“Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your Sabbath.” (Lev 23:27-32)
Possible Future Fulfillment
Could this possibly be the Day of Judgment? God loves us SO much that He has even given us the day we should fast, pray and seek His face before we have to stand in front of Him, face to face. He definitely is the God of mercy!
Ideas on celebrating this appointed time
Take the day off; come together with other believers (Holy Convocation) for a day of complete fasting (afflict our souls). Many churches periodically call for their congregations to fast and pray. What better time to do this than on the one day each year that our Heavenly Father has instructed His people to do so. This is a good time to intercede and appeal for mercy on behalf of ourselves, our family and friends, and our Nation/Community.
We see this in the story of Jonah – Jonah was sent by God to Ninevah, a wicked murderous nation to warn them of impending judgement. We see that they humbled themselves (fasted) and turned from their wicked ways and because of that, God spared them. He is so good to provide a warning before judgment!