While the first four Festivals occur in close proximity, an entire season passes before the Fall Feasts
begin. This long period represents the dispensation of grace that we now live in. The last three feasts (Trumpets, Atonement
and Tabernacles) are celebrated in the Fall season and are yet to be fulfilled so they remain prophetic in nature.
*** Feast of the Trumpets – pictures the Rapture of the Church
*** Feast of Atonement – pictures the Second
Coming of Jesus Christ
*** Feast of Tabernacles – pictures the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ
final three feasts are also known as Rosh HaShanah (Feast of the Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Feast of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast
The Feast of Trumpets may soon find its prophetic fulfillment. Here are some reasons why the Rapture
may occur during this Festival:
- All the Spring Feasts were fulfilled at Christ's first coming, and on the
exact day of the feast. All the Fall Feasts picture the Second Advent, and the Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall
feasts, picturing the rapture.
- The Feast of Trumpets is when the "last trump"
of the rapture of 1st Corinthians 15 is blown.
- The Feast of Trumpets is known as
the Wedding of the Messiah, and the Church is the Bride of Christ, and the rapture is when the Church is caught up to heaven
to be wed with Christ.
- The Feast of Trumpets happens on the "new moon",
which is 29.5 days after the last one, meaning it might occur on the 29th or 30th day, nobody knows for sure. "Of that
day or hour no man knows" is an expression referring to this feast, and thus, the rapture.
- "Of that day or hour no man knows, but my Father only" is an expression used by a groom when asked when
his wedding will be. He says this because it is his Father that will tell him when his preparations on the bridal chamber
are completed and it is time. Again, the wedding pictures the rapture.
- The "Open
Door" of the rapture in Matthew 25, and Revelation 3, & Revelation 4:1 is a symbol of the Feast of Trumpets. [Ezekiel
46:1] "Thus says the Lord GOD: The gate of the inner court that faces east shall be shut on the six working days; but
on the Sabbath day it shall be opened and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened”.
- We are told that the new moon and the Feasts of the Lord are a shadow of things to come in Colossians 2:16-17. Since
the Feast of Trumpets is the only Feast of the Lord that falls on a new moon, we should take particular note.
- There are seven days of awe in between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. These picture the seven years
of Tribulation. Atonement pictures Satan being defeated and cast away at the end of the Tribulation. If you add the two-day
Trumpets feast, and the Day of Atonement, the 7 days of awe are "ten days of tribulation" which might be referred
to in Revelation 2:10.
- In the Jewish Wedding, the groom comes for his bride "like
a thief in the night" to take (sieze / rapture) her away and into the bridal chamber for the bridal week at his father's
- The Feast of Trumpets is also known as the coronation of the Messiah, when
He will start reigning as king, thus the beginning of the "Day of the Lord", which includes the Tribulation.
God’s plan for humanity is clearly found in Leviticus 23 through the establishment
of the Seven Feasts. The number seven throughout the Bible represents completeness. Just as seven days finish a weekly cycle,
so could seven festival occasions complete the work of God on Earth.
Rosh Hashanah will occur on the following days of
the secular calendar:
Jewish Year 5775: sunset
September 24, 2014 - nightfall September 26, 2014
Year 5776: sunset September 13, 2015 - nightfall September 15, 2015