Thursday, 17 September 2015

Perhaps a little bit late, though not less well ment: Happy Rosh Hashanah

Symbolic food of the Jewish holiday Rosh HaSha...
Symbolic food of the Jewish holiday Rosh HaShana (Lybian tradition) Français : Nourriture symbolique du jour férié Roch Hachana (tradition libyenne) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My laptop encountered many problems the last few weeks. After a first crash the update to Windows 10 did not work out well so the pc had to go in again to made working. This took longer than expected, so no work on the pc could be done leaving no postings to be presented for some days.

This made also that I am too late to wish a happy New Year to our Jewish and Messianic readers.

All the trumpets had to make a joyful noise on Monday night. Monday to Tuesday had to be a day of joyful shouting. (Numbers 29:1 HCSB)

Starting the Hebrew Year 5776, some may find that there may not seem much cause for horn tooting and joyful shouting in the Holy Land. In the past few days, Jews have found themselves bombarded with rocks and worse by Palestinian radicals from atop the Temple Mount. Anti-Semitism is surging. Iran, with both a windfall and nuclear weapons in sight, promised last week that there’ll be no such thing as Israel in 25 years.

Europe is facing an unseen migration flood and in the East the wars seem to become battles without an end. For us there are enough signs the end times are coming closer and closer, so we have enough reason to blow the trumpet out of "joy" 

 Twice in Scripture God lays out His desire for the Feast of Trumpets, first in Leviticus 23:23-25:
Leviticus 23:23-25 The Scriptures 1998+  (23)  And יהוה  {Jehovah} spoke to Mosheh, saying,  (24)  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a rest, a remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a set-apart gathering.  (25)  ‘You do no servile work, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה .’ ”

The New Year is the time to reset our priorities and get back to the business of serving God and directing our lives towards these goals. 
To love the Lord your God, to listen to His voice and to cleave to him, for He is your life and length of your days. (Deuteronomy 30:20)

Jew's are obligated to here 100 blasts of the Shofar, on Rosh Hashanah, which awakens our souls to God. Happy new year.

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