By Christine Darg, Jerusalem Channel
A prophetic prelude to the Levitical Fall Festivals was held this week on the day that the rabbinic sages believe was Creation Day on the Hebrew calendar: it was a Creation Concert staged near the Temple Mount complete with shofar blowers and trumpeters on the Old City ramparts, an orchestra and an amazing sound and light show that was broadcast by CBN News and other agencies worldwide.
Sunday evening the Fall Feasts of the Lord begin: Rosh Hashanah – biblically the Day of the Blowing , Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonements, and then Succot – the Feast of Tabernacles, as per Leviticus 23:23-44. In 23:2the Hebrew for “feasts” is moedi’im, which actually means an appointed time to meet. Thus God is expecting His people to meet with Him.
Bible teacher Dr. Richard Booker wrote to me today, “As we see events unfolding in our world today, we can be certain that we are living in the prophetic season of the tenth blessing in the Amidah, the ancient Jewish prayer,
“Sound the great shofar for our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles andgather us together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are You, HASHEM, whogathers in the dispersed of His people Israel.”
The Sanhedrin concert was the “coming out party,” dress rehearsal for the big event next year. This year they spent over $250,000 and next year they will spend ten times as much. CBN and Sid Roth’s Middle Eastern TV covered it live, and it was webcast, but I understand the technical stuff had kinks to work out. Very small invited crowd of about 1,000, but it included ambassadors and government delegations from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Columbia. Those groups are apparently on board with the idea of a new United Nations being located in Jerusalem, and they publicly signed a document to that effect.
The Sanhedrin secured an amazing location at the Davidson Center archeological dig, perpendicular to the Wailing Wall, directly below the Dome of the Rock.
A huge orchestra was seated in a prop that resembled Noah’s ark and with all-male choir. Eight “Priests” stood on the stone ramparts with traditional robes, shofar and silver trumpets. Four of the top cantors in Israel sang with amazing effect. And a state of the art, light and sound projected images onto the ancient stone walls, creating an entirely other-worldly scene.