The Feast of Trumpets and Its Fulfillment (5)
In the Bible, the Feast of Trumpets began on the first day of the seventh month by sacred year (Leviticus 23:24), the Israelites held a sacred assembly, blowing their trumpets in order to prepare for the Day of Atonement. The Church of God celebrates the Feast Trumpets according to the New Covenant established by Jesus at his first coming .
Origin of the Feast of Trumpets
God commanded the Israelites to commemorate the Day of Atonement. The day he came down Mt Sinai after receiving the new stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. The Day of Atonement was to be celebrated every year so that the Israelites could remember this day and repent of their sins. They prepared for the Day of Atonement by blowing trumpets for ten days. And They repented of their sins and abstaining from all unholy things.
Leviticus 23:23-25 The LORD said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. Do no regular work, but present an offering made to the LORD by fire.’”
Everything written in the Old Testament is a shadow of the things to come. Similarly, this feast is also a shadow. It testifies about the Advent Movement for Jesus’ Second Coming—1834 to 1844—led by William Miller. The ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement represent ten prophetical years (Ezekiel 4:6). This ten-year-long movement fulfilled the prophecy of the Feast of Trumpets. It was the preparation for the Day of the Atonement-October 22, 1844, the tenth day of the seventh month by sacred year—on which Jesus entered the Most Holy Place in heaven. As was shown through the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets, every prophesy disclosed in the seven feasts in three times will be fulfilled without fail.
Just as the people had loudly blown trumpets during the Feasts of Trumpets, so there was a movement for Jesus’ second coming, recognised by the loud cries of preaching—the trumpet blasts. Beginning on the first day of the seventh month in 1844 (by sacred year), the people prayed together more earnestly to God. Jesus answered them by entering by the Most Holy Place in heaven on October 22, 1844, the Day of Atonement. It is the tenth day of the seventh month by sacred year. God used William Miller and the Advent Movement to fulfill His prophecy. Thus, God unexpectedly accomplishes His will through people who do not realise or even perform His will. As it is written:
Luke 19:37-40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
The movement was led by people who did not know of God’s feasts. But their work resulted in the fulfilment of the prophesy of the Feasts of Trumpets. When we keep the Feast of Trumpets and pray earnestly to God for the ten days leading up to the Day of Atonement, our prayers will be presented before God as the smoke of incense (Revelation 8:3-4). God will answer our prayers and lavish on us great blessings.