Feast of Trumpets and Return of Jesus Christ

A shofar made from the horn of a Greater kudu

An animal horn trumpet.


The Feast of Trumpets has arrived to much of the entire world by now, arriving at sunset on September 8, 2010.  We in the Living Church of God observe it.

Yet, most who profess Christ do not observe it.  Most consider that it is a “Jewish” holiday.  While the Jews do observe it (and refer to it as Rosh Hoshanah), it is a holy day that prophetically points to the end of this age and the return of Jesus Christ.

While most who profess Christ recognize that Jesus was the Passover lamb sacrificed for us (1 Corinthians 5:7; John 1:29) and that the Holy Spirit was given on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-3), they seem to take the position that the rest of the biblical holy days do not have Christian applications.

That position is in error.

In the Hebrew scriptures, the Feast of Trumpets was a time for the blowing of trumpets (Leviticus 23:23-24).  Most prophecy watchers are familiar with the fact that trumpets are associated with end time prophecies, including the return of Jesus Christ:

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  (1 Corinthians 15:52)

1 When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. 3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. 6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. (Revelation 8:1-6)

30…and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other (Matthew 24:30-31).

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. 17 And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

And this is part of what the Feast of Trumpets pictures–the trumpet plagues and the return of Jesus Christ.  And it is a day to be observed by faithful Christians.

For more on the Feast of Trumpets and the Fall holy days, please check out the following articles:

Did Early Christians Observe the Fall Holy Days? Did they? Did Jesus? Should you?
The Book of Life and the Feast of Trumpets? Are they related? Is so how? If not, where not?
The Day of Atonement–Its Christian Significance The Jews call it Yom Kippur, Christians “The Day of Atonement”. Does it have any relevance for Christians today?
The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time for Christians? Is this pilgrimage holy day still valid? Does it teach anything relevant for today’s Christians? What is the Last Great Day? What do these days teach?
LCG 2010 Feast of Tabernacles’ Information Here is information on many Feast of Tabernacles locations for this year.
What Does the Catholic Church Teach About Christmas and the Holy Days? Do you know what the Catholic Church says were the original Christian holy days? Was Christmas among them?
Holy Day Calendar This is a listing of the biblical holy days through 2012, with their Roman calendar dates. They are really hard to observe if you do not know when they occur 🙂

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