We are celebrating the Feast of Trumpets with our Pacific Coast Family.
“...a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.” Leviticus 23:24b
This divinely-instituted festival also reminds us to “HEAR” -- it is another reference to Shema. Blasting the trumpets reminds us to hear what the spirit says to the church. David reminds us, in Psalm 81:2-3 (TLV), to “Lift up a song and sound a tambourine, a sweet lyre with a harp. Blow the shofar at the new moon, at the full moon for the day of our festival.” We are commanded to joyously sing and practice hearing. The trumpets teach us to sharpen our listening skills. God commanded that this instrument be used to memorialize the national assembly where Israel entered into a covenant. This horn reminds us that we are a people under a covenant who accepted the responsibilities of being God’s people. The ram’s horn (shofar) also reminds us that one day, the trumpet blasts will announce the return of our Lord, Savior and King, Jesus Christ (Yahshua, the Messiah). This festival reminds us of the glorious new beginning when Christ shall come to rescue us from the cares of our human life on earth. We will “meet the Lord in the air --- and so we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17c).
Always on the first day of the seventh Hebrew month, according to the lunar calendar, the Feast of Trumpets, also known by the names “Yom Teruah” (Day of Trumpets’ Blasts) and “Rosh Hashanah” “Head of the Year”, is the first of the three fall holy convocations or festivals/feasts that the Lord commanded His people to observe. In addition to the focus of blowing trumpets/shofars, it is a joyous occasion, with singing, prayers and powerful messages from God’s men and women.
Join us virtually for this glorious day, beginning shortly before sundown on Monday, September 6 for the services and ending this glorious Feast Sabbath on Tuesday, September 7.