But you see, the majority of the Christian preachers of this hour (those who come in the name of Christ, i.e. as His ministers), are very busy blowing the WRONG TRUMPET!
The instruction to God's elect, those with eyes to see and ears to hear who live in the generation preceding the Day of the Lord, is to "Blow ye the Trumpet in Zion!" and "Sound an alarm in His holy nation!" Why? Because a day of darkness and gloominess is about to spread itself across the fruited plains and upon the purple mountains majesty! Joel says there has NEVER been anything like it, neither shall there be even unto the end of generations, and Daniel says it will be a time of trouble such as "NEVER WAS since there was a nation"! Got it? It will certainly be "a close encounter of the third kind".
Joel now gives us more of the "vision" of that dark and gloomy day:
Note: The N.E.B. phrases "a great people and a strong" as "a mighty countless host [army] appears".Joel 2:2
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
So the instruction from the Word of God through JO-EL, son of Pethuel, is "Blow ye the Trumpet in Zion! Warn the children of Israel, i.e. the Christian peoples of the world, what is really coming and that the desolator, Apollyon, and his swarming locust army will soon come to devour and consume every green tree and all the green grass and every living person who does NOT have the seal of God in his or her forehead (Rev. 9:4).
Now pay close attention:
We now know it is the duty and obligation of the priests, the watchmen of God, to Blow the Trumpet in the last days! But the directions are NOT to toot the horn that Jesus Christ is coming at any moment to rapture His church away .Jesus Christ does NOT return until the 7th Trump, the very last Trump when all flesh is changed in the moment and a twinkling of an eye into their spiritual bodies! 1 Cor. 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
But you see, the majority of the Christian preachers of this hour (those who come in the name of Christ, i.e. as His ministers), are very busy blowing the WRONG TRUMPET! They are Trumpeting the return of Jesus Christ at any moment!
Therefore, they are BLOWING the last two Trumpets OUT OF ORDER, and NOT IN TUNE with the chronological order set forth in the Word of God!
Think about it! Is it not written that MANY shall come in His name and deceive MANY? They do that not just by teaching the traditions of men and starving the people from the true bread of life, i.e. truth (Amos 8:11), but they are sounding the PEACE TRUMPET of the return of the Prince of Peace, when it is the Trumpet of Sudden Destruction (TSD) that they should be sounding, i.e. the 6th Trump, the coming of the false messiah, Satan with his locust army!
Paul said when you hear them blow the Peace and Safety trumpet, the WRONG ONE, then look out! It is soon Supper Time for Larry Locust and his friends!
Here it is: 1 Thes. 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
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