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The Feast of Trumpets


On the first day of the Seventh Month on YaHWeH's Calendar is the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the Four remaining Fall Feasts. It is recorded in [Lev. 23:23-25] and it is a Commanded Assembly and is a High Shabat.

Leviticus 23:23-25

23. Then YHWH spoke to Moshe, saying,
24. “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
25. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH

The people who are called “Jews” today, still keep this Feast, but really don't know why. From the New Testament perspective, each Feast is a celebration of an aspect in the process of Salvation for all of mankind. The Feast of Trumpets celebrates the return of the Mashiach (transliterated by the Greeks as Messiah mes'see'ah) and as well the First and Better Resurrection of the dead. The Apostle Shaul known as Paul records the following...

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

16. For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of Elohim. And the dead in Mashiach will rise first.
17. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Master.

Again...

1 Corinthians 15:51-52

51. Behold, I tell 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 trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Shaul was writing each of these letters to two different Congregations of the “called out ones” and revealed to them that at the seventh and last Trump would herald the return of the Mashiach and the dead of these “called out ones” (or the Assembly), would be brought back to life and meet the returning Mashiach. Those who are alive at His return wont die but be changed as fast as you can wink and become immortal and join the others in welcoming the Mashiach in the air.

There are seven trumpet blasts mentioned in the Book of Revelation and the seventh is when this occurs. A great earthquake occurs going around this world and the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem will split in two...

Zechar-YaH 14:3-5

3. Then YHWH will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle.
4. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south.
5. Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzzi-YaH king of YaHU-dah. thus YHWH my Elohim will come, and all the saints with Him.

Our Creator YaHWeH allotted Six Thousand Years for mankind to go out and do it's thing, creating Governments and their own religions. YaHWeH is watching mankind and said this through the Apostle Matit-YaHU (Matthew)...

Matthew 24:22

22. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved alive; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

Mankind has rebelled against YaHWeH and created wars and destruction and polluted everything including the air we breath, to the point that all flesh on this planet would perish. They will gather for an all out war winner take all. But at the Last Trump YaHWeH will send HIS only begotten Son to stop the carnage and take over all Governments and set up His Father's Government and will rule from Yerushalem.

By this time, the firstfruits depicted in the Feast of Pentecost will be ready, using the parable of the Ten Virgins...

Matthew 25

25. Then shall the Government of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them.
4. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.
7. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Master, Master, open to us.
12. But he answered and said, Truly I say unto you, I know you not.

The New Testament Scriptures was written specifically to the “firtsfruits” who are doing their best to be ready for the positions in the Government coming from Heaven. This Government will be based in Yerushalaim. In the parable of the virgins, half wont be ready. It is YaHWeH Himself who is handpicking each individual as stated in [John 6:44]. YaHWeH is the FATHER of YaHUsha the Mashiach and is picking the bride that will marry HIS Son. The virgins that have their lamps trimmed full of oil will be ready for that Wedding.

The Nation of Israel was to be this Bride but unfortunately they disregarded the invitation and stopped keeping YaHWeH's Laws, Shabbats, Statutes and Judgments. They rejected HIS Government. They inadvertently also rejected the Wedding, because they rejected the Mashiach, and killed Him.

Another parable depicts what happens...

Matthew 22:1-14

22. And YaHUsha answered and spoke unto them again by parables, and said,

2. The Government of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3. And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6. And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12. And he said unto him, Friend, how came you in here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14. For many are called, but few are chosen.

This parable depicts the Prophets trying to get Yisrael and YaHUdah (Judah) to come back and keep the Laws of the Government, but they refused and killed the Prophets, [verse 6] . They were not ready for the Wedding. Then a New Covenant was made and through YaHWeH's only begotten Son, the instructions were given on what to do to be prepared for the Wedding and positions in the Government. YaHWeH's only begotten Son YaHUsha then picked the Leaders to prepare those YaHWeH chose [John 6:44] so they could replace those who refused to keep the Law disqualifying them for the Wedding and a position in the Government. These are the Apostles who taught all those YaHWeH called out of this world. The “called out ones”, who assemble together to worship YaHWeH, erroneously called the “church” by King James, are to follow the instructions to qualify being chosen. They must keep their Lamp trimmed and full of oil to be ready for the Wedding and be married to the KING's only begotten Son.

As it points out in [verse 14] above, many are called but few are chosen.

The false religion led by clever false preachers will tell you you don't have to be ready, Christ did it all for you. In fact they will tell you, you don't have to keep the Law of the Government from Heaven. How then can one teach the Law if they don't keep it and don't know anything about it?

YaHUsha the Mashiach (Anointed One) said...

Matthew 5:19

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

It is imperative to learn what these Commandments are including the “least” ones. There would be no purpose for the Mashiach to say this if it was all going to be tossed away. In fact, YaHUsha expanded them and said this...

Matthew 5:27-29

27. You have heard that it was said by them of old time, you shall not commit adultery.

28. But I say unto you, That whosoever look's on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

This is the Seventh Commandment, and rather then throw it out, He expanded it or “full filled it”. In the Old Covenant from Sinai, the physical action is all that was required don't commit adultery, but in the New Covenant, not only the physical but now it includes what you think about. It is much more difficult to keep and the only way it can be done, is receive some POWER in order to do it. The Feast of Pentecost explains how to get this POWER.

All of the English translations use the Latin word “spirit” which means “breath” or “moving air”. It is a metaphor describing MIND and/or POWER. The Greeks used the word “pneuma” meaning moving air or breath. They translated this from the Hebrew word “ruach” which means breath or moving air.

The MIND is invisible and we all know it because we can reason and think but can't see our thoughts. The Hebrews used the only thing they could pick to depict “mind” and that was “air”, which is invisible and had POWER.

The Apostle Shaul (meaning desired) known as Paul (meaning small or little) said the same thing as YaHUsha the Mashiach did in [Mat. 5:27-29] above and found in...

Romans 8:9

9. But you are not in the flesh, but in the Mind, if so be that the Mind of the Mighty One dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Mind of Mashiach, he is none of his.

The “called out ones” cannot think about adultery because this is of the Mind. They have to think like the Mashiach or they are not His people. It is imperative to control the mind and what you choose to think on.

When you then see what the “called out ones” also called “the elect”, who have been elected by YaHWeH [John 6:44] have to do, you can equate it with trimming the Lamp and keeping it full of oil. In other words, not only talking the talk but walking the walk and doing it. Those who are prepared are the ones who accomplished what was required. A person cannot do this overnight, it takes time and effort. The virgins who were not prepared didn't study nor keep the Law as taught by Mashiach. When He finally shows up, they will scramble to do it but it will be too late.

This is the celebration of what the Feast of Trumpets is about. The return of the Mashiach and the First and Better Resurrection of the “elect” who made themselves ready.

Next is the Day of At-one-ment. The Wedding.

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