Sunday, September 13 – First Day of Jubilee
Today is the first day of Jubilee, also known as a super Shemita. Shemita is a Jewish observance that lasts a year. During the Shemita year, the Jews were not supposed to grow crops. They were to let the land have a Sabbath. This was only to be observed when the people were in the Jewish land. The Jubilee was a year of celebration because all debts were cancelled, slaves were set free, and property returned to its original owner.
There has been a lot written about doom and gloom related to the Shemita this year. When you’re reading this stuff and praying, remember that the Shemita was only observed by the Jewish people while they are in the land and has nothing to do with America. Also Jubilee is a time of celebration not mourning. We Christians celebrate our own Jubilee. When Christ died on the cross and rose again, our debts were cancelled, we were set free from sin, and we once again returned to our right relationship with God as His children.
Monday and Tuesday, September 14-15 – Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets)
Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year. During the celebration, the shofar, Jewish trumpet, is blown over 100 times at certain times. The last shofar or trump is blown at a time when nobody knows. Some people believe, me included that this is the last trump that will sound when the church is caught up or raptured by Jesus.
Other Holidays this Week:
- Sept. 13 – New Moon Phase
- Sept. 13 – National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day, National Grandparents Day
- Sept. 14 – National Crème-filled Donut Day
- Sept. 16 – National Commemoration of Trail of Tears, Mayflower Day
- Sept. 17 – Constitution Day
- Sept. 19 – Talk Like a Pirate Day