“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. ‘You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.’” (Leviticus 23:24-25)
Possible Future Fulfillment
Yom Teruah is the only annual appointed time on God’s calendar that actually occurs on the first of the month. It is a memorial of blowing of trumpets possibly commemorating the time when the Son of Man will send His angels to gather His elect. Can He possibly be preparing us for the day of His return?
“But you have no need to have anything written to you, brothers, about the times and dates when this will happen; because you yourselves well know that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When people are saying, “Everything is so peaceful and secure,” then destruction will suddenly come upon them, the way labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there is no way they will escape. But you, brothers, are not in the dark, so that the Day should take you by surprise like a thief.” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-4)
As we celebrate Yom Teruah/Trumpets we anticipate Yeshua’s return on His appointed time and are thankful that we can be children of the light according to His word, and not be taken by surprise when He returns.
Yeshua said “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 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 24:29-31)
Ideas on Celebrating this Appointed Time
Take the day off; come together with other believers (Holy Convocation), honor Him with the blowing of the Shofar (trumpet), and/or giving Him a loud shout of praise, for He is worthy to be praised! We can eagerly anticipate His returning for His bride and be thankful for His promises, we should also take to heart that the Day of Judgment will soon be upon us. It is a good time to examine our lives and right any wrongs we’ve done to God or our fellow brothers and sisters.