The Feast of Trumpets













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The Feast of Trumpets

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

"In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any laborious works but you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord." Leviticus 23:24-25

The Feast of Trumpets is the fourth high Sabbath of the year and the first Holy Day Festival of the fall season. It is a one day celebration which falls on the first day of the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar - in September or early October on the Gregorian calendar.

 Unlike our Gregorian calendar which is a solar only calculation with 365 days in a year, the Hebrew calendar is a lunar-solar calendar based on a 19 year time cycle with each month having 30 days. Every month begins with the first small crescent in the lunar cycle. 12 years out of the 19 year cycle have 12 30- day months and the remaining 7 have 13 30-day months. Leviticus 23:4 says, -"These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them."

God set the times for these divine appointments before He even made man, notice Genesis 1:14, -"Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years." God inspired this to originally be written in Hebrew and the Hebrew word translated "seasons" is "moed" meaning, "a divinely appointed time for a festival celebration - a fixed appointment for assembly." The lights in verse 14 set in the heavens to determine the timing for these appointments are primarily the sun and the moon.

Israel signaled the beginning of each month with the blowing of the shofar, a trumpet made from the horn of a ram. The Feast of Trumpets starts when the seventh trump of the year is sounded. The sounding of the trumpets is associated with two important occasions, war, and the coming of a king.

In the case of this festival it means both - Jesus coming as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He comes to wage war with the nations of the world, -"Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven saying, ‘The kingdoms of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ: and He will reign forever and ever." (Rev.11) "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first." (1 Thes.4)

Keeping this Festival has been a blessing to me and my family for more than 30 years. It is a yearly reminder that one day Jesus will come in glory and rescue the world from Satan’s grip, -"We know that we are of God and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one." (1 Jo.5)Then there will be true peace as the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of King Jesus.




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