This week in our review of the Book of Mormon we’ll continue with our theme of sanctification and the fall holy days. Ten days after the Day of Trumpets, we observe the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. It is on this day that the High Priest prepared all of Israel through repentance and sacrifice to enter God’s presence. In a messianic context, it is a day to review the laws, covenants, and signs of the Messiah’s redemption and of sanctification. Believers at the Day of Atonement affirm and/or rededicate themselves to the covenants whereby they became Yehovah’s sanctified people having overcome universal and personal sin becoming His Zion. In the Book of Isaiah, these reached the spiritual category of Zion/Jerusalem!
The Day of Atonement is observed this year on October 5.
This week in our review of the Book of Mormon we’ll see how the Biblical Holy Days signify a developing relationship with Yehovah that goes hand in hand with our look at being sanctified. The Appointed Times that we see in the Torah shepherd us through a series of observances that provide us an overview of coming into a covenant relationship with God as His sanctified people. First, we’ll look at an overview of how these holy times illustrate this developing relationship with God within a Messianic context. Then we’ll consider the meaning of the Yom Teruah – the Day of Trumpets. And finally, we’ll consider how to observe the Day of Trumpets, which begins at sunset Sept. 25 to sunset on the 26.
This week in the Book of Mormon we’ll review chapters 11 to 14 of 3 Nephi and continue with our theme of Sanctification. Last week, we reviewed the Doctrine of Messiah(Christ) and saw that it is the gate to sanctification or the overcoming of personal sin. This week we’ll evaluate the next stage of Sanctification or being Born of the Spirit. What we see in this second stage of Sanctification is the living of the Law/Commandments and receiving a fullness of the Law/Covenants through the Spirit. What we’ll see in this week’s review is a correct interpretation of the word “fulfill” at 3 Nephi 12:17 and Matt 5:17 to get a better understanding about how Yeshua fulfilled the Law. Then we’ll consider how the word “fulfill” is used elsewhere to mean something a little different.
This week in the Book of Mormon we’ll review chapters 11 to 14 of 3 Nephi. Last week we saw that the basis for temporal salvation was connected to the law that God gave to Israel, which is also true with the covenant that America made with God. In fact, all examples of temporal salvation must be connected to some version of the law because it is eternal. This week Yeshua expands our understanding of the law to include sanctification or the overcoming of personal sin. We’ll begin with an overview of the process of transformation, sin and sanctification. Then we’ll look at the first stage of sanctification that Yeshua sets out in chapter 11.
This week in the Book of Mormon we’ll continue with our Endtime theme. To recap, when we look at the Book of Helaman and the first ten chapters of 3 Nephi we see a type of Endtime events. In Helaman, we saw a restoration of the Law, the 144,000 in the character of Nephi and Samuel the Lamanite Prophet as a type of God’s Endtime servant. Then both in the Helaman and 3 Nephi we saw another Endtime type in the secret combination that seeks to destroy freedom, which is anti-God, anti-Torah. In this week’s analysis, we see another Endtime type of those who survive the destructions prior to the appearance of the resurrected Messiah. So this week we’ll analyze those who can be expected to survive the Endtime judgements that we see represented in 3 Nephi chapter 10 .