Today is the Day of Atonement, called Yom Kippur in Hebrew, or the Day of Coverings. To forgive us for every offense is to cover our sins, and can only come from a place of pure love. Yeshua is the manifestation of God’s love for us.
Romans 4:7: Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven and whose sins are covered.
John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
In the Garden of Eden, God covered Adam and Chavah with kutonet (priestly garments or garments of light). Yeshua is every type of covering. He is the Light and Blood of the Lamb that covers our nakedness, sin, and shame. If the natural law that God spoke, in the beginning, was that sin brings death, and all of us have chosen to sin at some point or multiple points in our lives, then when Yeshua died, He took the consequence of death upon Himself.
John 1:29: The next day, John sees Yeshua coming to him and says, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
In Noah’s narrative, his two boys, Shem and Japheth, cover his nakedness and shame with prudence. Yeshua is full of prudence, as we find in the story of Miriam, whom some of the elders of Israel accused of adultery. Yeshua covered over her shame instead of uncovering it as Ham did to his papa Noah.
John 8:10-11: Straightening up, Yeshua said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” “No one, Sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Yeshua said. “Go, and sin no more.”
Proverbs 12:16: A fool’s wrath is known at once, but a prudent [man] covers shame.
The author of the book of Hebrews tells us how Yeshua is the High Priest who entered the Holy of Holies in the heavens to atone for us on this very day. In other words, He pays our debts, as in the saying, “I’ve got you covered.”
Hebrews 9:12: He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
After the sin of the golden calf, Moses offered his life as a substitute for the nation of Israel and Aaron in Exodus 32:30. In the same way, Yeshua gave His own life as a substitute for all living beings from the beginning of creation to the end.
1 John 2:2: He (Yeshua) is the atonement for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world.
John 10:18: No one takes it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father.
Jacob covered over a multitude of offenses with gifts in Genesis 32:20, and the Scriptures tell us that every good gift comes from above (Jm 1.17). Yeshua is God’s gift to us, and He lovingly draws us to correct and repent.
John 4:10: Yeshua replied to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
James 5:19-20: My brothers and sisters, if any among you strays from the truth and someone turns him back, let him know that the one who turns a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins
In the wilderness, the cloud provided food for Israel and was a protective covering when it came between Israel and their enemies. Yeshua feeds, protects, and guides us like a cloud covering.
John 6:51: “I am the living bread, which came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. This bread is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3: But the Lord is trustworthy—and He will strengthen and protect you from [the evil]. (personal interpretation-the evil is possibly referring to the evil inclination inside of us and inside of others)
Joseph was covered with Kingly garments, first when his papa Jacob gave him a kutonet of many colors (priestly garment), and then when Pharaoh gave him personal kingship apparel. These are types of coverings. Yeshua receives or inherits Kingly garments (Is 59.17) and then passes those garments down to us.
Isaiah 61:10: I will rejoice greatly in Adonai. My soul will be joyful in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me in a robe of righteousness— like a bridegroom wearing a priestly turban, like a bride adorning herself with her jewels.
Abraham is a shadow of our Heavenly Father whose voice led His Son Yeshua up the mountain to the altar. When Isaac asks Abraham, where is the lamb for the offering? Abraham responds with;
Genesis 22:8 CJB: Avraham replied, “God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son”; and they both went on together.
The Hebrew language is not pointed, making where you place the commas in this sentence very important. It is as if Abraham is saying, God will provide the lamb for an offering Himself, His son.
There are multiple types of coverings in the Scriptures, and Yeshua exemplifies all of them. He covers us in love, gifts, and Priestly garments of light. Without Him, we would be naked and ashamed, hiding from His presence rather than basking in it. We would be full of darkness and sin instead of light and love. We have been given the gift of Yeshua because of God’s unending love for us. Love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8: Above all, keep your love for one another constant, for “love covers a multitude of sins.”