Presentation on theme: "Joh 14:1 "Don't let yourselves be disturbed. Trust in God and trust in me. Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many places to live. If there weren't, I would."— Presentation transcript:
Joh 14:1 "Don't let yourselves be disturbed. Trust in God and trust in me. Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many places to live. If there weren't, I would have told you; because I am going there to prepare a place for you. Joh 14:3 Since I am going and preparing a place for you, I will return to take you with me; so that where I am, you may be also. Joh 14:4 Furthermore, you know where I'm going; and you know the way there."
Zec 13:7 "Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me," says Adonai-Tzva'ot. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the young ones. Zec 13:8 In time, throughout that land," says Adonai, "two- thirds of those in it will be destroyed they will die, but one- third will remain. Zec 13:9 That third part I will bring through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined, I will test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'This is my people' and they will say, 'Adonai is my God.' "
Zec 14:1-15… Zec 14:16 Finally, everyone remaining from all the nations that came to attack Yerushalayim will go up every year to worship the king, Adonai-Tzva'ot, and to keep the festival of Sukkot. Zec 14:17 If any of the families of the earth does not go up to Yerushalayim to worship the king, Adonai-Tzva'ot, no rain will fall on them. Zec 14:18 If the family of Egypt doesn't go up, if they refuse to come, they will have no [annual] overflow [from the Nile]; moreover, there will be the plague with which Adonai will strike the nations that don't go up to keep the festival of Sukkot.
The Feast of Trumpets in biblical times was celebrated in a far more festive fashion than it is today. Although this is a two-day holiday, preparations for this feast begin a full month in advance. On the Jewish cal- endar is a forty-day season called Teshuvah (return or repentance). It begins on Elul 1 and ends on the Day of Atonement (Tishri 10). This forty-day sea-son is a time for one to annually examine his life and restore relationships between God and man. The first thirty days of this season are the thirty days of the month of Elul. The last ten days of this forty-day season are the Feast of Trumpets and Day of Atonement or the ten High Holy Days (Days of Awe).
What is Elul? "Elul" is the Sixth Month of the year, counting from "Nisan," called in the Chumash, "the first month." Counting from "Tishrei", the month of Rosh HaShanah, "Elul" is the twelfth, and last month in the year. Like the names of the other months of the Hebrew Calendar, "Elul came up", or "returned with," those Jews who returned to Israel from the 70-year Exile in Babylonia. The expression "returned with" is particularly significant in this case in that this is the month of "Return to Hashem," or "Repentance." Elul is the name of the month which we are given each year to prepare for the "Days of Awe:"
Psa 81:1 [For the Leader. On the gittit. By Asaf:] Sing for joy to God our strength! Shout to the God of Ya`akov! Psa 81:2 Start the music! Beat the drum! Play the sweet lyre and the lute! Psa 81:3 Sound the shofar at Rosh-Hodesh and at full moon for the pilgrim feast, Psa 81:4 because this is a law for Isra'el, a ruling of the God of Ya`akov.
The name Elul is said to be an acronym of ani l'dodi v'dodi li, "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine," a quote from Song of Solomon 6:3, where the Beloved is the LORD and the "I" is the Kallat Mashiach, the Bride of Messiah:
The phrase Forty Days appears 22 times in all of Scripture. 22 is the name AV=Father (Gen 7:4) For in seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; I will wipe out every living thing that I have made from the face of the earth." (Gen 7:12) It rained on the earth forty days and forty nights. (Gen 7:17) The flood was forty days on the earth; the water grew higher and floated the ark, so that it was lifted up off the earth. (Gen 8:6) After forty days Noach opened the window of the ark which he had built; (Gen 50:3) Forty days were spent at this, the normal amount of time for embalming. Then the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.
Exo 24:18) Moshe entered the cloud and went up on the mountain; he was on the mountain forty days and nights. (Exo 34:28) Moshe was there with Adonai forty days and forty nights, during which time he neither ate food nor drank water. [Adonai] wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Words. (Num 13:25) Forty days later, they returned from reconnoitering the land (Num 14:34) It will be a year for every day you spent reconnoitering the land that you will bear the consequences of your offenses forty days, forty years. Then you will know what it means to oppose me! (Deu 9:9) I had gone up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets on which was written the covenant Adonai had made with you. I stayed on the mountain forty days and nights without eating food or drinking water. (Deu 9:11) Yes, after forty days and nights Adonai gave me the two stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant. (Deu 9:18) Then I fell down before Adonai, as I had the first time, for forty days and nights, during which time I neither ate food nor drank water, all because of the sin you committed by doing what was evil in the sight of Adonai and thus provoking him. (Deu 9:25) "So I fell down before Adonai for those forty days and nights; and I lay there; because Adonai had said he would destroy you. (Deu 10:10) "I stayed on the mountain forty days and nights, as previously; and Adonai listened to me that time too - Adonai would not destroy you.
(1Sa 17:16) Meanwhile, the P'lishti approached with his challenge every morning and evening for forty days. (1Ki 19:8) He got up, ate and drank, and, on the strength of that meal, traveled forty days and nights until he reached Horev the mountain of God. (Eze 4:6) Then, when you have finished that, you are to lie on your right side and bear the guilt of the house of Y'hudah for forty days, each day corresponding to a year; this is what I am assigning you. (Jon 3:4) Yonah began his entry into the city and had finished only his first day of proclaiming, 'In forty days Ninveh will be overthrown,' (Mat 4:2) After Yeshua had fasted forty days and nights, he was hungry. (Mar 1:13) and he was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by the Adversary. He was with the wild animals, and the angels took care of him. (Luk 4:2) for forty days of testing by the Adversary. During that time he ate nothing, and afterwards he was hungry. (Act 1:3) After his death he showed himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. During a period of forty days they saw him, and he spoke with them about the Kingdom of God.
The sound from the shofar is broken, a series of staccato blasts. The broken sound is said to remind the people they need to break their evil inclinations. The shape of the shofar is not straight like a trumpet. The end is curved and bent as a reminder to bend in respect to God. The sound is meant to be a rousing call to repentance on the part of each individual. It is meant to awaken everyone to make them remember the Creator and forsake evil ways and return to God. The sound is also meant to inspire. It is a reminder that man should strive to break the impulses of his heart which are evil with the sinful cravings of the world.
TekiahA pure unbroken sound that calls man to search his heart, abandon his evil ways, and seek forgiveness through repentance. ShevarimA broken, staccato, trembling sound. It typifies the sorrow that comes to man when he realizes his wrong and desires to change his ways. TeruahA wave-like sound of alarm calling upon man to stand by the banner of God. Tekiah Gedolah:Tekiah Gedolah: "the great Tekiah," a single unbroken blast, held as long as possible. (A combination of Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, ending with a Tekiah Gedolah.)
The Use of the Shofar in the Bible The shofar or ram's horn, has always held a prominent role in the history of G-d's people in the Bible: The Torah was given to Israel with the sound of the shofar (Exodus [Shemot] 19:19). Israel conquered in the battle of Jericho with the blast of the shofar (Joshua 6:20). Israel will be advised of the advent of the Messiah with the sound of the shofar (Zechariah 9:14,16). The shofar will be blown at the time of the ingathering of the exiles of Israel to their place (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 27:13). The shofar was blown to signal the assembly of the Israelites during war (Judges [Shoftim] 3:27; 2 Samuel 20:1). The watchman who stood upon Jerusalem's walls blew the shofar (Ezekiel [Yechezekel] 33:3-6). The shofar was blown at the start of the Jubilee year (Leviticus [Vayikra] 25:9). The shofar is a reminder that G-d is sovereign (Psalm [Tehillim] 47:5).
The Use of the Shofar in the Bible The ram's horn, the shofar, is a reminder of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac and God's provision of a ram as a substitute (Genesis [Bereishit] 22:13). The shofar was blown to announce the beginning of festivals (Numbers [Bamidbar] 10:10). The shofar was blown to celebrate the new moon on Rosh HaShanah (Psalm 81:1-3). The blowing of the shofar is a signal for the call to repentance (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 58:1). The blowing of the shofar ushers in the day of the Lord (Joel 2:1). John was taken up to Heaven in the Book of Revelation by the sound of the shofar (Revelation 4:1). Seven shofarim are sounded when G-d judges the earth during the tribulation (Revelation 8-9). The shofar was used for the coronation of kings (1 Kings [Melachim] 1:34,39).
Vayikra/Lev. 23 & Bmidbar 29 Lev 23:23 Adonai said to Moshe, Lev 23:24 "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. Lev 23:25 Do not do any kind of ordinary work, and bring an offering made by fire to Adonai.' " Num 29:1 " 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; it is a day of blowing the shofar for you.
(Exo 19:13) No hand is to touch him; for he must be stoned or shot by arrows; neither animal nor human will be allowed to live.' When the shofar sounds, they may go up on the mountain." (Exo 19:16) On the morning of the third day, there was thunder, lightning and a thick cloud on the mountain. Then a shofar blast sounded so loudly that all the people in the camp trembled. (Exo 19:19) As the sound of the shofar grew louder and louder, Moshe spoke; and God answered him with a voice. (Exo 20:18) (20:15) All the people experienced the thunder, the lightning, the sound of the shofar, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled. Standing at a distance, (Lev 23:24) "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. (Lev 25:9) Then, on the tenth day of the seventh month, on Yom-Kippur, you are to sound a blast on the shofar; you are to sound the shofar all through your land; (Num 29:1) " 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; it is a day of blowing the shofar for you.
(Jos 6:5) Then they are to blow a long blast on the shofar. On hearing the sound of the shofar, all the people are to shout as loudly as they can; and the wall of the city will fall down flat. Then the people are to go up into the city, each one straight from where he stands." (Jdg 3:27) Upon arrival in the hills of Efrayim, he began sounding the call on the shofar; and the people of Isra'el went down with him from the hill-country; he himself took the lead. (Jdg 6:34) But the Spirit of Adonai covered Gid`on. He sounded the call on the shofar, and Avi`ezer rallied behind him. (Jdg 7:18) When I and everyone with me blow the shofar, then you blow your shofars all around the whole camp, and shout, "For Adonai and for Gid`on!"
(1Sa 13:3) Y'honatan assassinated the governor of the P'lishtim in Geva. The P'lishtim heard of it; so Sha'ul had the shofar sounded throughout the land, saying, "Let the Hebrews hear!" (2Sa 2:28) Then Yo'av sounded the shofar, and with that the people halted. They stopped pursuing Isra'el, and they stopped fighting. (2Sa 6:15) So David and all the house of Isra'el brought up the ark of Adonai with shouting and the sound of the shofar. (2Sa 15:10) But Avshalom sent spies through all the tribes of Isra'el to say, "The moment you hear the sound of the shofar, then start proclaiming, 'Avshalom is king in Hevron.' " (2Sa 18:16) Yo'av sounded the shofar, and the people returned from pursuing Isra'el, because Yo'av held back the troops. (2Sa 20:1) There happened to be there a scoundrel whose name was Sheva the son of Bikhri, a Binyamini. He sounded the shofar and said, "We have no share in David, no inheritance in the son of Yishai; so, Isra'el, every man to his tent!" (2Sa 20:22) Then the woman went to all the people with her wise plan. They cut off the head of Sheva the son of Bikhri and threw it out to Yo'av. So he sounded the shofar, and they left the city, sending each man to his tent; while Yo'av returned to the king in Yerushalayim. (1Ki 1:34) There Tzadok the cohen and Natan the prophet are to anoint him king over Isra'el. Sound the shofar and say, "Long live King Shlomo!" (1Ki 1:39) Tzadok the cohen took the horn of olive oil out of the tent and anointed Shlomo. They sounded the shofar, and all the people shouted, "Long live King Shlomo!" (1Ki 1:41) Adoniyah and all his guests heard it while they were finishing their meal; but it was Yo'av who, when he heard the blast on the shofar, asked, "That noise what's the meaning of this uproar in the city?" (2Ki 9:13) At this, they hurried each one to take his cloak and put it under Yehu at the top of the stairs. Then they blew the shofar and proclaimed, "Yehu is king!"
(Neh 4:18) (4:12) As for the construction-workers, each one had his sword sheathed at his side; that is how they built. The man to sound the alarm on the shofar stayed with me. (Neh 4:20) (4:14) But wherever you are, when you hear the sound of the shofar, come to that place, to us. Our God will fight for us!" (Job 39:24) Frenzied and eager, it devours the ground, scarcely believing the shofar has sounded. (Job 39:25) At the sound of the shofar it whinnies; as from afar it scents the battle, the roar of the chiefs and the shouting. (Psa 47:5) God goes up to shouts of acclaim, Adonai to a blast on the shofar. (Psa 81:3) Sound the shofar at Rosh-Hodesh and at full moon for the pilgrim feast, (Psa 98:6) With trumpets and the sound of the shofar, shout for joy before the king, Adonai! (Psa 150:3) Praise him with a blast on the shofar! Praise him with lute and lyre!
(Isa 18:3) All you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth: when a banner is hoisted on the mountains, look! When the shofar is blown, listen! (Isa 27:13) On that day a great shofar will sound. Those lost in the land of Ashur will come, also those scattered through the land of Egypt; and they will worship Adonai on the holy mountain in Yerushalayim. (Isa 58:1) Shout out loud! Don't hold back! Raise your voice like a shofar! Proclaim to my people what rebels they are, to the house of Ya`akov their sins. (Jer 4:5) "Announce in Y'hudah, proclaim in Yerushalayim; say: 'Blow the shofar in the land!' Shout the message aloud: 'Assemble! Let us go to the fortified cities!' (Jer 4:19) My guts! My guts! I'm writhing in pain! My heart! It beats wildly I can't stay still! because I have heard the shofar sound; it's the call to war. (Jer 4:21) How long must I see that signal and hear the shofar sound? (Jer 6:1) "Head for cover, people of Binyamin, get out of Yerushalayim! Blow the shofar in T'koa, light the beacon on Beit-Hakerem. For disaster threatens from the north, with great destruction. (Jer 6:17) I appointed sentinels to direct them: 'Listen for the sound of the shofar.' But they said, 'We will not listen.' (Jer 42:14) and instead say, 'No, we will go to the land of Egypt; because there we will not see war or hear the shofar sounding its alarm or be short of food; so we'll stay there'; (Jer 51:27) Raise up a banner in the land, blow the shofar among the nations. Prepare the nations for war against her. Summon kingdoms against her Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz. Appoint an officer against her; bring up horses like bristling grasshoppers.
(Eze 7:14) The shofar has sounded, everything is ready, but no one goes out to the battle, for my wrath is coming to all her many people. (Eze 33:3) Now if, upon seeing the sword coming against that country, he blows the shofar and warns the people; (Eze 33:4) then, if the sword comes and takes away someone who heard the sound of the shofar but paid no attention to it, the responsibility for that person's death will be his own (Eze 33:5) he heard the shofar but paid no attention, so the responsibility for his death is his own; whereas if he had paid attention, he would have saved his life. (Eze 33:6) But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the shofar, so that the people are not warned; and then the sword comes and takes any one of them, that one is indeed taken away in his guilt, but I will hold the watchman responsible for his death.' (Hos 5:8) "Blow the shofar in Giv`ah, a trumpet at Ramah; sound an alarm at Beit-Aven: 'Behind you, Binyamin!' (Hos 8:1) "Put the shofar to your lips! Like a vulture [he swoops down] on the house of Adonai, because they have violated my covenant and sinned intentionally against my Torah. (Joe 2:1) "Blow the shofar in Tziyon! Sound an alarm on my holy mountain!" Let all living in the land tremble, for the Day of Adonai is coming! It's upon us! (Joe 2:15) "Blow the shofar in Tziyon! Proclaim a holy fast, call for a solemn assembly
(Amo 2:2) I will send fire on Mo'av, and it will consume the palaces of K'riot. Mo'av will die with turmoil and shouting, along with the sound of the shofar. (Amo 3:6) When the shofar is blown in the city, don't the people tremble? Can disaster befall a city without Adonai's having done it? (Zep 1:16) a Day of the shofar and battle-cry against the fortified cities and against the high towers [on the city walls]. (Zec 9:14) Adonai will appear over them, and his arrow will flash like lightning. Adonai Elohim will blow the shofar and go out in the whirlwinds of the south.
(Mat 24:31) He will send out his angels with a great shofar; and they will gather together his chosen people from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (1Co 15:52) It will take but a moment, the blink of an eye, at the final shofar. For the shofar will sound, and the dead will be raised to live forever, and we too will be changed. (1Th 4:16) For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a rousing cry, with a call from one of the ruling angels, and with God's shofar; those who died united with the Messiah will be the first to rise; (Heb 12:19) to the sound of a shofar, and to a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further message be given to them
(Rev 8:7) The first one sounded his shofar; and there came hail and fire mingled with blood, and it was thrown down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. (Rev 8:8) The second angel sounded his shofar, and what looked like an enormous blazing mountain was hurled into the sea. A third of the sea turned to blood, (Rev 8:10) The third angel sounded his shofar; and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky onto a third of the rivers and onto the springs of water. (Rev 8:12) The fourth angel sounded his shofar; and a third of the sun was struck, also a third of the moon and a third of the stars; so that a third of them were darkened, the day had a third less light, and the night likewise.
(Rev 9:1) The fifth angel sounded his shofar; and I saw a star that had fallen out of heaven onto the earth, and he was given the key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss. (Rev 9:13) The sixth angel sounded his shofar, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the gold altar before God, (Rev 9:14) saying to the sixth angel, the one with the shofar, "Release the four angels that are bound at the great river Euphrates!" (Rev 10:7) on the contrary, in the days of the sound from the seventh angel when he sounds his shofar, the hidden plan of God will be brought to completion, the Good News as he proclaimed it to his servants the prophets." (Rev 11:15) The seventh angel sounded his shofar; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and his Messiah, and he will rule forever and ever!"
Lev 23:23-25 On the first day of the seventh month there was to be shabbathon, rest, i.e., a day of rest (see Exo_16:23), a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation, the suspension of laborious work, and the offering of a firing for Yehovah, which are still more minutely described in the calendar of festal sacrifices in Num_29:2-6. תְּרוּעָה, a joyful noise, from רוּעַ to make a noise, is used in Lev_23:24 for שֹׁופָר תְּרוּעָה, a blast of trumpets. On this day the shophar was to be blown, a blast of trumpets to be appointed for a memorial before Yehovah (Num_10:10), i.e., to call the congregation into remembrance before Yehovah, Num 10:8 It will be the sons of Aharon, the cohanim, who are to sound the trumpets; this will be a permanent regulation for you through all your generations. Num 10:9 "When you go to war in your land against an adversary who is oppressing you, you are to sound an alarm with the trumpets; then you will be remembered before Adonai your God, and you will be saved from your enemies. Num 10:10 "Also on your days of rejoicing, at your designated times and on Rosh- Hodesh, you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; these will be your reminder before your God. I am Adonai your God.
The seventh month of the year, like the seventh day of the week, was consecrated as a Sabbath or sabbatical month, by a holy convocation and the suspension of labour, which were to distinguish the first day of the seventh month from the beginning of the other months or the other new moon days throughout the year. For the whole month was sanctified in the first day, as the beginning or head of the month; and by the sabbatical observance of the commencement, the whole course of the month was raised to a Sabbath.
the seventh month was to secure to the congregation the complete atonement for all its sins, and the wiping away of all the uncleannesses which separated it from its God, viz., on the day of atonement, which fell within this month, and to bring it a foretaste of the blessedness of life in fellowship with the Lord, viz., in the feast of Tabernacles, which commenced five days afterwards. This significant character of the seventh month was indicated by the trumpet-blast, by which the congregation presented the memorial of itself loudly and strongly before Yehovah on the first day of the month, that He might bestow upon them the promised blessings of His grace, for the realization of His covenant.
Yom HaDin: The Day of Judgment Another name for Rosh HaShanah is Yom HaDin, the Day of Judgment. It was seen that on this day, G-d would sit in court and all men would pass before Him to be judged. Three great books will be opened as each man is weighed in the balance and placed into one of three categories (Talmud, Rosh HaShanah 6b). It has been taught that the school of Shammai says that there will be three classes on the final Day of Judgment, one of the wholly righteous, one of the wholly wicked, and one of the intermediates. The wholly righteous are at once inscribed and sealed for life in the world to come; the wholly wicked are at once inscribed and sealed for perdition (Talmud, Rosh HaShanah 16b-17a).
Yom HaKeseh: The Hidden Day In Psalm (Tehillim) 27:5 it is written, "For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock." Yet another name for Rosh HaShanah is Yom HaKeseh, "The Day of the Hiding" or "the Hidden Day." The term keseh or keceh is derived from the Hebrew root kacah, which means to "conceal, cover, or hide." Every day during the month of Elul, a trumpet is blown to warn the people to turn back to G-d, except for the thirtieth day of Elul, the day preceding Rosh HaShanah. On that day the trumpet is not blown, and is therefore silent. This is because much about Rosh HaShanah is concealed and shrouded in mystery. The mystical aspect of Rosh HaShanah is indicated in Scripture: "Sound the shofar on the New Moon, in concealment of the day of our festival" (Psalm [Tehillim] 81:3). Satan, the accuser, is not to be given notice about the arrival of Rosh HaShanah, the Day of Judgment.
Yom HaZikkaron: The Day of Remembrance Rosh HaShanah is known as Yom HaZikkaron, the Day of Remembrance. Leviticus (Vayikra) 23:24 calls the day "a memorial" (zikkaron). Remembrance is a major theme in the Bible. We can see by examining the following Scriptures that G-d remembers us and that we are to remember G-d in all of our ways. There are two elements of remembrance: a) G-d remembers us (Genesis [Bereishit] 8:1; 9:1, 5-16; 19:29; 30:22; Exodus [Shemot] 2:24-25; 3:1; 6:2,5; 32:1-3,7,11,13-14; Leviticus [Vayikra] 26:14,31-33,38-45; Numbers [Bamidbar] 10:1-2,9; Psalm [Tehillim] 105:7-8,42-43; 112:6). In fact, G-d has a book of remembrance (Exodus [Shemot] 32:32-33; Malachi 3:16-18; Revelation 3:5; 20:11-15; 21:1,27). b) We must remember G-d (Exodus [Shemot] 13:3; 20:8; Deuteronomy [Devarim] 7:17-19; 8:18; 16:3; Numbers [Bamidbar] 15:37-41).
THE CHURCH The righteous will be protected during the tribulation period. The wicked will face the wrath of G-d during the tribulation period (Yamim Nora'im), known in Hebrew as the Chevlai shel Mashiach, and will never repent. The average person has until Yom Kippur till his fate is sealed forever. In other words, the average person will have until the end of the seven-year tribulation to repent and turn to G-d. The average person on Rosh HaShanah is judged by G-d and is neither written in the book of life or the book of the wicked. His fate is yet to be decided. The average person and the wicked have to go through the "Awesome Days," the tribulation, until they reach Yom Kippur (the end of the tribulation when their fate is sealed forever). Once you are written in the book of the wicked, you can never get out of it (Revelation 17:8). These are people who never, ever, will accept the Messiah Yeshua.
THE CHURCH A theme and term associated with Rosh HaShanah in Hebrew is HaMelech (the King). The shofar blown on Rosh HaShanah is known as the last trump, which Rav Sha'ul (the apostle Paul) mentioned in First Thessalonians 4:16-17. At this time, the believers in the Messiah who are righteous (tzaddikim) according to Yom HaDin (the Day of Judgment) will be taken to Heaven in the rapture (natzal) along with the righteous who had died before this time. On Rosh HaShanah, the coronation of the Messiah Yeshua as King will happen in Heaven (Revelation 5). Yeshua, who had come to earth during His first coming to play the role of the suffering Messiah, Messiah ben Joseph (Yosef), will be crowned as King over all the earth in preparation for His coming back to earth to reign as King Messiah (Messiah ben David) during the Messianic age, the Millennium, or in Hebrew eschatology, the Athid Lavo (Revelation 19:16; 20:4).
THE WEDDING Mat 25:1 "The Kingdom of Heaven at that time will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. Mat 25:2 Five of them were foolish and five were sensible. Mat 25:3 The foolish ones took lamps with them but no oil, Mat 25:4 whereas the others took flasks of oil with their lamps. Mat 25:5 Now the bridegroom was late, so they all went to sleep. Mat 25:6 It was the middle of the night when the cry rang out, 'The bridegroom is here! Go out to meet him!' Mat 25:7 The girls all woke up and prepared their lamps for lighting. Mat 25:8 The foolish ones said to the sensible ones, 'Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.' Mat 25:9 'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both you and us. Go to the oil dealers and buy some for yourselves.' Mat 25:10 But as they were going off to buy, the bridegroom came. Those who were ready went with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. Mat 25:11 Later, the other bridesmaids came. 'Sir! Sir!' they cried, 'Let us in!' Mat 25:12 But he answered, 'Indeed! I tell you, I don't know you!' Mat 25:13 So stay alert, because you know neither the day nor the hour.
THE WEDDING John (Yochanan) saw this same thing in the Book of Revelation. After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven [the gates of Heaven are opened on Rosh HaShanah, according to Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 26:2 and Psalm (Tehillim) 118:19-20]: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet [Rosh HaShanah is known as the last trump] talking with me [Rosh HaShanah is known as Yom Teruah, the Day of the Awakening Blast or loud shout(1 Thessalonians 4: READ 3 FIRST THEN 16-17)]..And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne [this is HaMelech, the coronation of the Messiah; the coronation ceremony is described in Revelation 5] (Revelation 4:1-2).