FEAST OF TRUMPETS
Part eleven of fourteen in Commanded Holy Days Importance Today series
Revelation 11:15: “The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven which said: ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.’”
This feast introduces autumn festivals, signifying the final four Holy Days. Feast of Trumpets ends present-age human rule. This blasts a dramatic turning point in world history. Falling on September, 21, 2017, celebrate the Feast that describes a mind-blowing era when God intervenes globally into the affairs of humanity.
The Feast of Trumpets paints Jesus Christ returning to earth to establish the Kingdom of God! (See the lesson linked below). After Christ’s resurrection—His apostles were excited—sure that Jesus’ promises would be filled now. They knew messianic prophecies like Isaiah 9:6-7: “the government will be on His shoulder” and “the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.”
When they realized that the prophecies weren’t to be filled imminently [IM-in-ent-lee] means today, they were disappointed. Instead, Christ told them to focus on spreading the gospel. This is on what Believers today must keep their focus.
Apostle Paul obeyed Jesus and wrote: “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16). And: “In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will raise imperishable, and we will change.” (1 Corinthians 15:52).
There’s no good excuse why this Holy Day should not be observed today. Keeping all God’s commanded Holy Days, Believers grasp His extraordinary plan for humanity. “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the world will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” (Matthew 24:30-31).
Take Home Nugget
This feast fulfills Old Testament prophecies of a Messiah coming as king from the line of David. Jesus Christ will rule from David’s throne in Jerusalem with power and authority over all nations on earth. This is the most exciting news possible for this weary, sin-ravaged world!
Heavenly Father, not only the “whole creation”, but we “who have the firstfruits of the Spirit groan inwardly as we await eagerly for our adoption as sons, and the redemption of our bodies!” Amen. (Romans 8:22-23).
Adapted from God’s Holy Day Plan, The Promise of Hope for All Mankind. ©1966, 1998, 2001, 2010, 2013 by the United Church of Christ. Ohio. Pgs. 28-34.
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