Many Messianic Jews and Christ-believing Gentiles agree that the Feast of Trumpets primarily is a picture of The Rapture—the “snatching away” of the alive Bride of Christ. Yet, despite the fact that biblical Scriptures and Jewish traditions are in harmony with each other about the “last trump” or last trumpet being the shofar blast that marks the start of Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets/Rosh HaShanah, many people still want to claim that the “last trump” is the seventh judgment trumpet in Revelation.
The Bible neither suggests/states that the Rapture will be unexpected for EVERYONE nor does the Bible suggest/state that the Day of the Lord will be unexpected for EVERYONE. On the contrary, Christ Jesus clearly implies that the Rapture ONLY will come as a thief in the night to the unprepared and unwatchful believers. Likewise, the apostle Paul clearly states that the Day of the Lord ONLY will come as a thief in the night to those individuals who are in “darkness”—to those very surprised ungodly and immoral unbelievers!
When apostle Paul says, for instance, that he wants “…to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24b), he also definitely is saying that the Grace of God not only is interchangeable with the Gospel but also interchangeable with the Gospel of Grace, the Gospel of God or God’s Gospel, the Gospel of Christ, the Gospel of His Son, and the Gospel of Peace. Moreover, the apostle Paul seems to be suggesting throughout the New Testament that the Gospel of Grace looks like, sounds like, walks like, talks like, and lives like Christ Jesus, and that is because Christ Jesus is Grace personified!
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