Sunday, June 26, 2016
Trumpet Warnings Series #3 – Part 113 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
In the last blog I defined the many uses for a trumpet in the Jewish culture – earthly realm – during the time John received his visions. I left you with the question, “What scripture reveals a very important blast – a coronation – from a trumpet blown my an angel in the spiritual realm?
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in Heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory…and He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other…Matt. 24:30-31.
This text reveals how a great sound of a trumpet will be blasted by God’s angels, heard at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, when they will gather together His saints (elect) to take them off the earth, before it burns. The word great in the Greek language is megas. The English word mega is derived from it – meaning: megaphone – amplified a million times. This definition insinuates this trumpet blast will be heard by everyone, everywhere, because of its great sound.
In the parable of the Wheat and the Tares this event is described as the harvest of the earth by His reapers. First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn…Matt. 13:30. The tares symbolize followers of Satan, and wheat symbolizes followers of Jesus Christ.
This trumpet blast musters God’s invisible spiritual troops – Endtime Reapers – to gather together His saints from the whole earth – from the four winds – for their coronation. This is the return of Jesus Christ and the end of the world, as the Apostle Peter prophesied. Where is Peter’s prophecy?
We find Peter’s prophecy regarding the coming of the Lord in II Peter 3:10-12. But the day of the Lord will come as thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up…therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
The great noise in Peter’s prophecy of the end of the world is the trumpet blast from God’s end-time reapers, whom He sends to the earth to gather His saints to take them to Heaven – their promised destination. Then…both the earth and the works that in it will be burned up.
The first six trumpets impart dire warnings to the nations of the earth that judgment is coming upon them for their paganism – spiritual degeneration and depravity – resulting, in part, in natural catastrophes, calamities, and cataclysmic events with severe carnage, throughout the Christian era. Even nature is groaning because of the corruption of mankind…Rom. 8:21. The trumpets proclaim God’s judgment upon sin – paganism & immorality. But God desires that mankind would repent of their self-indulgence, corruption and depravity, and seek His forgiveness and protection from His judgment.
Before we can define the symbolism of the first six trumpets, we must understand the symbolism of the golden altar before the throne of God. Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne…and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand…Rev. 8:3-4.
There is a lot of symbolism in these two verses. When we define the symbolism the message will be revealed. Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question~~~