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103: The Feast of Trumpets

Welcome the Feast of Trumpets with the Shofar  

Thou oh Lord Art a Shield for Me

Let us follow the Captain of the Host into the Promised Land of eternal life!

 

Special Music: Psalm 27 The Lord is My Light Hanli Slabbert

Special Music:  Awake Tzyon  Sue Samuels



 

The Feast of Trumpets is a memorial; memorials have the purpose of causing something to be remembered.  To remember to sound trumpets is rather pointless; the point is that trumpets are to be sounded to bring something else to remembrance.

The Feast of Trumpets and the sounding of trumpets looks forward to God’s complete and final victory over Satan, and once that event happens all future Feast’s of Trumpets will be memorials of that final and complete victory of God over Satan which took place at that time.

The Feast of Trumpets and the sounding of trumpets is to remember and rejoice over God’s deliverance, to remember the mighty power and absolute sovereignty of God over his creation, and to remember the vast multitudes of dead and God’s promises for a great main fall harvest of lives. 

The Feast of Trumpets being the HEAD or beginning of the seventh month, pictures the overall events of the seventh month and calls on God to remember the vast main harvest of humanity still dead and still waiting to be raised up and brought into the family of God; and it calls to remembrance the promises of God regarding the main harvest of humanity. 

As the Head of the seventh month, the Feast of Trumpets is representative of all that takes place in the main fall harvest of humanity. 

The sounding of the shofars throughout the land pictures the tremendous rejoicing that the seventh month brings; as the Festivals during the seventh month picture deliverance and the absolutely final victory over Satan and a Great Revival of mankind to godliness, opening the way to the removal of Satan forever on the Fast Day of Atonement!

Brethren, the Feast of Trumpets is not a resurrection day!

The Feast of Trumpets is about introducing the events of the seventh month main harvest of humanity; it is about remembering and rejoicing over deliverance from and final victory over, the Adversary of God and man, Satan and his spirit followers.

After one thousand years of imprisonment Satan will be released close to Pentecost and he will deceive many peoples who have lost their zeal and become lukewarm and complacent, just as many in the Ekklesia have grown lukewarm and complacent today; and lacking a zeal to live by every Word of God have become deceived into following corporate idols contrary to God and the Word of God.

Then after the millennium and after Satan is released and deceives the nations,  the armies of the people deceived by Satan will gather at Jerusalem to attack the King of kings.  

Then, close to the Feast of Trumpets, Messiah the King of kings, ruling the whole earth from Jerusalem; will show forth his sovereign glory and mighty power by destroying these vast armies without building any physical army of his own.

Just as he slew the first born of man and beast at midnight in Egypt, the Mighty One will destroy the forces deceived by Satan and arrayed against him at the city of Jerusalem with a wave of his hand.

When Christ comes to begin the millennium and destroys the wicked, and then quickly restrains Satan for one thousand years  just before Pentecost; all humanity will see his might and glory and will turn to live by every Word of God.

Then after one thousand years of peace, many then living will have forgotten the pain of sin and how easily men can drift away from God and into evil, and Satan will still have the few months left from Pentecost to the Feast of Trumpets to fill his allotted six thousand years.

Even today many very sincere folks, who have been called to God, have become proud and grown self satisfied and spiritually complacent; and have drifted very far from God without even realizing it.

In our day, proud self justifying people will be corrected in great tribulation and then saved by the coming of Christ. The whole earth will then acknowledge His power and authority after Satan is restrained and the nations see the mighty deeds of Christ the Messiah.

Even so, after one thousand years of peace and happiness, many will again become proud and spiritually complacent; and one final demonstration of how easily man is deceived, and the glory, greatness and power of our Mighty One will be provided.

This final battle against Satan will happen just before the Feast of Trumpets, AFTER the end of the millennium, and at that battle the final victory over Satan will be completed; and then on the first day of the Seventh Month; trumpets and great rejoicing will sound throughout the land!

The Hebrew language calls the Feast of Trumpets; the Yom [day] of Teruah [the blasting of trumpets and shouts of great rejoicing].

The first day of the Seventh Month, called the Feast of Trumpets; is a High Holy Day on which no work of any kind may be done:  except those things commanded by God for the observance of the day, and acts of mercy. 

The Feast of Trumpets is, first of all the New Moon of the seventh month. Scripturally every Biblical Month begins with the sighting of the first visible light of the new moon from Jerusalem.

Near the end of the sixth biblical month, at the end of the millennium, Satan will be defeated one last time.  The armies of the deceived people will be totally destroyed, and on the spiritual plane Satan and his angelic host will be thoroughly defeated and taken into custody ending the sixth month of the biblical year.

Then as the sun sets on the sixth biblical month the two silver trumpets blast loud and long announcing the beginning of the seventh biblical Month of Deliverance, the New Moon and High Holy Day of the Blasting of trumpets [the celebration of final total victory]! 

The two silver trumpets will blast loudly and continually from the Temple throughout the day, in celebration of the final victory over Satan; as Shofars are sounded in great rejoicing throughout the whole night and all the day until the next sunset; in all the land!  

The Feast of Trumpets is a Day of Great Rejoicing over the defeat of the attacking armies of the deceived by Satan – delivered by Almighty God with no human defenders involved; A day of Great Rejoicing over the final defeat of Satan the ultimate source of all suffering and death in humanity – and Great Rejoicing over the seventh month events still to come.  

The Feast of Trumpets acknowledges the absolute sovereignty and glory of God and the removal of Satan once and for all.  Later on the Fast of Atonement on the tenth day of the seventh month,  Satan will be judged and removed forever and the sacrifice of Messiah will be made available to all who have died not knowing God; who will be raised up in the main harvest of humanity called the Feast of Tabernacles.

This High Holy Day New Moon is the first day of the seventh biblical month, and as the first day of that month is the Head of the Seventh Month, sanctifying that month and all that it contains, including of the seventh month Holy Days. 

God could have chosen any day for this day of rejoicing, yet he chose a new moon and understanding the new moons is an essential part of this Feast of Rejoicing.

 

The New Moon is the Head of the Month

The Head of the month, determined by the first visible light of the new moon, is a New Beginning;  and a special time to remember the Headship of God over his Creation. We are to observe the first light of every new moon with Bible Studies and worship, as a day to remember and acknowledge that the Creator is the true HEAD of the Ekklesia and that it is the spiritual LIGHT of God’s Word which drives away the darkness of ignorance. 

The Moon being new; it pictures a New Beginning and a monthly REMINDER to dedicate ourselves to godliness, to particularly repent of sin; and to acknowledge the Authority of God as our Sovereign King and HEAD. 

God in his wisdom has given us the weekly Sabbath to worship Him, and he has given us a monthly New Moon time to worship Him, and he has given us His annual Festivals: All for our good, as a help to keep our hearts and minds always on Him!

 

The Blowing of Trumpets on the Seventh New Moon

In the law of God the blasting of the Silver Trumpets is enjoined: to call the people to God. The two silver trumpets were also to be sounded over all Sabbath, New Moon and Festival sacrifices offered by the high priest on behalf of the whole people; to call on God to accept the sacrifices offered by the high priest on behalf of all the people.  

Every sacrifice is an allegory of a type of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God for his creation and the physical blasting of the Silver Trumpets in its spiritual aspect, calls on God the Father to accept the sacrifice of the Lamb of God for the people and to remember, deliver and accept the people on who’s behalf the sacrifice was made.

Numbers 10:10   Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days [Sabbaths, Appointed Times and Festivals] , and in the beginnings of your months [New Moons] , ye shall blow with the [the two silver] trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings [The special offerings of those days; not the personal offerings made at other times]; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God [To call you to remember and come to God]: I am the LORD your God.

Physically the sounding of the silver trumpets called on God to remember, deliver  and accept the people and to accept the sacrifices made by the high priest for the whole people; this being a physical type of calling on God to remember the people and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, offered by the eternal High Priest, for the people!

 

The Two Silver Trumpets and the Shofar

On the Feast of Trumpets we have two different kinds of trumpets: 

The Shofar

The sounding of the shofars throughout the land pictures the tremendous rejoicing that the seventh month brings, beginning with the final and total victory over Satan.  

Imagine the outpouring of rejoicing as a vast army bent on pillage and destruction, an army so large as to be humanly impossible to resist; is completely destroyed by God Himself right before their eyes; and more, for Satan and his millions of spirit followers are defeated and taken into charge for their final judgment and punishment, and peace shall reign for evermore! 

The Two Silver Trumpets

The two silver trumpets calling God to remember, deliver and accept the people and calling the people to God [I.E. Reconciling the two] at the place that God has placed his name; and second, the shofar of rejoicing in every community throughout the land.

Leviticus 23:23  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets  [Strong’s 8643 Shout for joy, hence the rejoicing of sounding the shofar being added to the silver trumpets], an holy convocation. 23:25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

Numbers 29:1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets [8643 Shout for joy, hence the rejoicing of sounding the shofar being added to the silver trumpets] unto you.

When the temple was destroyed and the two silver trumpets lost; the sounding of the two silver trumpets was lost for a time, but the blasting of the shofars may continue. 

The Command Concerning the Silver Trumpets

The first section is about the journey in the wilderness, during which the trumpets were used to call the people to meet with Moses [the mediator of the Mosaic Covenant].  This a type of the calling of those in the spiritual wilderness to come to Jesus Christ the Mediator of the New Covenant.  

Numbers 10:1-10  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

10:3 And when they shall blow with them [both], all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation [to assemble before God]. 

10:4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.

10:5 When ye blow an alarm [a special call], then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward. 10:6 When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.

10:7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm [a special call to battle].

10:8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the [silver] trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.

The spiritually called out are called into the priesthood of Jesus Christ and in the spiritual sense are to be like silver trumpets calling the nations to God. Which is the task given to the Ekklesia (Isaiah 58:1). 

In this section of Numbers the silver trumpets are sounded to call God to remember the people

10:9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.

The blasting of trumpets on this Holy Day of the Feast of Trumpets is to remember and rejoice that God has remembered his creation and delivered them from Satan the Adversary in an absolutely complete and total victory over Satan; and to remember the mighty power and absolute sovereignty of God over his creation.

The sounding of the shofars throughout the land pictures the tremendous rejoicing that the seventh month brings, beginning with the final and total victory over Satan.  The Festivals during the seventh month picture deliverance and victory over Satan on the Feast of Trumpets and the removal of Satan forever on the Fast of Atonement, and the saving of all those who were dead and will now be brought to life in the Feast of Ingathering [Tabernacles], as per Ezekiel 37.

 

The Command to Keep the Feast of Trumpets

Leviticus 23:23  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets 

The two silver trumpets were blasted all day long at the tabernacle or later at the temple; to call on God to remember the people and to accept the sacrifice made on behalf of the whole people; and calling the people to come to God. 

The prescribed offerings for the Feast of Trumpets 

The Holy Day offerings consisted of the ordinary morning and evening sacrifices first, and then the regular New Moon offerings of the burnt-offerings.

After that came the extra Feast of Trumpets  burnt-offering of one young bullock [picturing the strong patient service of Christ, producing much fruit], one ram [signifying Christ as the Head or king of the Covenant people], and seven lambs [picturing Christ as totally innocent and pure from all sin], with their appropriate meat [unleavened bread] and drink offerings [Symbolic of Jesus Christ the Bread of Life and the shed blood of Christ], together with ‘one kid of the goats for a sin-offering, to make an atonement for you.

The sounding of the silver trumpets called on God to remember the people and to accept the sacrifices made by the high priest for the whole people; this being a physical type of God remembering the people and and delivering them from bondage to Satan and sin.

Psalm 81 uses the delivering of Israel out from the bondage of Egypt as an allegory of being delivered from bondage to Satan and sin.

Psalm 81

81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day [every new moon including the Feast of Trumpets]81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

81:5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he [God commanded and ordained this at Sinai,  the time that Israel went out of Egypt] went out through [from]  the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

God delivered them from the burden of Pharaoh and Egypt and God has delivered us from the burden of Satan – spiritual pharaoh and Egypt – and God will yet call all humanity to himself in the main fall harvest of mankind!

81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden [a type of our spiritual bondage of sin]  his [the hands of the called out] hands were delivered from the pots [of slime and making bricks in Egypt].

As physical Israel called out for deliverance, let us also call out for deliverance from spiritual bondage.

81:7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

What does God require of us?

81:8  Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

81:9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship [obey] any strange [false doctrine] god.

Seek out the Eternal thy God hungering and thirsting after his righteousness and you shall be filled.

81:10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

At their appointed time all humanity will be called out of sin and delivered from bondage to sin; called to come to God!

81:11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 81:12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

And we know the history of Physical Israel; the conditions are similar in the Ekklesia today [where every one trusts in their own counsels instead of the Word of God] are at the point where we will be rejected by Christ and given over to the affliction of the flesh that God may perchance save the spirit and bring us to sincere repentance.

81:13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! 81:14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

The rebellious will eventually repent in the fall main harvest and then they will run to the Mighty One of Abraham!

81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever. 81:16  He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

God wants to save all humanity and God will do so, at their proper appointed times.

 

The Great Ezra Revival

The Ezra Revival of the Seventh Month foretells a future when all people will come to God, sincerely repentant and hungering and thirsting to learn the whole Word and Will of God, embracing true godliness with great rejoicing; and receiving God’s gift of eternal life! 

The great Ezra revival in Judah on the Feast of Trumpets, was a prophetic allegory of a future great turning to God! 

Visualize the palpable fear as armies of hundreds of millions – if not more – come up and surround Jerusalem, a city with no defenses: and then the tremendous rejoicing over the final and absolute victory of God over Satan!

Visualize that awesome final victory opening the way for the final judgement and destruction of Satan on the Fast of Atonement, and the people remembering the Glory of God and turning back to him with a newfound Awe and  Enthusiastic Zeal which will last for all eternity! 

Then visualize the Great Revival of the heretofore complacent nations, as our spiritual High Priest, Jesus Christ himself, teaches the Word of Life to the people; now sincerely repentant of their lack of zeal and stirred to passionate zeal; reading out the Word of God and the Word being explained by the spirit priests of the spiritual High Priesthood of Jesus Christ during the main harvest of humanity! 

Brethren that is what we are in training for! to call all people to God, and to teach a humbled, teachable and sincerely repentant humanity, the whole Word and Will of God; in a worldwide saving of humanity!  throughout the millennium and after the millennium, and yes going on and teaching a passionate zeal for godliness through the Tabernacles harvest of humanity and then going onward to lead and focus all living beings on God the Father for all eternity!

Consider that in that multitude could be our wives, husbands, parents or children, our dear friends and know that our enemies will seek us out to be reconciled to us, and to learn of God from us!

On the Feast of Trumpets let us cry out to our Mighty Deliverer that God’s will be done and that God’s plan bear much fruit; for God’s glory and the good of all people!  Let us cry out to God to remember his plan to save humanity!  And during the High Holy Days of the seventh month, let us greatly rejoice and glorify our truly Awesome God! 

From Scripture we know how the first day of the seventh month, The Feast of Trumpets; was observed at the restoration of Ezra, and how deeply moved the people were by the public reading and explanation of the law.

Nehemiah  8:1-12 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.

8:2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.

8:3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

8:4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

8:5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was [on a speaking platform above the people] above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: 8:6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

8:7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.

8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

8:9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

8:11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.

8:12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth [Joy] , because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

In the Scriptures this day is known as Yom Teruah, the day of Shofar sounding in great joy: or the Feast of Trumpets.  Modern Judaism has added the term Rosh Hashanna the head of the year which is not biblical, since we are commanded by God to begin the year in the spring.

The name “Rosh Hashanah” is not used in the Bible to discuss this holiday. The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of the shofar). The holiday is instituted in Leviticus 23:24-25.

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