This is inspired by The Feast of TRUMPETS a.k.a YOM TERUAH/ROSH HA SHANAH!
This is a very good time to study about MELCHIZEDEK!
Psalm 24 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
The King of Glory
1 A psalm of David.
The earth is Adonai’s and all that fills it—[a]
the world, and those dwelling on it.
2 For He founded it upon the seas,
and established it upon the rivers.
3 Who may go up on the mountain of Adonai?
Who may stand in His holy place?
4 One with clean hands and a pure heart,
who has not lifted his soul in vain,
nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He will receive a blessing from Adonai,
righteousness from God his salvation.
6 Such is the generation seeking Him,
seeking Your face, even Jacob! Selah
7 Lift up your heads, O gates,
and be lifted up, you everlasting doors:
that the King of glory may come in.
8 “Who is this King of glory?”
Adonai strong and mighty,
Adonai mighty in battle!
9 Lift up your heads, O gates,
and lift them up, you everlasting doors:
that the King of glory may come in.
10 “Who is this King of glory?”
Adonai–Tzva’ot—He is the King of glory! Selah
On ROSH HA SHANAH, we crown YAHUVEH King of the world for as per the Ha Sefer Bereshit/Book of Genesis, it was on Rosh Ha Shanah that YAHUVEH completed the creation of the world and everything was perfect in HIS sight.
Video: Crown HIM with many crowns
The entire world, that is to say, Ha’/aretz/ the earth and the Ha Shammayim/the Heavens, was and still is YAHUVEH GOD’S Kingdom.
Mankind was the crown of YAH’S creation and mankind was the last thing YAH created before the seventh day. The original plan which still stands as per the First Book of Adam and Eve as well as the Book of the Secrets of Enoch reveal that mankind has been empowered to rule together with YAH but not replace YAH! Remember that YAH does not and can not share HIS Glory with mankind!
Isaiah 42:8 Names of God Bible (NOG)
8 I am Yahweh; that is my name.
I will not give my glory to anyone else
or the praise I deserve to idols.
Jewish literature called Mishnah states that Adam and Chavah/Eve were formed on Rosh Ha Shanah, that is to say, Tishri 1. The question is how was this determined by the sages? Well, they transposed the Hebrew Letters of the very first word of the Hebrew Scriptures.
In other words, by rearranging the letters of the word “Bereshit (in the beginning),” the phrase, aleph b’Tishri (on the first day of Tishri) was formed and therefore this date became associated with the anniversary of Creation (or rather the Creation from Adam’s perspective, that is, the sixth day).
ROSH HA SHANAH therefore represents the day that YAHUVEH began to rule as KING of the universe. When Adam first opened his eyes and human consciousness was born, he immediately understood that YAHUVEH created all things, including himself! According to Jewish literature called Midrash, Adam’s first words were, “YAHUVEH is KING forever and ever! YAHUVEH said, “Now the world will know that I am KING,” and HE was very pleased.
The birthday of humanity is therefore the CORONATION DAY of the KING of the Universe!
The sounding of the Shofar is meant to awaken our consciouness that YAHUVEH is the KING of the universe!
Psalm 89:15 Names of God Bible (NOG)
15 Blessed are the people who know how to praise you.
They walk in the light of your presence, O Yahweh.
YAHUVEH is indeed KING of all the earth, our Creator and Redeemer! HE is “MELECH Gadol al-kol ha’aretz,” a “great KING over all the earth.”
See Psalm 47:2 below.
We are to observe and acknowledge YAHUVEH’S Righteous Rule and Kingship at all times, ROSH HA SHANAH is a “SANCTIFIED REMINDER” of YAH’S Creative Authority in our lives!
YAHUSHUA is called the MASHIACH, a term that denotes HIS Kingly Dignity and Royalty! HE is also the Creator and Sustainer of creation!
Colossians 1:15-16 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
15 HE (YAHUSHUA) is the visible image of the invisible GOD. He is supreme over all creation, 16 because in connection with him were created all things — in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, lordships, rulers or authorities — they have all been created through him and for him.
YAHUSHUA is coming to rule and reign from YAHrushalayim/Jerusalem (Zion) in the near future!
Those who profess to be Christians, that is to say followers of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST, YESHUA) will be judged according to their deeds of service.
2 Corinthians 5:10 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
10 for we must all appear before the Messiah’s court of judgment, where everyone will receive the good or bad consequences of what he did while he was in the body.
The world system and Satan will also be judged both through the Great Tribulation as well as afterwards.
Just as the Heavenly Shofar was sounded at Sinai, so will it be sounded one again in the future from Zion.
Isaiah 27:13 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
13 On that day a great shofar will sound.
Those lost in the land of Ashur will come,
also those scattered through the land of Egypt;
and they will worship YAHUVEH
on the holy mountain in Yerushalayim.
As the only True KING and Judge, YAH has indeed a Sefer HaChayim/Book of Life as well as a Sefer-Ha-Metim/Book of Death. The Holy Scriptures clearly warn that on the Day of Judgement to come, anyone’s name not found written in the LAMB’S Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire.
Revelation 19:19-21 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
19 Also I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the One who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and along with him the false prophet who had performed the signs before him by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast, as well as those who had worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. [a] 21 The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the One riding on the horse. And all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.
The month of Elul and the preparation for Rosh hashanah reminds to be ready for the soon appearance of KING YAHUSHUA our LORD. Though we do not know the exact day or hour of HIS return to possess HIS Kingdom on earth, we are commanded to watch and be ready for HIS soon appearance. We ought therefore to be in a state of constant TESHUVAH/Repentance as we seek to humble ourselves an walk with our YAH!
The Brit Chadashah/New Covenant/Testament connects TESHUVAH with SALVATION itself! YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S first message was as follows:
Mark 1:15 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
15 “Now is the fullness of time,” He said, “and the kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sins, and believe in the Good News!”
Apostle Shaul/Paul also linked TESHUVAH with confession and trust in the saving work of our MASHIACH/MESSIAH on our behalf as seen evidenced below:
Romans 10:8-13 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
8 But what does it say?
“The word is near you,
in your mouth and in your heart”[a]
—that is, the word of faith
that we are proclaiming:
9 For if you confess with your mouth
that Yeshua is Lord,
and believe in your heart
that God raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved.
10 For with the heart it is believed for righteousness,
and with the mouth it is confessed for salvation.
11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever trusts in Him will not be put to shame.” [b] 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all—richly generous to all who call on Him. 13 For “Everyone who calls upon the name of Adonai shall be saved.”[c]
TESHUVAH implies a response to the person of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH that is demonstrated through confession that HE is none other than YAHUVEH’S only begotten son, the LORD of compassion and grace. The sound of the shofar is meant to awaken our hearts and to prepare for the coming judgement.
For more information on TESHUVAH, click here.
Video: Sing Hallelujah, Paul Wilbur, Shalom Jerusalem
Psalm 47 Names of God Bible (NOG)
For the choir director; a psalm by Korah’s descendants.
1 Clap your hands, all you people.
Shout to Elohim with a loud, joyful song.
2 We must fear Yahweh, Elyon.
He is the great Melek of the whole earth.
3 He brings people under our authority
and puts nations under our feet.
4 He chooses our inheritance for us,
the pride of Jacob, whom he loved. Selah
5 Elohim has gone up with a joyful shout.
Yahweh has gone up with the sound of a ram’s horn.
6 Make music to praise Elohim.
Play music for him!
Make music to praise our Melek.
Play music for him!
7 Elohim is the Melek of the whole earth.
Make your best music for him!
8 Elohim rules the nations.
Elohim sits upon his holy throne.
9 The influential people from the nations gather together
as the people of the Elohim of Abraham.
The rulers of the earth belong to Elohim.
He rules everything.
Video: El Gibor v’El Elyon – Lyrics and Translation
Psalm 98 Names of God Bible (NOG)
1 Sing a new song to Yahweh
because he has done miraculous things.
His right hand and his holy arm have gained victory for him.
2 Yahweh has made his salvation known.
He has uncovered his righteousness for the nations to see.
3 He has not forgotten to be merciful and faithful
to Israel’s descendants.
All the ends of the earth have seen how our Elohim saves them.
4 Shout happily to Yahweh, all the earth.
Break out into joyful singing, and make music.
5 Make music to Yahweh with a lyre,
with a lyre and the melody of a psalm,
6 with trumpets and the playing of a ram’s horn.
Shout happily in the presence of the Melek, Yahweh.
7 Let the sea, everything in it,
the world, and those who live in it roar like thunder.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands
and the mountains sing joyfully
9 in Yahweh’s presence
because he is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice
and its people with fairness.
Video: For Your Name Is Holy – I Enter The Holy of Holies – Paul Wilbur – Lyrics
Psalm 89:1-19 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
89 (0) A maskil of Eitan the Ezrachi:
2 (1) I will sing about Adonai’s acts of grace forever,
with my mouth proclaim your faithfulness to all generations;
3 (2) because I said, “Grace is built to last forever;
in the heavens themselves you established your faithfulness.”
4 (3) You said, “I made a covenant with the one I chose,
I swore to my servant David,
5 (4) ‘I will establish your dynasty forever,
build up your throne through all generations.’” (Selah)
6 (5) Let the heavens praise your wonders, Adonai,
your faithfulness in the assembly of the angels.
7 (6) For who in the skies can be compared with Adonai?
Which of these gods can rival Adonai,
8 (7) a God dreaded in the great assembly of the holy ones
and feared by all around him?
9 (8) Adonai Elohei-Tzva’ot!
Who is as mighty as you, Yah?
Your faithfulness surrounds you.
10 (9) You control the raging of the sea;
when its waves rear up, you calm them.
11 (10) You crushed Rahav like a carcass;
with your strong arm you scattered your foes.
12 (11) The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours;
you founded the world and everything in it.
13 (12) You created north and south;
Tavor and Hermon take joy in your name.
14 (13) Your arm is mighty, your hand is strong,
your right hand is lifted high.
15 (14) Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
grace and truth attend you.
16 (15) How happy are the people who know the joyful shout!
They walk in the light of your presence, Adonai.
17 (16) They rejoice in your name all day
and are lifted up by your righteousness,
18 (17) for you yourself are the strength in which they glory.
Our power grows by pleasing you,
19 (18) for our shield comes from Adonai —
our king is from the Holy One of Isra’el.