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, an holy convocation.
Day of Trumpets
At the beginning of the month of Ethanim, our fathers would have a sacred gathering of celebration wherein no work was done as a memorial of trumpet blowing. The trumpets represented a warning or call to action for us when under attack or when preparing for war. This would be the first of the celebrations that came around our latter year harvest times and would prepare us for the celebrations and memorials that follow. The Law of Moses did not require our males to meet at the Temple before Yah for this memorial so this was often kept in our own regions.
Always remember, the appointed times that Yah gave our ancestors are ALL a shadow of Yahushua (Jesus) [Colossians 2:17]. This is why the Messiah died on Passover, was in the grave during the week of Unleavened Bread and three days after His death He rose according to the First Fruit Sheaf Waving. Then seven weeks later He gave the promise of the Spirit to the apostles on the Feast of Weeks. We wait with all hope and faith for Him to fulfill this appointed time just as He did the others. When we gather together on this day, we look to see how the Messiah is testified in it. How He is glorified through it meanwhile strengthening our Faith by hearing the Word and enduring (ethanim) until we hear that “last trump” and we are changed!
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.