Today is ELUL 16 2016; 9.19.16. Count down to Rosh Hoshanna! Read: Psalms 27 daily!
Elul is the last month before the Jewish New Civil Year. It is known as The Feast of Trumpets and Rosh Hoshanah (Head of New Year), Tishrei 1, 2. There are no shofars blown by humans for two days because they don’t know which day will begin the new year. Satan nor man know the day or hour. It is Adonai’s angels trumpet that we wait to hear.
It is the Civil year where the trumpets are called to announce the king. The King is not necessarily coronated at this time but the people have accepted him. They wait the Trumpet call of his announcement. Nabel would not listen to the call.
David took care of Nabel’s sheep. Our King desires to court us and comes closer to know us. Nabel’s sheep knew DAvid better than Nabel. As King Saul is also in the field trying to kill David, David is being kind by working to help bewildered sheet…. It is a picture of the month of Elul….just as Mosche drew near for forty days beginning Elul 1.
Mosche shall return with the verdict God determined about them. Atoned for or judged! Their idolatry of the ‘golden calf’is always remembered, even to this present day.
Mosche will be back on Tishrei 10….YOM KIPPUR…Day (yom) of Judgment (kippur) * ATONEMENT. Nabel dies within 10 days of rejecting David as the future king of Israel and Nabel rejects paying him and his 300 men for their services.
The month of Elul is a time of reflection of one’s habits. It is the time that Mosche is up on the mountain with ADONAI for the second set of forty days. He is there because when they came out of Egypt the two worst sins are attributed to the spies refusing to go into the land and then the worship of the ‘golden calf’ in the month of Tammuz. Thus, the period between Tammuz 17 (golden calf) and Tish B’Av (9th of Av, 10-spy problem) is known as the Dire Straits. The summer time is hot and this time period also is hot spiritually and everyone is on edge looking for relief.
Months in their order: Tammuz Av Elul Tishrei
Noah found his relief when the white dove came back with the olive leaf in it’s mouth in the month of Av. Adonai also shows us Noah on the 10th month 1st day (1 Tammuz) when the waters finally begin to recede that day. But, it was still a ‘dire strait’ for them as they floated high above the earth. These two months (Tammuz, Av) lead us to Elul where we even in our four seasons of the year, can finally find relief from the summer and get back to school and absorbing the fresh insights of our King.
The seasons of our lives pattern with the seasonal weather and our spiritual season. behavior.
When Mr. Strassfeld noted that there were three forty-day segments from Tammuz 17 to Tishrei 10, The Day of Atonement; I also thought of Mosche life being in three segments.
He had forty years growing up in Egypt (the world); forty years in Midean where he married and had children with a forbidden people; God drew him to the wilderness…his last forty years.
Tammuz-Av – His Egypt
Av-Elul – Returning with pain and love
Tishrei 10 – Last forty days with men seeking repentance and walking with God.
His three segments of forty years also finds him in those same segments of seasons in days.
Forty days with God getting the instructions…then ‘idolatry’ in their lives. Mosche’s first forty years of his life was full of Egyptian idolatry.
Now Mosche takes forty days to remove wickedness as calf is destroyed and they die from drinking that water polluted with the gold from the calf. – Mosche second set of forty days removing idolatry patterns his second forty years as living with the idolatrous Midean people for forty years. He himself is being purged again and again from his old habits as well.
Moshe’s next forty days with Adonai begins Elul 1 – Tishrei 10. Mosche has to take his own stones for God to write on. This time he brings back The Thirteen Attributes of God’s name. Jews today study these attributes in the month of Elul. Mosche now has his family with him for forty years in the wilderness and circumcises them to be Hebrews. He has made the commitment to change as well.
Noach follows the three segments of forty, as well. Tammuz 1 the waters recede. We are shown Noach on Nissan 17 (Unleavened Bread, resurrection). Then the Tenth Month first day is specifically given and we have another time line to begin another segment with Noah.
The birds being released give us our forty day pattern again. Av 11 the raven is released and does not return to the ark. Av 18 dove returns with olive leaf. Av 24 dove does not return. Tishrei 1 the ark cover is removed….Rosh Hoshanna.
Is is worth getting a Hebrew calendar because then you can see the days visually.
Another 40 days pattern:
Adonai makes us note that Noah’s waters increased on the earth 40 days…making them cease on Kislev 27 – The Feast of Dedication (Chanukah). Noah was the first Chanukah. We haven’t seen this before because we have thrown out the Hebrewism of our bibles and think only in Greek.
This picture is important because Chanukah is what is going to happen again. The Temple was rededicated in 163 BCE when the Maccabee’s helped win The Temple back from Antiochus Epiphanes…Rome! A different Rome is before us today and has given us statues (saints) to pray to. Sorry..I’m not going there…but it does pattern with the statue Zeus…as well as PIG being sacrificed on their altars and today we eat PIG in our personal bodies which are temples of the Holy Spirit. (another sore subject)
The earth is in it’s 120th Jubilee in 2017. Mosche was still in full form at age 120 when Joshua crossed them over. There was no letter ‘J’ in Hebrew. Joshua (Yeshua) is a picture of Yeshua and their names both mean, salvation. Joshua leads them in battle for twenty years as Yeshua will lead the charge to bring in The Kingdom…during this 120th Jubilee with Israeli soldiers who are twenty years old…just as it was then.
And, I have to add one last point. Adonai tells them to count (normally forbidden) and found there were 601,750 men twenty to forty years old that would cross over with Joshua to win the land now being given to them. When Noach got off the ark he had seven others besides himself and he was age 601. Noach lacked fifty years of being 1000 years old.
Fifty is one Jubilee. This shows us the Jubilee number in the men that crossed over with Joshua (Yeshua). Perphaps it happened in a Jubilee year. Noach also was short one Jubilee (50 years) of being age 1000 when he dies at age 950. God gives us detail because there is cause for us to search these things out. My heart keeps seeing a time-period of one Jubilee to bring in fullness of setting up The Kingdom. It begins in the 120th Jubilee of the earth and continues for one Jubilee with a Shiva (7 years) of great weeping in that period. Noah sat seven days mourning the deaths of the people..that would die. Then the waters released and they died as the waters released on Cheshvan 17. The doors shut on Cheshvan 10…7 days of mourning…reflection…then the beginning of the end began.
Adom was short 70 years of 1000 which is one day with the LORD. No man is perfect in his day and thus all died before age 1000. But, the new Kingdom is coming and there will be Holy One that spends 1000 years perfecting His word in us. It’s the next plan so NONE need to perish, but they do because they won’t pay what is due…they won’t follow Torah and pay the servant that worked hard. The Torah study this week said to pay a poor man his wage the day he earned it as he needs it, and if he cries out to Adonai it will be held as sin against the one who hired him. David waited forty days to be paid, Nabel refused and God waxed closed Nabel’s heart and Nabel dies on Yom Kippur. David even took Nabel’s wife as his bride…..all at Elul and Tishrei….WOW!
The patterns are there, and those looking can see it…others will remain Greek in thinking and wait for a rapture, when God told Noach to build a boat. Noach never went into outer space, he was lifted up and protected and returned in One year and Ten days.
Too much detail? Our Creator has given us much detail. We are not to be ignorant, but we are to look at the circle of seasons that we live in and respond. It is a time to wish everyone… beginning at Tu B’av (15th Av)… “May you be inscribed for a good year!”
Strassfeld pg 90, “There is a custom of adding to the fixed time you have set aside for Torah study beginning with the fifteenth of Av and continuing through the winter by studying at night as well as by day.”
David also had the patterns of forty in his name and generations. David is a picture of Messiach Yeshua Jesus. Read David’s story of taken care of Nabel’s sheep for forty days. Nabel refuses and dies ten days later (Yom Kippur). We see David arriving and leaving with a new BRIDE with all Nabel’s goods following Abigail. This is the picture of The Messiach who will sit on the Throne of David coming for his Bride at the Lords Feast of Tabernacles.
I’m sure if we studied David’s struggles with King Saul it would show us these forty patterns. Just as Yeshua Jesus had forty days of testing in the wilderness before his next mission of revealing who He really was. Yeshua also spent forty days after his resurrection teaching The Kingdom of God. He leaves on the fortieth day of the Counting of the Omer.
Patterns show patterns
Eul 1 2016 began September 4. Mosche left to be with God. The people are alone again.
FORTY DAYS LATER
Tishrei 10 , Yom Kippur – Day of Judgment – Day of Atonement. October 12 2016 (begins at dusk in Israel, October 11, 2016).
“May you be inscribed for a good year!”
Straffeld, “In fact, the period of Elul embodies a process of courtship between us and God. This theme of courtship is captured in the traditional belief that the Hebrew letters of the word Elul are an abbreviation for the phrase Ani le-dodi ve-dodi li– “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine,” referring to God and Israel. Estranged from each other during the Three Weeks, Israel and God rediscover each other beginning with Tu B’Av and initiate the slow and at times painful process of becoming lovers again.”
The Jewish Holiday by Michael Strassfeld suggests reading Psalm 27 every day in the month of Elul; except when reading the Torah portions for the Shabbot.
27:114 [By David:] Adonai is my light and salvation; whom do I need to fear? Adonai is the stronghold of my life; of whom should I be afraid?
1Psalms 27:214 When evildoers assailed me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and foes, they stumbled and fell.
1Psalms 27:314 If an army encamps against me, my heart will not fear; if war breaks out against me, even then I will keep trusting.
1Psalms 27:414 Just one thing have I asked of Adonai; only this will I seek: to live in the house of Adonai all the days of my life, to see the beauty of Adonai and visit in his temple.
1Psalms 27:514 For he will conceal me in his shelter on the day of trouble, he will hide me in the folds of his tent, he will set me high on a rock.
1Psalms 27:614 Then my head will be lifted up above my surrounding foes, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, sing praises to Adonai.
1Psalms 27:714 Listen, Adonai, to my voice when I cry; show favor to me; and answer me.
1Psalms 27:814 “My heart said of you, ‘Seek my face.’ ” Your face, Adonai, I will seek.
1Psalms 27:914 Do not hide your face from me, don’t turn your servant away in anger. You are my help; don’t abandon me; don’t leave me, God my savior.
1Psalms 27:1014 Even though my father and mother have left me, Adonai will care for me.
1Psalms 27:1114 Teach me your way, Adonai; lead me on a level path because of my enemies –
1Psalms 27:1214 don’t give me up to the whims of my foes; for false witnesses have risen against me, also those who are breathing violence.
1Psalms 27:1314 If I hadn’t believed that I would see Adonai’s goodness in the land of the living, . . .
1 Psalms 27:1414 Put your hope in Adonai, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in Adonai!