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The True Meaning of Rosh Hashana

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

By Amir Tsarfati

And now comes the interesting thing. You see Jesus fulfilled Passover and the unleavened bread, the first fruit, and, of course, the Holy Spirit came and Pentecost was fulfilled. These are the spring holidays. Now comes a long period, and the fall holidays are coming. That's the time that had to pass, from the time of Jesus to our time today.

Now comes the exciting things, are you ready? Now comes the Feast of Trumpets. The Feast of Trumpets is the most bizarre and weird festival on the Jewish calendar. Come, blow the trumpets, and go home. It says, "Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath rest, a memorial of blowing the trumpets, a holy convocation." Blowing the trumpets? Holy convocation? What for? Why do people blow trumpets? What for? What is it all about?

That throws me back to trumpets in Numbers, chapter 10. Moses was given an instruction by the Lord, "Make Two Silver Trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the assembly and for directing the movement of the camps." Which means, get ready, calling the assembly, get ready, get ready to move, get ready to fight, get ready for something or for someone. That's what it was all about.

So now we understand what trumpets are all about. But why two, and why silver? Two, let's go why silver. Silver is precious metal, but it's not perfect, it's not gold. Trumpets, we already understand, it's to warn.

Why two? Hmm, very interesting. It takes me all the way back to Matthew 24. Jesus said to the disciples who asked him about the signs of the end times, "Learn this parable from the fig tree:" He spoke about world events and global catastrophes. He stopped right in the middle and he says, "Learn this parable from the fig tree: When it's branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near." You understand, Jesus says, "I'm telling you, learn the parable from the fig tree".

It's a parable, I'm not talking about the fig tree, the fig tree resembles something. I immediately went back to study about the fig tree. I found in Joel chapter one, "For a nation has come up against My land, strong, and without number; His teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a fierce lion. He has laid waste my vine and ruin my fig tree..." Israel is God's fig tree.

In Hosea 9:10, "I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first fruit of the fig tree in its season..." So you see in Ezekiel, when he speaks of the rebirth of Israel, it is exactly what it is Jesus prophesied about the fig tree coming back to life, "For I will take you from among the nations, I will gather you out of all the countries, and I will bring you into your own land."

It's interesting. That Pastor said to the crowd, he said, not only that Jesus was a Palestinian, he said, the land the original owners of the land are the Palestinians.

Well I don't know what Bible he's reading from. But I know that my Bible says that God says, "I will take them from among the nations, I will gather them out of the countries, and I will bring them into their own land." Do you understand? Very simple. He did it. Do you have a problem with it? Talk to him.

I did not bring my grandparents from the Holocaust. God made them survive, God brought them all the way. No country helped us coming all the way back to the land of Israel. No country helped us having to deal with nuclear threats. We had to go and destroy the Iraqi nuclear reactor ourselves. The Americans condemned us for it and imposed sanctions on us in 1981.

We had to take care of business in 2007 and destroy the Syrian nuclear reactor. No country came to help us. They told us you're all by yourself. Now, everybody is thanking us that "ISIS", in Iraq and in Syria, is not having nuclear weapons in their hands. But you see, the rebirth of Israel was prophesied already, not only by Ezekiel, but even by Jesus himself.

Now comes the point why I believe it's two trumpets. You see, according to Isaiah 43:10, Israel is the witness of God, "You are my witnesses," he says in Isaiah chapter 43. "You are my witnesses' says the Lord to the people of Israel." Interesting, they are his witnesses. No wonder why when Queen Victoria asked her special closest advisor, "give me one proof that there is a God". He told her "I'll give you one proof in one word: Israel, if they are still here there has to be a God."

Israel is God's witness, and this is why the enemy wants to destroy us. Because the enemy always wants to destroy the evidence and kill the witness. Same goes with the church. The church was born in the book of Acts. In Acts chapter 1:8, what does it say? It says the following thing, Acts, chapter 1:8. I'll read it from here then, okay, no problem so you can clearly see.

"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be (what?) witnesses." You see, Israel is God's witness, and the church is God witness. There are only two witnesses of God in this world: it's the church and it's Israel. This is why we will always suffer together, not just enjoy things together. Whoever wants to destroy Israel is normally anti-Christian. Trust me, it goes together.

So, in 1st Corinthians chapter 15, "Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in a twinkling of the eye, and at the last", what? You see guys? Trumpet is related to a specific event.

Here it says that our rapture is going to happen, when? "... at the last trumpet." I believe that ever since 1948, when Israel was born once again into its land, God is using Israel and the church for the first time together. As the trumpets that are telling the world to get ready. Something is going to happen; someone is about to come.

And it's interesting, because at the last trumpet, we are out of here. I didn't say that, the Bible said that. So, the rapture is related to the trumpets, and related to the Feast of Trumpets.

I believe that the Feast of Trumpets is not a specific single day for us. It is a series of events, a series of blowing of the trumpet, and when the last trumpet is going to blow, we are out of here. Amen.


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