- Mar 12, 2015
And please don't tell me 1 Thessalonians verse 16. This is the 7th Trump given at the return of Christ.
Good morning buddyt,
Once again, the 7th trumpet of the trumpet judgments has nothing to do with the last trumpet mentioned in 1 Cor.15:52. The only thing that those two verse have in common is the word "trumpet." But the word trumpet is not unique to a specific event.
There are many different type of trumpets which are used for different purposes. one was to prepare the people of Israel to move out, one was to stop and set up camp, another was to assemble the armies of Israel. During the exodus, one trumpet was to warn the people that God was arriving on the mountain as a warning so that anyone on or near the mountain could depart else they would be killed. Another trumpet was sounded to let Israel know that God was leaving the mountain and that it would be safe to be on or around the mountain. These are just a few off the top of my head, and I am sure that there others.
So regarding the last trumpet, it is one of gathering the church to meet the Lord in the air. The error that has been made is the assumption by some that 7th trumpet is synonymous with the last trumpet mentioned at the gathering of the church. The on-going problem is that, if the 7th trumpet was the last trumpet, then it would mean that the church would have gone through the seals and trumpet judgments, which are God's wrath and which the church is not appointed to suffer.
The bottom line is, the last trumpet has nothing to do with the 7th trumpet of the trumpet judgments. In further support of this, there is nothing in or around the context of the 7th trumpet that mentions anything about the church being gathered nor does it even mention the church. It is a judgment of wrath and there is no blessing associated with it.