Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Last Trump

"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

Yom Teru'ah or Rosh Hashanah is quickly approaching. If God does as He has always done, then this feast is a shadow of the ministry of Christ in some form. It is not hard to see that the ministry of Jesus has revolved around the feasts. The first four feasts are held around March or April. Christians held Resurrection Sunday to coincide with the Passover season until the unfortunate corruption after the church was the recognized religion of the Roman Empire. As a result, many have not realized the significance of these days and Christ's ministry. (It is better to get away from this now before I ramble on about the terrible name of Easter {Ashteroth, Ishtar, Asherah, or Astarte} and its pagan origins. As compromise crushed Israel--it also crushed the powerful testimony of the Church.) After a long pause, around four months, the last three feasts are conducted. Could the spacing be a hint to a long pause, 2,000 years, between the first fulfillment and the second fulfillment?

Jesus was crucified on Passover as He was the Great Lamb that carries away our sin. The blood on the door posts as Moses commanded even formed the shape of a cross (as does the furniture in the tabernacle when traced over their setting in the sanctuary) and the blood reminds us of three crosses on a hill. He was buried just in time for the start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which speaks of the sinlessness of His life and much more that is beside our purpose today. He arose on First Fruits and this is why Paul in this same chapter mentioned, "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept" (1 Corinthians 15:20). Also, the "first fruits" of believers before the cross were carried to heaven from Abraham's Bosom or Paradise. Matthew 27:52-53 tells this story, "And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many."

Pentecost followed 50 days after First Fruits. On this day the Jews celebrate the giving of the Torah to Moses. It was the beginning of the covenant between God and the children of Israel. It was conducted as a marriage ceremony in many ways, but did you know that there are many parallels to the Day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts and the day God gave the law? God spoke to Israel in many languages at the mountain and the believers spoke in many languages in the upper room. 3,000 were killed as they failed to revere God's holiness, but on the Churches birthday 3,000 were saved for seeking His holiness. Fire covered the mountain and tongues of fire appeared over every believer. There are many others but it will spoil your own personal study of Exodus 19-20 and Acts 2.

So what does Rosh Hashanah point to? First, it has been a long standing Jewish tradition that the dead will rise on this day. It is customary to greet each other with the saying, "May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year." Also, after a series of three other trumpet sounds throughout the day (100 trumpet blasts are blown) the last sound is called the "Last Trump". More on this later.

Israel and a Very Unstable Middle East

CIA warns of violent American Jews *****What! How many Jews strap bombs to themselves or fly planes into skyscrapers? - U.S. Warns Taliban Planning Attack on Aid Workers in Pakistan Wonderful peace! ????? It sounds like a lot of anti Jewish propaganda, and we know that America is filled with anti Christian propaganda, but any who decries Islam is an Islamophobe!

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  1. John..I so enjoy and appreciate your efforts with this blog...bless you for blessing me....