Rosh Hashanah or Yom Teruah?
A huge celebration happens on the first day of the Biblical month of Tishrei (Rosh Chodesh) that kicks off the beginning of what are called the High Holy Days, referred to by most Jews and Believers today as Rosh Hashanah, meaning “head of the year.” It is celebrated as the first day of the New Year, but what does the Bible have to say about it? It turns out there is a Biblical feast on that day, but it is not Rosh Hashanah, and not the beginning of the Biblical New Year.
Yom Teruah, meaning the Feast of Trumpets is what Scripture speaks of, and it is an important holy day, a day to blow the silver trumpets, and to be treated as a Shabbat according to Adonai (Leviticus 23:24). The first recorded mention of Rosh Hashana actually doesn’t show up until around 200 A.D. in the Jewish Rabbinical texts of the Mishna and the Tosefta, but not in the Bible.
So should we as Believers even care? Most definitely yes. And should we celebrate Yom Teruah? Most definitely yes. But Why?! We should care because it is important to understand the Biblical times and seasons, but also not to believe that everything we are taught is inherently correct or even Biblical. We must do our due diligence and always go back to the Word. We should celebrate it not because we have to, but because every Holy Day in Scripture is a prophetic act of something very significant that at this time has either already been fulfilled or will be.
In the case of Yom Teruah, it is the celebration of the last trumpet blast, the rapture of those both dead in Christ and alive in that moment, and no less than the return of Yeshua to rule and reign from Jerusalem (1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 11:15-19).
If that day isn’t worth celebrating, then what day is? It is far more special than being a supposed new year celebration. For us as believers it is a day to blow the trumpet and say come Yeshua come! We do not and will not know the day of hour of Yeshua’s return, but Yom Teruah is the day that Adonai set aside for us to remember Yeshua is coming back soon, and to be sure we are fully set apart for Him, and His Kingdom come, and will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Let’s hear the trumpet sound and the voices of the remnant being lifted up giving all glory, honor and praise to YHWH Who Was, Who Is, and is to come at sundown on September 18th and bring in the new month with a roar.
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