NEXT BIBLE FEASTS:
DAY BLOWING OF TRUMPETS September 9-10, 2017 sunset to sunset
DAY OF ATONEMENT, September 18-19, 2017 sunset to sunset
FEAST OF TABERNCLES / THE EIGHTH DAY, September 23-29, 2017 (from sundown to sundown); September 30-October 1, 2017 (from sundown until sundown.)
Blowing of the Trumpets
Teruah means “shout”, “blast of war”, or “joy”. The Teruah sound consists of rapid notes on the shofar (made out of a ram’s horn). The Feast is called Yom Teruah in Hebrew. It also called Memorial Blowing of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:24), Day of Blowing Trumpets, or Feast of Trumpets,.
A shofar is an ancient Biblical instrument. It is the Hebrew word for “horn” or “trumpet”. At Mount Sinai before the giving of God’s Laws, Commandments, and Statutes “a trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.” (Exodus 19:19).
A trumpet was blown to assemble the children of Israel in the wilderness (Numbers 10:3); it was blown for war (Numbers 10:9); it was blown on the Solemn Feast Days and the beginnings of months (Numbers 10:10), and also for the Jubilee (Leviticus 25:9); it was used as spiritual warfare at Jericho (Joshua 6:1-27) and many such uses.
The Blowing of the Trumpets is a unique Holy Day because God did not give its purpose. But, it has evolved to be a Day of asking God to forgive you for your sins.
In the future, A Divine Shofar (Trumpet) will be sounded. At that time it might be too late. So ask for forgiveness now.
Ask God to forgive you.
Ask forgiveness from others. Forgive everyone, so God can forgive you. If you have hurt someone, correct the situation.
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Leviticus 23: 23-25 (KJV)
23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
Day of Atonement
For this Holy Day, God commands an one-day total fast. It is a Sabbath, a no work day. In the days of ancient Israel, it was the only time the High Priest could enter into the Holy of Holies of The Temple. He offered sacrifies for the sins of himself first, and then for the children of Israel.
This Holy Days foreshadows the Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ. It also suggests that each year you are given a final chance to ask for sincere forgiveness before it is too late and be “cut off from among his people.”
Leviticus 23:26-32 (KJV)
26 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
27Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.
29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
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Feast of Tabernacles and The Eighth Day
This Feast is called Feast of Booths, or Feast of Tabernacles. It is the final Feast commanded in the Old Testament. It is an eight-day Feast as stated in Leviticus 23:33-44. The purpose of this Feast was to remind the children of Israel that God provided for them when they dwelled in booths in the wilderness after leaving Egypt.
This Feast requires you to dwell in temporary booths/tents for eight days. But, today most people only eat meals in indidvual booths or in community booths. However, when Christ sets up His Kingdom this Feast must be observed as commanded by God to avoid Divine Punishment.
In John 7 and 8 of the New Testament, Christ refers to water and light which is said by scholars to refer to ancient symbols of this Feast.
The Eighth Day which is the last day of the Feast is a time of rejoicing. All Seven of the Feasts of the Lord reveal a Salvation Plan for those who are obedient, faithful to God’s Word and thusly enduring until the end.
In Matthew 24:13, it reads:
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
In John 7:37-39, it reads:
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
In John 8:12, it reads:
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Leviticus 23:33-44 (KJV)
33 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.
35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
37 These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
38 Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.
39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.
After Christ sets up His Kingdom, this Feast will be important. In Zechariah 14: 17-19, it reads:
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt go not up and come not, upon whom there is no rain, there shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen who come not up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
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The Seven Feasts of the Lord
- Feast of Unleavened Bread
- First Fruits
- Pentecost (Feast of Weeks)
- Day of Blowing Trumpets
- Day of Atonement
- Feast of Tabernacles / The Eighth Day
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John 3:16 (KJV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 10:9 (KJV)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Ask For Salvation Now.
Believe in Christ now before it is too late!
Isaiah 55:1-9 (KJV)
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.