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The Feast of Trumpets is a prophetic feast commemorated by the blowing of the shofar, a ceremonial instrument formed from the horn of a ram. The shofar produces a sound similar to that of a trumpet. Trumpeting the shofar signals the end of the current year’s religious observances and the beginning of the new spiritual year or season.

The Feast of Trumpets is held in the seventh month (Ethanim) from the first to the seventh of the month (Leviticus 23:23–25). Tishri is another name for Ethanim. American-English calendars place this feast, respective to the Hebrew calendar, between the last week of September and the first week of October.

At the sounding of the shofar, the Israelite people acknowledge the close of the current year’s cycle of sacrifices and harvests, religious observances and the beginning of the new religious season.

The Israelites’ actions are a “foreshadowing of things to come” event, representing the time when Christ will return WITH the Body of Christ for the final Feast of Trumpets with an angelic host sounding their trumpets from the heavens in preparation for the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles with its final harvest.

On that glorious day, Jesus will descend upon the battlefield where He will destroy the armies of the Beast, casting the Beast and the False Prophet into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20). The saints of God will descend upon Jerusalem in order to destroy the city and the sanctuary[1] wiping away the abominations and curses caused by the wickedness and idolatries of both the Beast and humanity.

Once Christ and the saints have completed their unhappy tasks, the Feast of Trumpets will begin in earnest celebrating their victory over wickedness and freedom in Christ. Jesus will then subdue all nations of the earth and offer Israel (past and present) a chance to receive salvation through Christ their Messiah and King.[2] The Two Witnesses and the 144,000 Elect have been preparing the Israelite peoples for Christ’s return during the Great Consummation. The Two Witnesses will have performed their tasks during the entire three and a half year period of the Great Consummation, while the 144,000 Elect will only minister the gospel during the Great Consummation’s final year. By the time the seventh trumpets of Judgment have sounded and the Wrath of God has ended – the Battle of Armageddon will have reached its conclusion. This final demonstration of God’s power will produce the end of the current world order and the beginning of the Millennial (or Christ’s) Reign. This is the moment when every knee will bow and every tongue confess Jesus as Lord (Philippians 2:10–11). Then, according to prophecy, Jesus will assume His rightful place on the throne of David reigning over the entire earth and all its peoples.

Just a thought:

When Egypt’s Pharaoh finally released the Israelites the people sounded trumpets to celebrate and commemorate their freedom: the first Feast of Trumpets, the beginning of a new season both spiritual and physical for the Israeli people.

The Feast of Tabernacles commemorates the hardships and nomadic lifestyle the Israelite people endured while traveling forty years through the desert between Egypt and the Promised Lands.

The Feast of Tabernacles will also commemorate the role Christians have played between the time of Christ and the end of the Latter Days which will include enduring the Great Consummation. Christians will also enter their Promised Lands at the end of their great journey during the Great Consummation at the end of the Latter Days.

As I wrote… just a thought!

[1] Daniel 9:26.

[2] Daniel 12:1-3; Romans 11:25–29.

 

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