Have you been wondering who to vote for this election? May we suggest voting Biblically?…The Bible says we will be raised at the LAST TRUMP! Haha! Okay, no political agenda here, but we couldn’t pass up a great pun. We don’t know if God’s sense of humor will stretch into our election this year, but we do believe Jesus is coming soon!
1 Corinthians 15:51-53 (NIV)
51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 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. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
The Feast of Trumpets is quickly approaching. September 1st is the day Teshuvah begins – 30 days before the Feast of Trumpets followed by 10 more days before the Day of Atonement. Everyday during Teshuvah the trump is sounded to call people to repentance. Then, on Feast of Trumpets the shofar is sounded 100 times. The 100th blast is the last trump! Originally, Teshuvah was just the 10 days between Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. However, the 30 days prior were added that all may be found right with God before the Feast of Trumpets lest they find themselves in the Days of Awe known as the 10 days in between. The 10 days of repentance are the last days to seek repentance before the Book of Life is thought to be opened on the Day of Atonement.
You are invited to join us during Teshuvah and seek repentance during this time. John has put together a daily reading guide for us that can be found HERE or by clicking on the “Teshuvah 2016 Readings” on the above menu.
We also put together a short video for you to hear (and practice if you have a shofar!) the various trumpet blast that occur during Teshuvah and Feast of Trumpets. See below or click HERE to watch our video…and our funny 3-year-old who just had to show you her trumpeting skills too!
Stay tuned for some more posts like how to host a Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) gathering and maybe some sweet recipes for a sweet new year…that is a Jewish New Year!
~John and Jennifer