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Christian Daily Devotional for the Jewish Calendar - The Month of Tishrei | September 10th – October 9th, 2018

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Tishrei is the first month of the Jewish year. It includes Rosh Hashanah (New Year), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and The Feast of Tabernacles.

It is a time of celebrating new beginnings as we remember that God will one day judge each of us. But even while we remember the coming judgement, we also remember the atonement that Christ accomplished for us, and that one day, we will leave this earth and go to our home in Heaven.

~Week 1~

Monday, September 10, 2018 | Tishrei 1, 5779

Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

“On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.” – Leviticus 23:24

Lord, You commanded the Israelites to celebrate in worship as their new year began. Give me a spirit of celebration so that I can worship You for all that You’ve done in my life.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Tishrei 2, 5779 – Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1

Creator God, just as You created something new out of nothing, I believe that You can make something new out of my life this year. Work my heart like clay, form the very thoughts of my mind, and create a more loving, victorious spirit within me.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | Tishrei 3, 5779

“Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for He comes, He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in His faithfulness.” – Psalm 96:13

Lord of All, help me to examine my life – my thoughts, my words, my actions – so that I can rejoice, rather than fear, the coming judgment when You will remake Your creation as it should be.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Tishrei 4, 5779

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from His presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.” – Revelation 20:11-12

My Father, My King, You are the only one worthy to judge. You are the only one wise enough and righteous enough. You are also the only merciful enough. May I always remember to reverently fear You as I thank You that Christ through Christ, You have written my name in your book of life.

Friday, September 14, 2018 | Tishrei 5, 5779

“Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.” – Revelation 20:15

My God, You are a righteous judge. But I know Your heart. You don’t want to punish anyone. Use me to reach out to others in the name of Your Son so that You can spare them this judgement.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 | Tishrei 6, 5779

“The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before My Father and His angels.” – Revelation 3:5

Jesus, make me pure as I continue to grow closer to You. Dress me in white and never let me go out of Your Presence. Help me to be victorious in Your so that can delight to call me Your own.

~Week 2~

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | Tishrei 7, 5779

“Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” – Revelation 21:27

Jesus, I want to be with You. I want to be where You are. Purify me and make me holy so that I can walk with You forever in Your new creation.

Monday, September 17, 2018 | Tishrei 8, 5779

“Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.” – Galatians 6:15

Father, I thank You that You do not judge me based on outward works, but on the transformation Your Spirit has made in my heart. Continue to shape me and form me into Your vision of what I can be. I want to be a new creation in You.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Tishrei 9, 5779

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” – 2nd Corinthians 5:17

Father, thank You for changing me! I look back on my life and am amazed at both the sudden and gradual ways You have shaped me to be Your own. I know that it’s all because of what Jesus has done for me and how Your Holy Spirit is working in me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Tishrei 10, 5779

Yom Kippur

“The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present a food offering to the Lord. Do not do any work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 23:27-28

Father, as the Israelites, presented a gift of food to celebrate their temporary atonement at the cost of an animal sacrifice, I give You the gift of myself. My forever atonement came at the cost of Jesus’ life, and so my life given to You is the only reasonable response. Take it and help me to make it a pleasing offering to You.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Tishrei 11, 5779

“Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering for the generations to come. It is most holy to the Lord.” – Exodus 30:10

Father, help me to recognize how serious my sin is. It’s something I can brush off as if doesn’t matter. You require blood to cover it. Through all generations, as the Scripture says, the only way to atone for my sin is through the death of another. Help me not to forget that.

Friday, September 21, 2018 | Tishrei 12, 5779

“Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.” - Genesis 22:13

Gracious God, as I blow the horns and the trumpets this month of Tishrei, help me to remember this ram who was caught by its horns. By providing this sacrifice to take the place of Isaac, You were showing me that You would one day provide Your son as the atoning sacrifice in my place.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | Tishrei 13, 5779

“God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of His blood—to be received by faith.” – Romans 3:25

Father, You are both my judge and my defender. You presented the sacrifice for my sins on my behalf and granted me forgiveness. Help me to have faith in You – to trust in You and to trust in the sacrifice Your Son made for me.

~Week 3~

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | Tishrei 14, 5779

“He had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people.” – Hebrews 2:17

Jesus, You humbled Yourself in every way with the one goal of becoming my forever sacrifice of atonement. I cannot understand the depth of Your love for me. I only ask that You accept my worship.

Monday, September 24, 2018 | Tishrei 15, 5779

The Feast of Booths / Tabernacles / Ingathering

“Celebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.” – Exodus 34:22

Father, every good thing comes from You. Even the food that I need to live and the air that I need to breathe comes from You. Thank You for Your creation and thank You for the harvests You faithfully provide every year.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Tishrei 16, 5779

The Feast of Booths / Tabernacles / Ingathering

“Live in temporary shelters for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in such shelters so your descendants will know that I had the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 23:43-43

Oh, Lord my God, just as the Israelites lived in temporary homes on their way to the Promised Land, help me to remember that this fallen world is only temporary. I’m not home until I’m with You in the Promised Land of Your new creation.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Tishrei 17, 5779

The Feast of Booths / Tabernacles / Ingathering

“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.” – 1 Peter 2:11

Holy Spirit, this world is not my home. I’m a stranger here. Help me not to give in to the local customs of sin. Help me to stand strong in You as I wait for something better.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | Tishrei 18, 5779

The Feast of Booths / Tabernacles / Ingathering

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.” – Hebrews 11:13

Jesus, I’ve seen what the people of the Old Testament didn’t. I’ve seen what life is like in You. I’ve seen what it’s like to be forgiven and made new. But I know that You still have more for me. Help me to accept this world for the gift that it is, but to look forward to the time when You will make the world new again.

Friday, September 28, 2018 | Tishrei 19, 5779

The Feast of Booths / Tabernacles / Ingathering

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” – 2nd Corinthians 5:1

Father, just as this world is only temporary home, so is my body. Help me not to fear what happens to me here. The body You are preparing for me is eternal.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 | Tishrei 20, 5779

The Feast of Booths / Tabernacles / Ingathering

“Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.” – 2nd Corinthians 5:2-4

Father, I thank You for this life. But I also know that this is a fallen world and I am in a sin-cursed body. I am vulnerable and burdened here. I long for the day when I become a truly new creation in my eternal life with You.

~Week 4~

Sunday, September 30, 2018 | Tishrei 21, 5779

The Feast of Booths / Tabernacles / Ingathering

“Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” – 2nd Corinthians 5:5

Holy Spirit, how could I live in this world without You? You are my strength and my hope of what is to come. Help me rest in and rely on You. Help me to draw from Your life, Your love, and Your power as I wait for my eternal home.

Monday, October 1, 2018 | Tishrei 22, 5779

The Feast of Booths / Tabernacles / Ingathering

“Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight.” – 2nd Corinthians 5:6-7

Father, give me the faith to stay confident in You. Give me the faith not to cling to this body and this world but to look forward to when I will be with You forever in the creation of Your new world.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Tishrei 23, 5779

“We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” – 2nd Corinthians 5:8

Jesus, help me to prefer to be with You. Help me not to worry about what I want to accomplish here or about who I’ll leave behind. Give me the faith to carry out Your will here, but to willingly go and look forward to the time when I will be fully united to You.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Tishrei 24, 5779

“So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.” – 2nd Corinthians 5:9

Yes, Holy Spirit, make it my goal to please You! Make it my goal to please You whatever I’m doing, wherever I am. Help me to be so in love with You and so devoted to You that pleasing You is my first and all-encompassing priority. Help me to make pleasing You a habit so that it becomes my way of life, and eventually my way of death.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Tishrei 25, 5779

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” – 2nd Corinthians 5:11

Jesus, as Your new creation whose only goal is to please You as I wait for our eternal home where we will be together forever, I only ask that You show me what good You want me to do here and keep me from the bad that I could do here by the power of Your Holy Spirit living in me.

Friday, October 5, 2018 | Tishrei 26, 5779

“With trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn shout for joy before the Lord, the King.” – Psalm 98:6

My Lord and my King, during these last days of Tishrei, help me celebrate the hope that I have in You: hope for the new creation and hope for Your continued work in my life.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | Tishrei 27, 5779

“For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16

What a glorious day that will be when the world sees You returning and those who trusted in Your atonement will awake to new life. May every day be a trumpet call to awaken my spirit to new life in You so that I won’t miss Your coming.

~Week 5~

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | Tishrei 28, 5779

“And He will send His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” – Matthew 24:31

Jesus, Your disciples are all over the world. Help me to remember to pray for them and unite with them in Your work as we all wait for the trumpets to sound and for You gather us to Yourself.

Monday, October 8, 2018 | Tishrei 29, 5779

“The trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” – 1st Corinthians 15:52

Holy Spirit, just as You will one day change my body, give me a taste of the new creation now. Change the attitudes of my spirit. Change the way that I think. Change my heart to be more open and loving and patient toward others.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | Tishrei 30, 5779

“So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

God, I thank You for life. I thank You for humanity. I thank You that You will make me more and more like You as I continue to walk with You this year.

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