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Lev 23:2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, ‘The set feasts of Yahweh, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts.

Lev 23:4 “‘These are the set feasts of Yahweh, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season.

Exo 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to YHVH throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever.

Lev 23:14 It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings (see also verses 21 and 31).

Forever (olam, Strong’s+

 H5769 ) means everlasting, perpetual, evermore, always, continuous, unending future, for eternity.

These Feast’s are a sign between YHWH and HIS People! Exo 31:13 Exo 31:17 Ezek 20:12 Ezek 20:20

On the 1st day of the Seventh month, the Torah commands us to observe the holy day of Yom Teruah which means “Day of Shouting” (Lev.23:23-25; Num.29:1-6). Yom Teruah is a day of rest on which work is forbidden. One of the unique things about Yom Teruah is that the Torah does not say what the purpose of this holy day is. The Torah gives at least one reason for all the other holy days. The Feast of Matzot (Unleavened Bread) commemorates the Exodus from Egypt, a celebration of the beginning of the barley harvest (Exo.23:15; Lev.23:4–14) and represents the Sacrifice that the Messiah made (1Cor.5:7,&10:16).The feast of First fruits celebrates the first ingathering of the field (Exo.23:16,Deu 18:4)and is the Resurrection day of the Messiah (1Cor.15:20,15:23) The Feast of Shavuot (Weeks) is a celebration of the wheat harvest (Exo.23:16; 34:22) the giving of the Torah, (Exo.19) and the giving of Ruach HaKodesh (Acts2:1-6). Yom Kippur is a national day of atonement as described in great detail in Leviticus 16. Finally the Feast of Sukkot (Booths) commemorates the wandering of the Israelites in the desert and it is also a celebration of the ingathering of agricultural produce (Ex 23:16), also YHWH came and dwelt in all the Temples starting on this day (1Kings 8,2Chron. 5,Ezra 3), also Noah’s ark landed two days into sukkot (an Eight day feast) (Gen 8:4)This is also the date of Messiah’s birth (discussion for another time). So Yom Teruah is the fourth of seven Feast’s and in contrast to all of YHWH’s festivals, Yom Teruah has no clear purpose other than that we are commended to rest on this day and sound the Shofar. So let’s look into the Hebrew words to see what we can find!

The word Teruah from (Lev.23:24&Num.29:1) in Strong’s dictionary means…

תּרוּעה""   terû‛âh or ter-oo-aw'

Teruah H8643 is derived from H3721; clamor, that is, acclamation of joy or a battle cry; especially clangor of trumpets, as an alarum: - alarm, blow (-ing) (of, the) (trumpets), joy, jubile, loud noise, rejoicing, shout (-ing), (high, joyful) sound (-ing).””  ~ Noun

And its derivative…


רוּע rûa‛ or roo-ah'

A primitive root; to mar (especially by breaking); figuratively to split the ears (with sound), that is, shout (for alarm or joy): - blow an alarm, cry (alarm, aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful noise, smart, shout (for joy), sound an alarm, triumph. ~ Verb


This “Teruah” noise is not limited to the sound of the Shofar… Joshua 6:5  "It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the Shofar, all the people shall shoutH7321 with a great shoutH8643; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead." So it read “all the people shall “RUAH”H7321 with a great “TERUAH”H8643… So Teruah is used as description of people shouting in unison.


While the Torah does not explicitly tell us the purpose of Yom Teruah its name may indicate that it is intended as a day of public prayer. The verb form of Teruah often refers to the noise made by a gathering of the faithful calling out to the Almighty in unison. For example:

Ps 47:1“Clap hands, all nations, shout H7321to God, with a singing voice!”

Ps 81:1Shout H7321 to God, all the earth!” (Ps 66:1)“Sing to God, our strength, shout H7321 to the God of Jacob!”

Ps 95:1 “Oh come, let’s sing to Yahweh. Let’s shoutH7321 aloud to the rock of our salvation!  

Ps 98:4 “Make a joyfulH7321 noiseH7321 to Yahweh, all the earth! Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!

Ps 100:1Shout H7321 to YHWH, all the earth!”

Zep 3:14 Sing, daughter of Zion! ShoutH7321, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, daughter of Jerusalem.


It is also used as a battle cry in Warfare…

Joshua 6:20 So the people shoutedH7321, and the priests blew the shofarH7782. It happened, when the people heard the sound of the shofarH7782, that the people shoutedH7321 with a great shoutH8643, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.


1Sa 17:20 David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the place of the wagons, as the army which was going forth to the fight shoutingH7321 the war cryH7321.

1Sa 17:52 The men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shoutedH7321, and pursued the Philistines, until you come to Gai, and to the gates of Ekron. The wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath, and to Ekron.

Jer 49:2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will cause an alarmH8643 of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith Yahweh.


And it is used to praise a King…

Psa 98:6 With trumpets and sound of the shofarH7782, make a joyfulH7321 noiseH7321 before the King, Yahweh.


1Sa 10:24 Samuel said to all the people, “You see him whom Yahweh has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people?”All the people shoutedH7321, and said, “Let the king live!”


And my last, but not least mentioning of the word…


1Sa 4:5 When the ark of the covenant of Yahweh came into the camp, all Israel shoutedH7321 with a great shoutH8643, so that the earth rang again.


In Lev 23:24 "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder (zik-rone )H2146 by blowing(Teruah)H8643 of trumpets, a holy convocation.,

Above Yom Teruah is referred to as “zik-rone” Teruah (Strong’s H2146). The word “zik-rone”means “a Memorial/Reminder”.So the day of “zik-rone” Teruah means the “Reminder Shout”, So Yom Teruah is a day when we gather together and remember Him and Shout His name!


Why should we celebrate the Feast’s of YHWH? Because He commanded us to FOREVER (Lev.23) and they are shadows of  WHAT IS TO COME!

Col 2:16 Let no one therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or with respect to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day, 17 which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Messiah’s.

Heb 10:1 For the Torah has in it a shadow of the good things to come, but not the actual manifestation of the originals. Therefore, it can never, by means of the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, bring to the goal those who approach the Holy Place to offer them. (Only Messiah is a perfect sacrifice!)


The feast days set forth the pattern of heavenly things on earth (Heb. 8:1-2,5; 9:8-9,23; Exod. 25:8-9,40; 26:30; Num. 8:4; Ezek. 43:1-6, 10-12).

*Prophetically, as we are entering the Fall Festival season, the time of the “latter rain” as mentioned in the Scriptures. The former and latter rain, clearly are an allegory for YHWH’s favor toward Israel.

In ancient Israel (and in Israel today) there were two growing seasons, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. This resulted in two clusters of Harvest Festivals, commonly called the “Fall Feasts” and the “Spring Feasts”. In Scripture these two growing seasons are called the former (YOREH Strong’s 3138) and latter (MILKOSH Strong’s 4456) rain (since the growing seasons are tied to the two rainy seasons). Thus we read in the Torah: {the following  are excerpts from the HRV}

Deut. 11:14 But the land, where you go over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinks water as the rain of heaven comes down. A land which YHWH your Elohim cares for. The eyes of YHWH your Elohim are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. And it shall come to pass, if you shall hearken diligently unto My commandments which I command you this day, to love YHWH your Elohim, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, that I will give the rain of your land in its season--the former rain and the latter rain--that you may gather in your grain, and your wine, and your oil.

Jeremiah writes:

Jer. 5:23-25 But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted, and gone. Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear YHWH our Elohim, that gives the former rain and the latter in due season; that keeps for us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withheld good
from you.

Hosea clearly takes this terminology into a prophetic, symbolic way. The context here is the hiding of the Face of YHWH for two days, followed by a resurrection on the third day! The context has to do with the Ten Tribes becoming “Lost” (i.e. “not My people”) and then returning in the last days:

Hos. 6:1-3 Come, and let us return unto YHWH: for He has torn, and He will heal us; He has smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days will He revive us; on the third day, He will raise us up, that we may live in His presence. And let us know--eagerly strive to know YHWH. His going forth is sure as the morning, and He shall come unto us as the rain--as the latter rain that waters the earth.

Thus we see a parallel between the former and latter rain, the two comings of Messiah and the two Houses of Israel.

Later Hosea urges the Lost Ten Tribes to repent and return and again uses the imagery of “rain”. But now we see that He will “rain” “righteousness” upon them:

Hos. 10:12 Sow to yourselves according to righteousness; reap according to mercy. Break up
your fallow ground, for it is time to seek YHWH: till He come and cause righteousness to
rain upon you.

Ya’akov brings Hosea 6:1-3; and 10:12 together writing: Ya’akov (James) 5:6-8 You have condemned and killed the just, and he did not stand against you. But, my brothers, be patient until the coming of YHWH: as the husbandman who
waits for the precious fruit of his ground, and is patient for them until he receives the early and latter rain. Thus also be patient and establish your hearts: for the coming of our Adon draws nigh.

But the language Hosea uses introduces us to the most amazing passage on this topic, Joel 2:23. The context here is the ultimate restoration of Israel in the last days, and here YHWH will send the “latter rain”:

Joel 2:22-23 Be not afraid, you beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree bears its fruit; the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. Be glad then, you children of Tziyon, and rejoice in YHWH your Elohim: for He gives you the former rain in just measure. And He causes to come down for you, the rain: the former rain, and the latter rain, as before.

The phrase “the former rain in just measure” could also be translated from the Hebrew “Teacher for Righteousness”! In other words the Hebrew could also be read…

Joel 2:23 Be glad then, you children of Tziyon, and rejoice in YHWH your Elohim: for He gives you the Teacher for Righteousness. And He causes to come down for you, the rain: the former rain, and the latter rain, as before.

Messiah was the true “Teacher for Righteousness” which was prophesied to come twice, like the former and latter rains.

Now lets look at a passage from Zechariah:

Zach. 9:12-10:1 Return to the stronghold, you prisoners with hope! This day I declare to you that I will grant you double reparation. For I have bent Y'hudah as my bow and made Efrayim its arrow. I will rouse your sons, Tziyon, and make you like a warrior's sword against your sons, Greece." YHWH will appear over them, and his arrow will flash like lightning. YHWH Elohim will blow the shofar and go out in the whirlwinds of the south. YHWH-Tzva'ot will defend them; they will devour and trample the sling-stones. They will drink and roar as if they had drunk wine; they will be filled, like basins and like the corners of the altar. On that day YHWH their Elohim will save them as the flock of his people; for they will be like gems in a crown, sparkling over his countryside. What wealth is theirs, what beauty! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women. Ask you of YHWH’s rain, in the time of the latter rain; even of YHWH that makes lightnings. And He will give them showers of rain; to everyone, grass in the field.

Here we are told that at the time of the Fall Feasts we are to ask YHWH for the “rain”. We are to ask and look for the return of the Messiah at the time of the Fall Feasts!

This brings up to Psalm 81, which speaks about the Feast of Trumpets (a latter rain feast)

Psa 81:1-5 Sing for joy to God our strength! Shout to the God of Ya`akov! Start the music! Beat the drum! Play the sweet lyre and the flute! Sound the shofar at Rosh-Hodesh and at full moon for the pilgrim feast, because this is a law for Isra'el, a ruling of the God of Ya`akov. He placed it as a testimony in Y'hosef when he went out against the land of Egypt. I heard an unfamiliar voice say, (CJB) {we know that “sound the shofar at the new moon” is a reference to Yom Teruah because it is the ONLY feast that falls exactly on the new moon. Then “at the full moon for the pilgrimage feast” is Sukkot, it is the only Fall/full moon/Pilgrimage Feast. (only 3 feast’s are pilgrimage)Also what happened on Sukkot? Yeshua was born, so it’s saying Yeshua’s is hidden in Joseph}

Notice that he appointed the Feast of Yom Teruah and Sukkot, both latter rain feast’s “in Yosef for a testimony. Now Psalms 80 and 81 go together with their common theme of Yosef (Ps. 80:2(1) and 81:6(5). We are to ask for the return of Messiah because this feast is a “testimony of Yosef”

Yosef we are told is a vine (Ps. 80:8) which sent out her branches over the sea (Ps. 80:11). This is a reference back to Torah which says:

Gen 49:22-26 Yosef is a fruitf vine, a fruluitful vine by a fountain; its branches run over the wall. The archers have dealt bitterly with him, and shot at him, and hated him, but his bow abode firm. And the arms of his hands were made supple by the hands of the Mighty One of Ya’akov; from there, from the Shepherd--the Stone of Yisra’el. Even by the El of your father who shall help you, and by Shaddai, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above: blessings of the deep that couches beneath; blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. The blessings of your father are mighty, beyond the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Yosef, and on the crown of the head of the prince, among his brothers. (HRV)

Now just a few verses above this we read:

Gen 49:9-12 Y’hudah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, you are gone up. He stooped down,
he couched as a lion, and as a lioness: who shall rouse him up? The scepter shall not depart from Y’hudah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh (Who is Shiloh?) comes. And unto him, shall the obedience of the peoples be. Binding his foal unto the vine and his ass's colt (Messiah on the donkey) unto the choice vine, he washes his garments in wine, and his vesture in the blood of grapes. His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Note the fact that the figure called Shiloh binds his foal upon a vine, clearly the vine is Yosef mentioned just a few verses later that grows over the wall (Gen. 49:22) or as we read in Psalm 80:8, 11, the “sea”.  The word “sea” throughout scripture is sometimes used in reference to the Nations/Gentiles. Consider… Mat 13:47 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind. Even the Targums render the word “Shiloh” in Gen 49 as “Messiah”

Notice that we have the two primary tribes of the two Houses of Israel here, representing the two comings of Messiah. You may also notice a parallel between the “scepter” and “staff” of the two Messiah’s and the “two sticks” of the two houses of Israel in Ezekiel 37.

There is a clear parallel between the two Houses of Israel and the two comings of the Messiah. And this is why Psalm 80 tells us that the Feast of Trumpets is a testimony to Yosef and why we are told at this time to ask for the return of the Messiah, our promised Teacher for Righteousness! *Some of the above excerpts are from Rabbi James Trimm*(latter rain)


So from what we’ve studied so far… Yom Teruah is

- It is YHWH’s feast in which we are to sound the alarm of the Shofar (Lev.23:23-25; Num.29:1-6)

- All nations, shouting H7321 to YHWH (Ps 47:1) and to Yeshua (Ps 95:1)

- It is the shouting H7321 of a future battle cry, and Israel Wins (Jer 49:2)

- We are to praise the Crowned King (Psa 98:6 & 1Sa 10:24)

- And it is a “latter rain” feast hidden within Joseph (Psa 81)


Now lets look at future fulfillments of Yom Teruah!!!

Yom Teruah is the only feast that falls on the first day of the month, the beginning of each month is at the sighting of the new moon. In other words were not even sure tonight (9-10-10) if there is a new moon (in Israel), and thus a new month, or in tonight’s case the beginning of Yom Teruah. So no one knows for sure when Yom Teruah is! In ancient Israel there were two watchmen on the walls and would sound the shofar upon seeing the new moon, the sighting could be at anytime during the night, people had to wait attentively for the “TERUAH” and rush to the temple before the gates were closed.

This is why Yom Teruah is referred to as the “day and the hour no man knows but the father” it is an idiom for Yom Teruah! Just as “Turkey Day” is an idiom for Thanksgiving, and the “4th of July” is and idiom for Independence day. Consider the words of Yeshua …

Mat 24:36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only. & Mark 13:32 But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

~Only YHWH determines exactly when this day falls!


Yom Teruah is in the seventh month and I believe correlates to the seventh and final shofar blast in scripture…

1Cor 15:51-55 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last shofar. For the shofar will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

But when this corruptible will have put on incorruption, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then what is written will happen: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “Death, where is your sting?

Sheol, where is your victory?”


Rev 11:15 The seventh angel sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of his Messiah. He will reign forever and ever!”


Mat 24:31-33 He will send out his angels with a great sound of a shofar, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. “Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near. Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.


Yom Teruah/the Return of the Messiah is a GREAT DAY!

Mat 24:23-27 “Then if any man tells you, ‘Behold, here is the Messiah,’ or, ‘There,’ don’t believe it. For there will arise false messiahs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones. “Behold, I have told you beforehand. If therefore they tell you, ‘Behold, he is in the wilderness,’ don’t go out; ‘Behold, he is in the inner rooms,’ don’t believe it. For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. This correlates to

Rev 1:7-8 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him. All the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Even so, Amen.  “I am the Alef and the Tav,” says the YHWH Elohim, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”


Mat 24:40-51 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left; two women grinding at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left. Watch therefore, for you don’t know in what hour your Lord comes. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don’t expect, the Son of Man will come. “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his lord finds doing so when he comes. Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has. But if that evil servant should say in his heart, ‘My lord is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards, the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn’t expect it, and in an hour when he doesn’t know it, and will cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.

1 Thes 5:1-9, But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write unto you. For your­selves know perfectly that the day of the Master so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But 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. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Master Yeshua Messiah.

Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Mal 4:4-6 “Remember the Torah of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, even statutes and ordinances. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”


Matt 25:1-13 “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.”


Messiah’s return is prophesied in Hos 6:2 After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us up,

and we will live before him. (2,000+ years then he will come) and perhaps again in Mat 26:61 and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.’” (Even David, a picture of the messiah hides for two days and lets himself be found on the end of the third day) 1Sa 20:5 David said to Jonathan, “Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to dine with the king; but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field to the third day at evening.



Im here tonight to tell you that we are on the cusp of that THIRD DAY!!! When we hear the Teruah/Shofar tonight, it should be a wakeup call to repent! Torah is the light/oil we need to have to meet the Messiah/bridegroom! This day is coming soon!!! We need to be ready!!! Repent and follow His TORAH! And prepare yourself for the upcoming Day of Atonement!


Shabbat Shalom!

Written by Jesse Himango, Tabernacle of David Ministries 9-9-10

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