Rosh HaShanah: Blow The Trumpet In Zion!
This year’s Feast of Trumpets, colloquially called Rosh HaShanah, starts from the evening of 25 September to the evening of 27 September, 2022.
Trumpets is one of the seven Feasts of THE LORD which we are to celebrate at their appointed times, (Leviticus 23).
The Feasts of THE LORD celebrate now and forever: The Sacrifice, Resurrection, Giving of THE SPIRIT, Second Coming, Thousand-year Reign and Eternal Dwelling with man of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
We will also celebrate them in The Age To Come.
The Feast of Trumpets
- This Feast celebrates and rehearses The Coming of our LORD;
- It is celebrated with a holy service of blowing the Shofar (ram’s horn);
- This is done on the first day of the seventh month on The Biblical Calendar.
Trumpets Celebration Actions
- Get Shofars as a family and as a Church;
- Whether a family or a Church, have a service of Blowing of Trumpets
- Worship and praise THE LORD for His soon Coming, yes, His being our present Help in trouble;
- Sound trumpet blasts in unison and shout a great shout with a sense of great victory and great joy;
- Make declarations of victory over the enemy; declare his defeat by THE CROSS;
- Have a Sabbath-rest. Ensure to do no customary work on this Day;
- Offer sacrifices of thanksgiving for The Offering and Sacrifice of CHRIST.
This Feast of THE LORD foreshadows and rehearses the moment when
“THE LORD Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with The Trumpet of GOD. And the dead in CHRIST will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet THE LORD in the air. And thus we shall always be with THE LORD,” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed — 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.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.
My beloved brethren, of all the years a man may live on earth, this is the ONLY MOMENT that matters in the end. It is the indivisible unit of a second. It’s a FLASH.
We MUST partake in this moment without fail. This is only achieved by obeying JESUS.
Love righteousness, hate and avoid sin. Always repent of sin. And, by The Grace of GOD, don’t go back to it.
And qualification for this moment is already decided the moment a man blinks for the last time.
We must live every moment of our lives to qualify for this moment. Hmm…
“Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before The Judgment Seat of CHRIST that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, The Terror of THE LORD, we persuade men…” 2 Corinthians 5:9-11.
Let us have Grace to make it, (Hebrews 12:28-29). Amen.
THE LORD has always used Trumpets for the good of His people. And The One with Which He will descend from Heaven is “The Last Trumpet” (1 Corinthians 15:52).
It will be an unimaginable blast. A GREAT blast so loud it will be heard all the world! As THE LORD Himself said, “…He will send His angels with a Great Sound of a Trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Matthew 24:31).
How to Celebrate The Feast of Trumpets
BLOW the trumpet and bid JESUS to come for your victory! Let the wall of Jericho fall!
“Then THE LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘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. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD.’ ” Leviticus 23:23-25.
The Feast of Trumpets (popularly called Rosh Hashanah) starts in the evening with blowing of the Shofar (ram’s horn).
We celebrate this Feast of THE LORD in earnest expectation and hope of The Coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST to take us Home forever out of this world and its worsening troubles, (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Furthermore, while we wait for that day soon, when we celebrate this Feast, when we literally blow the trumpet, we bid THE LORD to currently come and take us out of troubles we may be in: family, financial, ministry, career, health and other troubles.
According to The Word of CHRIST, blowing the trumpet bids Him to MOVE and move it! for us. (See 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and Numbers 10:9-10 for example).
I assure you, I speak as an apostle of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, yes, as a prophet of The Living GOD, if you do this in faith with repentance and thanksgiving, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST will come through for you! Hallelu-YAH! Hallelu-YAH! (Please study Acts 3:19-21).
“Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in THE LORD your GOD, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 2 Chronicles 20:20.
Please, this is a very holy teaching you must not despise.
In Numbers 10:8, priests were tasked with blowing the Shofar. We in CHRIST JESUS are priests, (Revelation 1:5-6).
Now look at what THE HOLY SPIRIT says:
“When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before THE LORD your GOD, and you will be saved from your enemies. Also in the day of your gladness, in your Appointed Feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your GOD: I AM THE LORD your GOD.” Numbers 10:9-10.
THIS IS HUGE AND EXCITING!
THE LORD says, “When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you…” Oh, ARE WE at war against the enemy in this hour! And who relentlessly oppresses many!
And then THE LORD further says: “then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before THE LORD your GOD, and you will be saved from your enemies.“
What a promise! What a blessed assurance!
GOD says if you blow the trumpet (literally), you WILL be remembered before Him, and be delivered from your enemies, rescued out of your troubles!
Blowing the trumpet in this our warfare, is dialing for Divine Emergency Services.
Finally, in verse 10 above, THE LORD says when you blow the trumpet in celebrating The Feasts of THE LORD over the offerings and sacrifices (this signifies The Offering and Sacrifice of CHRIST), “they shall be a memorial for you before your GOD: I AM THE LORD your GOD.”
In Scripture, when one’s GODly endeavours come for a memorial before GOD, He sends angels to assist with what one urgently needs.
Cornelius had this testimony:
“There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, a devout man and one who feared GOD with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to GOD always. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of GOD coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before GOD.” Acts 10:1-4.
Blowing the trumpet before THE LORD over sacrifices of thanksgiving and praise for The Offering and Sacrifice of CHRIST “shall be a memorial for you before your GOD” and will get Him to rapidly respond and deliver you.
Therefore, as commanded by THE LORD in Leviticus 23:23-25, ensure to have “a memorial of blowing of Trumpets”, meet as a family or Church and “sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving” (Psalm 107:22) to GOD for “The Offering of The Body of JESUS CHRIST once for all.” For “CHRIST also has loved us and given Himself for us, an Offering and a Sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Yes, “an acceptable Sacrifice well-pleasing to GOD.” (Hebrews 10:10; Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18).
Let the whole family or Church have Shofars to blow. Then, with a brief, simple tutorial (see video below), let the whole family or Church sound wonderful blasts of trumpets to THE LORD in praise, reverence and power.
If you can’t get a ram’s horn from the shop, you can just roll a sheet of paper and give trumpet blasts with your voice through it. And THE LORD JESUS will swoop in to deliver you out of any trouble and give you victory.
Do this with repentance, thanksgiving and praise. BLOW the trumpet for THE LORD! And He will come through for you. Amen.
After THE LORD had given me the foregoing, He led me to a POWERFUL testimony confirming that He does indeed literally respond and deliver us when we blow the trumpet.
Here it is on YouTube: “Shofar Tutorial” : (The testimony starts from 6:07 of the time code).
“There is no one like THE GOD of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, and in His excellency on the clouds. THE ETERNAL GOD is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’ Then Israel shall dwell in safety, The fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens shall also drop dew. Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by THE LORD, The Shield of your help and The Sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tread down their high places.” Deuteronomy 33:26-29.
GOD has commanded and often used blowing of trumpets to give His people victory over the enemy and to possess their possession.
Remember how the wall of Jericho came down?
THE LORD acted for the people when the priests blew the trumpets and the people shouted with a great shout.
“So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.” Joshua 6:20-21.
Therefore, blow the trumpets and shout with a great shout for your victory and possession by THE LORD. Let the walls come down!
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in GOD for pulling down strongholds” 2 Corinthians 10:4.
Why the Shofar, ram’s horn?
JESUS CHRIST is THE LAMB Who was slain for our Redemption, deliverance and prosperity. And a horn symbolises strength.
A ram’s horn therefore is symbolic of The Delivering Strength of THE LORD JESUS, The Lamb — “Who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.” (2 Corinthians 13:3).
As He Himself has said, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for My Strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
And John the Baptist’s father, Zacharias, filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT, prophesied concerning JESUS, saying that GOD “has raised up a Horn of Salvation for us in the house of His servant David,” (Luke 1:67,69).
(Please watch this video for the basics of blowing the Shofar : “How to blow the Shofar — with a special secret for beginners.”)
To “offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD” (Leviticus 23:25) as commanded for this Feast also, pray and present ”CHRIST… an Offering and a Sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling aroma.”
Pray and present THE LAMB Who was slain “an acceptable Sacrifice well-pleasing to GOD.” (Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18).
Now, having briefly referred to them under “How to Celebrate Unleavened Bread”, I need to tell you further about The Days of Awe, ten days of celebrations of particular Feasts of THE LORD.
These celebrations happen in the Biblical seventh month (called Tishrei in Hebrew), which, I gather, always fall between 14 September and 14 October every year on the world calendar.
As aforementioned, The Days of Awe (Yamim Nora’im in Hebrew) or High Holy Days, start with The Feast of Trumpets — joyful celebrations of blowing of the Shofar.
Biblically speaking, it is called Yom Teruah, literally meaning “day of shouting or blasting”. It is popularly known today as Rosh Hashanah (which means “head of the year”) because it marks the beginning of the new agriculture year in Israel.
The High Holy Days end with The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur in Hebrew).
Below are links to Words on The Feasts of THE LORD:
- THE LORD’s Passover
- Unleavened Bread
- The Feast of Firstfruits
- The Feast of Weeks (The Day of Pentecost)
- The Feast of Trumpets
- The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur in Hebrew)
- The Feast of Tabernacles
Free Download: You may download the book “Know and Celebrate The Feasts of THE LORD as a Christian ꟷ Now and Forever!” by Jacob Addison Awagah as a PDF file in any of the options below:
- A4 Letter Size — 33 pages.
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To request an editable copy of the book file, or send a query, please contact Jacob via: ObeyJesusAlways@gmail.com
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.
Amen Brother Jacob and thanks for opening my eyes!!
I need a little help here. I have never celebrated this feast before, and have never seen anyone else either. Can you give me a super simple step by step guide, as if I was someone who lives alone in the woods?
Please scroll down to the Postscript section and download the booklet pdf.
All you need is in that document.
Thank you brother Jacob for this beautiful word AMEN AND AMEN. What an amazing time to be alive. Blessings abounding! Sandi
Amen, Bro Jacob and I say again amen!!