Leaders of the body of Christ (whether you are a pastor, or Bible study leader) you can really engage your flock by sharing the beauty and prophetic message of the Feast of Trumpets. Yom Teruah, יוֹם תְּרוּעָה is the Hebrew name for the day of shouting/trumpet blasts. If it is in the Bible, Leviticus 23:24-25, then why hide it from believing Israel? Your flock is believing Israel by natural birth and belief in Yeshua ha Mashiach. Also, your flock is believing Israel by belief AND grafting.
The fallen angels, called the “Sons of God” did engage in commerce with the men and women of the Antidiluvian world. That commerce came in the form of exchanging information for marriages for the express use of breeding Nephilim tyrants as an ungodly forbidden dynasty. It is my belief that these Nephilim became the demons that turn up in Yeshua’s ministry. King Solomon was right when he prophesied in Ecclesiastes 1:9:
9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
That brings me to the point that the question of all these elements of End Times Bible Prophecy is timing. Let us speculate for a moment with this question If the rapture is not immanent to the watchful and prayerful Christian as 1 Thesselonians 5:1-11, then can it truly be a secret rapture for those who are watchful and patiently overcoming in the name and authority of Yeshua? The most important scriptures may be restated in various sections. Merely quoting the chapter and verse does not always create the impact that hearing it recited again can give. One thing of importance is that the wrath of God is only appointed to those that are not saved by Yeshua. How then can there be tribulation saints during the time of the tribulation as Revelation and Daniel state (Daniel 7:25, we will look at these issues more in depth later in my up-coming book)
5 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”
It follows that being ready is soberly loving as Jesus loved, while growing in faith. A secret rapture is only immanent to those that are in the darkness of self-love and denial of the faith of Yeshua. Those in the light of Yeshua will know the times and seasons in the warning parable message of Luke 21:29-36. Yeshua, or Jesus if you will who being the 2nd person of the trinity and emulating the actions and desires of his Father, Yĕhovah is on a mission to save us from our sins that separate us from the Father, and be a light unto the gentiles, while gathering and reuniting the ten lost tribes of Israel with his tribe, namely, Judah. So when reading Luke 21:29-36 (parallel passage in concordance: Matthew 24:44, and 24:42-51) is see that that message is intended for all of the above:
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
Amos 3:6 Shofar Sounds to cause righteous fear of the Lord
6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?”
Zephaniah 1:14-16 Shofar to Awaken His People to the Day of the Lord
14 The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.”
Shofar sounds from blowing shofar spiritual power rebukes and blasts away demonic attack!
Yom Teruah is a day when we are supposed to blow the Shofar to awaken Believing Israel to pray for the return of Yeshua ha Mashiach. When that day comes all demonic power and rejection of Yeshua will be dealt a powerful blow. When we obediently shout the praise of YeHoVaH and beckon the return of Yeshua the demons also are being put on alarm and rebuked by the very Ephesians 6:12 firm standing in spiritual warfare.
The Four kinds of Shofar blasts: Tekiah Shevarim Teruh Tekiah Gadolah
From the Wikibook:
There are four different sounds associated with the blowing of the shofar during the Yom Teruah service. These sounds are interpreted as follows:
1. TEKIAH – A pure unbroken sound that calls man to search his heart, forsake his wrong ways, and seek forgiveness through repentance. The tekiah called the people to attention and to gather unto Moses. It is the calling note, calling your attention and holding you. It would be in general the summons to listen to God, to receive from Him the orders for the day.
2. TERUAH- A broken, staccato, trembling sound. It typifies the sorrow that comes to man when he realizes his misconduct and desires to change his ways. It must be at least 8 notes, most make 9 blasts so as not to accidentally do too few.
3. SHEBARIM – A wave-like sound of alarm calling upon man to stand by the banner of God. Teruah in Hebrew means not only a certain unique sound. It also connotes “to break”, denoting breaking something and/or causing damage. It is the note for bustling, speedy activity, the signal for breaking up, for striking tents and breaking up camp.
4. TEKIAH GEDOLAH – The prolonged, unbroken sound typifying a final appeal to sincere repentance and atonement.
The Shofar blowing on Yom Teruah is a combination of the various sounds. The Tekiah is sounded first to call man’s heart to give attention and hear the following ‘sound’ of the Shofar message. It is then followed by the Teruah which would then give His order to break off and away from every attachment that estranges us from God, and from our own purposes and present mode of life which is displeasing to God, and leave behind every worthless activity. The broken sound reminds us that we have a job of “breaking” to do as well – the breaking of our evil inclination.
The Shevarim ‘speaks’ for the heart of man initiating the call to repentance and godly sorrow of heart.
The tekiah which then follows, calls one to a new standpoint, a new attitude, of faithfully following God’s way of life.
It is to rally us to come to a new place in Yahweh God.
The repetition of these sounds is for the purposed of penetrating deep into the recesses of man’s being to bring a complete change of heart and complete reconciliation with our heavenly Father.
These four sounds form a set, called a Tekiyot of shofar blasts. In the sounding of the Shofar the Tekiah is 1 blast, the Shevarim is 3 wavering continuous blasts, and the Teruah is 9 staccato blasts.”