Memorial of Trumpets

Memorial of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)

The Memorial of Trumpets introduces the fall festivals and begins, on the new moon, in the seventh month of the Biblical calendar (September or October). The 7th month begins the new calendar year. For more information on the new calendar year, click on “New Moon” tab, then find “Calendar” page.

“Rosh Hashanah” is celebrated with the blowing of trumpets (Lev. 23:23-25). The Feast of Trumpets is a powerful prophetic look forward to the Day of YHWH and the return of Yahushua Messiah. The Feast of Trumpets sounds a dire warning of global war along with the triumphant return of Yahushua accompanied with His saints. The day represents the culmination of the present age of man and the beginning of an incredible time during which YHWH will play a direct role in world events.

By contrast, the spring Holy Day festivals represent Yahushua’s first coming and salvation being offered to those He calls and chooses as first fruits. The fall Holy Days, starting with the Feast of Trumpets, looks forward to Yahushua’s second coming and His direct global intervention in the affairs of humanity. The Feast of Trumpets pictures a major transition in world history, truly a new world order. Trumpets also fulfills many Old and New Testament scriptures that prophecy of a Messiah coming as the world ruler, from the lineage of David, who will administer the throne of David and rule with power, dominion and authority over all nations.

This day outlines the blueprint for cataclysmic evil world conditions, the return of Yahushua, the ultimate human-spiritual battle and the resurrection of the first fruits (saints).

Uses of Trumpets (shofar)

And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before YHWH your Eloah, and ye shall be saved from your enemies. Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your Eloah: I am YHWH your Eloah. (Num 10:9-10 KJV)

  • Military Danger & Alarm
  • Rejoicing
  • Holy Days
  • New Moons
  • Offerings
  • Pending Affliction (Rev 8 – 11)
  • Return of Yahushua (Rev 11:15)
  • Resurrection (Matt 24:31, 1 Co 15:52, 1 Thes 4:16)


  • Ex 23:14-16, Lev 23:23-25, Deut 16:16 – Feast of Trumpets, blowing of trumpets. Memorial = H2146 = Zirkon = record or memento
  • No other instructions written for this feast day
  • Ez 20:12, 20 – Sabbath’s (plural) a sign of YHWH’s people
  • Nu 29:1 – primary instruction for the Feast of Trumpets, which always falls on the new moon of the seventh month, Tishri
  • Ex 19:16 – trumpet blown on Mt. Sinai
  • Josh 6:3-20 – 7 trumpets at Jericho, walls fall on last trumpet
    • Joshua = Strong’s H3091 = yehôshûa‛ = yeh-ho-shoo’-ah = From H3068, Jehovah-saved, Jehoshua, the Jewish leader, Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua
    • Compare Matt 1:25 (KJV) – He called His name “Jesus”
    • Strong’s G2424 = Iēsous = ee-ay-sooce = Of Hebrew origin H3091, Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of Messiah and three other Israelites
    • Yahushua (Joshua) and Yahushua (Jesus) have the same name
    • The first Yahushua led the Israelites into the Promised Land (walls of Jericho fall down)
    • The second Yahushua will lead the entire world into the Promised Land (walls of Babylon fall down)
    • Rev 6 – 8 – the 7 seals opens to 7 trumpets
    • Rev 8 – 11 – the 7 trumpets end with Yahushua’s return
    • Lev 25:9 – Jubilee implication
  • 1 Thes 4:16 – trumpet of YHWH
  • Ps 81:1-4 – referring to Feast of Trumpets

Trumpet Warnings & Day of YHWH

  • Joel 1:15 – the day of YHWH is near
  • Joel 2:1-16 – Babylonian captivity predicted, day of YHWH prophesied
  • Joel 3:13-21 – out with the old, in with the new
  • Jer 4:19-31, Amos 3:6 – the alarm of war, no understanding, no knowledge
  • Rev 8:1-9, Zeph 1:14-18 – trumpets blown, time of war
  • Rev 8, 9, 10, 11 – 7 Trumpets, fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets
  • Acts 2:19-21, Joel 2:28 – the notable day of YHWH
  • Isa 27:9-13 – trumpet is blown, Yahushua returns, exiles return home
    • Jericho – 7th trump, walls fall down
    • Math 24:31, Rev 1:10, Isa 27:13 – Great trumpet, only 3 references
    • Lev 25:9 – trumpet of the Jubilee, liberty for all
  • 2 Pet 3:10-15 – like a thief at night
  • Rev 3:7-11 – protection, resurrection, salvation

The Transfiguration

The account of the Transfiguration is found in:

  • Matt 17:1-8
  • Mark 9:1-8
  • Luke 9:28-36

And after six days Yahushua taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfiguredG3339 before them.
(Mark 9:2 KJV)

G3339 = met-am-or-fo’-o = to transform (literally or figuratively “metamorphose”), change

The word “transfigured” is pronounced “metamorpho” in the Greek. This is the same English word “metamorphosis” or simply “morph”, meaning to change in form. We know this term as the process starting with the caterpillar that develops into the butterfly. The characteristics of the caterpillar are unrecognizable after the metamorphosis into the butterfly. There is no recognition of the starting characteristics with the end result.

In this vision, Yahushua’s physical appearance morphed into pure spirit essence. His appearance was transfigured into a shining countenance that had no resemblance with His human presentation.

His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. (Mark 9:3 NKJV and Math 17:2)

The location of this account is in Galilee near Bethsaida. Some commentaries place the transfiguration event at Mt. Hermon, a location in today’s Golan Heights, originally western Syria (Mark 8:22). This account takes place just prior to Yahushua going to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:1). According to John 7:1-10, Yahushua was in Galilee and soon travelled to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles.

The transfiguration (metamorphosis), was a prophetic vision of the first resurrection, which is pictured by the Feast of Trumpets. The timing of this event is just before the Feast of Tabernacles. It is a reasonable assumption that the chronology, flow of events and the season of the year would place the “transfiguration” near or on the Feast of Trumpets as a forward looking precursor of Yahushua’s return and the resurrection. Could it be that Peter’s recommendation to make three tabernacles (Mark 9:5) was a clue to the season of the year?

It should be noted that the same word “transfiguration” is used in Romans 12:2, however translated as “transformed”.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformedG3339 by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of YHWH. (Rom 12:2 KJV)

The transformation of our carnal mind to our new spiritual mind, only through Yahushua’s spirt, should be comparable to the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to the butterfly. There is zero similarity of any characteristic from the beginning caterpillar to the ending butterfly.

The transfiguration event found in Matthew 17:1-8 (also Mark 9:1-8 and Luke 9:28-36) represents a forward looking picture of the return of Yahushua and the resurrection of the saints, starting with Moses and Elijah (the dead rise first – 1 Thes 4:16). This account also draws attention to Yahushua’s return in His glorified state. He morphed from physical to spiritual as the prototype for us (Phil 3:21).

Yes, the conquering of the Babylonian system is a major attribute of the Feast of Trumpets; however the morphing of our physical presence to our eternal existence is paramount.

Return of Yahushua

  • Zech 12, 13 – in that day, when Yahushua returns
  • Mt 6:10 – thy kingdom come
  • Mt 24:3-36 – recorded at the Mt of Olives, tribulation, the Day of YHWH, sound of a trumpet, no one knows the day
  • Rev 11:15 – the 7th trumpet will be blown on this day, Yahushua returns to earth on the blowing of the Seventh Trumpet
  • Zech 14:1-8, Rev 19:11-21 – Yahushua returns to earth on the Mt. of Olives, puts down insurrection
  • Ro 8:16-23 – co-heirs with Yahushua

First Resurrection

  • Jo 3:13 – Except Yahushua, no man has ascended to heaven yet, until the trumpet sounds
  • 1 Cor 15:50-54 – a mystery, the trumpet will sound
  • 1 Thes 4:13-18 – with the trumpet call of YHWH, and the dead in Yahushua rise first
  • Rev 20:1-6 – the first resurrection, reign with Yahushua 1,000 years on Earth
  • 1 Jo 3:2 – we will be like Yahushua
  • Mt 25:21, Lk 22:29-30, Rev 3:21, Rev 21:7 – WOW!


  • Battle Hymn of the Republic lyrics – “In the beauty of the autumn Christ (sic) was born across the sea”. Was Yahushua born on or near the Feast of Trumpets or Feast of Tabernacles?
  • Since blowing trumpets are the signal of Yahushua’s return, will Yahushua return on the Feast of Trumpets?

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free – John 8:32