I pray that you had a wonderful time with friends and family during Rosh Hashanah, and my prayer is that you will have a sweet 5781!
We continue in this holy time in the period known as the Ten Days of Awe or the Days of Repentance, which takes us to Yom Kippur.
Jewish tradition teaches that on Rosh Hashanah, ADONAI opens His books. The names of the righteous are inscribed in the book of life and the names of the wicked are written in the book of death. However, there are people whose names are not inscribed in either book. During the ten days of repentance, they get an opportunity to make teshuva (repent). If a person repents, his name is inscribed into the book of life, but the person who does not turn, will face the wrath of God on Yom Kippur. During these Days, the Jewish people greet each other by saying “may you be inscribed in the book of life!”
As believers in Yeshua, we know that the fall feasts and holy days hold prophetic significance for the future. These Days of Awe are no different. Just as Rosh Hashanah signifies His return and coronation as King with the sound of the trumpet blast, the Days of Repentance points to a window of time in the future when, by God’s mercy, people will have a chance to turn and have their sins forgiven.
The Days of Awe would be a good time for introspection, repentance, and reconciliation with those we may have wronged. It is the perfect time for us to remember that Yeshua will one day return as King and Judge. Those whose names are not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will face the wrath of God. It is a time to return to ADONAI in total and complete obedience to His will.
The King is coming! May we all be ready!