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Verses about prayer

The following verses are a great resource of Prayer, Praise and emPowerment.

Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves ofmintools.com/blog/purposes-for-prayer-ministry.htm the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven

Ask

Matthew 7:7  “Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Mark 11:24  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

Pray in Faith

This list of awesome power of prayer Bible verses is meant to encourage you today.



Mark 9:29  And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.

James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Always & With Thanksgiving

Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

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Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


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Holidays

The Biblical Holy days

Why we celebrate the Biblical and Jewish Holidays

More articles will be added throughout the year and can be accessed through the index.

Pastor Chris
Christiaan J. de Ruiter, Th.D.

What are the Biblical Holy Days or Appointed times.

Appointed times or mo'edim in Hebrew are very important to Jews, Judaic and Messianic and observant Christians alike. All of the Biblical mo'edim are prophetic by design and they reveal the great truths and council of JHWH, Elohim, our JeHoWaH Tsevaoth (Lord God Almighty).

With the help of emperor Constantine and some of the early antisemitic church fathers the christian church has been made to believe that the 7 Holiday or Biblical feasts are no longer necessary to be observed after the death of Christ.

However what they forgot to mention is that;

  1. God never canceled them
  2. God and His Word is and has been the same, yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever
  3. Jesus observed the biblical Holidays

Fortunately with the revival of the church and the back to our roots movement also the so called Christian community start to celebrate the God given Holidays again.
Read more in Why we celebrate the Biblical and Jewish Holidays.
These are the dates for the Holidays in the year 5778 or in the Gregorian calendar dates 2017-2018.

The dates of the Holidays for 5778 or the year 2017 - 2018

Why we celebrate the Holidays [click for articles]

 HolidayHebrew CalendarGregorian Calendar   With information from ;
Rosh Ha'Shanna  Tishri 1 -  2  September 20 - 21, 2017 Hebrew for Christians
Chabad
Church of God and COGIC
United Church of God
Bible Study [dot] org
Interfaith Family
Heart of Wisdom
Pastor Chris @ ewcmi.com
my Jewish learning    
Yom Kippur  Tishri 10  September 29 – 30, 2017
 Sukkot  Tishri 15 - 22  October 04 – 11, 2017
Simchat Torah  Tishri 23  October 11 – 13, 2017
 Hanukah  Kislev 25 - Tevet 3  December 12 – 20, 2017
 Tu B'shvat  Shevat 15  January 30 – 31, 2018
 Purim  Adar 14   February 28 – March 01, 2018
 Passover  Nissan 15 - 22  March 30 – April 07, 2018
 Yom Ha'Shoah  Nissan 27  April 11, 2018
 Shavuot  Sivan 6 - 7  May 19 – 21, 2018
 Tisha B'av  Av 9  July 21 – 22, 2018

 Click on the Holidays for the associated articles

Why we celebrate the Biblical and Jewish Holidays

Why we celebrate the Biblical and Jewish Holidays

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What are the Biblical Holy Days or Appointed times.

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Appointed times or mo'edim in Hebrew are very important to Jews, Judaic and Messianic and observant Christians alike. All of the Biblical mo'edim are prophetic by design and they reveal the great truths and council of JHWH, Elohim, our JeHoWaH Tsevaoth (Lord God Almighty).

With the help of emperor Constantine and some of the early antisemitic church fathers the christian church has been made to believe that the 7 Holiday or Biblical feasts are no longer necessary to be observed after the death of Christ.
However what they forgot to mention is that;

  1. God never canceled them
  2. God and His Word is and has been the same, yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever
  3. Jesus observed the biblical Holidays

Fortunately with the revival of the church and the back to our roots movement also the so called Christian community start to celebrate the God given Holidays again.
As believers in Yeshuah Ha'Mashiach Jesus the Christ, we are not responsible or commanded to keep these feasts, but for sure the knowledge of them enhances our faith.
Secondly as we are grafted into the root of the tree of Jesse we are encouraged to learn more about the roots of our faith and enrich our lives and faith by participation in the Biblical Holy days, and for those people that are interested to know more about this all we are providing you this document.

Leviticus 23:4
אֵלֶּה מֹועֲדֵי יְהוָה מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר־תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם בְּמֹועֲדָֽם׃
These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.


Within about 10 minutes you are able to read the whole chapter of Leviticus 23 in which we will see God's great plan and wisdom from creation to eternity.
This great plan is gloriously revealed through nature and time as within the Seven annual Feasts of the Lord our G_d.
Within this one chapter we see that all humanity exists between two of these feasts.
This document explains about the 7 Biblical Holy days and 4 secular holidays that occur throughout the year.
As said earlier and as the antisemitic influences exponentially promoted it the need to partake in the Holy days is not mandatory for Messianic and Christians alike, but why?
As the Holy Days are all moving towards atonement and sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin, we the believers in Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, Jesus the Christ have been saved by the blood of the perfect lamb, Yeshua himself.

Colossians 2 : 12-17 (TLV)

12 You were buried along with Him in immersion, through which you also were raised with Him by trusting in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
13 When you were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with Him when He pardoned us all our transgressions.
14 He wiped out the handwritten record of debts with the decrees against us, which was hostile to us. He took it away by nailing it to the cross.
15 After disarming the principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.
The Danger of False Wisdom
16 Therefore, do not let anyone pass judgment on you in matters of food or drink, or in respect to a festival or new moon or Shabbat.
17 These are a foreshadowing of things to come, but the reality is Messiah.

Thus indeed it is true we do not have to partake in these Holy Days for our salvation as this is only through grace and believe in the Lord Yeshua alone and nothing else.
Participation does however give us a greater knowledge of our faith and the roots of our faith as we are submerged into it not only mentally and spiritually, but also physically and emotionally.

The Early Church

 In the first century there were literally hundreds of thousands of believing Jews (Acts 2:41, 47, 4:4, 6:7, 9:31, 21:20). Scripture tells us the apostles and the early church continued to celebrate the holidays with the new realization of the symbolism of Christ.The Early ChurchVery few Gentiles converted before Peter and Paul were sent out. When God miraculously showed the believing Jews that Jesus was the Messiah for both Jew and Gentile alike, then Gentiles from every nation began to pour into this Jewish faith. The followers of Christ, whether Jewish or Gentile, were seen as one family. Both considered themselves part of Israel.
The Gentiles saw themselves as grafted into Israel (Romans 11), not replacing Israel. The word Christian was not used until a.d. 42 in Antioch (Acts 11:26). Later it was adopted to set apart Jews believing in Jesus and unbelieving Jews. Ultimately it became an identity for the entire Church.
Paul makes it clear that Gentiles who trust in Jesus become children of God, are equal partners with believing Jews in the Body of the Messiah, and are declared righteous by God without their having to adopt any further Jewish distinctive (Rom. 3:22-23, 29-30; 4:9-12; 10:12; 11:32; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6; Col. 3:11) (Stern, 1992).

Today, God is Doing a Marvelous Thing

 

Jewish Roots of our Christian FaithBut in these last days, God is doing a marvelous thing. He is breaking down the walls of misunderstanding that have divided the Jew and Gentile believers. [Just as He is tearing down the walls between black and white and other discrimination.] He is sovereignty pouring out His Spirit on thousands of Jews to prepare them for the coming of the Messiah. At the same time, God is stirring in the hearts of Christians a holy love for the Jewish people and awakening them to the Jewish roots of their Christian faith. Many Christians are realizing that the origin of our faith is Jerusalem, not Athens, Rome, Geneva, Wittenberg, Aldersgate, Azusa Street, Springfield, Nashville, Tulsa, etc. As a result, Christian Churches around the world are reaching out to the Jewish people in their communities, singing songs from the Old Testament, rediscovering their Jewish roots and celebrating the Jewish Holidays as fulfilled in Jesus. It is clearly God’s appointed time to reconcile Jew and Gentile, binding us together by His Spirit in the Messiah.
(Booker 1987).

Spring Festivals

 

Fall Festivals

The First Coming

The Second Coming

Passover

Unleaven Bread

Pentecost

Trumpets

Atonement

Tabernacles

14th Day

1st Month

(Abib/Nisan)

A Week Long Festival

15th to 21st Day

1st Month

(Abib/Nisan)

50 days from

15 Nisan

(6 Sivan)

1st day

7th Month

(Tishri)

10th Day

7th Month

(Tishri)

An Eight Day Festival

15th to 22nd Day

7th Month

(Tishri)

Erev Pesah

Pesah

1st Day

of Festival

Omer

Firstfruits

Yom Tov

7th Day

of Festival

Shavuot

Feast of Weeks

or Firstfruits

Rosh

Ha-shanah

Yom Kippur

Sukkoth

1st Day

of Festival

Shemini Atzeret

8th Day of Festival

 

15th Day

1st Month

(Abib/Nisan)

16th Day

1st Month

(Abib/Nisan)

21st Day

1st Month

(Abib/Nisan)

     

15th Day

7th Month

(Tishri)

22nd Day

7th Month

(Tishri)

Not a sabbath

A sabbath
No servile work

Not a sabbath

A sabbath
No servile work

A sabbath
No servile work

A sabbath
No servile work

A sabbath
No work

A sabbath
No servile work

A sabbath
No servile work

Crucifixion

 

Resurrection

 

Outpouring
Of Holy Spirit

Warning

Pre-Advent
Judgment

Second Coming
Ingathering

 

In Jerusalem

In Jerusalem

   

In Jerusalem

 

Barley Harvest

Wheat Harvest

   

Fruit Harvest

 

Latter Rains

     

Early Rains

The Fall Holidays

Most Christians don’t know about the Fall Holidays of ancient Israel; 
feasts overviewTrumpets (Rosh Hashanah), 
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur),
and Tabernacles (Sukkoth).

If the spring festivals so clearly prophesied the first coming of Messiah, it stands to reason that the fall festivals are also prophetic of His second coming. The way these holidays are celebrated reveals specific information of the way they will be prophetically fulfilled.

Preparations for the Fall Holidays begin a full month in advance. On the Jewish calendar is a forty-day season called Teshuvah (return or repentance.) It begins on Elul 1 and ends on the Day of Atonement (Tishri 10). This forty-day season is a time for one to annually examine his life and restore relationships between God and man. The first thirty days of this season are the thirty days of the month of Elul. The last ten days of this forty-day season are the Feast of Trumpets and Day of Atonement, or the ten High Holy Days (Days of Awe).

The Jews start the celebration of the Fall Holidays thirty days prior to the Feast of Trumpets, which falls on the first day of the seventh month. For thirty days the shofar is blown every morning in the Synagogue to remind the people that the holy days are approaching, and that they should prepare themselves. Their preparation consists of confessing their sins and seeking forgiveness, and going back to fix mistakes made during the year. The ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) are called the Days of Awe.

The long period between The Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Trumpets is symbolic of the long period between the formation of the church at the Feast of Weeks and the regathering of Israel to the trumpet blast calling all born again believers.
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Rosh Hashanah - Feast of Trumpets

Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets

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The meaning of the Hebrew name:  Head of the year—idiomatically, New Year. 
 Meaning of the holiday:  A solemn holiday beginning the calendar year with repentance from sin and the hope of renewal. A remembrance of the day G‑d created Adam and Eve, and it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year.
 Pronunciation:  Some say rashashanuh (like it's one word) and some rohsh ha-shah-nah.
 Scripture Reference :  Numbers 29:1
 Date:  Tishrei 1, 2
 Foods:  Apples and honey, round challah with raisins, honey cake, pomegranates, pumpkins and other round foods, sweet foods and foods that are gold-colored, like carrots.
 Activities:  Many Jews who never show up to synagogue the rest of the year go for the marathon of synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. One special activity that they don't want to miss is the sounding of the shofar, or ram's horn.
At home, a special activity is eating apples dipped in honey and the Lighting of the candles. Many Jews send New Year's cards for this holiday.
Probably the most important activity associated with this holiday comes between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: trying to repair relationships and make apologies for bad behavior in the previous year.
Holiday symbols and symbolism: The shofar or ram's horn, apples and honey, pomegranates, the Book of Life.
Greeting: You can say Happy New Year, or try the Hebrew version, Shanah Tovah. If you want to give a more complete version of the greeting, try L'shanah tovah tikatevu, May you be inscribed for a good year (in the book of life). Yiddish-speaking Jews say "Gut yontev."
Fulfillment : The trumpets will sound and announce the second coming of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, Jesus the Christ. The dead will arise and the saints alive will be gathered in the clouds with him.
Scripture Reference : 1.Thess 4,16-17 / 1. Corinthians 15,51-52

Rosh Hashanah pomagranite TextThe Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) is the Jewish New Year, and begins the high Holy Days in the seventh month (corresponding to September or October). It is a celebration of the spiritual birthday of the world or creation, and is celebrated with blowing of the trumpets (Lev. 23:23-25). The Feast of Trumpets is a powerful prophetic look at the final days and Messiah’s return. Jewish eschatology teaches that on the Day of Atonement after six thousand years are complete, the Day of the Lord will come. On that day the shofar will sound and the righteous will be resurrected (Rev. 3:7-11).

Why Rosh Hashanah Is Important


The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah actually means “Head of the Year.” Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a tremendous impact on the rest of the year.
As we read in the Rosh Hashanah prayers, each year on this day “all inhabitants of the world pass before G‑d like a flock of sheep,” and it is decreed in the heavenly court “who shall live, and who shall die ... who shall be impoverished and who shall be enriched; who shall fall and who shall rise.”
RoshHashanahIt is a day of prayer, a time to ask the Almighty to grant us a year of peace, prosperity and blessing. But it is also a joyous day when we proclaim G‑d King of the Universe. The Kabbalists teach that the continued existence of the universe depends on G‑d’s desire for a world, a desire that is renewed when we accept His kingship anew each year on Rosh Hashanah.

Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah; Rosh Hashannah)

Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord’” (Leviticus 23:23-25).
Leviticus 23:23 begins with the words “Again the Lord spoke to Moses …” and, therefore, indicates the start of a new section. Following this verse are the commands concerning the holidays of the fall season.
The first of these occurs on the first day of the seventh month of the religious calendar. To the ancient Hebrew authors this was the month of Ethanim. In the modern calendar, the month is called Tishri. The holy day is designated as “a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets.” The phrase “blowing of trumpets” translates the Hebrew word “teruah.” The word is loosely like the English word “fanfare.” Like “fanfare,” “teruah” has an association with the sound of a trumpet, but really means those things for which we might sound a trumpet: to alert, to call to battle, to announce the arrival of a king, etc. In the case of this holiday, the trumpets announce the coming of the holidays to follow. The holidays that follow, therefore, are incredibly important. Perhaps, it is better to say that you did not want to be found unprepared when their day arrived.
As the Boy Scouts say, “Be prepared!”
The Jews begin blowing ram’s horns (shofars) in their synagogues in the sixth month (Elul) and continue up to the Day of Atonement. The trumpets remind the people that the Day of Atonement is approaching. It is a time to reflect on the year and the state of your character and your relationship to God. Then, on the first day of the seventh month (Rosh Hashanah), there is a special service that features an elaborate ceremony of trumpet blowing.
The trumpets remind the Jews of at least eight things:
  1. To prepare for the coming Day of Atonement by examining the life you have lived this past year.
  2. To celebrate the creation with God as its King. This is because, according to Jewish tradition, creation began on the first day of the seventh month.
  3. To remember that the Lord descended upon Mount Sinai with the loud blast of a shofar (Exodus 19:16-19).
  4. To imagine the sound of the heavenly shepherd recalling those who have strayed from Israel’s fold.
  5. To rejoice in freedom from slavery. In the past, slaves were freed at the blast of a shofar.
  6. To rejoice in restoration. Property was returned at the blast of the shofar at the Jubilee Year (Leviticus 25:9).
  7. To remember Abraham’s obedience when he offered his son Isaac. When Abraham sacrificed Isaac, a ram was caught in the thicket by its horns.
  8. To look forward to the coming of Messiah’s kingdom, which the blast of the shofar will bring in.
RoshHashanah Sweet Shofar
As the spring holy days spoke of the first coming of Messiah, so we can begin to see that the fall holidays speak of His return. This is seen by the consistent imagery of trumpets in the New Testament.
And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other (Matthew 24:31).
… in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed (1 Corinthians 15:52).
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them (Revelation 8:6).

The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts (Revelation 9:20, 21).
The first three verses above have direct correspondence to the final trumpet sounded on the eve of the Day of Atonement.
The next two (Revelation 8:6 and 9:20, 21) have clear association with the trumpets announcing the coming of the Day. Like the trumpets that announce the Lord as King over His creation, so trumpets announce the coming of Messiah as King. Like the trumpets that announce the Jubilee Year and freedom to slaves, so trumpets announce the translation of our corruptible flesh into incorruptible new bodies. As the trumpets sounded before the Day of Atonement call the Jews to repentance, so these trumpets call all of mankind to repent before the terrible Day of the Lord. The seven trumpets in Revelation, like the shofars that sound in the synagogues, are a call to the earth to repent. Consequently, we have the significance of Revelation 9:20, 21: The trumpets have sounded and the world has not repented. The Bowl Judgments, containing the Wrath of God, may now be poured on the earth.
In short, the trumpets announce the coming of the King. As such, they call for the people of God to prepare their hearts for His coming. As Jesus has said, He wants to come and find us at our posts. For the lost, the trumpets call for repentance. Failing repentance, the trumpets announce the coming Judgment of God. Consequently, the next holy day will be, for each person, either a Day of Atonement or the Day of Judgment. 

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