New Year?


Summer is ending, and Israel is still not saved. (Jer 8:20) The Fall set times of YHVH begin this Friday evening/Erev Shabbat.  

To God this begins the seventh month in His redemptive calendar to Israel, while rabbinic Judaism has long changed it to be the first month, and so celebrates it as the “New (Head of the) Year”/Rosh haShanah.  It brings in confusion the reality that God is finishing up His plan of redemption rather than beginning it.  His set time remembrances and celebrations lays out prophetically for us His unfolding historical plan. (Lev 23

But it is also interesting that the Jubilee years which YHVH has decreed begin in the 10th day of the seventh month; in other words, on the Day of Atonements in the 50th year, the year beginning after the completion of the 49th year. (Lev 25:8-13)  This makes the Jubilee both the beginning and the ending of what God had planned from before the Creation. (1Pt 1:18-20; Rev 13:8)  So it could be said possibly that a new year begins for the redeemed on Yom haKippurim, as well as on the first day of the first month (the Passover month), but a new year does not begin on the first day of the seventh month, the day of Memorial of Trumpet Blows/Blasts.  This can be likened to celebrating our natural birthday, and then also our spiritual born-again new-birth day.  Only YHVH God! 

Even though we who believe in Yeshua/Jesus have been redeemed and have had a “new beginning” for the rest of our lives, God is still fulfilling what needs to be done in and through us until the redemption of our bodies at the resurrection.  He is still fulfilling His redemptive plan to save “all Israel”, and other nations, even while He is in the business of saving whomsoever from all of the nations.  For us who have believed, the end is secured from the beginning, and in the beginning the end was embedded.  Praise the Lord! 


  1. Thanks, Howard. Someone said that the tradition of calling this day the new year actually comes from Babylon. If that is true, it makes sense. Happy Yom Truah!

    • Hello John. From the post, it is written that “a new year does not begin on the first day of the seventh month, the day of Memorial of Trumpet Blows/Blasts”.

      From God to Israel, the new year begins the first day of the month Aviv, in Spring. These Fall appointed times speak of the last days events leading up to the return of the Lord and the establishing of His kingdom, so they do represent a wake-up call, but to get ready to finish, not to begin.


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