September 23, 2022 3:51
The Feast of Trumpets or popularly called Rosh Hashanah starts this evening at sundown.
The Feast of Trumpets is the new year celebration for the biblical Hebrew calendar! Our world follows the solar or Gregorian calendar, so celebration of the new year is on January 1. However, Jesus followed the Hebrew calendar that follows the moon cycle. A new moon signals a new month. The Feast of Trumpets marks the beginning of the 10 holiest days of the biblical new year.
Tonight, families all over the globe will begin to settle into the first of the fall biblical holidays. Rosh Hashanah or Feast of Trumpets despite common belief, is a biblical celebration for all of us not just Jewish people.
In Israel, Jewish people throw stones into a body of water to symbolize the casting off of their sins. We can do this by casting off something we’ve been carrying, so we can pick up better things from our Father in the new year.
Rosh Hashanah’s is known for the destiny of the righteous who are believed to be sealed during the feasts. The 10 days following are for those seeking repentance and self-examination, sleeping in tents, eating leaven bread, communing with The Father until the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur which is the holiest day of the year beginning October 4th at sundown.
This is the time when everyone has his or her name inscribed into one of the two books, BOOK OF LIFE or Book of Death.
Paul tells us, “Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Each one must examine himself before he eats the bread and drinks of the cup.” 1 Corinthians 11:27-28
Our true repentance before the Lord happens when we acknowledge the sin we committed and confess it.
Our open gates become closed in our minds to never be opened again. We have restored wall(s) and we are now fortified & ready to battle. Our castles do not look like the one in my dream (last week’s post). They are beautifully kept!
The feasts are an important step in our wilderness journey towards consecration. This is the time of the year when we are allowed to enter His Ark with Trumpets blowing! A TRUE encounter with God. We are told this through Solomon in 1 Kings.
And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants. 1 Kings 3:15
When we join in The Father’s celebrations, we are declaring victory over our enemy.
“Then THE LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD.’ ” Leviticus 23:23-25.
Look at what Jesus said about the trumpet, “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His [a]elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”Matthew 23:31
and we are told to sound the alarm by a trumpet in Numbers:
“When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before THE LORD your GOD, and you will be saved from your enemies. Also in the day of your gladness, in your Appointed Feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your GOD: I AM THE LORD your GOD.” Numbers 10:9-10.
This evening, when blowing the Shofar and taking communion we are entering into His ARK, therefore, qualified for a personal encounter with The Father. The sound of His Shofar is so beautiful! If you don’t own a shofar like myself, play this video to blow the Shofar sound as your celebrate this evening.
May I encourage you today to begin your celebration tonight!
As we continue working towards fortifying our spiritual walls & gates (mouths, eyes and ears) the Feasts of Trumpets will have a huge impact!
Remember, my spiritual gates post awhile ago, the link is here. Depending where we are in our journey, we have been warned in Revelation there could be forces outside our gates waiting to devour us. Revelation 22:15. Celebrating the Feasts is one way to fortify our walls.
“Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”
Our enemy tries to convince us we are not worthy to enter the Ark, trying to keep us outside to destroy us. Look what it says in Deuteronomy 3:5-6a, All these cities were fortified with high walls and with gates and bars, and there were also a great many unwalled villages. We completely destroyed”
Those fortified in Jesus could not be destroyed by the enemy!
As we spend time with The Father, He takes us higher and through His anointing, we close all of your spiritual shattered windows and doors to the demonic harassing us. This is the place in our journey where we can access healing for each and every wound or burden we are carrying.
We become His fortified Warriors!
Let’s talk about communion. There are 3 elements to communion, the sanctified Disciple, bread and wine. Luke 22:14-20. We are sanctified or transformed from our sins by confessing them openly to The Father. We have no desire to go back to the way we use to live!
We take communion because Jesus said we should do this in remembrance of Him. Conduct for communion can be found by reading the Lord’s Supper in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Communion is meant to be taken by His Disciples, only those who are following Jesus Christ. If you don’t have a relationship with Jesus, you should not be taking communion. Churches today let everyone and anyone take communion and many do not call for repentance.
If you want to learn more about receiving Christ as your Savior, click Here. for a prayer asking Him into your heart.
Communion during the feasts should be taken with repentance, without repentance you are calling God’s judgment upon yourself. We should never approach communion without it. The bread represents His body and the wine represents His blood. Only through Jesus’ death on the cross do we have a connection with God the Father and access to His Kingdom.
Benefits of communion; mental clarity, peace, and entering into the presence of God! Hallelujah!
I feel led to share my personal vision given during my journey & celebration of my first Feasts while praying in His Spirit. (Father’s word in blue)
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