September 22, 2006

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is a joyous holiday of prayer, repentance, sounding of the shofar, and festive meals. This Rosh Hashana comes at a time of political turmoil in Israel with the threat of war from radical Islamic elements in the Middle East.

One of the most important aspects of the traditional services on Rosh Hashana includes the blowing of the shofar with hundreds and even thousands of shofars being blown at the Western Wall in Jerusalem in honor of the Jewish holy day. Security is very high in Israel during the two day celebration of Rosh Hashana with family gatherings, festive meals, and the eating of apples dipped in honey for the purpose of hoping for a sweet and peaceful new year for the Jewish people.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is evidence that we are closer to the return of the Messiah Jesus Christ according to Bible prophecy.

Jews in Israel and around the world are spending time in prayer and repentance as they celebrate the Jewish feast day of Rosh Hashana, the feast of Trumpets. Though Rosh Hashana is a festive family holy day in Judaism, it is also the beginning of Ten Awesome Days of repentance leading up to the Day of Atonement when all Jews seek forgiveness for their sins of this last year.

The celebration of Rosh Hashana started 3500 years ago when the Jews entered the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua. Though Rosh Hashana has a significant historic background it also has a prophetic significance as well. Jesus Christ fulfilled the first four Jewish feast days. He died on Passover (I Corinthians 5:7). He was buried on the Feast of Unleavened Bread and resurrected from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits (I Corinthians 15:20). Jesus must fulfill the last three feast days as well in the proper day sequences. Jesus will come back to the earth the second time, not the Rapture, on Rosh Hashana in a future time (Matthew 24: 31).

The Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashana today is evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled in a future tomorrow.