Banner, Encampments, Shofar, Repentance, Awakening to Judgment, Culminating on Yom Kippur


At the outset of David’s campaign against Israel’s enemies, David expresses his faith in YHWH’s assurance that his reign would be consolidated from within and feared from without. For the conductor on the “shushan eidus” a musical instrument , a michtam by David to instruct.  When he made war against Aram-naharain (High Snorting) and Aram –tzobah, and Joab whose faith Jehovah is, returned and smote Edom, (enroute to assist Aram, 12,000 enemy were and are killed in the Valley of Salt).

60 O YHWH, You forsook us, You hast cast us off, You scattered us, breached us, You have been displeased, angry with us; O turn thyself to us, restore us again. You have made the earth to tremble; You have made the land quake, You have broken it, You have cleft it: heal the breaches, the fragments for it; for it totters, it shakes. You have shown Your people hard things, You have shown your nation hard things: You have made us to drink wine of astonishment, of bewilderment. 4 You  have given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be raised up, displayed high because of the truth. Selah. That Your beloved may be released, delivered; save with thy right hand, hear and answer me. YHWH has spoken in his holiness, kadoshness; YHWH spoke through YHWH’s kadosh one so that I will rejoice, I will exult, I will divide Shechem, and mete out, measure out the valley of Succoth. (Israelite camp) Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength, stronghold of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; Moab is my washpot, washbasin; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me. Philistia will you shout triumphantly over me? Who will bring me into the fortified, strong city? who will lead me into Edom? 10 Wilt not thou, O YHWH, who has cast us off? Is it not you O YHWH, who has (until now) forsaken up and You do not go forth, O YHWH with our legions, our armies? 11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 12 Through YHWH we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down, trample down our oppressor our enemies.

Every matter, every material is under YHWH’s control. “Joab” in Hebrew whose father Jehovah is, Jehovah is father, and is a son of Zeruiah, sister of David, and captain of David’s army (11 Samuel 2:18,1 Kings 11:15). As a Metaphysical representation of the executive power of love, matter and material under YHWH’s control can be seen operating in YHWH’s creation. The pivotal center within man that preserves unity and integrity o soul and body the individual will. The focal point around which all forces of the organism, objective and subjective  adjust themselves. Life, love, and TRuth thoughts are represented and come forth by force of the will, movements of the mind, which bring about destruction of temporary forms o life.

Tahpahnes, a city of refuge for fleeing Hebrews, (Jeremiah 2:13-17), Migdol Tower, an Israelite encampment by the sea (Shemot/Exodus 14:2) YHWH said that His people committed two evils.

  1. They forsake YHWH the fountain of Living waters
  2. They hewn them out cisterns, broken cistern that can hold no water.

Pathros, a lowly kingdom, a refuge for dispersed Hebrews, is the place from which Hebrews will be regathered. (Jeremiah 44:1-15, Ezekiel 29:14-16).

Jeremiah 44:1-15 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying, Thus says YHWH Elohim of hosts, the Almighty of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwells therein, Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers. Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods. Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day. Therefore now thus says YHWH Elohim, the Almighty of hosts, the Almighty of Israel; Wherefore commit you this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain; In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other g ds in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth? Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they have committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem? 10 They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers. 11 Therefore thus YHWH of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah. 12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration (an angry denouncement), and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.

win_20161001_13_23_05_pro-2Rosh Hashanah is a time of celebration of the Hebrew New Year. Is marked by blowing of the shofar.

As the 4 shofar blast signal:

  1. Tekah-a long single blast, the Kings Coronation
  2.  Shevarim-3 short wail like blast, representing repentance
  3. Teruah-9 staccato blast of alarm to awaken the soul
  4. Tekh-ha Gadol-A great long blast

Rosh Hashana means, “Head of The Year”. -This year, 2016, Rosh Chodesh, Tishrei, signals the first day of our High Kadosh(Holy) Days  (Yamim Noraim). The Day of Awe”, (Leviticus/Vayikrah 23:23-32, on the seventh month of the 1st Day, an offering made of fire is given to YHWH. There is a feast with honey cakes  apples. Tashlikh-throwing bread, into a naturally running, flowing body of water, represents casting away sins.

Micah 7:18

18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retains not his anger for ever, because he delights in mercy.

Psalms 118:5-9

I called upon YHWH in distress: YHWH answered me, and set me in a large place. YHWH is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? YHWH takes my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in YHWH than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in YHWH than to put confidence in princes.

Psalms 33 and Psalms 130

The Days of Awe are an awakening to judgment.   During these Days of Awe, Messianic Ethiopian Hebrew Israelite Rastafari near and far, seen and unseen, known and unknown, coming out of Mitzraim, Egypt, intend righteousness! Self examine and repent.

Repentance-(aseret yemei Teshuvah) culminates on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the culmination of the days of self-examination and repentance. Destiny of the righteous, the tzaddikim are written in the Book of Life, Destiny of the wicked are written in the Book of Death. One’s fate is sealed on Yom Kippur. YHWH’s judgment and kingship, are themes during this time.

The shofars blast jolts us from sleep to remember who we really are and to remember YHWH is our King.

Additional readings:

Begebbah’m, gizey –Ki Tavo-Deut 26:1-29:8, Isa 6-:1-60:22, Eph 1:3-6, Rev 21:10-27

Qomach’hwal/Nitstsabim Deut 29:10-30:20, Isa 61:10-63:9, Romans 10:1-12

Ihit Ahkotee,

Mary Rose

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