Every year the Days of Awe begins with Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) and ends with Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). The Days of Awe (yamim nora’im) are the final ten days of the annual forty-day Season of Repentance; thus, they are known as Aseret Yemei Teshuvah (עֲשֶׂרֶת יְמֵי תְּשׁוּבָה) – the Ten Days of Repentance.

What I find so interesting is that the Feast of Trumpets is also called the Day of Judgment – Yom Ha Din (יוֹם הַדִּין) – while Yom Kippur is called the Day of Mercies – Yom Ha Rachamim (יוֹם הָרַחֲמִים).

During the Day of Judgment, we rejoice with each other and celebrate the King of Kings. We eat special foods, and we listen to God’s Trumpet – His clarion call. A clarion call is a clear and shrill cry from His battle trumpet. It’s a call to action to war from His place of rest.

We don’t approach the Judge during His Day of Judgement; but our One True God and King, as His royal children. This may seem counterintuitive until one examines and understands the Hebrew Word Picture for the word “judge” – dan (דָּן). The Hebrew Living Letter combination of DALET-NUN communicates that when we see the judge, we see the Door of Life – Yeshua (Jesus). Therefore, when the Judge of all the earth is summoned, we must first realize that Messiah Yeshua took upon Himself our judgment through the Cross, so we can find and receive His infinite mercy and help in time of need: “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV).

Seated upon the Throne of Grace is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords whose robe is dipped in blood and His Name is the Word of God. We can either obey the author of eternal salvation (Hebrew 5:8-10), or we can be ruled by His rod of iron (Revelation 19:11-16). It is our choice.

Yom Kippur is not only called the Day of Mercies, but it is known as holiest day of the year – Yom ha Kodesh (יוֹם הַקָּדוֹשׁ). No wonder that it’s the climax of the 40-day Season of Repentance (teshuvah). “Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy” (Psalms 33:18 NKJV).

Most Bible-believing Jews celebrate the Day of Atonement starting at sundown September 15 through sundown September 16, 2021. I choose to join them on this day to act as a bridge for the One New Man in Christ (Messiah) in the Spirit. Therefore, on this holiest Day of Mercies, let us remember the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy prayer that God taught Moses with our focus on the author and perfecter of our faith. Please refer to

Let us remember His tender mercies and loving kindness, as it is written: “To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. REMEMBER, O LORD, YOUR TENDER MERCIES AND YOUR LOVINGKINDNESSES, FOR THEY ARE FROM OF OLD. Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; ACCORDING TO YOUR MERCY REMEMBER ME, FOR YOUR GOODNESS SAKE, O LORD. Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way. The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. ALL THE PATHS OF THE LORD ARE MERCY AND TRUTH, TO SUCH AS KEEP HIS COVENANT AND HIS TESTIMONIES” (Psalms 25:1-10 NKJV).

Always remember that the righteous kings and priest made after the Order of Melchizedek trust in the Lord Most High and it is through His mercies that we will not be moved (Psalms 21:7). Therefore, let us sing of the power and mercy of our Strength. Let us praise our Refuge in the day of trouble. Let us give our Stronghold – the God of Mercy – all the glory due His Name.

Please recall that YHVH’s mercy was disclosed through His Names after the fateful sin of the Golden Calf (Exodus 34:6-7). These Thirteen Attributes of God’s Mercy foretold of the Merciful One’s once-for-all sacrifice on the Cross. Just as the second set of tablets (cubes) took the place of the shattered ones, so is Messiah Yeshua the manifestation of the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy (middot rachamim). It is through our glorious Messiah that “mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed” (Psalms 85:10 NKJV).

“Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way” (Psalms 2:12). Embrace His discipline. Serve the LORD with fear. Rejoice with trembling. Blessed are all who trust His truth. His mercy and His lovingkindness, which are better than life. And, may you meet Him face-to-face and may you be written in the Book of Life!

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

Written September 15, 2021 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!









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Since the Feast of Trumpets heralds the Day of Judgment (Yom Ha Din), prayers for God’s compassion should be included before, during, or after it. The Thirteen Attributes of God’s Mercy is one of those prayers. It comes from Exodus 34:6-7: “And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation’” (NKJV).

When the Lord first showed Moses the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, it was a precursor to receiving the Second Tablets of the Testimony (Cubes of the Covenant). Before reaffirming the Ketubah (Marriage Contract) between God and man after the sin of the Golden Calf, God showed Moses how to prevent a national catastrophe that nearly caused Him to wipe out His nation. The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy prayer is recited in times of crisis, on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), fast days in times of threatening calamity, before Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) and every day. This is a fantastic prayer for these trying times where crisis, calamity and tumult abounds.

These Thirteen Attributes of God’s Mercy are said to reveal the inner meaning of God’s Unspeakable Name YHVH (יהוה). The Name of YHVH (יהוה) carries the meaning of both ehyeh (אֶהְיֶה) “Presence” and rachum ve’chanun (רַחוּם וְחַנּוּן) “Mercy and Grace.” Please refer to Exodus 3:14 and Exodus 34:6-7.

The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy are actually thirteen names and descriptions of God, which all refer to His incomparable compassion in various situations. Some of the attributes may appear identical, but they apply to various people in diverse situations.

The Tanach version of the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy goes like this: “HASHEM, HASHEM, God, Compassionate and Gracious, Slow to Anger, and Abundant in Kindness and Truth; Preserver of Kindness for thousands of generations, Forgiver of Iniquity, Willful Sin, and Error, and Who Cleanses…” (Exodus 34:5-7). The list of thirteen attributes can vary, so let’s simply look at the version followed by most major commentators:

1. HASHEM – YHVH (יהוה) – The first mention of YHVH indicates that God is merciful to those who don’t deserve it.

2. HASHEM – YHVH (יהוה) – The second mention of YHVH refers to God mercifully accepting repentance even after a person has sinned.

3. God – This Name denotes a particular power that implies a degree of mercy even greater that indicated by the Name YHVH.

4. Compassionate – God eases the punishment of the guilty and does not put people in extreme temptation. The Lord helps people avoid distress.

5. And Gracious – God is gracious even to the undeserving. He saves people from distress once it has overtaken them.

6. Slow to Anger – God is patient with both the righteous and the wicked. He give people time to reflect, improve, and repent instead of punishing sinners immediately.

7. And Abundant in Kindness – God is kind to everyone.

8. And Truth – God never reneges on His Word to reward those who serve Him.

9. Preserver of kindness for thousands of generations – This kindness refers to the good deeds that people have done, which God regards as if they had done Him the kindness. God preserves these deeds of kindness for the benefit of their offspring.

God forgives three categories of sin. Each forgiveness is reckoned as a separate attribute:

10. Iniquity – This is an intentional sin, which God forgives if the sinner repents.

11. Willful Sin – This is a sin that is committed with the intention of angering God. God also forgives this serious transgression with repentance.

12. And Error – This is a sin committed out of apathy or carelessness, which God forgives if the sinner repents.

13. And Who Cleanses – When someone repents, God washes their sin white as the pure-driven snow. However, if one does not repent, God does not cleanse the sin so that it vanishes. God does not whitewash sin for many reasons. One reason is that evildoers would be encouraged to feel secure if they could act with impunity.

Messiah Yeshua is our advocate: “If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1b NKJV). He is our compassionate and merciful High Priest according to the Order of Melchizedek: “He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness… though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest ‘according to the Order of Melchizedek’” (Hebrews 5:2, 8-10 NKJV). “For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted” (Hebrews 2:16-18 NKJV).

So… when you meditate upon the Thirteen Attributes of God’s Mercy and pray them from the depths of your heart, be sure to have the correct focus on the Author and Perfecter of our faith: “Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking only at Jesus, the originator and perfecter of the faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrew 12:1-3 NASB).

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

Written September 8, 2021 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!



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• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards =>

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