It's the day of shouting or trumpets (Hebrew name is Yom Teruah) which is the head or first fall feast.
You can find out when your Father began this holiday by looking in Leviticus 23:23-25 KJV.
23 And YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] spake unto Moses, saying,
24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath (a holiday from work), a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation (it's holy because your Father said it is a holy celebration).
25 Ye shall do no servile work (take the day of) therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] .
- This holiday is the start of the fall feast season.
The Hebrew word teruah (teruah spelled with the letters Tav Resh Vav Ayin Hey) means "to make a loud noise", (yom spelled with the letters Yod Vav Mem is the word used for "day").
Yom Teruah - Day to make a loud noise!
This is why Yom Teruah is also called the “Day of Trumpets” or even “Day of Shouting.”
Scripture teaches us it is a day of shouting and blowing of shofars (today you can also use the trumpet or maybe a keyboard which makes the trumpet sound).
This holiday references the day we are told many times not to forget the day YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] the Almighty shouted down the 10 commandments "...for the third day YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai" - Exodus 19:11 KJV.
This happened after He wrote them on stone, now He writes them on the heart of every believer Hebrew 10:16 for this is His covenant promise to us.
This is why we (followers of the Messiah) now have a deep down desire to obey Him.
This holiday also broadcast the Messiah’s second coming in which He will fulfill all the fall feasts (you know them as Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Feast of Tabernacles) just as He fulfilled all the spring feasts (you know them as Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Day of First Fruits and Pentecost) when He walked this earth over 2000 years ago.
This holiday celebration is the only one that falls on the first day of a Biblical month.
This means we have to wait for the first sliver of the moon to be sighted – because of this we don’t know exactly when the feast will start.
This is what Yeshua (aka Jesus) was referring to when He said that “no man will know the day or the hour” of His return Matthew 25:13 KJV.
Because of this we are to be wary of the season of his coming.
We are to be diligent to observe world events showing us the time is near Matthew 24.
Because we don’t know for sure when the first sliver of the new moon will be sighted, we have to be completely ready for Yom Teruah before it comes; it’s a rehearsal for the ultimate Yom Teruah when Yeshua (YeHoVah Yeshua) returns.
This day is called (in the plural) Yom HaKippurim.
You can find out when your Father began this holiday by looking in Leviticus 23:27
This literally means Day of “coverings.”
On this holiday the High Priest would pour the blood of a sacrificed goat over the Kaporet which was in the tabernacle (Kaporet has the same root in Hebrew for the Mercy Seat) to atone (cover) for the many sins and transgressions (plural again) of the nation of Israel.
Today Christ atoned (covered) our many sins and transgressions,
Romans 3:25 CJB
"God put Yeshua forward as the kapparah for sin through his faithfulness in respect to his bloody sacrificial death. This vindicated God’s righteousness; because, in his forbearance, he had passed over [with neither punishment nor remission] the sins people had committed in the past;"
Romans 3:25 AMP
"whom God displayed publicly [before the eyes of the world] as a [life-giving] sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation (propitiation) by His blood [to be received] through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness [which demands punishment for sin], because in His forbearance [His deliberate restraint] He passed over the sins previously committed [before Jesus’ crucifixion]."
On Yom Kippur, we are told to:
1. "do no work whatsoever" (for this day is a holiday).
2. "bring an offering made by fire unto YeHoVah the LORD" and
3. “afflict our souls” or “deny ourselves.”
Look at #3 we are told to afflict our sous.
Matthew 16:24 KJV
"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
John 12:25 AMP
"The one who loves his life [eventually] loses it [through death], but the one who hates his life in this world [and is concerned with pleasing God] will keep it for life eternal."
John 12:25 CJB
"He who loves his life loses it, but he who hates his life in this world will keep it safe right on into eternal life!"
Our relationship with our Creator is the most important in our lives.
It is easy to get caught up in thinking and worrying about day to day things, so fasting on Yom Kippur is the reminder that all those kinds of needs come after our need for our Father YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] , and for His love and grace.
And again, this is a holiday to celebrate from work.
Whether you are ready to completely fast from all food and water on Yom Kippur, or you are just ready to deny yourself your normal favorite foods, make sure you are thinking about what is really important on this day.
When you are feeling hungry, remember that Yeshua tells us that he is the Bread of Life.
Our relationship with him is what truly feeds us.
Eating food every day allows us to live, but knowing and loving the Father YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] is what allows us to live holy lives that please him.
And the Father’s [YeHoVaH's (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"]] grace and mercy allow us to live eternally.
While it is widely understood that Yom Kippur is a day to fast, fasting is not just about food.
Isaiah 58: 1-12 discusses an “acceptable fast” to YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"].
Consider the following verses from Isaiah 58:
6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
7. Is it not to give your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house?
When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
YeHoVaH’s (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] holidays are the perfect time to think about performing an act of service for others.
Consider providing food to your local food bank or clothes to a local shelter in honor of this day in which we consider the blessings and provisions we get from the Father [YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"]]
The “acceptable fast” outlined in Isaiah includes righteous actions such as these.
Yeshua fulfilled the Spring Feasts of the LORD at his first coming; he will fulfill the Fall Feasts of YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] — including Yom Kippur — at his second coming.
In the last days, Yom Kippur is the final day of YeHoVaH's (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] judgment on the world, which is why it is a day of repentance now as we look toward its final fulfillment.
Fittingly, the 10 days that precede Yom Kippur are known as the “10 days of awe”.
It is this time, between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur that many people reflect on the previous year and determine if amends need to be made with anyone in their life.
These days are representative of our lifespan on earth, a time under the grace of Yeshua’s salvation and before the time of the wrath of YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] — a reminder of the urgency to do our best work for the King of Kings, and to serve our fellow man to the best of our ability.
The number 10 in Hebraic understanding represents completion and perfection; it’s no coincidence that YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] chose this number of days between these two all-important feast days to urge us to “get our lives right” in the time that we are given.
Yom Kippur marks the end of YeHoVaH's (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] wrath upon the earth.
The righteous will have been gathered to Messiah and are saved from this wrath.
Once YeHoVaH's (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] wrath is ended, it will be time for the wedding feast of Messiah and his people.
Sukkot (pronounced sue-COAT) celebration is also called the Feast of Tabernacles, or Feast of Booths.
You can find out when your Father began this holiday by looking in Leviticus 23:33-44.
Sukkot is one of the three pilgrimage feasts, or feasts for which we are commanded to “go up” to Jerusalem.
Today there is no Temple to go to in Jerusalem, but we still celebrate this feast because it is a rehearsal of events that have already occurred and some yet to come.
The first day of Sukkot is a High Sabbath and the day immediately following the seven-day feast (Shemini Atzeret) is also a High Sabbath (special Sabbaths other than the weekly Sabbath, Saturday) of no work.
During the feast of Sukkot we remember when the Almighty led the Israelites out of Egypt, and they lived in shelters in the wilderness for 40 years.
During this time, the Almighty also dwelt in a sukkah (sue-KAH), the singular form of the Hebrew word sukkot, among the people (i.e. in the “tabernacle”).
For Sukkot, each family is commanded to build a temporary shelter a sukkah and dwell in it for the length of the 8-day feast.
Some people set up a tent to dwell in during this time, while others build more elaborate, yet temporary structures with PVC pipe, bamboo, or wooden boards.
It can be as simple as a square or rectangle top and four legs.
The walls of the sukkah are usually some kind of fabric.
Most people eat their meals in the sukkah and some even camp out in it each night.
The sukkah is intended to remind us of our need for the Almighty’s provision and of the fact that our life on Earth is temporary, like the sukkah itself.
Sukkot has been intermediately fulfilled, meaning it has been fulfilled in a physical sense (the Messiah’s birth and earthly ministry), but the spiritual sense (his return) is yet to come.
During this holiday celebration we remember when YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] took Israel out of Egypt, and also remember they lived in portable shelters in the wilderness for 40 years.
Physically speaking, the Feast of Sukkot commemorates when, over 2,000 years ago on the first day of Sukkot (a High Sabbath), the Messiah was born.
He is the very Word of YeHoVaH (יְהוָה) [you know Him by the title "the LORD"] made flesh, and literally “dwelt” or “tabernacled” with us.
In a spiritual sense, the Feast of Sukkot is all about finally dwelling with the Almighty after the end times.
When we are gathered to the Messiah, there will be a great feast (during the feast of Sukkot, of course).
The Bible likens it to a wedding feast and calls it the "Marriage Supper of the Lamb" Revelation 19:6.
The groom is Messiah and we are like a bride that has waited for him.
Then, on the Last Great Day, the eighth day of the feast, Yeshua (Jesus) returns to the earth on a white horse to rule with his people for 1,000 years.
In the final fulfillment of this feast, there will be a new Heaven and new Earth, and we will finally dwell with the Almighty forever!