“The Last Trump”

If you have ever tried to talk with someone about a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church and they brushed you aside, saying that the Rapture does not happen until the middle of the Tribulation or the end of the Tribulation, then you need to read this.

“The last trump” is not vague.
It is very specific.

But before we get started, it should be noted that any discussion of this topic requires the fruit of the Spirit—especially kindness.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
(Galatians 5:22-23)

With this in mind, let’s proceed.

According to 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, the Rapture will happen at “the last trump.” This is very clear, and it will come to pass just as the Scripture says that it will.

As you will see in this study, this reference to “the last trump” does not invalidate a Pre-Tribulation Rapture position.  If anything, it actually detaches the Rapture from any perceived ties that it supposedly had to events that occur toward the end of the Tribulation period.

More specifically, you will learn in this article that “the last trump” that is part of the Rapture description in the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Church in Corinth is actually a clear reference to the 100th trumpet blast of the Feast of Trumpets.  The 100th Trump is “the last trump.”

100 Trumpet Blasts
During the Feast of Trumpets

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This is because 100 trumpet blasts are actually blown during the Feast of Trumpets. Moreover, there are different kinds of trumpet blasts and they have different names and descriptions associated with them.  The last trump has a name as well, and we will see what it is in just a few moments.

So “the last trump” of the Feast of Trumpets is not the last time that a trumpet will ever be blown.  It is specifically referring to the last trumpet blast of the Feast of Trumpets which is celebrated every year.

That is trumpet number 100.  Every year.  During the Feast of Trumpets.

The Pre-Trib Rapture
and “The Last Trump”

Suddenly, a Pre-Tribulation Rapture occurring at “the last trump” is quite plausible. When you realize this, you begin to understand that “the last trump” which is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 could happen any year during the Feast of Trumpets.  Therefore, it is not tied to the end of the Tribulation or even the middle of the Tribulation.

But let’s keep this very simple.

Right now, what is clear is that the Seventh Trumpet that we find in Revelation chapter 11:15-19 is a trumpet of judgment whereas the 100th trumpet (or “the last trump”) of the Feast of Trumpets is not attached to the middle or the end of the Tribulation.  With this in mind, it should not be surprising at all if the Rapture were to occur immediately prior to the beginning of the Tribulation during the Feast of Trumpets when “the last trump” is blown.

You will see both the name and the definition of “the last trump” in a few moments within this article.

The Seventh Trumpet
of Revelation 11

The Seventh Trumpet of Revelation 11:15-19 is a trumpet of judgment.  Just look at the second half of verse 19 when the Seventh Trumpet is blown:

“…And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.”
(Revelation 11:19b)

The “last trump” of the Feast of Trumpets, on the other hand, is a trumpet of hope and redemption.

So while there is much potential for vigorous debate, there is no need for quarreling about this.

“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.”
(2 Timothy 2:24)

When some hear or read the phrase “the last trump,” they immediately assume that it is somewhere in the middle or at the end of the Tribulation, when, in fact, “the last trump” occurs every year―every year, that is, when the Feast of Trumpets is celebrated.

“The Last Trump” Is A Direct Reference to the Last Trumpet of the Feast of Trumpets

This is one of those situations in which idioms come into play.

The phrase “the last trump” is a Jewish idiom, which represents a specific moment during the Feast of Trumpets.

Therefore, the Feast of Trumpets should be the entire context for any discussion of the Rapture.

That is our starting point.
That is our framework.

You see, the phrase “the last trump” is referring to the last trumpet blast (out of 100 trumpet blasts) that is blown at the end of the Feast of Trumpets.

So by approaching the phrase “the last trump” without a clear understanding that it is referring to the last trumpet blast that is blown at the end of the Feast of Trumpets…

Well…

Let’s just say that without this understanding, we could be missing an important piece of the puzzle.

So it is absolutely necessary to understand this.

Within the context of the Feast of Trumpets, there are actually 100 trumpets blasts, and the last one is specifically identified as the last trump.

Rosh HaShanah – The Feast of Trumpets

SOURCE LINK:
http://promisestoisrael.org/jewish-culture-2/jewish-holidays/rosh-hashanah-the-feast-of-trumpets/

(The following excerpts are quoted with emphasis added.)

THE TRUMPET BLASTS:

The Tekiah – is a long, single blast. It was straight, plain, smooth, continuous note and it is to symbolize the expression of joy and contentment.

The Shevarim – is three short blasts. A combination of three broken notes to symbolize weeping.

The Truah – Extremely short blasts which are a combination of nine staccato notes in a very quick succession of short trill. This symbolizes trepidation, sorrow and sobbing.

The Tekiah Gedolah – Means “the last trump.” This one symbolizes the hope of redemption. It is a very long, final note.

THERE ARE 100 TRUMPET BLASTS DURING THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS. THE TEKIAH GEDOLAH IS REFERRED TO AS “THE LAST TRUMP.”

THEN COMES THE 100TH
In these one hundred blasts, the first of three categories are combined back and forth until there is a total of 99 sounds. Then comes the 100th, the Tekiah Gedolah, a very long-sustained note – as long as the trumpeter had breath to hold it, and this is known as “the last trump.” That will become very significant when the Messianic Implications of this particular festival are discussed.

HOW THE RAPTURE FULFILLS THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS…

This passage speaks of the rapture and the trump of God. It gives seven points as to the Rapture itself.
(See 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

This second passage deals with the details of the Rapture and also mentions the role that the trumpet will play. The trumpet mentioned in verse 52 is the last trump. Here Paul draws from Isaiah 27:13 but he also drawls from rabbinic tradition in the use of the Tekiah Gedolah, the last trump to signal the Rapture of the Church.
(See 1 Corinthians 15:50-58)

(End of quoted content.)

There is much more to the article, but we can arrive at some important observations right here…

Some Important Observations…

First, when the Rapture of the Church does take place, there is good reason to believe that it will occur at the last trump of a series of 100 trumpet blasts which take place during The Feast of Trumpets (or Rosh HaShanah).

Second, this serves to emphasize the significance of the meaning of “the last trump” as one of hope and redemption.

The Tekiah Gedolah is the 100th trumpet blast of God’s Divine Appointment known as the Feast of Trumpets.

The Tekiah Gedolah is “the last trump.”

We will consider a number of relevant signs in the videos below, but for the moment, can we agree that the correlation between the reference to “the last trump” associated with the Rapture in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 poses a very strong possibility that the Rapture could occur at the end of the Feast of Trumpets?

This realization, taken together with a number of signs that are being revealed, would appear to make a Pre-Trib Rapture much more plausible than a Post-Trib Rapture.

A heightened sense of expectation is certainly not without cause.

An Important Connection

This is an important connection. The phrase “the last trump” which appears in verses describing the Rapture (e.g., 1 Corinthians 15:51-52) is a direct reference to the final trumpet blast that is blown at the end of the Feast of Trumpets―a Feast which occurs each year and one which Yeshua (Jesus) will someday fulfill.

With that being said, of course, no one knows the day and the hour, and this article is not making any hard and fast predictions.

But there again, “the day that know man knows” is also a Jewish idiom―one which also refers to the Feast of Trumpets.

In other words, these idioms (i.e., “the last trump” and “the day that know man knows”) are both associated with the Feast of Trumpets.

It is also important to note that believing that the Rapture will occur at “the last trump” of the Feast of Trumpets is not making a prediction.  It is not claiming to know the day or the hour.  The manner in which the Feast of Trumpets was determined and announced each year was at least a two-step process based upon certain conditions.

Learn more about Jewish idioms (and the Hebraic roots of Christianity) at www.hebroots.org.

In Yeshua’s first coming, He was slain on Pesach, buried on Unleavened Bread, and He rose from the dead on the Firstfruits of the Barley Harvest. Fifty days later at Shavuot (Pentecost) the eschatological (last days) congregation received the Ruach haKodesh (the Holy Spirit) empowering them to be witnesses as the Kingdom of Heaven came down to dwell in men’s hearts. The fall festivals, likewise, are the appointments for Yeshua’s second coming, each teaching on different aspects of His coming, and the Messianic Kingdom here on earth.

(SOURCE: Hatikva Ministries: Teachings on extensive study of Hebraic Roots, Torah, Classic Jewish Texts and New Testament Sources, “No Man Knows The Day or The Hour”)

Three Important Disclaimers

But now remember the following disclaimers…

#1) The appearance of a sign does not always mean that something has to happen at that very moment. A sign usually means that something is coming.

#2) Just because you don’t recognize a sign doesn’t mean it’s not there.

#3) There are such things as prophetic delays. (See Revelation 10:5-7)

But all disclaimers aside, we need to understand that these signs which we have been seeing like the blood moons, the reappearance of the “Bethlehem Star,” solar eclipses (and even upcoming solar eclipses)―all of these things appear to be converging on a sign that the Bible calls “a great sign.”

A Great Sign

In Revelation 12:1, the Bible describes “a great sign.”

“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.”
(Revelation 12:1)

So even if “nothing happens” on September 23, 2017, the mere fact that the sign appeared on that day will in and of itself be a fulfillment of prophecy.

That is what so many people do not realize.

If nothing else, the mere appearance of this configuration which was prophesied roughly 2,000 years ago will be a fulfillment of prophecy.

Even if this configuration were to happen twice each week every week after that, it does not take away from the significance that this configuration will come into alignment on September 23, 2017 at the end of the Feast of Trumpets.

But the truth is that this configuration will not happen twice each week every week after that. It will never happen again as far as astronomers can search into the future of planetary alignments.

No, this is something special. Very special.

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The implications of this sign could truly be profound and far-reaching.
In Revelation Chapter 12, the Bible describes it as “A Great Sign.”

More Details From Revelation 12

Simply look at the sequence of events in Revelation 12.

“She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.”
(Revelation 12:5)

and then…

When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
(Revelation 12:13)

Clearly, the male child is snatched up (i.e., raptured) up to God first.

Then the dragon pursued the woman who gave birth to the male child, and this vividly describes the Tribulation.

Once again, we do not necessarily know WHICH year during the Feast of Trumpets the Rapture will occur “at the last trump.”

However, we have all the more reason to believe that the Rapture will take place during the Feast of Trumpets during the 100th Trumpet Blast (i.e., the last trump) of the Feast.

In the meantime, the signs that we have been witnessing in recent years are all leading up to the “great sign” of Revelation 12:1.

And it just so happens, that this sign will come into that precise configuration which is described in Revelation 12:1 this year at the end of―you guessed it―the Feast of Trumpets.

Resolving the Olivet Discourse:
Comparing Matthew 24 and Luke 21

A side-by-side comparison of Matthew chapter 24 and Luke chapter 21 makes for an interesting Bible Study. In his article, “Resolving the Olivet Discourse,” Chuck Missler provides insightful analysis.

EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE…
Matthew’s account [Matthew chapter 24], written for the Jews, seems destined to be a survival handbook for those enduring the forthcoming unprecedented time.

Luke’s [Luke chapter 21], on the other hand, written for the Gentiles, seems to totally ignore the Great Tribulation. In fact, it would seem that his readers shouldn’t be concerned:

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
— Luke 21:28

SOURCE LINK:
https://www.khouse.org/articles/2005/580/print/

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