Pastor: Christians should mark Feast of Trumpets
‘These are not Jewish holidays, they are the Lord’s holidays’
Posted: September 10, 2009
8:33 pm Eastern
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While some evangelical leaders and politicians are urging Christians to commemorate the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, one pastor is calling on believers to join with Jews around the world next Friday in observing Rosh Hoshana – or the Feast of Trumpets.
“These are not Jewish holidays, they are the Lord’s holidays,” explains Biltz, who has recorded teaching videos, “The Feasts of the Lord,” for WND.
“As gentiles we are also joining in the wakeup call for all Jews to return to the Torah and to Hashem,” says Biltz. “This is in response to Zechariah 8:23: ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall
Biltz adds: “We are asking gentiles from around the world to join our global wave of shofar blasts around the world in every time zone honoring Hashem as King.”
“The Feasts of the Lord” have special meaning and significance for all believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, says Biltz. They were commemorated by Jesus and His apostles – and continued to be observed by Jesus’ followers in the first century even after His death and Resurrection. They also have special meaning with respect to the life, death, resurrection and return of Jesus, he points out.
There’s still time to learn these important lessons before the fall feasts are past.
Rosh Hashana begins Friday night, Sept. 18 this year. It is followed by Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, Sept. 27.
“I believe these DVDs can profoundly increase the faith of followers of Jesus, giving them a new appreciation of who He is, why He came and what He expects of us,” says Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WND and the producer of the video series. “I think most people who view these teachings by Pastor Mark Biltz will be stunned by what they learn about the meaning of these feasts in our lives.”
For instance, is it true the Bible says we cannot know the day or the hour of Jesus’ return?
On the contrary, says “The Feasts of the Lord,” the Bible is quite specific about the day of His return – it’s just the year that remains a mystery. This misunderstanding of what the Lord said about His return is due to a simple misreading of the Scriptures – partly a result of not understanding the cultural context of the message.
Would you like to know the specific day of the Lord’s return?
The spring feasts – or appointed times – were fulfilled by the first coming of Yeshua, the Hebrew name of Jesus, which means “Salvation,” explains Biltz. The fall feasts will be fulfilled by His Second Coming – in the very near future, he relates in an engaging, informative and entertaining series of teachings you will want to watch again and again and share with your friends, relatives and fellow believers.
Biltz emphasizes that these feasts, described in Leviticus, were not intended for the Jewish people alone. He says they are meant to be observed as well as to serve as signs of the times in which we live – reminders of the greatest events of the past and foreshadowings of the future.
Biltz says much of the church is asleep – unaware of the significance of the feasts in God’s holy time clock. The feasts were not intended to be abandoned by believers after the coming of Jesus. His followers observed them in the First Century. It’s time to rediscover them again as the hour of His return approaches.
The fall feasts began Sept. 30 with the Feast of Trumpets, or Rosh Hashana. Christian believers will be stunned by the importance of this feast and all the others to follow when they view this unique teaching video by Biltz, an expert in the Hebrew roots of Christianity.
“Just as the spring feasts were the dress rehearsals for Messiah’s first coming, the fall feasts are the dress rehearsals for His Second Coming,” says Biltz.
Biltz says far from telling us not to be concerned about the time of the Lord’s return, the Bible over and over again commands believers to be “watching” – and provides some shocking and amazing hints for the discerning student.
The video series pinpoints the specific day on the Hebrew calendar for the return of Jesus. The only unknown, according to Biltz, is which year that return will occur – though he makes the case it is very near.
Biltz says most of the church is unaware of this very specific prophetic time clock offered by God to the human race in the Bible. Because of this, he believes many Christians will be surprised rather than watching with anticipation and hope, as the Bible commands.
“Your faith will be renewed or heightened to new limits by these teachings, I predict,” says Farah. “These are powerful videos – unlike anything ever produced before.”