Why So Many Trumpets?

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This past week at the Haven (watch the message here) we learned that trumpets were blown in Old Testament Israel for several reasons:
 
1. To call the people together to hear from God
2. To awaken Israel to coming danger or judgment
3. To rescue Israel and alarm their enemies during battle
4. To remember God’s covenant with his people
5. As a shout for joy of God’s goodness
6. To declare a new king has taken the reigns
7. To celebrate holy days and sacred events
 
The Bible says that there will be a final blasting of the trumpets. This time it will be sounded, not from mankind, but from the heavenly realms. All of the reasons above foreshadow and culminate in this final sounding:
 
1. To call the people together to hear from God
2. To awaken the earth to the coming judgment
3. To rescue God’s people and alarm God’s enemies of his victory
4. To remind God’s people that his covenant with them is fulfilled
5. As a shout for joy of God’s goodness
6. To declare that ‘the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever’ (Rev 11:15).
7. To celebrate a most holy and sacred event, the return of Jesus Christ!

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 – ‘Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—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.’

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 – ‘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.

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.’

What emotions are stirred in you when you think of God’s final trumpet call? God has provided a way through faith in Jesus Christ that it would not be feelings of terror and dread, but rather feelings of hope, elation and victory! Have you trusted in Jesus as Savior and King?

Revelation 22:20-21 – He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. 

Author: Scott Hescht

I serve as the lead Pastor of the Haven Community Church. My wife Courtney and I have two children, Zane and Daxton. I love reading, writing, graphic design, and pretty much all things creative. Bring up the topic of sports and you’ve got a friend for life. I also love to teach and preach God’s Word to anyone who will listen. I strive to be a constant learner as well, understanding that education isn’t something that we receive, but rather a lifelong journey. Above all, I strive to be a friend to those around me, seeking to be a light for Christ despite my own shortcomings.
I have a BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in Christian Leadership at Luther Rice Seminary. Prior to establishing The Haven in 2012, I have served as a pastor at Life Spring Church and an elder at Freedom Fellowship Church. In addition to pastoring the Haven, I serve on the board for Relationships for Christ Ministries, a missions organization working in Africa and Latin America.

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