Happy Rosh Hashanah

This evening (Friday, September 18, 2009) is the beginning of the fall High Holy Days in the Bible. Many Christians do not even know what these days are or what they represent because they are listed in the Old Testament. These days are dismissed as "Jewish" days. In Leviticus 23:2 they are called "The feasts of the LORD." In this same verse God declares these are "My feasts." Hmmmmmm where do Christians get the idea that these are Jewish only. Do we declare that the ten commandments are "Jewish" commands. Certainly not. Most Christians will defend their right to uphold the ten commandments and yet deny "The feasts of the LORD."

Each one of the High Holy Days that God has put forth in the Old Testament have a meaning for us today. The Holy Days in the Spring of the year were fulfilled by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and shows us the plan of God. When we get to the fall Holy Days, they look forward to what is prophesied to come.

Rosh Hashanah is the Hebrew name for "Feast of Trumpets" (the English translation). This feast is the first to occur in the fall of the year. Scriptural references for Rosh Hashanah or Feast of Trumpets can be found in Leviticus 23:23-25; Numbers 29:7-11. If you have the courage to read this, ask God how it may apply to you. You may be surprised at God's answer.

For me, personally, this Feast is my favorite. It is the blowing of the trumpet or ram's horn. It is an announcement. It anticipates Christ's second return to this earth. Since many believe that Christ was actually born in the fall of the year instead of on Christmas (this can be looked up under Christmas in older versions of World Book Encyclopedia) because of how the Bible references Christ's birth, I have long wondered if our Savior came to this earth as a baby also on this day. No matter which way you look at this High Holy Day, it points directly to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So, as the sun sets this evening in your area of the world. Remember our most precious Jesus and rest in Him on this His Holy Feast day.

For an on line service to celebrate this occasion, you may want to tune your computer into this website to learn more about this wonderful feast at 7:00 p.m Eastern Daylight Savings Time:

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