The Trump of God and The Last Trump
(1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 15:52)
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” –1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17 (KJV); (Greek); Cf. 1 Thessalonians 4 (TR) (NET) (BLB) (Bible Hub, KJV+S)
“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.”-1 Corinthians 15:52 (KJV); (Greek); Cf. 1 Corinthians 15 (TR) (NET) (BLB) (Bible Hub, KJV+S)
The last post, Rapture, introduced the topic in view. Within that topic we now come to Trumpets. At this point The Trump of God and The Last Trump are in view.
In Bibleology there are three people groups in view. The Nation of Israel, the Gentiles and the Church. In the Pauline epistles, again, three people groups are in view. The Spiritual Man, the Carnal Man and the Natural Man. In Eschatology we have two vantage points earth and Heaven, two perspectives God’s and man’s and two main people groups Saved and lost. In God’s prophetic plan we have three people groups The nation of Israel, the Nations and the Church. In Bible study we have two main focuses Interpretation and Application. In the consideration of any text there is only one interpretation. In application we apply the truths of Scripture. Many times principles found in one text can be applied to another text in the Application process. So it is that in some Scripture having interpretation as to the Second Coming we find Application to Scripture having interpretation as to the Rapture.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. –Psalm 119:105
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. –2 Timothy 2:15
As time has faded away I must close having only laid out the study as the last post laid out the Rapture study. In closing the last post I promised to unpack teaching from the Date Setters as to Tishrei (Tishri) 5783 (September 26, 27 2022) and discus the trumpet of the Lord, the last trump and the Olivet Discourse. I’ll leave you with a Hymn, “When The Trumpet Of The Lord Shall Sound” Hymnary, “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder” and a spiritual song, “Ivan Parker – Midnight Cry (Live)” Lyrics, “Gold City-Midnight Cry” Live.
Dave the Bible Student