September 11, 2010 will be this year’s Hebrew rabbinic Mystery Babylonian captivity pagan religion influenced Festival of Trumpets. (The real Feast of Trumpets date on YHWH’s true solar lunar calendar, which is not based on the satanically influenced Western calendar is from October 7, 2010 sundown to October 8, 2010 sundown.) As I have mentioned in my book, God has made certain dates in the ORIGINAL Hebrew lunar-solar calendar as holy days or appointed times of God. Moses and Israel were commanded by God to assemble for a holy convocation on these days. Besides the regular weekly Sabbaths on Saturdays, there are seven High Sabbaths. (The regular Sabbaths are not on the satanically influenced pagan Babylonian Roman Catholic religion Western Saturdays that the Rabbis follow, but they are on YHWH’s true calendar, which can fall on any of the Roman calendar weekdays. Only the sleeping church is not aware of YHWH’s true calendar.). The seven High Sabbaths are not only for Israel, but for us all, because God calls them His own holidays or holy days. Israel was commanded to keep these holy days until Jesus’ arrival. Now that Jesus has come, there is no need for these shadow Sabbaths, for Christ the Light has revealed to us the meaning of these seven holidays. Each of these festivals or feasts of Israel are appointed times of God with us, which mark significant dates of our Lord Jesus Christ and our God our Father in heaven—both in the past and in the future.
As you may know, they are the Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of First Fruits, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Four of them are in the spring and three of them are in the autumn, making them the number of God’s completion—seven. They happen around the three harvest seasons of the year, where God is harvesting people for His Kingdom to eternal life.
The Passover celebrates the time when God freed Israel from the Pharaoh of Egypt—the Exodus. After Pharaoh killed the children of Israel and refused to free Israel, God brought the final plague upon Egypt—the death of every firstborn in Egypt. God commanded His people, the Israelites, to sacrifice a lamb and put its blood in the sign of the cross on their door. Then, the angel of death passed over that house without killing the firstborn of that house. The Israelites obeyed and were safe, but the Pharaoh’s firstborn and all the Egyptian’s firstborns died. Jesus was crucified on the very hour that the lambs were supposed to be crucified. He is the Lamb of God who died for our sins, so that we may live, if we believe in Him. He is our sacrificial Lamb.
The feast of unleavened bread follows the Passover. The leavened bread or yeast rises, so it signifies pride or sin. Unleavened bread signifies being without sin. Jesus lay in the tomb but His body did not decay. He was without sin. Jesus cleanses the believer of all sins. Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, means the House of Bread—He is our Bread of Life or the Word of God. The Jewish women clean the kitchen of all leaven during this period.
The feast of first fruits follows. It is the day when Jesus was resurrected back to life, three days and nights after He was crucified. It is a festival celebrating the early spring harvest. Jesus was the first to rise from the dead, so He is the first fruit. The first fruit is brought to God as a holy sacrifice. All who believe in Him will also rise to eternal life.
On Pentecost (the next holy day or appointed time), ten days after Jesus’ ascension into heaven, He sent His Holy Spirit to His Church. The Holy Spirit came as a wind that filled the house and landed as tongues of flame upon each disciple of Jesus; and they spoke in different tongues as the Spirit enabled them. The disciples were empowered by the Holy Spirit and went out to preach doing many miracles in the name of Jesus. On this day, the Holy Spirit who is the seal of salvation was given to the Church. It was the birth of the Church. During Pentecost which celebrates the grain harvest, two leavened bread are placed on the table. The two leavened bread stand for the Church and the Jews who still have the sin nature; but are saved through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The next three feasts or appointed holy days of God are in the autumn. These events have not yet happened, and refer to things which will happen in the future, according to God’s calendar. The first four feasts or appointed times refer to Jesus’ First-Coming, and the last three feasts or appointed times refer to Jesus’ future Second-Coming.
The first of these is what we are celebrating today—the feast of trumpets. It is a day when the Israelites blow the shofar. The two silver trumpets stand for the Church and the Jews. Silver stands for imperfection and gold stands for perfection. We are still imperfect in our sinful flesh; but in the New Jerusalem which will have no sin, the streets will be made of pure gold. The two trumpets (Church & Jews) have been sounding the trumpet of salvation news to the world to repent, for the Kingdom of God is near. To the Jews, the feast of trumpets has a meaning of “provision of life”. When God raptures (snatches up) His Church into heaven, they will be given new spiritual bodies; the mortal will be made immortal, and eternal life will be given to all believers. The dead in Christ, as well as those who are yet alive will be caught up in the sky when Jesus returns and transformed into their spiritual bodies in a twinkling of an eye. It says it will be at the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God, when Jesus will come down from heaven to collect His saints before judgment comes. The feast of trumpets also has a meaning of “transformation or a beginning of change”.
The feast of trumpets is known as the “unknown day”, because no one knows its day or hour. Two days were set aside for the festival, since no one knew when the new moon would start. People would keep watch, and inform the others when they observed the new moon crescent. Therefore, people celebrated from the day before, for they did not know when it would start. Hence, it is the “unknown day”. Jesus said that the rapture of the church will be on an unknown day, for no one knows its day or hour. God said in the Bible that that day will not catch us like a thief in the night. But the religious End-Times lukewarm Laodicean churches have twisted that scripture, and say that it will come as a thief in the night upon us. It will only come as a thief in the night to the lukewarm, carnal, sleeping church. But as for the prepared, faithful, awake church, it will not catch us like a thief in the night, as the Bible says.
The Bible says that the generation that sees Israel return as a nation will not pass away, but will see all of these things come to pass. In Psalm 90:10, the Bible tells us that a generation is around 70 to 80 years. Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948. That means we are quickly approaching that time when Jesus’ Second-Coming will occur. We are that generation that will see Jesus’ return.
God said that He will give us signs or wonders in the skies and heavens. He says that the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon will turn to blood. In the Bible, the solar eclipse means a warning to the non-Jews and the lunar eclipse means a warning to the Jews. There will be a solar eclipse every year on the accursed day of Av 1st every year from 2008 to 2010. There will also be four blood red lunar eclipses on the exact first and last festival days of 2014 and 2015. This will not occur again in this century. As the Bible says, three and a half years into the last seven-years before Armageddon; the Anti-Christ will set up his “Abomination That Causes Desolation” in the holy-of-holies in the Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself God. That is when God’s wrath and judgment of asteroids, earthquakes, famine, wars, plagues, etc. will begin to be poured out. And that is when the Anti-Christ will persecute and kill two-thirds of the Jewish nation. At the end of the seven-years, we will return to the earth with our Lord Jesus at Armageddon.
Of course, we do not know the day or the hour of the rapture. However, if Jesus’ Second-Coming at Armageddon has to occur before the 70 years, which is May 14, 2018, then His Second-Coming would be on Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement before that in the autumn of 2017. If you subtract the last seven years from 2017, that leaves us the feast of trumpets of this year 2010 as the year of rapture. So, we know that the time of the church’s rapture is very close at hand, whatever year it may be.
The Days of Awe follow the feast of trumpets, and it is viewed as a time when the people examine their lives for sin and repent. It is a time when the Jews throw leavened bread crumbs into the moving or living water, to symbolize casting away of sins. It is a time when the Jewish nation realizes its mistake in crucifying their Messiah Jesus Christ, and returns to God. These days or years are a somber time, when the earth will undergo judgment by God; and the Anti-Christ will persecute the saints and the Jewish nation. The Bible calls it the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”, or the “Time of Israel’s Trouble”, when God will once more focus on the nation of Israel for salvation, after the Church saints are raptured out of the earth.
The next appointed day is the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. It is a day of judgment when the nation’s sins were atoned for by a sacrifice in the Temple. A goat was released into the desert with the nation’s sins—where we get the word “scapegoat”. God says when He returns at Armageddon, He will separate the goats who opposed his people from the sheep who helped his people Israel. This is traditionally a day for seeking forgiveness from God for vows that were broken; and the Bible says that it will be a day when the entire nation of Israel will mourn crucifying our Lord Jesus Christ. They will finally be reunited with their God. The Day of Atonement is a day of confession, admitting our guilt of sin, and asking God for forgiveness. Jesus became the atonement for our sins.
The final holy day or appointed time of God is the feast of tabernacles. This is a day when Jewish families will build a temporary booth in their yards to dine in. It is made of branches and decorated. During the forty years in the desert after their exodus from Egypt, God took care of the Israelite nation, before they entered the Promised Land. They lived in tents and temporary shelter. The feast symbolizes the moving from the temporary shelter to the permanent shelter, and God’s provision. Jesus will once more enter the Temple and reign on the earth for a thousand years (His Millennial Kingdom that is prophesied in the Bible), after we return with Him at the Battle of Armageddon. All the nations of the world will go to Jerusalem to worship and celebrate the Lord on the feast of tabernacles, during those thousand years. At the end of that millennial reign of Jesus, God will make a new heaven and earth, and the old heaven and earth will pass away. God will bring the new city of Jerusalem down to the earth. It will be on the feast of tabernacles when we will move from our old dwelling place to our new eternal home.
No one knows the day or hour of our Lord’s return; but we should be ready at all times, to meet our Savior in the sky; and go about our Lord’s business diligently every day.