From: Gates of Zion
Date: Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 4:02 PM
Subject: Today is The Feast of Trumpets which ushers in the 10 Days of Awe
To: Joseph Peck
Today (Sept 25, 2014) is the Feast of Trumpets ushering in the Ten Days of Awe and Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement.
Today is the 1st day of the 7th month of the Biblical Calendar, known as Yom Ha Teruah, the Day of Trumpets also called Rosh Hashanah according to Jewish tradition.
This day ushers in the “10 Days of Awe” culminating with the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and those are the two events I want to focus on at this time.
All the Feasts of the Lord are now to be seen through the lens of the New Covenant.
After all the New Covenant was made with the House of Israel and the House of Judah.
Those who define themselves as Christians are those called out of the nations and are joined by faith to the Commonwealth of Israel!
That at that time you were without Messiah, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Messiah Yeshua you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah. (Ephesians 2:12-13)
Many of the traditions of Israel today are biblically based and it would serve all followers of the Messiah to at least know what they are if not actually participate in them.
Such is the case of the 10 Days of Awe (Yamim Nora’im) between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement.
These are given as 10 days for us to examine our hearts and be ruthlessly honest in the sight of the Lord who sees everything.
The New Covenant scriptures enjoin us to observe the days of Awe not for 10 days but everyday!
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Yeshua the Messiah is in you?-unless indeed you are disqualified. (2 Corinthians 13:5)
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yeshua the Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)
On Yom Ha Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets, the sound of the shofar heralds the coming of the Righteous King who is also both Lord and Judge.
The Psalmist declares: For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth. (Psalm 96:13)
There will come a day according to the Hebrew scriptures and also the Greek New Covenant scriptures, that all will be judged.
In the Hebrew Scriptures (the one Jewish people today hold in reverence) there is more than one little known passage that the majority of Jewish people would do well to take note of:
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12:2)
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. (Jeremiah 23:5)
The 10 Days of Awe were designated as a time for people to do “Shuvah” – Repent.
In ancient Israel, The sacrifice which was coming on Yom Kippur would make atonement for the sins of all Israel, God’s covenant people.
There is no mistake, without the blood of the sacrifice there is no atonement.
The Torah emphatically says:
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’ (Leviticus 17:11)
But God is a God of truth and only those who are sincere, confessing and forsaking their sins can receive God’s forgiveness.
We Jewish people have a problem…a big problem. The temple is no longer here and therefore blood atonement is no longer possible. Right?
It is true that the way Yom Kippur is observed today there is no atonement and the sins of the vast majority of Jewish people remain un-atoned for and are thereby unforgiven!
The prophet Jeremiah foretells of a New Covenant in the Hebrew Scriptures (the Jewish bible) through which all sins are forever forgiven, in a sense an eternal Yom Kippur!
Embracing this New Covenant is God’s will for all Jewish people indeed all of mankind!
He foretells this hundreds of years before Yeshua (Jesus) came. It is repeated in the new Covenant Greek Scriptures which was also written and preserved by the Jews.
“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah- not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, “Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, “Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:10-12)
Every Covenant is ratified with blood. The same hold for the New Covenant. All atonement is secured with blood. The blood of the innocent shed for the guilty. This was the heart of Israel’s sacrificial system. Where is the blood of the New Covenant? Where is the blood of eternal atonement?
I am glad you asked!
But Messiah came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:11-14)
You see, the temple in Jerusalem was a copy of the real temple made without hands, the one in heaven, in the realm of the spirit! The Messiah entered the Holy of Holies in that temple and his own blood atoned for our sins, inaugurating an “Eternal Yom Kippur”.
This coming Shabbat (Saturday) is called Shabbat Shuvah (return) because it occurs during the 10 days of Awe.
Jeff will bring a revelation and and an impartation to be embraced especially in these last days. “I believe it will be life changing for many.”
The time has fully come for us to be doers of the word and not hearers only!
Come join us to hear Jeff reveal the Word of God at Kehilat Ha Derek.
2 PM, Sat. September 27
Congregation Of The Way
232 West 72nd Street
New York, Ny
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Jeff is a Messianic Jewish evangelist born in Brooklyn, NY. He has been called to reach the nations with the message of Messiah, especially the Jewish people first, according to the command of scripture, not only in the USA, but also throughout the world.
“It has been my passion from the very beginning to see my people return to their Messiah and King and be grafted back onto their own olive tree.”
The Jewish people are destined to once again behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Remember He came first for the lost sheep of the House of Israel!
I want to invite you to come along side of the Gates of Zion as we gather the Jewish people back to their God through their living King who today is unknown to the majority of the very people who first introduced Him to the world. IT IS TIME FOR THIS TO CHANGE!
Listen to the Shofar (trumpet) sounding, alerting God’s people to be ready