This week we’re studying “Rosh Hashanah” also called “The Feast of First Fruits.” If you would like to pick up a copy of this book or the study guide, click here to go to Amazon (affil link).
If you’re following along with us, you should be reading chapter five of The Beauty of Jesus Revealed in the Feasts, and filling out your study guide. The study guide is designed to help you remember what you learn in each chapter and to dig a little deeper as you do.
Perhaps you could write down the scriptures you find in each chapter or highlight them right there in your book. This way, once you’re finished the chapter, you can look up these verses in your Bible to study them within the context of the Word.
Want to chat about the chapter? Join me on Friday afternoons on Facebook where I’ll post my answers to the study questions and open up a thread for your thoughts too.
Pastor Daniel Krebs (Trulife Ministries) and I have put together seven videos for you–one for each chapter. Each one is about 45 minutes to an hour long. Tune in every week as we’ll be your study buddies throughout this series.
Unlike the spring feasts which began on the full moon in the middle of the month of Nissan, the fall feasts begin with the new moon at the beginning of the month of Tishrei. While the new moon could have easily been calculated by astronomers of the day, it wasn’t. Instead, they would wait and they’d watch the sky by night in anticipation of that first sliver of the moon. These two appointed watchmen were faithful witnesses, who were given special privileges and proved to be trustworthy. When they saw the new moon, they would sound the ram’s horn to notify the people that the new moon had arrived. Since this wasn’t a pilgrimage feast, many Jews who lived outside of Jerusalem in surrounding cities and countries, weren’t close enough to hear the sounding of the shofar. And so, in order to spread the message far and wide, fires were lit in a chain reaction from mountain top to mountain top announcing the Day of the Lord. Because this feast came upon them suddenly it became known as “the day that no man knows.”
Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival; this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. (Psalm 81:3-5)
Because each day started at 6 pm the evening before, many people would wake up, discover that it was the first of the month, and realize that they had already missed half of the day. It was for this reason, that the festival became a two-day celebration. Now, when you look at a Jewish calendar, you’ll see that both the 1st and the 2nd are designated feast days.
This is only one facet of this incredible feast, but as you’ll discover, there are many more. Join us this week as we take a close look at the beauty of Jesus revealed in The Feast of Trumpets.
You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife
Suggested Reading for This Week:
Chapter 5 of The Beauty of Jesus Revealed in the Feasts.
Matthew Chapters 24&25
Genesis Chapter 22
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FAQ: How do I participate in this study?
On Monday of each week, I’ll post a couple of printables here on the blog for you. It’s also on this day that you start reading your chapter for the week. Throughout the week, you can fill out your study guide at home.
On Wednesdays, I’ll post a video for you here on the blog as Pastor Daniel Krebs and I sit down to discuss each chapter. We have a separate video for each feast, which is about 45-minutes long. These videos are amazing! If you haven’t done so already, subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss them: Click here
On Friday afternoons, I’ll post my answers to the questions from the study guide. I’d like to also invite you to join me at that time for a discussion on Facebook. You can find my facebook page here: @TimeWarpWife