At the Feast of Trumpets the Mystery of God is Accomplished
At the Feast of Trumpets the Mystery of God is Accomplished
In the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet the mystery of God will be accomplished. The Rapture will be on the Feast of Trumpets
Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, "There will be no more delay. But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets."
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: "Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, "Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey." I took the little scroll from the angel's hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings."
In the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished. What is a biblical mystery and what will be accomplished at the last trumpet?
A biblical mystery is a plan of God that has not, as of yet, been revealed. It is not a secret to be kept, but a progressive revelation. The following are some important biblical mysteries:
1) The church as the body of Christ (Eph 3:1-11, 6:19; Col 4:3).
2) The church as the bride of Christ (Eph 5:28-32)
3) The translation of the living saints (ICo 15:51-52; IThes 4:14, 17).
4) The mystery of lawlessness (2Thes 2:7; Mat 13:33).
5) Israel’s blindness in part until the full number of Gentiles has come into the Church (Ro 11:25).
In the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the following will be accomplished:
The full number of Gentiles will have come into the Body of Christ. The dead in Christ will rise first and those who are alive will be translated in the twinkling of an eye. The rapture will occur as lawlessness will be at its full. The whole unsaved world will be worshipping the image of the beast. The bride will be taken up to heaven for judgment as to reward and for the wedding feast of the Lamb. Israel’s spiritual blindness will be removed. All of these mysteries will be accomplished at the same time.
Matthew 24: 37-39
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
The earth will be full of violence, as in the days of Noah, and promiscuity, as in the days of Sodom when Christ returns for his church.
The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."
And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
Noah and his family entered the ark 7 days prior to the flood. During that week, 7 pairs of clean animals and 1 pair of unclean animals entered the opened ark.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.
On that very day (17th day of the 2nd month) that the springs of the deep burst forth and the floodgates of heaven were opened, God shut them in. They were safe from the waters of judgment. Until the ark was closed, it was accessible for anyone who wished to enter into the safety of God’s provision.
About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
"Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon's house was and stopped at the gate. They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there. While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you. So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them." Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
The men replied, "We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to have you come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say." Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests.
Peter’s vision of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air did not concern itself with the laws of uncleanliness in regards to food. It was a symbolic picture of the Gentiles (Daniel's visions of beasts represented nations). Peter was to take the gospel to Cornelius.
The spiritual picture of Noah’s Ark is one where the nations are entering into the Body of Christ. Pairs of all creatures that had the breath of life in them entered into the ark. The ark was opened for 7 days (Daniel’s 70th Week) as those who are born-again by the Holy Spirit come into the Body of Christ. At the end of the 7 days (the 7 years of the Tribulation), just prior to the pouring out of God’s wrath (7 bowls/final plagues), the door is shut (the rapture of the church).
By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
By the 27th day of the 2nd month (Noah’s 601st year), God commanded them to come out. They were in the ark 1 year and 10 days until they were commanded to leave.
There is a ten day period between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. The Jubilee occurs on the 50th year (7x7+1 year). On the Day of Atonement, the year following 7 Sabbatical years begins the Jubilee year. The 7th trumpet is sounded at the New Moon on the 7th month (Rosh HaShana/The Feast of Trumpets).
In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on the very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai. After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.
And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, 'Be careful that you do not go up the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. He shall surely be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on him. Whether man or animal, he shall not be permitted to live.' Only when the ram's horn sounds a long blast may they go up to the mountain."
All of Israel camped at the base of the mountain. They were to consecrate themselves. On the third day, God would speak to them. Only when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast may they go up the mountain. When the Lord descends with a shout and the trumpet call of God, the dead in Christ shall rise first.
The base of the mountain symbolizes the earth, while the top of the mountain symbolizes heaven – the dwelling place of God. The giving of the Law was accompanied by thunder lightning, smoke, trumpet blast and earthquakes. These awesome displays of God’s power and divine presence are paralleled in manifestations that occur prior to the Rapture.
When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud.
On the 7th day Moses went up into the glory cloud. There were 3 days and 7 days. Ten days passed between the arrival at Mt. Sinai and Moses going up to be in the presence of God.
After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
Jesus appeared in resurrection power and was seen over a period of 40 days. He ascended into heaven. The Holy Spirit came down in power on Pentecost (50 days after the resurrection). There was a period of 10 days between Jesus going up to heaven and the Holy Spirit coming down to indwell the church.
Ten days elapsed between the arrival at Mt. Sinai and Moses ascending the mountain. Ten days elapsed between the Ascension and Pentecost. Ten days of introspection and soul search called the Days of Awe elapse between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. David marries Abigail ten days after Nabol is stricken. Ten days (3+7) elapse between Jacob fleeing Laban (Babylon) and their meeting in Gilead (The Promised Land).
The Rapture of the church at the 7th Trumpet will allow for three days of consecration (works passing through the fire) and a seven day wedding feast (traditional in Judaism).