The Great Shofar and Rosh HaShanah


What happens when the shofar of Messiah sounds? At Rosh Hashanah, we rehearse for the future.

Every year at Rosh Hashanah, disciples of Yeshua hear the shofar in anticipation of the future trumpet of Messiah. Yeshua predicted that God 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” (Matthew 24:31). He will gather, “His chosen ones” and bring them back to their land.

The daily prayers of the synagogue entreat God three times a day for the great blast of Messiah’s shofar and the ingathering of all Israel:

Blast the Great Shofar for our freedom. Lift a banner to gather our exiles, and quickly gather us together from the four corners of the earth to our land. Blessed are You, O LORD, who gathers the outcasts of His people Israel. (Amidah 10)

The “great shofar” of Messiah alludes to a prophecy in Isaiah:

It will come about also in that day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem. (Isaiah 27:13) (Click to Article)

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