September 13, 2007

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah - The Jewish New Year

The first of the three Fall Jewish feast days, Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year, is a family holy day when Jews gather to celebrate the anniversary of the day that God created man on the sixth day of Creation some 5,768 years ago.

5768 is the New Year for the Jewish people according to their calendar which is based upon a lunar system with only 360 days in a year. This will be a day when Jewish families dip their apples into honey so that they will have a sweet new year.

Rosh Hashanah also begins the ten awesome days that lead up to the holiest of the Jewish holy days, Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement. These awesome days are when the Jewish people prepare their hearts for the next year.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Rosh Hashanah is more than the Jewish New Year both historically prophetically according to Jewish tradition and God's prophetic Word.

Jewish tradition says that Rosh Hashanah - the Feast of Trumpets - the Jewish New Year, marks the sixth day of Creation and the day that God created man 5,768 years ago. In fact, Rosh of Rosh Hashanah means "head" and shanah means "year", thus the head of the year or the beginning of the new year.

Rosh Hashanah is the first of the three Fall Jewish feasts and it has a prophetic significance as well as the historic significance of being the day that God created man. All of the Jewish feast days have marked or will mark an event in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that Jesus was crucified on Passover, Christ was buried on Unleaven Bread and resurrected on Firstfruits, this all in the proper day sequences. Rosh Hashanah - the Feast of Trumpets, will be the day that Jesus Christ comes back to the Earth, not for the Rapture, but the Second Coming, Matthew 24:31. Jesus will walk into the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement and the Kingdom begins on the Feast of Tabernacles.

Rosh Hashanah speaks of history, but also looks to the future when Bible prophecy will be fulfilled at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.