Final Evacuation Orders to the Overcomer

I was rather surprised when this revelation came into my understanding.  This is not the kind of revelation that any of us expects to get. 

Exodus 19:19-20 KJV - And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.  And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

Exodus 19:19-20 KJV – And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

Notwithstanding, it did not take long for me to see the magnitude of what the Lord was sharing with me.

What you are about to read can best be described as “final orders”, or even “pre-invasion orders”.  They are akin to the orders issued before any military operation, delivered to the operation forces as they move onto station – awaiting the final word to advance.  To that point, what you are going to read here may best be described as “pre-evac orders”.

You will understand why shortly.

I can’t remember exactly what I was doing when the Lord came to me with this.  However, I do remember what came after.  The thoughts of the days of Noah came across my mind.  Not an uncommon subject these days, especially given all of the signs and prophecies that are lining up now.  This was not what I was pondering at the time – it simply “came” to me.  So, as I started to quickly run the thoughts of Noah through my head, I was hit with a sudden understanding that there was something that the Lord was trying to tell me.

Then I “remembered” something about Noah.  It was when the orders actually came down to board the boat.  This is a block of scripture that takes a few readings to ensure that you are getting the right story.  It is simply a matter of how it was written.  So, that is what I did.  Sure enough, there it was. . .

The most amazing thing we have never seen when looking at Noah!

It’s been there the entire time.

After that, the rest of the revelation came fairly quickly.  I was stunned, and I have been saying this quite a bit lately.  None the less, there I was.  I could hardly believe what I was seeing.

The Lord revealed something else during this process.  He revealed that this revelation will serve as a confirmation to what he has laid in the hearts of many overcomers.  Chances are that if you are an overcomer, you will soon feel the move of the Holy Spirit as you read these words.  When you are finished, you will have the same confirming that now rests in my heart also.

With that, here are the “pre-evac orders” that the Lord revealed, found in the days of Noah and Lot:

In the days before the return of the Lord, a word of the Lord shall be revealed to the heart of the overcomer that the time of the end has come, and that the age of grace is ended.  Overcomers will know the truth of this revelation, and the world shall bear out the words of the Lord.  Likewise, the Lord shall deliver revelations and instructions to the overcomer, and call them into His service for these final days.

When the preparations are complete, the time of the end will come.

Genesis 6:11-14 KJV – The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

It comes as no surprise to any overcomer when I say that this has already come to pass.  In fact, many overcomers were commissioned into end time’s service in November 2012, when the United States made the final, fateful decision that set the world on the path of no return.

However, these days are closing.  The time has come for the Lord to speak his final revelations to the world, starting with his overcomers.  Here are the standing orders.

A.  As many as Seven days from the appointed Feast of Trumpets, the Lord will call all overcomers to prepare to depart.  This will be the call to Noah and his family to “enter the Ark”, and the call to Lot to take his family and head for the city gates.

The Lord will supernaturally remove all remaining vestiges of doubt from the hearts of the overcomer.  The Lord will then place a full confirmation in our hearts that it is time to go.  Suddenly, and without warning, the “light bulb” will turn on, and all of us will know without even speaking the words.

The primary task at this time will be for overcomers to speak.  We will be called to social media to announce that the return of the Lord is soon at hand, and that the last chance to seek salvation is at hand.  Likewise, the Lord will individually guide efforts to witness to those closest to us.

However, these days of final warning will not be for the unbeliever, as their appointed time of salvation must now come in the tribulation.  These days of warning are for the family of God, believers that are in danger of being left and possibly perishing.  It will be one last chance for them to open the parts of their hearts that they have withheld from the Lord, thus preventing the full filling of the anointing, or oil of the Holy Spirit.  It will be their last chance to gather enough oil to make the journey.

B.  At the close of the seven days, the time of warning will cease.  At that time, the Holy Spirit will deliver the revelation to overcomers that it is time to go. 

All overcomers will be led to “rise and dress” for the journey.  This will be different for every overcomer.  For some it will be an intense call to final prayers for those that will be left, or for those that will not survive the rapture should they not repent in the hours that remain.

Still, others will be led to speak one last time to those closest to them.

C.  At the appointed time, the first gold trump of God will sound to awaken the congregation.

Overcomers will hear the trumpet, and know that the Bridegroom is coming.  They will know to rise, put on their “coats and shoes, fill the lamps with extra oil, light the lamp” and head to the door, ready to depart.

Overcomers will be led of the Holy Spirit to speak together in one accord, on any medium possible.  They will declare to each other what they have heard, and likewise confirm the meaning with each other.  The time of this declaration will be extremely short.  It may last a few minutes, or it may last an hour.  It will not last beyond this however.

The world at large will see overcomers declaring the coming rapture in a sudden flurry of activity, with the biggest impact on social media.  However, very few will make the connection, nor come to terms with this unprecedented outpouring of declarations for the coming of the Lord.

It will be the “car wreck” phenomena – “did I just see what I think I saw?”  Most will not connect the dots in time to seek the Savior and repent.

Those that are believers, yet do not overcome nor believe in the Blessed Hope, will also hear the trump.  However, they will be in confusion – and even denial – as to the meaning.

Likewise, “strangers” in the congregation will also hear the trump, yet it will be as anything but the trump of God to their mind.

Those accounted as unbeliever will not hear anything.

D.  Shortly after the first trump sounds, the last trump will likewise sound.  With the taking of the congregation the destruction will fall on the world.

Those without a full portion of oil will be left to the tribulation, or to perish.  Likewise, those believers that love their old life more than their life for the Savior shall likewise perish.

There are several things that must be established before we examine the individual elements to these orders.  First, the Lord is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Second, everything that will happen in prophecy, has happened already.  Third, when the Lord Jesus Christ warned of the days of Noah and Lot, he wasn’t just talking about the suddenness of his coming, and the utter surprise to those left behind.  The Lord specifically included the falling of the judgments as well.  If there is one thing we have learned, there are no accidental words in the Bible, and especially from the mouth of the Lord.

Also, this says to us that when the Bible declares everything that will occur, has occurred – it means that as the Lord changes not, it tells us this applies to every prophecy in the Bible.  That includes the scripture and prophecies covering the orders of the Lord to the overcomer, for the final moments of the age.

If he declared the judgments themselves as a part of the days of Noah and Lot, that means there are judgments likewise coming in the manner of the days of Noah and Lot.  As we have thoroughly documented on this site, the rapture will be the single most devastating event to hit the earth since the flood of Noah.

Malachi 3:6 KJV – For I am the Lord, I change not.

Matthew 24:37-39 ESV – For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.  For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,

And they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Luke 17:28-33 ESV – Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building,

But on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 

Remember Lot’s wife.  Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.

Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 KJV – The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.  Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.

Ecclesiastes 3:15 KJV – That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

With this being said, let’s examine the individual pieces of the orders, and the commentary, that the Lord has now issued to overcomers for the days that are soon to follow, and the scriptures that reveal them:

A.  As many as seven days from the appointed Feast of Trumpets, the Lord will call all overcomers to prepare to depart.  This will be the call to Noah and his family to “enter the Ark”, and the call to Lot to take his family and head for the city gates.

The Lord will supernaturally remove all remaining vestiges of doubt from the hearts of the overcomer.  The Lord will then place a full confirmation in our hearts that it is time to go.  Suddenly, and without warning, the “light bulb” will turn on, and all of us will know without even speaking the words.

The primary task at this time will be for overcomers to speak.  We will be called to social media to announce that the return of the Lord is soon at hand, and that the last chance to seek salvation is at hand.  Likewise, the Lord will individually guide efforts to witness to those closest to us.

However, these days of final warning will not before the unbeliever, as their appointed time of salvation must now come in the tribulation.  These seven days of warning are for the family of God, believers that are in danger of being left and possibly perishing.  It will be one last chance for them to open the parts of their hearts that they have withheld from the Lord, thus preventing the full filling of the oil of the Holy Spirit.  It will be there last chance to gather enough oil to make the journey.

Matthew 25:6-8, 10-12 ESV – But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’  Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.  And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’  But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

Sadly, many will not listen.  At least half of all those that are believers will not be taken.

Genesis 7:1 ESV – Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.

Genesis 7:4 ESV –  For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.”

Genesis 7:10 ESV – And after seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth.

Genesis 19:12-14 ESV – Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”

So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, “Up! Get out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city.”

But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting. ~

Lot had two daughters, and they were to both marry.  In the end, only the daughters heeded the warning, while the sons-in-law did not.  As we see from the parable of the ten virgins, half of those in the family of the Lord would not keep their lamps filled with oil.  As such, they were left to the judgment.  This is also revealed when Lot and his wife are figured in, and his wife likewise perishes.

While the warning can come as much as seven days from departure, the timing of the warning will be based on the need of the overcomer to fulfill any requirements of the Lord.  For some the warning will be a full seven days.  Most will require considerably less time to complete their assigned tasks.

Noah required a full seven days to deal with loading the Ark and preparing his family to leave.  However, Lot required only hours – maybe a day or so.

B.  At the close of the 7 days, the time of warning will cease.  At that time, the Holy Spirit will deliver the revelation to overcomers that it is time to go. 

All overcomers will be led to “rise and dress” for the journey.  This will be different for every overcomer.  For some it will be an intense call to final prayers for those that will be left, or for those that will not survive the rapture should they not repent in the hours that are left.

Still, others will be led to speak one last time to those closest to them.

Revelation 3:4-5 ESV – Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life.

Genesis 19:15-16 ESV – As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.”  But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.

C.  At the appointed time, the first gold trump of God will sound to waken the congregation.

Overcomers will hear the trumpet, and know that the Bridegroom is coming.  They will know to rise, put on their “coats and shoes, fill the lamps with extra oil, light the wick” and head to the door, ready to depart.

Overcomers will be led of the Holy Spirit to speak together in one accord, on any medium possible.  They will declare to each other what they have heard, and likewise confirm the meaning with each other.  The time of this declaration will be extremely short.  It may last a few minutes, or it may last an hour.  It will not last beyond this however.

The world at large will see overcomers declaring the coming rapture in a sudden flurry of activity, with the biggest impact on social media.  However, very few will make the connection, nor come to terms with this unprecedented outpouring of declarations for the coming of the Lord.

It will be the “car wreck” phenomena – “did I just see what I think I saw?”  Most will not connect the dots in time to seek the Savior and repent.

Those that are believers, yet do not overcome nor believe in the Blessed Hope, will also hear the trump.  However, they will be in confusion – and even denial – as to the meaning.

Likewise, “strangers” in the congregation will also hear the trump, yet it will be as anything but the trump of God to their mind.

Those accounted as unbeliever will not hear anything.

It is at this point that we need to stop and address the trumps that sound to announce the rapture.  There is some confusion as to what exactly these trumpets are.  The common refrain from those that do not believe in the pre-tribulation rapture is that the last trump spoken of by Paul is the last of the seven trumpets sounded in Revelation 11:15.

However, this is not correct.  The last trump that calls the rapture is not the seventh trumpet – it is the last of the two trumpets given in the Law of Moses to call the congregation.  There are several ways that we know this.

First, the Bible defines every new concept it introduces.  There are any number of examples to this.  When Daniel declared the dream of the statue of empires to King Nebuchadnezzar, he likewise gave the interpretation.  When Zechariah saw the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, they were likewise defined immediately.  Also, when he saw the image of the two candlesticks, the Lord immediately provided the meaning.

We see this play out in the parables of Jesus and the Book of Revelation as well.  When we see the elders and creatures of heaven in chapter four, we are not left to wonder of their meaning.  It is given in chapter five.  Likewise, the 24 elders are also defined later in Revelation, and earlier in the New Testament – a point which is critical to what we will say in a moment.  Yet another example is that of the beast rising from the sea with seven heads.  Even the angels that pour out the judgments are made known to us as redeemed servants of God – just as John is.

We can sum all of this up into a simple statement regarding the things we see in the Bible.  Every concept in the Bible is either explained when it is given, or it was explained in prior scripture.  This is true for every scripture without exception.  If you find something in a scripture that is confusing to you, yet there is no explanation given, it means that is was already defined.

Let’s examine the two prominent scriptures on the rapture and trumpets:

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ESV – For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 ESV – Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

Here is the issue with declaring that these are the seventh trumpet of Revelation.  Nowhere in 1 Thessalonians or 1 Corinthians does Paul ever define what the last trump is.  Understand, the Book of Revelation will not be written for another 40 years or so.  Paul does not know of the seven trumpet judgments as they have not been revealed to any man, nor are they found anywhere in the Old Testament, accept in the picture of the fall of Jericho.

They are part of the remaining mystery of God, the mystery that is revealed with John, and fulfilled after the sounding of the seventh trumpet.  The mysteries of God finished after the seventh trumpet are those things which were not revealed fully in either the Old or New Testament (until Revelation – which rules out the last trump as the seventh trumpet), and as such, will not be fully understood until they are brought to pass.  This is why the seventh trumpet is the final mystery of God.  However, Paul clearly tells us that he is the one revealing the mystery of the last trump, and not the Book of Revelation.

Likewise, when you read through Revelation chapter 11, the seventh trump is not defined as the last trump to sound the rapture.  There is no definition given to the seven trumpets anywhere in Revelation – save one – they are the trumps of angels, not of God.  As I stated earlier, we see the picture of the seven trumpets of judgment in the fall of Jericho.  This also sets the definition of the seven trumpets to that of “judgment”, as opposed to calling the assembly.

Is it possible that God would not define such a critical foundation to prophetic scripture?  No, it is not.  As we have established at the outset, God changes not.  If he has defined every other concept in the Bible, then he also defined the last trump that Christ revealed to Paul on Mt. Sinai.  That leaves only one possibility.  The reason that Paul did not define the last trump is that he did not need too.  It was already well known in Israel, and it never had anything to do with seven trumpets of judgment (also a key to understanding this – the rapture is not a judgment for those called to heaven).

Stated differently, the last trump was already defined by God in the Bible.  It is found in the Torah – the Law of Moses.

Remember, the Apostle Paul was a member of the Jewish ruling class.  He was highly educated in the law, and knew the exact meaning behind the last trump as it was already an active part of religious life in ancient Israel.  Likewise, every Jew that heard Paul speak on the rapture also knew exactly what the last trump was, as they all abided by it through the religious and civil year.

Number 10:1-10 ESV – The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Make two silver trumpets. Of hammered work you shall make them, and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for breaking camp.

And when both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the entrance of the tent of meeting.  But if they blow only one, then the chiefs, the heads of the tribes of Israel, shall gather themselves to you.

When you blow an alarm, the camps that are on the east side shall set out.  And when you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are on the south side shall set out. An alarm is to be blown whenever they are to set out.

But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow a long blast, but you shall not sound an alarm.

And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. The trumpets shall be to you for a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the Lord your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies.

On the day of your gladness also, and at your appointed feasts and at the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings. They shall be a reminder of you before your God: I am the Lord your God.”

For the record, the tent of the meeting was the Tabernacle of God.  Later, this would transfer to the Temple of God.  There is more, however.  When Paul reveals the mystery of the rapture and the last trump, he gives us the key to understanding exactly what he is referring to.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ESV – For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

The trumpet of God is what tells us that the rapture does not occur with the sounding of the seventh trumpet of Revelation.  Rather, it tells us that the answer to this question lies in the exodus from Egypt.  We find the answers to the last trump, and the trump of God in Exodus chapter 19.

Exodus 19:9-11, 13-20 ESV – When Moses told the words of the people to the Lord, the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments and be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 

When the trumpet sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.” So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people; and they washed their garments. And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.”

On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled. Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their stand at the foot of the mountain.  Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.

And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder. The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

In the interest of time, I am providing a link to a fantastic article that details the gold trumpet of God.  It is one of the critical points to understand in relationship to the message in the article.  However, there is another critical aspect that must be addressed.  It is on this point that we shall labor.  Here is the link to the additional article:

http://amos37.com/2011/07/27/a-golden-trumpet/

As the article will mention, we see that the voice of God himself is as a trumpet, and also as the sounding of thunder.  Likewise, we see several times throughout the Bible that God Speaks, only those that are meant to hear his words will actually hear his words.  To all others it is as the sound of confusion, still to others it is the sounds of lightning, thunder and terror.  Ironically, it was Paul himself that experienced this first hand, and those that traveled with him on the road to Damascus.  When the Lord came to Paul and knocked him of his horse, it was Paul alone that could understand the words spoken by the Lord.

Still, some in the group believed the sounds to be those of angels.  Still others could not discern the meaning of the sounds, discerning only the sound itself.  Likewise, when we read the account of Moses and the ascension upon the mount of God, we also see the fear and trembling from the sound of the trump of God – which may in fact be the very voice of God himself!

The primary principle of what we are discussing is also found in Exodus chapter 24.  In 24, we see the congregation of Israel which is restricted to the base of the mountain.  This is the same congregation that turned to the worship of the Egyptian bull god when Moses was gone for 40 days.  They are the type and shadow of the body of Christ that has turned from God and sought their own ways.  They heard the lightnings and thunders of God, and they trembled for this was a fearsome sound!

Also in 24 we see Aaron and the elders of Israel.  Unlike the congregation, they heard the words of the Lord and were called to the mountain.  They were permitted to ascend the mountain and look upon God from a distance.  Likewise, they did eat and drink that day on the mountain.

Aaron and the elders are the type and shadow of the believer that is seeking God, yet something still remains from them.  They see God from afar, and even consume the bread of life and blood of Christ.  They are the picture of the three quarter Christian.  They seek Christ, yet something still keeps them from the full presence of God.  They have heard the voice of God, yet they have not the access to the Throne of God.  They can only look from afar as the next event takes place.

Lastly, we have Moses and Joshua, the type and shadow of those that seek God with a whole heart.  Unlike the elders of the congregation that could only hear God speak from afar, yet never truly approach him, it is Moses and Joshua alone that can proceed any further.  Furthermore, in Moses and Joshua, we see the type and shadow of the calling of the elect to the mountain of God, Mt. Sion.

First to be called to fellowship before the Lord was Moses, the type and shadow of the church.  It was Moses that was allowed to commune with God 40 days.  It was Moses that received the revelation of the Word of God, directly from God himself – just as the Apostles communed with Christ 40 days after his full revelation as the risen Son of God.  It was the Apostles that received the Word of God directly from the Holy Spirit in the second fulfillment of the High, Holy place – the upper room.

Second to be called was Joshua, the type and shadow of Israel, as it was Joshua – not Moses – that was permitted to cross over the river Jordan into the Promised Land.  Moses would stand afar, looking upon the Promised Land, knowing it was not to be his possession – yet desiring to be grafted in.  It would be the Gentile that would likewise stand afar off, finally being grafted into the covenant of God with Israel.  Joshua alone would lead Israel – himself also a type and shadow of the coming Jewish Messiah, and also the tribulations that would await Israel as they looked to coming of their future Messiah, and the moving to their promised possession.

This dynamic of Moses and Joshua would also be the type and shadow of the coming rapture of the church before the time of tribulation, and of the rapture of the sealed Jews before the time of Jacobs’s trouble.  As Moses ascended the mount of God first, and would lead Israel into the wilderness first, it would be Joshua that likewise ascended the mount after Moses, and would lead Israel, after Moses, into the tribulations that befell Israel enroute to her promises.

There is another dynamic here that directly relates to the final orders that the Lord has now issued to the overcomers.  It is the dynamic of proximity.  Simply stated, the closer you are to God, the more you can hear his voice.  This is not a surprise to Christians, and makes logical sense to most. However, this holds true for EVERYTHING that the Lord says.

That includes the calling of the Great Assembly.  That means the gold trumpet of God.  That means both the first and last trumps.  That means the very voice of God that calls out “the Bridegroom cometh, go out to meet him!”

Some of you are getting the picture now.

In ancient Israel, at the time of the Feast of Tabernacles (they were likewise sounded for all the feasts), the two silver trumpets would be sounded to call the congregation to the Temple of God.  The first trump would sound to waken the congregation, and tell them to get ready and assembled at the door.  The last trump would sound, declaring that the time had come to leave the camp and head for the Temple.

However, there were several things worth noting here.  First of all, during the feast, all of Israel was to come to Jerusalem to celebrate.  That meant millions of tents and shelters spread all across the Judean countryside.  Now, if you were among the first to arrive, you pitched your tents right in front of the City of David, as close to the Temple Mount as possible.  Likewise, the later you arrived (usually from living further from Jerusalem, or further from God if you please), the further away your tent was pitched.

On the day of the feast, the first trump would sound.  Those closest to the Temple would have no problems hearing the blast.  Likewise, they would hear the clear and distinct tones of the different calls.  They would know what was being said to the congregation by the notes that were being played.  Notes that they could hear clearly, and with no issues.

It was a different story for those that had arrived later than they should have.

The further from Jerusalem that you camped, the less you could hear the blast of the trumpets.  This made distinguishing the notes much more difficult as well.  If you could not distinguish the notes, then you would not know what was being commanded.  You might just miss the last trump declaring that it was time to go.

This presented another problem.  Not only did the distance from the Temple (god) affect your hearing the blasts of the trumpets, it affected your ability to get to the Temple in time.  If you were delayed enough to miss the calling of the assembly, you were in direct violation of the Law of God.  However, there was a specific time for all of the ceremonies that would occur.  If you did not arrive at the appointed time – you were locked out!

There was yet another dynamic at play here.  Even amongst the congregation that was closest to the Temple there were strangers and foreigners.  Many would also be here for the feast days, seeking out business opportunities or whatever else caught their fancy.  These strangers to the land of Israel would hear the trumpets as clearly as the Jews heard them.  However, they would not understand what they meant.  They would not understand the notes or commands.  They would certainly inquire as to what they were hearing.  They could even attempt to gain some understanding.

In the end they were still strangers in a strange land.  They could be told what the trumpets were for, yet there would be no personal connection.  They would not understand the notes themselves, only what someone told them.  Likewise, they would not journey to the Temple.  Instead, they would simply watch as the congregation of Israel moved to the presence of God, leaving them behind.  Though they inquired of the meaning, though they would seek to understand, it did not change the fact that they were not part of the elect.  They could have converted to the faith of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Doing so would have ensured that they too would depart with the body.

It should also be understood that at a certain distance it would no longer be possible to hear the trump of God.  Those in Edom, Assyria, Babylon, Persia and Egypt would neither hear the sound, nor have any knowledge that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was calling His children to the Holy Temple.

From this background we can see several prophetic meanings to the scriptures.  First, only those closest to God are going to clearly hear and understand the blowing of the first and last trumpets.  Second, there are many strangers among the Holy, and though they may have some understanding – they are still strangers.  They may even look the part, as was the custom in the ancient lands.  None the less, they will be left for they have not joined the congregation.

There will be many that believe, and hear the trumpets, yet they are further from God than they have the time required to travel.  Still, there will be those that are far enough from the Temple that they are not sure that they even heard the trumpets.  They may remain unconvinced that the first trump has blown.  They may not realize what has happened until they see the congregation off in the distance, departing for the Temple.  However, they are not ready.  They scoffed at the first trump and did not dress.  They scoffed at the first trump and did not fill their lamps.  They scoffed at the first trump and had not their shoes.

Now, it will take the shedding of blood to atone for their transgression as they have missed the feast.  They have realized their error, and tried to make the assembly.  But alas, the door was shut and locked when they arrived.  Now, the must repent before God for their failure.

Lastly, there are a great many foreigners in many different nations that do not know of the God of Israel.  They do not believe and do not hear the trumpets blown so far from them.

The trump of God – both first and last – will be a proximity event.  Stated differently, if you are far from God you will not make it in time.  If you are a stranger in the land you will not understand what you have heard.  If you are part of the congregation, yet far in distance from God, you may not believe the sounding of the trumpet.  If you should find yourself at too great a distance from God, or know not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, you simply will not hear anything.

D.  Shortly after the first trump sounds, the last trump will likewise sound.  With the taking of the congregation the destruction will fall on the world.

Those without a full portion of oil will be left to the tribulation, or to perish.  Likewise, those believers that love their old life more than their life for the Savior shall likewise perish.

Genesis 19:17 ESV – And as they brought them out, one said, “Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.”

Genesis 19:21-22 ESV – He said to him, “Behold, I grant you this favor also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken.  Escape there quickly, for I can do nothing till you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

Luke 17:26-27 ESV – Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

Luke 17:28-30 ESV – Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Genesis 19:24-25 ESV – Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.

Genesis 17:26 ESV – But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

2 Peter 3:9-12 ESV – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

What must be understood by the text in 2 Peter 3 is that this does NOT speak to the Second Coming – it never has.  We simply assumed that it did.  However, with careful examination, we can see that it does not line up with any of the additional scriptures detailing the Second Coming.  It is similar, but not the same.  It does, however, exactly match the scriptures declaring the rapture, including the warnings from the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ regarding the days of Noah and Lot – especially Lot.

As we close, let’s recap the core orders without the commentary to keep the understanding fresh:

A.  As many as seven days from the appointed Feast of Trumpets, the Lord will call all overcomers to prepare to depart.  This will be the call to Noah and his family to “enter the Ark”, and the call to Lot to take his family and head for the city gates.

B.  At the close of the 7 days, the time of warning will cease.  At that time, the Holy Spirit will deliver the revelation to overcomers that it is time to go.  

C.  At the appointed time, the first gold trump of God will sound to waken the congregation.

D.  Shortly after the first trump sounds, the last trump will likewise sound.  With the taking of the congregation the destruction will fall on the world.

There is little left to offer at this point, save this:

There is little time left.  Do not delay seeking the salvation of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  As we stated from the outset, many overcomers will read these words and the Holy Spirit will confirm the truth deep in their hearts.  These are not words that were going to come for no reason.  These scriptures have been present with us for several thousand years.  Yet, the Lord has not chosen until now to reveal the greater truth of what they hold.

This follows the pattern of so many revelations now.  From the rise of Islam, to the blood moons and the Shemitah – the Lord has reserved many mysteries for the end times.  The seal upon the book that Daniel affixed has clearly been removed.

However, the Prophet Joel says it best:

Joel 2:28-31 KJV – And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.

All of these have come to pass.

In the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 


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