Rosh HaShanah

In the month of Tishri three autumn festivals will take place, begnning in the evenings: Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets, Yom Hakippurim (the Day of Atonement and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles. Between the first and second feast are ten days (see Leviticus 23:24-27). These are days of inward reflection. These ten days are also called: the days of awe (hajamim hanora’im), or: aseret j’mee t’shuva, the ten days of return to the Eternal One. Learn to keep the festivals and experience the blessings of the Eternal One like never before.

A real revival in your country will only happen, when Jewish and gentile believers assemble in the holy presence of the Almighty, under His Messiah and His holy commandments. Together we will be one flock, under our Messiah and Shepherd (see the Jewish prophet Ezekiel 34:15-23), who has one name: Yeshua (salvation). As Jewish people we wait since many centuries for the coming of Messiah. Messianic Jews realize that Messiah has already appeared, a fact which we can also discover in the Talmud. But all Jews, including Messianic Jews, wait for the sound of the Shofar, the ram’s horn, to announce His coming.

Shaul, later naming himself Paul (= small), states, “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a rousing cry, with a call from one of the ruling angels, and with G-d’s shofar; those who died united with the Messiah will be the first to rise; then we… will be caught up with him.. to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; I Corinthians 15:52). This is the moment when the suffering Messiah from Isaiah 53 (Mashiach Ben Yosef) will appear as the King-Messiah (Mashiach Ben David), read Zechariah 14. In the meantime we are working, even as women, towards our daily liberation and royal walk.

Heartfelt greetings,

Elze Erwteman, editor-in-chief