The Mysterious Feast of The Lord
I have just finished the Yom Teruah study. This is a special time for the Jewish world and should also be for Christians.
The Jewish folks are celebrating their High Holy Days this month. There are three Feasts that are celebrated during the Fall. There is one that just passed that is a mystery to most Christians, and that’s a pitty. You see, Yom Teruah is a biblical Feast straight out of the LORD YHWH’s commands. Even most Jews don’t really understand the significance of this mysterious Feast, that no one knows the Day or Hour of it.
No, not the 10 Commandments, but the Feasts of The LORD, or Holy Convocations, or Rehearsals which are called Moedim.
These Moedim have a very special and incredibly important part of His Story. They are part of the bigger prophetic picture that most Christians and Jews seem to know about, practice and really not understand, and I say this with the utmost respect to all Christians and Jews out there.
23 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a rest, a memorial of trumpets: it shall be to you a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no servile work, and you shall offer a whole burnt offering to the Lord. — THE LORD in Leviticus 23 verses 23 to 25
The above verses is what God gives the Israelites…that’s it, nothing more nothing less for the 5th Feast of The LORD, and the 1st of the Fall Feasts. But there is so much more that meets the eye for this shortly explained Feasts. The Jewish Leadership or Sanhedrin would select two from their leadership to go to the highest places in Israel and wait. They would wait for this Feast they called the Feast that no one knew the Day or the Hour.
Now here’s the cool part, please, please pay attention:
Yom Teruah is the only Feast with no new moon. Yom Teruah or what people call Rosh Hoshana always, falls on the 1st of the 7th month, or Tishri (Leviticus 23).
This means that these two selected priests would go to the highest point in Israel, wait until they saw a sliver of light of the moon and would run back to verify with the Sanhedrin. After a series of verifications by the Jewish High Court, they would then deem that Yom Teruah was in fact here. Then the celebration of making noise would start.
The Importance for Christians?
Now why this mysterious Feast? And why such a short explanantion given by God to Moses?
I believe that the explanation is found in the mystery of the Rapture. And the very little understanding of this big event. When Jesus was stating the fact that no one knew the day or the hour, first, He was speaking to His Jewish disciples. Second, was He stating that no one in fact knew the day or the hour of His coming back to earth, becasue I find this quite impossible to fathom. The fully Man, fully God Servant, Messiah, King, and LORD would not know when He was coming back? Specially when more scriptures specify that Jesus and the Father, and the Spirit are One….Please make sure you fully understand what I just wrote—
Jesus is God, He never denied this. There are too many verses in the Bible and, and too many prophetic scriptures that prove who He said He was, and is, and will always be— The Second Person of the Yah-Head or Triune. Jesus then, in all His power would have known what He was quoting. He was quoting from Yom Teruah, the Feast that no one knew the Day or Hour this mysterious Feast began. Since all of Israel would have to wait until the Sanhedrin or Jewish High Court officially declared the new moon which would start the 7th month, which would in turn, start the only FEAST which God did not give an explanation or meaning behind! It was a mystery Feast of God. Something that Paul of Tarsus spoke of in his letter to the Thessalonian church.
More to come in next couple of blog posts….
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