Rosh Hoshanna or Feast of Trumpets? Which one is for Christians?

While there are some who would say that neither one is for Christians, I will come right out and tell them, “WRONG”. I am going to keep this as simple as possible. Anyone wanting to get into finer points of this subject, feel free to do so. That’s why I posted it as a blog, so it can be discussed.

Rosh Hoshanna was started by man, during the captivity in Babylon.

Feast of Trumpets was instituted by YHWH in Lev.23:24 and called a “memorial” meaning to always be observed.

Rosh Hoshanna points to the sin nature of man.

Feast of Trumpets points to YHWH and the Second Coming of Yahushua, Christ Jesus, who MADE us free from our sin nature.

There are those who say that because Rosh Hoshanna fall on a sabbath this year, that they should not blow the Shofar.

YHWH says in setting up the Feast of Trumpets, “ye shall have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets”!!

Rosh Hoshanna celebrates a “New Year” in the month of Tishrei. Why? In the Hebrew it means “head”, but in the Babylonian language, it means “beginings”. This is in direct conflict with YHWH, as He calls it the 7th month from the month Abib, which He gave to Israel in Exodus 12:2, ” This month shall be unto you the begining of months: it shall be the first month of  the year to you”. So we see that man, because of  the influence of Babylon, turns his back on YHWH and does what is right in his own eyes.

Some of those who celebrate Rosh Hoshanna, believe that the afternoon of Rosh Hoshanna, they are to “cast their sins” into a stream of flowing water, by throwing pebbles into the stream.

Yahushua said to cast them on Him! He already dealt with the sin.

Rosh Hoshanna is an annual “time of reflection”, to deal with sin.

Yahushua has already been Sacrificed ONCE AND FOR ALL who sin. The writer of Hebrews,l reminds us NOT to crucify Christ afresh, not to go back to repentance over and over [Hebrews 6:6]  

I WILL celebrate the Feast of Trumpets, until Yahushua comes back!!

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5 responses to “Rosh Hoshanna or Feast of Trumpets? Which one is for Christians?

  1. This is the response of TimH; AKA Iwanthetruth;
    It came to my email, so I agreed to post it for him.

    Following after old traditions????

    It’s interesting that Rosh Hashanna wasn’t originally the new years day, but I didn’t realize Christians were concerned about the matter. Arguing the exact day for the Jewish new year doesn’t seem any more relevant than arguing the exact day for the Chineese new year. For one, it’s mostly just an arbitrary day for resetting the calendar, and, secondly, it’s not our calendar. I suppose it could have been our calendar, but it isn’t, and I see no reason to worry about it.

    As for the question of whether we Christians should be maintaining the old Jewish traditions, I suppose that’s debatable, but I, personally, cannot maintain them without deviating from Christian culture. That is to say that Christians as a whole have lost their Hebraic roots, and that may be a bad thing, but retaining our unity is probably more important at this point. Having various Christian sects going off on their own tangents to rediscover their roots might only serve to split us even more than we already are, and that would be a greater loss than what we left behind.

    The purposes of these traditional celebrations is to maintain a corporate memory of an event or idea. The celebration is not the point. The thing commemorated is the point. I would argue that a Christian can celebrate no holiday, yet still be close to Christ, so long as he retains the Word of God in his heart. Conversely, an observant Jew can follow all of the customs, yet miss the point entirely.

    I would say the point is moot, because celebrations are a convention, which means that if the body of believers does not, as a whole, participate, then it serves no purpose to any individual or family who does. If you’re the only person driving on the right side of the road, then it doesn’t really help that you’re following the law. Conventions die when the society ceases to follow them. Had they been moral laws, it would have been another matter, but they’re not. For example, murder is not a matter of convention.

    It might be argued that Christians in general should find their way back to the original traditions. It might be that the original traditions have lost their meaning to us, and their following would be of no value. Whatever the case, Christians are not following the old conventions, therefore such participation is not in unity with the body of believers. Rather, at this time, it seems to lend credibility to the very people who have blasphemed Jesus from the very beginning. We have Christ, and we must work out our own salvation within our own hearts. No ritual serves to replace or augment this principle. We must not attempt to carry our new wine in old wineskins.

    T

  2. Iwanthetruth

    Dr Fruchtenbaum who is a solid Messianic Jew also adds this to the information available…

    http://www.cicchese.it/campshoshanah2009/outline/outline-rosh_hashanah_feast_of_trumpets-fruchtenbaum.pdf

    It seems, according to this person the two are one and the same…

    Tim

  3. Hi Tim,
    I tried to open that file, but somehow it keeps giving me a “damaged message” on my computer, so it want open.
    Now, I have known you a couple of years and know you to be a “contender of the Faith”. Knowing that, I ask you to carefully look over what I said and check out for yourself the many teachings available on the “ORIGINS” of Rosh Hoshana. Also note that it is NOT mentioned in the Torah and that most Jewish site claim it to be in the Talmud, in particular written in Babylon captivity. I don’t make random claims on this. I also “know in my spirit man”, that one points to man, while the other points to Yahushua.
    I only presented this for those to read and make up their own mind, even if to celebrate one or the other, both of them, or neither one of them.
    Be Blessed !
    Love in Yahushua, Christ Jesus
    Jake

  4. Iwanthetruth

    Some of those who celebrate Rosh Hoshanna, believe that the afternoon of Rosh Hoshanna, they are to “cast their sins” into a stream of flowing water, by throwing pebbles into the stream.

    Yahushua said to cast them on Him! He already dealt with the sin.

    Rosh Hoshanna is an annual “time of reflection”, to deal with sin.

    Yahushua has already been Sacrificed ONCE AND FOR ALL who sin. The writer of Hebrews,l reminds us NOT to crucify Christ afresh, not to go back to repentance over and over [Hebrews 6:6]

    I WILL celebrate the Feast of Trumpets, until Yahushua comes back!!

    Amen to the bolded areas.

    I just read this portion of an article that I want to share with you.

    From an article in the magazine, Midnight Call, called The Exclusive Church by Arno Frose (October 2009 Page 12).

    9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;1 Peter 2:9

    Some churches will instruct their members what to eat and what not to eat, what to drink and what not to drink, and to keep certain holy days and Sabbaths. Such rules and regulations are quite common. Yet the Bible warns against such, “16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,…” Colossians 2:16 (New King James Version)

    Each individual Christian is responsible to His Lord. It is not the task of a committee or ministerial authority to decide how the individual must act to qualify as a Christian.

    It is quite amazing to see how liberal Scripture really is in this matter:

    2 For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. 3 Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. 4 Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
    5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord;[a] and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
    Romans 14:2-6 (New King James Version)

    Any teaching contrary to the pattern laid down in Holy Scripture does not represent Orthodox Christianity, and we must reject it.

    The Church is not an organization; it does not have an address, a headquarters, or an actual earthly authority. The Church is a living organism, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, who guides and directs each and every saint.

  5. Your site was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday. 🙂

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