RoAR – FEAST OF TRUMPETS
Roar (The Feast of Trumpets) is an exciting festival of praise, worship, dance, food and celebration! This festival (feast/dance) will kick off at 6:00pm on Sunday September 25th at Genesis Church (148 Eastlake St, Carrara) with food and drink, followed by the opening procession with the blowing of the Shofar (To officially launch the new year), then passionate praise and worship, followed by a message pertinent to the return of Jesus. Our evening will finish close to 8:30pm. This festival is about singing, dancing and praising and is closely linked with Jesus’ return. Get prepared by anticipating, imagining and thinking about what that would look like, should HE return today!!
The Feast of Trumpets is considered a Holy convocation/gathering, a special event and day of rest (Sunday Night – Monday Night) and signified by the blowing of trumpets/shofars.
FAST – DAY OF ATONEMENT
Join us at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 4th October as we come together to commence our 24-hour FAST together and pray through areas of repentance on the day of atonement.
The scripture tells us in Leviticus 16 and 23 that this day is a day of great repentance and that we are to “afflict” ourselves. The rabbis, since the time of Moses, yes, even Jesus and Paul celebrated and fasted on this event. The Day of Atonement is a day for great compassion, mercy and acts of kindness towards others. Even though we are fasting food and water on that day, it is a day for seeking the Lord to reveal areas of our own life that need to marry up to His will. An act of introspection, leading to conviction by the Holy Spirit. Traditionally, it has been believed that this is the day that the book of life, in-between, and book of death are decided upon and this correlates incredibly to the end time, day of judgement, where God decides on who will live eternally with Him or without.
ASCEND – FEAST OF Tabernacles
The Feast of Tabernacles (a week-long festival) represents the Messianic Age in which Jesus has returned and is ruling and reigning on this earth for a thousand years. In the time of Jesus’ return, the nations are told to attend the Feast of Tabernacles and in doing so, they will receive rain upon their land. Interesting right? No attendance, no rain. Attendance = rain. This is Bible language for the blessing and abundance of God and dependance on Him.
Throughout this week long festival, people from all around the world will be building temporary structures, called “Sukkahs” or tabernacles which are to remind us of how God brought the people of Israel out of Egypt and preserved them. He was their source and He is our source. We currently live in temporary dwellings of skin and cloth, preserved only by God’s wonder and grace and without Him we would simply cease. Praise God for our dependance on Him!!!! This event usually includes bringing palm fronds (the lulav) that get waived during praise and our celebration. The words Hosannah are used regularly!!
We are going to be celebrating this year on Sunday the 9th of October at 6:00pm with food, praise, worship and a teaching from Ps Greg Cumming.
PRAISE – THE EIGHTH DAY CELEBRATION
To end the Festival Season, we will be hosting our PRAISE event. The Eighth Day is to signify the end of the Spring Harvest & the conclusion of the Spring Feasts, where no regular work is to be done but instead a time to come together, remember, be thankful & praise God for all that He has done. So on Sunday the 16th of October, we will be coming together at Genesis Church (148 Eastlake St, Carrara) at 6:00pm for a service of food & worship & also the very special day of the Torah resetting back to Genesis. Throughout history, this has been a day that signifies the reset of the Torah, the resetting of one’s life to be focused on God, a time of new beginnings and this festival will have a very significant place for each of us in the age to come.
Sunday evening (16th October) will be the final event for Kingdom Season, and this one is quite possibly the merriest of them all. Did you know that the scripture in Psalm 118, that says, “This is the day the the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it” is speculated, by the Rabbis, to be an inference to the eighth day celebration. This celebration is in anticipation of the New Heavens and New Earth. We simply MUST rejoice.