God’s Prophetic Calendar
God is a God of cycles and seasons. He works in the earth and in our lives according to His prophetic calendar. The seven Biblical feasts are “moedim” or “appointed times” when God wants to meet with us. These are not the Feasts of Israel, they are the Feasts of the Lord and every feast is a prophetic revelation of Yeshua and His work of redemption, past, present and future.
We have entered now into the season of the Fall Feasts, beginning with Rosh Hashanah. In His first coming, Jesus fulfilled the four spring feasts to the letter and to the day, in one instance to the hour (Passover). In the same way, the three fall feasts are a stunning revelation of His second coming and without doubt they too will be fulfilled to the letter and to the day. These feasts are “dress rehearsals” of future events! They are all about the preparation of the Bride and are given to us that we might understand and be prepared when their fulfillment begins to come upon us.
In Israel, Rosh Hashanah is known by many names: Yom Teruah, (the day of the awakening blast), the Feast of Trumpets, Yom HaDin (the Day of Judgment), Yom Hakeseh (the Hidden Day) are a few. On Rosh Hashanah, the trumpets are blown one hundred times and are a wake-up call, intended to bring trembling and self-reflection. In Israel, the trumpet blast is symbolic of the return of the Lord. The 100th blast is known as “the last trump.” Ring a bell? Paul says in 1 Cor. 15:52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” Every Jew reading those words would have instantly understood what Paul was referring to. Rosh Hashanah is also known in Israel as The Feast No Man Knows The Day Or The Hour. Are you starting to connect the dots? This feast will be fulfilled when Jesus returns for His Bride! Which, I believe, will take place on a future Rosh Hashanah.
Beloved, at this present time we are seeing a most unusual convergence of the signs of His coming (Matthew 24). Almost daily, we are hearing prophets telling us to watch and be prepared. In the parable of The Ten Virgins, it is the bride who made herself ready that is taken in with Him to the wedding. This is a season to seek the Lord and prepare our hearts with prayer, repentance and fasting. As the world begins to enter a season of temporal judgments, you and I must be prepared to love and comfort and instruct those who need to know the Lord as well as much of the sleeping Church who will also be unprepared. As Ryan likes to say, “God's gift to an unprepared Church is a prepared remnant!"
Look up, beloved! The last days Church will be filled with the power and glory of the Lord!