Saturday, April 16, 2022

The First Yom Kippur in the Garden of Eden

By Maria Merola אריאל

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2016  

Whenever people ask me which of the seven biblical festivals is my favorite, my answer is “Yom Kippur, with Yom Teruah as a close second.” Most people will tell me that their favorite festival is either Passover, or Sukkot, and the reason for that, is pretty obvious.

Passover & Sukkot are celebrations that involve eating good food, dancing, and having a joyous time together with like-minded believers. It’s no wonder that most people choose either one of these as their answer.

Now, the glaring question remains, “Why is Yom Kippur my favorite of the seven festivals?” The most obvious reason is that it is one of the most misunderstood of all the seven festivals. Even the Rabbis and Sages to this day, do not fully understand the prophetic significance of this festival. However, the main reason I choose Yom Kippur as my favorite, is because throughout the pages of Scripture, Yom Kippur typology is evidenced more than any other festival. 

Beginning with Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3 & 4, “Yom Kippur” typology is expressed in the text and it continues right up until the end, in Revelation 19, when our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa returns on what is called The Day of Vengeance. 

In Revelation 19:2 we see our Messiah returning on a white horse ready to exact his perfect justice, on all the wicked people of the earth who persecuted his people. As a matter of fact, the word “avenged” is used to describe what will be the first thing on our Messiahs agenda when he returns.

Chazown (Revelation) 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 34:8 For it is the day of YHWHs vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohiym; to comfort all that mourn; 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 46:10 For this is the day of YHWH Elohiym of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for YHWH Elohiym of hosts has a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates. 

Luke 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Yom Kippur has a specific prophetic purpose, as it is all about judgement on the wicked, and exacting justice for those who have been wronged. Yom Kippur language is found throughout the writings of the prophet Yeshayahuw (Isaiah), as he describes in 42:16 “Making the crooked paths straight, and righting all the wrongs. In Isaiah 58:6, Yom Kippur is the day when The oppressed go free... and every yoke is broken.” 

It is the day when everything that has been wrong with this world, (all the injustices) will finally be avenged and corrected by our Messiah. It will be on that day that the restoration of Yisra’el will begin:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 58:12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which Elohiym has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Now, you can begin to understand why the future Yom Kippur, (when our Messiah returns as a ferocious lion), is a day that I am anticipating more than any other day in history. 

And because our Messiah is also longing for justice, we too should be in one accord with him in his desire to see all things restored. Restored back to what? Back to the way they were before that old serpent, the devil, corrupted his beautiful creation.

Let’s begin with the first sin that was ever committed in history. We are told that the first sin entered into the world through Adam, even though it was Chawah (Eve) who was deceived by the serpent. Why was Adam the one who was given the greater blame? It’s because Adam knew full-well what he was doing, for he was not deceived. 

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 

1st Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.  

1st Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

So you see, Adam was the one who is responsible for allowing sin to enter the world, because he was not deceived when he disobeyed. He knew exactly what he was doing. 

However, he probably ate of The Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil, because he knew that his wife, Eve was going to be banished from the garden, and he could not bear to be without her. Adam knew that Eve had been taken out of his side, and made from his rib, as she was “Bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh(Genesis 2:23).

Even though Scripture does not tell us when YaHuWaH “covered” Adam & Chawah (Eve), we get a hint that they were covered on Yom Kippur. It is because the meaning of the word “kippur” (atonement), comes from another root word “kaphar” which means “to cover.”

This means the first “Day of Covering” took place in the Garden of Eden!

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did YHWH Elohiym MAKE COATS OF SKINS, AND CLOTHED THEM. 

YaHuWaH himself, manifested as the High Priest Melchizedek, (the Messiah, Yahuwshuwa) who “walked among them” in the garden, as he performed the first “Yom Kippur” sacrifice to “cover the nakedness of their sins.” 

In Leviticus 16, the High Priest is commanded to cast lots to see which of the “twin goats” is to be “killed,” and which one is to be “sent away.” Immediately after YaHuWaH “killed” a lamb (and covered Adam & Eve), he had to “send them away” as the “SCAPEGOAT.” 

In Genesis 4:1, we read that Adam & Chawah (Eve) “CONCIEVED” and bore two sons: Qayin (Cain) & Hebel (Abel). Thus, we can see that even though Eve was deceived and in transgression, immediately after atonement was made for her, she conceived. This goes along with “The Law of Jealousy,” in Numbers 5:11-31. 

This ordinance is a test for a woman suspected of committing adultery without a witness to corroborate. If her husband suspected her of cheating, he would take the woman to the Temple to perform this test. 

And if she passed the test, (because she had not been unfaithful), she would go home and conceive a child. This was a supernatural sign that she was innocent! Similarly, although Eve was not innocent, she was made innocent by the blood of an innocent lamb dying in her place:

1st Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. 

The names of these two brothers tell a story of the TWO HOUSES OF YISRA’EL: 

The name “Cain” (Qayin) comes from a Hebrew root word as follows:

#H7069 qanah kaw-naw' a primitive root; to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by PURCHASE (causatively, sell); by implication to own:--attain, buy(-er), teach to keep cattle, get, PROVOKE TO JEALOUSY, possess (-or), PURCHASE, RECOVER, REDEEM

*Explanation: The very definition of his name, is filled with Yom Kippur language! 

In Revelation 19, on the Day of Atonement, our Messiah will return on a white horse, and he will REDEEM, PURCHASE, AND RECOVER his bride! You will also notice that this word “qanah” means “TO PROVOKE TO JEALOUSY!” 

In Romans 11:11, we are told that the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) fell from grace, and caused salvation to come to the gentiles aka “The House of Ephrayim,” in order to “Provoke Yisrael to jealousy!” 

Romiym (Romans) 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? Elohiym forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy

Therefore, Cain represents the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) because they killed their own Messiah when they shouted “CRUCIFY HIM!” 

The name Hebel (Abel) means the following: 

#H1892 hebel heh'bel or habel {hab-ale'}; from 1891; EMPTINESS OR VANITY; figuratively, something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb:--altogether, vain, vanity

Even though Abel was righteous, both Houses of Yisra’el have “TRADED PLACES” throughout history. Judah became more like Ephrayim, and Ephrayim in these last days are becoming more like Yahuwdah (Judah). 

But why does the name “Hebel” mean “emptiness, vanity, unsatisfactory?” One would think that because Abel was righteous, his name would mean something positive, and Cain's name should mean something negative. However, we observe a pattern throughout the history of Yisrael, that they are always going through some kind of transitory process. 

The Northern Kingdom of the Ten Tribes of Yisrael are repeatedly sent away into exile (like the scapegoat). However, The Southern Kingdom of Judah & Benjamin have repeatedly been sent back to Jerusalem, to rebuild. 

But whenever they forgot their covenant with Yah, they were invaded, and killed by their enemies on more than one occasion in history. It happened in the days of King Nebuchadnezzar with the Babylonian Exile, and again in the days of the Roman Siege.

This same phenomenon is taking place as we get closer to the second coming of Messiah, so that both houses will be equalized in the end. In other words, both houses must experience the same shame, and humbling, so that neither one of them can claim superiority over the other. 

Therefore, Abel represents the House of Ephrayim, (because Ephrayim was the younger son of Joseph), and yet, he was given the blessing of the “first-born son.” This is why Cain was jealous of his brother. Cain was chronologically the first-born, but just like Esau, (who was also the biological first-born), they both hated their younger brother, and harbored murder in their hearts.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 48:14 And Yisrael stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. 

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Yisrael, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 27:41 And Esau hated Yaaqob (Jacob) because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Yaaqob (Jacob). 

Malakiy (Malachi) 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. 

Romans 9:13 As it is written, Yaaqob (Jacob) have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Qayin (Cain) represents the “SCAPEGOAT” because he was “SENT AWAY.” 

Hebel (Abel) represents the “SACRIFICIAL GOAT” because he was “SLAIN.” 

Thus, in one respect, Cain represents the Kingdom of Judah (because he hated and killed his brother, just as Judah killed their own Messiah). But in another way, Cain also represents the Kingdom of Ephrayim, because they were sent away into exile, as was Cain. 

Abel in one way, represents the Kingdom of Judah, because he was slain (just like our Messiah who was from Judah); but in another way, he also represents the Kingdom of Yisrael (Ephrayim), because he was given the blessing of the first-born, even though he was the younger. To learn more about why Ephraiym & Judah appear to be trading places, see this blog: Two Conditions of the Human Heart Seen in Ephrayim & Judah

Adam & Chawah (Eve) lost both of their sons as punishment for their sin in the garden. Similarly, King David was punished when YaHuWaH took his son born to him with Bathsheba, because he had her husband Uriah killed to cover up his sin of adultery.

In Genesis 4:15, YaHuWaH pronounced “VENGEANCE” on anyone who slays Cain: 

“And YHWH said unto him, Therefore whosoever slays Qayin (Cain), VENGEANCE shall be taken on him SEVENFOLD. And YHWH set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.” 

On “The Seventh Day Sabbath Millennium,” the Future “DAY OF VENGEANCE,” on Yom Kippur, Yahuwshuwa will finally REDEEM, PURCHASE & RECOVER all that the enemy has stolen from Adam & Chawah (Eve) and their TWO SONS, who represent “BOTH HOUSES OF YISRA’EL!” 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 61:2 To proclaim the Acceptable year of YHWH, and THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR ELOHIYM; to comfort all that mourn; 

Chazown (Revelation) 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has AVENGED the blood of his servants at her hand. 

When YaHuWaH sent Adam & Chawah (Eve) out of the garden, they too were a prophetic picture of the Twin Goats on Yom Kippur. 

To learn more about how our Messiah fulfilled the Twin Goats for Yom Kippur, see this blog: The Yom Kippur Twin Goats Fulfilled in Messiah.

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