The Feast of Trumpets: Rapture Day
September 2023
Prophecy Window for the Rapture

Jesus Christ was born ~7-1 BC and died ~27-33 AD, then ~2027-2033 could be the Second Coming. So the years ~2019-2026 is a possible seven year rapture window as God prepares the world for the seven years of Tribulation, within the margin of calendar errors. Since we are at the end of the Church Age, work but also watch for Jesus on the Feast of Trumpets.

Redemption + 2000 Years = Second Coming - Tribulation = ~Rapture

30 + 2000 = 2030 - 7 = ~2023
31 + 2000 = 2031 - 7 = ~2024
32 + 2000 = 2032 - 7 = ~2025
33 + 2000 = 2033 - 7 = ~2026

On the Jewish calendar, the Feast of Trumpets 2023 (5784 AM) starts on the evening of September 15. The astronomical new moon is September 15 at 4:39 AM IDT but 14 hours is not enough to see the new crescent moon in Jerusalem. So Trumpets begins the evening of September 16 sunset and ends September 18 sunset Jerusalem time. In US Central Time, Trumpets begins on September 16 at ~10:44 AM and ends on September 18 at ~10:41 AM.

Is 2023 the year of the Rapture? Those awake, watching and expecting Christ's return will be the first to know.

You, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:4-5).
Jewish tradition says a new month begins after two witnesses see the crescent new moon, testify before the Sanhedrin who declare the beginning of the new month. Messengers set beacon fires on hills throughout Israel. This happens about a day after the astronomical new moon. But Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of a new civil year. Distant communities celebrate Trumpets on two possible days. The shofar sounds one hundred times during the Jewish service. Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets is the Rapture.

The Feast of Trumpet Is the Rapture Day

1.  Day of Blowing the Shofar or Ram's Horn

The Feast of Trumpets is on the first day of the seventh month of Tishri. Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits and Weeks/Pentecost were prophesies fulfilled with redemption through Jesus Christ so Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles will be fulfilled with the return of Jesus Christ.

In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. You shall do no work: but you shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord (Leviticus 23:24-25).

2.  Day of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year

The Feast of Trumpets is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish civil new year which begins on a new moon in the summer/fall (September 4-October 6). After the night's prayer service, a special greeting is used: "Ketiva ve-chatima tovah" or "May you be written and sealed for a good year".

Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day (Psalm 81:3).
3.  Day of Creation and Birth of Adam

The Feast of Trumpets is the Jewish celebration of the creation of the world and Adam. The Hebrew name Genesis is Beresheet but right to left (teeshereB) is the 1st of Tishri. The month of Tishri is the beginning (Creation) and the end with Trumpets (Rapture), Atonement (Second Coming) and Tabernacles (Reign of Jesus Christ). The Jews celebrate the coronation of God as King.

On the 1st of Tishri [beginning, Aleph b'Tishri] God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).

4.  Day of the Awakening Blast and Day of Shouting

The Feast of Trumpets is the day of shouting, the resurrection of the dead and the rapture of believers. God rescues those in Christ from imminent danger before the Tribulation.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first [resurrection]: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up [rapture] together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

6.  Day That No One Knows

The Feast of Trumpets can occur after the 29th or 30th day of Elul, so no one knows the day or hour until the crescent moon appears in the afternoon sky. Jesus uses a Jewish figure of speech to tell us the day of the Rapture is the Feast of Trumpets.

But of that day and hour knows no man (Matthew 24:36).

7. Day That Is Hidden

The Rapture is Yom Hakeseh or the Hidden Day. The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. No one saw Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead so we will be resurrected and raptured in hiding.

Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust: for your dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast (Isaiah 26:19-20, 21).

On September 16, 2023, there is an occultation as the Moon covers Mars. The astronomical event is hidden from view since the brightnesss of the Sun outshines the crescent Moon and Mars blends into the sunrise and sunset.

8.  Day of the Marriage Feast of the Lamb

The Feast of Trumpets is the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. Both Jacob and Samson's weddings last one week (Genesis 29:26-28, Judges 14:12).  Christ and His Church's ceremony lasts seven years.

In my Father's house are many [rooms]: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also (John 14:2-3).

God tells us what is going to happen before it happens and when. He describes the Rapture by Jewish traditions on the Feast of Trumpets, the Jewish New Year. Since God revealed to us the days of the Rapture but not the year, Daniel's dream, four horses, five trumpets and other prophesies describe important events that occur before the Tribulation.
Feast of Trumpets - Synagogue Service
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Specific years are mentioned. This is not a prediction of the year of the Rapture or Second Coming. Put all of what is written in context with the rest of the book. After God's time, seven churches, four horses, seven trumpets and other End Time prophecies are combined, we can better understand God's plan for our time.
References: 21st Century Revelation: World Wars, Iraq Wars & End War Chapter 11 - The Feast of Trumpets, Chapter 12 - Fall Jewish Feasts, Appendix D - Jewish Feast Dates, Revelation 12 Sign, Rosh Hashanah, Hebrew Calendar, Time and Date, Stellarium, Lunar Occultation
  If 2023/5784 is the Rapture, then > 2030/5791 is the Second Coming.

Jewish Feast Dates

The sun, moon and stars are not only used to tell time but also for prophetic signs. Those signs are linked to Jewish holy days. Key days to watch are the 9th of Av (Kadesh Barnea), Teshuvah, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles. The list of holy days are the future dates of the Rapture, beginning of the Tribulation, Second Coming and reign of Jesus Christ. These dates are calculated dates and must be confirmed by observation. See Calendar, Jewish Calendar.
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Understanding the Shofar Blasts
5.  Day of the Last Trump

On the Feast of Trumpets, the prayer service includes a hundred blasts of the shofar with four sounds: Tekiah (1 long), Shevarim (3 medium), Teruah (9 short) and Tekiah Gedolah (1 extra long). Paul said when the Last Trump (Tekiah Gedolah) sounds on the Feast of Trumpets, we will transform from life to eternal life.

> First Trump - Weeks/Pentecost - Exodus 19:16-17, 18-19
> Last Trump - Trumpets/Rapture - 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
> Great Trump - Atonement/Second Coming - Matthew 24:30-31

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump [Tekiah Gedolah]: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed (1 Corinthians 15:52).
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