Rosh Hashanah, the Rapture, and the Return of Jesus

Rosh Hashanah, the Rapture, and the Return of Jesus

Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., Jerusalem time, the Feast of Trumpets begins-otherwise known as “Rosh Hashanah.”

We know for certain that when Jesus arrived on the earth the first time, in fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah, He also fulfilled the first four of seven Feasts of Israel, also called: “The Feasts of the Lord.” It is highly likely that when Jesus returns to earth at the Rapture that He will be also coming to fulfill the fifth feast, the Feast of Trumpets, during the traditional celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Whether Jesus return will be in 2013, or at a year distant, this is the time of year that students of Bible Prophecy become very excited as we anticipate the return of Jesus at any moment.

According to the Hebrew Scriptures, there were specific instructions for Israel in the observation of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles, the seven Feasts that were to be observed by Israel.

The Lamb Examined from the 10th to the 14th day

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Exodus 12:3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: “On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.

Jesus announced His arrival as the Messiah on the 10th of Nissan

Matthew 21:8-11 …And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”