Yom Kippur is the most holy day
of the Jewish
calendar.1 It was the
one time during the year when the high priest could enter the holy of
holies, passing through the woven veil to come before the seat of
God's presence on earth. He came to offer the blood of atonement,
symbolizing the sacrifice of Messiah Yeshua. Yom Kippur has rich layers
of prophetic meaning integrating holiness, repentance, atonement,
spiritual warfare, the judgment day, resurrection and the second coming
Every year our vision for celebrating Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)
as a united community grows stronger. This year five local Israeli
congregations are participating: Ahavat Yeshua, Tiferet Yeshua, Melech
Hamlachim, Maaleh Adumim & Yad Hashmona. We join together for a day
and a half of prayer and fasting at the Yad Hashmona Messianic
Our time will open with a reading from the book of Jonah and its themes
of calling for prayer, repentance and mission to the nations. Oded
Shoshani is giving the message with the Ahavat Yeshua team leading
worship. Later in the evening teens and young adults will have an open
time of continued prayer, worship and fellowship.
In the morning we will include traditional prayers, and then the Melech
Hamlachim team will lead worship during the main assembly. The theme for
this day is the blood of Yeshua, atonement and the cross. Youval Yanay
will give the message, and then the pastors will lead in intercessory
In the afternoon, we have a public reading of the entire book of Hebrews
(in Hebrew). In the past two years, a precious anointing and spontaneous
burst of joy accompanied the reading.
Our closing assembly is dedicated to the end-times prophecies and the
"great and terrible day of YHVH" (Joel 1:15, 2:1, 2:11, 2:31, 3:14). The
blowing of the shofar at the end of the Day of Atonement is a prophetic
proclamation of the Second Coming of Yeshua, the rapture and the
resurrection of the dead (Leviticus 25:9, Isaiah 27:13, Matthew 24:31, I
Corinthians 15:52, I Thessalonians 4:16). Asher will give the end-times
message leading up to the blowing of the shofar - reflecting our exciting
and fearful sense of the approaching end-times, the culmination of the
spiritual warfare, the battle of Armageddon, the worldwide outpouring of
the Spirit and the establishment of the Messianic kingdom on earth.
We conclude with the unity of the congregations and participate in the
Lord's Supper, led by Eddie Santoro and Avraham Ben Hod. There is a
large shared meal before the beginning of the fast and light refreshments
at the end to break the fast. Seeing the fellowship of different leaders
and congregations is itself a miracle, and a sign from the Lord.
Throughout the day different pastors and teachers speak and co-lead.
Chaim directs the vision of combining traditional Jewish worship elements
with the modern spontaneous Messianic elements. This brings a tremendous
sense of awe, covenant, history, prophecy and the presence of the Lord.
This event is organized by Shani and the Revive Israel staff.
We invite you to partner with us in the prophetic significance of this
event. Fast with us; pray with us; celebrate the Holy Day. This is also
a wonderful opportunity to partner with us financially. The budget to
produce this event with operational costs and partial subsidies for food
and lodging, is considerable. If you'd like to partner with us
financially to sponsor this "appointed day of the Lord", your donations
will be gratefully received through Revive Israel.
1 This year the Day of Atonement falls on