Feast of Trumpets
Just so you all know, Rosh Hoshana/Yom Teruah is a 2 day event. Why? We are in the ten days of awe. Two days for Rosh Hoshana/Yom Teruah plus 7 days for the Feast of Trumpets brings us to the 9th day of Tishri, or the seventh month. The tenth day of Tishri is “Yom Kippur”, The Day of Atonement.
What does that mean? Today we begin the Feast of Trumpets!
The Feast of Trumpets, for us, is the reminder of a promise. It is a promise of a kingdom to come that we have an inheritance in through Jesus Christ. It is the promise of the return of Christ to establish His kingdom.
“Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud VOICES in heaven saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.” Revelation 11:15 (NASB95 emphasis is my own)
Notice that there are loud voices, shouts, in heaven. This is not a trumpet sound in the earthly physical realm, although it will be heard in the natural realm. No, this is a heavenly trumpet sound with heavenly shouts following it. Notice that the trumpet sounds have always been sent up from the earth with shouts either before or after the trumpet sound. I’m not certain of the significance of this order or if it is significant at all. However, it does seem that the origin of the trumpet and the shouts has been changed from the earthly to the heavenly.
Now I’ve heard a lot of people teach that the church is the kingdom on earth in present day. I have difficulty with that. It’s just my opinion. I see much in the church that is corrupt and weak. I cannot see God’s kingdom with any corruption or weakness. And, here in Revelation, “the kingdom of the earth has now become the kingdom of our Lord and His Christ” indicates to me that the kingdom has not yet arrived.
Some also mention the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13, especially verse 10, “You kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” The thought is that the kingdom has come. However, I point out that, as yet, His will is not done on earth as it is in heaven.” I believe that this is where Revelation 11:15 comes into play. The kingdom is definitely coming!
In much of the church, not all by any means, I see agendas of men in action. That is corruption led by men for their own agenda. Ezekiel 34 and the Book of Jude speak of such men. If this church representation is the kingdom of God on earth, then I have a difficult time getting excited about the kingdom! No, we have an inheritance in the kingdom through Jesus Christ! There is no, “Big ME, little you” in the kingdom. The only BIG is God and His Christ. I’ll step off that soap box for now. Just my thoughts. If you agree with me, that’s okay. If you don’t agree with me, I’m okay with that as well. Again, just my thoughts.
However, there is one verse that befuddles me. It is a verse that I have read the explanation in many commentaries, but none have satisfied my spirit.
“…but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, THEN the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets.” Revelation 10:7 (NASB emphasis is my own)
I find my lack of understanding of the verse disturbing and, what’s more, I find the explanations that I find even more disturbing. What are the DAYS of the VOICE of the seventh angel? Clearly there are days when the angel is speaking, preparing to sound the seventh trumpet. What is the mystery of God that was preached to the prophets? I have suspicions but I have no proof. I suppose that’s the mystery.
But that does not sidestep the fact that the trumpet will sound. Nor does it dodge the fact that the kingdoms of the earth will fall and the Kingdom of God will be established.
The Feast of Trumpets is a time when we can expect promises to be fulfilled! That will be a joyous occasion! The Feast of Trumpet begins today! Are you listening for a trumpet sound?
I am The Old Watchman, Ezekiel. Awaken! Rejoice! The King is Coming!