Rabbi Schneider — Feast of Trumpets
God bless you, and Shalom, beloved ones. My name's Rabbi Schneider. Welcome today to this edition of Discovering the Jewish Jesus. We are continuing a very important series today that we're calling The Fall Holy Days.
What we're showing you is how in the Bible God has a calendar. It's in the Book of Leviticus, chapter 23. And this calendar that we have, beloved, is actually a shadow of the ministry of Jesus.
We looked at the spring holy days earlier this year and showed you how every significant act of redemption that King Jesus accomplished for us during his first coming beginning with Passover was all foreshadowed on God's sacred calendar.
Now, we're in the fall holy days and we're showing how the Lord's holy days that are given to us to celebrate in the fall are actually shadows of Jesus's return and even, beloved, the kingdom of heaven.
Again, I want to encourage you, get the entire series because it will really build a foundation in your life to understand your faith, beloved, from a Hebraic perspective.
Remember Jesus said in John, 4:22 , salvation's of the Jews, and he came to fulfill the law and the prophets. Again, go back and get the earlier teaching for a total foundation of where we're going today.
I want to pick up right now where I left off last week. We are talking today, beloved, about the Feast of Trumpets that I'm calling Yom Teruah in Hebrew. Yom is the Hebrew word for day; Teruah, the Hebrew word for trumpets.
So when we say Yom Teruah, we're referring to the Feast of Trumpets. I shared last week that Orthodox Jews call this same holiday Rosh Hashanah. Rosh means head, have a Hashanah, year.
Jewish people call it Rosh Hashanah because according to ancient Jewish tradition, it was on this day, the day that we're celebrating as Yom Teruah, which takes place in the seventh month of God's sacred calendar on the first day that we call the month of Tishrei, it was on this day that according to ancient rabbinic tradition, God created Adam and Eve.
And so we look at it as the birth place of the world, or the birth date of humanity. And so Jewish people will greet each other on this day. They'll say, Shanah Tovah, may it be a good year for you. But as I said, we're not looking at this from a rabbinic perspective. We're studying it strictly from a Biblical, scriptural perspective.