Hebrew Year 5779 and Justice
In just a couple of days the Hebrew Calendar will roll over to the year 5779. What, you may ask does that have to do with me? That all of course depends. Perhaps you don’t even recognize the Hebrew Calendar. Perhaps you are a believer who doesn’t believe or may have been taught that Jewish feast stuff is old school. That’s all done with. It doesn’t matter what any of us believe it is what the Bible, the Word of The Lord says.
You see we as Gentiles or ‘the nations’ are grafted into the seed of Abraham, through Jesus Christ. In other words we are in covenant. Jesus came to fulfill the law and not abolish it. Likewise he didn’t abolish the feasts. Zechariah 14:16-19 talks about the nations going up to worship Jesus and celebrate the feasts. God gave them to be celebrated perpetually, in other words forever. So it is an honor to celebrate, and celebrate in the way He leads me.
I love the sound of the shofar and I especially enjoy being a vessel by which the Holy Spirit blows the shofar through. Rosh Hashanah or Yom Trua, the day of blowing the shofar is September 9 at sundown until September 11 at sundown. Again we as Gentiles don’t go around blowing shofars all day. But this being a new year I want to point out to you what it means.
The year 5779 is essentially a year of justice. The number 9 points to justice and judgment. Individually that means a setting of right of things that are wrong. In order for that to take place we have to surrender our lives. We must repent and seek forgiveness. Before God can bring justice on our part we need to stand in the courts of heaven with clean hands and pure hearts.
It’s not a time to declare judgment on people we don’t like or that have wronged us. This is about God turning things around for us. It’s not a name it and claim it but about accepting the time that is at hand. God wants to deliver us, set us free, right all the wrongs done to us, but we must do our part.
It’s time seek the Lord, cleanse our hearts and minds and surrender and wait for God to do things according to His ways. Jesus will set things right when He comes back and establishes His kingdom. However, we must recognize that the cross is the place where He has set things right but we are here to carry that out. I believe 5779 will be a microcosm of what will be when Jesus establishes His kingdom.
Part of Jesus’ return includes His judgments. Yes, He is a righteous judge who is coming to bring justice in all the earth.
Our part then is to get our hearts right and set them to partner with Him when He will release judgment. Let 5779 be the year where the Lord will dispense justice for you and your family for restitution, reconciliation, blessings beyond measure, in every area of our lives. So what are you waiting for, cleanse your hearts and get ready.