowl.
    The golden bowl represents Yeshua. He has become the conduit for the spirit to the 7 churches (Revelation vision of John).
    The vision was about Messiah.
    Shalom
    Rachel Cory

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