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The Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah (יום תרועה) in Hebrew, is estimated to begin at sunset tomorrow Israel Standard Time (IST), on September 6, 2021 (the start will not be official until a sliver of the moon is spotted, signifying the new moon). It is one of seven feasts God commanded the children of Israel to observe (Leviticus 23). Some also refer to the Feast of Trumpets as the “mystery feast,” because the Lord didn’t tell Moses, at least it isn’t specifically stated in Leviticus 23, why they should blow trumpets and observe that day, except that it was a “memorial” of blowing trumpets.
The only time “trumpet” is mentioned in scriptures prior to the Feast of Trumpets in Leviticus 23, is in Exodus 19, when God told Moses that when the people heard the “trumpet sound long” they were to come up to Mount Sinai to “meet with God” (Exodus 19-20); so this is the only event that He could have been referring to: when the people gathered to meet God, and God came down to the top of Mount Sinai to meet with Moses, at the sound of the trumpet. This is the event we are to remember, memorialize, on the Feast of Trumpets.
There is also a day coming which coincides with this memorial, which is referred to in the Holy Word of God as a meeting in the air with our Savior Jesus Christ:
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus shall we ever be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (ET – Elim אֵילִם Translation)
The dead shall be raised at the sound of God’s trumpet and those remaining on the earth who are Christians will be caught up together to meet them and they will meet Jesus our Savior in the air!
God came down at the sound of the trumpet on Mount Sinai. Jesus will return for His people at the sound of a trumpet before the great tribulation begins, to save them from His wrath, which shall come upon the wicked:
“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, Who delivered us from the wrath to come” 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (ET – Elim אֵילִם Translation)
“The nations were angry and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged and that You should give reward to Your servants, the prophets, the saints and those who fear Your name, small and great; and should destroy those who destroy the earth” Revelation 11:18 (ET – Elim אֵילִם Translation)
We should celebrate Yom Teruah in memory of God’s descent to meet with Moses on Mount Sinai; but we should also celebrate Yom Teruah because it is a type and shadow of the Lord’s return to meet with His people in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
Jesus was crucified at Passover (Luke 22:15); He was raised from the dead at Firstfruits (1 Corinthians 15:20); and the Holy Spirit, which He promised to His disciples, came upon them at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4).
In the same manner of fulfillment, I believe Jesus will catch up (or “rapture” – Latin Vulgate translation, “rapiemur”) His saints (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) on Yom Teruah, or the Feast of Trumpets. We don’t know which year, nor do we know the day or hour (Jesus said we would not know the day or hour of His return [Matthew 25:13]), because the actual day of the Feast of Trumpets is not known until the sliver of the moon appears, marking the new moon. It is a mystery until the very day arrives!
Jesus could very well come this year on the Feast of Trumpets!
Are you ready?
Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior, unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate, having no conscience (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.
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