SHOUT IT OUT!

Do you like music?

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Do you LOVE the Messiah of Israel?

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Do you LOVE to WORSHIP the ONE who rescues us?

COME and SHOUT about it!

Rosh HaShannah is named in the scriptures “Yom Teru’ah”, and is a ‘mystery’, the “sod” that Paul plainly explained…

Yom Teru’ah is the ‘Day of the blast’ of the shofar… [shout/blast, same word]

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST SHOFAR; for the shofar shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed”

In ancient ‘Judaism’ this day was known as “The Last Shofar”. Sha’ul [Paul] did not make this idea up; he was ‘showing’ the congregation a ‘sod’, a biblical mystery that is actually on the surface of the text.

Sha’ul also wrote:

“For Adoneinu Himself shall descend from heaven with a SHOUT and the voice of the Chief Malakh and with the Shofar of Elohim [also the last Shofar]; and those who died in Mashi’akh will rise first.”

Whatever your idea is about the timing, forget it. These feasts were given to us as a model of what is to come [Col 2:14]

Come enjoy it!

The psalmist writes

Tehillah 89:

אַשְׁרֵי הָעָם, יֹדְעֵי תְרוּעָה; יהוה בְּאוֹר פָּנֶיךָ יְהַלֵּכוּן.

HAPPY is the people that KNOWS the “Teru’ah”!!! O יהוה , in the light of your countenance they will walk!

And

Tehillah 98:

בַּחֲצֹצְרוֹת וְקוֹל שׁוֹפָר– הָרִיעוּ, לִפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ יהוה

With silver trumpets and the shofar, ‘Hariu’ [the imperative plural verb form of teruah] SHOUT before THE KING!

One of the ancient prayers on this day is Tehillah 24…

I wrote a melody for the first six verses, to go with a song made with the rest of the psalm.

I’ve been listening to it all week, as this is the best recording we have of it so far.

It’s got me fired up!

This day is the MARRIAGE of the KING, and all week I’ve been in ‘wonder’ about how my wife and I met.

The day we met, we were ‘arranged’ to meet. In a church on the river. She got there first. EVERYONE knew I was coming, and kept assuring her I’d be there soon; she was ‘anticipating’ it, with a bit of fear, for many reasons.

When we got settled in, the one who introduced us got up from between us and went to play the drums. Then, she called Melly up to sing first. She sang “The Lighthouse.” Then, she called me up to play piano and sing, and I sang an oldie, “My God is Real”. She went first then, and now sings lead in our congregation, and I back her up [unless we need a male voice as lead, or someone to sing complex Hebrew phrases]. We LOVE singing His praises, the Praises of Yisra’el, with our TEAM, our TRIBE… Tzilah and Dani’el, Tamarah, Levi, Omanit, Eli-Yahu, Sha’ul, Aryeh, Shirah, David, Dani’el, Yishai… fantastic vocalists, musicians, and composers….

Music has been a big part of our lives ever since. Music is the FIRST weapon of war in His Kingdom.

The BLAST is also used to go out to war!

You wanna win? And be part of that TERU’AH…..

Come and REHEARSE with us! The Mo’edim [feasts] are also called in scripture ‘rehearsals’…

Come to the WEDDING REHEARSAL!

Join us at Congregation Bat Tzion!!

https://battzion.org/feast_days/

https://perekshirah.blog/2019/09/09/can-you-dig-it/

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Bat Tzion Music!

I’ll add the most recent recordings to the top as I get them.

Enjoy!  As I stated, we are gearing up to make a studio-quality recording asap… til then, “Shema!”

This week we sang two of Tamarah’s compositions:  Ma Yakar [first one]  Barkhi Nafshi [09:50]

I LOVE singing Barkhi Nafshi!  BLESS יהוה O MY SOUL!!!  I love singing it for many reasons: the WORDS, the ‘crying out’ and compelling ‘self’ to BLESS HIM…

But also, the melody: it’s got a Celtic feel… but the harmonies!  I did not ‘learn’ to harmonize, I couldn’t ‘hear’ it, until Melly and I met, and we sang together publicly for the first time at her niece’s wedding: then, it just clicked. For the first time, I was happy that my voice was a tenor….  This song epitomizes that for me. And gives me a chance to pour out gratitude to Abba vocally…

I LOVE it, Tamarah Yard

 

If you can access this and play it, I just wanted folks to hear our musicians on two of the songs I wrote.  They are at min 00:03:43 and 00:20:50 ….  At 3:43 is “Tehillah 24”; I wrote the melody for the first six verses; the seventh verse starts ‘Se’u She’arim’, which I did not write [if you know who did, tell me; I can’t find the original]. But, I wrote mine to go with it, for Yom Teru’ah/Rosh HaShannah.  It is about the KING coming into the city.  Ps 24…

Here is another Shabbat:

at 4:20, “Make Haste”, I originally wrote some 25 years ago in the key of C.  Lisa suggested I rewrite it and add the Hebrew, so I moved it to Am and added the Hebrew.  I quite like it, Lisa!

at 23:25 in the bottom music player is “The 13 Attributes” by Tamarah Yard, from Shemot [Exodus] 34:6-7. This passage is critical in understanding God. He has ALWAYS been FULL of MERCY and GRACE, COMPASSION, and TRUTH. It was NOT new when Messiah showed up, which is what Sheker HaMashiakh teaches [the falsely anointed]. Yeshua is a MANIFESTATION of these attributes, and His life demonstrates it. The song stops at the end of the attributes, but JUST LIKE Yesha-Yahu 61:1-2, which Yeshua read in His hometown Synagogue, the compassion of Elohim is extended to EVERYONE, but ONLY the REPENTANT actually take it to themselves. He will PUNISH the wicked, those who reject His Compassion. The 13 attributes stop just before He says that He “will by no means pardon the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and unto the fourth generation”; and Yeshua’s verse stopped just before He could have read, ‘and the day of the Vengeance of our God!’ Both of these are a dual picture of the two ministries of Messiah. Tamarah put the 13 attributes to a beautiful melody, and it is a very worshipful tribute to our God and His Messiah!

Hopefully we’ll be recording soon!

Copy Cat’s Rock

“You, then, should imitate me, even as I also imitate Messiah…. And keep the customs as I delivered them to you.”

This is Paul writing a letter to a GENTILE body of believers….

We, those who are believers in the Messiah of Israel, are SUPPOSED to follow Yeshua.

Yeshua IS a Jew.  The Hitgalut [Revelation] calls him  the “Lion of the tribe of Yehudah, the Shoresh David”.. This appellation is AFTER He is risen from the dead, and He is called a Jew [Yehudah], and the ROOT or ‘offspring’ of David, King of the Jews.

Paul is telling us to IMITATE MESSIAH, saying that this is what HE did.

Paul was in the synagogue for worship on every Shabbat, according to the book of Acts.  NOWHERE do we find him in a church on Sunday.  Nowhere does he even THINK about worshipping in assembly on the first day of the week, as most mainstream teachers teach.  NOT ONE PLACE in scripture supports that.  At all.

Paul was a Torah keeper for the REST of His life!  He confessed this before KINGS and JUDGES, LONG after he began to follow and imitate Messiah.  Either he perjured himself and lied, or he told the truth in courts of law, as we should expect of him.

Paul RUSHED to get to Jerusalem for the Passover feast!  LONG after his meeting Messiah in Damascus and being commissioned to declare the good news.

But, even if we are confused about him, are we not listening to what HE said he did?  “I ALSO IMITATE MESSIAH.

Yeshua’s CUSTOM, what Paul said he ‘delivered’ to the gentile congregation at Corinth, was to BE IN THE SYNAGOGUE on SHABBAT [Luke 4:16].  “And He came to Natzrat, where he had been brought up; and He entered the Beit K’nesset on Yom HaShabbat, as was His custom…”

Yeshua kept the Passover Seder:  “I have greatly desired to eat this Pesakh with you before I suffer…”

Careful study of the gospels shows that He kept all seven of the feasts of G-d His Father, and even Khanukah [Jo 10].

Yeshua HAD to keep the Torah, which included the Mo’edim [feasts], the appointed times of G-d, or He could NOT be our unblemished sacrifice.  Sha’ul imitated HIM.

Yeshua did live a Jewish lifestyle, keeping the customs of Moshe that helped the community live out the Torah.  And Paul imitated him.  Even to the point of suffering for living the Torah HIS way, and not the way of the Rabbis.

Paul taught BIBLICAL JEWISH CUSTOMS everywhere he went.  [1 Cor 11:2, 2 Th 2:15, 3:6]

He was consistent, teaching the same thing from city to city.

To gentiles at Efesus, he writes:

“At that time you were without Mashi’akh, being aliens to the customs of Yisra’el, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without Elohim in the world. But now, through Yeshua HaMashi’akh, you who at one time were far off are brought near [TO THE CUSTOMS AND THE COVENANTS] by the blood of Mashi’akh.” [Eph 2:12-13]

Follow MESSIAH…. Like Paul did.  DO NOT FOLLOW MANKIND, just because everyone else is!

“Do not follow a multitude into evil.”  Ex 23:2