Feasts of Trumpets

feast_of_trumpetsThe Feast of Trumpets which ultimately heralds the return of Christ is celebrated this October 2-3. Trumpets were unique to O.T. Israel and they discovered the trumpet call was paired with unique and important messages.  The blowing of the trumpet during this specific season heralds a solemn period of self-preparation for the Day of Atonement.  It was an internal type of herald that was understood as a call to introspection and repentance.  This preparation was called “Ten Days of Repentance” or the “Days of Awe”.  Do you regularly take time to evaluate your motivations and repent as appropriate based on the condition of your heart meditations?  If not, please consider taking the time this season for such a thing.

As I mentioned, the trumpet sound was an alarm of sorts that can be understood as a call to introspection and repentance. I have included some references to trumpets I think are fascinating.   You can also search this site for further mentions of trumpets as I have written about it several times over the years.   The next feast is Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement and is celebrated October 11-12.  We will look at Day of Atonement next week.

The table below highlights some noteworthy similarities. Feast of Trumpets sets off the Jewish New Year and is the first of the Jewish holy days.  The biblical name (Hebrew: יוֹם תְּרוּעָה‎‎) means “day [of] shouting/blasting”.   Even though you may hear a voice shouting and/or a blasting of the shofar, when Jesus returns there will only be one blast of note because it will be the “Trumpet of God”!  If you have a shofar you will indeed blow it but if you don’t, how about giving a shout of praise to God on account of His all-surpassing majesty!

Listen for the sound of the trumpet! It is most certainly (as seen in the verses below) a summons, a war-cry, a warning to prepare, or a wake up call from slumbering. Which is it for you?  Let it be SOMETHING!

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Here are some incredible references to trumpets.  I just want you to be aware…there are MANY scriptures relating to trumpets.  As you read the verses try to imagine the impact it would have on your life.

“On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud on the mountain, and a loud trumpet sound, so that all the people in the camp shuddered.”  Exodus 19:16

“As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder.”  Exodus 19:19

“Then you are to sound a trumpet loudly in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month; you will sound it throughout your land on the Day of Atonement.”  Leviticus 25:9

“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.”  Matthew 24:30-31

“We will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.”  1 Corinthians 15:51-52

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”  1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

“After this I looked, and there in heaven was an open door. The first voice that I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”  Revelation 4:1

In the book of Revelation there are references to seven trumpets that initiate the unfolding of events.  I have included the address if you desire further study.

7 Trumpets of Revelation
1st Trumpet – verse 8:7
2nd Trumpet – verse 8:8
3rd Trumpet – verse 8:10
4th Trumpet – verse 8:12
5th Trumpet – verse 9:1
6th Trumpet – verse 9:13
7th Trumpet – verse 11:15

Enjoy this video of How Great is our God which was has elements of  Jerusalem in it and is just lovely.

Here is an interesting link to an article:  Third Temple Closer Than Ever as Search Begins for Eligible Jewish Priests.  It is interesting to keep aware of events going on in Israel and their thoughts for the future as it relates to prophecy.

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/64632/third-temple-closer-than-ever-search-begins-eligible-jewish-priests-jewish-world/#ocpeQgCpdQItoJHt.97

This Jewish prayer put to a song is recited on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  This song was personally requested by Shimon Peres to be sung at his funeral which was held during Rosh Hashanah.

Hear our prayer
We have sinned before Thee
Have compassion upon us and upon our children
Help us bring an end to pestilence, war, and famine
Cause all hate and oppression to vanish from the earth
Inscribe us for blessing in the Book Of Life
Let the new year be a good year for us

Maybe you would consider this prayer for your household this season?  Jesus tells us that no one will know the day or the hour of His return but he does not say we will not know the season.  May the Lord bless you this season as you seek Him in Truth,

Amanda

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