- And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. (Exodus 19:19)
While watching videos from around the world, dated 2011-2012, and as recently as a few days ago, February 2013, comments of strange sounds in the sky were reported. I thought about the trumpets that were written in the Christian Holy Bible from Exodus through the Book of Revelation.
These sounds were heard globally from the United Kingdom to Holland, from South America to North America from Queensland, Australia to Badajoz, Spain from Bucharest to Canada from Istanbul, Turkey to Scotland and from Denmark to Kiev, Russia.
Some people point to the technology of HAARP, to acoustics in music or to the coming Armageddon.
Some scientists even weighed in with their evidence by taking their physical instruments to measure the vibrations of these sounds taken from the various videos stating it was a natural shift in the earth’s inner core affecting the atmospheric pressure.
When I first heard the sound in one video, I could only find it as a sound like “a ship scraping against heavy metal.” I am not musically talented enough to show it otherwise.
I scanned the New King James Bible to check the scriptures on whom, when, why, where trumpets were being used by the Israelis as they journeyed to their destiny:
In Leviticus 23:23 thru 25:9, the Lord ordered the blowing of trumpets now known as the Feast of Trumpets, and in Psalm 81:3, blowing the trumpets at the appearance of the New and Full Moons:
In Numbers 10:2 and Numbers 10:8 Trumpets were for the calling or gathering of the congregation and for directing camp movements and in Numbers 10:8 the Lord ordained the sons of Aaron, the priests to blow the trumps forever throughout the generations.
In Numbers 10:9, 2 Chronicles 13:12, Jeremiah 4:19; 6:17 and Ezekiel 7:14, Trumpets were used to sound the alarm for war, the going to battle, with remembrance that the Lord God will save the Israelis from their enemies as well as a warning not to fight against the Lord God for doing so will stop prosperity.
- Now look, God Himself is with us as our head, and His priests with sounding trumpets to sound the alarm against you. O children of Israel, do not fight against the Lord God of your fathers, for you shall not prosper!” (2 Chronicles 13:12)
Trumpets as a Memorial to the Lord God:
- Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God.” (Numbers 10:10)
Trumpets as a Holy Convocation:
Trumpets were used as a Holy Convocation on the seventh month, on the first day of the month without the usual customary work. The Lord declared it as a day of blowing the trumpets.
As a Call to Battle:
In the Book of Joshua, chapter 6 versus 4, 5, 6 and 20, we see the blowing of seven trumpets made of rams’ horns circling the walls of Jericho for seven days led by the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant. Then at the long blast of the ram’s horn and the sound of trumpets the people shouted in one great shout and the walls of Jericho supernaturally came down, causing Joshua and his men to overtake the city in victory.
In the Book of Judges, chapters 3,6, and 7, Gideon lead the children of Israel into battle. In this book, the distinct battle sound of the trumpets shows that they blew the trumpets while holding pitchers. These pitchers broke when they hit a specific high pitch, or vibrating notes, causing the pitchers to shatter. Imagine 100 Israelis blowing trumpets holding these pitchers, simultaneously crying “The sword of the Lord and of Gideon!”
- Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” (Nehemiah 4:20)
As a Musical Instrument Onto the Lord:
The trumpets were not restricted to the sound of battle. They were used as musical instruments onto the Lord. King David with the sound of trumpets brought up the ark of the Lord and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with singing on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymbals and with trumpets (2 Samuel 6:15; 1 Chronicles 13:8).
Benaiah and Jahaziel, the priests, regularly blew the trumpets before the Ark of the Covenant of God. (1 Chronicles 16:6) and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets (2 Chronicles 5:12)
- indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:“For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, (2 Chronicles 5:13)
Trumpets in Building the House of the Lord:
When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord, according to the ordinance of David king of Israel. (Ezra 3:10); Everyone of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me. (Nehemiah 4:18)
The Watchman’s Responsibility:
In the Book of Ezekiel chapter 3: versus 33 thru 36, the Lord outlines the watchman’s responsibility to warn the people of the “sword coming upon the land,” by blowing the trumpet (which this also means using his mouth like as a verbal trumpet by speaking and alerting of the dangers that are coming). It also includes the ramifications to the Watchman if he/she fails to warn people if it is within his ability to do so:
- when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, (Ezekiel 3:33)
- then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. (Ezekiel 3:34)
- He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. (Ezekiel 3:35)
- But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’ (Ezekiel 3:36)
Prophesying the return of the Lord with the blowing of trumpets:
In the Books of Hosea, Joel, Matthew, 1 Corinthians and 1 Thessalonians it was prophesied or foretold the return of the Lord with the blowing of the trumpets:
- “Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the Lord, Because they have transgressed My covenant And rebelled against My law. (Hosea 8:1)
- Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the Lord is coming, For it is at hand: (Joel 2:1)
- And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Matthew 24:31)
- in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:52)
- For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
Angels and the Seven Trumpets in the Book of Revelation:
Perhaps the most stunning use of the trumpets is in the Book of Revelation. Seven Angels are used blowing seven trumpets sounding the signal to cause devastation effecting God’s judgments of wrath upon the earth:
- And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. (Revelation 8:2)
- So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. (Revelation 8:6)
- [ First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck ] The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. (Revelation 8:7)
- [ Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck ] Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. (Revelation 8:8)
- [ Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck ] Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. (Revelation 8:10)
- [ Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck ] Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night. (Revelation 8:12)
- [ Fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit ] Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:1)
- [ Sixth Trumpet: The Angels from the Euphrates ] Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” (Revelation 9:13-14)
- [ Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed ] Then the seventh angel sounded: 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!” (Revelation 11:15)
Strange Trumpet Sounds – Bible Prophecy?
by (James L. Paris)
- God has gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet. (Psalm 47:5)
Is God trying to get our attention using trumpets, the strange sounds in the sky, which could be sounding the alarm from His holy mountain?
note: Unless otherwise noted, all scriptures are from the New King James Bible.