5 ways to Celebrate the Feast of Trumpets as our Lord Did

5 ways to Celebrate the Feast of Trumpets as our Lord Did

There are so many celebrations that the church is missing out on. We can celebrate the Passover, Rosh Hashanah, the day of atonement, Yom Kippur, and the feasts of the trumpets.

Many people today think these are not celebrations for the New Testament church however remember that Jesus, His apostles, disciples, and practically all first- and second-century believers observed them with tremendous zeal.

The celebration and its message have much to teach us. The question that we ask ourselves with the feast of trumpets is are you prepared to meet God?

Have you been saved? Jesus is going to return for his people at the last trumpet call. The apostle Paul wrote about this in his letter to the Thessalonians.

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of a trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Ancient Israel celebrated this, and we can as well. Here are five practical ways to add this Jewish tradition into our lives.


One) Sing songs about God’s coming.

Worship and praise THE LORD for His soon Coming, yes, His being our present Help in trouble. One song I recommend is the song “Days of Elijah.”

You will find that the lyrics of this song will move your heart and prepare you for the celebration of the trumpet. You will want to hear the trumpet as you are singing.

Take time to meditate, and spend time in his presence. Singing and listening to music while you wait for the sound of a trumpet will create a space in your heart for God to move.

Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you sing and speak to you. Ask Him to show you places in your life that need to change.

You can start this a few weeks before the celebration as a way for your heart to be prepared. If you play the same songs every year you will find that they will bring happy memories to your family just like Christmas music does.

Music has a great way of bringing us back to a place or feeling we had before. Sing, worship, meditate on God's word, and prepare your heart and family for Jesus' soon return.


Two) Decorate your home.

The Old Testament Jewish People would decorate their homes as a reminder to celebrate. We can do the same thing. We often do decorate during other seasons, such as Christmas.

So the idea of decorating our home is not a new idea. Just like Christmas, get your children involved in the decoration. This is how we teach our children about how God has kept his people and will continue to keep his people.

But we all know how to decorate for Christmas, how do we decorate for this Jewish holiday? There are many Pinterest pages on this topic.

So a little research will go a long way. Here are a few options. Place an empty cornucopia on the table to decorate. At its core, a cornucopia is a horn or trumpet.

The empty horn can be shown during the Feast of Trumpets and then filled during the Feast of Tabernacles a few weeks later.

Declare your victory over the enemy and his defeat as a result of Jesus' death on the cross.

You can also decorate the altar at the front of your sanctuary so that in your church services you can celebrate this season.

When we see these decorations in our home and church our children will be reminded to watch for the fulfillment of the feast of trumpets, the Lord's return.



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 of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.’ (Lev. 23:23-25)

Once you start looking for decorating ideas you will find that you have many of the options in your fall decorations ideas already.


Three) Get Shofars

You may have to find a place online where you can order a shofar. They are not easy to find. If you can't find an actual shofar you can find apps that make the same sound.

When you play this sound think about the time when that sound will come and welcome in the second coming of our Lord.

The Bible says that we will one day hear the sound of the trumpet call of God, when the angel will come with a loud voice that sounds like a trumpet and we will be changed and meet our Lord Jesus in the air.

The question to ask is, are you ready?


1 Corinthians 15:51‐52 "Behold, I tell you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last SHOFAR. For the SHOFAR will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

Offer sacrifices in gratitude for Jesus Christ's offering and sacrifice. God wants to have a personal relationship with you.

Take this time to work on your personal relationship with God. If you find a Shofar put it in a place of honor in your home. This can be something that is passed on to the next generation.

As your children grow and leave your family a Shofar is a great gift to give them for their new home.


Four) Play the sound of a shofar in your home.

If you can't find an actual shofar you can find apps that make the same sound. When you play this sound think about the time when that sound will come and welcome in the second coming of our Lord.

God's people should be excited about Jesus' return. The trumpet blasts will be your reminder that Jesus is going to return soon.

Why do we blast the trumpet? This is the way we ask Jesus Christ to come and care for our troubles. Think about family issues, financial struggles, ministry needs, or health problems.

Whatever we are going through when we blow the Shofar we are asking God to come and help us.

Even if this is not the time of his triumph time of return, He can still come into our family and help us with the issues we are struggling with.


Psalms 98:6 says, With trumpets and the sound of the shofar, shout for joy before the king, Adonai.”

You will see in this passage that we are to celebrate with joy. This is not a time of fear or anxiety. When you think about the return of Jesus Christ you should be filled with Joy.

The Trumpet sound should bring you pure joy. I remember one time I looked out my window to see my three-year-old sitting on the swing and staring at the sky.

I went outside to ask "What are you doing" With the sweetest little voice she replied "Just waiting for Jesus to come back" We should all be looking toward heaven with this same joy and anticipation.

But throughout the year we become so busy we forget to look to the sky and wait.

Setting aside a time during the year to focus our attention on Jesus and his return is a way to make sure we never forget where our hope is found.


Five) Have a Sabbath rest.

The Bible is very clear about our need to take time to rest. It is a gift of God.

When we set aside a time of year when we are resting and spending special time with God and our family then we will find ourselves recovering from hard times we faced over the year.



Leviticus 23:23 "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 of the trumpet (SHOFAR), a holy convocation. 'You shall do no customary work on it, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.'"

God wants us to keep the sabbath. He knows we need this time of rest to heal and prepare for what is coming next.

If Jesus does not return then the year coming will bring sadness, stress, and pain. We need to be filled with the hope of God to help us survive what is coming to us this year.

During this time of rest eat some of the food from this season. My very favorite is apples with honey. This is the most amazing thing I have ever eaten.

When we eat this we remember the sin of Adam and Eve and the sweet promise that God would send a savior to save us from our sin.

There are many important celebrations that we the church should be celebrating. From the feast of Passover to the feast of the trumpets take the time to learn about these important celebrations.

These Jewish feasts do not save us. But they give us an opportunity to think about the work of Jesus Christ in our lives. As we enter the fall feast season this year, think about adding some of these traditions into your home.

We do not know the exact day of the return of Christ. But we do know that He will return and that we will have eternal life with Him in Heaven. There is no better news than this.