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The Rapture Trumpets

We received an email from Darryl who had some really interesting insights concerning the last trumpet.  We don’t disagree with his assessment, and think you may also love the detail he discovered concerning this last trumpet talked about in the scriptures.

We believe that Yeshua Jesus will come back during a Jubilee year, and there will be a trumpet blown on Yom Kippur of that year. The last trumpet on Yom Kippur could very well be “the last trumpet”.

We are finding that many more Christians are starting to side with going through the entire Tribulation period, and because of this, they are also able to prepare spiritually, emotionally and physically.

I think you will enjoy Darryl’s email, as he makes some interesting connections that cause us to dig deeper into the scriptures.

Michael,

I recently read your book “The Rapture Verdict.”

Let me first say how comforting and exciting to finally find someone expressing the view that there are ten literal days between the raptureYom Teruah and “The Return”-Yom Kippur Yovel ** (See note later.)

I say “comforting and exciting” because for years I have searched the web for someone who might share this same conviction, but to no avail. (Obviously, I came to this conclusion as you did through studying the Moedim which happen to be my central focus. I am even writing a book I that will be titled “The Feasts of Israel and the Tabernacle of the Lord”)

**Personally, I no longer use just the term Yom Kippur for the day of “The Return” because there is another very important Moed that comes into play here (which you didn’t really give much mention of in the book.) As you know, on Yom Kippur of the 49th year of every jubilee cycle there came the announcement (the sound of a Shofar) of the jubilee year, Yovel! Therefore, I now use the term (rightly or wrongly) “Yom Kippur Yovel” to express this very important prophetic day of Christ’s return!

Please understand from the above that I stand in support of the central message you have presented in the book! I do however believe there are problems with several points/arguments you present. My purpose for sharing any of “these problems” is not to criticize. This timing of the rapture is far too important of an issue! If I share your same conviction, why would I “cut” you down? Rather, my purpose (whether you agree with anything I have to say or not) would be to help you prepare for criticism and strengthen arguments. Let me give one such example.

I believe you are making a mistake to equate “The Last Trumpet” with “The Seventh Trumpet”. In saying this I am NOT disagreeing with you on the timing. I too believe the resurrection happens “at” or “around” (I prefer the word “around”) the time of the seventh trumpet! But …

First, the seventh trumpet may be the “last trumpet” mentioned in the Book of Revelation but it is not the last trumpet to be heard in the time frame being discussed. There is also a trumpet sound on Yom Kippur Yovel to announce Jubilee! (Obviously this comes after Yom Teruah!)

Secondly, notice

1 Thess 4:16 NKJV

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven

1)      with a shout,

2)      with the voice of an archangel, and

3)      with the trumpet of God.

Are these all the same thing, or are they three distinct events/sounds (all happening very nearly at the same time)?

Note also, just make sure you know where I’m coming from,

Rev 4:1 NKJV

And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking

Prophetically speaking, I believe “a Trumpet” can be the sound of an actual “shofar” but it can also represent someone’s voice! I.e. like the voice of Jesus who is “the Horn” of Our Salvation! My point is this …

Who sounds the seventh trumpet?

Obviously, an angel!  Perhaps even an archangel?  Maybe even Michael? But an angel nonetheless!

But what “sound” / “voice” raises the dead?

John 5:25 NKJV

25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is,when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.

Yes, I realize he is talking about people coming alive spiritually, but I also believe Him to be talking about the resurrection! It is His voice, the voice of “the Resurrected One,” the voice of Him who has power over death, the voice of Him who is “the resurrection and the life,” the voice of Him who holds “the keys of Hades and Death” that raises the dead!

Jesus is the Shofar Gadol,

His voice will be the “teḳiah Gadol” that will raise the dead,

not the voice of an {arch}angel. (Unless you’re a Jehovah’s Witness J)

BTW: I don’t understand why you translate “Teḳiah Gadol” (twice) as “the last trumpet” Everything I find translates this as “the Great Cry/Sound”, this could be taken as misleading.

Also, this term is the name given to the last trumpet sound heard on BOTH Yom Teruah AND Yom Kippur!

As I think you said in the book, it is the last of the 100 trumpets blasts on Yom Teruah.  On Yom Kippur it is the one and only trumpet sound, given at the end of the Ne’ilah service, “the closing of the Gates!

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sound-a-Shofar/step3/The-Calls/

Note; There is a difference between the Shofar Gadol, “the Great Shofar” and a “teḳi’ah Gadol” simply a “great sound/blast/cry!”

The Shofar Gadol is understood by the Jewish people to be the right horn of the Ram offered instead of Isaac, which by Jewish legend, that Ram was resurrected, and by inference, that Ram is a type of Christ! By tradition, (most rabbis if not all) the Shofar Gadol (right horn) will be used on (a future) Yom Teruah to “gather the exiles” and according to some rabbis, is to be used again on Yom Kippur to announce Yovel!

The “teḳi’ah Gadol”, is simply a “great sound/blast/cry” from any Shofar. Again, A “Teḳi’ah Gadol” is the “last” trumpet sound heard on both Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur and in the case of Yom Teruah, might/could/should be equated to the “last trumpet” but should not be translated as “the last trumpet.”

I hope you find something in all this to be helpful. Obviously, if something catches you eye I would expect you to check it out more to confirm it. I am not a Hebrew scholar, I just know a little about the Festivals!

Hope to hear from you! Keep up the great work!

TheUnveiler (Darryl)

Word & Spirit United!

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