A Beautiful Season
On Tuesday September 15, 2015 the new moon was sighted in Jerusalem marking the beginning of the Biblical feast of Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets). Based on this sighting, the following Biblical dates for the holidays were declared as follows:
Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets): sunset Sep 15 to sunset Sep 16
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement): sunset Sep 24 to sunset Sep 25
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Day 1: sunset Sep 29 to sunset Sep 30
Shemini Atzeret (The eighth day of assembly): sunset Oct 6 to sunset Oct 7
These are the Feasts of the Lord, mostly known as the Feast of the Jews, (because that is who we observe keeping them) but anyone who is the commonwealth of Israel, grafted in the vine of Yeshua, can be included in this. (please see Gal. 3:29, Romans 11) Our Heavenly Father picked a people group, Israel, to be His covenant people (Deuteronomy 7:6-9). However, He always welcomed the foreigner who wanted to join Israel (such as the mixed multitude who left during the Exodus, Exodus 12:37) but they were expected to act as Israel did by keeping His commands and ordinances (Exodus 12:37-38, 49). Do you keep any of the Feasts?
These Fall Feasts are focused on “preparing to meet your maker.” Prayer, fasting, forgiveness of others, reflecting on our lives, and how we need Him to continue shaping us into the spotless bride He desires! What a perfect season for prayers for salvation! Praise Yahweh!! On September 15th, the Feast of Trumpets was celebrated by the blowing of the shofar (trumpet), ushering in the Season and the holiest day of Yeshua’s calendar, the Day of Atonement.
IMG_0985 (make sure you view this video of Diana blowing the shofar!)
“Happy are the people who know the joyful shout; (Hebrew word teruah meaning alarm, signal, shout, war cry and shout of joy!) Yahweh, they walk in the light of Your presence. They rejoice in Your name all day long, and they are exalted by Your righteousness.” (Psalm 89:15-16) This trumpet call symbolizes our call to warfare, intercession, listening to our Father’s voice, absolute obedience, and unity among our brethren (Ex. 19:5, 2 Co.10:5, Rev. 14:12, John 10:27, Jer. 33:3, Eph. 6:12, Matt. 5:24).
Listen for the sound of the trumpet! It is most certainly a summons, a war-cry, a warning to prepare, or a wake up call from slumbering. Which is it for you? During this time of praying specifically for the Salvation of 112 identified people (from post dated September 15, 2015) may the Lord grant that they awake from their slumber in order to have an opened ear to hear the trumpet call over their own lives! Will you join me this week in continuing to pray for those identified? The information presented today serves to lift up our heads and be aware of the season we are in but also as an additional tool to set our hearts ablaze as we pray for Salvation!
How remarkable are these verses that speak of the glorious things associated with the sound of the Lord’s trumpet! Are you living in anticipation? And even more so, is this what you are living for?
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Matthew 24:31 He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Listen! I am telling you a mystery: We will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.
In His grace,
Diana and Amanda