Sunday, September 29, 2019

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Rosh HaShana - 2019


Sunday, September 29, 2019

26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.

27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel.

28 And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded: and all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
(II Chronicles 29:26-28)

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The Sound of the Shofar (I)

The Sound of the Shofar: Its Four Meanings

Tonight at sundown, Jews around the world will observe Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year, and the beginning of the Ten Days of Awe, leading into the fall feasts. Rosh Hashanah is ushered in with the sound of the Shofar.

Rosh Hashanah is a time of realigning, a time to reset and start again. Rosh Hashanah is followed by Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, which will fall on October 8 this year.

Throughout these holy days, the shofar plays an important part in these fall feasts.

It is blown four different times and each time is for a different purpose.

The first shofar is blown on the first morning of Rosh Hashanah and it is a call to AWAKEN our hearts to the Lord.

The second shofar is blown on the second morning of Rosh Hashanah and it is a call to RETURN to the Lord.

The third Shofar is blown on Yom Kippur and it is a call to REPENT.

The fourth Shofar is blown to begin the Feast of Tabernacles and it is a call to REJOICE.

Let us each set our hearts to "hear" the sounds of the four shofars, and to move through these next ten days accordingly: from AWAKENING, to RETURNING to the Lord, to REPENTANCE, and to REJOICING at the goodness of our God.

Shalom . . . shalom . . . shalom . . . and amen!

Shana Tova!

> > > Learn more about Rosh Hashanah by going here. (Breaking Israel News)

The Sound of the Shofar (II)

The Golden Report: THE SHOFAR

By Jerry Golden

When you find the word Trumpet or Trump, in the Bible, the Hebrew word is Shofar.

The blessings of God are many, and unfortunately many have been taken from the Church. Not only have the Holidays of God been replaced with pagan ones, but many of the joys of worship and praise as well. For those who discover these truths find great joy. I believe the Shofar is one such joy and expression of love and obedience to God and His Word that has been taken from us.

God blows the Shofar

God Himself blew the Shofar when Moses was on Mt. Sinai Ex. 19:16, and the voice of the Shofar exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. God will blow it Himself again at the coming of the Messiah, I-Thessalonians. 4:16, For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with a trump (Shofar) of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. We also find in Zechariah 9:14 And the Lord shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord God shall blow the Shofar and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

There is something about the blowing of the Shofar that has the ability to awaken the inner man, the door opens for the Holy Spirit to enter in. It provokes prayer like nothing else can:
- God tells us the shofar is to be used to call us to worship, and to praise Him for His salvation. (Psalm 98:6)

- God said to praise Him with the Shofar. Psalm 150:3)

- God says to use it as a call to worship.(II Chronicles 29:26-28)

- The Wall of Jericho came down when they blew the Shofars. (Joshua 6:4 -20)

- . . . and they held the lamps in their left hands, and the Shofars in their right hands to blow withal: (Judges 7:20)

- And the three hundred blew the Shofars, (Judges 7:22)

So we find in the Word, not only has God given us reason to blow the Shofar but He has set the example by blowing it for us on occasions and promises in I Corinthians 15:52.

"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last Shofar: for the Shofar shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
(Jerry Golden; The Golden Report)

To read the entire article, including comments on "The Christian and the Shofar," please go here.

Pondering Rosh HaShana - 2019

Pondering Rosh HaShana - 2019

Today is Rosh HaShana here in Israel, beginning at sundown Sunday evening and we are ushering in the new year accordingly. The Hebrew word "Rosh," means "Head," and "Ha Shana" means "The Year," or "The Head of the Year!"

Rosh HaShana is symbolised by the blowing of the Shofar, or rams horn in the synagogues. It is also a time of reflection and remembering. In 1939, the year WW II began, there were 16 million Jews in the world.

Today, September 29, 2019, there are 14.8 million Jews in the world. The world's Jewish population today numbers some 1.2 million fewer than before World War II, according to figures published by the Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.

The Jewish world population is still recovering from the loss of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, between 1939 and 1945. By the time Israel was founded in 1948, the Nazi genocide had reduced the number of Jews in the world to 11.5 million, ivor displays his Nazi concentration camp tattoo number including 650,000 living in the nascent Jewish state. Which means that 6% of world Jewry at the time lived in Israel, compared to 45% living here today.

As Israel prepared to celebrate its 71st anniversary this year, it is home to more Jews than any other country in the world - over 6.7 million. . . The world's population today is 7.7 billion people. That means that on September 29, 2019, Jews still represent less than 1% of the world's population. In fact, to be precise, Jews represent a fraction of 1% of the world's population today.

Thus, this leads one to ask the question?

How can a nation with less than 1% of the world's population, no great rivers, few natural resources, be one of the world's leading nations in hi-technology, second only to the US, and able to compete head to head with Silicon Valley? Ask yourself, how is it that Nobel Prizes have been awarded to over 900 individuals, incredibly at least 20% have been Jews, although the Jewish population comprises less than 1.0% of the world's population? How can the tiny nation of Israel have the second-largest number of startup companies in the world after the United States, and the third largest number of NASDAQ listed companies after the US and China?

One must ask why have Intel, Microsoft, and Apple all chosen to build their first overseas research and development facilities in Israel? Why have high-tech multi-national companies such as IBM, Google, HP, Cisco Systems, Facebook and Motorola all chosen to open R & D centres in Israel? Again, one must ask, how can a nation with less than 1% of the world's population become the first choice for many of world's leading entrepreneurs, investors, and industry giants?

How can Israel, in seventy one short years as a nation, create a strong educational infrastructure and high quality incubation system capable of developing new cutting edge ideas? How in seventy one short years was Israel able to create hundreds of startup company's capable of bringing to world markets high value goods and services? How has Israel in seventy one years become a nation capable of creating a high concentration of high-tech companies financially backed by a strong venture capital infrastructure?

How did this tiny nation become a world leader in the development of new medical technology and drugs, a leader in cyber security, the world's top developer of drones, a world leader in new start-up companies, create water from air, be in the forefront of new technology in water conservation, medical technology and treatment of diseases, as well as a world leader in life sciences?

Finally, after having fought three major wars, in 1948, 1967, 1973, and many other smaller wars in between, develop and grow, and flourish in the midst of all this conflict and strife?

The answer is found in four words!

The God of Israel!
Isaiah 41:8-14

"But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend, You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts

And said to you, 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you.

'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' "Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish. You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non- existent.

"For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.' Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you," declares the Lord, "and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel."

(Submitted by two friends who live on the land)

"The Year of The Voice"

This Rosh Hashana Ushers in the Year 5780 on the Hebrew Calendar:


In Hebrew, the number of each year holds significance, or a special meaning. In considering the year 5780 (which we are now entering), we note that the number "8" is represented by the letter "PEY."

When examining the configuration of PEY, this figure looks like the letter G, but when turned backwards . . . it resembles a MOUTH . . . so this, then, is "the year of the mouth!"

Please consider the following verses in Scripture, referring to the Voice of God . . .

- "He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice." (Psalm 68:33)

- "And there came a voice from above the expanse that was over their heads; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings." (Ezekiel 1:25)

- " . . . and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory." (Ezekiel 43:2)

- "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet . . ." (Revelation 1:10)

- Psalm 28: 3 - 5

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The Lord is over many waters. 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful, The voice of the Lord is majestic. 5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

Psalm 29: 7b - 9

The voice of the Lord hews out flames of fire. 8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer to calve And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everything says, "Glory!"

> > > In addition, is Abba perhaps calling each one of us to serve as His voice in these last days? Please consider:
- "Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him." (Acts 8:35)

- [And finally . . .] "I, the Lord, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it." (Psalm 81:10)

- Abba Father God, as we now enter into this holy time, let us do so with reverance, repentance, and a sense of humility. We ask that, if it be Your will, You would use our voices to help proclaim the Gospel to this lost and dying will. Come, Lord Yeshua, come, we pray. amen.

- " . . . not my will, but thine, be done." (Luke 22:42)

Honoring the Feasts of the Lord

Honoring the Feasts of the Lord

"And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts" (Leviticus 23:1, NKJV).

These are the eight feasts and celebrations of the Lord, and His holy convocations declared in Leviticus. They belong to Him and point to His first and second advents. Interestingly, the first holy assembly referenced is the Sabbath. The remaining seven festivals are seasonally divided into spring and fall. These include the Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Firstfruits (Resurrection Sunday), Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), Feast of Trumpets (Jewish Civil New Year), Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles.

We have previously discussed what each of these holy convocations represents and how they are fulfilled in Christ. In this teaching, we will discuss how these pertain to the church and not exclusively to Israel. And we will investigate how the Lord intends for us all to honor Him in celebrating these festivals. (Read this excellent article by going here.)

Submitted by:

Eric M. Teitelman
House of David Ministries

"The house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them. For thrones are set there for judgment, The thrones of the house of David."

- Zechariah 12:8 & Psalm 122:5

Watch: The sound of Rosh Hashana

Watch: The sound of Rosh Hashana

Please note: we reported on this event last year. Praise God for the IDF! We trust that they will repeat this event tonight, honoring Rosh Hashana 5780!

The IDF on Sunday released a special video in honor of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.

In the video, IDF soldiers are seen blowing a shofar as a sign that the High Holy Days are upon us.

To view this video, please go here.

Helpful hint: this one is LOUD, so you may want to turn down your speakers before viewing this video!

(Source: Israel National News)

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem


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