Feast of Trumpets / Yom Teruah
The remainder of the Appointed Times are directed to the seventh month - the Sabbath month. The next appointed time is the Feast of
Trumpets or also known as Yom Teruah. This occurs around the autumnal equinox. It is not really a feast as such and occurs at the ingathering of the fruit harvest.
Leviticus 23 v 24-25
the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh new moon (month), on the first day of the
new moon (month), you have a rest, a remembrance of Teruah, a set apart gathering. You do no servile work on it; and you shall bring an
offering made by fire to YaHuWaH.’”
Teruah is the only annual appointed time on YaHuWaH's calendar that actually occurs
on the first day of the new moon / month. The Hebrew word 'Teruah' is commonly translated as Trumpet or shofar but actually means blowing or blasting. It is a memorial blast which brings us to repentance. Yom Teruah begins what is traditionally referred to as the '10 days of awe' which lead up to the next appointed time of Yom Kippur. It is a set apart day and no work is to be done.
Messiah Yahushua tells us of an important trumpet call in Matthew 24:
'And then the sign of the Son of Man shall appear in the heaven,
and then all the nations of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son
coming on the clouds of the heavens with much power and much esteem. And he shall send His Messengers with a great sound of a trumpet , and they shall
gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to
(Matthew 24:30 - 31)
The loud trumpet call in Mattityahu 24 corresponds to the
"sound of the trumpet" in Zecharyah 9 and Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 27. Could there be any doubt that this is what
Yahushua is describing when he says the Son of Man will appear in the heaven. The time when the Son of Man will send His Messengers to gather His
elect. He is warning us and preparing us for the day of His return.
Another important event that happened on Yom Teruah was the birth of Messiah. Messiah was not born on 25th December as many people are led to believe. He was born on 11th September 3 BCE. The renewed moon would have been visible and brightest star in te constellation 'Bethulah' (Virgo) would have veen visible and the heavens announced the birth of the Messiah as described in Revelation 12:
'And there appeared a great sign in heaven; a woman clothed witn the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: and she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.'
It was at this time when the shofars were sounding throughout the land, that our Messiah was born. He was born in Bethlehem, the City of David to fulfil the prophecy of Micah 5 v 2.
How fitting that our Messiah was born on YaHuWaH's appointed time of blasting a memorial blast.
For more information about Messiah's birth at Yom Teruah please click on the pdf icon.