Rosh Hashanah is not only the Jewish New Year, it is also called the Feast of Trumpets — Chag Ha’tru’ah. Trumpets symbolize an announcement in the Bible. But what do they announce?
According to the Bible, the Feast of Trumpets is all about the return of Yeshua. Trumpets announce the Day of the Lord!
The New Testament speaks of the importance and prophetic significance of Feast of Trumpets. Every year when the people of Israel are blowing the shofar (trumpet) on Zion, they are in fact proclaiming: “The Lord is coming!”
The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’
While reading about Chag HaTru’ot (Feast of Trumpets) in the Old Testament, we are presented with an important feast with a powerful message behind it. However its fulfillment can only be found in the New Testament.
Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
Reading this scripture in the context of everything we learned about this feast in the Old Testament reveals a new dimension of its deep meaning.
Yeshua the Messiah — our Lord and Savior, coming down from heaven with power and glory, while all the nations will see Him and recognize Him as who He truly is.
And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet…
In Hebrew it says: HaShofar HaGadol (The Great Trumpet). But shofar isn’t just any trumpet, it is actually made out of a horn of a ram. So it isn’t a man-made trumpet, it is a God-made trumpet, from His own creation.
…and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
That is the glorious day of God’s visitation! When He will come to take His bride.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
Paul teaches the same message, the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets.
When the people of Israel were in the wilderness, in expectation of Moses to come down from the mountain, they heard a loud voice, a shout, a trumpet of God.
Father God Himself will blow His trumpet, and the whole world will hear and see what the Feast of Trumpets was teaching us all along — to prepare for the Lord’s coming.
Feast of Trumpets was first given to the people of Israel in the desert, when it was accompanied by loud voices from heaven, a big shofar blast, and a thick cloud (in Hebrew: anan kaved – heavy cloud) was descending while the trumpet sounds was growing louder and louder. It was the first time people of God were receiving commandments from Him, the Word of God accompanied by the sound of His trumpets.
God said Feast of Trumpets is to be called: “Zich’ron Tru’ah” — remembrance of the sound of trumpet. It isn’t just about the trumpet, it is about its sound and what it represents.
The Feast of Trumpets is all about remembering what God has done for His people in the desert, when He delivered them from slavery, as well as remembering that the Day of the Lord is near!
Blasting the shofar (trumpet) on Rosh Hashana, signifies we are proclaiming “The Lord is coming!”
The Spirit and the bride say: “Come!”
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.