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Monday, July 6 2015
Isaiah 18: What Happens When The Trumpet Sounds?
"All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the Earth, see ye, when He lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when He bloweth a trumpet, hear ye"
When the LORD God, Who was later born as Jesus Christ (see The LORD God Our Saviour), came down upon Mount Sinai to deliver His Commandments (see The Christian Ten Commandments) to the people of Israel (all truly-righteous people throughout the ages before them already had the Ten Commandments given to them; see When Did The Ten Commandments Begin? and Which Way Is Right And Left?), He did so at the sound of a great, miraculous trumpet.
"19:16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
On the day of His return, the great sound of a miraculous trumpet will sound all around the world as the first resurrection is happening (see the Fact Finder question below). The Messiah's famous "Olivet Prophecy" (named after the Mount of Olives; see Zechariah: He Shall Stand Upon The Mount Of Olives) includes the sound of that trumpet.
"24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
The apostles were all made aware of how and when salvation will happen. The first resurrection will be accompanied by the sound of a great trumpet. As written by the apostle Paul, "for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" (see The Harvests Of Salvation) because "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God" (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?).
"15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
The same prophecy is stated in the Scriptures to all nations. Notice here, in Isaiah's prophecy to the nations of the Nile region (Egypt, Ethiopia) that the day will come when "All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye."
"18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: 18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
Fact Finder: What true Christian Holy Day (in contrast to the man-made "Christian" holidays that ignore or contradict what the Messiah actually did and said) is an observance of the prophecies involving the trumpet on the day of Christ's return?
This Day In History, July 6
371 BC: The Battle of Leuctra in Greece; Epaminondas defeated Cleombrotus I (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Greeks, Ptolemies, Seleucids).
1189: King Henry II of England, the first of the Plantagenets, died and was succeeded by Richard I.
1348: A Papal Bull (an abbreviation of the Latin word bulletin) by Pope Clement VI was issued to protect Jews who were falsely accused of having caused the Black Death plague in Europe. In actuality, the Jews (and everyone else) who followed the Biblical health laws that the LORD gave to all of humanity were far healthier than the general population in which they lived (see Leviticus 13: Bacteria, Leviticus 11: What Makes Creatures Clean or Unclean? and Leviticus 18: Sexual Abominations).
1415: Jan Hus (also known in English as John Huss), Czech preacher and reformer, was burnt alive for "heresy" by Church of Rome authorities during the Council of Constance. The council was conducted by antipope John XXIII and German emperor Sigismund (see Emperors and Popes, The Struggle For The Papacy and The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation). The emperor had given Hus a guarantee of safe passage to come to the council, but reneged and had Hus killed anyway. The Hussites were named after Jan Hus, and the Hussite Wars of 1419-1436 were caused by the Hussites in Bohemia and Moravia.
1483: Richard III was crowned King of England.
1519: Charles of Spain is elected Holy Roman emperor in Barcelona.
1535: Sir Thomas More, former Lord Chancellor of England, was executed for treason after refusing to recognize Henry VIII as the head of the Church of England.
1536: Jacques Cartier returns to France after discovering (for Europeans - the native people already knew it) the St. Lawrence River in Canada.
1553: King Edward VI of England died and was succeeded by Queen Mary I.
1699: Captain William Kidd ("Captain Kidd") was arrested in Boston.
1785: The "dollar" was chosen as the monetary unit for the U.S. The word originated in Europe in 1520 as a name for the Czech tolar, which came to be known in northern Europe as daler, then into English as dollar.
1885: French scientist Louis Pasteur successfully tested his new anti-rabies vaccine on a boy that had been bitten by an infected dog.
1887: David Kalakaua, the native King of Hawaii, was forced at gunpoint to sign the "Bayonet Constitution" that established U.S. rule Hawaii.
1906: The Ontario Parliament passed the "Lord's Day Observance Act" to prohibit work, entertainment, sport and almost all commerce on Sundays. Although the writers of the law intended it as an act of obedience to God, they were mistaken about the correct day to observe (see Why Observe The True Sabbath? to understand how the "sun day" abomination originated). The law was struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1985 after challenges from Jews and true Christians who observe the Seventh Day Sabbath according to Christ's Command in the Fourth Commandment.
1917: "Lawrence of Arabia" (a British army officer, Lt. Col Thomas Lawrence) and Arab forces captured Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).
1919: The first airship to cross the Atlantic, the British R-34, arrived in New York.
1942: The diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
1944: A fire accidentally started by performing "fire-eaters" in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut, killed 167 people.
1947: The AK-47 went into production in the Soviet Union.
1958: The former Russian territory of Alaska became the 49th state of the U.S. It was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million.
1967: Nigerian forces invaded Biafra, beginning the Nigerian Civil War.
1988: The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea was destroyed by explosions and fires. 167 oil workers were killed, making it the world's worst offshore oil disaster in terms of direct loss of life.
2006: The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opened for trade after 44 years.