Applying 10 themes of Rosh Hashanah to my daily life! Day 3: Rosh Hashanah celebrates God as King. The kings of ancient Israel were crowned on Rosh Hashanah, and in the future Messiah will be crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords on that day. In fact, the Rosh Hashanah challah bread is round, symbolizing God’s crown as King over the universe.
When we celebrate God as King, first it reminds us that God wants to be King or Lord over ALL, not just parts, of our heart. When we have strongholds in our hearts – those lies and old messages that tell us who we are and that distort how we see God (they put someone else’s face on Him) – those strongholds become areas of our hearts where God does not reign as King. In fact, they give the enemy a handle or foothold in our lives. We need to be willing to ask God to show us the lies that we’re believing, that are controlling us, so they can come out into the light to be healed. When we use our spiritual weapons of warfare to destroy the strongholds, HE becomes King over our WHOLE heart. Who do you want as King over your heart — God or the enemy? The choice is yours!
Second, when we celebrate God as King, it reminds us that God wants to be on the throne in our lives. When other people, our circumstances, or our strongholds determine or control how we think, feel, act or speak — it means that they are on the throne in our lives, and not God. They have become idols, replacing God as the one who we worship and obey. Let’s put God back on the throne in our lives, and align our thoughts, emotions, actions and words with His! L’Shanah Tovah! “For a good year!”