Today, at sundown, begins the annual 10 day observance of the Feast of Trumpets. Lev 23:23-33 “ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. 25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. 29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
Rosh Hashanah is also called “The Feast of Trumpets”.This is the next major Feast in the Jewish Calendar for Christ to fulfil. He has fulfilled Passover, First Fruits, Unleavened Bread and Pentacost. We read in New Testament many times that Christ’s return will be heralded by the sound of a Trumpet. What day and hour we will hear the Trumpet calling us home? The Bible doesn’t say; but we are told to be ready, it could happen at any time.
To read an in depth study of one of the Apostle Paul’s references to this “in gathering” read my next post.