The Invitation Newsletter - September 15 2020

Hello to All who Follow this Ministry

 

I wanted to send this letter to you and extend an invitation to pray and fast with us as a body of believers on 9/19/20 through 9/28/20. This time of prayer and fasting is a time when others on the Southern California District Church of the Nazarene will join as well.

As you know, we are living in Biblical prophecy and we are observing turbulent times in our Nation and World. The end result is Jesus is soon going to return!

I know we have this thought in our mind and have heard this statement for many years. However, those who study Eschatology all agree to the fact of all prophetic announcements to this event, have or is now in the process of completion. In other words, Jesus can come at any time! The time to be ready has always been true but is now echoing loudly through many various world events in our current hour.

Jesus often pointed to the “beginning” (Genesis), the Law of Moses (first five books) and the prophets (Jeremiah through Malachi) to reveal God’s plan for mankind and clues to recognize the Savior. For the Jews of his time, understanding the Old Testament was key to discovering that Jesus is their promised Messiah.

And if you have heard the Good News from the New Testament and received Jesus as your Savior, Old Testament prophecies and symbolism provide further proof and assurance that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God.

In the old testament, there are 7 major feasts, which are celebrated each Jewish calendar year and hold extreme significance in our relationship with Jesus Christ. These major feasts are :

  1. Feast: Passover. 2. Feast: Feast of unleavened bread. 3. Feast: Feast of First fruits. 4. Feast: Shavuot (Pentecost) 5. Feast: Feast of trumpets. 6. Feast: Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) 7. Feast: Succoth (Tabernacles).

Rosh Hashanah is also an observance and is known as the Day of Judgment. At the final judgment in Revelation 20:15, "Anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire." The Bible says the Book of Life belongs to the Lamb, Jesus Christ (Revelation 21:27). The Apostle Paul maintained that the names of his fellow missionary companions were "in the Book of Life." Phillipians 4:3

Jesus said in John 5:26-29 that the Father had given him authority to judge everyone: "Those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment."

2 Timothy 4:1 states that Jesus will judge the living and the dead. Jesus told his followers in John 5:24-27 these words…

24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. 25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

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In Luke 10:20, Jesus alluded to the Book of Life when he told the disciples to rejoice because "your names are written in heaven." Whenever a believer accepts Christ's sacrificial attonement for sin, Jesus fulfills the Feast of Trumpets.

The Feast of Trumpets marked the beginning of ten days of consecration and repentance before God. It is one of seven Jewish feasts or festivals appointed by the LORD and one of three feasts that occur in the autumn. The Feast of Trumpets began on the first day (at the new moon) of the seventh month. Its name comes from the command to blow trumpets in Leviticus 23:24, Numbers 29:1-6.

It is also called Rosh Hashanah, which means “Head of the Year,” because it marks the beginning of the Jewish civil calendar. During this celebration, no kind of work was to be performed, but burnt offerings and a sin offering were to be brought before the Lord.

As fasting comes in various forms and not just limited to absence of food, seek the Lord as He would lead you but the main point is our time of prayer together as we “Watch and Pray” as Jesus commanded us to do in Mark 13:32-37…..

32 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming — in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning — 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!"

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Rev. Jerry Liversage

 

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