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At the height of the Yom Kippur War, when Israel was at its lowest, famed poet and singer Leonard Cohen visited the country and did a series of performances that raised the spirits of a nation. Almost 50 years later, journalist and author Matti Friedman took a deep dive into Cohen's impromptu tour with Who by Fire: War, Atonement, and the Resurrection of Leonard Cohen, which chronicles Cohen's also delves into Cohen's spiritual and professional crisis and reawakening. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Friedman once again to discuss his research on Leonard Cohen, Israel's attitude during the Yom Kippur War, and the importance of Cohen's appearance in boosting soldiers' morale.
Dr. Matthew Richardson discusses the importance of revelation to become truly converted to Jesus Christ and why we wear “the whole armor of God.”Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/new-testament-episodes-31-40/YouTube: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part II–Dr. Matthew Richardson 00:07 Dr. Richardson shares a personal story about the power of the gospel2:00 Unity and one body03:39 Grace05:08 C.S. Lewis and the scissors analogy09:25 Gratitude and not boasting11:27 Jesus enacts uncomfortable change13:36 Remaining close to the Spirit15:58 We are called to be a light18:50 Let God prevail21:13 Putting off our natural tendencies22:52 Being receptive to revelation25:29 A great wrestle26:45 Honoring parents29:16 Why we don the “whole armor of God”35:59 Protecting and defending38:45 Protecting our thoughts41:06 The mysteries will be solved through revelation and revelators43:38 The power of the sacrament47:59 Not the “hoodie of happiness”49:19 Having the Spirit with us51:51 It's not a burden, it's a quest 54:21 Strength in numbers56:08 The Atonement of Jesus Christ and the role of the Spirit57:56 President Eyring on “no more strangers”1:00:54 A warning from Paul and final message 1:06:36 End of Part II–Dr. Matthew RichardsonThanks to the followHIM team:Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
This week, our usual Sunday evening service coincided with the beginning of Yom Kippur, the biblical Day of Atonement. On this day, people across the Jewish world read from the Scroll of Jonah, reminding themselves of the centrality of repentance in their walk with God. This centrality of repentance is not only tangible throughout the BIble but echoes throughout the New Testament. However, how often are we told by the world that forgiveness is contemptible? CS Lewis famously remarked, "it is not that people think this too high and difficult a virtue: it is that they think it hateful and contemptible." Turning to our Gospel reading in Matthew about the Unfaithful Servant, it is made perfectly clear that if we do not forgive, we will not be forgiven. In this week's sermon, John Arnold highlights the stark difference between the world's view of forgiveness and that of God's view, linking it back to demonstrate how we can see the fingerprints of this dichotomy in the traditional Jonah readings for Yom Kippur. Readings: Leviticus 23:26-32 •Isaiah 57:14-58:14 • Matthew 18:21-35 👉🏼 Blessed by our teachings? Consider saying thank you with a small (or large) donation. www.christchurchjerusalem.org/donate/ 👉🏼 This sermon is also available on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/christchurchjerusalem
Today is Yom Kippur -- the highest Holy Day of the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur means Day of Atonement, atonement being one of the central themes of the Bible. But has Yom Kippur changed through the years, and if so, what should it be like now?And do you know what "Atonement" means?Join me for Today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn more about this very important topic.Scripture Used in Today's MessageaçLeviticus 17:11Romans 3:23-25Leviticus 16:1-34Join us at our Faithwalers Conference, December 27-30, in Black Mountain, NC. Go to Faithwalkersconference.com to learn more and to registerWho do you know that needs to hear today's message? Go ahead and forward this to them along with a prayer that God will use it in their life.To become a TSCM Ministry Partner, click herehttps://www.tomthepreacher.com/supportTo find Tom on Instagram, Facebook, TicTok, and elsewhere, go to linktr.ee/tomthepreacher Have you read my book, "Takin' it to Their Turf"?If not, you may request a copy on my website, www.TomthePreacher.comWe send a copy to anyone who donates to our ministry, but if you can't do so, simply request a copy by sending us an email.************ Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God personally? *********Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf, when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions challenging our faith.
Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on the Jewish calendar. On Rosh Hashanah, it is tradition to say “It is written”; then, on Yom Kippur, to say, “It is sealed.” The idea is that the stage is set during this time for everything that's going to happen in the year to come. Listen as Doug Stringer explains why it's important for us to seek God diligently during this time. He is a God of perfect timing, and we are coming up on a very special season the Lord has created with very specific instructions.Click here for SHOW NOTES.Share this message with a friend and subscribe for weekly encouragement and inspiration!Visit AWordInSeasonPodcast.org for a free 30-Day Devotional, Show Notes, and to see previous guests.Learn more at: SomebodyCares.org and join us to support this ministry and disaster response efforts.You can also receive weekly Provoke-a-Thought emails, monthly teaching emails, periodic ministry updates, or join our prayer team by signing up here!FOLLOW US ON-Facebook: @SomebodyCaresAmericaYoutube: SomebodyCaresAmericaRumble: SomebodyCares orTwitter: _SomebodyCares.Instagram: SomebodyCaresAmericaLinkedIn: Somebody Cares America
Rev. Steve Andrews, pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee's Summit, MO, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Leviticus 23:1-44. As the LORD orders holy places for His people, so He orders holy times for His people. The Sabbath was the LORD's gift of weekly rest for His people, so that they would trust that He is their Creator and Redeemer. The Feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Weeks were clustered toward the beginning of their year, and the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Booths were clustered around the middle of the year. In this way, the LORD ordered His people's lives around His gifts, so that they would receive all things from Him with thanksgiving. “The Holiness of God” is a series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Leviticus. Because God desired to dwell among His sinful people for their blessing rather than their destruction, He gave them the sacrifices and regulations of Leviticus to bestow His holiness upon them. In this way, the book of Leviticus points us to Christ who is our great High Priest who offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice to make us holy before God.
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It's the Day of Atonement, so I pre-recorded a show! But I did it last year, which means it's now a re-run. There was no time for a new one this year, since I had weekend guests. But the show from as close to a year ago as possible, the September 26, 2022 show, was actually a pre-recorded Rosh Hashanah show! October 5, 2022 was the pre-recorded Yom Kippur show. So we're bringing you the Oct. 5th show, so you don't get confused. Get it? The Eastern Orthodox are finally off the hook for today's confusing calendar joke! What did we do last time we were atoning? Scott described it this way: REPENT NOW! If you are the kind who prefers to mete out your contrition in dribs and drabs over the course of a year rather than just reaping everything you sowed in one fell swoop, lament no more! Yesterday, David Waldman was warming up his self-reproach muscles when he realized that he sorely regretted not supplying us with a fresh KITM for today... So, here's our brand-new prerecorded show! Trump knew how to handle classified documents, but he didn't want to handle them that way, and people who wanted to keep their jobs did it the way that Trump wanted. A majority of House Republicans voted to overturn the 2020 election. Since then, most haven't seen a need to recant, but to instead fine tune their rhetoric for the highest ROI. In fact, Ginni Thomas, the Oath Keepers, Marjorie Traitor Greene and FPOTUS have set the pace on rousing their rabble, by employing the “accusation in a mirror” technique. The mother-daughter duo from the MAGA group Women For America First have strong connections with Mark Meadows, Donald Trump, and Mike Lindell, and advance information on a lot of seditionist and insurrectionist shenanigans. Darwin H.M., aka @Darwin_Darko, aka the most reasonable man in America, tells us of the forgotten story of the “reverse freedom rides” of 1962 — with a music bed too — it's like a Ken Burns film without the distraction of floating pictures!
As we celebrate Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) today we discuss God's redemptive plan for our lives. The power of this day allows each of us to be redeemed, but it also launches us into the greatness of this work. Walk in all that He paid for!!!
Today marks the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Even though I am not Jewish, I've always appreciated the intention and meaning behind this day of reflection, a day to atone for the ways we have harmed others or ourselves. I share once again the Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness, an appropriate prayer to help us atone and cultivate at - one - ness. May you be at one with yourself, at one with your family and friends, at one with our planet and at one with the Divine. Forgiveness is key! Enjoy the podcast.
Let all things be exactly as they are. Let me not be Your critic, Lord, today, and judge against You. Let me not attempt to interfere with Your creation, and distort it into sickly forms. Let me be willing to withdraw my wishes from its unity, and thus to let it be as You created it. For thus will I be able, too, to recognize my Self as You created me. In Love was I created, and in Love will I remain forever. What can frighten me, when I let all things be exactly as they are? Let not our sight be blasphemous today, nor let our ears attend to lying tongues. Only reality is free of pain. Only reality is free of loss. Only reality is wholly safe. And it is only this we seek today.- - Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles, Lesson 269
The norm for many on The Day of Atonement is to be reminded of the Judgment of God. This year, I'd like for us to receive the revelation of grace The New Temple of Atonement promises us. Understanding the judgment of God is important, but without understanding His grace, we will live self-condemned instead of victorious. It is time for God's people to see the power His atonement holds over our sin, to see our freedom realized!
The regular Torah portion now includes the very last few in the Book of Deuteronomy, the life of Moses himself, and thus some of his final admonitions, including the second, and final, "Song of Moses," in parsha "Ha'azinu," chapter 32 of Debarim. This week is also the Sabbath that falls between the sounding of the shofar, Yom Teruah, that begins the Fall Feasts of Yah, the the tenth day of the seventh month, and "holiest day of the year," Yom Kippur, of the Day of Atonement...sometimes called "Shabbat Shuva," or the Sabbath of Return. It's also a time of GREAT 'Misunderstanding' for most of 'xtianity,' that has been taught one of the Biggest Lies in all human history - that the Creator of the Universe and Author of Scripture 'did away with' His own Written "law" (actually, 'Instruction,' - His Word) and didn't mean it when He said - repeatedly - to keep MY feasts (moedim, and Appointed Times) "forever" - wherever your end up. The Erev Shabbat reading and overview is about that Song of Moses itself, chapter 32: https://hebrewnationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/SSM-9-22-23-Ha-azinu-Yom-Kippur-Deut-32-teaching-podcast-xx.mp3 The "Shabbat Shuba" teaching addresses that misunderstanding, and the whole point of the Sabbath of RETURN directly. And this year, even more than others before it, given the Evil now rampant in the world, is a particularly poignant reminder of why He has told us to remember His "Appointed Times." There is, however, one question that always seems to come up regarding the commandment to observe the "Day of Atonement,' Yom Kippur, by "afflicting our souls." Most of us have been told that might mean to fast for the entire day. But why not just say that? Could there be more? And - just MAYBE - does an understanding there start to tie literally everything together? "Ha-azinu: Yom Kippur, Shabbat Shuva, - and 'afflicting our souls' " https://hebrewnationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/WT-CooH-Ha-azinu-Shabbat-Shuva-and-Anah-our-Nefeshkem-podcast-xxx.mp3 The combined two-part teaching is here:
Here's some words from my heart ❤️ to yours on the Eve of Yom Kippur- the Jewish Holiday of Forgiveness. Yom Kippur, also widely known as the Day of Atonement, is a holiday where Jewish people reflect on their poor choices and ask for forgiveness from God and the people they have hurt/wronged. Jewish theology also says its the 10th of the first 10 days of the year during which God will decide if we will live or die in the year ahead. Rosh Ha Shannah-the first two days of the year (first of the 10 days of the year) are the two days of this "Accounting" of our good versus our not so good choices from the previous year. Whereas, Yom Kippur is a celebratory day in which we celebrate the idea that we are still here and all of the blessings we have had, continue to have, and will co-create in the year ahead. Homework: 1. Reach out to those people you may have hurt intentionally or unintentionally and ask for Forgiveness. 2. Reach out to those people who may have asked to be forgiven by you and you previously chose not to forgive. 3. Ask G-d for forgiveness for any of the ways you may have hurt others, yourself, or the world around you. Bring up specific examples and also say "And please forgive me for the things I unintentionally did to cause harm and don't even know about." 4. Reach out to a few close friends and or family members and ask "Is there any areas in which you think i could improve?" Doing the 4 big homework assignment above can only create more space for blessings in your life to flourish! May we all be sealed and inscribed in the book of life for a sweet, good, healthy, joyful and prosperous year ahead and beyond! -Barbara Heller See One Beautiful Soul podcast
Jesus' Sinless Life The record of Scripture is that Jesus “knew no sin” (2 Cor 5:21), was “without sin” (Heb 4:15), “committed no sin” (1 Pet 2:22), and in whom “there is no sin” (1 John 3:5). But why was the sinless humanity of Jesus necessary? The biblical teaching is that all mankind is sinful and separated from God (Rom 3:10-23). We are sinners in Adam (Rom 5:12; 1 Cor 15:21-22), sinners by nature (Rom 7:14-25; 13:12-14), and sinners by choice (Isa 59:2; Jam 1:14-15). Because of our fallen sinful state, we are completely helpless to solve the sin problem and save ourselves (Rom 5:6-10; Eph 2:1-3), and good works have no saving merit before God (Isa 64:6; Rom 4:4-5; Eph 2:8-9; Tit 3:5). Being completely sinless, Jesus was qualified to go the cross as “a lamb unblemished and spotless” (1 Pet 1:19) and die a substitutionary death in our place, “the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God” (1 Pet 3:18). Charles Lee Feinberg states, “Though tempted in all points as we are, He was nevertheless without sin (Heb 4:15); indeed, we are told, He was holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners (Heb 7:26). In short, the combined testimony of Scripture reveals that in Him is no sin (1 John 3:5).” According to R. B. Thieme Jr.: "As true humanity living on earth, Christ was free from all three categories of human sinfulness: the sin nature, Adam's original sin, and personal sins. The first two categories were eliminated from our Lord's life through the virgin birth, but personal sin remained an issue throughout the Incarnation. Scripture confirms that our Lord can “sympathize with our weaknesses,” because He “has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15). The temptation to personal sin did not come from within, because the humanity of Christ had no inherent sin nature. He did, however, receive temptation from outside His person—even being tempted by Satan himself…By constantly relying on the provisions of the spiritual life (the same provisions available to us), Jesus Christ was able to resist every temptation and remain perfect (1 John 3:3, 5)." Sinners need salvation, but cannot save themselves, nor can they save another. All are trapped in sin and utterly helpless to change their condition. But God the Son did what we cannot do for ourselves. He obeyed the Father and stepped into time and space, taking true and sinless humanity to Himself, and living a perfect life before the Father. Then, at a point in time, He surrendered Himself to the cross and died a penal substitutionary death on behalf of all humanity, bearing the wrath of God in their place. Then He was placed in a grave and rose again to life on the third day, never to die again. The benefits of the cross are applied to those who come to Jesus with the empty hands of faith, believing He died for them, was buried, and raised again on the third day. When they place their faith in Him as Savior, they have forgiveness of sins and eternal life. This is given freely by grace. R. B. Thieme Jr. states: "Every human being needs to be saved, because everyone enters this world in a state of spiritual death, total depravity, and total separation from God. Because man is born hopelessly lost from God and helpless to do anything about it, God, in His grace, designed a perfect plan to reconcile man to Himself. God the Son took the burden of responsibility: He became true humanity and remained sinless so that He could be judged for the sins of the world (1 Pet 3:18). While Jesus Christ hung on the cross, God the Father poured the full wrath of His justice upon the Son He loved so perfectly (Matt 27:46; Rom 5:8–10; 2 Cor 5:21). Christ “bore our sins in His body” (1 Pet 2:24) and took the punishment in our place. God's righteous standard approved of Jesus' sacrifice as payment for all human sins." Jesus' Willingness to Die Jesus was not forced to go to the cross, but willingly went and bore our sin (Isa 53:4-11; John 10:17-18; 1 Pet 2:24). Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep” (John 10:11), and “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative” (John 10:18a). It was the will of the Father for Jesus to die a penal substitutionary death, and Jesus willingly accomplished it. Jesus said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me” (Heb 10:5). And once in hypostatic union, Jesus said, “Behold, I have come to do your will” (Heb 10:9). It was necessary for Jesus to be fully human and free from sin to be the atoning sacrifice. Thomas Constable states, “Jesus willingly offered Himself; no human took His life from Him. However, He offered Himself in obedience to the Father's will.” According to Leon Morris, “The Lord's death does not take place as the result of misadventure or the might of his foes or the like. No one takes his life from him. Far from this being the case, he himself lays it down, and does so completely of his own volition.” William MacDonald adds: "No one could take the Lord's life from Him. He is God, and is thus greater than all the murderous plots of His creatures. He had power in Himself to lay down His life, and He also had power to take it again. But did not men kill the Lord Jesus? They did. This is clearly stated in Acts 2:23 and in 1 Thessalonians 2:15. The Lord Jesus allowed them to do it, and this was an exhibition of His power to lay down His life. Furthermore, He “gave up His Spirit” (John 19:30) as an act of His own strength and will." Jesus' Substitutionary Atonement Atonement is a very important concept in the Bible. In the OT, the word atonement translates the Hebrew verb kaphar (כָּפַר) which means to “cover over, pacify, propitiate, [or] atone for sin.” Theologically, it means “to bring together in mutual agreement, with the added idea, in theology, of reconciliation through the vicarious suffering of one on behalf of another.” The animal sacrificial system—which was part of the Mosaic Law—taught that sin must be atoned for. The idea of substitution was clearly taught as the sinner laid his hands on the animal that died in his place (Lev 4:15, 24; 16:21). The innocent animal paid the price of death on behalf of the guilty sinner. The animal sacrificial system under the Mosaic Law taught that God is holy, man is sinful, and that God was willing to judge an innocent creature as a substitute in place of the sinner. The animal that shed its blood gave up its life in place of the one who had offended God, and it was only through the shed blood that atonement was made. A life for a life. The animal sacrificial system under the Mosaic Law was highly symbolic, temporary, and pointed forward to the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The Levitical priests would regularly perform their temple sacrifices on behalf of the people to God, but being a symbolic system, the animal sacrifices could never “make perfect those who draw near” to Him, for the simple reason that “it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins” (Heb 10:1, 4). For nearly fourteen centuries the temple priests kept “offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins” (Heb 10:11), until finally Christ “offered one sacrifice for sins for all time” (Heb 10:12), and through that one offering “perfected for all time those who are sanctified” by it (Heb 10:14). What the Mosaic Law could never accomplish through the sacrifice of symbols, Christ did once and for all time through His substitutionary death on the cross when he died in the place of sinners. Jesus' death on the cross was a satisfactory sacrifice to God which completely paid the price for our sin. We owed a debt to God that we could never pay, and Jesus paid that debt in full when He died on the cross and bore the punishment that rightfully belonged to us. In Romans 3:25 Paul used the Greek word hilasterion (ἱλαστήριον)—translated propitiation—to show that Jesus' shed blood completely satisfied God's righteous demands toward our sin, with the result that there is nothing more for the sinner to pay to God. Jesus paid our sin-debt in full. The Apostle John tells us “He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world” (1 John 2:2; cf., 1 John 4:10). Jesus' death on the cross forever satisfied God's righteous demands toward the sins of everyone for all time! God has “canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross” (Col 2:14). Regarding Christ's death, J. Dwight Pentecost states: "You can be adjusted to God's standard, because God made Christ to become sin for us. The One who knew no sin, the One in whose lips had never been found guile, took upon Himself our sin in order that He might bear our sins to the cross and offer Himself as an acceptable substitute to God for us—on our behalf, in our place. And when Jesus Christ identified Himself with sinners and went to the cross on their behalf and in their place, He was making possible the doctrine of reconciliation. He was making it possible for God to conform the world to Himself, to adjust the world to His standard so that sinners in the world might find salvation because “Jesus paid it all.” You can be adjusted to God, to God's standard, through Christ, by His death, by His cross, by His blood, and by His identification with sinners." In the NT, the idea of substitution is observed in the use of two Greek prepositions. The first is the preposition huper (ὑπὲρ), translated “for,” which means “in behalf of, for the sake of someone.” The idea of Jesus dying as a substitute in the place of sinners is seen in Romans 5:8 where Paul wrote, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The second preposition that denotes substitution is anti (ἀντὶ), also translated “for,” which expresses the idea “that one person or thing is, or is to be, replaced by another, instead of, in place of.” The preposition anti (ἀντὶ) is seen in Jesus' statement, “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matt 20:28). According to Robert Lightner: "The biblical view of the Savior's death is that he died to satisfy the demands of the offended righteousness of God. The Savior died in the sinner's place. This is an essential, indispensable truth in evangelicalism. It is true that Christ died for the sinner's benefit, but that does not fully describe the nature and purpose of his finished work. He gave his life in the sinner's place. He died as the sinner's substitute. The strongest expression of Christ's substitutionary death is given with the Greek preposition anti, translated “for.” Christ himself used this word when he said, “even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Matt 20:28; cf. Matt 26:28; 1 Tim 2:6). Christ died in the sinner's place. He died instead of the condemned." Jesus' atonement for sins is the basis for reconciliation, because God has judged our sins in the Person of Christ who died on the cross in our place. The death of Christ has forever satisfied God's righteous demands for our sin and it is on this basis that He can accept sinners into heaven. The blood of Christ is the only coin in the heavenly realm that God accepts as payment for our sin-debt, and Christ paid our sin debt in full. That's good news! Because Jesus' death satisfied God's righteousness demands for sin, the sinner can approach God who welcomes him without reservation. God has cleared the way for sinners to come to Him for a new relationship, and this is based completely on the substitutionary work of Christ. God has done everything to reconcile humanity to Himself. The debt that was owed to God was paid in full by the blood of Christ. Dr. Steven R. Cook  Charles Lee Feinberg, “The Hypostatic Union,” Bibliotheca Sacra 92 (1935): 423.  Robert B. Thieme, Jr. “Impeccability of Christ”, Thieme's Bible Doctrine Dictionary, (Houston, TX., R. B. Thieme, Jr., Bible Ministries, 2022), 135.  Robert B. Thieme, Jr. “Salvation”, Thieme's Bible Doctrine Dictionary, (Houston, TX., R. B. Thieme, Jr., Bible Ministries, 2022), 232.  Tom Constable, Tom Constable's Expository Notes on the Bible (Galaxie Software, 2003), Jn 10:18.  Leon Morris, The Gospel according to John, The New International Commentary on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995), 456.  William MacDonald, Believer's Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments, ed. Arthur Farstad (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1995), 1526.  Francis Brown, S.R. Driver and Charles A. Briggs, The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers 1979), 497.  G. W. Bromiley, “Atone; Atonement,” ed. Geoffrey W. Bromiley, The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1979–1988), 352.  J. Dwight Pentecost, Things Which Become Sound Doctrine (Grand Rapids, Mi., Kregel Publications, 1965), 89.  William Arndt et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 1030.  Ibid., 87.  Robert P. Lightner, Handbook of Evangelical Theology: A Historical, Biblical, and Contemporary Survey and Review (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1995), 194.
Do you sometimes feel like things don't go your way? Does following the will of G-d cost you at times for seemingly no benefit? Join Rabbi Kevin Solomon of Congregation Beth Hallel on Yom Kippur as he reminds us that, despite things seeming difficult or burdensome initially, they can be used for G-d's purposes and our gain in the end. Yeshua, who was rejected and killed, was resurrected and now provides the ultimate atonement for us all. May you have a meaningful fast on this special Day of Atonement.Romans 8.28; Genesis 44.11-13; Genesis 44.34; Genesis 45.4-9; Isaiah 53.2-6; Isaiah 53.10-12; Zechariah 12.10Prayer Requests or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgCBH WebsiteDonateYouTube Channel
Here we are, at the peak of the Ten Days of Awe, Yom Kippur. It's the Day of Atonement, a time when many Jewish people fast, pray, and attend synagogue services. This solemn day carries enormous significance. It's not just a day to say sorry, but to truly reflect on one's actions and seek genuine atonement. While the weight of the day is profoundly felt in Jewish communities, it also offers an extraordinary moment for us as followers of Jesus to recognize Him as our ultimate atonement.
Taking off the limitations! Today on Yom Kippur, is a new beginning for you. On this Day of Atonement, the repentance, forgiveness, and atonement that washes you clean, break the contract with failure in your life. You are forgiven, righteous, and free as Jesus is the burden-remover and yoke destroyer for you. Stay connected with us at Stay connected with us at: www.larryhuchministries.com larryhuchministries.com/resources/#podcast
On Yom Kippur afternoon, we read the 48-verse Book of Jonah, which tells of a renegade prophet, Jonah, who defies the directive of God and refuses to castigate the people of Nineveh and instead escapes from God to Tarshish – with mixed results. A simple reading of the story reveals a tale of repentance, both of the protagonist, Jonah, and of the people of Nineveh. But our Sages let us in on a secret that the Book of Jonah contains a hidden, kabbalistic story embedded beneath the story – which also teaches us powerful, topical messages for the Day of Atonement.– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –DONATE: Please consider supporting the podcasts by making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –Email me with questions, comments, and feedback: email@example.com– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –SUBSCRIBE to my Newsletterrabbiwolbe.com/newsletter– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –SUBSCRIBE to Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe's PodcastsThe Parsha PodcastThe Jewish History PodcastThe Mitzvah Podcast This Jewish LifeThe Ethics PodcastTORAH 101 ★ Support this podcast ★
Yom Kippur Begins at sunset on September 24, 2023 Ends at nightfall on September 25, 2023 Join Rabbi to learn about the most holy day on God's sacred calendar called Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement). Understand how detrimental sin is and God's answer to how you can be delivered from it today! Visit our website at DiscoveringTheJewishJesus.com
Know the power of God's grace in the Feast of the Lord, as you learn how to prepare for God's inspection. **** Welcome to Celebrating God's Grace, A Women World Leader's Podcast, I'm your host Robin Kirby- Gatto. Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate God's grace, in our lives, in our ministry, and around the world. Today's Title: Inspection Time 35 “And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you and contend with you face to face. 36 As I entered into judgment and contended with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I enter into judgment and contend with you, says the Lord God. 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod [as the shepherd does his sheep when he counts them, and I will count you as Mine and I will constrain you] and bring you into the covenant to which you are permanently bound. 38 And I will purge out and separate from among you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they temporarily dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you shall know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 20:35-38 AMPC We're in my favorite time of year, which is the time of the Fall Feasts for God's People. September 16th is the Feast of Trumpets, September 20th is the Day of Atonement, and September 30th is the beginning of the seven days of Feast of Tabernacles. The fall feasts are laid forth in Leviticus 23:24-37. The Jews celebrate the New Year, Rosh Hashana, which is the first month of the Civil Year, beginning with the month of Tishrei, falling on the same day with the Feast of Trumpets. It's at this time that the Jewish people believe there is the passing of Judgment for the New Year, which can be likened to the sheep passing under the shepherd's rod. The Feast of Trumpets is a foreshadowing of Jesus' second coming, where He will blow the trumpet as His people will be caught up with Him, and then tabernacle with Him eternally in heaven, as displayed in the Feast of Tabernacles. Prescribed in Revelation 19:7-8, we're making ourselves ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, permitted to dress in fine linen that's dazzling white. Like the preparation of a farmer gathering the harvest, there's a preparation for God's people to enter the fall feasts, which begins with one examining their own heart as they seek God, to see if there be any wicked way within them. (Psalm 139:23-24) This past Friday, after I did a video on the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord, I received an email from the apartment management company that there would be an inspection, on what I thought read “Monday.” I began cleaning the dining room on Friday, basically used for storing boxes of cookware that needed to be unpacked. Then, I determined that the rest of the house could be dealt with over the weekend, since my husband would be available to help. When the weekend came, we not only cleaned the bathroom, but knew that a bigger project lay ahead of us, my youngest son's room. Now, I don't know how many mothers out there can relate to having a son, which I have two. I've gone through years of dealing with them on dirty rooms while growing up. In fact, my youngest can go for days with soda or drink cans, boxes of crackers or the like, and be completely fine with it. In fact, I think he could go for weeks if not months like that, and it does not affect him. As a result, occasionally, in years past, I've cleaned my youngest son's room, as a birthday or holiday gift. However, things were different two years ago. I became too overwhelmed at the thought of even tackling his room. As I mentioned in my last podcast with my hormonal storm in August, where my estrogen tanked, I didn't realize how much the deficiency of it took a toll on regular activities. Because my estrogen was getting lower, I wasn't motivated to clean anything and was pretty much overwhelmed by everything. Thank goodness, that the three weeks on Hormone Replacement Therapy, had renewed my youth. I never knew prior to this, that estrogen was known as “the fountain of youth,” and now I understand why. Thus, I had amazing energy and motivation at cleaning my youngest son's room, as I felt like a foreman on a construction site, giving assignments to my husband, in us tackling what seemed like the aftermath of a tornado. To mine and my husband's amazement, we finished in an hour and half, and it looked PHENOMENAL! I won't go into detail, but I had at least three bags of trash that Rich hauled out. After our hard work, we were able to rest, feeling more relaxed, knowing that everything was prepared in advance for the inspection. Inspect means to examine something or someone closely. It comes from two Latin words “in” meaning “in” and “specere,” meaning, “look at.” As we look at the Fall Feasts, beginning with Feast of Trumpets and get closer to the Day of Atonement, these two specific feasts are a token of God's message for us to prepare for the inspection of the Lord, symbolically preparing for Christ's return. This can be seen in Ezekiel 20, with God preparing His sheep to pass under the shepherd's rod. Pass in Hebrew is ʻâbar pronounced aw-bar' meaning, “to cross over, to cover, carry over, escape, go beyond, go forth, sweet smelling, etc.” [i] The Hebrew letters that compose pass, reveal much, as we look at the Old Hebrew symbols and their meaning. Ayin, Bet, and Resh are the Hebrew letters for pass. Ayin is the ancient symbol of an eye meaning, “to see know and experience.” Bet is the ancient symbol of a tent meaning, “tent, house, household, and family.” Finally, Resh is the ancient symbol of a man's face meaning, “head, highest, and person.” Therefore, all three letters combined, create the word picture SEEING AND EXPERIENCING THE HOUSE OF THE MOST HIGH! Wow! This is us preparing for ETERNITY! The English letters that spell the Hebrew word for pass are A.B.A.R. When I look at the English spelling of this Hebrew word, I cannot help but see the two words A BAR! You've heard the saying “raise the bar.” The term “raise the bar” originated from athletic games referring to the pole vault and high jump. This can be likened to 2 Corinthians 3:18. “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC Our bar each year, as we approach the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, is to go from glory to glory, being transformed into the image of Christ. Glory comes from the Greek word doxa pronounced dox'-ah meaning, “glory, dignity, honor, worship, and praise.” [ii] This comes from the Greek word dokéō pronounced dok-eh'-o meaning, “to think, seem good, pleasure, etc.” What I can relate to with this primary Greek word for glory is that it means “TO THINK!” Immediately my mind goes to Jeremiah 29:11, where God's thoughts towards us are to give us a hope and a future. Thus, as we go from glory to glory in the Word of Truth being transformed into the image of Christ's character, WE THINK GOD'S THOUGHTS! This is what the bar looks like in the individual Christian's life. We think more in align with God's heart, seeing through the eyes of Love, having mercy on others, without judgment, to believe and pray as the Father leads us. This is the power of love. This is what my husband and I did when we cleaned our son's room. We didn't point out all the grossness of the things we found, that made me want to put on a hazmat suit. We didn't think he was awful or horrible. Why? Because we love him! We see him through love's eyes. We saw his room already as being clean before we finished, because that's how we see him. What is absolutely wild, is that I waited for the inspection on Monday, and it never happened. So as the day went on, I decided to look at the email again. I know for certain I saw the word “Monday,” for the inspection, and thought they would come late. Low and behold, as I reread the email, it said the inspection would be THURSDAY! We cleaned up several days ahead, prepared and waited for the inspection. All I could do was give a sigh of relief, thanking God that I read it wrong. Otherwise, I would have done all the cleaning myself, not asking for help from my husband. With this relief, I just pondered on the Hebrews 4 rest of the Lord, the Seventh Day rest, represented in the seven-day celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. Think of this, how we'll be blessed that we did what the Lord prescribed for us on earth, preparing for heaven. The sheep passing under the bar as in Ezekiel, for eternity are those who will tabernacle with God. And for us on earth are those who can cross over into the New Year, becoming more like Christ. I couldn't help but think how it would be if we treated everyday as though we were preparing for an inspection with God. We'd be a little kinder, more long suffering, forgiving others quickly, being slow to anger, and serving others with the love of Christ. As we continue in the Fall Feasts, let's celebrate the fact that we will be caught up one day with the Lord and tabernacle with Him eternally. In this celebration let's rejoice that we're all going to be together, treating each other with respect and honor, to enter the place of God's approval, being a faithful servant of the Lord, to hear “well done, my good and faithful servant, enter the joy of the Lord!” Thanks for listening to Women World Leaders podcast! Join us each Monday, Wednesday and Friday as we explore together God's extravagant love and your courageous purpose. Visit our website at www.womenworldleaders.com to submit a prayer request, register for an upcoming event, and support the ministry. From His heart to yours, we are Women World Leaders. All content is copyrighted by Women World Leaders and cannot be used without express written consent. [i] Strong's Concordance Hebrew word # 5674 [ii] Strong's Concordance Greek word # 1391
Danya Ruttenberg, the Scholar-in-Residence for the National Council of Jewish Women -- and also (unofficially) the "Rabbi of Twitter" according to many -- joins Dan and Lex for a special Yom Kippur episode of Judaism Unbound! Together they explore her book, On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World, considering what it has to teach us about the process of making amends, and asking how its lessons could help us create deeper and more meaningful forms of Yom Kippur experience.Fall 2023 Courses in the UnYeshiva (Judaism Unbound's digital center for Jewish learning and unlearning) are open for registration! Learn more about this semester's courses -- taught by Yoshi Silverstein, Eliana Light, Tamar Kamionkowski, Caryn Aviv, and Rachel Rose Reid -- via www.judaismunbound.com/classes.Access full shownotes for this episode via this link.And if you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Support Judaism Unbound by clicking here!
In memory of Beverly Sasson A'H by her son Maurice The pasuk says, טוב וישר ה' על כן יורה חטאים בדרך – Hashem is good and upright and that is why he directs the sinners back on the proper path. It is only because of Hashem's unending goodness that He gives us the ability and helps us make teshuva and get rid of all of our sins. All year long whatever happens that hurts us, we say happily, "It's kappara ," and we accept it from Hashem. Kappara means the affliction is giving us atonement for our sins. In general, all of hardship and difficulty leads back to this same concept: It is Hashem in His infinite mercy giving us atonement in this world so that we don't have to get it in the Next World. But there is another way to get atonement that doesn't hurt. In fact, we even get a mitzvah for doing it. That is teshuva. Whenever a person sins, his immediate reaction should be to make teshuva and get rid of all its harmful effects. Rabbenu Yonah writes, by making teshuva right away, a person can gain so much. Besides for getting rid of the transgression, it will help the person be stronger not to do the sin again when the opportunity arises. He says, doing a sin a second time is much worse than the first because once a person sees that he is subject to falling in a certain area, it is incumbent upon him to try to prevent it from happening again. Teshuva accomplishes that. Furthermore, when a person sins and repeats the sin, Chazal tell us, the person loses feelings of guilt toward the sin and psychologically feels that it is okay to do again and that is very harmful. If we would only do teshuva immediately after we sin, it would save us from so much trouble. Nobody wants to go against Hashem, and therefore it is easy to say we are sorry and regret what we did. And even if a person feels he may repeat the sin in the future, that does not preclude him from fixing what he did in the past. If it happens again, he will deal with it then. But why not remove the negative effects that have already began to take hold? The Mabit writes, each part of teshuva is a mitzvah in its own right and can be accomplished independently of the other parts. Just admitting that we sinned is a mitzvah, just regretting what we did is a mitzvah and just accepting not to do it again is a mitzvah. Learning to do teshuva right away can save a person from parnasa problems, from health problems and from any other problems that are possible to come in this world. Chazal tells us, during these days of Aseret Yamei Teshuva, Hashem is closer than any other time of the year. The Rambam writes that now, more than ever, our teshuva is easily accepted and accomplishes so much. It's so easy to do, all it requires is a little time and thought. Let us utilize the wondrous gift that Hashem has given us and purify ourselves with our words and our hearts. And b'ezrat Hashem, we should all be sealed in the Book of Life. Amen.
The Jewish High Holy Days begin at sundown mid-September with Rosh Hashanah, commemorating God's creation of man. Faithful Jews often greet each other by saying “L'shanah tovah,” which means “for a good year.” It also includes the blowing of the shofar and the eating of apples, honey, challah bread with raisons. But these days come to an end ten days later with the highest of all the high holy days: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, when practicing Jews ask forgiveness for their sins against God and against their fellow human beings. Back in the Temple days, the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies only on this Sabbath of Sabbaths with two sin offerings: a bull for his house and a goat for the people. The priest would then lay the sins of the people on a second goat, chosen by lot as the scapegoat and released into the wilderness. But why are these Jewish holidays important for Christians? First, it's a great reminder that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah — the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Unlike the scapegoat, the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross is good for all time. Second, these holy days out of Leviticus also offer profound insight into the roots of our faith. On today's episode of the Great Stories podcast, Charles Morris is joined by three Messianic Jews who tell their stories of faith in Christ against the backdrop of the Jewish High Holy Days — all of which are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
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In this very special episode of sustainably recycled stuff devoted to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, hear about the evolution of the great piyyut and prayer, u'netanah tokef, and hear how members of the crew make sense of the strange and beautiful holiday from their strange and beautiful perspectives. Jeremy Benstein, “The Bikes and Vibes of Yom Kippur in the first modern, Jewish city” Miriam Herschlag, “Sins for the Internet Age” Noah, “And to think that I saw it on Yom Kippur” All that and indie songs of Yom Kippur!
The human soul carries a deep yearning for atonement. In cultures around the world and across the broad expanse of religious thought, rituals and traditions abound, highlighting the lengths we go to find relief from the weight of our mistakes and misdeeds. The Jewish people are no different. As followers of Jesus, we know that our atonement not only covered our sins once for the next year, but also forgave our sins once and for all.
Prepare for a journey of introspection and self-evaluation. We are guided through a comprehensive checklist of questions designed to prompt self-reflection and assess different aspects of our lives, from our prayer habits to our interactions with others. This episode promises to ignite your path towards personal growth, imbuing you with insights about the essence of integrity, humility, love, and fear of God.We explore the power of inspiration and its ability to effect change, even in the most subtle ways. With compelling stories and examples, we emphasize the significance of leading a holy and dignified life and extending these values to our children. The conversation concludes with insights into preparing for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, urging us to introspect and repent for our sins. Tune in and immerse yourself in this enlightening discussion which will leave you inspired to reflect on your life and strive for improvement.This episode (#237) of the Jewish Inspiration Podcast by Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe is dedicated in Honor of Avi & Eti White!****To listen to other podcasts by Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe: https://linktr.ee/ariwol Jewish Inspiration Podcast: https://inspiration.transistor.fm/episodes Parsha Review Podcast: https://parsha.transistor.fm/episodes Living Jewishly Podcast: https://jewishly.transistor.fm/episodes Thinking Talmudist Podcast: https://talmud.transistor.fm/episodes Unboxing Judaism Podcast: https://unboxing.transistor.fm/episodes Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe Podcast Collection: https://collection.transistor.fm/episodes Please send your questions, comments and even your stories to firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease visit www.torchweb.org to see a full listing of our Jewish outreach and educational resources available in the Greater Houston area and please consider sponsoring a podcast by making a donation to help support our global outreach at https://www.torchweb.org/donate. Thank you!For a full listing of podcasts available by TORCH at https://www.TORCHpodcasts.comRecorded in the TORCH Centre - Studio B to a live audience on September 19, 2023, in Houston, Texas.Released as Podcast on September 20, 2023 ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Web Description: If you are in Christ, you are a new creature and old things have passed away. So have the old things passed away from you? Has your old Adamic nature passed away and you no longer struggle with sin? Is that an experience you have had? I think, for the most part, people do not believe that that experience even exists. Yet that experience is what the Day of Atonement is about. And as we celebrate it this year, I think we should appropriate that experience to be the reality in our lives. Show Notes: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is observed as a time of fasting and repentance. It was a day appointed by God to make atonement for the people and to cleanse them of their sins. That involved animal sacrifice, but an important aspect of that day was that one goat was not sacrificed but sent out alive to remove the sins of the people. Christ did this for us on a permanent basis. Yet as Christians we emphasize the forgiveness of sin, and this aspect of permanently removing our sin is something we have difficulty believing. Regardless, this is something God emphasized for the Day of Atonement. Our understanding of forgiveness is rooted in Passover. As the Passover lamb covered the children of Israel and protected them from judgment, so the blood of Christ covers us and protects us from judgment. This covering is generally what we refer to as forgiveness of sins. But the cleansing and removal of sin was not at Passover; it was on the Day of Atonement. I think there is an important difference between having our sins forgiven and having our sins removed. You can be forgiven of your sins and still have the nature of sin in you. And it is clear that we Christians still have that nature. Therefore, just as Passover is an important part of our deliverance, so the Day of Atonement is a time when we look to the Lord—not just for the forgiveness of our sin but for the removal of the nature of sin. Can we believe for that? I think we can. Key Verses: • 1 Corinthians 5:7. “Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.” • Leviticus 23:26–28. “It is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the LORD.” • Leviticus 16:1–34. Read about Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. • Leviticus 16:11. “Aaron shall offer the bull of the sin offering which is for himself … and for his household.” • Leviticus 16:15. “He shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering which is for the people.” • Leviticus 16:22. “The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a solitary land.” • Leviticus 16:30. “It is on this day that atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you.” • Hebrews 9:18–28. “Christ … will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin.” • 2 Corinthians 5:15–17. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature.” • John 3:1–13. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” • Romans 6:1–13. “Our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with.” • Ephesians 4:22–24. “Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self.” • Colossians 3:9–10. “You laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self.” • Romans 12:1–2. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Quotes: • “Every Sunday you receive Communion, the Lord's Supper, and the purpose of that is to remember the sacrifice that was made. And most people use it in applying the blood once again and looking for forgiveness of the sins that have transpired since last Sunday.” • “I think we should humble ourselves and reach for a level of experience that we have not yet received, which is this new creature that is freed from the conditionings and the nature of the past.” • “There is a process where we transcend through the good, the acceptable, and the perfect into a renewal of our mind, which transforms us into His likeness and His image. And I believe this is the purpose of the Day of Atonement.” Takeaways: 1. The meaning of atonement is just as the word is spelled: at-one-ment. We are to be at one with God, brought into a oneness with Him. Yet God is without sin and cannot countenance the existence of sin. It is one thing to be forgiven of sin, but we cannot dwell with God in His presence with sin still dwelling within us. Atonement involves the removal of that sin. 2. The idea that we are forgiven is wonderful. We understand that through forgiveness we receive eternal life, and we are accepted into the family of God. But for me personally, it grieves me that we continue to live—and feel like it is acceptable to live—with this nature of sin still dominating or at least existing within us. 3. I believe that we can reach in right now and appropriate the reality of the Day of Atonement, and we can put on the new self. Yes, we need to be forgiven of our sins, but likewise, we need to lay aside the old self and put on the new self, “which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness.”
It's been said that two of the hardest words for people to say are “I'm sorry.” Can you relate? When have you experienced needing to apologize and dreaded doing it? Or maybe, you have been hurt by someone who won't apologize to you? In this special episode about Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, host Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, explores how those two words relate to the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Admitting our wrongdoings, committing to making changes, and moving forward is what the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur is all about! When we do this with sincerity, God always forgives and always has mercy. And those words – “I'm sorry” – have the power to heal relationships and change our future for the better.
We've heard of burnout and PTSD but what about “moral injury”, that's affecting soldiers and also Covid-19 health workers? --- “Soul sick”. That's how some of the literature describes the effects of “moral injury” on people. Perhaps we're more used to violence leaving a physical mark or causing psychological trauma that disrupts a person's ability to live their everyday life. But moral injury is a different kind of wound altogether. As defined by Andrew Sloane, theologian and Morling College ethicist, “it's when somebody has either done or witnessed something which is in deep conflict with their internalised moral values, and it leaves them damaged psychologically, emotionally, ethically, spiritually.” “It is a disruption to someone's understanding of themselves. It's a matter of wounded identity and a wounded sense of what the world is meant to be and who they're meant to be in it,” Andrew said, before explaining how the experience of caring for people during the Covid-19 pandemic left many health workers morally injured. In this episode of Life & Faith, we also hear from Sam Gregory, the last Australian Defence Force (ADF) chaplain in Afghanistan, sent there as Coalition forces were withdrawing after 20 years in the country. He describes the turmoil of feeling “the sense [that] we weren't done yet, and that we were being constrained by political forces to bring about the end of that operation”. Then there were his “feelings of profound shame” that Australian military involvement in Afghanistan meant that soldiers essentially had to dehumanise not only the enemy but also their local allies. “My faith tells me that every human is made in the image of God and therefore worthy of dignity and respect and value. And then I'm part of an organiszation that has taken that dignity and respect away from a whole nation of people,” Sam said. This is a confronting and difficult exploration of the invisible wounds suffered by those to whom we entrust our safety and security. But as health workers leave the caring professions, and returned war veterans struggle to adjust to normal life, it's an increasingly necessary conversation. --- Explore Andrew Sloane's article for ABC Religion & Ethics on moral injury and Covid-19 health workers Atonement: the Australian Story episode featuring Dean Yates
Yom Kippur, the awesome Day of Atonement, begins this Sunday evening September 24. This week's Jerusalem Lights podcast looks at this amazing day of forgiveness and atonement…. but how does Torah define sin, and what constitutes true and sincere repentance? Jim Long and Rabbi Chaim Richman begin to prepare for Yom Kippur with illuminating insights into this beautiful day, as well as the nature of sin and the fine art of repentance – a gift G-d gives to man which can literally help us become new people. May we all be sealed in the Book of Life for a long life of health and every blessing, amen! A Good and Sweet New Year to all! ___ Rabbi Chaim Richman Jerusalem Lights | Torah for Everyone Please support the work of Jerusalem Lights, a USA recognized 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization to enable these productions to continue and grow: Paypal: email@example.com or: https://paypal.me/JerusalemLights?loc... In the USA: Jerusalem Lights Inc. Post Office Box 16886 Lubbock Texas 79490. In Israel: Tel. 972 54 7000395 Mail: PO Box 23808, Jerusalem Israel Subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.rabbirichman.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: / jerusalemlightsrabbichaimrichman Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RabbiChaimRi...
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"This Is How We Respond To The Counterfeit" -- The Todd Coconato Radio Show Website: www.PastorTodd.org To give: www.ToddCoconato.com/give New book: www.PastorToddBook.com Church website: www.RRCNashville.org In the Bible, there are instances where the devil or evil spirits attempt to imitate or counterfeit the work of God's Holy Spirit. Here are some examples with their full scriptural references and brief explanations: 1. **The Witch of Endor - 1 Samuel 28:3-25**: - **Scriptural Reference**: 1 Samuel 28:3-25 - **Commentary**: Saul consulted a medium, the witch of Endor, in an attempt to contact the spirit of Samuel, a prophet of God who had died. This act involved necromancy and was contrary to God's commandments. The devil can deceive through practices that seem spiritual but are rooted in the occult. 2. **Simon the Sorcerer - Acts 8:9-24**: - **Scriptural Reference**: Acts 8:9-24 - **Commentary**: Simon, a magician, was amazed by the miracles performed by the apostles and wanted to buy the ability to bestow the Holy Spirit by laying on of hands. Peter rebuked him for trying to purchase spiritual gifts, showing that the devil can corrupt spiritual experiences for personal gain. 3. **The Seven Sons of Sceva - Acts 19:13-16**: - **Scriptural Reference**: Acts 19:13-16 - **Commentary**: These Jewish exorcists attempted to cast out demons using the name of Jesus, whom they didn't personally believe in. The possessed man overpowered them, demonstrating that invoking the name of Jesus without genuine faith can be ineffective and even dangerous. 4. **False Prophets and False Signs - Matthew 24:24**: - **Scriptural Reference**: Matthew 24:24 - **Commentary**: Jesus warned about false prophets and false Christs who would perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. This highlights the deceptive nature of counterfeit spiritual experiences. 5. **The Temptation of Jesus - Matthew 4:1-11**: - **Scriptural Reference**: Matthew 4:1-11 - **Commentary**: Satan tempted Jesus by quoting Scripture and offering worldly power. However, Jesus discerned the deception and countered with the truth of God's Word. This illustrates how the devil can twist Scripture and offer false promises to mislead. These examples serve as warnings against deception and the misuse of spiritual experiences. They emphasize the importance of discernment, a deep understanding of God's Word, and a genuine relationship with the Holy Spirit to avoid falling prey to counterfeit spiritual influences. There are numerous instances in the Bible where the Spirit of the Lord was poured out, empowering individuals or groups for various purposes. Here are some examples with their scriptural references and brief commentary: 1. **Pentecost - Acts 2:1-4**: - **Scriptural Reference**: Acts 2:1-4 - **Commentary**: On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles in the form of tongues of fire, enabling them to speak in languages they didn't know. This event marked the birth of the Christian Church and demonstrated the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in equipping believers for evangelism. 2. **Anointing of David - 1 Samuel 16:13**: - **Scriptural Reference**: 1 Samuel 16:13 - **Commentary**: Samuel anointed David with oil, and the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. This anointing prepared David for his future role as king of Israel, illustrating how the Spirit empowers individuals for specific purposes. 3. **Ezekiel's Vision of Dry Bones - Ezekiel 37:1-14**: - **Scriptural Reference**: Ezekiel 37:1-14 - **Commentary**: In this vision, the Spirit of the Lord brought life to dry, dead bones, symbolizing God's power to restore Israel. It illustrates how the Holy Spirit can revive and renew spiritually dead situations. 4. **The Baptism of Jesus - Matthew 3:16-17**: - **Scriptural Reference**: Matthew 3:16-17 - **Commentary**: When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in the form of a dove, and the Father's voice affirmed His divine Sonship. This event marked the beginning of Jesus' earthly ministry and highlighted the role of the Holy Spirit in empowering Him. 5. **The Day of Atonement - Leviticus 16:12-13**: - **Scriptural Reference**: Leviticus 16:12-13 - **Commentary**: On the Day of Atonement, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies with incense, representing the prayers of the people, and the Spirit of the Lord manifested in the cloud. This symbolized God's presence and forgiveness, emphasizing the importance of ritual purity. The Bible emphasizes various principles and virtues for pleasing the Lord and fostering an environment where the Holy Spirit can work. While interpretations may vary among denominations and individuals, some key ingredients include: 1. **Faith**: Believing in God and trusting in His plan is foundational. 2. **Love**: Loving God and one's neighbors is a central commandment. 3. **Repentance**: Turning away from sin and seeking forgiveness is essential. 4. **Obedience**: Following God's commandments and teachings is important. 5. **Prayer**: Regular communication with God through prayer deepens the relationship. 6. **Worship**: Praising and honoring God through worship services and personal devotion. 7. **Fruit of the Spirit**: Cultivating qualities like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, as mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. 8. **Humility**: Recognizing one's need for God and not exalting oneself. 9. **Service**: Serving others in love and humility, as exemplified by Jesus. 10. **Community**: Being part of a Christian community for support, accountability, and growth. 11. **Scripture**: Studying and meditating on the Bible for guidance and wisdom. 12. **Sacrifice**: Willingness to make personal sacrifices for God and others.