The Fall Feasts are profound and deeply meaningful, a gift from Abba.
Indeed, and as such, let’s stretch ourselves to learn and grow during each season of His Biblical cycles. As we prepare our hearts for His Fall Feast season, let’s seek to find the Messianic depth in each one.
As we prepare our hearts for the fall feast season, we want to share some ideas your studies and preparations can take. This is simply a brief overview in hopes to inspire all to be ready and willing for what He has for us during His Set-Apart days.
The Weekly Shabbat As We Prepare Our Hearts for the Fall Feasts
Fellowship and conversation of His upcoming feasts during our the weekly Shabbat is a beautiful place to begin preparing one’s heart! Use your weekly Shabbats to prepare your hearts to celebrate His Biblical larger Cycles.
Taking the Riches of the Smaller Feasts to Prepare our Hearts
Tisha b’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av – is a communal day of morning. If your heart is grafted into Israel if you have a love for the land and the people this day can be the beginning of readying your heart for His Fall Feasts.
Commemorating the loss of both temples and many other heartbreaking travesties committed against the land and people of Yah. It is a solemn day and tradition to fast and read the book of Lamentations. Taking Tisha b’Av to do some preparation as we flow into His Biblical Cycles is wise.
Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets as We Prepare His Feasts
A Set-apart day observed with festive meals and spent in prayer or quiet meditation. This day is the beginning of ten days period of prayer, self-examination, and repentance.
To prepare your heart for Trumpets, try making your plan for the day one that will easily facilitate the meditation our hearts require to move into the Days of Awe.
“‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; it is a day of blowing the shofar for you.”Numbers 29:1
The heavens declare the glory of God,Psalm 19:2-3
and the sky shows His handiwork.
Day to day they speak,
night to night they reveal knowledge.
A day to blow the shofar and celebrate YHVH’s creation and authority. In addition, a day to begin the authentic and profound work that the Ten Days of Awe ask of us.
There is so much to dive into with the Feast of Trumpets – we want to begin preparing our hearts today. We desire to be ready to partake, understand, and enjoy. Is it a Messianic Feast?
The Tens Days of Awe and Repentance
Sometimes referred to as days of admitting or days of returning. Returning back to Him, our Creator, and Originator.
It can be a heartbreaking season to go through – these days between Trumpets and Atonement. It is a time for serious introspection, to humbly consider the year that has past.
Consequently, it is an ideal time to ask for forgiveness. Next, to make restitution if needed. Finally, to die to ourselves. How do we preparing our hearts for this? Perhaps the best preparation comes in choosing to observe these days. Setting aside time each day for reflection and consideration.
Last, maybe it is already on your heart whom you need to approach. Begin praying through that now, let Abba pave that way for you.
Prepare Our Hearts: Yom Kippur Day of Atonement
Day of Atonement—the most solemn day of the Jewish year. A day devoted to self–examination, and the chance to begin the New Year with a clean slate.
“It is to be a statute to you forever, that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you are to afflict your souls, and do no kind of work—both the native-born and the outsider dwelling among you. 30 For on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. From all your sins you will be clean before Adonai. 31 It is a Shabbat of solemn rest to you, and you are to afflict your souls. It is a statute forever.”Leviticus 16:29-31
As Yeshua loving believers, our approach to this day will be somewhat different than a traditional Jew. However, the meaning and weight of the day are profound. Don’t miss what He wants to share with you this Yom Kippur. Moreover, this is a Messianic Feast.
Moreover, digging deeper into our Messiah and His correlation with each feast is an empowering angle to take as you prepare your heart for Yom Kippur.
Additionally, you will want to plan through the actual day and how your family will observe the day.
This Fall Feast Season Let’s Enter with Our Hearts Prepared
Without a doubt, we are preaching to the choir (ha – church humor)! How many times do the Feasts find me scrambling to get prepared? Often, the focus being physically prepared. Ugh. I know better.
Whether you are a new feast keeper, find it an old hat or like me just want to get more serious about His Set Apart Feast – we hope and pray you will choose to approach this Fall Feast Season for His Messianic Feasts.