18/11/2020 by Rev. Doug Walker 0 Comments
Do You Like Trumpets?
The trumpet is one of the main instruments in a lot of marching bands and symphonies. Unlike the clarinet or the saxophone which has many "keys," the trumpet is graced with only three. It looks simple to play, but in reality is requires a great deal of talent from the player to achieve the rich, harsh, and mellow sounds it is known for. But a master musician can make it sound so beautiful.
If you were to guess when the trumpet was invented, one might think during the Renaissance or maybe a little further back, as in the "dark ages." Trumpets were actually invented a lot earlier. The first known metal trumpet is believed to have been invented in 1,500 B.C. They were found in the grave of King Tut, as well as in China, Scandinavia, South America, and Asia.
The Bible backs up these dates with instructions in the book of Numbers. The book is believed to have been written around 1,450 B.C., and in the tenth chapter we find instructions from God to Moses to "make two trumpets of hammered silver." Trumpets played a key role in calling the nation of Israel together to camp, and as a signal to the nation to begin to move. They were used to signal a drastic change in their day to day lives.
Is God going to use the trumpet again to signal a change in our lives? The answer to that question is a resounding yes! 1 Thessalonians 4:16 says, "For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God." Several key things will announce the coming of Christ – a loud command, the announcement from the archangel Gabriel, and with the blowing of God’s trumpet! There will be no mistaking the change with our day to day lives when we see and hear these events!!
Some have opined Jesus has already come and we’re living in a very dark part of history. I would argue this is not true. Whether you’re a child of God or not, there will be no mistaking Christ’s second coming. When the Bible says "Every knee shall bow" it means everyone, Christian and non-Christian alike.
Trumpets make a beautiful sound when played by a master musician. Imagine how it will sound when it is played by our Master and Creator! It will be the most beautiful sound ever heard, and will signal a change in the life of the Bride of Christ!! We will "break camp" and move to our forever home and be seated at the great "Wedding Feast."
Yes, the trumpet will be the final instrument heard when Jesus comes again. Will you be ready to hear it when it’s played?