Saturday, July 30, 2016


The Feast of Trumpets
       Leviticus 23:24 - "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation."  (see also Num. 29:1; Ps. 81:3)

The Re-gathering of Israel for the Day of the Lord
       Isaiah 27:13 - "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem."
       Joel 2:1 - "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain:  let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:  for the Day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand."
       Zechariah 9:14 - "And the LORD shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning:  and the LORD GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south."

The Re-gathering of Israel following the Tribulation
       Matthew 24:31 - "And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."

The Removal of the Church Prior to the Tribulation
       1 Thessalonians 4:16 - "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first."
       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."
       [Note:  It is the "last trump" born again believers hear; for the Church, it signals the Rapture!  This is not referring to the seventh angel of Rev. 10:7, because of two main factors: 
       1)  The Church is in heaven with the Lord during the Tribulation which is the out-pouring of the wrath of God, and the Church is not appointed to experience His wrath (1 Th. 5:9-11) which says:
"For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do." 
Notice the similarity of the wording here with John 14:1-3 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 where the Word speaks of our removal via the Rapture; our knowing it is to comfort us!
       2)   The Tribulation is "Daniel's Seventieth Week" and the "Time of Jacob's Trouble" (Dan. 9:24-27; Jer. 30:7); it is God's chastisement of Israel!

The Seven Trumpet Judgments of Revelation
       Revelation 8:2, 6, 13 - "And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.  And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.  And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!"
       Revelation 9:14 - "Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates."
       Revelation 10:7 - "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the Mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets." 
       [Note:  The Mystery of God is referred to in Col. 2:2, which says, "That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the Mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ." 
       Revelation 11:15 - "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever."
       [Note:  Because Chapter 11 speaks of the events of the first half of the Tribulation (v. 3) and the beginning of the Great Tribulation (Mt. 24:21; Rev. 11:15-19),  perhaps it is at this point that Israel's eyes are opened (see Mt. 24:15; Rom. 11:25), because Chapter 12 appears to describe Satan's reason for empowering "the Beast" and "another Beast" in Chapter 13.]

If you hear a trumpet sound after the one calling born again believers to heaven,
you can still accept Jesus as your Lord, but you may become a Tribulation martyr!

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