HIGH HOLY DAYS 2010

This year, for 2010, the High Holy Days come a bit early.  Rosh Hashana comes Thursday, September 9, and Yom Kippur on Saturday, September 18.

Please note, there is a web page here specifically for Rosh Hashana and another for Yom Kippur.  Take a look!  And you may also find a music video, or two, on these pages.  In fact we’ve added a number of praise songs in the Harmony Area.

High Holy Days for Jew and Gentile

For the Jewish population of the world, these are serious times.  The days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are also solemn and introspective days.  Some call these the days of awe or can be considered as days of tribulation on a personal level.  One is always struggling toward a day of atonement, being settled with self and God.

What many Gentiles (e.g. Christians) don’t do, is to make some sort of observation of the significance of these High Holy Days.  This is unfortunate as we will explain very briefly here.

The ultimate Messianic significance to these holy days is critical to seeing the Harmony that is inclusive of Jew and Gentile … and a shared  faith in the God of Israel.  While Muslims can find information from within their faith that states the Prophet’s hands are open to the Brit Chadeshah (i.e., New Covenant) they miss a critical link in these days to their understanding.  For Jew and Gentile focused on the God of Israel, it is important to see that the Jewish Messiah came in past history and He fulfilled, by His presence and various actions, some of the Jewish themes associated with the earlier feasts or holy days as set out in the Jewish biblical calendar.

The next holy day in the sequence that has yet to be fulfilled by some action taken by the Messiah is Rosh Hashana.  The holiday is called the Feast of Trumpets.  We speculate here at the Window that it may well be at the blowing of the trumpets for this feast that will initiate an event that is known to many Bible believers as the Rapture.  If the last trumpet on a Feast of Trumpets High Holy Day observance is the trumpet spoken of in Scripture, then this would link Rosh Hashana to the calendar sequence of Messianic themes.

Once fulfilled, the days after that Rosh Hashana lead to a time of tribulation, also detailed and described in Scripture.  The calendar sequence either ends with Yom Kippur and a final day of atonement (where the entire world is judged) or one added feast comes into play in the larger sequence of events, that would be the Feast of Tabernacles.  This is something we’ll address later.  For now, if you wish, take a look at the pages we offer here for the High Holy Days that come early this September.

Director, WindowView.org

HARMONY Area Updates!

NEW INTRODUCTIONS

We have added introduction videos to the home page and to several of he feature areas.  A Harmony Area introduction is now posted for you to watch.  While a viewing of the main site introduction is advisable, simply watching the Harmony introduction will help give a better sense of what’s here at WindowView.

MUSIC

There is also a surprise for our visitors, we have added about a half dozen music videos.  More are to follow in days to come, but for now you can explore the Harmony pages and find these praise songs.  The audio and video have been engineered to give some varied visual effects with the different songs.  And if you are diligent enough, there are even links to separate areas where you can stay in one place and watch one music video after another!

VIDEO MESSAGE DESCRIPTIONS

Sone time ago, we offered a number of videos with messages on a number of varied themes.  Not all the videos were given clear titles or explained anywhere.  This is something that in many cases has been remedied!  Our Leadership series, for example, now has a web site page dedicated to each video and on that page is a thumbnail description of what the video is about.  Read a little before watching if you like!

As we see events in the news focus on issues that are also represented here, we realize how much more important the Harmony Area is becoming.  The best way to see the linkage between all the elements of the Window’s View is to have introductions that tie the multiple perspectives together.  Let us know if this helps!  Send us comments if you have any suggestions!

Director, WindowView.org