FEAST OF TRUMPETS THEORY
There are some who
believe that the return of the Lord will be marked by a celebration of the
feast of trumpets.
This is not supported by Scripture.
According to Mat.
21:42-43, the responsibility of representing the kingdom of God on the earth
has been temporarily taken away from the nation of Israel and given to the
According to Mat. 23:38, the temple has been left to the Jews as desolate.
It was destroyed in 70 AD and remains that way until this very day. And will
not become real until a VALID temple is built in the Mil. kingdom.
Everything that is done BY them as a NATION until then, is done in unbelief,
as they have rejected Jesus as the Messiah-Savior.
The 3 spring feasts were fulfilled by Jesus at the first advent.
The 4 Autumn feasts will be fulfilled by Jesus AFTER He returns and sets up
The first feast is the feast of trumpets. 7th month, first day.
This cannot be celebrated until there is an ANOINTED (by the Glory of God)
temple in Jerusalem. Ezek 43:1-7.
The pseudo temple allowed by the 7-year covenant (Dan. 9:27) at the midpoint
of the week does not qualify (Rev. 11:1-2).
Anyway, that temple will be violated at the midpoint of the week when the
beast sets up the abomination of desolation in the Holy Place (Mat. 24:15).
Jesus will return at the 6th seal symbol several months AFTER the
desecration of the pseudo temple, and there will be NO celebration of the
feast of trumpets at that time because the beast will still be in the
process of KILLING Jews and Christians - especially in Jerusalem. Later that
pseudo temple will be destroyed along with the abomination 30 days after the
end of the week (Dan. 12:11), after the battle of Armageddon. The 7th
trumpet ends the week and announces the 3rd woe which is the 7 bowls.
Armageddon will occur in connection with bowls 6 and 7.
The kingdom will be established 45 days after Armageddon (Dan. 12:12) and a
new temple will be built after that (Ezek. 40-43).
So once the new temple is built and dedicated, the feast of trumpets will be
celebrated on the first day of the 7th month. It CANNOT be celebrated before
that because the celebration requires several burnt offerings; one bull, one
ram, and 7 male lambs. Numbers 29:1-2.
Therefore, the feast of tabernacles will not and CANNOT be celebrated in
connection with the 7th trumpet of Rev. 10:7 and 11:15. Nor does the
celebration of the feast of trumpets have ANYTHING to do with the ARRIVAL of
Jesus. The reason for the celebration of this feast is because God has
regathered His people into their land - IN THE KINGDOM, and the ENTIRE
NATION will be believers in Jesus the Messiah/Savior. Thus, as Paul wrote.
"and thus all Israel will be saved." Rom. 11:26-27.