Updated: Aug 22
The 10 days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur are known as the "Ten Days of Awe" or "Ten Days of Repentance". According to Jewish tradition, on Yom Teruah the Heavens and books are opened and a time of repentance is granted. On Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets), the destiny of the righteous are written in the Book of Life, and the destiny of the wicked are written in the Book of Death. However, it is believed that names will not actually be inscribed in these books until Yom Kippur (the Day of Judgment), because the Merciful Creator and God gives "10 days" for repentance before any fate is sealed.
These 10 days are days for personal reflection and repentance. Anciently, the nation of Israel took these days seriously because it was vitally important for God to forgive their sins as a nation on Yom Kippur with the blood of YHWH's goat.
As believers in Yeshua Messiah we understand that all of the Appointed times of YHWH point to Yeshua and His plan of Salvation. At His first coming He fulfilled perfectly (brought to a higher level of understanding) the Spring Feasts: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Shavuot/Pentecost. (Briefly: on Passover He was crucified, on Firstfruits He arose, and on Shavuot the giving of the Holy Spirit). In addition, He entered into the Heavenly Tabernacle as Our High Priest and sacrifice of Yom Kippur, forgiving the sins of those who accepted Him. He fulfilled the Hebraic understanding of the suffering servant, "Son of Joseph."
There is no reason for not believing that at His second coming that He will fulfill the Fall Feasts as perfectly as He did the Spring Feasts, except this time He will be fulfilling them as the reigning "Son of David", "King of kings and Lord of lords". The Fall Feasts are Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (The Eighth Day). Please see each of my teachings on these Feasts under the tab "Appointed Times of Yahweh."
These "10 Ten Days of Awe" (Yom Teruah through Yom Kippur) are known to be what we call the "Day of the LORD" and the "Great Tribulation" or the "Time of Jacob's Trouble". It is during these days that the wrath of YHVH will be poured out but the righteous will be saved from it because God has promised to provide them with a "hiding place", a place of safety. See Isaiah 26:20-27:1.
This place of safety has often been referred to as "the Rapture", when Christians believe they will be up in Heaven with Yeshua as His wrath is poured out. However, Noah nor Lot ever left the earth and God protected them. God has protection for His people but they will not be leaving this earth.
Yom Teruah is known as: "The Day and Hour that No Man Knows" as well as "The Day of the Great Awakening Blast" and "The Day of the Resurrection of the Dead". If our bodies are to be changed (if still alive) or resurrected on this day, then what will we be doing during these 10 days that the wrath of God is being poured out? Well, one can only make some guesses based on Scripture. That being said, my mind goes off in one direction only. It makes perfect sense to me, but of course, no one has to believe me. I have never been taught this by anyone, I just see it in Scripture.
Let's just suppose for a moment! When Yeshua arose from the dead, He had a glorified body. He appeared suddenly and then vanished just as suddenly. He walked through walls into rooms where the disciples had gathered. To top this off, He was with them in this state for 40 days.
Now, no one could hurt Him in this glorified state no matter how hard they tried. They had already done their worse when they crucified Him.
If we resurrect or are changed on Yom Teruah, then for 10 days we could be in our "glorified bodies" until Yom Kippur when Yeshua returns to earth to set up His Kingdom (His wrath having been completed). During this time no man can hurt us for we have glorified bodies just as Yeshua did. We will therefore be in a "hiding place" or "protected place" from the evil ones of this world.
What could we be doing? Well, in Revelation 14:6-7 we read:
"Then I saw another angel (messenger) flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth-to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people-saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water."
This verse speaks about a final "gospel" going out to the entire world in order to give them one last chance to repent and serve the Creator God. What a Merciful God! Always willing to give "last chances".
This verse sounds strikingly similar to Matthew 24:14 regarding the coming of Yeshua:
"And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and THEN the END WILL COME." (Caps added by me)
So, imagine that we could be glorified ones taking the last message of repentance to the lost ones of the whole world, for the last time, before the fate of the wicked is sealed on Yom Kippur. We are taking this message during the "10 Days of Repentance" and we have glorified (protected) bodies. We can appear and disappear all around the world, where our Bridegroom sends us, (for we will be in His presence).
Thanks for "supposing" with me for a moment!
The KING IS COMING! ARE YOU PREPARED? Take this time to REPENT and make sure that you are ready!