Do you like music?
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
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!
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!
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