The Feast of Trumpets begins when the autumn crops are gathered during the harvest time. On the first day of the seventh month in the sacred calendar (Leviticus 23:24), the Israelites held a sacred assembly by blowing their trumpets in order to prepare for the Day of Atonement.
Leviticus 23:23-25 The Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. Do no regular work, but present a food offering to the Lord.’”
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the new stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, God commanded the Israelites to commemorate this day annually as the Day of Atonement.
This feast was to be celebrated every year so that the Israelites would remember the day and could deeply repent of their sins. By this, the Israelites repented of their sins that they had committed during the year. They prepared for the day of Atonement in Spirit and in truth, blowing the trumpets, abstaining from all unholy things.
The Fulfillment of the Feast
This feast was a shadow, testifying about the Advent Movement for Jesus’ Second Coming—1834 to 1844—led by William Miller. The ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement prophetically represents ten years (Ezekiel 4:6).
This ten year-long movement fulfilled the prophecy of the Feast of Trumpets. Just as the Israelites loudly blew the trumpets in preparation for the day of Atonement, there was a loud trumpet blast (preaching) testifying the Advent Movement of Jesus’ second coming.
This movement was the preparation for the Day of Atonement, the tenth day of the seventh month in the sacred year—Oct 22, 1844—on which Jesus entered the Most Holy Place in heaven.
God allowed William Miller and the Advent Movement so that His will could be fulfilled.
Luke 19:40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Even though the movement was led by people who did not know the feasts of God, their work resulted in the fulfillment of the prophecy of the Feast of Trumpets. When we keep the Feast of Trumpets for ten days (which leads up to the Day of Atonement), God will answer our prayers and lavish on us blessings for atonement.
- The Seven Feasts In Three Times
- The Passover
- The Feast of Unleavened Bread
- The Day of Firstfruits
- The Feast of Weeks
- The Feast of Trumpets
- The Day of Atonement
- The Feast of Tabernacles