September 21, 2009

Yom Teruah 2009

On Sunday, our family celebrated the Feast of Trumpets. It was fun! As much fun as the other festivals are, Succoth is still my favorite. There's just nothing else like it.

Yahweh tells us to celebrate Yom Teruah in Leviticus 23:24-25 and Numbers 29:1-6, specifically. Other places would take some extra explaining to see that this is what it is talking about.

Not only is this a New Moon, but He says it is to be a Sabbath to us. Two days of rest in Him. This week we had three days of rest in a row- the weekly Sabbath and Yom Teruah.

This festival represents the second coming of the Messiah. The trumpet will sound as He comes to set His kingdom on Earth into order. As His people, we are to be watchmen on the walls, waiting and watching. When we see Him coming in his cloud of glory we are to blow our shofars, alerting others that the King is coming. If we are not ready and prepared when that time comes, we won't make it into His Kingdom.

That is why this feast is so important. Our lives depend on not only hearing that final trumpet blast, but also on answering to the call. We must not only wait and watch, but we must be ready to come when we are called. If we don't answer, watching won't do us any good. Keeping this festival every year is like a rehearsal so that we can be prepared and on cue when the time comes.

"Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."
Ezekiel 33:4-6

1 comment:

  1. Kally,
    I got way behind on your blog, but I am caught up. I am so proud of the way you write and try to help people from your articles to your referals to other blogs to trying to get water to those in Africa.

    Your articles always make me think, so they're working!

    Love you granddaughter!!


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