The Meaning of Rosh Hashannah, The Feast of Trumpets: Wednesday September 4, 2013

Today (starting last night at sunset) is the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. You will enjoy this post by J. Scott Husted if you are like me, learning about the Feasts of the Lord.  I hope you have had a blessed day, rejoicing and participating in the plans the Father has for your life.  Happy New Year!  Shalom!

Pastor Deborah

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Stepping up to the call

Rosh Hashannah is also known as The Feast of Trumpets. On God’s calendar this is the anniversary of Adam’s creation. This is a day to re-affirm our commitment to stewardship of God’s divine plan on the earth. Living in a way that ushers in His Kingdom is the call — in our lives, in our family, in our neighborhood, for our city and our nation. Jews believe that through our stepping up to this divine call, the universe can come into the fullness that God has desired all along.

To this end, Rosh Hashannah is a time when we want to set His plan of good as our highest goal; to be those who are working Life rather than death in the earth. On this day, and during the ten days to follow, we admit our wrongs and commit to change bad patterns in our…

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About Pastor Deborah

My name is Deborah Khalil. I am a commissioned minister in The Wesleyan Church. After working twenty years as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, I now work from home and focus on teaching the Bible, my real passion! I have worked in children's and women's ministries, wrote and taught creation science workshops, and served several years as the assistant pastor at Amazing Faith Christian Fellowship in Poway, CA. My husband, Dr. Victor Khalil, is founder and director of Ministries International, producing satellite and livestream television progams in Arabic and English. He teaches Arabic at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. We are a totally unlikely match that was made in heaven.
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3 Responses to The Meaning of Rosh Hashannah, The Feast of Trumpets: Wednesday September 4, 2013

  1. Dorothy says:

    I’ve been reading through some of your older blogs. You seem to know a lot about the Jewish feasts and the number of days between the Jewish holidays. I was reminded of a scripture I read yesterday which states, “The day of death is better than your day of birth”. We have had several people in our extended family whose deaths occurred on what I would call very significant days; my mother passed away on Thanksgiving Day, my favorite aunt passed away on Mother’s Day, and my sister’s father-in-law passed away on Veteran’s Day(he was in the 4th wave of infantrymen on the shores of France on D-Day. What are your thoughts on this sort of thing?

    • Hi Dorothy,
      You set me onto a search of my own with your questions. This is an interesting verse from Ecclesiastes 7:1, “A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.” The Preacher seeks in his book to understand the ultimate value of what life has to offer us. The conclusion of the whole matter, he says, “Fear God and keep His commandment, for this is man’s all,” knowing that God will put it all right in the end (Eccl 12:13-14).
      We are given the days of our lives to enjoy what God has provided and to prepare for ourselves an eternal treasure (Matt 6:19-21). From that perspective, birth brings us into a fallen world, but death will bring the faithful into their eternal reward in the Kingdom of Heaven. There is clearly a plan for us to fulfill in the meantime (Eph 2:10), but the timing and completion of that is entirely in God’s faithful hand.
      I find dates interesting, as you have noted, such as the significance of the day that a person was born or when they passed on. The Scriptures are very specific about dates, from the days of the feasts he set for his people, to the dates of a person’s life or a nation’s rise and fall. Psalm 139:16 “Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
      While commemoration of the Lord’s Feasts are not required today as under the Law, there is significance in our observing from a spiritual perspective the intention of His heart for each of these. What private offering of thanks do you bring to the Father on Thanksgiving when you remember your mother’s life? I would imagine that each of these special days are opportunities for you to hear from the Father as you meet with him. What wonderful gifts these must be for you to receive his grace in the days that mark out your own life!

  2. D.E. Cantor says:

    Reblogged this on D.E. Cantor and commented:
    Great blog about Rosh Hashanah from Pastor Deborah at Leadershiplighthouse.
    And Happy Rosh Hashanah to all my Jewish followers!

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