“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” (Leviticus 23:24Leviticus 23:24
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Rabbi & Maureen Messer wish you a Happy New Year as you celebrate the Head of the Year – the High Feast Day of Rosh Hashanah!
The Biblical name for this Feast is “Yom Teruah” – “Day of Trumpets”. With the sounding of trumpets and shofars (ram’s horns) the New Year is ushered in and the prophetic fervor of expectation is renewed. From Genesis to Revelation, the trumpet sounds! The Lord’s Voice, like a trumpet, forms and breathes life into all of creation. His Voice sounds the deliverance from Egypt and thunders forth His teaching from Mt. Sinai. The trumpet gathers His people for worship, for journeys and for battle. The trumpet announces the coming of the Bridegroom for the bride. The trumpet sounds the coronation of the King as He ascends His throne to rule. The Voice of the Lord resounds through the prophets, proclaiming the “Good News” of the blood of the Lamb, the power of His Spirit and the promise of His Presence. The Seven Trumpets of Revelation sound His deliverance, His Kingdom and His reign as the King of kings and Lord of lords, as His throne is established upon the earth.
Each year as Yom Teruah arrives with the sounding of trumpets, we remember the Voice and promise of our King, the Creator and the perfector of creation. As Paul reveals in his letter to the Corinthians, even the moment of the Lord’s return is signaled by the familiar sound of His Voice like a trumpet (Rev.1:10), heard from Genesis to Revelation, and on Yom Teruah – the Day of Trumpets!
“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.” (1Corinthians 15:52NKJV)
The Feast Days reveal the LORD to us!
- His death, burial, and resurrection
- His return and dwelling among us
- Yeshua – Past, Present and Future – the God Who was, the God Who is and the God Who is to come!
May the Hebrew Year of 5773 (2013) be a year in which you hear the trumpet of God and enter into a deeper relationship with Him. We pray that it is a blessed and prosperous year for you and your family.
Rabbi & Maureen Messer