THE FALL FEASTS OF GOD
THE DAYS OF DEVINE APPOINTMENTS WITH GOD
Brothers, we Christians know, and observe the spring feasts such as Good Friday, The Passover, and Easter which is the day that we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
I am sure that most of us could not remember a time when these spring time celebrations were not practiced. Even before that you were a Christian you still knew what these holidays were celebrating.
Please follow me as I attempt to show you these fall feasts which are beginning, and ending at various times over the next three weeks or so. I will give you both the Hebrew name of these feasts as well as the English name.
Our September the thirteenth which on the Hebrew Jewish calendar is Elul 29, and is their New Years Eve. This is the last day of their month of Elul.
The beginning of the day for Jews is at 6pm not Midnight as we begin a day. Thus our days go from Midnight to Midnight, but the Jewish day goes from 6pm to 6pm. They call this celebration the eve of Rosh Hashana, but we call this the eve of the Feast of Trumpets.
This lasts from 6pm on our 13th of September (this year), too 6pm on the 15th of September. It lasts for two days, but is celebrated as one long 48 hour day.
The 14th of September begins their month of Tishrei, and is their New Years Day. Our year is 2015, but it is the beginning year of 5776 on the Jewish calendar. This day for us is The Feast of Trumpets. It is also the end of what is known to them as a Shemetah. This is a time when all debt are to be forgiven. God gave them this time so that they would learn forgiveness.
This day is the day that God has set as their divine appointment with Him. This day is the only day of the year in which their trumpet called a shofar is blown in a series 3 distinct sounds and repeated 3 times for a total of nine blasts of the trumpet. These 9 blasts are repeated 11 times, for a total of 99 times. Then the trumpet is blown one long time totaling the 100th time. This 100th blowing of the trumpet is called THE LAST TRUMP.
Rosh Hashana (pronounced "Row-sh Hah-shaw-nah") is also known as 'The Time Of Jacobs Trouble' as referred to in Jeremiah 30:6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Zephaniah 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, Zephaniah 1:16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
It is also known as "The Day of the Awakening Blast" as referred to in Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Also 1Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 1Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1Thessalonians 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
This day called Rosh Hashana is also known as "The Opening of The Books", as in Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
It is taught in Judaism that it is on this day that the Heaenly Cort is in session every year. This begins what is known as the "10 Days of Awe". The Days of Awe lead up to Yom Kippur when the books are closed and final judgment is meted out. God opens the books and reads the account of every individual for the previous year and they have ten days to repenmt before their sentence is announced and the books are closed on Yom Kippur which is their month of Tishrei 10, and our September 23rd, 2015. This is known as "The Day of Atonement," and on this day begins the Jubilee Year which only comes around once every 50 years.
Brothers, this is only a very brief explanation of the Fall Feasts of God and what should be our Divine Appointment days with God as we celebrate not only Jesus' resurrection, but also the dead in Christ as well as those who like us are alive in Christ Jesus.
We all know that we will stand before our God and be judged one day. We know not when that day will be. But, we are told throughout the Bible that we are to stay awake, and watch for that day. Because now are we in the end times, and Jesus is coming soon.
Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and Pray always that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and stand before the Son of man.
My brothers please remember that 5 of the 10 virgins where not ready when the Lord called them into the marriage supper of the Lamb. Do not be like the ones who were not ready for the Lord. His appearing is very soon. Watch and Pray, and expect his appearing every hour of every day. Busy yourselves doing His work.
God Bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus,
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