Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown today...last through sundown tomorrow.
What is this?
What does it have to do with us?
A full answer takes a long time...those of y’all who study the Word with us know what I mean. But, I thought it worthy to point out the day and make a couple of observations.
In Leviticus 23 the Lord instructed His people how they were to celebrate - the Feasts of the Lord. They are often are called “the Feast of Israel” - a misnomer.
The feast given are:
- Unleavened Bread
- First Fruits
- Day of Atonement
(All are mentioned in Scripture and Judaism with varied names, i.e. Feast of Booths or Tabernacles)
Here is the basic truth that I want us to understand today.
The first four feasts - Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost - were fulfilled in and through the Lord Jesus Christ when He came the first time.
The last three feasts - Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles - will be fulfilled in and through the Lord Jesus Christ when He returns.
The feast beginning at sundown today, the Feast of Trumpets, is described as follows…
23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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.
25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
- the time, first day of the seventh month
- that it was a sabbath day (this is so important to understand with all the feasts...some are “sabbath”, holy days...not the weekly sabbath)
- a memorial of blowing of trumpets was to occur
- a holy convocation was to occur
- no work was to be done on that day
- a offering of fire was to be made unto the Lord
The “Fall Feasts” occur close in time.
The Feast of Trumpets - later called Rosh Hashanah (the Head of the Year) - became the first day of the civil year (that explains much when looking at the Word…Israel had a “Feast”, “Sacred” calendar and a civil calendar...somewhat like we have calendar years and fiscal years)
The Feast of Trumpets was a call to the people to prepare for the Day of Atonement - the feast that occurred in ten days. These days eventually were referred to as the Days of Awe.
I believe that much can be gleaned and understood as to “end-time” things by examining the Feasts.
We would do well to be reminded to be prepared and ready.
Spend a few moments with the following charts.
Again, the first four feasts were fulfilled in and through the Lord Jesus when He came the first time…(click “pasted graphic&rdquo
The last four feast will be fulfilled when He returns...Rejoice! (click “pasted graphic&rdquo
Blow the Trumpet.
Sound the alarm.
Proclaim the Day of Salvation.
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