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The Days Of Awe

 

Two weeks ago I gave you a sermon on Preparing for the Feast of Trumpets. In it we discussed the meaning of Trumpets and the Teshuvah season. As we explained in that sermon, Teshuvah is a Hebrew word describing the Judaic and Christian tradition of repenting and turning our lives around. We described Teshuvah as lasting thirty days for repentant Christians and forty days for others. The last ten days of Teshuvah, the days from Trumpets to Atonement, are known as the Days of Awe.

What are the days of Awe and what do they mean to us?

First, let's go back and review the process of Teshuvah and what it means. Teshuvah means to return, to turn around, and to repent. The period of Teshuvah began on Elul 1, August 7th this year. In it we are to ask God for the ability to see the sins of the last year and ask Him for forgiveness as each one comes to mind. However, sins which were committed against another person must be forgiven by that person against whom the sin was done. In other words, we are to seek forgiveness from others for the sins and offenses we, as individuals, have committed against them. In turn, if a person who has offended us does not seek forgiveness, it is our obligation to go to that person and give them the opportunity to ask forgiveness. We also talked about how there are sins of omission and sins of commission.

Mat. 6:12 says "Forgive us our sins against You as we forgive those who have sinned against us."

Think how these words apply to us personally. The importance of the thirty day Teshuvah in the month of Elul, is that those who repent during this time (prior to the return of our Messiah) will have their names written in the "Book of Life" and will not have to go through the further repentance during the more difficult "Days of Awe." There are several scriptures which describe how disaster can follow a lack of repentance:

2 Pet 3:9-11 (NKJV) The Lord is not slack concerning <His> promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering (patient) toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. {10} But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. {11} Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner <of persons> ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,

This scripture in 2 Peter 3 teaches the same message of repentance and forgiveness before the Day of the Lord as Zeph 2:1-3. Letís look at it:

Zeph 2:1-3 (NKJV) Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O undesirable nation, {2} Before the decree is issued, or the day passes like chaff, before the LORD'S fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you! {3} Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Both show us a way to obtain a place of safety from the wrath of God upon a sinful earth. David also refers to these prophesies in Psalm 27:5.

Ps 27:5 (NKJV) For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Letís look at other references to these days of disaster in Zephaniah 3 and Hosea 13:

Zep 3:14-15 (NKJV) Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all <your> heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! {15} The LORD has taken away your judgments, He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, the LORD, <is> in your midst; You shall see disaster no more.

Hosea 13:9-12 (NKJV) "O Israel, you are destroyed, But your help <is> from Me. {10} I will be your King; Where <is any other>, That he may save you in all your cities? And your judges to whom you said, 'Give me a king and princes'? {11} I gave you a king in My anger, And took <him> away in My wrath. {12} "The iniquity of Ephraim <is> bound up; His sin <is> stored up.......{14} "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from My eyes.Ē

For those who did not attain to being entered into the "Book of Life" on the first day of judgement, on Yom Teruah or Trumpets, a second period of time is given for repentance. This time period is much more severe. It is known as Yamin Nora'im, (Yah-meen Norah'eem) the 'awesome days' or the 'days of trouble.' This would be considered one's last chance for repentance.

There is some disagreement about what constitutes the length of time for the Days of Awe but most commentators consider the entire ten day period, beginning with Trumpets and ending with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), to be the Days of Awe. The disagreement is over whether to include the two Holy Days in the ten day period or not. We will discuss this later. Whichever it is, what we must do is still the same:

Luke 21:36 (NKJV) "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." [A place of safety]

What are these things we want to escape?

Skip back up to verse 34:

Luke 21:34-35 (NKJV) "But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. {35} "For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.

Jeremiah tells us what ďthat dayĒ is, which is to come on us unexpectedly.

Jer 25:15-19 (NKJV) For thus says the LORD God of Israel to me: "Take this wine cup of fury from My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it. {16} "And they will drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them." {17} Then I took the cup from the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations drink, to whom the LORD had sent me: {18} Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, its kings and its princes [officials], to make them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing, and a curse, as it is this day; {19} Pharaoh king of Egypt, his servants, his princes, and all his people;

verses 21-38 (NKJV) Edom, Moab, and the people of Ammon; {22} all the kings of Tyre, all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the coastlands which are across the sea; {23} Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who are in the farthest corners; {24} all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the mixed multitude who dwell in the desert; {25} all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes; {26} all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world which are on the face of the earth. Also the king of Sheshach shall drink after them. {27} "Therefore you shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Drink, be drunk, and vomit! Fall and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you."' [This is a war in all countries of the earth.] {28} "And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup from your hand to drink, then you shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "You shall certainly drink! {29} "For behold, I begin to bring calamity on the city which is called by My name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished, for I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth," says the LORD of hosts.' {30} "Therefore prophesy against them all these words, and say to them: 'The LORD will roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation; he will roar mightily against His fold. He will give a shout, as those who tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. {31} A noise will come to the ends of the earth-- for the LORD has a controversy with the nations; he will plead His case with all flesh. He will give those who are wicked to the sword,' says the LORD." {32} Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Behold, disaster shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the farthest parts of the earth. {33} "And at that day the slain of the LORD shall be from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth. They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried; they shall become refuse on the ground. {34} "Wail, shepherds, and cry! Roll about in the ashes, you leaders of the flock [these are church leaders]! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions are fulfilled; you shall fall like a precious vessel. {35} And the shepherds will have no way to flee, nor the leaders of the flock to escape. {36} A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard. For the LORD has plundered their pasture, {37} And the peaceful dwellings are cut down because of the fierce anger of the LORD. {38} He has left His lair like the lion; for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the Oppressor, and because of His fierce anger."

Zeph 1:14-18 (NKJV) The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. {15} That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, {16} A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. {17} And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. {18} Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

This scripture, too, can only refer to the days just prior to Christís second coming.

God is going to punish the whole world. That includes every one alive at the time.

On the other hand, for those who were not found "...worthy to escape..." the gates of heaven are still open during these Days of Awe. The gates of the Temple (which symbolize the gate of the Heavenly Tabernacle) are opened on Trumpets (Yom Teruah) and are not closed until the very end of Yom Kippur (Atonement). Once the gates were closed the way to God was considered to be no longer open. The book of Hebrews makes it very clear that the earthly Tabernacle (and Temple) were considered to be a shadow of the Heavenly Tabernacle and that everything in the earthly Tabernacle was patterned after those things found in the Heavenly.

Heb 8:4-5 (NKJV) For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; {5} who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "See <that> you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."

Verse 5 seems to be an example of the oral law but it does not justify the oral law established by rabbis which was condemned by Christ in Mark 7:9.

According to Jewish tradition, on Rosh HaShanah (Trumpets), God sits on His throne of judgment and three books are opened. They are the 'Book of Life,' the 'Book of Death,' and the 'Book of the Intermediates.' Those written in the 'Book of Life' are the totally righteous who have fully repented of their sins, and had their repentance accepted by God. Those written in the 'Book of Death' are the totally wicked who are fit only for destruction. The vast majority of people are written in the 'Book of Intermediates.' These people have until Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) to repent and be written in the 'Book of Life.' If they do not repent, they will be written in the 'Book of Death.'

It is said that, "man is judged on Trumpets and his doom is sealed on the Day of Atonement."

Rev 20:12 (NKJV) And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is <the Book> of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

As long as the 'gates of heaven' are open, access to God is available to those who wish to have their names moved from the 'Book of Intermediates' to the 'Book of Life.' One thing seems sure, after the complete and final fulfillment of Yom Kippur (Atonement) takes place, apparently after the one thousand year millennial reign of Christ, no one will have their name written in the 'Book of the Intermediates;' everyone will be in either the 'Book of Life' or the 'Book of Death.' As converted Christians, we know that it is only through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus that our names can be entered into the 'Book of Life.' But it is also imperative that each converted Christian has come to true repentance for their sins. The Days of Awe are symbolic of the final days during which repentance is possible.

On Trumpets the whole world stands in judgment before God and deserves to be found guilty. Only those whose sins have been forgiven through their previous acceptance of the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ are worthy to be found not guilty. This acquittal is not rendered because of their own righteousness or works, but because the righteousness of Yeshua [i.e. Jesus] has been applied to them.

Isa 64:6 (NKJV) But we are all like an unclean <thing>, And all our righteousness <are> like filthy rags; .....

Isa 1:18 (NKJV) "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; .....

While we, in our natural state, are totally unrighteous, God's righteousness is eternal.

Isa 51:4-6 (NKJV) "Listen to Me, My people; And give ear to Me, O My nation: For law will proceed from Me, And I will make My justice rest As a light of the peoples. {5} My righteousness <is> near, My salvation [i.e. of Yeshua ha Mashiach or Jesus Christ] has gone forth, And My arms will judge the peoples; The coastlands will wait upon Me, And on My arm they will trust. {6} Lift up your eyes to the heavens, And look on the earth beneath. For the heavens will vanish away like smoke, The earth will grow old like a garment, And those who dwell in it will die in like manner; But My salvation [i.e. of Yeshua ha Mashiach or Jesus Christ] will be forever, And My righteousness will not be abolished.

Rom 10:4 (NKJV) For Christ <is> the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

The word 'end' is from the word 'telos,' G5056, which means 'the point aimed at as a limit, conclusion, result, purpose.' So let's read Rom 10:4 again with these meanings:

Rom 10:4 (NKJV) For Christ <is> the point aimed at as a limit, the conclusion, the result, the purpose of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

According to S.Y. Agnon in his Nobel prize winning book, Days of Awe, page 110: "The ten days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur were set aside for prayer and supplication, because all earthly life is judged on Rosh HaShanah, and he who returns to God is forgiven on Yom Kippur..."

There is a very interesting story told in 1 Samuel that relates to this season. It is the story of Nabal (Na-val').

1 Sam 25:1-3 (NKJV) Then Samuel died; and the Israelites gathered together and lamented for him, and buried him at his home in Ramah. And David arose and went down to the Wilderness of Paran. {2} Now <there was> a man in Maon whose business <was> in Carmel, and the man <was> very rich. He had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And he was shearing his sheep in Carmel. {3} The name of the man <was> Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. And <she was> a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance; but the man <was> harsh and evil in <his> doings. And he <was of the house of> Caleb.

The word Naval in Hebrew means "stupid, wicked - fool, vile person." God calls them as He sees them.

David and his men are on the run from King Saul. They are in need of support from the people of the land who know that he has been anointed to be king over Israel. So David sends his men to Naval and asks for food:

verse 6 (NKJV) "And thus you shall say to him who lives <in prosperity>: 'Peace <be> to you, peace to your house, and peace to all that you have!. . . .{8} 'Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore let <my> young men find favor in your eyes, for we come on a feast day. Please give whatever comes to your hand to your servants and to your son David.' " . . . {10} Then Nabal answered David's servants, and said, "Who <is> David, and who <is> the son of Jesse? There are many servants nowadays who break away each one from his master. {11} "Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give <it> to men when I do not know where they <are> from?"

When David heard what had happened he took four hundred of his men and went to attack Naval:

verses 14-17 (NKJV) Now one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, "Look, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master; and he reviled them. {15} "But the men <were> very good to us, and we were not hurt, nor did we miss anything as long as we accompanied them, when we were in the fields. {16} "They were a wall to us both by night and day, all the time we were with them keeping the sheep. {17} "Now therefore, know and consider what you will do, for harm is determined against our master and against all his household. For he <is such> a scoundrel that <one> cannot speak to him."

Here was a man who had received protection from having David's men in the vicinity of where they were working. When David needed a favor in return, there was none forthcoming. Naval refused to acknowledge the blessings that he was receiving by having the anointed king of Israel near to him. It must be remembered that David was a type of the Messiah. He was to be the conquering king of Israel, and in that respect was a shadow of the coming King Messiah who will conquer all the earth.

The fool's wife, however, was full of wisdom. She took steps to save her household:

verses 18-20 (NKJV) Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred <loaves> of bread, two skins of wine, five sheep already dressed, five seahs of roasted <grain>, one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded <them> on donkeys. {19} And she said to her servants, "Go on before me; see, I am coming after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal. {20} So it was, <as> she rode on the donkey, that she went down under cover of the hill; and there were David and his men, coming down toward her, and she met them.

Abigail pleads with David to accept her petition and to spare her household and to remember her. Abigail's supplication is a beautiful example of prayer on behalf on another, even one who does not deserve it. David, as a type of the Messiah, hears her supplication and answers her with blessings:

verses 32-33 (NKJV) Then David said to Abigail: "Blessed <is> the LORD God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! {33} "And blessed <is> your advice and blessed <are> you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand....{35} So David received from her hand what she had brought him, and said to her, "Go up in peace to your house. See, I have heeded your voice and respected your person."

Now we come to a most remarkable part of the story. Naval holds a feast in his house. It is said to be like the feast of a king. This gives us a hint as to the day it is being held, none other than Yom Teruah (Trumpets), the day of the crowning of kings.

verses 36-38 (NKJV) Now Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was, holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart <was> merry within him, for he <was> very drunk; therefore she told him nothing, little or much, until morning light. {37} So it was, in the morning, when the wine had gone from Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became <like> a stone. {38} Then it came about, <after> about ten days, that the LORD struck Nabal, and he died.

Here was a man, a fool, who was given an opportunity to be a part of the coming kingdom of Israel under David; a type of the Kingdom of God under Yeshua. He refuses to acknowledge the mercy, kindness and protection that he received from that yet future kingdom. In other words, he refuses to repent, to turn, to do Teshuvah. Then he throws himself a big Yom Teruah feast as though he were already inscribed in the 'Book of Life.' When Abigail tells him that she has made amends, rather than admitting his error and repenting (during the Days of Awe) Naval hardens his heart instead. About ten days later, on Yom Kippur, when the final judgment is made and the gates of heaven are closed, Naval finds himself on the outside looking in, and he dies.

This story reminds us of those people in the end time who foresee the destruction of the Day of the Lord, but refuse to turn from their sin and seek God.

Rev 16:10-11 (NKJV) Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. {11} They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.

It is a principle of scripture that every person is given a free will. Therefore, each one of us is able to choose the path we wish to take. Naval chose not to repent even after he realized that his wife, Abigail, had saved his life. He made a decision and it was the wrong one.

When the children of Israel were finally permitted to go into the land that God was giving them, Moses gave them an admonition. It is recorded in the Book of Deuteronomy. In chapter 28 God lays out for them the blessings they will receive if they obey the marriage covenant that He has made with them, and the curses they will experience if they rebel. This passage is concluded with an appeal to "choose life."

Deu 30:15 (NKJV) "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, ...... {19} "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, <that> I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; {20} "that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He <is> your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."

(Ezek 33:7-9 NKJV) "So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. {8} "When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you shall surely die!' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. {9} "Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

Verse 11 "Say to them: 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'

Do you think you have wandered too far to ever be able to return to God?

(Mal 3:17-18 NKJV) "They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him." {18} Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.

(Mal 4 NKJV) "For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up," Says the LORD of hosts, "That will leave them neither root nor branch. {2} But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves. {3} You shall trample the wicked, For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet On the day that I do this," Says the LORD of hosts. {4} "Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb [Sinai] for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments. {5} Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. {6} And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."

The bottom line of these verses: Go as far as you are able, and God will return to you.

We all need to learn how to exercise right choices. The Yamin Nora'im (Days of Awe) are the perfect time to meditate on the choices we have made in the past and the choices that we are making right now, today. Free will is a wonderful thing, but with it comes great responsibility. We must learn to make our daily decisions based upon the Scriptures, following the instructions and guidelines they give us.

Teshuvah occurs when a sinner forsakes his sin, asks God to remove it through the blood of Yeshua (Jesus) and decides in his heart not to do it again.

However, not only must one seek forgiveness for sins that involve an act; such as theft, adultery, gossip, etc., but one must also repent and seek forgiveness for sins of the mind, such as anger, lust, jealousy and covetousness. Jesus was emphatic about this in the Sermon on the Mount, when he said we must not only refrain from adultery and murder but from lust and hatred as well.

Matt 5:21-22 (NKJV) "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder,' and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. {22} "But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.

Verses 27-28 (NKJV) "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.' {28} "But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Isa 55:7 (NKJV) Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

According to Jewish tradition, it is a great sin to remind a person who has done Teshuvah about his past sins. God forgets the sins of others as well as forgiving them. The person who can do this, truly has the mind of God.

Psa 103:12 (NKJV) As far as the east is from the west, <So> far has He removed our transgressions from us.

The Sabbath between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is known as the 'Sabbath of Return.' The Jewish scripture reading for this day includes:

Hosea 14:1-2 (NKJV) Return, O Israel to the LORD your God, For you have fallen because of your sin. {2} Take words with you, And return to the LORD.....

According to the Mishna, the Oral Torah or Law, "The sign of complete Teshuvah is when the same transgression comes to the hand of the transgressor in the same place where he first committed it, ..........and he avoids it."

It would be a terrible thing if someone went through complete Teshuvah only to discover that all of their repenting and turning from sin did not take away their sins, and they were still cut off from God. It is for this reason that the forty day period of Teshuvah are not fully complete without Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Just what is atonement? It is another of the many 'religious' words that is often used but not always understood. The best definition we can find is the one used in the scriptures themselves. The English word 'atonement' is found many times in the Old Testament, but only once in the New Testament. It is derived from two Hebrew words, kaphar and kippur, from which comes Yom, meaning "day," and Kippur, meaning "atonement."

The root word kaphar (kah-far') means "to cover." You can refer to Strong's #3722. The second word translated atonement is kippur and it means "expiation or atonement." See Strong's #3725.

"Atonement" is the preferred translation. So we have a day with several meanings. If you read the definitions in Strongsí you'll see what I mean. But the main theme is basically the same. Yom Kippur is the day in which God the Father will be reconciled with His creation. It is a day for Him to be merciful, to pardon, to cleanse and to forgive.

 

In conclusion:

The Days of Awe start on or immediately after the Feast of Trumpets, when historically, the Temple doors were left open until the end of the Day of Atonement. 12 days from now, September 5th, is the Feast of Trumpets, better named Yom Teruah or the Day of Acclamation. Atonement is only 9 days later - September 14th. I hope that everyone who hears this message already has his name in Godís Book of Life. These Days of Awe picture the days that are set aside for the repentance and forgiveness of those who are not in the Book of Life, those who will have to experience Godís wrath before they are motivated enough to turn to God in deep-felt repentance. It is my fervent prayer that none of us finds ourselves in that situation through lack of repentance.

 

This sermon was taken from an article in Hebrew Roots magazine.

 

 

Sermon given by Wayne Bedwell

24 August 2013

 

 

Copyright 2013, Wayne Bedwell

 

 

 

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