One in Messiah Congregation
Happy New Moon, memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocationa, a sabbath
Oct. 1, 2008 - the 7th month, ha Ethanim 1
Time again for "an enduring", "permanent", "perpetual" fountain of living waters
Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living water.
Just to settle this once and for all, it is not new year because it says the "End of the Year"
The feast of tabernacles is also known as the feast of ingathering which is at "the year's end"
åÀçÇâ äÈàÈñÄó áÌÀöÅàú äÇùÌÑÈðÈä
Exod.23  Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year .[15 ] Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering , which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
åÀçÇâ, äÈàÈñÄéó--úÌÀ÷åÌôÇú, äÇùÌÑÈðÈä
Exod.34[ 22] And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.[ 23] Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.
Just for the record, learn this for next month: next month is the 8th month Bul, not Cheshvan or MarCheshvan as stated by Judaism
1 Kgs. 6  And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.
áÌåÌì bûl - bool - the sense of rain; the eight month (and it will rain)
äÈàÅúÈðÄéí - ha Ethanim
7th month - Ha Ethanim ( 1 Kings 8:2 )
The feast of tabernacles
1Kgs.8  And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
åÇéÌÄ÷ÌÈäÂìåÌ àÆìäÇîÌÆìÆêÀ ùÑÀìÉîÉä, ëÌÈìàÄéùÑ éÄùÒÀøÈàÅì, áÌÀéÆøÇç äÈàÅúÈðÄéí, áÌÆçÈâäåÌà, äÇçÉãÆùÑ äÇùÌÑÀáÄéòÄé
äÈàÅúÈðÄéí - ha Ethanim - Always with the article ha, the - permanent brooks; Ethanim, the name of a month
BDB Definition: Ethanim = enduring - seventh month, corresponding end of Sept, Oct. - so named because permanent streams still flowed - plural of H386
H386 àéúï 'eythan - BDB Definition: perpetual, constant, perennial, ever-flowing, ever-flowing (of a stream), permanence, permanent, enduring (figuratively)
äÈ àÅ úÈ ðÄéí
The alef and tav, first and last ( forever )
äÈ - Ha - The
àÅ Aleph - First letter in Hebrew Alephbet
úÈ - Tav - Last letter in Hebrew Alephbet
ðÄéí eythn meaning perpetual, constnat, pernnial, ever flowing streams
The First and Last Forever (living waters)
Pss. 47  God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
òÈìÈä àÁìÉäÄéí, áÌÄúÀøåÌòÈä; éÀäåÈä, áÌÀ÷åÉì ùÑåÉôÈø
 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first:
 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first
day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of
trumpets, an holy convocation.  Ye shall do no servile work therein:
but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.
Let's go over a few words in Hebrew:
ùÑáÌúåï shabbaton: a special holiday: - rest, sabbath, no work, no buying or selling.
æëøåï zikron: memorial, reminder, remembrance
úÌøåÌòä teruah: alarm, signal, sound of tempest, shout, shout or blast of war or alarm or joy, alarm of war, war-cry, battle-cry, blast, shout of joy (with religious impulse), acclamation of joy, sounds of trumpets, as an alarm, blow (-ing) (of, the) (trumpets), joy, jubile, loud noise, rejoicing, shout (-ing), (high, joyful) sound (-ing).
î÷øà miqra: convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together, sacred assembly, something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the palce); also a rehearsal
÷ãùÑ kodesh: a sacred place or thing; consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, saint, sanctuary, apartness, sacredness, separateness, apartness, sacredness, holiness
çÇâ chag - feast
çââ chagag - properly to move in a circle, that is, (specifically) to march in a sacred procession, to observe a festival; - celebrate, dance, (keep, hold) a (solemn) feast (holy day)
îÀìÆàëÆú òÂáÉãÈä servile work
òÂáÉãÈä avodah - work of any kind: act, bondservant, labour, service. tillage, work
îÀìÆàëÆú melakat - occupation, work, business public business
Shadows of “things to come”
The feasts and holydays of the Lord are all about the Messiah
Colossians 2:16: Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday , or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17: Which are a shadow of "things to come"; but the body is of Messiah / Christ.
Let's go over a few words here in Greek:
judge - κρινω krino: to try to condemn, to separate, put asunder, to pick out, to be of opinion, judge, to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong, to contend, to dispute
holyday - εορτη heorte -heh-or-tay' - a festival: - feast, holyday.
shadow - σκια skia : shadow, an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object, a sketch, outline
new moon -noumēnia νουμηνία - noo-may-nee'-ah - the festival of new moon.
meat - βρῶσις brōsis - that which is eaten, food
Sabbath days - sabbaton - σάββατον - sab'-bat-on - Of Hebrew origin [H7676]; the Sabbath (that is, Shabbath), or day of weekly repose from secular avocations - sabbath days: the plural in all the above applications: - sabbath (days) in feasts.
Isa. 46  Declaring the end from the beginning,
and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
seven trumpets ùÑÄáÀòÈä ùÑåÉôÀøåÉú
a picture of the end
Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went
out, and none came in.
 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the
ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear
seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.
 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.
 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.
 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.
So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came
into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city. ( victory, salvation)
And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD:
only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house,
because she hid the messengers that we sent.
 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. ( like New Jerusalem)
 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.
 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.
 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the
man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall
lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he
set up the gates of it.
 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country.
1 Kgs. 16  And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in
the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.
 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
seven other trumpets
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the
space of half an hour.
 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the
earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and
a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet
as pillars of fire:
 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and
the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and
the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
2 Pet. 3
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up
your pure minds by way of remembrance:
 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Not renewed - NEW
The word renew is a verb and the word new is a adjective.
Isa. 65  For, behold, I create new (adjective) heavens ( noun pl.) and a new (adjective) earth ( noun sing.) : and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isa. 66  For as the new (adjective) heavens ( noun pl.) and a new (adjective) earth ( noun sing.) which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
back to 2 Pet. 3
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye
may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.