Tenth Day Counting the Omer

The tenth day appears thirteen times in scripture.  The tenth day of the counting of the Omer is the third day of the second week.  In the third day the waters were gathered together in one place.  Then the dry land appeared.
The theme of gathering together seems to take place in every scripture relating to the tenth day.  In the first instance it is gathering to collect a lamb four days before it is to be slain for Passover.  In the next three occurrences it is in regards to the Day of Atonement which is a holy convocation to afflict one’s soul for the atonement of the nation of Israel.  In Numbers 7:66 the prince of the children of Dan offers an offering to YHVH on the tenth day of the year of Jubilee, which references gathering unto Yah.  In Joshua the children of Israel come up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamp in Gilgal.  The same day they would be gathering a lamb for the Passover in that year.  In 2 Kings 25:1; Jer. 52:4 now the enemies of God’s people are gathered together against them.
In the tenth day we see many of the scriptures reference either the gathering of the people or a point person who gathers with YHVH, such as a prince, priest, or prophet.  Also the majority of the instances this day is recorded it is centered around one of the Feast days either four days before Passover or on the Day of Atonement.  Both of which have something to do with a sacrifice on behalf of the people,

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Passover individual redemption, Atonement national redemption.

The first time it appears it is referencing every man taking a lamb for his household. (Exodus 12:3)  This is four days before the Passover is to be slain for the household and put on the door post and five days before it is to be eaten.  The second time it appears is in Lev. 16:29 and it is in regards to the Day of Atonement which takes place on the tenth day of the seventh month.

The tenth day is a time when we should be gathering towards God, and turning our hearts towards him.  If you have any area of your life that you have not submitted to the King of Glory, then this is the day to do it.  Study yourself and inspect your life, ask the Lord if there be in you any wicked way, and if there be submit that to him.  Let Him cleanse you.  While the tenth day beckons us to gather to him, the number ten points to a picture of tempting, trials, and tests. (Gen. 31:7; Gen. 31:41; Neh. 4:12; Job. 19:3; Num. 14:22; Dan. 1:20)  In Daniel we see that he passed the test, and that is what we want in our lives to take the test and pass it.  So I encourage you to cast your cares upon the Lord because he does care for you and he is for your betterment, but that can’t happen unless we are honest with ourselves and with him.  Let your test today be one that ends with an A+.

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