The Feast of Trumpets:
September 30 — October 1st 2019
Psalm 81:1-5. The Returning Light to God’s Church
“Sing aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.
2 Raise a song and strike the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the lute.
3 Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, at the full moon, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this is a statute for Israel, a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This He established in Joseph as a testimony, when He went throughout the land of Egypt, where I heard a language I did not understand.” Psalm 81:1-5.
Psalm 81 is a Psalm spoken out by priests and Levites on the morning offerings of the Feast of New Moons, the Feast of Trumpets.
Psalm 29 is sung in the evening. Celebrated at the start of the month involving the burnt offering — the WHOLE consecration and offering.
Important: ALL the festivals are held according to Mosaic Law and are to be celebrated on the same day of each month. It is necessary therefore to fix the feast at commencement of the month, timed and established not by the solar calendar but according to the LUNAR calendar.
The feast is determined by the APPROACH of the NEW moon, determined not by calculation or working out as to when, but by PERSONAL OBSERVATION, not worked out by them, man, but by the course set by God.
Personal observation – was determined by the watchmen, who each were placed upon the heights that surrounded Jerusalem. Placed there to watch the skies. The High priest sent each watchman there and each had to watch from his own vantage point.
As soon as one detected the FIRST sight of the moon approaching — he would light a fire atop his place of watch and go to the high priest.
Then each in turn — as they personally saw, the moon begin to appear from their own position and vantage point, would also light their own individual fires atop their hill, watch place and go and present themselves before the high priest.
This was their testimony and witness to their OWN PERSONAL observation.
As all the other watchmen came forth one by one each bearing his own testimony — theirs would then be a COLLECTIVE observation.
The High priest would then speak — and CONSECRATED that day — made HOLY this natural dimension of time.
This was a CELEBRATION of the RETURNING LIGHT OF THE MOON (God’s goodness!).
The moon gets its light from the sun and reflects the suns rays to earth. Only 7% of the light is reflected, as the surface of the moon is dark.
“God made two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, the lesser light to govern the night,” Genesis 1:16.
The greater light is the sun. The lesser light is the moon. The greater light is the Son, the lesser light the Church.
Psalm 81 is a celebration of the RETURNING light of the moon
The moon in ages past has been eclipsed — but is NOW RETURNING and COMING to its FULLNESS in the sky of God’s plan, set in place and motion before a single foot was formed or a single footprint recorded.
The light of the Church has been darkened, ECLIPSED but is now appearing and moving to fullness, RETURNING.
Christ the light in His Church and the world.
In Psalm 81:3, a ram’s horn is sounded at the start of the new moon and when the moon is FULL at the feast.
The result of the consecrating period is a HOLY time, God ordained. The signal beacons atop the hill COMMENCES at the Mount of Olives.
It is wonderful to see the City below IN THE VALLEY ringed with fire and every hilltop is a signal in and to the HIGH places, that they are held by God — a God initiated sign to the inhabitants.
The fires that are seen are not just upon the hills, but seen of EVERY believer in the valley and it will spread.
As this is a night time scene, as the fire spreads in the witness in the hearts of the believers IN the valley — this fire, this light CONSUMES the darkness.
It’s at night for it is a NIGHT time watch. Darkness decreases, fire increases, more room made for God, more substance to burn, greater recovery of territory for God.
The moon is always seen in the biblical light of PRE-STAGING events of great importance.
A New moon is reckoned by individual observation, being ready and watching, this forms a COLLECTIVE witness before the High priest, it is a CONSECRATED HOLY place and TIME, the signal SURROUNDS Jerusalem on its hill tops showing a COMPLETE witness, it spreads, its increases, it consumes, more place for God, more places to watch for him to be created in…and so on…..
Please hear… it is a time SET APART for GOD, a TIME SET APART BY GOD.
An example of the collective collective witness in the New Testament came AFTER a time of mocking — Acts 2:14.
“But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words,”” Acts 2:14.
- Peter stood up WITH the 11.
- Acts 3:11 while the beggar HELD onto John, the beggar was now part of the collective witness to God and of Jesus.
“Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed,” Acts 3:11.
- The lost coin — the WHOLE house was swept clean AS she searched for that precious coin, which would MAKE her wedding bracelet COMPLETE — holiness.
The signal from God came with the rams horn — signifying and pronouncing — a SIGN of God’s movement in HEAVEN, movement of the next phase of the His Plan.
A King’s horn is used to ANOINT Kings and for the PURPOSE of calling TOGETHER.
Vs. 3 A Decree — an Ordinance.
Vs. 4 A Statute. A sign of SETTING up something.
Vs. 4 A DECREE is a law or edict an ENACTMENT of a KING.
Carried to distant lands and places — a herald.
A pronouncement of war or peace
Given at assemblies, meeting places and gates, before people, leaders and before ALL gods.
ORDINANCES have with them the idea of imparting grace.
Vs. 5 A Statute is a testimony — a rule of grace and its practice shows and depicts and points the WAY to Him a testimony of Him.
An example is used is — Joseph — Deuteronomy 33:13-14.
“And of Joseph he said: “Blessed of the Lord is his land, with the precious things of heaven, with the dew, and the deep lying beneath, with the precious fruits of the sun, with the precious produce of the months.”
Vs. 13 Blessing of the land — part of expectation — Heaven above, deep waters below.
Shows height and depth shows – shows EXTENT
Vs. 14 Best / finest
Vs. 15 Choicest — fruitfulness
Vs. 16 Best — fullness/ favour and dwelling. Shows forth HIS excellence
Last Vs. 14 is the finest the moon can yield — you are God’s moon.
Vegetables, the produce of the ground, required a full lunar month to bring forth to perfection.
As the moon PRODUCES dew that is favourable to vegetation to yield produce.
A fine mist is often seen on these nights in this light, becoming an active ingredient and participant of the yield.
The presence of God within the Returning light of His Church will produce the right conditions for earth yield, His harvest
Bringing forth from the land — EVERY MONTH — every month.
Response to Psalm 80: verses 3; 7; 19
A CONTINUOUS response a continuous INCREASE, INCREASING:
Vs. 3 O God
Vs. 7 O God Almighty
Vs. 19 O Lord God Almighty
All this I obtained 24 years ago, ready to fall into place and align with the other witnesses.
I feel its time is near. So much so today, Thursday 26th of September 2019, I’m moved to prepare to share.
Let a thing be established out of the mouths of TWO witnesses.
Yes LORD — In the Mouths of 2 or 3 Witnesses Shall a Thing Be Established! (2 Corinthians 13:1)
So I sense we are to stand, individually, and in doing so, it is corporately.
I hear, “So stand, cry aloud, do not hold back!” which is unsurprisingly Isaiah 58:1 – which is the same chapter that another highlighted earlier.
But this led to asking the question found in Isaiah 40:6. A voice says, “Call out!”
But first came Isaiah 40:3-5
“3 Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for The LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!
4 Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places.
5 Then the glory of The LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. The LORD has spoken!” Isaiah 40:3-5.
Then Isaiah 40:6-11
“6 Then he answered, “What shall I call out?” All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
7 The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of The LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
9 Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; lift it up, do not fear.
Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”
10 Behold, The LORD God will come with might, with His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him and His recompense before Him.
11 Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, in His arm He will gather the lambs and carry them in His bosom, He will gently lead the nursing ewes.” Isaiah 40:6-11.
“ 22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, 23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, 25 but the word of The LORD endures forever.”
And this is the word which was preached to you.” 1 Peter 1:22-25.
~ David Hood
David Hood, is from Stanley, County Durham, England and was born-again 30 years ago. He began a more serious prophetic insight in the 90’s.