Yom Teruah – Day of Shouting

yom teruahIt’s Yom Teruah – the Feast of Trumpets!
Well almost!

It’s no big secret that I believe Yom Teruah will be the day Jesus returns. Yom Teruah means Day of Shouting, though teruah actually means great noise and this could include the noise made by trumpet blasts. This is on the 1st day of the seventh month (Tishrei) which will be in Sept/Oct on the Gregorian calendar.
The day is, in my opinion, Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.

The fulfillment of the four spring Feasts by the life, death, resurrection of Jesus, and then the pouring out of the Holy Spirit means there is the need of fulfillment in the three Feasts of the fall.

The first on the list is Yom Teruah also known as the Feast of Trumpets. Remember it is on the 1st day of the seventh month.

Scripture gives the reasons for the trumpet – to call the congregation and move the camp.
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the congregation and for directing the movement of the camps. When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Num 10:1-4
When the blasts were heard the congregation would gather together.
And when the seventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem. Ezra 3:1 Though this verse does not specifically mention the trumpets blowing, since it is the seventh month the sound of trumpets must have been heard since the people gathered together.
Nehemiah gives the same details as Ezra – When the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities. Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; Neh 7:73-8:1

So when the trumpet blast was heard on Yom Teruah, signifying the new month and the beginning of the Festival, the people gathered together.

It is important to note where they gathered.
When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Num 10:3
So the people heard the trumpet and gathered at the door of the tabernacle of meeting and later at the Temple.

Jesus has been given many different titles and names – the Good Shepherd, the Great Physician, Son of Man, Son of God, The Way, The Truth, and The Life. But there is one name He gave Himself that is sort of out of place. Of all things He called Himself The Door.
Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. John 10:7
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. John 10:9
Keep this in mind as you read the next section.

The trumpets were sounded and the people gathered at the door.
When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Num 10:3

Now read almost the same thing in the New Testament – For the Lord Himself (the door) will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice (teruah-a noise) of an archangel, and with the trumpet (teruah-a noise) of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. (start gathering)
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together (gathered) with them in the clouds to meet the Lord (meet/gather at the door) in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thess 4:16-18

I do not believe this is coincidence. God does not do coincidence – He plans!

To me it is clear that the fulfillment of Yom Teruah is in the event given the name rapture. This day will be fulfilled by the Lord according to scripture – trumpet blows and God’s people gather at the Door.

Will it be today?
But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. Matt 24:36

It may or it may not be today but it will be fulfilled on this or another Yom Teruah!

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3 thoughts on “Yom Teruah – Day of Shouting

  1. I believe that Christ will return during the Feast of Trumpets also. The Feasts in Leviticus 23 are dress rehearsals. The spring feasts are about Jesus’ first coming; the fall feasts about His second coming. “No man knows the day or hour” is a Jewish idiom referring to the Feast of Trumpets. No man knows the exact day or hour when the new moon will appear. Though the Feast of Trumpets is on Tishri 1, the new moon could appear on Tishri 2 or 3. Norm Franz of Ascension Ministries taught on this in his Sabbath sermon 9/7/2013. Thank you for your excellent post!

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