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This will be the last day of year 5779 on the Hebraic calendar. Tonight at sundown it will be 5780, Adam’s birthday. The calendar year begins with the 6th day of Creation. Sundown tonight begins Rosh HaShanah, the Head (rosh) of the Year (shanah). It is also called Yom Teruah (blowing of Trumpets- Lev 23:23-25), Feast of Trumpets, The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Day of Remembrance, The Day of the Awakening Blast, Yom HaDin (Day of Judgment), The Opening of the Books, The Opening of the Gates, Yom HaKeseh (the Hidden Day).

My favorite name is Ha Kiddushin/Nesuin (Wedding of the Messiah). Joel 2:15-16, ….let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. (chuppah – khoop-paw’). This fits so perfect with our 40 day devotions of Song of Songs.

This is the 5th of the 7 Feasts of the LORD listed in Leviticus 23. Jesus has fulfilled Passover (Jesus is our Passover Lamb), Unleavened Bread (Jesus who knew no sin,  became sin for us), Firsts Fruits (Jesus was first raised from the dead), Pentecost (Acts 2, Church began), but the last 3 have not been fulfilled. They will in the last of the Last Days and Tribulation. These are Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles. All the first 4 were fulfilled on the very day that they had been following since the Wilderness journey from Exodus.

For all of the other 7 Feasts (moedim, fixed appointed times on God’s prophetic calendar), there is a historical significance, such as the First Passover in Egypt. The Feast of Trumpets is the only Feast that has no historical record, all is looking forward.

Matthew 24:36 (NLT) reads, ““However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.” This is wordage from the Feast of Trumpets and why this is a 2 day Feast. There had to be 2 witnesses that looked for the first sliver of the moon, and then they would light fires from mountain to mountain, or blow shofars from the mountain tops all over Israel, announcing the new year has begun. We may not know the ‘day or the hour’, but we should not be ignorant of the SEASON.

The greeting for these 2 days is “Shana Tova”, Happy New Year!!! Traditional food is to serve apples dipped in honey, and say “may you have a sweet New Year”.

Shana Tovah.jpg

L’ Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

Today is the first day of year 5778, counting the years since the creation of Adam. This is a two-day Feast of the LORD, because ‘no man knows the day or the hour’ when the first sliver of moon is sighted. I have found several names for this ‘fixed appointed time’ on God’s Day-timer. There are 7 Feasts of the Lord, 6 of them have historical significance, but this Feast has no history. The Feast of Trumpets point to future events.

  • Spring Feast Season (all fulfilled) (have to do with ‘personal salvation’)
    • Passover
    • Feast of Unleavened Bread
    • Feast of First Fruit
  • Summer Feast (fulfilled)
    • Pentecost
  • Fall Feast Season (yet to be fulfilled) (have to do with ‘national salvation’)
    • Feast of Trumpets
    • Day of Atonement
    • Feast of Tabernacles

The Names of the Feast of Trumpets reveal of what will be happening when this Feast is fulfilled.

  • Rosh HaShanah – Head (rosh) of the (ha) Year (shanah), when the number of the year changes
  • Yom Teruah – “blowing of trumpets” or “The Day of the Awakening Blast”
  • The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – another name for the Tribulation
  • Yom Ha-Zikaron – “Day of Remembrance” – the day to remember to blow the shofar 100 times
  • Yom HaDin / Day of Judgment / The Opening of the Books / Opening of the Gates – these names all have to do with the 3 books that are opened in heaven on this day for judgment (1) The books of the Righteous (2) The books of the Unrighteous (3) The books of those in-between. These 10 days between Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur is believed to be the time when judgment will be set for the next year.
  • Yom HaKeseh – “The Hidden Day”, Zeph 2:1-4, ‘…it may be you shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger’, Ps 27:5, ‘He shall hide me’
  • Ha Kiddushin / Nesuin – “Wedding of the Messiah” – Joel 2:15-16’… let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet (chuppah)’
  • Ha Melech – “Coronation of the Messiah as King of the whole earth”

Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year) begins tonight at sundown. As the sun goes down, the month. day and year will change. The year will become 5778, marking the years since the creation of man (Adam)

The Feast of Trumpets (also called Rosh Hashanah or Yom Teruah) begins by the blowing of trumpets (shofars or rams horns). There are 100 blasts of the shofar:

  • Tekiah blast“- awakening sound, one long blast (3 second)
  • Shevarim, “broken”- three shorter ones- weeping, lamenting, broken heart
  • Teruah, “alarm”, nine quick blasts in short succession (totaling 3 seconds)
  • These series are blown 11 times for a total of 99 blasts
  • After that, the final blast is knows as Tekiah Hagodolah, “great blast” or “THE LAST TRUMP”! (minimum of 10 seconds)

Rosh Hashanah begins 10 Days of Awe that will end on Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement that begins at nightfall, September 29, which begins Tishri 10 on the Hebraic calendar. Yom Kippur ends the 40 days of Teshuvah (repentance, turning back to God). For 40 days they have been reading aloud Psalm 27, as they make a Chuppah (canopy or covenant covering) over themselves and their loved one. They have also been making restitution to those who they have harmed, giving to the poor and doing acts of kindness. (things we should do daily, but neglect)

At the time of the blowing of the trumpets on Rosh Hashanah, it is believed by the observing Jewish people that these blasts are heard in heaven and 3 books are opened. Malachi 3:16, “Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. (17) “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels.* And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him. (18) Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.” (Also see Revelation 20:12)

  1. Book of the Righteous sealed with the seal of God who would immediately be written for good life the next year (Revelation 3:5)
  2. Book of the Unrighteous, who would be judged during the year; the totally unrighteous whose names are blotted out.(Ps 69:28)
  3. Book of the Intermediate, those who are not completely righteous or wicked. They would have until the Day of Atonement to make restitution and get right with God or they would not be in the Book of Life. (Joel 3:14)

L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu Literal Hebrew to English Translation: “May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a good year.” This traditional Rosh HaShanah greeting wishes others a good year and is often shorted to “Shanah Tovah” (Good Year).

Years ago, the Rabbis realized that Ha’Satan (The Accuser) actually has the numberical value of the Hebrew letters of 364. They believed that there was one day that Ha’satan did not have access to them, The Day of Atonement which is the day when the blood was put on the Mercy Seat on the Holy of Holies for the sins of the nation.

As a believer, I am spending the Days of Awe praying for our nation, the nation of Israel and for the Jewish people to find Jesus as their Messiah.

Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”

How many is our LORD going to find this year? Are you one of those who stand in the gap?

Amos 4:12, “Therefore, I will bring upon you all the disasters I have announced. Prepare to meet your God in judgment, you people of Israel!” (13) For the LORD is the one who shaped the mountains,
stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness
and treads on the heights of the earth. The LORD God of Heaven’s Armies is his name!

Every time God spoke Judgment to the nation of Israel, it came to pass. EXCEPT when a righteous person stood in the gap for the nation. One of those times was at Mt Sinai, the sin of the Golden Calf. We are in the days right now that Moses went up the mountain for the 2nd set of 40 days, this time to intercede for the nation of Israel for that specific incident.

We are coming into times where it could be ‘the best of times’ or ‘the worst of times’. We get to choose whom we will serve. As for Ken, myself and our house, we will serve the Lord. And He will protect us.

At sundown, 10 days from now, it will begin Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets. This is when the year changes on Hebraic calendar to the year 5776. In the Hebrew Aleph Bet, each letter is a number. For instance, Alef is the first letter and has the numerical value of 1. Tav is the last of the 22 letters and has the value of 400.

The Hebrew word for ‘perfection’ is shlaimut and the numeric value of the value of 776 (300+30+40+6+400=776)

Some other phrases that add up to 776 are as follows:

  • Mal 3:7, come back to Me, and I will come back to you=776
  • Jer 3:22, come back to Me, you fatherless children of Israel=776
  • The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob=776
  • The kingdom of David will be for the eternal world=776
  • The kingdom of God will be forever=776
  • The last Kingdom =776
  • The Coming of the Messiah=776

We should always prepare our hearts because none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Prepare to meet Him ever day, but more so as the days come closer to His appearing. Our nation is facing some very serious times as our leaders make decisions that put us in harm’s way.

Let us all follow Moses’ example for the days we are in and stand in the gap for our nation and Israel.


Joel 2:31, The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Acts 2:20, The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

Revelation 6:12, I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood.

So much is being said about the upcoming Blood Moons on Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015. A special significance in the Signs in the Heavens is the connection in 2015 to the 2 Solar Eclipses that will happen at the time of both New Years. According to NASA’s Solar Eclipse site, these will be the only  Solar Eclipses for 2015.

  • The Spring New Year begins the counting of the months according to Exodus 12, the month of Nissan (Abib)
  • The Fall New Year begins the counting of the years, dating to the Creation of Adam, the month of Tishri

According to my studies, the Solar Eclipse and the Lunar Eclipse have never happened in the Feast/Holy Day pattern together as they will in 2015. Blood Moons on Passover and Tabernacles, and Sackcloth Sun on both New Years. I may be wrong, but I don’t see it in the other Blood Moon Tetrad cycles of 1492, 1948 and 1967.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon is totally dark and comes comes in between the Earth and the Sun, causing the light of the Sun to be blocked. Below is a photo of a solar eclipse. During a full Sun, the light of the day would turn dark.

Solar Eclipse

In the Blood Moon Tetrad cycle of 1967 and 1968, a total solar eclipse took place on the Eve of the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) 9/22/1968. This was the last day of the year of 5728 on the Hebraic calendar. The next day the year changed to 5729. That day on the Hebraic calendar was Elul 29.

I have found some very interesting information about these solar eclipses that I will bring out in the next few days.

Next Wednesday night at sundown will begin the new year 5774 on God’s calendar. I say God’s calendar and not Hebrew calendar for a reason. 5774 marks the years since the beginning of the world as we know it since Creation. God never changes, His Word never changes, His promises never change, His love never changes and his ‘moedim’ (fixed appointed times) never change. We need to get into the rhythm of Yahweh’s timing because the End Time prophetic happenings will be on His fixed appointed days. (Did you notice that He was not moved by Y2K or the Mayan calendar?)

Last night we had an incredible Head of the Year meeting at Breath of Life International Ministries in Friendswood with Pastors Albert and Marcelia Anderson. Awesome! Worship Minister Michael Moses ushered us into a realm where it was easy to hear what Abba is saying for us this next year. Lavonne Chandler of Touched by Grace brought forth the prophetic word and it was off the charts awesome! I know that BOLIM will have those audio messages available for sale soon.

As Sister Lavonne was ministering, Yahweh spoke to me that this next year was pregnant with twins, double. On May 18, 2013 I blogged about 5774 being a leap year, which the Jewish call a ‘pregnant’ year.  This means that there will be an extra month of Adar and that Purim (the celebration of the  victory over Haman’s edict to destroy the Jewish people as recorded in Esther) will be delayed a month to Adar 2.

WHAT DOES PREGANT WITH DOUBLE MEAN FOR US? Today’s Torah reading confirmed what I was shown last night. There is a ‘double Torah reading’ and both have to do with choosing. The readings are Nitsavim (“You are standing”) Deut 29:9 – 30:20 & Va Yelech (“And he went”) Deut 31:10-20). We are in the 25th day of Teshuvah, turning back to Yahweh. Choose today whom you will serve.

  • 30:15, life and good or death and evil
  • 30:19, I call on heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have presented you with life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore, choose life, so that you will live, you and your descendants (CJB)
  • 31:6, 7, 23, Be strong and of good courage- do not fear (we can choose to be strong or be in fear)

Last year was all about the camels coming loaded down with blessings for the Bride of Isaac, as recorded in Genesis 24.

This year we are entering into Genesis 25 with the “TWINS”,  Jacob and Esau, coming forth through the ‘door’ of the womb. This year we will see the fullness birth of blessings and cursing, life or death.

Many believers are asking the same thing Rebekah asked “If it is going to be like this, why go on living?” So she went to inquire of Adonai,  who answered her, “There are two nations in your womb. From birth they will be two rival peoples. One of these peoples will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”

Choose life no matter how you feel, choose to decree your future, choose to believe the report of the Lord. You are a prophet of your own future. No one can choose for you.

Just as the natural seed of Jacob and Esau has come to fullness as war is rising between the ‘twins’, war is rising with our promises. The enemy of Yahweh has a future planned for the Bride, but God’s promises are greater!!!! Satan may have been the god of this world, but Yeshuah won the victory and redeemed us to our place of dominion, washed us in His precious Blood to rule and reign as kings and priests unto the Most High God!

I decree and declare, “the older shall serve the younger”!!! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may they prosper who love you.

Shabbat Shalom

This next year that begins at sundown September 5, 2013 is Tishri 1, 5774. These are the years counted since the creation of Adam. This year will have 13 months, the last two months are Adar I and Adar II. The Feast of Purim is always the month before Nisan, so this next year Purim will be Adar II.

The Hebrew calendar has 7 leap years in 19 years. When they have a leap year they add an entire month. It is always added to be the month before Nisan, when the Biblical year begins (Passover). The leap months are added to keep sync with the Sun (solar) cycle.

The leap year on the Hebrew calendar is called a “pregnant year”. This past Pentecost I was updating my Feasts of the Lord manual I sell on our ministry’s resource table. I noticed something amazing and it has to do with the 4 back-to-back blood moons on Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015.

According to NASA’s Eclipse charts, there have only been 3 times that there have been back-to-back blood moons on Passover and Tabernacles (the only Feast Days that fall on a full moon). Each of these times have to do with the shedding on Jewish blood and were followed by Tetrad blood moons.

  • 1492- Spanish Inquisition, Jews were kicked out of Spain. Those who did not leave or convert to Christianity were murdered.
  • 1948- War of Independence. The day after Israel became a nation all the Arab neighbors went to war to destroy this reborn nation
  • 1967 – Six Day War. For 6 days Israel defended themselves against Arab nations set to destroy them, and they gained control of Jerusalem for the first time in almost 2,000 years.
  • Next 2014 and 2015 will be the next Tetrad blood moons.

Amazing, they were all PREGNANT YEARS, Leap years on the Hebrew calendar!! Each of the prior cycles in the last century had to do with fulfillment of prophetic events. Is this a signs that 2014 (Leap Year) will be a fulfillment of prophetic events? Watch and pray!!!

God speaks louder during the Days of Awe.

Hebrews 4:7a reads, “TODAY, If you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”

This is quoted from Psalm 95, a psalm dedicated to the Tribe of Issachar. The Tribe of Issachar was gifted with the understanding of the timing of God. We are warned in Issachar’s psalm that the Hebrew children hardened their hearts and did not hear God speaking to them.

These verses should be speaking loudly to us TODAY. Get quiet before your Maker, and hear what He is speaking to you. He has words of love, warnings and corrections- but they will all come from a heart of love for GOD IS LOVE.

From I could not improve on this. The Fast of Gadalia is today, September 19, 2012.

The day after Rosh Hashanah marks the Fast of Gedalia, one of the “minor fast days” in the Jewish calendar year. The fast begins in the early morning at dawn, and ends in the evening at dusk.

What is the meaning of this fast, and why does it occur during the intermediate days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?

THE STORY OF GEDALIA- After the destruction of the First Temple 2,500 years ago, the majority of the Jewish people were exiled to Babylon. The conqueror, Nebuchadnezzar, eventually eased some of his harsh restrictions and allowed some Jews to remain in the Land of Israel. He even appointed a righteous Jew named Gedalia to administer the territory. Gradually, more Jews who’d escaped from the horrors of the war into neighboring countries began to return to their homes in Israel.

Gedalia was realistic about the limitations of Jewish sovereignty. He understood that for their own self-preservation, the Jews in Israel needed to fully cooperate with the nation who had conquered their land.

But this political subservience was intolerable to some Jews. A man named Yishmael ben Netaniah, spurred on by jealousy and foreign influence, arose and ignored the King of Babylon. On the third of Tishrei, Yishmael treacherously killed Gedalia as well as many other Jews and Babylonians.

ANSWER ON YOM KIPPUR– In the aftermath of Gedalia’s murder, the Jews feared reprisal from the King of Babylon. They thought to flee to Egypt to save themselves. But since Egypt was a morally corrupt society, the Jews were in a quandary ― weighing the physical threat against the spiritual danger. So they turned to the prophet Jeremiah, who was secluded in mourning, to ask for advice.

For an entire week, Jeremiah pleaded with God for an answer. Finally, on Yom Kippur, he was answered. Jeremiah called the Jews and told them to stay in Israel and everything would be fine. God was planning to make the Babylonians act mercifully toward the Jews, and before long, all the exiled Jews would be permitted to return to their own soil. But, Jeremiah told them, if the Jews decided to go to Egypt, the sword from which they were running would kill them there.

Unfortunately, the prophet’s words did not penetrate, and the people refused to believe. All the Jews remaining in Israel packed their bags and went down to Egypt. They even kidnapped Jeremiah and took him with them! Now the destruction was complete; the Land of Israel was completely barren.

You can guess what happened next. A few years later, Babylon conquered Egypt and tens of thousands of Jewish exiles were completely wiped out. The lone survivor of this massacre was Jeremiah. His prophecy had become painfully true.

The initial event ― the murder of Gedalia ― has been likened to the destruction of the Holy Temple, because it cost Jewish lives and brought the end of Jewish settlement in Israel for many years. The prophets therefore declared that the anniversary of this tragedy should be a day of fasting. This day is the third of Tishrei, the day immediately after Rosh Hashanah.


Lesson #1 ― The Jewish people had sunk to one of their lowest levels in history. The Temple was destroyed, the majority of Jews were exiled, and things looked hopeless. But God changed their desperate situation and had the righteous Gedalia appointed. Yet Gedalia was murdered by a Jew and all hope was wiped out.

It was at this point that Jeremiah prayed to God for some insight and assurance. This was during the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This story is memorialized to teach us an important message for these days: No matter how far away you are, you can return and God will forgive you.

Lesson #2 ― The Jews who went to ask Jeremiah for advice were subconsciously sure that God would give the answer they wanted to hear. So when God answered differently, they rebelled. Yet these were not evil people. What happened?

Though these Jews were in one sense dependent on the will of the Babylonians, they were unwilling to be dependent on the will of God. The lesson is that attaching oneself to God means following Him at all times, not just when it happens to coincide with what you want. A good rule in life, when faced with a tricky moral dilemma, is to ask yourself: “What would God say? What does He want me to do?”

Lesson #3 ― When one Jew murders another, it is a deep, terrible tragedy, which can have enormous historical repercussions. There is no excuse for such violence. Do we have philosophical and political differences? We must work them out with calm and tolerance. It is the only acceptable way.


Tashlich ceremony is done on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Tashlich means ‘to cast off’. ‘cast away’ and is a ritual doen as a physical reminder of the human efforts to cast away one’s sins.

Micah 7:19 reads, “God will take us back in love; God will cover up our iniquities, You [God] will hurl all our sins into the depths of the sea.”

Nehemiah 8:1, “All the Jews gathered as one in the street that is front of the gate of water.” This was believed to be on Rosh Hashanah and the Tashlich ceremony was being observed.

The ceremony is performed beside a body of flowing water, or if there is not flowing water a large bowl of water is used or a mikvah. First you reflect on your short comings or unpaid vows to God the past year and then confess each sin as they have come to your mind and ask forgiveness from God. Next, empty pockets of any lint or crumbs as a symbol of God taking your sins away and throw it into the water.

Prayer, “Who is like You, God, who removes iniquity and overlooks transgression of the remainder of His inheritance. He does not remain angry forever because He desires kindness. He will return and He will be merciful to us, and He will conquer our iniquities, and He will cast off our sins into the depths of the seas. Give truth to Jacob, kindness to Abraham, like that you sore to our ancestors from long ago.”

I did this yesterday on the Texas City Dike beside the ship channel of the Gulf of Mexico. I took communion following my Tashlich observance. The reason this observance is so helpful to me is because I am very introspective, hard on my self and I end up beating myself up and feel I condemn myself. As I observe this ceremony I take communion, receiving the full assurance of my salvation, purchased in full by Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary.

When I got home it was pouring rain at the front of my home, no other place, just over the front door. And there was a huge rainbow over our home!!!! How awesome is that??? What a great God we serve.