Monday, September 17, 2012

BLOW THE TRUMPETS - HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH

IT IS NOW YEAR 5773 - FROM CREATION TO 2012!
Happy New Year to all our Jewish brethren in Israel, the United States and around the World! To the rest of us Gentiles, who are grafted into the Family Tree of Abraham, through the Precious Blood and Life shed on the Cross of Calvary by the Savior of the World - Yeshua the Maschiach (Jesus the Messiah) - Happy Rosh Hashanah as well!

Without knowing its full significance, even secular and non-believing Jews celebrate the New Jewish Year of Tishrei. Tishrei is the month when God created the Heavens and the Earth...and Adam (Haa'dam - man himself)! Therefore, it is now the year 5772 from Creation to now! Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha‑olam, yotzer haa’dam ("Blessed are You, LORD, our God, sovereign of the universe, who creates man.")


TASHLICH - CASTING OUR SINS
AWAY UPON THE WATERS
Our Jewish brethren go through their homes before this time and cleans out all yeast, from every corner of the house, prior to this celebratory day. This is significant to the idea of starting the new year, with a clean slate! Scripture uses yeast as a metaphor for sin. Tashlich is now observed by Jews and those of us who are closely identified with them partake of a ceremony, which involves a short ceremony at a body of water. After some Bible readings and the Blowing of the Shofar, congregants throw pieces of bread (with yeast) into the water ....which signifies what the psalms tell us about Holy God, Who takes our sins as far away from us, as the East is from the West! This enables the person to then begin the New Year at Rosh Hashannah, year 5773, anew!

We, who were saved by the Jewish Messiah  Jesus, had our sins taken away when we were born again, in spirit and in truth, by repenting (throwing our "yeast" permanently over to Him, who then forgave us) and accepting Jesus, as Lord and Savior of our entire lives! This is the true Tashlich!

Many will ask why September for their new year! Good question - God Himself laid out the timing and execution of these High Holy Days. This special Feast Day is part of the Fall Feasts. The biggest one is still to come - THE FEAST OF THE TABERNACLES. This one is primary for the Christian's understand as Scripture has predicted that Jesus Himself will reinstitute the Feast of the Tabernacles in the coming soon 1000 Year Reign, from the Throne of the New Temple (by then, the Fourth and Final Temple) in Jerusalem.

So as we celebrate the arrival of the Great Hebrew Fall Feasts, let us remember Who created this great earth 5773 years ago. 
Let us remember Who led Moses out of Egypt in the Cloud and the Pillar of Fire in front of millions of Israelites. 
Let us remember Who takes our sins as far away as the eastern ocean is from the western ocean. 
Let us remember Who gave the Ten Commandments on the Mountain of God (Sinai). 
Let us remember Who gave it all at the Cross, to fulfill the Ten Commandments - rose from the dead, was seen by 500 people plus his followers and now lives forever to pray for us before the Throne of God.
Let us remember Him - HIS NAME IS JESUS, PRECIOUS JESUS! CREATOR OF THE WORLD!  THANK YOU LORD FOR 5773 YEARS OF CREATION! AMEN!
"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him...Colossians 1:16 NASB

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