Hope you enjoyed the previous episode? That was a lot. We settled some long standing misunderstandings regarding the timing of Jesus’ Second Coming.
Anyways. . .
Let’s move on to the Bible Story concerning this Feast.
So after the people of Israel had their first Pentecost experience with God at Mount Sinai, God gave Moses instructions to build the tabernacle.
They erected it on the first day of the first month. Exactly one year after they left Egypt. Impressive, right? (Exodus 40:17).
After it was built…God’s glory settled there through a pillar of cloud over the tabernacle.
A month later, this glory –pillar of cloud– that came over the tabernacle lifted and began to move towards the land of Canaan…and the people followed ?
Now in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth of the month, the cloud was lifted from above the tabernacle of the testimony; and the sons of Israel set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai.
Then the cloud settled in the wilderness of Paran.Numbers 10:11-12
Before God’s glory began to make a move to Canaan, He told Moses to build two trumpets of silver.
The Lord spoke further to Moses, saying, “Make yourself two trumpets of silver, you shall make them of hammered work; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and breaking camp.
Now when both are blown, all the congregation shall meet you at the entrance of the tent of meeting. But *f only one is blown, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall meet you.Numbers 10:1-4
With the first establishment of this feast, God told Moses to make the trumpets in order to either summon the congregation or break camp. It’s how the people were summoned to pack their stuff, and follow the pillar of cloud as it started moving towards Canaan.
If both trumpets were blown, the whole camp of Israel met with the Leader (Moses) who blew it. If only one of the trumpets was blown, then only the leaders meet Moses.
(Keep these in mind for later… remember the Scripture “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet” …just one trumpet).
Anyway, let’s continue. Back to the Story.
“When convening the assembly, however, you shall blow the trumpets without sounding an alarm.
The sons of Aaron, moreover, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be a permanent statute for you throughout your generations.
And when you go to war in your land against the enemy who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, so that you will be thought of by the Lord your God, and be saved from your enemies.
Also on the day of your joy and at your appointed feasts, and on the first days of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your God. I am the Lord your God.”Numbers 10:7-10
After God said that, His glory begun to lead them out. Few things to take note of:
1. When it’s for summoning the whole congregation or leaders, the trumpets are to be blown without sounding the alarm
2. It became an appointed feast to be celebrated across generations, even to this day.
3. Aside the feast in general, trumpets are to be blown with alarms when there’s an enemy attack. God will intervene.
4. Trumpets are blown over the sacrifices and burnt offerings on the first day of every month to signify a new month, especially the first day of the first month of the year. It’s why the Jews have Rosh Hashanah with the trumpet blown on the first day of the new Jewish Year.
That’s all for now folks. Our next episode is going to touch on the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets concerning Jesus’s second coming.
Get ready to be wowed?
Until then. Ciao!