14. Sep, 2017

The Trumpet call is coming.

 

In a weeks time it is the time of the Biblical feast of the Feast of Trumpets [Leviticus 23:23-25] and in Israel it will be the welcoming of the new year, Rosh HaShanah, meaning head of the year or new year. This as we know is not the Biblical New Year as that is Passover the 14th day of Nissan. [Leviticus 23:4-5] However in the time of the Jewish exile in Babylon they lived under the Babylonian system. Babylon had a different calendar than the Bible and who’s New Year was at the time of the Biblical feast of trumpets. And so the Jewish people started to follow rules other than the Lords. There is a lesson here for us all because we are all easily led from the truth of the Word of God, if we take our eye off the Lord. [Exodus 32:1-8]

The Feast of Trumpets just happens to be one of those things the Church has forgotten about, but it is one of the Lords appointed times, [Leviticus 23:1-2] one of seven, which is God’s number for completeness of many things. [Leviticus 25:8] People say why should we worry about these feasts of the Lord? Well the Lord has created them for a reason, they are a program to keep us focused on the Lord, what He has done for us, and our behaviour towards Him.

The feasts also speak of the Lords return, kingship and marriage. So why not pay attention to the Lords voice as He speaks to the people through these events? God’s feasts speaks to us through the Passover, the beginning of our salvation, the first feast and to Pentecost when we received the Holy Spirit [Acts 2:1-3] and we received the power to understand what had gone before. [John 16:5-8] So why should we not connect to feast of Tabernacles? [Leviticus 23:34-35] He is the Omega - the ending and all those feasts in between. All the feasts connect the story together and are all-important to God or why else would He create them? The other feasts are: The feast of unleavened bread, [Leviticus 23:6] the feast that talks of behaviour, the feast of first fruits that speaks of presentation and giving to the Lord. [Leviticus 23:10]

If we go forward a few months, we come to the feast of trumpets, which speaks of ingathering [1 Thessalonians 1:4-13-17] and then comes the Day of Atonement, the Day of Judgment [Leviticus 23:26-32] that is coming no matter what we want for our future.

Paul warned us about teaching other than what is in the Word of God [2 Corinthians 11:4] and these feasts are as important today to all Believers as they were when God set them in place and in the time of Yeshua [John 7:37] and Paul. [Acts 18:21]

The Feasts of the Lord are the Passport of the Messiah and like a passport does for us the feasts do for the Lord, they identify who He is and His time line of events. The Feast of Trumpets is about ingathering of which nobody knows the hour or the day. We have been waiting two thousand years for His return and every year passes and nothing, proving this scripture. He was to come but it has not happened. But the day of His return gets ever closer and so Yeshua commanded us to keep watch [Matthew 24:42] because He will come like a thief in the night [1 Thessalonians 5:2] we must do just that, keep watch. Don't we all look forward to His return and to His once more walking on the earth among us in the cool of the day? [Genesis 3:8]

Within The feasts I have seen how the Lord plants a seed in the life of a person. The Lord plants a seed from which a tree grows and produces fruit in our lives. From that fruit we can produce seeds that we can spread that the Lord will water and grow to produce more fruit and on it goes, generation after generation and we are part of that. We the partakers of the Kingdom, the coins that were lost but are now found. [Luke 15:8-9] We who have accepted Yeshua as the true saviour of the world are now temples of the Holy Spirit [1 Corinthians 6:19] and that alone should put happiness into our hearts that we want others to see and have.

Within the Feast the message is clear that the Lord is coming and He is coming at the sound of the trumpet [Matthew 24:30-31] at a time that speaks of kingship and wedding, when we are called home to dance around the throne. A wedding where all who are called by His name and have their names written in the Book of Life, are invited. [Revelation 21:22-27] The invitations have gone out all we have to do is say “Yes Lord I accept” and we are invited. [Romans 10:9] So on that day when we see the clouds roll in and darken and we hear the sound of the trumpet we will see the Lord coming in all His glory. Then He will take up His rightful place as the King of the Jews and of the entire world.

Psalm 47 is read at the Rosh HaShanah service by the Jewish Orthodox, seven times, which is God’s number.  It is read because it is a coronation song for the King.  Verse five speaks of two distinct elements of this feast, kingship and resurrection. And another song sung at The Feast of Trumpets is Psalm 45:13-15 about the bride and the coming King paralleled in the story of the Ten Virgins waiting for the coming King. [Matthew 25:1-13]

What a glorious day this will be as we will finally be able to attend the greatest wedding the world has ever seen. There will be dancing and rejoicing and the Lord will once more drink from the cup of redemption, the third cup of the Feast of Passover. [Luke 22:18] Then the Lord will break the glass and it will truly be finished, the beginning and the end the Alpha and the Omega. The glass broken is a symbol that all is complete, nothing more can be done for the fulfilment of the salvation for mankind. The question is how long will the marriage last, as long as the glass is broken, forever and ever glory be to His name. Heaven and earth are full of His Glory. Hallelujah. [Isaiah 6:3] 

I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

1 Corinthians 15:50-55