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The Seventh Month

The fall feasts of the Eternal, being in the seventh month of His calendar, usually come in our months of September and/or October. All of the feasts of Yahweh are found in Leviticus 23. The first of the fall feasts, often referred to as the Feast of Trumpets, falls on the first day of the seventh month of the sacred calendar. It is celebrated by the blowing of the Shofar. [click here for more information on the festivals]

Leviticus 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 by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.

For the Jews it is the beginning of their secular calendar, called Rosh Ha Shanah. To them it was the time for crowning of kings, the dedicating of Solomon’s temple, and traditionally celebrated as the creation of man.

There are 12 months in the year and there are 12 tribes in Israel. Every month of the Jewish year has its representative tribe. The month of Tishrei is the month of the tribe of Dan. This is of symbolic significance, for when Dan was born to Bilhah, Rachel's maid, Rachel said, "God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice..." (Genesis 30:6). Dan and din (as in Yom HaDin, Day of Judgment) are both derived from the same root, symbolizing that Tishrei is the time of Divine judgment and forgiveness. Similarly, every month of the Jewish calendar has its sign of the Zodiac (in Hebrew, Mazal). The sign of the Zodiac for Tishrei is Scales. This is symbolic of the Day of Judgment.

To the Messianic it represents the return of Messiah. The trumpet is associated with Yahweh’s (YHVH) appearance on the mountain in Exodus 19 and His return and the resurrection of the saints.

Psalms 98:6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, the LORD.

Matthew 24:31 "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

1 Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.


Proverbs 10: 17 He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.

Bible Quiz

  1. From which book of the prophets did Yeshua read in the synagogue? - Lu 4:16-17
  2. The Jews were under the rule of what nation during the time of Christ? - Lu 2:1-7
  3. Where had Festus asked Paul to go when Paul appealed to Caesar? - Acts 25:9-11
  4. What did the beggar who lay at the rich man’s gate want to eat? - Lu 16:20-21
  5. What miracle did God perform for Moses at Rephidim? - Ex 17:1-6
  6. Who was King Agrippa’s female companion? - Acts 25:13
  7. Who said, "but why am I so favored that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"

Hebraic Lesson

Although there are a total of seven feasts, God divided the seven festivals into three major festival seasons. We are approaching the third season, the fall feasts, which consist of: The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah), also known as Rosh HaShanah, Atonement (Yom Kippur), and Tabernacles (Sukkot), which are all observed in the seventh month of Tishrei. These fall feasts are described by YHWH to Moses in Lev. 23:23-36. This year, the feasts are at the end of September and the beginning of October. The seven feasts of YHVH are actually a picture of God’s plan for man. Following is a synopsis, (borrowed from Eddie Chumney’s book, The Seven Festivals of the Lord) of some of the messages of the feast days.

God gave the festivals to teach us:

- It is a sign between Him and us, an appointed time; to remind the people about YHVH’s deliverance.

- To remind us about His provisions for our daily lives.

- To have a special time of rejoicing in the Torah (or Law)

- About the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah

- The empowering of the believers by the Holy Spirit

- The resurrection of the dead

- The coronation of the Messiah

- The wedding of the Messiah

- The second coming of the Messiah

- The millennium (or the Messianic age); and much, much more.


It is important to remember that as an entire unit, the festivals teach about the complete plan of God; however, each festival centers on a particular theme in the plan of God.

The festivals as a whole teach us that:

- All of the festivals are, at the same time, both historical and prophetic.

- All of the festivals teach about Yeshua.

- All of the festivals are agricultural in context.

- All of the festivals teach about our personal relationship with God and how we are to walk with Him as we grow in the knowledge of Him, from a new believer to a mature believer.

Obviously, in the space provided, there is not room to give this subject justice. For a somewhat longer overview of the seven feasts, please follow this link [click here for more information on the festivals]


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Did You Know

Did you know the custom of serving a slice of lemon with fish dates back to the middle ages? It was believed if you swallowed a fish bone the juice would help dissolve it.


If my husband ever met a woman on the street who looked like the women in his paintings, he would faint. – Mrs. Pablo Picasso

You are too stressed if...

  • You say the same sentence over and over without realizing you said it before...
  • You can hear mimes.
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  • You can skip without a rope.
  • You discover the aesthetic beauty of office supplies.
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The Bible Story

The size of the tribes.

The sun is now getting lower in the sky and the long columns of Ephraim’s armies are starting to move. It had to be an awesome sight to the enemy of Israel. Literally there were miles of people, carts, and animals. We probably could estimate how large an area they would cover. If a tribe had 50,000 men from the age of 20 years and upward (see Numbers chapter 2) there would probably be another 3 to 4 individuals for every man of this age. We could have a tribe of 150,000 to 200,000.

What would 180,000 people at one time look like? If we allowed only a two-foot square for each person, we would have a single line two-foot wide by 360,000 feet or 68 miles long. So we could put twelve of them shoulder to shoulder to reduce the line to a little over five miles long. Of course we need to add room for a cart (approx. 5 by 5 foot), a donkey (6 foot long) and some maneuvering space for each family and the line could easily grow to 100 feet wide by 15 miles long. This is for one tribe and there were twelve, plus the Levites. Also add the vast herds and flocks and we could have a wide column (100 feet) by maybe 240 miles long??? So let us say we put three tribes side by side to reduce the length to about 80 miles. The breath will grow to 400 feet wide with some room to separate the tribes (one and a third football fields wide).

How fast can they move with animals? At two miles an hour the 80-mile long column would take 40 hours to pass one point. This mass could possibly cover over 3,800 acres.

No wonder Balak said in

Numbers 22:2-6 Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel. Moab said to the elders of Midian, "Now this horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time. So he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, at Pethor, which is near the River, in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people came out of Egypt; behold, they cover the surface of the land, and they are living opposite me. "Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."

These are all estimates on my part, I believe they are conservative as I have heard of some estimates that would cover an area the size of the State of Rhode Island. We need to understand they were no small rag-tag group. They were organized, orderly, disciplined and by the end of their wilderness journey ready to enter the Promised Land under the leadership of YHVH.

Quiz Answers

  1. Isaiah
  2. Rome
  3. Jerusalem
  4. What fell from the rich man’s table
  5. Water from the rock
  6. Bernice
  7. Elizabeth

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