Thursday, September 17, 2020

Yom Teruah (Trumpets)/Rosh Hashana (New Year) kicks off tonight!

A reminder that one of God's seven commanded Festivals/Appointed Times kicks off tonight at sunset, making all day tomorrow a High Holy Day.

What is this festival?

It's called Yom Teruah (Trumpets)/Rosh Hashana (New Year), and it is the next one Yeshua will fulfill, as he will return on a future Yom Teruah, when God calls His people together with the sound of a great shofar/trumpet!

For Believers in YHWH/Yeshua/Torah, it is a rehearsal for the day when the bridegroom will come to claim his betrothed. (Judging by everything that's happening in the world today, that won't be too far off. See I Thessalonians 4:13-18, I Cor. 15:50-54.)

Yom Teruah/Rosh HaShana is the first of three Fall festivals. It denotes so many things:

It is the Jewish Civil New Year; the creation of the world, according to tradition; the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve and their first actions toward the realization of man's role in the world; of the first sin that was committed and resulting repentance; and a day when YHWH takes stock of all of His Creation, which includes all of humanity.

Leviticus 23:23-25 says: ADONAI said to Moshe, "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. Do not do any kind of ordinary work, and bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI.'" (CJB)

According to tradition, during this time YHWH's people are to concentrate all their efforts into making amends with their brethren and apologizing for past offenses – in preparation for the next Festival/Appointed Time, which is Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement. (This year, Yom Kippur kicks off at sunset, September 26.)

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