For The Trumpet Shall Sound and We Shall Be Changed: A Yom Teruah Reflection

As we enter the Western month of September and continue the Biblical month of Elul and head towards the month of Tishrei we are preparing for the Fall Feast and Kodesh (Holy) Days of Scripture. The first of these special days is Yom Teruah aka Day of Trumpets most commonly known as Rosh Hashanah. Trumpets aka shofars played an important role in daily life in ancient Israel-trumpets were used to call people together, commemorate special holidays and warn the people. When we hear the trumpet on Yom Teruah it is a warning to take the next 10-days leading up to Yom Kippur aka Day of Atonement to examine yourself, your life, your relationships and make things right especially with The Most High and yourself.

The trumpet alerts us to do the work of repentance, restitution and restoration in our lives. Change is hard. Change is scary. Change is continuous. When we read about the trumpet in 1 Corinthians 15:52 we read that one day when the trumpet sounds in an instant, in a twinkling of an eye we shall be changed. This change won’t be temporary, this change won’t take 10-days, this change will be in an instant and will last forever. We wait with expectancy for that last trump to sound and for The Kingdom to come but until then we must cry out to Yah daily so that we can be changed through the power of the Ruach Ha’Kodesh (Holy Spirit). We must live each day knowing that the Kingdom can break in at any moment BUT it is not here yet. This is a difficult balance but this balance becomes easier when you begin to keep the Feast and Holy Days of Scripture because these observances are practice runs for the Kingdom-rejoicing, worship, community, repentance, joy, meals and celebrating Yah’s Kingdom principals.

I cannot wait until that day when we are all changed until then I will practice for the Kingdom by keeping Yahweh’s Feast and Holy Days, I pray you will join me. Someday the Kingdom IS coming. Come Soon Yahshua!

I invite you to listen to some good trumpet playing by Louis Armstrong in his song Someday.