How to observe Feast of Trumpets as a Christian

Hi All. Hope you are all having a blessed Sabbath and had a blessed week.

As we get closer to the biblical fall/spring feasts depending on where you are located, I will be posting more on how to observe these feasts as Christians and if you are new to observing the feast days, it’s purpose and giving you the bible scriptures that indicate this.

I love celebrating Yahweh’s feast days, and I remember early in 2020, when I heard the Lord Jesus Christ tell me in my spirit, ” Mark your calendar , I want you to celebrate the feast days” ~ I started with Passover and I have continued to grow and learn and this has helped my walk tremendously.

The feast of trumpets and the next fall feasts that follow are not yet fulfilled, so we celebrate these feasts in anticipation and excitement of Yeshua Messiah / Lord Jesus Christ returning to fulfill these.

The Feast of trumpets symbolises the upcoming rapture/ catching away of the saints of God.

Please have a look at the slides I have prepared on how to observe this feast , which is coming up on the 26th September at Sundown to the 27th September Sundown, depending on where you are situated and how you observe the new moon. For some this feast will start on the 25th September at sundown.

The Feast of Trumpets is the start of the month of Tishrei or the 7th month in the bible. I pray these slides help and bless you to understand more about this feast. Also if you are starting out to celebrate these feasts , don’t be too hard on yourself. If you were not able to take leave , I encourage you to still celebrate. Yahweh appreciates all our efforts. Shalom ! πŸ€—πŸ™β€

Word from God – August 12, 2022 – Keeping God’s commandments

Whilst in prayer, the Lord was leading me to read Jeremiah 18 and Ezekiel 11. And praying on this word this is what I received from God as the underlying theme regarding walking in our Creator’s ways.

When reading Jeremiah 18 it explains how God is our potter and we are the clay.

Jeremiah 18:6 - O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

God was asking the nation of Israel to repent, to repent from doing evil in His sight , otherwise judgement was coming to Israel and more specifically Judah. And we see in the verses below that the men of Judah chose to rather walk after their own devices and in their own evil ways.

Jeremiah 18:11-12                                  11 Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.                                                           12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart. 

But what is this evil really ? We get more of the answer in verse 15.

Jeremiah 18:15 - Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;

We see the ancient way refers to days of old. Many may say this refers to God’s Torah , which is made up of His commandments, statutes and judgements. Although , this is what I have come to believe, I don’t necessarily believe it means keeping all 613 commandments of the law, but rather those that are perpetual such as the ten commandments and the biblical feast days. Some of the Torah also doesn’t apply to everyone, for example some are for women, for priests etc. And thankfully Lord Jesus Christ is our high priest and those sacrificial laws and offerings have been replaced , and as part of a new covenant Lord Jesus Christ is our High Priest who intercedes on our behalf. He himself became the ultimate sacrifice.

Also an important note is that we keep the commandments as we are saved, we are not saved by keeping them but only through grace and through faith in Lord Jesus Christ. However there are also blessings in keeping the commandments and curses for not doing so.

A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:

Deuteronomy 11:27 KJV

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Proverbs 7:2 KJV

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Matthew 19:17 KJV

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

John 15:10 KJV

Does this mean we are perfect or aim to do things on our own? Absolutely not ! We should never be doing this mechanically or just for the sake of doing it, that is religion. Also none of us are perfect, we all sin, but God provides His Mercy in that when we sin we confess that sin and according to 1 John 1:19 , if we confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive us for our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. That is why living a repentant life is also important, including daily repentance.

If we go back to the verses above we also see what the Hebrew word for walk really means. It is the work yalak, which means to walk in counsels and statutes and in this case it is the counsels and statutes of the Living God. In Jeremiah 18:15 we see that the way the people chose to go translates to a bad sense meaning walking in evil ways… away from the commandments of God, which in essense is sin.

I was then lead to read Ezekiel 11 and this for me was another witness as these words stuck out to me. God was speaking to the rulers in Israel at that time and how He would bring judgement upon them for not walking in His ways.

Ezekiel 11:12 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.

The verses in later in the chapter express how God will restore Israel especially if they choose to walk in His ways.

Ezekiel 19-20:                                                    19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:                                                             20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

I do believe this is a promise of these end days , God is indeed giving us a new heart and putting a new spirit within us, that we may walk in His ways always and forever.

I pray that this word, gives you some food for thought. Always pray and take things to God, ask Him about this word and if it is relevant for you. I pray this blesses you ! Shalom.

Being Set Apart for Lord Jesus Christ

As a born again believer , we should strive to be holy, set apart, repentant and give our all for Lord Jesus Christ.

I personally don’t believe in any denomination , I don’t follow a denomination , I follow Lord Jesus Christ/ Yeshua Hamaschiach.

The Lord has indeed helped me so much on my walk , saving me from Hinduism and new age. And during my journey He also led me to learn about the Sabbath and keeping of the biblical feast days. I do believe that these commandments are perpetual. And we don’t keep the commandments to be saved, but rather it is through Lord Jesus Christ working in us, and because we are saved. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Through my deliverance journey I learnt about getting rid of various cursed objects, and not participating in festivities of the world i.e. man made holidays.

I also learnt the importance of repentance , and even repenting for ancestral sins and cleansing of my bloodline. This was to ensure when interceding for others, the enemy has no legal ground.

The Lord was also calling me to a higher standard by not listening to worldly music and movies unless there was a movie or something He wanted me to watch to gain insight on the tactics of the enemy.

Recently, He also revealed through other prophets of God about the food we eat being tainted too…. I still need to make a post on that πŸ™‚πŸ™

This post is what God had placed on my heart to share recently, and I pray that it blesses and encourages you too β€πŸ™πŸ€—

If you are still unsure about God’s specific destiny for you, ask Him to reveal it to you. Walking with God is indeed a journey and a process and we are all learning πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™.

Happy New Moon – Sivan

Happy Rosh Chodesh!! Happy New Moon !! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ€—β€πŸ™

Today, at sunset marks the start of the third month in Hebrew calendar called Sivan. Depending on where you are situated the new moon may be observed from the 30th to 31st of May. β€πŸ™ 🎊

Interesting facts about the month of Sivan

  1. In the Torah , it is mentioned simply as the the third month , see Exodus 19:1
  2. The name Sivan is mentioned once in the bible in the book of Esther , see Esther 8:9
  3. On the third day of the month the LORD instructed Moses to “set a boundary”~ (hagbalah) for the people in the preparation for the coming revelation to be given 3 days later, which was the giving of the Torah. See Exodus 19: 9-15
  4. The first five days of the month of Sivan anticipate the day that the Torah was revealed to Israel at Sinai, namely on the 6th of Sivan which was at that time exactly 7 weeks after the Exodus from Egypt. I do not believe its a fixed day as some do,  but rather that we always count from the Sabbath of first fruits until the 49th day. 
  5. Most importantly this month commemorates the giving of the Holy Spirit/Ruach Ha-kodesh to the followers in Jesus/Yeshua after His ascension to Heaven πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ™πŸŽ‰
Numbers 10-10 : 10 "And in the days of your gladness, and in your feasts, and in your new moons, ye shall sound with the trumpets at your whole-burnt-offerings, and at the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and there shall be a memorial for you before your God: I [am] the Lord your God.” 
Psalm 81- 3 to 4:  3Β Blow the trumpet at the new moon, in the glorious day of your feast.Β 4Β For [this] is an ordinance for Israel, and a statute of the God of Jacob.”  

The Purpose of the New Moon

  • πŸ™ Appreciate and thank God for what He is doing in your life
  • ➑️ Repentance
  • ❀ Receive a word from the Lord
  • πŸ™Œ Worship God
  • πŸŽ‰ Have a feast

The commandment to sanctify the new moon of Sivan reveals our responsibility to sanctify (i.e. observe) biblical time in general. This implies that when we observe the month that the Torah was revealed to Israel , we are infact acknowledging that time itself is rooted in the biblical calendar with its divinely inspired cycle of holy days and feasts (i.e. the moedim).

May you have a blessed new moon πŸ€—πŸ™!

Bibliography:

  1. Hebrew for Christians

Hope in the Lord of Lords and King of Kings

Today , the Lord gave me a confirmation of making this post and encouraging others to continue to Hope in the Lord.

About a day or so ago , in prayer the Lord showed me in psalm 147, through His word how He takes pleasure and delights indeed in those that HOPE in His Mercy, and those that HOPE in Him. I pondered and meditated on these verse, what a wonderful Heavenly Father, we do serve. πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ and I certainly want the Lord to take pleasure and delight in me.

Today in prayer, I got more confirmation as the Lord Jesus Christ led me to read psalms 71 and 78.

These are more verses from psalm 71 and 78 of Hoping in the Lord.

Psalm 71 is about God’s constant presence and Help. It’s about how David put his hope and trust in the Lord to deliver him from those that seek to harm and hurt him. πŸ™πŸ™ Psalm 78, is a reminder of how the children of Israel should hope in God, how they did in the past, and the consequences of not trusting and hoping in the Lord. It describes how they relied on their own understanding and took things into their own hands by running after false gods. Indeed , this is what happens when you give up hope and allow a spirit of discouragement and despair to take over you. It’s the opposite of hope. This is so ENCOURAGING to me, to not give into despair or discouragement but to HOPE in the Lord.

Here in South Africa, where I am based, the government is putting in place amendments to the Health Act, where people can be forced in quarantine facilities if they are deemed a health threat, then against their will given appropriate “medical treatment”. Those that are awake will already know what I am talking about, and it’s happening in other places of the world too.

But despite all this, Yah is tell me, He has everything under control, He is in control, I put my HOPE and TRUST in Him. He alone knows how to deliver and save His people. I know as we get closer to the DAY OF THE LORD, it’s also exciting for those believers that are giving their all to Lord Jesus Christ…πŸ€—πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ God has got us, we need to continue to HOPE IN HIM. He will guide us and tell us what to do, where to go, how to prepare for the END TIMES. I pray that we all do indeed increase in our Hope and faith in the Lord.