ACHAREI MOT (after the death of Aaron’s sons)/KEDOSHIM (sacred ones)

Call to Repentance

Leviticus 16:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron when they offered sacrifices before יהוה and died; 2 And יהוה said to Moses, speak to Aaron your brother, so that he does not come at all times into the sacred place within the veil before the mercy seat which is upon the Ark, so that he should not die: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. C-MATS

Question: Where did יהוה appear in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle? יהוה‘s glory was manifested in the cloud of glory that hovered over the Ark. After the Kohen Gadol entered the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur, he ignited incense to create a cloud, whereupon יהוה‘s glory appeared upon the Cover. Chumash

Question: What does the biblical name for the Day of Atonement mean? Day of Atonement is Yom HaKippurim, meaning “the day of covering, canceling, pardon, reconciling.” Occasionally, it was called “the Day of the Fast” or “the Great Fast” (Leviticus [Vayikra] 23:27-31; 16:29-34). יהוה told the Israelites to sacrifice an animal as a substitute for their own sentence to die. This life for a life principle is the foundation of the sacrificial system. Chumash

Question: How did Yahusha fulfill Day of Atonement? Yahusha died on the stake as a substitute for us, who deserved death because we sinned against יהוה. Yahusha paid the ransom price for us to יהוה (Mark 10:45; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23). The ransom price was 30 pieces of silver (Exodus [Shemot] 21:32; Matthew [Mattityahu] 26:14-16; 27:3-6). C-MATS

Leviticus 16:3 בְּזֹאת In this shall Aaron come into the sacred place with a young bullock לְחַטָּאת for sin [offering] and a ram for a burnt offering. 4 He will put on the sacred linen coat and he will have the linen breeches next to his bare flesh and will be girded with a linen girdle and wearing the linen turban: these are sacred garments; therefore, he will wash in water אֶת־ his flesh and then put them on.           C-MATS

Question: What was this sacred linen tunic that the Kohen Gadol had to wear? The Kohen Gadol had two sets of vestments: One was called golden vestments, and consisted of eight garments, four of which contained gold. The second set was called white vestments, and consisted of the four white linen garments. The white vestments were worn only on Yom Kippur, and only in the Sacred place in the Temple. Since the Hebrew people had sinned by worshiping a calf made of gold, it would have been inappropriate for the Kohen Gadol to wear gold while seeking forgiveness for the people’s sins. Chumash