At the Sounding of the Trumpet
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Let us look at a couple critical scriptures related to the Rapture of the Body of Christ. Too often the Trump of God or last Trump of God is confused with the Seventh Trumpet of Judgment. Below you will find several reasons why they are not the same trump. Enjoy! 🙂
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1 Corinthians 15:50-54 NKJV)
The above passage is referring to the Second Coming of Christ and our gathering together to Him in the clouds, the Rapture. So… we will be gathered to Him (Jesus, in the clouds) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible.
But what last trump is the scripture referring to?
Let us also look at 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 NKJV.
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep [died] lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
So, not just any – last – trumpet… but the – last – Trump of God!
Well then, how is the last trumpet of God and the last trumpet of the Seven Trumpets of Judgment different? We shall see!
The Trump of God Versus the Seventh Trumpet
The sounding of the Seventh Trumpet of Judgment will roughly coincide with the pouring out of the seventh plague (Revelation 11:15-19). Both biblical events will take place near the closing of the Wrath of God. Neither the seventh trumpet nor the seven bowls of wrath should be confused with The Trump of God or the last trump of God, here’s why
- The Seventh Trumpet of Judgment is neither the last trump nor the trump of God.
- The Seventh Trumpet of Judgment, as mentioned in Revelation 11:15–19, is an angelic trumpet sounded by angels to announce the end of God’s Wrath and the beginning of Christ’s reign.
- Each of The Seventh Trumpet of Judgment is an angelic trumpet blown by an angel in fulfillment of the last of the seven seals and the Wrath of God.
- The Trump of God is sounded by God, likely the Lord Jesus Christ as He gathers, as one, the Body of Christ into the skies over the earth. The event is commonly referred to as the Rapture.
- The last trump or the Trump of God is synonymous. The Last Trump of God takes place at the time of the Rapture when the Body of Christ is gathered before the beginning of the Wrath of God.
- The Trump of God is blown before God’s Wrath falls while the seventh trumpet is blown at the end of God’s Wrath.
- After considering just these few facets, it should be simple to conclude the Trump of God or the last trump is not the seventh trumpet.
This little tidbit is critical in determining when Christ returns “FOR” the Body of Christ and when Christ returns “WITH” the Body of Christ. Huge difference!
Food for thought! 🙂
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