The Trumpet Will Sound!

The Trumpet Will Sound!

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first (1 Thessalonians 4:16 NASB).

The beautiful season of fall is in the air. The smell of pumpkin spice is thick, the leaves are beginning to change, and the crisp air feels amazing! This season marks the beginning of the very special Jewish fall feasts.

img_0140 Many people around the world rested from work today and celebrated the high holy day of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, and memories of my beloved Jewish grandfather filled my mind.

The shofar sounded when the people gathered. In my memory I can still hear the ram’s horn ringing in my ears. I remember exactly how loud it rang when it was blown in the temple when I was a child.

Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets, marks the beginning of a season of introspection and repentance, otherwise known as the “10 Days of Awe” which will end with the high holy day of Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement.

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the harvest season. During this feast in the Old Testament, the Jewish people sacrificed a burnt offering on the altar to the Lord.

Rosh Hashanah is a time to humble ourselves, lay worldliness aside, make peace with God, pray, and listen for His voice.

To those of us who believe in the final sacrifice, the Fall Feasts (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot) anticipate Jesus’ second coming!

As a young Jewish girl, Rosh Hashanah was about what I needed to do for my name to be inscribed in the Book of Life. Today, the cross is about what has been done for each of us who calls God “Father” and believes in His precious Son.

God inscribes our names in the Book of Life forever when we understand the depth of His sacrificial love on the cross. Jesus Christ, the final Sacrifice, died for our sins and one day He will come back again!

So together we eat and the apples and honey for the sweet promise of what is to come!

Even though my Jewish grandfather passed away earlier this year, I know his name was written in the Book of Life, and for that I am so grateful. I wrote about how our Christian faith connects to the Jewish roots in the book I am releasing this month called Beautiful Legacy: Our Roots Run Deep. To find out more please visit Basking in His Light.

L’Shanah Tovah! For a good year!

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2 Comments

  1. Wow Minday I was so surprised to find this here and overjoyed! We just celebrated the Feast of Trumpets! I am a Jewish lass too but in love with my saviour Yeshua <3 We keep the feasts however and I marvel at the beauty in them everytime. My heart reflects on what you shared – how we dont have to do anything but we can accept this gift of Grace. Many Blessings to you and I am going to check out your book now! Much love ALiyah (setapartwarrior.blogspot.co.za)

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    • Dear Aliyah,
      Thank you for your words. We are BRAVE when we share our faith in Christ because of the animosity that has been passed down from generation to generation within our families towards our beloved Savior. We are RE:Covered with the blood of our Savior when we place our trust in Him. To be covered means to be atoned for our sins… eternally. Something to think about when Yom Kippur is celebrated next week!
      Can’t wait for you to ready Beautiful Legacy.
      Many Blessings,
      Mindy

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