A Golden Trumpet

The view that the Rapture will occur at the mid-point of the Tribulation is based upon 1 Corinthians 15:52 which states that the Rapture will occur at the blowing of “the last trumpet.” This Mid-Tribulation Rapture view then declares this trumpet to be the last of the seven trumpets in Revelation 11 that is blown at the mid-point of the Tribulation. Why of the 114 references to trumpets in the Scripture these two are identified as one and the same only defies sound Scriptural research! The context clearly shows the last trumpet of 1 Corinthians 15 is blown for believers whereas the seven trumpets (of judgments) of Revelation 8, 9 and 11 are sounded for unbelievers. The Revelation trumpets therefore can have no relevance for the Church!  There are many trumpets mentioned in the bible.

The Golden Trumpet! 

As the word ‘trumpet’  is mentioned as the Hebrew word “Shofar” 48 times in the Old Testament. There is one time that it is not translated to “Shofar” but is translated as “jovial”! 13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet sounded long, they shall come up to the mount. (Exodus 19:13)   The Golden trumpet: The very first time the word “trumpets” appears in the Scripture! It is not “Shofar” but “jovial”! Shofar is the Rams-horn or the antelope! Silver trumpets are trumpets too. Jovial is the same Hebrew word for: “Jubilee”! The word jovial alludes to the ‘silver trumpets’, On the year of jubilee they blown ‘silver trumpets’! The prophetic picture of the ‘Rapture’ is Exodus 19. Yahweh came down on the mountain Sinai – Moses went up! There are trumpets involved in the “Rapture”! Exodus 19 is a foreshadow or picture  of the ‘rapture’ or ‘the great assembly’! When the trumpets sounds long, they shall come to the mount Sinai! In Moses’ time it was mount Sinai, now it is heavenly Mount Zion! But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, (Hebrews 12:22)

By blowing one set of trumpets and its wakes the people up and get them lined up. By blowing the ‘next’ trumpet and they start marching. If Apostle Paul said the dead will rise up by the last trumpet, then also there have to be a first!  One trumpet will “wake” you up and when the next one would sound you are “going” up! You are going to meet the Lord in the air! You can find every clue of the future hidden find in the Old Testament!

The general assembly of the…

The general assembly of the Church of the First fruits. You shall make your two silver trumpets for the calling of the assembly. First meaning is the ‘camp’ of Israel, second meaning, the trumpets are going to sound to gather an assembly on the Mount of God; Mount Zion. Specific with the Trump of God: In the Scriptures there are places when the trumpet sounded, it was actually God’s voice! For the voice of the Lord is as a trumpet! The great assembly being an event that happen every 7 years in Israel in the ancient times where the temple was. And because on that 7-th year the king showed up, the king would blow a golden trumpet. Never was the golden trumpet been used at Yon Kippur. The golden trumpet was only used by the ‘7-yearly – great assembly’!  Silver refers to or is  a middle to redemption; Gold always refers to the Divinity of God! I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, (Revelation 1:10) After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. (Revelation 4:1)

…There is a Priest, who is a King, Who is worthy…!

The very God Himself is involved in the great assembly of the first fruit saints/ first born righteous saints! (Rapture) There is a trumpet that God has; it is a solid gold trumpet. When the silver trumpets been sound we as the great assembly of the first fruit saints/ first born righteous saints are going to be up to meet the Lord in the air! The great assembly occurred every 7 years! Including men, women and children have participation in it. When the crowd arrived ‘the king’ would ascend the “bema” (Apostle Paul refers this to that all we have to appear before the Judgment seat of Christ) He brought the Torah-scroll to the Synagogue-priest; he then gave it to the High-Priest; he then past it to ‘the king’ who stood and received the Scroll! ……Also likewise in Revelation described the King opened 7-sealed scroll and red from it…!  

The “Rapture” should be called: “The great assembly” likewise what happen in ancient time every 7 years by the Hebrew people. At the rapture He is coming for His righteous first-fruit saints, to meet them in the air and bring them in the Temple in Heaven. With His Kingdom at His second coming is with His saints, from Heaven. 

Mid-tribulation?

The view that the Rapture will occur at the mid-point of the Tribulation is based upon 1 Corinthians 15:52 which states that the Rapture will occur at the blowing of “the last trumpet.” This Mid-Tribulation Rapture view then declares this trumpet to be the last of the seven trumpets in Revelation 11 that is blown at the mid-point of the Tribulation. Why of the 114 references to trumpets in the Scripture these two are identified as one and the same only defies sound Scriptural research! The context clearly shows the last trumpet of 1 Corinthians 15 is blown for believers whereas the seven trumpets (of judgments) of Revelation 8, 9 and 11 are sounded for unbelievers. The Revelation trumpets therefore can have no relevance for the Church!

Tekyiah Gadollah!

There is a 4-th blast called the Tekyiah Gadollah (Great Tekyiah). Some consider a fourth sound but it is simply a tekyiah held as long as breath lasts or is appropriate. Some Shofar blowers can hold a note for over a minute! (which also will occur at the Rapture!)

There is a difference of opinion in the Talmud as to whether the Teruah or the Shevarim was sounded in the Temple. As usual, the Rabbis compromised and both were considered valid. On Rosh Hashanah the Shofar is sounded 100 times with all the traditional forms. This is done to make sure that the Shofar is blown often enough and with the proper sounds to satisfy God!  How easy to be caught up in legalisms! Be sensitive to the inspiration of the Ruach (Spirit) and use the horn as you would use your voice as an instrument of praise! (See more at web-page of Shofars)

Rosh Hashanah is also the coronation of the king; Shofar/Trumpets are sounded at a coronation and G-D is hailed as King on this day! The Shofar is a ram’s horn which is blown somewhat like a trumpet. One of the most important observances of this holiday is hearing the sounding of the Shofar in the synagogue. A total of 100 notes are sounded each day. There are four different types of Shofar notes: tekiah, a 3 second sustained note; shevarim, three 1-second notes rising in tone, teruah, a series of short, staccato notes extending over a period of about 3 seconds; and tekiah gedolah (literally, “big tekiah”), the final blast in a set, which lasts (I think) 10 seconds minimum. The Scripture does not indicate a specific reason for this practice. One that has been suggested is that the Shofar’s sound is a call to repentance!

The Feast of Trumpets & the Rapture!

There is a strong connection with the Feast of Trumpets (season of the Fall Feasts of the Lord) and the Rapture!

Firstly, let’s take an annual look at the Feast of Trumpets or the Feast of Shofar-blowing as the Hebrew calls it. More commonly the day is referred to as Rosh Ha Shana, the Head of the Year – the New Year. According the Biblical instruction we are to have a holy convocation on the 1st day of the 10th month.

Say to the Israelites, On the first day of the seventh month [almost October], you shall observe a day of solemn [sabbatical] rest, a memorial day announced by blowing of trumpets (Shofar blowing), a holy [called] assembly. (Leviticus 23:24)

How can the 1st day of the 10th month be the New Year?  Furthermore the Lord says that Passover time in April is the beginning of the year for Israel.  This month shall be to you the beginning of months, the first month of the year to you. (Exodus 12:2)

One of the reasons the Feast of Shofar Blowing (Yom ah Truah)  is now celebrated as Rosh Ha Shana, is that the enemy wants to conceal or mask the true relevance of this Holy Feast of the Lord.  Concerning the Feasts, G-D calls them His Feasts – His appointed times!  We believe that the Feasts of the Lord prophetically show the Lord’s plan of redemption for Israel, and those who are grafted into Israel by the Blood of Yeshua, to form the One New Man: Therefore if any person is [in grafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh {and} new has come! (2  Corinthians 5:17; Also in Ephesians 2:15)   Every major New Testament event thus far, has been precisely fulfilled on an Old Testament festival!  The next event we are waiting for is the “Rapture” or the “catching away” of the Body of Messiah!(The righteous saints)  There are people out there who don’t believe in the Rapture, but it clearly in scripture!  Many Bible teachers who have a degree of understanding about the relevance of the Feasts, believe that the Rapture will occur on the Feast of Trumpets (when you hear the last trumpet – the trumpet of God and the shout of the Arch-angel). We don’t know the year, but I believe we can know the day by knowing about the Feasts. That is to recommend you do take the time to study the Feasts of the Lord!

The simple way to celebrate Yom Ha Truah or the Feast of Trumpet is to gather together for a Holy convocation, thank the Lord for His amazing redemption plan and the soon return if Yeshua to set up the Kingdom of G-D in Jerusalem, and for sending Yeshua to be our personal Redeemer, read the Scriptures. pray, blow the Shofar of course (Tekyiah Gadollah), and share some good food together. (David Silver’s; Comment Haifa Israel; edited; permission granted)

The Rapture is a glorious event which God has promised to the Church. The promise is that someday very soon, at the blowing of a trumpet and the shout of an archangel, Yeshua will appear in the sky and take up His Church, living and dead, to Heaven. The concept of the Rapture was not revealed to the Old Testament prophets because it is a promise to the New Testament Church and not to the saints of God who lived before the establishment of the Church.

“…and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,  “whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. (Acts 3:20-21) 

The 7 days of creation, represent also the 7 years that believers are going to be in Heaven. The Church has been living at the Feast of Pentecost. The next Feast is “Trumpets”! 100 Trumpets are sounded on the “Feast of Trumpets”! It’s called Rosh Hashanah (Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year) Jewish New Year celebration in the fall of the year, the month of Tishri.) (The Scripture refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of the Shofar). The holiday is instituted in Leviticus 23:24-25.)

Rosh Hashanah is also the coronation of the king; (Trumpets/Shofars are sounded at a coronation and G-D is hailed as King on this day!) and it means also: “the wedding of the King”;  “the resurrection of the dead”; by Jewish people. It shows here that there is an ‘image’ there of the rapture; the coming of Yeshua/Christ; as being in Heaven as being linked to this particular Feast! We (The Church) are now in the dispensation of the grace of God!  If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: (Ephesians 3:2 KJV)  Article Source

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5 thoughts on “A Golden Trumpet”

  1. Holy sprit soke several weeks ago last turmpet. Several prophetic words have been given prophtic word of the manorah Ps 111 through 117 candles yet it seems we are in 114 like God is still quite, then the last 115-117, and 118 is seperate like 109-110 which go with Ps 9-18 chaperters. Next you have 7day or 70 week of Daniel prophecy timeline. That another word holy sprit spoke to me Gods timeline. Another prophecy was a young women Rev 3:3 it was like 4 points which ended at 2017. Hears one I had been praying to the lord to my self not outloud one after noon a young man said jesus spoke to him said to tell you that will not happen, and something about 2012 was the midnight hr, and 2017 is Revelation we would be with the lord after that. Again people will say we dont know the day or hr yet he said always watch this will happen suddenly the return of Jesus it will just like in days of Noah they never saw rain he was getting ready waiting watching obeying God. Yet when it did happen that door closed this is a time to repent, repent, repent said the lord. This is last word the holy sprit spoke The wind of change are blowing, and there going to be some change its more than resurrection life. Trust the lord believe abide in faith walk in joy everyday pray Ps 91 over family, car, home, and hand of God to cover all your family each morning before you start the day.

  2. The Last trumpet of 1 Cor. 15 blows and the dead are raised. That happens on the last day of Daniel 12. The dead rise as per Revelation 20:5 in the ‘first’ resurrection which clearly occurs after the tribulation.

    I appreciate all the work and time that went into this web-site, but I can not agree with a pre-trib rapture and I base that on sola scriptura, not the pattern of a Jewish wedding feast.

  3. Chuck,
    Thanks for your comment. We use the Culture and Customs of the day to help our hermeneutic principles. It really is a good part of Sola Scripture to understand the cultural idioms from the Old Testament. You find many trumpets in scripture, shofar, silver and this golden trumpet during the “Great Assembly”. We think this is a Old Testament picture of the rapture. God bless, Keith

  4. Great teaching Keith!!! When one takes the time to study the idea of the rapture without any pre-developed bias, it is clear to see from the many Old and New Testament references. The use of Psalm 27 in relation to Rosh Hoshanah is amazing. This Psalm is still read daily beginning on Rosh Chodesh Elul while a trumpet is repeatedly blown each morning to awaken the nation to repentance. They do not stop this daily reading and trumpet blast until Hoshanah Rabbah of Sukkot–the last day of Tabernacles.

    “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
    Psalm 27:4-5

    The word “hide” used in this Psalm is tsaphan, the very word that is related to Zephaniah’s name–the LORD has treasured. We both know what is found in Zephaniah.

    “Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you.Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.” Zephaniah 2:2-3

    In both references (and others) there is a direct mention of being hidden before the Day of the LORD. Blessings!! JN

  5. John, I was just thinking about that passage in Zephaniah just today. Three times it mentions “Before” and the use as you point out hide in the psalms may also be a reference to Pslam 83:3 “They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.” Same word!

    The Church is seen as a jewel in the parables in Matthew 13 as a pearl of great price! Pearls are NOT kosher… I believe this is the Church redeemed as object of adornment as we see in New Jerusalem with the twelve gates. Praise His Name.

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