Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is near at hand; (Joel 2:1)
As this day comes to a close it starts the feast of Rosh Ha Shannah, or Yom Teruah, (The Feast of Trumpets). At the end of the summer the Hebrews are commanded to blow, the ram’s horn (The Shofar), all day long. The sound of the Shofar was also a sound of alarm. The Shofar told the people to get prepared, be ready. The Shofar was used to signal and warn of any approaching danger. It also marked and pointed to (in the calendar) that the summer harvest was over and the day of atonement was near and it was time to stand before God. We, as Christians, can take note of the Shofar and apply it in today’s world.
The feast of Trumpets is remarkably prophetic. Right now all of us are in the middle of a great harvest and the next coming event is the sound of the trumpet, Just before the great day of the Lord. The feast of trumpets contains a special message for us. What is it? It’s God’s wakeup call: Listen saints of God we don’t have forever! We only walk through this life once, and as quickly as the steam rises from hot water coming out of the faucet and rapidly vanishes, so it is with our lives. We are like a vapor, here today and gone tomorrow. Soon it will be past and when this life is over, we will stand before our Creator. If we are going to work for Him and do great things for Him then now is the time! If we need to repent for anything, now is the time. The Lord not only tells us, He also commands us to stand up and let our light shine all over the world! The shofar is sounding, the summer harvest is nearing completion, and the day of the Lord is near.
Let us, as God’s people become His shofar, Let us sound His warning of judgment and show the love He’s given us, because of and through His Son, that those around us will be able to stand unpolluted, clean, and chaste before God! Even so come Lord Jesus!