Levitucus 23:2 Speak to the Children of Israel and tell them “The set feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be Holy convocations, even these are My set feasts.”
Last Sunday was Rosh Chodesh or the New Moon for the Hebrew month of Elul, the month leading up to the Fall Feasts begin with Yom ha Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets on the eve of September 25. As I have shared with you before, the Hebrew word for the Feasts of the LORD is Moedim, which is best translated as Appointed Times. I recently heard someone translate Moedim as Appointments, which is not technically correct, but is actually a very accurate translation. The seven Moedim are indeed annually set appointments that the GOD of Israel has set into the clockwork of the Universe, specific dates when He desires to have a special meeting with us. The Scriptures tell us that the weekly Sabbath from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday and the New Month are also to be observed forever (2 Chronicles 2:4)
The annual cycle begins with Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits in March or April, followed 50 days later by Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks, and culminating with the Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles in September – October. I will continue to take an in-depth look at each of the Moedim and their prophetic relevance as they come around.
In thus comment I want to again encourage all of our readers to begin to study and observe these days that the GOD we worship and serve Has given us to meet with Him. You can find all the Biblical references and instructions in Leviticus chapter 23. Remember we are not talking about keeping Jewish feasts, they are the Moedim of the LORD. So if we truly love GOD and want to do our utmost to please Him, then let us celebrate the Moedim and make ourselves available to meet Him on His appointed days. Yes of course, because of the poured out Blood of Yeshua on the cross, and the tearing of the curtain around the Holy of Holies, we can enter the presence of the LORD every day ……. however I believe there are greater blessings available to the people of GOD if we synchronise our lives with the calendar of the Kingdom.
The verse in Leviticus 23:2 says “speak to the Children of Israel” which is was used in the Tenach (Old Testament) to describe the Jewish people, however in the New Testament the Apostle Paul uses much of Romans 11 to teach the non-Jews who accept Yeshua as Lord and Messiah, that they have been grafted into the OliveTree (Israel) and we read in Ephesians 2:19 that the former Gentiles are no longer aliens and foreigners, but are now fellow citizens with the Jewish saints. If we are all fellow citizens with the same GOD – the GOD of Israel, then we are all the Children of Israel, instructed to observe the Moedim forever. (2 Chron 2:4)
During the time of the Fall Moedim, almost every year there is a noticeable increase in tensions between Muslims and Jews in and around Jerusalem. This is not surprising as we think about what is taking place in the Spirit realm – Heaven is preparing and rejoicing over the upcoming celebrations, and Hell is shaking with hatred induced fury – hatred of GOD, hatred of the light, hatred of Israel and hatred of GOD’s people. And Jerusalem, the City of the King is the epicenter of the Spiritual conflict. Therefore I would not be shocked or surprised if this year the tensions are even greater that we have seen in other years, both in Israel and in the nations.
Please take this week’s comment as a call to serious prayer, befitting the serious times in which we are living. Pray for supernatural protection over Israel and the Jewish people everywhere. Pray that multitudes of Jews in the nations will hear the ‘whistle’ to come home to the Promised Land, and pray that multitudes of Jews already living in Israel will come to faith in Messiah Yeshua. Then pray for your own nation and any other nation the Holy Spirit may lay on your heart.
This article originally appeared on Out of Zion Ministries and is reposted with permission.