Happy New Civil Year! The month of September is a crucial and significant month for various reasons, for many people in many cultures. The word “September” is derived from the Latin word ‘Septem’ meaning seven (7). It is the seventh (7TH) month following the Biblical sacred calendar. However it is the ninth (9th) month of the Gregorian calendar.
This is the first (1st) month of the Biblical civil calendar year called Tishri (Ethanim). It’s a major epoch making gate of seasons. The year 5776 is special in that it is the 50th year after the Shmitah, a Year of Jubilee commencing September 14th 2015 to October 2nd 2016.. It will be the 70th Jubilee Year since Joshua led Israel into the Promised Land. It will also be the 70th UN General Assembly – a very key gathering for the Babylonian system in a significant year.
The heavens will be very busy during this season. During this month there are a number of events that take place; The autumnal equinox will occur on 23 September 2015 when the sun will be directly over the equator crossing southward and creating the phenomena of “equal nights”. It also marks an exit from the summer
season and entry into the gate of new seasons – the fall/autumn in the northern hemisphere and the entry from winter to spring in the southern hemisphere. There will be a partial solar eclipse on 13 September. The fourth and final bloodmoon in the Tetrad which commenced last Passover 2014 will occur during the Feast of Tabernacles on 28th September. It will also be a supermoon.
This is a month of festivals or feasts of YHVH. There are 7 feasts in the Old Testament calendar (Lev 23). The second lot of feasts occur in the fall (autumn) during the month of Tishri. This is a season of many ritual festivals. The Israelites made offerings to YHVH every month in praise, and worship and normal burnt offerings. The 7th month marked the beginning of a new cycle of life. Therefore they blew the silver trumpets to mark this new beginning during Feast of Trumpets [Rosh H’shanah]. It also marks the beginning of the Biblical new civil year calendar.
In addition, the people rejoiced in YHVH’s blessing throughout the past year, and asked for His blessing for the New Year. The 10th day of this month marks The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). On that day, a solemn assembly is held and burnt offerings are presented to YHVH (Lev 23:27-32). Repentance is made for sins and transgressions committed in the year past, and His forgiveness asked. On the 15th day of this month the 7-day feast of Tabernacles [Sukk’ot, Booths, ingathering) (Neh 8:14; Exo 34:22) commences.Click Here to View as PDF