“In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation” (Lev. 23:24).
What was the blowing of the trumpets reminding the children of Israel of? They were to solemnly remember and commemorate the day when they were gathered at the base of Mount Sinai, and the Holy God of Israel, Yahweh Himself, appeared on top of the mountain in glory.
The Jewish people have continued throughout their history to set aside this time as a reminder of this incredible day when God manifested His presence. The very fact that this has been passed on from generation to generation, speaks to the reality that God manifesting His glory to all of Israel, 3,500 years ago, really happened. It is a historical reality.
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” (1 Thess. 4:16).
I want to impress upon our hearts today that Messiah’s return, which will be announced by the blowing of a trumpet from heaven, is an actuality that will be experienced by all. You can put your entire faith in this truth. Just like the Jews today continue to mark this sacred holiday, we also need to celebrate that His eminent return is a certainty.
This holiday, the Feast of Trumpets/Rash Hashanah, reminds us every year that Jesus is coming back, when the last trumpet sounds (see: 1 Cor. 15:52 & Rev. 11:15-16). Paul refers to Yeshua’s return as “our blessed hope” (Titus 2:13). Father wants us to live with this anticipation—His Son is coming back for us. Beloved, this is the bedrock of our faith and is why the last words Yeshua spoke to us in the book of Revelation are:
“Yes, I am coming quickly” (Rev. 22:20).
Why would these be Yeshua’s last words recorded in the Bible? Because, He wants us to live with our eyes focused on His return and each day live in the light of eternity. Jesus is truly coming back for us. We must consciously live in the knowledge that He is going to reward each of us according to what we have done (Rev. 22:12).
“I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away’” (Rev. 21:3-4).
Put your hand over your heart and say:
“Jesus is coming soon and I will be with Him forever!”
Rabbi Schneiderhosts the impactful television program –Discovering The Jewish Jesus, which is available in more than one hundred million homes in the United States and nearly two hundred nations worldwide. In 2021 he began broadcasting on radio and now airs across America. Rabbi Schneider imparts revelation of Jesus’ Jewish heritage and His fulfillment of Messianic prophecy. Questions of how the Old and New Testaments tie together, and how Yeshua completes the unfolding plan of The Almighty Yahweh, are answered with exceptional clarity. Visit his website at discoveringthejewishjesus.com/about-2/rabbi-schneider/
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