Numbers 29:1 “‘On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets.
Rosh Hashanah is the first of the four fall feasts (the time of the fruit harvest) that speak prophetically of the Second Coming of Jesus. It is the feast that comes to remind us that we need to live a life which is characterized by repentance and the expectation that Jesus is coming back for His Bride.
The principles for one to consider over this period are:
• to change from what we were to where God wants us to be;
• to move from an attitude of indifference to an attitude of accountability for our actions; and
• to move from living in a vacuum of self to the realization that we make an impact on this world.
Rosh HaShanah literally means “head or chief birthday of the year” (new year).
Tishrei, means “to dissolve and pardon your iniquities”. Tishrei is the seventh month of the year, thus a Sabbath of months!
Book of Life and Death.
When scripture speaks about the rapture (see 1 Cor 15 and in 1 Thes. 4 and Rev 4) it speaks of the blast of the trumpet/shofar. We must be on the watchtower and watch for the Lord and be prepared and ready. This is what this whole feast is about – the returning of the Lord. Every Rosh HaShanah is like a rehearsal, and in Rev. 19:7 & 8 it says: “Rejoice and be glad, for the marriage supper of the Lamb has come, and the Bride has made herself ready.” The prophetic fulfilment of the rapture will take place during the Feast of Rosh HaShanah.
The priest will say the following prayer, called Kiddush Levanah – a blessing over the new moon: “Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, Whose Word created the Heavens, Whose breath created all that they contain.
Statutes and seasons He set for them that they should not turn from the task. To the moon He spoke, Renew yourself, crown of glory for those who were borne in the womb, who are also destined to be renewed and to extol their Creator.”
Rosh Hashanah also speaks prophetically of the Second Coming of Jesus on the day called Yom Hakiseh (The Hidden Day).
Everyday throughout the month of Ehul (the month before Rosh Hasannah) the trumpet is blown to warn the people to repent – to turn back to God but on the 30th day no trumpet is blown – there is silence as the psalmist said, Sound the shophar on the New Moon, in concealment of the day of the festival (Ps 81:3). This is to ensure that Satan is not given notice about the arrival of the Day of Judgment because he comes to rob and steal, thus to confuse (John 10:10). Even into the New Testament the people wanted to know the time when Jesus would come. The answer is in Acts 1:7, It is not for you to know …
Only God the Father knows. The day and the hour know no man except God (Matt 24:36).
Ps 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion, in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me, He shall set me up upon a rock.
Those who have a repentant heart are protected by God.
Num. 29:1 … a day of blowing of trumpets …
 There are watchtowers all over Israel from where they watch for the new moon. They watch for the first crescent of the new moon to come in, because that is the beginning of the new month and the new year for the Jews. So when they watch in their watchtowers, they don’t know what day or what hour – during those two days of Rosh HaShanah – that they would spot the moon. They therefore have to be in their watchtowers and watch for it all the time for the whole 48 hour period. The moment it appears, they blow the ramshorns all over the country to announce the beginning of the new month and the new year.
 The Hebrew word, kacah, means to conceal, cover or hide.
Is 55:1 – 56:8 – If we look carefully it says the day is “announced” – this means we have to hear, not necessarily blow the shophar. The promise of Is 55 is for those who wait and listen.
55:1 Wait and listen (i.e. those who hear the shophar), everyone who is thirsty!
Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
55:3 Incline your ear and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy promised to David.
55:6 Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near.
55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon.
56:7 All these I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
56:8 Thus says the Lord God, Who gathers the outcasts of Israel: I will gather yet others to [Israel] besides those already gathered.
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