Blow The Trumpet
Submitted by Frank Williams
September 14, 2023
Joh 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishri. It is a solemn time of introspection and repentance. This year, it starts tomorrow, September 15 at sundown. It is the first day of the Feast of Trumpets, which culminates ten days later on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
The Feast of Trumpets is recorded in Leviticus 23:23-25, and in Numbers 29:1-6. When the shofar blew, it sounded a warning of preparation time, which is called “Ten Days of Repentance,” or the “Days of Awe.” Jews believe if they turn from sin, and do enough good deeds, they will be given a more favorable chance of having their names in the Book of Life for another year.
Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Day of Judgment, and the Lord Jesus has many connections to it. He is given the authority to judge all mankind. John 5:22-29.
The Book of Life belongs to Jesus Christ—Re 21:27 …but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. At the final judgment, Jesus judges the lost from this Book. Re 20:15, And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Jesus will judge the living and dead. 2Ti 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
How do we avoid this condemning judgment? Have your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Christ’s sacrificial atonement for sin satisfies the wrathful judgment of God.
- Joh 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
In Luke 10:20, Jesus alluded to the Book of Life when he told the 70 disciples to rejoice because "your names are written in heaven."
When Christ returns in the Rapture, the trumpet will sound:
- 1Co 15:52 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.
- 1Th 4:16 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:
Jesus has already fulfilled the condemning judgment for all who believe, having endured it Himself. We do not have to fear the blowing of the trumpet, but we should rather look forward to it.
- 1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
CONSIDER: Soon, we will hear the shout and the trump of God.