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Why Do Christians Especially Anticipate the Feast of Trumpets?

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Believe it or not, the Feast of Trumpets among evangelical circles has increasingly become a high watch time for the appearing of Jesus in the clouds to collect his followers with the sound of the trumpet of God. This imminent event is called “the day or hour that no man knows.”  The Feast of Trumpets is the only ambiguous date among the LORD’s seven appointed moedim due to the necessity of having to sight the new moon.  Concerning his Second Coming, Jesus stated in Matthew 24:36, “But of that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Perhaps it’s no coincidence that we can’t know the precise day and hour of the Feast of Trumpets and the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) because it’s the one Levitical festival calculated by the sighting of the new moon on the month of Tishrei. Furthermore, in Leviticus 23: 24, the Feast of Trumpets was first called Zichron Teruah, meaning a Memorial of Trumpet Blasts, and in Numbers 29:1, it is called Yom Teruah, meaning the Day of the Shout or the Day of the Trumpet Blast.  All of this imagery keeps evangelical believers on high alert. This is because Rabbi Shaul, aka the Apostle Paul, might have been referring to the Feast of Trumpets when he taught in 1 Corinthians 15: 51-52, “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep [die], but we will all be changed— in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” Paul’s revelation is called the…(READ MORE)

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