The Feast of Trumpets, or Day of Blowing as it is also called, is simply that….a day to sound the shofar. God set this appointed time to sound the alarm and call His people to attention. This can be tied to the way Jesus’ voice sounded like a trumpet to John in the Book of Revelation.
I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet Rev 1:10
There are many descriptions of Jesus’ voice given in the Word. They reveal the mood of Jesus; in some cases He is rejoicing and singing, in others He is sounding an alarm. In this passage in Revelation, He is issuing a warning. In context here, Jesus is stating Who He is and then giving a command to send His message to the seven churches. Because of His love, He is warning the churches (us) of what is to come and how we are to prepare for it. We must learn to hear the mood of Jesus as He speaks, knowing that the sound of His voice is as important as what He is saying.
Exodus 19:16-19 describes the Israelites gathering at the base of Mt. Sinai to meet with God. It says there was thunder, lightning, a thick cloud and a very loud trumpet blast. As God spoke, smoke covered the mountain, the earth shook and the trumpet grew louder. It never says anyone was blowing a trumpet…there was just a trumpet sound. After this, God called Moses up to the mountain to deliver to him the 10 commandments and the people would then covenant with God.
In Revelation 4, the Word describes Jesus as a voice that sounded like a trumpet calling John to come up higher so that He may show John what is about to take place (in our day). What follows is a description of His throne in heaven and the atmosphere surrounding it, a very similar description to the on top of Mt. Sinai. We know that the voice of God, the voice of Jesus, sounds like a trumpet, awakening His people to His Presence and warning them of what is to come. The awesomeness of His presentation is to demonstrate His goodness and His glory so that we will be utterly convinced that He is God and there is no other. John fell at His feet as if dead when he saw this display of Jesus at His throne. We, too, must experience the Presence of God and hear His voice as a trumpet if we are to walk in absolute confidence of His ability to carry out His end-times plan and to keep us safe in the midst of it.
When we hear the sound of the shofar or the trumpet, it stirs us on the inside. It shakes something in our spirits. We want to remember that the sound of the shofar is a foretaste of how the voice of the Lord penetrates our being and awakens our hearts to His end-times plan. The Fall Feasts are a pattern for the end times.
Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets) Awakens Our Hearts to His Voice
10 Days of Awe Time of Reflection and Repentance
Day of Atonement Jesus’ Second Coming, Day of Judgment, Atonement and Cleansing
Feast of Tabernacles Time for God to make His Dwelling Place with His people
To help the children remember the significance of this feast, we made paper mache shofars!
Painting and finishing…..
It’s time to blow!