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We have already stated that the Remnant will be taken out of this earth or ascend alive at Trumpets. We have also seen that Trumpets begins the seventh month fall festivals, is followed by the Day of Atonement on the tenth of the month, and then Tabernacles begins on the fifteenth. Trumpets is also unique in that it signals the end of an old civil year and the beginning of a new year. The reason for this is because of the two calendars in Judaism - the sacred calendar on which all of the feasts are scheduled, and the civil calendar. These two calendars are six months apart and both operate on the lunar cycle, thus the seventh month of the sacred calendar corresponds to the first month in the civil calendar. Therefore, when the trumpet sounds at the beginning of the first day marking the day of Trumpets, it is also a clarion sound that a civil new year is beginning - Rosh Hashanah. These facts may seem somewhat incidental until one examines the laws of Yahweh relative to the matter at hand, as well as the timing of the soon coming resurrection trumpet blast. Let us explain.
Yahweh has many clear reasons for having these two calendars, and we will see one of those reasons now. In Leviticus 25:3-5 we read:
"Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to Yahweh; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard. Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of Nazirites you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.
One thing you should realize here is that all of Yahweh's laws are given to man, not because man is capable of keeping them, but because Yahweh will fulfill them. Yahweh obligates Himself to His own laws. In this regard, His laws can help us to understand what He will perform, for He does nothing apart from His laws. They explain or reveal what Yahweh is doing and will do. This is certainly true in this specific law we see here.
If you read the above verse in your Bible, it may possibly read "untrimmed vines" instead of "Nazirites." But actually the Hebrew word is literally "Nazirites." So, Yahweh has a law that He will not bring any additional "Nazirites" in during the seventh year rest. What are Nazirites? We have seen in the writings under the section of "The Nazirite Vow" (click here and scroll down to that listing), that Nazirites are those who have entered into the garden of God, or the kingdom of God, to which Yahshua opened the way. Nazirites are "believers," whether they are Christians or Remnant.
Now stay with us and let us point something out. For six "years," if you would (or even six "days" - the principle is the same), Yahshua has been working with man in this world. Of course the actual time sequence here is 6,000 years. Even as Yahweh reckons 1,000 years as a "day" (2 Peter 3:8), patternwise He likewise reckons 1,000 years as a "year." Thus, we are just now at the end of the sixth "day" or sixth "year." Soon we will be entering into the seventh Millennial "day" or "year." This will be the earth's 1,000 year Sabbath in which Yahshua will bring rest to the earth and to man from the labor of sin he has been under since the beginning with Adam. In fulfillment of the law, man has labored under sin for six "years." It is now legally time for a one "year" release from sin - the Sabbath rest year. Exodus 21:2 tells us - "If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment." While man has never been able to keep Yahweh's laws, Yahweh will! And He will declare a one "year" Sabbath rest for man who has been enslaved to sin and corruption for 6,000 years.
This Sabbath rest is good in many, many regards; but it also poses a most interesting problem. When the coming trumpet blows, marking the transition to the Millennial rest, according to Yahweh's own law, He cannot harvest any Nazirites during that "year"! It is the seventh "year"! While this offers a unique problem, it provides for an interesting solution as well.
Since Tabernacles is the resurrection feast for man, it would seem that the Remnant would be resurrected around Tabernacles. The only problem though, is once that trumpet has finished blowing, marking the end of the sixth "year" and the beginning of the new seventh "year," no Nazirites can be resurrected in that seventh year! This is not a problem in any other year except the rest year. There can be resurrections in the first through the sixth years at any time, but not in the seventh. Thus, no Nazirites can be harvested in the Millennial reign! So what is the solution for the Remnant Nazirites who will reign with Yahshua during the Millennium?
Many people have noticed something about God that is frequently a point of testing. It is frequently said that He is a "last minute God!" He seems to provide His answers, provide for a need, just at the last minute, or maybe the last second! Have you ever noticed this about Him? Well, in the harvesting of His Nazirites, He will be no different. In fact, when that trumpet is blowing marking the transition in the "year" (and it will be illegal for Him to resurrect man when that trumpet blast stops), "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet" the second Remnant will be taken out (1 Corinthians 15:52)! "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 shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
The Remnant will be taken out "in the twinkling of an eye," just before the last long trumpet blast ends; because once it ends, there can be no more Nazirites for one "year," or an actual 1,000 years! That blast marks the transition into the rest "year"!
So in order for Yahweh to get His Nazirites, He will take them out on the trumpet blast and advance their participation in Tabernacles in heaven. (The actual timing of this feast we will see in the next section.) This legally must be. Yahweh cannot wait to glorify the Remnant later on the normal cycle. This is only one reason, as we will see, why the Remnant has to be taken out early - to honor the law prohibiting the harvesting of Nazirites in the rest year. This is very important and greatly impacts the normal Feast of Tabernacles in the rest "year." This also of course prevents Christianity from any resurrection until this 1,000 year rest "year" is complete. The following time-line will hopefully help you understand the sequence of these important events. Each numbered "year" represents 1,000 actual year's time.
And before we move on, let us parenthetically point out an interesting and provocative fact. Yahweh's law actually requires that the trumpet be sounded to mark the beginning of every new month (Numbers 10:10; Psalm 81:3). His calendar is based upon the cycles of the moon, and every new month begins with a new moon. In Yahweh's accounting, the new moon is not what we today call a "new moon." The new moon for Yahweh is the smallest crescent which begins its "growth" back to a full moon. The crescent is the new moon, and it is at that point the new month begins. Trumpets in the seventh month was a special notation of that event, providing highly significant prophetic meaning.
Let us briefly point out here that the trumpet blast always came when the moon was revealing only the smallest remnant of its size. I trust you caught that. The trumpet blast always marked not only the start of a new month, but also the presence of a "remnant" of the moon. The beginning of every new month provided a repeated testimony of taking the little Remnant out on Trumpets. It is this taking out of the true Remnant that will mark the changing of the darkening cycle of mankind. This glorious event will lead us to the day when there will be a full moon - when all men in their own order eventually resurrect on the fifteenth day, or Tabernacles! The seventh month begins with the resurrecting new moon trumpet blast for the Remnant, but looks to the distant day when the moon will be full on Tabernacles, and all men will be brought fully into His marvelous transforming light! Praise Yahweh for His marvelous works!
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