Hi friends! If you are familiar with Jewish holidays, you likely are aware that Jews just celebrated their New Year, Rosh HaShanah, Monday evening/Tuesday. (Hebrew days begin at sundown!) If you are aware of the Biblical significance of the Jewish feasts, you understand that each one of the 7 major feasts point to Jesus and are fulfilled by Him!
- Passover: Jesus is our Passover Lamb
- Feast of Unleavened Bread: Jesus was pierced, bruised, striped and crushed (as Matzo bread) for our sins.
- Feast of First Fruit: Jesus was the first fruit of resurrection and we will follow!
- Pentecost: The Holy Spirit came and the church was born.
- Feast of Trumpets: Jesus will come again, with a trumpet blast, and we will be with Him!
- Day of Atonement: One day, Jewish eyes will be open, they will repent, and the atonement of Jesus Christ will draw them into salvation.
- Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus will establish His Millennial Kingdom and we will reign with Him.
Interestingly, the first 4 are spring feasts and have already been fulfilled in history. (Jesus died for our sins, paid for our sins, rose again and sent the Holy Spirit to guide us.) History is awaiting fulfillment of the final 3 feasts. Trumpets signal both the rapture and Jesus’ Second Coming; all Israel will be saved; and we will reign together with Jesus during the Millennial Kingdom.
While secular Jews just celebrated Rosh HaShanah, the Bible identifies that day as the Feast of Trumpets! It has come and gone, but the 10 days between the Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) are called Days of Awe. They are somber days of preparation for fasting and prayer, leading to repentance. But how do the Feast of Trumpets, Days of Awe and Yom Kippur all tie together. Also, does the idea of a new year have any significance?
Our friends at One for Israel answer the questions: