This is a small thing, but I share it because many people do not understand that much of what we hear regarding world events is a lie. This should not come as a surprise as we know that the whole world lies in wickedness. In fact, it is reported that 96% of the mainstream media is owned by just a handful of corporations, making it even easier to promote disinformation.
At a time when much of the world is taking sides about politics and kingdoms of men, the church needs to be focused on the Kingdom of our Lord. Not only is His Kingdom not of this world, it is diametrically opposed to this world. The following article by a sister in the Lord points out these distinctions and calls us to consider where our hope really lies. God also brought to my mind recently the holy day Yom Kippur, which may be another reference for people on this topic.
Two weeks ago I received an email regarding a national holiday that some may not know about. Each year on September 17th schools celebrate Constitution Day. This is a national holiday to commemorate the document upon which our government is based. The email noted that this year, Constitution Day falls on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hoshanah and schools might consider moving their Constitution Day commemorations since students may be out.
I really didn't think much of it but then I got interested in what the Jewish holiday Rosh Hoshanah was all about. As I did some research, it struck me that this holiday is marked byrepentance and seeking the Lord. It falls ten days before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.
The Huffington Post describes Rosh Hashanah:
“Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the JewishHigh Holy Days,or Yamim Noraim (the‘Days of Awe’), and is followed 10 days later byYom Kippur,the ‘day of atonement.’ The Mishnah refers to Rosh Hashanah as the ‘day of judgment’…. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are viewed as an opportunity for Jews to repent...”As Christians we are not bound to observe Jewish holidays but there are many parallels between them and our Christian faith. Thus, I don't think it is a coincidence that Constitution Day falls onthis Jewish holiday of seeking the Lord and repentance. It is almost as if the Lord is drawing theline and forcing people to choose to whom they will give their allegiance...the Kingdom of Heaven or the kingdoms of this world. In whom do we put our trust and hope for the future…the King of all Creation or the king of the nation?
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