The Rapture and Beginning of Judgement

Comparison between Old Testament Meaning and Practise and Future Scripture Reference of Rosh Hashanah - Feast of Trumpets

Scriptural Reference
Old Testament Meaning
Future and Revealed Manifestation
Scriptural Reference
Leviticus 23:24
On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of Sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.
The Jewish faith still commemorates this day. It falls on a “High Holy Day.” It concludes one year and heralds a new beginning of the next. In this case it will close an age, the “age of grace” and it will begin the final warning that leads into tribulation (The time of Jacob’s trouble will begin) and will end with the “Day of Atonement.”
From Judaism
Jewish tradition holds that Rosh Hashanah celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the world, a day when “God takes stock of all of His Creation,” which of course includes all of humanity. Translated from the Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” – Rosh means head, with Hashanah meaning year. Jews believe that God’s judgment on this day determines the course of the coming year.
At the fulfilment of the Feast of Trumpets, it acknowledges the beginning of another new creation which began at Pentecost in the Old Testament, the birth of Israel and the manifest birth of the Body of Christ at Pentecost in the New Testament. The latter started the “Church Age,” or the “Age of Grace.” This is to be concluded at a future Feast of Trumpets when this “Age” will draw to a close. Then God’s judgment will fall when Christ will return with the dead in him and rapture believers to meet him in the air where he will give them glorified bodies and take them with him to heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:17

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
From Judaism
A special season known as ‘Teshuvah’ which in Hebrew means “to return or repent”, begins on the first day of the month of Elul and continues 40 days, ending with Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Thirty days into Teshuvah, on Tishrei 1, comes Rosh Hashanah. This begins a final ten-day period beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur. These are known as the High Holy Days and as the Awesome Days.
Teshuvah exists today and the first part of the gospel is to “repent.” One cannot receive salvation without repentance. The command is to “Repent and be Baptised.” Being baptised is receiving Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

The days before the Feast of Trumpets, “the Age of Grace” we now live in keeps calling to humanity to accept the salvation of our God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Once the Rapture takes place, the “Age of Grace” is concluded, then judgement falls and tribulation and the “Awesome Days begin.”

The word shofar (the trumpet) is related to the Hebrew word, l'shaper. The word l'shaper means "to beautify." The Body of Christ will be beautified at this time into glorious bodies.
Acts 2:38

Acts 17:30

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

From Judaism
Each morning during the 30 days of the month of Elul, the trumpet (shofar) or ram’s horn is blown to warn the people to repent and return to God.
With warning comes impending judgment. We are currently living in these times now. God continues to call to all humanity to repent and return to him. The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur represent the Tribulation on the Earth that will purge the Earth of evil. If you count only the days from the close of Rosh Hashanah (a two-day feast) until the beginning of Yom Kippur, they total seven--the number of years in the Tribulation itself. This is called the "Time of Jacob's Trouble," and the "Days of Awe," and will be a time such has never been seen on the earth.
Daniel 9:24-27
From Judaism
It is imperative that man repent and return to the Lord before the time of Jacob's trouble, so that he might be "hidden" in that day.
On the “Day of the Lord,” it will be a terrible day. For man to survive they will need to be hidden, to be kept safe. They can only do this by receiving salvation before this day and raptured to be kept safe in Heaven during this dreadful time.
Acts 2:20-21
Psalm 27:5
"For in the time of trouble (referring to the Time of Jacob's Trouble), He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His Tabernacle, He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
The righteous will be hid in the time of trouble.

Paul tells us, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him.”

The phrase “gathering together” comes from the Greek word ‘episunagoge’, which means “an assembly”. This gathering together will be “sacred” as originally recorded. It will be a meeting together with those who have received salvation, but have since died and for those believers alive on earth at the time who meet in the clouds with the Lord Jesus Christ.

The term ‘rapture’ comes from the Greek word ‘harpazo’, which means “to seize, catch away, catch up, pluck, pull, take by force.”

Isaiah speaks clearly of the resurrection of the dead, the taking of the believers, and the hiding of the believers from the indignation (the tribulation). Zephaniah tells about the terrible times during the day of the Lord, the birth pangs of the Messiah, and issues a decree to repent and turn to God before that day to be hid from that time.

His pavilion is safe with him in heaven, as described above.

Jesus is described as the “Rock." This is the Nastal i.e. the Rapture of the Bride who has made herself ready.
Psalm 27:5

2 Thessalonians 2:1

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

1 Thessalonians 4:17

Isaiah 57:1-2

Zephaniah 1:14-18 and 2:2-3

Psalm 27:5
Joel 2:1 and 12-13
"Blow the shofar in Zion (REMEMBER, the shofar is blown every day during the time of Teshuvah) and sound an alarm in My holy mountain...Now therefore, says the Lord, Turn to Me (Teshuvah) with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and with mourning... Return to the Lord, your God (Teshuvah)...
Everyday God’s call and grace to repentance is currently available. The shofar is not blown physically, but the Holy Spirit blows it minute by minute calling and influencing those towards salvation.

The seriousness without repenting is too devastating for words.

Each day God the Father looks towards humanity to see which of the prodigal sons will return to him!
Acts 17:30

Matthew 25:46

Luke 15:11-32
From Judaism
Rosh Hashanah is also referred to as ‘Yom Teruah’, the Day of the Sounding of the Shofar, or the Day of the Awakening Blast. On Yom Teruah, the Day of the Sounding of the Shofar, it is imperative for every person to hear the shofar.
Yom Teruah or Feast of Trumpets is either a glorious day or the most devastating day ever.

It closes the Age of Grace and the Awaking Blast is the call to the dead in Christ, who will first receive their gloried bodies in the likeness of the Son of God.

One of the reasons for blowing the shofar is to proclaim the resurrection of the dead. The resurrection of the dead will take place on Rosh Hashanah.

In 1 Corinthians the apostle Paul tells us that the resurrection of the dead will be “at the last trump.” Earlier in this chapter it says that without the Lord Jesus rising from the dead, our faith is in vain.

Isaiah 18:3 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 speak of the resurrection of the dead. 1 Thessalonians 5 continues with the day of the Lord and the birth pangs of the Messiah.


1 Thessalonians 4:17


1 Corinthians 15:52

1 Corinthians 15:14

For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The festivals, beyond a shadow of a doubt, tell us that the resurrection of the dead proceeds the time of Jacob’s trouble (the Tribulation).

This clearly proves that it is a pre-tribulation rapture! Thessalonians says that the dead in Christ will rise first, and that the catching away of the believers will immediately follow.

1 Thessalonians 5:9


1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
From Judaism

From Judaism

From Judaism
Yom Teruah is the only festival that no man knows when exactly it will occur. This is due to the fact that it begins on the new moon. The new moon was sanctified when two witnesses see the new moon and attest to it before the Sanhedrin in the Temple.

Yom Teruah (also known as the day of the blowing of the trumpet), or the Feast of Trumpets, is the only feast that we do not know the day in which to keep it. Therefore, we have to be on the alert and watch for it.

On the 30th of each month, the members of the High Court assembled in a courtyard in Jerusalem, where they waited to receive the testimony of two reliable witnesses.
This sanctification could happen during either of two days, depending on when the witnesses come. Since no one knew when the witnesses would come, no one knew when the Feast of Trumpets would start.

What is critically important here is that two spies were sent into Jericho. The pledge of the salvation of the lives of Rahab and her family was that if a red cord was tied on the window, they would be spared when the Israelites attacked the city. It resembles Passover, when the blood of the lambs was placed on the doorposts of the Jews houses. The two spies represent the two agents of salvation, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

One of the reasons for blowing the shofar is to proclaim the resurrection of the dead. The resurrection of the dead will take place on Rosh Hashanah.

In 1 Corinthians the apostle Paul tells us that the resurrection of the dead will be “at the last trump.” Earlier in this chapter it says that without the Lord Jesus rising from the dead, our faith is in vain. It also says:

42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[f]; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[g] bear the image of the heavenly man.

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[h]

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death is your sting?”[i]

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The First and Last Trumpet and the Two Witnesses

At this stage, let’s discuss the blowing of the first and the last trumpet. As stated earlier the first trumpet was blown at the Feast of Pentecost, but not by human mouth. It was a supernatural blast and it grew louder and louder. So much so that everyone in the camp trembled. The manifest importance of this is that at Pentecost in the New Testament, it was the birth of the true church or the genuine Body of Christ. It was the beginning of true Christianity or the beginning of the “New Creation” or “Age of Grace” often referred to as “the church age.”

The last trumpet at the Feast of Trumpets heralds in the end of the “Church Age” or the “Age of Grace.” The gates of heaven will be opened for this last great in-gathering, after this event they will be closed. The Bride of Christ will be complete; the full number will have come in!

The great trumpet is blown on Yom Kippur, which will herald the return of Jesus back to the earth. This is further evidence that the Rapture of the believers in Christ will take place on Rosh Hashanah.

Like the two spies, the two agents of salvation are Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. They are inseparable. What becomes more important and an absolute nugget of truth is that they are both involved in the regeneration of man. At rebirth, man becomes a new creation.

It is described thus:

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

The significance and importance of the two witnesses:
• Two witnesses (spies) were required to save Rahab and her family. A prototype of salvation.
• Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are the two persons of the Godhead that bring salvation.
• The “new creation” was established through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
• Two witnesses are required to visibly sight the new moon and report this to the Sanhedrin before the Feast of Trumpets can be declared.
• In the manifest truth of the Feast of Trumpets, there are only two reliable witnesses, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Who will they report this to? They will report it to Father God. What will be their report? That the fullness of the number of Gentiles (believers) has come in!

I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way[e] all Israel will be saved.

This is often referred to as the “hidden” festival. There have been a number of occasions where this festival has been delayed because the two witnesses (two Rabbis) could not see the visible new moon as it was too close to the setting sun and it appeared only for a few minutes before sunset.

Once the moon was sighted by the two reliable witnesses, they sanctified the new moon. The new moon is very difficult to see on the first day because it can be seen only about sunset, close to the sun, when the sun is traveling north. So, looking for a very slim faint crescent moon, which is very close to the sun, is a very difficult thing to do. If the moon’s crescent was not seen on the 30th day, the new moon was automatically celebrated on the 31st day.
From Judaism

Joshua 2

Exodus 12:7

1 Thessalonians 4:16

1 Corinthians 15:52

1 Corinthians 15:14

1 Corinthians 42-47

Leviticus 23:15-22

1 Corinthians 15:51-52

2 Peter 1:11

Isaiah 62:10

Leviticus 25:9

Matthew 24:31

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Romans 11:25-26

In practise

Throughout history

For this reason, Yom Teruah is always celebrated for two days. These two days are celebrated as though it is just one long day of forty-eight hours. The reason that it is celebrated for two days is because if they waited to start the celebration until after the new moon had been sanctified, they would have missed half the celebration because the new moon can only be sanctified during daylight hours. The command seems to be that we know the season, but not the day or the hour.

In Practise

Matthew 24:32-36

Further Truths to Rosh Hashanah

Scriptural Reference
Old Testament Meaning
Future and Revealed Manifestation
Scriptural Reference
From Judaism
Teruah means“an awakening blast”. A theme associated with Rosh.
Teruah is also translated as “shout”.
From Judaism
Hashanah is the theme “to awake”.
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command (shout), with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

At this time, the believers in Christ will escape the tribulation on earth and will be taken to Heaven in the Rapture along with the righteous who had died before this time. The righteous that have died include the Old Testament believers who were justified through Jesus’s death and brought from Abraham’s bosom and seen in Jerusalem and ascended to heaven. Also all believers after Pentecost who have received Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit at rebirth and have since died.

Isaiah 26:2
The gates of Heaven are opened on Rosh Hashanah so the righteous nation may enter.
Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.

3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:2

19 Open for me the gates of the righteous;

I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter.

21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.

22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;

23 the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.

Because the gates of Heaven are understood to be open on Rosh Hashanah, this is further evidence that the Rapture of the believers in Christ will take place on Rosh Hashanah.

Psalm 118:19-24

From Judaism
In the first century, the last trump (shofar) meant a specific day in the year. In Judaism, there are three trumpets that have a name. They are the First Trump, the Last Trump, and the Great Trump. Each one of these trumpets indicates a specific day in the Jewish year. The first trump is blown on the Feast of Pentecost.
The first trumpet was at Mt. Sinai on Pentecost. The last on the Feast of Trumpets and the Great Trumpet will be at the Day of Atonement.

The Feast of Trumpets, through careful study depicts nothing less than the return of Jesus Christ for His Church at the last trump, just before God pours His wrath and judgment on a sinful and Christ rejecting world.
Exodus 19:19
1 Thessalonians 4:16
Leviticus 25:8-12

Ezekiel 46:1
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.” The new moon being the Feast of Trumpets.
The “Open Door” of the Rapture in Matt 25, and Rev 3, & Rev 4:1 is a symbol of the Feast of Trumpets.

Heavens gates will be shut until the time of the “New Moon.” The only festival celebrated with the sighting of the new moon is the Feast of Trumpets.

All the feasts were shadows of what were to come. Since the Feast of Trumpets is the only Feast of the Lord that falls on a New Moon, we should take particular note.

It was the building of a Nation or a nation of priests unto God – Israel. These truths would point to the establishing of the Kingdom of God in similar manner.
Matthew 25
Revelation 3
Revelation 4:1


Colossians 2:16-17

From Judaism
There are seven Days of Awe in between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement.
This depicts the seven years of tribulation. Atonement pictures Satan being defeated and cast away at the end of tribulation. If you add the two-day Trumpets Feast, and the Day of Atonement, the 7 Days of Awe are “ten days of tribulation” which might be referred to in Rev. 2:10
Daniel 9:24-27

Revelation 2:10
From Judaism
In the Jewish Wedding, a marriage takes place over a period of time known as the “bridal week”.
During the bridal week, the groom and bride have relations in the bridal chamber. At the end of the week, there is a marriage supper. This bridal week will be the tribulation week on earth, while the bride of Christ is in heaven.
Isaiah 26:20-21
See Judges 14

Revelation 19
Genesis 29:22-28
From Judaism
The Feast of Trumpets is also known as the coronation of the Messiah, when he will start reigning as King, thus the beginning of the “Day of the Lord”, which includes the Tribulation.
Jesus Christ will reveal himself to the world at the Feast of Trumpets. With a loud command (shout), with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet the world will witness a terrifying moment and will shake like the Israelites at Mt. Sinai when God blew the trumpet. This will be the start of his physical and visible reign and immediately the time of Jacob will begin, thus leaving no one in any doubt.

1 Thessalonians 4:16

Exodus 19:19

Comparisons of the Traditional Jewish Wedding and the Marriage of the Lamb


The ancient Jewish marriage ceremony consisted of two main parts, beginning with the betrothal or engagement.

The betrothal is much like our engagement today, but with a much greater sense of commitment. During the betrothal the couple is actually entering into a covenant. Covenant in Bible times was serious, final, sealed in blood and legally binding. Once a couple entered into the covenant of betrothal, they were legally married in all aspects except for the physical consummation of the marriage.

At the betrothal ceremony, a marriage contract, or Ketubah, was presented to the father of the bride. The Ketubah consists of all the bridegroom’s promises to his bride. The bride cherishes her Ketubah.
Salvation is identical in manner and substance.

At salvation when we receive both Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, we are sealed unto the day of our redemption. It’s a covenant through the blood shed by Jesus for us and the Holy Spirits ring of approval is the sealing unto our final redemption. Here we are legally married and have become the “Bride of Christ!” Our day of final redemption has not yet come.

We, too, have a Ketubah from our Bridegroom. Our marriage contract is God’s Word! Our Ketubah (God’s Word) shows us all we are entitled to as the Bride of Christ. All, not some, but all the promises in God’s Word are for us. As the Bride of Christ, we are entitled to them — they are part of our Ketubah.

Departure of the Groom

Once the marriage covenant was sealed, the bridegroom left his bride to go to his father’s house to prepare a wedding chamber. He would be gone for up to twelve months.

Our Bridegroom has gone to prepare a wedding chamber for His bride.

While we wait for the return of our Bridegroom/King, we need to stay faithful, watchful and spiritually alert. This is the hour to pray and fast!
In John 14:2-3, Jesus said “In My Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

Jesus ascended back to heaven promising to return for his bride.

In Matthew 9:15, Jesus said, “Can the friends of the Bridegroom mourn as long as the Bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the Bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. ”No clearer meaning is given than in the parable about the ten virgins. This is how we are to watch and await his return.

The Mikvah - Ritual Immersion

The Jewish Bride and the Groom are immersed in a ritual pool of Mayim Chaim, Living Water, known as a Mikvah. The Mikvah is a pool of water that has a source and exit stream. A river, lake, or sea is a natural mikvah.
Once we have received Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit into our lives and through salvation, we are commanded to be baptised. This is seen in Acts 10:44-48

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles. 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues[b] and praising God.
Then Peter said, 47 “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” 48 So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.

The Bride Waits

While the groom builds the new home, the bride waits and wears a veil. This shows she belongs only to the groom. She prepares for her wedding by making blankets, etc. She also shows gratitude to her family for raising her and she mends hurt relationships. No matter what, she had to be ready because he would come at night.
We must do His will in our daily lives. We must be committed to our ministries at home and Body of Believers. We must heal wounded relationships where possible and express our agape love to each other. We must exhort! Yeshua tells us that He will come like a thief. So, we must be living "His Love" at all times. The Body of Believers, too, is veiled. The world is not sure who the Body of Believers are. When we go, it will know.

Return of the Bridegroom

Jewish bridegrooms usually came for their brides late at night, near the midnight hour. The sound of the shofar would break the silence of the night and there would be great shouting and dancing in the streets.

The groomsmen would run ahead of the groom sound the Shofar, and shout that he was coming. While the father's head was turned, the groom would steal the bride. The wedding party then went back to the groom's house to meet the guests.
We can see this in the parable of the ten virgins:

“And at midnight, a cry was heard; Behold, go out to meet him.”

As a thief in the night, our Bridegroom will call us to arise and meet Him in the air. We will hear a shout and the sound of the shofar. It will happen quickly. We must be ready.

Matthew 24:27 says, "For as the lightning comes from the East and flashes to the West, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be."

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18: "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words.

The Huppah

The second half of the ancient Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, is also called the “home taking.” The original meaning of the huppah was “room” or “covering.”

The huppah of ancient times was a special room built in the bridegroom’s father’s home.

The room was eventually replaced by a bridal canopy. The huppah symbolized the new home to which the bridegroom would take his bride. The bride and bridegroom were escorted to the bridal chamber where they would be alone for seven days.
The spiritual parallel to the huppah for the bride of Christ begins as we are lifted up off the earth to be taken to our heavenly wedding chamber where we will spend ‘one week’ (seven years), with our Bridegroom/King.

While the Bride of Christ is in the Bridal Chamber with Yeshua (Jesus), the rest of the world will be in a time of great tribulation.

Isaiah 26:20-21 tells us of this time: "Come my people, enter our chambers and shut the door behind you, hide yourself as it were, for a little moment until the indignation is past. For behold the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity."

While the wrath of God is poured out on the earth, the bride of Christ will be hidden away with her Bridegroom.

Kittel - The Wedding Garment

The Kittel is a white robe; it looks somewhat like a bathrobe. It is a garment worn at Passover. It is also warn by the Groom at a wedding. The word Kittel is rooted in the Hebrew word Katal - To Slay. A garment worn by priests during certain sacrifices such as Passover or Yom Kippur Sacrifice.
Isaiah 1 18-19

"No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool. If you will only obey me and let me help you…"

We are cleansed by the blood atoned for our sins and we are made as white as snow.

The Kiddush

The shared cup of wine is a simcha, joy, at a Jewish Wedding. When the bride drinks from the cup after the bridegroom it is a sign that she is accepting the covenant he has signed during the Ketubah signing.
Jesus's first miracle was turning water into wine at a Jewish wedding. - John 2

Matthew 26:27-29: Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s Kingdom."

The Marriage Supper

Following the seven days in the huppah or bridal chamber, the bride and bridegroom joined their guests for a joyous marriage feast. Playing of music and dancing was a regular part of the celebration.
Just like the ancient Jewish wedding, there will be shouts of joy and dancing and how exciting it will be. The Bride will dance for joy with her Bridegroom/King, Yeshua. (Jesus)

Revelation 19:6-9: "And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thundering’s, saying, 'Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.' Then he said to me, Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!' And he said to me 'These are the true sayings of God.'"

We will rule and reign with Him for 1,000 years during the millennium! For those of us who look forward to the marriage supper of the Lamb, we must go out to the highways and byways and extend an invitation to others to come. After the Millennium this is what will come:

Revelation 21: 1: Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And so shall we be with him forever and ever Amen!