Sin separates, that’s what G-D said through Isaiah, so…. if I think for a second, if you think, if we think for a second that we don’t have a need to ask for forgiveness on a daily basis, consider this; If a righteous, (if you can find one), man can fall seven times, how many times more do I fall? I say “if you can find one” because of the following scriptures…
Ps 14:3 They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one. Job 15:14 “What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous? Ps 53:2 God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Ps 14:3 They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one. We need to humble ourselves open our mouths, confess our sins and ask for forgiveness.
We are now in the period of the Fall Feasts of Israel – If you live in or near a Jewish community, you may have noticed a lot going on these days. Last Friday night marked the onset of the traditional Jewish New Year. This Sunday evening, September 27th, Jewish people will mark Yom Kippur, considered by most, orthodox and secular alike, to be the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, a day set apart for fasting and praying.
Many, during this day will wear white, which symbolizes purity and call to mind the promise that our sins shall be made white as snow as we see it in Isaiah 1:18, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
This festival speaks of atonement, the act by which God restores a relationship of harmony and unity between Himself and man. And restoration is absolutely needed because it is written in Isaiah 59:2, “that our sins have separated us from Him who is a holy God, as we read in this passage – But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.”