I wonder which New Year you would identify with?
More to the point – would you say New Year’s day begins on 1 January of each year? If so, many religions and countries would disagree. To learn more about various New Year dates, click here.
I was particularly surprised to read chapter five of Ernest L. Martin’s book, “The Star that Astonished the World.”
It describes, according to Martin, the exact day on which Yeshua Messiah was born. Even to the hour. From the author’s research it appears we are living in year 2016, and not 2013 years after he was born. (There are those who refute his claims).
But what of the Jewish calendar?
When do they celebrate New Year’s day – and why?
According to their genealogical records Adam was created 5773 years ago and their New Year is celebrated in September each year.
Whichever New Year’s day we celebrate, most importantly it is an opportunity to take time to reflect.
And so I leave with you a link to David Wilkerson’s talk on Crisis Prayer. He speaks about understanding the times in which we live, and asks us, “Are You Ready?”
“Ready for what?” you may ask.
David Wilkerson (1931 – 2011)
Listen to freely downloadable audio sermons by the speaker David Wilkerson in mp3 format. Founder of Times Square Church in New York City with over 100 different languages spoken in the congregation. Wilkerson wrote many powerful books such as: The Vision and Cross and the Switchblade.
His ministry was prophetic as God called him to be a watchman to the Church in North America. He gave clear messages on repentance to the Church.
Wilkerson also founded Teen Challenge where there are hundreds of centres for Christ-centered drug recovery and addiction recovery.
He also organized and spoke at pastors gatherings in many countries where he gave prophetic strong messages to encourage pastors and leaders.