Jean Stepnoski (6 Sep 2011)
"Tishri 1: New Year for Agricultural, Civil. Sabbatical, and Jubilee CycleYears"


 
Dear Doves,
      Tishri 1 was originally associated with the "Feast of Ingathering" at the "end of the year" according to Exodus 23:16 and 34:22. That is now celebrated later at Tishri 15-21 with the Feast of Succot, the number 7, concluding Feast of the Lord of the annual cycle. After the destruction of the Second Temple at Jerusalem, the sages declared Tishri 1 to be the beginning of the Civil Year. On Tishri 1 begins the New Year for Agricultural, Civil, Sabbatical, and Jubilee Cycle Years.. At month 1 rather than 7, Nisan (Abib/Aviv) is the beginning of the New Year for Feasts, Kings, and the Spiritual Year.
      The date of 9-27 to 28 in 2011 for Israel, sundown to sundown, will be the Last Day of the month of Elul and also of the current Agricultural, Civil, and Sabbatical Years. It will close the year 63 since 1948.. Add 2550 days to Tishri 1 to arrive at Yom Kippur in 2018 when 70 years will be complete for Israel since 1948.
      Until the Last Day of 9-27 to 28 is complete, we are in the Season of Pentecost for 2011 and symbolically therefore at lamp 4, the servant lamp position of the menorah. The Age of Grace is like the Pentecostal current Dispensation. Pentecost As Season and Dispensation may conclude on the Feast of Trumpets in 2011. On this occasion, the place on the menorah goes to 5. On the same day we can see 7 Last Day motifs within the Last Day of 9-27 to 28 in 2011: For Elul month, Pentecost Season, Pentecostal "Fullness of the Gentiles" Dispensation, and the ending of the Agricultural Year (the harvest ingathered), the Civil Year, the Sabbatical Year, and some year within the Jubilee Year Cycle. The number 7 in the Scriptures is a number of completion.
      With Tishri 1 begins a New Month and the start of the New Year for Agricultural, Civil, Sabbatical and Jubilee Cycle Years. It begins the 7 years from 2011 to 2018 (see the links to Psalms 111 to 118), and Year 64 begins of the 64-70 since 1948, leading to the 70 year marker at 2018. We see 7 New Beginnings markers on the same day! As Elul 29 goes to Tishri 1, at sunset for Israel, we see the meeting of 14 markers in space and time! Tishri 1 was the day of the near sacrifice of Isaac. Also, the dove returned to the ark with the twig of olive leaf in its beak on this great day of hope and promise for the 8 of the Noah family. As the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be?
      The New Moon conjunction, the Rosh Chodesh determined by this method, is on 9-27 at a few minutes after 7. This will be afternoon for Israel. Elul 29, the Last Day, begins on sunset on 9-27 for Israel. What may her midnight hour mean on 9-27 or 28 for Israel and the world? Might we hear the midnight cry, the awakening blast one of these nights ? The olives and the olive oil for lamps to go to the wedding (to the chuppah) would be in harvest for Israel! The shofar is expected to be SILENT on the LAST DAY of Elul! It is a day of Expectancy. There are many significant endings on Elul 29 and important new beginnings on Tishri 1! Come quickly, Lord...
 
With Love and Shalom,
Jean