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Feast of Trumpets sermons

The Feast of Trumpets (rosh hashana in the Hebrew) pictures the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to establish His Kingdom on the earth. The Feast of Trumpets is so named because of the use of trumpets (shofar) to sound the alarm to war. When the Messiah returns, He will be at war with the governments of this world. The dead saints will be resurrected, and the living saints will be changed 'in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet' to help rule the world.

 

Are God's Holy Days To Be Kept Today?
Martin Collins insists that if we do not keep God's Holy Days, we will deprive ourselves of the knowledge of God's plan or purpose. Ancient Israel was termed the Church in the Wilderness, a type of the Church of God. Leviticus 23 enumerates the feast... 

Awaiting Release
David Grabbe, focusing upon Joseph's release from prison and his glorification as second in command of all of Egypt, draws parallels to our own prison experiences (physical infirmities, mental problems, employment problems, financial problems) and th... 

Christ's Second Coming
Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing upon the Feast of Trumpets as the "keystone" holy day, suggests that it memorializes God's deliverance of Israel beginning with Joseph and ending with Moses, and looks forward to Christ's return when God will fu... 

Clouds
David Grabbe, reminding us that this pivotal holy day looks back to the appearance of God at Mount Sinai and the reappearing of Christ, points out that both events were accompanied by clouds. Clouds appeared with the coming of the rainbow, a sign of ... 

Coming to Know Him
Richard Ritenbaugh, demonstrating that we depend a great deal on our visual acuity, maintains that this dependence makes it difficult to understand the things we do not see, such as radio waves, electricity, the composition of gases and molecules, et... 

Discouragement and Trumpets
John Ritenbaugh, in this offertory message for the Feast of Trumpets, cautions us that even though members of God’s church might get depressed or feel lost in the shuffle, the Christian life is not always easy. While there may be reasons to become de... 

Don't Be a Prudent Agnostic
In this Feast of Trumpets sermon, John Ritenbaugh, reflects on Malachi Martin's book, The Final Conclave, which claims that, not only are 60% of the College of Cardinals not firm believers, but that a hard core 27% are functional but prudent agnostic... 

Don't Be Indifferent
In this sobering message, John Ritenbaugh warns us about our attitude or our perception of the greatest axial period (turning point) that will ever take place on this earth. We need to be sober and alert, realizing that we don't have an infinitude of... 

Don't Lose Heart!
David Grabbe describes the Feast of Trumpets as depicting a pivotal time, a time of judgment after which the world will never again be the same. Three parables (the Parable of the Talents, the Parable of the Unprofitable Servant, and the Parable of t... 

Endure as a Good Soldier
In this Trumpets sermon, Endure as a Good Soldier, John Ritenbaugh examines the changing Israelitish mindset following two world wars, negatively influenced by affluence and cynicism which has undermined our ability to endure hardship and sacrifice i... 

Fall Feast Lessons
In this sermon focused on the meaning of the Fall Feast, John Ritenbaugh affirms that the world will learn that God judges- that He has had perpetual hands on contact with His creation, having the ultimate decision over everything. After Satan is bou... 

God and Reality
John Ritenbaugh examines our society's inability to deal with reality, turning instead to media-concocted distortions. By refusing to believe God's Word, rejecting His doctrine, society does not find God to be real (including many church-going people... 

Holy Days, Signs, and Names
David Grabbe, acknowledging that the Sabbaths (including the annual Sabbaths) serve as signs identifying the people of God, examines the groupings of eight signs marked by John, suggesting that the fifth sign (John 6:16) we can readily associate with... 

How Long, O Lord?
In this sermon, John Ritenbaugh points out that the symbolism of the numerous (112) biblical references for trumpets suggests (1) an announcement of a specific event and (2) an alarm of what is to follow. In most cases the devastating horrendous even... 

Patiently Waiting for Christ's Return
Martin Collins examines the factors causing urgency and impatience demonstrated by people waiting for Christ to return. We desperately need to develop patience: an active, God given restraint and constancy in endurance while facing trials, realizing ... 

Purpose-Driven Churches (Part 8)
John Ritenbaugh quotes several notable figures who spoke about a New World Order which would be ushered in to allegedly 'stabilize' a defunct order out of control. The New World Order will face oblivion as events of the Feast of Trumpets unfold. The ... 

Silence in Heaven
David Grabbe, reflecting on the silence in heaven before the seventh seal is opened, explains that it signifies a focused attention, in which the heavenly realm ceases all singing and praise ( a full suspension of all heavenly activity), awaiting an ... 

The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part 23)
In this twenty-third installment of the Covenants, Law and Grace series, John Ritenbaugh focuses upon two sets of verses (Colossians 2:16-18 and Galatians 4:9-10) which certain Protestant theologians have blasphemously charged that Paul was referring... 

The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part 5)
In this fifth installment of the Covenants, Grace and Law series, John Ritenbaugh reminds us that under both the Old and New Covenants, refusal to keep to keep God's Law severs our relationship with Him. Like loving parents who give rules to their ch... 

The Feast of Trumpets and the Church of God
David Grabbe examines the purpose of the trumpet to call and gather. The Day of Trumpets is the proper day to explore this gathering and calling aspect as applied to the greater church of God. As Jesus started to gather people and restore the truth o... 

The Patterns of God
John Reid, recounting the massive cost in blood and carnage from the time of Cain and Abel to the present, affirms that the Day of Trumpets pictures God's corrective actions that God Almighty will take because of His people's and the world's disobedi... 

The Resurrection From the Dead
In this sermon, John Ritenbaugh asserts that all the hopes of a Christian revolve around the Day of Trumpets, placed like an axle or fulcrum, right in the middle of the Holy Days. Our entire lives revolve around the hope of a resurrection from the de... 

The Seventh Trumpet
Richard Ritenbaugh discusses the keystone, pivotal, or seminal holy day- the Feast of Trumpets, a day looking back to three holy days in which God deals with individuals and looks forward to three holy days in which God works with progressively large... 

True or False Hope?
David Grabbe, focusing on Jeremiah 28:5-12, describing Hananiah's false prophecy about God breaking Nebuchadnezzar's yoke over Judah, indicates that this false prophecy gave them false security, causing an acquiescing into sin and a symbolic replacem... 

Trumpets and Hope
Using The Poseidon Adventure as an analogy, Richard Ritenbaugh suggests that just as it took one swimmer to go through the submerged vessel with a rope giving his life for his fellow passengers, Christ gave his life serving as our forerunner through ... 

Trumpets and the Fall of Jericho
Richard Ritenbaugh focuses upon the memorial aspect of the Day of Trumpets, especially the blowing of trumpets and shouting. One major incident involving the blowing of trumpets, occurring at the outset of Israel's incursion into Canaan, was the fall... 

Trumpets Is a Day of Hope
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the writings of Malachi Martin, suggests that as the Catholic College of Cardinals have a large number of prudent agnostics within their ranks, we also have a great many fence sitters within the church of God, demonstra... 

Trumpets Means War!
In this Feast of Trumpets message, Richard Ritenbaugh indicates that God (sometimes referred to as the Lord of Hosts) will marshal an army of resurrected saints who will wage a just war. Trumpets represent a cry of alarm and a call to action. The onl... 

Trumpets: Soon To Be Fulfilled?
In this Feast of Trumpets sermon, Richard Ritenbaugh asserts that the fulfillment of the Day of Trumpets has the biggest immediate impact on us of all the Holy Days. This day depicts the time immediately before and after Christ's return, a time that ... 

Trumpets: Glorious Appearings
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the significance of the Day of Trumpets, asserts that it is characterized by shouting or a memorial of blowing of trumpets (teruah), signifying alarm, joy, or excitement. Before the commandment to keep this feast, on... 

When Our Change Comes
Richard Ritenbaugh asserts that change is in itself neutral, having the propensity for either good or bad. Change is nearly always cyclical, reflecting both growth and decay. We all grow old, hopefully having attained wisdom. We have to learn to util... 

When the Trumpet Blows
In this Feast of Trumpets message, John Reid, reflecting on the occasions we hear a trumpet sounded, such as a horse race, a cavalry charge, taps, or reveille, affirms that for God's called out ones the trumpet blast, heralding Christ"s return w... 

Who Is on the Lord's Side?
Richard Ritenbaugh explores the dynamics of choosing sides. The Feast of Trumpets is a Day of Decision, a time to determine whether we are on the Lord's side. This feast is a memorial of shouting or blowing the shofar, and trumpets were used in sever... 

Would Our God Do That?
God's character is not all sweetness and light. Sometimes He has to be a God of judgment and vengeance. The distorted perception of Jesus as a weak, effeminate, and ineffective Savior fails to take into account Paul's revelation that the so-called st... 

 

For more information on the Feast of Trumpets, Jesus Christ's return, the Day of the Lord, the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth, and the resurrection, see the Feast of Trumpets Articles page.



 


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