Will there be a resurrection at the feast of trumpets? Is it this year or next or even both?
I Corinthians 15:52 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.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
קוּמִי אוֹרִי כִּי בָא אוֹרֵךְ וּכְבוֹד יְהוָה עָלַיִךְ זָרָֽח׃
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
כִּֽי־ הִנֵּה הַחֹשֶׁךְ יְכַסֶּה־ אֶרֶץ וַעֲרָפֶל לְאֻמִּים וְעָלַיִךְ יִזְרַח יְהוָה וּכְבוֹדוֹ עָלַיִךְ יֵרָאֶֽה׃
Will the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse be riding together shortly? Will there be a resurrection/ rapture of the 144,000 firstfruits when the Trumpet sounds? We are told that before Zion travailed she brought forth a man child. That is, before the travail of the 4 Horsemen (first 4 seals) and the 5th seal martyrs?
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
בְּטֶרֶם תָּחִיל יָלָדָה בְּטֶרֶם יָבוֹא חֵבֶל לָהּ וְהִמְלִיטָה זָכָֽר
I Corinthians 15:23
But every man in his own order:
Christ the firstfruits;
afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
I read three resurrections in the above verse,
2. the Firstfruits
3. Zion/Church (that begat the Manchild/144,000 is raised / raptured after the 2nd Exodus has begun)
Messiah Yeshua rose on the Feast of Firstfruits. But the feast of firstfruits will be fulfilled in a broader way in the future when these 144,000 are raised in glory to begin the Harvest and fight for Zion. Both the Messiah and the 144,000 are firstfruits.
Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Will this be a Feast of Trumpets to remember? I don’t know for sure. But it is apparent that our world is heading towards world war, economic collapse, joblessness, homelessness, food collapse, famine and government persecution.
The Pope has commanded His Vatican officials to get their money out of regular banks and put it into the Vatican bank by 30th September 2022. The economy of the world is being purposely shutdown. War with Russia is being openly discussed in Germany. Putin has mentioned nuclear war with the west. Big changes are coming. Our once free lands are turning quickly into insane asylums. Evil is now called good and good is called evil. It’s Sodom & Gomorrah in our little Babylons. Government led Persecution appears on the horizon, it is here and will gather speed. All we can do is look to our God and seek His Face.
I don't know when the first city goes up in nuclear flames, but destruction is in the air, we can see the wrecking ball aimed squarely on our nations. Wars are being brewed here and there. It looks like the banking system is about to be collapsed. Food production is being shut down. War within and the enemy without. The Perfect storm. All four horsemen of the Apocalypse look set to be released; War, Economic Collapse, Famine, Pestilence and death, followed by persecution in a time of sorrows. But the people that know their God shall do valiantly. I believe that the events leading to the 2nd Exodus are about to unhinge our world. Our Master Yeshua shall bring us out of the house of bondage. But there is a storm to endure, the events of Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 which mirror the 4 Horsemen of Revelation 6 appear to be that storm. Let us seek Him while He may be found. Fasting would be wise. Humility and brokenness is essential. If we can do it, physical preparations as the Lord leads and enables is prudent, but it could be that we are almost out of time. Are we about to see a gradual shift into judgement or will it be a sudden 9-11 type event. In any case it is a time for sounding the Shofar and raising the alarm.
As of this writing, we are almost through the 6th Hebrew month of Elul, אלול, which precedes the feast of Trumpets on the 1st of Tishrei, the 7th month. Elul is the lead up to Trumpets and Yom Kippur. Elul is associated with the following verse from the song of Solomon…
Song of Solomon 6:3
I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
אֲנִי לְדוֹדִי וְדוֹדִי לִי
We could be downcast or afraid when we look at what is happening in our land and in the world, but we should instead gather the people and seek the Lord, that’s what He commands in a time of danger or war.
“Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
תִּקְעוּ שׁוֹפָר בְּצִיּוֹן קַדְּשׁוּ־ צוֹם קִרְאוּ עֲצָרָֽה
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.”
אִסְפוּ־ עָם קַדְּשׁוּ קָהָל קִבְצוּ זְקֵנִים אִסְפוּ עֽוֹלָלִים וְיֹנְקֵי שָׁדָיִם יֵצֵא חָתָן מֵֽחֶדְרוֹ וְכַלָּה מֵחֻפָּתָֽהּ׃
10 days after the feast of Trumpets is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is the month where judgement comes. Judgement can be good if we are without spot, as well as evil if there is wickedness within. It looks like we are in a time of transition from Grace to Judgement as our wicked age draws to a close. I don’t know when thing will happen for sure but it is pretty obvious that we need to draw near to God as our world moves into the events that are prophesied in the book of Revelation and elsewhere by the Hebrew prophets and Apostles etc.
Love in Yeshua HaMashiach