This year the Biblical Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) started two days after the online published date for the new moon for the seventh month of the year: “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord’” (Leviticus 23:23-25 NKJV).
This adjustment should not surprise us too much when we recall two things. First, the Feast of Trumpets (which most people call by its Babylonian name Rosh HaShanah) is the only holy day celebrated in Israel for two days due to the uncertainty about celebrating this festival on the correct calendar day for the Hebrews living outside of the Holy Land – the Diaspora. Even in Jerusalem, in ancient times it was difficult to let everyone know when the new moon was cited, which signaled the beginning of a new month. To solve the problem, a two-day festival starting on the first day of the seventh month was practiced even in Israel. The Rabbis called the two-days yoma arikhta – one long day.
Secondly, another name for the Feast of Trumpets 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. This is also connected to God’s throne and His Tabernacle: “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 upon a rock” (Psalms 27:5).
Every day during the sixth month of Elul, a trumpet is blown to warn the people to turn back to God – to repent – except the thirtieth day of Elul, which is supposed to be the day that precedes the first day of the seventh month – Yom Teruah. On that day the shofar is silent; because much about the Feast of Trumpets is concealed. These mysteries are part of the mystery of God in Christ as well as “the mysteries of the Kingdom of God” and “the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
One of these mysteries concerns “of that day and hour no one knows, only the Father.” Many believe that the resurrection of the dead and the catching away of those found in Christ is on the Feast of Trumpets due to a statement given by Messiah Yeshua Himself in Matthew 24:36: “ 36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Matthew 24:36-44 NKJV).
Many believe that “of that day and hour no one know, only the Father” is an idiom for Yom Teruah (what most people call Rosh HaShanah). Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/yom-teruah-or-rosh-ha-shana-bible-or-babylon/). This is understandable due to Yom Teruah being understood as the hidden day, and it is the only day in the whole year for the Hebrews that is referred to as the hidden day.
This could be the case. I embrace it, if it is; however, I believe that we have misunderstood many things in regard to the End of Days. One being that the resurrection of the dead – the dead in Christ rise first. We have been taught that this means that this is people who have already died; but the Lord has shown me that it is the people who have completely died to themselves. Refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2021/10/07/dead-in-christ-rise-first/
Let us focus on the greater truths in the Matthew 24:36-44 passage:
 Things will be like in the days of Noah for the coming of the Son of Man – Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) the Head – and His fully mature members of His Body (vs 37-39).
 Only the Father knows the timing of the arising and shining (i.e., transformation) of those who are dead in Christ (vs 36).
 You do not know when your Lord is coming (vs 42). Notice that this is a repetition of only the Father knows, except Yeshua is emphasizing that you really do not know.
 Be continually getting ready for the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect (vs 44).
The entire Bible is about our returning from our fallen state to how we have been created in the beginning – in God’s own image. Let this be our focus. Becoming like the Pattern Son is our purpose and destiny. So let us all press on to the goal of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, and forget about escapism.
Give em heaven!!!
Written September 29 2022 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!
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