Feast of Trumpets
The Feast of Trumpets or Rosh HaShanah is God’s fifth festival. In many ways, the Feast of Trumpets is bigger than life. It is a holiday of firsts: the first prophetically unfulfilled feast, the first and only feast to occur on a New Moon, the first day of the High Holy Days, the first day on the Hebrew social calendar, the anniversary of the first day of creation, the birthday of Adam, and the anniversary of the first great test of faith when Abraham bound Isaac on the altar.
The Feast of Trumpets started as a simple day of rest and trumpet-blowing at the Temple. In Nehemiah’s day, people went home to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets with great joy (Nehemiah 8:1-10). But, this day became the resurrection of the dead, Judgment Day, Messiah’s coronation, and His wedding! This provocative chapter in the Feast Book will surprise readers with the role of the trumpet or shofar in scripture. It will lead to heartfelt repentance, walking humbly with God, and craving His favor and blessings.
On a future Feast of Trumpets, an angel will blow the trumpet that initiates the trumpet judgments in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 8 to 11). Like the High Holy Days or Ten Days of Awe, which begin on the Feast of Trumpets and end on Yom Kippur, these judgments will begin “years of awe.” These years of awe are years of judgment when people must turn to God as His judgments devastate the earth. The judgment years must come before Messiah reigns on earth.
This chapter is complete with details of future, prophetic events and modern celebrations! Discover the blessings, scripture readings, menus, and recipes for celebrating this awe-inspiring holy day.
23 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 ”Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the LORD.” —Leviticus 23:24-25 [ESV]