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