Date: December 11, 2014 11:49 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Waiting For The Alarm?
Waiting For The Alarm?
"Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand-" Joel 2:1
Scripture Focus: Leviticus 23:23-25; Isaiah 27:12-13
The Fall Feasts of Israel are still an important time for observant Jews, and as with all of His appointed times, we should find great significance in them, too, as believers in Jesus the Messiah. The first of the Fall Feasts is known today as Rosh Hashanah (literally Head of the Year), yet in Leviticus it is referred to as simply a day of "blowing." By implication, it is the day of "blowing of trumpets" sounding the alarm and calling God's people to be on the alert, to sit up, take notice, and be ready for action... because something very important is about to happen.
Ancient Israel was constantly told to awaken, for the alarm was sounding. "Awake, awake O Zion..." (Isaiah 52:1) We are also told to listen for the sounding of the alarm. "The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed" (Romans 13:11).
Are we listening for the alarm? "...now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:1).
Insight: Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
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