The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Blowing of Trumpets

Say to the Israelites: "On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts." (Leviticus 23:24—NIV)

The memorial of blowing of Trumpets is the feast that follows Pentecost. The blowing of Trumpets announces the coming of King Jesus to make war against His enemies. The spiritual fulfillment of the feast of Trumpets is the alerting of God's Zion to the coming of the Lord to remove from the holy remnant, then from all Israel, and finally from the saved nations of the earth, all that is not acceptable to God. The era of the coming Jubilee already is casting its shadow upon us.

The blowing of Trumpets tells us the Lord is ready to organize His saints into an army.

Have you heard some of the war-choruses that are beginning to be presented by the worship leaders?

There are seven "feasts of the Lord." The seven feasts are set forth in the twenty-third chapter of the Book of Leviticus. Each of the seven has a great kingdom-wide fulfillment and each has a personal fulfillment in the life of the individual believer in Christ:

1. Passover (Leviticus 23:5).

2. Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6).

3. Firstfruits (Leviticus 23:10).

4. Pentecost (Leviticus 23:15).

5. Blowing of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:24).

6. Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27).

7. Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34).

Our understanding of the spiritual fulfillments of the seven feasts of the Lord is as follows:

The Passover. The kingdom-wide fulfillment of the Passover was the death of Christ on the cross of Calvary. The personal fulfillment of Passover is our receiving the covering of the blood of God's Lamb, Christ.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread. The kingdom-wide fulfillment of the feast of Unleavened Bread was the descent of the Lord Jesus into Sheol, carrying with Him the leaven of the sins of the world. The personal fulfillment of Unleavened Bread is our repentance and entrance into the death of the Lord Jesus. Water baptism is a sacrament that portrays our oneness with the crucified Christ.

The Feast of Firstfruits. The kingdom-wide fulfillment of the feast of Firstfruits was the resurrection of the Lord Jesus from the dead. The personal fulfillment of Firstfruits is our being born again, and the raising of our new spiritual nature in Christ to the right hand of the Father. Our coming forth from the waters of baptism represents our birth into the Kingdom of God. It is an expression of union with our resurrected Lord.

The Feast of Pentecost. The kingdom-wide fulfillment of Pentecost (the feast of Weeks) was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early Christians, as described in the Book of Acts. The personal fulfillment of Pentecost is the baptizing of us with the Holy Spirit, giving us wisdom and power to bear witness of Christ's death and resurrection and also wisdom and power to live in a righteous, holy, and obedient manner before God.

The Blowing of Trumpets. The kingdom-wide fulfillment of the blowing of Trumpets is the blowing of the seven trumpets, as described in the Book of Revelation. The saints will be raised from the dead at the seventh trumpet, and the kingdoms of the world will be placed under the rule of God and His Christ. The personal fulfillment of Trumpets is the coming of King Jesus to us to set up His Kingdom in our personality, and also to make us a member of His army.

To be continued.