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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Happy Rosh Hashanah

Today marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets which began yesterday at sunset. This is important because it marks the Day of Judgement.

The Day of Judgement is marked in the "Tarot" cards as card number 20. Interestingly, it is in the book of Revelation, chapter 20, we find the Day of Resurrection leading to Judgement. There are 22 chapters in the book of Revelation, and 22 major arcana cards in the Tarot. The word, "tarot" is the Arabic word for torah in reverse (torat). The 22 chapters of Revelation correspond to the 22 major arcane of the Tarot -- in case you haven't worked it out yet. Each chapter is a card in its current order. The card, fool, being card number 22 -- the foolish virgins are left out of the "kingdom".

The Feast of Trumpets marks the night the Holy Quran came down for mankind. This night angels come down from heaven creating a thin veil between the worlds. The angels bring the judgements on souls for the forthcoming year.

"Verily, we have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr...therein descend the angels and Ruh (Jibril (Gabriel)) by God's permission with all decrees." (Surah 97:1,4).

On Rosh Hashanah, the customs of the Jews is to eat honey. The Bible mentions a book would come down from heaven which would be sweet like honey.

Revelation 10:8-11, "Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but ‘in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.’[a]” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.”"

The Little Book or Scroll in Revelation 10 is the Holy Quran. This book would come down later after the receiving of the Torah, and Gospel. The book is one of Judgement against mankind. The second Torah also came down at this time after Moses ascended the mountain for the second time.

There will be terrible destruction on the earth before the Day of Judgement. Allah will destroy many towns and cities. No doubt his so called followers (Muslims) will play their role in the terrible destruction.

"And there is not a town (population) but we shall destroy it before the Day of Resurrection, or punish it with a severe torment. That is written in the Book of our Decrees." (Surah 17:58)

The Prophet Jeremiah has this to say,

"And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground (Jeremiah 25:33)

The world will be in a time of terrible destruction. Few men will be left alive before it is all over. Isaiah writes,

"The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left." (Isaiah 24:5-6).

Not only does this picture a time of terrible destruction on the earth but it is leading to the return of Jesus Christ.

"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first." (1 Thessalonians 4:16)

"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself." (Rev 19:11-12)

"And he (i.e. Jesus) shall be a known sign for (the coming of) the Hour (i.e. Day of Resurrection). Therefore have no doubt concerning it. And follow Me (i.e. Allah)! This is the Straight Path." [Surah 43:61]

Rosh Hashanah is the time we are judged for the forthcoming year. We blow the shofar 100 times during Rosh Hashanah. During "Ramadan" or "Elul" we had the chance to repent and gain the favour of God sitting on the Throne. Those who had a good year previously will receive a good year next year. Angels come down placing the judgements of God on us. It is a type of a much bigger judgement to come which we know as the Great White Throne Judgement (Rev 20). All humans will be raised back to life in physical form to hear about their life and to receive either a reward or punishment depending on their life.

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