A week from Monday, on Oct. 3,
will be the Feast of Trumpets.
This Holy Day pictures the intervention of God
in human affairs.
Seven trumpets of God will blow with global impact.
Where will you be when these trumpets blow?
The Feast of Trumpets is a solemn feast day (Psa. 81:3). While great trumpeters like Louis Armstrong and Herb Alpert evoke pleasant thoughts of happy music, God is going to discipline His rebellious kids as a loving Father with seven mighty angels sounding trumpets that command worldwide attention and change everything.
“For the great day of His wrath has come, and
Who is able to stand?” (Rev. 6:15)
Actually a better response would be to drop to the knees and cry out for mercy!
But verse 15 says pretty much everybody on earth will cave-in and hide themselves “from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!”
With the trumpeters poised to blow, four angels hold things up long enough to seal “the servants of our God on their foreheads” (Rev. 7:3). Many of God’s people have been in the Place of Safety (Rev. 12:6) already. In Rev. 3:10 God promised His faithful people “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
Here it speaks of being spared an “hour of trial.” Isaiah 34:8 indicates the Day of the Lord is a year long. It looks like it begins and ends on a Feast of Trumpets.
Since the big events of Revelation—the Great Tribulation, the two witnesses, the times of the Gentiles and the one world government of the Great Babylon directed by two Beasts—all last 3-1/2 years concurrently and end with the return of Jesus Christ to the earth, then the Day of the Lord with the seven trumpets begins after the first 2-1/2 years. The misery caused by man motivated by the devil will give way to the just wrath of God!
The global, earth-wide punishment lasting a year may only seem like an hour to God but will seem like a thousand years to mankind that inflicted 6,000 years of suffering on each other! As bad as it gets, God never gives us what we deserve. Mercy rejoices over judgment (James 2:13).
Thank God, there will be “a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues … who come out of the Great Tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev. 7:9, 14).
Sadly, after this Revelation mentions only those who refuse to repent. And it seems unbelievable, but they curse God and shake their fists at Him!
The seventh trumpet is the one we think about most when we celebrate the Feast of Trumpets because it pictures three events that are nothing less than
The turning point of human history
When the seventh trumpet blows, the 12 tribes of Israel are going to be regathered to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—in an exodus that will overshadow the famous one and make it virtually forgotten (Jer. 23:7-8). Israel will become the model nation of God’s way for the Gentiles that they were always meant to be.
As significant as that is, perhaps the most important event ever will be the return of Jesus Christ to the earth to set up His Kingdom on earth beginning with His Millennial reign. Armies, duped by satan to think Jesus is an alien invader, will foolishly take on the Son of God! Big mistake even if it is mistaken identity! Blood will flow up to horses’ bridles (Rev. 14:20) and flesh and eyes will dissolve from bones and sockets (Zech. 14:12)!
The third event involves us. When the seventh trumpet blows, I hope you will be anywhere but gathering in Megiddo, Israel and then later in the Kidron Valley just east of Jerusalem, also called the Valley of Jehoshaphat. If you wind up in the “the valley of decision,” then you’ve made the wrong decision!
Obviously the best place to be when the trumpets of God blow will be under God’s protection He offers His people “who follow the Lamb wherever goes” (Rev. 14:4). Oh to be one of the ones who rise to meet Christ in the air and are changed to glorified Spirit in the first and better resurrection!
And it’d be a great day for a ride on a white horse with Jesus Christ and the millions of angels and “ten thousands of His saints” (Jude 14, Zech. 14:5)!
Something to think deeply about: The riders above are “called, chosen and faithful” (Rev. 17:14). If you are understanding this, you are being called. So what will you choose?
Where will you be? When the seven trumpets blow? On Oct. 3?
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