September 10, 2015 Brethren Letter
In a few days we will be observing God’s Feast of Trumpets. Following The Feast of Trumpets is the Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day. Each of the Holy Days shows a progression of vital steps in God’s MASTER PLAN of salvation.
To many people in the world, the Holy Days may seem a bit strange. I remember over 20 years ago that we had an employee working for us who was quite perplexed about our observance of these days. She expressed her own thoughts. Many people believe that observing these days is just another example of a Jewish custom kept only by orthodox Jews. However, these are God’s Holy Days, and they have real purpose and meaning!
“These are the Feasts of the ETERNAL, even Holy convocations [assemblies], which ye shall proclaim in their seasons” … “These are the Feasts of the ETERNAL, which ye shall proclaim to be Holy convocations [assemblies]…” (Leviticus 23:4, 37).
In the old Bible Correspondence Course – (Lesson 41), we can see some of the scriptures that reveal how God feels about what the Holy Days picture. The section below is specifically about the Feast of Trumpets.
To Rule With Christ
The Feast of Trumpets points to the next event in God’s Great Plan. It pictures the now-imminent return of Jesus Christ to save this sick and dying world from annihilation.
At His return, the dead in Christ — those who had been begotten and led by God’s Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:11-14) — will be RESURRECTED and made IMMORTAL — including the prophets of old (Luke 13:28). Those Spirit-begotten Sons who are alive when Christ returns shall be instantaneously CHANGED from mortality to immortality (I Corinthians 15:50-54); and, together with those resurrected, shall rise to meet the descending, glorified Christ in the air (I Thessalonians 4:17).
These newly born-again, immortal Sons of God shall then descend WITH CHRIST out of the clouds to stand on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4-5), and to begin RULING the nations WITH CHRIST! (Daniel 7:22; Revelation 2:26-27; 3:21.)
All of us should be reviewing and studying the various scriptures concerning the upcoming fall Holy Days. After all, it won’t be long now, and we’ll be teaching the world these very TRUTHS of God.
Have a good Sabbath, everyone!
Your Brother in Christ,