Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets begins today, September 16th at sunset and continues through Tuesday evening at sunset. I would like to wish all our Jewish friends a happy Jewish new year.
The Feast of Trumpets always makes me think of the “last trump” mentioned in 1 Corinthians 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. As well as the trumpet mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 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:
See also Matt. 24:31
It seems that every major event in the New Testament age has or will have occurred on a Jewish feast day. These feast days are significant in their meaning as they match up with the event for the New Testament.
There were 7 holy days, or feast days ordained to Israel under Moses. 9 are now celebrated with the inclusion of Hanukkah and Purim. I will match the original 7 up with their apparent corresponding event of the New Testament.
Passover – Crucifixion of Christ
Unleavened Bread – Christ’s burial
First-fruits – Resurrection of Christ
Pentecost – Holy Spirit’s empowerment of the church
Trumpets – Parousia of Christ
Tabernacles – The final ingathering of the nations
Day of Atonement – Israel’s final cleansing
Our eyes are veiled concerning much about the coming of Christ. There are a lot of things we do know, but much we don’t. The coming of Christ could be any day, but I tend to get a little excited every time the Rosh Hashanah rolls around, thinking that I might just hear a trumpet sound and a voice accompanying that trumpet saying, “Come up hither!”