The Fall Feasts of the LORD

Sukkah in the desert in Israel (Photo: Zachi Dvira Pikiwiki Israel)

We are now in the season of the Biblical Fall Feasts. They are often referred to as Jewish Feasts, but the Bible calls them the Feasts of the YHVH. The Fall Feast season began last Sunday night with the feast of Yom HaTeruah or the Feast of Trumpets (Shofars). Today most of the Jewish people call this day Rosh HaShana, (the New Year.) In my desire to be a BC (Biblically Correct) person and not a PC (Politically Correct) person I do not celebrate the New Year at this time. According the Biblical instruction we are to have a Holy convocation on the 1st day of the 7th month. Leviticus 23:24  Speak to the Children of Israel, 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. 

How can the 1st day of the 7th month be the New Year? Furthermore the Bible says that Passover time in March / April is the beginning of the year for Israel. Exodus 12:2 This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. (NKJ) I was never one to follow traditions for the sake of tradition. I would rather follow the instructions of the Creator.

I believe that one of the reasons the Feast of Shofars is now celebrated as Rosh HaShana, is that the enemy wants to conceal or mask the true relevance of this festival. YHVH calls the Feasts “His appointed times.” Today many commentators believe that the Feasts of the Lord prophetically show the LORDS’s plan of redemption for Israel, and for all who are grafted into Israel by the Blood of Yeshua. Every major New Testament event thus far has been precisely fulfilled on an Old Testament Feast day. Four of the seven have been already fulfilled and the last three still lie ahead.

The next event we are waiting for is the Rapture or the catching away of the Body of Messiah. Bible teachers who have a degree of understanding about the relevance of the Feasts, believe that the Rapture will occur on the Feast of Trumpets (when you hear the last shofar 1 Corinthians 15:52 and the shofar of God and the shout of the Archangel 1 Thess 4:16). We do not know the year, but I believe we can know the day by studying the pattern of the Biblical Feasts.

The next feast is Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement, which is followed by the final feast Succott or the Feast of Tabernacles (a shadow of the 1000 year reign of Yeshua in Jerusalem.)

That is why we recommend you do take the time to study the Feasts of the LORD. There are many good resources for learning about the Feasts – you can find them on the Internet.

This article originally appeared on Out of Zion Ministries, October 7, 2016, and reposted with permission.