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!!