The Ten Days of Awe
The above picture is carved into the French Arch De Triumph in Paris and depicts the Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD Notice that in the booty the conquering Romans carried away from the Jerusalem Temple were two long hammered silver trumpets.
We suggest that the pictorial truth about these trumpets has been hidden from us for a season and for a reason. We simply have not understood what it is that they depict for the last days.
Once Judah was carried away to Babylon, things began to change. Even as the Early Believers began to adopt Roman traditions when they were thrown out of the synagogues and scattered, so it appears that Judah began to adopt certain Babylonian traditions in regard to their “New Year,” which Scripture declares is to be in Abib. (See the book, Israel’s Feasts and their Fullness.)
We do not say these things to disparage or discredit either house, but to encourage Believers to reexamine this unique feast day in light of Israel’s coming redemption and restoration. For, in Scripture, trumpets depict voices, and on Yom Teruah (and New Moons), we were instructed to sound two “hammered silver trumpets” (voices). Among other things, these trumpets/voices were to be sounded in unison in order to “gather the whole house of Israel,” and to insure that we would be remembered before our God when we go to war. That the trumpet voices were hammered speaks of them being tested. Silver speaks of purity. Yom Teruah also is unique in that it is the only feast that begins “in darkness.” All others take place during the full moon.
This feast is pregnant with meaning for this hour. So we ask everyone to please pray about it and ask the Father if there are some things that He wants to reveal to us at this time.
Traditionally, the ten days that fall between the feasts of Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur are thought by many to be days of introspection, repentance, prayer, and reconciliation. In turn, Yom Kippur depicts a day wherein we have to give an account to our God, of ourselves and our actions toward others (Rom 14:12). YHVH says, “If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20). Messiah Yeshua said, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35)
Our Father wants us to love our fellow Believers, our brethren. Thus, it is important that we sound our united voices in prayer for the whole House of Israel during this time. We need to pray as Messiah’s Body because we are the ones who are called to sound the war alarm concerning those who come against the eternal plans of the Holy One. We are the watchmen on Israel’s walls, and we are not to keep silent. When there is a problem in the land, He says, “If My people…will humble themselves and pray.” It is His people who are called to pray and bring change (2 Chr 7:14; Isa 11:13-14; 62:6).
While we are called to help bring deliverance to our brethren, the truth is, just as our forefathers were in bondage in Egypt, so we too are in bondage; we are in a worldly diaspora (dispersion). Like our forefathers, we too, will be freed when we have a deep desire for deliverance – when we literally cry aloud for it. We see this principle in that, when the king of Egypt died, the sons of Israel cried out. And”their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to the LORD.” In other words, YHVH heard their groaning – then – He remembered His covenant with their fathers and took notice of them and their plight (Exo 2:23-25).
Deliverance will come if we first cry out for it. Crying out in prayer is key to our well-being. If we sincerely call on the Holy One in true repentance and prayer, He will take notice of our plight and deliver us. He said that He would be like a lion to both Ephraim and Judah and tear us to pieces and return to His place – until – we acknowledge our guilt and seek His face. We must first admit our own sin(s), then cry out for deliverance from the Egypt that binds us. Like Daniel, if we accept the fact that we have sinned, and repent, then Abba will take notice and redeem us. If we are proud or haughty, and think we have no sin, but that the problem lies with others, we run the risk of having our sin remain. We must first humble ourselves, truly seek to honor YHVH in every way, sincerely asking Him for pardon, and then praise Him because, In Him, we find complete forgiveness. When we humbly pray for deliverance from our situation, for ourselves, and for our brethren, then we will see Him act on our behalf (Psa 103:12; 130:4; Hos 5:14-15; 9:5-15; Mat 6:5-18; John 9:40-41).
To help work toward the Father’s reunion and restoration plan for both houses of Israel (Isa 11:13-14), here is a one-page printed and folded Guide titled “Ten Days of Prayer.” It includes a brief overview of the Feast, plus suggested prayers with Scriptures references for each of the Ten Days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur. You can download a free copy of a printed and folded Guide here: TEN DAYS OF PRAYER GUIDE
This guide is not endorsed, supported, or in any other way affiliated with 119 Ministries. It is merely a tool offered by another ministry to help further the Kingdom of Yahweh.