The vast majority of Jews and the vast majority of Christians have no idea that there is a connection between the shofar, Rosh Hashanah and the return of Jesus Christ to this earth. The truth is that there is a reason why God commands that the shofar be blown on Rosh Hashanah – it is because the blast of the trumpet is connected to the ultimate prophetic fulfillment of that festival.
You see, God almost always does the “big things” on His festival days. Yahshua (Jesus) was almost certainly born during the Feast of Tabernacles, He was crucified on the eve of Passover when the Passover lambs were also being slaughtered, He rose from the dead on First Fruits and the Holy Spirit was poured out on the early apostles during the Feast of Pentecost.
The reality is all of the Biblical festivals are prophetic. So what is prophetic about Rosh Hashanah and the blowing of the shofar?
Well, we are glad that you asked.
There are several primary scriptures that describe the return of Yahshua (Jesus) to this earth, and in those scriptures a blast from a trumpet repeatedly shows up.
For example, consider 1 Corinthians 15:51-52…..
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
This scripture tells us precisely when the second coming of Jesus will be.
It is marked in red for you.
This passage tells us that the second coming of Jesus will take place at the last trumpet.
So when will that be?
Well, hold on to that for a minute and let’s take a look at the next passage.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, once again we see the timing of the second coming of Christ coincides with the trumpet call of God…..
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
There is that trumpet again.
But just when is this “last trumpet” going to be?
Fortunately, Yahshua (Jesus) gave us the answer to that question. In Matthew chapter 24, Yahshua (Jesus) tells his disciples about many of the events that will occur during the Tribulation period, and then in verses 29 to 31 Jesus describes the moment of His second coming to earth at the end of the Tribulation period.
Please notice that once again, the events of Matthew 24:29-31 coincide with the trumpet call of God…..
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Now, as we saw earlier, the second coming of Yahshua (Jesus) is clearly supposed to take place at the “last trumpet”.
In Matthew 24, Jesus tells us that His final return to this earth will coincide with a great trumpet blast.
Is there any other trumpet blast after that one?
So that is the last trumpet.
The reality is that I Corinthians 15, 1 Thessalonians 4 and Matthew 24 are all talking about the exact same event – the second coming of the Messiah to this earth.
So we can clearly see that the scriptures clearly link the return of Yahshua (Jesus) with a trumpet blast.
We have also noted that God almost always does the “big things” on His festival days.
So what do you think the odds are that God will have the return of the Messiah fall on the festival day that has been celebrated by trumpet blasts for thousands of years?
But most Christians and Jews have never been taught to these kinds of depths.
Once certain keys in the Bible are pointed out to you, all kinds of other things begin to open up.