These three fall feasts take place in the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, the month of Tishri. On our Roman calendar, this is during the months of September and October. The Feast of Trumpets falls on the first day of the month of Tishri beginning at sundown and continues for two days. Ten days later is the Day of Atonement. This ten-day timeframe is called the Ten Days of Awe, a time of personal examination and reflection. This is followed by the Feast of Tabernacles, the “Great Feast,” as it was called in John 7:37 when Jesus was about to reveal Himself as “the Living Water.”
I believe that the three fall feasts represent three aspects of the end-times. The Feast of Trumpets is a time of awakening. God is calling His Body, His Bride to awaken and return to Him. The time has come for us to be cleansed of things of this world and focus our hearts and minds solely on Him. The First Commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength,” must have first place in our hearts. Jesus is returning for a pure, spotless Bride. We must be done with lesser things. We are called to glory in our King, we are called to greatness, we are called to rule and reign with Him. That is our destiny and it’s time that we begin to focus on eternity rather than being caught in the muck of this world. As we do this, we begin to see things shift in the world around us. We begin to pursue the things of God’s heart. We cry out for revival, we go after the harvest, we stand in the authority given to us and call forth Light into the darkness. Signs and wonders abound, people are set free, healed, delivered, and equipped. The Kingdom of God comes into manifestation. This is the season we are in. We are living in the Feast of Trumpets.
These things must occur before the Day the Lord. The Day of Atonement symbolizes Judgment Day. This day separates the saved from the unsaved. The door will be shut and the Bridegroom and His Bride will move on to the wedding banquet…..
The Feast of Tabernacles pictures that event….when we will dwell forever in the Presence of our beautiful Bridegroom, King and Judge. The tone of this feast is extreme rejoicing and celebrating. We celebrate His goodness and provision. We celebrate the harvest of souls. We celebrate our permanent dwelling with Him. This is our eternal destiny, the day we long for. This is the day for which we must prepare NOW.