“And the Lord spake…saying, In the seventh month,
in the first day of the month, shall ye have a
Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an Holy
Convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein”
The Feast of Trumpets pictures the blessed event
when Christ shall come again. He will come in the
clouds, with a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trump of God (I Thess.
4:14-17). It shall be “at the last trump for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (I Cor.
Unless Christ returns to resurrect the dead we would
never gain eternal life — if there is no resurrection
“then also those fallen asleep in Christ have
perished” (I Cor. 15:18).
Christ directly intervenes in world affairs at the
seventh and last trump (Rev. 11:15-19). A trumpet is
a symbol of war. He comes in a time of worldwide
war — when the nations are angry! As soon as the
work of gathering in the firstfruits (pictured by
Pentecost) is completed at the end of this present
age, then Christ will begin to set up again the
tabernacle of David (Acts 15:16)—to set His hand
again the second time to recover the remnant of His
people (Isa. 11:11) — to search out and to find His
lost sheep that the ministers of the churches have
failed to search out and seek and find and save
during this period (Ezek. 34:1-14).
Notice when this takes place! “And it shall come to
pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be
blown, and they (Israel) shall come which were ready
to perish…and shall worship the Eternal in the holy
mount at Jerusalem” (Isa. 27:13).
When will Israel be gathered? At the sound of the
trump—at the second coming of Christ. Because the
churches have forgotten the festival of Trumpets,
many think that the return of Jew to Palestine now
is the fulfillment of this prophecy! That is simply
not the truth. God’s people must not forget this
important holy day!
Christ’s direct intervention in world affairs will
be the next great event in the Master Plan of
Who knows, perhaps the glorious second coming shall
occur, in whatever year it may be, on this very day
of the Feast of Trumpets? While we cannot say, it
is possible! The crucifixion was upon the Passover
Day — the very day! The Holy Spirit came, beginning
the selecting of the firstfruits of salvation, on
the very day of Pentecost. Had not those 120
disciples been observing the annual Sabbath — had
they not been assembled there in holy convocation —
could they have received that blessing of the
indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit? Repeatedly
Jesus warned us to watch regarding His second
coming. Could it be possible that, unless we are
observing the Feast of Trumpets, as the first
century Church Of God was observing Pentecost,
that we shall not be ready or caught up to meet
Him? Is it not possible? Let us humbly and
willingly yield to walk obediently in all the light.
Let us observe this Feast.