The Nazarene's Way
(((SAMEACH ROSH HASHANAH!)))
The Jews and their followers have already kept their Passover Seder and the multitudes of Christians will celebrate the pagan festival of Easter this coming Sunday I march to the beat of a different drum, the rhythmic beat of The Two Great Lights and stars of heaven proclaimed in Scripture!
Last night the Full Moon rose AFTER the setting of the Sun thereby beaconing a New Month beginning this morning, April 7th. Since this was the 1st Full New Moon to rise AFTER the Vernal Equinox today becomes the 1st Day of the 1st Full New Moon of the New Year so… HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I'm reminded of Genesis 1:14-19 and give thanks to The Almighty for having brought me to this point in my life where I have begun to understand the motions of His time keeping mechanisms and the need to apply their beacons to my daily living.
Today marks the beginning of time, The Day of Creation, a remembrance of the 1st Day of the 1st Month of the 1st Year, when YAHUAH creates the heavens and the earth from nothing in Genesis 1:1&2. Beginning the very next day, i.e. the 2nd Day of the 1st Month of the 1st Year, the Creation Week began, when YAHUAH transformed that which was created formless and void into the fully functional Creation that He deemed to be ‘very good’ and capable of fulfilling His Divine purpose.
I also think of YAHUAH speaking to Moses in Exodus 12:1-2 when He restores Israel to His time keeping principles on Rosh HaShanah.
1 Samuel 20 comes to mind as David returns to his father's house to keep an annual festival, i.e. Rosh Hashanah, to avoid King Saul's back to back days of Chodesh and Rosh Chodesh festivals knowing he intended to kill David.
I'm also mindful of Psalm 81:3 which vividly proclaims the Full Moon as the New Moon when the shofar is to be blown on our solemn festival, again Rosh Hashanah.
I think of Psalm 89:37 referring to the Moon as a "faithful witness", as well as Psalm 104:19 proclaiming the rising Full Moon as the beacon for the Moedim when the Sun is setting.
I'm reminded of Revelation 12:1, a great sign, a woman clothed with the Sun and the Moon beneath her feet, a clear reference to the constellation Virgo rising in the East as the Sun sets in the West with the Full Moon beneath her feet creating a time stamp for the beginning of The Great Tribulation in the Spring of some future year, possibly not far off.
Last, but certainly not least, I believe Rosh HaShanah is the very day that our Messiah was born in Bethlehem! Being The Lamb of YAH and our Passover Lamb, Messiah Yahusha would have been born at the very same time the Passover Lambs would have been born in order to fulfill the type and shadow of the Passover Lambs... in the Spring on Rosh HaShanah!
I pray that those who have been called of The Father will have their eyes opened to the blessings that flow from remembering His Moedim in this New Year at their ‘appointed times’... you can learn more about that by reading this article THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Be blessed Brothers and Sisters… HalleluYAH and Amein!