"THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS (by Zakane Eriq Benel)
In order to fully understand the celebration of the Feast of Trumpets, we will need to see it from the beginning and follow it into the time of the Messiah. Let’s begin in Leviticus 23:24:
23:23 And YHWH spoke unto Moses, saying,
23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
23:25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire untoYHWH.
I will use this verse as our introduction to the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah in Hebrew). I will show the relevance of this Feast in the worship of ancient Yisrael, in today’s worship, and finally, its significance to the future.
In the above passage, the Feast of Trumpets exemplifies five important elements:
* A memorial
* An alarm of warning
* A Sabbath
* A rehearsal assembly
* The return of Messiah (Salvation and the defeat of our enemies)
Before we review these things, I want to start with a definition of the words. The word “Trumpets” in Hebrew is actually TERUAH, which means, “alarm” or “sounding” or even “shouting”. You will see this more clearly as you read on.
The word has been translated “trumpets” because the instrument of “sounding” or “alarm” was most often a “shofar”, which is a type of trumpet. The blowing of the trumpet in ancient as well as modern times is used to call an assembly, or troops to battle, or to warn an enemy of arrival, or to signify the arrival of a King or Prince (a type of warning). The blowing of the trumpet was also used in the celebration of victory.
The first day of the seventh month is designated as the “day” of sounding or alarm, as the case may be.
This “day” is a reminder of something,
A warning of something,
A celebration of something,
A rehearsal of something,
And a prophetic look into something,"
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