We have just entered the fall season of the feasts of Israel beginning with Rosh Hashanah, also sometimes called the feast of trumpets in the bible. In Colossians 2:16-17, the bible explains that the feasts of the Lord are a forecast of things to come. In short, the feast of trumpets is an earthly snapshot of a heavenly equivalent.
If you’ve ever heard the shofar (the Jewish trumpet made from a ram’s horn) blown, the sound is like an eerie and disturbing wailing. It’s like a siren or an alarm — meant to wake people up or cause them to take notice. Whether a battle cry or to call a solemn assembly, when the old testament Jewish nation heard the “alarm” they paid attention. Likewise, the feast of trumpets is meant to shake us, wake us and grab our attention.
Don’t be lulled into complacency, or allow your focus to be broken by the confusion of this time. Stay alert. Be quick to repent. Renew yourself daily in the presence of God’s Spirit. Stay strong in the Lord.
Hebrews 12:12-14 — Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.
Joshua 1:9 — Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
1 Corinthians 14:8 — For if the trumpet give an indistinct sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?