The Feast of Trumpets is the first in line whenever Fall appointed times roll around. This is a particularly exciting one because it is a rehearsal for when Messiah returns! 1 Thessalonians 4:16 tells us, “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.”
So how do we keep this appointed time? For a quick primer on just what the appointed times are, make sure you check out my Article titled: Biblical Feasts, When The Father Throws a Party And Invites Us, I Want To Go! That article will give you a good foundational knowledge to build upon. From there, we head to Leviticus 23. Each time I am preparing to keep one of the Father’s appointed times, I always read this passage because this is where each feast is described and instructions for observance are given. In this case, we find these instructions in Leviticus 23: 23-25
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the Lord.”
From this passage we find that this day is a Sabbath, meaning we are commanded to do no regular work. For those reading this will be learning of this appointed time for the first time right before it happens, and those in service jobs or other inflexible employment positions, getting off work may not be possible. If that is the case with you I want to encourage you not to let what you can’t do keep you from doing what you can.
We are also called to have a holy convocation, that is, gather with other believers. This can be a fellowship, church group, friends, or just family. If it is just you, again, I urge you not to let what you can’t do prevent you from doing what you can because Trumpets really is the easiest appointed time to keep.
In Leviticus 23:24 we see that some translations mention joyful shouting instead of blasting trumpets. The original word which appeared, transliterated, is teruah, which means a shout or blast. You can see varying translations by clicking here. In order to observe this day, simply go outside and blast a shofar, trumpet, or just make a joyful noise to the Father! I like to look to the sky, say a prayer to our Father, imagine looking up and seeing our Messiah return. I find the joyful noise comes quite naturally after that!
Aliisa has some great ideas to make this an even richer experience for the whole family! Check out her article by clicking here.
Have a wonderful Fall Feast season!
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