Sunday, September 9, 2012
Reason One for Christians to Celebrate the Feast of Trumpets
As we approach the prophetically significant Biblical Feasts of the Fall month of Tishrei, I wanted to share with you a series of essays that Brenda wrote a couple of years ago. These are compiled and published in our book titled “Reasons for Christians to Celebrate the Biblical Feasts”. It is available from Amazon.com, our web site at moedministries.com and from www.elshaddaiministries.us.
This year the Feast of Trumpets, more commonly known by it's modern name of Rosh Hashana, begins at local sunset on Sunday September 16th.
The Feast of Trumpets is one of the seven Feasts of the LORD spoken of in Leviticus chapter 23.
Leviticus 23:1-2 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim, holy convocations, even these are My appointed feasts. (MKJV)
The Feast days belong to God. He says in this passage that they are “My appointed feasts.” They are not just for the Jewish people to observe, but for all who call on the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Sept. 28th, 2011 at local sunset is the first day of the month of Tishrei and the Feast of Trumpets. The Bible tells us that this day is to be a memorial of blowing trumpets or the shofar. (Lev. 23:24) The shofar is a trumpet made of a ram’s horn.
Like all the Feasts of the LORD, it is a Mo’ed, an appointed time, which is to be observed with a holy convocation. The word for convocation is migra’ which can also be translated as a dress rehearsal. The Feast of Trumpets is an appointed time for the rehearsal of the coming of our King. The Feast of Trumpets looks back to God as king and creator of the universe and forward to the crowning of Jesus as priest and king.
The Jewish sages tell us that one reason to blow the shofar is to remember that God is King. In fact, the Jewish people believe that Adam was created on this day which is why this is also the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). When we blow the shofar on the Feast of Trumpets, we re-enthrone God as King in our lives.
Psalms 47:1-9 MKJV 1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Clap your hand, all you peoples; shout to God with the voice of triumph. 2 For the LORD Most High is awesome, a great king over all the earth. 3 He shall humble the peoples under us, and nations under our feet. 4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the majesty of Jacob whom He loved. Selah. 5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our King, sing praise. 7 For God is King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding. 8 God reigns over the nations, God sits on the throne of His holiness. 9 The rulers of the peoples are gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham; for the shields of the earth are God's; He is lifted up on high.
In the kingdom of Judah, the kings were enthroned on the Feast of Trumpets to the sound of the shofars. The shofars will sound once again to enthrone a new King of Israel. Yeshua son of David will take His throne. Zechariah spoke of that day calling him the BRANCH.
Zechariah 6:11-13 MKJV 11 And take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 And speak to him, saying, So speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the Man whose name is The BRANCH! And He shall spring up out of His place, and He shall build the temple of the LORD. 13 Even He shall build the temple of the LORD; and He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule on His throne. And He shall be a priest on His throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
The Feast of Trumpets is an appointed day to deliberately remember that God is the ultimate King and that His son Jesus is coming to rule and reign for one thousand years. Let’s rehearse this joyful event together!
Shalom and Be Blessed
Dan and Brenda Cathcart
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