We get to celebrate is Yom Teruah (translated to English as the Feast of Trumpets) tomorrow! This is such an exciting feast, because it is the first feast of the year’s line-up that hasn’t yet been fulfilled. We’re waiting on the fulfillment at the return of our King!
I’ve collected some neat teachings on this feast day here.
Each of these three teachers have slightly different interpretations of what exactly will happen on this feast day. Given that its fulfillment is future, we only see dimly what might unfold. So, I present these teachings for your consideration. As in everything, we must test everything to the word and trust that our observance of this feast doesn’t require complete understanding, only a complete trust that His Word will prove to be perfect and true in the end.
First Fruits PT
I really enjoy this guy’s teachings. They are short (this one is only 5 minutes) and jam-packed with neat scriptural connections. (Although sometimes he moves a bit too fast for me.)
In this teaching, he shows what trumpets are used for in the scriptures. He draws an interesting conclusion about what the scriptures mean when they say that the Savior will return at the “last trumpet,” connecting the seven trumpet blasts of Revelation with the trumpet blasts that are to occur at the start of each month on the new moon. He also shares some ideas about how the final fulfillment of the Day of Atonement will fall 1,000 years after the return of our Savior. I had never heard that theory until this video, but I think it could be a good one.
Jim Staley is a great teacher for Christians who are just coming to learn about the feast days.
Here are some time-markers for this teaching
- First 28 minutes are introduction.
- Around the 28th minute mark he begins teaching on the fall feasts, specifically, Trumpets.
Mark Biltz does a great job of showing the connection between traditional Jewish understanding of the feast days and their actual fulfillment in Messiah. Our older brother Judah has some great insights into the scriptures!
Here are some time-markers for this teaching:
- The first 12 minutes or so are a terrific recap of the prophetic nature of the spring and fall feasts. He also gives some great information on God’s calendar as opposed to our Julian calendar.
- Around the 13th minute he starts in on the specifics of the feast of Trumpets, making some really neat scriptural connections in relation to the blowing of trumpets.
- Around the 3oth minute he brings to light serious warnings for the church.
- Around the 38th minute he addresses the whole “no man knows the day or hour” issue.
- At the 42nd minute he does a short teaching on how Song of Solomon relates to this feast. Contained in it is another serious warning for those who disregard the necessity of remembering the Biblical feast days.
- Just before the 57th minute he makes a neat connection between our betrothal to the Savior and this feast.