Yeshua said in John 8:32, “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.”
Israel, the Messianic Body, and the Church believers in Yeshua yearly celebrate a Feast, the 5th Feast of the 7 Feasts of the LORD, given to us in Leviticus 23:24, and also in Numbers 29:1, which was first called Zichron Teruah by God, and later Yom Teruah.
This is also more popularly known as the Feast of Trumpets!
Israel & the Jewish people call this Rosh HaShanah (New Years)!
But according to God’s Word there was never a biblical feast on the 1st day of the 7th month called Rosh HaShanah, or New Years!
This great deception is perpetuated for almost 2000 years. The term was originally taken from the Babylon name for the month & Babylon teachings about their new year, celebrated twice a year, Nisan & Tishrei, copied by Israel while in exile in Babylon in the 5th Century, B.C.E. The 7th Babylon month was called Tishrei, meaning beginnings. This was Babylon’s new year. This name was later adopted by the religious Jews, first appearing in the early rabbinical Jewish writings in the Mishnah about 200 A.D., and next in rabbinic writings in the Talmud in the 3rd Century.
God clearly told us in Exodus 2:2 which month was the 1st month!
Exodus 12:2 “This month (Passover the 14th day) shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.”
Of the 7 Feasts of the LORD, the 5th Feast is truly the mystery Feast of the whole Bible. This 5th Feast is named Zichron Teruah.
Leviticus 23:23-25 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath rest, Zichron Teruah, (a memorial of blowing of teruah [trumpets]), a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.’ ”
God told us more in Numbers 29:1 ‘And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work. For you it is Yom Teruah (a day of blowing the trumpets).’
This is also called the Feast of Trumpets, in commemoration to when God Yeshua sounded His first Shofar blasts at Mt Sinai in Exodus 19. His first blast in Exodus 19:13 is called Jubal, Israel’s first Jubilee, 50 days after leaving Egypt. In Exodus 19:16 &19:19 are two more Shofar blasts by Yeshua. This happened just before God gave the 10 commandments to Israel (also Exodus 20:18), and just before God entered into a Marriage Betrothal Covenant with Israel + a mixed multitude of Gentiles who had come out of Egypt with the people of Israel at the first Passover. (Exodus 24:1-11) Yeshua will once again sound His Shofar as He returns from Heaven with His Wife (His Bride) and the rest of His believers, after the Marriage of the Lamb and the Honeymoon in Heaven.
But the real origin of this Feast of Zichron Teruah go way back to Genesis 22:1-18, when God called Abraham to offer Isaac on Mount Moriah. God then spared Isaac with a ram caught in the thicket by both of its horns, which ram God used as a substitution for Isaac. And those two horns would then represent the two times Yeshua would use His voice as a Shofar to call forth His Bride.
Exodus 19:5, 6 “‘Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My Covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a Kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” “When the Jubal [Jubilee] 19:13 sounds long, they shall come near the mountain.” Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the Shofar (19:16) was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. And when the blast of the Shofar (19:19) sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice.
Exodus 20:18, 19 Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the Shofar, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”
Isaiah 49:6 “Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You (Yeshua) should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a Light to the Gentiles, that You should be My Salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”
Israel was called to be a light to the Gentiles. They will one day soon be accomplishing their calling. Their God Yeshua has come to earth, and He has fulfilled this calling. He has given this calling to His ‘born again’ Melchi Zedek priests to carry out for Him, (the Messianic Jewish and Gentile believers on the earth) until one day when all of Israel will also take up this calling from God for the unsaved peoples of the earth.
God entered into a Marriage betrothal Covenant with Israel + a mixed multitude at Mount Sinai on Shavuot. God Yeshua is the Bridegroom and Israel was to become Yeshua’s Bride. “I will take you as My People, and I will be your God.” Exodus 6:7 Moses was the friend of the Bridegroom (‘like the best man’) “And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God…” Exodus 19:17
The Torah given by God was the Marriage contract, the Ketubah
The beginning of the Exodus was the beginning of this Betrothal;
This Marriage bethrothal was under a Chupah
“…. and they stood at the foot of the Mountain.” Exodus 19:17
God made an Oath (the Ketubah) to His people (His bride).
“Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My Voice and keep My Covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me (God’s bride) above all people; for all the earth is Mine.” Exodus 19:5
God’s people (His bride) agreed to the Ketubah,
Exodus 24:3, 7 So Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the LORD has said we will do.” And he (Moses) took the Book of the Covenant (the Torah), and read in the audience of the people; and they said, ‘All that the LORD has said we will do, and be obedient.’ ”
Exodus 34:10 And He said, “Behold, I make a Covenant. Before all your people I will do wonders such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the LORD. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.”
Deuteronomy 29:10-15 “All of you stand today before the LORD your God: your leaders and your tribes and your elders and your officers, all the men of Israel, your little ones and your wives — also the stranger who is in your camp, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water, that you may enter into Covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath, which the LORD your God makes with you today, that He may establish you today as a people for Himself, and that He may be God to you, just as He has spoken to you, and just as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I make this Covenant and this oath, not with you alone, but with him who stands here with us today (the Gentiles) before the LORD our God, as well as with him who is not here with us today …”
This first Marriage betrothal Covenant was made by God with both Israel and the Gentiles. This fact is very important.
Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your Husband, the LORD of hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.
God entered into a Marriage Betrothal Covenant with Israel at Mount Sinai. Later God divorced Israel for idolatry (Jeremiah 3:8), God also promising if Israel would return back to God that He would take her back in Marriage Betrothal. (Jeremiah 3:12-14)
God later promised to make a New Covenant with Israel.
Jeremiah 31:31-34 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a New Covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah, not according to the Covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My Covenant which they broke, though I was a Husband to them, says the LORD. But this is the Covenant that I will make with the House of Israel after those days, says the LORD, I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
Yeshua, with 120 believers assembled together in the Upper Room in Jerusalem 100’s of years later, re-inaugurated Israel into this New Covenant Marriage Betrothal on the 4th Feast of Shavuot.
On the Fifth Feast of Trumpets, the Marriage of the Lamb, Yeshua, with His Bride, His Wife, will soon be held in Heaven, as God has prophesied this many places in His Holy Scriptures.
Matthew 25:10 “And while they went to buy, the Bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with Him to the Wedding; and the door was shut.”
Revelation 10:7 “… but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the Mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.”
Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded. And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall Reign forever and ever! 11:18 The nations were angry, and Your Wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be Judged. And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great. And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
Revelation 19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Halleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent Reigns! 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him Glory, for the Marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife (His bride) has made herself ready.”
Deuteronomy 4:2 “You shall not add to the Word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the Commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”
Proverbs 30:6 “Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”
John 18:33-37 Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Yeshua, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” 33:36 Yeshua answered, “My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My Kingdom is not from here.” Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Yeshua answered, “You say rightly that I am a King. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the Truth! Everyone who is of the Truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?”