The Trumpet Is Given These Two Main Uses for Israel:
(1) Numbers 10:2 ". . . that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps."
(2) v. 9 "And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the Lord your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies."
THE "TRUMPET" IS ASSOCIATED WITH CERTAIN PATTERNS:
(1) The Lord with Gideon Against the Midianites
Judges 6:14-16 "And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man."
7:12-20 ". . . they blew the trumpets . . . and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon. . . ."
v. 22 ". . . and the Lord set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host. . . ."
(2) The Lord with Moses at Mount Horeb
Exodus 19:10-13 (v. 11) ". . . the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people. . . ."
[This is the first time "trumpet" is used: the "secret rapture" theory is already destroyed.]
(Luke 3:4-7 ". . . And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.")
(Revelation 1:7 "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him. . . ."
(v. 13) "when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up. . . ." (and not a second sooner!)
v. 16 ". . . and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud. . . ."
(See v. 19 This trumpet blast will be "loud" and "long")
(v. 18 And there was "smoke," "fire," and an earthquake.)
(20:18 Also "thunderings" and "lightnings")
(3) The Lord with Joshua at the Battle of Jericho (The event is saturated with trumpets.)
Joshua 5:13-15 ["the Lord himself" shows up to fight in it.] (See: 1st Thessalonians 4:16)
[See: Hebrews 2:10 for help in knowing this "captain of the host of the Lord."] (Ignore the stupid center reference!)
6:2 "See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men. . . ."
[See: Revelation 6:15-17 & 19:11-18 The only use of "mighty men" in the New Testament.]
vs. 3-4 "And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets."
v. 5 "And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with . . . the trumpet, . . ."
[Remember Mount Sinai, Exodus 19:13, "when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up. . . ." ]
(Revelation 4:1 "Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.")
[John went up to Heaven in spirit, just like Paul in 2nd Corinthians 12:2-4]
(11:12 "Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud. . . .")
[This time "come up" is the resurrection!]
"all the people shall shout with a great shout . . ." [Something new has been added.]
(Remember: 1st Thessalonians 4:16 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout. . . .")
Isaiah 42:13-14 "The Lord . . . shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies."
Psalm 47:5 "God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet."
Joel 3:9-16 ". . . the press is full. . . . The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice. . . ."
Jeremiah 25:30-33 (v. 30) ". . . The Lord . . . shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes. . . ."
Revelation 19:15 ". . . and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."
Isaiah 63:1-3 "Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?"
(Answer:) Revelation 14:18-20 ". . . and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles. . . ."
(v. 32) ". . . and a great whirlwind shall be raised up. . . ." [Something new has been added.]
2nd Kings 2:11 ". . . and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (Ignore the stupid center reference!)
Job 38:1 "Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind. . . ." (Also in 40:6)
Isaiah 40:15,21-24 ". . . and he shall also blow upon them . . . and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble."
66:5-16 (v. 15) "For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind. . . ." [Ahaaa!]
Jeremiah 23:19-20 "Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury. . . ."
(Hosea 8:7 "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. . . .")
Zechariah 9:14,16 ". . . and the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds. . . ."
Joshua 6:5 (Continued) "and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him."
(See also: Joshua 6:20 ". . . the people went up into the city. . . .")
vs. 6-16,20 "seven priests . . . seven trumpets . . . on the seventh day . . . compassed the city seven times
Revelation 8:6 "And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound."
11:15 "And the seventh angel sounded. . . ." [Look at the events which go with this.]
v. 15 "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord . . . and he shall reign for ever and ever."
v. 17 ". . . thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned."
v. 18 ". . . the nations were angry . . ."
"thy wrath is come . . ."
"the time of the dead, that they should be judged . . ."
(Romans 14:9-12 ". . . dead and living . . . we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.")
"that thou shouldest give reward . . ."
(Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of man shall come . . . and then he shall reward every man. . . ."
"unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints . . ." (in the same body, for the same purpose, at the same time.)
[This is not a separate coming or a separate resurrection. All these things happen under the "last trump."]
"and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."
1st Corinthians 15:51-52 ". . . at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised. . . ."
v. 21 "And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city . . . with the edge of the sword."
Remember Joshua 5:13 ". . . behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand. . . ."
Revelation 1:16 ". . . and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword. . . ."
Deuteronomy 32:41-42 "If I whet my glittering sword . . . my sword shall devour flesh. . . ."
Joshua 6:24 "And they burnt the city with fire. . . ."
8:1,2,8 "And thou shalt do to Ai . . . as thou didst unto Jericho . . . ye shall set the city on fire. . . ."
[This is the general plan.]
Deuteronomy 13:12-16 ". . . Thou shalt surely smite . . . with . . . the sword . . . and shalt burn with fire the city. . . ."
[Jerusalem received the same thing, through Nebuchadrezzar] (God is no respecter of persons.)
Jeremiah 32:28-31 ". . . set fire on this city [Jerusalem] . . . that I should remove it from before my face. . . ."
34:2 "I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire. . . ."
34:21-22 ". . . and they shall . . . burn it with fire. . . ." (along with the other cities of Judah)
[The government at Jerusalem was still calling God's bluff, but the thing was certain.]
37:8-10 "For though . . . there remained but wounded men . . . yet should they . . . burn this city with fire."
[For Zedekiah and Jerusalem there was still a way out.]
38:17-19 (But instead of fearing the word of the Lord, he feared the reproach of the people.)
39:6-8 "Then the king of Babylon . . . burned the . . . houses . . . with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem."
[How about Babylon in the end?] (That is, MYSTERY BABYLON)
Revelation 17:16-18 "And the ten horns . . . shall . . . burn her with fire . . . that great city. . . ."
18:8-10 ". . . she shall be utterly burned with fire . . . that great city. . . ."
(Revelation 18:15-19 ". . . that great city . . . this great city . . . Alas, alas that great city. . . .")
[The Lord doesn't think that city was so great!]
(v. 24 "And in her was found the blood . . . of all that were slain upon the earth.")
(Revelation 16:6 ". . . and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.")
(4) The Lord, with Clouds, At the Battle of the World, Rescues His Servants (In prophecy)
Numbers 29:1 "And in the seventh month, on the first day . . . is a day of blowing the trumpets . . . ." [feast of trumpets]
Isaiah 18:3 "All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth . . . when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye."
Joel 2:1 "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion . . . for the day of the Lord cometh. . . ."
Matthew 24:29-31 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days . . . the Son of man coming in the clouds . . . with a great sound of a trumpet . . . shall gather together his elect."
1st Corinthians 15:51-52 (again) ". . . at the last trump . . . the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised. . . ."
1st Thessalonians 4:15-17 "For the Lord himself shall descend . . . with a shout . . . and with the trump of God. . . ."
[The "last trump" is associated with: (1) the Lord in person, (2) a shout, (3) the people go up, (4) blood, (5) a sword, (6) destruction of a city, (7) death, and (8) fire.]
(Victory for one group, defeat for the other.)
(Again) Revelation 11:15 "And the seventh angel sounded . . . The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever."