As Christians we tend to conveniently forget that we as non-Jews are: “as wild olive shoots grafted into the root and sap of the olive tree,” (Rom. 11: 17 Amp.) The root of our faith is in the Jewish Messiah,Yeshua. The New Testament is a Jewish book written by Jewish authors. And God, as God of the nation of Israel, uses a Jewish clock.
As I write, His clock on the Jewish calendar tells us imminently that on September 21st 2017 we are coming to the end of the Jewish year 5777. The dispensation of grace (5) is perfectly perfected (777).
The Jewish feast Rosh Hashanah is the feast of Trumpets on the first 2 days of Tishri. As I wrote in my recent newsletter, we should be “looking up as our salvation draws near,” (Luke 21: 28).
God’s clock is lunar, as is the Jewish calendar. The yearly Jewish feasts are extremely significant. On our Gregorian calendar (January to December) it is less obvious as to when these feasts occur. There are 7 main Godly ordained “appointed times” in each year. Let’s briefly examine them so we become more tuned in to His Timetable.
As Israel is in the Northern hemisphere, I am referring to Spring being from March 21 to June 21.
Listed below is a review: I am stating the Jewish month and day and mentioning the date in 2017.
At Jerusalem Jesus wept as He approached the city (Luke 19:41). He knew that the town and the Temple would be completely destroyed. This happened in AD 70 by the Roman army. But was this why He cried?
The Amplified Bible explains that the Jewish nation failed: “To recognize and understand the time of their visitation (that is, when God was visiting them, the time in which God showed Himself gracious towards them and offered them salvation through Christ),” (Luke 19: 44).
That is what brought Him to tears. If they had read and understood the prophetic writings they would have known He was the Christ, fulfilling His mission on earth. Jesus will gather the Church in the Rapture. He will keep His Word. Then He will return with His Church on Yom Kippur, and the Millennium reign of 1000 years will begin after the defeat of Satan. This will start on Tishri 15.
Which Year will this take place? Well please read my early newsletter. It is our responsibility to recognize the fulfillment of prophecy so we don’t sadden the Lord again.