Israel and Jewish Prophecy

Leading up to the Feast of Trumpets; This Rosh Hashanah, the shofars are blowing in the wind. A veteran ram’s hornist and a team of programmers are seeking blowing opportunities for New Year’s 5781. Video.

Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Isaiah 28:14-19  Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Feast of Trumpets. September 18-20, 2020. The Feast of Trumpets points to the Rapture – the last great harvest. 1st Fall Feast. “Of that day and hour no one knows.”

While the four spring feasts look back at what Christ fulfilled at His first coming, the three fall feasts point us toward the glory of the second coming. The spring feasts are the source of our hope in Christ—His finished work of atonement for sins—and the fall feasts are the promise of what is to come—eternity with Christ. Understanding the significance of these God-appointed Jewish festivals helps us to better see and understand the complete picture and plan of redemption found in Scripture.

The next unfulfilled feast is the Feast of Trumpets. The Hidden Day / It was ‘hidden’ because they didn’t know the exact day it would begin due to the fact that it is the only feast that starts on a new moon. Thus it was a two day feast because they didn’t want to celebrate it on the wrong day. Concerning Rosh HaShanah, the Jews would typically say “Of that day and hour no one knows.”

The Feast of Trumpets points to the Rapture (and the ‘confirmation’ of a 7 year false covenant of ‘peace and security’) – the last great harvest.

Are we approaching the time when the confirmation of the covenant is made AND the heavenly trumpet will be heard?

Leading up to the Feast of Trumpets; This Rosh Hashanah, the shofars are blowing in the wind. A veteran ram’s hornist and a team of programmers are seeking blowing opportunities for New Year’s 5781. Video.

By JESSICA STEINBERG Today, 2:20 pm September 17, 2020. Times of Israel.

When the second day of Rosh Hashanah rolls around on Sunday, Moshe Silver will be blowing his curled ram’s horn at four to six locations, for a total of some 220 blasts of the shofar.

“One hundred at my minyan, and 30 at each stop I make,” said Silver.

At least another 100 shofar blowers will be sounding their ram’s horns at predetermined spots around the country, making the New Year ritual accessible to Israelis cooped up at home due to the coronavirus. (Note; Ten (10) is ‘divine completeness to physical things on earth.’)

Silver, a former New Yorker living in Jerusalem for the last two years, began thinking about creating a shofar blowing cadre in July, when it was clear that COVID-19 would still be around in the fall.

He wasn’t the only one.

Reut Avital, a 19-year-old in her second year of voluntary national service at Hilma, a nonprofit that offers tech solutions for various segments of the Israeli populace, began working on a website in July that would bring together shofar blowers and those who won’t be able to get to a synagogue to hear the call of the ram’s horn this year.

“The goal was to provide a solution to anyone — the elderly, the sick, and those who have to stay home for their health,” said Avital.

But now, with a three (3)-week lockdown mandated by the government set to begin on Friday, the website, Yom T’ruah, will cover anyone who can’t get to synagogue. While there are allowances for people to walk to carefully delineated prayer quorums, many won’t be getting to synagogue this Rosh Hashanah, said Avital.

She began working with her fellow programmers at Hilma, building and designing Yom T’ruah — an alternate name for Rosh Hashanah that refers to the blast of the shofar — a smart website that maps out and matches shofar blowers and their audiences.

Those who want to sign up have to give their phone number and address, and must specify whether they want a private shofar blowing or a public version that can be heard from their porch or backyard, along with other neighbors.

As of Monday, the website had registered 150 blowers and 100 people who wanted to hear the shofar.

“It’s pretty impressive,” Avital said.

Silver followed a more straightforward route to finding his shofar blowers, by posting an announcement on Secret Jerusalem, a widely read local Facebook group, looking for fellow ram’s horn tooters.

After Silver made contact with other shofar blowers through Facebook, and created his Jerusalem Shofar Ensemble page, he scheduled about two dozen stops in southern Jerusalem, according to where his shofar hornists live and where they’ll be located over the holiday.

“Most will blow four to six times — 12:30 at this corner, 1:30 at that corner,” said Silver, who began plastering flyers around his own neighborhood a week ago.

At this point, he isn’t quite sure how many shofar blowers he will have, given that one volunteer is now under quarantine, another is having an issue with his mouth, and a few people from Tel Aviv aren’t sure they’ll be able to get to Jerusalem before the holiday and the countrywide closure.

“I don’t have any ego about this,” said Silver. “I believe what will happen is that this doesn’t need me to make it happen.”

Silver, a partner in a Wall Street investment research firm, began blowing the shofar 45 years ago, for the Drisha minyan in Manhattan. He had become observant after college and when he was given a shofar as a birthday gift, he learned how to blow it for his congregation’s first Rosh Hashanah service.

“That first time, I blew it and went pffff,” said Silver.

He practiced for half an hour every day, and after about a month of “farting and coughing noises,” finally drew an amazing sound out of it, said Silver. “Baaah! And I never looked back.”

Silver, who was ordained as a rabbi 12 years ago, takes out his shofar every summer, the day after the Ninth of Av, in preparation for the Hebrew month of Elul, when the shofar is sounded each day after morning prayers.

“I’m blowing 200 or more sounds from the Tenth of Av,” said Silver

This year, his plan is to situate one shofar blower at an apartment complex near the Haas Promenade, where there was a request for the entire development. Silver will blow the shofar in the courtyard of where he lives on Maagalei Yavne Street, and at an old-age home on Tel Hai Street.

He also offered his services at the Dan Panorama Hotel on Keren Hayesod Street, which currently functions as a coronavirus quarantine hotel, but the army unit running the place hasn’t yet taken him up on his offer.

“That’s okay,” said Silver. “When I blow the shofar on Keren Hayesod, you’ll hear me.”

He’ll also place a mask over the opening of the ram’s horn, even though spittle generally remains inside the horn. That said, he doesn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable, and a mask does not change the sound of the shofar and is permissible according to Jewish law.

“I want to show people that I’m being careful,” said Silver. “It’s important to show that we’re respecting each other and looking after each other.”

‘Just BEFORE the Feast of Trumpets.’


In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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