God's Trumpet Call for the Saints
I Corinthians 15:51-54; Jeremiah 6:17; I Thessalonians 4:16
INTRODUCTION: Throughout the Bible, God has used the sound of the trumpet to draw attention and to give warning. On Mt. Sinai, when the Lord spoke from the thick, dark clouds to the children of Israel, there was a trumpet. In Exodus 19:16, the Bible says, "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."
You will remember when Israel attacked the city of Jericho; God told them to blow a trumpet. We read in Joshua 6:20, "When the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city."
There is coming a day when God will sound a trumpet for the saints of God. At that transfixed moment in time, Jesus will gather His saints from all over the earth and transport them to glory. There will be Christians who have not yet died that will be caught away into the heavens. There will be the bodies of the saints that will be resurrected at the same time. The particular event, to which I refer, is the rapture or catching away of the Church, the removal of all Christians from earth. What a glorious day that will be!
SONG: Carl Blackmore wrote the song, "Some Golden Daybreak."
Some Glorious morning sorrow will cease,
Some glorious morning all will be peace;
Heartaches all ended, school-days all done,
Heaven will open--Jesus will come.
Some golden daybreak Jesus will come; some golden daybreak, battles all won, He'll shout the victory, break through the blue, Some golden daybreak, for me, for you.
The title of our message is "God's Trumpet Call for the Saints." Let me give you a brief outline to our message this mor ...
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