This morning, I learned that in May of this year, during the feasts of Passover and Pentecost, in conjunction with the third of four blood moons, people around the world have been hearing the sound of a trumpet, coming from the heavens. In Germany, on a Youtube video, a young boy is seen standing in the street in utter fear as the sound of trumpet blast is heard. What makes this interesting is that this trumpet was heard on Sunday, during the feasts of Passover and Pentecost, when a blood moon also occurred.
In the Book of Revelation, chapter 4, John hears the sound like a trumpet, then he sees a door opening in heaven and hears the words: “come up here.” From that moment on, the church is not seen anywhere during chapters 6-18, when the events of the seven year tribulation are taking place. It appears that this sound of a trumpet and John being taken in the spirit, to heaven, are illustrations of the moment when the Rapture will take place and all those who love Jesus are taken from the earth by Him.
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Revelation 4:1
In 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4, Paul describes the return of Jesus, during the Rapture, and he says that just prior to this event a trumpet will be heard.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1Thessalonians 4:16-17
In Israel, whenever God was warning His people or gathering them together, an order was given to blow a trumpet. This was not the type of trumpet that we are familiar with today; this was a “shofar,” the horn of a Ram.
Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, At the full moon, on our solemn feast day. Psalms 81:3
Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say: “Blow the trumpet in the land; Cry, “Gather together,’ And say, ‘Assemble yourselves, And let us go into the fortified cities.’ Jeremiah 4:5
“O you children of Benjamin, Gather yourselves to flee from the midst of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, And set up a signal-fire in Beth Haccerem; For disaster appears out of the north, And great destruction. Jeremiah 6:1
Since all of the events that are now taking place around the world are directly related to Israel and the Jewish people, has the Lord ordered the sounding of His trumpet to prepare Israel and the whole world for the things that are about to happen?
Before Paul knew Jesus, he was the leading persecutor of Christians in Israel. While on the road to Damascus, suddenly, Paul saw a bright light and heard the voice of Jesus speaking to Him: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” The voice was Jesus, as He revealed Himself to Paul. The other men who were with Paul, did not see the light, nor hear the Lord’s voice. They heard only the sound of thunder.
Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest Acts 9:1 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. Acts 9:1-7
It is quite possible that at the moment of the Rapture, the world will hear a trumpet blast, but will not see the Lord. Everyone who has been trusting in Jesus for their salvation, will likely hear the voice of the Lord say: “come up here,” instantaneously with the removal from earth.
NASA has tried to explain the phenomenon of trumpet sounds, all over the earth, as simple and natural sounds that come from earth from time to time. Scientists do not have a conclusive explanation for what these sounds are. Strangely, this phenomenon has been largely ignored by major news agencies around the world. This phenomenon has been reported for over 10 years.
The Beginning of the Feast of Trumpets
On Sunday, September 13, we begin the Feast of Trumpets. I believe that this is the time when Jesus will come for His church, of He comes this year. According to Leviticus 23:24, the feast actually begins at 6 pm Sunday the 13th and continues until 6 pm Tuesday the 15th.
According to astronomical data, the New Moon of September, which is the real determining factor for when The Feast of Trumpets occurs, begins at 9:41 am in Jerusalem, on September 13, 2015. The officially recognized beginning in Israel, will not occur until 6 pm.
Because Trumpets begins, astronomically, at 9:41 am, and Israel recognizes the beginning of the Feast at 6 pm, and it will last during a two day cycle, it is impossible to predict exactly when Jesus might come for the church, if He will come for us this year. “No man knows the day or the hour“
We mark the true start of this feast day from Jerusalem, Israel.
According to the above astronomical data for the true beginning of the New Moon, the beginning of the Feast of Trumpets will begin at 11:41 pm in Los Angeles, on Saturday, September 12, and 2:41 am in New York, on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
I am on Bantayan Island in the Philippines, it will occur at 2:41 pm, on Sunday, September 13, for us here.
Jesus never said that we will not know when He is coming, He told us that we won’t know the specific day or the hour. When we understand that the time of His arrival will be at different times of the day and even on different days, depending where we are located in the earth, we realize what He was saying. There is no possible way that we can know the precise time or day when He will come.
Jesus tried to explain this concept to us in Luke chapter 17
I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.” Luke 17:34-36
When the Rapture takes place, in some places on the earth it will be day; two men will be in a field, one will be taken the other left. In other places on the earth, it will be at night; two men will be in one bed, one will be taken the other left... (in this culture, two men often share the same bed, platonically)
I didn’t really understand this concept until I began to live on a small remote Island in the Philippines and noted the time difference between the United States, Israel, and here in the Philippines. I noticed that while I was having lunch, my friends in the U.S were sleeping.
This means that Jesus could possibly come anytime during this two day period, if this is the time when He will come. When Jesus fulfilled the other four feasts of Israel, at His first arrival on earth, He fulfilled these on the precise day that the particular feast was called for, and in the precise manner that God determined.
When Jesus fulfilled the Feast of Passover, this feast began at 6 pm the night before. Jesus died on the cross at 3 pm the next day.
Unleavened Bread was fulfilled while Jesus was in the tomb
When Jesus fulfilled the Feast of First Fruits, this feast began at 6 pm the night before. Jesus rose very early in the morning on the following day.
When Jesus fulfilled the Feast of Pentecost, this feast began at 6 pm the night before. Jesus instructed His disciples to “wait for the promise of the Father.” The believers were waiting in the upper room and Acts chapter 2 says: “And when the day of Pentecost had fully come…” This was on the following day, we don’t know the specific time, when this Feast was fulfilled.
All of the first four feast of the Lord that Jesus fulfilled, were fulfilled on the specific days that they were required. Not one of these was fulfilled immediately when the feast began, at 6 pm the night before. Perhaps when Jesus returns for His church, it will be with such excitement that He will come at the very beginning of the feast, instead of later, as with the first four feasts He fulfilled.
See the article: “Why The Rapture Is Called: “No Man Knows The Day or the Hour”
In order to mark the true beginning for the Feast of Trumpets, according to when Israel marks the start of the feast, we must use 6pm Sunday in Jerusalem, not the time used by the rest of the world. This would be 8 am Sunday in Los Angeles, California, or 11 am Sunday in New York City.
“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month (September, at the New Moon), on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. Leviticus 23:24
See the article on The Seven Feasts of Israel
In previous articles, I described the Tetrad of four blood moons that have occurred during pivotal points in the existence of Israel. In 2014 and 2015, we have four blood moons that occur during the feasts of Passover and Pentecost, Atonement and Tabernacles. The last of these four blood moons, will take place at the end of September 2015.
Update: September 13, 2015, 1 hour before the Feast of Trumpets begins:
I just learned that a Total Solar Eclipse just took place, one hour ago, this was one hour before the beginning of the New Moon begins at 9:41 am in Jerusalem, which will signal the beginning of the Feast of Trumpets.
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars… Luke 21:25
See the articles:
Why the Rapture Is Called: “No Man Knows The Day or the Hour”
Does The Bible Teach a Rapture Before the Tribulation?
The Relationship Between the Blood Moon of September 2015 and Jesus Return
Strategic September: Israel, Iran and The Coming Tribulation
Forgetting the Rapture
Dead or Alive: The Final Events of Earth
According To The Biblical Timeline; A Catastrophic Comet Will Not Strike The Earth in September 2015
Could it be that the Lord has been speaking to the people of earth now for quite some time; with the sounds of the trumpet, as the book of Revelation describes? Is it possible that next Monday will mark the Rapture of the church and the ensuing seven year tribulation, shortly thereafter? We will just have to wait and see.
Let us be ready, for our Master may come for us at any time…
The following is from an article published in guardianlv.com
“A video dated April 5, taken in Germany, shows a boy frozen in fear in the street as the trumpet sounds can be heard. Strangely enough April 5, was Easter Sunday, and was also the day after the beginning of Passover. Along with Shavuot and Pentecost being celebrated in May the minor Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’Omer is also celebrated. This year it fell on May 7, which just happens to be the same day that Kimberly Wookey of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, recorded the sounds. These dates all fall in the time of the Festival of Weeks, which is the time from Passover to Shavuot. Shavuot is often called the “marriage day” between God and the Jewish people, with Passover being considered the “betrothal” time. The Torah being the marriage contract between God and the Jewish people. Shavuot is a remembrance of the day when God and the Jewish nation entered into a covenant. At the first Shavuot at Mount Sinai, God established the Mosaic covenant and gave the people of Israel the Torah in written form. Christians believe that during the first Shavuot after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God established a new covenant when he wrote the Torah on the hearts of Jesus Christ’s followers with the power of the Holy Spirit, in what is now celebrated as Pentecost. Could the timing of these strange trumpet like sounds be the beginning of a new covenant between God and his followers?“
We live during exciting days. The time of Jesus return may be nearer than we thought. Whether all of these things will prove to be the true events that occur, just prior to the Lord’s return, we will have to wait and see. It is for certain that the beginning of the Feast of Trumpets on this coming Monday, will be an exciting day. I pray with all of you who love Jesus, that we will see our Lord soon…
Update: September 12, 2015
According to snopes.com, many of the videos that display trumpet sounds from the heavens are genuine sounds that were recorded by people—unedited and uncut. There are also many recent videos that are intact frauds:
“Although it is likely that “strange apocalyptic” booming sounds seemingly issuing from the sky have an earthly origin, USGS scientist David Hill says that it’s also possible some of these noises originate from above.”
The bottom line is that we must be very careful in our evaluation of evidence that purports to be validations of supernatural events. The fact remains; many, many individuals—all over the world, have heard these strange trumpet like sounds that emanate from above earth. They were heard recently, in close proximity to the feast days of Israel in 2015. We don’t know their source or their meaning. These sounds do correspond to the Biblical descriptions of sounds that John said that he heard from heaven that “sounded like” a trumpet. John was not sure if the sounds were trumpets, only that they sounded like these instruments.
Because of the great interest in this phenomenon, there are many people who are counterfeiting these sounds and posting them on the internet. What their motivations are is uncertain. Whether to draw attention to themselves, or create disparagement upon Christians who believe that Jesus will return, we do not know. Our task as the followers of Jesus is to constantly be waiting and watching for His return.
Someone recently asked me what I will do if the Lord does not come this month. The answer to that question is simple: the same thing that I have done every year, since I first began to teach the Bible; continue to wait and watch for Jesus return. Every year, for the past 35 years, during the Feast of Trumpets, I have eagerly watched for Jesus return. Should He not come this year, I will continue my vigilance until He does come again.