Q. I have been told by a Christian Jew that the Feast of the Trumpets is the “The feast of the unknown day and hour”. And that will be the day of the Lord’s Second Coming and could be the day of the Rapture as well. He said this feast happens every seven years and is the only feast that is on the first day of the month. That in the Torah it says that two witnesses were sent out on the 29th day to watch when the first sign of the crescent moon would appear and the feast would begin.
He also said that Jesus was referring to this feast when He said we could not know the day and hour. That Jesus did not say we couldn’t know the time, just the day and hour. Exactly, what is the feast of the Trumpets? And could this relate to time of the rapture?
A. The feast of Trumpets was sometimes called “The feast of the unknown day and hour” because unlike other feasts, it began at the time of the new moon on the first day of the month known as Tishri. Around the time of the beginning of each month, two witnesses were sent out to determine the first sighting of the crescent moon. Until this could be confirmed no one knew whether the new month had actually arrived. So the Feast of Trumpets came on a day and hour no one could know in advance. It was also called Rosh Hashanah which is the Jewish New Year, and marked the beginning of 10 days of intense spiritual preparation for the Day of Atonement.
If you read the text carefully, you’ll see that whenever Jesus said we could not know the day and hour, He was referring to the 2nd Coming, not the Rapture. So this lends more weight to the belief that the 2nd Coming will take place on the Feast of Trumpets in a year as yet unknown.