As I have mentioned in the past, I give close attention, thought and meditation to occurrences this time of year.
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.
Rosh Hashanah is one of the three fall feasts of the Lord given to the nation of Israel.
I am convinced that servants of the Most High God would do well to give careful heed to these times.
Here is the short version.
The Lord gave Israel seven feasts whereby to celebrate Him.
The first four feasts were fulfilled when the Lord came as Savior.
The last three feast have yet to be fulfilled and will be fulfilled when the Lord returns as Victor.
The three fall feasts consist of:
Rosh Hashanah - means “the head of the year”...the beginning of the new year...it is a day of blowing of trumpets...hummm…
24 "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
25 'You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord .'"
29 'Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets.
Yom Kippor - day of atonement
27 "On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the Lord .
28 "You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the Lord your God.
Sukkot (Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles)
41 'You shall thus celebrate it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 'You shall live in booths for seven days; all the native-born in Israel shall 1live in booths,
43 so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.'"
Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippor is a 10-day period referred to by Judaism as “the days of awe”. This period is a time of repentance.
What does this have to do with the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ?
I think there are significant insights as to the return of the Lord that can be gleaned from understanding the Word and the feasts. As the Lord completely and without exception fulfilled every element of the the Spring feasts...Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost...He will do likewise with the Fall feasts.
We need to pay close attention this time of the year.
No, I’m not saying the Lord is returning this fall. My background is strongly influenced by the “doctrine of imminency”...this states that the “Lord can return at any moment.”
Sorry folk. This is simply incorrect.
Even a cursory reading of the Word reveals this. Read for yourself. Begin with Daniel...especially chapter 9...then Matthew 24-25...then 1 Thessalonians...then 2 Thessalonians...that will be enough. This is nothing by which the Body of Christ should separate, but, knowing the Truth will be of utmost importance today and in the days to come.
Of course, you will have to set aside your preconceived understandings...what you “know.”
Of course, you must call upon the Spirit to teach you.
You will be amazed at what God reveals.
Let me know if you have any questions. I do not have all the answers...but, I know Who does.
So, let us rejoice.
It is a new year.
New birth is occurring...a dear friend of ours has “4 virgin daughters” as he likes to say...one is in labor at this moment (fear not! she is married...hehehe&hellip A Rosh Hashanah babe.
Our daughter is due tomorrow…months ago when she told us about the baby, the thought immediately went through my mind “that is Rosh Hashanah”...I checked the calendar...it was/is (the date of Rosh Hashanah changes yearly on our calendar...1st day of the seventh month according to the Word)...perhaps another Rosh Hashanah babe...hummm…”no laborious work” on that day...wonder if that includes “labor”?
Know this. In this time of darkness and despair new life is breaking forth among the children of God...in the physical and in the spiritual.
Rejoice in the Lord and live life abundantly.
2 Cor 3:5-6
5 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,
6 who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Live in awe of what the Lord has done, what He is doing and days yet to come!
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