When the Trumpet Sounds…

Read: Numbers 8-10
Marked: Numbers 10:2-3, “Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the congregation and for directing the movement of the camps. When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.”

When I served in the military we got used to hearing a bugle call in the morning and again in the evening. It was a sound that could easily be heard across the base I served on. You could almost sense when the bugle would sound, it was so familiar.

Different calls on the trumpets were made to direct the congregation of Israel. Both trumpets were sounded to gather the congregation. If only one sounded, then the leadership would gather. Another sound signalled the advance, and a different sound was the alarm for battle.

Matthew 24:32 says God will gather His elect with the great sound of a trumpet. Another trumpet call will signal the Rapture, that gathering of God’s people on the last day (1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16).

Are you ready? Will you hear the sound of the trumpet when the Lord returns?


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