Friday, September 30, 2011

The Feast of Trumpets

One of the most amazing subjects to learn about in the Bible is God’s 7 Feasts and the incredible prophetic significance behind them.  In the wilderness (circa 1334 BC) God first announced these feasts to the Israelites through Moses: “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts …” (Leviticus 23:1-2).  The word “feast” was translated from the Hebrew word “mô’ēd” meaning: meeting; appointed time, designated time, season.  And the word “convocation” was translated from the Hebrew word “migrā” meaning: assembly, calling the community together.  Subsequently, these 7 feasts were God’s “appointed times” each year for assembling the people together.  But for what reason?  What was God’s purpose in establishing these holy feast days?  Oh, it couldn’t be more AMAZING!

In the remainder of Leviticus chapter 23 God gives the instructions behind and specific day(s) to keep each of the 7 feasts based on a lunar calendar.  Three feasts were to be kept in the spring month of Nissan: Passover on the 14th, Unleavened Bread from the 15th to 21st, and Firstfruits on the day after the weekly Sabbath occurring during the days of Unleavened Bread.  The fourth feast, the Feast of Weeks, was to be kept 50 days after Firstfruits.  And the last three feasts were to be kept in the fall month of Tishri: Trumpets on the 1st of the month (new moon phase), Day of Atonement on the 10th, and Tabernacles from the 15th to 21st.

Well, when the messiah Christ Jesus arrived on Earth and died on the very day of Passover, becoming our Passover Lamb — “for even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us” (I Corinthians 5:7) — and rose from the grave on the very day of Firstfruits, becoming the firstfruits resurrection of the dead “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept … but every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming” (I Corinthians 15:20-23) and sent the Holy Ghost on the very day of the Feast of Weeks (“Pentecost” is a Greek word meaning “50” for the 50 days the Feast of Weeks was kept after Firstfruits) it became rather obvious to those enlightened that something special was behind God’s feasts!  They were as Paul later wrote: “a shadow of things to come” (Colossians 2:17).  Yes, God’s first 4 feasts were prophecy, revealing the VERY DAYS (during a calendar year) in which God the Messiah met with mankind during the time of his First Coming!

Now friend, it doesn’t take a genius to understand the significance behind the remaining three feasts and to realize they too are “appointed times” God has penciled in to meet with mankind in the very near future: Trumpets, Atonement, & Tabernacles!  These are CLEARLY the events left to occur during the time of Christ’s Second Coming: his rapturous return at a Trumpet blast “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet …” (Matthew 24:31) his official Atonement of the saints “that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come … and he shall send Jesus Christ … whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things” (Acts 3:19-21) and his official Tabernacle with us “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them” (The Revelation 21:3).  Yes, without a doubt, these three feasts will be fulfilled too on their VERY DAYS during a soon coming calendar year.  This year the Feast of Trumpets is occurring right now!  So if you get a chance tonight, go outside and look up at the moonless sky, for THIS is the time of year Christ will return, at the very end of the Antichrist's reign during the phase of a new fall moon!

Wonderful video on the Messiah's fulfillment of God's first 4 feast: "The Best video VenomFangX made"

Happy Rosh Hashanah everyone,


Approximately 884 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

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