Most modern-day Christians are not aware of the Feast of Trumpets, nor have any idea what it is all about! This is also true for the other six holy days that God has ordained to be feasts and Sabbaths. If you were to go to any posting on the web you will find most references to this feast as a 'Feast of the Jew'. Saying that the Feast of Trumpets is a Jewish holiday makes the Feast of Trumpets part of the Jewish religion. Now the definition of religion is this:
The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
Religion, in and of itself is 100% false and is man made, and not God authorized! Religion has nothing to do with the God of the universe, it is just some made up story, usually by someone wanting to gain power over the people, whomever the people are. Power is gain by showing that the controlling agent, usually called priests, has the power to manipulate the god or gods, who then uses that power to gain more power and prestige over the people. The God of the universe does not need to gain power, as He owns all that is in and on the earth, and has all the power and majesty just within His name alone! Therefore, God Supreme, Elohim, did not institute a religion when speaking with the Children of Israel, nor was it a religious ceremony when His Son married them at Mount Sinai.
To complicate matters further, in ancient times, there were two ruling authorities, the legitimate ruling authority (RA), such as a king, queen, prince or princess of that land. Then there were the priest, who was a benefactor to the original RA, and to the people of the land, through their supposed control of the local god. This two tier system came into existence sometime after the 'Flood'. A competing and troubling concept to this two tier system, was the Children of Israel, who contended that there was only one God, who is the creator and ruler of all. Now we need to understand the symbiotic relationship that the RA had with the priests. The priest was an aid to the RA in that they helped keep the people in line. If the people were to get rambunctious, the priest would tell them that their god was not pleased and that that god would bring about all sorts of punishment on the people. As a consequence of their bad behavior, the priest might even deny the people entry into Valhalla, or heaven. This working in concert with the RA helped the RA maintain control of the people and in turn, the RA gave the priest wealth and authority within that kingdom. The story of Joseph having bestowed on him the second rulership of all Egypt is almost a classic example of what I am describing in regard to this two tier system of control. Each town, village, or dukedom had a god, that controlled that particular village, town of dukedom. However, the belief of one God caused the people of a particular area much grief, because the One God was the creator of all, and therefore was also the God of all god's, meaning that the God of the Children of Israel was God of the local god and therefore supreme to that god. Can you see that this belief in the one true God, would cause a great deal of animosity between the pagan peoples and the Children of Israel.
Rome and the Jews
During the time of Jesus, the Romans were having a great deal of trouble with the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi. These three tribes were called Jews by the Roman world as well as others outside of Rome, because Judah was the leading and controlling tribe. The term 'jew' means a 'man from Judea' but today has taken on a negative connotation, especially among Christian sects.
So we had the two religious systems: 1) The pagan multiple gods, and their priests who were used to control the peoples while having riches and power granted from the ruler of the land. This system was rampant throughout all of the world, and can be seen in almost all the European, Russian, Mongolian, and Chinese nations, not to forget about South America and Mexico as well.
2) The worship of the one true God, as the Children of Israel would not accept a multiplicity of gods, and therefore stood out against almost all the world. This is one of the reasons that the Jews were hated by all the world, not to mention that the Jew was a bit of a trouble maker due to their exclusivism and a thorn in the side to all pagans within the roman sphere of influence.
The Christian Era
We can read in the Hebrew/Christian scriptures that after the death and resurrection of Jesus, that the Apostles as well as many disciples, when throughout the known world preaching in the name of Jesus. The main thrust of this charter to preach to the world the Good news, was mainly directed at the Lost Children of Israel. That is, the ten tribes that were taken in Assyrian captivity 137 years before Judah went into Babylonian captivity. Realize that it would have been a waste of time and effort to preach to the pagans, as they were antagonistic toward anything that would have been construed as Jewish! Now we know that Paul did preach to the pagan, however, the book of Acts is replete with stories of those who were antagonistic toward anything that sounded like being Jewish, and preaching Jesus sure was as Jewish as you can get, since He was of the tribe of Judah and the lineage of king David. It was during this time that the Greek word 'Christian' came into vogue to define this new sect of the Jews, who worshipped this man who was crucified and supposedly rose from the grave and was taken up into the heavens, with the promise to return again in the future.
Most modern day Christians are not aware of the strife that existed between the Jews and the rest of the known Roman world. Even today, there is animosity between the nations (Goyim) and the Jews, with Christians believing that they are not Jewish and that their religious practices are strictly Christian practices established by Jesus, and are not to be interwoven with Jewish holidays, but in truth the Christians are dead (as in the second death) wrong. Because most if not all of their religious practices came out of the apostate church, who worked hard at separating themselves from all that was called Jewish!
The apostate church
In acts chapter 8:9 we are introduced to a magician by the name of Simon Magus who wants to buy the Holy Spirit from the apostles and is rejected by Simon Bar Jona (Peter) and told to go his way. We are given some information about this man named Simon, and then away he goes into biblical silence, but not into historical silence, though the apostate church has done a great deal to distance themselves from their founding father, and they in turn have stolen the identify of Simon Bar Jona and claimed that Simon Bar Jona was the one who originated that apostate church. Now I wrote a great deal about this subject in a blog entitled: Easter and Christmas versus the Seven Annual Sabbaths.
The apostate church had to separate itself from Judaism
Simon Magus, and not Simon Bar Jona, was quite clever, he wanted the power that was associated with the Holy Spirit, while also wanting to become a religious leader to the Romans. As mentioned above, this affiliation with the king of the land had with it a great deal of power, and riches, but there was a problem. Simon decided to form a syncretic church, one that spoke about this Jesus, and pretended to honor and worship Him, but how to do this while not appearing to be Jewish. At the time of Simon, the Romans were tolerate of various religions, mostly because there was little difference between the gods of the Greeks as opposed to the gods of the Romans, or the rest of the world for that matter. so religious tolerance was no big deal to the Romans. Just keep your god to yourself and we are good! But the Jews worshipped the one true God, and they hated Roman rulership. The Jews wanted to be free of Roman rule, and the rule of the Herod's as well. So how did Simon Magus overcome this roman distrust of the Jews? By throwing out the Sabbath, and bringing in the day of the Sun, as a suitable substitute, and called it the Lord's day. Changing the Passover, to Easter though the use of cleverly disguised lies, saying that the day that Jesus came to Jerusalem riding on a Donkey was a 'Palm Sunday' when it fact it was the 10th day of the first month, and the day that the Jews were to select a Passover lamb, "Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man's need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month". (Exodus 12:3-6)
This 10th day of the first month for that particular year was a Sabbath and not a Sunday.
"Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead..." (John 12:1) The Passover always falls on the 14th day of the first month, so if this was six days before the Passover, then the day that Jesus came to Bethany had to be the ninth day of the month. Now watch this: The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! The King of Israel! (John 12:12)
Notice, that it is the next day, Which is now the 10th day of the month. If you were to include this 10th day then there are five days until the Passover, however, since the 10th day was already in progress, then there were four days left until the Passover, the 14th day of the first month. The apostate church says that the day that Jesus came to Jerusalem was on a Sunday or 'Palm Sunday'! Then they cleverly count six days until Friday, saying that that Friday was the Passover, so as to support the Easter Sunday resurrection. However, this can not be so because there where now four days left, and if this day were a Sunday, then Wednesday is the Passover and not Friday! John 12:12 clearly shows that an Easter Sunday resurrection is a lie, clearly showing that the apostate church teaches falsely and is the father of anti-Judaism.
To continue, they threw out the Seven Annual Convocations/Sabbaths, telling their parishioners that these days were done away with by the death of Jesus! Therefore, when the Romans looked at this new religion, they were pleased, because it looked and smelled just like what they were used to, even though it had these man Jesus as its central God and figure head. While there was a smattering of Judaism, there was enough paganism to make the Romans happy. So happy, that when Rome fell at the hands of the Visigoths in 410A.D. the Apostate church took over from the Romans and instituted the Holy Roman church. This church was to become the central authority and would rule with the kings and rulers of Europe and the Russia's for many years to come. In the 1600's a priest by the name of Martin Luther began a reformation of this apostate church. He gathered many followers and they became known as Protestants because they were protesting the rule of the apostates churches leadership as well as its practices of selling indulgences, a form of legalized thievery. These protestants or protesting Catholics have accepted the teachings of the apostate church and have even added a couple of lies to the sycophancy of lies told especially about the seven annual holy days, that modern scholars call Jewish holidays, when it fact Judah never gave these holy days to his sons and daughters. But God the Father, through the office of the Word, gave these days to the Children of Israel along with the Seventh Day Sabbath. Now a Protesting Catholic will say they keep Sunday as the day of the Lord and they will use all sorts of lies and unintelligent reasons to justify Sunday worship, but unfortunately these are just lies and fables, given to them through the apostate church, and surprisingly, these protesting Catholics are very learned of the scriptures, but they just can not see the forest for the trees. They profess Jesus as their Lord and Savior, but deny the simple fact that He was the Word of God before He was Jesus, and as the Word of God, He gave the 10 commandments to the Children of Israel on His Fathers behalf. So the Sabbath comes directly from the one true God, and Sunday comes from the leader of the apostate church, yet the Protesting Catholics as well as Catholics refuse to honor and obey the God of this universe, instead they pay homage to a long dead magician!
The Feast of Trumpets, what is it all about?
When I began to write this blog, I decided to go on the web and see what the prevailing understanding was of the Feast of Trumpets, and that is that the Feast of Trumpets represents to the Sunday keeping world, the so-called Rapture! This Rapture is a misunderstanding of Revelations and 2nd Thessalonians, which is understandable due to the fact that most Protesting Catholics really do not understand scripture as the do not obey God and His Messiah, as they give God lip service and pollute His word with many false beliefs that is going to be the subject of my next book: The False Teachings of Christianity! This does not mean that all of Christianity's teaching are false, however, there are many false teachings that it is no wonder that people are leaving the hell fire churches and going to the feel good congregations. However, it is my intent to show that one of the prevalent teachings of the apostate and protesting Catholic churches is that the Feast of Trumpets is a Jewish holiday. Not so, the Feast of Trumpets is also a Christian holiday, just as the other six holy days, that were given to the Children of Israel by God the Father, and in turn was given to all peoples throughout all the world regardless of their religious beliefs. Why is the Fest of Trumpets a Christian holiday as well as a special holiday to all the world? Because the beginning of the blowing of the first trumpet until the last trumpet, tells the world that the arrival of the Christ, and His triumphant return is on its way!
The beginning of the Feast of Trumpets herald in the Return of the Christ.
In telling Israel that they were to have a Sabbath and a blowing of trumpets (Hebrew: Shofar) God was in fact eluding to the eventually writings of the Book of Revelation and the story of the seven trumpets.
"When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thundering's, lightning's, and an earthquake. So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound" (Rev 8:1 - 10)
This seventh seal is the next to the last seal of the great scroll that had begun to be opened in Revelations 5:1 and when these seven trumpets begin to sound, the return of Jesus as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords has begun and will not end until He has taken over the earth from Satan and all his minions. So you see there Mr. and Ms. Protesting Catholic, and you Catholics as well, that the Feast of Trumpets is not for the Jews only, not on your tin type Nelly! It is also for the Christian as well as the Muslim, Hindu, and the Druid, for when Jesus returns He will not be the God of the Christian only, No! He will be the god of all peoples, tongues, and nations. And because there are seven trumpets, God says that there will be a feast of trumpets, and in doing so is having a bit of fun with us, in that during the time of the blowing of these trumpets man is going to have his fill and will be sick because of these trumpets and the plagues that they bring. This is very reminiscent of the incident of the Quail and what happen at Kibroth Hattaavah,. "While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was aroused against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very great plague." (Numbers 11:33).
So lets look at the list of each of the seven trumpets or plagues:
Vegetation is struck
The sea is struck
The water is struck
The heavens are struck
The Locust from the bottomless pit
The four Demons who are bound at the river Euphrates are released
And the seventh angel sounds:
7. Saints meet Jesus somewhere between the earth and the fourth heaven!
And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Matt 24:31).
Then Jesus and His bride return to the throne room to meet God the Father, and have the wedding supper (Matt 22:1-10).
After all has been accomplished, Jesus will mount His white horse, place on the robe dipped in blood and begin the movement toward the earth. And as He goes so does His bride, for she shall be with Him always and go where he goes.
upon arriving on the earth, Jesus steps down on the Mount of Olives, in the exact same spot from where He left the earth, those 2,000 years ago!
There is no battle of Armageddon!
Regarding the battle of Armageddon, there is no such battle, This is another of those tails that are just plain false. The armies of the Beast 'STAGE' or gathered there. Staging is a military term that means a place of bivouac. That is a place to rest and gather forces, to train up, and to get new men/women to fill in the ranks, I.E. England was a staging area for the US Army before moving to France for the 'D' Day invasion
"For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty... And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon". (Rev 16:14-16).
Now regarding that battle of that great day of God Almighty, you should understand that this battle takes place in the Valley of Jehoshaphat which is also called the Valley of Decision! This is where the battle of that Great day of God Almighty is to take place, and that is not in or near Armegeddon
"For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. They have cast lots for My people, Have given a boy as payment for a harlot, And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink. Indeed, what have you to do with Me, O Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia? Will you retaliate against Me? But if you retaliate against Me, Swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head; Because you have taken My silver and My gold,
And have carried into your temples My prized possessions. Also the people of Judah and the people of Jerusalem You have sold to the Greeks, That you may remove them far from their borders. Behold, I will raise them Out of the place to which you have sold them, And will return your retaliation upon your own head. I will sell your sons and your daughters Into the hand of the people of Judah, And they will sell them to the Sabeans, To a people far off; For the Lord has spoken. Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, Let all the men of war draw near, Let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble and come, all you nations, And gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O Lord. Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; For the winepress is full, The vats overflow For their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will grow dark, And the stars will diminish their brightness. The Lord also will roar from Zion, And utter His voice from Jerusalem; The heavens and earth will shake; But the Lord will be a shelter for His people, And the strength of the children of Israel. So you shall know that I am the Lord your God, Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, And no aliens shall ever pass through her again" (Joel 3:1 - 17).
This valley of Jehoshaphat, or Valley of Decision is actually in the Kiddron Valley outside of where the Dome of the Rock and where the Temple once stood, and separates Mount Mariah from the Mount of Olives, and seems more in keeping with the fact that Jesus touches down on the Mount of Olives and then goes to Jerusalem to begin His rulership there. Along the way He and His angelic host encounter the army of the Beast and destroy that army, then go to Jerusalem to be crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Now notice, that all of this, that is the return of Jesus, His arriving on the Mount of Olives, and His beginning rulership of all the world from Jerusalem, all began when the first angel began to blow his trumpet, then continuing on until the last angel sounds and the world has had a Feast of Trumpets, and Jesus has now returned and the world wil enter into the 1000 years of peace called the Millennium!
Restoring the truth to Christianity!
Is the Feast of Trumpets a Jewish holiday, no, it is not! Are Christians to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets? yes they should as it pertains to them as well as it pertaining to all the peoples of this earth. Can you as a member of your church teach that the Feast of Trumpets is for Catholics, Protesting Catholics, as well as the Jews? Yes you can, by explaining to you priest, or elder that the Feast of Trumpets is the beginning and the return of Messiah, as well as the gathering of the saints to meet Jesus in the air. You can help get the truth to the professing Christian world and help restore the truth of Gods word to humanity!
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