Joint Day of Trumpets Celebration

Participants at Feast of Trumpets Celebration (Photo from Zion's Glory Update)

This year’s celebration of the Day of Trumpets (Yom HaTeruah) in Jerusalem turned out to be quite a success, and almost everyone mentioned that they felt we had experienced a truly historic breakthrough. The attendance on Saturday night, October 1, included representatives from some 6-7 Arab congregations and 9-10 Jewish congregations. The main auditorium at the Pavilion was filled.

The event was cooperatively led by Arab Christians and Messianic Jews, entirely in Arabic and Hebrew from the stage, with translation in headphones for internationals. This cooperation in leadership as well as the local language was a breakthrough in and of itself.

We praised the Lord together for almost an hour in blended Arabic and Hebrew songs. Then the Arabic and Jewish pastors came on to the stage, held hands in unity, and began to pray spontaneously for half an hour. There was a brief message in Arabic, and a brief message in Hebrew. Then we sounded the trumpet together, with shouts of “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matthew 23:39).

We felt that three special spiritual goals had been advanced:

  1. Unity: with the cooperation of Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, there was a new standard of alignment set which provides for reconciliation throughout the Body of Messiah worldwide (John 17).  
  2. Kingdom: by proclaiming “Blessed is He” and “The Kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord…” (Revelation 11:15), a new level of spiritual authority was proclaimed to welcome the Lord’s return.
  3. Revelation: as we met on the biblically-ordained holy day, and blew the trumpet, a new dimension of prophetic revelation concerning the end times was released. As we prayed and sounded the trumpet on earth, we believe there was a reaction in heaven as well.

It seemed more than a coincidence, that we met on the day after world leaders had assembled in Jerusalem to honor the passing away of Israeli former president Shimon Peres. Peres was certainly a great historic figure for modern Israel. Yet we came to honor the King of Kings, Messiah Yeshua, who will rule eternally from the same capital city.