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Sept 29, 2019 The Feast of Trumpets

This was the first feast that one of the young adults had attended, and my first non-mainstream feast… i actually had no clue what it was, or why. This was also our first formal service setting. I didn’t know what the feasts were even though we went to the Passover meal. I had heard about them, but it didn’t sink in or make a lot of sense. All i thought was food, dancing, trumpets? i didn’t know what to expect. How is it that i had read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and didn’t understand what the feasts were, or their significance to God? Why were they such a mystery, even the big ones like Rosh Hashanah – we knew that it was a Jewish holiday, but… it never really mattered.

In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; it is a day of blowing the shofar for you. Number 29:1

Here are my notes about why the shofar is blown

  1. Reminds us of Gods Kingship over earth (1 Kings 1:34)

  2. Remember Gods worshippers will worship in Spirit and in Truth (psalm 150)

  3. Remember our need to repent – even if we are saved, we still need to repent

  4. Faithfulness of the patriarchs (the Fathers that went before us – Abraham, Isaac & Jacob)

  5. Remember the sacrifice of the Messiah (Jesus)

  6. Remember that God gave our ancestors the Torah (old testament), and to share with others

  7. Remember the words of the Prophets (Jeremiah 6:17) The Prophets, like the shofar are used to call people back to God – to repent

  8. Battle alarm for war (Zephania 1:??read all) Battle of Armageddon

  9. End of all battles, final victory when the Messiah returns

  10. Remember the resurrection of Jesus and ALL OF US – our resurrection written in the old testament. Some will rise to life, some to shame and torment

  11. Jewish peoples restoration – gathered by the one great shofar sound

  12. Asking God to remember us like a prayer. Remember the covenants (promises) and forgive us, save us, deliver us

Types of shofar blasts

  1. Tekiah – (Pronounced tuh-KEE-ah) the tekiah blast is one long note that acts as a kind of summons. Others have suggested that it is the sound of a king’s coronation. On Rosh Hashanah, we are traditionally called to reaffirm God’s sovereignty. sign of peace, shift is over

  2. Shevarim – (Pronounced shih-vah-REEM) this word literally means “breaks” or “fractures.” The shevarim blast is three medium-length notes that have been compared to the sound of weeping. King, assemble, end of shift

  3. T’ruah – (Pronounced tih-ROO-ahh) the t’ruah blast is a series of very short, staccato sounds that have been compared to an urgent alarm, calling us to rouse from our spiritual slumber. Under attack, sound of urgency, day of alarm

Here is the teaching and video of the Shofar being blown. After getting all of that background information from Rabbi… it was more than profound. It was a powerful, awesome moment…

One of the young ladies that came with me was taken by this scripture:

Heal me Adonai,

And i will be healed,

Save me, and i will be saved,

For You are my praise

Jeremiah 17:14

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