(Day of Blowing or Trumpets)
Yom Teruach is a reminder of God as El Sali, God of my strength. It is a reminder of the Sabbath of months, the Seventh month––sacred to God. A day to remember the God Who gives us rest each week to restore our strength. It is also called the Day of Remembrance because it is the Day God will again pour out His Spirit upon all Yisrael (all those who call themselves Jews, including those from the lost Tribes)––one final time––and they will remember Who is their Messiah.
There are actually two Hebrew words for this day: Teruach which means Spirit, wind, breath or blowing (the Shofar); and Teruah which means a happy trumpet sound. Also known as the Day of Remembrance.
This Day of Blowing is the only holy day occurring on the first day of the month, which means it is also a Rosh Chodesh (First Restoration––also known as New Moon, however it actually translates as First Restoration).
Just as the seventh day and the seventh year are holy according to the Torah (Shemot/Exodus 20:8 & Vayikra 25:4), so is Etanim (Tishrei), the seventh month and the Shabbat of months (Vayikra 23:24). And Yom Teruach falls on the first day of the seventh month.
Day of Remembrance
Jewish tradition (Talmud) states that the resurrection of the dead will occur on this day, and the sun and moon will stop shining. However, there is substantial evidence that this is the day when the Sun and Moon will stop shining, because Yom Teruach is also known as the Day of Remembrance, which holds much significance for the end of this age, and also happened the first time two thousand years ago (Matthew 27:45 & Mark 15:33)).
I truly believe this is the day Yeshua will pour out His Spirit on the Jews one last time. The Hebrew words for Day of Remembrance are Yom Zeker. The Hebrew word for remember is zeker, and the ancient meaning of zeker is pierce the cover Man (Yeshua). It is translated as remember or remembrance, therefore Yom Zeker means the day of remembering the pierced Man!
According to Zechariah 12:10 - 13:1, and the very meaning of this word zeker, I believe in the process of Yeshua pouring out His Spirit this last time to reveal Himself to the Jews, they will remember that He is in fact the Man their ancestors (Parush/Pharisees) had pierced two thousand years ago, and the Pierced Man is none other than Yeshua! This will be the perfected miqra of Joel 2:28 and Zechariah 12:10.
In the past I have written that this was also the day that Yeshua would restore His Covenant with His people, but I have since discovered that He will restore His Covenant (His Word, the Torah) with His people on the day that the written Torah was originally given, on Shavuot (most likely in the same year). God will restore His Covenant to His people on Shavuot, just as He had done two thousand years ago (and four thousand years ago), and this will prepare them for when He reveals to them Who He really is on Yom Teruach.
The Jewish Talmud (traditions of man) states that this day is the Jewish new year (Rosh Hashanah), but this cannot be found in Scripture. In fact, in Ezra 10:17 we find that Abib (Nisan) 1 is again reiterated as the first day of the first month (verse 16 tells us that Ezra and the heads of the father’s households discussed what to do about the matter of the men marrying pagan women, beginning on the first day of the tenth month––they discussed this until the first day of the first month). Etanim (Tishri) 1 could not be the head of the year, as it falls in the seventh month.
The verse the Rabbis claim to be stating this is Shemot (Exodus) 23:16. The Hebrew word that is commonly translated as close or end in Exodus 23:16 (for end of the year or close of the year) is yatsa or yatsat, and actually means something closer to bringing out, going out, spring out or take forth out––all referring to the last harvest of the year. Even if yatsa were to mean end, it is still end of the year, NOT head of the year.
Let’s take a closer look at the Hebrew of Exodus 12:2 to understand this better: “haChodesh hazah lekem rosh chodesh rishon hava lekem laChodeshi hashenah.”
Literally word for word in English this is: “The Restoration (month) to be to you head Restoration (month) beginning to be to you the Restoration (month) the year.”
The words beginning and first are rosh and rishon (the root being rosh for both). Both words mean the head or the beginning.
In other words, the month of Abib is to be the beginning of months of the year. I don’t see how this can be seen as anything other than “the first of the year or head of the year.” There is absolutely nothing in Scripture that states that Etanim (Tishrei) 1 is the head of the year.
God did not change the beginning of the Year to the month of Abib, the beginning of Spring (Exodus 12:2), He simply announced it (it had already been known to God’s people, but they had been in captivity for a very long time and it appears they forgot, just as they forgot the Torah). There appears nothing from this point on in Scripture that tells us we are to celebrate the New Year in the seventh month, nor that it ever was. Rosh Hashannah is simply not in the Scriptures.
So if you need to celebrate Rosh Hashannah, do so on Abib 1; and celebrate Yom Teruach on Etanim 1 as God ordained it to be celebrated––as the Day of Blowing (the shofar) just as it is written in Scripture.
Celebrating Yom Teruach
• Chris Tomlin has an album that is really great: Glory in the Highest, and playing it throughout this whole season would be appropriate. It consists of songs which praise God––and for those who are having a hard time letting go of celebrating Yeshua’s birthday, some of the songs you’ll recognize as Christmas songs.
While these Fall Feasts are the real season Yeshua was born, there is nothing in Scripture that states we are to celebrate it as such. There is no indication that Yeshua, or anyone else in the Bible, celebrated birthdays or even His birthday––celebrating birthdays is a Greek thing. We are to exalt God, not ourselves.
I believe Yeshua was actually born on the first day of Sukkot, and then Eight days later He was circumcised as the Son of the Covenant on the very day He will return to the Earth two thousand years later––on the eighth day of Sukkot, (according to E.W. Bullinger’s Number in Scripture, the number eight means Resurrection and Regeneration, as well as the beginning of a new era or order).
• Yom Teruach is a day off from work and it is also a Rosh Chodesh (First Restoration). This day is treated as any other holy day, and is in the category of a Shabbat (Sabbath).
• Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:23-25 and Bemidbar (Numbers) 29:1 tell us that Yom Teruach is a memorial of blowing the trumpet, and these trumpets are blown periodically all day long. The Shofar is to be blown, alternating with the Silver Trumpets blown in short blasts.
Hebrews in ancient Israel announced each Rosh Chodesh with short blasts of the silver trumpet, but the First Restoration of Etanim was announced with long blasts of the Shofar, setting it apart.
• While it is always good to be in a state of humility and repentance daily, we do not have to be in a state of perpetual gloom during the ten days leading up to Yom Kippur (known as the Ten days of Awe to the Jews). Originally this was to be done on Yom Kippur (Vayikra 23:29 & 32).
The Jews are commanded by the Talmud to be in a state of humility and repentance during all of the ten days that lead up to Yom Kippur. Scripture states that this is to be done on Yom Kippur (Vayikra 23:29 & 32).
• This should be a very joyful day for those who already know Yeshua: full of praising Yah and dancing around in His Holy presence, while someone blows the Shofar and Silver Trumpets.
• Since I believe this day is going to be the day Yeshua reveals Himself to the Jews, they will most likely be in a mournful, and bittersweet state when this occurs. We should be in the practice of praying for them off and on all day, to know Yeshua, so that when He does drop His Spirit upon His people believers will already be in prayer mode.
• There is nothing mentioned in Scripture about this day actually being a Feast day, but it is to be a joyful day, so I believe a meal in the middle of the day would be appropriate.
• Reading Zechariah 12:10-13:1 and Joel 3:1-5 would be appropriate, as well as praying Psalm 122:6-9 because Israel’s shalom (peace) is Yeshua (Jesus)! This could be done after the meal.
• Although this is not a Commandment in the Scriptures, another way to celebrate this day is to consider fasting on this day (or maybe the day before) with prayer for the Jews to know Yeshua.
A Menu for Yom Teruach
Lamb or Beef (Numbers 29:2)
Roasted Grains (corn, barley or rice) (Numbers 29:3)
Green Salad or vegetable
Grape Juice or Wine
Updated June 11, 2019
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Day of Trumpets
Celebrated all day on
Etanim 1, 5991
(September 30, 2019)