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Prophetess’ Call To Action: Requests Nation’s Leaders to Confess/Repent of Sins, the Christian Church to Celebrate the Feasts of the LORD, & Everyone to Tell the Truth about Torture & Persecution of Innocent,
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Prophetess’ Call To Action: Requests America & Nation’s Leaders to Confess/Repent of Sins, the Christian Church to Celebrate the Feasts of the LORD, & Everyone to Tell the Truth about Torture & Persecution of Innocent, Law-abiding Citizens who
Prophetess Letitia Peters states, “America is at a critical point. As I watched Sid Roth’s Show, It’s Supernatural, the guest was Rabbi Jonathan Cahn & he said that America is no longer the strongest economic superpower. America has lost the title that it had since 1871 because of 3 factors: the church, Congress, & the people who has turned its back on God. Former President & gospel minister James A. Garfield said, “We encourage people of faith to become involved in the civic arena, whether through prayer or direct involvement. Now, more than ever, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. . . . [I]f the next centennial does not find us a great nation. . . . it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces." A copy of the transcript of the interview can be downloaded or you can watch the 30 minutes show at http://sidroth.org/television/tv-archives/jonathan-cahn-0?src=banner_tv.
I believe that the President meeting with the head of the Catholic Church, the Pope is another desecration against God for America. The Roman Catholics changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday, which is one of the feast of the LORD (Leviticus 23:2-3). A Day of Atonement also called Yom Kippur is the holiest day on the Hebrew Calendar and it is the second feast of the LORD for the Fall Season. Leviticus 23:26-32 states, “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.” Yom Kippur is the final Day of Judgment, when each person's fate is sealed by God for the upcoming year. It is observed as a day of repentance, self-denial, charitable works, prayer and fasting. Leviticus 23:27 describes it as "afflicting your souls" and during this time no food or liquid may be consumed. Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath. No work is done on this day. The book of Jonah is read on Yom Kippur in remembrance of God's forgiveness and mercy. Jewish tradition tells how God opens the Book of Life and studies the words, actions, and thoughts of every person whose name he has written there. If a person's good deeds outweigh or outnumber their sinful acts, his or her name will remain inscribed in the book for another year. On Yom Kippur, the ram's horn (shofar) is blown at the end of evening prayer services. If one has observed the holiday properly by the end of Yom Kippur they will have made peace with others and with God.
God gave me a message for His people to wake up & turn back to Him NOW before its too late. God wants to save people. Rabbi Cahn said, “If America doesn’t return to God, its CROWN WILL BE REMOVED.” Today, I heard Apostle Esther Agiri said, “We should take our CROWN BACK FROM THE ENEMY.” The other way for America to take its crown back is to turn back to God, obey the Word of God by celebrating the feasts of the LORD; a Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) & Feast of Tabernacles, and repent of personal & national sins like President Uganda did (http://www.manifestthetruth.com/repent-national-leaders-while-we-pray-for-you.html). A Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) should be made a holiday in America. The Christian church should open its church doors & inform the believers/saints the truth about celebrating the Feasts of the LORD. Rabbi Cahn mentioned that the signs of God’s judgment is a man-made disaster like terrorism. Many members of Congress & Americans know about the illegal & unconstitutional acts being done against its people by experimenting on them without their informed consent or knowledge. No more active denial. NSA’s PRISM is not the only research program, which is violating the U.S. Constitution, U.S. laws, and International laws. More importantly, they are violating God’s laws. The way that the police and doctors are committing people to mental institutions in order to discredit them, even though mental illness is not a recognized disease (www.cchr.org). This tactic was used during the Cold War; google: Elmer Allen, The Plutonium Files. As a righteous one, I am obligated to tell you to stop & turn away from your wicked ways & everyone will be held accountable for their actions, as well as, their lack of actions for allowing innocent, law-abiding Americans to be persecuted & tortured. It is a sin to know to do good & do not do it. For anyone to say, “because they can and who is going to stop us” is unacceptable.
The church is responsible as well. God sent me to Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s church for such a time as this. I have alerted the Christian Church including him. The Christian church is not obeying the Word of God or teaching the Word of God. They should celebrate the feasts of the LORD, which is NOT THE JESUS’ FEASTS. You can read my must read article The Jewish Feasts are not “For Jews Only”; Call Them “The Feasts of the LORD” as Stated in Holy Bible & Tanakh Why The 43,000 Christian Denominations Worldwide Should Be Celebrating The Feasts of The LORD? at http://www.manifestthetruth.com/the-feasts-of-the-lord-2015.html. This is the last day for repentance/teshuvah so will America commit to 2 Chronicles 7:14 before it is too late (http://www.manifestthetruth.com/will-america-commit-to-obey-2-chronicles-714-before-its-too-late.html)?
I have been warning America since December 2010 about being a human subject without my informed knowledge & consent. Since I am implanted with these implants/Burst Bugs/Soul Catchers/Radio Frequency Identification (R.F.I.D.) chips, I want them out of me because they violate God’s temple (another desecration against God) & they hurt. The prophet, Jeanne S. who received $100,000.000 from them said that she never seen anyone with so many. My family & I are Americans. I have been under illegal telephone, computer, and internet surveillances for years. I had ENOUGH!!! I AM NOT ANYONE’S SLAVE. We are Americans. I did the research. The Feds have defaulted & ignored my Affidavits since Nov. 2013 & there has been no remedies/reliefs for the human subjects, which is posted at www.ManifestTheTruth.com. Like Rabbi Jonathan Cahn said, “There will be a shaking up for America.” I can feel that something BIG is going to occur. Americans including the church will not be ready. The revival will occur despite what my fellow Americans tried to do to us. I love America and I want us to take back our crown for her. As a representative for the human subjects, I want us to take back our crowns from the “unscrupulous U.S. Federal Government employees who are abusing their power.” Time is of the essence before sundown occurs at 7:00 p.m. EST today. Do you?”
Jews & Gentiles let’s sound the shofar to call people to repentance. If you don’t have a shofar, then sound the shofar on the hour at hwww.manifestthetruth.com/blow-the-shofar-and-play-gospel-songs.html. You can pray during the same hours in your time zone as the calls or join the daily 1 hour International Worship, Praise, & Prayer calls at noon, 1 p.m., & 2 p.m. EST. The U.S. Conference Number: (605) 562-3130 & enter the Access Code: 104870# or 557452#. Each Access Code holds 1,000 participants. The conference call numbers for the other 53 countries are posted at www.ManifestTheTruth.com. Blog Talk Radio: You can join us at via www.BlogTalkRadio.com/ISAM or 347-677-1955. All shows are archived at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/ISAM. Start times: 9/22 to 9/23 @ 7:00 p.m. EST & 9/24 to 9/26 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
Prophetess’ Call of Action: Requests the Church (Jews & Gentiles) to Unite for Prayer & Fasting
If the Christian church celebrate Pentecost, which is a feast of the LORD, then why aren’t we celebrating these 3? It is time for the church to collectively unite as one body of Christ in America and International. The church as a whole is breaking Jesus’/Yeshua’s heart. Prophetess Letitia Peters is calling the church (Jews & Gentiles) in America & International to unite for several days of Prayer & Fasting during the feasts of the LORD. In addition, we request that the church open their doors on the following days:
Prayer #1: The Believers’/Saints’ Commitment/Recommitment Prayer
Prophetess Letitia Peters (www.ManifestTheTruth.com) developed the 1 page Believers’/Saints’ Commitment Prayer, which contains The Jabez Prayer (2 Chronicles 4:10) & a partial of The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). (Note: The Hebrew Language is the purest language because there are no cuss words & it has a higher frequency than English. Whenever you see “/”, it means that you will have to make a decision about which one you want to pray the English/Hebrew. Yahweh is one of the divine name for the Heavenly Father & Yeshua is for Jesus. The Hebrew language does not have the letter J.)
Let’s Pray: Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the universe/Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olam in the name of Jesus/Yeshua, I thank You, Heavenly Father for waking me up to enjoy another beautiful day that You created. It is written, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. Father, in the name of Jesus/Yeshua of Nazareth, I ask for forgiveness for being disobedient to the Word of God & obeying man, man-made rules, & traditions and I come before you as your son/daughter to commit/recommit my life fully to you. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, I totally surrender everything to You, Lord; my life, family, career, body, mind, heart, soul, spirit, past, present, & future are in your hands. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, I receive whatever plans that You have for my life & I deny myself & take up my cross & follow You, Jesus/Yeshua. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, mold me into the person that You want me to be & use me according to Your will & purpose. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, it is written that I shall be saved if I confess with my mouth & believe that Lord Jesus/Yeshua, believe in my heart that God/Yahweh raised him from the dead & I call upon the name of the Lord. I confess with my mouth that Jesus/Yeshua is Lord & Savior over my life & I ask Him to come into my heart right now in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. By grace I have been saved through faith, and that not of myself, it is the gift of God. Not by works, so that no one can boast. I am saved in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua, I need You in my life & I ask You to enter my body, dwell in my heart & baptize me with the gift of the Comforter, the Holy Ghost & with fire now in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, the Holy Ghost & with fire is loose in my life right now. It is written, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” I ask the Holy Ghost, the Comforter to teach me all things, & bring all things to my remembrance & help me to align my life with the Word of God in the name of Jesus/Yeshua of Nazareth. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, I ask the Holy Ghost to transform my mind and heart with new attitudes & motives. (Repeat 3 times): Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts! /Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh Adonai Tseva’ot. (With hands held up high, exhale & inhale & repeat these words 3 times): Lord breathe “new” life into me in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. Lord, You are the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. I confess of my personal sins & iniquities of (not believing in Jesus/Yeshua, knowing to do good & does not do it, unrighteous, hatred, cowardly, effeminate, lying (liars), stealing (thieves) covetous, fornication, witchcraft, idolatry, murder, adultery, envyings, drunkenness, sorcerers, sexually immoral, etc.) & I repent of those sins & iniquities that I committed & trespassed against You Lord in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. It is written, Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, & cleanse me from my sin. You are such a merciful God that You remember my sins & iniquities no more & I loose the blood of Jesus/Yeshua to cleanse me from all sin in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. Help me to know You,
Lord, I am ready to demonstrate Your Power & Authority through me in my life right now & everywhere I go. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, I ask for an increase in wisdom & in stature & in favor with God & man. It is written, “I shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, & with all thy soul, & with all thy mind & with all thy strength & I shall love thy neighbor as thyself” in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. I bless Your holy name. It is written, Jesus/Yeshua said, “If ye abide in me & my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will & it shall be done unto you.” (Pray your prayer request.) In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, I pray for the peace in Jerusalem. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua of Nazareth, I call for justice & plead for truth. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, I worship and praise You, Lord. You are the Living God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. With You, God, all things are possible. Jesus/Yeshua is the way, the truth, & the life. I give thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua. It is written “and all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.” Oh, that You would bless me indeed, & enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, & that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. In the name of Jesus/Yeshua, I put on the whole armor of God so that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. I put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked, the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God, the loins girt about with truth, & the feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace to stand against the wiles of the devil in the name of Jesus/Yeshua. For thine is the kingdom, & the power, & the glory, forever. Amen (Now Praise Him with your words, blow the shofar, play spiritual songs, or read scriptures.) Welcome Saint for Committing or Recommitting Your Life to the Kingdom of God!!!
Here are the Proposed 3 Steps:
1. Prayer #2: The Believers’/Saints’ Forgiveness and Repentance Prayer. This prayer should be prayed by all.
2. Have a “Private Conversation with God/Yahweh through Jesus/Yeshua by going into the “closet”. Go to a quiet place; the closet or room & lay on the floor. You can use a prayer shawl. Tell everything to God/Yahweh in the name of Jesus/Yeshua: your sins, anger, fears, mistakes, regrets, & unforgiveness. Surrender everything: your mind, heart, body, soul, family, life. You can ask Him to help you with your trial/tribulation. If you are/were mad with God, apologize to Him. This can be done as frequent as you would like.
3. The 12 “Secret” Keys to Develop a Personal Relationship with God & to become an Anointed & Powerful Believer/Saint – a one page reference document developed for the believers/saints. It is a great starting point to use.
LETTER FOR THOSE WHO ARE COMMITTING ATROCITIES AGAINST YOUR FELLOW MAN, WOMAN, & CHILDREN WHO ARE “SECRET, LIFETIME, GENERATIONAL, INVOLUNTARY OR UNWITTING HUMAN SUBJECTS AND/OR FOR THOSE WHO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF IT, YOU HAVE UNTIL 3:00 PM EST ON FRIDAY, 9/18/15 TO TELL THE TRUTH:
Brothers and Sisters,
I am writing this letter because there is a “secret”, which has been occurring in America & International for the past 70 years. An “army of people” has been recruited from “all walks of life”: police officers, physicians, lawyers, employees, journalists, judges, & retired military to name a few to engage in “civilian military activity” as part of this “secret” organization. They have moved into your neighborhoods, most likely renters. Maybe you notice that your computers, vehicles, homes, & even bank accounts have been broken into without showing any signs of a break-in. You are missing food, cash or evidence. This is called covert entry. Maybe you were looking for something & you can’t find it, but later it “reappears”; this is called “gaslighting”. Someone is trying to systematically drive you crazy. Maybe you are the only that is getting sick, you may be the victim of “bio-hacking” like my 5 yr. old family member who was given the swine flu. Maybe you smell chemicals & you would not think that someone is intentionally spraying chemicals including pesticides to make you sick, but they are doing it. Maybe you called the police & they will not do a police report; only police events or no reports against certain people. They are also participants. Family, friends & strangers are calling you “crazy” or even had you committed to a mental institution for what? Visit www.cchr.org to learn that “psychiatric diseases are not recognized as medical diseases”. In the U.S. Federal Government records from the Cold War that they gave those who knew that they were being experimented on without their informed consent or knowledge with a “mental illness”. Goggle: Elmer Allen, Plutonium Files. You or your loved ones are considered human subjects & these are murder for hires or perps.
They have levied an “invisible, secret war” against non-combatant men, which is TREASON based on lies, deceptions, blackmail, threats, abuse of power & protocol. Anyone who conceals or does not disclose about treason will be guilty of “Misprision of Treason” (www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2382). You should disclose about treason NOW or risk being guilty of misprision of treason. This is one of the laws that these perps will be prosecuted for, as well as, kidnapping, attempted murder, torture, obstruction of justice, inciting a crime, breaking & entering, & harassment. Explicit, implicit, or unjustifiable deceptions were told to get you to cooperate. In addition, you are told to “lie” by not tell the truth about what you are doing. Microwave Expert, Dr. Barrie Trower said “The problem we have here today is that under direction of the U.S. Government. In 1976, most of the western countries, Australian, Britain, Canada, and the U.S., they were all advised to keep everything to keep it a secret so that the Military and the Industry could be protected. They could protect their profit margin and if the people in the Military knew that the equipment they were using could give them tumors, then they could start law suits. So the advice in 1976 from the American Government was not to tell people the truth. Keep it secret.” V2K is not a mental illness, but it is the result of the technology.
Maybe you have been deceived & your rights may have been violated by a Federal Investigator in order to get you to engage in the unethical human subject research projects, as stated in the article, “If An Agent Knocks: Federal Investigators & Your Rights”, which can be found at http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/COINTELPRO/agent.knocks.html. Did the “human subject” tell you that they were not in a research, but you continue to experiment on them anyway? Do you know that you cannot do ANYTHING to any man to break them? This includes rape, torture with the lasers/electronic weapons/radiation & steal from them. These are color of law violations, which the DOJ & FBI prosecutes. There has been NO DUE PROCESS. You are commanded to stop your wicked ways NOW. G-d sees what you are doing, even though you are doing the wickedness while we sleep and/or in the darkness. G-d sees EVERYTHING. G-d wants to save you. I command you to stop your wickedness NOW. As a righteous one, I am called to inform the wicked to turn away from his/her wickedness because if I do not the blood of his iniquity will be on my hands as stated in Ezekiel 3:18-21 & listen to the 9/12/15 archived show called “Turn From Your Wickedness or Reap the Consequences from Worldwide S.I.N” at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/ISAM. Google for the article: 5 Indicators of an Evil & Wicked Heart. G-d is not a dictator, but He does gives us free will. You have free will. THIS IS YOUR FINAL OPPORTUNITY FOR LENIENCY: Feds/Researchers/Perps/Informants/Police/Doctors/Church Members & those who are secretly monitoring, persecuting, torturing, tracking, stalking, harassing, cyberstalking, & slowing killing us, you have until 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, 9/18/2015 to tell the truth, surrender yourself to the police or authorities, or complete the Affidavit of Truth Researchers/Key Study Personnel/Informants/Perps/ Opt-Out Form at http://www.manifestthetruth.com then select “Affidavit of Truth Researchers/Key Study Personnel/Informants/Perps/ Opt-Out Form”. We had ENOUGH of the chemicals, radiation, & R.F.I.D. chips/implants!
I will be asking for my brothers and sisters to join me in sounding the shofar on the hour to call people to repentance. If they don’t have a shofar, they can sound the shofar on the hour at http://www.manifestthetruth.com/blow-the-shofar-and-play-gospel-songs.html. Everyone can pray during the same hours in your time zone as the calls or join us on the daily 1 hour International Worship, Praise, & Prayer calls at 12, 1, & 2 p.m. EST. The U.S. no. is (605) 562-3130, Enter Access Code: 104870#. We will pray for your souls & pray Psalm 35. People are asked to pray & fast starting at sundown today to sundown on Sat. 9/19/15. This is G-d’s Appointed Season until Oct. 5th & He is closest to us during this time. Everything is at www.ManifesttheTruth.com.
For those who know to do good & does not do it, it is sin (James 4:17). Sin separates you from your Heavenly Father & Jesus. We are calling for justice & pleading for the whole truth to be told TODAY for ALL secret, lifetime, generational, involuntary or unwitting human subjects & declare that all human subjects will live, be healed, & declare the works of Almighty G-d in the name of Yeshua. Their enemies will fall into their own trap that they had for all human subjects will be made whole & that the whole armor of G-d & His angels will protect them from harm from their equipment & from the wiles of the devil NOW in the name of Yeshua. It is finished! G-d Bless America! Shalom, The One That “The Unscrupulous U.S. Feds Employees” Are Afraid Of
The Jewish Feasts are not “For Jews Only”; Call Them “The Feasts of the LORD” as Stated in Holy Bible & Tanakh
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The Jewish Feasts are not “For Jews Only”; Call Them “The Feasts of the LORD” as Stated in Holy Bible & Tanakh
Why The 43,000 Christian Denominations Worldwide Should Be Celebrating The Feasts of The LORD?
As believers/saints, we are called to obey the commandments and statutes. Why is the church, the 43,000 Christian Denominations worldwide not celebrating the 3 Feasts of the LORD for the Fall Season? As stated in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
Please read Leviticus 23. Are the words “Jewish Feasts” in Leviticus 23? The answer is more than likely no, but for years, media, Jews, & other believers/saints have continued to refer to these feasts as the “Jewish Feasts”. Leviticus 23:4 states, “These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.” The Jews & many of the 43,000 Christian denominations observe Pentecost, which is a feast of the LORD. If the believers/saints who are Gentiles observe Pentecost, then why aren’t they observing these 3 Feasts of the LORD?
The church, both the Jews & Gentiles are not doing what they are called to do. As a result, many people are dying due to a lack of knowledge and not because it is the will of God. They are doing things out of tradition instead of obeying the Word of God. For example, many Jews do not believe in Yeshua (Acts 21:20). As apostasy continues to grow rampantly in the church; there continues to be separation in the church among both the Jews and Gentiles. Let’s see if we can change the way that people think and start obeying the Word of God now before this season ends on October 5th.
The Sabbath is a Feast of the LORD; Holy Convocation Should Occur on Saturday & not Sunday
The Sabbath is considered one of the feasts of the LORD, & it was not changed by the LORD. Here are three scriptures that confirmed this: Leviticus 23:1, Mark 2:27-28, & Hebrew 4:3-11. The Sabbath should be celebrated by all believers/saints from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. Leviticus 23:3 states, “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.” We are commanded in the Fourth Commandment of the Ten Commandments to “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy”. In every language, the Sabbath means Saturday.
“The Catholic Church even boasts that, by its own authority, it changed the Sabbath to Sunday. In Daniel 7:25 a prophecy is given that the little horn, which represents the end time false church, will want to change times and laws. Given the evidence above, we are lead to the conclusion that the breaking of God's law, especially His seventh-day Sabbath rest, is the mark of the Beast”. (Source: http://www.biblestudy.org/prophecy/what-is-the-mark-of-the-beast.html).
Many of the 43,000 Christian denominations worship on Sunday, which is not biblical. They should change to Saturday.
The 3 Feasts of the LORD for the Fall Season
These are the “Solemn Appointed Times with God” in September/October 2015. The 3 feasts of the LORD for the Fall Season are the Feasts of Trumpets also called Rosh HaShanah, Day of Atonement also called Yom Kippur, and the Feast of the Tabernacles. The dates for these 3 LORD’s Feasts are based on God’s calendar, the Hebrew calendar, which is different from the calendar that is used every day, the Gregorian calendar (http://antipas.net/heb_cal_2015-16.htm). The seventh month is called Tishri in the year of 5776 on the Hebrew calendar, which corresponds with the month of September on the Gregorian calendar.
The Feast of The Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah)
According to scripture, Leviticus 23:23-25 states, “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.”
The Date for The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah): The first day of the month on the Hebrew calendar corresponds with Monday, September 14 on the Gregorian calendar. Since the holidays starts the day before at sundown on the Gregorian calendar, therefore the Feast of Trumpets should be observed from Sunday, September 13, 2015 at sundown to Monday, September 14, 2015 at sundown.
How is The Feast of Trumpets Observed?
The Feast of Trumpets is celebrated by blowing trumpets (shofar) 100 times to announce the setting up of The LORD’s eternal court. You can sound the shofar at http://www.manifestthetruth.com/blow-the-shofar-and-play-gospel-songs.html. Typically, a blessing will be said over two loaves of bread, known as challah. Challah also stands for the circle of life, and the hope that our lives endure without end. Apples dipped in honey are another Rosh HaShanah tradition. It symbolizes the hope for a "sweet year" ahead. Honey is spread on challah. Tzimmes, a mixture made from carrots, cinnamon, yams, prunes, and honey, is also traditional.
In the article, The Feast of Trumpets in the New Testament by Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D., Andrews University at https://www.biblicalperspectives.com/books/festivals_2/3.html states, “The Feast of Trumpets in the Old and New Testaments reveals that God is not in the business to punish but to save. He uses attention-catching methods to warn and lead His people to repentance before executing His judgments. By means of the annual trumpets blasting, He summoned His people in Old Testament times to repent and amend their lives in view of the judgment going on in heaven. The same clarion call is sounded today to mankind by the flying angel of Revelation, who proclaims with a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come" (Rev 14:7).
Christians today, like God’s people in ancient times, need to hear the annual trumpet-call of the Feast of Trumpets to stand trial before God and seek for His cleansing grace. After all, Christians too need to be reminded periodically that "we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body" (2 Cor 5:10). The Feast of Trumpets provides a much needed annual wake up call to prepare oneself to stand before God’s judgment by repenting and forsaking sinful ways.
The Feast of Trumpets reminds us annually that the heavenly court will soon close the books and Christ will come to cleanse the faithful, to punish the wicked, and to bind Satan (Azazel) before destroying him "in the lake of fire" (Rev 20:10). This reassuring message inspires us to live godly lives with joy, confidence, and hope while "awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13).”
The Ten Days of Repentance/Teshuvah
The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are days of repentance, when Jews and now believers/saints can express remorse for their sins through prayer and fasting. In the article “What is Yom Kippur?” states, “The ten days leading up to Yom Kippur are known as the Ten Days of Repentance/Teshuvah. During this period Jews are encouraged to seek out anyone they may have offended and to sincerely request forgiveness so that the New Year can begin with a clean slate. If the first request for forgiveness is rebuffed, one should ask for forgiveness at least two more times, at which point the person whose forgiveness is being sought should grant the request. The rabbis thought it was cruel for anyone to withhold their forgiveness for offenses that had not caused irrevocable damage.
This process of repentance is called teshuvah and it is a crucial part of Yom Kippur. Teshuvah literally means "return" and is the word used to describe the concept of repentance in Judaism. Although many people think that transgressions from the previous year are forgiven through prayer, fasting and participation in Yom Kippur services, Jewish tradition teaches that only offenses committed against God can be forgiven on Yom Kippur. Hence it is important that people make an effort to reconcile with others before participating in Yom Kippur services.”
In the article, “What is Teshuvah?” states, at http://judaism.about.com/od/judaismbasics/g/teshuvah.htm, “If a specific person has been wronged the offender must ask that person for forgiveness. The final stage of teshuvah is resolving to never commit such a sin again. According to Jewish tradition, by the third request the person who was wronged is required to grant forgiveness if the offender is sincerely remorseful and is taking steps to prevent similar wrongs from happening again. Because teshuvah requires the sinner to ask forgiveness of the person they have offended it has been argued that a murderer cannot be forgiven for his or her crime. In order to do so they would have to ask the person they killed for forgiveness. There are two other offenses that come close to being unpardonable: defrauding the public and ruining a person's good name. In both cases it is nearly impossible to track down every person who was affected by the offense, for instance, every person affected by a monetary crime or every person who heard a rumor.”
In the article, “The Feasts of the Trumpets in the New Testament” states, “Just as in the typical Levitical system the trumpets were blown during the ten days preceding the Day of Atonement to call the people to repent and stand trial before the heavenly court, so in the antitypical service an angel calls with "a loud voice" upon mankind to repent and worship God because "the hour of his judgment has come" (Rev 14:7).”
The believers/saints should worship, praise, and pray to God. In addition, the believers/saints should confess & repent of their sins, forgive others, and fast. An excellent e-book called The Power of Fasting and Prayer: Practical Principles of Prayer and Fasting for Today by Bennie Mostert and Peet Grobbelaar & a 1 page reference called, “Using the Holy Bible to Teach Repentance and Forgiveness” can be downloaded at http://www.manifestthetruth.com/prayer-and-fasting.html.
The Dates for the Ten Days of Repentance/Teshuvah: Begins on Monday, September 14, 2015 at sundown and ends at sundown on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
A Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur):
A Day of Atonement also called Yom Kippur is the holiest day on the Hebrew Calendar and it is the second feast of the LORD for the Fall Season. Leviticus 23:26-32 states, “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.”
The Date for a Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur): The tenth day of the month on the Hebrew calendar corresponds with Wednesday, September 23 on the Gregorian calendar. Since the holidays starts the day before at sundown, therefore, a Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) should be observed from Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at sundown to sundown on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
How is a Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) Observed? Yom Kippur is the final Day of Judgment, when each person's fate is sealed by God for the upcoming year. It is observed as a day of repentance, self-denial, charitable works, prayer and fasting. Leviticus 23:27 describes it as "afflicting your souls" and during this time no food or liquid may be consumed. Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath. No work is done on this day. The book of Jonah is read on Yom Kippur in remembrance of God's forgiveness and mercy.
Jewish tradition tells how God opens the Book of Life and studies the words, actions, and thoughts of every person whose name he has written there. If a person's good deeds outweigh or outnumber their sinful acts, his or her name will remain inscribed in the book for another year. On Yom Kippur, the ram's horn (shofar) is blown at the end of evening prayer services. If one has observed the holiday properly by the end of Yom Kippur they will have made peace with others and with God.
In the article, “What is Yom Kippur?” at http://christianity.about.com/od/biblefeastsandholidays/p/dayofatonement.htm states, “There are three essential components of Yom Kippur:
Yom Kippur is a day of reconciliation, when Jews strive to make amends with people and to draw closer to God through prayer and fasting. The ten days leading up to Yom Kippur are known as the Ten Days of Repentance. During this period Jews are encouraged to seek out anyone they may have offended and to sincerely request forgiveness so that the New Year can begin with a clean slate. If the first request for forgiveness is rebuffed, one should ask for forgiveness at least two more times, at which point the person whose forgiveness is being sought should grant the request. The rabbis thought it was cruel for anyone to withhold their forgiveness for offenses that had not caused irrevocable damage.
This process of repentance is called teshuvah and it is a crucial part of Yom Kippur. Although many people think that transgressions from the previous year are forgiven through prayer, fasting and participation in Yom Kippur services, Jewish tradition teaches that only offenses committed against God can be forgiven on Yom Kippur. Hence it is important that people make an effort to reconcile with others before participating in Yom Kippur services.
Yom Kippur is the longest synagogue service in the Jewish year. It begins on the evening before Yom Kippur day with a haunting song called Kol Nidre (All Vows). The words of this melody ask God to forgive any vows people have made to God and not kept.
The service on the day of Yom Kippur lasts from morning until nightfall. Many prayers are said but one is repeated at intervals throughout the service. This prayer is called Al Khet & asks for forgiveness for a variety of sins that may have been committed during the year. The Jewish concept of sin is not like the Christian concept of original sin. Rather, it’s the kind of everyday offenses like hurting those we love, lying to ourselves or using foul language that Judaism views as sinful. You can clearly see examples of these infractions in the Yom Kippur liturgy, for instance in this excerpt from Al Khet:
For the sin that we have committed under stress or through choice;
For the sin that we have committed in stubbornness or in error;
For the sin that we have committed in the evil meditations of the heart;
For the sin that we have committed by word of mouth;
For the sin that we have committed through abuse of power;
For the sin that we have committed by exploitation of neighbors;
For all these sins, O God of forgiveness, bear with us, pardon us, forgive us!
When Al Khet is recited people gently beat their fists against their chests as each sin is mentioned. Sins are mentioned in plural form because even if someone hasn’t committed a particular sin, Jewish tradition teaches that every Jew bears a measure of responsibility for the actions of other Jews.
During the afternoon portion of the Yom Kippur service the Book of Jonah is read to remind people of God’s willingness to forgive those who are sincerely sorry. The last part of the service is called Ne’ilah (Shutting). The name comes from the imagery of Ne’ilah prayers, which talk about gates being shut against us. People pray intensely during this time, hoping to be admitted to God’s presence before the gates have been shut.
Yom Kippur is also marked by 25 hours of fasting. There are other fast days in the Jewish calendar or Gregorian calendar, but this is the only one the Torah or Holy Bible specifically commands us to observe. Leviticus 23:27 describes it as "afflicting your souls" and during this time no food or liquid may be consumed.
The fast starts an hour before Yom Kippur begins and ends after nightfall on the day of Yom Kippur. In addition to food, Jews are also forbidden from engaging in sexual relations, bathing or wearing leather shoes. The prohibition against wearing leather comes from a reluctance to wear the skin of a slaughtered animal while asking God for mercy.
Who Fasts on Yom Kippur?
Children under the age of nine are not allowed to fast, while children older than nine are encouraged to eat less. Girls who are 12 years or older and boys who are 13 years or older are required to participate in the full 25-hour fast along with adults. However, pregnant women, women who have recently given birth and anyone suffering from a life-threatening illness are not required to observe the fast. These people need food and drink to keep up their strength and Judaism always values life above the observance of Jewish law.
Many people end the fast with a feeling of deep serenity, which comes from having made peace with others & with God.”
The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot):
The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is the third & final Feast of the LORD for the Fall Season. Leviticus 23:33-44 states, “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord. On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein. These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord. Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.”
The Dates for The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot): The 15th day of the month on the Hebrew Calendar corresponds with September 28th on the Gregorian calendar. Since the holiday starts on sundown the day before, therefore the Feast of Tabernacles will begin on September 27th at sundown for 7 days & the seventh day ends at sundown on October 4th. The eighth day begins at sundown on October 4th and ends on sundown at October 5th.