Feasts of Trumpets- Resurrection of the Dead

This is the juicy part of this topic.

While the Spring Feasts such as Passover and Pentecost fulfilled the works of Jesus’ first coming…

The Fall Feasts such as Trumpets prophesy of the fulfilment of the works of Jesus’s Second Coming, which begins with the Resurrection of the Dead.

That is what the Feast of Trumpets is really all about. Let’s get to it πŸ‘‡

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive, who remain, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Remember the previous episode, what was the first and main reason why God told Moses to make the two trumpets? πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

The Lord spoke further to Moses, saying, β€œMake yourself two trumpets of silver, you shall make them of hammered work, and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and breaking camp.

Numbers 10:1-2

It was for summoning the congregation and breaking camp.

The Trumpets were used to summon God’s people.
That is what will happen on the fulfillment of the Feast.

The Apostle Paul shared the revelation that the trumpet of God will be blown, and the camp of God’s people will be summoned –both the living and the dead. This is the resurrection, or what we Christians normally call “The Rapture.”

The trumpet is blown and God’s people are summoned to go meet their Lord. They will go out to meet their leader – Jesus.

Just as Jesus fulfilled the Passover, Wave Sheaf Offering and Pentecost right down to the day, hour, and second….

Then you have to believe that this event will happen on the day the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah is being celebrated.

Just like the Passover, Pentecost was being celebrated every year by the Jews, so many proselytes, and pilgrims in the world.
But on one faithful day … as the feast was going on as usual, little did they know that a few 120 disciples were locked up waiting for the actual fulfillment of that feast. And it was fulfilled right on the dot.

Like I shared earlier…God’s people were never meant to be caught by surprise.

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness, so that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5

It’s given to us to know the mysteries of the Kingdom.

And Jesus answered them, “To you, it has been granted to know the mysteries (secrets) of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them, it has not been granted.”

Matthew 13:11

This is why Jesus took time to teach and prepare His disciples for the fulfillment of the Feast of Pentecost. It wasn’t by chance. They saw it coming.

The Bible says πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Until the day when He (Jesus) was taken up to heaven, after He had given orders by the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen.

To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of things regarding the kingdom of God.

Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, β€œWhich,” He said, β€œyou heard of from Me;

Acts 1:2-4

See? Jesus spent 40 days after His resurrection to teach them about the Kingdom mysteries so they wouldn’t be in the dark concerning what was to come.

Then He told them to wait in Jerusalem for the promise –The Holy Spirit.

Got it?

They knew about the mystery behind Pentecost and what was going to happen on that day, cos Jesus taught them.

How much more the Holy Spirit in us? Whom Jesus said πŸ‘‡πŸ½

β€œI have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them at the present time. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

John 16:12-13

Of this same Holy Spirit, Paul says:

For who among people knows the thoughts of a person except the spirit of the person that is in him? So also the thoughts of God no one knows, except the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 2:11

The same will happen when this Feast of Trumpets is being celebrated.

Year in and year out, people will be celebrating this feast as usual but for one particular year. God’s people who are prepared will know and will be in wait..ready for the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets – The resurrection (and “rapture”).

Get ready and pay attention to this particular feast as you get prepared by the Holy Spirit, and the people of God sent to guide the church through that process. You don’t have an excuse to be caught off guard.

Now. . .

God told Moses to make two trumpets for specific reasons…
Let’s continue to observe God’s instructions to Moses.

Now when both are blown, all the congregation shall meet you at the entrance of the tent of meeting. But if only one is blown, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall meet you.

Numbers 10:3-4

Notice something here?

God first told Moses to make two trumpets… Now we see why.

βœ… If both are blown, it means all the congregation are summoned to meet their leader.

βœ… But if just one is blown, only the leaders are summoned to meet their leader or Lord.

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Something to think about…

Go back to study Paul’s statement again. The trumpet Paul mentioned wasn’t plural. It was singular. This is very important because Paul understood the revelation of the Feasts. If it was both trumpets, He would have explicitly said trumpets. . .yet he said “trumpet” or “trump”

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Mmmm..

Now, whatever might that be? Why just one trumpet?
I guess we will find out in the next episode.

Until then… Bye

Uche Okorie


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