Feast Of Trumpets

The Feast of Trumpets always occurs on the 1st day of the 7th month. This day pictures the return of Christ to the earth. What a great feast to remind us of our long awaited return of our Savior. Why would God have us do away with that? We have learned that the 1st day of each month is the day of the new moon. The Feast of Trumpets occurs on the 7th new moon of the year. A trumpet blast is heard on the day of the new moon, and the trumpet also blasts on this 7th new moon day called the Feast of Trumpets. 

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thess. 4:16 (We see the return of Christ associated with the voice of a trumpet.)

On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet. Revelation 1:10 (The voice of Jesus is described as like the sound of a trumpet.)

Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpetFor the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 1 Cor. 15:51-54 (The resurrection of the saints occurs at the return of Christ, which we see a clear association with the last trump. This is why the Feast of Trumpets depicts the return of Christ.)

The Fall Of Jericho

The fall of Jericho is the story of the Israelites entrance into the promised land. The story of the Israelites is a prophetic shadow of the new covenant Christian's journey to salvation in the millennial reign of Christ. The Israelites wondering in the desert depicts our wondering on earth until we enter the promised land of the millennial reign of Christ when he returns. 

Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” Joshua 6:1-5 (7 priests blowing trumpets, 7 days, 7 times around the city on the 7th day, and a loud shout on the last trump. This all depicts Jesus's return to earth and the establishment of the millennial reign.)

On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Joshua 6:15-17 (The shout, the last trumpet, the 7th time around the city, and then the taking of the city all depict the return of Christ on his 2nd advent to rule in his kingdom during the millennium. This occurs at the Feast of Trumpets. And every year on this day we look forward to his coming.)