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The Trumpet Will Sound: Rosh Hashanah and Christianity

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The trumpet will sound! 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?

“…in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:52 NIV

The Trumpet Will Sound - Rosh Hashanah and Christianity - An image of a shofar and honey

The Trumpet Will Sound – Rosh Hashanah and Christianity?

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. It is a festival of the Lord with significance for both Jews and Christians.  For Jews, the Festival is part of their heritage and culture. It also has religious significance as it is tied into the Days of Awe, where atonement was made. For Christians, it has prophetic significance and provides great insight into their faith in a Jewish Messiah. Christians should have an understanding of the roots of their faith and this day is one of such significance prophetically that I think all Christians should seek to understand it. After all, Ephesians 2:11-13 speaks of the Gentile’s reconciliation:

“Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” NIV

Galatians 3:28 says:

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” NIV

  They are all pictures and foreshadowings of Jesus, the plan of redemption, and the return of our King. So, what is Rosh Hashanah exactly?

The Trumpet Will Sound – What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is known as the Jewish New Year but it is actually 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 and the Church. 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.

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! Rosh Hashanah and Christianity are not mutually exclusive. They are, like all of scripture, a picture of God’s plan for mankind.

For more posts like this one, as well as shofars you can purchase for your own home or church, see below!

Audio Message 

   

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21 thoughts on “The Trumpet Will Sound: Rosh Hashanah and Christianity”

  1. I love it when Christians take the Jewish foundations of their faith to heart. In September I will start back teaching another Messianic Bible Study, this time using Messiah in the Feasts of Israel by Sam Nadler. Each year when Rosh Hashanah approaches, I start earnestly listening for that trumpet call! I’m also studying Hebrew so I can read the Scriptures in Hebrew. Such a difference!

    1. Yes…as a Messianic Jew it always makes me happy to see Christians getting in touch with the Jewish roots of their faith. My Hebrew is a little rusty these days because I don’t have much chance to use it but I will likely start doing some classes on my site for those who want to learn it!

  2. Thank you for sharing this information with us, Dianne. Some of the festivals I assumed were Jewish really have significance for Christians too.

    1. Yes!! Christians are grafted in! There is no longer any separation! Jew and Gentile one in Messiah!!

  3. Great post Diane. Feast of Trumpets ushers in the Fall Feasts in such a wonderful way – it gets us ready for introspection and forgiveness at the same time providing joy and celebration. God is so good!

  4. Wow!! I’m looking forward to celebrating Rosh Hashanah!! Thank you for all of this information- I take it to heart and to my family. We are new to this and LOVE learning God’s Feasts!! I feel so much closer to God, knowing that we are in His “timing”. Thank you again- SO MUCH!

    1. I’m so glad!!! Please let me know if you have any questions about it!!! I can’t wait to hear how you enjoyed it!!

  5. Shalom, I just rans across your blog and love it!* I just wanted to comment that as much as I too love to see Christians study these biblical feasts, I hate to see them then return to the pagan festivals of man as though just knowing that the festivals exist are sufficient. While it is accurate to say that without the Tabernacle or Temple we cannot truly participate in the moedim as first commanded; it says in this weeks Parsha Re’eh:
    “30be careful not to be trapped into imitating them after they have been destroyed before you. Do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods? I will do the same.’ 31You are not to act like this toward Adonai your God! For every abomination of Adonai, which He hates, they have done to their gods—they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.” -Devarim 12:30-31 (TLV)

    While I know that each persons walk is between G-D and themselves, it bothers me that knowing the truth they turn backwards to the traditions of men (some would argue the traditions of the satan) and convict themselves.

    My question (that you may have already answered* see above) is; how do you lovingly admonish believers into living out the truths of the Bible, and not just gaining more and more information?

    1. Shalom Rivka!
      I understand you completely. But in the end, all people can do is share the information and pray God uses it to bless people and to help them grow in their walk with Him. The work of doing that is Hashem’s. All I can do is share it! You may have given me a thought…I am writing an e-book about the festivals. I may include a section that also talks about the history of other festivals. Toda raba and I pray Hashem blesses you!! Feel free to email me at [email protected].com if you would like to continue the conversation. I would love to know what your background is and whether you blog! Shalom!

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