Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Feast of Trumpets (blowing of the shofar)

The Feasts of Trumpets
Today, begins the celebration of The Feast of Trumpets ( or, shofar, the ram's horn.) The Feast of Trumpets is the first Fall feast on God's biblical calendar. We enter this season following "The Long Summer" as indicated on God's time clock following the Spring feasts which Jesus ( Yeshua, His Hebrew name) has already fulfilled. Scroll down on my blog for more information.
  Traditionally celebrated as the Jewish New Year as Rosh HaShanah ("head of the year," in Hebrew) The Feast of Trumpets is essentially a call (the blowing of the ram's horn) to the people of God to gather together as an army of Almighty God!
  There are ten days between The Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur known as The Days of Awe. These are days of repentance before God, and a  time of reconcilliation. It's a time when we, as believers in Yeshua, prepare our hearts to enter into our priestly ministry; repenting of anything that might stand in the way of our relationaship with Holy God so we might stand in the gap, interceeding for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people (and all people) who do not yet know Yeshua as their final atonement.
   In the Jewish tradition, foods such as apples and honey, even honey cake dried fruit and main dishes sweetened with honey are served during this Feast. These foods symbolize the hope that the coming year will be sweet!
  We continue to pray for peace of Jerusalem, knowing there will be true peace only when The Prince of Peace, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus, the Messiah) comes to Jerusalem.
   Until that day, enjoy my recipe for:
Honey Cake
3 eggs
1 1/3  cup honey
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup strong coffee
2 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. baking soda
4 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Beat eggs and honey together. Add sugar and mix thoroughly. Mix coffee with with baking powder, and then add with butter to the egg/sugar mixture. Add baking soda, flour, cinnamon and beat together well. Bake in greased 9x13 pan for 55 minutes.
( Hebrew for "good appetite!") 


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