This is just a quick greeting to all of those out there about to begin observing the Feast of Trumpets and the Fall Festivals of God! As He says in Leviticus 23:2, “these are My feasts,” and what a privilege to be invited to observe them!
More than being invited to observe the Holy Days, of course, but being granted to understand the Holy Days… That is a privilege beyond words.
I know that the Bible does not command us individually to blow a trumpet or shofar on the Feast of Trumpets–there were those set aside for that, unlike removing leaven during the Days of Unleavened Bread, which was the task of everyone–and perhaps it will be the task of those appointed ones again in the Millennium, when God reconstitutes the Levitical priesthood, under that of Melchizedek, for His purposes. But if you can blow one sometime that day or if you can listen to a recording of someone who knows how to do it really well, it is a fascinating, piercing sound!
I actually have a shofar app on my iPhone that I may attempt to play tomorrow during my sermon, though it’s a sad substitution for the real thing, methinks. Though it is still loud and piercing–just ask the poor deacon whose sermonette I interrupted four-or-so years ago by accidentally hitting the button while he was speaking. (If you’re reading this and you were there, I’m sure you remember!) He did so well: Just stood there calmly while I frantically fumbled around like an idiot with my phone trying to make it stop. Isn’t it amazing how when those times occur you can suddenly forget how in the world your phone works? Eventually he said very calmly to the crowd, “We’ll just pause for a moment until Mr. Smith is done.” Very nice. 🙂 One of my favorite Trumpets memories, ever.
Have a wonderful and meaningful Fall Holy Day! And may all of us hear the seven angels and their trumpets very soon.