Our family has been celebrating the Biblical festivals for nearly 25 years now. It has always been a blessing to learn so many lessons during these “appointed times” that the Heavenly Father has created so that He can meet with His people. Next week will be Yom Terurah, or the Feast of Trumpets. It is also sometimes called Rosh Hashanah. There are many different aspects to this feast, one of them being that many people believe this is the time at which the Messiah will return. I shared a post about this last year.
But I want to share a slightly different viewpoint in this post. When you look up the word “trumpet” (or shofar) in the Scriptures, it is used many different times to call people together – sometimes for worship, sometimes for war and sometimes for repentance.
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. – Isaiah 58:1
As we approach this feast of YHWH, I believe each of us ought to prayerfully consider if we have anything for which we need to repent. We also need to prayerfully consider “sounding the trumpet” to call others to repentance, just as the verse says. It seems that each day we are faced with blatant sin, and it is becoming more and more blatant. It is our job to warn people of their need for repentance, in love and humility. They may not appreciate it, they may scorn or mock, but if it’s just for the one person, is that not worth everything? I encourage each of you to prayerfully consider this as we approach this time of the fall festivals.
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