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FEAST OF TRUMPETS  aka  Rosh Hashanah

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FEAST OF ATONEMENT  aka  Yom Kippur

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JUBILEE

 

An in-depth study of the “Days of Awe” (i.e. In 'Awe of God') and 7 year Tribulation Period unto the Day  of the Lord Armageddon, from the Feast of Trumpets, to the Feast of Atonement, sequel to Daniel 9:24-27 Prophecy and the 7 Israel Jewish Biblical Festivals, aka 7 Feasts of the Lord per Lev. 23, including End of the Age, Last Days Prophecy, Jesus Parousia, Pre Trib and Pre Wrath Rapture Hermeneutical Eschatological Analysis, unto Jubilee aka Millennial Kingdom.

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Feast of Trumpets to the Feast Of Atonement  

To the Year Of Jubilee

7  FEASTS OF THE LORD ACCORDING TO LEVITICUS 23:

 

THE FIRST 4 FEASTS  ARE  SYMBOLIC OF THE LORD'S FIRST  COMING:

 

    PASSOVER                           -   JESUS' CRUCIFIXION
    UNLEAVENED BREAD          -   SINLESS  SACRIFICE 
    FIRST FRUITS                      -   JESUS' RESURRECTION
    PENTECOST                         -    HOLY SPIRIT GIVEN

 


LAST 3  FEASTS  ARE  PROPHETIC  OF  JESUS'  SECOND  COMING:

 

   FEAST OF TRUMPETS            -    REPENTANCE / SECOND COMING
   DAY OF ATONEMENT            -    JUDGMENT  

 

   FEAST OF TABERNACLES     -    NEW JERUSALEM

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Ezek. 33: 3-6

"If when he sees the sword come upon the land, he blows the trumpet, and warns the people; then whosoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and takes not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.  He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul.  But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

"CRY aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.”   Isa. 58:1

 
                                           FEAST OF TRUMPETS

 

"In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation."  Lev.23: 24-25.


"In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a sabbath for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation."  Ex. 20: 8

 

"If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:  Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth ..." Isa. 58: 13-14

The Feast of Trumpets marked the beginning of the new secular calendar year (approx. Sept. or Oct.), and began on a new moon when two witnesses said so, and the head of the Sanhedrin agreed thus each year “…nobody knew the exact day or hour”.  See Matt.24: 36.

No one can know the exact day or hour, as one cannot know the exact day or hour of the new moon signaling the beginning of the festival, but one can know the season!

 “for we know in part and prophesy in part.”  1 Corinthians 13: 9
 “for now we see in a mirror dimly.”   1 Corinthians 13: 12

Early rabbis and early church fathers agreed that there would be 6000 years or six days of creation, and then the seventh day of millennium peace would come. According to Scripture there were approximately 4000 years from Adam to Yeshua.  Add 2000 years and we should be coming to the time of the millennium!   We are very near the seventh day of millennial peace, very near the rapture of the church, which will take place near the Feast of Trumpets, when the last trump sounds (see Zech. 9:14).

 

The name "Rosh Hashanah" meaning “New Year” is not used in the Bible to discuss this holiday. The Bible refers to the holiday as the “Day of Remembrance”, or the “Day of the Sounding of the Shofar” aka “Feast of Trumpets”  Lev.23:24-32. 

 

The blowing of the first trump or shofar, was the horn of the ram Abraham sacrificed instead of Isaac at Sinai, Exodus 19:19. 

The first day in the biblical seventh month called Tishri (Sept. / Oct.) at the Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah  is the secular New Year in Jewish culture.  Sabbatical and Jubilee years also begin at this time immediately following the Feast of Atonement (10 days later).

In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, ‘head of the year’ or ‘first of the year’.  Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year, the start of a new calendar year.  This is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year.

In Judaism, the first month of Nissan 1 (in April or May) is the biblical New Year for the purpose of counting the reign of kings and start of the lunar months to calendar the feasts.

Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah is called the Day of Remembrance and the Day of Awakening.  Awake you sleepers from your sleep!  Raise yourselves you slumberers!  Examine your deeds and unto God in repentance abandon your evil ways. (see Is. 51:17)

 

In Jewish tradition, the 10-day period from Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah to the Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur, the two high holy days of Judaism, is called the “Days of Awe" (i.e. 'Awe of God') / Affliction” unto repentance.  Jewish tradition holds that, during this 10-day period, divine judgment is rendered to determine whether a person will continue to live or die in the coming year. 

 

SeeTribulation for 10 days,  Rev. 2:10.   

 

It is believed that God reviews the books of judgment on the Feast of Trumpets on Tishri 1, in Sept./Oct., and metes out final judgment on the Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur on Tishri 10.  These ten days are believed to be the last chance to repent before God’s judgment is finalized for the coming year. 

 

For Christians, the “Last Days” period  is the last chance to repent before the Judgment of mankind, prior to the Millennial kingdom separating true believers to reign with Jesus a thousand years.

 

According to Judaism, on the Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah, the Books of Life and Death are opened by God in heaven. They are shut by Him on the Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur 10 days later. It is also believed that the gates of heaven are opened on the Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah and closed on the Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur.

The shofar is a ram's horn which is blown somewhat like a trumpet.  The shofar's sound is a call to repentance during the Days of Awe.  The "first day of the seventh month, Tishri, will be a day of rest, reminder, and blowing of the shofar - a holy convocation", Lev. 23:24-32The next 10 days between Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah and Atonement / Yom Kippur are called the Days of Awe / Days of Repentance. 

"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who stands for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."  Dan. 12:1.

 

"And the LORD said unto Moses, 'Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book' "  Ex. 32:33. 

"He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels." Rev. 3:5

"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.Rev. 20:12. 

 

During this period, Jews seek forgiveness for their sins so that they may be written in the Book of Life for the coming year.  A popular greeting is “May you be inscribed in the book of life for a good year”.   Each person is accountable for sins committed first against fellow man, for which he submits a guilt offering in Temple, and then for sins against God, a sin offering.

 

"If therefore you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother and then come and present your offering."  Matthew 5:23-24

 

According to Jewish tradition the Book of Life for the wicked and the Book of Life for the righteous are opened on the Feast of Trumpets.  As the Judge of the Universe reviews mankind’s deeds, He inscribes the name of every individual in one of these books.  Judgment against the wicked is final and irrevocable; they will have life cut short in the coming year.  For those recorded in the book of the righteous, the Lord will be merciful.  For the remainder, those not written in either of these books, the sealing of their fate is deferred and hangs in the balance until the Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur. 

 

If they sincerely repent during the Days of Awe, tradition holds that God will grant them life.  Reflecting this tradition, the common greeting during the 'Days of Awe' (i.e. Awe of God') is “May you be inscribed in the Book of Life”.

 

King David penned the words, “Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous”  Psalm 69:28.

 

For Christian believers:

Ezekiel  33: 3- 9 speaks of a sword coming upon the land and the blowing of the trumpet to warn the people to repent of their sins:


"If when he (the watchman) sees the sword come upon the land, he blows the trumpet, and warns the people; Then whosoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and takes not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.  He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul."   Ezek. 33:3-6

 

True believers worthy of entering the Millennial Kingdom (Jubilee) will be tested. This period will be one of encouraged repentance through “tribulation”, starting at the Feast of Trumpets and culminating at the Feast of Atonement, aka Judgment.

 

The biblical sequential order in the latter days for Christian believers will be the following:  A period of encouraged repentance starting at the Feast of Trumpets, and culminating at the Feast of Atonement, followed by Jubilee (the Millennial kingdom).

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel); When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”  Mark 13: 32-34  (Fig Tree/Generation/Last Days)

 

For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.  But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 

"And there shall be signs (6th seal) in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 

"And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh.’  And He spoke to them a parable; ‘Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.  So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.  Verily I say unto you: This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.”  Luke 21: 22-32:  (Fig Tree/Generation/Last Days)  

“And as Jesus sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world? - There shall be false Messiah’s, wars, famine & pestilence (Rev. seals 1-4)… When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet (Dan. 9:24-27), stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand:) … For then shall be “Great Tribulation”, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  …  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven (6th Seal), and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet (Ezk. 9:14-16), and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”  Matt. 24:  3, 15, 21, 27- 31  (Last Days)

“But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: … Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon His name.”  Mal. 3:2,16

"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”  Matt. 13:40-42  (Rapture)  

 

TRUMPET VERSES:

The last trumpet (Zech. 9:14-16), a horn of the ram spoken of in 1Corinthians 15:52, will be blown by God  (just as when God gave the law to Moses – Ex. 19:16) at the Rapture, and at the resurrection of the dead to meet the Messiah and reign with Him a thousand years: 

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“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches …”   Rev. 1:10-11

 

“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” 1 Corinthians 15:52

 

"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the Trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ will rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we forever be with the Lord." I Thess. 4:16-17

 

“And the LORD shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and s the corners of the altar. 

And the LORD their God shall save them in that day.  (Zec. 9:14-16)

 

"And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled…. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.Ex. 19:16, 19

 

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” Rev.20:12 (see also Dan.12:1 & 7:10; Luke 10:20; Rev. 3:5-6 & 21:27) and enter into the presence of God to tabernacle / dwell with Him forever."  See all of Revelation chapters 21 and 22

 

Also see: "End Of The Age"

 

1st  Theme of the FEAST Of TRUMPETS  -  REPENTANCE:

Refer. Lev. 23:24-32 and Ezek. 33:3-9


“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.  Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight: that Thou might be justified when Thou speak, and be clear when Thou judge.  Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.  Behold, Thou desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.  Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.  Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.  Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.  Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy righteousness.  O Lord, open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.  For You desires not sacrifice; else would I give it: You delight not in burnt offering.  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.  Do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion: build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.  Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.”  Psalm 51

 

Turn you at My reproof:  behold, I will pour out My spirit unto you, I will make known My words unto you..”  Prov. 1: 23

 

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.”  Hosea 10: 12

 

Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  Matt. 3: 2

 

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

Matt. 6:14

“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  Not every one that says unto Me, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?’  Then will I profess unto them,I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.’  Matt. 7: 20-23

“Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye are sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death.” 2 Cor. 7: 9-10

“Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4: 8-10

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1: 9

 

2nd Theme of the FEAST Of TRUMPETS  -  TRIBULATION:

Tribulation period:  Revelation chapters 6 & 7

Jews read Psalm 27 and Ezekiel 33 on Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah. 

"For in the day of trouble (the “Great Tribulation”, Jacob's trouble), He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent, He will hide me." Psalm 27: 5 

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.    Isa. 48:10 

Christians view Ezek. 38 & 39 Gog / Magog battle as either at the Tribulation period, or after the Millennial Kingdom, or both depending upon interpretation.  Personally I believe it to be both:  Rev. 16:16 speaks of Armageddon during the tribulation period, and Rev. 20:8 speaks of Gog and Magog being released after the Millennial Kingdom.

Ezekiel  33: 3- 9 speaks of a sword coming upon the land and the blowing of the trumpet to warn the people to repent of their sins. 

"Come, my people, enter into your rooms and close the doors behind you; hide for a little while until the indignation runs its course." Isaiah 26: 20

"Open the gates that the righteous may enter".  Isaiah 26: 2

"… perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lords anger."  Zephaniah 2:3b

"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last shofar (trump), for the shofar will sound and the dead will be raised imperishable and we shall be changed" 1 Corinthians 15:52

"And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.Zech. 9:14

"...  then shall the Son of man come … with a great sound of a trumpet …  &  gather  the elect  (rapture).Matt. 24:30-31

"… Who delivers us from the wrath to come…" 1 Thessalonians 1:10   (During the 7th Seal; Rev. 8 thru 16)

"… for God has not destined us for wrath…" 1 Thessalonians 5:9   (During the 7th Seal)

"And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These things said the First and the Last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have “tribulation” 10 days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.  Rev. 2: 8-11

The 7 year tribulational period is the later 7 years (7th Sabbatical year) of the 10 days / years  “Days of  Awe” call for repentance, prior to the Feast of Atonement / Judgment, culminating immediately into the year of Jubilee / Millennial Kingdom.

Note:  Visualize the scroll containing the Wrath (Ebrah) of God with 7 seals: 

It is not until ALL 7 seals are broken until the scroll is opened, and the wrath of God is displayed   The first 6 seals to be broken, are preconditions to be met BEFORE the 7th seal can be broken and the scroll containing God’s wrath is opened!   See "End Of The Age" file for further details.

Note the contrast between “tribulation” prior to God’s “wrath”:  "…I also will keep you from the hour of testing / tribulation (Peirasmos)…" Revelation 3:10 occurring prior to God’s “WRATH”.

Pre Wrath Rapture:

After the 6th seal per Jesus in Mth. 24:29 (sun & moon turns dark, stars fall) ….  following the “Great Tribulation” (initiated at the “abomination of desolation” aka 5th seal),  ….  but before the “Day of the Lord” (per Joel 2:31 & Acts 2:20) starting at the 7th seal (Rev. 8 thru 16) ….   

THEN according to Jesus shall you see the “Son of man come ... and gather the elect with a “trumpet of God” (Mth. 24:30-31)   (See “End of the Age” file for further details.) 

"For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the shofar (trumpet of God;  Zec. 9:14-16); and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1Thessalonians 4:16-18

       See:    THE LAST TRUMPET  file link

Noah and family told to get into ark 7 days before the doors closed, Genesis 7:10
Matthew 24:37
.   It is interesting to consider that 7 years from the start of the 10 years “Days of Awe”, could align with the first 7 of 10 years of opportunity to repent, before the doors are shut and the “wrath” of God is pronounced upon the wicked during the 7th seal.

 

3rd Theme of the FEAST Of TRUMPETS  -  Wrath upon the unrepentant.

            See:  DAY OF THE LORD & HIS WRATH

 

 

FEAST OF ATONEMENT

Rev. 17 & 18 


In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work ... For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the Lord. Leviticus 16: 29-30

 Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year.  Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur occurs on the 10th day of Tishri. This feast is instituted at Lev. 23:27

The Feast of Atonement is also associated in Scripture with the Judgment - upon the return of Jesus our Messiah. 

To the Jew, the name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement," and that pretty much explains what the holiday is. It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year. On Yom Kippur, the judgments of God entered in the books of Life are sealed. This day is, essentially, your last appeal, your last chance to change the judgment, to demonstrate your repentance and make amends.  To atone for sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible. 

To the Christian, the Feast of Atonement has been satisfied by Jesus for the forgiveness of sins to those who believe, and holds the promise of redemption from the final “Great White Throne Judgment”; at the time of “Ingathering” at the Feast of Tabernacles.  “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:  Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.  So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”  Matt.13:47-50

On the Day of Judgment at the Feast of Atonement we will be judged by our belief in Jesus and rewarded according to our works to join Jesus in the Millennial Kingdom / Year of Jubilee.

Belief in Jesus:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9 (see also Romans 6:23, 8:1 & 1 Cor. 15:3-4)

Works:

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.” Matt.16:25-27 (See also Matt.18:4 & 20:16)


“What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?  If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. . . See how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? . . . Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. . . For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” James 2:14-18,22,24,26


“So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.Matt. 20:16 (See also Matt. 7:22-23, Rom.3:20, Gal.2:16, Eph.2:8, Titus 3:4-5, James 4:14-15, 5:7-9 & 20.

Because the “Days of Awe / Affliction” are such a solemn time of self-examination, joyful activities are postponed until after Yom Kippur.  The shofar is blown every morning.  It serves as a call to repentance and a solemn reminder that the most awesome holy days are approaching.

Both Jewish and Christian theology view satan as the great enemy and adversary of God and His people.  In the Bible, satan is often seen in the role as an accuser of God’s people (Job 1:6-2:7; Zech.3:1; Rev.12:10).  Jewish tradition teaches that on the Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah, satan appears before the Almighty to accuse Israel / the Church as the books for judgment are opened, in the latter days at the Feast of Atonement prior to the year of Jubilee (Millennial Kingdom). 

Satan is then locked up during the Millennial Kingdom, after which he is released.  The Gog MaGog battle occurs, culminated by the Final Great White Throne Judgment to usher in the Feast of Tabernacles, aka New Heavens / New Earth and New Jerusalem as described in Revelation chapters 21 and 22.

     See:

"Tribulation to Rapture to Wrath"  Hermeneutics

JESUS’  “PAROUSIA” / “COMING”  *

"END OF THE AGE"   –   SIGNS OF JESUS COMING  *

THE LAST TRUMPET

DAY OF THE LORD & HIS WRATH

 

 

 

J U B I L E E

 Rev. 19

 

The bride has prepared herself,

becoming pure & holy for her bridegroom.

“…for the marriage of the Lamb has come

 and His bride has made herself ready."

Revelation 19:7 



To understand the Jubilee Year, one must first be familiar with the Sabbatical Year, which is observed every seventh year (Ex. 23:11; Lev. 25:20; Deut. 15:9; Neh. 10:31). 

 

The Sabbatical Year is also known as the Year of Release, because farming and debt payments were released (discontinued) for the year (Deut. 15:1-2; 31:10).  This was  initiated at the closing of the Feast of Atonement.

 

Jubilee’s timing was to years (50) what the timing of Feast of Weeks (Shavuot / Pentecost) is to days (50).  The Feast of Weeks (Shavuot / Pentecost) occurs on the 50th  day; i.e. the day after seven weeks, plus 1 day after Passover.  The Jubilee Year occurs every 50th year; the year after seven Sabbatical years (49 years) according to Lev. 25:8-11.

 

The Year of Jubilee begins at the end of  7 Sabbatical years of 7 years, and at the end of the Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur per Lev. 25:9.  Jewish historian, Josephus believed that the word denoted ‘liberty’ (Antiquities of the Jews 3.12.3).

 

Scripture lists three requirements for the Year of Jubilee: 

  • First, the shofar (ram’s horn) was to be blown at the end of the Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur to announce that the Jubilee Year had commenced, Lev. 25:9.
  • Second, all hired workers were to be set free, Lev. 25:39-54.  This was unconditional liberty.  All bond-slaves were released, even if the Jubilee Year came before the completion of their six years of service.
  • Third, all land was to be returned to its original owner, Lev. 25:13, 23-28.

The primary reason for the Jubilee Year was to prevent oppression in Israel, according to Lev. 25:14, 17.  An Israelite could hire himself into the service of another to retire a debt, but he had no right to sell himself or his family forever into slavery.  The Lord alone owned the sons of Israel since He had redeemed them out of Egypt, Lev. 25:42, 55.  In similar fashion, an Israelite could lease his land for a term of years, but he had no right to permanently sell his tribal inheritance.  The Lord alone owned the land of Israel, Lev. 25:23.  God, as Sovereign King of the universe, owned the people and the land.

The Jubilee Year, initiated at the close of the Feast Of Atonement, looks to the restoration of Israel by the Messiah, and to the resulting messianic Kingdom of peace.

 

Daniel prophesied that a Gentile oppression would become unbelievably severe at the end of this age.  A wicked Gentile ruler will arise and “he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods” Dan. 11:36.  This ruler will bring terrible persecution upon Israel:  “A time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time.  And at that time your people shall be delivered” Dan. 12:1.

 

When Messiah comes, He will break the chains of Israel’s oppression.  But this deliverance will come only when the nation has first repented of her sin.  The nation must repent (Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur) before the shofar will sound the release of her captivity (the Jubilee Year).  In Messiah’s glorious day, Israel will return to the Lord and, subsequently, will no longer be bondslaves of the nations, but the redeemed servants of the Living God.  Israel’s oppression will be ended!

 

When Messiah comes, the great shofar will be blown, and the exiles of Israel will be regathered to their land.  “So it shall be in that day: The great trumpet / shofar will be blown; They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, and they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem“  Isaiah 27:13.

 

In that day, Satan will be banished (Ezek. 28:2,8,13-19), and the rebellion of wicked men will be crushed, Ps.2:9.  In that day, the sons of Israel “shall trust in the name of the LORD” (Zeph.3:12) and “walk in the name of the LORD our God Forever and ever” Micah 4:5.  And in that day Messiah shall establish the throne of David and the messianic Kingdom “even forever”, Isaiah 9:7.

 

Finally, in Messiah’s glorious day, there will be Jubilee rest for the land and freedom for God’s people.  Everyone shall sit “under his vine and under his fig tree.  For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken” Micah 4:4.

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Fulfillment of Dan. 9:24, 27 Prophecy:

1948 + 70yr. = 2019  Godly Completion

1967 + 50yr (Jubilee)       =  2018

                                          2018 – 7 =  2011  (Tribulation Period starts)

1967 + 40yr (Generation)

        + 10 years (Feast Trumpets to Atonement) = 2018

                                2018 – 10 =  2008 (Days of Awe / Repentance starts)

 

10 days = 10 years  Feast of Trumpets to Atonement;   aka “Days of Awe”

“Days of Awe”    I.e.  In Awe of God unto Repentance.

10 days/years “Days of Awe”   =   Period of Repentance before Judgment.

 Note:  Biblical year / Jubilee spans 2018 – 2019 starting in April. 

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OTHER NUMERICAL SEQUENTIAL CORRELATIONS:

1945 ATOMIC BOMB  +  70  =  2015 Possible "DAY OF THE LORD And HIS WRATH" per FOTL Chart

9/11/2001   +  10Yr.  =  9/ 2011

WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING   To  Possible Start of "7 Year TRIBULATION PERIOD" per FOTL Chart

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See  Associated file links:

DANIEL  9:  24-27  PROPHECY  file link

LAST DAYS DATA   * file link

INTERPRETATIVE CHART file link

JESUS’  “PAROUSIA” / “COMING”  *  file link

"END OF THE AGE"   –   SIGNS OF JESUS COMING  *  file link

ESCHATOLOGY SUMMARY   file link

 

ADDITIONAL NUMERICAL SEQUENTIAL CORRELATIONS:

7 day week starting on a Sabbath

7 months of 7 feasts ending on the ultimate Sabbath, the Feast of Tabernacles

7 years culminating in a Sabbatical year

7 Sabbatical years of 7 years culminating at the Year of Jubilee 

2018 = 69 "YEAR Of JUBILEEs" (approx at 50 years each)  since Israel entered the Promised Land

7 weeks of 7 days from Passover to Feast of Weeks / Shavuot / Pentecost

70 periods of 7 (Dan. 9:24-27) “End of the Age” prophecy

7 year period at the “End of the Age” (Dan. 9:24-27’s:  The  70th  7 year period)

70 years symbol of Completion:  

         See Jer. 29:10-14    30:3,7,11,24    31:31-34, 38-40

         Ezk.38:18,   Ezk.39: 6, 8 11-12, 14 ( 7mo.) & 21      Rev. 16:16-17,  17:1

         “I have appointed YOU each day for a year.”  Ezk.  4:6  in contrast to:

         “One day WITH the Lord is as a thousand years…”  2 Peter 3:8, 13

7  x   7 + 1    =     50     Pentecost

   -    Pentecost:  7 Sabbaths of 7 days + 1 day following Passover  = 50 days

        i.e. a type of Jubilee

7  x   7 + 1    =     50;   7 Sabbatical Years of 7 Years +1 = Jubilee

   -    Jubilee follows 7 Sabbatical years of 7 years periods

        49  +  1   Year  of  Jubilee   =   50 years

        Jubilee: Captives returned to original owner; i.e. God on 50th year i.e. Millennial Kingdom

   -    Jubilee on 11th day of 7th biblical month following the Feast of Atonement aka Judgment.

40   +    10    =     50;   

     -   40yr. Generation + 10 Years “Days of Awe” / Repentance = Jubilee

     -   Jesus arose and spent 40 of the 50 days with them after His crucifixion and resurrection,

         leaving 10 days until the Holy Spirit was sent at Pentecost.

     -   Moses 40 days on Mt Sinai +10 commandments  =  50 days

     -   40 years  =  Generation  see:  Psm. 95:10,  Ezek. 29:11,  Num. 14:33-34

     -   Jews in wilderness 40 years for a generation to die.  Num. 32:13 

     -   Jesus in wilderness 40 days

     -   Saul, David & Solomon all ruled 40 years

     -   Temple destroyed 40 years after Jesus started his ministry.

     -   10 years “Days of Awe” / Tribulation / Repentance; Trumpets to Atonement

      -  10 days Tribulation;  Rev. 2: 8-11,  Lev. 23:24-27 

     -   10 Plagues

     -   10 Wise  & 10 Foolish Virgins Prepared for Bride Groom;

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Fulfillment of Dan. 9:24, 27 Prophecy:

1948 + 70yr. = 2019  Godly Completion

1967 + 50yr (Jubilee)       =  2018

                                          2018 – 7 =  2011  (Tribulation Period starts)

1967 + 40yr (Generation)

        + 10 years (Feast Trumpets to Atonement) = 2018

                                2018 – 10 =  2008 (Days of Awe / Repentance starts)

 

10 days = 10 years  Feast of Trumpets to Atonement;   aka “Days of Awe”

“Days of Awe”    I.e.  In Awe of God unto Repentance.

10 days/years “Days of Awe”   =   Period of Repentance before Judgment.

 Note:  Biblical year / Jubilee spans 2018 – 2019 starting in April. 

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OTHER NUMERICAL SEQUENTIAL CORRELATIONS:

1945 ATOMIC BOMB  +  70  =  2015 Possible "DAY OF THE LORD And HIS WRATH" per FOTL Chart

9/11/2001   +  10Yr.  =  9/ 2011

WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING   To  Possible Start of "7 Year TRIBULATION PERIOD" per FOTL Chart

========================================================================

See  Associated file links:

DANIEL  9:  24-27  PROPHECY  file link

LAST DAYS DATA   * file link

INTERPRETATIVE CHART file link

JESUS’  “PAROUSIA” / “COMING”  *  file link

"END OF THE AGE"   –   SIGNS OF JESUS COMING  *  file link

ESCHATOLOGY SUMMARY   file link

 

ADDITIONAL NUMERICAL SEQUENTIAL CORRELATIONS:

7 day week starting on a Sabbath

7 months of 7 feasts ending on the ultimate Sabbath, the Feast of Tabernacles

7 years culminating in a Sabbatical year

7 Sabbatical years of 7 years culminating at the Year of Jubilee 

2018 = 69 "YEAR Of JUBILEEs" (approx at 50 years each)  since Israel entered the Promised Land

7 weeks of 7 days from Passover to Feast of Weeks / Shavuot / Pentecost

70 periods of 7 (Dan. 9:24-27) “End of the Age” prophecy

7 year period at the “End of the Age” (Dan. 9:24-27’s:  The  70th  7 year period)

70 years symbol of Completion:  

         See Jer. 29:10-14    30:3,7,11,24    31:31-34, 38-40

         Ezk.38:18,   Ezk.39: 6, 8 11-12, 14 ( 7mo.) & 21      Rev. 16:16-17,  17:1

         “I have appointed YOU each day for a year.”  Ezk.  4:6  in contrast to:

         “One day WITH the Lord is as a thousand years…”  2 Peter 3:8, 13

7  x   7 + 1    =     50     Pentecost

   -    Pentecost:  7 Sabbaths of 7 days + 1 day following Passover  = 50 days

        i.e. a type of Jubilee

7  x   7 + 1    =     50;   7 Sabbatical Years of 7 Years +1 = Jubilee

   -    Jubilee follows 7 Sabbatical years of 7 years periods

        49  +  1   Year  of  Jubilee   =   50 years

        Jubilee: Captives returned to original owner; i.e. God on 50th year i.e. Millennial Kingdom

   -    Jubilee on 11th day of 7th biblical month following the Feast of Atonement aka Judgment.

40   +    10    =     50;   

     -   40yr. Generation + 10 Years “Days of Awe” / Repentance = Jubilee

     -   Jesus arose and spent 40 of the 50 days with them after His crucifixion and resurrection,

         leaving 10 days until the Holy Spirit was sent at Pentecost.

     -   Moses 40 days on Mt Sinai +10 commandments  =  50 days

     -   40 years  =  Generation  see:  Psm. 95:10,  Ezek. 29:11,  Num. 14:33-34

     -   Jews in wilderness 40 years for a generation to die.  Num. 32:13 

     -   Jesus in wilderness 40 days

     -   Saul, David & Solomon all ruled 40 years

     -   Temple destroyed 40 years after Jesus started his ministry.

     -   10 years “Days of Awe” / Tribulation / Repentance; Trumpets to Atonement

      -  10 days Tribulation;  Rev. 2: 8-11,  Lev. 23:24-27 

     -   10 Plagues

     -   10 Wise  & 10 Foolish Virgins Prepared for Bride Groom;

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WEDDING of MESSIAH AND HIS BRIDE:

When you accept Messiah into your heart, you become betrothed to Him. This is prior to the wedding.

Jeremiah 2: 1-3 speaks of  “the love of your betrothals”. 

 

Hosea 2: 19 speaks of  "I will betroth you to Me forever". 

 

The Church is now the bride, but it still follows Jewish wedding tradition:

 

Ephesians 5: 22-23, "As Christ is the head (husband) of the church."

 

2 Corinthians 11: 2, "For I betrothed you to one husband...Christ".

 

Also: "though you have not seen Him you love Him" 1 Peter 1: 8

 

A bride bought with a price "knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold...but with the precious blood as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ"  1 Peter 1: 18-19

 

"you have been bought with a price" (Christ's death on the cross), 1 Corinthians 6: 20

 

But the bride has to say “Yes” to her betrothed, to give her consent to the bethrothal.  "If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved." Romans 10:9

 

Then the Bridegroom gives free gifts to the bride of eternal life, and the Holy Spirit to reside in us; see Romans 10:8-9

 

Jesus promised: "I go and prepare a place for you in my Father’s house".   John 14:2-3

 

When the father approved of new quarters, the bridegroom could claim the bride at any time usually at night with a shout and blowing of shofar, Matthew 25:6,  Revelation 4:1. 

 

But only the Father knows the time, Matthew 24:36

 

"As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you." Isaiah 62:5

 

"…having no spot or wrinkle...holy and blameless…" Ephesians 5:27

 

The bride has prepared herself, becoming pure & holy for her bridegroom.

“…for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." Revelation 19:7 

 

“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come …  But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city … For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:2-3, 7, 14 (re. Yeshua and his bride)

 

"Blow a shofar in Zion, consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly…Let the bridegroom come out of his room and the bride out of her bridal chamber!” Joel 2:15-16

The gates of heaven will be closed - It will be the Day of Jubilee.  The day following the Day of Atonement, i.e. the Day of Judgment / Yom Kippur when Yeshua returns to earth to rule and reign!    

 

Note:  The 7th Sabbatical year of 7 years (Tribulation Period) is the last 7 years of the 10 years Days of Awe (Trumpets to Atonement), culminating at the year of Jubilee!  (Ponder this until you understand, also see Last Days Data & Calendar)

 

Baruch haba b’shem Adonai

Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord

 

 

By Bill Miller                             Updated Oct. 21, 2008

Web site:   http://www.feastsofthelord.net   

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