International Star Bible Society
The Feast of Trumpets
The September 17th New Moon marks the first day of the seventh lunar month of the ancient Hebrew religious calendar. Its also is the first day of the year on the Hebrew civil
calendar, and is known as Rosh Hashannah.
The ancient feast calendar of the Hebrews begins in the Spring with the feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits. These feasts prefigured the crucifixion of Christ on Passover day, 30 AD, His burial, and His resurrection as first fruit of the dead. The fourth feast, Pentecost, anticipated the birth of the Church on Pentecost in 30 AD. Many believe that the last three (fall) feasts of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles are pictures of the second coming of Christ, judgment day, and eternity with God. Some even think the fulfillment of the first four feast on the exact day of the feast indicates that the “Trumpet of the Lord” could sound on the day of the Feast of Trumpets, and announce His return.
Our view is that The Feast of Trumpets must be considered as symbolizing the season, and not the exact day, of the return of Christ because no one knows the day or the hour of His coming. However we also believe that a series of solar eclipses on the Feast of Trumpets in 2080, 2099, 2118, and 2137 are some of the signs of Christ’s return in the sun and the moon and the stars.
Let us always remember that the New Moon in the seventh lunar month is a pledge of the return of Christ. And this year, as the thin crescent moon reappears in the west on September 18, it stands by the planet Saturn, the Ruler, which reminds us that Christ will return not as a baby, but as a king.