“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.’”
Today is the first day of the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar: the Feast of Trumpets. This is one of God’s seven annual festivals described in Leviticus 23. These festivals reveal God’s plan to offer the gift of salvation to all of mankind.
The Feast of Trumpets pictures the pivotal turning point in the history of mankind—the return of Jesus Christ to earth. The Bible reveals that Christ will return at the sound of a great trumpet: “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—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 15:51-52, emphasis added).
The “last trumpet” will not only herald the end of 6,000 years of man’s misrule—and the beginning of Christ’s rule—but will be the moment when God’s elect will be gathered to meet Jesus Christ in the air. From this point forward, Jesus Christ and His glorified family of spirit beings will rule the earth (Revelation 5:10) and will begin establishing justice and peace (Isaiah 2:2-4).
Over the next days, we will explore more scriptures that reveal the theme of the Feast of Trumpets.
To read more about the Feast of Trumpets and its crucial meaning, read “The Feast of Trumpets: Alarm of War, Announcement of Peace.”