Feast of Trumpets

Feast of Trumpets

Pastor Phil Derstine 9-17-23


Blow the Trumpet in Zion – Mount Zion, City of David, Dwelling place of God, Your Heart 

  • Joel 2:1 “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill.  Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming.  It is close at hand.”  


Seven Major Feasts of the Lord – Moadim (Heb.) – “Appointed Times”

  • Passover – Christ died for our sins
  • Unleavened Bread – He died to make us holy
  • Firstfruits – Christ rose from the dead
  • Pentecost – Holy Spirit sent for Harvest
  • Trumpets – Christ returns with the trumpet sound
  • Atonement – Israel turns to accept Messiah (look upon Him whom they have pierced) 
  • Tabernacles – God’s Kingdom established on earth 


Feast of Trumpets – Rosh Hashanah “Head of the Year” (Jewish New Year)

  • Leviticus 23:24 “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.”
  • Foreshadows the rapture and second coming of Christ:
  • I Corinthians 15:51-52 “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will 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.”
  • I Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.”


The Return of the Lord – On the Mount of Olives, through the Golden Gate

  • I Thessalonians 5:6 “Let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”
  • Zechariah 14:4 On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.”
  • Acts 1:11 “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?  This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”


The Battle at Jericho  Must defeat Jericho to get to the Promise of God!

  • Joshua 6:20 “When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout (Teruah) the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and took the city.” 
  • Teruah (Heb.) – shout or blast of war!


Weapons of Spiritual Warfare

  1. Declare the Word of the Lord
  • Luke 4:4 “And Jesus answered him (Devil) saying, It is written…
  1. Use the Name of Jesus
  • Mark 16:17 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name they shall cast out devils…”
  1. Reference the Blood of Jesus
  • Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him (Devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…”
  1. Boldness– to shout and declare! Get your ROAR on!
  • Proverbs 28:1 "The righteous are bold as a lion" 
  • Daniel 11:32 “The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”