The trumpet will sound, as mentioned in the book of Corinthians! The trumpet, or shofar, is the hallmark of Rosh Hashanah, which is why it is known as the Feast of Trumpets. But Rosh Hashanah and Christianity? Isn’t it a Jewish holiday? What does one have to do with the other?
The Trumpet Will Sound
Many people hear Rosh Hashanah and immediately identify it as a Jewish holiday. But is it? Well, yes of course it is.
But it is deeper than just a “holiday”. In actuality, it is a Biblical festival and it is tied into Biblical prophecy.
For Jews, the festival is part of our heritage and culture. It also has religious significance as it is tied into the Days of Awe, where atonement was made.
For Christians, it can have prophetic significance and provides great insight into their faith in a Jewish Messiah. Christians should have an understanding of the Jewish roots of their faith and this day is one of such significance prophetically that I think all Christians should seek to understand it and learn from it. After all, Ephesians 2:11-13 speaks of the Gentile’s reconciliation:
So, what is Rosh Hashanah exactly?
What is Rosh Hashanah?
Rosh Hashanah is known as the Jewish New Year but it is actually A new year, not THE new year. There are actually multiple new years in Israel, much like we have multiple new years here in the United States and other countries as well. Here we have a fiscal year, a tax year, and so on. I go into more detail about the various new years in the audio message below, as well as greater detail about the history of Rosh Hashanah and how it is the anniversary of creation, and began to be observed with The Binding of Isaac.
The Trumpet Will Sound – The Audio Message
Below is my audio message on Rosh Hashanah. I go into the history of the festival, its significance for the believer, and how throughout history it spoke of the return of Jesus for His own! In this audio message I will discuss what Rosh Hashanah is all about and what it means for you, the believer! We will discuss prophetic verses, such as 1 Corinthians 15:52 and how the Talmud actually confirms this verse! I talk about how Rosh Hashanah may be the “season” we are told to look for in scripture as it pertains to Jesus’ return.
I go into the history of the festival, its significance for the believer, and how throughout history it spoke of the return of Jesus for His own!
And I also discuss what a shofar is and how it came to be used on Rosh Hashanah. If you would like a shofar for yourself, I have linked some below!
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