Updated: Sep 8
Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. It's actually the first day of the 7th month, not the first. It seems that while we were in exile in Babylon, we adopted part of their calendar, including the new year. But I think there is another reason why the rabbis changed this holiday from the Feast of Trumpets to a new year.
If you read the description in Leviticus 23 about the feast of trumpets, it is quite vague. There is a trumpet blast, you don't go to work, and there is an offering. That's about it. No one is told what we are commemorating with trumpet blasts.
Could it be that we are remembering something that is yet to come? Maybe we are looking forward to an event, not remembering one? I am firmly convinced this is the case. And the Feast of Trumpets points to an event that we are rapidly approaching, the coming of Yeshua the Messiah in the clouds of heaven to gather his elect and establish his Kingdom on planet Earth.