Feast of Trumpets

Leviticus 23:23 Intro:

These seven feasts are God’s feasts

They are the blueprint for the future

Not Jewish feasts - they are the feasts of the Lord

The message and the Ministry of these feasts is for every generation

Mohed - a set time or appointed time

Michra - a rehearsal or recital

An elaborate rehearsal of something that will happen in the future in a set time

We have looked at

The feast of Passover

Saved by blood, the man's responsibility to the family

Redemption is by blood alone

This rehearsal was fulfilled at the cross

Unleavened bread,

Jesus said beware of all the leaven of the Pharisees

Getting the hot air out of your life, the pride

The feast of pins and needles

First fruits

Bringing the first of your harvest to the Lord

You do not bring the Firstfruits, God will not give you harvest

God does not accept second place

Give God your very best, and make him first

Pentecost

Where the 120 received the Holy Spirit

The gift Jesus promised and gave to all believers

The gift of power and the gift of teaching us His Word

Today we look at the Feast of Trumpets

Everything in the feast of trumpets is about something new

The feast of Rosh Hashanah (Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"))

The trumpet used in the feast is the shofar - the ram's horn

Two types of trumpets referred to in the Bible

The silver trumpet and the shofar

All that we refer to in the feast of trumpets is the shofar

The shofar was used to introduce every one of the feasts

Used to introduce the Sabbath day

Used to call troops to battle

1 Cor 14:7-8 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

Trumpeters blew a distinct sound so people knew they were under attack

Uncertain sound would cause confusion amongst the people

A message here for today to preach a distinct, clear message

A message of the Gospel, and put their philosophy away

It was used to announce the year of Jubilee

The year when all debts were forgiven and erased

Christians need to blow the sound and announce their Jubilee

We are free from the power of sin and Satan

We are free to serve God and all that he has told us to do

To serve God in the beauty of His holiness

The shofar is used to assemble the people

Used for the coronation of King's

Ps 89:15a Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:

the joyful sound is the blast of the trumpet of the shofar

Ps 98:6 With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.

Blow the horn and shout joyfully before the King the Lord of hosts

NOW blow the horn and let the people shout

Read Leviticus 23:23

1. The Feast of Trumpets is the beginning of the new year in the Bible

Is two days in length

The first and second days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei

Last week of September first week of October

Rabidical scholars teach that God created Adam at the feast of trumpets

The celebration of the New Year

Is the celebration of the new world - the creation

Message of Rosh Hashanah is - our God is always doing a new thing

In the N.T. when we are saved we become a new creature

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Blow the shofar and shout for joy - you have been liberated

Your Jubilee has come - you are free from the past

You have become heirs and joint heirs with Jesus Christ

Eternity with Him is waiting for you

If we had nothing else to hope for this would be enough

You have a mansion waiting for you - Angels would go before you

You have been given the dividends of heaven

He has said he will give you vineyards you have not planted, houses you have not built, and Wells you have not dug

He said I will do a new thing for you - give God praise

2. in Revelation it says when you are saved you receive a new name written down in glory

Your eternal home is a place called the New Jerusalem

Every 24 hours there's a new day

Every 30 days there's a new moon

Every 360 days there's a new year

Ps 40:3a And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:

Isa 43:19-20 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. 20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Notice the rivers in the desert

God shows up in the darkest hours (feast of Pentecost)

Notice that God does not send anyone he shows up himself

In Matthew he has a new covenant that he is made to the Gentiles

They were cut off from the promises of Israel

But now he is made a new covenant and we are grafted in

Mark 16:17 they shall speak with new tongues

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

The thing that should distinguish the church today is that we love one another

Take care of one another

Defend each other

Bear each other burdens

Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

God signs off the way he signed in

Genesis in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth

In the end he makes a new heaven and a new earth

The new heavens and the new earth will be just like the ones he created

God is a God of the past, the present, and the future

God is ready, willing and able to do a new thing for you and I

3. The Feast of Trumpets is referred to in the Tora (the written word of God) as “the day of the awakening blast”

The awakening blast is the sound of the shofar

The Hebrew word for awakening blast is “tiruah” which also means shout

Rabbis teach the awakening blast is

The first three blasts

Then nine very short blasts (notice 12 in number)

then there is the awakening blast was a long very loud blast

that's the blast when the supernatural occurs

1 Thess 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

The shout is the sound of the shofar

The trump of God is the awakening blast

And the dead in Christ shall rise with the awakening blast

Then those who are alive in Christ shall rise to meet him in the air

Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light

Isa 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

The dead shall rise and give shouts of glory to the Lord

We need to praise him today for what he will do tomorrow

There are three trumpets in Scripture (review from last week)

1. The first Trump was blown at Mount Sinai

2. The last Trump is at the rapture

1 Cor 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Some teach we will go to the tribulation

Look at this verse it is very clear the bride of Christ will be gone

3. The great Trump is at the entrance of the millennium rain

Matt 24:29-31 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Don't confuse the rapture with the second coming

The rapture Jesus comes in the clouds to only take his bride

This does not include all of the church it only includes the bride

A false teaching today is that Jesus is coming for the Church

People get a sense of security because they attend church

At the second coming he sets his foot on the Mount of Olives

The Mount splits open, Jesus destroys all evil, sets up his throne

Why are the first 2 trumpets called the first Trump at the last trumpet

Genesis 22 we of the beautiful story of Abraham climbing a mountain with his son Isaac

It is the mountain where 2000 years later Jesus was crucified

After Abraham climbed the mountain the ram was stuck in the thicket

The ram was the substitute sacrifice, Jesus was your substitute

If you do not accept Jesus as Savior, then you must die

Gen 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

Hebrew word achus meaning afterward or in the future

He looked behind to see it BUT was looking into the future

The Hebrew language is clear he saw into the future Jesus being sacrificed on Calvary

This is confirmed in John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

God allowed him to see it through the eyes of Jehovah Jirah (the God who sees the future)

We always been taught this means God will provide

Literally meaning God will see to it

God is the God who will do something about it

God will provide because he sees the future

Jesus taught the people that Abraham saw the crucifixion

The ram was caught in the thicket by his horns

The left horn was the first Trump, the right horn was the last Trump

Abraham climbing a mountain in faith

Isaac asked where is the sacrifice?

Abraham said God will provide, knowing that God saw the future

As Abraham raised the knife, he still believed God can see

One last time he may have cried Jehovah Jirah

And the Angel grabbed his hand, and showed him the sacrifice

How many of us today cry out Jehovah Jirah

Are you going through a dark trial today -God can see

Dreams been crushed by Satan's demonic powers -God can see

Your marriage or family in turmoil -God can see

Is the church not where you want it to be - God can see

Is your business under attack - God can see

Has your doctor given you no hope - God can see

Are you climbing the mountain - at the top the ram is tied up!

4. The Feast of Trumpets also represents the wedding of Christ and his bride

The Bible that we should read each day is the Katuba

The written covenant God has given you when I

God opens the Bible with the marriage between Adam and Eve

It was a rehearsal of Christ marriage to his bride

Adam was made in the likeness of Christ

Jesus is called the last Adam

1 Cor 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

In Genesis 2 Adam went into a deep sleep and woke up married

Sleep is synonymous with death in the Bible (1st Cor. 15:51-54)

God took a rib from Adam's side - representing shedding of blood

He then created eve from the rib

Christ was wounded in his side on the cross after his death

Then took his bones in his blood he created his bride

Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones

At the death of Christ his true bride was now created

If all we will do is repent, and accept Jesus Christ

We are now the church triumphant, with Jesus Christ is our head

5. The Feast of Trumpets is a rehearsal of the rapture of the bride of Jesus Christ

It is a grand rehearsal of this future event called the rapture

1 Thess 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

He will give it within awakening blast

Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Jesus will appear physically in all his glory to take his bride out of this Earth

To take us out from the seven years of God's wrath

Trump of God shall sound, the shofar shall blow

The dead shall rise, then those who remain shall go after

And the bride will go to the marriage supper of the lamb

We are being mentally prepared these days for this great event

We see people missing every day on the news

More and more we are hearing about alien abductions

CNN will explain what is happened

Eyewitness news will have their twist on the event

Sadly enough churches will be packed with people wondering what is happened

People who thought they were Christians will not admit to what is happened

Some who know what's happened will be called lunatics, even by the church

Many will not admit to this event, but it doesn't change the fact

No more sorrow, disease, suffering, anguish, troubles, fears

We will be with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever and forever so how will we know the real Christ when he comes

Anyone can wear a white robe, call himself Christ, put scars in his hand anyone could stand on the Mount of Olives saying I am the Christ

In the tribulation the false prophet will call fire from heaven, even make a stone statue speak

if all it takes is a miracle to deceive you the antichrist will deceive you

Matt 24:23-24 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

If all you're looking for is signs you will have them

Don’t believe it - say it again don't believe it

As the days draw closer, don’t believe all you see

We are not looking for signs we are listening for sounds

To many today are looking for signs and will be greatly deceived

How will we be able to tell Jesus Christ from all the rest

God has installed a failsafe system

God knows that everything he has done Satan has tried to imitate

Moses and Pharaohs prophets and the serpants

But Moses serpent ate their servants

Revelation 6 Antichrist rides out on a Whitehorse

Why? Because Christ comes out on a white horse in revelation 19

The anti-Christ is shot in the head and then recovers

Why? Because he imitates the death and resurrection of Jesus

The rapture is the celebration of the victory over death, hell and the grave

That’s why the devil hates the teaching of the rapture

How will I know when the rapture gets here

By the shout of the archangel

By the trump of God with the awakening blast

When my body sails through the air to meet Jesus

Again it's not by what you see, it's by what you hear

The Bible is literal from cover to cover - and Jesus will literally come

Everything HAS literally happened and everything WILL literally happen

The word rapture does not appear in the Bible - but the picture is clear

Homosexuality does not appear in the Bible but the pictures clear

Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation;

If we neglect the cross, we shall never escape the hell that awaits us

What do we have to tell us the time is near

2 Peter 3:3-4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

When people don't believe in His coming He will suddenly appear

People already doubt the story of creation - even the church

Times are ready for the appearing of the Son of Man

Get Ready - Get Ready - Get Ready

The King is Coming

The Trumpet, the awakening blast, is about to happen

We will be gone to be with the Lord forever