Memorial of Clamor
(Commonly called the Feast of Trumpets.)
According to the 3 lexicons that I frequently use, and very simply put, "teru'ah" or "teruw'ah" is a clamor, or blast, especially a clangor of trumpets, acclamation of joy, war, or alarm, a loud noise but it can also be by shouting. Also, from the American Heritage Dictionary, one of the meanings of the word "clamor" is a loud sustained noise and this has much relevance.
Strongs H8643. teruw'ah, ter-oo-aw'; from H7321; clamor, i.e. acclamation of joy or a battle-cry; espec. clangor of trumpets, as an alarum:--
NASC H8643. teru'ah, [929d]; from H7321; a shout or blast of war, alarm, or joy:--
Gesenius H8643 (teru'ah) (1) prop. tumult, loud noise, specially-(a) joyful noise, rejoicing, Job 8:21. 1 Sa. 4:5; Ezra 3:11, 13, joyful acclamations with which the people receive the king, Num. 23:21.-(b) a warlike cry, cry for battle, Am. 1:14; Jer. 4:19; 49:2, to raise a war-cry, Josh. 6:5, 20. (2) the sound of a trumpet, Lev. 25:9. the first of the seventh month (afterwards the first), which was announced with sound of trumpet, Lev. 23:24; Num. 29:1-6. sacrifices offered with sound of trumpet, Ps. 27:6, compare Nu. 10:10; Ps. 89:16.
A.H.D. Clamor (kl²m"…r) n. 1. A loud outcry; a hubbub. 2. A vehement expression of discontent or protest: a clamor in the press for pollution control. 3. A LOUD SUSTAINED NOISE.
The most common use of the trumpet was used to call the people together.
Num. 10 (1) And YAHWEH spake unto Moses, saying, (2) Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.
From the day that the holy Spirit was poured out on the day of the Feast of the Firstfruits, there has been this calling together:
Heb. 12 (18) For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, (19) And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (20) (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: (21) And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) (22) But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the Living Elohim, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, (23) To the general assembly and Assembly of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven, and to YAHWEH the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, (24) And to YAHshua the Mediator of the New Covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
This calling together of the first-fruits most likely will end with the resurrection of the Saints on the Memorial of Clamor or Feast of Trumpets at the trump of YAHWEH. Those that are YAHshua's are to be raised from the dead at His coming.
I Cor. 15 (20) But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (21) For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. (22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive. (23) But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at His coming.
Shaul surely must have thought that the resurrection would occur during his lifetime, for he wrote the following in a letter to the congregation at Corinth.
I Cor. 15 (51) Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (54) So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (55) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory
Shaul also wrote to the Congregation at Thessalonica concerning the resurrection. He mentions that this would happen at the trump of YAHWEH.
I Thes. 4 (14) For if we believe that YAHshua died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in YAHshua will YAHWEH bring with Him. (15) For this we say unto you by the word of YAHWEH, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Sovereign shall not prevent them which are asleep. (16) For the Sovereign Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of YAHWEH: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first: (17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Sovereign in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Sovereign.
Also, when the seventh trumpet of the seventh seal of Revelation 11:15 is blown, the Messiah will come.
Rev. 11 (15) And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in Heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Elohim, and of HIS Messiah; and He shall reign for ever and ever.
Can anyone doubt that when these things occur that there will be a teru'ah (clamor or a loud sustained noise) from heaven with the trump of YAHWEH and the shout, with the voice of the archangel?
Just as those who are prepared will participate in that teru'ah (clamor) at the resurrection with praise and joy, so shall there be a clamor of terror with weeping and gnashing of teeth from those who are not prepared. This is alluded to in the following scripture.
Mat. 22 (1) And YAHshua answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, (2) The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, (3) And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. … (12) And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. (13) Then said the King to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (14) For many are called, but few are chosen.
As a nation, Israel rejected the Messiah 2,000 years ago. Therefore, Israel did not attain what they were looking for. YAHWEH did not put that new spirit in them nor put that new heart within them. YAHWEH did not write HIS laws in their hearts and in their minds and HE did not forgive them their sins and remember their sins no more. Israel was promised these things according to the following verses.
Isa. 59 (20) And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith YAHWEH. (21) As for ME, this is MY Covenant with them, saith YAHWEH; My spirit that is upon thee, and MY words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith YAHWEH, from henceforth and for ever.
Ezek. 36 (26) A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. (27) And I will put MY spirit within you, and cause you to walk in MY statutes, and ye shall keep MY judgments, and do them. (28) And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be MY people, and I will be your Elohim.
Jer. 31 (31) Behold, the days come, saith YAHWEH, that I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: (32) Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which MY Covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith YAHWEH: (33) But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith YAHWEH, I will put MY law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be MY people. (34) And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know YAHWEH: for they shall all know ME, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith YAHWEH: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Heb. 8 (6) But now hath He obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also He is the Mediator of a better Covenant, which was established upon better promises. (7) For if that first Covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. (8) For finding fault with them, HE saith, Behold, the days come, saith YAHWEH, when I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: (9) Not according to the Covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in MY Covenant, and I regarded them not, saith YAHWEH (10) For this is the Covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith YAHWEH; I will put MY laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them an Elohim, and they shall be to ME a people: (11) And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know YAHWEH: for all shall know ME, from the least to the greatest. (12) For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb. 10 (16) This is the Covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith YAHWEH, I will put MY laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; (17) And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Because Israel rejected the Messenger of the New Covenant and the message of salvation, YAHWEH turned to the gentiles. This was partially to provoke Israel to jealousy. (Paul also hoped that through his preaching to the gentiles he would provoke some of the Israelites to jealously.)
Rom. 11 (7) What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the Election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (8) (According as it is written, YAHWEH hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. (9) And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense unto them: (10) Let their eyes be darkened that they may not see, and bow down their back always. (11) I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? YAHWEH forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. (12) Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? (13) For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: (14) If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
Israelites still have the opportunity to be saved.
Rom. 11 (23) And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for YAHWEH is able to graft them in again. (24) For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? (25) For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (26) And so [in this manner] all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away wickedness from Jacob: (27) For this is MY Covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Let us pray that Israel will have been provoked to jealousy, repent and accept YAHshua's death as the atonement for their sins in time to be in the Resurrection at the return of YAHshua for those who love Him!
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