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termine the day in which God’s plan of restoring man and the

earth through the Messiah will occur. Just as the other feasts

have been literally and chronologically fulfilled, so will those

that remain. The pattern is easy to follow, and with only a little

faith we can believe the same pattern will continue.

Feast Of Rosh Hashanah

The fifth feast is Rosh HaShanah, or the Blowing of the

Trumpets. It falls on the first day of the seventh religious

month (the first month of the civil or agricultural year).

Joseph Good, in his book, “Rosh HaShanah and the Messi-

anic Kingdom to Come,”

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defines the many parallels associat-

ed with Rosh HaShanah: “Yom Teruah, the feast of Trumpets,

is also called Rosh HaShanah (literally ‘Head of the Year’), the

Jewish New Year. It teaches about the coronation and wedding

of the Messiah, the rewards of the court, the oseif (gathering of

the nobles), the Day of Judgement, beginning of the Messianic

kingdom, Jacob’s Trouble, the resurrection of the dead, Teshu-

vah, and the birthday of the world (p. 43).

“The shofar

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was used to announce the beginning of festi-

vals, to muster troops, to warn of danger, to assemble the peo-

ple, in the midst of battles, and for coronations (p. 81).”

We have to be careful when searching the Bible for refer-

ences on the sounding of trumpets. This is because the trum-

pet sounds not only on Rosh HaShanah but at other feasts and

events as well:

“Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and

when the moon is full, on the day of our feast”

(Psalm 81:3).

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Hatikva Ministries, Port Arthur, Texas, p. 43, 81; used with permission.

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A ram’s horn, which is blown as a trumpet.

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