The Days of Awe

“The Trumpets of the book of Revelation find its meaning in the feast of trumpets. It is the fifth feast of the Jewish calendar after Pentecost. Leviticus 23:24 says “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.” Revelation 8:1 says “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour”. Have you ever heard of such a thing as heaven being silent? Heaven is a place of worship and where worship never ceases! It is a place where the Seraphim cry ‘HOLY, HOLY, HOLY! But in this passage of scripture we see that silence has entered the heavens. The word ‘silence’ in this verse means that there was a great noise, but a hush has been issued from the throne. If heaven is silent; then so is the earth silent because the Lord called for a silence. Habakkuk 2:20 says “But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.” Notice what Zephaniah 1:7 says “Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand…” In Jewish terminology, this silence is called “the days of awe”. The days of awe began the same day the feast of trumpets started. Remember that the feast of trumpets represents the tribulation period. The days of awe are a time of repentance and examination of one’s self. God commanded that heaven be silent for a half an hour. This is symbolic of the Priesthood, for they had to be 30 years old and upward. The Bible says that Jesus was about 30 years old when he began his earthly ministry. The number 30 also represents a place of maturity in one’s life. The Priesthood operated in covering the children of Israel’s sins by the sacrifice of animals. Jesus came to John who was baptizing with the baptism of Repentance. Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver so we could come to a place of salvation unto a perfect and mature man.”

-Anthony Booker

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