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4 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 16

was used as an
Its terrifying sound
filled the people of
Palestine with fear and
mental torment know-
ing the HORROR OF
WAR was imminent!
It is this WARNING
OF WAR that sets
apart the Feast of
Trumpets from YE-
HOVAH’s other Holy
Days. It is this warn-
ing of war which gives
the JOYFUL Feast of
Trumpets its CON-
The Shofar -- a trumpet made from a ram’s horn -- was anciently used as TRASTING NOTE
an instrument of warning. OF SOLEMNITY.
2. Was this ram’s
Trumpets comes as the CLIMAX of a seven- horn sounded when news of an approaching
month series of MINI-FEAST OF TRUMPETS! enemy was received? How was this done in Old
9. Read Joel 2:1-2. Is the trumpet used to Testament Israel? Ezekiel 33:2-6 .
sound alarm? Verse 1. What is the subject of 3. Who were commissioned by
these verses? YEHOVAH God to blow these trumpets?
COMMENT: Here we see the REAL Numbers 10:8.
symbolism of trumpets! Trumpets were blown COMMENT: YEHOVAH’s priests in
as an ALARM -- they signified a WARNING the Old Testament were the sons of Aaron. Only
BLAST of impending danger, peril, calamity, they were allowed to blow the trumpets. Today,
destruction! They are a warning to GET READY Yeshua the Messiah is OUR High Priest
-- GET PREPARED -- for the day of judgment is (Hebrews 6:20), and therefore it IS NOT
coming soon! NECESSARY for New Testament Christians to
actually blow a trumpet on this Feast Day.
Trumpets an ALARM of WAR! 4. Will Yeshua the Messiah, as our High
Priest, cause the trumpet to be blown on the
Since it is the use of the Shofar or ram’s Feast of Trumpets? Read Revelation 11:15-18.
horn on the Feast of Trumpets that makes that Notice, particularly, verse 18.
Feast Day unique, what did the sound of the COMMENT: The seventh trumpet is
ram’s horn sometimes mean to Old Testament unique because it announces the consummation
Israel? of redemption. The angel informs the apostle
1. How was the ram’s horn used, and John that at the sounding of the SEVENTH
what did its PIERCING SOUND signify to those trumpet “there should be time no longer [no
who heard it? What was Jeremiah’s reaction more delay]...the mystery of God should be
when he heard the sound of the ram’s horn? finished, as He hath declared to his servants the
Jeremiah 4:19-21. prophets” (Revelation 10:6-7). What the angel
COMMENT: The ram’s horn trumpet is announcing here is that there will be no more

The Feast of Trumpets -- Return and Enthronement of YEHOVAH God and His Messiah!
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