Sunday, October 2, 2016

Why Should Christians Celebrate the Feast of Trumpets? What is Rosh Hashanah? Update.


For “Scripture Sunday”:

Why Should Christians Celebrate the Feast of Trumpets?

“Prophecies of the end time include trumpet plagues and the return of Jesus Christ at the last trump. What does the Feast of Trumpets mean for Christians today?

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Christ's return is announced by the seventh and final trumpet

The fourth festival of God (after Pentecost) is the Feast of Trumpets (or a “memorial of blowing of trumpets,” Leviticus 23:24-25), which falls in September or October. This festival is called Rosh Hashanah by the Jews today. Ancient Israel understood that trumpets were used as a way of announcing special, very important messages (Numbers 10:1-10).

In the New Testament, Jesus Christ reveals that before His return to the earth, there will be the blowing of seven trumpets, announcing progressive stages of the downfall and overthrow of this world’s kingdoms, ending with the return of Christ to take possession of the earth. Christ’s return is announced by the seventh and final trumpet (Revelation 8:2; Revelation 11:15). This day also pictures the time when faithful Christians will be resurrected to eternal life at the time of the seventh trumpet (1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16) to reign with Jesus Christ for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:4-6).

Interestingly, it was around this time of year that Jesus was born—not in the dead of winter (see “Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Wasn’t Born on December 25 “). And the fall feast season represents the time when Jesus Christ will come to the earth again to reign in glory.

The remaining fall feast days describe steps in the establishment of the prophesied Kingdom of God on earth and judgment of humanity after Christ’s return. The Feast of Trumpets is followed by the Day of Atonement.” 



What is Rosh Hashanah?

What is this Jewish holiday all about? How does it relate to the biblical festival called the Feast of Trumpets?

3+ minute video:


[Darris McNeely] “When you look on the calendar this time of the year, you see a reference to a Jewish holiday called Rosh Hashanah. What exactly is this? Rosh Hashanah literally means “the head of the year”, and it signals the beginning of what is traditionally called the Jewish New Year. On the Hebrew calendar, the new year begins, for civil purposes, on this particular date, which usually falls in the early to mid-fall of every year on our Roman calendar. But what this day is really talking about is a biblical festival called the Feast of Trumpets.

The Feast of Trumpets is referenced in several locations in scripture – Leviticus chapter 23 and also in Numbers chapter 29, and it is one of the biblical festivals that God commanded to Israel to keep, that God gave not just for Israel or the Jews, but for all mankind. It says that “in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you will have a holy convocation. You’ll do no work. It is a day of the blowing of trumpets to you.” And so a trumpet blast signified the beginning of the day of Trumpets, the Feast of Trumpets, and was used throughout the New Testament, and it was also a day that was kept by the New Testament church.

It is considered very important by the Jews on their calendar this year, but Christians observe this day, as well, as they should – as God commanded and as God taught. In Zechariah 14:4, there is a reference that is recognized as a prophecy foretelling the coming of Jesus Christ, the second coming of Jesus Christ. And it is in the context of the Day of the Lord, which is also connected with the meaning of the Feast of Trumpets. And it says, “In that day, His feet” – meaning the Messiah – “will stand on the Mount of Olives which faces Jerusalem on the East, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west, making a very large valley. Half of the mountain shall move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”

This is in connection with this very important biblical festival that is an observance of something that God commanded to Israel to be kept throughout their generations. The Feast of Tabernacles is also another part of that fall festival season. But when we look at the Feast of Trumpets, what we are looking at is a day of trumpet blasts. It is a day of alarm. It is a day of war – whenever a trumpet was sounded in the ancient world, it was usually a call to alarm, often a call to war. Armies advanced at the sound of a trumpet. In the context of the Day of the Lord, the Feast of Trumpets is a day that heralds the return, the coming of Jesus Christ, and that age-ending event that Bible prophecy talks about in both the Old and the New Testament, and here in Zechariah 14:4 shows will be the time when the Messiah will set foot on the Mount of Olives. It is a day to observe. It is a very important day. It is more than just a traditional Jewish festival – it is really a biblical festival that points us toward the coming of Jesus Christ and the ending of this age, and has great meaning to help us understand who Jesus Christ is and His future role as “King of kings.””



The Feast of Trumpets

A Turning Point in History

“The Feast of Trumpets depicts the return of Jesus Christ to earth to establish the Kingdom of God.

A person blowing a shofar.

God instructed ancient Israel in the appropriate use of trumpets—a hollow animal horn, known as a shofar, and metal instruments—to communicate important messages.

The Feast of Trumpets introduces the autumn festivals—representing the culmination of the present age of man and the beginning of an incredible time during which God will play a much more direct part in world events. Indeed, this festival, a Holy Day, signals the intervention of God in the affairs of humanity on a global basis. The Feast of Trumpets thus represents a dramatic turning point in mankind’s history.

This particular festival also marks the beginning of the third and final feast season (Exodus 23:14; Deuteronomy 16:16), which includes the final four Holy Days of the year.

The return of Jesus Christ!

The Feast of Trumpets depicts nothing less than the return of Jesus Christ to the earth to establish the Kingdom of God! The book of Revelation reveals a sequence of earth-shaking events heralded by angels sounding a series of seven trumpet blasts. The seventh angel’s sounding of the last trumpet signifies that “the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ” (Revelation 11:15, English Standard Version). The Bible foretells that at this time Jesus Christ will at last return to the earth. Of all the prophecies in the Bible, this one surely heralds the most exciting news possible for this weary, sin-filled world!

The Feast of Trumpets also marks the future fulfillment of the many Old Testament prophecies that speak of a Messiah coming as a king of the line of David who will sit on the throne of Israel and rule with power and authority over all nations. The concept of a conquering Messiah was on the minds of the apostles immediately after Jesus’ resurrection. When He appeared to them just before returning to heaven, they asked Him, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6).

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Roy is feeling better after his surgery, and wanted to come back to work, so finally the algea was pressure washed off the house, and the carpets cleaned with the steam cleaner again.  I don’t know how those spots get on the carpet, but they are gone now.  I would rather have nice soft carpet under my old legs than slippery hardwood any day, even if it does mean dragging the carpet steamer out every few weeks. 

Hardwood is very hard on young children and critter’s growing bones, and senior people and critter’s bones, too.  People say they don’t want carpet as it harbors germs, tec.  That’s life, get over it, you can’t live in sterile surroundings and obtain immunity to everything that’s out there.  That is why it is now said that anti-bacterial soaps are not doing our immune systems any good.  We all know that we have to keep kitchens, and bathrooms clean, but don’t go overboard.

Yesterday, I took a Chili Pie to the church potluck. It was made with turkey chili and the ‘pie’ part was spaghetti squash.  As today is The Feast of Trumpets and is also a Holy Day, (a Sabbath “in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you will have a holy convocation. You’ll do no work. It is a day of the blowing of trumpets to you.”)  I made another similar pie for today, so it will just have to be warmed in the church oven. 

The Bible readings were:  Deut. 32, 2 Sam. 22:1-51, Rom. 10:14-21, and the Teaching was about ‘The Signs of The End Times’.  It was facts concerning the current re-gathering of the Jews, and the Messianic Jews, into the Holy Land, Israel. It’s happening right now, in these last days.

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