Feast of Trumpets in 2020 ... What does it mean? ... Could the Rapture happen?

 

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What number represents "completion"? ...  7 
      
How many feasts of the Lord are described in the Book of Leviticus? ... 7  

 What should you do starting today?

Believe in Jesus

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 Repent Every Day

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                                                                 - The Feast of Passover

                                                                 - The Feast of Unleavened Bread

                                                                 - The Feast of First Fruits

                                                                 - The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)

                                                                 - The Feast of Trumpets

                                                                 - The Feast of Atonement

                                                                 -  The Feast of Tabernacles

  

These Feasts of the Lord are the completion of God's plan. They usually are celebrated by members of the Jewish faith, but they have significance for Christians as well. The apostle Paul said in Colossians 2:16-17 that these Festivals and celebrations are a "shadow of the things to come" through Jesus Christ. Although Christians may not commemorate these holidays in the traditional biblical sense, understanding these Jewish Festivals may shed some light onto God's redemptive plan.    

Remember everything in the Bible has some significance. If you are a believer, getting to know the Lord through the Holy Bible might be the most important thing you can do right now.

God states in Amos 3:7,

                       "Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets."

 

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I do think God lets His children know His redemptive plan and what He is going to do. He is NOT going to try to confuse His children. I believe He let's His children in on the secret so to speak. I believe God pulls the veil away just at the right time so that those who are watchful and scanning the horizon can see His revelation before it happens.

If that is so, then maybe God is talking to us ... this very day.

So, with that understanding let's start by taking a look at the potential significance of God's appointed times. 

God has significant dates or ... appointed times that are special to God that He uses to play out events in His Grand Design.

Isaac Newton spent half his life studying the Lord's Holy Feast days and how they are fulfilled and what will come next. He believed as we do that the Feast Days of the Lord are significant!  

What do you mean by this?

Well, so often, many people pass up reading the Book of Leviticus.

Yet, it is actually a script given by God to His chosen to read so that they can understand the history that God is going to play out.

The Book of Leviticus goes over these 7 "APPOINTED" Feasts of the Lord. The Israelites are to celebrate these Feasts every year as a dress rehearsal for the main event. 

 

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Each of these Feasts coincide EXACTLY with an special event determined by God. In short, God's redemptive plan for all mankind is going to happen on these appointed days!... They are a foreshadowing of the things to come!

  

 
  1. The Feast of Passover - the Crucifixion of God's Son                                                (HAPPENED)
  2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread - The burial of God's Son                                        (HAPPENED)
  3. The Feast of Firstfruits - The Resurrection of God's Son                                           (HAPPENED) 
  4. The Feast of Weeks (Harvest) - Pentecost (The Holy Spirit comes down to Earth)   (HAPPENED)
  5. The Feast of Trumpets - (Rapture of the Body)                                              (Yet to Happen)
  6. The Feast of Atonement - (Day of Judgment)                                                 (Yet to Happen)
  7. The Feast of Tabernacles - (Millennial Reign of Christ and the Church)         (Yet to Happen)

So, then, what is the significance of the Feast of Trumpets?

The Feast of Trumpets also known as Rosh HaShanah or Yom HaKeseh ("The Day of the Hiding" or "The Hidden Day"). I'm not making this up, either.

It is also known as the "Day of Judgment". It is the beginning of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of man. It is marked by the sounding of trumpets (shofar).

The religious significance of the Feast of Trumpets is ASTOUNDING!

If you need confirmation of some of this information, simply click on this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah

According to Jewish custom in the Talmud, the three books of account are opened on Rosh Hashanah, wherein the fate of the wicked, the righteous, and those of an intermediate class are recorded.

     

  • Book #1 - The names of the righteous are immediately inscribed in the Book of Life and they are sealed "to live" (Christians).
  • Book #2 - The people named are given ten days to reflect, repent and become righteous (The Tribulation Saints),
  • Book #3 - The wicked are "blotted out" of the book of the living forever (Unbelievers).

    

The Book of Life is named several times in the Holy Scriptures. The intermediate book is not about "purgatory", but about those saved AFTER the Rapture, the Tribulation Saints. This group of people are different than the Bride of Christ (Raptured Saints). The last Book concerns the group of people that refuse God's grace and ultimately are thrown into the lake of fire.

On the Feast of Trumpets, the shofar or trumpet blowing represents the shout of God's victory!

The trumpet calls are a rousing call to repentance for the people of God. It is to awaken everyone to remember the Creator, forsaking evil ways and returning to God. 

In the month of Elul, the preceding month before Rosh Hashanah, a shofar is blown to mark 30 days of repentance for God's people. These 30 trumpets of Elul are to gather and prepare God’s people before His wrath is poured out. On the last day of Elul, the last of the Trumpets sounded is called ... the Last Trump... BUT, that trumpet blast DOES NOT TAKE PLACE! The blower of the shofar will SKIP the 30th and last day of Elul to confuse the enemy (Satan) as to the exact day that the King is coming.

The Holy Word of God speaks of in 1 Corinthians 15:51-54,

"Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

The Rapture event is spoken of in this passage. God is speaking! He states in the Word of God that it will take place at the "last trumpet" of God. 

The Feast of Trumpets was known by those in ancient Jerusalem as “The Day That No Man Knows.” And why was this feast nick-named by this Hebrew Idiom? It is because this is the only feast that is determined by the sighting of the new moon, therefore, “no man” can calculate the exact day nor the hour of when it begins. That is why the Feast of Trumpets takes place over 2 DAYS!

So, now we may have another clue provided by God. Only those that are watching intently are picking this up,

From the Book of Matthew 24:36-37,

"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man."

There is something else left here as well. This idiom would only be known by a select few. Everyone else would simply think it means it is a forever mystery. But, God already stated that He will reveal His plans to His servants before He does something so that you will know that it is He that is doing them. And, that revelation would only be undertsood at THAT TIME! Prior to the events planned, it will be sealed up.

From the Book of Daniel 12:4,

"Daniel, you must keep these words secret and the book sealed until the time of the End."  

Now, let's go back to "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man."

Remember, Noah and His family were the only ones to survive the Biblical Flood (judgment). Everyone else was either oblivous to the judgment coming or simply refused delivery of Noah's warnings. Those that knew what was coming and believed in God's warning prepared for this event (Noah and his family). The rest of those alive continued living their normal (sinful) life until that fateful day! This same situation is going to occur AGAIN at the Coming of the Son of Man. Those that are wise will be ready, and those that are foolish will not.       

Now, let's continue forward... 

On the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), a series of 100 trumpet blasts is sounded to announce the setting up of the eternal court, heralding God as the all-seeing, all-knowing Judge of the Universe. The 100 shofar blasts signifies that heaven's gates are open wide with the King seated upon the Throne. At the instant of the blowing of the trumpets on Rosh Hashanah, the faithful would STOP harvesting and come into the temple. So, ...

Could this be that the harvesting of God's children (the Bride of Christ) is completed, and they are immediately taken up to heaven for the marriage supper of the Lamb?

Now, add this... The Last of the 100 Trumpet blasts on the 2-day event of Rosh Hashanah is called the Tekiah Gedolah. God's scepter of grace and mercy are extended for a period of 10 days known as "the Days of Awe" culminating in the final judgment of God on the Day of Atonement.  

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the 10th day (10 Tishrei) after Rosh Hashanah whereby the Day of Judgment is rendered by God.

You might ask, "Well, how are the 10 days significant?...

This gets incredibly good...

On 1 Tishrei (Biblical month; the first day of the new year) the New Moon will show itself in the sky for the first time to signify the beginning of Rosh Hashanah in the evening (at sunset) of September 18, 2020.

The celebration of the Feast of Trumpets takes place over the first 2 days of the New Year (1-2 Tishrei). So, the Feast of Trumpets will take place in Jerusalem, Israel from sunset on September 18, 2020 and continue until sunset on September 20, 2020. Then, the Day of Atonement is on the 10th day (10 Tishrei). That leaves the 3rd thru the 9th day for days of penitence. How many days is that?... 7

God has already determined that a day equals a year in the Holy Scriptures. If a day equals a year; then that brings it to 7 years! The covenant that the anti-Christ makes with Israel is called The 70th week of Daniel. It’s a seven year period set aside for Israel to bring the 6000 years of Human history to a close. If the Rapture takes place during the Feast of Trumpets, then the Tribulation would begin almost immediately afterwards... likely on the Day of Atonement!

How many years are accounted by God for the Tribulation? .... 7  

Then, after the 7 days (or years) of repentence, the Day of Atonement (the Second Coming of Christ) takes place which then would fulfill another of the Feasts of the Lord once again. 

Now, in learning more about Jewish custom, when two Jewish people are to be married, the wedding banquet takes place for ... 7 days!

Look closer at the Wedding Banquet of the Lamb in the Book of Matthew (ch.22). God literally states,

"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son...".

After the 7 days, the couple announce themselves to the rest of the world. Remember again, 7 days equal 7 years. How long is the Tribulation?... 7 years! What happens after the Tribulaton, ... The Second Coming of Christ with His Bride!

The Holy Scriptures have so much information on the End Times. You simply have to open your eyes and grow in your knowledge of the Lord (Word of God). 

God is EXACT! 

 

 
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Now, let's take a look at this coming Feast of Trumpets in 2020... What makes this coming year of 2020 so significant?

Well, let's start with the first birth pain that started the End Times clock... God stated that the birth of the nation of Israel back into the promised land would begin the clock.    
    
The nation of Israel was suddenly reborn in 1948. God stated in Psalm 90:10,
    
"Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away."
    
God also stated in Matthew 24:32-35,
      
"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

 
So, what do we have here. God determines the amount of years of a generation as 70 - 80 years. Interesting to note that God provides a connection of this verse to the Rapture event for as this generation passes ... we fly away!
      
But, God also states that at the time Israel comes back; THAT GENERATION will see the End of Days come to fruition. So, if we take the information that the clock started in 1948 and we extrapolate 70 - 80 years forward. That brings us to the years of 2018 - 2028 as to when the Second Coming of Christ takes place or namely the End of the Tribulation or the Day of the Lord. So, now we have a window of time. This is also the end of the 70th week of Daniel.
     
Now, the Tribulation period is for 7 years... (1 week = 7 days = 7 years which is the 70th week of Daniel when all End-Time prophecies will be fulfilled) 
      
We also know that the Rapture event is to happen prior to the Tribulation period. There are many scripture passages that make this known. Just one scripture passage should suffice. Revelation 3:10, 
    
"Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth."
      
If the Second Coming of Christ which happens at the end of the Tribulation period must come to be no later the 2028 and the Rapture event must take place at least 7 years prior, then that only leaves 2020 or 2021 for the Rapture event.

Most theologians and eschatologists know the significance of the Holy Feast Days and God's fulfillment of them through His Son, Jesus Christ.

The veil has been lifted and the "trumpets" are sounding all over the world!

People are becoming aware of God's plan now which also goes to reason. Remember in the Book of Daniel, Daniel was presented with the entire End Time prophetically but instructed to seal it up until the End Time when knowledge shall increase. The knowledge has increased tremendously and the veil is lifted. The watchmen are sounding the alarm. God is trying to reach everyone now when Christ is at the door.  

From 2 Peter 3:9,

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

God is trying to reach you now before it is too late.        

God has provided so much evidence to warn us... that those that do not heed His warning will have no excuse!

He is not trying to fool the people He loves at the most serious moment in history. He wants everyone to come to Him in repentance so that we can live with Him forever. Unfortunately, so many will simply refuse delivery and ignore His hand.

What other signs have been given by God to warn us of the things to come? 

God states one of the most miraculous events in the history of man as the start of the End Times fulfillment!

God makes this so profound that you cannot miss the first birth pain. Prior to this event, the age of grace or the harvest is still maturing. Any so-called end-time prophetic events before this first birth pain are pre-mature. But, once this incredible moment takes place, God's clock starts.          

What event might this be?

                       Israel became a nation again! 

NEVER has a nation been completely destroyed and scattered to the four corners of the earth... FOR ALMOST 2000 YEARS    ... and then suddenly come back to life in ONE SINGLE MOMENT, in one single day, in their original homeland, with their original language, and their original heritage... all INTACT!

People today simply dismiss this miraculous event because they were already alive when Israel was reborn. They just don't think about the incredible nature of this moment.

This truly is an incredible event that cannot be dismissed or stated as just a coincidence. Now, add the fact that God stated this was going to happen thousands of years ago and in a very specific way just to let you know it is He that is doing it...

God states in Leviticus 26:32-33,

     

"I will lay waste the land, so that your enemies who live there will be appalled. I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins." 

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The worldwide dispersion of the Jewish people began shortly after Jesus Christ's death in 70 AD. Those that weren't slaughtered were sent into exile. Almost everywhere the Jews went they were ostracized and hated causing many persecutions and even the holocaust in Germany where six million perished. The sword truly has followed them everywhere.

Then God also adds this detail in Deuteronomy 29:23, 

 

"The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur-nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in fierce anger."

     

God states that it would be a desolate land during their absence... and it was. In 1867, American writer, Mark Twain wrote in his book, Innocents Abroad, "Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes… the spell of a curse that has withered its fields and fettered its energies… Palestine is desolate and unlovely… It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land." The land that the nation of Israel once inhabited became a desolate and arid place.

      
God then stated that when Israel comes back to life in the Last Days, the land would become a fertile and rich land once again... and it, in fact, has become that once again! It is one of the RICHEST LANDS on Earth. In the book of Isaiah, God states that when they come back Israel will blossom and bud. Once a desert and swamp place for almost 2000 years, the people of Israel have changed the conditions of the land. They are so rich in resources that Israel has actually become an exporter of trees, fruits, and vegetables. Due to the conditions of the land and the water in the land, their agriculture grows rather uniquely. The richness of the minerals in the water and the soil cause more "meat" in the crop. The abundance of natural resources and fertile land truly are the envy of the world. 
      
Just a note on how rich in resources they have become. Israel just came upon one of the richest natural gas deposit ever. That makes it a regional super power in energy. Now understand, Russia has been using its gas reserves to blackmail Europe for decades. Israel's sudden surplus in natural gas and their desire to help Europe has conveniently turned Russia's attention to Israel and their bounty. This will play into the story later.

God prophesied that the very nation of Israel would become a nation once again in the very same land that He once gave them before. God even stated that they would become a united nation once again. At the time when this prophecy was written Israel was split into two nations, Israel and Judah. God would go on to state that miraculously it would become a nation instantly in one literal day, in one literal moment in Isaiah 66. Amazingly, this happened May 14, 1948!

God states that not only will Israel come back at the End Times, but they will come back in a unique way. Israel would come back in ONE SINGLE DAY, in one moment in history which simply does not happen. Yet, it did with Israel. And God said it would happen in this most impossible way. From Isaiah 66:7-8,

"Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children."   

 

And on May 14, 1948, the United Nations fulfilled this very prophesy! The state of Israel was reborn IN THEIR HOMELAND once again.

But, God provides even more descriptive detail to this glorious event. He stated that when Israel comes back as a nation in the End of Days, they would come back as a unified nation once again. Why is this significant? 

When God stated this prophesy, Israel was split into two nations (Israel and Judah). Israel hasn't been one unified nation in over 3000 years; not since King Solomon! But, when they come back in the End Times, Israel will be one unified nation once again! And surprise, surprise, they are this very day!

But there's more...

God states that when Israel comes back in the End of Days, they will speak their original native language as well. After 2000 years in exile, they somehow did not assimilate into the world's cultures and disappear like EVERY group of people in history. They would somehow come back into the land with their original language! How can that happen after 2000 years of exile all over the world?

But, God doesn't stop there. God states that when Israel comes back, they will be using the Shekel, their original form of money. Amazingly, the Shekel was reinstated as their main form of currency in Israel in the mid 1980's almost 2000 years later.

How about the fact that after 2000 years of exile, Israel would maintain their culture and heritage! How is that even possible? How did they avoid being absorbed into the cultures of the world after 2000 years of exile?

 

Did you know?...

God prophesied Israel would become a nation BEFORE it was one. It would then be split into two nations and it was. It would then be forced into exile due to their disobedience and it was. And, it would not come again UNTIL the End of Days when God will finally finish His redemptive plan!

   

Yet, what most don't know is that the tiny nation of Israel was prophesied by God in the Holy Word to become a nation prior to it becoming a nation the first time!
     
God said it would become a nation, and it did! It would be divided into two nations, and it was! He prophesied that because of its disobedience it would be scattered throughout the world and exist no more until the Times of the End. It did not come back into existence for almost 2000 years!
     
So let's get this straight... God's people would become a nation again, it would be a unified nation of Israel, it would exist in the very same land God gave them over 3000 years ago, and when they came back to the land it would happen in an instant, in one literal day...Are you beginning to see God truly is real, yet?
    
God did not stop there though...
    
He went on to state that the tiny little city of Jerusalam which is only about 48 square miles in size would be Israel's once again during the Last Days. Jerusalem hadn't been in Israel's control for thousands of years. Yet, it happened in 1967 during the 6-Day War! 
       
But, it wasn't recognized as the capital of Israel by the rest of the world until U.S. President Donald Trump made it official in 2017!
          
What a momentus event was that? Well, understand the President of the United States has had the opportunity to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel for 50 YEARS! Yet, each succeeding President prior to Donald Trump has pushed the signing of that bill into the future UNTIL NOW! (Bill: H.R.257)
    
This is not a mere coincidence!
     
God continues by stating that the tiny little nation of Israel, a piece of land only 150 miles long and 60 miles wide, would become the center of the entire world in the Last Days!
    
Think about it! This extremely small piece of land on the vast Earth was prophesied by God to become the center of the world in the Last Days all the while it did not even exist for over 2000 years! As God stated it has become that both geographically and religiously for it is the epicenter for the three most dominant religions namely Christians, Jews, and Muslims! 
    
Even the United Nations (UN) has made Israel the center of their attention for the last 70 years. How incredible is that?    
    
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God then goes on to explain that in the Last Days when Israel comes back to the land it would be surrounded by its enemies. God was perfect in His assessment of the environment surrounding Israel in the End Times. Israel is completely surrounded by nations bent on destroying them! God even explains who these people will be, and He was perfect on that one, too. The very people God stated would align together for the last battle during the End Times have in fact come to fruition. You simply need to read the newspapers and watch the news to confirm this fact. The main adversaries of Israel at this battle laid out in Ezekiel are Russia, Iran, and Turkey. These nations have NEVER been allies in human history previously. Yet, suddenly they are today!   
      
Now, just for more confirmation. God states that these enemies of Israel will come from the north when they attack. What country is directly north of Israel's border... Syria! Which three nations are currently in Syria fighting a proxy war against terror?...and posturing against Israel? ... surprise, surprise ... Russia, Iran, and Turkey! 
      
Check out this link to see their sudden friendship in Syria. (public broadcast)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skhuxkZ8D7o 
      

Over 2500 years ago, God revealed to His prophet Ezekiel a monumental event that would take place in the last days. He declared that towards the end of the current age, Israel would spring up from the grave of history and then, you will see Israel’s enemies closing in prepared to destroy her. You know that the redemptive plan of God is about to come to a climax.

       

You can easily verify these prophetic events are happening right now.

     

God says all the Bible prophecies we are now seeing being fulfilled are given both as a final warning sign to the world AND as verifiable evidence and proof that He is God ... and the Bible is His Word...

   
Remember ALL THESE EVENTS prophesied by God have happened just like He said they would. When you see these events come to be, you know the time is near! The world as we know it is about to change forever.  
    
You cannot deny the prophetic signifiance of God's Word. Open your eyes finally and see before it is too late!

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