Does Jesus Return on a Future Feast of Trumpets? - Nelson Walters
tackles one of the more challenging aspects of predictive prophecy
in this episode: what the role of the Feast of Trumpets might be
in the future. If you follow Christian media, the idea that Jesus
might return on a Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah in Hebrew) is a
hot topic. Some even say it could be this Feast of Trumpets. Nelson
answers that aspect of the question definitively in this podcast.
He also tackles the role the Feasts of the Lord, or Mo’edim, play
in prophecy, and why so many of Jesus’ parables and illustrations
involve his returning at night.
The Star of Bethlehem - This intriguing documentary simply takes
the clockwork nature of the universe to turn back the skies to key
points in time to see the signs in the heavens pointing to Christ’s
birth and crucifixion.
Leviticus 23:23-25 And the LORD
spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying,
In the seventh month, in the first day
of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing(H8643 “teruah”) of trumpets,
an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but
ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Numbers 29:1-6 And
in the seventh month, on the first [day]
of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile
work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. And ye shall
offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; one young bullock,
one ram, [and] seven lambs of the first year without blemish: And their
meat offering [shall be of] flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals
for a bullock, [and] two tenth deals for a ram, And one tenth deal for
one lamb, throughout the seven lambs: And one kid of the goats [for]
a sin offering, to make an atonement for you: Beside the burnt offering
of the month, and his meat offering, and the daily burnt offering, and
his meat offering, and their drink offerings, according unto their manner,
for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.
Exodus 19:4-9; 16-20 Ye have seen
what I did unto the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you on eagles’ wings,
and brought you unto myself. Now therefore,
if ye will obey my voice indeed, and
keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above
all people: for all the earth [is] mine: And ye shall be unto
me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These [are] the words which
thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. And Moses came and called
for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these
words which the LORD commanded him.
And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath
spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people
unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in
a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and
believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the
LORD. And it came to pass on the third day in the morning,
that there were thunders and lightnings,
and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding
loud; so that all the people that [was] in the camp trembled.
And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God;
and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was
altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and
the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole
mount quaked greatly. And when the voice
of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake,
and God answered him by a voice. And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai,
on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses [up] to the top of
the mount; and Moses went up.
In the third month after leaving Egypt, God came down in the sight of
Israel to meet them. The voice of the trumpet sounded long and waxed
louder and louder until Moses spoke and God answered him. Traditionally,
the shofar is sounded many times during Yom Teruah and there are several
different types of blasts.
Tekiah: (tuh-KEE-ah) A single,
long blow that acts as a summons.
This word literally means “breaks” or “fractures”
and is three, broken blows.
Truah: (tih-ROO-ahh) A series
of very short, staccato sounds like an urgent alarm.
Tekiah Gedolah: (tuh-KEE-ah
geh-DOLE-ah) One long tekiah gedolah (or “great tekiah”)
which is similar to, but much longer than, the standard tekiah.
The first three blasts are sounded in various combinations during the
shofar service on Yom Teruah, but during the final combination, the shofar
player concludes with tekiah gedolah, the great blast, one last, long tekiah
to wrap up, the final trumpet of Yom Teruah.
Revelation 6:12-17 And I beheld
when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake;
and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as
blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree
casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And
the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every
mountain and island were moved out of their places.
And the kings of
the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains,
and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves
in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains
and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth
on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of
his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Behold,
I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for
the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 For this
we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and]
remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are
asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and
with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and]
remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet
the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore
comfort one another with these words.
Just as Israel made a covenant with God and met Him at Sinai
with clouds, thunders, and after a great, long blast, so the trumpet
of God and the last trumpet blast of Yom Teruah, the tekiah gedolah,
will call the awaiting bride to meet Him in the
air and forever be with Him.
The Birth of Yeshua
I recommend both watching Frederick A. Larson in his 2007 documentary
The Star of Bethlehem and also listening to Michael S. Heiser’s
Episode 138: What Day was Jesus Born? from 12/25/2016, where he comes
to the same date on what he deems the birth of Christ. He also goes into
how the dating for Herod’ s death in 4 BC dating from Josephus, which most
people do, is not accurate and Herod’s death was in 1 BC. These examinations
of scripture and astronomical events that seem to line up with them, place
either the conception of Christ or His birth on September 11, 3 BC, Rosh
Hashanah of that year.
Jewish Year 5766: Sunset October 3, 2005 - nightfall October 5, 2005
I bring up this particular date as it relates to the
14,000 days study. This is the end of the third of three times that
recon a period of 14,000 days separating events. I don’t know what
this meant, if anything, but at one time I thought it may have been the
start of Daniel’s 70th week. This clearly did not turn out to be true,
but I’ve left the reference here as I still find the end of that period
falling on Rosh Hashanah interesting.
I should note also that I’ ve seen other videos pointing out the below
Virgo on Yom Teruah connection, which actually happens all the time as the
constellations are fixed. Does this mean the symbology doesn’ t mean anything?
I doubt it, the constellations have been around as long as man, even when
Joseph had his dream and when John received his visions of the end. Can
we gauge it to determine timing or a particluar year to be significant?
Time will tell, but the fact that it has come up in so many years past as
a sign that this is the year leads me to not rely on this repeated event.
I’ ve seen other
in 2023 regarding certain names of comets that intersect at this particular
time as well. Based on my research of scripture, there are certain events
that must take place before the bride is caught up that have not happened
yet. The primary of which is the existence of a temple in Jerusalem with
the daily sacrifice. For more reasoning as to why I haven’ t held a
harpazo perspective for some time now, check out that page.
Revelation 12:1,2 And there appeared
a great wonderG4592[sign Genesis 1:14]
a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and
upon her head a crown of twelve stars [IsraelGenesis 37:9-11]:
And she being with child cried, travailing in
birth, and pained to be delivered.
Woman as Virgo - A 1995 Bible study by John Abent that associates the
woman of Revelation 12 to the constellation Virgo.
October 5, 2005 - New Moon from Jerusalem
- Rosh Hashanah
In Hebrew, this constellation we call Virgo is called
This event occurs about every two to three years as seen from Jerusalem,
but every year as seen from some point on Earth. This chart also shows a
notable conjunction of Jupiter, Mercury and Tsemech (Spica)
in Bethulah at the same time. Notice on the image above, that the
moon is at the feet of Virgo. The sun was in the midst of Virgo’s
stars, hence she was “clothed with the sun.” Notice too, the
serpent just a little above her feet. These are both celestial “signs
in the heavens” which aligned with the sun and moon to place a picture
in the sky on the viewing of the new moon from Jerusalem on Rosh Hashanah,
the Jewish New year, which was also
14,000 days after Israel took back Jerusalem.
Revelation 12:3-5 And there appeared
another wonderG4592[sign Genesis 1:14]
and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns,
and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third
part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the
dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to
devour her child as soon as it was born. And
she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod
of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
In the Book of Revelation there are several monsters or dragons described.
The Greek New Testament uses drakon 12 times only in the book
of Revelation which the KJV translates as “dragon” (Revelation
12-13, 16:13, 20:2). There is an interesting book recently published
by Fortress press entitled Social-Science Commentary on the Book
of Revelation by Bruce Malina and John Pilch that relates much
of the vivid description in Revelation to constellations in the sky.
They believe that the Book of Revelation is an astral prophecy.
Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation by
Bruce Malina and John Pilch published by Fortress Press, 2000.
There is a red dragon in Revelation 12:1-18. Boll believes that the
dragon corresponds best with the constellation Hydra which extends through
one third of the zodiac. Just above the Hydra are the constellations
Corax with 7 stars corresponding to 7 heads, and Crater with 10 stars
corresponding to 10 horns, or 10 dorsal fins. Another possibility is
the ancient constellation of Scorpio (Malina and Pilch, 2000 p.165).
Constellations: Serpens in red, Corona
in orange, Virgo in blue, and Hercules in black.
On today’s star charts I think the dragon (which means serpent)
should be identified with the constellation Serpens (Caput and Cauda
connected with ten stars). The seven heads would be the constellation
Corona (crown) Borealis which consists of 7 stars. This serpent is right
at the feet of the constellation Virgo and Hercules. The Archangel Michael
would be the constellation Hercules waiting to make war with the serpent
Constellations outlined: Serpens in
black with red stars, Corona in purple with orange stars, Virgo
in purple with blue stars, and Hercules in red with black stars.
The woman of Revelation 12 should be identified with the constellation
Virgo. The woman is Mary who gives birth to Jesus. The 12 stars represents
the 12 tribes of Israel. The 13 stars of the constellation Virgo may
represent the 12 tribes plus Christ (the bright star Spica?). Another
possibility is that the constellation Bootes represents the baby Jesus,
and Mary’s crown is the Big Dipper plus Canes Venatici.
Points of current study:
Is the “last trump” directly associated with Rosh Hashanah?
This view posits that the harpazo is on Rosh Hashanah, and therefore,
the gathering of the bride of Christ to Christ in the clouds occurs of the “Feast
of Trumpets,” Rosh Hashanah.
three great trumpets (shofarim) that mark major events in the redemptive
plan of God are associated with days in the Biblical calendar.
The first trump was associated with and was seen as being blown
by God on the feast of Shavuot (Pentecost) when God gave the Torah at
Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:18-19).
In his book, “Festivals
of the Jewish Year” in the chapter on Rosh Hashanah, the Orthodox
Jewish author (not a believer in Yeshua/Jesus as Messiah) will tell
you that an idiom for Rosh Hashanah is the last trump. Therefore
because the Last Trump is a Jewish idiom for Rosh Hashanah, the Apostle
Paul, when referring to the resurrection of the dead happening at the “last
trump,” was using a Jewish idiom for the feast of Rosh Hashanah
and indicating that the resurrection of the dead and the catching away
of believers will take place on Rosh Hashanah.
The third significant
shofar in the redemptive plan of God is called the Great Trump.
The Great Trump is associated with and is blown on Yom Kippur.
Therefore, when Scripture explains that the Great Trump will sound and
the elect will be gathered at this time, it is indicating that this
very different event from the resurrection/harpazo will take place on
List of Dates
Yom Teruah will occur on the following days of the secular calendar:
Jewish Year 5784: sunset September 15, 2023 - nightfall September
Jewish Year 5785: sunset October 2, 2024 - nightfall October 4,
Jewish Year 5786: sunset September 22, 2025 - nightfall September
Jewish Year 5787: sunset September 11, 2026 - nightfall September
Jewish Year 5788: sunset October 1, 2027 - nightfall October 3,
Jewish Year 5789: sunset September 20, 2028 - nightfall September
Jewish Year 5790: sunset September 9, 2029 - nightfall September
Jewish Year 5791: sunset September 27, 2030 - nightfall September
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of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
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