Thursday, 9 September 2010
ROSH HA SHANNA
Hello again folks! First things first ... Be blessed on Rosh Ha Shannah! The Hebrew word Rosh means “head” or “Beginning” Ha means “the” and Shannah means “year”. It is only used once in the Tenach “Old Testament”. Ezekiel 40:1 says: "in the beginning of the year" in the Hebrew it says Rosh Ha Shannah. The more common Biblical name is: “Feast of Trumpets.” [Leviticus 23:23-25]. Rosh Hashannah is considered the Jewish New Year, but it comes on the seventh month on the first day. In the Jewish world it is considered the birthday of the world. If you count from the first day of Elul [the 6th month] until the 1st day of Tishri [7th month] which is Rosh Ha Shannah you will have counted 30 days. Known as the 30 days of preparation ending with Yom Teruah,Yom in Hebrew is “day” and Teruah means “Trumpets”. Hence it is the day of sounding the trumpets, or known today as Rosh Ha Shannah. Now ... Rosh Hashannah is the spiritual New Year, not the regular new year, for it would come on the first day of Nisan, the first month on the Jewish calendar. Much like the 6 days of creation, the 7th day is the Sabbath. The same is true with the first 6 months and the 7th month being a Sabbath, and the 1st day of the 7th month is Rosh Ha Shannah, the spiritual New Year. Recognized in Israel and the Jewish world as the New Year. Rosh Ha Shannah is the beginning of the ten days called High Holy Days or “Days of Awe”/. They are also called the Days of Repentance, Days of Admitting, Days of Returning. These ten days end with the Day of Atonement, “Yom Kippur” [with thanx to Mr. Jerry Golden for this succinct explanation!]
On another subject; recently I've joined Facebook - primarily to reconnect with my family - but there have been other benefits. One of those benefits have been the number of followers of my ELOBF blog who are also believers in the LORD Jesus Christ. I have other friends who support UKIP and are believers too. As I've said before; I feel it's a kind of confirmation of what I'm up to. God is good ... all the time God is good.
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-Sep-2010