Rosh Hashanah: Is The Feast Of Trumpets A Dress Rehearsal For Future Events?

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Rosh Hashanah - The Feast Of Trumpets

Did you know that all of the festivals in the Bible were designed to be dress rehearsals for future events?  The Hebrew word “moed” is commonly translated “feast” or “festival” in the Bible, but it really means “appointment”.  God has set a number of “divine appointments” with Him on the yearly calendar, but even though most Jews still celebrate these days they don’t know what they actually mean, and most Christians stopped keeping them long ago.  Whenever one of these divine appointments arrives, we are supposed to look back and remember something that God has done in the past, but we are also supposed to look forward to what He will do in the future.  In fact, in these festivals God has essentially given us a “road map” of the most important events in human history.  On Rosh Hashanah (also known as Yom Teruah and “the Feast of Trumpets”), we remember “the birthday of the world”, but we also look forward to the Biblical events that will take place on the day when the last trumpet will blow.  Rosh Hashanah is a holiday that was created by God (see Leviticus 23), it is a holiday that Jesus celebrated, it is a holiday that the first Christians celebrated, it is a holiday that foreshadows the return of Jesus for His bride, and it is a holiday that the entire planet will celebrate during the 1000 year reign of Jesus on earth.  Sadly, most Christians don’t know anything about this amazing festival even though it is featured very prominently in the Scriptures.

But it is very important for believers to learn about these festivals, because God didn’t just create them for us to have a good time.  All of the festivals are about Jesus, and all of them are highly prophetic.

One of the ways that God self-authenticates his message is by telling us the future in advance.  God tells us in Isaiah 46:9-10 that He is the only God and that none of the false gods are capable of telling us the end from the beginning…

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure

This is something that makes the Bible truly unique.  We have a God that has already told us how history will unfold in advance.

And one of the ways that God does this is through the festivals that He has created for us.

According to Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, one of the Hebrew words for these festivals implies that they are intended to be “dress rehearsals”…

The Hebrew word is “Moed” and means an Appointment. Divine Appointments of God intersecting History to accomplish His will. They were called Holy “Convocations” which in the Hebrew is “Miqura” which means an “assembly” but also implies a “Dress Rehearsal”.

And throughout history, that is exactly what they have been.  For example, believers held a “dress rehearsal” for the death of Jesus on the cross on the exact day it would happen and in the exact city it would happen every year for 1,000 years beforehand.  According to Pastor Biltz, Jesus fulfilled the Spring feasts to the very hour during his first coming…

Is the Lord the same Yesterday, Today & Forever? Do you believe in Divine Appointments? We need to realize the Lord fulfilled the Spring Feasts not only to the day but to the very hour. Dying as the Passover Lamb on the Feast of Passover, not on the day before nor on the day after. He was crucified at the time of the morning sacrifice, died at the time of the evening sacrifice. In the grave on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and rose on the Feast of First Fruits. First Fruits was a Feast the Jews had been celebrating for over 1,000 years before Christ ever rose! It was on the very day of the Feast of Pentecost that The Holy Spirit was poured out. Pentecost had been celebrated for over 1,000 years before the book of Acts was even written. The Jews were required by God to keep the Feast of First Fruits and the Feast of Pentecost back when the Torah was written by Moses!

During the original Passover celebration just before the people of Israel left Egypt, God instructed His people to kill a lamb and to put the blood of that lamb on their doorposts so that the death angel would pass over their homes.

Why the doorposts?

Well, even today most doorposts are made of wood.

And where does wood come from?

It comes from a tree.

So the message of the original Passover was that the blood of the lamb on the tree delivered them from the wrath of God.

After the people of Israel entered the Promised Land, God required His people to gather at Jerusalem on that same day every single year in order to celebrate the Passover.

Looking back, we can now see that God had His people gather together every single year in the exact city where Jesus would die on the exact day when Jesus would die and He had them act out rituals which precisely foreshadowed the shedding of the blood of the Lamb on the tree (the death of Jesus on the cross).

Even though this was done every single year for 1000 years in advance, most people still missed it.

And just as Jesus fulfilled the Spring feasts during His first coming, He will also fulfill the Fall feasts during His second coming.

On Rosh Hashanah, believers have been foreshadowing one of the most dramatic moments in human history for over 3000 years…

Matthew 24:29-31

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

1 Corinthians 15:51-53

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

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.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

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:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Are you starting to get the picture?

Every year we celebrate “a memorial of blowing of trumpets” to foreshadow the day when the last trumpet will blow and we will be called home.

If you have never celebrated Rosh Hashanah before, this year would be a great time to start.  The following are some more facts about Rosh Hashanah that you may not know…

The Feast Of Trumpets Remembers The Creation Of The World

All of God’s festivals are about remembering something and about looking forward to something.  Christians and Jews have traditionally believed that the Feast of Trumpets is “the birthday of the world”.  Isn’t that something for all of us to celebrate?

The Feast Of Trumpets Is A Memorial Of God’s Grace To Abraham When He Substituted A Ram To Be Sacrificed Instead Of Isaac

All of God’s festivals always point to Jesus.  It is traditionally believed that it was on this day that Abraham nearly sacrificed his son Isaac before God intervened and provided a ram instead.  Abraham did not know it at the time, but his actions were precisely foreshadowing the time in the future when God would give His Son as a sacrifice for the sins of all humanity.  The parallels between the two stories are absolutely amazing.  In fact, the events that happened on the mountain in Genesis 22 occurred on the exact same mountain that Jesus would die on approximately 2000 years later.  For centuries, Genesis 22 has traditionally been read as a part of Rosh Hashanah celebrations.  A shofar is actually a ram’s horn, and so the fact that the shofar plays such a key role on the Feast of Trumpets also links the events of Genesis 22 to this day.  We remember when God provided a ram for Abraham, and we also remember when God provided His Son to pay for the sins of all mankind.

Jesus Celebrated The Feast Of Trumpets

The Scriptures tell us that Jesus was without sin.  He perfectly obeyed the entire Torah, and that included keeping the Feast of Trumpets and all of God’s festival days.

Jesus Told Us That We Should Keep The Festivals

In Matthew 5:17-19, Jesus said that those who keep God’s Laws (that includes keeping His festivals) will be greatly blessed…

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

The First Christians Celebrated The Feast Of Trumpets

None of the holidays that Christians celebrate today had even been invented when the first Christians were running around in the first century.  Instead, they celebrated the holidays that God invented and that had always been celebrated by believers.  If you go through the book of Acts, you will find many examples of this.  In fact, on the very first festival day after Jesus rose from the dead (Pentecost), God poured out His Holy Spirit on the early disciples.  It was almost as if God was confirming that His festivals were still going to be important even after the time of Jesus.

God Always Does The “Big Things” On His Festival Days

Jesus was almost certainly born during the Feast of Tabernacles.  Jesus was crucified on Passover while the Passover lambs were being slaughtered.  Jesus rose from the dead on First Fruits.  As noted above, the Holy Spirit was poured out on the early apostles during the Feast of Pentecost.  God always does the “big things” on His festival days, so why not celebrate them and be looking forward to what God is going to do next?

The Scriptures Tell Us That The Remnant Of The Last Days Will Celebrate The Festivals

In Revelation 12:17 and Revelation 14:12 we read that the remnant of the last days will have both the testimony of Jesus and will keep the commandments of God.  Already, Christians all over the world are awakening to God’s commandments (including keeping the festivals) and we will see a further revival of these things in the years ahead.

The Scriptures Tell Us That We Will Celebrate God’s Festivals After Jesus Returns

The Scriptures are very clear that we will be keeping God’s festivals after Jesus returns to this earth (Zechariah 14, Ezekiel 45 and 46, Isaiah 66:22-23).  For example, Zechariah chapter 14 tells us that Jesus will require all nations to keep the Feast of Tabernacles after He returns.  At the beginning of Zechariah chapter 14, it describes the triumphant return of Jesus to this earth, and then later on in that same chapter it describes how Jesus will actually require the entire world to observe the Feast of Tabernacles once He has established His kingdom…

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain. If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

I had been a Christian for more than twenty years before I ever learned anything about these festivals even though they are featured very, very prominently in the Bible.

Fortunately, there has been a worldwide awakening to their importance in recent years.  Today, they are being talked about in churches, in books, on radio shows, on television shows and on the Internet all over the planet.

God is moving, and this is only just the beginning.

So do you have any questions about Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets)?  If so, please post it below and I will do my best to try to answer your question…

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    This is a different kind of an article for me. What do you all think?

    Michael

    • seanipie

      Interesting, glad you decided to tackle such a complex topic.

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        I am glad that you enjoyed it. 🙂

        Michael

    • 2Gary2

      Michael–it makes good sci-fi reading but to think these are the truth is a stretch.

      I saw an image of Jesus in my coffee which must mean war with Syria and the rapture (the song by blondie of course)

      • Graham

        Atomic might be a more appropriate choice at this particular juncture, brought to you of course by hearts of glass.

        • 2Gary2

          one way or another!

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        Gary:

        How can you so easily dismiss the absolutely massive mountain of evidence for the Christian faith that exists?

        My prayer is that you will find the Lord. He has plans for you, and He wants to give you hope and a very bright future.

        Michael

        • 2Gary2

          Michael–I am not questioning the christian faith but rather your taking it to extremes like the regular “I saw Jesus in (fill in the blank”)stuff.

          If there are 5 red moons and the temp is just right and if you read a passage backwards there is a hidden message etc etc etc. That is what I am getting at. I think you do Christians a big disservice when you do these things.

          • Copper Munger

            The first five books of the HEBREW Old Testament are called the TORAH. In the first book, Genesis, every 5oth Hebrew letter begins the spelling of the word TORAH. This is the same for the second book, Exodus. It is similar in the 4th book but here TORAH is spelled backwards. In the fifth book every 49th letter begins the word TORAH backwards. they point toward the central book of the LAW, Leviticus in which every 7th Hebrew letter begins to spell the proper name of GOD, YHWH. Hebrew is spelled without vowels so it is pronounced YAHWEY. No other set of FIVE books in the world contains any comparable equi-distant letter spacing (ELS) sequence.

        • 2Gary2

          PS–God could start by depositing a million dollars in my bank account as a gesture of wanting to help me.

      • Copper Munger

        There are several books written by men who set out to prove that the BIBLE was not historically sound…Read “Evidence that Demands a Verdict”. It will challenge your thinking and educate you on the works of antiquity that you might think are soundly supported but turn out to have no where near the manuscripts to support them that the BIBLE or even the historical JESUS has.

    • beezh

      Michael, I think this article is terrific. I hope it will get more Christian believers to consider God’s Holy Days instead of man’s religious holidays. This is the fourth year I have been observing these Holy Days (as well as the seventh-day Sabbath) and I have been very blessed as a result. As you pointed out, these feast days can help us to better understand God’s plan of salvation.

    • DON

      MICHAEL, DO YOU KNOW OF ANY GROUPS WHO OBSERVE ALL THESE FESTVALS? IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT WAS TAUGHT BY THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD AND HERBERT W ARMSTRONG …WHICH SPLINTERED INTO MANY MANY GROUPS…ARE YOU IN A GROUP LIKE THAT? HOW DOES ONE FIND A GODLY GROUP TO ASSOCIATE WITH AND WORSHIP WITH? THANKS, DON

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        Don:

        I have nothing to do with the Worldwide Church of God.

        All over the world today, people are rediscovering the Hebrew roots of their faith and they are starting to go back and do the things that the Christians of the First Century did.

        One way to find a fellowship in your area is by visiting a social media website for believers known as The Regathering…

        http://www.regathering.com/

        And if you live in a very remote location, you can always tune in to the livestream of services of ministries like the following…

        http://www.elshaddaiministries.us/

        http://www.passionfortruth.com/

        Michael

        • Copper Munger

          There are several programs on Chritian cable networks teaching the same. “A Rood Awakening” by Michael Rood is one. He has a website also.

        • gott_cha

          I enjoyed this subject post!

          If we truly be the Lost sheep of the house of Israel…then yes we need to return to HIS teachings and His law…that HE said was not burdensome……………..No Im am not speaking of the Talmudic oral law which supplanted the CREATORS law with traditions of mere men.

    • MelArk

      I liked it a lot, it was very informative, actually, and I learned quite a bit! It’s a refreshing perspective. We actually celebrated the Passover this year…we’re Christian, but I don’t think that excludes us at all. Growing up, my best friend was Jewish, and I was fortunate enough to be included in many of their celebrations…I never fully understood why Christians no longer celebrate the feasts and festivals of the Old Testament—Suggesting we change our ways is a good start!

  • Guest

    “and it is a holiday that the entire planet will celebrate during the 1000 year reign of Jesus on earth. ”

    Yes. What a time that will be! No more wars! And that 1,000 years will be just the first “stage” of His eternal kingdom. I am just overwhelmed right now thinking about it.

  • Graham

    Interesting article and I’m all for those who follow the teachings in the “Torah”. However, the “Feast of Trumpeters” in DC need to be adequately silenced before we risk running blind into a potentially devastating scenario.

    If Obama is nothing more than a controlled puppet, then it’s time for the “shofar” to be blown loud enough into each of his masters ears until they learn to listen to the wishes of “We the People” instead of pressing on blindly with their own expansionist agenda.

    I would certainly support a shofar blasting at the offices of the Federal Reserve HQ, Wall Street Banks and the offices of all the other known culprits, whose own shofars are piping out the wrong tune.

    The lambs should then be led away from the coming abyss that the aforementioned are leading everybody into. The hypocrisy coming out of Government [et al] defies belief and they obviously think the sheep will line up behind them.

    The sheep are being emotionally and mentally fleeced by the relentless Luciferian twerking going on right in their faces. Time to hang them “all” from a suitable piece of wood!

  • Jack

    The Ceremonial Laws were done away with at the Cross.
    Only the Moral Laws exist after the Cross. You need to study your Bible better!

    • it can be done

      This article is at least backed up with references. Can you provide references for your claim? Maybe Christ didn’t do away with as much as he fulfilled. Does it say anywhere that we are commanded to stop celebrating the holidays God instituted long ago?

    • ProclaimingGodsTruth

      No so my friend. God is the same yesterday, today and forever – Heb 13:8.
      Here’s another…
      +++
      “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17- Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” -Col 2:16-17 (KJV)
      Please show from scripture where it says that Jesus’ death at the cross negated the Ceremonial Laws.
      +++
      Remember Jesus came to FULFILL the law but not to replace it – Matt 5:17.

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        Indeed, in Matthew 5:17 Jesus specifically told us that we should not think that He came to do away with the Commandments.

        Michael

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Jack:

      What Scripture do you have to back that up?

      The following is what Jesus had to say on the matter…

      17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

      18 For
      verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
      tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

      19 Whosoever
      therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach
      men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but
      whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the
      kingdom of heaven.

      Jesus considered this point to be so important that he repeated the same thing three times in a row.

      Why is this so hard for people to see?

      Michael

  • ProclaimingGodsTruth

    Excellent Michael!
    People better take note of this because at sometime during these next Feast of Trumpets (2013-2015), I firmly believe the Lord will come for His church in the ‘rapture’. Note: the FOT is a two-day feast.
    Let’s be clear this appointed Feast is known as the feast in ‘which no man knows the day or the hour’.
    +++
    We are in the 2013 two-day FOT right now. Folks … are you ready to meet the Lord?

    • gott_cha

      If we study the word and not “church traditions” We see that Christ comes at the 7th Trump….not before.
      Yes the “Appointed times” are for teaching and demonstrations of HIS unfolding plan for humanity.

      This “later rain” spoken of is the endtime knowledge of the WORD and How HE manifests and comes. The Times of the gentiles has drawn to a close and satan has had 2,000 years to seduce and fool the church. The Elite are given the “Keys” to point the church/bride towards the true redeemer and not the false one who appears first to deceive and enslave the nations……(the 5 foolish virgins)?

      • ProclaimingGodsTruth

        Thanks for your reply. According to scripture, Christ will come before the wrath of God is levied. This or commonly called in scripture the ‘Day of the Lord’, starts in Rev 6:13-17. (More scriptural evidence is in the Major and Minor Prophets).
        +++
        Many terrible judgments will fall on mankind by the 7th trumpet; Christ will NOT allow His church/bride to be beat up by His wrath – 1 Th 1:10; 5:9; Rev 3:10
        Take a good look at the Jewish Wedding Ceremony. This is a pattern of the things that already have occurred and things yet to come concerning Christ’s Bride and the rapture of the Church. Jesus was a Jew and practiced all things as a Jew.
        Many Biblical scholars across the Western world do not consider the importance of Jesus and His relationship to the Jew and how His first and Second coming fulfilled and will fulfill the Feasts of the Lord written about in Lev 23, etc.
        Shalom.

  • SafetyViking

    Sigh…

    TRULY the opiate of the masses….

  • DJohn1

    Well, that explains the severe drought.
    What we are dealing with here is a Universe so big it is hard to even conceive of how big it is. There are not one but billions of galaxies out there full of stars.
    This universe is old. Very old by human standards. We are not told this “truth” in the BIble. Our wise men have no idea how big everything really is.

    What we are told is that God is the creator of it all. That God is both the beginning of all creation and the end of all creation. Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
    What people believed approximately 2,000 years ago is important. The Bible is colored with those beliefs of those people that have written the New Testament.
    I think there are rules. If I step off a high place, unless God determines different, the rules apply. Gravity will rule what happens to me next. Same if I tried to walk on water, as it is reported, Jesus did. What is the lesson? The lesson is we follow the natural rules of the Universe until God or Jesus tells us to do different.
    I believe that when 3 Christians get together and pray, sometimes the rules are changed. Not always, but as determined by our Creator and Jesus, the rules do change temporarily. Even to the point of moving mountains.

    So “when” not “if” the Rapture does occur, it will break the rules as we know them.
    God rules supreme over all of this. Jesus is under the command of God. Therefore, only God knows when the predicted rapture will occur.
    Opinion of mine is that in our history the rapture of Christians is not likely to happen in my lifetime. But it could.
    My opinion is worthless. Only God knows for sure.
    I think right now we are under the “rule” of some kind of non-interference directive. Like all directives, both sides are interferring with our historic course to some extent. But I think that is occurring at a level of command a long way down the chain of command of the army of God.
    Right now as we communicate, our species is on the verge of doing a lot of things that are contrary to any “plan” that the “gods” have for mankind.
    Longevity, not immortality, is going to happen very soon. Our wise men(and women) are on the verge of a breakthrough that will stop aging as we know it. We are talking about thousand year lifespans.
    We are on the verge of finding a source of energy that will provide free energy for the entire planet.
    Changes in the way we do things might even keep everyone unemployed in the future. So our entire way of thinking about money will have to change when that happens.
    We have to grow up and stop all wars from happening because we are like a bunch of 5 year old children in a small room and our “wise” scientists have given them all loaded .45 automatic pistols to play with. Some of those scientists want to take the safeties off the weapons and start shooting all the rest of us. All in the name of a God.
    I think all of us 5 year old children have to grow up and quit going to war with anyone.
    What is likely to happen is most of us will instead be dead very soon if we do not grow up.

  • greg

    You have just officially become a false teacher: Colossians 2:16.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Greg:

      No, although I may not be correct according to the traditions of men that you are espousing, I am very correct when it comes to the Bible.

      Let us look at Colossians 2:16…

      “Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day”

      But it appears that you are judging me for keeping a festival that Jesus kept, that all of the early apostles kept and that will be kept by the entire earth after Jesus returns.

      And if verse 17, the apostle Paul says that these festivals are a shadow of the things that are coming, which was the exact point of this article.

      And you really should try reading verses in context. The following is much more on this passage from Jim Staley…

      The passage in Colossians
      2:14 says, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against
      us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to
      his cross.” Verse 16 says, “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or
      in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the
      Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body (is) of
      Christ.” What is Paul telling us in this passage? Beginning with verse
      4, and also in verse 6 and 16, when he is referring to “any man” he is
      actually speaking of detractors to Christians. He is speaking of any man
      who would deceive you with persuasive words (vs 4), or though
      philosophy and tradition, rather than the ways of Christ (vs 8). These
      are the same men he said we should not let judge us about the holy days
      (vs 16). The context leading to verse 14 is being baptized, risen with
      Christ, and being dead in our sins. The “handwriting of ordinances that
      was against us” comes from a Greek word meaning a monetary obligation of
      a debtor, a legal document, a bond, mortgage, like an IOU. It was the
      debt we owe for our sin that was nailed to the cross. Paul is saying
      that when these detractors try to deceive you, remember that you have
      triumphed over sin through your baptism and the cross of Christ, and let
      no one except the body of Christ judge the way you worship. You’ll also
      note that verse 17 states that the holy days, new moons, and Sabbaths
      are (not were) a shadow of things yet to come. They were given to us to
      help us to recognize the unfolding of prophecy as it happens, and Paul
      in no way indicates that they are past.

      In fact, Paul links knowing the times and seasons to not being taken by
      surprise by the second coming. (I Thessalonians 5:1-6). He states that
      he had no need to write about these appointed times (since he personally
      taught and kept these days with the churches he founded), and although
      we know that the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, it
      should not overtake us as a thief. By understanding God’s appointed
      times, it equips us so we will not be asleep and taken by surprise by
      his soon second coming. If that is not a good reason to observe God’s
      appointed times, I don’t know what is.

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        So many Christians are so confused about these things.

        We are saved by faith in Jesus, but this does not mean the Law has been made void.

        In fact, the apostle Paul makes this exceedingly clear at the end of Romans chapter 3…

        28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

        • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

          The apostle Paul upheld the Law.

          Are you upholding the Law?

          Michael

        • “We are saved by faith in Jesus, but this does not mean the Law has been made void.”

          Exactly.

          The law drives us to Jesus, and love for Jesus drives us to try to be obedient to the law.

          I highly recommend the book By This Standard by Greg Bahnsen. It should be required reading for Christians.

          • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

            Very good comment.

            Michael

        • gott_cha

          Correct! the CREATORS LAW was not done away with…..”not a jot or tittle”………….only the Talmudic oral Pharisee laws and ordinances of men which as CHRIST stated had overruled and nullified the WORD of GOD.
          Its the same today…the Christian church over rules the Written Law of GOD and replaces it with man made “traditions of men”…going back to shortly after the apostolic time….John even warned us about what was soon to happen n the churches by the wolves who had crept in unawares

  • Rick

    Michael, Just curious how you came to this understanding. My wife and I have been walking this way for 40+ years. And, contrary to what some replies have stated:
    1) The Feast of Tabernacles is 7 days long, not 2.

    2) These are not Jewish holy days. They were given to all the 12 Tribes of Israel, of which the U.S. and U.K. are part of their modern descendants.

    The modern descendants of ancient Israel exist in the world today. After the northern tribes of Israel went into captivity in 721-718 BC, they were scattered throughout the world and lost their identity. And consequently over time, lost the knowledge of the one, true God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, God’s 7th day Sabbath, annual holy days and food laws. The tribe of Judah also went into captivity in 587 BC but were allowed to return to Jerusalem during the reign of King Cyrus, Ezra and Nehemiah. The Jews think that only they are God’s people but have forgotten about their brothers of the Lost 10 Tribes.

    I sent this article link out to more than 50 fellow brethren!

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Thank you so much for sharing this article.

      Michael

  • gplauer

    Good article and I agree with you on many points. Unfortunately, you fail to distinguish the Rapture of the Church from the Second Coming…and if you want a list of biblical reasons why they are separate and distinct events, you might want to pack a lunch.

    And maybe a dinner.

  • daniel

    thanks mike

  • Timothy Tang

    Some believes this coming Hebrew New Year 5777 (5777 = prophetically means grace , rest, rest, rest) on 3rd October 2016, cld be beginning of new season in book of Revelation. It is the date for end of the super jubilee , end of 40th Jubilee counting from birth of Christ, end of 70th jubilee counting from exit of children of Israel from Egypt with Moses. There was also 4 blood moons and 2 solar eclipses on feast days last year before the super jubilee 5776 starts. Such convergence of eclipses on feast days , and such perfect number of 5777 this coming 3rd Oct , will not recur till hundreds of years later.
    This 3rd October, a new season, a big event as per bible prophecy from book of Rev may just happen, when the last trumpet sounds during feast of trumpet in Israel on 3rd Oct 2016.

  • Johnathan Custom

    Very excited for tomorrow night! Is there anything else we should do to celebrate the feast of trumpets?

  • Di

    My question is: So many expect the rapture “on” the FOT every year but since even Jesus doesn’t know the date couldn’t the Feast start IMMEDIATELY once we are raptured, even if it’s not on that date? Every year we get let down and think we have to wait another whole year b/c we think HE HAS TO come on that date of whatever year He comes? Can he come ANYTIME in the fall then? Is there still hope for 2017?