Sunday, September 20, 2009

SPIRITUAL SUNDAY #7 - Rosh Hashanah - Feast of Trumpets

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Saturday September 19th was Tishrei 1 of the Jewish New Year, which is also Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets. It is also the year 5770 on the Jewish calendar.

"And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever." Exodus 12:14

"Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feast of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts."
Leviticus 23:2

"And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations." Numbers 10:8

I praise God for our Jewish roots and that we are grafted in by the blood of the lamb, JESUS!!!!!

We just finished celebrating Fall Festival in our little community of Coweta. Amid all the food and rides is a prayer tent sponsored by the various local churches of the Ministerial Alliance. One activity in the prayer tent Friday night was the blowing of the Shofar!!!! Prayer goes on in that Prayer Tent the entire time of the festival from Thursday 5 p.m. through Saturday 11 p.m. praying for our community and salvation of souls.

Some day we will hear THE trump of God and "For this we say unto you by the word of the LORD, THAT we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the LORD shall not prevent them which are asleep, For the LORD himself shall decend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air: and so shall we ever be with the LORD." 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

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SmilingSally said...

I'm glad that Christ is coming again. That will be SOME SPECIAL day!

Mary said...

Hi Susan..I went to a Rosh hashanah service Friday night, where we celebrated this Jewish holiday. It was wonderful...the blowing of the shofar, the dancing, the singing in Hebrew, the opportunity to experience a moment of what I've studied in scripture. How I would love to see this teaching in my church. Thanks for sharing.


Regina said...

How I wish I may experience the Feast of the Trumpets.
I'm still celebrating my birthday. I'm glad it falls on this season.
A Happy Jewish New Year!
Blow the trumpet in Zion.
Have a blessed week ahead.
(I'm sharing my old post).

Charlotte said...

Hi Susan. I too am thankful for our Jewish roots. I love reading the Old Testament. And someday the trumpet will sound. I think we are getting pretty close to that day. Thank you for posting this today.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Susan, Happy Spiritual Sunday
What a wonderful celebration. I would love to see how it is celebrated. Thanks for sharing your heart with me today. I was Blessed.

Blessings Lorie

Denise said...

This blessed me, thank you.

Saleslady371 said...

I wish our church would embrace our Jewish Roots! My husband and I celebrate Shabbot every Friday night together and recently our daughter joined us by Skype! Last Friday was real special being Rosh Hashanah! We've all been stuyding about it.

I wish I could have been in that prayer tent you described! Thanks for sharing.

nannykim said...

So interesting! is neat how much of the Old Testament is a foreshadowing or a picture that has deeper meaning.

enchanting cottage said...

This sounds like a wonderful experience. I'm so glad you shared it today.
God Bless,

Clif said...

Good post. I agree with the comments of those that arrived here before me, especially my wife, Charlotte. Thank you for posting this. Have a great week.

Ms.Daisy said...

Thank you for sharing this experience with us. I too love the old testament. Thank you! Have a blessed week.


Mevely317 said...

I find this fascinating!
... and certainly look forward to learning, embracing more of our early roots.

Have a wonderful new week, Susan.

Sandra said...

Oh Susan, isn't it so exciting to read these posts with other believers wanting to know more about our Jewish roots!!

The blowing of the shofars at the Prayer tent Friday night was wonderful.

Renee said...

Have a blessed Spiritual Sunday. Thank you for you post on this Jewish holiday. So interesting.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing this, it makes the Old Testament more real. The trumpets will sound again soon, and thanks for your comments on my blog too.. Blessings to you

Maxine said...

We have nothing like that around here. Glad you had another blessing. Isn't it just grand that we've been grafted in?

daylily777 said...

I have not been to such a celebration, but it sounds wonderful.Amen to the scripture passage ,Come Lord Jesus!

kymber said...

What a wonderful event! To be able to pray together as one for your community and the souls in that community - I love it!

A VERY wonderful and worthwhile celebration indeed!
Thanks for sharing your fun day with us.
Blessings to you,

Mountain Mama said...

You have been having a wonderful time. It's always such a blessing to have grandkids come and then the prayer tent and the shofar too. I can only imagine the goosebumps!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm so glad you like my poem and picture.
About the geraniums, I don't have a basement to keep them so have to put them in a cool spare room. Anyplace where it's cool and doesn't freeze will work. I give them a little water throughout the winter but not a lot. It's natural for them to have a rest. Some of the foliage remains but not a lot of it. Some will turn brown and fall. In the spring when frost is done I set them out on the back deck, first in the shade a few weeks to climatize them, then in the sun. It's good to repot with good soil too. I give them a little fertilizer (miracle grow)throughout the blooming season and they do just fine for me.

I hope this works for you.

hip chick said...

When I was in school we had the Jewish high holidays off from school. We were not Jewish but there were so many Jewish people in my town that we did not have school those days. It was not until I had my own children in a different town and state that I realized not every one had those days off. I remember being so surprised.