Rosh Hashanah

The Greatest Season of Rosh Hashanah

  • You may be surprised at this feast’s significance!

  • This can be your breakthrough appointment with God.

  • These coming days are extremely sacred times with God.

For many around the world, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, known by many as the Feast of Trumpets, begins this year at sundown on September 18 and ends after nightfall on September 20

These two days of the Feast of Trumpets mean a variety of unique things to different people. For most, especially those who attend services in a synagogue, the observance of Rosh Hashanah means blowing the shofar, the ram’s horn, on both mornings of the holiday. For others, it means refraining from creative work to hold festive meals of round challah bread sprinkled with raisins, apples dipped in honey, and other foods that symbolize hope for a sweet New Year. Others light candles in the evenings, read the Torah and other special scriptures, and set aside time in prayer for a year of blessing, peace, and prosperity. Still, others use this celebration to point toward Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), which begins during 2020 at sundown on September 27 and lasts until nightfall on September 28. It is a time of renewal, friendship, and hope. Above all, it is a holy season of acknowledging God’s creation and returning to Him.

“Why does this matter to me?” you may be asking. “I’m not Jewish. And Pastor Benny, even though you spent your childhood in Israel, you aren’t Jewish. So, aren’t these feasts only for the children of Israel, God’s chosen people, and meaningless to believers today?”

You may be surprised at this feast’s significance!

During 2020, the latter part of September begins one of the most historic, sacred seasons of the Jewish year, as it has been emblazoned on God’s holy calendar since the days of Moses more than thirty centuries ago.

These coming days are extremely sacred times with God. This is His time to meet with His people. And what happens during this pivotal moment on God’s timetable can change everything for you, your family, your finances, and your future.

This can be your breakthrough appointment with God, one of the most significant opportunities in your entire life!

Known as the Feast of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah is recorded in the Old Testament:

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’ ” (Leviticus 23:23-25, NKJV)

“And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work. For you, it is a day of blowing the trumpets. You shall offer a burnt offering as a sweet aroma to the Lord…an offering made by fire to the Lord. (Numbers 29:1-2, 6, NKJV)

A Review (Seven Feasts – Three Clusters)

As part of the Exodus from Egypt, as recorded in Exodus 12, God instituted seven specific feasts. In Leviticus 23, God additionally instructed the children of Israel to hold seven holy gatherings each year, celebrated during three feast seasons. These were God’s Holy Days, and specific instructions were given for their observance by the Almighty Himself.

These seven feasts fall into three seasons or clusters:

  1. Passover, occurring over eight days during each spring, includes the Feast of Passover (Leviticus 23:5), the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6), and the Feast of Firstfruits (Leviticus 23:11). The main purpose of this season was to teach the children of Israel how to find true rest and peace in God.
  2. The Feast of Weeks marks the summer harvest and is often referred to as Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16-17). It is a single festival, and during this time the Children of Israel were instructed in the ways to receive God’s supernatural power.
  3. Tabernacles, during twenty-one days during each fall, includes the Feast of Trumpets, the Jewish New Year also known as Rosh Hashanah (Leviticus 23:24; Leviticus 25:8-10), the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year, also known as Yom Kippur (Leviticus 23:27), and the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34). The purpose was to teach how to enter God’s protection and favor.

Each of these feasts were extremely significant times for the Hebrews, honoring God for what He had done (and continues to do) in the lives of the children of Israel.

And each feast points to the Savior. Most of the feasts, including Passover and Unleavened Bread, were rooted in historical events. Others, such as Weeks and Tabernacles, were related to the agricultural seasons.

Rosh Hashanah Meal

During these times the children of Israel were to appear together before the Lord in Jerusalem to commemorate these feasts, and the Word of God strictly instructed them to not appear before Him without an offering (Deuteronomy 16:16).

Seedtime and Harvest

There is a remarkable prophecy from Joel 2:23 which points to the former and the latter rain:

“Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.”

According to the prophet Joel, during the last days before the trumpet sounds, God is going to give the former and the latter rain both in the first month. He’s not going to wait for a dry season between the former rain, with the harvest of corn, barley, and wheat, and the latter rain, with the harvest of fruit. Both harvests will come in immediately. There will be no waiting, no seasons.

In the natural, you have to wait between seed-time and harvest, but not in the time prophesied by Joel.

Notice when Pentecost was fulfilled prophetically, three thousand people received Christ as Savior. Seed-time to harvest was reduced from three months to one day! Within days, no one could even keep up with counting all the people who were added to the church.

And the hour will come when suddenly God begins combining everything together. Seed-time and harvest will happen simultaneously. He’s even going to do it during months when the harvest isn’t supposed to happen. The apostle Paul points to this: “For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth” (Romans 9:28).

Zechariah 10:1 declares: “Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.”

Hosea 10:12 states: “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.”

We’re about to hear the sound of the trumpet. The celebration is ready to begin!

Jesus Christ came to earth to fulfill all the precious pictures and prophetic promises God gave throughout the Old Testament. The prophets never experienced the reality of redemption, they could only foretell it. And we have the Blessed Hope, the precious Lamb of God! Best of all, He is the soon-coming King, who is returning in power to receive us to live with Him forever, the ransomed believers, saved to sin no more!

The Gospel of Jesus Christ must be our priority!

Even as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah this week, we know that we have a great work to do as we prepare for the great trumpet blast signaling the coming of the Lord!

And you are a crucial part of our ministry as we seek to take the Light of the world to the nations!

I am asking you today to plant your most generous seed so we can continue to do all God has called us to do as co-laborers. Because of your seed-gifts, the sick will be healed! Because of your faithfulness, lives will be changed! Because of your commitment, countless souls will be saved for all eternity!

Will you help me with your urgently needed seed-gift today?

We are told to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33, ESV). We must get the good news of His life-saving and miracle-working power to the nations while there is time. The need to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ is now greater than ever before!

Eternity hangs in the balance for billions of people around the world, and though the world’s financial and political system may continue to shake and even crumble, your position as a believer is one of strength and power as spread the Gospel to a darkening world.

Whatever your needs are today, know that God wants you to make the divine connection between your need and your seed. Sow today and activate the law of the supernatural harvest that is coming your way!

As I send my Rosh Hashanah greetings to you today, I also implore you to seek Him first in everything you do, then get ready to be protected and empowered as never before, even as we prepare for that great trumpet sound of the ages!

For the glorious and eternal cause of our precious Lord, Jesus Christ,

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Sow your seed toward shining the light of the glorious Gospel into the hearts of millions, even as you plant toward your coming season of harvest, protection, empowerment, destiny, abundance, and blessing. Through your offerings, you declare your faith by helping to take the life-saving and miracle-working Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. God honors that kind of faith as you make the supernatural connection between your need and your seed. May God bless you beyond your imagination during the coming days as we prepare for that great trumpet sound of the ages!

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Jesus told His disciples, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work” (John 9:4). It is our duty, job, and privilege to reach those places where dear souls are crying out. For many, especially those who have yet to hear the Good News of salvation, eternity is at stake. Help me seize this moment for the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Plant your seed toward taking the Gospel to the nations—while there is still time—then see what God does to destroy debt in your life!