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A New Thought on Rosh Hashanah

I welcome your response and input.

My new thought was first planted several years ago when our rabbi suggested that Rosh Hashanah (also known as Yom Teruah, the Day of the Blowing of the Trumpet) was a call not only to Jews but also to all non-Jews, or Gentiles. The call will be a warning of the coming judgment because Rosh Hashanah is followed by Ten Days of Awe as God’s people prepare for Yom Kippur, the Day of Judgment.

The rabbi’s main point was that God had given Jews the responsibility of being a “light unto the nations.” God gave them the Law, and expected them to walk in righteousness, not just for their own blessing but also as a witness to the world. If non-Jews are going to be judged also, then the responsibility of God’s people, who have been given the Law, becomes even greater. As a believer in Christ, I now perceive Gentile believers in Christ as also having the Law written on their hearts by the gift of the Holy Spirit.

As I continue to work on the concept of the Remnant, the seed that was planted several years ago has continued to grow. I now suggest that the trumpet on Rosh Hashanah is not only calling all people to judgment, but the prophetic nature of the Fall Festivals also instructs us about the nature of that judgment. After the Ten Days of Awe (could this be the Great Tribulation?) I suggest that God will select a righteous remnant from His people, Jews and Gentile believers in Christ, on Yom Kippur. As I have demonstrated in other teachings, the remnant has a special role to play that will finally defeat Satan and his minions. This final victory will occur after the Millennial Kingdom (when Satan is loosed for a while). Thus, God’s selection of a remnant at Yom Kippur (I am speaking prophetically) is not a choice of who will be saved and who will not be saved, that is, who belongs to God. That selection remains for the period following Yom Kippur and leading up to Sukkot, which is prophetic of the end of time.

I welcome your thoughts. Please email Anne Davis: adavis@bibleinteract.com.

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