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THE SOUND OF THE LAST TRUMP
When Christians speak of the “last trump,” we refer to the resurrection of the dead and the catching up of the saints to meet Christ in the air.
The Word of God describes this event:
“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.
Recently, I wrote about the prophecies of Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel, who gave three prophecies in the 12th Century, which were all based on Jubilee cycles (every 50 years), and which have all came to pass precisely as he predicted.
I was amazed when I read about Rabbi Ben Samuel’s prophecies last year, not only because they had all come to pass, but especially because the last prophecy includes his prediction that in 1967, when Israel regained Jerusalem during the Six Day War, it would be the beginning of the Messianic end times, which Jubilee cycle ends this year, 2017. Something very significant prophetically will occur in 2017.
In 2010, six years before I heard about the rabbi’s prophecies, I had a series of spiritual experiences that led me to believe the Lord would “catch up” (or rapture) the saints in 2017.
The Word of God clearly tells us that no one knows the day or the hour that the Lord will come (Matthew 25:13), and I believe this. Many false prophets have made predictions about when the Lord would return and they have been wrong. The Lord didn’t say we wouldn’t know the year, however; He only referred to the day and the hour.
In fact, the Lord said we would know when His return is near, “even at the door.”
“And when He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, Tell us when shall these things be, and what shall be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the world (age – original Greek)?…So, likewise, when you shall see all these things (described in Matthew 24), know that it is near, even at the doors” Matthew 24:3,33.
The Word of God tells us,
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed” 1 Corinthians 15:52.
Perhaps the fact that the last name of the President Elect of the United States of America is Trump, who will take office in 2017, is a subtle reminder that we need to watch and pray.
“Watch, therefore, and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man (Jesus-Yeshua)” Luke 21:36.
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.