Mysterious Trumpet Sounds: Are They the Beginning of the Rapture Trumpet of God?

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In the last few years people from around the world have been hearing eerie sounds in the sky.  Just in the last couple of years some have recorded these sounds on You Tube, and now you can hear them for yourself.  Here are two different web sites: click HERE and HERE.

What are these sounds?  To me it kind of sounds like a whistling sound of the wind, or maybe like an elephant, or a whale, or a loud scraping sound.  Here is what others have said it sounds like:

  • “It sounds supernatural”
  • “It sounds very eerie”
  • “A hum”
  • “It sounds like a trumpet or a horn, almost musical in quality”

I heard a person on one of those videos blow on a shofar, which is an ancient trumpet made of a ram’s horn.  Yes, this mysterious sound sounds a lot like that, only much deeper and louder.

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Five Different Uses of “Lord” in the Bible

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007   In the Hebrew scriptures the predominant word translated as Lord is Yahweh, used 6828 times; and the word Adon or Adonay is also used, found 439 times. Adon or Adonay is the word used when referring to God (or a leader) as a sovereign ruler, and Yahweh is the more common word used for God, meaning the self-existent or eternal one. In this study of the millennium we will examine five different usages of Lord (both Yahweh and Adonay), that will be used of Christ in His millennial kingdom, hence I was careful to study only those scriptures that I think are millennial passages.

Lord of hosts

This title depicts our Lord’s great might and power over all things.  In the NIV and in the NLT it is translated LORD Almighty.  But I prefer the older King James translation, Lord of hosts, because it seems to ring true…

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Nehemiah Fought His Enemies by Prayer

 

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When Nehemiah and his men began to rebuild the walls, they encountered great resistance from Sanbalet (a Samaritan), from Arabs, from the Ammonites, and from the Ashdodites; and they conspired together to attack Jerusalem and create confusion.

But Nehemiah did not retaliate against them in anger or think to take revenge.  Instead he prayed,

 Hear, O our God, for we are despised; turn their reproach on their own heads, and give them as plunder to a land of captivity! 5Do not cover their iniquity, and do not let their sin be blotted out from before You; for they have provoked You to anger before the builders (Nehemiah 4:4-5).

 the set a watchWell, as it happed, the people set a watch against them day and night, and in fifty-two days the walls were finished (Neh. 6:15).

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An Evening Prayer

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Just around the corner of my mind

lies the sweet fragrance of the Lord

I close my eyes tight

to try to capture it

Sweet longing fills my heart

Come loser

Listen

Lord Jesus

Lord of glory

come to me

fill me

 love me

 Your presence is so sweet

 so pleasant

My soul is at peace

my mind rests with you

The night is waiting

the devil is stirring

I cling to the Lord

He will keep me

Guard me Lord all night

I rest in you

Keep me till the dawn

Make my sleep sweet with you

Show me the glories of heaven

Keep me from discouraging dreams

dreams that torment me

Lord be near me

 

 

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How to Lock Into Prayer Power: Three Ways

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How do we lock into prayer power so that we are standing firm in our faith? The only way I know how to get prayer power is to get to know the One who has the power.  We need to learn how to abide in Christ.  To do this I suggest these three things:

  1. Regularly feed on the Word of God (which is Christ, Jn. 1:14) and listen to His voice (Jn. 10:27).
  2. Obey Him. Whatever He says to you do it without delay.
  3. Maintain a consistent prayer life. Pray about everything.  And pray regularly.  Pray according to the Bible and according to the Holy Spirit’s leading, believing that He will hear and answer prayer that is according to His will.
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Nehemiah’s Quick Silent Prayer before the King — Nehemiah 2:4

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One day when Nehemiah was mourning over the broken down walls of Jerusalem, and was looking quite despondent in front of the king, the king asked him why he was sad. Though he was dreadfully afraid to say anything, he found the courage to tell him about the condition of the walls.

When the king asked Nehemiah what he requested of him, his first response was to pray; Nehemiah 2:4 says he “prayed to the God of heaven.”  I don’t think this was a prayer of more than two or three words, like, “Lord, help me.”  Or perhaps it was more of an attitude of his heart.  Nonetheless, I’m sure we can understand the situation Nehemiah was in.  He was faced with having to give an immediate answer to the king, and he wanted the answer to be truthful and direct, yet with grace—since he was the king.  So with this great task before him he shot up to God a quick, silent prayer for help.

Well, God answered Nehemiah’s prayer, for Nehemiah was quite direct and yet graceful in his request of the king.  “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight,” he said, “I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it” (Neh. 2:5).

Not only did the king let him go, but he sent with him letters of permission, as well as building materials, and army captains and horsemen to protect him on the journey!

 

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Ezekiel 38 Invasion of Israel and Earthquake May Occur very Soon—in our Lifetime

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The Invasion

The leader nation which will invade Israel will be Gog, which many scholars believe to be modern day Russia.  The other nations will be Gog’s allies—Persia, Libya, Gomer (Turkey), Ethiopia, and Togarmah, all of which are Arab Muslim countries, haters of Israel (vv. 1-17).

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And the word of the Lord came to me saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. 4 “I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; 5 Persia, Ethiopia…

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