Daily Devotional: Day 18-20
Feast of Trumpets
AKA: Rosh Hashanah
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Leviticus 23: 23-25 The Lord said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites: On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts, Do not do regular work, but present an offering made to the Lord by fire".
Rosh Hashanah, literally means "Head of the Year" is the Jewish New Year. This feast is also known as The Feast of Trumpets. This high holiday is based on the lunar calendar not our secular one.
The Jewish month of Tishrie falls yearly between September and October. The first sighting by two witnesses of the sliver of the new moon is reported to the High Priest. He then gives the go ahead to blow the shofar or trumpet to sound the beginning of this feast. One hundred blasts of the shofar are blown each day. Due to weather or other conditions the moon may not be sighted exactly when predicted, hence the other name; "Feast of NO Man Knows". These 10 days end with Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement.
All Jewish holidays begin on a full moon but this one. The Jewish people clean their homes of dirt and stuff; this an outward showing of an inward cleaning of their lives. They prepare and eat only kosher foods during the 10 days as given to the Hebrew nation in Deuteronomy 14: 1-21. The belief that God decides our fate at the end of the 10 day prayer time leads many to self -reflection, seeking God and asking forgiveness. There are 17 Jewish holidays, this includes sabbat or the weekly sabbath on the Jewish calendar with nine being high holidays.
Rosh Hashanah and
Yom kippur are amongst the majors listed.
At approximately 9:41 am mountain time the shofar will sound. Take this time to reflect and seek repentance from the only one who can save our soul Jesus Christ
The true Messiah!
Amen and Amen