"Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
2 Peter 1:2-4
Are you familiar with the Feasts of the Lord?
The Feast of Trumpets, also called Rosh Hashana, is the 5th of seven biblical feasts of the Lord
and marks the start of the new year (pre-Roman calendar).
It occurs annually in the fall and will take place again on September 15-17, 2023.
Do you want to know something fun about the Feast of Trumpets?
While no one knows the day or hour when Jesus will return for His bride (Jesus said that in Matthew 24:36),
it is intriguing to discover that this Feast was known by our Jewish ancestors as
"The Day That No Man Knows." (Jesus was aware of this when He spoke that phrase in Scripture.)
Why did they refer to this feast in that way?
They did that because the dates for this particular feast were determined by
the sighting of the new moon and therefore covered the span of two days--
leaving the people not knowing in advance what day or hour it would take place.
The Feasts of the Lord are presented by God in Scripture as "divine appointments" with Him.
Each of the Feasts is a "dress rehearsal" for a big event to come.
The first four Feasts were fulfilled by Jesus Himself while He was on the earth in human flesh,
and it's understood that He will fulfill the remaining three as well.
Will Jesus return for us on a Feast of Trumpets? Maybe, maybe not.
Only our Heavenly Father knows.
That said, regardless of feast days, none of us knows when the final day of our own lives will be, right?
May Jesus find us faithful and ready when that day comes.
For more information on all seven of the Lord's Feasts, check out the overview below.
Read, learn, and be in awe of how the Old Testament yet again points directly to Jesus, our promised Messiah.
And look up, for our redemption draws near...