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יום תרועה (Feast of Trumpets) – May It Be a Good Year (L’shanah Tovah)


The Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah (יום תרועה) in Hebrew, is estimated to begin at sunset tomorrow Israel Standard Time (IST), on September 6, 2021 (the start will not be official until a sliver of the moon is spotted, signifying the new moon). It is one of seven feasts God commanded the children of Israel to observe (Leviticus 23). Some also refer to the Feast of Trumpets as the “mystery feast,” because the Lord didn’t tell Moses, at least it isn’t specifically stated in Leviticus 23, why they should blow trumpets and observe that day, except that it was a “memorial” of blowing trumpets.

The only time “trumpet” is mentioned in scriptures prior to the Feast of Trumpets in Leviticus 23, is in Exodus 19, when God told Moses that when the people heard the “trumpet sound long” they were to come up to Mount Sinai to “meet with God” (Exodus 19-20); so this is the only event that He could have been referring to: when the people gathered to meet God, and God came down to the top of Mount Sinai to meet with Moses, at the sound of the trumpet. This is the event we are to remember, memorialize, on the Feast of Trumpets.

There is also a day coming which coincides with this memorial, which is referred to in the Holy Word of God as a meeting in the air with our Savior Jesus Christ:

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus shall we ever be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (ET – Elim אֵילִם Translation)

The dead shall be raised at the sound of God’s trumpet and those remaining on the earth who are Christians will be caught up together to meet them and they will meet Jesus our Savior in the air!

God came down at the sound of the trumpet on Mount Sinai. Jesus will return for His people at the sound of a trumpet before the great tribulation begins, to save them from His wrath, which shall come upon the wicked:

And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, Who delivered us from the wrath to come” 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (ET – Elim אֵילִם Translation)

“The nations were angry and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged and that You should give reward to Your servants, the prophets, the saints and those who fear Your name, small and great; and should destroy those who destroy the earth” Revelation 11:18 (ET – Elim אֵילִם Translation)

We should celebrate Yom Teruah in memory of God’s descent to meet with Moses on Mount Sinai; but we should also celebrate Yom Teruah because it is a type and shadow of the Lord’s return to meet with His people in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).

Jesus was crucified at Passover (Luke 22:15); He was raised from the dead at Firstfruits (1 Corinthians 15:20); and the Holy Spirit, which He promised to His disciples, came upon them at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4).

In the same manner of fulfillment, I believe Jesus will catch up (or “rapture” – Latin Vulgate translation, “rapiemur”) His saints (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) on Yom Teruah, or the Feast of Trumpets. We don’t know which year, nor do we know the day or hour (Jesus said we would not know the day or hour of His return [Matthew 25:13]), because the actual day of the Feast of Trumpets is not known until the sliver of the moon appears, marking the new moon. It is a mystery until the very day arrives!

Jesus could very well come this year on the Feast of Trumpets!

Are you ready?

Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior, unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate, having no conscience (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.

“The Spirit and the bride say, Come; and let him who hears say, Come; and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely” Revelation 22:17

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Signs In the Sun, Moon and Stars



John the Revelator was given profound prophecies by Jesus Christ concerning the time of His return for the church, the seven-year tribulation period and the end of the age, preceding His thousand-year reign upon the earth (Revelation 20:1-6).

In Revelation 12, John described his vision of what can now clearly be seen as a stellar setting in heaven that will appear over Jerusalem on Saturday, September 23, 2017:

“There appeared a great wonder in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars” Revelation 12:1.

On Saturday, over God’s beloved city Jerusalem (1 Kings 11:36), the sun will be in the constellation Virgo (notably the Virgin), having passed through it during the month of September, thus the reference of being “clothed with the sun,” and the moon will be at her feet. The planets Venus, Mars and Mercury will align themselves next to the constellation Leo, which already includes nine stars, thereby totaling 12 stars above the head of the Virgin, giving her a “crown of 12 stars.”

Opponents say the constellation has appeared in this form at other times in heaven, so it cannot exclusively point us to the approximate time of Christ’s return.

Really? Are “earthquakes” rare? No? Jesus said they are one of the signs of His return (Matthew 24:7). Are the “sea and waves roaring” rare events? No? Jesus said these too would be among the signs of His return (Luke 21:25).

Therefore, I will point out the obvious fact that the constellations appearing over Jerusalem on September 23, 2017, immediately following the Feast of Trumpets, do not have to be rare or exclusive events in order to be among the signs pointing us to the time of Christ’s return. The Lord’s point being made is that when all of these signs appear simultaneously, or close together, we can know that His return is near.

Deniers also point out accurately that the scripture says no man knows the “day or the hour” of Christ’s return. This is correct. Jesus said this Himself (Mark 13:32).

I would like to point out, however, that Jesus also gave us signs, such as the constellations spoken of in Revelation 12:1, and He pointed out many signs of His return in Matthew 24 and Luke 21.

Jesus wanted us to know when His return was imminent, because He also said,

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree, When his branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near; so likewise when you shall see all these things, know that it (His return) is near, even at the doors” Matthew 24:32-33 (emphasis added).

Jesus also said concerning the time of his return,

“There shall be signs in the sun, in the moon and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” Luke 21:25.

Jesus said,

“Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when He comes, shall find watching. Verily I say unto you that He shall gird Himself and make them to sit down to meat and will come forth and serve them” Luke 12:37 (emphasis added).

Regardless of when the Lord returns, we need to always be watching.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.

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“I Sought Him Whom My Soul Loveth” Song of Solomon 3:1

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Are you searching for God today? We are living in such time as the prophets and Jesus Christ spoke of, a time of decision (Joel 3:14), with distress of nations (Luke 21:25), in perilous times (2 Timothy 3), and it is a defining time for the people of God.

Now is the time to settle in our hearts just how much we love the Lord God, our Creator, and whether we are willing to lay our very lives down on the fact that He is our Savior. Many are dying throughout the Middle East, and some other nations, simply because they lay hold to their faith that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.

I am ashamed to admit that there was a time when I told the Lord I wasn’t sure I could die for Him, if it came to that, but I prayed that He would place that much love and commitment inside of me, that He would give me the great love that I need to have for Him. God answered that prayer.

Jesus said,

“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me” Matthew 10:37.

This was always a very hard saying for me, especially since I have always loved my son more than myself, more than my own life. Albeit, I prayed for a “heart after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14) and the love I needed for the Lord.

God promises to take care of all the rest, as we put Him first in our lives.

The Word of God tells us,

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.

In other words, we don’t have to worry about anything we place second to Christ, because He will take care of all the rest! It is His promise to us; He is so wonderful!

The Apostle Paul wrote,

“I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” Romans 12:1.

In return, our Lord and Savior has promised us eternal life,

“Whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:26.

Not many people realize it, but the Song of Solomon is a letter from God to the Jews and a letter from Christ to His bride. As I wrote the Song of Solomon during my study of the precious book, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that Christ was speaking to me, to the bride of Christ, through these writings in the Song of Solomon. I later discovered that Jewish rabbis have understood throughout the ages that God is speaking to His elect through the Song of Solomon.

The Song of Solomon contains scriptures which have plural interpretations. Plural interpretations are accepted by Bible theologians and they are significant in the laws of interpretation of God’s Word (hermeneutics). Just as the Jewish feasts are relevant to the Jews and their history, the feasts also have very significant meaning concerning: the sinless Lamb of God, who is Jesus Christ – John 1:29 (Passover); living a sanctified life – Hebrews 13:12 (Unleavened Bread); Christ’s resurrection – John 11:25 and 1 Corinthians 15:20 (Firstfruits); the outpouring of the Holy Ghost – Acts 2 (Pentecost); the resurrection of the dead and catching up of the saints – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (Feast of Trumpets); Christ’s sacrificial blood offered on the altar for the remission of our sins (Day of Atonement); and the final reign of Christ on earth with His saints – Revelation 20:4-6 (Feast of Tabernacles). These are all examples of plural definitions of the scriptures, the Old Testament being a type and shadow of the New Testament.

The Song of Solomon speaks of the bride of Christ, who is looking for her bridegroom during the last days, but she cannot find Him (Song of Solomon 3:1). Notice that when she meets up with the “watchmen” (Song of Solomon 3:3), shortly after that, she finds her love and she will not let Him go (Song of Solomon 3:4). 

As children of God, are we not looking for Christ’s return? Nevertheless, many are tired of the wait and some have fallen asleep, but notice that when the “Shulamite bride” hears from the “watchmen,” those proclaiming the prophecies of Christ’s return, she, the bride of Christ, finds Him and “she will not let Him go.”

Have you long awaited the return of Christ? Have you grown weary in this life looking for God, but not finding Him, possibly falling asleep spiritually?

It is imperative to remember the parable of the 10 virgins (Matthew 25), which fits right into the theme of the Song of Solomon. We are being told in this love story that the “bride of Christ” needs to listen to the “watchmen,” and prepare for the Lord’s return by faith, understanding the signs of the times, as did the sons of Issachar.

If you are searching for Him, you will not find God in the last days, if you do not listen to His watchmen. God has prepared “watchmen” for the last days, whose loins are girt about (prepared) “with Truth” (Ephesians 6:15). It is imperative that God’s people not listen to those whose words do not line up entirely with God’s Holy Word. Jesus warned not once, not twice, but three times in Matthew 24 to beware of false teachers, false Christs and false prophets. Listen to the true “watchmen,” who rightly divide the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15), understanding it by having studied it thoroughly with prayer and fasting, comparing scripture with scripture, “precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line,  here a little, and there a little, (Isaiah 28:10),” while looking to God for the interpretation. As you hear a man of God preach, or teach, open the Word of God and make certain that what he is saying lines up with God’s Holy Word. It is also imperative to study the Word daily and know it thoroughly for yourself. 

As you listen to the truth, and tithe your time to prayer and the reading of God’s Holy Word yourself, you will find the “Bridegroom” and you will “not let Him go” (Song of Solomon 3:4).

Jesus said,

“Watch therefore and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass (tribulation), and to stand before the Son of man” Luke 21:36.

In summary, if we love the Lord with our whole heart, if we watch and pray always and listen to the anointed “watchmen,” we will find our “Bridegroom” and “not let Him go.”

God bless you.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining will surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.


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