[In Part 1 we looked at the Biblical Feast of Trumpets and the mystery-meaning of the shofar/trumpet, starting from the Torah and all the way to its final revelation – in the book of Revelation]
The Seventh Trumpet
אוּלָם בִּימֵי קוֹל הַמַּלְאָךְ הַשְּׁבִיעִי, בְּעָמְדוֹ לִתְקֹעַ בַּשּׁוֹפָר, גַּם יֻשְׁלַם רָז הָאֱלֹהִים, כְּמוֹ שֶׁבִּשֵּׂר לַעֲבָדָיו הַנְּבִיאִים.
“But in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.”
Each trumpet blast announces a judgment on the nations. Each reveals a mystery. Each warns the nations that they have to submit to the governing authority of God’s king, Messiah Yeshua. All the trumpets call the kingdoms of this world to submit. That is the mystery. That is the prophetic message. The seventh trumpet is the full message.
הַמַּלְאָךְ הַשְּׁבִיעִי תָּקַע בַּשּׁוֹפָר וְקוֹלוֹת גְּדוֹלִים נִשְׁמְעוּ בַּשָּׁמַיִם אוֹמְרִים:
“הָיְתָה מַמְלֶכֶת תֵּבֵל לְמַמְלַכְתּוֹ שֶׁל אֲדוֹנֵנוּ וְשֶׁל מְשִׁיחוֹ וְהוּא יִמְלֹךְ לְעוֹלְמֵי עוֹלָמִים.”
“Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’”
Each trumpet judgment changes the world; each changes the kingdoms of this world. The first set of trumpet messages are exhortations from God to the ecclesia. The second set of trumpet messages are warnings from God through the ecclesia to the nations of the world. The general messages are to us. The prophetic messages are through us.
As part of the process, we become like the shofar. We become the mouthpiece of God to the nations of this world. We are to cause spiritual change in the kingdoms of this world by the power of the Holy Spirit, the authority of King Yeshua, coming through our praise, prayer and proclamation.
As we pray during this Feast of Trumpets, let us listen to understand what God is saying to us and what God is saying to the nations. His megas phone (loud voice) will change us and cause a change in the kingdoms of this world. We can expect great changes to happen, both to us as the ecclesia and through us as the ecclesia to the nations of the world.
Let’s not only celebrate the day of trumpets. Let’s become the trumpet of God. Let’s be His shofar. Let’s hear God’s voice and be changed. Let’s proclaim the word of God and see the kingdoms of the world changed. Let’s do it now, at this Day of Trumpets.
This article originally appeared on Revive Israel, September 16, 2020, and reposted with permission.