Today on the calender marks a new moon. It is the end of one cycle & the beginning of a new. The effects of this day will have far reaching consequences. Even the tides of the sea will shift because of it.
What can come for all of us is one of the most amazing times in God. I submit to you that this is a time of His eyes.
Next month, the nation of Israel will be celebrating Rosh HaShanah. This is the start of their new year. God calls this time the Feast of Trumpets. From now until the next full moon, trumpets & shofars (ram’s horns) are commonly heard every morning in Israel.
This is a time of preparation, a time of yearning.
Within one month of the Feast of Trumpets, the Feast of Atonement (Yom Kippor) & Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is celebrated. This time is all about relationships.
We have all experienced that moment when the face of someone we love appears & the immense value we place on that relationship attracts our attention & suddenly diverts our priorities. Relationship creates access.
There are 7 feasts in the Bible which God calls His. (Lev 23;2) The Hebrew word for feasts is ‘mo’ed’ meaning appointed, fixed time or season, marriage. These are seasons where the natural realm alines in a specific way with the realm of God. They are points of access to a deeper love with God.
John, a follower of Jesus known as the one “Jesus loved” (John 13:1) had such a powerful encounter with the manifest presence of God during one such feast that it overtook him physically. (Rev 1:17)
John says that “He was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day & heard behind a great voice as of a trumpet.” (Rev 1:10) We are given the time indicator here of ‘the Lord’s day’, also known as the Feast of Atonement.
As soon as John hears the ‘great voice as of a trumpet’, he has an incredible vision of the ‘Son of Man’, Jesus. John is awed by the face & eyes of someone who loved him (Rev 1:14). Never underestimate the potential of an encounter with the presence of God especially during His ‘fixed times’.
There is something in this season like at no other time. His face is turning. His eyes of love are burning, longing for us!