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The mystery of the Seven Trumpets of Revelation is sealed within the Books of the Law, the Prophets and the Apostles, and only the LORD can open their understanding in us. They are heard in the prophesies that characterise Israel’s Tribes, in Sinai’s Law, in the woes foretold by the Angels and Prophets, in the Gospel preached by the Apostles, and in the messages of the seven Church Angels. When the Prophet, Daniel enquired of the Angel of the Lord; “what shall be the end of these things?” he was told that his vision had been sealed till ‘the time of the end.’ So, as the Seven Trumpets utter, they open the ‘end time mysteries’ sealed in the Book of Daniel, and indeed all the Books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.
Above all things, Revelation’s Trumpets declare Israel’s Commandment. They anoint and they decree; ‘God is One LORD.’ So, when Jesus said; ‘Moses wrote of me,’ we know Moses wrote of the Existing One. When David said; ‘the LORD said unto my Lord,’ we know the Apostle Peter proclaimed; Jesus is both Lord and Christ. This simple truth divides families, nations and faiths.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a Great Voice, as of a Trumpet, Saying, I AM Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last: (Revelation 1:10-11)
The Seven Trumpets are the restoration of the Testimony of Jesus Christ in those made desolate by the traditions of men, Church creeds and conceited theologians. Sealed until the end time, they are calling us out of the religious confusion that has suffocated the truth. They are calling us to repent of our unbelief, to wash our robes white in the blood of Christ, to know Him, to love Him and to honour Him. Their declaration is the opening of the Tabernacle of God in Heaven, the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the poor in spirit; the blind; and the naked.
The Seven Trumpets in Revelation perfectly overlay the pattern of the trumpets in the Old Testament. They tell the story of Israel’s journeys, her wars, captivity, desolation, and ascent to victory through faith. While they speak only to Israel, they reach beyond the natural Tribes visible to men, and gather those born of the promise as well, for there is an Israel born according to the flesh, and there is an Israel born of the Spirit. The Trumpets testify of the inheritance promised to these ‘seeds’ found in Abraham that extend from the River of Egypt, to the great River Euphrates; rivers that go beyond Israel’s natural borders and speak of the Spirit of God found in those who; rest in the Commandments of God and the Faith of Jesus.
Revelations Trumpets sound in seasonal cycles that do not represent linear timelines of human understanding as such, but rather God’s will in nature, a nation, a tribe or in a person. In other words we tend to apply prophecy to a single event at a point in time. However, the Spirit of Prophecy, which is the Testimony of Jesus, is revealed from generation to generation. The Trumpets that sounded in Israel’s forty two generations from Abraham to the Messiah, repeat in the forty two months allotted to the Gentile Churches. As they brought down Jericho, they now bring down Babylon. As they announced the Jubilee in times past, they now seek to restore the knowledge of Christ in us.
The Two Silver Trumpets of the Old Testament, associated by many with the Voices of Moses and Elijah, symbolise the Testimonies of the Law and the Gospel. The purpose bound in these Trumpets help us to comprehend the Seven Trumpets of Revelation. When blown together these trumpets called the congregation of Israel to the outer court of the Tabernacle of Witness, whereas a single trumpet gathered Israel’s royal elect to their anointed leader. Testimonies that gather two ‘seeds’ promised to Abraham as a (1) a multitude of nations’ and (2) a royal line;’ seeds manifest in the Book of Revelation. When blown by the sons of the High Priest they announced the times of Israel’s Feasts, and her Sabbaths and Jubilees, not only as contained in Sinai’s statutes, but also in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that calls us to repentance and rest. (Numbers 2 + 10:1-10)
Trumpets, when sounded as an alarm, gathered Israel’s tribes to war and commanded her four tribal brigades to journey in their order. A pattern that provides an insight into the purpose of the Four Gospels and the ‘four parts’ of Joel’s locust armies, which have marched through the generations, with; ‘Eden before them, and a desolate wilderness behind;’ Things revealed in the first four Trumpets of Revelation.
In the 5th and 6th Trumpets, the ‘keys of Death and Hell’ shall unlock the Lord’s Vengeance. In the 7th Trumpet, we shall hear the ‘Tribes of the Earth’ mourn ahead of the Great Trumpet that gathers the LORD’S elect from the ‘four winds.’ It is then we shall comprehend what these ‘four winds’ are, and why they have wrought such devastation in Israel, our Churches, and in us. When we understand that the ‘abomination of desolation,’ as seen by Daniel the Prophet, resides within the hearts of all men, we too shall mourn. And from this, only Jesus can save us.
So, as we approach the Seven Trumpets of Revelation, let us bow to Israel’s Great Trumpet in the Name of the LORD Jesus Christ!
The Trumpets Purpose
The Seven Trumpets declared in the pages to come are rooted in the following Scriptural tenants given to Israel.
The LORD commanded Moses to make two trumpets from a single piece of silver. Only the sons of the Levitical High Priest were ordained to blow the trumpets in the same way that the Seven Trumpet Angels in Revelation are the sons of the High Priest of our faith, Jesus Christ. These two silver trumpets are also likened by some to the testimonies of Moses and Elijah. (Numbers 10:1-3)
The tone of the trumpets, when blown in harmony with the appointed time of the year, conveyed God’s purpose to Israel. When blown on the first day of the seventh month, Israel would gather to hear the reading of the law whereas an alarm might command the Tribes to prepare for war. The main reasons the two trumpets sounded in their seasonal cycles were:
- Times: To announce the start of each month, as lunar cycles determined Israel’s appointed times. To announce the seasons. (Daniel’s Time, and Times and dividing of time)
- Sabbaths: To command every seventh day a Sabbath Day and every seventh year a Sabbath Year so that both man and beast could rest. (Jesus Christ, the true Sabbath)
- Feasts: To decree the Feasts of Unleavened Bread; the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles which Feasts pertain to the LORD’s Covenants. (Jesus commanded we eat his flesh and drink his blood. That is, to live by the Gospel)
- The Law: Gathered Israel to hear the Book of the Law, read every 7th year in the seventh month, in the year of release. (The Song of Moses)
- The Jubilee: To announce the Jubilee on the Day of Atonement in the Feast of Ingathering in the 50th year. (The Song of the Lamb)
- Armies March: Command Israel’s Tribal army to journey in its eastern and southern divisions. (Joel’s locust armies and Daniels four winds)
- War: To warn the tribes of impending war and to call on the LORD to fight for Israel;
In the Trumpet pages we shall see the same tenants and seasonal cycles decreed to Israel repeat in the times allotted to the seven Gentile Church ages.
- Two Silver Trumpets gathered Israel’s Tribal multitudes to the door of the outer court of the Tabernacle of Witness. This same pattern can be seen in the forty two months of the Gentiles when the testimonies of the Law and the Gospel gather people to those witnesses. (Numbers 10:4) (Revelation 11:2-4)
- A single Trumpet gathers the heads and princes of Israel’s tribes to the anointed leader of that generation. Not to the Tabernacle, but to the Anointed of God, like Jesus who is Christ, the ‘Anointed One’. (Numbers 10:4)
The Seven Trumpets of Revelation sound to Israel’s seeds seen in the promises God gave to Abraham as they relate to: ¹a multitude of nations and ²a line of kings and priests; (Genesis 17:1-7)
In the Book of Revelation these ‘seeds’ promised to Abraham are manifest as: ¹a multitude from all nations and ²twelve thousand from each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. (Revelation 7+14) The first a multitude born of (f)ornication and washed by the blood of the Lamb, and the second; a (v)irgin born seed, a line of kings redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
The Lord’s Feasts
All Israel’s males were required to appear before the LORD three times each a year. To keep three feasts to the LORD every year throughout their generations. The Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of First-Fruits and the Feast of Ingathering. (Exodus 23) (Leviticus 23)
The Hebrew word for ‘Feast,’ in Scripture, means firstly to move in a perpetual cycle. Secondly, it means to be betrothed to or to be joined. The Hebrew context help us to understand the LORD’s reason for commanding Israel keep his feasts in their seasons was to join; to covenant with his people.
Come see why the LORD’S Feasts are crucial to understanding God’s will in Scripture…