A trumpet has several different uses. It can sound an alarm; it can be a call to war; or it can draw attention to a special announcement or event. Feast of Trumpets is the first of the
annual sabbaths which come in the autumn. It calls attention to the fact that the most solemn of all the feasts, Day of Atonement, is just ten days away.
Feast of Trumpets is the only yearly feast that falls on a New Moon day.
Then . . . [Yahuwah] spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath, a memorial of
blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.'" (Leviticus 23:23, NKJV)
Day of Atonement holds out the promise of a tremendous blessing, but only those whose hearts are prepared will receive that blessing. This work of heart preparation, while begun at
Passover, really begins in earnest on Feast of Trumpets. It is a time of deep heart searching and repentance.
A good way to prepare for Day of Atonement is to spend each day from Feast of Trumpets to Day of Atonement in contemplation of the ten commandments. On Feast of Trumpets, one should
prayerfully examine the heart to see where the principles contained within the ten commandments may be being broken in the life.