Torah Thoughts: Yom Teruah

Feasts of Trumpets - A Day to Be Reminded...

This week there is no official Torah portion for us, but let us study about this Holy Day to show ourselves approved, Amen?

 

 

One of the first things we must determine is our we observing Rosh Hashanah or Yom Teruah?  What is the difference?

First, Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish celebration of the New Year, a new beginning, but how can that be?  Didn't we recognize the start of the new year on the first of Aviv, in the Spring during the first month?  How can we recognize the new year in the 7th month?

 

Rosh Hashanah is a hold-over from the Babylonian captivity.  It is not referenced to in scripture and is not commanded to be observed.  Yom Teruah, Feast of Trumpets, however, is commanded to be observed. 

 

Yom Teruah has a different significance than the Babylonian New Year celebration.  Yom Teruah is an appointed time, set a part by YHVH, to be reminded, and there are many things to be mindful (reminded) of on this day:

1. The Binding of Isaac and Provision of the Ram
2. The Return of our Bride-groom (The Wedding Feast)
3. The Coronation of Our King
4.  A Call to Repentance - alarm or call (Get ready for Judgment)
5. The Coming Day of Judgment (Yom Kippur)
6. The Gathering of the Elect
7. The Resurrection of the Saints

 

This holy day / feast is a very important day.  It is to be celebrated on the 1st Day of the 7th (biblical) month (the 7th New Moon).

 

If we know the seasons, then we can narrow down the time for observance to within a couple of days, but must still remain watchful to know the hour.

 

Here are the suggested readings for this week:

Genesis 21:1-34 (Traditional reading)
Genesis 22 (Father's provision of a sacrifice)
Leviticus 23:23-25 (When to celebrate)
Numbers 15:15-16 (Who should observe)
Numbers 29:1-6 (When and how to observe it - 2nd witness)
Isaiah 27 (Prophecy)
Isaiah 24:14 (Prophecy of the approach of that great day)
2 Chronicles 15:12-15 (History)
Ezekiel 33:1-20 (History)
Matthew 24:29-31 (The return in Yeshua's words)
Matthew 25  (The 10 Virgins)
Revelation 8:6-9:21 (3rd witness of the prophecy)
 

 

We will be observing this holy day through shouting, the blowing of the horns and trumpets, worship and feasting.  Our celebration will be held following the sighting of the 7th New Moon, anticipated to be seen on Friday 9/18/20. We will gather together at 6:00 pm to blow the Shofars.

 

If you would like to join us in this celebration, then contact us at (469) 277-7256, to reserve your spot.

 

Blessings and Shalom!

 Denise Salinas