Our teaching will continue from Torah, The Law of Moses from Numbers 29.1-6.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, WHAT IS THE FESTIVAL, A MEMORIAL PROCLAIMED WITH THE BLAST OF HORNS, THAT THE LORD COMMANDS US TO OBSERVE?
So with that said, let’s read Numbers 29.1-6.
I have to tell you, most Jewish People do not know what this Festival is, A MEMORIAL PROCLAIMED WITH THE BLAST OF HORNS.
That’s how this Festival of GOD is described in His Commanded Festivals in The Holy Scriptures, Published by the Jewish Publication Society of America, Copyright 1917 in LEVITICUS 23.23-24
And also described as A SACRED OCCASION COMMEMORATED WITH LOUD BLASTS in The JPS Hebrew-English TANAKH, Published by The Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1999 – 5759.
Or A REMEMBRANCE WITH SHOFAR BLASTS in The Stone Edition TANACH, Published by Mesorah Publications Ltd.
Or A MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF HORNS in The Jerusalem Bible, Published by Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
AND ALSO CALLED YOM HA ZIKKARON, THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, OR YOM TERUAH, THE DAY OF SOUNDING THE SHOFAR.
But the Rabbis have changed this Festival of GOD to Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah and it’s observance was created from the Talmud. Not The Bible.
The Talmud is a collection of the Teachings of the Major Jewish Scholars from 200 to 500 C.E., (A.D.), and known as The Classic Period of Rabbinic Judaism.
But GOD’S TORAH, The Law of Moses that has All GOD’S Laws, Teachings and Instructions written in it, has Authority over all the writings of man, any man, Reads,
“And now, O Israel, Hearken unto The Statutes and unto The Ordinances which I teach you, to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess the Land which the LORD, THE GOD of your fathers gives you.
YOU SHALL NOT ADD UNTO THE WORD WHICH I COMMAND YOU, NEITHER SHALL YOU DIMINISH FROM IT, THAT YOU MAY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD WHICH I COMMAND YOU.” DEUTERONOMY 4.1-2
Thus the Rabbis decided to change GOD’S Commanded Festival, ZEEKH’RONE T’ROO’AH, MEANING, A REMEMBRANCE OF SOUNDING THE SHOFAR, to Rosh Hashanah, meaning The Beginning of the Year, which is The Jewish Religious New Year.
The Rabbis also teach that Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of the day in which the world was created. Or the day that Adam and Eve were created.
The Rabbis also teach, That on that day Rosh Hashanah, all that have entered into the world pass before The LORD GOD in judgment like a flock of sheep.
And The Day is a Day of Sounding the Shofar. Here the Rabbis agree with The Bible.
However, no mention is made in The Bible of this Day being the New Year.
Also, the Rabbis teach that Rosh Hashanah takes on additional significance since it marks the beginning of ten days of penitence. That is repenting for wrong doing and sinning, which end at the close of Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement.
GOD’S NEW YEAR IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE. BUT IT IS NOT ROSH HASHANAH
And we are never told by The LORD GOD in The Bible the day in which the world was created, nor the day that Adam and Eve were created.
GOD established The New Year in the Passover Month Nisan. The Hebrew Month Nisan is usually in March and April.
GOD Says, “This Month shall be unto you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you.” EXODUS 12.1-2
THIS FESTIVAL OF THE LORD, A MEMORIAL PROCLAIMED WITH THE BLAST OF HORNS, AND ALL GOD’S COMMANDED FESTIVALS ARE WRITTEN IN TORAH IN THE 23rd CHAPTER OF LEVITICUS.
Rosh Hashanah is not a Commanded Festival of GOD, nor is it mentioned in The Bible.
And according to Torah, ZEEKH’RONE T’ROO’AH, A REMEMBRANCE OF SOUNDING THE HORNS is about REMEMBERING THE LORD WITH SHOFAR BLASTS. AND CALLING TO MIND THAT WE NEED ATONEMENT FOR OUR SINS.
And this Festival, as all GOD’S Festivals are Holy Convocations, in which GOD requires a gathering together of all GOD’S People for a Service, a Sabbath, a Day of no work of any kind, AND A REHEARSAL.
The Rehearsal is for the extraordinary future events that I believe will fulfill a number of remarkable Prophesies which we will describe later in the study. LEVITICUS 23.23-25, NUMBERS 29.1, 5
SO LET’S SEE WHAT THE LORD GOD COMMANDS US TO DO ON THIS FESTIVAL OF GOD THAT HE CALLS ZEEKH’RONE T’ROO’AH, A REMEMBRANCE OF SOUNDING THE SHOFAR, OR A REMEMBRANCE OF SOUNDING THE HORNS.
NUMBERS 29.1 The Festival is in the seventh Hebrew Month Tishrei on the first day of the Month. The Hebrew Month Tishrei comes around September. On the same day the Rabbis created Rosh Hashanah.
AND ZEEKH’RONE T’ROO’AH, A REMEMBRANCE OF SOUNDING THE SHOFAR is a Holy Convocation. A time set aside for The LORD GOD. A time for GOD’S People to gather together for a Service dedicated to The LORD. No work of any kind is to be done on that Day. And it is a Rehearsal.
NUMBERS 29.2-6 In Tabernacle and Temple times, animal sacrifices were made to The LORD during this Festival as in all The Festivals of GOD.
And a male goat was sacrificed for a sin offering to make atonement for the People.
Of course, we all know that without a Temple in Jerusalem, the sacrifice is forbidden by HA SHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY. But HA SHEM still requires a sacrifice for atonement even without the Temple standing in Jerusalem.
And according to Prophetic Scriptures written in TNAKH, The Old Testament Scriptures, and fulfilled in The New Covenant, The Jewish New Testament, Atonement today is accomplished through the sin offering of The Jewish Messiah Yeshua when He gave His Life, and shed His Blood 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem.
There are no other alternatives for Atonement for anyone.
And to confirm that Messiah Yeshua is our Atonement, our offering for sin, GOD raised Him from the dead on the third day after His death. Fulfilling the Promise of GOD that He would Prolong His days. GOD would not abandon Messiah in hell. Nor would Ha Shem allow His Holy One to see corruption. ISAIAH 53.8-12, PSALM 16.10, PSALM 22.13-22, LEVITICUS 17. 8, 9, 11
It is thought by many, especially in the Messianic Jewish Community, and I agree, that this Festival of GOD, ZEEKH’RONE T’ROO’AH, A REMEMBRANCE OF SOUNDING THE SHOFAR that is called ROSH HASHANAH, has extraordinary Prophesies that will be fulfilled sometime in the future on this Day.
A Day not revealed in Scripture.
When the Shofars are being sounded in The Synagogues throughout the world during a future Rosh Hashanah, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA WILL RETURN FROM HEAVEN AS PROPHESIED BY THE PROPHETS AND THE MESSIAH YESHUA HIMSELF.
AND HE, MESSIAH YESHUA, WILL DESTROY ALL THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL WHO GATHERED AGAINST JERUSALEM TO BATTLE.
AND MESSIAH WILL RETURN AND SET UP HIS MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL WHERE HE WILL BE KING OVER ALL THE EARTH.
AND THAT IS NOT ALL. ZECHARIAH 14
THE MESSIAH YESHUA HIMSELF DESCRIBES THE MIRACULOUS EVENTS IN THE JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT THAT I BELIEVE WILL COME TO PASS ON A FUTURE ROSH HASHANAH.
MESSIAH YESHUA WILL RETURN FROM HEAVEN DURING THE GREAT PROPHETIC TRIBULATION THAT WILL OCCUR WORLDWIDE.
SUCH A TIME OF TRIBULATION, MESSIAH SAYS, HAS NEVER BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO THAT TIME. NOR EVER SHALL BE. IT WILL BE SO TERRIBLE THAT EXCEPT THOSE DAYS ARE SHORTENED, NO HUMAN WOULD SURVIVE. BUT FOR THE ELECT’S SAKE, THOSE DAYS WILL BE SHORTENED.
THERE WILL ARISE MANY FALSE MESSIAHS, AND FALSE PROPHETS. THAT IS TO SAY, RELIGIOUS IMPOSTERS. AND THEY WILL SHOW GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS THAT IF IT WERE POSSIBLE THEY WILL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT.
FOR AS THE LIGHTNING COMES OUT OF THE EAST, MESSIAH SAYS, AND SHINES EVEN TO THE WEST, SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE. THE MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY.
FOR WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE WILL THE VULTURES BE GATHERED TOGETHER.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS, THE SUN SHALL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON SHALL NOT GIVE HER LIGHT. AND THE STARS WILL FALL FROM HEAVEN. AND THE POWERS OF THE HEAVENS WILL BE SHAKEN.
AND THEN SHALL APPEAR THE SIGN, AND THE MIRACLE, AND THE WONDER OF THE SON OF MAN IN HEAVEN. AND THEN SHALL ALL THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL MOURN, AND THEY WILL SEE THE SON OF MAN, THEIR MESSIAH COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY.
AND HE WILL SEND HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A SHOFAR.
AND THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER. MATTHEW 24.3, 21-24, 28-31
AND THE RESURRECTION OF THE ELECT WILL HAPPEN ON THAT DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH.
AND AS ENOCH AND THE PROPHET ELIJAH WERE TAKEN UP ALIVE BY GOD, THOSE OF GOD’S ELECT WHO ARE ALIVE WHEN MESSIAH RETURNS WILL BE TAKEN UP TOGETHER WITH THE RESURRECTED TO MEET THE LORD GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA IN THE AIR.
AND WE, THE ELECT OF GOD, TOGETHER WITH THE MESSIAH YESHUA, WILL DESCEND FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN ISRAEL, TO THE 1,000 YEAR MILLENNIUM.
AND SO SHALL WE BE FOREVER WITH THE LORD. 1 THESSALONIANS 4.13-18, EZEKIEL 37.11-14, GENESIS 5.21-24, 2 KINGS 2.11
AND ISRAEL’S GOD-GIVEN BORDERS WILL BE RESTORED FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER. GENESIS 15.18-21
AND THE LORD GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA WILL BE KING OVER ALL THE EARTH. AND HE WILL REIGN FROM JERUSALEM.
IN THAT DAY THERE SHALL BE ONE LORD, AND HIS NAME ONE. ZECHARIAH 14
AND THE RANSOMED OF THE LORD WILL RETURN, AND COME TO ZION WITH SONGS AND EVERLASTING JOY UPON THEIR HEADS. AND THEY WILL OBTAIN JOY AND GLADNESS, AND SORROW AND SIGHING WILL FLEE AWAY. ISAIAH 35.10
IT WILL BE SO VERY MARVELOUS FOR US. AND IT WILL BE MARVELOUS FOR THE LORD OF HOSTS. ZECHARIAH 8.6
AND THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, THE JEWISH PEOPLE, WILL SING AND REJOICE, FOR THE LORD OUR GOD WILL DWELL IN THE MIDST OF US.
AND MANY NON-JEWISH PEOPLE WILL BE JOINED TO THE LORD IN THAT DAY, AND THEY WILL BE GOD’S PEOPLE. AND GOD WILL DWELL IN THE MIDST OF THEM. ZECHARIAH 2.10-11
AND THE EARTH WILL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA. ISAIAH 11.9
AND THE GREATNESS OF MESSIAH’S KINGDOM, AND THE GREATNESS OF PEACE WILL HAVE NO END BECAUSE MESSIAH YESHUA WILL BE SITTING UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID IN JERUSALEM. HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.7
FOR GOD WILL CREATE JERUSALEM AND ALL ISRAEL A REJOICING FOREVER FOR HIS PEOPLE, AND GOD’S PEOPLE WILL BE A JOY.
AND HA SHEM GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA WILL REJOICE IN JERUSALEM, AND JOY IN HIS PEOPLE.
AND THE VOICE OF WEEPING WILL NEVER AGAIN BE HEARD IN HER, NOR THE VOICE OF CRYING. FOR THEY ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF THE BLESSED OF THE LORD, AND THEIR OFFSPRING WILL BE WITH THEM. ISAIAH 65.18, 19, 23
AND WHEN THE LAND OF ISRAEL IS DIVIDED IN THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM FOR AN INHERITANCE, THE NON-JEWISH PEOPLE OF GOD’S ELECT WILL BE AS BORN IN ISRAEL AMONG THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
AND THEY WILL HAVE THEIR INHERITANCE AMONG THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL.
AND IN WHAT TRIBE THE NON-JEWISH PERSON DECIDES TO SETTLE, THERE SHALL THEIR INHERITANCE BE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL THAT GOD WILL MAKE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
WITH JOY AND GLADNESS AND THANKSGIVING, AND THE VOICE OF MELODY FOREVER. EZEKIEL 47.21-23, ISAIAH 51.3