Shalom to my fellow brothers and sisters in YESHUA ha’Mashiach. We are now entering the season of all the Fall Moedim (M0-ed-deem) which means Appointed times, Feasts/Fasts that YHWH Elohim commanded us to observe each year. And on the 30th of this month we begin with Yom Teruah (Day of Shouting or blasting) which some know as Trumpets.
YHWH commands us in Leviticus 23:23-24 saying:
"Say to the Israelites: 'On the first day of the seventh month (Ethanim) you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. Do no regular work, but present an offering made to YHWH by fire.'"
Yom Teruah begins on September 30th, 2019. So that means at sunset on September 29th through sundown on September 30th is a (Kodesh) Holy Day which we are commanded not to work. We are allowed to prepare food for the celebration and that is all you may do, being that it is a Shabbat but not a Shabbat Shabbaton.
Shabbat Shabbaton’s such as the weekly 7th Day Sabbath and Yom Kippur are complete rests or complete stopping. Meaning no work, no cooking cleaning, buying, selling, etc.
Fact: Teruah (Teh-roo-ah) is Hebrew for loud noise or shouting. Teruah is used in scripture for shouting, as an alarm, for rejoicing or blowing of trumpets.
Joshua 6:5-6 which says:
"And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the horn, all the people shall shout with Teruah (a grout shout); and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall go up every man straight before him."
2 Chronicles 13:14-15
“And Judah turned and saw the battle was both in front and behind them. Then they cried out to YHWH, and the priests sounded the trumpets. And the men of Judah gave a shout (teruah). And it came to be as the men of Judah shouted, that Elohim smote Jaroboam and all Yisra’el before Abiyah and Judah.”
So just like Joshua at Jericho when they shouted to make the walls collapse, so did Abiyah son of Reoboam with Judah. When they shouted Elohim smote Jeroboam and Yisra’el before them.
1 Samuel 4:5-6 says:
"And when the ark of the Covenant of YHWH came into the camp, all of Yisra'el Teruah (shouted) so loudly that the earth shook." And when the Philistines heard the noise of the teruah, they said, 'What is the noise of this great teruah in the camp of the Hebrews?"
“As for the builders, each one had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the ram’s horn was beside me. And I said to the nobles, and to the deputy rulers, and to the rest of the people, “The work is great and large, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. In whatever place you hear the sound of the ram’s horn, join us there. Our Elohim fights for us.”
“And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the shamayim to the other.”
"Teruah (shout) with joy to Elohim, All the earth!"
Raise a teruah (shout) for YHWH, All the earth!
There are four primary types of shofar blasts:
1. Tekiah- A long single blast (the sound of the King’s coronation.)
2. Shevarim- Three short wail-like blasts (signifying repentance)
3. Teruah-Nine staccato blasts of alarm (to awaken the soul)
4. Tekiah ha-Galol- a great long blast (for as long as you can blow!)
Let us do as David said and TERUAH all the earth with shouting and blowing the shofar! This is for all believers in our Messiah YESHUA and as we see it carries a great importance in YHWH's plan for His people.
Blessings to you in YESHUA ha’Mashiach's name,