An Appointment with YHWH and His Mashiyach
A Joyous Feast of Trumpets
To everyone in Mashiyach!
It is wonderful each year to hear of the new souls who actively begin engaging in the calculations and sighting of the New Moon for Yom Teruah (Day of Great Blowing also known as Feast of Trumpets). Some are camping on the shores of the Mediterranean, others the Red sea and locations throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas, all preparing for an event that will one day change mankind forever. On this day of Yom Teruah!
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as it was in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:35-39
Y’shua says, “of that day and hour no man knows”, most souls are very quick to conclude that because he said “no man knows”, that none will and can know the day of his return. Y’shua said only his Father knew that “day”, but anyone who studies the Word of YHWH knows that we cannot know the precise day because sanctifying the DAY of Yom Teruah is also based on the visual sighting of the New Moon. The Prophet Amos also stated; “Surely YHWH Elohim will do nothing, except He reveal his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Some of us make calculations and speculate, some guess which “DAY” Mashiyach may return, the important thing is each soul is rehearsing and preparing for thatDay.
Prophetically speaking, Yom Teruah is the day when “no man knows the day or the hour” because we experience that “Day” according to a Biblical Calendar given by YHWH which because of certain variables, cause us to know within a two day period what the right day is.
During a Yeshiva class someone exclaimed, “WOW, the Torah is teaching a LIVING CALENDAR, because YHWH is the LIVING ELOHIM”, and it’s really just that simple. Those who follow Torah enter into a living and prophetic “calendar”, we become part of the Life of Mashiyach, our timeline, values, thoughts and interests are focused on YHWH’s Timeline, not our own conventions. This is a difficult step when coming out of Babylon and the authority of the calendar systems of the world, the point is YHWH’s calendar has never changed.
Are we ready are for that Day?
It is wonderful to see how this blessed Moed (Set Time) brings us together, as we anticipate the return of the Mashiyach we are united as one soul looking toward this awesome event.
This is not something we ever want to miss. We know One Day this event will change the world for eternity. Yom Teruah, or the Day of Great Blowing will announce the return of his Majesty Y’shua Mashiyach as Mashiyach Ben David. From that Day his Government will be established and there will be no end to his Universal Kingship. This Day will arrive sooner than we may think; as a thief in the night it will come unexpected whether we prepare or not.
Yom Teruah is such an imperative and monumental time that we can become overwhelmed with the concept and even miss the opportunity to observe it as Y’shua and Torah instructs. CELEBRATE we shall, and this day we ingest the Word of YHWH, and lift up our voices and sing, we blow the Shofar, and we make preparation. We have assurance, YHWH has made an appointment with His people, He is our Father who is Faithful and Who keeps all His Word.
“Behold, I show 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. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”
When is the Feast of Yom Teruah?
It happens every year in September/October on the New Moon, this begins the month of Tishri, the seventh Hebrew month. “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first of the month, shall you have a Shabbat, a memorial of blowing of trumpets , a holy convocation.” Leviticus 23:24
Who should attend the Feast of Yom Teruah?
Everyone who has been called and individually chosen to be part of Israel, the invitation is extended to everyone. By adoption through Mashiyach we recognize there is one Creator and Father of us all, His Name is YHWH. The Word of YHWH and His Covenant to us is Torah. Everyone is included unless they choose otherwise (Leviticus 25:6-47). In each place where it refers to stranger or sojourner this refers to those who are not physically born into the twelve tribes of Israel. Check it out a Hebrew concordance, you will quickly discover in the Tanak 13 places where the word toshav<8453> is used. Check out the 83 places in the Tanak where the word ger <1616> is used. The nation of Israel, was chosen by YHWH to bring the knowledge of Torah and Mashiyach to the rest of the world. When Mashiyach returns, His feet will touch on the Mt. Olives and He will set up His Kingdom here in Jerusalem. It’s time to understand His appointments, so you will know what to expect in the Day of YHWH.
Will there be these special “Appointed Times”, when the Mashiyach returns?
Rav Shaul mentioned the Feast Days to be a shadow of things to come, many attempt to quantify the Appointed Times into a theological model, Pesach was instituted in Egypt providing physical and spiritual Deliverance, and it took on much more depth of meaning when Y’shua sacrificed for us. Mashiyach said, “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Isaiah 66:22 states, “For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says YHWH, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Shabbat to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says YHWH.” The Appointed times are eternal, perpetual and cannot be synthesized into a pagan calendar, just as the Word of YHWH is from everlasting, as long as there is time itself, there will be Appointed Times, the only question is whether mankind will recognize YHWH’s calendar or follow his own.
How do I keep this Appointment?
Torah and the prophets reveal the Moedim of YHWH, as one begins to walk in the Moedim it is best to locate others in local areas who are also celebrating the Set Times according to the Scriptures. During the Moedim there is time to study and learn the significance of each of these Set Apart Days. All of these Appointed Times are days that are available to read and study the Torah and to enlarge our souls in YHWH for the Day Mashiyach returns. Each Moed has unique revelation about YHWH and our relationship to Him in Mashiyach. Yom Teruah is a time to “watch unto prayer”. “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.” Mark 13:33 Imagine Mashiyach leaving a message on your answering machine saying, “I’ll be coming within the next few days, get ready, be prepared, tell others!” So you get ready, you site the New Moon, you celebrate together with others, you read and study and the Scriptures become alive with new meaning, depth and life, you realize that although it wasn’t the year that Mashiyach returned physically, you know within that you connected to Him in Spirit and in Truth. Then, you get another message from Mashiyach saying, “in 10 days all the earth will be judged for life or for death, get ready, be prepared, tell others, Shalom!”
Is this a way to know the will of YHWH for my life?
By understanding and observing the Set Times of YHWH many things are revealed, on many levels. YHWH Himself by the Ruach HaKodesh will speak to you and prepare you for your life’s work, each of us is unique in our calling, but we are all very much the same in our need for distinct direction, wisdom and discernment. By setting apart the time for these very special Appointments, we experience insights and revelation that would not otherwise have been available to us. These appointments were designed and given my the Master of the Universe long before Jews or the people of Israel existed. These appointments were made for men and women to know the will of YHWH and to keep us vigilant in doing the things of Mashiyach in this life.
May you have a most blessed Shana Tova!
Baruch Ben Daniel