Friday, September 30, 2011
This Might be the Very Last Day!
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.
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, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
Mat 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1 Thess 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a
shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and
remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet
the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Last night, Jeremiah and I attended Rosh Hashanah services at America’s oldest standing synagogue, the Touro Synagogue or Newport, Rhode Island. It is an orthodox synagogue with mostly non-observing congregants. Go figure! That’s a story in and of itself. Never the less, these kind Jewish folks were good enough to let us participate in the teaching and Q and A session beforehand, as well as the services.
We learned that, for the past month, leading up to these high holy days, the shofar has sounded each day. Today, the last trumpet will sound!!! Did you get that?
Oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful if that last blast from the last trump sounded and the next thing we heard was a voice from heaven calling our names and saying “Come up hither!”?
The next face we would see would be that of our Savior meeting us in the clouds with our departed loved ones!
Let us live today as if it may be our last. Indeed, it may!