Israel: Fall Feasts – Part 1

Yom Teruah – acrylic on canvas by Jeanette

Moedim – Appointed Times

Are you ready? In Hebrew, the word for feast is Moed which translates appointed time or divine appointment. This should get our attention. The first coming of Messiah was fulfilled during the Spring Biblical Feasts as Yeshua was crucified on Pesach (Passover), buried on Chag HaMatzot (Unleavened Bread), resurrected on HaBikkurim (First Fruits) and annointed believers in the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) on Shavuot (Pentecost). The fall feasts represent the great Day of the Lord, the turning of the Jewish people to Messiah, and the Millenial Kingdom of Messiah on earth, in other words the fulfillment of the Second Coming is likely to take place during this season on whichever year the Lord chooses. Now are you ready? Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. ~2 Timothy 4:2

40 Days of Repentance – The King is in the Field

Beginning on Elul 1, on the Jewish calendar, through Tishri 10 is 40 days set aside for self examination and repentance leading up to the Fall Feasts. Historically this was the time of year when the king of the land went out into the field to personally meet with his people. Now we know that as believers in Messiah, we have 24 hour a day access to our King Yeshua, but the Feasts are a reminder of that marvelous privilege. Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger. ~Zephaniah 2:3

Yom Teruah – Feast of Trumpets – Rosh Hashanah – Tishri 1, 5779 – September 10-11, 2018

Yom Teruah is the feast of blowing the trumpet as it is blasted 100 times at the first sighting of the New Moon on Tishri 1. An interesting point is that it is called, by the Jews, “the day and hour that no man knows” because it is not known which of the two days the New Moon will appear. The head of the civil new year by the Jewish people will mark this year as 5779. Apples dipped in honey and pomegranates will be eaten to bring in the sweet new year.
This holiday can be either a celebration of spiritual awakening for believers, “But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.'” ~Jeremiah 7:23; or it could be a time of warning to unbelievers, when he (the watchman) sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. ~Ezekiel 33:3-4

The King is Coming Soon!

In Part two we will overview the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles. For now if you are interested in further study of the Feast of Trumpets, here are a few helpful links:

https://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/holidays.html

and a prophecy video:

Towards Feast of Trumpets 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoI3vnnLIpk

Rabbi Kirt Schneider of Discovering the Jewish Jesus is currently doing an excellent study on the Fall Feasts…

https://www.lightsource.com/…/discovering-the-jewish-jesus/prophetic-fulfillment-of-.

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