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Feast Days that have been fulfilled…

• Passover: Jesus’ Death as the Passover Lamb
• Unleavened Bread: Jesus’ Burial
• First Fruits: Jesus’ Resurrection
• Pentecost: Feast of 50 (the Holy Spirit was sent 50 days later)

The three Fall Feast Days on the Jewish calendar yet to be fulfilled…

•   Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets: The next feast in line to be fulfilled.
•   Day of Atonement: Judgment (The 2nd Coming 7 years after the Rapture.)
•   Tabernacles: God dwelling among men. (Setting up His millennial kingdom on earth.)

The name Rosh Hashanah means the (Jewish) New Year.  It is also known as…

• Tishri 1
• The day no man can know the day or the hour
• The day of the new moon
• The day of the blowing of the Trumpets
• The day of the last trump
• The day of the awakening blast
• The day of the Resurrection
• The beginning of the 10 days of awe
• One long day (lasting 2 days)
• The Day of the King (coronation)
• The day the King takes a bride (wedding)
• The day that all men will pass under the rod

We see a picture of what believers have been taught about the Rapture.

When Jesus said “no man can know the day or the hour”, this was something the Jewish people would have associated with Rosh Hashanah.  This is the only day in the whole year that was referred to as the hidden day or the day that no man knows.

Matthew 24:36:  That day and hour knows no man, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Rosh Hashanah, which is on Tishri 1, could not be declared until the first sighting of the crescent moon in the night sky. When 2 or 3 witnesses would spot it, they went to the priest and declared it.  He would then declare the new moon and the New Year. That time would be different for other places on the earth.  So Jewish people had different times they declare the New Year.  It could be delayed by cloudy nights and other situations.  Interestingly, the Rosh Hashanah is always set apart as one long day, though it lasts for 2 days (due to the difficulty of determining the date of the New Moon), they could literally never know the day!

Next, look at the Feast of trumpets, which culminates on Rosh Hashanah.  Thirty [30] days before, on the month of Elul, the trumpets (shofar) are blown, calling people to repent, to remember their sins and to prepare for the judgment.  They blow the shofar every evening for thirty [30] days.  On Rosh Hashanah it is blown many times and the last blast is a long, loud wail.  It is called the last trump.  

I Corinthians 15:52: 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.

That last blast is at a different time in each synagogue. They do it at a different time all around the world.

As seen that from Elul 1, for 30 days, they prepare their hearts for the future judgment. Rosh Hashanah begins the “10 days of awe” or the Teshuvah.

Starting at Tishri 1, count 10 days until the Feast of Atonement.  These are the days of Teshuvah. 

Day 1 and 2 for Rosh Hashanah (Perhaps for the Rapture) followed by 7 days (Symbolic of 7 years of Tribulation).

After the 7 years are completed, Christ Returns for the 8th day (Atonement) on the 10th day of Teshuvah.

Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen

Ephesians 5:25, 27  "Christ ... loved the church, and gave himself for it; That He might present to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."

2 Peter 3:14  "Be diligent [
make every effort] that you may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless."

These next verses reveal that
many are called to become God's Children, but few are chosen to become Christ's Bride.

Matthew 20:16  "So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but
few [arechosen."

Matthew 22:14  "For many are called, but
few are chosen." 

Revelation 14:4  "These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed [
chosen] from among men [mankind, male and female], being the Firstfruits to God and to the Lamb."

Revelation 17:14  "He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and 
they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful."

This appears to be a picture of the Rapture

Followed by 7 years of Tribulation

And Jesus returning to earth in His 2nd Coming

This is why it is called the day of the “last trump”, but let’s see why it is called the day of the awakening blast.  The Jewish people believe that on a future Rosh Hashanah, the last trump will awaken the dead.  The resurrection day we are looking for that coincides with the Rapture is what they believe will happen at a future last trump!

The awakening blast…

1 Thessalonians 4:16: 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:

1 Corinthians 15:21-23:  For since by man came death, by Man also came the
resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming.

Revelation 20:5:  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the
first resurrection.

This change to immortal life was the hope of early Christians and remains the fervent hope of those who understand God's plan.  In the book of Romans, Paul describes this resurrection as a glorious deliverance from bondage.

Romans 8:19, 21, 23:  For the earnest expectation of the
creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God ... because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God ... And not only they, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

Why it is called the Day of the King, His Coronation, and His Wedding Day

One of the symbolic references to this day corresponds with the fact that when a King begins to reign he is heralded with trumpets. On this day, trumpets are blown all day long (some say 100 times).  The gates of heaven are supposedly opened on this day.

It is known to the Jewish people as the day to remember the Great King over all the earth. They read Psalm 45, and Psalm 47, seven times on Rosh Hashanah. 

Psalm 45 is a royal wedding Psalm and it talks of the Great King and His Coronation, and portrays the scene of Christ Coming forth to meet His Bride.  The Bride is brought to the king, with the virgins her companions following.  His bride is now by His side.  We can see that on the day of His Coronation, He will take a Bride.  He will Rapture His Bride up to be with Him, to a place outside of time, to witness His coronation and to participate in the wedding day and become His Queen.

 For The Wedding
19:8" Reveals
The  "Bride"  Arrayed in
Brilliant Fine White Linen

“The Lord's Feast Days”

God's Timetable

In the Old Testament the Feast of Trumpets was observed on the first day of the seventh month, which after the Babylonian exile was called "the first of Tishri".  The original practice of identifying the months by their numerical order was abandoned in favor of the Babylonian names of the month.  So "the first day of the seventh month" became known as "the first day of Tishri".  Since Tishri was the first month in the Babylonian calendar, the Jews called the first day of Tishri Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning "Head of the Year".

The Jews still observe Rosh Hashanah as their New Year which marks the beginning of what is alternatively called the "Ten Days of Repentance",  or the"Days of Awe".  These are the ten days of introspection and preparation for the  Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), which falls on the tenth day of the seventh month. 

The Lord’s seven appointed feasts give us insight and understanding to end time events as well as the return of Christ.  Diligent students of Bible prophecy look intently at the Jewish Feast of Trumpets as a possible time for the Rapture of the church.  This feast depicts nothing less than the return of Jesus Christ to earth to establish the Kingdom of God!  It is a perfect type of Christ and His Bride.   As we look closer into how this feast is celebrated, we see a picture of Jesus, His Bride, the Rapture, the resurrection of the dead and the beginning of the Tribulation.

The Feast of Trumpets  
also marks the future fulfillment of the many Old Testament prophecies that speak of a Messiah coming as a king who will rule with power and authority.

The Feast of Trumpets  
introduces the autumn festivals.  To understand what the Rosh Hashanah Feast is and how it relates to the Rapture, let’s look at what the people of Israel see it as, and how they celebrate it, because the feast days of Israel tell the complete story of the life of Jesus.

God made a covenant with Abraham long ago, and He chose Abraham’s descendants to be His people forever.  He also gave them the blessing of being the people through whom the Messiah would come.

Genesis 17:7:  I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you, and to your seed after you.

Genesis 22:18: In your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.

God gave the Jewish people His Feast Days to celebrate, which would tell the whole world His story.  Each year, the feasts show the story of the Messiah and His life.

Leviticus 23:1,2,44:  
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts ... And Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

The Jews are still God’s chosen people.  They always will be.  At the cross, He set them aside for what He called a“small moment”, but He will pick them up again as soon as He comes for His Bride.  Then He will concentrate again on Israel, through the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, and the time of the great Tribulation. Meanwhile, Israel is telling the Messiah’s story in the celebration of the yearly feasts. 

Isaiah 54:7: For
a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

Jeremiah 30:7
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble
, but he shall be saved out of it.  

Daniel 12:1: And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

We can see the story of Christ as we look at the feasts.  Jesus has fulfilled the Spring Feasts, and He will fulfill the final three Fall Feasts in the order that God has set forth. 

 Rosh Hashanah is celebrated over two days because of the difficulty in past times of making sure that everyone marked the new moon on the same day. To make sure nobody missed it, two days were appointed.  Tradition states that this is the birth day of Adam (Jesus birth day is believed to be at the end of September, as well).

​​King Jesus with His Queen
The Wise Virgins, Her Companions,
Follow the Queen into the King's palace

Psalm 45:1-5 ​​"My heart is inciting a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the King: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.  You [God the Son] are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into Your lips: therefore God [the Father] has blessed you forever.  Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O most mighty, with Your glory and Your majesty.  And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and Your right hand shall teach you terrible things (Your right hand shall perform awesome deeds). Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; whereby the people fall under you (Nations will be defeated before you).

Psalm 45:6-7 “Thy throne, O God [God the Son], is forever and ever: the Scepter [Royal Rod] of Your kingdom is a right Scepter [Scepter of Righteousness]. You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: Therefore God, Thy God [Your Father], has anointed You [King Jesus] with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.”

Psalm 45:8-9 “All Your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made You glad. Kings' daughters were among Your honorable women: upon Your right hand did stand The Queen in Gold of Ophir.

The Wedding is over and  the Bride is now the Queen  standing at the Right Hand of Jesus.

Psalm 45:10-11 “Hearken [listen], O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father's house; So shall the King [Jesus] greatly desire your beauty: because He is Your Lord; and worship thou Him.”

This is the  call to all Christians  to leave all behind and  win the prize  of being a part of the Bride.

Psalm 45:13-17
 "The King's daughter (
God is our Father) is all glorious within: her Clothing is of Wrought Gold. She [The Bride is now The Queen] shall be brought unto the King [Jesus] in raiment of needlework: the Virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto Thee (also). With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the King's Palace."   [They, the Saints] shall be Your children, whom You [God] may [shall] make Princes [Rulers] in all the Earth.  
I [God] will make Your name [Jesus] to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise You forever.”

The Bride now as the Queen is brought to King Jesus, and the other Virgins, the Saints who did not hearken to the “Call for the Bride”, 
follow the Bride who is now the Queen into the palace with gladness and rejoicing.

Psalm 47starts out like a coronation celebration for the King.  In verse 4 it says,“He shall choose our inheritance for us, the Excellency of Jacob [Israel] whom He loved”(God chose Jacob/Israel).

Psalm 47:1-9 "O clap your hands, all you people; shout to God with the voice of triumph.  For the LORD most high is terrible;
He is a great King over all the earth.  He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.  He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom He loved. Selah.  God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.  Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises.  For God is the King of all the earth: sing you praises with understanding.  God reigns over the heathen: God sits on the throne of His holiness.  The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong to God: He is greatly exalted."

Jesus said there would be a last generation. The generation that saw Israel become a nation again would be that last generation till all was fulfilled.   Time is short, we are the last generation! Jesus is coming soon!

Christ Warns His Church to take heed, watch, pray, be sober, abide in Him, look for Him, keep their spiritual garments of salvation and righteousness.  He is coming for a Bride who has kept themselves from the things of the world.

Luke 21: 36: Watch, and pray always, that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Could The Rapture Come On A Rosh Hashanah?
“The Feast of Trumpets”

King Jesus with His Bride
At The Wedding

Revelation 19:7-9  "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the Marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Wife has made Herself ready. (With the Holy Spirit's guidance, the Bride shares in the responsibility for making herself ready.)  And to Her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness (acts) of Saints ... Blessed are they who are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb."​​

After The Wedding
45:9 & 13" Reveals
The  "Queen"  Arrayed in
Wrought Gold in Raiment of Needlework