We are celebrating Rosh Hashanah but is it really the new year ? In Israel is time for greeting each other with Shana Tova and Ketiva VaChatima Tova – Happy New Year and My you be inscribed for a good year.
According to the biblical calendar we are on the first day of the seventh month! It is not clear why this change took place historically but the first day of the seventh month is the celebration of the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). It simply tells us to have a memorial with the blasting of shofars. Maybe that date made the religious establishment uneasy and it became the New Year.
The feast of Trumpets points to the coming of Yeshua, the transformation of those who trust the Lord from corruptible to incorruptible. Also points to the beginning of the Messianic Age, and the setting up of the Lord’s government in Jerusalem. This is not to say that the Lord will return on the Feast of the Trumpets because no man know the day or the hour, but this is a day that we should express our longing for redemption. The forgiveness of our sins, the transformation of our bodies and the transformation of this Earth.
It is time for us pray for the peace of Jerusalém! One day the trumpet will blast and we will meet Yeshua in the air – I Tessalonians 4:17. Hallelujah!