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God’s New Year And The Christian Journey

God’s New Year

Did you know that God has His very own calendar and there is a specific date for God’s New Year? And sorry folks, it is not January 1st. This festival celebration marks the beginning of the Hebrew Civil New Year, the 1st day of the month Tishri. God's New yearCelebrating God’s New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is so fundamentally different then celebrating the typical New Year we have been used to. Even though I believe God loves to give us new beginnings and uses the Roman calendar for us as well, I have found entering into a new year created by our Creator is monumental. Aligning with His calendar is simply the best thing we can do!

Leviticus 23:23-25 ”And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, On the first day of the seventh month [almost October], you shall observe a day of solemn [sabbatical] rest, a memorial day announced by blowing of trumpets, a holy [called] assembly. You shall do no servile work on it, but you shall present an offering made by fire to the Lord.”

There are many ways we like to celebrate God’s New Year which is indeed a very special time.  We like to blow the shofar to begin this holiday.  This is the Lord’s New Year, so making and sending greeting cards is a wonderful way to give blessings out to friends and family.  We have fun eating apples and honey cake to remember the goodness of God.

Honey is a reminder of hope for a sweet future! This is one recipe from “My Jewish Cookbook” you can enjoy on this great first day of God’s New Year. If you want to download the entire cookbook go to  http://familylifewinners.com/gods-calendar-cookbook or our Facebook page-“A Royal Invitation from God”.

Honey Cake

2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 eggs

3/4 cup honey 1 cup sugar

1/2 cup oil 1 cup hazelnut coffee (cooled)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease the pan.  Cut the wax paper to fit the bottom of the pan and put it in.  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon, 35-40 strokes.  Set aside.  Beat eggs till foamy.  Add honey, sugar, coffee, and oil to the eggs while continuing to mix.  Add flour mixture.  Mix until smooth.  Bake in 13 X 9 pan for 35 – 45 minutes, or till a toothpick comes out dry when poked into the center.

Prayer: Father, I give you the first day of Your new year and every day proceeding to do with me as You will. Help me to hear, hearken, and follow You daily. Thank you for aligning me with Your very own calendar. Alert me to any way I need to shift to truly bring You glory.

Confession: As I celebrate God’s New Year, may it be filled with the sweetness and goodness of My Lord!  Psalm 17:5 “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”

What Is The Feast of Trumpets To Christians Everywhere?

What Is The Feast of Trumpets?

What is the Feast of Trumpets to believers all over the world who are looking for a stronger passion in their Christian walk? It is one of the Jewish feasts that is loaded with spiritual significance for the Body of Christ. What Is The Feast of Trumpets?

Quite simply, the Feast of Trumpets is the beginning of the Jewish festivals in the fall, which is characterized by the blowing of trumpets. The Jewish name for this feast is Rosh Hashanah.

What is Rosh Hashanah? It means the head or start of the year.

What are the Jewish feasts to Christians anyway? They are the high points of each year that God set us aside for us to remember and honor Him so that the doors of His great blessings would be opened to us.

What Is The Feast of Trumpets Value?

What is the Feasts of Trumpets? This is God Almighty’s celebration of New Year’s. Yes, God, who is the Creator of the universe, has His very own calendar. That really should not be very surprising since He is also the Creator of time.

God is very big on how we start things and this is a chance for us to start off the year focused on Him, not on getting drunk and dancing around a glittery ball.

By celebrating His presence in our lives, and honoring Him as the source or beginning of every good gift in our lives, we start the year off with a thankful heart.

What is the Feasts of Trumpets? It is celebrated by lots of great food and blowing trumpets or shofars. This sound is declaring our agreement with heaven and God’s purposes.

When we blow the shofar, we are saying we are in a covenant relationship with the Most High God. We are aligning ourselves with the God and His will for our lives and for the nations of this earth.

This sharp sound is released into our atmosphere as a sign of our submission to the advancing kingdom of God. We are taking a stand on His will being done on earth as it is in heaven.

What is the Feasts of Trumpets? It is the releasing of a sound to advance. As Christians, we are always called to advance the Kingdom of God wherever we go. Are you fulfilling that call?

I usually don’t like my answer to that question either. The trumpet sounding is a wake up call. We are to be advancers of love, of forgiveness, of faith, of restoration, and of abundant provision.

This feast spurs us to ask ourselves a question. The question is whether our plans for the new year are about our Father’s business or our own business.

What Is The Feast of Trumpets For Your Family?

This is a time to look ahead and ask God for direction for your family for the coming year. Families are simply getting swept aside by the busyness of life.  Families need an anchor or a purpose to be moving towards for the year.

We trust you will make room for this feast in YOUR(?) busy calendar this coming year.

Michael and Charleen

P.S. WHAT IS THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS to Christians? It is a God-ordained event that is worthy of your attention. Here are some suggestions on how your family can celebrate all of the Biblical feasts at the link above.