Feast of Trumpets 2021 – Yom Teruah

Feast of Trumpets 2021 – Yom Teruah

Trumpets:  A Day of blowing of trumpets

The Lord’s festival cycle runs with the agricultural year in the land and as we approach the end of the growing season, with the wet season starts after the Feast of Tabernacles. 

The end of the season will happen with the sounding of the shofar (trumpet) blast on Rosh HaShana (the civil New Year) or Yom Terurah (Feast of Trumpets) which occurs on the same day.

On this day the high priest was to blow a trumpet. Not just an ordinary trumpet, but a special one made out of a large ram’s horn. It was called a shofar. You could not play a tune on it; all it could do was giving out one piercing blast.

Shofar: hollowed-out curved ram’s horn trumpet, signified a warning, an alarm of war    These are the fall Feast Days are important events in our lives.

Leviticus 23:1-2 The LORD said to Moses,  (2)  “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.

Feast of Trumpets {Yom Teruah}: REPENTANCE

Day of Yom Kippur {Atonement}: REDEMPTION

Feast of Tabernacles: REJOICING

Leviticus 23:24 Tell the Israelis that on the first day of the seventh month you are to have a Sabbath of rest for you, a memorial announced by a loud blast of trumpets. It is to be a sacred assembly.

There are many different meanings for the Feast of Trumpets:

Each one of these can be a complete message in itself.

  • Rosh HaShanah(Head of the Year, Birthday of the World)
  • The Time of Jacobs trouble, birth pangs of the Messiah
  • The Day of the Awakening Blast { Sounding of the Shofar}
  • Yom HaDin / Day of Judgment / The Opening of the Books 
  • Yom HaKeseh ( The Hidden Day) meaning “The Day of the Hiding”
  • Ha Kiddushin (Wedding Ceremony of the Messiah
  • Ha Melech (Coronation of the Messiah)
  • The resurrection of the dead
  • The last trump (shofar) when the Lord Jesus returns.

Genesis 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights across the sky to distinguish day from night, to act as signs for seasons, days, and years,

Seasons means:  mow’ed – an appointment, a fixed time or season, specifically, a festival

The Hebrew calendar is the annual calendar used in Judaism. It is based upon both the lunar cycle (which defines months) and the solar cycle (which defines years). This is in contrast to the Gregorian calendar, which is based solely upon the solar cycle.

Notice, Jesus Holy Days are there from the very creation of the earth.

Daniel 7:25 He’ll speak out against the Most High and wear {oppress or persecute} down the Saints of the Highest One. He’ll attempt to alter times and laws, and they’ll be given into his control for a time, times, and half a time. 

Times means:  zem-awn; seasons, time

  • Satan is attempting to alter the festivals the Saints are celebrating.
  • Satan is at war against the Father, Lord Jesus, angels and the Saints.
  • This day is about War. 

Numbers 10:9 When you wage war in your land against an enemy who is hostile to you, you are to sound an alarm with the trumpets. Then you will be remembered before the face of the LORD your God and you will be delivered from your enemies.

Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name. 

Malachi 3:17 “On the day when I act,” says the LORD Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. 

Malachi 3:18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.

Yom HaDin / Day of Judgment / The Opening of  the Books 

Do we talk with each other?  Are we written in this Book.

  • Feast of Trumpets is likened to a day of Judgment with mercy extended and the Feast of Atonement is a day of Mercy while atoning for our sins with Justice.
  • It is a day to remind people to repent of their sins and to remind God of His mercy.

Numbers 29:1 “You are to hold a sacred assembly on the first day of the seventh month of each year. No servile work is to be done. It’s a day of blowing trumpets for you.

1 Corinthians 14:8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?

Psalms 47:5 God has ascended on high with a shout, the LORD has ascended with the blast of a trumpet.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Zechariah 9:14 The LORD will appear over them—his arrow will shoot like lightning. The Lord GOD will blow the trumpet, and go out with the southern windstorm.

There are many different meanings for the Feast of Trumpets:

Each one of these can be a complete message in itself.

The Time of Jacobs trouble

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

Daniel 12:1 “‘At that time Michael will arise, the great prince who will stand up on behalf of your people, and a time of trouble will come like there has never been since nations began until that time. Also at that time, your people will be delivered—everyone who will have been written in the book.

Zephaniah 1:14-16 “The great Day of the LORD approaches—How it comes, hurrying faster and faster! The sound of the Day of the LORD there includes the bitter cry of the mighty soldier.  (15)  That day will be filled with wrath, a day of trouble and tribulation; a day of desolation and devastation, a day of doom and gloom, a day of clouds and shadows.  (16)  a day of trumpet and battle cry against fortified cites and watch towers.

Matthew 16:3 Red sky in the morning, cloudy and storming.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, yet you can’t interpret the signs of the times?

1 Chronicles 12:32 The tribe of Issachar supplied 200 leaders, along with all of their relatives under their command. They kept up-to-date in their understanding of the times and knew what Israel should do.

Isaiah 58:1 “Shout aloud! Don’t hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Declare to my people their rebellions, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

The Day of the Awakening: Changed to Spirit at the Trumpet

Daniel 12:2 Many of those who are sleeping in the dust of the earth will awaken; some to life everlasting, and some to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

Isaiah 26:19 “But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Those who live in the dust will wake up and shout for joy! For your dew is like the dew of dawn, and the earth will give birth to the dead.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 With a shout of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of God’s trumpet, the Lord himself will come down from heaven, and the dead who belong to the Messiah will rise first.  (17)  Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Let me tell you a secret. Not all of us will die, but all of us will be changed; (52) in a moment, faster than an eye can blink, at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will be raised never to decay, and we will be changed.

Ephesians 5:14 for the light is making everything visible. That is why it says, “Wake up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.”

Day of Judgment / The Opening of the Books 

God always has desired to forewarn before He brings judgment

2 Corinthians 5:10 For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of the Messiah, so that each of us may receive what he deserves for what he has done in his body, whether good or worthless.  {rewards}

1 Corinthians 3:13-15 the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s action.  (14)  If what a person has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.  (15)  If his work is burned up, he will suffer loss. However, he himself will be saved, but it will be like going through fire.

Daniel 7:10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.

Revelation 20:11-12 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.  (12)  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.

Psalms 50:4-6 He summoned the heavens above and the earth below, to sit in judgment on his people.  (5)  “Assemble before me, my saints, who have entered into my covenant by sacrifice.”  (6)  The heavens revealed his justice, for God is himself the judge. Interlude.

Wedding and Wedding Supper of the Lord Jesus:  The Scriptures is a marriage covenant

Joel 2:16 Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room.

1 Peter 1:18-19 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,  (19)  but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

1 Corinthians 6:20 because you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.

Matthew 25:6-7 “But at midnight there came a shout: ‘The groom is here! Come out to meet him!’  (7)  Then all the bridesmaids woke up and got their lamps ready. 

Luke 14:16-17 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.  (17)  At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

Revelation 19:7-9 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.  (8)  Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)  (9)  Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

Coronation of the Lord Jesus as our King

Psalms 98:6 With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the LORD, the King.

Hebrews 1:8 But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of your kingdom is a righteous scepter.

Revelation 4:8-11 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”  (9)  Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,  (10)  the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:  (11)  “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

Revelation 19:11-14 Then I saw heaven standing open, and there was a white horse! Its rider is named Faithful and True. He administers justice and wages war righteously.  (12)  His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many royal crowns. He has a name written on him that nobody knows except himself.  (13)  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called the Word of God.  (14)  The armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, follow him on white horses.

Revelation 19:15-16 A sharp sword comes out of his mouth to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod and tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  (16)  On his robe and his thigh he has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

Is this where Jesus is crowned King 

Revelation 5:9-14 They sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slaughtered. With your blood you purchased people for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation.  (10)  You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on the earth.”  (11)  Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels, the living creatures, and the elders surrounding the throne. They numbered 10,000’s times 10,000 and thousands times thousands.  (12)  They sang with a loud voice, “Worthy is the lamb who was slaughtered to receive power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and praise!”  (13)  I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and on the sea, and everything that is in them, saying, “To the one who sits on the throne and to the lamb be praise, honor, glory, and power forever and ever!”  (14)  Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!”, and the elders bowed down and worshiped.

Jewish New Year 

Rosh HaShanah marks the Jewish New Year and is a part of the season of repentance. Rosh in Hebrew means “chief or head” and shanah means “year.” Rosh HaShanah is the head of the year on the civil calendar, and is also known as the birthday of the world since the world was created on this day

Interesting side However, unlike the Feast of Tabernacles, there is no command that the Feast of Trumpets must be kept in a specific location—what we call a “Feast site.” We are free to keep the Feast of Trumpets in our home church locations.  

This feast symbolizes a vast turning point in world history. It pictures the  changeover between the age of man, of darkness, and of Satan to the age of God, the World Tomorrow, the Millennium, and the Kingdom of God.

This is why we are here to celebrate this day, the Feast of Trumpets.

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