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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Blowing of Trumpets, #2
The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present an offering made to the LORD by fire. (Leviticus 23:27—NIV)
The Day of Atonement. The kingdom-wide fulfillment of the Day of Atonement is the thousand-year period known as the Kingdom Age.
The personal fulfillment of the Day of Atonement is the judging and cleansing of our personality, resulting in our total reconciliation to God.
The Feast of Tabernacles. The kingdom-wide fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles is the eternal reign of Christ.
The personal fulfillment of Tabernacles is the coming of the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit to take up Their eternal abode in the personality of the saint.
And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel. And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. (Nehemiah 8:1,2)
The "first day of the seventh month" is the memorial of blowing of Trumpets.
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. (Leviticus 23:24)
The eighth chapter of the Book of Nehemiah describes the celebration of the feast of Tabernacles that took place as soon as the wall of Jerusalem had been rebuilt (Nehemiah 7:1). Nehemiah the governor and Ezra the priest were in charge.
According to the Law there are three feasts that are to be celebrated in the seventh month: the Blowing of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the feast of Tabernacles.
The eighth chapter of Nehemiah depicts the observing of Trumpets and Tabernacles. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, was not kept at this time, perhaps because there was no Ark of the Covenant on which to sprinkle the blood of the young bull and the goat. However the repenting and confessing of sins certainly was an observance of the spirit of Yom Kippur (Nehemiah 9:2).
We think that the events of Nehemiah, Chapter Eight are prophetic, especially with respect to the hour in which we are living.
It is our opinion that the Lord God of Heaven is moving today to bring into existence the spiritual substance of which Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles are types and shadows. We think the material aspect of the Kingdom of God is being introduced into the earth. This accounts for the return of the Jews to the Holy Land and also for the compelling desire in the hearts of numerous Christians to go to Jerusalem and to support the Jews in every way possible.
The return of Jacob to the land of promise means the times of the nations have been fulfilled:
And they [the people of Israel] shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (Luke 21:24)
To be continued.