Blow The Trumpet in Zion. Tonight at sundown begins the Biblical season of Teshuvah. Teshuvah means, Return to God in Repentance. For the next 40 days people of God will be blowing their Shofar each day as an alarm to wake up the nations to prepare for Yom Kippur,(Day of Atonement.) One of the greatest truth of this time in Biblical understanding, is God will be judging how we’ve treated our fellowman this past year. A Jewish understanding of Scripture teaches that God sees how we have treated others. So this is a time of repentance. Have how have we treated the widows, orphans, and the poor? How is our relationship with our family, friends, work associates, and neighbors?
The Fundamental truth of this 40 day season is the Shema, “hear oh Israel the Lord He is one.” And, “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.”
If ever before in our Nation and through out the world we need to pray the prayer of 2 Chonicles 7:14, “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.:
As you pray during this forty day season… remember 40 is the Hebrew number for Testing, pray 2 Chronicles 7:14.
The biblical book of Malachi is a picture of Teshuvah along with the book of Ruth. Malachi is called “The Great Assembly.” After Israel had been in exile the elders gathered in Jerusalem to inquire of the Lord, “why Have You forsaken us?” Why are we always enslaved and in exile? God speaks through Malachi for Israel to return to Him by remembering the Feasts in their seasons and to bring their Tithe and Feast Offerings to the storehouse.
The book of Ruth is the story of King Boaz a typology of Yeshua who was in the field and notice the gentile woman Ruth who had chosen to stay in Jerusalem to serve her mother in love, Naomi. So just like the season of Teshuvah this is also the season when the King Yeshua is in your field with open arms to forgive, heal, and restore. This also is a season leading to Yom Kippur a time of family restoration. Each day during this forty days I will be posting a brief thought and prayer as we prepare for the upcoming Feasts of Tabernacles. May God grant you a contrite heart to Return To Him and Restore a right Spirit with in you.