What is the Feast of Trumpets and why is it important to Christians?
In the Bible, God sets aside seven festivals and calls them “Mo’adim”, which means “appointed times” (Lev. 23). These festivals were special times for God’s revelation and a time of open heaven between man and God. These are prophetic feasts with deep meaning about the past, present and the future and they reveal a cycle of God’s salvation and redemption for all mankind. When Jesus first came, 2,000 years ago, He fulfilled the first four festivals, Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Shavuot (Pentecost). Many think that when Jesus returns, He will also fulfill the last three festivals with His life.
The next feast that awaits His fulfillment is the Feast of Trumpets. That is why it is very important for Christians to know what this festival means!
In Israel the Feast of Trumpets is currently celebrated as Rosh ha Shana, the Jewish New Year. It is also known as Yom Teruah, the day of the blowing of the Shofar. In the Bible God does not describe many things about this feast, and it’s meaning in Judaism is shrouded in mystery. God commands only that we blow the Shofar on this day, and listen to its sound as a wake up call to our soul, so that we know how to recognize the sound of the shofar when it comes. The Feast of Trumpets starts on a new moon. In Biblical times, the Israelites would look for the new moon to start and the first two people that saw the moon would run to Jerusalem to be a witness for its appearance. When the two witnesses came, the festival would start.
The Feast of Trumpets has many sides and uncovers great mysteries about the Messiah.
Below is a list of some of the topics related to this Biblical Feast. They are all very exciting in themselves!
- YOM TERUAH- The day of the blowing of the Shofar
- The day of the coming of the bridegroom: Wake up!
- Rosh Ha Shana- The Jewish Civil New Year
- A day of mystery
- The day of the coronation of the kings of Israel!
- The day of the announcement of the Messiah
- The day of the announcement of revival
- The awesome day
- Yom Ha Zicharon- the day of remembrance
- The day the book of Revelation was given to John
- The day of the resurrection of the dead
- The day of Repentance “Teshoeva”
- The day of the Lord
- The day the Ark of the Covenant entered Jerusalem
- The wedding day of the Messiah
- The day of the gathering of Israel
- The day of the unveiling of the bride
- The 1st day of the seventh month Tishri
- The day of the sacrifice of Isaac
- Day of repentance and baptism
- The day the earth was created
- The day Adam and Eve were created
- The day the royal year started.
- This is THE DAY.