Rev.1:10,11 – I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,”…
The last trumpet at the end of the age is about to sound. Jonathan Edwards said that the blowing of the trumpet speaks to us about the preaching of the word of God. The trumpet was also connected to the feast of the trumpets which is connected to the end of the age. When Jesus began His public ministry He preached in His hometown of Nazareth. The passage He preached from was Isa.61, “the Spirit of the Lord is upon Me”. This message was connected to the year of Jubilee. Jubilee is also the word for trumpet in the Hebrew Bible. Jesus was “blowing the trumpet” of the gospel calling people out of darkness into His marvelous light. He was announcing the day of freedom from slavery to sin because of the power of the gospel. Here is a quote from Edwards about the voice of the trumpet.
“Christ, with a great voice as of a trumpet, is calling you poor, undone, miserable creatures up to heaven. Rev. 4:1, “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither.” Thither it is that this joyful sound invites you. As of old the trumpet was sounded on Mt. Zion to call the people up to the top of the mountain of the house of the Lord, to their solemn feast, so the voice of Christ, sounding in the silver trumpet of the gospel, is calling from the borders of hell to come up to heaven and there celebrate an eternal feast. Hearken, therefore, all you poor guilty souls that go about concerned and distressed under a vast load of guilt. Hearken, you that complain of your hard and senseless hearts.”
Today the gospel is being preached all over the globe. Could this be the prophetic voice of the trumpet that is being preached in these last days? I believe it is. We are privileged to live at the end of the gospel age. Its time to put the trumpet to our lips and proclaim the good news that Christ has come and freed us from our sin.