Ron Sawka Ministries
September 08, 2021; Tishrei 02, 5782
Waking Up to the Goodness of God
Activating Daily Joy—Let It Be Your Lifestyle
I am so thankful the Lord is giving His ekklesia understanding of how to walk in His cycles. As of September 7 (Tishrei 1), we have entered the new Hebrew Year, 5782. This seventh month, Tishrei, has three important feasts. Tishrei 1 is the Feast of Trumpets (blowing trumpets/shofar all day long). Tishrei 10 (Sept. 16) is the Day of Atonement, and Tishrei 15–21 (Sept. 20–27) is the Feast of Tabernacles or Ingathering.
I love the Feast of Trumpets, which consists of just blowing the shofar or trumpet all day long. Whether we blow it physically or figuratively, there are incredible lessons that will help us in our walk with the Lord. Here is a brief list of what the Lord wants to remind us of:
Wakes us up to the goodness of God. God is so good. He wants our hearts to be overflowing with this truth so we are filled with thanksgiving and have a new hunger to know him better. David said, “One thing I have desired, that will I seek … that I may behold the beauty [goodness, delightfulness] of the Lord” (Ps. 27:4). The more we know His goodness, the more we change. The more we know His goodness, the more people around us will be blessed and they too will hunger for the Lord.
Helps prepare us. I like to think of the sound of the shofar like sonar. Sonar waves can detect enemy submarines hidden under the water’s surface. Ask the Lord to help you recognize anything that might be blocking His grace in your life.
Reminds us of God’s grace and that He will provide it on time. God did provide a ram for Abraham so that he didn’t have to sacrifice Isaac (Gen. 22; Heb. 11:17–19). What God has promised you will only come to fulfillment because we obey and trust in His grace.
Reminds us that as we begin the new year, we must be covered by the blood of Jesus. Jesus has provided his blood so that we can be forgiven and cleansed (Heb. 9:22). This is the foundation for our faith.
Reminds us that God is the one who created all things, and that the angels rejoiced when the world was created. When the foundations of the earth were laid, “the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy” (Job 38:4, 7). Be sure to activate joy more and more into your life. Be exuberant.
Reminds us that God has grace and every provision we may ever need. There is no lack whatsoever with Him.
Reminds us it is a coronation day. Jesus is king. “With trumpets and the blaring of the ram’s horn, shout out praises before the king” (Ps. 98:6). The more we declare His kingship over the world and our lives, the more we will be able to rise up into our own kingly calling.
Reminds us that God is preparing us to receive the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus started his forty days in the wilderness on Elul 1, and came out on the Day of Atonement (Tishrei 10). He came out in the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:14). God wants the same for us now!
Reminds us of Jesus’s second coming. Jesus will come back with the sound of the last trumpet (1 Thess. 4:16–17). He is coming back and will establish His kingdom.
Reminds us to enjoy the Lord. Be sure to have fun and enjoy your family.
Reminds us to put on the armor of God so we can overcome sin, the flesh, and the devil! See 1 Corinthians 14:8. God is raising His army and we all have the privilege of being part of it. God is moving with great power on the earth today.
Finally, be sure to celebrate. Joy and celebration are to be our lifestyle—not just reserved for special occasions. Celebrate God’s goodness. Be sure to walk in joy and to spread joy to others.
(Points taken from my 2006 notes from Glory of Zion’s teachings on the Hebrew feasts.)
Thanks for praying,
Ron and Teddy
A New Beginning
Tishrei (Sept. 7–Oct. 6, 2021)
The Seventh Month and Beginning of the New Hebrew Year 5782
We have come through a month of victory as well as preparation. Preparation for what? A new beginning, because the Hebrew year 5782 started on Tishrei 1 (Sept. 7). It’s also preparation for harvest and preparation to walk with the Lord in a deeper way, which is the whole point of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sept. 20–27).
Tishrei 1 was the Feast of Trumpets. It reminds us to wake up to the goodness of God. Let this be a time of the whole world waking up to God’s goodness. Here is the link for the month of Tishrei.
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