Thursday, September 22, 2016

Signs and Seasons

Don't you love it when God continues to deepen your
understanding of a subject! I came across some info last
evening that has enhanced the post I did yesterday and
I want to share it with you.

"Let there lights in the expanse of the heavens to 
separate the day from the night. And let them be for 
signs and for seasons and for days and years." 
(Genesis 1:14)

When I read the word, 'signs,' I think 'information.'
When I read the word, seasons, I naturally think of the
four seasons of the year. But what does the Hebrew

Signs is the word for 'signal' in Hebrew. The Bethlehem
Sign was a signal to the Wise Men that a King had been
born in Israel.

Seasons--MOED, means festival, divine appointments.

All of the Jewish festivals are centered around the moon.
The spring feasts are related to the full moon but in the
fall, the New Years Festival, Rosh Hashanah, is centered
around the New Moon. What is so interesting about this
festival is that it is considered one day over a two day
period. It centers around a moon that is hidden, In ancient
times--before technology--two priests watched for the
sliver of the moon to rise and then the feast could begin.
It ushered in the New Year.

Here are some other names of the New Years Festival:
The Day of Concealment
The Day of Judgement
The Day of Blowing
The Day of the Awakening Blast
The Opening of the Gates
The Wedding Day
The Coronation of Messiah
The Feast Where No One Knows the Day or the Hour

Reader, I mention this feast in particular, because,
according to the Rabbinical calendar, this feast begins
on October 2nd this year, and because it is the season
to be especially watchful for the coming of our Lord.

I find two verses in Isaiah 26 to be very interesting:

'Come my people, enter your chambers,
   and shut your doors behind you:
hide yourselves for a little while
   until the fury has passed by.
For behold, the Lord is coming out from 
   his place
  to punish the inhabitants of the earth
   for their iniquity...'

Maranatha--Come Lord Jesus

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