Shalom family! Depending upon your calendar, the Feast of Trumpets is upon us today!
‘And in the seventh new moon, on the first day of the new moon, you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work, it is Yom Teru'ah for you.
(Num 29:1 TS2009)
From H7321; clamor, that is, acclamation of joy or a battle cry; especially clangor of trumpets, as an alarum: - alarm, blow (-ing) (of, the) (trumpets), joy, jubilee, loud noise, rejoicing, shout (-ing), (high, joyful) sound (-ing)."
This day is one of the seven great appointed times of the God of Israel as written in Leviticus 23, eight if you include the Sabbath.
Shofars were used as a way of signaling in the army or calling an assemble, or as an act of worship. And they were used to warn the people of coming danger.
A Recap of the Feasts of God
We know that Passover commemorates the saving of Israel from Egypt when all who were firstborn and did not have the lamb's blood on the door were visited by an angel of death. We know that the Feast of Unleavened Bread commemorates when Israel was fleeing Egypt and they had no time to leaven their bread. The festival of First Fruits appears to be a festival of thankfulness for the first fruits of the crops for the year. These first three of the spring feasts were also prophetic time points that the Mashiach would fulfill. Yeshua died on Passover, was buried for Unleavened Bread, and rose from the dead on the Festival of First Fruits, becoming as the New Testament would describe as the "First Fruits of the dead".
An outpouring of Yah's Spirit like never before would be witnessed on Shavuot as told in the Book of Acts where Yah's Spirit came and resided with His people. Thus Pentacost or Shavuot has also received a prophetic fulfillment.
Which brings us to the Fall Feasts...
The fall feasts of Yom Teruah or Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles appear to be the coming work of the Mashiach when He takes care of the unfinished business on earth, namely the punishment of the wicked and the establishment of His righteous reign on earth.
Thus we conclude....
that the Feast of Trumpets as the first of the fall feasts is a day for watchfulness. The shofar is meant to get your attention, to warn you, to call you to action. So be vigilant this season, keep in constant prayer, don't be caught off guard. The God of Israel does things according to His calendar and not ours.