The first thing that is imperative to realize is that God's feast days that He outlined in the Torah, represent God's plan of redemption, compromising both His first and second coming.
Note that there are seven Levitical feast days outlined by God. The number seven represents completion and is God's perfect number.
Please see the following website for an elaboration on God's perfect number being the number, 7 :
Jesus has already fulfilled all the Spring Feast days with His first coming.
The next feast day to be fulfilled would be the first Fall festival, Rosh Hashanah.
Leviticus 23:1The Lord said to Moses, 2“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.
So, the festival (feast) days belong to the Lord Himself. His followers, Jew and Gentile are to keep them.
If the Church had been observing God's feast days then they would have realized that His return for His own would come one Rosh Hashanah/ Yom Teruah.
It is noteworthy to realize that Rosh Hashanah has several different titles, all referring to the same festival.
It is also known as Yom Teruah,or the Feast of Trumpets. These titles, as well as other names for this important festival, will be used interchangeably throughout this entry.
Yom Teruah is the only one of God's feast days that starts on the sighting of the new moon.
The Jewish idiom for God's feast day of Yom Teruah, is the feast "of which no man knows the day or the hour".
Due to the dispersion of the Jewish people from their land in ancient days, the feast of the new moon/Yom Teruah could have been over before word of the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem, spread to those who were dispersed in Babylon.
Therefore, Rosh Hashanah was celebrated as a two day festival but recognized as one long day. It is the only feast day that begins at the sighting of the new moon by two witnesses in Jerusalem.
Because of this, no one could know for certain, beforehand, the day or hour of the beginning of the feast of Yom Teruah.
Bear in mind that Yeshua (Jesus)was Jewish, speaking to His Jewish disciples when He used this well known Jewish idiom:
Matt. 24: 36“ No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Just as in American culture, one would know that if someone informed them that they would visit them on "Turkey Day'" that they were indicating Thanksgiving.
In the same manner, the Scripture indicates that our Jewish Savior was referring to the well known 2 day feast of Yom Teruah/"on a day or hour that no man knows". This idiom is also indicates how this feast is representative of the Jewish Wedding.
"Of that day or hour no man knows, but my Father only" is the expression used by a Jewish groom when asked when he will go and steal away his bride "like a thief in the night".
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
The Jewish groom (representing Jesus) goes away to prepare a place for his bride. When preparations on the bridal chamber are completed, the father of the groom (representing our Heavenly Father)tells his son it is time to fetch his bride.
The Feast of Trumpets is also known as the "wedding of the Messiah", and therefore, the expression about "not knowing the day or the hour" again is shown to refer to the Jewish wedding custom in relation to this feast.
Believers are the Bride of Christ for whom the Bridegroom, Yeshua, (Jesus) will one day come to take to His Father's House, at the time of the Rapture.
Therefore, it is clear that the Rapture must take place on a Feast of Trumpets/the wedding of the Messiah.
Remember Jesus's assurance to us, His Bride:
Matthew 14:1“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.a If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?b 3When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.
Thus, it can easily be seen how this feast day represents the Rapture, as the Bride of Christ, we are caught up in the air to be with the Lord and to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Just as Jesus was Jewish speaking to a Jewish audience so was Paul, as a Jew, relating the well known Jewish name for the last shofar blast blown ending the Feast of Trumpets/Yom Teruah:
1 Corinthians 15:52 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.
As such, it can be seen that one day, on a Yom Teruah, (which means the "day of blowing") that the shofars will be blown announcing the coronation of King Jesus!
The thirty days prior to Yom Teruah are the month of Elul. Daily during this month, leading up to Rosh Hashanah, we are supposed to reflect on our lives because God's judgment is coming on Rosh Hashanah.
God is so loving and merciful that He gave us each year, 30 days to search our hearts and repent prior to what one year will be the Rapture on a Yom Teruah.
For those who truly repent and forgive others, their names will be entered into the book of Life.
Rosh Hashanah is also known as Yom HaKeseh (Day of the Hiding or Hidden Day) which one may translate into the raptured Bride of Christ being "hidden" in Heaven during the cataclysmic events of the 7 year Tribulation (correlating with the 7 days of Awe).
With the dead in Christ, those who are alive and truly belong to the risen Lord, will be "caught up together with them into the clouds" into glorified bodies and everlasting life.
As such, it is further evidence that the Rapture of the believers in Christ will take place on a Rosh Hashanah when the gates of Heaven are open, in which we may enter in.
The time of sorrows (birth pains) have been steadily growing stronger and closer together just as Jesus prophesied they would as the time of the end drew near.