Shanah Tovah! Yom Teruah: Feast of Trumpets. Celebrated with shouts and trumpet blasts. It was the day the king had his coronation. Be on the alert. Assemble.
Rosh Hashanah developed during the Babylonian Captivity. Often coincided with the date of the Babylonian new year
The importance of learning directly from Scripture and through history.
- Kristallnacht - November 9-10: a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938. The German authorities looked on without intervening. The pretext for the attacks was allegedly the assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year-old German-born Polish Jew living in Paris.
- SA paramilitary forces (Brownshirts) Its primary purposes were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies; disrupting the meetings of opposing parties; disrupting elections and intimidating Romani, trade unionists, and especially Jews such as during the 1933 Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses.
- Specific groups were targeted based on the alleged activity of one individual
- Businesses were destroyed, windows were smashed, 267 Synagogues were destroyed.
- Churches (synagogues) were forbidden from meeting
- Jews and Christians (supporting Jews) were targeted.
- Travel restrictions were in place
- Meetings by those not belonging to these Nazi groups were forbidden
Mark 13:28 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 30 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 32 But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
33 “Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time [s]will come. 34 It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and [t]putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. 35 Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the [u]master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— 36 in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’”
Leviticus 23 (Chodesh Miqra; Mo’edem; Kairos) Seven feasts
[Lev 23:1-2 NASB] The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'The LORD'S appointed (Mo’edem) times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations (Chodesh Miqra)--My appointed times are these:
[Lev 23:3 NASB] 'For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.
[Lev 23:4 NASB] 'These are the appointed times of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them.
[Lev 23:5 NASB] 'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD'S Passover. (Pesach)
[Lev 23:6-8 NASB] 'Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 'On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work. 'But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.'"
[Lev 23:9-10 NASB] Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. 'He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
SHAVUOT FESTIVAL OF WEEKS
[Lev 23:15-16 NASB] (Pentecost) 'You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. 'You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD.
[Lev 23:20 NASB] 'The priest shall then wave them with the bread of the first fruits for a wave offering with two lambs before the LORD; they are to be holy to the LORD for the priest.
FEAST OF TRUMPETS – YOM TERUAH
[Lev 23:23-24 NASB] Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing [of trumpets,] a holy convocation. 'You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD.'"
[Lev 23:26-27 NASB] The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the LORD.
[Lev 23:28-32 NASB] "You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the LORD your God. "If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people. "As for any person who does any work on this same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. "You shall do no work at all. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. "It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath."
[Lev 23:33 NASB] Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the LORD. 'On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind.
[Lev 23:36 NASB] 'For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.
[Lev 23:37 NASB] 'These are the appointed times of the LORD which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to present offerings by fire to the LORD--burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, [each] day's matter on its own day--
[Lev 23:39 NASB] 'On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the LORD for seven days, with a rest on the first day and a rest on the eighth day.
[Lev 23:40 NASB] 'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days. 'You shall thus celebrate it [as] a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It [shall be] a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
[Lev 23:42-43 NASB] 'You shall live in booths for seven days; all the native-born in Israel shall live in booths, so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'"
[Lev 23:44 NASB] So Moses declared to the sons of Israel the appointed times of the LORD.
10 Days - Days of Awe (Yamim Nora'im): An alarm, call to repentance
YOM TERUAH IN REVELATION
Rest and make a loud noise
- Psalm 47:1; Psalm 66:1l; Psalm 81:1
- Num 10:5, Num 23:211 Samuel 4:5
- Zephaniah 1:6
Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the Lord is coming; Surely it is near,
2 A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn is spread over the mountains, So there is a great and mighty people; There has never been anything like it, Nor will there be again after it To the years of many generations.
3 A fire consumes before them And behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them But a desolate wilderness behind them, And nothing at all escapes them.
4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like war horses, so they run. With a noise as of chariots They leap on the tops of the mountains, Like the [b]crackling of a flame of fire consuming the stubble, Like a mighty people arranged for battle.
Joshua 6:5 trumpets/shouts Psalm 100:1 Trumpets are blown and the people begin to shout. The Coronation of the KING has begun.
Ketivah VaChatimah Tovah which translates as "A good inscription and sealing [in the Book of Life” or L'shanah tovah tikatevu v'tichatemu meaning "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year"
Revelation 7: The sealing of the 144,000. Then the trumpet blasts begin.
Rev 16: 8 The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. 9 Men were scorched with [g]fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.
10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, 11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds.
1 Thessalonians 4: 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a [a]shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive [b]and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15: 50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does [a]the perishable inherit [b]the imperishable. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised [c]imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this [d]perishable must put on [e]the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.