Feast of Trumpets

9/21/2009
"YHVH spoke to Moshe (Moses), saying, Speak to the children of Yisra'el (Israel), saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest to you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no servile work; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD." Leviticus 23:23-25
"In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets to you." Numbers 29:1
On the first day of the 7th month on the Hebrew calender, we celebrate the Feast of Trumpets, also known as Yom Teruah or day of the awakening blast. We observe this feast day by resting, studying YHVH's Word and blowing memorial trumpets.

This is the only Biblical Feast/Holy Day that occurs on a new moon. So we reviewed the phases of the moon and looked forward, with anticipation, to the new moon sighting in Israel. Based on the sighting of the first sliver of the new moon, the Feast of Trumpets began on Sunday evening at sunset and ended on Monday evening at sunset. We looked for the new moon in our sky and did not see a moon at all Saturday night and Sunday night it was too cloudy, but several witnesses saw it in Israel!

The Feast of Trumpets is a time when we look forward to when we will hear the trumpets announcing the return of Yeshua (Jesus)!
"Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Matthew 24:30-31
We see the feasts of Yahveh(God) as a dress rehearsal for the real thing ~ we cannot really keep the Feasts as they were intended, but we can practice for the day when we will be celebrating them with Yeshua. We talked about how exciting it will be to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb when Yeshua returns for His bride!

We continued working in our Grapevine Biblical Feasts and Holy Days notebook.


Jordan's pages.


A few things we learned about the use of trumpets in the Bible:

A trumpet was sounded at Yahveh's presence.
"And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice." Exodus 19:19
"Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off." Exodus 20:18

"I [John] was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," Revelation 9:9-11.
Silver trumpets were sounded to gather the congregation of Israel.
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: "Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the congregation and for directing the movement of the camps.When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. But if they blow only one, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall gather to you." Numbers 10:1-4
Trumpets were also used by Israel during war and over sacrifices and offerings made during holy days.
"When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved from your enemies. Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God." Numbers 10:9-10
Luke also read a study to the boys called Yom Teruah,The Historical Roots of Our Faith, Present Relevance for Believers & Prophetic End-Time Implications and His Majesty Requests - An Invitation to the Royal Wedding of the Lamb posted by Sheep Fold Gleanings ~ both are worth reading!

The Feast of Trumpets is very prophetic and as believers we look forward to the fulfillment of this Feast as well as the Fall Feasts coming up ~ Day of Atonement (in 10 days) and Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) (October 5th-12th).

4 comments:

La Bella Vita said...

Love it! Where did you get your notebooking pgs?

Thanks!
Ginnie

Michelle said...

Ginnie, they are from a study by Grapevine Stick Figuring Through the Bible ~ I wrote a review on it in my homeschool blog:

http://delightfullearning.blogspot.com/2009/08/grapevine-studies.html

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La Bella Vita said...

Thank you so much Michelle! This is our second cycle honoring Adonai's feasts and festivals and we enjoy them so so much. I am incorporating them into our homeschool days so we can continue our learning about them at home, but am always on the lookout for good helps. I'll check out your link. Thanks!
Ginnie

Wholesome Learning said...

I like Grapevine too- keepin' it simple :)
Evonne

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