(Rev. 16:18-21). The Lord’s return is associated with these
same elements (Psalm 18:9-12; 97:4, 5). Therefore, the sev-
enth bowl is at the return of the Lord, on Yom Kippur, on that
day, the end day!
The fifth and sixth trumpets in the book of Revelation are
also known as the first and second woes. The fifth trumpet
lasts five months (Rev. 9:5), followed by the sixth trumpet
which lasts thirteen months (Rev. 9:15). This time period in-
volves the great war, that if not stopped by Christ, would bring
an end to all human flesh (Matt. 24:22)—instead of just one-
third of mankind (Rev. 9:18)! Therefore, these woes begin
eighteen months before the end at Yom Kippur, which dates
them as beginning two years after the abomination of desola-
tion—which occurs in the middle of the tribulation—close to
or at the Jewish Passover. See Appendix , Fig. I.
Just as Joshua came into Jericho on the seventh day after
the trumpets were blown, so Yeshua will come to Jerusalem on
the seventh day after the trumpets are blown.
At the next feast, the believers are gathered in Jerusalem to
enjoy and to celebrate the Messiah’s victory at the Feast of
Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles).
Feast Of Tabernacles
The Feast of Tabernacles portrays a joyful time, namely the
Messianic Kingdom. It was a harvest celebration observed after
the last harvest of the year, from Tishri 15-22. This feast began