FEAST OF TRUMPETS
The best way to learn about His appointed times is from His word and that is exactly what we will do. Leviticus 23:23-25 says:
YAHWEH said to Moses, "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. Do no regular work, but present an offering made to YAHWEH by fire."
In Numbers, Yahweh was talking to Moses and telling him to give the Israelites certain commands and instructions. He covers various sacrifices that were to be made. We do not sacrifice animals to Yahweh now. Let's read more about the trumpets in Numbers 29, verses 1 to 6:
"'On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets. As an aroma pleasing to YAHWEH, prepare a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. With the bull prepare a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths, and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth. Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you. These are in addition to the monthly and daily burnt offerings with their grain offerings and drink offerings as specified. They are offerings made to YAHWEH by fire--a pleasing aroma.
Trumpets are mentioned many times throughout the Bible. The verses above are pretty specific about the "Feast of Trumpets." The trumpets used to sound to gather His people and, in the Book of Revelation, we read of trumpets being sounded by the messengers of Yahweh. Let's take a look at Revelation 11:15-19:
The seventh messenger sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: 'The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Elohim and His Messiah, and He will reign for ever and ever.' And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before YAHWEH, fell on their faces and worshiped YAHWEH, saying: 'We give thanks to you YAHWEH Elohim Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great--and for destroying those who destroy the earth.' Then YAHWEH's temple in heaven was opened, and within His temple was seen the ark of His covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm.
Wow! Do you think anyone on this Earth will miss THIS EVENT! Sounds pretty loud to me! Remember the number SEVEN is the number of completion. When the seventh messenger sounds the seventh trumpet, what do you think MIGHT happen? Could it happen on His Day (or Feast) of Trumpets; in the seventh Month?
Let's do some activities before taking a quiz on this special time of the year!
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Feast of Trumpets Activity Page
The trumpets were used many, many times throughout the Bible, and will continue to be used in the days to come. The picture below is one illustration of how the trumpets were used. Can you guess which Bible story or event is shown? Write it below along with a Bible verse. You can then print the page and color it.
HOW MANY WORDS?
See how many words you can make from the phrase: "FEAST OF TRUMPETS." There just a couple rules, though - Use each letter only one time, words must have at least three letters and they must be "real" words. If you need more space, just add extra lines when you print out the page.
Leviticus Word Find Puzzle
Here is your word list to find:
|Surrender||Tent of Meeting||Voluntary|
Feast of Trumpets Quiz
Now that you read the story about the first of the four annual seventh month special days of Yahweh, let's see how much you remember. Try to answer all the questions without checking back first. If you get too many wrong, you may have to go back and read it again! We're certain that you will do real well! Like most of the quizzes we have on the website, you can print them and answer on paper. When you are done, let a parent or older brother or sister help you grade your work.
1. When is the Feast of Trumpets?
a. October 1st.
b. The 15th day of the third month.
c. The first day of the seventh month.
d. The 10th day of the first month.
2. About what time or season of the year is this special day?
a. Middle of winter.
b. Late summer/early fall.
c. Beginning of summer.
3. Yahweh gave us instructions for most of His Special Days. What did He say we are NOT to do on this day?
a. Eat bread with leaven in it.
b. No regular work.
d. Enjoy His world and His creations.
4. What type of offerings were the Israelites to offer on the day of trumpets in the Old Covenant?
a. A rabbit and a goat.
b. A specified burnt offering and a specified grain offering.
c. The firstborn of your animals.
5. What book of the Bible primarily do you read of Yahweh's appointed times?
6. When Yahweh's Temple was opened in heaven, what was seen?
a. The ark of the covenant.
b. Folks sitting around a fire.
c. A snow-covered mountain.
d. A pasture with animals grazing.
7. Loud voices in heaven proclaimed "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Elohim and His Messiah, and He will reign for ever and ever," when?
a. On each special day.
b. The first day of the year.
c. The seventh messenger sounded his trumpet.
d. At the end of creation.
8. What other prominent event used trumpets?
a. Called the children in from play.
b. A dinner call.
c. To wake the people up in the morning.
d. Walls of Jericho fell.
9. How many elders were seated on their thrones before Yahweh?
10. Which of the following would you be permitted to do on the Feast of Trumpets?
a. Fellowship and eat.
b. Go to the mall shopping.
c. Go to a football or baseball game or watch it on TV.
d. Food shopping.