Repentance and forgiveness brings new beginning

New moon

The Jewish “New Year” begins on the evening of the 29th. This mo’ed/appointed time is actually the beginning of the seventh month on God’s redemptive calendar, and is called the Memorial of [Trumpet] Blasts. 

Prophetically, it is a call to repentance for the people of God — whether Jews or Christians — in preparation to acknowledge their sins as His covenant people saved by grace (the Passover), and accept the Father’s provision of His one-and-only acceptable sacrifice for the sins of the individual, and of the nation/people as a collective whole. 

Yeshua/Jesus, the Son of God, is that sacrifice, and the Holy Spirit is working in the lives of those in covenant relationship with the one true living God to bring us to complete dependence and trust in His grace and love through even the severe chastening of a holy and righteous Father. 

There is glory and holiness on the other side. That is surely a new beginning!  Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

This article originally appeared on Streams in the Negev, September 22, 2019, and reposted with permission.