Feast of Blowing

This is commonly known as the Feast of Trumpets and is celebrated on the 1st day of the seventh month (Tishri). Its Hebrew name Yom Teruah translates as the Day of Blowing (of the Shofar). The Jews also regard this day as the New Year Day of the civil year (just as the 1st of Abib is the New Year Day of the religious year). Since Rosh Hashanah means First of the Year, the Feast is called Rosh Hashanah and is celebrated in the secular Jewish world.

To us at Bibloscope, the secular aspect (Rosh Hashanah) is not important. What is important is Yom Teruah (the Day of Blowing), which is observed in the synagogues the same day. Yom Teruah is a day of introspection, of deep self-examination of conscience, undertaken with all earnestness, with a view to repentance of all known sin. This repentance was prepared for during the previous month of Ellul (sixth month of the religions calendar, twelfth month of the civil calendar). And it continues beyond Yom Teruah through what are known as the Days of Awe, until the 10th of Tishri, the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

It is our position that the Feast of Trumpets is the prophetic pre-figurement of the Day of the Rapture, as the Rapture will be accompanied with a supernatural Trumpet blast, calling all those who are “in Christ” to come up to meet Him in the air. On this day, the dead in Christ will be given resurrection bodies, which will be like the body that Jesus had when He rose from the dead. Those in Christ who are alive on that day will find their bodies changed into the same type of bodies that Jesus and the already resurrected saints have.


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