this New Year #5778
This week we truly transition from summer to autumn/winter and likewise we are transitioning on the Jewish Hebraic Calendar from #5777 into a New Year #5778 .. Change takes adjustment, reflection and a standing still to acclimatise to the new temperature .
This really is was this Jewish season is about .. a wake Up Call to Change !
A time to reflect, adjust and keep steady, and refocus and get clarity for the Kingdom Call ... A time to repent and change - a time to forgive -
The time of spiritual accounts of the year -. To pray for less of me and more Jesus our Messiah
This is the nutshell meaning of the time on the Jewish Calendar of #FeastOfTrumpets (20-21 Sept ) and #YomKippur 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2017)
For Adonai is perfecting His Bride .. for our Bridegroom is coming ... the call of this Hebraic Season is are you ready ?
More notes to come #nation2nation
The changing of seasons: year 5777 by Madeleine Kerzner 2nd October 2016
Just taking time to stop and enjoy the moments of life ... the air we breathe ... the stillness of a day... and the moments that all have eternal value.... will help us to acclimatise to the new seasons as we feel and sense the atmosphere changing around us. If we don’t take time to stop and rest in the moment and become aware of the change – we won’t feel the shift that is happening in the atmosphere till we find ourselves outside in the cold with no coat !
In many ways I felt the Lord lay upon my heart the importance of this particular change in the Jewish Calendar from one year 5776 to 5777 and a landmark of the changing of an Era for Israel physical and spiritual as we are one. As He said to Joshua. “we have not been this way before” so its so important to tune into the moving and leading of the Holy Spirit as He guides the Body of Christ (The Messiah) into higher ground and new strategies to build His Kingdom on earth.
We know that Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter have different landscapes within our gardens.. so all truth is parallel from the natural to the spiritual.
As we enter the New Year on the Hebraic Calendar we go into what is called, “doing accounts days”.
I truly believe these wonderful elements of the Hebraic Feasts – His Banqueting Tables - are such a gift. Of course being in Jesus Christ (Yeshua Hamashisah) we are not under the laws of the feasts, or days but there is such a blessing when you tune into the meaning of WHY they are there and bring a tuning into the heavenly rhythms and flows as the Hebrew Calendar was written by God (it’s all in the Bible)
Just like the full summer has given its fruit, there now comes a stripping away of the leaves and the branches and the autumn and winter begin to prepare the garden to rest and get ready for the next year fruit and harvest.
So the annual cycles of the Jewish feasts are called the “seasons of the soul”.
Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year – Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) are days of reflection and repentance leading straight into SUKKOT (Feast of Tabernacles) which is called “the times of our Joy”. All preparing us for the new season of heavenly fruit ahead – as we all build His Kingdom legacy on earth, every one of us having a portion to accomplish.
So this season is known for its time of insight and growth. So when we take time to stop and reflect, to rethink within and the implications of the choices we have made, and make decisions to change according to God’s Word - it then makes our prayers and worship landmark changes in the journey of salvation.
“A 5 minute prayer said with understanding, feeling, and personal connection to the words and their significance means far more than five hours of lip service.” Quote: The Code for Jewish Living”.
As we cross over into a brand new Era – a reset – and an upgrade – let us take some time to rest, reflect, repent and be restored into the wholeness as Christ be formed within us. May we be renewed, cleansed and healed. May this month of October be a time of reflection, repentance, change and the fullness of joy as we press into the High Calling of God as the Body of Christ – The Body of Our Messiah. Shana Tova 5777 by: Madeleine Kerzner 2nd October 2016
In the New Testament and the Epistles we see that Jesus with his disciples celebrated together all the Feasts of Israel. Actually as you look deeper into these feasts you will see that Jesus fulfilled them all. Does that mean we ignore them ? Well I believe of course we are not under the law and we now live by His grace but with the Spirit of the Lord upon your heart I believe you will see the wonders and joy and reflections that these feasts bring and will enrich and bring joy to your faith in Jesus Christ - Yeshua our Messiah.
A season is ending and a NEW SEASON is beginning Written by: Madeleine Kerzner
Points in Rosh Hashanah:
We Celebrate the birth of Creation....
We Celebrate our King and Father God as Lord of the whole Universe
Time of New beginnings and birthing !
We each apples and honey to bless the new year (he will bring you into a good land flowing with milk and honey)
We blow the shofar as a trumpet - to call to the heavens for our Messiah !
We blow the shofar as a trumpet to call upon Justice !
Rosh Hashanah is not just a call to repentance, but a reminder of Jesus' return. "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 Messiah will rise first" (1Thessalonians 4:16).
Here is the Word God has place on my heart for this brand new Season
(for the actual liturgy of Rosh Hashanah from the Jewish perspective just click this link)
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Liturgy Rosh Hashanah begins on 1 Tishrei, the first day of the Jewish year—which is also the day, according to the Hebrew calendar, that God created Adam and Eve and Abraham bound Isaac and offered him to God.
Yes it's a time to give God your Isaac .. Letting go ! Losing your life to find it ! A time to let God shape your future ! Not my will but your will be done Lord !
Joshua 1:.... Be Bold and very Courageous... For the Lord is with you wherever you go.... Go before your brethren armed... that you may bring them into the land of rest which I gave you...
Habb 2:2-3.... Write the vision... make it clear to you and others...... so you may run and others may help run with this vision...... though it may tarry wait for it.... it shall surely come to pass.....
Isaiah 40: ...... the Voice on one crying in the wilderness.... Make straight a highway for our God.... Every valley shall be exalted, every mountain and hill shall be made low, every crocked place shall be made straight, every rough place shall be made smooth ..... For those who wait upon the Lord shall mount up with wings as eagles... they shall run and not be weary they shall walk and not faint....
Eph 3:16..... The Lord will strengthen you with might by His Spirit in your inner man....
the 10 days of awe, which are retrospective days of soul searching and change, leading onto the Day of Atonement to prepare a way for the New Year: Isaiah 40 ; 3: The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain.
Yes its a time to celebrate the beginning of All things... its a time to come boldy before the throne of grace and receive Help for the coming year.... Its time to lay down all we have, that He may direct our paths in this new season...
yes our Yearly spiritual accounts:
Deut 8:7-9 For the Lord is brining you into a good year a Land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills, A land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates a land of oil olive and honey. A land where you will eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it...
Greeting: L'shanah tovah! (For a good year!)
All my love to you - Madeleine Kerzner