FESTIVAL OF TRUMPETS
Actually - Yom Teruah - Day of sounding (shofar, voices, etc)



INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHEN AND HOW:
Numb 29:1 (NIV) "`On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets.
2 As an aroma pleasing to Yahweh, prepare a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.
3 With the bull prepare a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths;
4 and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth.
5 Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you.
6 These are in addition to the monthly and daily burnt offerings with their grain offerings and drink offerings as specified. They are offerings made to Yahweh by fire--a pleasing aroma.

SACRIFICES TODAY WITH THE NEW  COVENANT IN YAHSHUA’S BLOOD:
LET’S LOOK AT THE NEW COVENANT OF YAHSHUA
In Hebrews 7, after discussing the Levitical priesthood and that of Melchizedek, who was not a Levite; it states:

Hebr 7:18 (NIV) The former regulation [having to be a Levite and make the sacrifices] is set aside because it was weak and useless [There are certain things that it did not accomplish.]
Hebr 7:19 (NIV) (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to Elohim. [That is identifying with a person rather than animals for atonement.]
The law was never intended to make anything perfect; it just pointed us in the right direction, toward the mark - a righteous, sinless life.  It defined acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

Yahweh demanded animal sacrifices for man to graphically see the evil of sin.  When one would sin, he or she would cause the death of an animal (through the required sacrifice). If man would stop the sin, he would stop the deaths.

Yahweh planned from the beginning that after these lessons, Yahshua would come to free man from the animal sacrifices and to teach not only acceptable and unacceptable behavior, but also acceptable and unacceptable attitudes. (see Matthew 5:21,22 & 28)
 
 

CHANGE OF PRIESTHOOD, CHANGE OF LAW?

Hebrews 7:12 (NIV) “For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law.”  [Since the law (Torah) required priests to be from the family of Levi.]
Hebr 7:14 (NIV) For it is clear that our Master descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.
Hebr 7:27 (NIV) Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.
From the beginning, Yahweh planned a transition from animal sacrifices to one perfect sacrifice for atonement.  Priests would no longer be needed. Animals would no longer be needed.  But the concept in Torah did not really change, one must still come to Yahweh through an atoning sacrifice; now, by faith in the atoning sacrifice of Messiah rather than by the works of killing and offering and animal for atonement.
1.  Yahshua is not a priest who kills an animal for your atonement; he is an advocate who goes to the Father on your behalf.
2.  Yahshua is a high priest in the sense that he is a mediator between man and Yahweh.
 


CALVES OF OUR LIPS CONTINUE:

Hose 14:2 (KJ) Take with you words, and turn to Yahweh: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive [us] graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
Calves meaning the animal sacrifices of calves, and “of our lips” means our words (prayers).   In other words, we will offer prayers as sacrifices instead of animals.

OFFERINGS REQUIRED ON FESTIVAL OF TRUMPETS
So, the offerings are still required according to the commandment.  Today we must offer up prayer and praise, whereas in the past they had to offer up the animal sacrifices.

IS HE COMING ON THE DAY OF TRUMPETS?

Matt 24:3 (KJ) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Yahshua answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Messiah; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.
Matt 24:11 (KJ) And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matt 24:12 (KJ) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Matt 24:21 (KJ) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Messiah, or there; believe [it] not.
24 For there shall arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

FROM CORINTHIANS:
1Cor 15:51 (KJ) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

FROM THESELONIANS:
1The 4:16 (KJS) For the {Master} himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of {Yahweh}: and the dead in {Messiah} shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the {Master} in the air: and so shall we ever be with the {Yahweh}.

TRADITION:
Traditionally, the time between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement is spent in self examination and repentance. Some believe that the Messiah’s return will be on the Day of Atonement when we would actually receive our atonement and salvation, although verse 52 doesn’t exactly support this!   Let us live our lives daily in self examination, repentance, and obedience; and in faith in Yahshua for our atonement.



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