Friday, September 6, 2013

Rosh HaShanah 2013

Today is the last day of Rosh HaShanah (Head of the year), which is mentioned in Leviticus 23. While Rosh HaShanah is considered the beginning of the secular new year - it is the seventh month after Passover (in the religious calendar) which is how God wanted them to redefine their calendar. It is also called the Day of Trumpets, which (I believe) announces prophetically the birthday of the Messiah. See my earlier posts on this spectacular event:

Lev 23:24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.

Num 29:1 ‘And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work. For you it is a day of blowing the trumpets.

Jos 6:8 So it was, when Joshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the LORD advanced and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

Rev. 8:2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
A Messianic acquaintance of mine wrote about this day: “The 7 trumpets in heaven fulfill the meaning of the day of trumpets in the 7th month.   Blowing a trumpet is a metaphor for proclaiming prophetic revelation. As the trumpet is blown in heaven, angels are mobilized into action, prophetic revelation is released, and history is changed.  When we blow the trumpets with true Scriptural understanding, the angels correspond with blowing trumpets in heaven.”
I believe the Gentile church needs to blow their trumpets as well. The Fall Festivals are beginning and our church calendars are missing out on the Biblical plan for the ages.  Protestants do not celebrate Biblical holidays because Martin Luther was against them for Gentiles. He wasn’t exactly for the Jews celebrating them either. This bias passed down through the denominations and we have been the ignorant recipients of it. Blowing the shofar (trumpets) is our wake-up call to action: The ten days of awe are beginning.

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