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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yom Teruw’ah: “The Day That No Man Knows!”

By Maria Merola אריאל
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, September 2008

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 24:36-37 But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the malak (angels) of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


Many of us have read the famous quote of our Messiah in the gospels when he declared that his second coming would be at a time that “no man knows.” But how many of us knew that he was actually making a reference to the Feast of Trumpetswhen he spoke this Hebrew Idiom? What is an idiom? An idiom is an expression that does not make sense in other languages other than the one being spoken. Here is an example of an idiom in English: “Its raining cats and dogs outside!” Everyone knows that when this expression is being used, that there are not actually cats and dogs falling out of the sky. It is an expression that means that it is raining very heavily. Only those who speak English would understand this expression. But in other languages, it does not make sense. And such is the case with this Hebrew Idiom for the Feast of Trumpets!

The Feast of Trumpets was known by those in ancient Jerusalem as “The Day That No Man Knows.” And why is it called this? Well, it is because this is the only feast that is determined by the sighting of the new moon, and so “no man” can calculate the exact day or hour of when this feast day will begin.

To find out more about the how to determine a biblical new moon, see the link below:


In ancient Jerusalem, there would be “two witnesses” who would  stand on the walls of Jerusalem and “watch” for the first sliver (crescent) of the new moon. When the Father in heaven decided to allow the new moon to appear in the sky, then these “two witnesses would sound the showphar (trumpet) and all the people in the city would immediately drop what they were doing, and they would run towards the temple for the celebration of “The Day of Blowing or in Hebrew it is called Yom Teruw’ah.

The temple doors were only open for a short period of time, and if they failed to make it to the temple before the doors were shut, those who were slack in running to the temple were left out of the feast because the “doors were shut,” and once they were shut, no man could get in. Because this feast was to begin at sundown, they had to make sure that their oil lamps were filled so that they could find their way in the dark towards the temple. In those days, there were no street lights, and so they had to carry their oil lamps to help them find their way once it grew dark. In Matthew 25, our Messiah told us a parable about ten virgins. Only five of these virgins were wise and had their oil lamps filled when the bridegroom came. But the other five foolish virgins had not prepared themselves by filling their lamps with oil. When “The Day That No Man Knows” had arrived, the two witnesses sounded the “trumpet” and the five wise virgins were ready to go into the marriage. But the foolish virgins had no oil in their lamps, and so they could not see their way around in the dark. The foolish virgins went to buy oil for their lamps, and this caused them to be too late for the feast. When the temple doors were shut, the five foolish virgins were left out.  

Many of these inhabitants of Jerusalem would be working in the fields or grinding at the mill (Matthew 24:40-42), and when they heard the sound of the showphar (trumpet) they knew that their work was finished. Our Messiah was speaking in the language of Feast of Trumpets typology when he said that we must work while it is yet day, for the night comes when no man can work” (John 9:24). Those who were working in the fields had to run towards the temple before the doors were shut. The person who was alert and listening for the sound of the showphar was “taken” by the sound of the trumpet; this was his signal to run towards the temple. But the person who was not alert and not watching, would not hear the sound of the trumpet, and they would be “left” in the field or grinding at the mill, unaware that the day had come. To read more about the concept of who is “taken” and who is “left” see my article entitled: “Remember Lot’s Wife: Taken or Left?”

Yahuwshuwa likened himself to a “thief in the night” who would come at an hour “that no man knows” and for these people who were not watching with their oil lamps filled, “sudden destruction” would come upon them as a woman in travail and it would be too late for them to escape the wrath of YaHuWaH (1st Thessalonians 5:3).

The Thief in the Night

We often make reference to this term “thief in the night” from the scriptures, but how many really know what the metaphor of the “thief in the night” is all about? In order to understand this metaphor, we must know historically where this term came from. In ancient Jerusalem, the High Priest in the temple (Kohen Gadowl) would make his rounds each night to make sure that the other priests were doing their duty of keeping the fire burning on the brazen altar. The commandment in the Towrah was to never allow this fire on the altar to go out (Leviticus 6:13). 

If a priest was on duty to watch the fire by night, he was not allowed to fall asleep on the job, for if he did, the fire would not stay stoked and the fire could go out, thereby bringing judgment on the entire nation of Yisra’el. The priests were also commanded not to have wine or strong drink while serving in the temple (Leviticus 10:9).

Alcohol in their blood stream would defile their worship and cause them to become drunk, lazy and sleepy. Because the Kohen Gadowl (High Priest) came at an hour when they were least expecting him to show up, the priests began to nick-name him “the thief in the night.”

If the priest on duty fell asleep and was not watching the fire on the brazen altar, the High Priest would show up and find him sleeping on the job. The High Priest would then take some hot coals from the altar, and scoop them up with a shovel. He would then dump some of these hot coals onto the priest’s garment who had fallen asleep. The priest who had fallen asleep would be suddenly awakened by the smell of hot burning coals and his garment on fire. He would immediately strip off his clothes as fast as he could in order to prevent from being burned. At the end of his shift, the other priests would see him naked without his garment, and he would be ashamed because all of the other priests would know that he was caught falling asleep on the job. 

Yahuwshuwa is our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:17-21) and his true followers are his royal priesthood (1st Peter 2:9). We are admonished not to be like those priests who fell asleep on the job. We are given a command to watch, and keep our garments so that we will not be ashamed when our Messiah returns. Now we can better understand his warning to us in the book of Revelation:

Chazown (Revelation) 16:15 Behold, I come as a thiefBlessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

In his letter to the Renewed Covenant believers in Messiah, the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) wrote to them: “You have no need that I write to you concerning the times and the seasons” (1st Thessalonians 5:1). What did he mean by this statement? In order to understand what Sha’uwl (Paul) was saying here, we must understand that the Hebrew word for “times and seasons” is “mowediym.” The word “mowediym” is plural for the Hebrew word “mowed” as seen in the Hebrew Concordance:

# 4150 mow’ed mo-ade’ or moled {mo-ad’}; or (feminine) moweadah (2nd Chronicles 8:13) {mo-aw-daw’}; from 3259; properly, an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand):--appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast(appointed, due) season, solemn(-ity), synogogue, (set) time (appointed).

Why did Sha’uwl (Paul) have no need to write to them about these things? Because they were all keeping the “Sabbaths” and Feast Days of YaHuWaH!

1st Tas’loniqiym (Thessalonians) 5:

1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write unto you.

2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of YHWH so comes as a thief in the night.

Shau’wl (Paul) and the Thessalonians were well aware of this metaphor concerning the High Priest and the thief in the night. They practiced these things in the temple year after year and there was no need to explain it to them. If they continued to keep the appointed “mowediym” of YaHuWaH as he had commanded them to do forever, they would not be taken by surprise.

1st Tas’loniqiym (Thessalonians) 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Shau’wl (Paul) knew that these followers of Messiah were not in darkness because they were keeping their “oil lamps filled” and ready for the day when it arrived. They would not be overtaken by “the day that no man knows” without oil in their lamps. Their High Priest, Yahuwshuwa would come not as a thief in the night for them, because they would not be in darkness!

1st Tas’loniqiym (Thessalonians) 5:

4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

The Hebrew word for “day” is “yom” which means the following:

#3117 yowm: yome from an unused root meaning to be hota day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset), continually, everlasting, season.

The Hebrew word for “light” is seen in the Strong’s Hebrew Concordance as #216 owr which means the following: light, light of day, light of heavenly luminaries (moon, sun, stars); day-break, dawn, morning light; light of lamp; light of life; light of prosperity; light of instruction.

As you can see from this illustration of the seven-branch menorah, each “light” on the lamp represents a feast “day” or an appointed “yom.” Paul was telling us that because we are “children of the light and of the day” we will be walking in the “instructions” (Towrah) and the light or revelation that is given to us when we keep his feasts!

As priests in the order of Melchizedek, we must not be like those priests who would be found drinking alcohol on the job, getting drunk and falling asleep. We are given clear warning here to “watch and be sober. The Greek word here for “sober” is “nepho” which literally means “to abstain from wine.”

1st Tas’loniqiym (Thessalonians) 5:

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

9 For Elohiym has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Master Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach (Messiah).

The breastplate being spoken of here is an allusion to the Choshen (the priest’s breastplate) that he wore for the twelve tribes of Yisra’el. Those of us who are ready will be made “kings and priests” in the New Millennial Kingdom of our Mashiyach (Messiah) as seen in Revelation 1:6, 5:10. For the bride who is walking in the light and the truth of scripture, she must go through tribulation as part of the purifying process to be made ready without spot or wrinkle (Daniel 12:10, Revelation 3:8; 7:14). 

The Hebrew word for “tribulation” is as follows in the Strong’s Concordance:

#6862 tsar tsar or tsar {tsawr}; from 6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, i.e. trouble); also a pebble (as in 6864); (transitive) an opponent (as crowding):--adversary, afflicted(-tion), anguish, close, distress, enemy, flint, foe, narrow, small, sorrow, strait, tribulation, trouble.

#6869 tsarah tsaw-raw' feminine of 6862; tightness (i.e. figuratively, trouble); transitively, a female rival:--adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble.

This means that the bride must go through the “birth canal to be birthed into immortality (incorruption). Rachel and Leah were sisters who were rivals because they both loved the same man, Ya’aqob (Jacob). Rachel represents the House of Judah and Leah represents the House of Ephrayim. Both groups (Jews & Gentiles) must go through a time of “sister rivalry” in order to provoke one another to jealousy and thus be purified to meet the bridegroom.

The bride is not appointed for the day of YaHuWaH’s wrath, for she will be changed (birthed) as she puts in incorruption (1st Corinthians 15:52).

As children of the light, the bride honors the Holy Feast Days that YaHuWaH has commanded her to keep forever because they are called “holy convocations.” The Strong’s Hebrew Concordance defines the word for “convocation” as follows:

#4744 miqra’ mik-raw’ from 7121; something called out, i.e. a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal:--assembly, calling, convocation, reading.

As you can see, the Feasts of YaHuWaH are called “a rehearsal.” What are we rehearsing for when we keep the feasts? When we keep his feasts, we are memorializing and rehearsing all aspects of the bethrothal (engagement) and the future Marriage Supper of the Lamb! When YaHuWaH established an everlasting covenant with Yisra’el, he gave us a “sign” that he alone was our Elohiym. What exactly is this “sign” that he has given to “ALL YISRA’EL” for ALL GENERATIONS, FOREVER? The sign of his everlasting covenant with Yisra’el are his “Sabbaths” and Holy Feast Days. He declared that through these “Sabbaths” we might know that he is YaHuWaH who sanctifies us and sets us apart:

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and themthat they might know that I am YHWH that sanctify them.

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 20:20 And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that you may know that I am YHWH your Elohiym.

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23:

23 And YHWH spoke unto Mosheh (Moses), saying,

24 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.

25 You shall do no servile work therein: but you shall offer an offering made by fire unto YHWH.

In the above verses, we see that YaHuWaH is commanding us to have a memorial of blowing trumpets every year on the first day of the seventh month of Tishri, and he calls it a “holy convocation.” In other words, a wedding rehearsal! The offering that we make to him on this day is an offering by “fire.” In other words our own lives are presented to him as a living sacrifice. We allow the fire of the Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) to purge and purify our lives so that we will be ready for the day when he returns to catch away his bride. Yahuwshuwa is coming for a bride without spot or blemish. We must be purified by suffering trials and tribulation in order to be ready for “The Day That No Man Knows!”

At the conclusion of the 1,260-day ministry of the “Two Witnesses,” the “seventh angel” will sound (Revelation 11:15) and then the bride shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye at the “last trump.”

Chazown (Revelation) 11:12-15 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them....And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Master, and of his Mashiyach (Messiah); and he shall reign for ever and ever.

There are four different types of trumpets sounded on the Feast of Trumpets and the number “4” represents “the four corners” of the earth (the harvest field) and the “four angels” of the “four winds of heaven.”
Chazown (Revelation) 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

These 4 types of trumpet blasts are as follows:

Trumpet #1.) The Tekiah - A pure unbroken sound that calls man to search his heart, forsake his wrong ways, and seek forgiveness through repentance.

Trumpet #2.) The Shebarim - A broken, staccato, trembling sound. It typifies the sorrow that comes to man when he realizes his misconduct and desires to change his ways. It sounds like a man moaning in repentance.

Trumpet #3.) The Teruw’ah - A wave-like sound of alarm calling upon man to stand by the banner of Elohiym.

Trumpet #4.) The Tekiah Gedolah - The prolonged, unbroken sound typifying a final appeal to sincere repentance and atonement.

This 4th Trumpet is “the last trumpet” sound made on the Feast of Trumpets and this represents “the four angels from the four winds of heaven and the four corners of the earth” as they gather the elect (Matthew 24:29-31).

THE ANCIENT HEBREW WEDDING CEREMONY

How Does it Picture Mashiyach Yahuwshuwa & His Bride?


Behold I Stand at the Door & Knock

A Hebrew betrothal supper was the culmination of often years of already established relationship, haggling and planning between both of the families of the bride and groom. The bride had the final say in whether or not she desired to marry the groom and this was played out in the first step of the betrothal ceremony. The groom and his father would come to the bride’s house on that special prearranged night and knock on the door of their home. The father of the bride would inquire who was there and then ask the bride if he should let them in. When she said “yes,” the open door for the process of covenant had begun. This can be compared to our acceptance of Messiah when he knocks on the door of our hearts.

Revelation 3:20 reflects the beginning of the Hebrew betrothal process when Yahuwshuwa says: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me.”  

Yahuwchanon (John) 14:2-3: “In my Father’s house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you. And, if I go to prepare and place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 24:36-44: “But of the day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.... Therefore, be also ready: for in such an hour as you think not, the Son of man comes.”

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 25:10 
“…the bridegroom came: and they that were ready went in with Him to the marriage and the door was shut.”

Chazown (Revelation) 19:7-8: “Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his wife has made herself ready. And to her was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white, for the fine linen is the righteousness of set-apart ones (saints).”

In Yahuwchanon (John) 3:29, John the Immerser (Baptist), referring to himself as the “friend of the bridegroom” and to Yahuwshuwa as “the bridegroom” said: “He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatest because of the bridegroom’s voice. This, my joy, therefore is fulfilled.”

Tehilliym (Psalm) 45:9 “Upon Your Right Hand (Yahuwshuwa) did stand the Queen, in gold of Ophir.”

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 20:23 And he says unto them, You shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

In Matthew 22:8-14 we read the parable of the gathering of the guests to the wedding. They must be invited, and must have on a “wedding garment.” The wedding garment is made of pure white linen, which is the “righteousness of the set-apart, ones.“

The word of Elohiym is basically the story of a wedding, from start to finish. It is a love story of a loving Father, seeking the perfect bride for his son, Yahuwshuwa. He is searching for a bride who is totally devoted, pure of heart, in love only with him, submitted and perfect in his sight. Such a picture of this is found in Genesis 24:1-67 with Abraham sending out his servant Eliezer (a type of the Holy Spirit) to find the perfect bride for his son, Yitzchaq (Isaac). Interestingly, the name Eliezer (also spelled Eleazar) means “Eloah is my helper.” 

In the basic structure of the Ancient Hebrew Wedding Ceremony, you will see the Heavenly Father, and the bridegroom, Yahuwshuwa sending the “servant” which is the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit). The attendant of the bride is Mosheh/Moses (representing the Towrah), and the attendant of the groom is Eliyahuw/Elijah (representing the spirit of prophesy). And then there are the guests who are redeemed people, but they are not the bride.  

In most weddings, there are 3 groups of people:

1.) The guests, forming the largest group.
2.) The attendants of the bride and the groom, usually a small group.
3.) The bride & her bridegroom. 

All are content and happy within their situation. But, only the bride gets to go into the “chuppah” (bridal chamber) with the bridegroom in the New Jerusalem on Mount Tziyown (Zion) and live in his house forever. She has an intimacy with him that no one else has. The bride goes away with him for a “seven-day” wedding just like Leah and Ya’aqob (Jacob) as seen in Genesis 29:27-28. Their wedding lasted for seven days, and at the end of seven days, Ya’aqob (Jacob) was also given Rachel as a wife. Leah represents the “Ten Northern Tribes of Yisrael” for Leah had “ten children.” 

*Note: Leah had six of her own sons naturally (Genesis 35:26) and she also had two sons born to her by her handmaiden Zilphah (Genesis 30:10-12). This was a total of eight sons. However, after Rachel died giving birth to Benjamin, Leah then became the mother of Benjamin and Joseph, and so they were also considered the sons of Leah. This is how we arrive at the idea that Leah had ten sons. The two sons of Rachel born to her by her handmaiden Bilhah were still considered the sons of Rachel because they had their own mother Bilhah to take care of them. This is how we arrive at the fact that Rachel had two sons. 

These “Ten Northern Tribes” later on became known as “The House of Ephrayim” and they have “Gentile companions” that are joined to them as “born-again” believers (Ezekiel 37:16). Rachel represents the “Two Southern Tribes of Yahuwdah” (Judah) or the Jewish people because Rachel had two sons. 

And so the bride who is typified in Leah will be “caught up” to meet him in the air on Yom Teruw’ah (1st Thessalonians 4:17), and then she will be taken into the “chuppah” (bridal chamber) for seven days. In Revelation 11:11, the “Two Witnesses” will be killed and their bodies will lie in the streets for “three and a half days.” I believe that this is in keeping with the pattern of their Messiah who was also “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40). During the “ten days” between the two feasts of Trumpets & Atonement, the first three of these days are when the bride follows the same pattern as her bridegroom. She must die to her old sinful body and then be raised up on the third day. 

*Note: Nehemia Gordon explains in his New Moon Report in July 2012, why the Feast of Trumpets is celebrated for two days traditionally taking us to the third day of Tishri: 

“…No one knows for sure the day or the hour of the beginning of the Hebrew month until it happens and in some instances until a day after the fact! This is why rabbinical tradition teaches that every Yom Teruah (which they also call Rosh Hashanah) must be kept for two consecutive days. In ancient times, a negative sighting (non-sighting) of the moon could only be confirmed on the third day of the month because they had to wait for potential new moon witnesses to arrive from the north of the country (also the new moon court was not allowed to meet on a holiday). Every year they would observe Yom Teruah on two consecutive days, but then fix the dates of Yom Kippur and Sukkot based on the testimony of the witnesses. The modern rabbinical calendar fixes the beginning of Yom Teruah based on average lunar conjunction (no-moon) but still preserves the tradition of observing it on two consecutive days, a practice that obviously goes back to the time when they still sighted the moon with the naked eye.”----  Karaite Korner Newsletter #558, New Moon Report July 2012 

Then for the next seven days, she will be in the bridal chamber with her bridegroom, and at the end of seven days, she will return on the Day of Atonement aka Yom Kippur. This is when Messiah will also be married to the other bride typified in Rachel. This is when the Jews who were “sealed” will finally see their Messiah “face-to-face” and they will “look upon him whom they have pierced and they will mourn for him as one mourns for his only son” (Zechariah 12:10).

During the ten days between Yom Teruw’ah & Yom Kippur, the Jewish people refer to this as “The Ten Days of Awe.” These “ten days” between the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruw’ah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) are also referred to as “ten days of tribulation” for the Congregation at Smyrna (Revelation 2:10). Smyrna represents the bride who will not be converted until he returns. This is why she must “suffer tribulation for ten days.” 

After the “seven-day” wedding with the first bride typified in Leah, the bridegroom will then return and he will marry the other bride typified in Rachel. Rachel represents the Jews who have not yet recognized Yahuwshuwa as their Messiah until he returns. But they will be “sealed” in advance in the foreheads because they will not take the “Mark of the Beast” nor will they worship his image (Ezekiel 9:4, Revelation 7:3). When Messiah comes back on a white horse, his army is also his bride typified in Leah who is also riding on white horses and she is clothed in white linen, fine and clean (Revelation 19:7-14). 

The bride typified in Rachel must suffer “ten days of  tribulationduring what is called “The Ten Days of Awe.” The Hebrew word for “awe” is #7264 in the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance and it is the word “ragaz” which means: “trouble, to provoke.” During these ten days, the other bride typified in Rachel will be “provoked to jealousy” (Romans 11:11) as she realizes that her sister has been taken into the “chuppah” with the bridegroom ahead of her. In Leviticus 16, we read the instructions for the High Priest each year as we find out that he was commanded to mingle the blood of a bull with the blood of a goat:

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 16:15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat.

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 16:18 And he shall go out unto the altar that is before YHWH, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about.

What is interesting is that Leah’s name means “cow” (bullock) and Rachel’s name means “lamb” (goat). What does this typology mean? It means that on that final day of Yom Kippur, our Messiah will act as the High Priest (Kohen Gadowl) who will mix the blood of these two families (two brides) together and he will make them “one bride” or “one stick” in his hand!

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 37:

16 Moreover, you son of man, take you one stick (tree), and write upon it, For Yahuwdah (Judah), and for the children of Yisra’el his companions: then take another stick (tree), and write upon it, For Yahuwceph (Joseph), the stick (tree) of Ephrayim and for all the house of Yisra’el his companions:

17 And join them one to another into one stick (tree); and they shall become one in your hand.

18 And when the children of your people shall speak unto you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these?

19 Say unto them, Thus says YHWH Elohiym; Behold, I will take the stick (tree) of Yahuwceph (Joseph), which is in the hand of Ephrayim, and the tribes of Yisra’el his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick (tree) of Yahuwdah (Judah), and make them one stick (tree), and they shall be one in my hand.

As you can see from the above prophecy, the Two Houses of Yisra’el will be made one stick or one bride on that day!

At the end of the Millennium, there will be a New Heaven and a New Earth (Revelation 21:1), which will come down out of Heaven. There will also be a “New Jerusalem” who will be “adorned as a bride” for her husband.

The bride is the one who “overcomes” and she is mentioned in Revelation 3:7-13 in the letter to the Congregation at Philadelphia. She is marked, she is submissive and yielded to her bridegroom, guarding and obeying the terms of his marriage covenant, (the Towrah). The bride loves her bridegroom with a perfect love, and she follows him (the Lamb) wherever he goes (Revelation 14:4). She has made herself ready by washing her garments in the blood of the Lamb, and she has purified herself (separated herself totally unto him). She belongs to him, and her relationship with him is intimate. He knows her, and she knows him, and their fellowship is sweet. She has an “open door” into the marriage on the Feast of Trumpets because she has not “denied his name” (Revelation 3:8) and she has also “kept his word” or in other words, his commandments (Towrah). In Revelation 3:10, she is “kept from the hour of temptation” which take place during the “The Ten Days of Awe” (ten days of tribulation for Smyrna). To learn more about these ten days, see my other blog entitled “Ten Days of Awe Leading Up to Yom Kippur!”

The Coronation

“Ha’Melek” means: The King! This is another name for Yom Teruw’ah. The Jewish people call this day “Rosh Ha’Shanah” meaning “Head of the Year.” The Jews call it the New Year because it is because this is the birthday of the world (creation). But the redemption of the nation of Yisra’el marks the spiritual New Year in the month called “Abib” (Exodus 12:2 &13:4) which is the first month of the year. The month Abib usually falls around March or April on the Gregorian calendar in the spring, fourteen days before Passover. On the first day of the 7th month of Tishri is the day of his coming--at the Feast of Trumpets, this is “Coronation Day.” 

Why do the Jewish people refer to this day as “Rosh Ha’Shanah?” To put it simply, there are two different “New Year’s.” The first “New Year” is mentioned in Exodus 12:2 & 13:4 as “the month Abib,” and it commemorates the time when YaHuWaH took Yisra’el out of Egypt. It is the first of the year for the seven feasts annually. This calendar runs it’s course for seven months and it measures the seven months of feasts as well as the “four harvests” in Yisra’el (barley, first wheat, second wheat, grapes). The other “New Year” measures “linear time” itself and this is when the “seven year sabbatical cycles” are measured called “shmitta” as well as the “fifty year” Jubilee cycles. At the “end” of these “seven months” of feasts is the “ingathering” of the harvest and every fifty years on Yom Kippur (the tenth day of the seventh month) is a cancellation of debts where slaves are freed and people who owed money were able to redeem their land or their inheritance.

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 25:9 Then shall you cause the showfar (trumpet) of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the Day of Atonement shall you make the showfar (trumpet) sound throughout all your land.

Shemoth (Exodus) 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of your labours, which you have sown in the field: and the feast of ingatheringwhich is in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labours out of the field.

Shemoth (Exodus) 34:22 And you shall observe the feast of weeks (Pentecost or Shabuwoth), of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.

As you can see, the “first-fruits” of the wheat harvest is in the spring at the time of Pentecost, fifty days following the “first-fruits” of the barley. And then at the “years end,” at the final wheat harvest is the end of the agricultural year, and also the end of the year for the seven annual Feasts of YaHuWaH.

To learn more about the two different calendars (agricultural and linear), see my other article entitled: “Times, Seasons & the Thief in the Night: When is the Real New Year?”


The Feast of Trumpets aka Yom Teruw’ah usually occurs during the Gregorian month of September or October, depending on the sighting of the new moon at the beginning of the New Year in the spring in the month Abib. On this day, the bridegroom comes for his bride, and at their wedding day, he is crowned the King, and she is crowned the Queen. Thus marriage day is the day of coronation for both of them:

Chazown (Revelation) 1:6 And has made us kings and priests unto Elohiym and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Awmane.

Chazown (Revelation) 5:10 And has made us unto our Elohiym kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Yahuwshuwa will come for his bride on Yom Teruw’ah—the 1st day of the 7th month of Tishri on the Hebrew calendar. The essential message of this feast is the reaffirmation of the “kingship” of Elohiym.

Messiah will be crowned on Yom Teruw’ah and he will be given the heathen for his inheritance, as well as receiving his kingdom (Daniel 7:13-14 and Psalm 2:6).

Scriptures that are used for this day are: Genesis 49:10 and Zechariah 9:9:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Yahuwdah (Judah), nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Zecharyahuw (Zechariah) 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Tziyown (Zion); shout, O daughter of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem): behold, your King comes unto you: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an donkey, and upon a colt the foal of a donkey.

In Revelation 19:11-16, Yahuwshuwa is seen coming with the sound of the trumpet and with much fan-fare and ceremony. He comes as the trumpet sounds loudly, with his angels, in the wrath of YaHuWaH, to destroy his enemies and the enemies of his bride.  He comes as a victorious king to deliver his bride from the evil one. This is what the prophets call “the great and terrible day of YaHuWaH” (Joel 2:11 & 31) or “the day of vengeance of our Elohiym” (Isaiah 61:2, Jeremiah 46:10, Luke 21:22). Another term that is used to describe the same day is “the day of wrath” (Job 21:30, Psalms 110:5, Proverbs 11:4).

On this day, Yahuwshuwa becomes the “King of Kings” over all the kingdoms of this world as seen in Revelation 11:15-19; 19:16; Daniel 7:9-27; Revelation 1:7. He also becomes “Master of Masters” as the High Priest,Melchizedek.

On the wedding day, the bridegroom and the bride are called King & Queen as seen in Tehilliym (Psalm) 45:

Gird your sword upon your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.

4 And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.

Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under you.

Your throne, O Elohiym, is for ever and everthe sceptre of your kingdom is a right sceptre.

7 You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore Elohiym, your Elohiym, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.

All your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made you glad.

The King’s daughters were among your honourable women: upon your right hand did stand the Queen in gold of Ophir.

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father’s house;

11 So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Master; and worship you him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat your favour.

13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto you.

The Ancient Hebrew Wedding in Chronological Order:

#1.) The father arranges the wedding as Samson’s father did, or:

a.) The father sends an agent in his place, as Abraham sent Eleazer (YaHuWaH sent the Holy Spirit to prepare the bride).

b.) The young man comes by himself to the girl’s father to arrange the marriage between the two of them.

#2.) If the young man goes to the house of the girl, he initially must carry these three things:        

a.) A large sum of money (or many expensive items) to pay the price for the bride (Yahuwshuwa has purchased his bride with his own blood).

b.) A betrothal contract with his promises to the bride written on it. This is the same Towrah given to Yisra’el at Mount Horeb and deposited into the ark.

c.) A skin of wine (this represents our Messiah’s blood) and the skin is the fact that he came in a mortal body (in the flesh).

*Note: In Yahuwchanon (John) 5:8 it says: “For there are three that bear witness in earth: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”

In prophetic typology, the wine represents the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit), the water represents the Word—the marriage contract or covenant--the Towrah given at Mount Sinai and then renewed again at Mount Horeb. And then finally, the blood represents the price paid for our salvation. It is called “the bride price” (Ruth 4:10, Psalm 74:2).

In Acts 20:28, Sha’uwl speaking to Pastors says: “Take heed to yourselves, to feed the assembly of Elohiym, which he has purchased with his own blood.”

In Ephesians 1:14 he tells us that the Ruwach’s presence with us is the “down-payment of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession.” His bride was the purchased possession, and he is coming to fully redeem her unto himself:

Eph’siym (Ephesians) 1:

13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the besowrah (gospel) of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

1st Qorin’tiym (Corinthians) 6:20 & 1st Qorin’tiym (Corinthians) 7:23: “For you are bought with a price.”

#3.) If the father approves of the marriage, the girl is called in and they all drink the wine together. In the drinking of the wine, she commits herself to the young man.

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 31:31: “I will make a Renewed (Chadash) Covenant with the House of Yisra’el and the House of Yahuwdah (Judah).”

In Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 26:27-28: And He took the cup (the 3rd cup of the Seder—the cup of Redemption) and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying “Drink you all of it: for this is my blood of the Renewed Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

Thus, he renewed his covenant in his own blood, with his remnant bride who would be taken from among the whole believing House of Yisra’el. During the course of the Passover Seder, the four cups of wine that are served to the people are used in the following manner, and are described below: 

Cup #1.) The Cup of Sanctification (Luke 22:17; 1st Corinthians 10:16,1st Peter 1:2, 2nd Thessalonians 2:13). This cup is called the Cup of Sanctification, or the Kiddush. 

Cup #2.) The Cup of Wrath (Luke 22:42-44). This cup is not to be drank of, but is poured out on the table as the plagues of Egypt are recited. Yahuwshuwa drank of this cup for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and when he died on the tree (Revelation 14:10, 16:19).

Cup #3.) The Cup of Blessing (1st Corinthians 10:16) & The Cup of Salvation, (Psalms 116:13) or Redemption. This cup is filled to overflowing, symbolizing an overflowing salvation.

Cup #4.) The Cup of the Kingdom (Matthew 26:28-29, Mark 14:25, Luke 22:18).

Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach spoke of eating and drinking this fourth cup in the Messianic Kingdom with his disciples because this is the final cup that the bride and the groom drink on their wedding day! This is the only cup that he did not drink of, because it is reserved for the wedding day!

*Note: can you see how these four cups correlate to the four trumpets on the Feast of Trumpets?

#4.) At this point, the two are considered husband and wife. Their union can only be dissolved by divorce, but their state is still called “a betrothal,” (engagement) just as with Miryam & Yahuwceph (Mary & Joseph) while she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

#5.) After the drinking of the wine, the young man says these words:

Yahuwchanon (John) 14:

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

He will go away and prepare a room for them--adding on a room to his father’s house. He promises that when the room is finished, he would come back for her, and she would forever be with him. She belongs to him now, for she has been “bought with a price,” and this purchase has been witnessed and confirmed.

#6.) The young man goes to prepare a “chador” (chamber) in his father’s house, also called a “chuppah” (honeymoon bed).

Tehilliym (Psalm) 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber (chuppah), and rejoice as a strong man to run a race. 

Yow’el (Joel) 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber (cheder), and the bride out of her closet (chuppah).

#7.) The girl must now spend her time learning how to be a wife and mother, and to learn how to please her husband. He may be gone for as long as two years or more. In 2nd Peter 3:8 it says that “one day is a like a thousand years with YaHuWaH” and so if the bridegroom is gone for “two days” in the earthly timing of a Hebrew Wedding, tradition, then it means that the bridegroom will be gone for 2,000 years preparing a place for her before he returns!

The young man, if asked when the day of his wedding will be, often gets rid of nosey inquirers by saying: “No man knows the day or the hour, only my Father knows” (Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:32). Thus he puts the responsibility of dealing with nosey friends and family off on his father. It is a personal thing with him, and he only talks about the timing of his coming for his bride with his father. He may communicate with his bride, in secret by messenger (represented by the Ruwach ha’Qodesh). 

But, also, the term “no man knows the day or the hour” is a catch-phrase for the “Feast of Trumpets” aka Yom Teruw’ah, for it lasts for two days around the earth. Four trumpets are blown during that two-day time period, and, everyone waits for the “last trump,” when according to Hebrew Wedding Custom, the gates of heaven open and the righteous ascend to heaven, while the fate of the wicked is sealed. 

#8.) The groom designates two close friends to assist him and to assist the bride during the ceremony. They are called “The Two Witnesses.” These two witnesses were seen at “The Mount of Transfiguration” with our Messiah (Matthew 17:3-4). They are Mosheh & Eliyahuw (Moses & Elijah) who represents two elements of: Law & Prophets or Spirit & Truth.

Now these, two witnesses in Revelation 11 are not literally Moses & Elijah coming back in reincarnated form to be killed by the Anti-Messiah. These two witnesses are actually “four groups” of people called “The Two Olive Trees & the Two Candlesticks” (Revelation 11:4). The Two Olive Trees are the “Two Houses of Yisrael” (Ephrayim & Judah). And the Two Candlesticks are the Congregation of Smyrna & Philadelphia (Revelation 1:20). These four groups are consolidated into two groups of people who represent Mosheh & Eliyahuw (Moses & Elijah) or “Law & Prophets.” These two corporate groups operate in the anointing of Mosheh (Moses) because they obey Towrah. But they also operate in the anointing of Eliyahuw (Elijah) because they are filled with the Ruwach (Spirit).

During the ceremony, the contract containing the groom’s promises are then turned over to the parents of the bride. At the Mount of Transfiguration, Yahuwshuwa was seen with these two witnesses: Mosheh & Eliyahuw (Moses & Elijah).

The Two Witnesses in Revelation 11, are not going to literally be Moses & Elijah reincarnated, because the Anti-Messiah must kill them, so they must have a mortal body. According to Revelation 11:6, it will be two men and also two corporate groups of people who do the same exploits as Mosheh & Eliyahuw (Moses & Elijah) and so they come “in the spirit and the power of Elijah & Moses” just as Yahuwchanon (John) the Baptist came in the “spirit and power of Elijah.” But John himself was not Elijah (Luke 1:17, John 1:21).

#9.) In the same way that the father threw a big party when the prodigal son came home, the Heavenly Father will throw a big party for his Son and his bride with music and dancing (Luke 15:25). The prodigal son repented as he received “a white robe of righteousness” (wedding garment) and a signet ring (his father’s name). The fatted calf was killed because “atonement” was made (Luke 15:22-23). Our Messiah came as a substitute for the nation of Yisrael. The term “scapegoat” literally means “the innocent party who takes the blame for the guilty party.” Yahuwshuwa came in the likeness of sinful flesh(Romans 8:3-4) even though he never sinned. When he was sent into the wilderness to fast and pray for forty days, he was tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). The Son will come for his bride with great fanfare, trumpets, his servants, friends and family. It is a joyful day when he comes to receive his bride for the wedding ceremony. 

#10.) On their wedding day they are called the King & Queen. On this day, they both stand without spot or blemish as they are united. For two years or more (for us, 2000 years approximately since our bridegroom went back to his Father’s house) the servant, represented for us by the Ruwach ha’Qodesh, works to prepare the bride to perfection for her marriage to the perfect bridegroom, Yahuwshuwa. 

1st Qorin’tiym (Corinthians) 1:4 “I thank Elohiym always concerning that you are not lacking in any gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Master Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach…” 

1st Tas’loniqiym (Thessalonians) 5:23: “And the Elohiym of peace Himself set you completely apart, and your entire spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of Our Master Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach.”

Eph’siym (Ephesians) 5:

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Mashiyach also loved the Kehillah (Congregation), and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious Kehillah (Congregation), not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

#11). The words of the wedding ceremony are from Psalm 45, and Isaiah 61:10-62:5 “…as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall Elohiym rejoice over you.”

#12). Once the ceremony is over, the two go into the bridal chamber (chuppah) for seven days. There are portions of the Song of Solomon read during Passover, which give the details of the intimacy between Messiah and his bride. 

#13). The seven days in the chamber correspond to the seven days between the end of the Feast of Trumpets (the third day of Tishri), and the Day of Atonement, when the High Priest takes the blood before the altar of YaHuWaH, and the sins of the nation of Yisra’el are forgiven. On the Day of Atonement, Messiah will judge all the nations that came against Jerusalem, and separate out the sheep and goat nations, as well as pronouncing the remnant of the Whole House of Ya’aqob (Jacob-Yisra’el)--all 12 Tribes--to be saved, redeemed, and restored (Joel 3:1-12; Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 11:26-27; Isaiah 59:20-21; 60:11-22; Jeremiah 31 and 33; Ezekiel 36:24-38; 37).

#14.) The Spirit of Eliyahuw (Elijah) typified in Yahuwchanon (John) the Immerser is the “best man” who is also called “The Friend of the Bridegroom” in John 3:29, or his “witness,” who waits at the chamber door. At the end of the seven days, the guests will then arrive and are waiting for the door to be opened, and the wedding banquet to begin. When the groom is ready, he knocks from the inside of the door of the chamber, indicating that they are ready to make their public appearance before everyone. The friend opens the door, and the guests cheer. This will take place on Yom Kippur when the “veil” is removed and the bride and groom are revealed to the guests. The House of Yahuwdah (remnant Jews who were sealed) then see him “face-to-face” and they finally recognize him as their Messiah whom they pierced (Zechariah 12:10).

#15.) In Revelation 11, the two witnesses have been in the earth witnessing and preparing for 3 ½ years.  At the voice of the bridegroom calling them up, Messiah ,Yahuwshuwa comes out of heaven with a trumpet blast, accompanied by the set-apart ones who have died, to gather his bride for the wedding, and the seven days in the chuppah (during the ten days of awe between trumpets and atonement). The door of heaven opens and he proceeds out for the “bride has made herself ready.” He picks up his bride who is alive and waiting for him on the earth. Then after his glorious entrance into Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), they proceed to the wedding feast which is called “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:9). But before the wedding feast, he first takes vengeance on the enemies of his bride and the enemies of Yisra’el & Yerushalayim! 

After his display of wrath on Yom Kippur, then they proceed to the wedding banquet during the seven days of The Feast of Tabernacles with all of the guests and the wedding party. Thus we can see that the first seven days correlate to the seven-day wedding of Leah & Ya’aqob (Jacob) and this is between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement (Yom Teruwah & Yom Kippur). And then there is yet another seven days during the Feast of Tabernacles aka Sukkot for the other bride typified in Rachel and this is when both brides (Leah & Rachel) symbolizing Ephrayim & Judah will be made “one stick” in the hand of YaHuWaH at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

In Exodus 19:10-12, Mosheh commanded the people of Yisra’el to “wash their wedding garments” and to be ready “unto the third day” to hear the “voice of the bridegroom” (Jeremiah 33:11, John 3:29, Revelation 18:23). There are some who believe that the wedding feast will occur at Mount Sinai, since that is where the terms of the marriage covenant were given to the bride originally. There is a strong similarity between the language in Revelation 19 & Exodus 19 pertaining to the Marriage of the Lamb & the Marriage of Yisra’el at Mount Sinai. Then, after the third day at Mount Sinai, the glory of YaHuWaH “covered” Mount  Sinai for “six days” and on the “7th day” Mosheh was called up to receive the marriage contract (the two tables of testimony). Here we see the pattern being established for a “seven day marriage.” In the parable of the wise virgins, in Matthew 25:1-11, we are shown that only the prepared bride gets to go into the chuppah with him. The guests are shut out. 

While some believe that the bride will be gathered again at Mount Sinai, I believe that the bride will be gathered at Mount Tziyown (Zion) which in Hebrew means “a parched place.” It represents the burning mountain where YaHuWaH first wanted Yisra’el to hear his voice, yet they refused. It represents those who have been purified by his consuming fire. Mount Sinai is likened unto “bondage” and Hagar (Galatians 4:22-26), because it memorializes the place where Yisra’el committed harlotry with the golden calf.

Mount Sinai means “Babylonian moon god.” But Mount Tziyown (Zion) is in the New Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) which Paul called the mother of us all, and is typified in Sarah (the free woman). Mountain Tziyown (Zion) is another name for the city of Yerushalayim---the city of our the great King David who typifies our Messiah at his second coming. Those who come out of the fire of affliction and tribulation are found to be like pure gold (refined in the fire) like the free woman (Sarah). Mount Tziyown is the place of our spiritual destiny (1st Peter 2:6, Hebrews 12:22, Revelation 14:1, Romans 11:26, Isaiah 37:32, Isaiah 2:3).

#16.) Yahuwchanon (John) the Immerser (Baptist) saw himself as the groom’s “friend” (John 3:28-30). Hebrew tradition says that Eliyahuw (Elijah) attends the groom and John was called “Eliyahuw” even by Yahuwshuwa (Matthew 11:13-14). Eliyahuw’s message is one of preparation for the coming Messiah.  He stands and waits for the bridegroom’s knock on the door. Matthew 17:3 shows the glorified, radiant Messiah standing with Mosheh & Eliyahuw as his “two witnesses.”   

#17.) The bride’s attendant according to Hebrew tradition is Mosheh (symbolic of the Towrah). His function is to escort the bride to the bridegroom, as Mosheh escorted the children of Yisra’el to Sinai to be wed to Elohiym there. Mosheh typifies the Towrah (law) which is also the “schoolmaster” to bring us to Messiah (Galatians 3:24). But instead of the bride being escorted to Mount Sinai (a picture of her old sinful nature which placed her in bondage), she will be escorted to Mount Tziyown (Zion) for the wedding as seen in Revelation 14:1.

In Revelation 11:3-7, the two witnesses have the characteristics of Elijah and Moses. The Towrah (law) is our schoolmaster that brings us to Messiah according to Galatians 3:24. But the bride has not been presented to the bridegroom yet! She must be escorted to him by the Towrah (represented as Mosheh). If the bride has not been presented to the bridegroom yet, that means that the Towrah cannot be done away with (Matthew 5:17-19). At the end of Messiahs one thousand-year reign, the bride will be transformed into the New Jerusalem, and this is when the first heaven and earth will “pass away.” Our Messiah told us that the Mosaic Law (Towrah) will not “pass away” until heaven and earth are passed away. And so the bride must be escorted by the Towrah (Mosaic Law) typified in Moses, and then it will pass away at the end of the Millennium.

#18.) After the marriage, the bride goes to live with her bridegroom as the Queen of the Almighty Elohiym, and he will be the King of Yisra’el. A perfect picture of this can be seen in Esther 8:4. The bride remains with the bridegroom by his side during the Millennium as she “rules and reigns” with him for a thousand years (Revelation 20:6).

#19.) After the 1,000 years are finished, the first heaven and earth are passed away and a “New Heaven & Earth” will come down. The bride herself will be the “New Yerushalayim” as she is prepared and adorned for her husband (Revelation 21:1-2). The Lamb will also be “the temple” and there will be no need for the sun, the moon or the seas, for the Lamb himself will shine as the sun and the moon, and he himself will be the “river of living water” (Revelation 21:1-23; 22:1).

The Ram’s Horn & Covenant

The first and the last time that the word “showphar or trumpet” is used in the Bible, it is used in the context of the bride “coming up” to meet her bridegroom:

Shemoth (Exodus) 19:13 “…when the showphar (trumpet) sounds long, they shall come up to the mount.

Chazown (Revelation) 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the showphar (trumpet), Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

It is no small coincidence that the first time the word “trumpet” is mentioned in scripture is in Exodus 19:13, when Yisra’el, the bride was being “called up” to meet YaHuWaH at Mount Sinai. The word here is “yowbel” #3104 in the Strong’s Concordance, and it means “a ram’s horn.” This word also means “Jubilee” and it comes from the root word “yabal” #2986 which means “to bring forth, to carry.” Jubilee signifies the time when then bride is redeemed and her land and her inheritance is restored to her by her bridegroom, the kinsman redeemer. 

In the 6th chapter of Joshua, the seven priests are a picture of the seven congregations (the bride) and they are commanded to sound seven trumpets seven times on the seventh day in order to see the walls of Yerichow (Jericho) fall down. Interestingly, the word Yerichow in Hebrew comes from a root word yareach which means the moon! This is pointing to the new moon of the seventh month of Tishri!

Yahuwshuwa (Joshua) 6:4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams horns: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 

On the 7th day, when the walls of Yerichow (Jericho) fell, this correlates to the 7-day wedding following the Feast of Trumpets. When the  seven priests compassed the wicked city of Yerichow (Jericho) seven times on the seventh day with seven trumpets what happened?

Yahuwshuwa (Joshua) 6:5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

As you can see, the children of Yisra’el had to be the ones to sound the showphar so that the walls of Yerichow (Jericho) would fall, and it will be the same thing in the end of days when the “Two Witnesses” sound the “showphar” as they prophesy for 1,260 days until “Mystery Babylon” falls down:

Chazown (Revelation) 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

In the same way that the Yisraelites received their land and their inheritance when the walls of Jericho fell in the book of Joshua, so the bride will also receive her land and her inheritance when Mystery Babylon falls!

The very last time that the word “trumpet” is mentioned in scripture is in Revelation 9:14 and it is when the four angels from the four winds of heaven are about to be loosed to gather the bride (the elect). This trumpet is about redemption! The first time YaHuWaH established covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15:9, a three-year old ram was killed (symbolic of the three year ministry of Messiah). When Abraham offered up his son Yitzchaq (Isaac) to YaHuWaH, a ram was seen with his horns “caught” in the thicket as a substitute offering. Once again, this was about redemption! And thus we can see that the “trumpet” or the “ram’s horn” is prophetically connected to covenant, redemption, freedom and deliverance!


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5 comments:

  1. I'd like to know your resources for this article. I can already tell you use Strong's Concordance (which I don't use anymore), so it's the other source (or sources) that are not obvious that I'd like to know about. I like doing research and I'd to add it (or them) to my book collection for future reading.

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  2. @Caleb, my sources are other Jewish writings such as Josephus the Jewish Historian and the historic record of the Talmud. I don't use the Talmud as scripture or inspired writing but certainly can use it as a history reference.

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  3. Thank you for your insights. Many things culminating at THE END of MARCH... as Mr. Peace Prize plays Jesus in Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem 1260 days later around Passover. Blessings & Shalom.

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  4. Jerusalem Reunification: Jubilee: 6-7-67 +17640 (49x360) days = September 23, 2015 YOM KIPPUR ATONEMENT. Incidentally, so does Obama's 1/2 Hour INFOMERCIAL 10-28-08 + (7x360)

    I LOVE COMPOUNDED JUBILEES & RESURRECTION!! TWO YEARS CELEBRATION + 1000 years??

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  5. It is a shame the American churches have been too caught up in things their itching ears would rather hear than learning about these appointed festival times. With the international stir over Syria and the threat of major nation against nation, this September "Trumpets" may very well be the time people wish they kept their lamps lit.

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